Saturday, January 31, 2009

3rd Scripture for memorizing

It is the 1st of February and time to choose another scripture to memorize. Amazingly, I have done well so far with the last two. I was afraid I would have some difficulty and I'd forget so quickly because my memory isn't the best anymore.

I selected Phillipians 4:19 (NLT)

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Does anyone see a pattern with all the scriptures I have chosen. I am remaining calm in such a trying time in our lives right now. I have to give all thanks to God for that. I would normally be stressed out and worried.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Photo Tag

I was tagged by Mandi...... this new - FUN tag is called. "Photo" Tagging! The RULES are to go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture. Tag 6 other people that you know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them. So, I tag..... (I don't have anyone to tag...sorry my leg will have to stop there).

The 6th Folder in Picture Folder is a folder of "Scott Pictures" and in that Folder there are several other folders so I selected the 6th folder ("Scott's Projects") in that folder and the 6th picture in that folder and came up with this one.....

This is the end table that Scott made for me taken last May. I found tables in the Pottery Barn catalog but knew we wouldn't be able to afford them (and I didn't like the stain color on them either). I got to pick out my wood and stain and he replicated it very well. I love it. Now if he could just get my coffee table and other end table done.

I'm just glad that in his folder I didn't end up with one of his hunting pictures or one of the houses he has worked on or a fly he has tied...his folder has all kinds of fun pictures for him, but not so much for me.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My 2 most favorite guys share a Birthday

When I met Scott I thought it was real cool that he and my dad shared the same Birthday. Scott's oldest son, Andrew, also shares their birthday - very odd for 3 guys in the same family to have the same birthdate.

For several years they have shared their Birthday celebrations together, whether we have gone to Boise or dad has come up here and on the few times it has been up here with us, I have made Birthday cakes for each of them. However, this year their birthdays will be celebrated separately.

Scott wanted to go to Olive Garden for soup/salad/breadsticks for his special Birthday meal but he wouldn't let me tell them it was his birthday so no singing at our table but throughout the restaurant we heard singing 5 different times while there...lots of birthday's this weekend.

For his day he wants to just hang out at home with me....yeah!!

These are their pictures from last year and the cakes I made them...nothing too fancy on the decorating bit, sorry.

I am going to make Scott a Red Velvet cake this year...he says it is his we'll be eating cake for a week. I'll take a picture of it and post it later because I'm doing a Paula Deen recipe and it is in a roll....well if it turns out okay, I will take a picture and post it.

Today I'm wishing them both the Happiest of Birthday's with lots of LOVE!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Little Couple Survey

This was something I picked up from Mandi on her MySpace - some good info to learn about us as a couple

♥ What are your middle names?
Allen & Rae
♥ How long have you been together?
9 years last September but married 8 in April
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Not long – we did the internet thing so we talked on the phone and e-mailed for weeks before meeting
♥ Who asked who out?
Scott was the first one to come see me in Boise
♥ Who said I love you first?
♥ How old are each of you?
Scott – on the cusp of 46 & I will be 37 this year
♥ Who's siblings do/did you see the most?
Mine – even though they are hundred’s of miles away
♥ Do you have any children together?
Nada – Scott already has 4 of his own
♥ What about pets?
Not anymore – I had a Mini Schnauzer coming into our marriage but she had to be put down several years ago
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Always seems to be the financial one – especially now that we are a one income family and I’m jobless
♥ Did you go to the same school?
No way – impossible, we figured that the year Scott graduated from high school, I was in the 3rd grade
♥ Who is the smartest?
We are both smart – it just depends upon the subject we are talking about – I wouldn’t know the first thing about building a house, fishing, hunting and he wouldn’t know where to start in an office job, or working my Cricut, etc.. I have to say I’m the most book smart, just because I read a lot of books, magazines and newspapers and Scott gets his info from TV/News
♥ Who is the most sensitive?
Definitely me
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Sadly, McDonald’s and Taco Bell are the closest – but if we are going to a restaurant probably
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
N. Mexico or Alaska – soon to be Hawaii
♥ Who has the craziest exes?
Definitely Scott
♥ Who has the worst temper?
We both do but Scott’s fuse is shorter – I hold all mine in and then erupt after I’ve had MORE than enough
♥ Who does the cooking?
We both do - I do now for dinner and Scott always does weekend meals
♥ Who is the most social?
Depends on where we are... and who's around – Scott is the most out-going and I’m the most shy
♥ Who is the neat-freak?
We both are
♥ Who is the most stubborn?
♥ Who hogs the bed?
Neither one of us – we’re both really good about staying our our sides of the bed
♥ Who wakes up earlier?
Scott always does – he’s a morning person and I’m a night-owl
♥ Where was your first date?
Not really sure – I picked Scott up at the airport (this being our 1st time meeting) and I think I took him to his hotel to check in then out to my house – I don’t really remember
♥ Who has the bigger family?
Me for sure
♥ Do you get flowers often?
No – I’d be upset if it was all the time because they are expensive and die – but every once in awhile I do and it's nice
♥ Who do you spend the holidays with?
Always with each other – it varies – first few years with Scott’s family – a couple of years we went to Boise to spend with my family and in the most recent years to Lewiston to spend with the kids and grandkids
♥ Who is more jealous?
Neither one of us is – Scott is probably the most cautious one though since he was cheated on twice before
♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Not long – started communicating in September 00 – met in October 00 – engaged by Christmas 00 & married in April 01 – long distance relationships are expensive
♥ Who sings better?
Most definitely me
♥ Who does/did the laundry?
We both do – Scott does his own clothes and I do mine and anything that is “home” stuff
♥ Who’s better with the computer?
♥ Who drives when you are together?
Always Scott - He NEVER lets me drive
♥ Who picks where you go to dinner?
We generally choose together
♥ Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
Neither, we are both stubborn.......but Scott is better about apologizing
♥ Who named your pet?
Since it was my dog coming into the marriage – done deal – we’d both like to have a Yorkie and I think we'd name her “Pixie” (just met a Yorkie in Boise with that name – good idea)
♥ Who wears the pants in the relationship?
Scott does but I don’t take any crap from him either
♥ Who has more tattoos?
Neither of us have any but I wear a temporary one in the summer
♥ Who eats more sweets?
Me – I am a sugar addict
♥ Who cries more?
Most definitely me
♥ Are you still together?
Of course


Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Second Scripture Selection

The 15th came and went and with all the computer problems we've been having lately, I didn't get this post done but I have been working on my scripture and I have half of it memorized so far. I can't just blurt it out though, I have to think about it a bit and maybe I should have gone with a different translation to make it a little easier to remember. For my second scripture I chose:

Phillipians 4:6 (KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

I do want to get to a point where it just rolls off my tongue.

On one of Beth's posts (Scripture Memory Mini-Tutorial) she gave some really good tips on how to memorize scripture and used an acronym "RENEW" to help. The "N" stands for "Need" - pick a scripture that you need. I had already done that with my first scripture and have been keeping other scriptures in mind to also do throughout the year that I NEED.

While I was in Boise I went to Boise Valley Christian Communion (my sister & my mom's church) - I've been there several times - but the ladies ministry was starting a new Bible study that Sunday on Beth's "Esther - It's Tough Being A Woman", I was definitely going to be there. I got the workbook and will continue it on my own at home, but I just love listening to Beth speak. She has such an enthusiasm for the Word and really gets into it deeply. Also for Christmas, my mom gave me the "John" 90 day Bible study of Beth's, what a great gift. It was one that I was wanting and forgot to mention when my dear husband was asking what I wanted for Christmas. My sister mentioned she got it for her birthday from mom so we are going to go through it together, even though we are several hundred miles apart.

I'm still working on getting our computer up and going to its fullest capacity and pray I don't ruin it in the process. It has been hit with so much Malware and Spyware that I'd like to string the guys who create all this garbage up by their toes. It is such a pain to get off of your computer and I didn't really realize all the nightmares it could cause me.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Manda

Today is my little sis (Manda)'s 31st Birthday and I'm soooo glad I was able to come spend it with her.

On Monday I get a call from my dad that they are having a dinner for her birthday on Friday night (the 9th) and wondered if we could schedule it in our plans to surprise her. Since I am unemployed and Scott is working for a wonderful company, we were able to get things planned to come down for the surprise. She was just a wee bit surprised...we are so close that she had a gut instinct and thought, since I wasn't working that it would be possible I could come down and surprise her for her day....yep we did.

I was needing some FAMILY time with my family, since I had a rough, homesick, Christmas this year so it was perfect to make a quick trip to Boise to see her and everyone.

This is a picture I had from 2 years ago when she came up to CDA for her birthday and I made her a birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Manda....I'm sure it will be a wonderfully special one!!!


(This is something kinda cute...but I just wished her Happy Birthday, in person, we looked at the clock and it was 1:11 am on 1/11)...we are both going to bed now.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Snow, snow go away

Well my house is almost back in order from all the Christmas decor. It takes a week to get all put up and only a couple of days at most to take down...I've never understood that.

We have gotten several more inches of snow (CDA record highs) and now we are getting what they call a "Pineapple Express" so here comes the rain. It has been raining all yesterday and today. I have noticed that our MOUNDS of snow are starting to melt and we are hoping we won't have any flooding issues. There have been several roof cave-ins happening all over the area due to the heavy snow load this year as well. We're so tired of the snow now and we at one time wanted to move to McCall...yeah, right.

I used to really like the snow and I still do, just not to this quantity. I figured out what bothers me the most about it. I have a mild case of claustrophobia and the other day while driving out of our subdivision the mounds of snow create a sort of tunnel for you to drive through. With there being so much of it, it is piled high in everyone's yards and in our median areas in the middle of the road and I feel it closing in on me. Just the other night Scott was standing on a berm on our patio out back (left from shoveling off the roof) and he calls me on my cell and tells me to go look out our bedroom window...he was up so high he could see into our room. (For anyone who may be reading this and has never been to our home, we have a split level house, from the front of the house it is one level and then opens up to two levels in the back part of it, so our bedroom window is a second story window).

I have been getting a lot of creative inspiration from some of the blogs that I follow and since I am wanting to use this blog to also post a few of my "creations" here is a couple of things I've made recently.

This was the birthday card I created for Mandi. I used a new technique I learned about with my Cuttlebug folders of inking it first...very cool idea. I'm really enjoying this little tool. I really liked how it turned out and I knew from the get go I wanted to use the "Tiffany" blue color.

Another project I did was make these stocking cards. All of my stockings are plush and I don't have a way of adding everyone's names to them so I made these little cards to attach to them. I used my Cricut on these to cut them all out. Nothing fancy to them but so fact I need to do something more to them to jazz them up a bit.
That's it for now, nothing too interesting but I'll be posting again in the next few days.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Resolution

Well one of my resolutions is to get into this "Blogging" thing and try to stay up with it. I really think it is a good way for me to let all my family and friends know what is going on in our lives (even though, as my title states, can be boring most of the time).

I've been reading "The LPM Blog" and one of Beth's posts is regarding memorizing scripture for this year. I know I definitely need to be more in God's word so I decided to start (along with the other 2,500 that have commented on her blog that will commit to memorizing scripture this year). The scripture I have chosen is:

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 (KJV)
5: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6: In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.

This is a scripture that I am familiar with because I'm sure at one time in my life (all those years at a private school and going to Sunday school) I have memorized it. When I saw the scripture on another blog I thought, WOW, I really need to actively practice this one and figured it to be a good one to start in memorizing again.

I did start out the New Year, bringing it in alone, as my husband was in bed by 10:00. Since I am a night owl, it was a breeze for me to be up to bring it in (that and since I've been laid off my internal clock is sooo out of whack - I could work a graveyard shift and be okay). I got a digital picture frame from Scott for Christmas and I was working on picking out pictures to put onto it along with watching some Christmas movies I didn't get a chance to see before Christmas.

Shortly after midnight though the phone rang and it was Witney (the youngest daughter) all excited because she was just proposed it is official now. Then a few minutes after that my cell phone rang and it was Mandi (the oldest daughter) she just talked to Witney and was hoping to share her news...but I already knew. Their dad had to wait until the morning though to find out the news.

For this New Year's Day, I'm glad to be nestled into my cozy home and not out in the elements. Our yard alone has received at least 6 feet of snow in the last 2 weeks. I do have to be glad I don't have to drive to work in it either. I can now search for a job in the comfort of my own living room via the Internet and not have to brave the roads or the occasional dummy who doesn't know how to drive on them. I do have a mild case of claustrophobia though and it is beginning to kick in. I will for sure want to make several trips to Lewiston this winter season so I don't go completely stir crazy....that and I gotta see those grand babies...such joy they bring to a soul.

Here are a few pictures of what I see when I look outside.

That is our 5 foot chain link fence in the back and here is one little birdie on our feeder. Hopefully he doesn't have too many friends because we don't know how we will re-fill the food...we don't have any snow shoes.

On the note of job hunting - I pray that I will find a good job soon. I would really like to get on with the State of Idaho and have taken several tests on their site to apply for a few jobs, unfortunately I don't think my scores were good enough to warrant an interview. I will have to just keep trying. I can take the tests again in a few months but hope to find something before then.

May your New Year be wonderfully blessed and if your 2008 was a not so good one...may 2009 be better.