Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Biff Chronicles #1

Oh my goodness, yall.

You remember in my last post I told you what a hard time Jennifer and I was having trying to make a video?

Well .

Jennifer is a genius, because she managed to edit, and post the video. FINALLY! There has to be a better way of going about this. We are more than welcome for suggestions if any of you know a better way of taking a video, editing it, and posting it.

This is a video of her doing my make-up for my wedding in May.

We are tossing around making a lot of these little videos in the coming weeks.  Of trying something new to us every week and videoing it. You guys will have to let me (or Jennifer) what you think. Even if you don't usually comment, please do on this one, I really want your opinion!

A few things:

We joke and laugh at each other ALOT!

I never noticed how much of a accent I have.

Jennifer did an amazing job on the makeup.

OK that is it! Please let me know what you think! Or if you have any suggestions on something you would like us to try.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Videos May Just Be The Death of Me


At this point that is about all I can say.

My friend Jennifer and I have tried now twice to make a video to post to her blog with no success! We record them, and download them and then... you wanna know what happens...A BIG FAT NOTHING! That's what!

She wanted to do a how to on applying fake eyelashes over the summer (her blog is a beauty blog, much different than the nothingness you find here) and after we recorded it, and spent hours waiting on it to download it was just lost into the great abyss!

Yesterday we recorded a hilarious video of her doing my makeup and we have had a terrible time getting it uploaded.

Poor Jen, she worked on it forever last night and about midnight I got a dreaded text stating that she got to the very end of editing it and lost the entire thing! I'm not gonna lie, I teared up a tad!

So really I don't know what to do at this point. I really would like to share my Biff with you guys, so that you can love her like I do, but for some reason the cosmos don't like that idea!

Does anyone have any advice on how to combine two or more video's on YouTube, edit them, and then post them? Can you even combine videos on YouTube? Any help at this point would be great!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Not Me! Monday!

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Last Monday was my little (not so little anymore) man's birthday! I most certainly did NOT let him think that Saturday was his birthday because I had to work on Monday. I would never change my child's birthday to fit my schedule.

We did not add three new fancy goldfish to our happy family over the summer. Their names are not Frankie, Mojo, and Baby. I did not name them (no really I didn't)

Mojo has not been acting funny since day one. He's a happy fish, he would never lay around on the bottom of the tank at all times. He would also never start refusing to eat.

I did not become worries about a lifeless fish and consult the experts at PetSmart. I mean its a fish, who cares what it does right? I most certainly do not.

I did not learn that goldfish need a big tank cause they are nasty little fish and excrete a lot of ammonia. (Seriously, who knew one little fish could be so much trouble?) I also would never ever call Keith at work with a "Save Mojo" mission.

We would never go drop $300 on a 55 gallon fish tank, because some teenager at PetSmart told us that's what we needed. I mean we are grown adults, we don't need the advice of a teenager who probably knows as much about fish as I do. I would never spend my hard earned money on the word of a kid.

After all the time and trouble spent on poor Mojo, he most certainly wouldn't decided to be floating upside down in the expensive 55 gallon tank we bought so that he would feel better! I mean he must know all the effort that was put into making him happy and healthy, and wouldn't give up now. NO he's a good fish, he wouldn't do that.

Mojo also didn't get ceramic ceremony this morning!

I also didn't get emotional! Nope not me!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We have started a new small group at my church for the fall. We are going to be studying the book Radical by David Platt.

This book is about having a love so strong in Christ, that every other love in your life fails in comparison.

WOW, that hit me hard. I think it would hit all Mommy's hard. To love Someone more than the sweet miracle you gave birth to. But that's what He calls us to do.

In the small group we were asked a question, and to tell you the truth I didn't like my answer to the question. If I'm truly being transparent with you I didn't even like the form of panic rising in my throat when I thought about the question.

"If Jesus was to ask you to drop everything, to leave your life to go serve others somewhere on the other side of the world for and unknown amount of time would you go?"

Could you leave your husband, your kids, your work, your house, friends? To be obedient to the One who calls you to serve? Would you hesitate? Would you try to bargain your way out of it?

For me not only, I'm being honest here, would I have a hard time going but just the thought of that being asked puts a lump in my throat.

Below are two videos for the book. I can't wait to jump in and see what kind of changes I need to make of my life to have a radical love for Jesus.

And soon, when Jesus calls me to do something radical, there will be no lump...just total surrender.

So what about you? Do you feel like you at this exact moment in your life feel like you could drop everything and go?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Great Girl With A BIG Mouth!

Let me introduce you to my bff. ( Thant has to be pronounced "biff"). Her name is Jennifer and well she is just the greatest! Jen and I have been close friends for going on five years now, and as I'm setting here typing this I am wishing I had some videos of her so that you guys could enjoy her zest for life like I get to do everyday. We have had some amazing times together, we have laughed til we cried together, and also just cried together. We have beed there together through nursing school for each other and she has beed right by my side through some pretty dark times. We have also discovered our love for Christ together over a summer that I will never forget. This girls heart is amazing, and I am just so glad that I get to see the great things God has planned for her, I also hope that I get to be a part of it. :)
Jen has always had this natural talent for making things beautiful. She can sew like nobodies business! The things she can do with a T-shirt, well, that deserves it's own post. She can also do makeup that's flawless, and do nails that makes you wonder why in the world she went through the trouble of nursing school with such a gift :)She's just a talented person (she's also left handed I have a theory that has something to do with it). Today this post is about a new blog she has started with all her beauty secrets on it. Here is just a sample of some of her work...

I need to add here that all of these she done BY HAND! No airbrushing! There has been so so much more but these were the only ones that I could nab from her Facebook page. I think I have maybe talked her into doing some videos, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. So, go check her out I promise you'll love her as much as I do.

(Well not AS MUCH you know cause she's MY BFF)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tic-Tac-Nose...(Part Deux)

A couple of years ago I wrote this post when Zach stuck a Tic-Tac up his nose while I was driving down the interstate. I thought he had learned his lesson. (Because apparently peppermint Tic-Tacs burn when thrust up ones nostril) I thought that we wouldn't be going down this road again. I thought the days of sticking things up his nose were days of yorn. I thought. A few weeks ago we were here at home. I was cleaning up from supper and Zach was relaxing on the couch before bedtime. I came into the living room after washing the dishes to check on him and he was setting on the couch crying. I asked him what the problem was and when he responded it was with a voice that immediately sent me back to that summer day on the interstate. The nasal voice. His response was "My gum is stuck in my nose". He was so calm! He was crying a little but not the hysterical cry that you would imagine, more like a quite little teary. After close investigation I discovered that his bubble gum was, in fact, stuck way up one side of his nose! You want to know what the trouble with bubble gum is? IT STRINGS!! My poor tweezers will never be the same again. Well, after much pulling and blowing and "I swear Zach if you ever stick something up your nose again it will stay there until you graduate High School!" the gum finally came out. So, I only really have question: How in the world does one get gum in his nose? If you guys can figure that out, well then your better than me cause friends, I have no idea!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why I Haven't Blogged In A While...

I know that I haven't been on here in a few months. (I also just noticed that I have begun to say that a lot) It has been a very busy couple of months here! I thought I would share with you some of the adventures we've had already this year. Every February we take a little mini vacation to Oak Haven Resort in Gatlinburg, TN. They have some beautiful cabins in the Smokey Mountains. If your ever in that area you should check them out. Here are some of our photos from that trip.

In March Zach, My Mom and I took a week long trip to Dallas, TX. You may remember that my sister moved there in October, and my Mom's sister also lives in the Dallas area so we went to go see them. We had a blast and got to see so much! We went to an Aquarium, the Dallas Zoo, toured a tank museum at Ft. Hood, and went shopping A LOT!

The best part of the trip was seeing my family. I haven't seen my little sister since October and I missed my niece "sweet cheeks" like you would not believe. I don't get to see my Aunt but once every few years so it was so nice to see her. Here are some of the pics from our trip.

--Can you even believe how BIG my Zachary has gotten? Sometimes I look at him and it just amazes me that he is so big!

Well, that is all that I have for now. I am working on constructing an actual post :) I have a few ideas about a few things I want to talk about, but I have a few more things to sort out first.

Talk to you guys later!