Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Always Busy

Sorry you have been neglected Blogging audience. This has been the toughest last two weeks at work that I've ever had. My tough cases are getting tougher and its really hard to talk to parents of children who are dying at a faster rate than normal. Plus we've been having to report abused children and take care of premature infants. This is all normal stuff for me at work, but sometimes you just reach a breaking point. I'm there. At least I was last night. When I got home from work it was all I could do not to flood our house with tears. God has opened my eyes to so many things and I know I'm where I need to be, but its emotionally draining.

On top of all this my fellow coworker physical therapist will have her last day on Friday which places more responsibility on me. Its responsibility that I'm ready to tackle with the help of God and His strength (not my own), but none-the-less its more paperwork. Too bad I'm a perfectionist and want everything to turn out the way I think it should go and be perfect like it should be... haha I know that won't happen, but I want the best for my other coworkers and these patients who we see. At least God has shown me that He has provided me with the best group of coworkers I could have ever asked for. They rock!

And the youth group. I love these kids more than they will ever know probably and I want nothing more than to give them every amazing opportunity that we can possibly give them. I just hope God can continue to speak through us to them or just to them.

In other news, I've officially reached the 10 lbs lighter milestone so yay!! It only took me 4 weeks (Robert lost 10 lbs in a week and a half... boo). Oh well, the journey is still on and I'm so thankful for the discipline from God to continue to walk down the road. Thanks for listening to whats on my heart!

This should be a relaxing weekend for us and I hope will be for you all!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Over the Weekend

Well this weekend we took the Teens to Ruidoso on a Winter Retreat... I won't lie, it wasn't that cold, but we had a great time! I have a ton of videos (thanks to our new Flip Video camera Pastor P got for the youth group). I think I played with that thing the whole weekend. I'll try to post the best videos and some pictures!

This weekend Robert and I are going on a date! We haven't had much alone time to chat and pour into our marriage so Friday night is just us! Then Saturday is another movie/game night with the teens and I plan on cleaning the house for sure!

Sorry no pictures this time, but I will have more things soon!
Oh and I couldn't eat very well this weekend due to camp food, but I didn't gain that much thank goodness!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Beginning

So, like so many other Americans for New Years Eve, I made a resolution to lose some weight... however, I actually started my journey before New Years began... I have again joined Weight Watchers and am in it for the long haul. With inspiration from my friend, Courtney, I know if I stick with this that I can feel healthier and better about my body. Its not about just making myself "look" better, but I want to "feel" better and its time I got serious about getting my body back to what God made it to be... a temple for Him and His worship, not a temple for food.

So I'm taking you with me on my journey! Please pray fro me because this is hard especially to be around all the other pressures around me and to stick with this program. Luckily, Robert is very much on board and has been a big help.

AND my workplace has decided to make a Biggest Loser competition! There will be a winner each month (with a monetary prize) and an ultimate winner in May (with an even bigger monetary prize :). Talk about adding to my motivation!

I'm on my third week of WW and I've already lost 6 pounds- woohoo! So here we go... to a different Jennifer... wish me luck!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Its Sunday

So once again I'm fighting sickness. I was feeling the onset of a common cold on Tuesday (Robert was already taking medicine for the same symptoms) so I went to a medical clinic in Odessa (I've been there too many times) to get some antibiotics. Well those anitbiotics didn't help much bc I ended up with laryngitis, then bronchitis, then woke up with a fever yesterday and still am struggling to fight this. I'm so tired of being sick... and I'm tired of my immune system not being able to handle a small sickness... it always turns into something big. My voice is starting to come back but I'm still not to where I would say I'm well. Boo... please pray for me! For now, here are some pictures I found on my phone:


Aren't they cute? Stay well people, sickness is going around and its not fun :(

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A New Years Day Christmas

Well Happy New Year! I'm excited for 2011 as 2010 was full of many things, so what can we cram into this year :)

We started January 1st with Christmas with Robert's family. His brother and their family came in from Dallas as well as our Aunt and Uncle from Denton. So we hung out and ate... ate... and ate of course. Here are some pictures from the events: of course I really only take pictures of the kids :)



I love this picture!




They just love their Uncle Bob :)



And now its really time to begin 2011!
Now if I can just keep from getting so sick, then that would be great. I'm glad I didn't make a resolution to not get sick this year b/c its already over...

Have a great week everyone! I have so many pictures on my camera I need to share so I'll get them on here somehow!