We’re back and we’re tan!!

… Well, more like I AM Tan and BJ is a nice color we will call red.  🙂 I love my hubby. Bless his heart, we have to put sunscreen on him like you would a child. Every hour or so and we probably should have used SPF 50. ANYWAYS… if you are wondering what the SPF is for, on Sunday morning at 9am we arrived back from our 8 day trip in Hawaii!! Yes, We visited the Big Island as well as Kauai “the Garden Isle” as they call it. What a beautiful place! I mean, it is truly paradise. I love going on vacations when its just that… a Vacation. You’re away from the world. Enjoying wonderful weather. Soaking (or baking) in the sun. WOW… what a time. Now of course, for those of you who know, I am a very blessed wife (or spoiled so BJ tells me). My incredible husband works so hard at ADP and with his hard work (and lots of praying) comes these trips if he makes his goals. I have traveled to more places in the last year, then I have my whole life. We feel so Blessed. More then Blessed really. Being in a Sales job you really have no idea what people are going to do. Everyday is not a guarantee. Anyways, we have been to some amazing places because of ADP, and we never take these trips for granite. Now, The Big Island isn’t much to look at really. It looks like the whole Island is under construction because of the Volcano’s. So its mostly black with barely any tree’s. The most you will see of green is North of the Island, and yes, that is beautiful. But it doesn’t last long. 🙂 We did see the Volcano of course. Right now it is erupting in a sense. Its smoking… a lot. We saw it and took plenty of pictures. And we also took a waterfall walk while we we’re there as one of our excursions. But those waterfalls on the Big Island were NOTHING like the ones we saw on our Helicopter ride in Kauai. Right before our trip it had rained heavily so there were over 100 waterfalls that were active. HOW AMAZING!! Now please don’t see this as bragging. I am still shocked that I was lucky enough of a person to see all of these things. The Shape of Kauai and the History it holds is quit amazing. Did you know that Jurassic Park was shoot there? As well as Raiders of the Lost Arc, The very first King Kong and many many others. Kauai is known for many things. Such as Na Pali Coast  we’re no one can get to by car. You have to get there by boat, horse, (walking if you dare), or Helicopter. It rains everyday but only for about 10 minutes here and there, you can tell the locals are very use to it. They will stand in it and talk. You can tell who are tourist because we run for cover! No building is allowed to be built higher then a Palm Tree which is about 4 stories at most. Kauai is Barely built up at all. Not as touristy with a lot to look at. In our winter months Kauai (and most of Hawaii) gets all of the Humpback Whales and I guess they get pretty up close and personal! The snorkeling there is like nothing I have ever seen. Fish of 10 colors, swiming with urgency and grace. SO BEAUTIFUL! Anyways… I love Kauai… BUT I would never live there. I guess you get Island fever for about 2 years, and then your ready to leave. I just have no idea how people live there. Their housing prices are out of this world as well as food and gas prices. Oh well, if you visit take more money then what you think you might need. Unless you plan to eat at McDonalds a lot :)… Ok.. enough of this trip.. Time for my next big event in Carmel. Tons of woman in 3 hours!!! WHOO HOO!!!

Pictures to come.. Aloha 🙂

Cherith

Blog #2 for today

I AM SUCH A GIRL!!! I know… you see that and wonder “well, isn’t that what you want to be” or “yes cherith, you are a girl and your husband is thankful for that” Thats not what I mean… I mean.. I’m a woman, a female… a chick with random issues and emotions that sometimes I just wish I could be a man for one day and not be so SENSITIVE!!! See… if you are a guy and you are reading this.. ESPECIALLY IF your not married…. or emotion change with in minutes… HECK… SECONDS!! Today is a wonderful example of this… I was happy (but tired) when I woke up this morning… then with in an hour I am crying to my manager because of this issue that bothered me and another manager just pushed the wrong button. Then I find myself smiling being happy. I get home, I’m grumpy. Don’t talk to me… kind of grumpy. Then we go to church for worship practice and I am sitting watching my husband play guitar and thinking “I just love watching him play” or “Oh, he’s hot. And I married him!” THEN we get in the car, he has a headache and in an instant I am back to square one, but all mixed… Tired, grumpy, annoyed, and… well, TIRED!

NOW I DON’T WANT TO LOOSE YOU… I am a female. I consistently find myself checking these “emotions” of mine. Because thatsall they are. Emotions. Although they are the reason I feel a certain way, I also have the power to change those emotions. SOMETIMES, my stubbornness won’t let me. I feel that I am in the right to feel that way, or act that way. Well, I am always reminding myself of Provs 31. The DISCRIPTION of a woman. (I know it’s long, but just read it)

10 [b]Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
      She is more precious than rubies.
 11 Her husband can trust her,
      and she will greatly enrich his life.
 12 She brings him good, not harm,
      all the days of her life. 13 She finds wool and flax
      and busily spins it.
 14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
      bringing her food from afar.
 15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
      and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

 16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
      with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
 17 She is energetic and strong,
      a hard worker.
 18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
      her lamp burns late into the night.

 19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
      her fingers twisting fiber.
 20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
      and opens her arms to the needy.
 21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
      for everyone has warm[c] clothes.

 22 She makes her own bedspreads.
      She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
 23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
      where he sits with the other civic leaders.
 24 She makes belted linen garments
      and sashes to sell to the merchants.

 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
      and she laughs without fear of the future.
 26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
      and she gives instructions with kindness.
 27 She carefully watches everything in her household
      and suffers nothing from laziness.

 28 Her children stand and bless her.
      Her husband praises her:
 29 “She is clothed with strength and dignity,
      and she laughs without fear of the future.
 26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
      and she gives instructions with kindness.
 27 She carefully watches everything in her household
      and suffers nothing from laziness.

 28 Her children stand and bless her.
      Her husband praises her:
 29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
      but you surpass them all!”

 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
      but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
 31 Reward her for all she has done.
      Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

 

Man, after all the grumpiness in the world, I WANT THAT!!!!! I want to be wise, generose, kind, thought of, talked about, looked up too! LORD, KEEP ME IN CHECK!!! Help me to be everything that you want me to be. I want to be a trusted wife, the closest of friend, the hug, the hand, the help… I WANT THAT!! Lord strip me of my “feminen ways of the world”… I get so full of myself, so emotional, and so wrong.

I pray that when you see me Lord, and we meet face to face.. you will be able to say to me ““There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”

So it’s been awhile

I understand that I haven’t done anything on this blog, and laughed when I read a friends blog page (who also didn’t do anything for awhile) on her website that stated there are “blogging rules” and that you can’t wait for a long period of time to type anything. SO TODAY I AM DOING 2 blogs!!!! HA HA… Is that allowed??? My life has been soooo incredibly busy!! I started an internship her in town with the Fort Wayne Woman’s magazine. Currently I am learning to become an Event Coordinator!! Wow, can I just tell you how much i LOVE doing it too!!! I have done a few events, but hardly any on my own! This is so exciting and something so new, and yet I feel so comfortable in it! Also, the Hubby and I have been taking our “slu” of trips!! We went to Chicago with some great friends, Jason and April Ruggles, and let me tell you, I LOVE BASEBALL!! LOL… never did before until the Cubbies CREAMED the Flordia Marlins at the game we saw! It was such a close game, but so so good. And also, “Wicked” is a must see broadway play that has been going on in Chicago for who knows how long!! So fablous!! Even the guys digged it!! So thats what I go so far… more to come from me hopefully tonight….

Like I use to say, Love..peace… & Chicken Grease