Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Monday!!!!

Aint life grand?!?!?!??

Just checking in to say "aint life grand"?!?!?

This weekend was the fun-filled Getaway Weekend and I have offically quite my service position of Alternate Literature person as of the weekend. No worries as I am still the DCM for District 71 just HAD to quit literature for my serenity!!!!

The weekend was fun with Mindy and Eddie and service but aside from that could have forgotten the rest of the weekend.

One little sponsee is still "out there" and I can only assume life is not going well for her right now but she is in my prayers!!!!

What else...

oh yes - Have A Great Day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Area 60 Getaway weekend

It's an exciting, service filled weekend!
This weekend is the Area 60 Getaway weekend.
It has been months and months of loooooooonnnnnnnggggg, personality-filled meetings and lots of planning but it is finallly here!
We will all be staying at the Comfort Inn in Penn Hills and it should be a blast! We have speakers and workshops and food all weekend (and dont forget the fellowship)! I think registration was up to 100 last count.
I am sharing a room with Minday and Ed - which should also be a blast. We have our beaniehats and funny glasses to wear for the weekend! WOO HOO!!!! Everyone is talking about the pool and hottub but I have heard sooooo many horror stories that I think I will just stick to the gym. We shall see......
I will fill you in on all the excitement throughout the weekend if I can.
In love, gratitude and service...Ann :-)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Insanity...

Insanity...is amazing! What is it in "US" that makes us want sooo badly to return to our "old life"? Just when we have put our "new lives" in order...gotten family and friends back, good jobs, court hearings over, things are starting to look up and BAM!!!!!...
self-sabatoge!
I am just soooo sick of this disease that causes so many amazing and talented people to settle for so much less than they deserve or less than they can be in life! My newest little pigeon decided to return to her old life over the weekend by going on a major binge and calling off both her jobs on Monday...
sadly enough...
we all know where she is going from here...
please pray for her and the others as I am doing today.
It is with a sign of LOVING GRATITUDE that I am NOT making that same choice just for today!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

God has a new angel...

God has a new angel...

Everyone PLEASE pray for Mindy (those of you who know her and those that do not).
She is an amazing friend of mine that is CONSTANTLY thinking of and helping others. She is such an amazing example of the program IN ACTION and she lost her father this morning. He has been holding on for a few days in Kane Hospial and finally passed this morning. Please pray for Mindy and her mother and the rest of the family as they grieve as I cannot image how it feels to lose your father or husband.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sometimes you just have to say...


I love that photo...doesn't my adorable little nieces face just say it ALL!!!

I am soooo grateful for the amazing people and family in my life...everyday just keeps getting better!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Awesomest Ad EVER!!



Not sure if awesomest is a word but this ad is the awesomest!!!


I have not laughed soooo hard in I dont know how long!!


Also, here are SOME pics of the hardtack candy filled chicks I made for Easter...little ahead of schedule, I know!!! lol I found the adorable little chicks at the Dollar Store (my favorite place in the whole wide world!!)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Family "girl" Bonding


This past weekend was spent bonding with the girls in the family (minus our sister-in law)...

Mom and my two sisters were supposed to be going for their annual ski weekend which I usually pass on as I HATE snow skiing and being cold in general. The problem occured when the temperature soared to 70 degrees over the weekend. The slopes were solid ice so they all decided to shop at the Tanger outlet stores and spend the weekend in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is smack-dap in the middle of where they all live so it was decided they would spend the weekend with me at the condo and take advantage of free room and board. We had a great TIME!! Went to Tanger outlet stores and Our Lady of Grace Fish fry on Friday night. Also, went to see Slumdog millionare Friday night - it was wonderful!! Then, on Saturday, went to the strip district and the mall for a little more shopping. We got a great pic of everyone together at Primanti's Brothers in the strip - gotta love spending time with family!!!!!
PS - I am the one that "does not look like the other"...LOL. I am the dark haired daughter!!!:-)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Coolest dolphin EVER!

As if dolphins are not already cool, this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. This dolphin has been living in a saltwater inland lake in Louisiana (Lake Calcasieu) with a pod of "normal" dolphins for over a year now. It is an albino dolphin so its skin appears pink and it has red eyes. Is that awesome or what??!! Sooo cool and pretty - Just when you think you've seen it all - God is amazing!!

Also - Happy Square Root Day...03-03-09...for all you Engineers and Math Geeks (Dad/Matt/Steve/etc.)LOL

Monday, March 2, 2009

What a great weekend!

Happy Monday all!
This weekend was spent studying for work, visiting family and making hard tack candy.
It was an amazingly productive weekend although the gym did not make it into the scope at all...that's okay though. A little break never hurt anyone - LOL!
The hard tack came out great as usual and I found these ADORABLE little chick eggs to put it in to give away - I will post a pic tomorrow.

Today's pic (above) is of my adorable niece Kyleigh-aka "sugar cookie" (on the left) and her second cousin Kiera...they were too cute together this weekend and make for an adorable prelude to the Easter season :-)