Sunday, December 30, 2012

Books, Movies, Music. Brittany's List of 2012

Songs With Meaning
In the past when I have written about Songs with Meanings I have put piece of the song that have just simply stuck out. This year I bring a different twist. Below are a list of songs that made my top 10 songs of the year. Some are old, some are new. They are the ones that I crank up the volume and jam to it. The songs are list in no certain order.

  1.     Some Nights. F.U.N
  2.    You don’t know you are beautiful .One Dircetion
  3.     Live Like You Are Dying. Kris Allen
  4.    Lead Kindly Lightly
  5.  Finally Friday, George Jones
  6.  Jack and Diane, John Melchamp
  7.   I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)- The Proclaimers
  8.     I wanna Be, FFH*(gropu name unknown)            
  9.    C’est La Vie, B*Witched
  10.  Seize the Day, Newies

Some Good Books I read this year

  1. .       What Papa Told Me
  2.         Hunger Game series
  3.         Wednesday Wars
  4.         Mckenna American Girl Series
  5. .         Keeper(still reading)
Think I need to read more this coming year!

Some good Movies that I saw this year
1 Hunger Game
2 Man on a Ledge
3 The Muppets
4 Twilight : Breaking Dawn part 2
5 Big Miracle
6 A 1000 Words
7  Meda Witness Protection Program 
8  What to expect when you are expecting*
10 Skyfall*

Ones noted with the * were okay movies

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Year End Review 2012

2012 Year End Review -A tradition is something you do every year or at least something to the short. Many years ago I start what I call my Year End Review, a snap shot of highlights from the year, this is one of my traditions that I do as well.

John had a birthday. We tried to go to LegoLand at Grapevine. They tell us we can’t go unless we have a kid who is under 18 years old with us. L So we went to SeaLife instead and came back with our 2 year old niece!
I also place my first MaryKay order.

I had a birthday. Didn’t have any blog post for the month either., must have been a crazy month.
This month I was paying $3.58 for gas.
My parents also came from Florida to Texas to see Lindsey and me. In the family now we have a lot of February Birthdays both on my husband’s side and my side of the family.

John and I celebrated our 2 wedding anniversary. We took a couple days off from work and went to Medieval times and the rainforest café.
This month made 5 years since Derek died.

John and I go to Texas Motor Speed way to see the nascar race. It was a lot of fun. But there was not a single wreck
This month also brought serve weather to North Texas. We were under a tornado watch for a few hours. Some tornados even touch down in the area.

John passes College Algebra with a “C”!

I get called to serve on a petty crimes jury. I head to down and set in an office for close to 2 ½ hours while I wait with other to see if we are picked to go and be on a jury.  I wasn’t picked, no one was that afternoon. But it was a good day off.
John also accepts a new position at the bank. He works in printing off bank statements and getting them ready to be mailed.

We head off to Disney World and the beach in Florida; to see my parents of course.  We had fun at all the kingdoms, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epoct, and Hollywood Studios (MGM)!
While we are on vacation we learn about the Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting.  

John and I start trying to get pregnant.
I am still busy working at the chicken hut, the bank and the temple.

By the end of the month we lost our last hamster Skittles, Rollie had died back in July.

I head to John’s old ward’s for trunk or treat! It was awesome I even decorated my trunk it was fun to decorate it!
I also take part in a deep clean in the house. It still amazes me how much junk we just hold on to and have.

John and I start some Christmas shopping and I start getting the Christmas decoration out.
Hostess the maker of twinkies and other snack cakes closes it doors forever and stops production.  All of their products fly of the selves and become hard to find. My kids will never know of their yummy goodness!

Sad news hits our nation. Someone walks into an elementary school in Newtown, CT and shoots a classroom full of 6 and 7 year olds. 27- Children and teachers  and the shooters mom were among the dead.  This happened 11 days before Christmas.
My parents come from Florida to see my sister and me for Christmas.
My sister and I also head to Preston wood to see the Living Nativity Christmas Play
It also snows on Christmas!
We spend most of the month sick with colds and stomach bugs.
Gas its down to $2.99 a gallon!
and yes we are still "trying"

This year has been a busy one, full of family and friends.  2013 looks like its going to be just a grand!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Fun in Pictures: Dec. 25

Felicity playing in the snow at Omas house. It was kinda cold outside. We weren't planning on snow on Christmas so no one came prepared to play in the snow.

Morning at John and I house. I had been fighting a bad cold that morning and we woke up to a thunderstorm.

My dad, Preston watching Cole and John fly their remote control helicopter 

Cole flying his helicopter.

John flying is helicopter that I got him for Chirstmas.

My mom and cole.

Me outside in the snow. I know where is my coat? In the car. It was raining when I came to johns parents house!

Harrison outside in shorts in the snow!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

                                               Wishing you and your families a Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

CFA party

Wanted to sum up today's CFA party with my post from Facebook! 

Today I saw camels, sheep, zebras, flying angels, fireworks, and Santa flying on his sleigh all at Prestonwood Church. There was some pretty cool Christmas songs. I love the TV Segment Scene and the kids Nativity was pretty awesome! I had a time! — with Lindsey McLain atPrestonwood Baptist Church

On my mind

In the past week there has been two shootings. One at a Mall in Oregon and the school shooting in Connecticut,,, there have been countless others through out this year as well, like the one in Colorado Movie theater.

It's sad because each case was just normal people going about their day and someone took their life. It seems to be happening more and more often.

Now I don't fear death; I embrace it. I know where I am headed and I know it won't be scary. I know there will be smiling faces when I get where I am going.

The one that is on my mind most right now is the school shooting. From what I have learned is that someone walked into the school and shot them. The kids where between the ages of 6 and 7; some of the teachers also died that day too.

What I know is that because they(the children) had not reach the age of accountability they are headed to the celestial kingdom. The Lord dose have a plan for them and their families. My heart breaks still for their families because loosing someone so young and so unexpected is hard A death like that is horrible.

I think about those children that died and then I think about my kids that I teach at church. They are the same age as those that died. So young, hopefully and full of life. We can learn a lot from children.

I know that there is a reason for everything. Sometimes we don't know what the reason is, but one day we will know the reason.

I know there is nothing I can say or  that can bring back those sweet children and their teachers that died. I know there's nothing, expect prayer that I can do to make it better, to ease the healing.

What I do know is that grieving will take time. Those that have left will check in on you from time to time. When you least expected you'll feel them near. I know that right now they are with their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and learning from them.  He has a special mission for them.I have a special friend who on that same mission right now. One day many years from now they will greet you at heaven gate with arms out saying, "welcome home, Mom and Dad."

Families can be together forever.