Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hey Guys! I just wanted to update on Scooter! He is doing a little better. My mom took him to the vet this morning. He was so weak that he collapsed outside so she had to carry him. The vet ran test and such. They found out that his ulcers are bleeding pretty bad, and that he has two or three kidney stones. They gave him a few shots, and three prescriptions. But they did warn my mom that he was getting really old and more health issues could come up, but for now he is going to be OK! We are delighted. I am going up to their house for dinner tomorrow so I will get to see him. Thanks for you thoughts and prayers!

In other news Sarah Bear went to the vet today to get a bath, get her nails clipped, get her flea treatment, and her immunizations. So she will be ready for all the company we have coming this weekend! Plus she gets a new bandanna!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Please Pray!

Hey Guys! I just wanted to ask all of you to pray. I know to some it might sound petty, but my mom's dog, Scooter, is really sick! Scooter has been in the family for about 14 years. He is old, but that does not mean we want him going any where. This dog, according to my mom is my little brother. I have called him that forever! He is really sick, and my mom, step dad, and I are taking it hard. Please pray that he pulls through. We love this little dog so much. Now that I have one of my own, Sarah Bear, I can't imagine seeing her in pain much less anything serious happening. Also pray for my mom. This dog has been her constant companion. Thanks so much. I will update in the morning!

Please Lord, help Scooter pull through! Amen!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Simplicity...sometimes it is the simple things and moments in life that bring the most joy, peace, and relaxation.
I am sure you all are wondering what the crap I am talking about and I am sure some of you are rolling your eyes thinking here she goes again.
Allow me to explain. Yesterday was kind of a long day at work. Jon and I over slept by a good bit, more so him because he had to work out of town. Then yesterday afternoon he showed up at my work around 5. He wanted to ride home with me, and then he was going to ride back this morning to work with me to get his car. I was not sure if that was a good idea or not, but we did it.
Well, the ride home was delightful. We just talked about our day. We grabbed a quick dinner, and then we settled in for the night. Jon brought home a cupcake that we cut in half and shared. I got online to check my email, the news, and my websites. He played football on his XBox 360. Nothing special about it. Then we turned on the Olympics and watched them, as I straighten up the living room, wash clothes, and folded laundry. We went to bed at about 11:30, and I kept waking him up asking questions that I probably should have known the answers to, but wasn't sure. Again I say nothing major or incredibly special about last night, it was a simple night at the Whitten house. However, with all that said it was one of the best nights we have had in while. Jon and I just got to enjoy each others company and just be. It was simple, but blissful! It is those kinds of moments that make me really feel connected to my husband. It was anything physical, just communication and lounging, but in those moments I feel like I am right where I am suppose to be! I feel content, blessed, and so loved! It is awesome...that feeling. I still feel like I am floating on cloud nine today. I love my husband so much. We are so close, and yes we sometimes argue and do not see eye to eye, but even in those moments I still love him so much!!! I just love the simple things in life! My heart is happy and light, and I just had to write how I was feeling down.
Jon is working until 9 tonight, but this wife is going home (after the gym) to cook her husband a wonderful dinner that he has been wanting forever...Chicken and Dumplings!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Better Late than Never!!! Right?

So I just have to share my exciting news. Today, 8-12-08, almost 15 months after I got married, I now have my hands on all of my wedding pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most people do not know how bothered by the entire experience I was. I have been trying for the past 15 months to just get all of the copies we ordered and proofs. It was taking forever. We were getting ZERO response from the photographer. We had already paid in full. (Note: lesson learned) Well, today I received in the mail the copy right to my pictures, all of the pictures/proofs on CD, extra 4x6's, and extra photos of our engagement pictures. I am beside myself excited!

I loaded up some of the CDs and there are photos on them that I have never seen. Oh my goodness, there are some really great ones. Now I can finally put all of my pics on the walls in my house. We can get them printed, and digitally altered with different effects. Wow, I know that I should have had all this a long time ago, but hey better late than never!!! -oxox Lisa

PS. I will post some of them on here when I get them loaded up and printed! YAY! Good thing I am off Friday, I got work to do!

Monday, August 4, 2008

It is OFFICIAL!!!!!!!

Ok guys, I know that I have been married for about 15 months now! Well, it is now official. I went Friday and got my name changed! Yes, I am now Mrs. Whitten. I am waiting for my SS card to get my new license and finish changing it at the banks, etc, but I did it. I am excited about the fact, but it was a little sad. Not to mention that now it take me a second to write my name because I usually start out writing my maiden name. LOL So I just dropped my middle name, which kind of mad me sad because it just goes so well together, LISA MARIE, they are a match made in GRACELAND! LOL I just wanted to let everyone know. Lots of you kept giving me a hard time about not doing it. It is not that I did not want to, but I hated the thought of taking off just to go sit at the SS office. However, I am so thrilled that I did, and Jon is very happy!

oxox- Mrs. Whitten!

Yard Sale....Fianlly it is over!

We had our much anticipated yard sale this weekend. Praise the good Lord it is finally over. My house is for the most part back in order. It had gotten so bad trying to get everything ready and priced that I think Sarah Bear was considering moving!
However, the yard sale was a huge success. We made over $300 dollars, and lost about a room and a half of clutter!!!! It was incredibly hot, but that did not keep people from shopping. Friday there were several people who came. One woman would shop, pay for her stuff, and then act like she was leaving, but ultimately come back for more. Saturday was good, but Friday was better.
It was really great getting to meet our neighbors. They are all really sweet. Saturday morning we got to see and talk to our newest neighbors. (More on that later) Plus, we got to meet lots of really interesting people. There were some great older folks who came and visited and stayed to chat for a while. HEY SPIKE, hope your grand baby enjoyed the teletubbies!
It was a good feeling knowing we were getting rid of so much clutter, making a little money for our emergency fund (Dave Ramsey Class), having great fellowship with people, and reminiscing about old memories that seeing all of our stuff evoked.
Pam, my mother-in-law, and Emily, Jon's cousin, helped us get everything together Friday. Thanks guys, we could not have done it without you!!!
Saturday Jon and brought all of the stuff that did not sale to the Hannah Home. So we were glad to know that it was going to a good cause. I mean it was our stuff! I did not want to see it go to waste.
So it was a huge success, but a even bigger relief knowing that it is done and we do not have to do it again any time soon.