Saturday, January 28, 2012


good morning america. i love them. i kinda feel like i know them.

weird? (photo credit)

this week {spiritually}

what a great week it was! and it's amazing how quickly i am reminded that by all the little things that happen...

so tuesday at church, a new Bible study started called "what's your story," a study through Ephesians. it was enlightening, encouraging and truthful. it made me take a hard look at myself and think about my story and wonder, am i letting God write my story and give him all of the glory or am i trying to control it all?

then wednesday rolled around, church night!.....

 now when i think about wednesday night church i think about my grandmother Lula Mae. i think about how she has maybe never missed a "wednesday night prayer meeting" at Mt.View Baptist Church.
(in that photo is the church i grew up in and that blue truck is my grandmother's brother's truck, uncle Dono. how funny it's a family member....)

 we have attended a few wednesday night services at our church and i really enjoy them. ken, our pastor is awesome at making the Bible and understandable piece of literature. he breaks it down for people who have a hard time deciphering what it really means, like me. and with our upcoming mission trip i feel like i need all the biblical wisdom i can get.

 on wednesday, ken spoke on having a life that is dedicated in service of others and leading a life of sacrifice and being a light in this world for others! living a great life is making a commitment to leading an ever changing life to serve one purpose: glorifying His kingdom. we are pumped to serve God on this mission trip!

and finally saturday church! all i have to say is that what a blessing it is to be involved in a place we love going and knowing people who love and pray for us on a daily basis. WHAT A BLESSING.

give it up for GOD! Whoop!

Above all, put on love- the perfect bond of unity.   Col. 3:14

Thursday, January 26, 2012


How Sweet Are These Tiny Feet??

we had ballet tonight. such a sweet, cute time- all these 3 and 4 year old girls  are lined up to go into class- just precious! i love their little feet! i can't wait to see the recital at the end of the year!!

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all you soul, and all your strength, and all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself."    Luke 10:27

the devil known as: pinterest

why on earth is pinterest so addicting? and why can i not stop pinning and looking for more ideas for everything from food to DIY to decorating?

 {knowing that i will NEVER have time to do most of those things :)}

the addiction is bad.
and i need to NOT love it so much.

check it out if you haven't and be addicted with the rest of us.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


What's with the weather?

I know I should NOT be mad  at the weather and I should be thankful for beautiful, sunny, 70 degree temps in January. And I am SO happy the kids have been able to play in shorts, outside, most of January.


I like just a little bit of cold weather so that we can have a break from the heat that comes in the summer and have fires and snuggle under warm blankets and sip hot drinks and not sweat to DEATH!

I know I need to be grateful and change my attitude but....70's in January???

For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.  Psalm 100:5

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

my choices.

so we bought the giant box of bisquick from sam's. i make aaa llloootttt of pancakes and waffles in this house.

so i pull it out, turn the box over to see that my options are 14 or 132? what?

 i made 14. {if you were wondering}

and for you smarty pants, i know i can make my own measurements, this is just a guideline, duh.  :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Big Announcement

Ecuador here we come!

we are going on a mission trip!

scott and i have decided that we are ready! we are going to Ecuador for 7 days, we are going through our church, savannah christian church and we couldn't be more thrilled!! we will start having our team meetings in a few weeks and we hope that this blog will be a constant support for us to communicate about our trip.

we have a few prayer request {already} pertaining to our trip: that God will use us to glorify His kingdom, that he will keep us safe while we are out of the country and most of all that we will have a sense of peace about leaving our children...which we have never done for that long..(YOU KNOW I AM FREAKING OUT ALREADY!) But I have full trust :)

So do not fear for I am with you.
Isaiah 41:10


stay at home mom, really? me ? 

okay, it's done! we made the decision after many years of contemplation for me to stay home and be with our children! we pulled cole out of school and we are keeping kendall in pre-k until the end of the school year and then we will all be home all summer together. i couldn't be happier about this choice! our family is much calmer, we have more fun, i am way less stressed, my kids are benefiting in ways i couldn't have imagined. what a blessing our family has been given! God has truly laid His hand on our family and what an a gift i know i will always hold dear to me!

i am finding out so much about myself during these first few weeks are some of those things: i actually do have a lot of patients, i really like having a sparkling clean house BUT being home all day warrants for a messy house most of the day, going to the grocery store/target/walmart without children is like hitting the lottery, i can get almost anything done while having a child attached to me all day long, bedtime has a whole new meaning, and most of all, knowing I have all day with my babes is something i really did want deep down. :)

Every good and perfect gift is from above
James 1:17

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Year.

Looking forward to sharing our year and lives with you! We have many things on our "to do" list this year!

 We hope you enjoy our journey!

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Philippians 4:13