Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lucky to be in Love with my bestfriend...

I get the honor of leading the most amazing church in Praise and Worship every Sunday. Every Sunday I get to look out and see tons of faces and hands lifted high and there are no words to describe how blessed I feel to be apart of something God is doing. I feel so unworthy. Our church is growing sooooo fast and it reminds me so much of our old church.

This Sunday mornings worship service is one that will forever be etched in my mind. I'm tearing up now just thinking about it.We were playing the last song of or set and down the isle comes an older couple (1st time visitors) . The sweet little old lady had a oxygen tank and the little man had a cane. They both had tears streaming down their sweet faces and as I watched them walk hand in hand and slowly kneel down at the alter, I lost it. It was such a raw moment, they didn't care that it would take them a long time to get to the alter or that how hard it was going to be to get kneel down and then get up...they just wanted to fall on their faces before a awesome God...together hand in hand.

I feel so blessed because I know that when we get older my Hubs and me will still be walking hand in hand. Together through tough times and good times.

My Hubs is planning on getting his Tattoo done tomorrow and I'm super excited about it, especially when he told me what it was going to be. He is getting music notes with the music from the song we danced to on our wedding day (When I look into your eyes-by Firehouse) Every single tattoo that he has has special meaning behind it and when he told me what his plans were for this tattoo, I melted. I have always felt like the luckest girl alive to have found the man that I had always prayed for. He is so precious to me... He is my bestfriend.


Place me like a seal over your heart...for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

Song of Solomon 8:6

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Picture Perfect

That pretty much sums up this years CHRISTmas!
It was priceless to see the smiles on my kiddos faces when they got up and saw what Santa had left them. Garrett was into his & Reese's toys...and Reese...Well, Reese was more interested in the food Santa left in her stocking. I don't think you can explain the Joy me and Hubs felt.

She is def. our little Piglet!
Our house looks like a Toy store and I have NO idea what we are going to do with all of them. They have over taken our house!
Garrett's "big" thing that Santa brought was a Trampoline (santa had alot of fun putting it together in the rain)...which he was Super excited about. It has a safty net but Santa and his elfs were soaked by the time they got the trampoline up so Hubs put it up later the next day ;)

Hubs was SOOOO surprised with his giftcard he had NO clue...and as you can see I couldn't hold out till his birthday so I gave it to him early . =o)
aaannnnd I got  a Passport for all my pictures and TONS of gift cards...From the Hubs I got one to Starbucks and  Long horns for a Date Night and I also got a FAB pair of ear rings from him... I also got TONS of Best Buy cards because I'm saving up for a new lens for my Camera. Photography is my Passion and the Hubs got me a SLR camera for my birthday So now all I need is a good lens...which is VERY VERY expensive (but much needed and VERY worth it) to get my photography on a roll. I'm so excited about seeing where God goes with this. I absolutly LOVE capturing special moments of my kiddos and get pure JOY in doing it for others too.

I can't help but think about all that God has done for us this year. And when I think about the new year I can't help but get excited knowing that God has awesome things in store for us!
What a great 2009!
Here are some snap shots from this Christmas!

and one of my absolute FAVs

Yea, I get carried away with my picture taking =o)
I will let you just take a wild guess at what he was saying.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What I'm loving about this Holiday Season...and events to come.

1- The celebration of the Sweet baby who changed my life! After all, We are the reason He was born...and the reason He died. I get overwhelmed with emotions just thinking about what all Jesus has done in my life and I'm excited to see what He is going to do in 2010!

2-Spending much need time with the ones we love.

3-All the wrapping paper that is going to be EVERYwhere! It always reminds me of when I was little. Oh how I miss those days!

4-The excitement on my little ones faces when they get up and see what Santa has left them.

5-The EXTREME conference that we will be leaving to go to the week after Christmas!! Extreme always brings back memories of when me and the Hubs were dating. I went to EXTREME every year I was in high school and so did he. Our EXTREME trips as a couple were great and filled with many great memories.

6-Then we celebrate my Hubs Birthday on Jan. 1st! And I'm soooooooooooo excited because I have kept his birthday gift from him for almost 3 weeks!!! That's like AMAZING for me! I got him a gift card to his Tattoo Artists shop so he can get his sleeve done on his arm....or get the back piece he has been wanting to get done....the best part he knows NOTHING about it!! yay!! now if I can resist giving it to him early for Christmas.

7-Winter Jam that will be coming up in the middle of Jan. Which will have some of my FAV bands...and the best part is it's only $10!!

8- and lastly....2010 Marrige Retreat! Can't wait! enough said.

Hope you all have a VERY Merry CHRISTmas! and a GREAT new year!
Don't know if I will be posting any more for a while...but we shall see!


Every good and perfect gift is from above...

James 1:17

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dear Dreaded Laundry

We've known one another for a while.
We have this love-hate relationship. You know this as well as I do.
Years ago I could handle you. Now, with the kids and a hubby, it has just become too much. Some days more than I can bear.
We must come to an understanding of some sort. An agreement.
Real quick-like? Before I lose my mind preferably.
Well, before I lose what is left of my mind.

Not everything about you is bad.
I love the way you smell. I really do.
When drying is done you are so warm and so yummy. I could sniff you all day long.
Actually, I would like a candle that smells like you. But that is another post for another day.

But, this my friend, is where our love affair ends.
You exhaust me.
You overwhelm me.
You consume my time.
You never seem to end.
Over night, you multiply- without warning.
The bins of your filth runneth over- now on the floor and I am forced to step over you.
Sometimes, I fall over you.
You're needy- the sorting, the prepping, the washing, the drying, the folding, the hanging... the stacks.

Finally I put you away.
I start to feel accomplished.
I can mark you off my list.
Then, oh look, there you are again.
Didn't I just put you away?
What are you doing back in the laundry room?
And you?
and you, too?
Did someone really wear you?
AGAIN? Seriously?
You have a mind of your own.
You must be related to a man, because you leave me perplexed and I do not understand your kind.

Here is my solution....
Can't we just Jetson-ize you?
Honestly? To save my sanity?

I know you want me to be happy.
Just think about it.
We are not getting rid of you- just modifying you.
Entertain the idea, would ya?
I have given you the solution, now you come up with the step by step plan.
Keep in mind I am a woman- I need details.
Sooner is better than later.
I'll be waiting.....


A cheerful heart is good medicine...
Proverbs 17:22

Monday, December 21, 2009

This kind of Love...

I have nothing really to post I will leave y'all with a song and a survey.... =o) enjoy...Did I mention How much I LOVE my Sweet Hubs =o)

1. If you could change anything about your physical appearance, what would it be?
the flabby tummy that looks like a grandpas wrinkly butt... not that I would know what a Grandpas butt looks like...I just imagine it would look somewhat like my post baby But Having my two sweet kiddos makes it worth it.

2. Is there a habit in others that you find annoying?
for sure

3. What is your favorite recipe using ground beef?

4. What was your favorite book as a kid?
Nancy Drew

5. Did you work as a teenager and if so, where?
I helped my daddy out sometimes on the farm.

6. Did you work while in college and if so, where?
Currently do. I work for a granite company...and I have to say I love my job.

7. When you go to sleep do you like total darkness or semi? When you go to sleep do you need quiet or is some noise ok?
I would like total darkness...but the hubs is usually watching T.V.

8. When doing laundry, fabric softener or not?
when I remember to throw one in, yes!

9. Open toed or closed toed shoes?
depends on the weather...if it is warm enough I LOVE to wear my comfy cute flip flops

10. Would you rather be blind or deaf?

11. Dangle or stud earrings?

12. Bottled water or tap?
either one.

13. What do you put on pancakes?
Butter and syrup...YUM!

14. On a long trip would you rather drive or fly?

15. Do you prefer classic old movies or new?
a little of both =o)

Friday, December 18, 2009


They have a way of taking away our JOY so very fast.

example: Bad morning like to day....Running late, cranky kids, raining outside, can't find anything to wear (even though my closet is full)  = one flustered Mommy.

Thank Goodness I have a GREAT boss who understands and works with me on days like today.
And thank Goodness My kids are so forgiving when I lose my cool with them.
And Thank Goodness I have a Loving God who restores my JOY when I let Circumstances suck the JOY right out of me. All of our circumstances are different, but one thing that isn't is that God wants to restore your JOY just like he has mine today.

"I will sing for JOY in God, explode in praise
from deep in my soul! He dressed me up in a suit of salvation,
He outfitted me in a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom
who puts on a tuxedo and
a bride a jeweled tiara."  Isaiah 61:10