Monday, February 18, 2013

He'll Show Up

Here is a cool quote that I want to share from Darren Wilson's book called Filming God.

"God loves to reveal Himself to us, but it has to be on His terms."

Be still and listen to the God of the universe.  He wants to show you more of who He is and His love for you.  And you will be amazed at how He'll show up.

Sometimes it's when you least expect it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Promises Kept

The past year has been a year of abundant growth for me.  I cannot even begin to put into words the love my heavenly father has shown me as he continues to reveal truth. Along the way, God told me to hold my head up and to hope for the things to come.

And God keeps his promises.

My favorite - a friend commented that he is praying

Laura will be the proud big sister of this little boy sometime late July/early August.

Praise the Lord for Laura, our two kiddos playing in heaven, and this precious gift we'll soon hold in our arms.

Love y'all.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Much Ado About Nothing - Spotlight

Each morning when I drop LB off at school I ask her, "do you know how much I love you today?"  And we both stretch our arms as wide as possible and say, "thisssss much!"

Can't help but share this blog, which features my sweet kiddo.  Thankful for my church and how they are investing in my daughter's life now and beyond.

Waumba in the Wiregrass

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kitchen Renovations

What is your favorite part of your kitchen?

Grant and I are ready.  We are ready to take out a wall.  Change out the flooring.  Counter tops....back splash....add a second oven.  Grant and I are ready to update our kitchen.

We have a few ideas, but not much that is concrete.  I casually googled kitchen renovations and found a plethora of ideas.  This could easily become overwhelming.  So, I'm going to commit to myself that I won't let it go there.  This will be a FUN project.  (primarily because we aren't going to do the work ourselves).

Today's idea: add a window seat here.  Possibly lose this table.  Looking to put a table in the dining room.

I would love your input!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Hope We Always Remember

I've grown up hearing my dad talk about how he'll always remember where he was when certain world events happened - like Armstrong's first step on the moon, or Kennedy being shot.

The one event in my own life I can relate to my dad's stories are 9/11.  I was 18 years old.  I felt like I had the world at my fingertips.  Just a freshman in college, I had barely left the security of my parents home when this event rocked America and our world as we knew it.

I lived on the top floor of the freshman dorm.  Everything was still so new.  It was the first week of class.  I was meeting new people everywhere.  College life was in full swing and I paid no attention to the outside world.  My mom often referred to it as the W&L bubble.

My neighbor came in our room and asked if we had seen what happened.  Sitting on the foot of my twin bed, we watched as the planes crashed into the Twin Towers.  We were stunned.  I knew that my dad was travelling with work that week, so I immidiately got on the phone to make sure he was ok.  His plane had been grounded in NC and he was renting one of the last available rental cars to make the drive back to GA.

Going to school in VA, there were kids from all over the East Coast.  We heard stories of W&L alum that worked in the Twin Towers.  I knew one girl in my freshman class whose parents both worked in the Pentagon.  Her mom could see the blast site from her desk.  Thankfully, both of her parents were not hurt.

This morning, 11 years later, I drove to work listening to recaps on the radio with tears streaming down my face.  I don't need to see the replays to know exactly what each plane looked like and how the towers fell.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  The most touching part of the memorial I heard was the family members reading the names of those lost that day.  So very powerful.

I will always remember where I was on 9/11.  I will always be shocked by that day.  And I will always remember how people responded.  Helping strangers, praying for loved ones and responders, praying for our country.  Something changed in Americans that day.  I hope we always remember.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Adventures

I've done somewhat better with taking pictures lately.  Let me clarify.  I've done better with taking pictures on a real camera besides my phone and instagram, which makes it too easy.

We've had some fun vacations and visitors.  And both of these require good pictures.  Here is a review of our adventures through our pictures.

4th of July Recap

We always go to Compass Lake for the 4th of July and spend it with my family.  And technology continues to revolutionize our trips down there.  Everyone brought a gadget for down times.

We love our sun hats!
Great-Grandmama Jobie with Laura and Henry

May Comes to Visit

Laura loves to talk about her two cousins - Henry and May.  We had a special visit from cousin May earlier this month.  While her mommy and daddy celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary at the beach, we got to play with May for several days.

May sporting her dress clip here!!

Our silly goose!

Trying out all the toys

The balls were a big hit

Lake Trip

After so much rain lately, we were excited to see the sun come out for a glorious Saturday at Compass Lake with friends and their kiddos!

Don't you just love kids in their pajamas!

I think LB is giving them instructions here

Yummy breakfast before a full day in the sun

Good times

Kids were great!

Funny pictures are the best!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Home Alone

What is every mom's daily dream and desire?  Perhaps its just a few moments to herself.

Last weekend I got more than I bargained for.  Grant was out of town for work and my parents took LB for a night, one last spend the night before my mom goes back to school this week.  (Yes its early for school! They are on a modified year-round calendar :)
Waiting for Granny to pick her up on Friday - how do you teach patience?

I was left at home

For those of you who don't know me well, I'm a planner.  And its only gotten more intensified as I've gotten older.  When I found out I would have all this time on my hands I went to my Reminders App on my phone and started listing off all the things I could possibly accomplish.  I didn't want to forget anything!  (I also love lists!)

  • paint third canvas
  • wash sheets
  • farmers market
  • wedding gift
  • update budget
  • pay bills

And I immediately set up a girls night with dinner and a movie for Friday night.  I couldn't just stay at home all weekend!

Amazingly I felt pressure to make the most of every minute.  But when I felt that pressure creep in on Saturday I would just sit on the couch and watch a movie.  And I know paying bills and updating a budget aren't very exciting to most of you, but some (amy sharp) understand that it can be great diving into those numbers!  So, I accomplished the bottom four things on my list in addition to rearranging furniture in the sun room.

Furniture from Grant's grandparents - Love!
Overall I think I felt somewhat lost.  Don't get me wrong.  It was great.  But it was weird being home alone.  The best part of my day on Saturday was that night when I drove to the Log Cabin to meet my parents and Grant for dinner.  I missed my family.  I was so glad to be together again.

So I realized a lot from last weekend.  Time alone is good and healthy, but I'm good with small doses all along.  Most importantly, I dream and desire to spend time with my hubby and little girl daily.

At PCB earlier this year