Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 19... Long day.. PLUS new layout!

Today was a long day that involved our normal getting up at 630 and then being at work at 8. At somewhere around 9 I was on my way to centralia for my clients dr appointment that was at 1245. We ran to K Mart, Big 5 (where I managed to get a nice sports bra for $17!), walmart, rochester, the Christian book store at the outlet mall, taco bell and then to her appointment. At her appointment we waited for about 30 minutes and she was done 30-45 minutes after that. Then we headed home.

I got back to her house at 3 (im normally off by 1)


KUDOS to Marita for the blog layout LOVE IT (im handicapped when it comes to HTML)

Day 18 Day late :(

Again forgot to post :(

God im thankful that you are a merciful and forgiving God. Even when we mess up you understand!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

day 17....

I am thankful for our jobs. They are just what we need and were ordained for us. THANKYOU GOD!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 16... family

So I am thankful for my family... all of them. If you are related to me in anyway shape or form I consider you family. Even adopted family.

I am thankful for you all!

Day 15

Ok didnt forget to write it, forgot to post it

Thankful for my mom! She is a great woman and I am blessed to have her!~

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 14

Not going to say much.... bad day...

Thankful thought:

Thankyou God for my husband.... he is such an amazing man and I am blessed to be his wife. (im sorry if this is a repeat, but its all I can say)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 13

Lucky day 13, or actually blessed day 13 and so far it has been. I had a good day at work and came home to the dogs being out and the kids playing. You know the normal happened... two of the kids stepped in dog poop, Celina decided to eat all of her ranch and NONE of her veggies, the boys are having melt downs as we speak and of course im cramping :).

Speaking of I know a lot of women who think the pill is annoying, but honestly after having months of never knowing when it was going to show up it is SO nice to know its starts somewhere between monday night and tuesday night the fourth week of my cycle! For so long it would be two weeks after, then five weeks after that, then three.. ugh it was so irritating and so many times I thought "oh great im late" and would go out and buy a test to have my cycle start the next day (or course).

So anyways.. I went a little into left field. We are trying a new orange chicken recipe (thanks to my cousin sierra at The Tervo Times ) so I will let you know how it goes.

Thankful thought for the day..... Im thankful that God hears us. I mean seriously he's GOD he doesnt have to listen to us sinning lowly humans, but he does. He cares for us, hears our cry's and answers our prayers (even when the answers no, not right now or not the answer we want). He hears us. Even when we feel like our prayers are hitting the ceiling he hears us. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 12 and YAY blogger decided to like me

So yeah yesterday I couldnt get the area where I type to work... so the blog was all in the title hehehe..

Todays word of thanks.... Thankyou God for our jobs. They fit us so well and we dont mind going to work in the morning (ok some mornings we do hehe) You have provided for us in more ways then we can count... our jobs is just one!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 10

Today was draining. I got a call at 6:40 this morning that my mom was in the ER and they were going to admit her. (that didnt end up happening but I spent all day worrying about it). I drove Leta to her Dr appt in Olympia.
Now Jake is in bed with a migraine and im on the couch (my choice not his)

But yeah.

Words of thanks: Thankyou God for my Mom. I dont know what I would do without her! She is my friend, my confidant and she has always been there for me even when Ive been stupid. LOVE YOU MOM!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day Nine The story of the bull frog that fixed our car!

So our car has been ticking REALLY bad and then started doing this weird "im not in the right gear" jerk.
Well last night on our way home from my parents house we hit a bullfrog or a toad (BIG) and I felt it hit the underside of the car. We laughed about it and went on

I kind of noticed when we turned onto Kindle road that the car wasnt doing its weird jerking thing. But didnt think anything of it. When we got into the garage I got out. And there was NO ticking. The car was purring.

So this morning we turn it on and again no ticking. On the way to work none of the jerking. On our way home we got stopped for a school bus and the car was idling smooth and when we got to Maritas I really listened. No ticking, and the putting sound that was coming from the exhause... GONE

I have no doubt that God works in mysterious ways and honestly I have no idea if the frog had anything to do with it, but my praise for the day?

However you did it THANKYOU for fixing our car!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day Eight... Thankful for...


Ok, seriously I am joking. I just had my first 20 oz soda in like 2 months. I am jittery like no tomorrow! I swear I talked Jakes ear off on our way home lol... hehehehe... Ok ive lost it!

But seriously

I am thankful for my home. A home that came at the right time, in the right place, with the right amount of bedrooms, great landlords, and room for the dogs! This place was a blessing from God... so THANKYOU!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day seven! Thinking of the past week and ahead to the rest of the month!

So this is the end of week one. It has been interesting for me and has made me think a lot. Which is my entire point. I want to get more in the habit of thinking and being grateful for what God has provided. Even though so far I have still had my bad days, but I have noticed more of a peace. At the end of the day thinking back I realize how much God has given me that I really don't deserve. How much God has been there for me when things have gotten difficult or when I think that there is no way to get through.

Right now it has been hard not to stress as our little car (the Ford Escort) is continuing to have more and more problems. It started ticking pretty badly awhile back, we talk to a friend of ours who realized it is related to the exhaust system (the exhaust putters in time with the ticks), but now it has started acting up while driving. It is acting like when you are about to run out of gas, or (with a clutch) like you are driving in too high of a gear for the speed you are going. We have the opportunity to buy a car, but that is going to have to wait until tax return. I just have to keep praying that God will either 1. Keep his hand over our car or 2. Provide something if the car breaks down beyond repair before February.

So keep us in your prayers on that

So thankful thought?: I am thankful for the friends God has placed in our lives! Even though they probably aren't what most people consider normal friends, they are always there when we need them!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day six!

So I got back from our walk in our lovely Northwest Rain and realized I forgot to do my blog!

Anywho. Today was my long day working with a sweet if not cantankerous old man who is a quadriplegic. He was a horseman (and has some GORGEOUS old saddles in his basement by the way). It just makes me be thankful everyday for my body. That everything still works in a relatively normal matter and that im healthy. Doing my job makes you be thankful for waking up every morning and being able to do things like the dishes, the laundry, make my bed, and pick up my kids! 

So yeah thats my thankful thought of the day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day Five

This is going to be short... really short but I have made a commitment and I am going to stick to it!

Todays thankful thought: I'm thankful that God provided a job for me that I enjoy and that works with my schedule! I am so blessed in that fact!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day Four

Wow it didnt take long for a day to come along where I would struggle to be thankful.

Lets start with the thankful...I am thankful for the opportunities that have been given to me.

What happened is the lady that I work for had a horse that I did all the ground work on. I spent 3 months on him as he was distrusting and spooky. I got him to the point I could throw anything at him and he was ready to ride. Then Cook broke her arm and the training was put on hold.

She has a buyer coming to get him tonight and so started riding him a week ago. She has about 4 rides on him and I was listening to her talk and she was telling the other boarder about how much ground work SHE did on him. Besides the fact that the ONLY reason he is selling is because of the ads I have placed online and maintained.

I guess I dont like someone else claiming my work as their own.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day Three

Woo Hoo Im getting this one done early today!

Yesterday I got to spend a few hours of with my sister. She got to come to Celinas new preschool and play with her while dad and I got paperwork done. Then I took her to cooks and went riding. I think she enjoyed it. We have both been so busy lately we havent had much time to spend together.

We took some pictures

My thankful thought for the day:

I thank God for my sister. Even though at times we drive each other nuts :) We are learning to accept each others differences and see each other more as friends then as siblings.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hmm almost forgot to blog lol Day Two

My thankful thought for today

I thank God for my husband. He is such an amazing man of God. He is there for me at every turn... daily I am reminded that God blessed me with my perfect match, even though I don't deserve him!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

One month challenge for myself

Ok here is my one month challenge (that may turn into more) for myself. I going to do the following:

Blog EVERY day (we all know how hard that is for me lol)
And on that Blog I going to post a minimum of ONE thing that God has done for me or one thing I thank God for.

I am hoping that maybe it will get me into the thought of even on bad days of remembering to thank God for even the little things in life.

So heres day one:
I thank God for his Provisions. Even when it seems like nothing will work out God always provides!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Preschool! and other opportunities

So we found out last week that Celina did get into preschool. Monday we go to the orientation and then she starts on Wednesday. The good news is Celina's bus driver is a sweet lady that attends our church. I think it will be good for her and an excited that she will be able to have time with kids her own age (and a break from her brothers hehehe)

And today after Jake for off work we went to the Plaza Jalisco for a going away dinner for one of Jakes co-workers and Jakes "boss " brought up the idea of me volunteering on Mon-Thurs inbetween when I get off and when Jake gets off. It may only be an hour or two, but maybe I can start to get to know more people in the area :)

ON TOP of that because Jakes co-worker that is leaving is a fellow para-educator, that means they need to hire a new one... which means.... Jake is no longer the bottom of the totem pole!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I have been TAGGED

My cousin Sierra at The Tervo Times tagged me! Heres what you do.. answer 8 questions and then Tag 8 people so they can answer the questions

1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
hmm...there are so many. Super Speed. Do you know how many times I would LOVE to be able to clean the house in .5 seconds?

2. Who is your style icon?
Style Icon? I dont think I have EVER had one of those. I tend to go western riding style as my favorite outfit is Jeans, my riding boots, a sweatshirt, and a hat. I still need to get a belt lol.

3. What is your favorite quote?
I have quite a few of them. But heres a couple
"My biggest fear is that there is no PMS and this is my real personality"
"If wishes were horses little girls would ride"
"Being a mom is the largest UNDERPAID job in the world" (I love my kids and think I get paid enough, but you know what I mean)
" A bad horse can be a good color, but a good horse can be a bad color"

4. What is the best compliment you've ever received?
I love it when people tell me that my kids are well behaved and polite. But I think lately its been people commenting on my weight loss. It feels good to have someone else Affirm that you ARE looking better.

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?
I normally listen to the radio but I have a mix of christian and country (with a dash of Veggie Tales hehe) on my MP4 player

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
night owl... even though Im being forced to be a morning person (ugh 630 am is STILL not my friend). I used to stay up to 1130, midnight every night.... but not anymore. Im usually in bed by 9 now. But Im still a night owl

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

lol... no seriously dogs. Auzie and Dixie are amazing. I can stand cats as barn cats, but not indoors.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Um my last name is thelander... and Thelandology just seemed to fit.

Now I have to tag some people:

1. Sarah at Mymommyology
2. Marita at MariLaVell
 (ok i only have three that I follow and know... im lame lol