Monday, April 16, 2012

Not so INSIGNIFICANT and a Giveaway!!

My week was FULL.

I was trying to sum up last week/weekend and I had so many different emotions used to describe it, too many...but most of them began with full. Full of empathy, full of hope, full of tears, full of screaming, full of anger, full of peace, full of      happiness, full of love, full of laughter, full of accomplishment, full of life.

My week was FULL. : )

 Our week started with a trip to the doctor. Is he wheezing or rattling?? Seriously, I have no idea nice nurse lady trying to help me. No idea. He's definitely, no, he's definitely wheezing...okay screw it...better safe than sorry.

 Landon has bad allergies. This time they triggered a little asthma. Nothing big. Under control now. He takes his treatments like a champ. Oh and by the way, he was WHEEZING. Also, I would like for you to meet Peanut Butter Po - The Panda Bear.

My week included a funeral. I'm not going to go into detail about that funeral, it's not my place. But I will say that I'm glad I went. I can't say for certain that I brought comfort to anybody there but I could feel Gods presence all around. He undoubtedly gave me the peace I needed. I hope he comforted the family the way he comforted me. My hope is that they felt His presence as strongly as I did. I hope they continue to feel Him and His comfort.

 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. - John 14:27 

That day did have me reflecting on my life. Thankful for so many things. Reminded me of things that I already knew but had forgotten. Mostly, it made me thankful. I am thankful that it wasn't me going through it. I have been there, I have grieved for the loss of my father. I am still standing. I still experience joy every day. I hope I can be a glimmer of hope. I'm thankful that I can be here for her now. For anyone that has to go through this. I am thankful for that. I am thankful for my mother. My sister. My beautiful family. My healthy, beautiful family. My friends. My husband. My life. I dealt with asthma...she dealt with loss. I'm thankful for perspective. 

Somewhere in there my husband I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. We have been together for almost 7 years. I can't believe it's been 7 years. There are so many things that happened in our lives up until we met. So many, small, unnoticeable, insignificant things that led us up to that day. That led us to here. I can't help but think that if none of them or even one of those "not so insignificant" moments didn't happen in our life - where would we be. But I'm not sure you could convince me we still wouldn't be in this beautiful place we are in now. I just can't fathom God having any other plan for me than Jacob. What a perfect plan it is turning out to be.

Let's see, we had a smashed nose from baseball practice - If I would have been there I probably would have overreacted and taken him to the hospital. But no broken bones. Just a - swollen, bruised up, kinda bloody, the ball left a nice mark - injury. I got two surprise coffees from my husband this week. (those are the best, the ones I don't even ask for) I'm pretty sure he also surprised me with my new fave ice drink from SB's - Passion Tea. Well played, Sir. Well played. And we had our first sno cone of the season. Waited in line for like 45 minutes at a new place because our normal sno cone shack was abandoned in our time of need but I gotta say - one of the best Sno Cones I have ever had. Bahama Mama baby!! Had down time with the storm, Had some Grammy and Poppy time and some Nana time. Played outside and watched movies in. And my hubby and I went to see a movie together. I cannot remember the last time we saw a movie just him and I. I may have been pregnant with Landon. Landon is 2 1/2. You do the math.
We saw Hunger Games (yes I already saw it) And no joke, on the way home he started asking me questions that I couldn't answer very accurately about what happens next. So what did I do? Well, naturally, what anyone who had already read all three books would do....I went home and started reading Book 2 again - Catching Fire. I finished it yesterday. BUT - I also finished like 4 loads of laundry. So take that!! 
My week was FULL.  
And I LOVED every bit of it.


Who doesn't people....and if you say you don't then...I say, Well I say something not very nice. And I'm a nice person. Most of the time. So I'm just not going to go there. You can't make me.

I digress.

Anyways....I'm doing a Giveaway...because I can. Because I want to and because I know an awesome photographer who wants to with me.
Here is what you will win: 

One FREE Mini Session taken by Color Me Happy Photography
You can go to the above link to check out her Portfolio. You can choose any kind of mini session you want - Family, Grand kids, Kids, Pets, name it - she does it all!!

Here are the Rules: Pay Attention People!!

  • What I really want is for you to comment on this post. I want you to comment and tell me which photo session you are really wanting (you can change your mind later) and I want you to leave me a comment and tell me what you look forward to most this summer. That's 2 comments Peeps. You get that...On this post. Now a lot of you text me, leave me a comment on FB, email me, call tell me that you can't comment on my page. Try harder.  But if you can't. Then leave the comment under the link on FB
  • Okay the 2nd thing you have to do is become a follower of my blog. I have 10 whole followers now - I know who you are. Seriously - all you have to do is follow me. That's not so it?? I can think of worse things to have to do. (obviously if you already follow me you can omit this step)
  • Third - you need to go here and like the Color Me Happy Photography Facebook page.
  • Last - (What is this too much?? - suck it up - It may be "costing" you time but that's it and totally worth it) After you have liked the Color Me Happy Photography FB - leave a comment on that page that says - "Amy sent me"

P.S. There has to be at least 10 entries - so send my blog link to your friends. Do it!!!!


  1. I want a family photo session...because I have a bazillion kids (four) and they change daily and I don't want to forget a moment!!

  2. We are taking a family trip to Destin, Florida. My WHOLE family, Mom, Dad, my sisters, and husbands, my neices, and my nephews and of course The Posties!!! We are driving there and I am so excited!!! 8 adults and 11 kids all 10 and under staying for 7 days in a 5 Bedroom house on the ocean!!!

    1. This sounds like the most perfect get a way ever. Totally jealous and totally excited for your whole family to get to do this!!

  3. I want a kids session! I need Easter dress pictures (yeah, I'm late, what else is new). My girls have the cutest semi-matching smocked dresses in blue and I really want some nice pictures to remember them and how they looked the Easter they were 6 and 3.

  4. As for this summer - I really don't know. I am so busy with work I haven't even had time to think about it. I decided we're going to my hometown's July 4th festival (haven't been there in probably 20 years) where they serve the BEST German food. All I want is the food :)

    1. Where is your hometown Clarissa? Sounds like fun...I, too, love food!!