Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ummm, nothing clever comes to mind...

...Two blogs in one day, I know. Obviously I am very busy at work today :)
Just wanted to catch up on some pics! Life is good. I am still feeling sick but T-2 had a good checkup this week! Reese has now decided however, that it is a "boy baby." :) We got to go to the Coldplay concert this past week and it was awesome as always! We are looking forward to Thanksgiving food (my fav) and taking some time away from things for family, friends and setting aside time to specifically pray and be thankful for all the things we are continually blessed with! We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

...Look at the sweet, glitttery face! Our little fairy princess!

Her first "trick or treat." With her best friend Miller (Fergus the train)

...showing off her one piece of candy she was allowed to eat :)

Forgot to turn the pic before loading. Sorry!
...Hangin with the Stewart's and our dear friends the Womacks.
Travis is back from Iraq and we are so thankful for his safety!
...Playing in the hay maze at the pumpkin festival

... At the Great Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum

With GiGi at the Butterfly Flutterby...sporting her antenna! :)

Riding the pony at the Butterfly Flutterby

Talking to myself

So, in response to myself and my last blog...
Church on Sunday was very convicting for me. It was one comment that really reminded me of something. During the prayer, we prayed that God alone would satisfy and consume us.
That was it. Small words that meant alot to me considering my recent addiction :) I was very convicted about that certain book / movie that I previously called an "obsession". I truly want and struggle daily to be satisfied in my God and Savior ALONE. I struggle against the things of the world that fight for my time and emotions. I could go on and on, BUT, I want to be careful not to go too far the other way either. I do not think books, movies, music are wrong. I think being truly consumed by it, and using it to fill and satisfy, is. So anyway, just some thoughts I am thinking today. Think what you will about it. I know people have differing opinions on Harry Potter and tv and all that stuff...but hopefully the one thing we can agree on as Christians is that we all struggle to be more like Christ, to live our lives in a manner that would glorify Him, and that none of us will reach that standard this side of heaven. So I guess in closing...enjoy Twilight :) (because it's awesome!!)....but remember what, who, and where our true loyalty, worship and affections lie.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Obsession. Check out the definition in Webster’s. This word defines the last week of my life. I have been waiting to start a certain book until I felt better, but with the movie coming out this weekend, I felt I couldn’t wait any longer. Yes. That’s right. I’m talking Twilight. My original intent was to casually read Book One this week so I would be done in time for the movie. Started reading and couldn’t put it down! Literally. I have read 4 books in 6 days. There might be soundtracks, magazine covers and DVRing Entertainment Tonight involved. It reminds me of the first time I read the Harry Potter books. So exciting and something new. I am pretty much dreaming about vampires :)…although I have assured Skip he has nothing to worry about! I don’t actually think in real life I will meet a vampire any time soon…although I wouldn’t mind meeting Rob Pattinson.(the vampire character in the movie) :)
So to those of you I have already pulled into my obsession with me, congratulations and I cant wait for the movie! And to those of you not yet on the bandwagon, hop on!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Morning After

Well, I am feeling many things this morning. Disappointment, fear, uncertainty. I could truly go off about the outcome of last night. Un-educated voters, the fact that no one can actually tell me in words what “change” he is bringing, the fact that the media and pop culture directed so many peoples votes, the fact that Obama will not allow the media to even speak his middle name, the fact that people have already been arrested for assassination plots against him, what is going to happen regarding terrorism, the fact that his moral compass is completely broken. The man now running our country scares the crap out of me. But at this point, it is done. God is in control. Regardless of my opinions, our ultimate, supreme ruler is Christ anyway. He is aware of who is now our authority as far as government goes. I will continue to be faithful to pray every day for God’s protection and favor on this country of ours even though we do not deserve it. And I will trust that His sovereign wisdom is greater than I can understand. I will continue to love this country, love freedom, support the troops, sing the national anthem, pledge allegiance to the flag, and remember 9/11. As out of control and worried as I feel, I will take comfort in the God of the Universe. The entire Universe. As in, the Universe that is bigger than the United States.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


I am leaving work to go VOTE!! Remember to vote and PRAY for our Nation today! God is in control people!

--Ok. I know. Blogging 2 days in a row. I just feel like I need to share Part 1 of the story I told yesterday. The so sweet moment that ended up in the blog yesterday was preempted by this one: All day Saturday Reese was whining, throwing fits, being 2…My husband, who has many virtues, one of the strongest I consider to be patience, was losing it. (As was I) And you all know it takes a lot to make him lose his cool—unless it is a church softball game :) Anyway, so at 8:00 that night, which is her bedtime, we pack Reeseie up and head to Mimi’s. We drop her off to play in a desperate moment, and for one precious hour, go sit at On the Border and have chips and queso. I don’t think we said a word the whole time :) It was wonderful. Im sure our waiter wondered if we were fighting or something since we weren’t talking and I know we looked a little disheveled. Me in my stretchy workout pants, hair in a ponytail, no makeup…And these times are really few and far between right now because of Skip's football schedule and me feeling so bad 24/7! Oh well. But you know what, these many imperfect moments in our life is what made the moment in the blog from yesterday so much sweeter and makes us "real". Just had to share. I thought it was only fair you see both sides of the story :)

Now, Go Vote!

Monday, November 03, 2008

True Love and Sleeping In

So. On this, the Monday following Daylight Savings Sunday, I write to you to say…I miss sleeping in! This is the third year that we in no way get to sleep in as our daughter got up at 5:30, (so 4:30 time change wise). I was not about to get the day going that early so I moseyed on into her room and climbed in bed with her. She laid there awake for probably an hour, but God was good in the midst of my exhaustion and it was the sweetest hour ever! We were both curled up on our sides facing each other, and Reese had her “wankie, soodie.” Which for those of you that don’t speak Reese is her blankie and soothie (pacifier). Anyway, we laid there looking at each other, and both of our eyes eventually started to close. Then I felt her scoot closer to me and put her forehead against mine and she put her little hand on my cheek. Then she moved it and put it right on the middle of my chest and was kindof patting me. All this with her eyes closed. I was so tired I felt like crying (I have to admit), but laying there with her was the sweetest thing ever! Moments that will be etched in my mind forever and that mean way more than an hour of sleep. Having her has taught me so much about what it really means to be a mother, unconditional love (and I mean unconditional)…Sometimes I know I haven’t done the right thing with her or I raise my voice when I shouldn’t have and I ask her to forgive me and tell her I love her so much. She doesn’t remember those things…Eventually she will grow up and experience being hurt, having her trust in someone broken, mean people. One of my prayers for her is that she experiences love as Christ intended it more than the harsh effects of a non-believing world. I think that innocent, unconditional, close your eyes and put your hand on your mommy’s cheek kind of love is rare and one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced! And only through a child.

But, all that being said…next year, seriously, I am hiring someone to spend the night with my kids so I can SLEEP IN!! :) I'm for real. Any volunteers? I will pay cash.