Saturday, December 27, 2008

struggling...


Romans 12: 15
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Please pray for me. I have a heavy heart right now about a few circumstances in my life. Please pray that Aaron and I would be able to have children. Pray that I would have peace and thanksgiving during this time, while also being filled with joy for others. Thank you.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Painting!

We are finally going to paint our living room! The colors are chosen, brushes our ready, and Aaron is off tomorrow. It is going to be the official living room painting day! For Christmas, I got a GC from a family I sit for, so I was able to purchase supplies and the Mayan red paint from Home Depot. A couple weeks ago, we went to a worship night at Josh and Brooke's house. I told Josh I liked the color of their paint, asked what the color was, and he gave me a gallon! We have been very blessed. =) Thank you! Above the chair rail will be this color...

Applesauce Cake
Below the chair rail, will be this color.....

Mayan Red
I think it will go very well with these pillows I picked up at a yard sale in our neighborhood....




And this rug that Aaron bought for me recently at Rooms to Go Outlet...

I will post pics as soon as we get it painted!

Waiting for an Xbox.....

Aaron never spends a penny. ever. period. Not too long ago, we had a discussion about how I really wanted Aaron to buy something for himself, for all the hard work he does. He has wanted an Xbox 360 ever since they came out. Aaron's best friend, Angelo owns one so periodically Aaron borrows it. A couple days after this conversation, Aaron started researching prices on ebay and other stores online. He finally found a great deal on one and ordered it right away. I have never seen Aaron so excited about anything material. On the day the x-box was supposed to come, he called me almost every hour to see if it had arrived. After he got home, and it still wasn't here, he was pretty disappointed. I walked down the stairs to find him sitting like this, facing the door, waiting for his prize. It really cracked me up. Every time lights would reflect on the house at the end of the street, he would get up and see if it was the UPS truck. =) What a funny guy I'm married to...




Our Wonderful Cat ;)

Abby curled up in "her" recliner

She loves boxes of all types.
Aaron got some new shoes for work the other day and as soon as I set the box down, this is what she did.


Aaron put the lid on and she stayed there for quite a while.



I love our cat. Everyday, she is so sweet. She is friendly and curious. These are just a few pics I have taken of her recently.

Christmas is Coming!








I LOVE HAVING SPACE FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS THIS YEAR! Last year we didnt put up any christmas decorations bc we went on a cruise. (not complaining at all...;D) I didnt realize how much I missed being able to decorate and get that Christmas feeling! I ended up putting up the tree very early in November bc my sis was coming into town and I wanted to go ahead and have it up. Our tree looks a little silly though. We bought it for our duplex our first Christmas as a married couple. It looked large there, in such a small place, but when I put it up this year....the 6.5 feet of Christmas tree looks like a bit of a midgit. Also this year I actually have a dining room to put my Christmas coke stuff out. It has been so much fun, preparing for Christmas in our very own house. =)

Thanksgiving Visit with Em and Russ

Aaron and Russ

Emily and I

Em and Mom
Here are a few pics from Thanksgiving at my parent's house. I didnt take many pics bc my batteries were low, but here are a few. My sister, Emily and her fiance, Russ drove to NC all the way from Indiana. I didnt get to spend nearly enough time with my sister, but we had a wonderful time talking, cleaning out all of our old childhood stuff with mom and dad, playing Wii, and eating my mom's yummy food. Emily is one of my best friends, so 2 days out of 5 months is not anywhere near enough time to talk about everything and watch all the old movies I would like to with her.=( We hope to go to Indiana in the near future to see them again!




Friday, December 12, 2008

Tagged

So, I was tagged by Dena.  The tag instructions were to go to your 6th folder of photos, post the 6th photo in that folder, and explain it.  This pic is from a trip to DC the first year we were married.  Aaron had wrecked his motorcycle, so we went to pick up bike parts in DC that we found on Craigslist(of course).  We had some extra time, so we spent a day walking around DC, taking lots of pics and sight seeing.   Fun to remember!

I tag Audra W, Emily G, and Dana H.
 ( wish I could also tag Josh and Brooke, but they wont ever make a blog!)

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Mom

I wanted to take today and talk about my mom. She is an amazing woman. She is always helpful and caring! She ALWAYS puts others first. Thanks mom for always being so wonderful.

I am so thankful for you bc .....
you cook lots of biscuits ;)
you showed me how to clean logs
you let me play in the barn with cats all day in the summer when I was little
you always had time to play games with me
you did spelling homework with me at the kitchen table
you have always cared for others
you taught me how to shuck corn, while jumping on the trampoline to make it more fun =D
you were always supportive of my dreams in playing softball, cheerleading, flag, cosmetology school and all the other things I tried =)
you worked very hard for my wedding to be a success
you warned me not to wear crazy kimonos in high school, even though I didnt listen
you brought me to The Refuge every Friday night to see Aaron
you always answer my questions about cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, and even obesity in the 80's =D
you taught me to be a good wife by always taking good care of daddy.
you have helped so much with moving us into our house and fixing the kitchen. (and all the other broken things)

Thank you for all the things you do!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Commercial Music

video

I always fall in love with music on commercials. This song is from a Samsung commercial. It is called "Silly Boy" by The Blue Van. I love it! I love the Outback song, the song from the Chevy commercial with shoes flying from the sky and many others. Enjoy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

More Thanksgiving pics...


The Keebler House

Paddleboating


More Keebler house...

Its nice being related to a photographer...









These pics were taken by my father-in-law, outside at the Keebler house.

Thanksgiving in Lynchburg

As you can see Hawk was the main attraction ;)



Some of the Forsyth clan


playing PIT


Thanksgiving was wonderful! We left for VA on Tuesday, with Drew, Gina and Hawthorne, in a very full Prius. We got to visit with all of Aaron's aunts, uncles, and cousins. It is always so much fun to see them. I feel like a part of the family b/c I met them all back in 9th grade. We spent a lot of time playing this really fun game called PIT. The Keebler house that Aaron's parents rented was a very relaxing house on the lake. I loved it so much. A few of us canoed and went paddle boating. It was so cold out there on the lake. Aaron's cousin, Bobby was getting out of the canoe that I was in and helping to pull it ashore when it tipped over leaving me about half submerged in water, so I just jumped in. There was a running joke all week about how I went swimming. =) I didn't get any pics, bc my camera card was full and I didnt get to empty it on the laptop, but I did snatch these from my sis-in-law.
After we came home on Saturday, I got to finally see my sister, Emily and her fiance Russ! We hung out at my parents house and got to see both grandmas and eat lots of yummy food. The 2nd night Em and Russ spent the night with us and we watched lots of Office reruns. I will try to post some pics of our time with them soon. I hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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1. This weekend we went to Wingate, saw baby Hawk ( hes doing great, along with Drew and Gina), and went to Monterrey! It was an excellent weekend. While we were in Wingate, mom-in-law, Constance, taught me a crochet pattern ( I learned how to crochet 2 years ago and have never finished a darn thing). I was so excited that I have spent almost every free minute crocheting. I have almost finished 1 pink blanket. It's pretty cute and I seem to be getting better and better as the blanket progresses.


2. Fuji Apple Chicken Salads are back at Panera Bread! Yes, they are good enough to be considered a major update in my life. They stopped serving them over the summer. I have not stepped foot into a Panera ever since, waiting for them to bring back my beloved salad. I plan to have alot of these between now and next summer, so it seems blogworthy enough to me.



3. I have become a coupon freak. For a while, I have been reading this blog-http://www.moneysavingmom.com/, but always thought using coupons was a waste of time. I decided a few weeks ago couponing was worth a try to see if we could do a better job with the grocery budget. It seems to be working, now that I am learning a system for it. It is not as time consuming as I thought. It has kinda become a fun little game to see how much money I can save at each store.

4. As you may have heard, Circuit City is going out of business. They have alot of great deals right now on cds, movies, and other great Christmas gifts. Im pretty sure I have only been to Circuit City a total of about 5 times in my life, but hey with 20-30% off, its worth a trip.




5. I GET TO SEE MY SISTER IN 11 DAYS! I AM SO EXCITED. I havent seen Emily or Russ since they moved to Indiana in the spring, so I am definitely looking forward to the visit.
6. Also, for Thanksgiving we are visiting VA to see Aaron's family and we are staying in an awesome looking house out there. Im pretty excited about that too. This is the house we are staying in-----

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Thoughts Lately...

There are babies everywhere. Everyone we know seems to be pregnant or has just had a baby. Anyone that has been married through the 2 year mark, i'm sure knows all the questions that follow.......everyone asks about babies. So when will it be your turn? and What are you waiting for?......My answers have changed throughout our marriage....Once Aaron graduates....Once we buy a house.....Once we are financially stable.....Once we enjoy some time together.......Once Aaron has a good job. All these things have happened and I have officially run out of reasons. The answer is I dont know when we will have kids....I do have baby fever with this new nephew and all the little babies around....but it is obviously not the right time yet. It will happen in God's timing and in the meantime, we are rejoicing in Him for this time without kids.

Psalms 27:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aunt Ashley and Uncle Aaron =D

Our first nephew, Andrew Hawthorne Forsyth "Hawk", arrived last night at 11:33pm. He was 8lbs 4oz and 22 inches long. He is so cute!
The proud parents, Andrew and Regina
I just know he was looking through the glass at his fave aunt! =)





Baby Hawk!



Monday, November 3, 2008

Life is lovely...

Whats new?
* I officially voted Saturday after waiting in line at UNCC for 5 1/2 hours. Luckily the people in line next to Angelo, Kasey and I were pretty entertaining.
* I got new glasses. They are quite cute if I do say so myself. I will try to post a pic of them sometime. They have little pink stripes on the sides (of course).
* No nephew Hawk yet....Regina was due the 30th, but still nothing. She will be induced tomorrow so I guess there will be pics of him soon! =)
* I joined Peak Fitness....after my not so great hike up to Table Rock, I decided walking around the block and "ellipticalling" was not enough, plus Peak fitness was running a special where it averaged out to paying $12 a month. You cant beat that. So if anyone goes to Peak, I would love a workout buddy!
* My hours changed again with Great Direct, so I am working very little for them and doing more childcare.
hmmm, I think that is it. Nothing too exciting, but hey it is an update.

According to Aaron, there is nothing new going on with him...=D

Monday, October 27, 2008

Camping at Linville Falls

We left Saturday and went to Linville Falls! The leaves were beautiful, and during the day it was the perfect weather. We drove around looking for a place to camp and found a site at Linville Falls Campground. The first day we hiked up some of the trails at the falls....and then drove forever to find a grocery store to buy some hot dogs to grill. That night we made a fire, and froze! It was so cold. I'm glad we didn't wait any longer to go camping or we probably wouldn't have made it. It seems like we woke up every hour trying to adjust the blankets all around us and adding more clothing to stay warm. Sunday, we got up and went to Linville Caverns. We went on a field trip there together in middle school so it was fun to go and actually see it again. Afterwards, we went to Table Rock and hiked up. I don't think I realized how out of shape I am, bc this moderate trail really did me in. ( I'm gonna have to add some hills to my workout routine =D)I kept falling off the slippery wet rocks and having to stop and take breaks. I was pretty disappointed in myself, but finally made it to the top. The hike was well worth it for the beautiful view! Overall, we had a great getaway weekend. Thanks Audrey and Kyle for letting us borrow your packs and cool camping stuff....and thanks Mom and Dad for the tent and tarp!



Our Campsite


You can tell how cold it is by how red my face is!


hangin' by the campfire



Yes, Aaron burnt one of his identical pairs of fave shoes. I was shocked.



Linville Caverns

Aaron at Table Rock

The view from the top

Aaron was quite the daredevil.

...again

Resting after the hike up Table Rock

Beautiful Leaves!