Monday, January 26, 2009

Fever (not to worry though)

Due to some serious ice storm we are supposed to be getting this evening through Wednesday morning, my class this evening was I decided I would do a little blogging!

I have been praying for so many friends that are pregnant right now or just have had a baby or giving baby showers; that one can't help but get THE BABY FEVER! It is crazy how many people I know that are growing or starting their families! It is so much fun to see what my friends kids turn out like and to hold them and all...that is until they spit up...then I am done. I get this overwhelming urge to throw up as well. The urge is almost unbearable (lots of gagging takes place in those moments)! This confirms how unready I really am for kiddos!

Getting the baby fever just makes me sit and think what if and all that jazz...then reality hits.........I'm in grad school and living with my mother & father-n-law!!!!!!! So, obviously not a good time right now!

However, I can't wait to be a mom! It is exciting to dream about feeling life inside me, hearing the baby cry and know what to do, to think about what their first words will be and see their face as they explore life, to hear he/she sing praises to Jesus, to hear them pray to ask Jesus to save them, to teach them how to serve Jesus, to take them to their first day of school, to make craft projects with them and to hear their sweet little voices say I love you mommy & daddy...I can't wait! One of these days (when I'm out of school) I want to experience these things. It is something that I never thought I was made for but God has placed that desire so strongly in my heart that I know he created me to be a mommy!

My prayer now, for the future is that God would create me to be more like a Proverbs 31 woman and more like Him! That I will have a quiet, soft spirit; one that seeks HIS face daily and has an abundance of FAITH even on the hard days this earth brings! I want to be spiritually prepared to be the best mommy I could ever be and show my children what it means to LOVE & SERVE our MIGHTY GOD! I want to be the salt & the light for those I come in contact with every day! I have so far to go with my spiritual condition; however, God is working in me NOW! I am so excited to see what all God is going to do through me this year! I am also praying to be more mindful of those around me who do not know Jesus & His amazing love for them!

Let me hear from you, tell me if you have the fever or if your pregnant or have been tell me about your experiences being pregnant! This will be fun!

I guess I should say all of this has come about because two of my very best friends are pregnant right just called last week to tell me she is pregnant and my sister-n-law is preggo as well as being surrounded by women in our Sunday school class that are pregnant or have had a baby within the last 4 or 5 months. Oh and two of my cousins are pregnant too! I think I'm just at the age when everyone is having babies! haha! It is pretty comical! So, you can't blame me right!??

I have such a busy week ahead of me, but I hope to be able to post some photos this week to recap our Holidays.

Blessings to ALL of you this week!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Alright all my fellow bloggers! I need some help! I have looked and looked for something, anything to give me a different look and am not having any luck.

I have a hair appointment set up for Wednesday and I need a new style! Every time I go, I chicken out on doing something different!

I need some suggestions! Remember, I cannot go too short (makes my face look fat) or too funky (I have to put my hair in a pony tail when I run)!

So, any suggestions would be helpful! I am counting on a few of you to really help me out!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Photo Tag Survey: Thanks Ashley!

My friend Ashley inspired me to do this! I was so curious what would come up if I did this....

1. Go to Google.
2. Do an Image search for your answer to each question
3. Pick a picture off the first page of images that best answers the question

Here are my results:

1. What am I doing right now?
~Procrastinating a research paper that is due Friday morning!

2. My Age: Sadly it's 25! Half way to 50!

3. My First Name: Melissa

4. My Middle Name: Kay! This is a 55 year-old track start named Kay!

5. Last Name: Conaway! This guy has the same name as my hubby, but he is crazy!

6. My Maiden Name: Jones! This is a photo of my dad's favorite movie series!

7. Favorite Food: Fruit

8. Bad Habit: Sleeping In! Love doing this!!!

9. Past Pet: Snickers Sr. & Snickers Jr.

10. Grandma's Name: Imogene! She was much prettier than this one!

11. Past Love: Marching on the Henderson St. Bass Drum line!

12. First Job: Mazzio's Pizza Waitress

13. Favorite Place: The beach for sure!!!

14. If I went back to school I would be....wait I am back in school and I'm gonna be a SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST! No picture necessary here!!

15. If I could visit any place in the world it would be: Hawaii!!!

Hope you enjoyed! Just a little procrastinating on my part that I will soon regret later on!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

God has been so good to us and faithful to us in 2008!
Here is a recap!

1. We had the opportunity to start the year off in New York City! This was amazing, but freezing!
2. Jeff was hired as the Head Football Coach at Greene County Tech High School in his hometown.
3. I was accepted into the graduate program at ASU & started school in the summer.
4. After many sleepless and tearful nights I managed to come away with all A's my first two semesters.
5. I feel I have made my lifestyle a lot healthier over the last year.
6. We were excited to welcome our nephew Dallas into the world & to find out he is going to be a big brother!
7. Found a Bible believing Church & great group of friends there!
8. Found a small part time job I enjoy at the health club here.
9. Our house hasn't sold, yet God still has provided some friends to rent it.
10. Our marriage has been forced to grow stronger through Christ.
11. We celebrated 5 years of marriage in July.
12. Jeff had a great start to his coaching career!
13. Jeff was named the COACH OF THE YEAR for Northeast AR!
14. We have an amazing family that loves us and helps us out when we need it.
15. Last but not least my faith has grown so much over the last year!

Things I want for 2009:
1. To be more disciplined in my walk with Christ and spending more time in the Word!
2. I want Not to waste my time so much with TV & worldly things
3. Encourage others and lift them up in anyway I can
4. Finish Grad school with a 4.0
5. Graduate in December then go on vacation
6. Have a job lined up for January of 2010
7. Want to lose 5 lbs
8. Cheer my husband's football team on to 10 or more victories
9. I want to be a servant
10. Print photos off that currently set on my desktop
11. Begin & finish Jeff's scrapbook
12. Go shopping and find some sweet deals on a lot of things
13. I want to pride myself in finding and cooking healthy meals for my family
14. I want to be a lot healthier
15. I want to exemplify the Fruits of the Spirit!

Happy New year to my Friends and Family ~ if any of you are reading this! I am sure I have lost many readers due to my neglect of this blog lately! I do have lots of holiday photos I will put up soon!
Love & miss you all!