Friday, July 30, 2010

Oldies but goodies (in reference to friends!)

After I posted the blog about our 'new friends', I thought about all my 'oldies-but-goodies' friends who have a HUGE SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. We are so very blessed to have each one of you in our lives. We appreciate your words of encouragement, prayers, cries, laughs (lots of those), jokes (dirty mostly!), dinner together, support, socials, PARTIES, CHURCH and of course SOFTBALL.

We just hope we are half of the friend to yall as you guys/gals have been to us! Love you friends 4 life.

*To the friends we make on our journey through life, we can't wait to meet you!

New friends....

Jacob and I are pretty outgoing people and love to chit chat it up with just about anyone. Ok, more me than Jacob, but he has become friends with one of the sweetest couples. Eric and Lindsey Dady. Eric plays with Jacob in softball, so that is how they met. It's been great to watch Jacob with his buddies, and I have really enjoyed getting to know their wives (& kids).

Well, today we invited the "Who's your" Dady's for dinner at non-other: Chili's. Great time spent. Mason has taken a liking to Eric, POOR GUY. It ended up being a nice (fairly quiet) evening, and yes the boys were there too! We did have to rush off quickly because I was picked up to play softball (which is another blog, but too much for this evening!). Can't wait to have more family outings or innings (lol, just came up with that one!) with the Dady's...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Progress with Projects!

I am VERY excited that I am finally seeing PROGRESS on our PROJECTS!!!!!!

I do want to thank my hubs, Jacob, for doing the finishing touches on the tape & float and texturing (and possible painting tomorrow)my room will be COMPLETE; aside the minor things as new comforter (I have my eye set on a nice cheap one at Wally World!), decorating and changing the carpet (but that is LONG way from now project).

Then it's on to finishing texturing the living room and painting and we found cheap nice tile we have our eyes on for POSSIBLY changing the carpet out in the living room. Then of course is the long term 'decorating' of the space. Then it's on to Cody's room, playroom, touch up the little boys room, both bathrooms and so on.

Now this is what the married life is ALL ABOUT...PROJECTS! PROJECTS! PROJECTS! We can't wait to have a party once the main part (living room) is complete, because we MUST celebrate completion. It's a big deal when you are ADD! =)

I need to add that the playroom is getting almost all organized. The boys will be very happy to have their area back up and running. It's been the extended laundry area for awhile. Jacob is making me a laundry area aside the playroom. I love my handy man!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A case of the mondays on a tuesday!

I don't know what it was but today I was 'not-in-the-mood' for anyones shinanagans today. I work with kids which I truly enjoy for many different reasons, but one that stands out most is; MOST kids listen to me reguardless. WELL NOT TODAY! Today should have been designated CRY DAY. I actually would have loved to have joined in with the group. But I am a professional and had to set aside my 'issues' and be a grown up. By the end of my work day I was so exhausted and just DONE.

Got home, and my sweet husband 'kind of' gave me a back massage(as long as we have been married, I will take what I can get!), which ended into locking of the door and...oh wait this is PG, well I ended up have a PANICK ATTACK, first time for everthing I guess. After I calmed down, I turned on music which is a soothing comfort for me. Kim Walker was singing 'Happy Day' and the first verse and chorus says:

Greatest day in history
Death is beaten
You have rescued me
Sing it out Jesus is alive!

The empty cross, the empty grave
life eternal
You have won the day
Shout it out Jesus is alive!
He is alive!

Chorus :
Oh happy day, happy day!
You wash my sin away!
Oh happy day, happy day!
I'll never be the same
Forever I am changed!

It was JUST what I needed to hear. I was instantly encouraged, pumped, excited, eager, etc. I know hormones played a big part in the 'Debbie Downer' in me today, but I shouldn't let that get the best of me. God has already BEAT my bad day. So, OH HAPPY DAY!

I was so encouraged, we loaded up the boys and went and ran a mile. I have gained 2-3 lbs. and it has got me in a funk. I have started a little workout and eating better to get that weight down. Jacob is cooking tostados and taco salads for dinner. Such a huge relief since whenever I got home I had done a load of dishes and washed a few that needed extra washing.

Things are changing around the Dotson house, FOR THE GOOD!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome back....

Every once in awhile life catches up to me and I tend to 'do life' and forget to record it. Well, I'M BACK, once again. Excited to share to my family and new/old friends from near and a far.

Too much to catch you up on, so I will start fresh and clean with the next endeavors. Although, I did watch the movie 'Julie and Julia' which actually reminded me that I even had a blog! (Ha!) It was very encouraging in so many different ways, such as; cooking (and not your ordinary cooking, but delicates.), being in love, and finishing things you start (oops!).

So from here on out, I am going to try my best (my very absolute best) to finish everything I start. STARTING TOMORROW! Good night!