is not my spiritual gift.  

I could write more… especially after today’s work day… but I won’t.  At least not yet.


I Wish

Another music post… but I can’t help it!  I hadn’t heard anything new by Point of Grace in a while… but thanks to XM I heard this song last week.  I didn’t really like POG growing up, but this song really spoke to me.  I felt like it was written about me!!

I wish I didn’t feel so helpless
I wish I didn’t act so selfish
I wish I didn’t wring my hands night and day
My hair was a little bit smoother
My jeans fit a little bit looser
And I always knew the right things to say
And I wish I wouldn’t hide what’s been going on inside
And I wish you wouldn’t get scared and run away

I wish I was doing better
With all the things that matter,
I guess I got some learning to do
I wish everyone had someone
To hold em and to love em
The way I’m always gonna love you
I wish wishes came true

I was there was a cure for cancer
I wish somebody had an answer
And all God’s children, never got hurt
I wish Eve never bit that apple
You men never went to battle
And I didn’t get so mad at the world
I wish I was more like Jesus
And could pick up all the pieces
And make a better life for my baby girl

I wish I was doing better
With all the things that matter,
I guess I got some learning to do
I wish everyone had someone
To hold em and to love em
The way I’m always gonna love you
I wish wishes came true

For everything I am wishing
I know someone up there is listening
So, I say my prayers when I go to bed
Ahh, ahh, ahh
Oh pray my wishes come true

I wish I was doing better
With all the things that matter,
I guess I got some learning to do
I wish everyone had someone
To hold em and to love em
The way I’m always gonna love you
I wish wishes came true

I know wishes come true
I wish, I wish

Live the Life

I heard this song on the radio last week for the first time in a loooong time (can someone say Crossfire vocal team??).  At first I thought that it was super corny, but then I started to think about the words.  Good song.

We’re passengers aboard the train
Silent little lambs amidst the pain
That’s no longer good enough
And when it’s time to speak our faith
We use a language no one can explain
That’s no longer good enough
And God knows it’s a shame
‘Cause if we look to pass the flame
We are not the worthy bearers of His name

For the world to know the truth
There can be no greater proof
Than to live the life, live the life
There’s no love as quite as pure
There’s no pain we can’t endure
If we live the life, live the life
Be a light for all to see
For every act of love will set you free

There’s something beautiful and bold
The power of a million human souls
Come together as one
And each, in turn, goes out to lead
Another by His word, His love, His deed
Now the circle is done
It all comes back to one
For it is He and He alone
Who has lived the only perfect life we’ve known

Anger and Growing Up

“In your anger do not sin.  Do not the sun go down while you are still angry.”  Ephesians 4:26

Part of growing up means learning how to deal with anger.  I’m not very good at that all of the time most of the time.  I fail at not sinning in my anger on an almost daily basis.  Whether it’s the things I think, or the things I do, I sin.  It’s not something that I’m proud of, but it is something that I’m working on.  I’m working on a lot of things.

Cooking Myself… Starved?

Have you seen the new show “Cook Yourself Thin”?  Well, according to them, the formula for the number of calories you (if you’re a woman) should eat everyday is 10 x ideal weight.  So.  If your ideal is 150 lbs., you get to eat 1500 calories (to maintain your IBW).  That’s not very much.  And for someone of my stature, that’s less than 1200 calories/day.  I would starve!!  Needless to say, I don’t think that formula is going to work for me.

Anyway, the premise of the show is that you can still eat your favorite food and still lose weight by using substitues to cut calories and fat.  Well, the first several weeks of the show, I didn’t see anything that I would actually cook… but then!  They had a recipe on how to roast a chicken.  It was yummy!!!  And I’m really excited to try their quiche.  It has potatoes as the crust instead of regular store bought pie crust.  I can’t wait to try it!


Grace in Small things:

  1. Encouraging comments on blog posts
  2. Andrew eating my cheesecake… even though it was not my best
  3. Getting a hymnal in the mail and being able to sit down at the piano and hear those wonderful songs from my childhood
  4. My new KitchenAid hand mixer.  It’s awesome!
  5. Not having to eat sushi at a wedding over the weekend
  6. This song 

Not Me!

This week I did NOT get asked THREE time if I was pregnant.  And then I did NOT lift up my shirt the last time to show my non-baby belly.  And then I did NOT come home and blog about it.

I did NOT watch Nights in Rodanthe, say it was horrible, and then cry at the end.

I did NOT get overly excited about some things, as I NEVER EVER do, and then have to go back and tell people “Sorry!  Not happening!”.

Would I EVER do ANY of these things?  No way!  Not me!

Andrew and Erin

I copied this from Facebook:

♥What are your middle names? Paul and Joy

♥ How long have you been together? 4 years

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? About 6 months

♥ Who asked who out? Well.. the first time we spent time together I asked him to help a friend and I toilet paper someone’s house… but then he started asking me out on dates

♥ Whose siblings do you see the most? We keep it pretty equal

♥ Do you have any children together? 4 more years!

♥ What about pets? Ugh. Andy.

♥ Did you go to the same school? UCF!!!!!

♥ Who is the most sensitive? That depends, about equal.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Einstein’s every Sunday morning, and Cornerstone pizza about once a week.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?  DR.

♥ Who has the craziest exes? We don’t really have exes.

♥ Who has the worst temper? Me

♥ Who does the cooking? I do when I’m not working, he does when I am.

♥ Who is the neat freak? Me

♥ Who is the most stubborn? Me

♥ Who hogs the bed? Me. Definitely me.  There have been many times when he has pushed me over because I like to lay across the whole bed.

♥ Who wakes up earlier? When I have to work… me. Otherwise he is up every day before me.

♥ Where was your first date? “The Ring” and California Pizza Kitchen

♥ Who has the bigger family? They are the same size.

♥ Do you get flowers often? Nope

♥ How long did it take to get serious? We both agreed on our first date that we were each dating for marriage and wouldn’t date anyone that we would not consider marrying.

♥ Who eats more? Andrew

♥ Who sings better? Me.

♥ Who does the laundry? Me

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Andrew

♥ Who drives when you are together? Andrew

♥ Who picks where you go to dinner? He usually suggests something and I usually say “Nooooo.” So probably me.

♥ Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong? He is. I’m working on it.

♥ Who wears the pants in the relationship? We are a team.

♥ Who has more tattoos? Neither

♥ Who eats more sweets? Have you met me??


Team Irvin!

The Team!

Question of the Day

So.  For the last three days that I have worked, at least one person has asked me the same question each day.  The answer is always the same.  I have not gained weight.  I am a small person, and sometimes even small scrubs are too big.  I am 22 and newly married.  I do not need to have babies!  Stop asking already!