Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Coffee....its not for everyone!

I have a list of blogs I go through on a daily basis.  Life in the Pitts is definetly one of them! Helena is quite the character! She often uses prompts from MamaKat.  So I decided, why the heck not! Ill give this prompt thing a go....hence the title!

A list of 10 reasons you or do not drink coffee.  BUT! I only have 5 reasons...SO Ill give you five reasons why I would want to drink coffee.

  1. Ive given coffee so many chances, but I still cant get past the taste.
  2. Im not a huge fan of the yellowing that the blackness of it does to my teeth!
  3. Im paranoid about having good breath...Coffee does not help this.
  4. Its unbareably HOT!!! Take a sip to early and you will have no taste buds for weeks!!!
  5. I believe the myth of if you drink coffee it will stunt your growth...Im already 5'3"...I dont need to help my shortness!
  1. I want the caffiene...I like energy drinks...
  2. I LOVE the smell of coffee beans and brewing coffee!
  3. My friends have coffee dates...I would like to enjoy one of those...
  4. Its unbelievably HOT!!! It would warm me up in the winter!
  5. It would give me a reason to go into Starbucks...
Yea, I may be incredibly lame....but Im cool with it! Ive just not ever been a coffee drinker.  Im not a tea drinker either!  Anytime I go to friends homes they always have tea and coffee that EVERYONE else is drinking...Im the gal in the corner with the glass of water. :)  It makes me unique.....and easier to find lol!

Im linking up to Mama Kats Writer Workshop...you should check it out!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gather 'Round the Table

How many people actually sit at a table and enjoy a family meal together?

I know that it doesnt happen often. In our house its just me, Noah, and Oliver.  Oliver is almost 2.  We tend to stick him in the highchair and then put ourselves down on the couch and enjoy a movie together.  However, what is that teaching Oliver?  Growing up both of us had family dinner at the dinner table.  Its always been instilled in me! I told myself that when I had a family we would always sit at a dinner table together and not have a tv involved.  I want my family to communicate and not just grunt and groan "pass the peas"...

I truly believe that just by sitting at the dinner table together each night will make a family closer; will evoke communication.  We finally got a table that isnt too tall and small.  I fixed dinner and Noah set the table.  We sat down and it was nice! It was nice to just sit there and visit.  Granted, there wasnt a ton of talking...I wasnt feeling that great.  Once we were done Noah gave Oli a bath and I took care of the dinner dishes.  It was nice to have the little things that tend to build up done.  We settled in and watched James and the Giant Peach.  I forgot how much I really enjoyed that movie as a kid.  Oliver was in a trance the entire time.  He laughs at movies in really odd times!

As this was a tad bit random, Im telling myself that I need to make time for my family and to sit there and enjoy a meal and enjoy the quality time that it brings.  Before long Oliver will have so many other things going on that we may not be able to keep up. 

Anyways, thats just some things that are going around in my head this morning.  I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Great News.....

While I was away...Noah and I decided that we werent going to sell the house and stay right where we're at! You dont know how excited I am about it!  I know that Noah would LOVE to be an overseas missionary.  Dont get me wrong, I would love to be apart of that as well, BUT I moved around a lot as a kid and I tell you what....moving is not fun! However, traveling is the greatest!

We have decided that we will partake in mission trips, but in the end we want to be able to come HOME. We want to give Oliver that stability that we didnt necessarily didnt have.  We want Oliver and whatever future children to have that sense of foundation.  This brings me so much joy because I can FINALLY make this house of ours a home! Once we decided on keeping it, the next day I came home and put all of our pictures back up on the walls! We get to host Thanksgiving at our house this year! It puts a huge smile on my face because that means both of our families will be in the same room at the same time enjoying wach others company.......I hope!

I just felt the urge to share this with you, because it seems here recently we were keeping this secret from so many people and now.....well it doesnt really matter!! :)  Not to mention it was a life goal to live in a house longer than six months, and we are coming up on 8. 

So here is to many more months and years in this lovely house that we are transforming into a home!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Really Am Here!

OY VAY!!! Im so sorry that I havent been around! The family and I have had WAY too many things a happening here lately! Ive needed to spend much more time loving my husband and my son! We've had to endure one too many funerals, Thank God though for them knowing Him!

Anyways, Im working on making a come back :)
The goal is start writing again more often....Ive missed having this outlet....
So as for today, It's my birthday!!! Sadly I have to still be at work! BUT my amazing husband threw me a surprise party this weekend with all our friends and family! It was a fantastic day. I got to spend the afternoon with one of my greatest friends doing our favorite thing....SHOPPING!!  We were getting ready for our race the next day. I kept thinking that I should probably start heading home, because I hadnt spent much time with Noah.  We were planning on going to On th Border for dinner and hitting a couple DAV's to look for plates for Thanksgiving.  Well, my mother in law KEPT calling me.  It was starting to irritate me, like what in the world could you possbily want this bad. But then I thought maybe something is wrong....I better answer it.  NOPE! She had to find out where I was, what I was doing, if Oliver could stay the night...I dont know how many times she asked where I was...but it turns out it was for a good reason!

It was a great party! There was good food, good people, just fun! NOT TO MENTION I got to sit and actually visit with another one of my greatest friends EVER!

So me and the gal who took me hostage so that Noah could the party together, we ran in the Inspire Hope run on Sunday! I have never ran any kind of race EVER! I wasnt completely prepared but I told Ravienne that I wanted to do it or I would probably never do it! Im so proud of myself! I made a goal list and on that list I wrote run a 5k.  This race was an 8k! AND! we both finished in 59:18!!!!! I ran 4.8 miles in less than an hour!! I also need to add that Ravienne and I joined Team Sparkle! We got our butts out there and ran with our Sparkle Skirts! It was AMAZING!!!!!!!  Once we finished Noah surprised us by signing up for the mile run! He ran the mile in 7:13!! I was so proud of him because he hasnt ran in so long due to ankle injuries!  So all in all it was a fantastic weekend! Once I upload the pictures Ill be sure to get some over here!

Ill be back!!!