Friday, November 25, 2011



I heard some words this morning I'd like to ponder, keep in mind, and be reminded of often.

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"

It's quite possible that when we're busy praying for blessing's God's busy creating opportunities for us that we're passing by, waiting for him to hand over what we've been asking for instead of working for it ourselves.

Be bold. Take advantage of opportunity.

We love you.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks. Giving.

I keep typing and erasing, and typing and erasing because I don't feel like I have the words to make this post as meaningful as I hope for it to be. When I struggle in writing I find it's best to just lay it all out and then work with what you have, so I'm going to pass on the backspace button for awhile, I appoligize in advace for what comes out. ;)


I love Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for Thanksgiving, for this holiday we get to spend celebrating with food, family, friends, football, parades and most importantly giving thanks. This one day a year that we spend appreciating all that we have. It's terribly sad, right? I love, love, love Thanksgiving, it is one of my favorite holidays (the other being the 4th of July). I love that they're holidays not based on gifts, but on beauty and thanks and giving. But please really think about this..

What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

The day after Thanksgiving we would all wake up with full homes and full bellies. What about the rest of the year? What about all of the other days? I hope that this day in your life is so full of thanksgiving, you find yourself celebrating it more than the holiday. But, I think that's what everyday should be about. It's heartbreaking that it is SO easy for us to forget what we have. Aren't we rediculous. We get so wrapped up in wanting things we don't have, we don't appreciate the things we do.

It's crazy the things we have right. What's even more crazy is we don't even realize it. I try to send up more prayers of thanks than anything else, but it's so easy to constantly want and ask for more. Do you have enough?
Erik and I took a look at what we have and I just wanted to share with you what we're celebrating today. Erik put stars next to the ones that are most important.

*College Football
Love Sac (I should probably do a post on this, it's like a jumbo bean bag.)
*4 Seasons
Color Green
Colors Orange and Blue

My Savior
The people in my life. (YOU)
  • Erik
  • Family
  • Friends
  • My Cross Country Team
  • Our Church Family
  • My Daycare Kids
Having a job that I love.
Grey's Anatomy
One Tree Hill

These are all big things that we love and care about, it's funny how easy it is to miss things though. Please spend a little bit of everyday being grateful for what you have. I hope you can find enough in what you have and be so thankful.

Please remember..

Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.
We are thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This weak.

One of my beautiful best friends miscarried her child this week. My godchild. <3 Please send love and prayers to her and the father. Pray for their strength, their peace, their healing and that their relationships, with the Lord and with each other, carry them through this. Together. They are two of my favorite people in the world. This week has been heart breaking.

Quick follow up. Jen, I will be so happy to have you as my first client! (: The moving sale was a bust, promise to get a hold of you and Bryan for the next one!

This has been an exhausting week, I'm very much looking forward to the long holiday weekend. Thanksgiving is my favorite. It will be the perfect opportunity for everyone to rest and recoup. What are you Thankful for?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sweet Sale.

Yawn. Morning All.

HAPPY SATURDAY. And a happy, happy birthday to our sweet, sweet friend Ashley. We're sending up birthday prayers this morning because we can't be there to celebrate in VIRGINIA, prayers that she has the sweetest day and the sweetest year. Ashley, Devin and Crew hold a very special place in our hearts. We miss and love them SO much. Happy birthday doll.

We've been bumming this morning, we're just about to finish watching Love Happens then it's time for a MOVING SALE. I live for garage sales. I love them. There is a moving sale at 9 and then we're off to the church I went to growing up. The United Methodish Church in Sidney for their annual bazaar. They sell all sorts of goodies, crafts and lunch! Yum.

It's go time now, I'll report back to you when we get home. (:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Casual Friday.

I never, never, never, never, never wanted a job were I had to dress up and was stuck wearing anything other than exactly what I wanted or was comfortable in. I am happy with my place right now, but obviously substitute teaching is not my calling. The two days that I love enjoy to sub the most are:

1. Days when I am subbing for a gym teacher. Yup. SWEAT PANTS. I eat that up.

2. FRIDAY when I get to wear JEANS!

When I'm working all week I live for this day. I take that back. I live for coming home everyday after school and changing first thing into my sweats! But secondly I look forward to Friday all week because I get to dress casual! (:

I also very much enjoy when the schools host themed dress up days for events such as homecoming week. I feel more comfortable in my wacky Wednesday get-up than my profesional attire. Bleh.

It's just not my style.

SOMEDAY. I will own my own salon. (: I will be my own boss. And I will wear what I want to work, and I couldn't be more thrilled for that day. Until then it's building hunting for this girl!

The end. I love you.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful for Thursday.

Maybe I'll start a weekly "What I'm thankful for this Thursday," kind of post. Maybe I won't. Ha.

BUT. Today, I am thankful for a good night's sleep. Not because I got one, but because sometimes we don't realize how valuable things are until we don't have them. We don't appreciate the things we have. I hope I can learn to be more appreciative of the things I do have. Getting a good night's sleep is something to be thankful for.

I'm thankful for you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This site is under construction.

Hola Lovers.

I've decided to revamp the blog. Obviously we're in need of change. I've come to the conclusion I either need to get on top of this blogging thing, or be a quitter. SO, I'm going to try, try, try to blog more. (: I'm clearly not fabulous at it by any means but I'm going to work on it. Any suggestions of what you would like to see here are very welcome. Please share. You are the reader and as much as this is about us, it is for you. And as much as this is about our lives, it really isn't about us. It's about our God. (John 3:30 He must become greater. I must become less.) This isn't about me or Erik. It's about you and love and life and beauty and Jesus.

Somedays when I consider taking a step back from this internet crazed world, from facebook, blogging pinterest etc. It's because I feel I'm so consumed with technology that it's taking away from things that are real. But everytime I remember the reality of it is, this is what our world is coming to, this isn't going to go away and this is where I can reach so many people. This is where I can share. My life. My love. My savior. Maybe this is getting a little mushy. But I want to be real, because that's what matters to me. You are what matters to me. I think I need to work a lot more on sharing the things that are real, the things that are happening, the things that are inspiring and the things that are beautiful. Also the things that are true. What else matters?

I love you.

What would you like to see here? What would you like to hear from us?