4/16/2014

Worldess Wednesday || My World!


I am better because of them! My world! My loves!




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4/14/2014

I'll be back!

He isn't very sporty. That is quite alright. He had a BLAST!

So, you might have noticed (or not), that I was a bit MIA last week. I got knocked in the noggin a week ago Sunday. We didn't go to the hospital or doctor. I do believe that I got a slight concussion though. I was a bit out of it for two days. Monday we horrible! All I could do was work and sleep. 

So, I took it easy all week. 
Friday (this photo) we had a bit of fun with our family and church family. 
Saturday my sister in-law came in from California and I went on a date with my man. 

Why did my sis in-law come back in town? Well, that brings me to this week. She is getting married this Saturday. Yep. The day before Easter. She has also been in Cali up to Saturday. Her momma has been running around like crazy to put on the best wedding her little girl could ask for. This week, we are going to be B.U.S.Y!!

So, I am going to be a bit MIA this week as well. I will be back next week with the P52 link up and lots and lots of pictures. Of course some really fun posts! 

Have a great week peeps!

xoxoxo
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4/04/2014

I grew up with my best friend!


The first time we "played" in the snow since we were kids!
I am one blessed woman. I grew up with my best friend. A bit before I was 2 years old, my sister was born. There are probably no two people more different than my sister and I. However, she was my "better half", for most my life. All those years before we became married.

Why is she my better half? She is the person I have always looked up to. Well, for as long as I can remember. I am sure I didn't look up to her when I was a toddler. I was too busy bossing her around, sneakily trying to get her in trouble, and teaching her to talk. When we got older though, I realized (even though sometimes it was begrudgingly) she was that person in my life that I looked up to.

She is a go-getter type of person. I am a "Eh, I'll get to it tomorrow" kinda gal. She is a goal setter and accomplishes. I am more of a lets just see what this life throws my way. She is quite and laid back. Ha ha ha. You've met me right? I am just not that...at all. She graduated salutatorian of her class. It wasnt even a full point between her and the valedictorian. I am sure my family was just happy that I graduated! She got married and still managed to finish college. Went back and got numerous additions to her degree while having 3 kids! I didn't get married before or during college and still couldn't manage to get my lazy bum up to complete college.

I am not saying any of these things to say she is better than I am. I know that if I was saying this to my parents or my husband, they would say no one person is better than the other. We are just different. My strengths lie elsewhere. I am just not listing them right now. I am listing these things that I admire about my sister.

I do look up to her. I admire her. Even in all that. She is the one person in this world that has lived the (near exact) life that I have. We grew up together. We experienced the same things. The good. The bad. We can be having a conversation about things and just end with, "Ugh! You know what I mean, right?" and she does. No one else does. They sympathize. They don't know, though.

I am beyond blessed to have grown up with my best friend. To have had that best friend be the person I look up to. To have that person, now, live just down the street from me. To go to church every Sunday with her and her guys. For her boys and my son to be best friends. They are the closest things Z has to brothers. For her to be a text or a phone call away. For our lunches. For our giggles when no one else gets what we are giggling about. For those moments when people look at us and say, "This has to be your sister!".

I love my sister and I wouldn't trade her for the world.
I probably would have when I was younger. I remember trying to convince that platinum blonde headed girl she was adopted. lol. I remember one ride home from school me screaming at the top of my lungs at her. Now, I wouldn't. Not for the world!

I love you sissy!
Terrible quality, I know.
It is a scan-in of a tiny photo.


Who is your better half? Now or before you became a Mrs./Mr.? 

Have a great weekend!!

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4/03/2014

6 Months



So, that's it. 6 months. I really cannot wrap my mind around it to be true. 6 months ago Tuesday, I woke up at 16:00 and just couldn't do it anymore. What couldn't I do?!

- Get up to an empty house anymore. 
- Close that door & leave for work again, knowing my family would be there shortly. 
- Function that sick one more night. 
- Put up with that person one more moment. 
- Spend the night at work when I should be tucked in with my hubby after tucking my kid in.
- Rush home to make sure I made it just in time to see my guys walk out the door. 
- Watch the sun rise as I went to sleep. 
- Be soooo tired and depressed on the weekend that I couldn't even enjoy my weekend. 

I am not going to talk about the job itself. Truly, the job didn't bother me. It was a job. Everyone, even the best ones, have their good days, and their bad days. This was just a toxic environment that I could no longer be in.  I woke up, got sick, said enough-is-enough, and called it quits. 

Yes, maybe it wasn't the most thought out decision. It was, clearly, a fly by the seat of my pants decision! My husband stood by me though. Not only that, he took care of me. Took care of me when I had immediate and deep regret. That "Oh no! What have I done?!" moment. By moment, I mean two weeks. Two solid weeks of no sleeping or eating. He worked 7 days a week making sure we kept the house. Amazing man. 

So, where am I 6 months after walking away from that part of my life?! 
I am a LOT better! I am a better La'Shawn. I am happier. I sleep better. I laugh more. I have gotten 2 migraines. TWO MIGRAINES IN SIX MONTHS PEOPLE!! When I was having them every other week. At least. I get to eat dinner with my family. Go on family walks. Share a bed with my husband. Tuck my child in. I am working a job I don't mind going to. I actually like it! 

I am happy! 
 Just happy!

I wonder what the next 6 months will be like?

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4/01/2014

P52: Week 13 | Bright


Hi! 

So, how are you?! I hope you are doing well! Truly! 

I am going to jump right into tonight's post. It is this week's (last week's prompt) project 52. The past few have been a challenge for me. This one, not so much. I love all things bright! I love taking photos of bright things. Especially light. The sun! 

My newest obsession is taking photos of the beautiful sunrises every morning. Even if I wake up super grumpy in the mornings, these beautiful sunrises God blesses me with, just lifts my spirits. So, it is kinda my newest thing. That is what I went with this week. 

It is a phone pic. My camera is still on the fritz. sigh. 
I cannot forget my little guy (who is sick right now btw. again! On his spring break no less.) 
I love this face! He was picking his sick momma flowers. 
So, notice that my child is wearing his winter coat? Yeah, it snowed last week. Didn't stick. But it snowed!! In Georgia...in March. Nearly April!! It was crazy. That being said...
It got to nearly 90 degrees today!! 
Snow last week...nearly 90 today. 
Welcome to the south! 

You know the drill. 
Leave me your link. 
Leave love for anyone else who might partake in the fun!
It is never too late to join!!

Next week is 

GROWTH

Have a good night!

3/31/2014

Insta-Lately 003

Good morning!! Good Monday morning!! How is this finding everyone? 
I woke up a bit grumpy and just really not wanting to get up. Today starts Z's spring break. Jeremy also has the week off. I hate leaving them at home and going to work. It reminds me of when I worked 3rd shift and they were at home and I was at work. 

However, this morning I put my positive pants on and I am making the best out of my day! I am super thankful that I have the job I have. Guys!!! Tomorrow will be 6 months from when I walked away from my last job. I just cannot tell you how much that means to me. How much better my life is being away from that toxic environment.

Anyway, here is what my past week looked like...via Instagram of course.


1. I am no artist, but I like to doodle on Bug's lunch baggies. He thought I was the best mommy ever in doing so. Mommy score! The kid also LOVES strawberries.

2. I painted my nails a LOT this week. I am on color scheme #3 at the moment.  

3. I love taking photos of the sky. I am not sure why, I just do. Cloudy, sunny, or overcast. Doesn't matter. However, a beautiful sunrise can make my morning better!!


4.  Then I got sick. Sigh. Nearly everyone in the office got something this week. It sucked!!

5. We started something new this week. Fridays we usually go out to eat as a family. Now... "Friday Family Movie Night!" It was so much fun. I got to pick the movie. I picked Frozen. :-) Jeremy has a popcorn maker. So, we had near movie popcorn and candy. We sat in the bed, had snacks, and watched the movie. Sooooo much fun!! 

6. Bug put on a button up shirt Saturday night and snuck in our bed. I don't understand him sometimes. Love him, but don't understand him. :-) 

So...let's get this week started!!!