Thursday, December 5, 2013



  [cheynj]  Show IPA verb, changed, chang·ing, noun
verb (used with object)
to make the form, naturecontent, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is orfrom what it would be if left alone: to change one's nameto change one's opinion; to change the course ofhistory.
to transform or convert (usually followed by into  ): The witch changed the prince into a toad.
to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: Shechanged her shoes when she got home from the office.
to give and take reciprocally; interchange: to change places with someone.
to transfer from one (conveyance) to another: You'll have to change planes in Chicago.

Life is overflowing with change these days.  It is filled with highs and lows, happiness and sadness.  I am very excited about our new adventure in Virginia, but it doesn't quite seem real yet.  I am in Utah while Andrew is there and it is very reminiscent of the Army deployments.  I find myself striving to be strong and make things happen all in the midst of being sad to leave friends and family.  I want to jump and cheer about things to come and new places, and I can cry at the drop of a hat at the thought of leaving people I love dearly.  I can be overjoyed one moment that we got the rental house we really wanted, and then completely frustrated that my bathroom and laundry room has been overtaken by a very large family of ants. It is such a challenging time, but I am so grateful for the people that have been here to look after me.  Whether it be taking care of my kids so I can work, pulling me away from the daily chores for a chat and a cup of coffee, just asking me how I am doing.  I am so grateful that I am blessed with true friends and a loving family.  

Thursday, February 14, 2013


 Today my sister left her Facebook account logged in on my computer (after I lovingly invited her over for a deliciously healthy lunch).  After she left I saw what had happened and that's when I did the above.  That is a photo from our childhood of her favorite hair cut (insert severe sarcasm HERE).  I also added a lovely poem, it being Valentines and all that said,
"Roses are red
Violets are snooty
When I had a boy hair cut
I was such a cutie."

An hour or so later she had discovered the changes to her page and threatened my car with a good egging and asked me to change it back.  From the comments it seemed like everyone loved the young vivacious picture of my sister so I had a hard time finding the time to change it back.  

Not shortly after that I started getting multiple notifications from Facebook, when I went to see what was so exciting about my life I discovered this.... 
I opened up my Facebook to discover that I WAS PREGNANT! How exciting!... Oh wait, I'm not pregnant.  Even funnier than that was the fact the my husband mentioned about 16 comments in...
"But I'm fixed, how did that happen?:/"

After a ton of comments of congrats and many many likes I decided to post a response before I started getting showered with baby items.  I truly appreciate all of my friends and family that commented such encouraging words on this post that was filled with a HUGE LIE. 
So, just so everyone is clear.  
I do have to say my sister gets the points on this little war... I don't believe I was logged in on any of her devices maybe because she has hacked me before.  I also have to give her props for putting something on my page that got such a huge response. And as her reward I am posting the entire picture that I cropped her above photo out of... because honestly I make her look cute.

I am also adding this current photo to encourage all awkward slightly gangly children everywhere that you won't always look like that... there is hope.