Friday, November 30, 2007 at 1:38 pm (Big Business)

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here!  Now-I’m off to play! 


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Yes, No or Maybe

Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm (Big Business)

redhouselogocrop.jpgComments, Critiques, Suggestions. Bring ’em. 

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10 O’Clock News

Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 10:23 pm (Big Business)

Warning: Boring post. Just news. Felt obliged. Creative juices already exhausted today. 

And now for the news…The Job

  • James started his first week with David Weekley Homes on Monday. We are so thankful that he is able to be working for such a great company. Their product is second to none and they are beautifully built both inside and out. I’ve said for years that I’d like to buy a Weekley home. Well…good news! Now we can and with a discount! Gotta love that!
  • Also, originally we thought we would need to move with this job (somewhere closer to Fort Worth) but now we’re not so sure. He’s been placed in an Irving community but his division is really really spread out. For those of you who know DFW…we’re talking from Grapevine to Forney. Wow. So…all that to say…we’ll see. We may just stay put but it’s too early to say definitively either way.

Red House Photography 

  • I’m thoroughly enjoying my new mac. To sum it up…WOW.
  • Photoshop came today so I’ve been relearning it (but seriously…it’s only been like 6-7 years since I used it…how much can technology change?). I’m going out to get me a Photoshop for Dummies book ASAP.
  • My camera is en route as I type. Should be here early next week. 
  • I’ve been working on my logo tonight. I’ll probably post some options soon for feedback. 

In Other News 

  • I leave tomorrow evening for a retreat with my high school girls from the youth group. We’re going to Pine Cove and will be back Sunday. I’m looking forward to some camp time with the girls! I’m sure it will make me miss my time at Sky Ranch! I worked as a counselor for 2 summers while in college. (1999 and 2000)

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Update on Simply Beautiful…

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 3:05 pm (Beauty, Big Business)

I added the original picture in (unaged). Which do you like better? Two very different looks…

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Simply Beautiful

Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 12:27 am (Beauty, Big Business, Fun Times, Love Sweet Love)

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More later but…

Friday, November 23, 2007 at 9:15 pm (Big Business)

  • He got the job.
  • I got my 24″ iMac.
  • Life is good.

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Pills and Thrills

Monday, November 12, 2007 at 9:43 pm (Lessons Learned, Word Therapy)

Okay. Time for a life update. Here goes.

Things are definitely better (praise God!). After a month of NOT being on any antidepressants it became clear that it was just not working for me. I tried. It didn’t work. Pass the pills.

I’m now taking Zoloft which is considered safe for use during conception, pregnancy and breast-feeding. And I’ve gotta tell you…I feel like myself again!

At first, I admit I kind of felt like a failure for not being able to do this without the meds. However, my father reminded me that a malfunctioning organ is not my fault and God knows my situation. He is sovereign in everything. How true!

Over the next few days I kept pondering on the fact that God knows exactly what my body requires. I eventually decided that as humans we look at things statistically. 1 in 10 women will have conception issues. 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Etc. Etc. However, we are NOT statistics to Christ and He does NOT deal with us in that manner.

God knows what each of us requires. In every way: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…He knows. I could worry (but I’m not!) that taking an antidepressant might pose some risk to our future child but what good is this fretting going to do? Does God not know what my body needs to function? Is He not in control of “knitting” our baby in my womb to be the person He desires him/her to be? Absolutely. God will give us the child He has for us and no other. I am not a statistic of any drug company. I am God’s child and His will doesn’t have to follow our rules.

On the other front: it looks like James has landed a job. We haven’t got an official offer so I’m not going to say with whom but all signs are pointing to YES! Another praise Jesus! If this job does come through, he will be working for one of the top companies in the New Home industry. Their reputation precedes them. It would definitely be a move up! Hopefully, we’ll hear tomorrow. I’ll let you know.

We are also planning on going to Arkansas for another visit later this week. If James gets the position we are pretty sure he will start at the beginning of December so it gives us a little flex time, which is nice. Our last visit was good but it was too short and I just wasn’t feeling great. So…I’m very excited to go back. I think us gals might take a trip to Branson too…which I LOVE doing. And no…I’m not a member of the AARP. There’s just some really cool stuff there. I promise.

Although once…a few years ago, I did get an invitation to join the AARP. I found a gray hair that day too. I called my mom and asked her if she lied about the year I was born. She denied it. It was a bad day.

PS-the gray hair never came back. Phew.

PPS-I guess now that I’m feeling better I have to go back to the gym. Ugh.

PPPS-is my camera EVER gonna come???

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Good Carb, Bad Carb?

Monday, November 12, 2007 at 9:04 pm (Purely Random, Seriously?)

Do you suppose Jesus was ever distracted by an enriched macaroni product?

The man who sat in front of me at church yesterday had a macaroni stuck to the back of his shirt. One lone piece of pasta. A small shell. Try to pay attention with that kind of distraction. Bad carb.

I mean…really…HOW did it get there?

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To you…you know who you are

Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:29 am (Friends)

We received a rather interesting piece of mail yesterday. Mixed in with the bills was a rather lumpy card. In looking to see who had sent this to us, we quickly realized that you did not want us to know. Our address was the only thing found in the upper left corner of the envelope. Curiously, I opened it. I then proceeded to cry.

I am for once at a loss for words. If you are reading this please know that what you have done will go down as one of the great acts of kindness. Thank you for you love. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for being you and giving to us what you have. I daresay you have a crown in Heaven for this one. And you deserve it.

We’ve seen Jesus through you and what a beautiful sight to behold! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:03 am (Lessons Learned, Uncategorized, Word Therapy)

Why am I sharing such intimate details on my blog? Why do I write about life’s many struggles? Why am I pimping my pen (or keyboard…whatever) and giving you the sordid details? One reason: it’s for you. Yes, you…shy girl…way in the back…

I look at life like this…God has given me an outgoing personality. He has given me a love for people and a heart for others. He has also given me trouble. Heck-He’s even promised me trouble (John 16:33) so what I do with it is ultimately up to me. Well…to ellude to a completely overused cliche’ (so SO sorry)…I DO like lemonade. Especially homemade. Pass the sugar, please.

So, with all that has been dealt to me I feel it would be a waste to monopolize it all. I clearly know that I am not one of the chosen ones who goes through struggles in this life…we all do. However, I do feel that in my case I am called to share these experiences with others. I have greatly benefited from others who have shared their life’s battles and showed their scars. I have learned from these brave people and appreciate beyond measure their openness. I want to follow in their courageous footsteps so that maybe…just maybe…I can live up to my life’s motto.

Tonight I really just wanted to share WHY I’m sharing SO much with you. Most of you readers are women. A good many of you have struggled through the same things I now am. I would be a fool for not seeking your advice and learning from your experiences. Others of you have not had these struggles but will. I hope to be an encouragement when that time comes. I hope you’ll look back and remember “Hey…if someone else made it through these times…I will as well.” And still others of you have offered your support and prayers. For that…words cannot express my gratitude. For that…I almost feel selfish for sharing. Thank you.

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