Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Only For Megan...6 Unimportant things About Me

So Megs, I know you tagged me over a month ago, better late than never. Couldn't sleep, so here I am.

1. I love to vaccuum. If I could do it everyday, I would. Fortunately, time doesn't always allow me to, so I'm not one of those freaky people yet.

2. When I make up the bed, even if I'm about to get in it, I don't want there to be any wrinkles. No NOT one!

3. I have my own language. I make up words all the time. Really I take other words and make them my own, but it makes my students ask me what language I'm speaking, and if I'm feeling frisky I say my words really fast, it drives them wild.

4. It is a sad, sad day for me if I miss Wheel-of-Fortune. I could live without TV if it weren't for Wheel-of-Fortune. Someday, I'm going to play and make lots of money.

5. I am quickly becoming a Rock Band junkie. Do they have a 10-step program for that?

6. I don't like sweet tea or hot dogs. My dad used to tell me I was communist, call it what you want to, I just don't like it.

Christmas Came Early

So, I broke down, in a big kind of way. We've been talking about wanting a Wii for some time now, so I found a good deal on one (courtesy of Ebay) and bought one for Steve for Christmas. Well, it couldn't wait until Christmas. So I thought to myself, just give it as a birthday present, but that was no good either. His birthday is December 13th. So what was a girl to do? I wrapped it up in Christmas paper, but a sweet little bow on it and said, " Here's your Christmas present, you can open it now or wait." Sneaky little devil...he opened it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My Steve

My Steve is the most wonderful man in the world. Just want to take

a blog to tell the world how lucky I am. He takes care of me, loves me when I'm not so loveable (hard to imagine I know), and makes me laugh or tries to every few minutes. The picture above is my Steve and his pretty legs in a pair of way streched out ballet flats that I chose not to wear after Tuesday of this week when they gave me the worst blisters of my life! So for entertainment Steve did a little routine for me. I know all you ladies out there are a little jealous about now, but sorry he's mine! I love this man more than anything!

A Dog Named Sanford

So we (I) just wasn't ready for a dog after our sweet Sadie passed away. Poor Steve, he's just been itching to have a dog of his own. Every time we went to someone's house with dogs he was all but drooling over them. So with time I eventually just wanted a dog for him because he wanted it so bad.

Then came Rowdy, a spunky little dog that Steve got for his parents, and it was all over. He was just so much fun that I broke down too...and that my friends is where Sanford comes in. He is the most wonderful dog in the world, very lively and spirited and loves to play. We are so in love with him. Steve can't wait to get out of the bed in the morning to bring him inside. They're a match made in heaven.

Sanford is a short legged little fiest and the newest addition to our family! I've posted some pictures of our little boy, he love's his daddy's stinky shoes. He won't go to sleep unless he has those shoes. :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Boat

Most of you are probably going to think that this is the stupidest thing in the world, but for those of you out there who enjoy stupid things, this might interest you. Steve and I participated in "Who Wants to Be a Millionare" on our cruise and of course we won (along with 2 other couples). While we were super excited about winning, WooHoo!, we were slightly disappointed when we didn't win a million dollars. Our parting prize was a plastic "24K" gold boat trophy. Why we even brought it home I don't know, but now I'm glad we did. After riding in my car for a couple of months we decided to use the boat for other purposes. We decided to hide the boat from each other in places that were obvious, but slightly out of sight. I know, weird...but it really is so much fun. Every time I find that ugly trophy I think about him and it makes me smile, makes me remember how much I love him. Stupid yes, but oh so much fun. I encourage everyone to try it. Oh and by the way...not that I'm keeping score or anything, but right now Steve has been unable to find the boat for almost 2 weeks, man I'm good!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Braves at Turner Stadium

Over the 4th weekend we took a trip to Atlanta with Josh & Lindsey, Kevin & Pam, and Daniel & Heather to see the Braves play the Astros. The game a little disappointing, they lost and Chipper had a not so good night, but the atmosphere was 2nd to none.
Sunday we did a little exploring in downtown Atlanta and visited the "New World of Coke," much better than the first one if I do say so myself. If you ever get a chance to go make sure to go to the 4-D theater. The seats move and wind blows and you get poked and everything. It was really neat. Not to mention that coke tasting...over 64 different coke products from around the world. I tried a few, but I think I'll just stick to my Sprite Zero and Fresca. Steve, tried a few more than I did, but I think he's satisfied with just plain Coke. Daniel on the other hand tried all 64.

Forever and a Day

So it's really been what seems like forever and a day since I've updated. As usual life has been incredibly busy for us, but I know you all have the same story. Lot's to update on, I'm going to do it one at a time so bear with me for the next couple of days as I get it all together.
We don't have children but do have nephews and a niece. For you mom's out there who know what happens when you give little kids pasta I'm sure you are secretly laughing inside because you know what is to come. Shane stopped by with the kids a few weeks ago and they decided they wanted to stay and eat with me and Steve when they saw the pasta spoon in my hand. Of course we thought we were up for the challenge, but two weeks later I was still finding little red pasta fingerprints throughout the house. How they do it, I don't know, but these little creatures leave their mark everywhere. I'm posting some pictures of their visit. Although we love and cherish these wonderful children, and just in case any of you were wondering we are not planning on having children anytime soon.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Honeymooners

So, now that life is a little more settled I'll give a quick report on the honey moon. I know I'm leaving out the wedding, but we don't really have any pictures yet, so I'll post them when I have some. All you really need to know about the wedding is that it was the most beautiful wedding that ever was :), and no I am not partial at all!

Anyway back to the subject, we went on a cruise that stopped in Cozumel and Calica. It was absolutely gorgeous there, the water indescribable. It really made you think about how much GOD pays attention to every little detail, but that's another sermon.

Neither of us had ever been on a cruise before so it was definitely an experience that we will never forget. There is something to be said for fine dining and a 24-hour soft serve ice cream machine! We saw lots of very, very, very interesting people (to say the least), but perhaps the most memorable part of our honeymoon cruise was the don't go and tune out thinking I'm going to share about you know being married and all, not even gonna touch that one, but I would like to share what I hope you will find as humorous as we eventually did. When we stepped into our cabin on the ship we were astounded to see that we would be sharing a twin bed! Yes, there was another one, but it was hanging from the wall. I didn't take much convincing that it was going to be ok, I mean what else are you going to do? Steve however, took a little more convincing! Anyway, that's all I've got for now.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I know it's been a while since I've made a post, but I'm back now and hopefully all will soon be back to normal, if that can really happen. I intended on sleeping a little later today, but I can't sleep and I just feel the need to pay a special tribute to someone who has been way more important to me than I ever realized. Last week, Thursday May15th my dear grandmother died. As I think about my memories of her I smile, and one word comes to mind. STRENGTH, you see my grandmother was the strongest person I knew, and I hope that in being near her for much of my life that maybe she gave me a small piece of her strength...for with just a small piece I know that I can conquer many things.
Melinda Nancy Bailey Prevost
September 19, 1925
May 15, 2008
These are just a few ways that this wonderful lady showed her strength:
  • Strength of Character: My grandmother believed that living your life right and doing things the right way was the only way of life. She never tried or did cheat anyone or anything.
  • Strength in Giving: My grandmother showed no bias and would give to anyone. She was fortunate enough to be in a position to give and she did not take that responsibility lightly. It didn't matter whether the person was black or white, poor or rich, beautiful or not so beautiful, she just gave. Such a hard thing for most of us to do.
  • Strength of Faith: For as long as I can remember I see that large print Bible with her writings in it sitting next to her chair at her house. She was a faithful servant of our LORD and SAVIOR and I know that right now she's in Heaven planting her garden.
  • Strength in Love: My grandmother seemed to have tapped in to that unconditional love thing. She could love without reason, with reason, and for no reason. You see even if she had been wronged, and I'm sure in her life she had been many times she still had the capacity to love.
  • Strength of Mind: While the family might giggle at this one, you see my grandmother could come up with some crazy stuff from time to time, she has always been of strong mind. She was a very intelligent woman, a school teacher for close to 40 years of her life.
  • Strength of Body: As I have began etching my grandmother's memory into my mind, I can still see her walking out of the garden with her hoe in her straw hat. She was what some would have called a "tough old bird." She never stopped, she always kept going whether it was the garden, or taking care of her siblings, or dealing with her rental property, she was just strong.

I could probably go on for days about the Strength that my grandmother possessed in one body. In my sadness, I mourn her loss, knowing that I won't see her at family get-togethers, doing the things that she loved to do, but as a Christian I celebrate knowing that she has reached her final destination and someday mine. I love you Maw Maw, I'll see you someday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Additions

Welcome to the world Aaron Christopher Sansing! I am proud to announce the birth of my new little nephew. It took him a while to decide to come in to this world, but he is hear and just beautiful! Big sister Allie is loving him and wants to help out as much as possible. Baby Aaron aka "Huck" maybe as Haven says should be renamed "Hunk" seeing as how he weighed 9lbs and 8oz. Huck was 20.5 inches long. We can't wait for him to make his first visit to Columbus. Congrats Lara and Chris and Allie.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Final Countdown

So we have officially entered into the final countdown stage. As of yesterday we had 30 days until the wedding. We are both so excited and can't wait to start our lives together. However, this is an absolutely CRAZY time! There is so much to be done and not enough time to do it. My mother says, "Lea Ann you need to rest..." And I wonder, WHEN? Anyway GOD is good, and HE is showing me how wonderful my life really is.
The blessings of friendship is so sweet. We (Alyssa, Haven, Cathryn, and I) hosted a shower for our friend Sarah this past weekend. It was work yes, but I don't think my heart has felt such rest and joy in the midst of chaos in a long time. The comfort in laughter and good friends is probably one of life's most wonderful remedies. I know that my spirits were so uplifted. Another breath of fresh air came when my dear friend Megan came during her spring break. She is now headed back to Florida where she thinks she belongs ;). I don't know what she was thinking when she up and went away.
To top it all off we also had our church shower this weekend and I still stand amazed as I write thank you note after thank you note at how blessed we truly are. We have been blessed with so much more than we need, I stand in awe. That's all I can say. I hope and pray that GOD is giving you those little or big reminders that show all of the glorious things HE has given you.
I'm posting some pictures from the weekends festivities, and want to take time to name one more blessing since I seem to be counting them 1 by 1....Our mothers. I see more and more everyday how much our mothers (and fathers too) do and sacrifice for us. Every time I turn around they are doing something else for us, not them, for us. It really just makes me want to cry. We don't ask, they just do. The love that they have for us doesn't seem possible, but praise be to my FATHER because I wouldn't have it any other way. Want to leave you with just a little advice that my mom shared with us girls one day. We asked her how we could repay her for all that she does and she said, "Do it for your children." I hope that I will be like that...for what it's worth!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sadie and Softball

Our little Sadie is growing up so quick! Actually she's just getting fat. The switch to dry food has, um well, made her real healthy! The pictures show how much she has grown, the first is one about a week after we got her, the second is last week. She's definitely going to be a big girl. She's enjoying the nice weather and being outside, she's a sweet dog, but still hasn't mastered the fetch command. She does like the treats though.
We spent Saturday at the ball park, it's that time again. The boys are off to a pretty good start, by the end of the season they'll be winning them all!
Thanks for all the prayers for my grandmother, she's out of the hospital now and doing better. We're all learning to deal with the fact that she will never be the same old Maw Maw that we've always known, but are thankful that she's sleeping and eating better. We now know that along with the diabetes and kidney problems that she has congestive heart failure. They say she it will only worsen with time, but that we could still have many months and maybe years with her. She came back to Columbus for a visit this weekend. We had 10 people sleeping at our house....quite interesting to say the least!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pictures and Prayers

So have I mentioned lately how busy life can get? I didn't know it could go this fast! Although things are incredibly busy I'm trying to take it one day at a time, I don't want to miss any of life's "little moments." We took engagement pictures this week courtesy of the most wonderful cousin in the world :) I'm posting a couple of the ones that he left me...sneaky kid, he wants to "edit" the rest.
     I also want to make a petition to all you prayer warriors out there. My grandmother is back in the hospital again and not doing too well. My prayer is that I won't be selfish and to pray for God's will in regards to her...but I'm struggling with this a little, she's my last grandparent and by golly, I want her at my wedding. Anyway, please keep her and my family in your prayers.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Dogs and Showers

It's been crazy busy the past few weeks and every time I turn around I say, "I need to add this to our blog." Obviously I haven't added anything to the blog, but here I am and here it goes. We have a new dog, Sadie. She's so sweet, if you get right down to it she's really a mut, but we like to call her a boxer (don't call her a mut to her face, she's really sensitive about the matter :) She's grown so much in the short time we've had her. She's turning in to quite a little chunk, but so very sweet and incredibly easy to love. I'll add some pictures of our darling little girl this weekend.

I've also now had 3 showers in less than seven days! Talk about a whirl-wind. It's really fun getting presents, and so touching to know that people care enough to give. The LORD has blessed us with so much. It's really not the gifts, although I'm not giving them back, but the people who have really made me feel so special and loved. So on behalf of Steve and me, we love you all and thank each and everyone of you from the bottoms of our heart for your love and support. I'll post more pictures from the showers this weekend, I don't have my camera with me, sorry! By the way, we are now set on hand mixers, we have 3 so if you need one just let us know;)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

From the Beginning

Steve and I have been dating since July of 2006 and I think I was in love from the beginning. As the days went by we were constantly being led to the point where we are now. We are preparing for our biggest day so far, the day we will say what I've been waiting my whole life to say to this very man, "I do." Please pray for us as we prepare to share our lives together, we are ready, but know that prayer will only make us stronger. I know that there will be much more to share in the days to come.