Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today I'm Thankful For.....

Sometimes I just need to sit down and remind myself of what I'm thankful for and what the Lord has blessed me with. He has blessed me with so much, and if I'm constantly dwelling on what I don't have or what I think I want and need, I will never be happy. I'm always the happiest and most joyful when I realize how much the Lord has given Jesse and I, He has blessed us so abundantly. So as you read through my list, think of everything that you're thankful for and dwell on what the Lord has blessed YOU with.

- A wonderful vacation of sorts here in Mississippi that's pretty much completely paid for

- Time to spend with my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousin while we're down here that I haven't gotten to spend in so long

- Beautiful summer weather which has given me lots of time to spend by the hotel pool

- My husband having very good hours, and us getting to spend so much time together

- Meeting a wonderful church family and getting involved with the music ministry

- The possibility of having my makeup artist career start taking off

- Meeting new friends that are so wonderful

- Us having plenty of money to provide for our needs and even some of our wants

- Getting to plan our 4th wedding anniversary next month to New Orleans, it's going to be a blast

- Being married for almost 4 years and having learned SO much through the process

- The excitement and hopefulness of starting Clomid soon, a fertility medicine that will hopefully help us get pregnant

- Having self control and eating right and in turn, it's helping me feel better and lose weight

- Spending more time in the God's Word and growing closer to Him and my husband

I'm sure there are millions more, but those are off the top of my head right now. Just typing and reading this list and realizing how much the Lord has blessed us, makes my heart swell with happiness and joy. The Lord is awesome, He is amazing, and His timing is perfect. I thank Him so much for the gift of life and for the gift of His precious Son who died for each and every one of us, we don't deserve it but He loves us so much. I'm awestruck everytime I think of that reality, He loves me, loves me enough to prepare the way for me and allow me to go to Heaven. Thank you Jesus for all of your blessings and for letting me be your child!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


A couple updates....I have an appt with a doctor here at the end of the month, I pretty much found out this past month that I haven't been ovulating and will probably need to take Clomid. Hopefully I can start taking that and hopefully it will kick start my body into doing what it needs to be doing!

Secondly, I built my makeup artist business website - go check it out!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All about eyebrows

Got an idea from another makeup artist website, and loved it. I'm all about eyebrows, they really make a face, or if they're bad, they can really blow a face. I'm obsessed with eyebrows, lol.

So here are pictures of eyebrows I love and you can maybe get a good idea of how good eyebrows are supposed to look.

First eyebrows that just don't work, and some of these are either the wrong shape, wrong color for the hair color, too bushy or thin, things like that. And then I'm sure you can figure out the eyebrows I love.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Life here in Mississippi

We're trying to have some normalcy of a life here in Mississippi, or at least as much as we can. We found an awesome church, the First Baptist Church of Gulfport, I met with the Pastor and the Director of Family Ministries and they were so awesome and so welcoming to me. I've already joined the choir, and we're hoping to join a young couples life group Bible study on Sunday nights here soon.

We just moved from our first condo to a Residence Inn hotel suite, it's definitely smaller and cozier, but a lot more private and we really like that. We'll be here for three months, so we'd better get settled in! :)

I'm slowly but surely building my make-up portfolio, my new photographer friend is going to start taking pictures of me in different make-up that I do on myself, so I can put different looks in a book to show future clients. And I'm hoping to get a few people that I can also do make-up on for my book as well to show off different looks.

I'm still trying to lose weight by eating hardly any carbs and sugars, doesn't look like I'm ovulating, but I can't go back to my doctor until we head back to Minnesota at the end of the year, so I can't be put on Clomid until then. So for right now I'll try to focus on losing weight and getting more healthy. It's so much harder than it sounds, that's for sure.

It's so nice to be able to spend so much time with my Uncle, Aunt and cousin, and my grandparents that are down here. I'm so blessed to be able to have all this time with them, it's wonderful. I'm going to make the most of it.

Have a great day everyone! :)