Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

Just sitting here pondering the day. I have been out of the saddle so to speak for quite a while and was just sitting here thinking about my little blog. If I were a reader of this blog I would have given up on it by now, but I'm back, and who knows what I will have to say. It's Easter 2010 and I am so grateful for a Father who sent His ONLY son, who was perfect in everway. His son who knew NO sin, came to earth to become sin, so that we could be FREE from sin! How great is that?


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Extremely Powerful, Praise God for His Faithfulness!

I just wanted to take a minute and post a link to a video. I know that it's long but it is so touching. Brian is my cousin and he was burned very badly at age 19. The doctors gave him 1 tenth of 1 percent for survival, and through the prayers of family things began to change. The doctors saw that this GOD that we were allpraying too was truly powerful and one of them was saved 9 years later. Brian had prayed for her every day. Brian has been through so much, this just goes to prove that God truly does have a bigger plan than we could ever imagine. Here is the link, my prayer is that this would touch lives. Brian holds a special place in the hearts of our family and we thank God for him and the life that he leads every single day.

God Bless!

Monday, May 11, 2009

March ended with a circus in town!

The opening ceremonies.
Jocelyn kept wanting to sit on Isaac's lap.

All of us waiting for the circus to start, Jocelyn was afraid
she would miss something if she looked at the camera.

Once again Jocelyn didn't want to miss anything,
this was when we first got there.

Jocelyn got tickets to the circus for her birthday. We almost forgot about it, but decided to take my cousin Isaac with us while his brother was at school. It was fun, but Jocelyn got really antsy, so we ended up leaving during intermission. I forgot how expensive the circus is, we got 2 drinks and 2 popcorns and it cost us 10 bucks! Good thing Jocelyn wasn't big enough to want a circus light! She was so funny, whenever we weren't looking she would sneak the popcorn out of our cups! Too cute, after we left there we headed to Max and Erma's for an early dinner and then back home for an evening together.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An overdue update

Saturday we went to the Cleveland Zoo. It was a great day to be at the zoo, but the elephants are at Columbus while Cleveland redoes their exhibit. By 2011 there will be a 5 acre home for the elephants that will be able to accomodate a herd of up to 10 elephants. Although we miss having the elephants up there, we can't wait for the new exhibit to open. We were there all afternoon and loved every minute of it. Jocelyn had a blast, she was so alert and ready to see everything! So here are the pictures:

Jocelyn and daddy looking at the fishies at the beaver exhibit!
Jocelyn was pointing at all the animals, this was by the camels
She loves her daddy! The loves of my life!!

Me and Jocelyn by the bears, she was a bit distracting by the blossoms on the trees!

We love going to the zoo, especially when it is gorgeous out! I uploaded a ton of pics this weekend from the past few months so there will be more to come in the upcoming week or two! Hang in there with me, I have a lot on my plate right now at work and don't always feel like blogging when I get home.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

finding myself

Today I went to a seminar titled The Indispensible Assistant. It was at the Grand McKinley Hotel. This is a seminar that I asked to go to. I learned a lot of useful information, ways to better manage my time, ways to say no to projects when swamped, how to talk to the boss, how to be more productive, amongst many others. The speaker, Gwendolyn Hawks-Blue, also talked about how we, women, are empowered. I went to this seminar thinking that it would bring a lot of good ideas back to the office with me, however, I walked away with a new meaning for myself.

One of the biggest comments that stuck out to me was from the beginning of the day. "I am the only person responsible for myself." This was a big point throughout the day from trying to control the uncontrolable at work whether it's other people or tasks at hand, to deciding how I am going to react to a situation. It is up to me if I'm going to be happy. I am the one that can change the outlook for me and if I'm unhappy in a situation that I can change then I need to be the one to change it. Whether it's changing jobs, taking a different route to work, shopping at a different time, confronting someone in a tactful way or just saying no when I really can't do something. We did a little visual thing where we closed our eyes and looked at ourselves down the road. Seeing our success if we become the person we want to be with the career and family and home that we dream of. There is a study that was done and they found that the brain cannot distinguish between doing something and just thinking about it, so if you are always thinking about your future success and taking action to gain that life, you can become that.

I am going to write a mission statement for my life and I am going to start taking the steps necessary to become the person that I want to be. I want to work at home, but that can only happen if I research it and start planning for it. By sitting back and waiting for that job to come to me, I am getting no where. I have to go after what I want and be intentional about getting there. So yes, you are going to see a more assertive version of me, a version who isn't afraid to speak up and say how she feels about things.

More later, I just thought that I would give an update. I'm also going to get back into the exercise routine, I kind of gave up if you all hadn't noticed yet, but I'm getting back to it for myself.