Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Britt and Lauren. :)

So - If you didn't notice I changed my "look" and of course with that came a new header. As you can see the header says "Britt and Lauren" and it should probably say "Britt and Mostly Lauren". haha... But I decided that would not look as cute. Someone was joking about how our blog's address is BrittandLauren and I am the only one who writes but you should know, O' faithful reader, that Britt is behind a lot of it ( we are 1) AND most things include him as well. :) Header/blog name explained.

Did I mention tiring? haha!

I know, I am joking here - but I am not at the same time. We truly did have a GREAT Christmas with lots of family, lots of fun, laughter and food!
BUT at the say time we are plum worn out! Time for a break.
Pause - hold the phone! Isn't Christmas supposed to be a break? I guess we missed that memo but...

Speaking of breaks... Britt and I are going to the Lake with some of my family for New Years. Yeah for two long weekends in a row!!

I start my job at the Capitol next Monday, next Monday people!!! So ready! So excited! So happy to have a "Life" again! haha!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Job search... OVER

For those of you who have been praying for me as I look for a job I wanted to up-date you:
I was offered a job at the Oklahoma State Capitol and...
Of COURSE I accepted the position!! :)
Thank you all so much fr your prayers! God is good!
Merry Christmas to me! :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Keep crossing your fingers people we might have a white Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

People, lets cross our fingers for a white Christmas! :) Could happen!


Random news.
If you are easily grossed out stop reading now.
Two days in a row now I have been in my car, at a stop light, minding my own business. As I sit there I happen to look up in my rear-view mirror. We all do this from time to time for whatever reason. Well, when I look up and see the person behind me (Yesterday a woman probably in her late 30's and today a man in his 50's or 60's) they are digging away at their nose! *yuck!* The problem is that it is NOT a scratch and sniff. It is a real, looking for hidden treasure dig! *So nasty!* Here is the the real nasty part. BOTH of the "Adults" did NOT flick "it" (Meaning the booger[s]) away). Yes, I am going there! You can only guess what they did with that little green thing and chances are your guess is correct! *Ding, ding, we have a winner*

Seriously, am I the only person who finds this totally nasty AND wrong!!! I know that from time to time everyone probably picks. It just happens. But lets be for real here people.

* First off, don't do it in your car, at a stop light for the world to see.

* Second, don't eat the darn thing!

Sorry if that was too nasty for some people but I did warn you! haha. I was seriously annoyed/grossed out/amazed that this happened not just once but two days in a row! And they were adults! *wow*

Done with that! haha


Right now Britt and I are in the midst of making our apartment balcony look amazing! There is a little compition going on here at our apartments for the best decorated door/balcony. I am not sure if we will actually win because we don't have a money tree but it has been fun to participate. When we are finished decorating I will post a picture.
You all would probably laugh at my desire to win. I can be a little competitive. hehe


Christmas is almost here people!!! I can hardly believe it but I guess I better start believing! haha

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Time!

Here are some pictures of a few of the Christmas festivities that Britt and I have been enjoying!


Looking at Lights!
This was a beautiful neighborhood!

Christmas Party!

Tree Hunting!

What a wonderful Christmas this has been together, with so much more to still come! We are so blessed! Merry Christmas, from our home to yours!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I always see the number 11.
I just looked at the clock and it is 2:11.

Yesterday I can remember seeing it at 10:11am, 3:11pm, 6:11pm and 10:11pm. People, this is not normal! I will go long periods of time without looking at my clock and then I will get a phone call, a text or even just look at my phone and it will be "something eleven'.
Sometimes I will be at home, cleaning, cooking, on the computer and then look at the clock and it is once again "something eleven".
I told Britt that I am pretty sure my time of death will be 11:11.11.
Possibly on November 11th. Agh!


Growing up is fun because you don't have to do what your parents say anymore.
That is fun, right? haha...
Sometimes I hate it because instead of someone telling me what to do and me having to do it, I STILL have to do it and all I get to do now is add the extra step of telling myself to do it! haha


I know, this post has been random.
For whatever reason you are getting pieces of what is floating around in my head.


Last night Britt and I went to Chickasha to see the Christmas lights. So fun!
We had such a great time. I love that man and spending time with him!
(Pictures coming soon!) :)


Happy Saturday to you all!
Do a little of nothing today. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rain + Freezing Weather + Stairs = ICE!

The following story is one of those that was SO not funny at the time, is maybe kind of funny now, and I am sure will be funny tomorrow.

I was going to leave the house early this morning before work to make a quick run by Wal-Mart. This meant that I had to leave by 7am. I got ready in plenty of time, gathered my book bag, purse, lunch and two bills I had to drop in the mail box and headed into the freezing cold.

Since it was 7am it was still somewhat dark outside, and I was in a hurry. Well, as soon as my foot hit the first step heading downstairs from our apartment I quickly realized that it was VERY icy. Well, the rest is history. I feel down the stairs. Every. Single. One. *sigh* SO NOT FUN. I must say that it hurt and beyond it just hurting it scared the living tar out of me!

All is well though and it is ok if you want to laugh. I am almost to the point of laughing although I do have a very sore low back, bum and upper legs. I am sure that I will survive though.

Needless to say, I did not make it to Wal-Mart.

Friday, December 4, 2009

So not a tree hugger but a tree cutter!

We got the tree! *yeah!* It was so much fun! I have probably 20 or more pictures of the "process" but I could not get them to upload due to a VERY slow Internet connection last night. However I do have a picture of the final product!


I am quite proud of our tree. It was so fun to go out and find our own little tree. Although, the "little" tree's were in short supply. This is actually the top of a tree that was approximately 10 feet! haha!

It was so much fun to be with Britt in our home decorating our tree! :) We had a fire in the fireplace and Christmas music playing. It was wonderful! the kind of moment you would not mind pausing in time to savor a little longer.

This is Britt and my third Christmas together but our first married which adds so much more excitement. I am so ready for all of the festivities to begin. I am also ready to give Britt is Christmas gift because I am horrible at surprises and the wait eats at me like no other! It will be here though, very soon! :)

Dear Santa,

If you were wondering what to get me for Christmas and you don't like the list that I already sent. I recently found a few things that I will take without any form of complaint. ;) For example:


THIS!! (In Cream Please)

Love, Lauren

Merry Christmas to you all! Go have some fun, cut down a tree! ;)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yes - I bought that at a thrift store. So what?

So - I am a thrift store, salvation army, goodwill shopping junky! haha. Seriously people, I freakin' love these stores! I don't always have the opportunity OR time to go shopping but when I do I LOVE it. I am a girl who loves a good deal and boy oh boy did I hit the jackpot yesterday!

I stopped at the "Salvation Army Family Store" in Moore on 5th street and I found some great buys! I have been in desperate need, seriously DESPERATE need of some winter shirts!!! I had about, oh....2. HA! So I hit up the Salvation Army yesterday. I remembered my sister-in-law telling me that all clothes are half off on Wednesdays. I pulled into the parking lot to find it quite full but I decided to brave the masses and head on in! I started off with no shopping cart and quickly went back to get one because I found out that this was serious business. I tried on probably 20 things in the fitting room and loved most of them. Even though they were all good deals I had to narrow it down because despite the great find we are pretty tight on money right now. However I did walk aways with 5 shirts for $11!!! Not only that but they are: Banana Republic, Old Navy, New York and Company and Liz Claiborne! Not to shabby, ehe? And then to top it all off I found a Christmas tree stand (Which we need) for $4 and it is really nice! The cheapest stand that I have found anywhere else was at Dollar General for $8 and it was a piece of junk. So I left VERY happy! :D


We are still in the process of decorating for Christmas. Everything is done but our tree. The reason being.... We don't have a tree! I would say that is a good reason, wouldn't you? haha However, I am very ready to get all the tree decorations OFF my floor and ON a tree. The reason we don't have a tree is because we are going to go and cut one down ourselves! Ourselves meaning Britt, me, my dad, my dad's truck and my dads saw! hehe... It helps to know people with the right stuff! ;) We were supposed to go and get the tree tonight however my younger brother is in a basketball tournament and he has a game tonight so it looks like it will be Saturday afternoon. I am trying to hold off but I am SOOOO ready. *Sigh* Patience is a virtue, right?

PS - Can we get a little snow with this freezing' cold weather, please???

Love, Lauren.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I did NOT put "Happy Holiday's" on my header because I have a problem with people saying Merry Christmas. I hate all the Hoop-la that goes around about that. I actually hope that you have a VERY Merry Christmas. However, I did put Happy Holidays on my header because I also hope that your Holiday Season IS a happy one and I also could not fit Merry Christmas on my header and make it look as cute! haha. SO... MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)
The end.

Monday, November 30, 2009

6 Months!

Today have I have been married for 6 months! I can hardly believe it. Time has really flown by. I was sitting in a chair with Britt the other day and my brother Jonathan looked at Britt and said, "If you were sitting with her like that 3 months ago I would have to hurt you." I laughed and informed Jon that we were married three months ago. He quickly replied with, "How long have you been married?!?" and when I told him almost 6 months he was very surprised. I think that it is surprising to most people. It seems like my wedding was MAYBE two months ago but not six by any means!

I am so thankful for the wonderful husband that God has blessed me with. Seriously people, he is amazing! He is so thoughtful and really cares about me and my feelings. He is so helpful around the house and such an encouragement to me. He is so fun to be with! I hate being away from him. I love sitting next to him. I love holding his hand. I don't think any of this will ever get old.

I am blessed!


Thanksgiving. What can I say? The first word that comes to mind is exhausting. Seriously. I am worn out! It was very "Go, Go Go!" and when it was over I felt like I might crash and burn. In fact, we ended up not going to church last night. We seriously thought we were going to fall over dead and I thought that might cause a scene at church. haha. So, we took some much needed rest.

That was Thanksgiving. Haha... It really was good though. I know I make it sound terrible. We are SO blessed to have so much family close by that we can celebrate with. I just don't want any more turkey for awhile!


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks and Giveaways!

I was talking with a friend today and we were remarking on how we can hardly believe that it is already the Holiday Season. Seriously people, where has the time gone? I will be stuffing my face with turkey in under 48 hours and it will not stop until Saturday night. I have to find out a way to pace myself. Maybe turkey at one house, stuffing at another, and pie at another. Pick and choose people, it's just what you have to do sometimes.

So in "Celebration" of Thanksgiving Britt and I are going to the OU vs. OSU game this Saturday with his sister and his dad. We are pretty excited!

Britt and I are in the process of Christmas shopping. Money is a little tight this year but it is still a lot of fun. I have been trying to think of creative gift ideas for siblings, nieces, nephews, friends and parents. I have found some pretty cute things. It's not like it will be the most amazing gifts they got but they can rest assured that much thought and love has been put into them. I will have to take pictures of a few of my "creations" and post them on here when I am finished...and after Christmas, of course! ;)

Thank you to the cold weather because Britt and I have been able to have a few fires in our fire place. When we were apartment hunting I never thought that we would actually end up in an apartment that had a REAL, wood burning fire place. I am so thankful for it though!

Speaking of Thankful:

- I am thankful that I have a loving, wonderful husband who works hard (even though it is not fun) to provide for us and that He is a man who has a heart for the Lord.

- I am thankful for BOTH our families and the MANY things they do for the kingdom in how they serve the Lord.

- I am thankful for the Lords provision.

- I am thankful for Diet Dr. Pepper.

- I am thankful that I get a three day weekend

- I am thankful for my comfy, soft house shoes!

- I am thankful for my new jeans! I <3 them! - I am thankful for the job I know the Lord is going to provide in His time.
- I am thankful that a group of men an women made the decision to come to America and sacrificed their lives so that we might have religious freedom.
- I am thankful for the free gift in Christ through the cross and his death that is the atonement for my sins.

What are you thankful for?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shopping. Jobs. Turkey.

Last weekend some friends and I went to Allen, Texas to go shopping at an Outlet Mall. It was a lot of fun to have a girls day and take a little "Road Trip". I also got some new Jeans (at Gap Outlet) and a really cute scarf and sunglasses at (Charlotte Russe Outlet).

Here is a picture of us girls. (Stole this from Leslie.)


For those of you who have been praying for me regarding the job interview that I had at the State Capitol a few weeks ago I heard yesterday that he hired someone else. It was disappointing but I am ok. The person that he hired was a girl he has known for a while who also grew up in his district. It is hard to compete with that. I am still looking though and got some information that helped me see that my resume is filtering throughout the building which is encouraging. Just waiting now on what God has next. I know He has something it is just to hard to see at times. Trusting is a constant lesson that I am learning. I think that I have "Learned" and then something else comes along. It is a good stretch and faith builder though.

1 Peter 1:6 " So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while."

Thanks for giving me this reminder Hannah. :)


I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is basically here. Looking forward to seeing family that we do not get to see often! I am ready for some turkey too! :)

Happy (Pre) Thanksgiving to you all! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Say what?

So - it hit me this morning. Next week is Thanksgiving which means that Christmas is practically here! haha. I have a lot of shopping, decorating and cooking to do! I did a little "Pre-Online shopping" this morning just getting some ideas and am getting closer to making a decision on what I will get Britt. Boys are hard to shop for! Can I get an amen from all my girls out there?

I just finished rearranging the living room to prepare for the Christmas Tree.
I also rearranged in a way that we can see our fireplace a little better.
Now to get the tree and the wood...


I woke up this morning and felt jipped. Someone forgot to tell me that it was going to be
"10 Below Way to Cold for What I Was Wearing" and I did not have time to change. So, I froze at work today and guess what? Joy of all joys I had car duty at the school I was subbing for.
Of course.


Still have not heard about the job at the capitol for those of you wondering. God is REALLY wanting to teach me some patience. I am starting to look for other positions though. Just pray with me for Gods best and his perfect place/timing.


Tonight is Britt's grandpa's birthday party. It will be really good to see everyone. We are not getting together until 7pm and I am starving right now. It's only 4pm.
I may have to do something about that....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

.October Photo Shoot.

My dear friend Hannah gave Britt and I our Christmas gift a little early this year. Our gift was a photo shoot! She is a very talented photographer. This was such a great gift because it is something we will cherish for years to come! We had a really great time taking the pictures too. My other dear friend (Who just happens to be Hannah's sister) Lydia came along to help out too! It was just a whole lot of fun! So, I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you! Ok, there is more than a few here but there were just so many good shots!
In front of the Bombing Memorial.
Give me a "C"!


The Ivy Wall.


The Black Wall.

Thanks so much Hannah! We had such a great time and we really love the pictures!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Things that make me happy:

Fall. Pumpkin. Diet Dr. Pepper. Date Night. The day I get my check. Sleeping in. Holidays. Fire Places. Shopping. Cute Coffee Mugs. Movie Nights. Girl Friends. Having my own home.

Things that I am looking forward to:

November 14 Girls Day Out. November 20 twilight: New Moon. November 21 Fall Dinner. Hearing about the job. Thanksgiving. Long Weekends. Buying Christmas Gifts. Wrapping Christmas Gifts. Buying our first Christmas Tree.

Things that make me laugh:

Britt. Laughing it self. Weird Owl. People who post 100 pictures of them self taken by them self on facebook. Some Halloween Costumes. People falling down (Cruel, maybe).

Things I want:

These Boots . This Robe . These Tom’s . This Starbucks Water Bottle . A 1 Year Subscription . This Scarf .

Monday, October 26, 2009

It Is Well With My Soul

“When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,It is well, it is well, with my soul.”

I am singing this song today…

Do you ever feel as if the world is crashing down? I mean, you feel that way and then when you really think about it you don’t have a reason to feel that way and yet you still do? That is me recently and it is a lie from satin.

Another song in my head…

“On the surface not a ripple, undercurrent wages war”

Yah… You would probably never know something is wrong but under the surface a war is being fought between thinking on what is true and thinking on what is not.

Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Think on these things… Interpreted as – DO IT! It’s not a question or a suggestion. Just DO IT!
I will continue on my way and I will continue singing "It is well with my soul!"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hello blogger world!

It has been a long time since I have posted anything I know. Do you ever feel like life is so busy you don’t even know how to tell someone about it? Well, I have felt that way recently.
Here is my pathetic attempt:

Last week I spent a good 3 hours of my Wednesday afternoon painting a scripture verse on my brother Justin’s bedroom wall. I wish that I had a picture but I don’t. It is Jeremiah 17:7 though: “Blessed is the man who trusts the LORD, whose trust is in the LORD.” Not really that long of a verse but it took a whopping 3 hours and my arm was killing me. It is a lot harder then you would think. Especially since his walls have a heavier texture on them. I think that I was pretty tense the whole time and so it made my arm hurt even worse. Although I must say that it looked pretty darn good when I was done and I felt very accomplished! :)

This past Thursday we had a 25th anniversary party for my mom and dad. It went so well! We had been planning it for quite some time and we were so thrilled with the outcome of it all and I think that they felt very honored and loved. It was a smaller event. Just a few close friends. Counting the 6 kids and my mom and dad there were only 25 there but it was perfect. My dad has never been a fan of big groups and so I think they really enjoyed the “smallness” of the event. It was so wonderful to be able to take that time to honor them and just show them how wonderful we think they are and tell them what an awesome example they are to us. 25 years! That is so great!

Friday night was “Girls night!" I love that time with some of my girlfriends ot just be able to get together and talk “girl talk”. Then on Saturday I went out with two girlfriends again for lunch and went to “An Affair of The Heart”. It was a really great time!

Today (Sunday) Has been a WONDERFULLY lazy day. Britt and I have just been able to enjoy each other’s company today and it has been so relaxing for us. Life has been so, “Go! Go! Go!” recently that it has felt like we have not had time to breath so today was a “breath of fresh air” needless to say.

I hope a happy start to the week for you all!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

.Pretty Picture.

Go see some pictures of Britt and I!
More to come soon!
Thanks again Hannah! They look great!! <3

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I realized today that it has been a long time since I last wrote on this blog....

Life is good, busy and good.

this week....

Britt's sister Beth and her three adorable kiddo's are here in town. We are having a wonderful time with them.

Hanging with family is a priority this week sense they are here and we do not see them often.

Next Monday (October 19th) I have an interview at the capitol!

I am enjoying the cold weather. Everyone is already complaining about it but I like it. I love the changing of the seasons.

I am ready to watch "New Moon" and it is still more than a month away before I get to...

I am excited about Sunday!

Those are my random facts for today. Not a lot going on other than those things. Hence the lack of update.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Give me a "C"!

So - For the longest time I have been trying to think of what to hang above our bed. We do not have a headboard so it really needed something and I was not sure what to do at all. Plus I was on a strict budget, it is called "Basically No Money Budget". I had been keeping my eye open for things at Ross, Big Lots, Salvation Army, etc... But I could not seem to find anything that would look good with our decor.
Well, a few weeks ago I was helping my parents paint their house. While they were doing the painting Dad decided to build new shudders too and I helped him. When we finished the building there was some extra wood left over and my creative juices started to flow. You will see below the result of the "scrap" wood! I am pretty proud of it.
I knew that I needed something to go around the "C" and so I went to the Dollar Tree (Love that place!) and I found some 5x7 frames and these then some white mats to go into them which made the picture size a 4x6. (I think that mats can really make a frame look better).
So - Check out my handy work! I am pretty darn proud of my $6 wall! That's right, you read that correctly, 6 bucks!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I love Fall....

...although sometimes I wished that more people called it Autumn. I think Autumn has a better sound to it. But whether you call it Fall or Autumn I love it! Even though summer is one of my favorite months I always welcome Fall with open arms. Some of the things that I like are:

* The crispness in the air
* Fires inside of fire place
* Coffee
* Walks
* Leafs turning colors
* Cute scarfs and Jackets
* Getting to wear my "Fall" clothes
* Starbucks (it is just better in the Fall/Winter)
* Thanksgiving and knowing that Christmas is near by

I think that when a "Change of Season" takes place people are in better moods. I don't know why but it is true. I always seem to have a certain spunk to my step I know.

Then I start to think... Often, when a change of season takes place in my heart it also puts a spunk in my step. There is just something wonderful with putting away the old and putting on the new.

I often wonder what it would be like to live somewhere like Hawaii or Florida but then I am grateful for where I live. I love the fact that we have different seasons. The fact that we get a taste of it all.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Real" Life

I feel like I should give an update on "life". Then I feel like saying, "How on earth can I update you on real life on a blog?" :p I will still give it a try.

Britt is still working at Hobby Lobby. We are so grateful for the job and the Lords provision. Some days are more difficult than others simply for that fact that it is not what he wants to be doing. He graduates this December after finishing his LAST CLASS! *woot* It is easy to be excited and feel overwhelmed all in one breath. We are so grateful he will be done and overwhelmed with the job search process. It seriously feels like there is nothing out there. I know that the Lord has something and that He will provide but it is hard to completely trust at times. You know, the times that you hear things like, "It takes the average college graduate 8 months to find a job after graduating due to the economy." Sheesh! 8 months! That is when I have to tell myself over and over that God is faithful and He is our provider.

"10For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. 11"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine." Psalm 50:10-11

Next thing...

For those of you who do not know I am substitute teaching. I am really enjoying it. I am signed up to sub for Moore, Norman and CHA (Christian School). So far I have really only subbed for CHA. I have been getting a lot of work here and it is nice. If you did not know CHA is the school that my dad went to growing up. It is also the school that Britt went to growing up and where Britt's dad still teaches. One of the teachers at CHA is gone for the entire week and I am covering her class for the week. The Lord is really providing for us through that. The main reason that I am working as a substitute is because I would REALLY love to get back on at the capitol this session. I loved working there and I would love to go back. If you could pray with me that the Lord wold provide a job there I would really appreciate it!

So - I know most of that was about our jobs but it seems like that is a lot of life right now. Married life is great and we are really loving it. it is so encouraging and a blessing to go home to someone every day that loves you unconditionally.

We are also really getting involved in our community group and church and we love it. Our group mostly consist of young married couples. It is such an encouragement to be around people walking through the same sstage in life as we are. God has really blessed us with the church that we go to.

That is basically life right now. Not a lot but still a lot...? If that even makes sense. It is good though and God is faithful. I don't think that I can say that enough because I am seeing more and more everyday how true it is!

22The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.

23They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I have hope in Him."

Lamentations 3:22-24

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Worrying about Worry Part 2

This morning first thing the Lord gave me an opportunity to not worry and trust him. I got online a little while later and remembered the post that I wrote YESTERDAY. It is almost like the Lord is saying to me, "Ok, so you said it but do you mean it. Are you willing to give it all to me." *Sigh*

I know that God is in control, I really do! I just have to some to the place of not wanting to be in control. I think that is my problem. I know that God can handle it but some part of me always wants to have my finger in it. Make part of the decision, know what will happen, make a plan, execute that plan, blah blah blah...

So, here I am. I feel as if I am being tested and tried. In all reality, I should be. This is good for me. To stand back and see if what I said yesterday is true.

"Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your OWN understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

"Be anxious for NOTHING but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God." Phil 4:6

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Worrying about Worry???

That is what I am doing. Ugh! Seriously, I am so sick of worry that I am starting to "Worry" that I am "Worrying" too much! How awful is that!

The worst part is that I will think of verses like:

"Be anxious for nothing..."
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."
"Cast your cares on Him..."

I know all of that and I know it to be true but sometimes I still let worry control me. I told the girls in my community group last night that sometimes it feels like sense I don't have a full-time job right now I am making a full-time job out of worrying. *sigh*

I know that God is in control and that He is faithful. I know that His word is truth and it will not return void. I know I need to continue saying those verse over and over again and let them really resonate and sink in. If you think about it though I would appreciate a prayer. I don't want to be this way. I don't want worry to control me. I want to completely trust the Lord and His plans and know that it is best.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another blog!

So - I created another blog. It is called "A few of my favorite things". Basically if you are reading this and you are a guy you could probably care less. However, if you are reading this and are NOT a guy then it just might interest you. So - check it out! ;)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

St. Louis, MO!

We went to the Zoo. It was a lot of fun! It is the worlds best zoo! (Seriously)

Here we are at the base of the arch! It was really cool!

In the top of the arch!

All four of us. We had a great time with Todd's family!

Looking down from the top of the arch.

These are what the car/elevators look like that take you to the top of the arch.

More of the arch!

And more! :)

A view of the old court house with the arch.
We really did have a great time! I always love going somewhere that i have never been before. If you want to see more pictures go check out my facebook.