Monday, April 26, 2010

adult drinks

oh kids they are so funny. at least they can make me laugh when i'm having a not so great few days. the other night i watched sophia. i was trying to get her to bed which wasn't working so well and then out of no where she pops up with the fact that she needs a tissue. then goes "AMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY look at this big booger!!!!!!!" and i'm like "uh no thats gross sophia" she also did something and then giggled and said "that is your boobie" hah i was like oh man. this child. she tried to distract me and threw tantrums but all in all she fell asleep pretty quick. when i finally told her no about other things.

and yesterday at church casey who is the resident um crazy child. he brings me a pitcher from the play kitchen and says " here i made you an adult drink" i started laughing and was like "uhh what?" so he told me it had coffee and juice and yucky stuff in it.

yesterday was just super frustrating well this whole weekend has been. i was trying to switch the title but it hasn't worked so well so far just problem after problem. and i'm just so rawr and fed up with it.

and yesterday my family ugh they just really drive me crazy sometimes. i don't know why they need to say things that tear me down and make me feel like crap. its so unnecessary and it frustrates me to no end. i'm the odd ball in the family so what if i don't want to go to a park i mean if i do go they will scream at me saying why did you even come. happens every time. i don't like looking at birds sue me why don't you. they were all cmon come then said i have to change my clothes because birds will attack me or something. i was like well i'm not going and they also say this like 2 seconds before they are leaving and expect me to come.w ell sorry i already had plans with the boy and you wouldn't want us there anyway. i'm just so tired of feeling like crap sometimes i don't like it. and i don't like feeling like nothing is every good enough for them. they make me feel like such a huge disappointment when they say crap like they do.

i just don't really know what to do or say with them a lot of the time. it just won't ever be the right thing for them. but i don't know what the right thing for them is. the right thing for me is a completely different thing than what they think. but i guess then again they don't really know me. they think they do but they don't. its just so incredibly frustrating and i'm tired of fearing sometimes that they won't like decisions i make about relationships and other stuff. like sometimes it just really terrifies me that i'll be yelled at about it. for instance the boy wants to put me on his phone plan and get me a new phone and pay for it all. it will be cheaper than what he pays now. and honestly i really kind of like that idea cause my money is dwindling down and Verizon is so expensive. but i kinda fear what the parents will think. i dunno. its silly i guess. i'm just trying to work on getting a nanny job i have a listing that is typed up that i need to look over a bit and then i'll post it places but i just hope i can get a nanny job sometime soon. ugh. i just want to be with the boy and be happy.

i guess the good thing is things with the boy are super amazing and i'm sometimes still so baffled about it. but more and more it is right and we both know it. yesterday we went on a walk for like 2 hours and it was so peaceful and so right. then we came back and i cooked us dinner. its so funny how fast we fell into this. but i love it for sure!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Review - Ransomed Dreams by Sally John

i had good thoughts about this book but i just really couldn't get into it. i just really couldn't even finish it i kept trying but it was so slow and it didn't really catch my interest at all. i guess for some people it would be amazing but it just didn't do it for me. i again couldn't even finish it. i didn't even get halfway into it. i felt bad about that but when i can't get into it i just have a hard time reading it period.

if you would like to check it out here is a link

this book was provided to me free of charge for review from tyndale publishers i wasn't compensated at all and these are my full opinions.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the joys of life

well here i am again writing in this dear sweet blog of mine. hoping people will read and comment on my life and craziness. haha i digress.

so the first part of last week was great then it went downhill. things with the boy weren't going so good i was scared i was full of anxiety i was tired i was allergy-ridden (still am honestly) i was just out of it and so was the boy. thankfully by sunday we were all fine and dandy again. after teh crazy anxiety attack i had on saturday night. whew. crazy crazy stuff.

well in other news i've been trying to work on losing weight. the boy says i look slimmed down which is good and i do think my stomach is smaller but i still gotta work on it. i have to find my exercise ball though which is frustrating me cause i don't remember where it is hah.

sometimes i think that the mail man is withholding my mail haha cause i've been waiting for book review books and they haven't come. i'm also still waiting for my amazon and Barnes and noble orders but no can do. hopefully things will come soon.

i've entered contests on blogs and other things today i received a book in the mail and i was kind of confused cause i didn't order it but then i remembered i had entered a contest to win it and i did. and also i was told i won a purse today i'm pretty stoked about it.

random thing of the day mom and i heard sirens and we have before gone and followed them. today that was the day haha it was exhilarating but then we found the trucks and nothing was happening. at least that we could see ah well such is life.

now for my last subject of this post. is dundundun.......... my car! yes that is right my very first car. got it on sunday it needs to be fixed but its my car. gonna go change the title tomorrow. so yeah i can't drive it but still its mine. i am trying to figure out what to name it! but there are pictures of my pretty cute car! thats all for now. later peeps!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Book Review - Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

"Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.

Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything—work grueling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially—just to see Molly smile.

When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter’s life, Lexi is skeptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi’s doorstep, demanding payment of Grant’s old debts.

But that's just the earthly perspective. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still. In a novel that defies easy categorization, this has all the early buzz of the breakthrough read of 2010."

i was really excited to get a fiction book this time. and honestly this one was amazing! i loved it so much it was such a quick read, in the first couple hours that i got it in the mail i had read 125 pages into it already. it was THAT good it just pulls you in. if i hadn't of not read it for a couple of days i'm sure i would have read it all the way through the first day i got it. but alas i had to put it down unfortunately. but yeah this book super amazing you never know whats gonna happen next and its such a good thrilling book you just have to read this one its great.

if you would like to check it out here is a link

Friday, April 16, 2010

following friday

so there are a few things i'm gonna do in this post only cause i don't want to do fifty million separate posts. but i wanted to tell you all that i'm excited cause the boy started a blog. and you should totally follow him here he is pretty amazing!

moving on..

first is

1. What words do you use on your blog/online that you don't use in real life? i talk how i would normally talk online as in real life

2. Do you still write checks? no not really

3. Who was your favorite President and why? i don't have a favorite.

4. Are you a yeller? not out of madness well sometimes i just scream out of no where haha. but who doesn't?

5. Have you ever dumpster dived? no


and finally..

1. The first thing I do in the morning is use the bathroom

2. Every night before bed I read/pray/brush teeth

3. My favorite thing to do when I'm having a bad day is cuddle

4. Something that makes me cringe is certain noises do that to me or people who yell.

5. Social situations i'm pretty socially awkward so haha sometimes its kind of hard to be social at all.

6. I like to collect books i guess. i used to love to collect key chains, i guess i collect purses and flip flops too hah.

7. Weekends are for fun with the boy, church, reading, going for walks at the park

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Five

Wanna play?

just post 5 things that have made you..







or all of the above..

after you do your post..come back here and link up..

My Five..

1. the boy and what he does for me and how much he cares about me. :)

2. for the friends i have its so easy to get wrapped up with some not so nice people but i am blessed and super grateful for the friends God has brought into my life.

3. i finally got a book i was waiting for in the mail. (now to wait for the rest of them to come. *grumble*

4. the blog party i was involved in this week so amazing.

5. all the new blogs and bloggers now following mine.

this is the first time i've ever done this..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

its been awhile since i wrote an actual post

well first off i want to say hey to all my new followers its great to have you and feel welcome to leave comments for sure! cause i do love them!

wow it has been a long long while since i wrote. well lets see driving has been good i do yell at poeple sometimes when i drive though haha but who doesn't? its pretty humorous.

things with the boy are going really good. we had a pretty amazing sunday i was happy with it.

the new Community group is going really well the boy and i like it a lot.

lets see what else well since last week was easter there wasn't childcare so i didn't get to volunteer. though i did volunteer at the good friday service which was chaotic. haha. i got back into the volunteering swing of things this past sunday and it was hilarious.

here are some my favorite kid quotes from sunday.

"do you speak a different language? "-me
"yes" -violet. (she was speaking some gibberish)

now Ian he asked if he could sit on the couch next to me so i said sure. and he scooted closer and closer to me. sooo i asked "are you making a move on me? " and he said "yep" with the cheesy boy smile. it was so cute.

then i asked eli "are you a cheeseball?" and he said "yeah" and then giggled a little bit.

sophia was throwing this stuffed cat thing at me and i asked her what she was doing and she comes up with this gem "i'm bugging you" hahha

at CG a few weeks ago raya was talking about something then she said she was a "caradactyl" instead of terradactyl. and she didn't bite but she just licked. then she licked her moms hand it was hilarious. she also came up with a dance called the cupcake it was her birthday party the night before. so she demonstrated then after all the kids had a dance party when we were done with CG. it was pretty hilarious.

i guess thats about it for now.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

the watch dog

pretty much every day this is what my neighbors dog luna does. she sits on that chair and keeps watch over the neighborhood. they have another dog that is a boston terrier named jiggy and once and awhile both of them with be on seperate chairs just looking out. it is just so funny to walk by the window and see luna there.

and this is my dog lilly she usually goes all scrunched between my desk and this chair. she was especially cute that day..

Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Review - Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He’d failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill. Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

now this is my latest book for review from waterbrook and let me tell you this one is amazing! i seriously couldn't put it down at all. its just suspenseful and you have to know what happens next so i basically read it in two sittings haha. parts were confusing but that is cause of the fact that the main character couldn't remember who she was so she had like 3 names but honestly this one is my favorite so far so great. it was totally the perfect ending for that book too. i had never read that author before but i am thinking i might want to go find some more books from vicki hinze honestly so amazing. go pick it up you won't regret it!

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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Friday, April 9, 2010


i thought this would be fun and i found this one through and in light of all my new followers here you guys and you can get to know a little bit of me!

a. area code: 206

b. bed size: queen i gotta have room to sprawl out you know?

c. chore you hate: dishes

d. dogs name: lilly

e. essential "start of the day": i always go to the bathroom when i wake up

f. favorite color: turquoise

g. gold or silver: silver for sure

h. height: 5'3

i. instruments i play: i can play a little guitar i sing, i can play a few songs on piano but thats about it.

j. job: i do not have one of those right now.

k. kids: i don't have any of my own but i love my church kids.

l. living arrangements: i live with the parents

m. moms name: linda

n. nickname: aims, aimers, amykins

o. overnight hospital stay: i have had one before.

p. pet peeve: when people honk at me or cut me off when i'm just following the rules

q. quote from a movie: "totes mcgoat"

r. righty or lefty: Righty

s. siblings: youngest of 2

t. time you wake up: it varies

u. underwear: yes i wear them

v. veggies you dislike: broccoli

w. ways or reasons you are late: usually when i'm waiting for everyone else or i hit red lights on the way.

x. x- rays: i've had them yeah.

y. yummy food you make: i make most of the dinners in the household and most of it is pretty good. i can't just pick one thing.

z. zoo animals you like: penguins!

The Ultimate Blog Party Post!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

for everyone visiting during the blog party Hey! glad to have you here. now let me introduce myself i'm amy otherwise known as aimymichelle. i live in seattle, wa, i go to mars hill church in west seattle where i get to serve in childrens ministry its so awesome. i am into a lot of things crafting (crocheting, knitting, jewlery making, sewing, i am pretty good at scrapbooking but i don't do that really), photograpy (i'll display some later down in this post), reading (i do book reviews click the book review tab if you would like to see some), i like to just hang out and listen to music also. i turned 25 back in february i am single but i love kids and working in childrens ministry is honestly the highlight of my life every sunday i wouldn't change it for the world. i find myself continually blessed by the people in my life and i love it. now since we already talked about book reviews i will share some pictures i have taken. some will be jewlery i've made or scarves i've made (all of which can be for sale!) and some just of nature. i hope you enjoy and will become a follower of my blog i'm so excited for all of this thanks :)

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

  • USC 8 – $55 E-Gift Card for Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from Provided by: Kelly’s Lucky You

  • USC 37 – One winner will receive a $50 gift card to on here but that’s not it! There will be many other giveaways listed on my party post that you’ll want to check out!!! Provided by: Shasher’s Life

  • 105 – Get Fit Pack: One “lucky” winner will get a triple threat of Jillian Michaels. Pack contains 30 Day Shred, Yoga Meltdown, The Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout. Pack also includes an aluminum water bottle to help stay on track and stay hydrated!
    Provided by: Green Mom Wannabe

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

87, 71, 54, 7, 65, USC 15, USC 39, USC 45, USC 18

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Review - Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

"Delivering a big message with strong biblical insights and heartening personal stories, author and Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh shows women the life-changing power of trusting in God.

Most Christian women live with a deep sense that they can't seem to get things right, that if only they could be a little better, life would straighten out. Through her own personal hardships, Sheila Walsh has learned that the Christian life is not about getting things right or back to "normal." She writes, "Christ comes not to get us out of our difficulties but to live in us through them." She wants to show women that God has a stunningly beautiful moment of redemption for them that leads to a lifetime of peace and joy.

In this eye-opening message for women, she presents a moving look at her own story as she dives into the lives of Bible characters, drawing out lessons from their trials that women can use immediately to establish a deep, life-altering trust in the Father."

do you have problems trusting? i know i do a lot of times especially with God but the truth is he IS trustworthy. this book beautiful things happen when a woman trusts God it goes through all of these questions and it also goes through it with people in the bible also. its not something i'd normally pick up mostly cause i don't tend to read these kind of books at all. but you aren't alone in having problems trusting everyone has struggles with that. if you are into these kind of books normally i'd say its good.

if you would like to check it out here is a link

i received this book as part of the booksneeze program with thomas nelson publishing

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

so i heard about the ultimate blog party not too long ago and i thought it'd be fun so i am going to join in are you going to do it too? its not just for moms its for everyone! so i think it will be fun! :)

Book Review - An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

"Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness?

While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning.

Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life."

well i finally finished this book it took me awhile i think. mostly because it didn't grab me like a "can't put it down" type of book. i mean it totally did in the last 3/4's of it but other than that it was slooooowww reading for me. it was a really great book but just was a slow reading kind of book but that is only for me not nessicarily for everyone else.

some parts it was hard to follow like jessie well there were two jessies in this so i was kind of having trouble keeping track thinking another character was calling one by the wrong name but i was totally wrong on that. i did like the main jessie though even though her life was somewhat confusing. i'm not sure i really totally agree with what transpired in the book but it still was a good one nonetheless.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.