Friday, December 31, 2010

To resolute or not to resolute?

It's that time of year again. Time to ring in the new year with promises we'll keep til about January 15. I'm torn about making one this year. I want to live healthier. I need to start going to the gym to take off some of these extra few pounds. But I know if I say "well my resolution is to work out X times a week and diet" I'll feel like a fat slob when I've already given up two weeks in. I'm not good about finishing things I start. I get bored and usually give up. But that would make kind of a redundant resolution wouldn't it? "My New Years resolution is to finish my New Years resolution! Yeah!" But I CAN start small. A good way would be this 30 day photo challenge. I mean, it doesn't say I have to do it in 30 consecutive days right? Here we go:


30 Day Photo Challenge Day 1: A photo of yourself with 10 facts.

1. My dad got the idea for my name from Alyssa Milano. He just tweaked the pronunciation.

2. I'm a Titanic nerd. I've been fascinated by it since my dad took me to see the movie when I was 11.

3. I was baptized once when I was 6. Six years later I believed I wasn't old enough to understand what I did the first time and was baptized again. I'm for SURE saved now!

4. I've had glasses since I was 4. I'm considering lasic eye surgery but I'm afraid I would lose past of my identity without my specs.

5. I think it would be cool if women wore dresses everyday for every occasion.

6. The softest spot in my heart is reserved for animals. Especially cats. Especially mine.

7. I made some of the greatest friends I'll ever have in mine and my husband's time in the Marine Corps. It just makes me sad that we're scattered all over the globe.

8. I love to read!! It's a dream of mine to be locked in a Barnes and Noble for a day by myself. I could read whatever I wanted and no one would judge me for it! Ha!

9. I was born 5 days before Christmas and I hate being a Christmas baby.

10. I've learned in the past 5 years that you never know how strong you can be until you have to be.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

So people on facebook believed I was pregnant because of my status. It said "A baby changes everything. Merry Christmas!" A baby?! As in baby JESUS?! Good grief.
Anyway...
Merry Christmas from me to you!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

When did that happen?

Unfreakinbelievable.
I turn 23 tomorrow. When did that happen? When did I get old? I don't feel 23. I still feel 19. Today we're going to watch the choir Christmas program at church and tonight my family and our best friends are taking me to Sumo's and Yogurt Mountain. YUM!! I've been craving shrimp in that orange sauce. I accidentally saw my cake when mom brought it in. It's so pretty! Hot pink and black. Pictures to come later (duh).
I could go on and on about how strange it is to be turning 23. My life is not turning out anything like I expected it would be now. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing yet. I thought I'd have a house and kid by now. That was the plan. Instead I live with my parents and have two cats (who I love by the way). Yea...didn't see all that coming. I guess life never has to turn out the way you pictured it.
It's totally cliche but it's true. In the end everything will be OK. If it's not OK, then it can't be the end.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Christmas Kittehs!

Mommy's little reindeer! Gus Gus.

Dixie Girl. She was thrilled.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Fave Commercials

Enjoy!






Kate, the lucky girl!

Have you seen the new IT couple's official engagement photos??? Love it!! And that rock. Good grief. I can't WAIT til their wedding. I hope it's a big televised affair. Can you imagine how exciting and scary it must be to know that you're about to marry the future King of your country. Not to mention the figure that she's naturally going to be compared to. The pressure! But here's to the happy couple!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Unveiling.

Welp! Here it is! I decided I needed a slightly drastic change. And this to me is slightly drastic! So far I've been told I look like Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Audrey Hepburn and Cleopatra. Haha. Quite a collection. I can't wait til they grow out about 3/4 of an inch so I can wear them straight across or sweep them to the side.
I hope everyone is having a great Christmas season. Today was the annual Hueytown parade. I hadn't been to one in three years, so this was fun for me. I heart parades.
Love and change,
Alyssa

Friday, December 10, 2010

Quote of the Moment


"The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." ~ Jennifer Anniston

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wee bit of a big scare

I got the absolute worst scare of my life last night. I was asleep and Kaylen came to my door and said "Alyssa?" I thought at first it was 6:30 and it was just time to wake up. Then she said "Alyssa? I don't feel right". Or something to that affect. I think I was still half asleep. I got up and went to her and asked what the heck was wrong. She started crying and said "I dunno...my stomach hurt really bad...I thought I was gonna throw up and now I feel like I'm gonna pass out..." I wrap my arms around her waist to hug and console her. I said "its OK, let's get you to the couch". She mumbles ..."I am gonna pass out..." and goes limp in my arms. I have her in the crook of my arm and see her eyes open and rolling back in her head. FREAK OUT! I'm calling her name, patting her face, trying to gently put her on the floor and SCREAMING for dad at the same time. She's out. Mama and Daddy come running (dad grabbed his gun first thinking someone was breaking in). By the time they rounded the corner she was coming to and didn't remember any of it. OH MY GOSH. Nearly gave me a dang heart attack. Dad (being a firefighter/EMT) took her blood pressure, heart rate and all that and found nothing wrong. She got up and went to school this morning like nothing happened. We still don't know what might have caused it.
Moving on...






{one} if you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
Happiness.
Long, healthy lives for my family.
A trip to Disneyworld. Yeeea.


{two} who is your favorite author?
Danielle Steel. I've read a lot of hers.

{three} what crowd were you involved in during high school?
Hm...I don't think anyone ever knows what group they belong in. For a while I was a drama nerd. This I know. My long time group was a mix between skaters and nerds.


{four} what is your favorite thing to do when you have time to yourself?
Read. I loooove to read.


{five} do you have any hidden talents?
People who didn't go to church with me before I was about 14 don't know that I can sing.


{six} can you fake any accents?
Ha. Nope. My everyday accent is too thick.

{seven} have you ever been mentioned in the newspaper?
Yes! The first time was in kindergarten when I won the award for Highest Academic.


{eight} have you ever been arrested?
Nope! No reason to be!


{nine} what is your favorite job you’ve had?
The one I have now.


{ten} do you have any scars?
On my elbow from falling...and then skidding on the bicycle.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fill in the Blank...Sunday?

Yep. I'm two days late. Whatever.





1. Holiday spirit makes me cry. Christmas is so beautiful to me! The music, the lights, the family time....



2. The holidays are incomplete without cider, putting up the Christmas tree together, Hueytown, parade, the candlelight Memorial at the cemetery, the choir's Christmas program at church, Christmas Eve at Nana's house.


3. My favorite thing to do around the holidays is wrapping presents while drinking cider.



4. A holiday tradition my family and I have is putting the tree up together. And on Christmas morning we get up and dad plays Santa and hands out the gifts.


5. Holiday music is awesome! I freaking love Christmas music! I have all the radios on all Christmas all the time!!


6. This year, I'll be spending the holidays with my family. Nowhere else I'd rather be.


7. Holiday wish list: Look HERE.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hello, December.

Dear Christmas shopping,
I totally kicked your butt.
Love,
Me.
Ha!! I'm DONE shopping and never even entered a store. I will do my shopping online from here on out forever and ever amen. Now I all I do is sit back and wait for boxes to arrive on the front porch.
I'm running on about 3 hours of sleep. Last night bad storms came through. Means no sleep for Alyssa. Or Mom. Or Kaylen. We're wusses. Daddy was at the station so ALL THREE of us were in their bed. Kaylen gave herself plenty of spare room in the middle. When I asked her to scooch over a smidge she says "um no. My head will be in the crack." Her head would have been in between the two pillows and we can't have that. On top of that I worked overtime at work. So here I am, ready to collapse and get up and do it all over again tomorrow! Yeehaw!
Tomorrow is my parent's 26th wedding anniversary. We are going to Joe's Italian for dinner to celebrate. Hello, ravioli!
This month I turn 23. Strange. Very strange. And more than a little scary. I'm two years away from 25, which is only 5 years away from 30. Holy birthdays, Batman! I don't like it. I don't like it one bit. But life goes on. In the words of the one and only Dolly in Steel Magnolias: "Time marches and soon you realize it's marching over your face!" Or something like that. Please Lord, let me forget about the numbers and just be happy with whatever time I'm given.
I can't have a December/Christmas post without posting my wish list! It's relatively short this year. I mean, Kaylen is printing copies and color coding them for pete's sake. I know. Why did I have to bring Pete into this? He didn't do anything.
Here's my list!

A 3-barrel curling iron because I can't for the life of me curl my hair with a regular one. My mommy still has to do it. Pathetic.


Eclipse on DVD. I watched illegally night before last. Because I'm bad like that.


President Bush's new book. Yes, I'm a total nerd. A republican nerd.


ANYTHING from Forever 21.



Some kind of massage package. I love having my hair played with, my back scratched, just being TOUCHED in general. (That probably sounded creepier than I intended it to.)


The Clinique make-up brush kit. Because I've never had one before! I want ONE brush for lids, ONE brush for creases and ONE brush for blending!

An every year thing. VS pajamas. It's not Christmas unless Alyssa gets pajamas.

What's on YOUR Christmas list?

Love and stocking stuffers,

Alyssa

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Lovell Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Thursday my family on my mother's side got together at Nana and Don Don's house. A branch from Florida was up for the holiday and it was so good to see them! Here's a few pics:

Me with Kaylen and our cousins Chloe and Leah. Love those little girls!

Leah signing a card for our cousin, Jordan. He's at MCRD Parris Island. We're so proud of him! (Let me have a moto moment) Oorah!

Micah was slightly outnumbered. And we won't even talk about that game.

The hens all in the kitchen.

All the girls!
Kaylen, Chloe, Leah, myself, LB and Emily.

And all the youngins!
Sarah, Bailey, Colin and Gavin (cousins from Florida. Aren't they handsome?!) and Caleb in the front row.

The little ones playing beauty shop.

My fave part!!

It's officially the Christmas season and I love it! This is my favorite time of year!! Our Christmas lights are up, 96.5 is playing all Christmas music, and I bought some apple cider tonight. All that's left to do is buy some wrapping paper and put up the tree! I pretty much finished my shopping today....via interwebs. So easy. I'm not going to want to go back to work after four days off!
Love and food,
Alyssa

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fill It




1. Black Friday is great if you don't mind being up all night putting up with crazy crowds. Not for me.

2. Christmas shopping this year has been very easy. I've done everything online.

3. Holiday shopping is fun for the most part.

4. This year my Christmas list will include Eclipse on DVD, the Clinique makeup brush set, a gift card to VS and some little random stuff.

5. Bargain hunter, or full price shopper? bargain hunter all the way.

6. The best and worst things about shopping is getting things for people I love and thinking about how happy it would make them. The worst is def. the hit my checking account takes.

7. Online shopper or in-person shopper? This year I've done everything online. I've never done that before. When shopping for myself I HAVE to do it in person.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Give Thanks

Things I'm thankful for:
1. The greatest family that's there for me every step of the way.
2. Forever faithful friends. They may be hundreds of miles away but I never question their friendship.
3. Good health. We've been very fortunate to have a life (mostly) free from serious health problems.
4. A job with caring bosses. I won't get rich doing it but it's more than what some people have today.
5. My two cats. They always make me smile.
6. Everything I have that I don't need (a closet full of clothes, a pantry full of junk food, a drawer full of books).
7. Being born in America and for the men who sacrificed everything to protect it.
8. "Hope for a future".


"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever."
Psalm 107:1

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?!

I do! I do!
Use it if you like!
Please and thank you!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Letters to Me Pt. 4


Dear Alyssa,
Here I come ready or not!
I'm going to enjoy watching you sweat it out
at the mall looking for the perfect gift for
EVERYONE on your list.
Seasons Greetings!
Christmas

♥♥♥

Alyssa,
I don't know why you even bought me.
I mean, you don't even have a skirt to wear with me.
I see those suede boots in your closet. We should meet.
Buy a khaki, pleated mini to wear with me...
if you have the grapes.
I don't think you do.
-your new knee high socks

♥♥♥

Alyssa,
KEEP it up. No really, keep it up.
Keep eating like a pig and not exercising.
After you binge over the holidays you'll need a
queen size bed. One side for each of us. Know
what we're getting your for Christmas???
An extra inch or two of jiggly!
-Your thighs.

♥♥♥

Alyssa,
Even when you can't feel me,
I'm still beating.
Love,
-Your heart

♥♥♥

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Taylor Swift


I would like to know why lied to this girl and told her she could sing. Now I can give credit where credit is due. She's a beautiful girl and her songs are catchy. By all means, keep writing songs...but let someone else sing them. She sounded awful tonight on the AMA's and the performance at the CMA's was no better. She looks down right shocked EVERY SINGLE TIME she wins another award. I know why. I'd be shocked too if I kept winning music awards with no singing ability. Taylor, go be a model or something. Just any job where you don't have to open your mouth.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ghost Hunters in Birmingham!


Tonight I'm so excited because Sloss Furnace here in Birmingham is going to be featured on Ghost Hunters on the SyFy channel! I've been watching the show for the past few years and love it. Me, my dad and my sister watch it together. And every time we watch it we say "man, they need to come to Sloss". Sloss Furnace was an iron factory for over 90 years and was shut down in the early 1970's. From the stories dozens of men died at the facility over the years. It's known as one of the most haunted places in the U.S. Seeing it from the interstate going through the city looks so creepy. It appears to be stuck in time. I went to a Disturbed concert there a couple of years ago and it was amazing. The lead singer called out the spirits of the dead. It was the perfect backdrop for that band. I'm so freakin' stoked that TAPS is coming to B'ham!

Back to Wee Bit Wednesdays!



{one} what time do you normally wake up?
About 6:30...or whenever Kaylen gets out of the shower.

{two} do you have a go-to song for karaoke?
Believe it or not, I've done solo karaoke. If I did, it might be a Reba song.

{three} if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Blue.

{four} what color best matches your personality?
Blue! It can vary from bright and cheerful to dark and sad.

{five} if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?
Fried chicken! I've tried to fry things and failed.

{six} how many keys do you have on your key ring?
Two. House and dad's truck.

{seven} do you give your pets birthday/Christmas gifts?
Heehee. Yes. They've only had one birthday but I'm already thinking about what to get them for Christmas.

{eight} when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?
Usually no. But mashed potatoes can be mixed with just about anything.

{nine} if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?
I would hire a hairstylist to do my hair everyday. I HATE drying my hair and I can't really do anything with it.

{ten} when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?
Window for sure. Flying makes me really nervous but I love to look out after we're way up high.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Have Friends!

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever. It's been maybe a week or so. Haha. I've hit a rough patch in life. I feel like someone hit the "pause" button on me. And here I am stuck in limbo. I'm sad and scared. But I'm not alone.
I have the greatest friends and family. Friends that will call me from thousands of miles away and would catch the next plane if I asked them to. Friends that know that sometimes they're just aren't any words to say and a hug will suffice. Friends that let me know they're hurting with me. Friends that just sit, listen and nod at the appropriate times when I'm ready to sob. And friends that always seem to have a tissue on hand.
It's so reassuring to know that even if I crumble I have people that love me who can put the pieces back together.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Clinging to Hope

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, November 5, 2010

Webcam Love

Hello friends! I got a great surprise Thursday night! I was piddling around in the living room and my mom was in the kitchen doing her thing. She had my sister's laptop and hollered "Alyssa, come look at her computer! It's doing something funny!" So I go in to take a look and when I see the screen I see a picture of my best friend, Jamie. Then the picture moves!! My mom had set up a surprise skype session for me! I screamed and of course I cried. It was the first time I've "seen" her since February. Apparently they'd planned it during the day knowing that I needed a pick-me-up. And it was! I miss you so much, Jamie!!


Last night was Round 1 in the playoffs. The mighty fightin' Golden Gophers beat the Paul Bryant Stampede in 40 degree weather! That's a dang blizzard in Alabama! So I dressed for an arctic expedition and still froze my peach fuzz but had a great time. Aunt Terri brought two canisters of hot chocolate and it was GONE by the 4th quarter.


Today me and the fam (minus Chris who's coming down with something nasty) are going to Christmas Village in Birmingham. Booths upon booths upon booths of Christmas crafts to buy and things to be eaten. Music to this girl's ears.



Time for Fill in the Blanks! HAIR edition!





1. My last haircut was in May. A long time ago. I'm in need of a trim.

2. My most daring hair moment was when I sprayed it pink in 10th grade.

4Ive always dreamed of having really thick long healthy hair. And preferably fire engine red

5. My go-to hair do is flat-ironed and down. I can't do ANYTHING with hair.

6. My biggest hair disaster was I guess last July. I tried side swept bangs and they ended up just hanging on the side of my head. Yuck.

7. A hairstyle I am dying to try is extensions.

8. My best hair day was the night of last years Marine Corps Ball. Jamie did it!

9. The worst hairstyle I ever had was in first grade when I cut it basically like a boys.

10. My hair is its natural color! A reddish brown and not very thick. And naturally wavy. =)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Avatar FINALLY


I FINALLY watched Avatar! Beautiful movie. That James Cameron is a genius. If you know me you know my two fave movies of all time are Gone with the Wind and Titanic. I saw the movie in theaters when I was 11 and became OBSESSED. Completely nuts. I read every book I could find on Titanic and watched ever special on it. I can tell you exactly how many were on board, lived and died. And I USED to be able to tell you much much more. Titanic will probably always fascinate me. But all that's neither here nor there. Titanic was also a Cameron movie so I had high hopes for Avator. And Jimmy didn't disappoint.

My only gripe (and I guess it's a pretty big one) is that it seems to be one big metaphor for the Iraq war. You know, the big bad west coming in and making enemy out of a tribe because they have something we want. Yada yada. BUT a co-worker made a good point. She sees it as more of an American discovery metaphor. As in settlers coming to the new world and thinking the "savages" are hiding treasures. Now that I think of it, it's kind of a CGI Pocahontas! Ha! Either way, it's a beyond beautiful movie. I find myself wanting some yellow contacts.

Before it's not Wednesday anymore here's....




{one} do you still use a checkbook?
Nope. No need to anymore.


{two} what size shoe do you wear?
7 and a half/8

{three} scary movies or happy endings?
I love a good happy ending that doesn't leave anything untied.

{four} do you prefer spontaneity or stability?
Probably stability.


{five} what is the most embarrassing cd that you own?
Definately Britney Spears. Wait, that's a lie. Lindsay Lohan's first CD.


{six} do you watch reality tv?
Not really.


{seven} what is your favorite home-made meal?
I'm a real meat and potatoes person. Anything with mashed potatoes, turnip greens and cornbread and I'm good.


{eight} do you have any allergies?
Topical vitamin E. Long story.


{nine} if you could open your own restaurant/store, what would it be?
Probably a little shoe/purse boutique. With victorian furniture. Yea....


{ten} would you ever go skydiving (or have you been)?
Yea, no.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Leave a Path

This past Sunday was the last week of the 30 Days to Live series. And it was great. Everything came together. After we die, what will people say about us? What will they say when they stand over your casket at your funeral? Will they talk about what a nice person you were? How witty your sense of humor was? How fashionable you were? That's great. But what kind of path have you really left behind for people to follow?

Bro. Kevin said that the last time he and his family (his wife and at the time 3 daughters, they have a son now) were at the beach his children taught him a lesson. They were walking in the surf, the girls trailing behind. They started giggling and Bro. Kevin turned to ask them what was so funny. They were jumping from footprint to footprint and said "we're walking in your footprints, daddy!' Out of the mouths of babes. Bro. Kevin was humbled and was reminded that little eyes are watching everything we do. One of my greatest fears is that I haven't been a good enough role model for my little sister. She's 16 and starting now all the choices she makes could affect her for the rest of her life. If she looks up to me, what kind of choices will she make?

Set your bar high for moral excellence. Psalm 84:11 says "No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right." We all know right from wrong. We just have to make the decision to do it. Always keep your guard up on your self control. Tone your self control like you would tone your body. 1 Corinthians compares self control to just that: "Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air, but I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified." It just takes one little mistake to ruin your witness or reputation. Always keep your guard up because again, someone is always watching.

If you're a Christian, people should see you, hear you, and KNOW it. You shouldn't have to announce it. If you have to wear a t-shirt with some silly Christian logo on it for people to know you're a Christian, you're messing up somewhere.

The point of the whole sermon was that we will all leave a path after we die whether we mean to or not. A path for our children, spouses and loved ones. Where will your path lead them?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween at EWAM!

Hello! Today was a fun day at work! All of the girls in the photo department dressed up!

Here's my last minute Halloween outfit. I love having photoshop at work:

Photo girls!:

Melissa as a hell's angel. The bike is just a prop. Haha.

Baby Katie!


Tonight we are running errands and going out to eat with Mama and Daddy. Tomorrow is Tannehill all day so I get to wear my hat again! It's going to cooold though. Well..cold for Alabama anyway. Can't wait to share all the pics my mother will take!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Love and tricks and treats,
Alyssa

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Life's Pain Filled Lessons

I wish I'd been at church to hear the 4th sermon in the 30 Day to Live series. I got a bulletin from Don Don (my granddad) and read the scriptures but I wish I could hear Bro. Kevin explain it! It was about something that EVERY SINGLE PERSON EVER has dealt with. Pain. Just pain and hurt and sorrow.

In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul explains all the things he's dealt with as an apostle: beatings, prison, shipwrecks, hunger, betrayal. A whole paragraph of nothing but all his sufferings. And it sounds awful! He goes on to say in chapter 12 of the same book that he pleaded with the Lord to take away his troubles. But God said to him "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness". Paul goes on and says "Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. For when I am weak, the I am strong."

This struck me. I'm going through something very personal right now. Something very painful. I'm hurting. I feel emotionally drained and very sad and sometimes feel hopeless. But I have to remember that it's not hopeless. God hears my prayers and sees my tears (like the ones I'm crying now). And He listens. I have to be strong through Christ. Oh how I wish I'd been at church Sunday.


Pain is temporary. It is a sign that this earth is temporary and that we are not home yet. To paraphrase Romans 8 says that what we suffer through now is nothing compared to the glory God will give us later. "All creation anticipates the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay." Jesus makes it clear that on earth we will suffer many "trials and sorrows". BUT the silver lining is that he is preparing a place for us where "he will remove ALL of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the former world and it's evils are gone forever". Can you even begin to imagine not feeling any negative emotion? Living as if you've never been hurt in any way shape or form? I can't. But that's what's awaiting us in heaven!!


Pain is an opportunity to grow closer to God. In our pain we realize how much we need Him. I know I've seen it. God says "My power works best in your weakness."

Father, I'm weak. I NEED You. Help me to put all of my faith in You. I will Praise You through the pain.
Amen.



"I was sure by now, that you would have reached down
And wiped our tears away. Stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say Amen and it's still raining.
And as the thunder rolls, I barely hear you whisper through the rain,
'I'm with you'.
And as your mercy falls, I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
and takes away.


And I will praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am.
And every tear I cry, You hold in Your hand.
You never left my side. And though my heart is torn,
I will praise You in this storm."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In a Funk

I've been in such a funk this week. This is the third day in a row I've worn sweats or lounge pants. And I NEVER do that. I've felt like utter crap. Stomach and head aches, no energy, sleepy all the time. Just ugh. I'm going to try to find the energy to put my Halloween outfit together. I gave up on the Joan Jett idea. It was a good one though if I do say so.
Oh! And I haven't done the 4th week of 30 Days to Live! I skipped church Sunday because I was in bed most of the day Saturday with migraines. It hasn't been a good week for me!
Here's something to brighten my day though. Link up with Leigh Ashley!


{one} have you ever seen a ghost?
Nope.


{two} when was the last time you dressed up for Halloween?
last year. =)

{three} what’s your favorite candy?
Reese's!! But I'll eat just about any kind of chocolate. Oh! And candy corn!!


{four} did you have a favorite costume growing up?
I wanted to be princesses every year.


{five} did you carve pumpkins this year?
Yep! We do every year.


{six} what’s your favorite scary movie?
Halloween of course. But I like The Birds, The Exorcist and the Shining. Love the classics.


{seven} haunted houses or corn mazes?
Corn mazes for sure.


{eight} are you superstitious?
Not really.


{nine} have you ever owned a black cat?
No but I would love to!

{ten} what are you plans for this coming Halloween?
We are going to Tannehill for some trick or treating, football watching, snacking and socializing. I might go to Sloss (considered to be one of the most haunted places in America) too but I can't decide.
Love and midol,
Alyssa

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday not so Funday


Link up with Lauren!


1. I am
a Christian, a wife a daughter, a sister, a friend, an American, a southern girl and an optimist.

2. I wish everything was ok.

3. I like chocolate, Disney movies, reading, board games, cats, Titanic, pajamas, blogging, Forever 21 and oreo blizzards.

4. I can listen really well and give honest advice.

5. I hope to one day have the American dream. Three kids, the dog, white picket fence and everything.

6. I think that contrary to what most people believe, some people are just bad.

7. I was a child now I'm a ...womanchild. Couldnt think of anything else to say.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Natures Child

Here's a picture of my beautiful field now:


And what's left of those beautiful golden flowers:

Trying to capture autumn:









"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."

-Emily Bronte

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover