Thursday, January 31, 2013

SUYL Singles!

Oh boy... Rarely do I find time to post these days, but this I have to make an exception for.  I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner today to introduce you to my sweet Aunt Christy.  She is a wonderful, wonderful lady.

Here are some things I want you to know about her...

Christy is in her early 40's and has yet to meet the man the Lord wants her to spend the rest of her life with.  She's never been married.  She lives in Central Mississippi and works for an academic hospital.

 If there is ONE thing I would use to describe her, it would be that she loves her Lord and Savior.  She loves music, sings in her church worship team, cooking (I wish she would teach me..!), decorating, walking her precious dog, jogging, reading, church activities, and watching movies.

And let me tell y'all...she is beautiful.  Inside and out.

See?  I told you so!
We can't forget her sweetie...
She longs to be a mother and has a heart for adoption.  She has told me before that she feels like the Lord is leading her in that direction.  She is going to make such a great wife and mother one day. 
She is spunky and has such a fun personality!
The qualities she looks for in a potential husband are... Chrisitian and passionate about their relationship with Christ, enjoys their job, keeps their family a priority, and enjoys being active and serving in church.  If that sounds like you or someone you know, please either leave a comment here, or email her directly at

Monday, November 19, 2012


I hope everyone has had a wonderful Monday.  I started my new job today and my brain is in information overload.  My day was full of reading lots of policies and procedures.  Tomorrow we actually get to go see patients, so I'm sure it will be more interesting.  We are really looking forward to Thanksgiving and having a few days off. 

I have promised myself that I will NOT put up our Christmas tree until after Thanksgiving.  I absolutely love this time of year.  I know that there are many who already have their decorations and trees up, but I cannot bring myself to do it until after we have celebrated Thanksgiving...then let the Christmas festivities begin! 

                                   Aaden and Savannah last year around Christmas. They seem so "little" here.

I'm waiting on my Christmas cards to come in from Shutterfly.  I can't wait to see them. Shutterfly sent me an email the other day about a new website they have. is a great new website that can make sending cards so fun and simple.  You can create 100% unique cards for every occasion you can think of!  Today they are offering blog readers a free card with a purchase using the code TREATBLOGR.

Go try it out!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Big news!

We let Aaden and Savannah play around in the yard the other day in an attempt to get a few pictures to put on our Christmas cards. They had a ball. Tyler raked up a huge pile of leaves and they just played and played together. I love their sweet little ages. Here are a few that didn't make "the cut", but couldn't resist sharing..

Sweet girl
Savannah's face makes me laugh..
Is that not the cheesiest (is that a word?) grin you have ever seen? Love it..
Aaden took this picture of me.  I did absolutely no editing to it.  I've found my future photographer!
I also have some big news to share..........
As of this Saturday, I'm no longer a full time RN at the hospital that I currently work for.  I know that sounds a little shady, but trying not to give out too much information over the internet.  I accepted a position that will allow me more time with my family.  We are so excited and and thankful that God would open this door for us. I will still be PRN at the hospital.  The Lord knows I couldn't fully part with my "family" there.  I'm so thankful that I'm getting the best of both worlds.
So now that I've cleared the air, we are HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.  Okay,  we've been watching too much Duck Dynasty.
And one last picture before church Sunday...
 Thank you Lord for these sweet blessings!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank you to our troops!

I haven't posted in a while because my blogger is messed up. It won't let me edit font or upload any pictures. I have been trying to figure out what is wrong, but have so far been unsuccessful. If any of you have any idea, please let me know! It also won't let me do page breaks. Very frustrating!
Anywho, today is Veteran's day and I am so thankful to those that have served and are serving to continue to allow us to have the freedoms we do. Our family went to church this morning and I am acutely aware that in many countries, that is a dangerous thing to do. Those that have/are fighting for our freedom...thank you!
Both of Tyler's grandfathers served in the Army, as did my grandfather. My cousin Josh is also an active member of the Air Force.
I was sent an email the other day from Shutterfly about an awesome campaing they're doing this Christmas season. If you will go to their website, you can pick from several designs and write a personal message to a soldier overseas. They will print and mail your card free of charge. I can't think of a better way to say 'thank you' than by taking just a minute to write our brave men and women. They sacrifice so much for us, this is the smallest thing we can do!
Happy Veteran's Day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

16 Months

Savannah turned 16 months old last week. I can hardly believe it! She is so sweet, I could just eat her up with a spoon! Her little personality is really starting to shine. She is a such a ham. I have never done monthly updates on Savannah or Aaden, but thought I'd give an update (mainly for me to look back on). What's been going on with little sister... *Wearing 18 month clothes. Can wear some 18-24 month. *Size 4 diaper. *Weights about 22-23 lbs. *Tiny, tiny feet! She wears a size 3 shoe. I think we'll be moving to size 4 soon,though. *Would eat all day long if we let her. Normally I give her some applesauce in the morning when she wakes up to hold her off until she gets to school and then eats breakfast there. She isn't picky at all. Normally eats all of her breakfast, lunch, and snack at school. Her afternoon teacher has had to give her as many as 2 1/2 nutrigrain bars for snack. The girl loves her food. *Says Da Da, Ma Ma, bro bro (brother), Di Di, Paw (Pee Paw), doggy, woof woof, bye bye, hey, Ella (friend at school). *Takes 1 nap during the nap. Normally from 12-2. Goes to sleep between 6:15- 7:00 P.M. and sleeps until about 6:30 or 7:00. Loves her sleep like her Mommy, Daddy, and brother! *Loves playing outside. Her favorite toy is Aaden's push lawn mower. *Loves playing with Aaden and thinks he's so funny! Doesn't like when he tries to pick her up. We love you so much, Savannah!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Pre-K Diet

We have been busy, busy at the Marsh house. I know I have said this before, but when both parents have full time jobs- one of them being night shift, things can get just a little hairy. To top it off, we have all been sick. I know it's hard for a family to stay well with 2 little ones at school picking up nasty germs. Such is life, I suppose! ....................................................................................... We have had some problems with Aaden throwing temper tantrums at school as well as at home. Not to sound crazy, but he has always been a ball of fire. He lives with a passion that I know will benefit him one day. A passion that I have been praying he will turn into passion for his Savior and to lead others to Christ when he gets a little older. However, at 4 years old, this character quality is looked down upon. ...................................................................................... In utter frustration one night, I began googling "temper tantrums in 4 year olds". Apparently alot of parents still have problems just like we do. That same night as I was doing my usual "blog stalking", I happened upon a blog that I had read many times before, but had not visited in a while. She mentioned that they had seen behavioral issues in their daughter and found that she was very sensitive to preservatives, sugar, and food dyes. Once eliminated or reduced from her diet, her temper tantrums were fewer and she was more receptive to discipline. ...................................................................................... It was like a lightbulb went off in my head. Aaden's diet is not good. He is the pickest of all picky eaters. He hates any vegetable. Ever since he has started his new school, we have been responsible for feeding him breakfast before we drop him off. Every morning his request is....drumroll.....pancakes. Yes friends, mommy of the year award won't go to me this year. We are (basically) following the Feingold Plan for him and limiting sugar, no foods with dyes, and natural ingredients. ..................................................................................... We started him on this new diet and almost immediately saw an improvement. His teacher said he had a great week last week. Now instead of pancakes, he either eats a biscuit with natural grape jelly or cheese toast on wheat bread. He likes water, so drinks aren't really an issue. Believe me when I say that I understand that this won't get rid of every tantrum, but so far we have seen amazing results. ....................................................................................... We also scheduled an appointment with his pediatrician just to talk to him and tell him that he had been acting out and even being aggressive with us and he assured us it was normal. Even though he is 4, he is still very immature. He said if he was still acting out when he was 6 or so, then we'd talk again. He also told us that some of the brightest kids are the most "difficult" behaviorally . Honestly, I was afraid he'd take one look at him and write "ADHD" under his diagnosis. I hate labeling kids. That wasn't the case. He was very impressed with how Aaden talked to him and answered his questions appropriately. ....................................................................................... So I guess this will be a new normal for us, and that's just fine by me. We all want what's best for our children. Even if that means saying NO to sugar and things that aren't good for him. If you will, say a little prayer that somehow his tiny 4 year old brain could understand a little and be receptive to his new foods. I'll do an update again in a few weeks.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Cards

It's already that time of the year again.  If  your Wal-Mart & Lowe's is like ours, they have already begun putting their Christmas decorations out.  I think it gets earlier and earlier every year.  It's about that time to start thinking about Christmas cards, too! We have always used Shutterfly for our prints and photo books.  In fact, they send me emails and promotions all the time.  I just recently made a photo book for Savannah's first birthday party for FREE!  Their quality is excellent and you can't beat their prices.   You can visit their Special Offers page at

They have released their 2012 Christmas Cards and it's going to be tough picking out my favorite.  Here are a few samples...

See?  I told you so!  They are so cute!  I can't wait to order ours...

*This is a sponsored post by Shutterfly*