Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday

I keep little mesh bags in my car for my 4 yr old and 1 year old. The bags fit perfectly in the pocket on the back of the front seats. If need a diaper or wipe for the lil one I have it right there. If my 4 yr old wants an game for the Leapster it is within her reach. I never have to worry about having their stuff in a diaper bag that takes up more space than I need. I purchased a pack of (4) for $1.00 at the dollar tree. These are great for when I need to take a quick trip to the store, pick up my older son, or like today when my 4 yr old was sick and needed a wipe for her nose - she just grabbed her bag and it was done!
The actual product name is Blink Tidy Totes. I found mine at the dollar tree, but you can order them online as well.
Amy Q

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bouncing Back

These last few weeks I have been looking at a lot of different changes in my life. I want to do so many things to better myself. I thought I would let you in on some of the progress. I have made a lot of efforts in my study time. I know I have not posted as much as I had intended but I am doing a lot better in the study-prayer time area. I tend to catch a few extra minutes really early in the morning - I have made it my first priority. I do this before I change laundry, do dishes, or even make my coffee. It has helped me in many ways but mostly I am learning more about how God's love is forgiving and that I am really a work in progress. I am feeling better about myself more these days. The second area is my relationship towards my husband. This past weekend we had together without the kiddos. It was great to re-connect with him and show him how much he means to me. I felt really bad when he told me he wished I was that way all of the time but he knew that the kids can get in the way of that "Amy" I told him that I needed to hear that because I do focus A LOT on them and not on him. I asked him to help out more with them and the WE needed to have time to be with each other alone. Even if it is for 15 minutes at the end of the day. He agreed that we needed to work on that. I am happy that we had that discussion among some others.
An update on my physical self - I have lacked in this area even though it is heavy on my heart - literally! I need to figure out how to focus on the weight issues I have. It is very hard!
My home is another area that I have looked at a lot but have not done much with. I have a lot of ideas to make my home an easier place to live - but I have very little time to get those things done!
Work - well my attitude is better I am just discouraged at the markets these days!

I have many things to do and very little time. my goal this week is to write these things down and set specific goals for achieving these things. I will cross off what I complete and CELEBRATE when the overall goal is done.
Any suggestions?
Amy Q

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”Colossians 3: 23, N.I.V.

WOW! I needed this one. If you have read some of my posts you know I work at our family business. I am in Sales. Until December 8, 2008 it was me and my boss Steve. He passed away that day. Now it is just me in charge of 2000+ customers and ALL of North Texas. (We had it split in 2 regions before) This has been the most challenging 2 1/2 months of my working life. I am handling it well I think - but my attitude towards this job has totally changed as well. I came across this verse last night. I have read it hundreds of times. I even memorized it as a child. But last night it hit me in the head like a ton of bricks. I have totally changed my heart towards this job. I have a gift in sales, I love people, I love to problem-solve. I am good at what I do. I know that this job will change eventually. I know that I have more opportunities now than ever to grow in this business. So now instead of being negative and "poor me" I will "work at it will all of my heart, for the Lord and not men"
I pray that whatever your job is - yes that includes the stay at home mom's - (THE HARDEST JOB) do it with all of your heart for the Lord!
Amy Q

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sweet Hubby!

I hope all of you had a great Valentine's day! We did! I am getting a weekend ALONE with my hubby this weekend!! Yeah for us! I cannot wait! I did get a sweet card and lots of kisses too. We studied about marriage on Sunday at church - I am so glad we did. I have been working on ours for some time now and this was a good lesson about the sacredness of marriage and how God wants us to have a blessed marriage. It was an awakening of some sorts to me and I realized that this weekend I have a lot to talk to my husband about. I love him so much and I need to show him that more often than I have been.

May God bless all of you and all of your marriages and relationships!

Amy Q

Friday, February 13, 2009


My sweet friends! After 4 1/2 long years I have finally been declared "Free of Cervical Cancer"!
I sent out an e-mail earlier today and here is what is says:

My sweet friends! You may or may not know that I had the "BIG" tests ran last Thursday to determine if in fact the Cervical Cancer was gone. This was a series of 6 tests that were ran to officially make my cancer status as "FREE" I have waited as patiently as I could and finally Dr. Lux called this morning to confirm that I was indeed Cancer FREE!! I cannot tell you how happy I am. I know that God has had His healing hand in this and can only give Him the credit for placing Dr. Lux and several others in my life to cure this disease. He said that my chances of recurring cancer are very low! I wanted to thank each of you who have been involved in this process and have prayed for me, supported me, hugged me, and just encouraged me.
You are all very special to me and I cannot express in words what I am feeling. Some of you may know that mom and dad are on vacation - I cannot reach them yet - but cannot wait to tell them. The best news is that I do not have to go back for testing until next year!!!!
Again, thank you for all that you have done. I love you all!

This applies to all of my blog friends as well!
Amy Q

Monday, February 9, 2009


Prayer request for me:
Pray for my grandmother who is in the hospital with blood clots in her lung
Pray for my parents who are on a cruise this week
Pray for my test results to come back cancer free!
Pray that this week I will focus on God's blessings!

It seems to come in waves. Big ones. You know when my parents leave for vacation they usually say - "oh we have taken care of everything - just keep things together till we get back"
Well they were wrong. Yesterday morning I received a call from my cousin that my grandmother was ill and had a blood clot in her lungs - the problem with that is that my aunt who is an RN and who has primary care of her is on the trip with my parents. Today at work the bottom fell out! Apparently my dad forgot about some important projects he was working on. Not to mention I find out tomorrow (hopefully) if my cancer is back. I will not be able to reach my mom for several days.
I am praying that God will work on my heart and my worries. I know His plan is the only plan for me. I know that He is in control - not me. I know that when I ask He will guide me. I know that I will get through this. I have a loving husband and many "sisters" to lean on. I have three BEAUTIFUL children that adore me and love me like no one else. I know that this is a trial that I must seek joy in.
Isn't it funny how we can KNOW all of this and yet we still worry and stew over things!
I pray peace over all of you and hope that you too can see God's many blessings.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


My sisters I need your prayers of PEACE. I had my tests ran today to see if the cancer is back. I have mixed emotions. I want so bad for them to say "you are cleared!" This will be my last major screening if I come back OK. But, as you all know it might not happen that way and I might have to face a hysterectomy. I am OK with that except for the fact that we cannot afford one. I know that God will provide a way if it comes to it. I have faced these tests for 5 years every 4 months and I am hopeful that I am OK now. Last year I had a scare with the displasia but it was treated and has not showed up again. So I ask all of you that read to please pray for these tests and for peace of mind for me.
I love you all and will keep you posted!

Amy Q

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Husbands : Part 2

My friend at We are THAT family is having a challenge for Valentines Day. I am seeing GREAT results!! Check her site out and do the challenge! (She is on my blogroll) Sorry guys I am not up to speed on the link thing yet!
Amy Q

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Starts

So most people start goals January 1st. Well I am starting one this week. I have started my diet mission! I need to lose about 30-35 pounds total. I have began a walking video and I am writing down my foods. So anyway. I thought the video would be easy - WRONG! i am either SO out of shape or it is a hard workout - I bet it is a little of both. Wish me luck. I hope to be half-way there by May 10 - my anniversary. I realized a few months ago that my weight gain has contributed to how I feel about myself and it has effected my marriage in several ways. My husband has NEVER said a word about it - he tells me I am beautiful. BUT, I have to think that 40 pounds more to me is not what he fell in love with. Does that make sense?
So there you have it I am really going to try to watch my portions, cut out the sugar, and exercise. Please pray for this journey.

Amy Q