Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Post of the Year

(I apologize in advance, for the formatting, Blogger is giving me fits and unless I use bullet points, it doesn't recognize paragraph breaks)

  • Well, here we are, the last day of 2007. I must admit, that I am not really sorry that 2007 is over with. I know that might come as a shock to all of you (sense the sarcasm here!). I am glad that 2007 can now be put behind us and that 2008 will serve as our year of rebuilding.

In 2007 we learned a lot of lessons:

  • Never take tomorrow for granted.
  • Thank God for every Day, Hour, Minute and Second that you have on this planet, even the not so great days
  • "Be the Change you want to see in the world." Don't sit around and wait for things to get better, get up and do it, you may not be around to see the outcome if you don't.
  • Drink in the times in your life, breathe them in and make it all a part of your soul
  • Live life at 1000%, live life at full tilt
  • No more, "One day I want to ...." If you want to do something, figure out how to get it done
  • There is no guarantee of tomorrow
  • Don't go to bed, or hang up the phone, mad or without saying "I love you"
  • Cherish the little things, what I wouldn't give to get a note from my Dad addressed to "Fritz"
  • Take a moment to stop, when the world is going a thousand miles a minute around you and thank God for such a full, busy, crazy life. What a blessing a day is!
  • Stand tall on your knees, there is no problem that you have that is bigger than God, he can handle it, heap it on!

2007 will always be "The year that fill in sad event".

  • Conversely, I am determined that 2008 will be "The year that fill in great thing". We have so very much to be thankful for and I am so grateful that I had such a great holiday season with the people that I love. I am going to try to make 2008, the whole year, like the Holiday Season of 2007, full of laughter, love and the company of the people that mean the most to me.
  • I feel like God has really been preparing my heart for some great things. I know that everything happens for a reason and I am ready to discover the reason that we were presented with so many lessons.
  • I am ready to take on 2008 and everything that it has to offer. Bring it on, I am ready for the blessings!

When I am really feeling low and at the end of my rope, and I feel I can't take it anymore, I usually close my eyes and in my head, have a little talk with God. Sometimes I talk to my Dad too. I usually end my day each day in this way, and just pray myself to sleep. That being said, it only seems fitting that I close out 2007 on my blog in the same way.

  • Dear God, Thank you for the trials of the past 365 days. I am thankful for the reminders to keep my face turned to you. I pray that you will bless the people in my life. I pray that you will hold them in the palm of your hand and that they may pass through each day surrounded by your grace. I pray that others may see glimpses of you in each of us each day. I pray that I will be a living example of your mercy and your grace. Please help people to see that I did not get through the past year by myself, but that you carried me, and my family, through. God, your grace is sufficient, and help me not to forget it. Help me to pass your Light and Love onto others that I come across. Help me to always be a witness to others for you. Thank you for the moments of desperation and hopelessness, for in those moments, I had to surrender control to you and let you work through me. Thank you for shielding me from harm and providing for all of my needs. Lord thank you for feeding my sometimes emaciated spirit and for keeping me safe from harm. Lord in 2008 help me to continue to see your blessings and let 2008 bring us our deepest hearts desires. I know that you place the desires in my heart and I pray that you will bring those desires to fruition.
  • Lord, please hold me close to you and let me breathe in the hope that I find there. Lord let me be a pillar of Your strength and a vessel of Your word. Amen

GET READY 2008-----HERE WE COME!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Humphrey Family
We hope that 2008 brings you love, happiness and abundant blessings.

Monday, December 17, 2007

War Eagle!

Just a little site for all my fellow Auburn fans to check out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVXwCA4cX1E Kevin

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Party and A Sewing Project

Well, we wrapped up our Christmas Party attendance Blitz last night with a Party at our house. I remembered my camera about half way through the party, but I did get a few pictures. Enjoy!This is the food table. We know what is important! Kevin and I also made Chili, but it was on the stove and I didn't take a picture of it! ;) This is the "Beverage Table" it usually resides in our breakfast room, but we brought it in to the living area so that the Hot Cocoa and Hot Apple Cider were handy! These are just random group shots. This is Mandy and Jon. Mandy, Kevin and Daniel (2 pictures above in the blue shirt) all went to Police Academy together. Now, on to the Sewing Project I mentioned earlier. I decided today to make Kevin and I new stockings and then I decided that Ruby and Nellie needed stockings too! So, here they are. I am going to get names put on mine and Kevin's stockings. I will post pics of them if I ever get around to it. Ruby and Nellie's has a fluffy dog bone on it. It starts off as a flat lime green piece of fabric and ends up all fluffy. It was super easy to make, email me for details Any way, have a good week! Hope you have all your Christmas shopping done! Ciao! PS: My friend Mandy (not the one in the pics above) has set up a blog, skip on over and drop her some love!Moorepower2you

Friday, December 14, 2007

5 on Friday

  1. I am officially done with this semester. I got an "A" in Systems Analysis and Design and a "B" in Quantitative Analysis.
  2. Kevin and I are going to the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Christmas party tonite. Free steak, I'm game.
  3. Our Christmas get together is this weekend. It will be a small celebration, but fun none the less.
  4. Our office is pretty quite today. Thank goodness!
  5. Kevin is off of work, because of various parties and then his usual Sunday/Monday offday, until Tuesday. I LOVE that boy!

Have a great weekend!

Ciao!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hey Baby!

Hey baby, I love you. I just thought I would hijack your blog. I wanted you to know that you are very special( not short bus special ) to me. I wanted to thank you for all the stuff you do everyday. I love you and hope you are having a good day at work. Your boy, Kevin

Monday, December 10, 2007

Just a Christmas Funny!

Hope this helps you get over the "Mondays"
Ciao

Friday, December 7, 2007

TGIF!

  • Random Thought: Do you remember when TBS (the TV station) had a TGIF portion of their program? It was usually inhabited by Full House, Saved by the Bell and all of those other great shows?
  • Well today is really a TGIF day for me. This week has been really hectic at work and between work and school, I am about to fling myself off the nearest roof, or at least the nearest gazebo. I have to take a Final tonight in my CIS class. Wish me luck!
  • I am REALLY dreading this next semester, I will be taking 3 classes and working full time. I know, am I trying to induce suicidal tendencies? The answer is "no" but I am trying to finish so that I can FINALLY be done with all this school crap. I am SO TIRED of trying to do school and work. It leaves me WIPED OUT! It is all I can handle to put in 9 hours at work (10 if you count traffic) and then get home, do school work and still keep up on the stuff that needs to be done around the house. (unfortunately, the latter has been seriously neglected).
  • Having said all of that...I am ready for the weekend. I will be in Decatur on Saturday for Sarah Grace's Christmas Recital for dance. I am excited to have some mindless holiday entertainment! Next week starts the week of Holiday parties. Anyway, Happy TGIF to all of you and have a great weekend! Enjoy the weekend, Monday comes too soon!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas...Gotta Love It!

Yay for Christmas...here is a little preview of Christmas at the Humphrey house!

Just call me a follower.

OK, everyone else has done it, I will too! I would love to learn 20 things about you that I may or may not already know. You can post it in your blog or in my comments. If you post it in your blog then let me know you have done it. Thanks Colleen for starting this!

  1. I love dragonflies. It is a carry over from when the Twins were little and I would sing them a song about dragonflies. It is our family’s little secret symbol for “I love you”
  2. Kevin proposed to me at the dance studio where I grew up dancing.
  3. I bought my first house at 22.
  4. I am obsessed with “Jon and Kate Plus 8” on TLC.
  5. I get “Thursday Flowers” every week (although not always on Thursdays, usually not flowers) from my hubby. He started this when we first started dating and I am rotten! Each week I get a little something, sometimes he cooks dinner, sometimes a new book, just little stuff…because he loves me.
  6. I had my gallbladder removed when I was 16 and attended band camp 1 week later.
  7. In 2004 I broke one of my toes the night before the dance recital that I was a guest performer for. The next day I went to the ER and got it shot up with Novocaine and kept it submerged in a bucket of ice until just before the performance so that I could make it through.
  8. People are amused when they ask my name and I say “Lauren as in Lauren Bacall Humphrey as in Humphrey Bogart.” (Get it, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart…a famous Hollywood Pair)
  9. I have a dual degree in Marketing and Management and was 2 classes away from a Computer Science minor.
  10. I was on the dance team in college.
  11. I only applied to 1 college…good thing I got in!
  12. When Kevin and I have kids, I want all girls.
  13. My long range plan is to eventually get my PhD and teach at a college level.
  14. I will graduate with my MBA in August of 2008.
  15. Our (Kevin & I) lucky number is 3. Every important date in our lives together comes down to a multiple of 3 and can be worked out to 6. Wedding Date: 03/25/06, 3+2-5+6=6, Engagement Date: 03/19/05, 3+1+9+5=18/3=6, Kevin’s Birthday: 02/06/80, -2+6+8=12/2=6, Lauren’s Birthday: 06/08/80, 6-8+8=6. WEIRD!!!!! (there are more, I just gave the first 4 I thought of)
  16. Like Monica, I always said I would never settle for less than 1ct in an engagement ring, and I didn’t…I got 2.5
  17. I love the Red Sox and went to my first game when I was 3 months old.
  18. I was born on the day that Mt. St. Helens erupted…My Dad said it was a sign.
  19. I love to cook and will use pretty much any excuse to do it.
  20. My wedding dress was a replica of a dress that Grace Kelley once wore.

Wow, 20 is A LOT! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Sips N Strokes Strikes Again!

My friend Mandy's Birthday is tomorrow and I told her about 2-3 weeks ago that I would take her to Sips N Strokes when she found a painting that she wanted to do. She called me on Monday and said that she had found one that she wanted to paint SOOO, we went today and painted an angel. Mine is a little different than what is on the calendar, I gave mine brown hair, like me. Well...here it is! (I apologize in advance for the poor picture quality)

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