Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Things are crazy.
My living room looks like this:
Okay - it's not quite like that, this may or may not be my living room. ;) But trust me! It. Is. Bad. And the white walls with nothing on them are just sad to look at.
Question of the day: How do you pack all of your things when you STILL have to LIVE?
Getting a new house = AWESOME! Packing to get there = LAME.
Despite the craziness of life with packing on top of it all I am so excited! One week from tomorrow and the moving process will begin. By November the 13th I will be sleeping in my new home. So happy! :)
I hope to have more picture coming with the move! I also have a lot of decorating things ahead of me and plan to have Before and After pictures with instructions on what I did. So hopefully that is something to look forward to. In the mean time, hang in there with me through this move.
*Deep Breath* :)
Monday, October 25, 2010
-Watched a movie.
-Painted my toenails and fingernails
-Took my dog on a walk
-And now I a about to watch something else and take a bubble bath.
I needed tonight!
Now to tackle the rest of this crazy week. :p
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Since I don't have a lot of time and I have the worlds most crappy Internet connection I am not sure why, but here I am anyway.
Catch up ='s
- No longer working at the Capitol
- Britt is no Longer at Hobby Lobby Corporate.
- We are a "Staff Couple" at the University of Oklahoma Baptist Student Union.
- I also am a financial secretary on the side and Britt is doing some grounds work at a retreat center.
- This year ='s the most crazy, hard, exciting, testing, faith building year of my life. Period.
This year, with everything that has gone on with my dad to starting a whole new adventure of going into student ministry has been a whirlwind. I am happy to report that I am still alive and here although sometimes I feel like I am hardly alive and here.
Never the less, I am grateful for everything that has happened this year. This Song has been really good for me throughout these past few months. I sing it. A lot. But the lyrics are so true, He is always faithful.
As the post title says, "for what it's worth..." I am back, at least to try this whole blogging thing again. I can't promise on what it will look like but here I am.
I am off now. We have a bible study tonight (at 9pm - College life!)
Goodbye for now...
Thursday, August 12, 2010
On April the 10th my dad was in a car accident that would change my families’ life forever.
On August 9th my best friend gave birth to a precious baby girl who has 2 rare heart conditions and is currently fighting for her life.
Everyday is without doubt a gift and we never know when life will end but that each day is a privilege.
I see pictures of my dad today, or talk to him on the phone, or go to his house and see him. I have tears in my eyes with gratefulness to the Lord that He spared my dad’s life.
I was able to go see baby Ella at the hospital on Tuesday and hold her little hand and see her fighting for life. I put tears in my eyes.
The one thing that continued to go through my head after my dads wreck was what my dad always says “The Lord is always faithful”.
Now, as I watch sweet baby Ella on this journey I remind myself again of those words, “The Lord is always faithful”. We don’t understand it, we can’t see what He is doing, but He is faithful. God does not force the bad things on us, He is just there for us to walk through them.
Britt’s dad reminded me of a wonderful truth. He said, “Sometimes God calms the storm and sometimes he calms the child.” I think that most of the things I have walked through this year the Lord has not chosen to calm the storm, He hasn’t taken away the circumstance but He has calmed the child. I have experienced peace that surpasses all understanding.
He is always faithful!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I hope that all of you (the blogging world) are doing well. In my lack of blogging I have also neglected reading other blogs. That however, is one thing that I plan on fixing. Even though I may not update as often I hope to keep updated on your life. And who knows, maybe I will have more time to update then I think.
The summer has been VERY full with job preparations, my dads accident and recovery, church, current jobs, new puppy dogs, Britt being out of town most of the month of July, etc...
Sad thing is that I don't have pictures to prove it so you will just have to take me word for it! :)
Hope everyone is having a great summer!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Britt and I just purchase a new computer today. We love it!!! There is this program on the computer that allows me to update my blog, add pictures and make changes and then it will publish it to the blog. Do any of you use this? If so, do you like it better or worse? I am testing it out right now so we will see how it goes!
Hopefully sometime soon I will have some kind of a real post since it has been way too long! Britt has been out of town though and he is home now so my attention is his (Sorry blogging world). :)
Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th!!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We have been out of town the last 2 weekends and we were busy both weekends before that as well. That has taken up a lot of time not to mention everything that we have done in-between.
I am home though and able to actually update the blog.
Here is a picture of Britt and his two best friends from the second week in May. I just had to put them up here, I think they are really good pics!
I don’t have a lot of pictures from our trips but will post the few I have. Our first trip was to Dallas, TX and we celebrated my birthday and our 1 year anniversary. My birthday is on the 29th and our anniversary the 30th but we decided to celebrate a week early. While we were there we mostly swam, ate and shopped. It was nice to just relax and have a good time together. :)
This past weekend we went to St. Louis, MO to see Britt’s best friend Todd. We brought Todd’s girlfriend with us and had a great time hanging out and just having fun. Todd is leaving to go to North Africa for the summer so it was good to see him before he left.
Now we are home and it is good to just take a deep breath, let it out and then of course tackle the massive pile of laundry. ;) Seriously though, this week SHOULD slow down a bit and it will be nice.
The main thing going on this week is that my little brother, Justin, is coming to stay with us for a few days. It should still be pretty chill though. If you did not know Justin was in the car accident with my dad and busted up his right ankle, right shoulder and two fingers on his right hand pretty bad. He has been in a wheelchair since the wreck but last week he was able to graduate to a pair of crutches so he is now able to climb the stairs at our apartment. We are going to have some fun this weekend but with his injuries most activities will be pretty calm so I think we will be hanging out by the pool, going to see a movie and eating lots of yummy sno-cones! It should be relaxing and I am looking forward to it!
I am going to jump back a moment here and talk a little more about Britt and my One Year Anniversary. I would have really liked to write a post on the day of our anniversary but we were out of town and it would have been crazy so consider part of this post the “One Year Tribute”! :)
When I look back over the past year it has FLOWN by. I never knew time could go so quickly. People always tell us, “Wow! You made it through the first year; it is always the most difficult year!” If that is truly the case then I am excited beyond words because this first year of marriage has been a joy and not even close to a struggle! I personally believe that marriage will get more difficult when kids come into the picture but for whatever reason a lot of people say it is the first year and that was just not the case for us.
It is probably because I married one amazing man! Seriously! He is so great and I am beyond blessed to have Britt as my husband. Until you are married and actually share your life with someone it is hard to understand exactly what people mean when they say they love their husband/wife more and more everyday. I can truly say that I love Britt at LEAST 365 times more then I did last year at this time. ;) So it is true, you do love the person more and more each day. Is marriage always perfect? No, in fact it can be quite difficult. Am I always an angel as a wife and Britt always a Saint of a husband? No, not quite. But the thing is that the Lord is the center of our relationship and because of that we have a great marriage that is full of lots of love, laughter and fun! I am so thankful to be married and there is no doubt in my mind, in fact one year later I know even more, that I married the perfect man for me.