Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blogging back

I'm really excited to put my first blog back in a really long time.  do to a hectic schedule of working and taking care ...of trying to take care of the house , I have been insanely busy. However after such a great day I felt the need to return to a blog I just documenting my days and let me know everyone in the family and friends what's been up.

today I spent the day with Mimi. it was a wonderful day. I got to go out to lunch with her and also to walk around target and then back to her house just to talk. It was so wonderful to spend time with her cuz I haven't got to do that a really long time. We spent the day out to lunch, looking at target, and simply talking. I found a huge box of old photos that we thoroughly enjoyed searching through. It brought up a lot of conversation of old memories and treasured times. I adored this simple but meaningful day of being with my grandmother and regret I havent done this sooner. I Am definitely over over working myself and not getting to spend the necessary quality time with my family. Friend, and husband I feel I have been missing out on. Work is amazing and I feel truly blessed to not only have a job , but to have one I enjoy and get so much out of, but it definitely is nice to have a break and be with my family. Mimi and I also went to PEI Wei and had a wonderful dinner. I really feel closer to her after this day and even though I was running on three hours of sleep, I haven't felt this relaxed in quite some time. I aM ready for a brand new week and ready to take on anything.
Can't wait for my parents to come home so that I can enjoy some time with them too. I miss hanging out with everyone..however I love the life I Am now leading as a working adult and I love being able to do what it takes to get done...whatever it is that needs to be done. Speaking of which I got more cleaning and laundry to that's all for now. More to come as the week progresses and New experiences arises...

With love,
   Rachel Mashburn

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Love and Cracker Barrel

Its date day and I'm with my wonderful LOVE! Sitting at Cracker Barrel waiting on our breakfast :) love these moments when we are out together :) should be a fun day :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Husband

a heart of gold that none can compare.
a tender love that removes despair.

strong arms that embrace and hold on tight.
beautiful eyes that reflect the darkest night.

a smile that lights up any room.
a laugh that puts me out of a gloom.

tender kisses that put my mind at ease.
sweet voice that serenades me fast asleep.

He's that greatest blessing in my life.
And I'm so lucky to be his wife....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Been a busy day....

Oh man! I have been bustin' the past two days! Thanks to Pinterest, I have found SO many ideas to decorate my house! And that is EXACTLY what I have been doing! I went out with my neighbor and we went to the tiny shops all around Lawrenceburg. Dollar stores, Goodwill and Walmart were the three biggies.
I picked up an assortment of odds and ends. Several picture frames, a couple of cheap vases, fake flowers, grocery items, lots of paint,scrap book paper, and a book by Charles Grodin. Haha, yeah thats the guy from Beethoven =). I came home and INSTANTLY set to work on what would soon become my newly decorated home! I'll post pictures when my camera charges :). They are wonderful. Afterward I had a lovely movie marathon with none other than Joey :).
We watched the Break Up and Somethings Gotta Give. We have had a slightly emotional week filled with some family stuff and needed to watch something to make us laugh. We put these in so we could have a good time and know how much we have and how much we appreciate each other.
We stayed up until 5 am watching these movies, painting, and eating pizza bagels. I cant believe I did it, but I did. We then took our lethargic, gluttonous tushes to bed!!

          Upon waking up, it was back to work. I had to break on my crafting stuff... because i had neglected my wife duties and hadnt cleaned kitchen, bedroom, or washed Joey's clothes. LOL so i busted it so he could have nice clean stuff and I cleaned up as fast as I could so I could go back to crafting!!!!!
Im obsessed with it~ :)
As I said will update with pictures tomorrow...for now time to convince Mr. Wonderful to go for a ride on the motorcycle :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


They beat us til we are blue in the face,
They are the reason we cant escape
For a moment to take the time to breathe,
And realize life may not be what it seems.
They make us seem inferior even if we
Are at the top of the world. They tell us
We cant win and take all of our faith.
They leave us begging for God's sweet

It is in these times we must take a leap.
Plunging into what may seem a great unknown
Deep. It is then we find God's true light and will
Have no fear. For it's our prayers God always hears.

Monday, August 8, 2011

weekend catch up and a date day to die for.....

          Time to catch up! I had a wonderful weekend with my step daughters! Saturday we went to a wedding vow renewal for a friend of mine. After it was off to celebrate tax free weekend! I bought my girls some back to school clothes! Since the small town of Lawrenceburg only has a Walmart and a Goodwill for clothes shopping, we hit up thse 2 stores. With a little over $100, these girls got 5 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, 4 pairs of leggings, 2 dresses, and 19 shirts! I felt like I was queen of shopping!! After it was time to go home and cook supper for my super hungry husband and father-in-law! Chili dogs for the win! Sunday the girls went home and I got some much needed cleaning done! :) My bedroom is absolutely spotless and close to beautiful! :) Needs some more pictures and paint!! :)

         Today I spent the day with my wonderful husband...
We live in the small town of Lawrenceburg, so we drove about 45 minutes North to the strip mall of Spring Hill, TN. There we were did some real shopping with some gift cards we had left over from our wedding! :) Couldn't get any better than this! I love giftcards about as much as I love shopping!
We bought several items for our house and even got him a new little toy for his computer. Very happy with our purchases and as I am writing this, I am editing some pictures for our 16 new picture frames! :)  So I figure I would write in here and post some pictures from my day. We enjoyed a little romantic lunch at Olive Garden.

Joey enjoyed his chicken parmesan. And I enjoyed my chicken flatbread. Of course Little Joey Bear (good luck charm) was pictured with it.
Haha! I'll have to explain Joey Bear another time. He's just a silly little buddy that I keep in my purse and has been many places with me and Joey.

       Such a simple day was wonderful. I feel so blessed to be with such a wonderful man. Life doesn't get much better than what I have. A car ride alone is all we need to have a good time. I feel like some of our best memories are just driving around! The car ride back we laughed as we picked on each other and then planned more of what to do with our new purchases. We adore life and have so much in store in the future.

Friday, August 5, 2011

first blog....ever!!!!!!

Hello All!
 Let me begin by saying that I do not know why I am here, nor do I have a clue of what I will say.
I guess I am sick of the facebook trend and would like a place where I may truly post things. I will probably post everything from poems to songs to daily ramblings of what I am thinking. I will also post recipes, craft ideas, all sorts of things I find fun and want to do.
     For starters, I'd like to tell a little about me. My name is Rachel Mashburn and I am 22 years old. I am a recently married wife to, in my opinion, the most wonderful man in the entire world. I love him more than words can express and I could not live without him. I am also lucky to now have two of the most BEAUTIFUL step daughters in the entire world. They are so wonderful and I feel very blessed to have them. I hvae always wanted to adopt kids and I finally get my chance! :) I could never replace their mother and nor would I want to, but I hope to do the best I can to be someone else that can love, care, and support them. They deserve the best in the world, as well as my husband, and I want to be sure to try and do all I can to provide them a perfect life.

     I am currently in school and will soon be finished! I cannot wait to finish up! I feel I have been in school for far too long and have really worked hard to do well. I will soon be working as a social worker in a gerontology (working with the elderly) field. My husband is going to school to be a mortician, so as awful as it sounds...we will kinda be able to tag team with our work.

    As of right now, I do not know what else to say. I cant wait to post actual fun stuff! I don't know if anyone will even read this.... but I want it to be fun! I hope to be able to post stuff ( in the future ) that can help aleast one person. Thats all that really matters. This is simply a way for me to practice a passion I love! This of course is writing. I am not professional by ANY means, yet I truly adore it.

For anyone who may stumble across this...and actually read it.... thank you and stay tuned :)