New blog is up!!

January 3, 2008

Well, I thought I wasn’t going to announce my new blog until next week but I’ve been working pretty hard on it this week and I’m ready to get it in motion.  I thought about moving a lot of my post over to it, but….NAH!

I’ll leave this site up for awhile till I can get all my links moved over to the new one.

So as of today I will no longer post from this blog. (I feel like I’m leaving my dog on the side of the road!)

 Please update your records to show GiGi is no longer Girl Gone Wild-Biblestyle.

I’m now 867-5309!

or rather…


Go check it out!!


Not dead…just up to my eyeballs with family

January 2, 2008

Wow!  I feel like I’ve been away from life for weeks…oh yeah, I have!

Having a husband at home 24/7 changes one’s routine…

We had a great holiday…spent time with family and friends.  I’m bound and determined to have a great year this year.  We have a lot of changes in store for us.

 I started at my new job today.  Feels exhilirating!  I’m just one of those people that are meant to be a part of the work force.  I feel like I’m contributing to life and I’m educating myself daily.  It’s healthier for me and for my family.  J should hear something within the next day or so about a part-time gig.  If that works out then he’ll have the time to finish up his MBA.

I’m anxious to get some pics up on here.  My oldest surfer boy decided to cut all his hair off and “just be a boy”…and he is so dang handsome!

Because of the holiday maylay, I’m a little slower at getting my new blog up and running but stay tuned…


Nothing to do with Christmas

December 21, 2007

I’m about to go harry-carry on Christmas…it’s time to wrap, bake, go to Wal-mart ONE LAST TIME, and count the days till Christmas. 

So until after Christmas (maybe) I want to leave you  with something that has ab-so-lut-ely nothing to do with Christmas…

 Did you know?…

1. Scientists say the higher your I.Q., the more you dream.

2. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg.

3. The smallest is the male sperm. (big things come from little packages…hee, hee)

4. You use 200 muscles to take one step.

5. The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.

6. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three. (just another bone to break if you ask me!)

7. A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands. (except for me because I’m a lady.. 🙂  )

8. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. (and if you’ve had kids then you really don’t care because you just need to find a friggin’ toilet!

9. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. (I’m assuming there’s no correlation to the acid you eat, lick or pop?)

10. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. (Unless you’re eating, licking or popping acid….again)

11. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. 

12. The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.

13. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair. (true meaning of Hair of the Dog??)

14. At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.

15. There is about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet. (please note previous comment about being a lady)

16. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. (Meeooowww…..hubba!)

17. The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.  (I’ve got a few kidney stones that beg to differ!)

18. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.

19. Then you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.

20. Your thumb is the same length of your nose. (You’re checking this out right now, aren’t you?)

See, now you’ll have something to talk about around the dinner table this Christmas.  I’m sure everyone will want in on the whole smallest and largest cell debate!

Merry Christmas. ya’ll!!!


WW – Mad Eye Moody

December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday



12 days of Christmas

December 18, 2007

I’m not really a You Tube junkie but every once in a while I find a great video.  This one is incredible and seriously funny!


Stacey’s house

December 15, 2007

My visit with Stacey (and Cat!) was so much fun!  It was also pretty relaxing…which was needed considering I found out (after I got there) that my surgery was cancelled!  Grrrrrr….  I told my husband, ‘I’m too irritated to go home so let’s just stay here and have a mini vacation’.

Stacey and John are hands-down the most generous hosts I’ve ever encountered.  And I’m a missionary kid so I’ve been to TONS of people’s homes….even her kids were kind enough to let us bunk in their rooms.  It was one of those homes that you feel completely comfortable going in the kitchen and helping yourself to whatever.  They definitely have the gift of hospitality.  I would’ve been a wreck had roles been reversed.

From the moment she opened up her front door, she talked to me like she’s known me her whole life and didn’t stop all weekend!  Come to find out she talks a lot when she gets nervous!  Isn’t that a hoot?  She’s a smooth talker too.  Some how I got wrangled into helping her work at her church for a little bit and was completely oblivious to it until it was all over.  She’s that gooooooood!

Cat, her husband Jeff and her youngest actually wanted to do stuff with us too, so that was totally cool getting to know her as well.  Cat’s a little bit of a wild girl (oh yes you are!!) and Stacey kept trying to keep her in line, so I was constantly entertained.

We ended up going to see Santa Friday night.  The funniest side to this was trying to keep my 2 boys from spilling the beans about Santa to Stacey’s son.  My 2 guys are a bunch of fuddy-duddies and never bought the whole Santa story.  Thankfully they think it’s great fun to play along.

Here are Alex, OldMan, and Brandon playing on the Crayola playset while waiting for Santa:
crayola land in KC

I love this picture of Stacey doing what Stacey does best!:
Stacey caught

This of course is my very favorite:

We ended up talking about everything under the moon and then some.  We’ve sworn on our friendship without involving spit or blood and I’m pretty sure I’ve met a life long friend.


Bottled tears

December 14, 2007

I was attending a dear friend’s funeral years ago, when the preacher said that it has been scientifically proven that each type of tear is chemically different from the rest.  A tear of joy is built different than a tear of pain.  That just spoke to me because when I see someone cry I always visualize God catching each and every one of those tears and keeping them in a jar. 

And I’ve kept God busy this week.

Wednesday night my husband was fired from his position at the church.  There was no moral failure nor was there any other type of unethical acts from my husband.  But it just wasn’t a “fit”.  We saw it coming but not like this and not 2 weeks before Christmas.  They want to help us through the holidays but even that comes with stipulations.

So that’s the hurtful and painful side of it.  The amazing side is we’ve had a day and half to see God move in ways that we so desperately needed to see.  We needed Him to get in our face and tell us, “I know…..let me take care of you.”  We really had no idea just how many people loved us at the church.  We have many friends there, but we’ve never really had the chance to sit down and take account of ALL our blessings.  The phone calls have been overwhelming.  We have literally spent almost every waking (and some not so waking) hour on the phone with concerned people.  We’ve actually ended up having to encourage a lot of them to keep their focus on God and not on this situation.  We are rich with friendships and personally, I’ve never been in that situation.

I came on and checked my blog today and was floored by the comments!  Your kind words and prayers have physically brought me to my knees.  I now know just how much it means for people to receive words of encouragement on their blogs while going through challanges.  Thank you so much for teaching me that very valuable lesson.

I have no idea what we will do next but for right now we will be spending time with family and friends and enjoying the holidays…..focusing our thoughts on anything and everything but us.

And for me I get a chance to work on my new blog, and I’m WAY past due on adding some good Stacey and Cat photo’s on here.  So come on back tomorrow and I’ll have that up….I’m ready to put my bottled tears up for awhile and just have some fun.