Wednesday, November 28, 2012

PowerBall Dreams

In case you haven't heard tonight will be the drawing for one of the largest U.S. lottery's ever at $500 Million!

Jon and I haven't bought a ticket yet but we always talk about what we would do if we ever won the lottery (of any size). And here is what I would do:

1. Pay off all our debts.
2. Pay off family members debts.
3. Invest in our future (retirement, family planning).
4. Invest in our families futures.
5. Donate to charities (we would need to decide which ones).
6. Remodel our house (or move).
7. Take a trip (we have never had a real vacation together beyond 3 weekend getaways in 5 years of being a couple).
8. Maybe open a store/ fund a fun career path!
9. Seriously start thinking about a family.

That seems like a lot but its really not. I really wouldn't change our life that much but the stress and worry about the bank account and where it stands would lessen so much. (It's also 1 of the 3 reasons why we are on the anti-children bandwagon at the moment).

What are your lotto dreams?

Holiday Frustrations

I love the Holiday Season! I love the spirit and twinkle lights everywhere!

But with that comes the frustrations of the season too!

Gift Giving
Affording Gifts
Having to deal with family (can be frustrating)

Etc. Etc. Etc.

For me, I love spending time with my family but I hate how they make me feel about not having yet got a full time job. I have been actively applying and interviewing for the past 12 months now.

And. Nothing. Is. Happening!

And everyone thinks they know what I need to do, or wants to help, or has an opinion. JUST STOP!

I know I am a disappointment at the moment but seriously I don't need others reminding me at every family gathering.

And I would like to do this on my own for once in my life.

Hopefully, I will be back with a cheery, Christmas-spirit filled post soon.

Just had to let this out.

I have been praying that God will light the next step for me and working on giving all my anxieties on Him in full faith and trust. He is Great and He is in control.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Whoa! Bad Blogger Alert

Sorry for being a bad blogger the last few weeks!

Been busy with life! Celebrating my 2 year wedding anniversary and spending some time with Jon. We took vacation time and just chilled!

It has been a much needed break for us individually and as a couple!

Neither of us are looking forward to going back to work this week and are in need of some prayers!

Hopefully, I will be better able to keep ya updated in the coming holiday season!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

One and Done

Note: I am not a huge fan of politics nor do I claim to understand how our government works or all the issues. However, I have my beliefs and needed to get them out! This will be my only political post. And remember this is America and I am entitled to my opinion, just like you. This is not an attack on any one's personal views or beliefs.

We are in the middle of the storm and the end is coming!  Election day is November 6 (my 2 year wedding anniversary!)! Get out and vote! I'm also so excited for all the campaign ads to be over! The backstabbing reminds me of high school and grade school!

This is my one politically motivating post, so don't fear that they all will be but I just I needed to have an outlet for myself right now! I am not a political person and don't really follow politics, so I know I may not have all the facts right so just deal!

I work in a nondenominational Bible-teaching & believing Christian church office. However, when you normally think of Christians, one usually assumes they are Conservative, Republicans. Guess again!

I am a Liberal, Democrat Christian.They are hard to find within the Christian community and if they are out there they are out numbered and keep mum on their political alliances.

I am tired of people assuming they know my beliefs and views when I say I am a Christian because they do not. Now, for me the big topics that get brought up is gay marriage and abortion.

I am Pro-choice however that does not mean I am pro-abortion. Pro-choice simply is a woman's right to choice to keep an unwanted pregnancy or not. It should not be used as a form of birth control, ladies, always have protection or control yourself!  I can say for a fact that pregnancy before marriage for me would only have been possible through an attack and I am 100% certain if that had happened and resulted in a pregnancy I would have had an abortion. If someday I am blessed to become pregnant with my husband and there are complications and it comes down to me or the baby, I chose me! Sorry, I'm not sorry, that is what Pro-choice means! That is my choice and for the record, my husband and I have discussed this and agree.

I am also not anti-gay. Do I agree with it? No. However, that is that persons choice, and we live in America where that choice can be made. I hate the sin, not the sinner! They should be happy regardless just like everyone else because I love them. I am still looking for my gay best friend and hopefully I will have one someday! :) Let me know if you are looking for a friend!

I believe in the separation of church and state just like our founding father's! America is where we can choose what to believe, how to live and how to practice what we believe. However, my faith does effect my vote, I'm not saying it doesn't because it does. It is a part of who I am and what I believe. I believe God is the one in ultimate control over everything...

But for all my Conservative, Christian, Republican friends, who don't want a separation between church and state, I ask you, how can you possible vote for a Mormon?

That is my stance based on my political and religious views. I don't have a problem with people who believe differently than me, again that is their choice and their right here in America. However, do not be angry with me or miss judge for my beliefs that are different from yours and I will give you the same love and respect.

One more note, what you do have to say about government assistance now Gov. Romney, post-Sandy?