Saturday, November 27, 2010

cleaning, decorating, and football...

Well... I got me a spic and span clean house this morning and then the boys and I decorated for Christmas. Tommy enjoyed a hunting trip this morning and then came home to help out around here at the house. This evening was the Clemson/Carolina game. I have to be honest... I will be SOOOOO glad when football season is over and it is times like this that I am thankful that Tommy is not into sports too much. I tell you, when it comes to football "talk", you really start to see peoples true character and even their integrity. There is so much smack talked on facebook that I could puke. Another thing that I am going to be honest about is the same people who talk their football smack on what I refer to as Saturday football facebook are the same people who participate in Spritual Sunday on Facebook...blah! All of it makes me sick...

With all that to the side... I have to say this... I have always been a Clemson Tiger fan...My entire family is....but I also see reality. It has nothing to do with loyalty or my love for the Tigers but it is just common sense...Carolina is has been a heck of a lot better team this year...(the proof is in the pudding) and I am really starting to question Dabo's ability as a coach... it doesn't matter how good of a person he is...that is great... but it is about his ability to coach football... Well.. I am finished with that subject..LOL!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday.....

Well...this year I was not as crazy as the past. I did not get up at the crack of dawn to go shopping but I did go shopping after a lunch of leftovers from my parents. Not only did I go shopping but I went with my hubby and two boys. So much fun we had!!! We enjoyed a trip to the mall, walmart, target, and Garden Ridge where we purchased a new Christmas tree. One other thing we did was Bleeze got to sit on Santa's lap. We had to make Eli get the picture made (poor guy) he is getting so big!! We did not plan on doing the pics today but Bleeze cried and the line was not long. He has been awesome about Santa this year. So fun! He really sees the magic in all of it and I LOVE that! We had a great time and enjoyed yummy hamburgers for dinner! Headed to bed so I can get up, clean the house, and decorate the tree!!! Fun times!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I truly have so much to be thankful for. Over the past years I have often documented my "attitude of gratitude" for this blog. It has often been misunderstood as "bragging" or confused for something other than exactly what it is as a journal of gratitude. It seems that each year I have more and more to be thankful for. This year is no exception. Even with certain personal circumstances I am currently faced with I am so grateful and blessed. I know that God is in control and he will work in my favor if I put my trust in Him!

We enjoyed a great day! As usual we started our morning off with watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Dog Show. This has become the tradition in the Bagwell house and no Thanksgiving is complete without those two things on Thanksgiving morning. We loved spending time with my family and of course my parents cooked a feast. I did not take pictures this year and I am so mad at myself.

So for now...Happy Thanksgiving everyone...count your blessings!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pink Party

Tonight I was honored to help celebrate my friend's 5 year anniversary of being cancer free! She was completely surprised as we were all dressed in pink and enjoyed yummy desserts....and of course....everything was pink!!!
I am so happy for her and grateful to God for his healing power and mercy! Such a fun night of laughter and stories! Great night gals!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Today I finished up the study at church on an Ezer. Over the next few months I am sure that you will hear more and more from me on this subject as the leaders of Grace roll it out to the church body. This study has had a huge impact on my life and could not have happened at a more crucial time in my life. I am so thankful that God sees us right where we are and knows our every need. Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Awesome night with my guy...

Oh what a fun night we had tonight!!!! My sweet hubby surprised me with tickets to the Lady Antebellum concert. It was sooo good! I just loved them but most of all I loved spending time with him!

On the downside... I came home to sick is sick to his stomach and complaining of sore throat and headache. The other sore throat and coughing....we shall see!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Llyod

Tonight we joined our great friends the Clisham's for dinner at Ace Pizza downtown to celebrate Lloyds birthday! We had lots of fun and the boy loved hanging out with their great friend Ryan! We enjoyed yummy pizza and most of all lots of fun laughs! Happy Birthday Lloyd!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Date night with little man...

Tonight has been one of those nights when I realize a few things....

1. Eli is growing up way to fast.

2. Bleeze is a sweetie pie.

3. I am getting old fast..LOL!

I dropped Eli off tonight for a Bonfire with the Fusion group at church. He had fun other than falling into a briar patch. We removed 23 thorns plus all the ones the leaders removed at the event. Poor fellow! While Eli was off enjoying what he thinks is the "teen-age" life. I was off to spend some time with my little man! I took him to see Dreamworks Megamind. Such a good little movie. He was precious. After the movie we joined Tommy for some dinner and then picked my big guy up! Glad that they both had such a fun day!

a few things I know.....(well do I ?)

I closed my last blog in hopes of becoming better at blogging. The thing is I do have a lot to say and a lot in my mind however, I am not a liberty to say many of those things as of right now. In the past few weeks, I feel like a have been on a journey like no other. A journey filled with so many different emotions that it is overwhelming for me to even think about them, much less write about those feelings. I can however, put a few things I know for sure. Things that are certain in my life right now....but then again is anything every "for certain". I think God has been trying to teach me over the years that the on thing that is certain and "for sure" in this life is HIM! Isn't it wonderful to know that his "mercies are new everyday". With that being said, I can give you a quick update of things in my life right now and hopefully keep up with this blogging adventure again. I have to say that when I was a faithful blogger it was so nice to go back and relive the experiences in my life.

1.I am no longer with the LOOM at cotton mill place.

2. I am excited about new opportunities.

3. I am very excited about being with my boys more and being able to focus more on their education.

4. I have been disappointed by MANY people in the past few weeks but at the same time God has reminded me of his redemptive power in relationships so there is no need to be discouraged.

5. I have learned when you have done all you can do to stand...JUST STAND! (I am just standing)

6. I have a husband who is amazing. That has been VERY supportive of me in the past few weeks and I can never thank him enough.

7. I am so thankful for a church body that lives Biblically.

8. I am growing and learning more and more everyday in the ladies leadership gender study at church....can't wait for the spring for it to be passed on.

9. I would not want to be an attorney or a CPA. (I appreciate all that each of you do, but you couldn't pay me enough to have either job.)

10. When my integrity has been questioned, I have learned to stand firm in my beliefs and know who I am as an individual as well as in Christ.

11. My boys are the best,most patient children on the planet.

12. I realized the other day that I have to cherish every minute with Eli because he is almost grown..... sniff...sniff.:0(

13. Halloween is fun when spent with friends. :0)

14. Halloween candy is best when shared with friends. :0)

15. That I am very grateful for friendship (TRUE friendship). For the friends who have reached out to me in many different ways the past few weeks. You are all truly amazing.

16. That I have had some wonderful family time in the past few weeks with my parents and my brother, sister in law, and niece. I love them and I am so grateful to have their love and support.

17. There is nothing like seeing my sweet Bleeze face light up when he received his new puppy "Bella". She weighs less than one pound and is simply precious!!!

18. That I enjoy Charlotte Bobcat games! (ha..I really enjoy looking at Michael Jordan) LOL!

19. That I really appreciate my husband's love for politics.

20. I love fun times in the car with friends singing songs!

21. That I am truly excited about going to see Lady Antabellum this weekend!

22. Really excited about a new opportunity that has come my way and is allowing me to be creative.

23. That I love Ed Hardy perfume.

24. That if you stay in Hobby Lobby long enough listening to the music you can actually feel like you have been to church for worship...ahh....(I was sad yesterday when I went...they were playing Christmas music... I was looking for some spirtual uplifting..LOL)

25. I love our new small group! Great people and I love feeling apart.

26. That I do not like the time change.

27. That I wish I were on a tropical island most days lately..LOL!

28. That I am having trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year. It is not that I don't like Christmas...but I just think we skip Thanksgiving now. I want my kids to know Thanksgiving. What it means to be thankful and to realize the true meaning of Thanksgiving. To understand what it means and the true significance of the pilgrims and their journey. If you think about all of it, it is truly amazing and I want them to experience being Thankful first....then we will think about Christmas.

29. Halloween candy seems to mulitply on it's own...LOL!

These last are the most important.

30. God IS good all the time.

31. God IS faithful all the time.

32. I would be NOTHING with out JESUS!

33. Jesus paid it all!

34. When I don't understand life and the troubles and trials that it brings my way, I know that I can trust in the one who is the creator of this life and he will sustain me.

35. He calls me friend!

36. In the words of my friend Tiffany..."Jesus knows my heart".

37. Just as people never cease to amaze me.... neither does God!

So there you have it....just a few of my latest thoughts and feelings. I am going to try to keep this blog going. I love posting about my God,hubby, kids, and day. I love sharing with those of you near and far! I also love to look back on my life and see how God has moved in my life and provided for my every need. (I also love seeing my boys grow). I will try to keep you all informed!!! For now...happy Tuesday and lots of love sent out!!!!