Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black Friday 2010

Steven and I have been Black Friday shoppers since we've been married. We have been every year since we got married. Steven absolutely despises shopping but on Black Friday, he is a pro! He loves it!

I was a little worried this year because Walmart's sale started at midnight instead of 5 am like it normally does. Which meant... I was going to have to leave Trinity over night. I didn't want to do that. But I did. And I cried a little. Okay, I cried a lot. I have never left her to spend the night before.

I quickly got over it when we got to Walmart and there was already 1 hundred million people there. Well, you know what I mean :) There were a lot of things I wanted to get. Most of which were for Trinity, of course!

I stood in line for the Furreal pets walking kitten, and Steven stood in line for the Little Mommy doll. (Can y'all see Steven standing in line for a doll? Ha! He is such a good daddy!) I needed 6 of the walking kittens (for my Sunday School class) so that was going to be a challenge. At first there wasn't many people in line for the kittens but at the end, there were a lot of people wanting them. Everyone was nice and I got all the kittens that I needed. Thank you, Jesus that I didn't get trampled!

We was out of Walmart by about 12:15 am and then at Kmart standing in line in the sleet and rain by 4:30am because they opened at 5 am. We were out of Kmart by 5:10am and headed to Big Lots to stand in line because they opened at 6 am. Then off to the Somerset Mall which was about 15 minutes from Big Lots. We got what we wanted and then got some food and headed home. We were home by 10:00am.

We were both completely wore out! I was in line at Bath and Body works and seriously was falling asleep. I thought I would just fall over and knock down all the pretty candles and lotions. That would have been too bad :)

But, good for me, Trinity hadn't slept the entire night so when we got home, Trinity took a good long nap! And so did Mama! (My mom probably did too cause she didn't get any sleep because Trinity was up all night.)

Wow! This post was really all over the place! Just like my Black Friday!!!

One thing I want to think God for... There is a stomach virus going around where we live. My house has been spared. When we got out of Walmart on Black Friday, I got so sick to my stomach and truly thought I would throw up. I had Steven lay hands on me and pray for me and immediately the sickness left! Praise God! Lord, please spare my house from this virus and any other kind of sickness this winter.

Did any of you go Black Friday shopping?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I don't know about y'all but we had a great Thanksgiving! Food, food, food, and more food! I loved it! We went to my mom and dad's house. It was very different this year because there wasn't as many people. Usually we have so many people at my parent's house that you can't hear yourself think but this year was different. I hope we have a lot of people there for Christmas because it just ain't the same.
I just love this picture because it shows just how Trinity is all the time! Non stop!!!

Trinity was so sleepy that she didn't eat at all. No even one bite. Things like this wear her out.

I actually remembered to get a family picture! I love it!
I am so thankful this year. Thankful for Jesus. Thankful for my husband. Thankful for my baby girl. I'm just thankful for everything!

Lyndsey H. Sneak Peek

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving At The Jones'.

Yesterday, my in-law's had their Thanksgiving dinner. It was so yummy! There were a lot of people there!

This is Trinity playing with her cousins. They loved looking out the door at all the cats.

I could not get a good picture of Trinity. She wouldn't look at the camera for nothing! Notice the little girl behind Trinity, how that she is looking at the camera and smiling! Yet, Trinity would not! Oh, and to beat it all, I was telling everyone how that I couldn't get any good pictures of Trinity and this guy comes up with his iPhone 4 and says, "Hey Trinity, smile!" Guess what Trinity does? She looks directly at the iPhone and smiles the biggest smile! Guess I need an iPhone 4. (Hint, hint Steven!)

This is my father-in-law with the turkey.

Aren't we the sweetest couple? I didn't get a family picture! I cannot believe that I forgot to take a picture of Steven, me, and Trinity together!
We had a lot of fun and a lot of food!
Bye, bye diet. It's been fun! (Not!)

Our 13 Month Old Little Girl

I know, I know. This post is way late! But... 2 weeks ago,

Trinity turned 13 months! She is getting so big! She is so lively and silly. She has the best personality! I love my baby girl!

She weighs 20.5 lbs.

She is in size 12- 18 month clothing.

She wears size 4 shoes.

She wears size 3 diapers.

She has 8 teeth.

She says all kinds of words. She is getting really good at repeating things. Now were going to really have to watch what we say! She has recently said Jesus.

She is into absolutely everything!

She knows how to kiss and hug now. Too sweet!

This is Trinity at 1 month old.

This is Trinity at 13 months old!

Wow. She has changed a lot!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday - Week 3

I have done awful on my diet this past week. That has been the case since I start this diet! I really wish I could get on here and say that I only ate salads all week, but I can't.

Actually, I take that back. I don't wish that I only ate salads all week because salads can be pretty boring!

I don't have a lot to say this week so I'll just get straight to the point!

Weight Loss This Week: 0.8 lbs.

Total Weight Loss: 1.8 lbs.

Wow! 1.8 lbs in 3 weeks? I'm going to be nothing but skin and bones before you know it! Ha!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trinity's Christmas Dress

Thursday we went Christmas dress shopping for Trinity. I wanted to go to Burlington Coat Factory because they have all kinds of beautiful dress and they are pretty reasonably priced. I was not disappointed! I love, love, love this dress. I think it is so beautiful!

And it even came with a matching doll dress!

This was last year's Christmas dress. I liked it but it wasn't very "Christmasy". I think this year's dress looks beautiful and it looks like Christmas!

And here are her Christmas shoes!
I was going to try and get or make me a Christmas outfit to match hers but I think I would be a little too flashy in sequins! Ha!

Joy Is Coming In The Morning

I have been thinking a lot lately about how blessed I am to be a mother. There is no other joy in the world that is like the joy of motherhood. I know that sounds so cheesy but it's true. I love being a mother.

Steven and I tried for a year to have a baby. I know that's not a long time but it was long enough for me! I wanted a baby so badly. If it would have been up to me, we would have had a baby 9 months after we got married! But I am so very glad it worked out the way it did. I love the time that Steven and I were able to spend together before we had a family. God's timing is always perfect. I have no doubt about that!

I guess in my mind, I thought that we would get pregnant soon. That was not the case.

I am a firm believer that God speaks to His people through other people. So, every time I heard someone preach about hanging on because your blessing is coming and things of that sort, I just knew it was for me and that I would find out that I am expecting like a week later.

I know that that is really silly. But it was how I felt.

Then one night in December 2008, I remember it like it was yesterday, our church had a revival. On the last night, Bro. Bennie Sutherland was supposed to be preaching. He is a great preacher and we were looking forward it hearing him. Something came up at the last minute and he couldn't make it. Our pastor got another preacher to preach. That night, Bro. Jimmy Deckard preached right to me. This time it was different, I knew this preaching was for me. The title of his message was, "Joy is coming in the morning."

I remember that at the alter call, I was able to have a great time of prayer with the Lord. It was joy unspeakable!

The rest of the whole month, the devil fought me like I had never been fought before. I felt such a depression in my life. I was scared and could not shake it. It was the most awful feeling I had ever had in my life.

The devil hates it when he knows that God is up to something good!

I got victory over that feeling about a week before Christmas. Praise Jesus!

Then......On January 26, 2009 we found out we were expecting our first baby! How exciting. I could not get away from that message. JOY IS COMING IN THE MORNING!

I had a wonderful, healthy pregnancy, which I am so grateful for. Steven prayed for me and the baby every single night throughout my pregnancy which I really feel like helped out a lot.

Whew! I don't know where all that came from! I am just so overwhelmingly thankful for Trinity. She is my little silly baby girl! She is so full of life and I love every moment I spend with her. There are times when I just want to shut her up in her room and go hide in a corner and just cry because it seems like I cannot be a good mother and it is just impossible. But... there are those times, which I absolutely love so much, where everything just falls into place and I feel like the greatest mother on earth!

There are times when it is so hard to be a mommy and know what to do. It is overwhelming. But I can do this. This is what God designed me to be and I know He has given me the strength to do it.

Trinity is at an age right now where she is into everything! But she is also learning how to love. She will look at me and make a clicking noise with her mouth and then give me the biggest, sweetest kiss on the nose! And then it is always followed by a big hug around my neck. It makes my heart melt!

I just wanted to share this with you along with a bunch of pictures of my baby girl.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Things To Do When You Are Bored At Work!


Things to do when you are bored at work...

Decorate a deformed peach.

Save the little piggys.


Get a new hair style.

Go on a wild ride.

These picture were all taken on my cell phone when I used to work at a factory. There were time when we had a lot of time on our hands. Can you tell? I guess I was the "class" clown. I worked in the warehouse and drove the fork lift. They started making us wear hard hats and we HATED them! We made fun of them a lot. It was quite funny.
Sometimes I miss the social aspect of having a "job" but I love, love, love being able to stay at home with my baby girl! I wouldn't trade being a stay-at-home mom for anything.
Please feel free to make fun of me! I can't believe I actually put these pictures online! Ha! I love to make fun of myself...seriously... I love a good laugh! (Believe me, this made me laugh!)
*Hope my old boss never sees this post!*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday - Week 2

Again I will say it, I. Hate. Diets.

I have been eating out a lot lately and I think I do better when I eat out because I know how many points the food has in it. When I go to my mom's house and she has fried pork chops and mashed potatoes, I have no clue what the points value is for that stuff. I know its completely out of my range!

I don't really have a lot to say this week. I haven't exercised, not even once! I have got to start if I really want to lose weight. Anyways....

Weight loss this week: 1 lbs.

Total weight loss: 1 lbs.

Better than nothing!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Parental Fail - Showing Trinity Where Her Nose Is

After much work on my part, Trinity finally knows where her nose is! She can point to her nose and say, "Nose!" She was getting pretty good at it! Until...

...she discovered that it has holes!

I can't get her to stop. When I say no, she just laughs and says nose. It is the funniest thing I have ever seen! So she thinks it's funny when she does it.

We were in wal-mart the other day and this man walked by and was laughing at us. I looked down at Trinity and there she was, picking away!

She will will be mad at me when she gets older for putting this last picture on the Internet! I think I am going to get it in poster size and hang it in the hall!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday - Week 1

I write with post with a heavy heart. I. Hate. Diets. It was NOT my week to diet. Nothing worked out in my favor! I decided to do Weight Watchers again since I know around how many points are in things and I know how it works.

I done really good last Wednesday. When Steven got home from work, he wanted to go walking. So we ended up walking around 2 miles.

Thursday, not so good. My father-in-law and I went to Cracker Barrel. I was supposed to get the grilled chicken tenders... but...we got there too early and they wasn't serving lunch yet. I have found out that there is nothing you can eat for breakfast that is low fat. Nothing. So I got my usual Sunrise Sampler.

Friday, I done good all day until about 10:30 that night when I had a McRib and medium fries at McDonald's.

Saturday, we went to Devine's pumpkin patch. We had never ate at Giovanni's Pizza before (in Danville) so we thought we would give it a try. All you can eat pizza buffet does not equal diet.

Monday, we ate at Penn Station subs. Since I had no idea how many points or calories the food was, I just got a 6inch Italian sub. I'm sure that was probably too many points!

So...to make a long story short... here are my stats.

Weight loss this week: 0 lbs.

Total weight loss: 0 lbs.

I know what I need to do. Exercise. I have GOT to start an exercise routine. I hope that next week's post will be better. It's so discouraging to not lose any weight. I think I'm going to have to stick with salads only :(

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our First Date Post Baby

My husband was asked to take care of the church service at a jail about an hour from our house Friday night. He usually goes anyway but recently they made a rule that only 2 people could go. Our friends Chris and his wife Lacey are the ones who take care of the services. Steven and I started going with them almost 3 years ago. I had to stop going when I had Trinity but Steven has went ever since.

Chris couldn't make it so he asked Steven if he could go. Since they minister to the women inmates of this jail, Steven couldn't go by himself. We hate to leave Trinity with someone else. It's not that we don't think she will be taken care of, but we just think that she is our baby and we should be the ones to take care of her. Steven and I have always said that we wouldn't leave our children unless we had to. We have only left Trinity twice. Once for black Friday last year (I am not taking my child into that mess) and once for the day after Christmas shopping.

Since we have never left Trinity, that means we haven't been on a date since she has been born! That's too long for me!

So, we went to the jail church service and we had an awesome service! Actually we had 2 services because there were too many women to fit in the room. I didn't realize how much I missed going! I am so glad that I was able to go and witness these women crying and praying that God would help them. It's nothing that me or my husband said or done. It defiantly wasn't because of my singing! It was because God really wanted to help these women.

Steven goes to another jail every second and fourth Saturday of every month. He has to go by himself because he doesn't want me to leave Trinity. I know he would love for me to be there with him but he also knows that I need to stay home and take care of our baby girl. I would love to be able to go with him. I don't think that I am much of a help to him but I know he does. I sure can't sing or play the piano very well!

Anyways, after the service Steven decided that we would go to McDonald's! I love, love, love McDonald's! I know what you are thinking. What about your diet? Well, I didn't do too well but I had free coupons for a smoothie and medium fries. Also they had a deal that if you bought a value meal, you could get a McRib for 1.00! So my meal cost $1.06!

I know that you probably wouldn't consider this a date but I did! It was so nice to be able to spend some time with my husband. I did feel really guilty because I didn't miss Trinity. I know, I am an awful mother to not miss my baby. But, to be completely honest, I didn't miss her. Now don't get me wrong, if I was away from her for much longer, I would have started to miss her, but I really enjoyed this time with Steven.

Trinity done fine at my parents house and when we got there, she was asleep. She didn't miss me at all!