Wednesday, April 27, 2011

tornado fun

first of all let me just say that one, there was no actual tornado, and two, had there been one it certainly would not have been fun.  we were, however, under a tornado warning for about an hour and a half this morning and since i am such a good scared  overcautious nanny, trevor, lotso the bear and i took cover in the bathroom.

trevor just thought it was the funniest thing in the world that we were playing in the bathroom.  he just kept asking "miss bethany, why are we playing in the bathroom?" and then giggling, which made it fun for all parties involved.     
after about half an hour the fun started to fade away, so there were no complaints when the warning turned into a watch and we finaly emerged from the bathroom. 

you can only play so many games of connect 4 and sing so many songs before boredom sets in. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

all to HIM i owe

I hear the Savior say
Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness watch and pray
Find in me thine all in all

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord now indeed I find
Thy power and thine alone
Can change the lepers spots
And melt the heart of stone

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

It's washed away! All my sin! And all my shame!

And when before the throne
I stand in him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Oh praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead 

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

 Happy Easter, friends!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


my mama sent me an email this morning with a link to this song, and it was just too good not to share.

"what if my greatest disappointment, or the aching of this life, is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy..."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

it's a GIRL!!!

no, we are not having a girl, but lauren, my high school best friend, and her husband, mark just found out that their baby #2 is a girl!!  i could not be more excited for them!  they adopted their first precious daughter last january, and thought they could not have children of their own - but, well, God is full of surprises, isn't He??  faithful, and full of surprises! so, baby girl #2 (name tbd) is due in september!  just look at how cute this family is! 

so, so, so excited for them!  love this sweet family, love my sweet friend, and i already love baby girl #2! can't wait to meet her!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

just playin' in the rain (not always such a good idea)

a really bad idea.  :(

this afternoon we had some pretty heavy rain - i'm talkin' torrential downpour. well, being the kid-at-heart that i am, i convinced my hubby to play in the rain with me, and like the wonderful, fun, fun-loving, best-friend-of-mine that he is, it didn't take too much convincing and he was right out there with me.  the thing is, it may have sounded like a good idea, and it may have been fun (and it was!) - but ten minutes after we came in and dried off and realized his wedding ring was gone we resolved that it might not have been the best idea after all.  i spent a good couple of hours scouring the ground all around our apartment building, under cars, in bushes, and in the apartment just in case it fell off after we came in.  no such luck.  we quickly came to the same gross conclusion:: it was gone. we are about 98% sure that it got swept down the sewer/drain/ravine/thingy at the end of our parking lot.

so we spent the evening browsing local jewelers trying to find his ring, or a similar ring, but to no avail. after the third jewelry store we started to realize that ordering it online was the way to go - so home we came, and ordered a new ring we did. (you can call me yoda.) so in 3-5 days he'll have his new ring.

i feel pretty sick to my stomach about the whole thing, and feel like i need to take some kind of responsibility for it since it was i that talked him into playing in the rain. yuck. today was the kind of day that i wish we had a "rewind" button for.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

$2 ikea curtains!

much to my dismay, we only made it to ikea once while in cincinnati.  BUT on that one wondrous trip i did find these amazing curtain panels for $2 each! 

don't you just love them??  i do! and i cannot wait to hang them up!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

3 of my favorite things

'nuff said

(any city, really, but i'm lovin' this one currently)

then there's this guy, who i love more than anything in this world.

...and i'm just so fortunate that i'll be spending the next 24 with all of the above. :) (well, maybe we won't be spending the entire next 24 hours in ikea - but we will be making an appearance or two.)

since it's spring break in not-so-springy-kentucky, in effort to make the most out of a little extra time together, jonathan and i decided to spend a night in cincinnati.  thanks to priceline we got an awesome last minute deal on a hotel room. (i took the pic above from our balcony just a lil bit ago.)
yay for getaways - and time with my favorite guy.  

Friday, April 1, 2011

towel rack thingy-ma-bob

i recently found this at goodwill for .75:: 

and since we already needed another over-the-door towel rack/hook/thingy-ma-bob, i thought i could bring this guy home and fancy him up a bit for the bathroom.

i already had the primer, so after i primed the hooks, i ran over to walmart, picked up a can of spray paint, a little bling, and brought 'em home and got to work.

step 1: primer

step 2: two coats of spray paint
i chose this color::

 step 3: add the bling (i used a hot glue gun)

step 4: find just the right spot and hang this bad boy up

step 5: stand back and admire

our shower curtain actually has hints of that same color blue in it, it just didn't show up in the pictures very well.

so, nothing spectacular, but i'm pretty pleased with it, and now our towels have a pretty, shiny new home!