Archive for February, 2009

Major Correction!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2009 by alainayoung

Okay so I guess I had a really big brain fart the other night as I was writing my post! My amazing friend brought it to my attention that I said I was rooting for Stephanie…. Oops! I am actually in hopes that Melissa wins!!! I have no clue what I was thinking….. Have a good laugh Cayce!


The Bachelor

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2009 by alainayoung

So….. I am a sucker for reality TV and I love watching “The Bachelor”. Tonight is the “Girls Tell All” and this episode always makes me a nervous wreck when I watch it! It is a bunch of girls that have been holding a grudge for some time period and finally have a chance to lash out…. and they really get after it! As I am sitting here, I am having to evaluate why my heart is palpitating so hard. I have never been one for confrontation unless it is absolutely needed (that is unless it is my family haha). I have to admit that I have gotten better, or should I say more hardened in life, when it comes to dreaded conversations, but it still eats my lunch and ruins my day! In a utopian society, there would never be a need for confrontation….

Well, there is no utopia and so I have to look at how I deal with things and assess myself when it comes to confrontation. I think ideally I strive for balance between letting others walk all over me and being the wicked witch of the west. I think at times I can be a little bit of both. If I feel confident in the situation, I insist on standing my ground and forcing my opinion. In issues where the confidence meter is scaling low, I tend to let others make my decisions for me! Since I have a life that is called to ministry, I don’t think that I will ever be able to completely rid my life of confrontation… I am just praying God show me how to walk a careful line when handling it and always keep Him as my motivation!

Oh, and for the record…. I am rooting for Stephanie!

I Miss My Hubby!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2009 by alainayoung

Your first thought is probably, “Where is Adam?”, but he actually didn’t go anywhere! Let me warn you…. this is probably a post that will scream that I am loathing in self-pity, but just bear with me! Living a crazy life filled with a million events seems to be a cycle that we, as a married couple, spin around in a vicious vortex never knowing how to stop it! Don’t get me wrong, we love life and all we do…. it just overwhelms me sometimes and I need to vent!

Adam recently started seminary, which has been a dream of his for as long as I have known him, and I am so happy that he has this opportunity. Really. This new adventure for him requires that the two of us adjust to a different kind of lifestyle for the next five years and to be quite honest, I am not accomplishing that feat as well as I would like. I am pretty much being a whiney baby about it! 😦

Sidenote: Our week schedule begins with church on Sunday, his seminary classes on Monday night, College group on Tuesday Night, and Youth Small Groups on Wednesday. This does not include the hours that Adam has to stay up at night writing papers and studying so that he does not sacrifice more family time than he has to! My poor hubby!

Okay, well my true reason for posting this is not just to gripe and complain…. I swear! I am really trying to challenge myself to “buck up” if you will and realize that I need to be the spouse that helps my husband get through this challenging and exciting time with love, encouragement, support AND understanding! I am hoping by posting this publically that I will be more aware of my actions and mindset when it comes to the changes that life brings. I long to embrace them with grace… in action and speech…. and actually look for the things that I could learn  from them!

Adam, if you read this, please know that I love you so much! I miss you when you are not able to be here, but I know that your heart is always with your family when you are away! We love you!

Okay… So I am trying it again!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2009 by alainayoung

Well, I have started and stopped writing this blog now for a third time. I seem to really enjoy it for a couple of days and then feel as though I have nothing valuable to say (when I compare myself to some other great bloggers I know) and give up trying to muster up creativity! I usually just tend to update people on what is going on in my life… which means that I tell people what my child is up to! haha

So to get started on that…. Beckett is absolutely amazing! He learns new things everyday and is talking quite a bit. This means that Momma has to watch everything she says and does; Although, normal words such as ‘sit’ and ‘britches’ (I know britches is not a normal word for most, but his GiGi taught it to him the last time we were in Oklahoma) come out as… well, you can imagine what come out like! We have never enjoyed life so much or laughed so hard since that little guy entered our world!

As for Adam and I, we are excited that we FINALLY have a house under contract. We have been patiently looking for quite some time waiting on the deal of the century, and just when I wanted to give up looking and rent for the rest of our lives God blesses us with the fixer-upper that we were looking for. The best part of the whole deal is that we have mountain views from our backyard! You see, when we first moved here we said we wouldn’t settle for anything but mountain views, but we quickly realized such beauty comes with a cost. We pretty much gave up on that idea, but God not only provided the house we needed but gave us the view that we wanted at a price that even shocked our realtor! We are so blessed!

Well, that is pretty much all from the Young’s! Have a good one!