Saturday, February 28, 2009

A song for Saturday.

This week's is a new song by Matthew West. He wrote it in response to the K-LOVE Valentine's Day Special Song Contest (I don't know the real name of the contest, but its the one they have been holding the last few years and an artist writes a special song for the winners of the contest, tailored to the love story they submit to the radio station.) 

Anyway, I think this one is very sweet and wanted to share in case you haven't heard it. K-LOVE may still have the winner's story posted on their website. So... without further ado: Matthew West's: When I say I do

There must be a God, I believe its true. 
Cause I can see His love, when I look at you. 
And he must have a plan for this crazy life. 
Becuase He brought you here and placed you by my side.

chorus:
And I have never been so sure of anything before, 
Like I am in this momment here with you 
Now for better or for worse are so much more than only words
And I pray everyday will be the proof 
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do'
Yeah I mean what I Say when I say 'I do'

You see these hands you hold, will always hold you up
When the strength you have just aint strong enough 
And what tomorrow brings, only time will tell
But I will stand by you in sickness and in health 

Cause I have never been so sure of anything before 
Like I am in this momment here with you
And now 'for better or for worse' 
Are so much more than only words
And I pray every day will be the proof 
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do' 
Ya I mean what I say when I say 

Take my hand and take this ring
And know that I will always love you through anything.

And as the years march on like a beating heart
I will live these words 'til death do us part'

Cause I have never been so sure of anything before 
Like I am in this moment here with you
And now for better or for worse 
Are so much more than only words 
And I pray everyday will be the proof 
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do'
Ya I mean what I say when I say 'I do'

Friday, February 27, 2009

Full-Faith Disclosure. Well, Sort-of.

**Note: I posted this and took it down because I felt a little self-conscious about it. I'm posting it again though, because I was encouraged by a good friend that it was okay to post!

I have been avoiding faith-related posts lately, for no reason other than I'm having a difficult time articulating the faith things that are going on in my heart and head. 

Writing about and thinking about faith is much more difficult than I realized before I started doing it for an audience. That is an audience other than the Lord who already knows my thoughts before I have written them.

I don't know if this writers block is because I have applied pressure to myself to try and post about faith, without just letting it come up naturally, or if its because what is going on is too personal, or if its something I don't think anyone else might be interested in, or if its something all-together different than that... 

And I just don't want you to give up on me. I would like to be a place of encouragement for you in your walk with the Lord, and even to myself in mine, by writing about things I'm thinking, etc... So I'm still going to try to do so. Just without the pressure of: Post about faith X# of times per week or per month or per issue; because I feel like forcing it, forcing quantity over quality, just won't do be the best for us. (Not that I'm doubting that the Lord can work with any little thing or any greater thing, but I'm just going to take the pressure off of myself and see what happens. See if maybe I have things I'm more willing and / or able to share.)

So keep reading with me until then because...
I'm here and I'm still writing.
-Katie Beth

Your Blog Does Not Make Sense.

Well, last night Handsome told me my blog yesterday about the J.Crew bag didn't make sense. (Partially because he didn't know about online "shopping bags" and partially because I didn't write it very well.) And I will say I'm not surprised. I was tired while I was writing and though I re-read it and it made perfect sense to me, I should have known it might be a little bit of my loopy-brain coming out. And the loopy brain almost always makes perfect sense to me, though often not to anyone else.

So anyhow, I'll try to write more clearly, and less when I'm tired. 

P.S. I'm thinking about a new blog design. Kinda want to get it done professionally, because I don't know how, but also kinda want to figure out how to do the cool stuff on my own. Then the blog would be even more of a creative outlet... hmm. Decisions. Decisions. 

Happy Friday. 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

So. Cute.

So I definitely don't need another bag of any variety. (Except perhaps a duffle for weekend / shorter trips, because right now I use my super duper large rolling bag for EVERY trip seeing as it is the only luggage I own... but that also gives me a reason to overpack for every trip I take... and I digress) But I happened upon one a while back that I like now and I apparently liked before (because it was in my online shopping bag at J.Crew even though I had forgotten about it) and how stinkin' cute is this? 
Mr. Rh: It wasn't in the shopping bag because I intend on purchasing, but was merely there so I could go back on a day like today and find it waiting for me to admire again...

Friends, it can be monogramed. And can be yours for only, oh gee, lets just say entirely too much money for a newly-wedded graduate student to spend on a bag she doesn't need.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Friend for Old Chores.

Mr. Ruggedly Handsome and I had been having consistent issues with our two inherited vacuums and finally this past Saturday they were both laid to rest. He picked out our new one. You see, he inherited the good-vacuuming gene from his Pops. And boy I am a lucky lady because of that.

So we recently welcomed this little guy into our home.

He is a Dyson and though he is heavier than my last Oreck, he is definitely more stylish. (RIP Oreck. Everything around here seems to be getting heavier, and you little eight pound friend, just couldn't keep up with the weight gain. It tis probably a better thing for you and your vacuum-arteries anyhow.)

So that new Dyson is probably the most stylish Vacuum I have ever owned. The design is quite ingenious if I do say so myself. And that puppy eats dirt, dust mites, tissue that accidentally got washed, shredded into a million pieces by the washing machine and shaken off the clothes and onto the ground as the clothes ventured to the dryer, pizza crumbs, and probably just about anything else you could possibly imagine.

Oh I never knew how cool household appliances could be. And what a dang great expenditure(!), seeing as it makes vacuuming and household chores so much more fun. So now Handsome and I have something new to bicker about: who gets to vacuum the floors.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Miss Manners Doesn't Know.

So...I got a little behind on some wedding thank-yous. Mostly to people who helped out, etc., not so much with those for presents, but more with those for presence. I partly got behind because of graduate school, but the fact that I really wanted to write some meaningful, personalized notes also set me back a bit. 

So recently I got a set of notes out: Notes to a group of people who each individually mean a whole lot to me and some who also mean a lot to Handsome.

And today when I got home, there was a manilla colored envelope of personalized stationary addressed to Handsome and me. And it was the nicest thank you note back to us; a thank you for allowing that person to participate in our wedding festivities and for being a blessing to him. This is when I thought that he had been such a special blessing to us and when his actions had perhaps been a bit out of his comfort zone. (He sang a duet of one of our favorite hymns during our wedding ceremony). The note was very sweet and he started off by saying that Miss Manners might not approve of his gesture, writing a note back to us... I'll say that I was very touched and felt very honored by it even if it wasn't what Miss Manners prescribed as appropriate for the situation. Perhaps it is because manners don't always equivocate with kindness and thoughtfulness. And it was his thoughtfulness and kindness that touched my heart. So I'm thankful that not always doing the "appropriate thing" but something thoughtful can touch another in the way that the polite thing is meant to. (And because Miss Manners would probably gasp with horror at the fact that I'm still writing some thank yous).

Monday, February 23, 2009

iTunes Tell-All.

I found this on anothers blog...which I sadly can't remember right now. What you do is set your iTunes on random, and as you click forward the song that comes up is the answer to the question. 

I know this is not the greatest post ever, but a girls tired. And she and her man made a deal to stop computer and TV at 8, but I needed to post today! (because I made a bit of a pledge to myself to post each day in February) and... THIS is a fun post. Enjoy! and feel free to steal. It will give me a little insight into your musical tastes!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
All At Once-The Fray

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
Intoxicating--Dave Crowder Band

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
God Blessed The Broken Road--Rascal Flats

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Things I'll Never Say--Avril Lavigne

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God--The Hymn sung by a choir

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Obsession--Dave Crowder Band

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Barren Land--Shane & Shane

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
American Baby--Dave Mathews Band

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FIRST KISS?
Just the Way You Are--Michael Buble

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Twisted--Carrie Underwood

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
(I've Had) The Time of My Life--Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
(O Praise Him) All This For a King--Dave Crowder Band

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
When I Say I Do--Matthew West

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Reflections--Jim Brickman

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Everyday America--Sugarland

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Sweet & Low--Augustana

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Pantala Intro--Dave Matthews Band

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Check Yes or No--George Strait

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Goodnight L.A.--Counting Crows 

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
What a Wonderful Girl--Louise Armstrong

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Hale--Deep Blue Something

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Movies Galore.

We are watching the Academy Awards and will soon be eating cheeseburgers. I wish we had some popcorn that was NOT kettle corn, but sadly we do not. 

Funny thing about the Oscars this year is that I have honestly not seen a single movie that is nominated. I honestly don't even know if I had heard about most of these movies before they were nominated...Oh the joys of graduate school. (And let's just say: I have an issue with movie theaters.) 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A song for Saturday.

Before The Throne by Shane and Shane.

We have sung this song at church before. I didn't realize it was on the latest Shane Barnard and Shane Everett CD, Pages, until I finally wrote it down after church one Sunday so I would remember to look it up. Then as I was searching around I realized it was on Pages, and that I had downloaded Handsome's copy of Pages to iTunes so I already had it! Other artists have done it also, like Sonicflood, but I really like the Shane and Shane

It is beautiful. The lyrics set my mind in the right place for worship and allow my heart to respond appropriately. 



Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.

Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the One,
Risen Son of God! 

Behold him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!

One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God
With Christ, my Savior and my God

 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have You Seen The Old Man Today?


Handsome and I went for a walk the other night and we were in a neighborhood not far from our home. An older man, thin, wearing a yellow sweater vest over a button down, chino pants, loafers and glasses, came outside and he waved to us. We returned the wave. Then he said "Have you seen the old man today?" And we looked towards one another and looked back towards him and I said, "Pardon," and he said "Have you seen the mailman today?" And Handsome politely responded, "Well no sir we haven't. He seems to be a little off schedule lately." And the little old man waived his hand, with a slight bit of frustration towards the United States Postal Service but with a bit of "thank you" to us for clearing up the confusion and he returned to his home and we went on our merry way. 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

If I ever have a little girl,...


She will have an American Girl doll to play with! Gosh how I love American Girl Dolls. 
When I was a young child, my mom would buy me baby dolls and she would have to give them away or take them back because I wouldn't play with them. At some point I told her I wanted a bald baby and that is when I got Elizabeth. She was my first American girl doll. She looked very much like the baby above (different outfit) and I still have her and think she is a precious memento of my childhood. A sweet reminder of the innocence of youth. And for the time being she will continue to suffice as my baby... until I maybe have a real one, if I ever do. :)

(p.s. Handsome & Mom and Dad, no need to worry. I'm not baby crazy yet. Or I'll keep telling myself that.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Grow Up.

It's funny how... almost seven years after I graduated high school, I could still let someone from high schools' rude comment to me today make me a little nuts for a few minutes.

Arggh. I thought I had gotten past that. And dang it, I thought people would have grown up by now. I thought that by being in graduate school, having a great family, and a wonderful man, I was passed any insecurities and frailties that plagued me in middle school and high school. But today, I felt those buttons get pushed. And I felt them perhaps even more than I ever did in high school. I'm honestly not sure I cared as much then as I did today.

I talked to Handsome afterwards and kept myself from crying, though at moments on the way home from the encounter I had been tempted and had my grandmother not been in the car, I might have cried to my sweet mom. Anyway, Handsome said it doesn't matter now. He reminded me that I'm his #1 and he is mine and THAT is what matters. And he is right. Gosh dang if the Lord didn't spoil me giving me a solid man like him! And for holding me up in my insecurity that follows me some seven years after graduation. So apparently I'm still growing up and becoming comfortable in my own skin. Maybe someday they will too! But if not, I will hopefully be secure enough for it not to bother me.

But at this rate...I'm MOST definitely NOT going to our ten year reunion. :)...It's not like I don't still see the people I care about from high school anyway.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Dinner Party with the Presidents. And First Ladies.

Well, no one took the bait and told me which President and First Lady (not pair necessarily) they would like to share a meal with... But I will go ahead and share with you anyway. And because its my game, I am going to make it a dinner party for eight, myself included, with a several Presidents and a First Lady or two.

I would invite President Lincoln, of course. I think he would sit at the head. And I would love to ask him questions about faith and life and how he managed to get through the Civil War and through the many wars that waged against him in his own head. 

I would like to talk to President Reagan about the presidency and about being a movie star. 

President Eisenhower would also be invited, because I know he would have some good stories to tell of his days in the Army and about the difficult task of leading our country during the Cold War. He sent troops into Arkansas when desegregation began, emphasized a balanced budget, and believed there should be no second class citizen. I think President Lincoln might find some of this interesting as it was a bit of the beginning of his dream being realized. 

I think President Jackson would also allow for some lively discussion at the table. Did you know that President Jackson only had informal education, became a lawyer after reading law for two years, and killed a man in a duel after that man had cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel? 

President Coolidge might be on the list, except I know he wasn't too excited about visiting at dinner parties. Have you heard the story that at a dinner party, a guest once bed him she could get him to say at least three words during dinner and he simply replied with "You lose." So... he would probably not be the best candidate, or he might even decline the invitation. 

It would be lovely for Mrs. Bush to come as she is so poised and would be so pleasant. I also think she would be able to keep the conversation going if it lapsed at any point. 

Mrs. Nancy Reagan could come as she always beamed when her man would talk. 

And at last I was debating between Lady Eleanor and President Hoover...and I'd have to say I think I would invite Hoover. Though he was criticized widely during his time in office, I have a feeling he had a good heart and got the blame for something that wasn't his fault. He might not actually enjoy the table convo if President Coolidge were there, but the fact that he organized shipments of food to millions of starving persons in Eastern Europe because he believed they should be fed, despite their politics. He saw value in the human soul and tended to it. 

T'would be an interesting meal. Now I may or may not agree with the politics of each or how history shaped their time on earth, but I do think I could learn at least a little something from each of them. And to be honest, thinking about them and my list, made me really think I could learn something from each and every one, but narrowing to eight was necessary for purposes of this post. I definitely know that I would like to know more about each of the men that have led our country and maybe some biographies will make it onto my next "for pleasure" reading list. 

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Letter F. (without Fotos).

I had fun with this post thanks to quite contrary.

I have the Letter F (for February) and I am supposed to tell you all about 10 fabulous things that I find favor with that start with this letter. Mr. Ruggedly Handsome and I had a great time coming up with many a thing that begins with the letter F on our trip home today. So much fun in fact that we seriously had to force ourselves to cease saying new words and try and forget at least a few of them. 

Featherlash
It is the only mascara I like. Not kidding. Confession: I probably only wear mascara once every few weeks, maybe months, but I have tried my fair share and I hardly like the brush or staying power of any other. The only problem is, that I have the toughest time finding it anywhere anymore. 

Flowers.
Any and all. I appreciate the beauty in each and every one. 

Fourth of July / Flags
Probably because I love summer-weather and I love shortcake with fruit and both of those are abundant on the Fourth. The fact that swimming and fireworks are involved also helps. 

Francine Rivers.
She wrote my favorite book series ever. The Mark of the Lion trilogy will change your life and ruin you on other "good" books for a long, long time. 

Fairways.
Handsome loves golfing, and even though I normally have to yell "Fore" at least once if I go with him, I still like the game and I really like being with him. 

Flat Iron.
I have wavy hair. (Ok, frizzy if I'm honest). And it makes me feel all out of sorts, so the flat-iron is a must-have. It helps me feel polished or shall I say, flawless. (Just kidding). 

French Toast.
One of my favorite breakfast foods

Flip flops.
Who doesn't love them? The last few years my favorites are Teva's! Skinny straps, fat straps, you name it. I  probably wear them all summer long, or when it is at least 98 degrees Fahrenheit. And  I only change when I have to for a job or to go for a run. 

Freshly squeezed orange juice.
Mmm. Nothing beats a freshly squeezed glass of OJ, especially with french toast or a fantastic omelet. 

Fixtures. (Light fixtures that is). 
I love floor lamps, desk lamps, hanging fixtures, you name it. I'm a girl with a light obsession, so long as they are the slightest bit unique and maybe a bit fancy. ;)

Flipper.
I am a big fan of dolphins and he is perhaps the most famous one. What is not to love about an intelligent animal with a lot of personality that loves his humans family

Fireplaces
I am cold a LOT in the winter, so I love sitting by a fire and reading by the crackling flames. Almost nothing beats that for me.
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Ok, maybe I went a little overboard with all the F's and f-words(not the bad kind), but I really wanted to try and use as many as possible and felt like it was a bit of a challenge against myself, and also a reward, since we spent so much brain power on our trip thinking of them. Now, I'm off to get a facial and lay my little head down on that feather-pillow for some much needed beauty rest. For as Meg Ryan would say "my heads is starting to get fuzzy."

*If you would like to do this, too, leave a message, and I'll assign you a fantastic letter of your own!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Recap. No photos. & Anticipation. No photos.

We had a pretty great weekend. Took a little roadtrip. Forgot the camera. Enjoyed some wonderful meals. Went for some nice walks. Ate entirely too much dessert. 

Happy Presidents Day (early) to anyone and everyone who gets the day off. (That means you, too, Handsome). If you could have dinner with any President, with whom would it be? I'll give you my answer on Tuesday (and maybe Handsome's as well). And I'm honestly kind of wondering about First Lady's as well:  with whom you would choose to have tea, or coffee if that is your preference?

Tomorrow its back to the books. Actually, its been back to the books for the last few hours, but I'm not complaining. This week could become a little hectic, so bear with me! 

Coming up tomorrow...the Letter F. Oh... I bet you can't wait!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A song (x2) for Saturday (Valentine's Day version).

I'm going to do a special double edition of A song for Saturday this week in the spirit of Valentines and because I can't decide between these two songs. I love them both. One is the theme(?) song from Fireproof. It is called Love is not a Fight. I think the lyrics are especially touching on this my first married Valentines. It is a good reminder of what love should (in marriage, and actually in most relationships) look like. 
Love is not a Fight by Warren Barfield.

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave

Lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send His angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love will come to save us
If we'll only call
He will ask nothing of us
But demand we give our all

I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for


The other is a new personal favorite of Mr. Ruggedly Handsome. I think it is a wonderful reminder to all of us, those in romantic relationships, those who are single, those who are in pain, those who are hopeful. This is what the Lord has for you. This is about His Love for you!

Divine Romance by Phil Wickham

The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood, has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God I’m completely satisfied

Friday, February 13, 2009

About Him. (aka The Husband Survey).

A fellow blogger, Sarah, did this cute survey on her blog, so I decided to as well. 

1) Where did you meet? Outside of The Nelsons house.

2) How long till you got married?  Oh geez. Like a lifetime. Not really. That was in January or February of 2002. We got married in August of 2008, But we didn't start dating until 2004. Long story we have had and then again, maybe it is just beginning. 

3) How long have you been married? Just over six months. 

4) Your favorite feature of his? I like his whole face. Is that a feature? 

5) Your favorite quality of his? He is still playful, even though he is a responsible adult. 

6) Does he have a nickname for you? Hmm. We call each other Honey. Not babe. When he wants to get my goat he calls me Tootse. Grrr. 

7) His favorite food? Fish (without sauce). Actually he is a really good eater so there might be other things he likes equally, but I won't bother listing them all. Of his mom's food I think he loves loves loves Tuna Casserole and Thanksgiving Dinner. 

8) What is his favorite sport to watch? Sport singular? Can't answer that. He watches all & any sports. (e.g. Jack Russell Racing). He watches USC football, among almost all other teams, Nascar, a little basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, swimming, rugby,  pool, hockey... Actually, I haven't seen him watching pool or cheerleading or gymnastics, but we haven't lived together very long either. Give it time. Or maybe he doesn't consider those sports...

9) When was your first kiss? in 2004. 

10) Whats your favorite thing to do as a couple?  His response would probably be different than mine. I like getting coffee and chatting together, going to church or walking around the mall. I think he likes going for a walk / jog, playing ___ (fill in the blank: golf, racquetball, tossing a football, etc.) But we pretty much both enjoy hanging out with one another.

11) Do you have kids? We do not. We have only been married six months people

12) Does he have a hidden talent? Hidden. He could have. He might have been keeping it hidden from me for all these years.

13) How old is he? 24

14) Who said I love you first? We were just talking about this. He said it first.

15) What do you admire most about him? His never-ending good attitude and abundant wisdom.

16) What is his favorite type of music? That would be Counting Crows. What type that is, I'm not sure. Rock-ish? And he loves Dave Crowder Band & Dave Matthews. He is a little bit with music like he is with sports; enjoys it all.

17) Do you think he will read this? Eventually yes. 

18) I tag: Kelley!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sweet Lemony Blog Award

My sweet friend at quite contrary nominated me for this!


Sweet Lemony Blog Award!

Here are the official rules of the game...
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.
I nominate these wonderful ladies for brightening my every day:
Ok, ok I'm cheating because I'm tired so I am not nominating 10! but...I will nominate YOU if you leave me a nice comment. :) 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Isn't It Lovely?

Ok, ok... I know I recently posted about a material possession I would like to have, but I'm not going to resist the urge to do it again!

I have a James Avery ring that I wear on my thumb basically all the time. I had purchased a different style probably three times in a row prior to getting the one I currently wear and each time I lost the ring. I think I've had my now thumb ring for at least three years. Anyway, I was recently inclined to look online at the other jewels and came across this!

Isn't it lovely? I wore one of my mom's rings that is very similar to this on my right hand on my wedding day. Hers has aquamarine as the center stone and has a yellow gold band all the way around and is not too thick. 

Anyway, I just thought this was a nice "pretty" as my Nana says I used to term jewels... so I wanted to share. I don't anticipate needing / buying it anytime soon, but its fun to look at!

-katiebeth

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tagged (again)!

quite contrary also tagged me for this (and I waited to publish because the picture fit the time): 

1. Go to your pics, choose the 6th folder and the 6th picture
2. Tell who and what
3. Pick 6 people to do the same. 

So... my computer doesn't really have folders per se to organize photos, but there are events and rows. So I picked the 6th row and 6th photo...

This is my hand, approximately 16 hours after Mr. Rh and I got engaged. (So the picture is from a year ago today, the asking was a year ago yesterday!)  This picture was taken at the park near Handsome's brother and sister-in-law's house for dinner and celebration. It was fairly chilly outside and I couldn't keep my hand still so the shot of the ring isn't very clear.

And my hand isn't the prettiest thing to look at, as it is pretty much always dry and I hardly ever get my nails done.  

Now... I tag 

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank You for Asking!

Mr. Ruggedly Handsome,

Thank you for asking me to marry you one year ago today. Here is a little list of things I love about you.

1. I still love your dimples.
2. And I love that you can't feel them, so you don't always know when they are showing.  
3. Sometimes they tell your secrets for you. 
4. You have great taste in music. 
5. Sometimes you sleep in late on the weekend and I think its cute.
6. I really don't mind when you sing in the car. 
7. You have introduced me to some wonderful foods: eggs over medium is one example. 
8. I like it when you pick me up and move me out of your way. 
9. You're pretty much the best roommate I have ever had. (No offense to any former roommates.)
10. You have more kinds of shoes than I do (for this or that), but I have more pairs. 
11. You love family most. 
12. You want a golden retriever and I think you should have one. Someday. 
13. You are pretty much my own personal Bobby Flay. 
14. You're still playful. 
15. You're good competition for House Hunters. 
16. You have the most energy of anyone I know. 
17. You warm the truck up for me when we are riding somewhere together and it is cold outside.
18. Usually because I'm still gathering for the trip and you've been ready to go for ten minutes.
19. You let me turn the heater up in the house when I am cold. 
20. You are sad that football season is over and I thought I would not be sad but I empathize with you.  
21. You love to quote movies.
22. You're more adventurous than I am. 
23.You're my favorite person to do nothing with. (Sorry, you're my favorite person with whom to do nothing.)
24. You had wisdom in waiting.
25. I am thankful you asked.

love you for keeps for real,
-wife 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jack Russells.

Handsome and I are watching Jack Russell hurdle racing. It is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen on TV. Or in person for that matter. And the funniest. I think Gus would be a little champ. I'll have to let my parents know. 

Here is a picture of the little man when he was living at the pound. This was the day my daddy took him home. (Or I should say the day he decided too. He had to go to the vet after that...My apologies that the light is bad. Cell phone photo originally.) 


Doesn't he look excited that my dad picked him? 



Ecc. 7:9

"Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools." Ecc 7:9, NIV

I have been thinking about this verse a lot recently. Just thought I'd share. 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A song for Saturday .


This song, In Better Hands, by Natalie Grant is my prayer for my own life this week and for coming weeks. 

It's hard to stand on shifting sand 
It's hard to shine in the shadows of the night 
You can't be free if you don't reach for help 
You cant love if you dont love yourself 

There is hope when my faith runs out 
Cause I'm in better hands now 

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down 
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground 
So take this heart of mine there's no doubt 
I'm in better hands now 

I am strong all because of you 
I stand in awe of every mountain that you move 
Oh I am changed, yesterday is gone 
I am safe from this moment on 

There's no fear when the night comes 'round 
I'm in better hands now 

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down 
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground 
So take this heart of mine there's no doubt 
I'm in better hands now 

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down 
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground 
Its like the world is silent though I know it isnt true 
Its like the breath of Jesus is right here in this room 

So take this heart of mine there's no doubt 
I'm in better hands now 
I'm in better hands now

Friday, February 6, 2009

Slouchy Boots!

I have had my eye on these "slouchy" Steve Madden's for a while now and I just think they are so adorable! 


I think they would be super cute with a skirt or a dress and tights. Dillards was sold out the last time I checked and Zappos didn't have the black. Zappos had a grey, green, purple maybe, and brown, but I was wanting flat black shoes because I (only) had three pairs of black shoes then. (one pair of four inch peep toe heels and another pair of four inch boots and an old clunker pair of mary janes.) Then I got my super cute ballet flats and so now I'm not sure I have a legitimate reason to need flat slouchy boots, but man they are cute.  

Zappos currently has the black, but for $86 which I'm not prepared to spend. I suppose I'll just be watching and waiting for some time to see if they ever go on sale!

Have a wonderful Friday!