Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I LOVE FALL... it is such a breath of fresh air after our blistering summer. I love the colors of fall the golds, browns, REDS, oranges, greens... I love them all. I love to dress my kids for the the cool weather the look so kissy snuggly all wrapped up. Cold weather also makes for great cuddling anywhere you are. I LOVE IT.
I love the fact that around this time people begin to settle down and remember family and it's importance. Something about the holidays brings out the best in people... you see countless food drives...toy collections...free thanksgiving dinners given away...I love to see people being generous and giving to one another. Bring on the HOLIDAY SPIRIT!!!!
My sister is 17 weeks pregnant and as far and I know doing very well. Morning sickness has decreased and I am so excited for her. I love you my sister and your new baby inside you!
My Sarita (Sarah) is turning 2 in 27 days. She is amazing and so vocal. I am looking forward to her birthday party. I made a cake yesterday and when she heard I was making a cake she began to sing Happy Birthday... it was the sweetest thing!
Things are good. Love you girls!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Me- Thank you for all your prayers when I was taking my first exams: God answered them I made "A's" on my first two Spanish and Pathophisiology. That is such a blessing to me to have prayer support. Weight loss. I have not lost another pound frustrating but I am not losing heart. I am lifting weights and cardio so I hope that my weight is shifting from fat to muscle and eventually the pounds will peel off. So I am holding at 9.5 pounds. Pray for our success!
Bryan- Went to Branson and had a great time with all those ladies. He had fun getting to see Branson for the first time he said it was like Vegas without the Casinos. He has lost 20 pounds don't men just make you sick sometimes? LOL
Grayson- Has been diagnosed with asthma and takes breathing treatments almost everyday if I can remember to give them to him OOPS! I feel as if I have to applogize to him at least once a day because I get frustrated at him. But thanks to the most recent parenting classes I have taken or am taking those days will become less and less. He is growing up and I am loving it. I love to see his reasoning skills and mind sharpen. What a joy it is to watch our children learn something new.
Sarah- Will be two November 29 so mark you calnedars her birthday party is set for November 22 at 2:00pm at our house. I can't believe she will be two already. She tee-teed on the potty for the first time Saturday night. I was so elated. She has not done it since but I am going to slowly potty train her and not rush progress. She will get it eventually. She is talking more and more and in complete sentences. Grayson can no longer hit her and get away with it because she can tell me now. HAHA!
Well class begins in three minutes I have to go Later girls!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Remember as He cares for the sparrow...how much more does He care for you.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
In February Bryan and I will be married five years which is a huge accomplishment for the world today. We are proud of our marriage and we want to celebrate in many ways, one way by losing weight together and two by going on a cruise as a reward for losing weight and celebrating our marriage. We have a motivating factor in our weightloss an anniversary and a cruise. The catch is we have till December 23 to cancel the cruise and get a full refund so if we have not lost half of our goal weight by then, we are canceling our cruise. Talk about motivation! I have always wanted to go on a cruise so this is for real this time.
All that being said I need your, my friends, help because I can't do this alone. All I am asking is that if you see me cheating remind me that I have a cruise at stake. At times I will want to slip up but I may need reminding that, that cookie is not worth it. Thank you so much my friends.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Mom, Honey, Aunt T, Channing, and Me
Mom and daugters
Beautiful Sister glowing with the presence of new life dwelling inside of her!
I love my family and the women in my life that make a difference in who I am and who I will become. Praise God for His renewal of mind, heart, body and soul!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
" Make new friends, keep the old, one is silver the other gold."
Back row left to right: Michael Christian (Paine), Katelyn King (Fertitta), Karen Newby (Langham), Hillary Hanson (Westfall), Ashely Benson (soon to be Bowling).
Front: Blonde lady can't remember her name LOL oops, brunette Lydia.
When I get the updated picture of us at the shower I wil post it on here. Love my girls!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I am ready for tomorrow. If I was tired EEEEK!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Miss Diva Pilot in her pink shades and tutu! Can't get cuter than this!
She turned twenty months old on the 29th of this month. Wow how time flies! I cannot believe it. In four months my baby will be two years old. I guess I need to get her birthday plans started.
This picture is from July 2007...
This picture was taken ten days ago...
How much she has grown in just one year.
I love my little princess Sarah Michael Paine!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
2. I just discovered in the last year and a half that my favorite type of Christian music is Rock and soft rock...it took me so long to discover because I would always just listen to what Bryan would listen to instead of what I really enjoyed personally.
3. I made the baby bedding for both of my children's rooms.
4. I have never drank any alcohol before.
5. My parenting pet peeve is when parents give into their child after they have told them no about something.
6. My favorite class I took in school was Microbiology all the gross bacteria and parasites just fascinated me and it still does to this day. I should probably be a Epidemiologist.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Bryan and I started hanging out in January 2003...our first unofficial date was to the basketball courts at Lamar U dorms. Bryan called me to see if I wanted to go play. Sure I was athletic and I liked hanging out and talking with this guy so I know I would like to play basketball with him. When we got out to the courts there was already games going on and all they need was one player so Bryan jumped in and I was left on the bench. I sat there for a few minutes waiting to see if they might need me to play....well they didn't. So I thought to myself I could sit here and waste time or I could go and study Psychology. So I got up and left. No problems I wasn't mad I just didn't have time to waste sitting there. So I got up and went back to my dorm. The next day I got a some what frantic call from Bryan he was apologizing profusely because he was sorry I did not get included in the game. He thought I was mad and that is why I left the court. We talked and scheduled another basketball day. That was the spark that lit the flame. We began hanging out, playing ball, watching movies, eating dinner together at the cafeteria. We became fast "friends". This friendship went on about three weeks and I really like this guy...I just wanted to go through a dating relationship that honored God, that was my goal. He asked me if I would be his girlfriend...so high school right but he wasn't proposing yet...LOL :). I told him "no" he needed to talk to my dad first. He wasn't expecting that one. I just wanted to do things right. Get my dads approval and all. Well he was like I don't know your dad. I told him here is his number call him. Well that didn't work out. About three weeks later it was Valentines day we still had been hanging out. Kinda awkward...I really, really liked Bryan. Finally valentines day he asked me out. I could not tell him "no" twice after all I was falling for him fast. That day Feb. 14, 2003 it became official we were a couple. The semester proceeded quickly. I was a bridesmaid in his sisters wedding. He escorted me down the isle and I remember thinking don't you get any ideas in your head. I have college to finish. Well we both were in pursuit of stronger relationships with the Lord so through the summer we decided to break up for a while to make sure our motives and relationship was pure. Bryan had a youth intern position he was participating in and I was headed to Germany for a mission trip. The separation was so hard. I missed him so much. We still talked pretty much everyday. There was a period in the summer that he stopped talking to me for two straight weeks. I moped around the house like a lost kitten. Darlene my summer mom told me "Michael just admit to yourself that you love that boy and get over it." He had gone to two youth camps and when he got back he called me to explain why he had not called he had to see if the feelings he had for me were real or if they were all emotions. I asked him if when I got back from Germany would he be at the airport with my parents waiting for me. He agreed to do so. I loved him. When I got home from Germany we were coming home from the airport and he asked me back out with him. I said yes. I loved him at this point I knew I did. He was who I wanted to be with forever. I was just scared of that. I was only 19 years old. How could I know for sure? That fall semester flew by. Bryan went into the ministry. Then he bought the ring. He asked me to marry him on October 10th. It was so sweet he proposed through 1 Corinthians 13. The love chapter. He asked me if we needed to work on anything in our relationship I told him we needed to work on all those aspects of our relationship. He said " I know we don't have it all figured out but I would like to spend the rest of my life with you trying to get it right." He pulled out the ring and what did I do...Cry! What every woman does! We kissed and then he took me to dinner at Olive Garden. We had a quick engagement...October to February. When you know you know...
To be continued....
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Bryan and Michael
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Fire Cracker...fire cracker...boom...boom...boom!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
By the way getting my sewing area did turn into cleaning my bedroom just as I expected but thank goodness it didn't take long to get it all done. Now we can sleep better in a clean room and Mom is happy she can sew! I love to be rewarded by something I made. I also like being a weekend warrior seamstress because I am allowed to have crooked seams LOL!
Until next time...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
When I graduated I was college bound and headed to Lamar University. I had my "goals" in mind and my heart set on having a better relationship with the Lord. As I arrived both of those task began happening. I loved college life. I loved to learn and go to class. I loved to go to church and the Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) it was the spiritual explosion that happened in my life. God became more real to me in my first semester of college than He had ever been and I was raised in the church. All I knew is I was so hungry for His word and wisdom and He was satisfying my every need and desire. It was a great time. The first semester comes and goes and I have met some amazing Christian friends that I never really had while I was in high school. It was an awesome time. I didn't think it could get better. Then I met him...Bryan. We met as friends in passing, occasionally if there was no one in the cafeteria that I knew we would sit together. We were just common acquaintances, nothing special. Until...one night I was at the BSM after our worship rally in the spring semester of 2003 and I had walk there from my dorm by myself and was kinda creeped out because there had been reports of some rapes on campus and I was scared to walk home that evening by myself. So I looked around the place and no one was left that lived in the dorms but Bryan, well I walk over to him and asked him if he wouldn't mind walking with me back to the dorms because I was a little scared. Him being the polite chivalrous guy he was he gladly accepted to be my "knight in shining armor" without him even knowing that he was. LOL isn't it funny how God works everything out. As we walked we talked...about what I can't remember but I know it was a nice conversation. He was such a nice guy. As we approached the first set of doorms I expected him to veer off and go to his doorm after all I was safe now. It was lighted and gated nothing to worry about, instead he totally surprised me. I told him "see you later" he said what are you talking about, you asked me to walk you to your dorm I am going to see to it that you get there safely. WHOA! Blow me away a guy with such respect for a lady, he did not know, to make sure she was safely at her dorm out of harms way. (*First hook!) The dorms were apartment style so I invited him into our living room and we sat and talked for about 3 hours or so. Exchanged numbers and bid our goodbyes with no future of each other in mind (at least not mine). (It was love at first sight with him.) haha! I am not sure about that one but I will ask him tonight when he gets home...
To be continued
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Grayson: Dadddy you fall down?
Daddy: Yes buddy.
Grayson: Daddy I go wipe it.
(he witnessed the event)
So he left our presence and went and wiped the floor up so it wouldn't happen again. How sweet and considerate was that.
That was this morning...this evening Sarah and Grayson were at the kitchen table eating dinner when Sarah got into my patterns I just cut out, to attempt to make us coordinating outfits,...if you know, bananas and patterns don't mix well and she tore a piece off of the pattern.
While I was assessing the damage Grayson said "Mommy we can get some glue and fix it." Yet another encouraging moment in our lives today. How blessed we are to have such sweet and caring children. Thank you Lord for your blessing of children to show us your spirit of encouragement.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Michael Paine :)