Saturday, December 20, 2008

Greeting Cards

Here is our first greeting card ever. It came out so good!



:)

Monday, December 15, 2008

We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship...

I have the little einsteins song stuck in my head!!!

This is what I was up to tonight: hanging out with Desi, Melissa, Jeff, Jordan, and Marty AND making Christmas cards.

Here are my creations!







I made the one at the top with a white and a yellow crayon and then I painted over it with green watercolor paint. I saw the idea online. I think it's cure. Also, the one with the red background, then the hollys and then a plain green rectangle, I am planning on getting a piece of white cardstock and writing "Merry Christmas" or something inside of it. I haven't gotten around to it though.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coupon Swap

Who's interested? I've talk to Christy and Bobbie Jo about setting one up for the women at church.

I've been saving so much money with coupons and following the sales - I saved 16 tonight at Harris Teeter and spent 38. That's a 30% savings :) Whoo hoo!

UPDATE: Bobbie Jo brought the little boxes to put the coupons in SOOOO I put them out on a table in the fellowship hall. Go check them out and see if there is anything you can use. If you looked at them before, there are new ones because my sister sent me another coupon package!! :)

Tar Heels Room in 2 Days

So, it's really late. I stayed up until 2AM yesterday too, but for a good reason!

Desi and I decorated Jared's (her boyfriend's) office with all UNC stuff. It looks GREAT. It's all organized and we even made a mural (I think it can be considered that) on his wall - It's of the UNC symbol - the N and the C... We used a projector, outlined it in pencil, and then painted it in. I'm so proud.

Here are a few pictures of our work:




Thursday, December 11, 2008

FL Free Milk Coupons?

Does anyone have two of the Free Milk coupons from Food Lion? They aren't giving them out anymore. You can still redeem them until the 19th though. I only have four. Does anyone want to give me the two I need to get a free gallon? Please :)

FREE AT LAST!

No school.
No work (consistently anyways).

I don't have to wake up tomorrow until I feel like it. I am going to get the house cleaned tomorrow. I'm very excited.

I'm also excited about the Christmas play this weekend because that will take even more stress away. I wish Jordan was getting the break I am. Please be praying for him. He has so much on his plate with the three jobs and money being tight. I will be able to help out a lot more, now that I don't have to study all of the time, but he is still very overwhelmed.

Grades so far...
ELEM 3236 A
ELEM 3235 A
ART 3850 A
MATE 3050 A
MATE 3051 A
SPED 2000 A
EXSS 1000 A
PSYC 3206 A

UPDATE: Yes, folks. That's a 4.0 GPA. Thank you very much ;)

MATE 3051 and ELEM 3236 are practicum classes. It looks like I had a whole lot of classes but here is how many credit hours they are each worth:
ELEM 3236 1
ELEM 3235 4
ART 3850 3
MATE 3050 3
MATE 3051 1
SPED 2000 2
EXSS 1000 1
PSYC 3206 3

Yep, that's 18 credit hours. And hopefully I got all As. And as far as I can tell, I'm not dead yet :) I survived ANOTHER semester :) whoo hooo!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

COUPONS AND SALES!

Tonight, I went to Food Lion to get a sale flyer and then went home. Then, I got together all of my coupons that corresponded with the sales and went to get stuff. I save 46.00! and I spend 64!

My favorite steals:
Jordan's Gillette Fusion Razors - Usually 11.99 on sale for 9.99 - I had a 4.00 coupon... that's a 6.00 savings folks. :) And, he's always going to use them! So, I got three because I had three coupons.
Wheat Thins/all Nabisco crackers are buy two get one free - so I got 4 things of Wheat Thins so I got one free and then I had a coupon that said buy 4 get 3.00 off so I did... I'm not sure exactly how much I saved but I think it was about 5 or 6.00

Has anyone see what the Extra Care Bucks deals are this month at CVS? I need to get over there and look at them.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

"I'd like a tall nonfat peppermint mocha!" (I'm addicted to them)

Okay, I know I've really been slacking, BUT I have good posts...

WEIGHT WATCHERS UPDATE! This is our 13th week on the plan and....
Jordan has lost 45.2 pounds!!! and FOUR INCHES off of his waist.
I have lost 15.2 pounds and one inch off of my waist :)

We've really been noticing a difference. I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS! I am excited to see my grandparents at Christmas... I think they are going to be like "Who are you guys?" :) Very exciting.

JOB UPDATE
After Monday, I won't be watching the Eubanks anymore. I'm not sure exactly why, they just said that they "won't need me after Dec 8th" and not to take it personally... so I'm trying not to. I love those kids and I was looking forward to watching them around Christmas and being a part of all of the excitement... :( Well, it has been a great 6 months. I love those kids so much.

I did, however, pick up another babysitting "client" :) A woman called me one day and said that one of her friends referred me as a good babysitter and she wanted to meet me. Next thing I know, I am babysitting for her that Saturday. I sat for her baby today and I am scheduled for SEVEN other days this month :) That is very exciting. Her kids are very sweet too. They have three girls, one is 6 mos. One is 6? and one is 10? I think... But, they are really sweet.

Because I got "laid off" or whatever, Jordan is picking up yet another job (yes, that makes three - one full time and two part time)... He is going to be working for the mentoring company again with one of his old clients.

CHRISTMAS
We will be spending christmas in Pennsylvania with my dad's family (sisters, brothers, my cousins, my grandparents on his side). Unfortunately, my sister cannot come this year! I'm so sad that I won't get to see him! I thought that I would get to see him for a whole week... but she has to work :(

The Christmas play is Dec. 14th at 6:30. I am excited. We have some great people acting in it and some really awesome people working on the set design ;)

Jordan got an early Christmas present from his cousins on Thanksgiving... they bought him ROCKBAND 2! He has been asking for Rockband since it came out and he is soooo happy. He invites everyone over to play it. It's kinda cute :)

SCRAPPING
I went to Ivy's to scrap last night and I had a really good time. I finally started my wedding album! I can't wait for the next "Sassy Scrappers" meeting (It's a "Girlfriends!" group at Christ's Church).

Well, we have visitors coming over so I better peace out. BYE!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weight Watchers Update

Jordan is down 26 pounds.
I am down 7 pounds.
This is our 7th week doing it. I'm pretty excited.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

FUN!

Last night we went to Briley's Corn Maze with Marty and Exie. It was Jordan's and my first time going to anything like that. It was fun to hang out with everyone but I don't really like being scared so I don't think I will go back for that.

I bought pajamas for my nephew, Wyatt, yesterday because his birthday is coming up next month. They are Superman and the shirt even has a CAPE!! It is so sweet.

Today was very exciting...
I got a rental car.. a Dodge Nitro which is pretty cool.. it's growing on me
I got contacts (FINALLY!! I HATE my glasses.)
I got Wii Fit to help me with my exercise and to track my activity... Jordan found one this morning at GameStop. No one has had them in stock since they came out. I'm pretty excited.

Now the not so exciting things that need to happen tonight...
I need to finish my ELEM 3235 exam and mail that to my teacher.
I need to finish writing my lesson plan and send that to my two teachers who need to review it.
I would like to clean the house up a little.

That's pretty much it. I want to have a little "girlfriend time" here soon. Anyone wanna hang out? Coffee? Movie? Walk & Talk? I'm up for anything.

I'm getting really excited about the Women of Faith conference! WOO HOO!

Oh and a nice little tidbit... Jordan and I are going out of town to Cary next Tuesday and coming back Wednesday. We can afford it because Jordan worked so much overtime this month and got a raise. So, we are treating ourselves to a little pampering. I'm so excited!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

After Jordan got home last night, we went out for dinner, went to a movie and then went to Starbucks. It was such a good night. We haven't gone on a date in awhile because we're so tired all the time when we're not working, we don't want to go anywhere. But, we finally got a chance to go out and it was a lot of fun. I totally recommend Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. It was so cute and funny! I think it's my new favorite movie!

Last Weeks WW Results

Weight Watchers Update!

Jordan lost 5.8 lbs this week so he is down
14.6 pounds :)

I lost 1.2 lb this week so I am down
3.4 pounds.

WALK WITH ME!!

Today is so beautiful. I want to walk and talk with someone but no one is picking up!! Am I going to have to go by myself? I'm sure I'd like that too, but if I can catch up with a friend, that's even better.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Current Thoughts & Struggles

I'm listening to Shane & Shane. I love their music. It always makes me feel better. I remember blasting it when I had just gotten my car. I loved it.

Anyways, Jordan is playing at Notes tonight. I had to stay home to:
Clean the living room
Write a five page paper on the interview that I did with Amanda :)
Prepare a presentation for Tuesday
Study for my midterm on 9 chapters that I have not read for my art class

I am so stressed right now. Please pray for me. I got myself into this hard spot - I should have been reading all along, but now I am freaking out.

I need to get more sleep. It's so hard to stay sane and function without sleep. Any good tips on how to make sure you get to bed early? I've been saying that I needed to all week but I haven't made it happen.

Also, I've been having a LOT of wrist pain in the past two weeks. Any ideas on how to make it feel better? I feel like it may be involved with all of the typing I've had to do lately. Owww.

Has anyone seen Mama Mia? My mom told me that it was great, but I have never seen it.

Jordan and I had a good weekend visiting family. I saw Nanny, Grandaddy and my cousins April (who's my age) and Kenny (who's a couple years younger than me). We also saw a lot of Jordan's family. He had such a good time with his sister. I'm so happy he got to see her. He misses his family so much.

Please keep Jordan in your prayers as well. He is very tired and stressed out right now with everything that is going on at Casual Male. He had a really busy week last week, a full weekend with going out of town and officiating a wedding, a busy day today with church, choir, and playing at notes, and next week, he has to work 52 HOURS!!! on top of all of his church work. I hope he can do this... Lord, please prepare him for this week and help him to get as much rest as he needs.

This song has been on my mind. It's beautiful.

White as Snow
Jon Foreman

Have mercy on me, oh God 
According to Your unfailing love 
According to Your great compassion 
Blot out my transgressions 

Create in me a clean heart, oh God 
Restore in me the joy of Your salvation 

The sacrifices of our God are a broken and a contrite heart 
Against You and You alone have I sinned 

Would You create in me a clean heart, oh God 
Restore in me the joy of my salvation 

Wash me white as snow 
And I will be made whole 
Wash me white as snow 
And I will be made whole

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

So I haven't posted lately because life is CRAZY!
I had a wonderful and relaxing trip to PA with my family and I loved getting to play with my nephew. It was just awesome. But now, it's back to everyday life. The house is a WRECK! Assignments are creeping up on me and I have like 4 due tomorrow that I haven't finished! So, today will be busy.

Weight Watchers Update!
Jordan lost 2 lbs this week so he is down
8.8 pounds :)

I lost 1 lb this week so I am down 
2.6 pounds.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Magnificent.

Today, I had a great day. It was beautiful outside, I babysat a really sweet girl and made a nice chunk of change, and I was granted residency at ECU. This means that I get FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS back in loans. This is great news and definitely an answered prayer. 

I'm surprised at myself. I haven't missed one class or been tardy yet (except for once and it wasn't my fault). I have turned in all of my assignments early or on time and I have not forgotten an assignment yet. WHOO HOO!! I do need to actually read though. Some exams are coming up in the next couple weeks.

I love my life.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Money

Money sucks. Our financial situation is ridiculous. I wish I had a really lucrative job but for now, I'm just a student. I PAY to work. Crazy. Does anyone know of any odd jobs I can pick up? Anyone need a babysitter? 

Jordan's WW Success

Jordan has lost 6.8 pounds this week! GO JORDAN!

I went to my second meeting!

I really like the meetings for WW. They are very encouraging and informative. 

Officially, I have lost 1.2 pounds. 

It isn't as much as I had hoped but it has only been a week! It will just keep getting better.

This weekend I will be going to Pennsylvania (without Jordan :( ) to visit with my dad, sister, brother in law, nephew, and my grandparents and possibly aunts, uncles, and cousins. I'm excited especially to spend some time with Wyatt. He is so sweet. I haven't gotten to see him since he's been speaking in sentences so I'm excited.

I need to exercise tonight but I can't because I have to study for my PSYC exam tomorrow :( Oh well, I will be getting a lot of exercise tomorrow.

My cold is still here! It's moved from hurting my throat to stuffing up my nose and I have been sneezing all day and sounding really stuffy. I don't like being sick.

Hope everyone had a good day today!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weight Watchers

So far, it is working. I have lost 3.5 pounds since Monday night when I was weighed at the meeting. It is surprisingly easy. I am so proud of Jordan for committing to this too. He really is going at it with full force, giving his 110%. He's eating healthy and walking 30 minutes everyday. I LOVE MY HUSBAND!! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upper Respiratory Infection

So I've felt like crap the past few days... postnasal drip, sore throat, hard to swallow, exausted, ear aches... I didn't think that they could treat me but I went to the doctor anyway just to make sure it wasn't an ear infection. The doctor said it was and Upper Respiratory Infection and I just have to go buy a cold medicine from the drug store. That was a little disappointing. But she said it should be over in a few days. 

The good news? My doctors appt. was free because I went to Student Health Services. I had no clue they were free there!

The bad news? I won't get much rest between school and babysitting. I still have to wake up at 5:30 tomorrow morning and I have a few assignments to work on tonight. Yuck.

I have my first exam next week. I'm scared. I have to read 3 whole chapters in my PSYC book before next Tuesday and know what is covered in those chapters.

I have a few cool assignments this semester:
  • Research project for PSYC - I chose to research prenatal nutrition and meal planning. I have to make a seven day menu for a pregnant woman and research the things that she should be eating. I have to present a powerpoint in class on this subject.
  • Research project for my Special Education class - I have to watch a movie about someone with a disability and present the information about the disability that I saw to the class.
  • Another research project for SPED - Research Autism with my group of four other people and teach our class about it using a powerpoint presentation.
Well I should go work on one of the five assignments due in the next week. Does anyone know how to set your blog so it notifies you when someone makes a comment? It's hard to keep track of the ones I've seen and the ones that I haven't. I knew how to do it on xanga.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Watching My Weight

Jordan and I went to our first weight watchers meeting and then went grocery shopping. Jordan's mom was very successful with it and we are hoping that we will be too. We have both been making a conscious effort to exercise. Jordan has been walking every morning for 30 minutes and I have been doing random things including my aerobics/Self Defense class. I really hope this lasts. We need to get healthy. Bottom line. Anyone want to join us?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Awesome Labor Day

I had today off! I wasn't expecting to but I talked to the family that I babysit for and they were like "Oh, yeah. We're both off work so you don't have to come." So I was really excited to find that out (even if it does mean less income). 

So here's how today went:

Slept in til 9ish
Watched the last two episodes of House Season 4 - IT WAS AMAZING! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Read a chapter out of my SPED book and my ELEM book.
My best friend in VA decided to call me randomly and say Hey... that made me happy!
Went to Notes to chat with Marc about being Jordan's manager for his gigging and whatnot. (which is really exciting)
We went to Jersey Mikes for a snack and got a free sandwich thanks to a friend at church who gave us a filled up frequent buyer card.
We went to the Pittman's for dinner. We had delicious cheeseburgers and CHEESE CAKE!! Mmmm. And we had so much fun just talking with Laurie and Michael. I played a little with Josh too. He's so sweet. 
We went to the church to move a few things.
We went to Barnes & Noble. Jordan and I both got a few things for the first time in a long time.
We came home.

What a great day. All day with Jordan. Very relaxing. Saw some great friends. Couldn't ask for a better day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Learning to Breathe

That is my slogan for this semester. 

I WILL learn to breathe even though I am COMPLETELY overloaded. WHY?! did I sign up for 18 hours in school and working 20-24 hours a week? I may go insane. All of my teachers seem to think that they are the only class that I have. I have weekly quizzes and reading due each class. It's crazy. I also have like 10 big projects that I am totally overwhelmed by at this moment. 

Jordan is working open to close a lot. We haven't really gotten to spend much time together this week. :(

We got to talk to Jordan's mom on the phone tonight... from Japan!

I had my first Self Defense class today with Desi. It was fun. It will be very good for my health but I am questioning whether or not I have the coordination to do well. I hope so! 

SIDE NOTE: Most Tuesdays and Thursdays I start and end my day with Desi. I really like having two classes with her. She's cool.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jesus Paid it All is stuck in my head. Do you know how to add YouTube videos up here?

My fame, friends, and Bob Russell

Hey! I was on TV!! Thursday I went to the bookstore and this guy was outside and asked me my opinion of the decorated pirates around town. Not the most flattering shots but I'M FAMOUS! Haha. Apparently our church doesn't watch the news very often but I did have 3 people tell me they saw it.

Here's the link if you want to see it: http://www.witn.com/countryrover/headlines/27286014.html

So, this morning I was thinking "When I went into the bathrooms at CrossWalk (my old church) I would see all of my friends and make jokes while we were washing our hands" which sounds weird but I miss that kind of thing... I knew a lot more people there. But, as I was walking out, 3 women said hello to me right there. It made me realize that I do know people here and I am getting pretty attached to Christ's Church.

Bob Russell is awesome. He's so sweet. There is something about him that just makes me want to hear more. He's very personable and a great speaker. I like him. :)

Well, I should go to bed so I can babysit tomorrow. I have to be up at 5:30! PARTY ON!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Life..

So, I like my classes. It looks like it is going to be a long, busy semester though. I have only had each of my classes once and I have about 4 chapters to read in the next four days. FUN! I do have a lot of cool people in my classes though and my teachers are really interactive and fun to listen to so that is GREAT. 

I am fighting for residency now so please be praying for that (if anyone is even reading this). If they do find that I am a resident, I will be getting FIVE THOUSAND dollars back from the loans I had to take out. Here's the deal: If you have lived here 12 months, you have technically met the residency requirement for tuition status. If you get married, whoevers residency is the longest counts for both people. Jordan has lived here for 13 months so as far as they are concerned, so have I. I want to get that money back!

Babysitting is going to be kind of hard this semester with all of these classes. Luckily, the kids will all be in school for like 2 or 3 hours (maybe more) where I will get to study and then go pick them up.

We have been selling CDs like CRAZY.

I need someone to design a facepainting card for me. I want to kind of start a business but just have cards floating around Greenville and see if anything comes of it. I'd do like birthday parties and stuff.

On a side note, I was interviewed at UBE yesterday about the pirates showing up around town. Will I be on TV? I think I kind of stuttered so it will be embarrassing BUT it would be cool!

Pampered Chef Consultant Idea? Will be put on hold for the time being. I have enough going on.

Where is Jordan at? He should be home by now. Ugh. Men. Haha.

Will post more tomorrow. I'm exhausted. G'night.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hello again, blogger.

Everyone's moving over here. So here I am. I have used blogger before, but it has been awhile. I remember it is really easy to post pictures and videos which is very unlike xanga. I can't figure that out at all! Haha. 

So life is great. I love Jordan and we are trudging through this every day stuff together that keeps coming up. I am thinking about making extra money by selling pampered chef or by starting a face painting business and doing birthday parties and stuff. Which do you think would be more successful? Would you host a show? Would you pay me to come to your child's birthday party?

I think I may do both. I'm not sure.

Well today has been an incredibly long day so far. I'm going to lay down before I have to go pick Jordan up from his job at Casual Male.

I will update more soon.