Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lovers Survey...

Ok so I don't usually do these survey things but I thought I would do this one because well its about me and my better half so hey if you have a significant other why don't you do it to... its kinda fun it reminisce as you answer the questions!

What are your middle names? Lynn & Elliot

♥ How long have you been together? 4 and a half years

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? Um not very long... we knew of each other for about a year before we officially met and then we started dating a couple weeks after that

♥ Who asked whom out? He asked my dad first if we could date... then he came and picked me up from work and officially asked me to be his girlfriend

♥ How old are each of you? I am 24 he will be 24 on March 21 - we are 1 month and 19 days apart!

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? Definitely mine - we see my brother almost every day... wish I saw my sister more but I see her atleast once a month (she lives 2 hours away :( ) and His sister lives 2 1/2 hours away so we see her and her family when we are at my family's cottage or at my inlaws but his other sister lives in Calgary so we see her once sometimes twice a year. But we love our siblings alot they are all very special to us...

♥ Do you have any children together? sadly no - not yet atleast but in God's timing hopefully we will

♥ What about pets? we sure do our little Sher Pei named Duke - we got him when he was 3 months old and now he is 2 and 1/2 I was saying last night to Tom I wish he said as little as he was when we got him but he's still so cute even now... every time we take him anywhere people comment how cute he is and we have to agree.

♥ Did you go to the same school? nope

♥ Are you from the same home town? Nope. he is from a "hick" town of Huntsville Im from the city of Cambridge - about 3 hours south of Huntsville

♥ Who is the smartest? I would say him - hes really smart I think

♥ Who is more sensitive? Definately me which has its advantages and disadvantages

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? hmmmm right now our favorite place is Shoeless Joes for their buffalo chicken - mouth is watering just thinking about it....

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? um Dominican I think

♥ Who has the craziest exes? I would say him but he would probably say me...

♥ Who has the worst temper? I dont know we are probably equal....

♥ Who does the cooking? I cook but I am not a great cook - his dad is a really good cook but his mom said he didnt start cooking til later in life so here hoping that happens with Tom

♥ Who is more social? him - im way too shy :(

♥ Who is the neat-freak? oh that would be me... Tom calls me OCD and sometimes I have to agree I am a bit

♥ Who is more stubborn? We're both stubborn

♥ Who hogs the bed? he does....

♥ Who wakes up earlier? During the week him.. weekends usually the same time or I do

♥ Where was your first date? unofficially Pizza Pizza ....

♥ Who has the bigger family? Um we are about even... our immediate family's are equal but extended we both come from large extended families.

♥ Do you get flowers often? not as often as I would like - usually just special days like birthday, valentines day and sometimes if Im sick but I wish he would do it more seratically because I love flowers.

♥ How do you spend the holidays? we usually spend them with both sides

♥ Who is more jealous? I dont know probably me but I like to think Im not jealous...

♥ How long did it take to get serious? um I knew right away I loved him .... he went through a faze where he was scared to get too committed but about 8 months in he knew he wanted to marry me....

♥ Who eats more? He does.. I often wonder where he puts it all

♥ Who does/did the laundry? I do like I said earlier I can be OCD so I like it done a specific way and I really do enjoy doing laundry.... love the smell of clean clothes...

♥ Who’s better with the computer? um I dont really know - I spend more time on it because of work

♥ Who drives when you are together? Always him..

Well it is finally Friday again - how wonderful is that.... even though the weather here isn't great I still am a happy girl because that means the weekend and even though I have nothing special planned just being with my husband and not getting up early for work is a treat in itself. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend no matter what they are doing!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordy Wednesday...

* Attention: this post will be all over the place because my brain in running a mile a minute these days and I want to try and get everything out that is on it (my brain) so I can sleep well tonight *

Well this morning I took my mom to Joseph Brant Hospital (in Burlington) for a day surgery she had scheduled and to be honest I just love going to the hospital so I was fine with taking her until I realized what ungodly hour I had to be out of the house by. May I mention here how much I hate mornings and therefore mornings hate me. Yes I was ready on time and out the house at 8:30 am (you can all stop laughing that I call that an ungodly hour) like we had planned but not before I had slammed my finger in my dresser drawer, missed my husband's phone call and couldn't get my zipper on my jacket done up. I tell ya mornings hate me, but thankfully the Lord sent the sunshine to cheer me up on my hour drive to the hospital. My mom and I had some good talks, like we usually do, about things going on in our family etc. We were able to pray about family members who need it and all while the sun shone on us and we listened to the Hillsong cd. (I so would love to see Hillsong live - I think that would be an amazing experience).

We were at the hospital in plenty of time and yet again I came to the same realization I did when she had the procedure done the first time in December that the hospital is always running behind... and so to be on time means to sit for an hour, but thats ok because I may be weird for saying this but I love being at the hospital - I always have. Once my mom was gone into surgery it was just me sitting in her little room waiting and as I looked around at all the interesting things in the room, things used to help save peoples lives I felt my heart becoming a little sad; sad because I never achieved nor did I really attempt to fulfill my dream of being a doctor or even a nurse. I have always wanted to be a doctor (most little kids do) but my desire and dream followed me right into high school but I felt far to stupid or dumb to ever make it as a doctor so I thought maybe I could handle the 4 years of nursing (may I make myself very clear I am in no way calling nurses stupid or dumb or saying they are any less important than the doctors because I think nurses are very important and I believe their role at times is more important than a doctors because they have to nurture and have a sense of caring about them to keep patients and their family's comfortable and bring them comfort often times as well ) school but I never even tired because I gave into the pressure from everyone around me to pursue my gift of music and in no way am I trying to blame others for not going into medicine - I just sometimes wonder what would my life be like if I had. How I envy the wonderful job nurses and doctors have and do. I am not saying its an easy job, but how I would love to be them. So for the past few months I have been thinking how could I, without spending the next few years in school, work in some related way in a hospital setting...
** if your tired of reading already I did warn you at the top about this being long and wordy**

God has also been working in my heart in another area. I have a deep desire to have a baby and be a mommy. Every since I was a little girl my dream was to be a mom - a stay at home mom. And as of yet I have not be able to get pregnant so for now daily I have to remind myself that it is not God's plan and will for my life, or better yet Tom and my lives to have a baby yet - I'm not ready to say that is His plan for our lives forever - So I have been really burdened for babies especially sick babies and babies born to mothers who are just not ready to be mommies and I have been asking God "ok you've given me the burden now what am I to do with it"? And I would love to say to you today I have the answer but I don't. All I know is I love children very much - that is evident in the fact that I spent 5 summers working at camp with children, I spent years babysitting, spent Sundays working in the nursery and even was a live in nanny for a few years. I have a burden and am praying for direction with it. I have contacted our local hospital to see if I can volunteer or be of any help to sick babies just to even hold them and love them til they are better but our local hospital doesn't provide such a service as most babies there aren't that sick and they really encourage the mothers to be with the babies, which I understand and that makes sense, but it was frustrating for me because I KNOW (and I'm not all that smart) that there are babies out there sick or just that long to be held, taken care of and loved and that may be only for a few days, weeks or months - I'm not necessarily talking about adoption here... anyways I think I have rambled on long enough to get my point and my heart across so if anyone reads this * and thankfully I know people are because I have 2 official followers and I have had a few comments so yah :) people read my stuff * has any ideas or thoughts to help me on this journey of putting feet to my burden, actions to my hearts desire I would love to hear them.

On a totally different topic I am honoured to pray for people's struggles and trials that Jesus calls them to bare. Friends we have been given this huge gift (it is a gift because we don't deserve it nor did we earn it) of being able to call on Him whenever we need to and we are able to hold one another up in prayer so I am asking you to pray for my dear sweet friend Jess. Pray for her, pray for her husband, for their marriage and for their sweet kiddies. Satan is at work friends not just in Jess's family but in so many marriages and lives and he would love nothing better then to win but Jesus tells us with Him we can have the victory - I know I sound like I'm preaching but it breaks my heart to hear of how Satan is destroying lives and families so lets rally together and get praying....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why blog??

Well I have been toying over writing a blog for a few days now - I want my blogs to be exciting and something that people want to read so I was thinking about the blogs I read and why I read them and there seems to be two things that stick out in my mind - Journeys and Babies.

The first reason that alot of the people who's blogs I read blog are about their babies/kiddies and well as of yet God has not seen fit to bless me with them.
My baby will be 3 in August... he has 4 limbs and sleeps through the nights, he wines to go for a walk when I get home from work, he has his favorite toy which is a mallar with a squeeky toy in it and he loves to run up and down the stairs after it. He is a blond coloured Chinese Shar Pei - I guess not much of a puppy anymore at the "grown" age of 2 1/2 but hes still my baby

The other group of blogs I read about are blogs about people whom God has on these incredible journeys . Some involve tragedy, others sickness but all of them have such incredible strength, hope and God is doing amazing things through them and their stories and well I guess I've been feeling like I don't have a great story or journey to share that people will want to read but I can be used by God to pray for these people. Everyone of us has a journey and even though it may not seem "exciting" or "interesting" it is because we get to share in it with the One who created the entire universe. He is the great Physician, The Healer, he is all knowing in what is best for our lives even though so often we think we KNOW what is best. So I will continue to blog about my "boring" life and hopefully I will gain some blogger friends who seem to find it interesting...

Continue to pray for my sweet friend who lost her husband in September. She did such an amazing job in Vegas and God is using her in not only my life but so many others. She is truly a women to be praised and is an inspiration to me. I also have another friend Jac who lost her best friend today. She was diagnoised a few weeks ago with a form of cancer and they told her there was nothing they could do. At they young age of 22 she is now in her true home in Heaven but pray for my friend Jac and her family as they humanly say their goodbyes here on earth till they meet again in Heaven. Grief is a real thing, and the pain of lose and death stings but we have that beautiful gift of hope and the promise we will see these dear people again. Well we are praying for people, because lets face it there IS power in prayer, please pray for my dear sweet cousin who is like a sister to me - her husbands boss and mentor Glenn was in an accident on Saturday and is in ICU with a brain injury and it does not look very good for him. So we pray that Gods will be done, not ours because His ways are much better than ours.

On a totally off topic note if anyone out there watches the Bachelor I just want to give my vote of disappointment that he sent Jillian home - first off she is Canadian come on have to cheer for her right there and secondly I just really liked her and thought she would at least make it to the final two. I still don't understand how any girls want to be on that show and go through what they do but I guess that is our society... and the TV producers will keep producing these shows cause lets see WE WATCH THEM!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Waiting Game...

I am sure I am not the only one that hates the waiting game... it seems like alot of life is waiting... waiting for a miracle, waiting for healing, waiting for a job, waiting for answers for direction in your life. Whatever it is in your life we all have periods of waiting.

This weekend I forced my husband into watching the movie "Fire Proof" now he wasn't bucking at the idea of watching it as we have heard mixed reviews of the movie and we have been working on the "Love Dare" book since a friend recommended it to us and we are learning lots and having fun with the daily dares. ***On a side note highly recommend this book to married couple no matter how short or long you have been married. *** We both were happily suprised with the movie... for being a Christian movie it was hard to find in stock at Blockbuster - first indication that people were obviously interesting in watching it. Once we finally found one in stock we watched it with open minds. It was way less chessy then we thought it would be and the moral and message of the movie was dead on. I am telling everyone I know to watch this movie... even if your not married its good to watch to just be aware whats out there and what marraiges really go through.

Last night I read about a 11 month old baby who was diagnoised 3 weeks ago with cancer - She lost her fight with the cancer on Sunday morning. My heart was so saddend by this news. My heart breaks for her family but then I am daily reminded of my dear friend who lost her husband in September. There are so many questions that may never be answered on this earth but we have the hope of heaven and the peace that all our questions will be answered probably right at the first sight of our Savior. As I was thinking today of all the people in my little circle who are waiting.... waiting for that healing, waiting for a miracle, waiting for a job, waiting for answers for direction in your life we are all connected through this game called Waiting.... so I leave you with this song that I first heard on the movie "Fireproof" and since have fell in love with it..

YouTube - "While I'm Waiting" Music Video- from the movie FIREPROOF

***Also please pray for my friend Tara - God has opened a huge door for her to share her amazing testimony and story of her journey God has her on so without more details please just pray for her especial the next couple days.***

Friday, February 6, 2009

Its Friday and Post # 2...

Well I challenged my sister to start blogging because well she is smart and has alot of good things to she finally has gotten on board with this blogging thing and she already has to great posts... see to check them out but I guess I should atleast attempt post #2. Well its Friday and Im sure like me you love fridays... it always means the weekend unless you work weekends but for most of us it means no work, sleeping in, hanging out with family and friends. This weekend I will not be relaxing as much as I would like to be as I have not been feeling well this week but I will be going to my cousins baby shower which will be exciting for her but hard for me and then I will be going out with my hunny to some friends house for dinner which I am looking forward to as I haven't seen them in a few months. Well I am kinda discouraged at the fact noone is checking out my blog... I wish I knew more about this blogging stuff so I could be one of those super bloggers - you know the ones I mean that people wake up every morning and want to check because you know they will have a new post up and they are so interesting to read... yeah I wanna be one of those bloggers... I wonder if there is bloging classes... doubtful but I guess the old saying may be true... pratice makes a practice I will. Have a great weekend anyone who reads this... and I promise I will work at this blogging thing if not for myself to gain more friends but for my sister who I challenged to start blogging.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New To This Blogging World...

Well I started following some peoples blogs after a sad event that happened to a friend back in September. I started finding myself checking her blog for updates daily and from there I found other blogs that were interesting ect so after much thought I have decided to enter this blogging world, not that I have really anything important to say, but there has to be someone out there that will find me interesting... hahaha... so today is my 24th birthday and I thought what better way to mark this new year then to start blogging... so here goes... remember I am new to this so any tips are greatly appreciated!! Hopefully this will be a great experience to make new friends and to encourage one another.