Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getaway Goodness

A huge thank you to my family to making this time possible!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who You Are...

I really needed to hear this tonite.....I pray it blesses you as it did me.....

"When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior…Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand.”
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
Judges 6:12, 14-15

When God shows you who you are, your first reaction will be no I’m not.

I’m not a mighty warrior.
I’m not called to do that.
I’m not good enough.
I’m not capable.
I’m not worthy.
I’m not beautiful.
I’m not lovable.
I’m not…

But how God sees you isn’t based on your pedigree or performance.
It’s based on the potential He’s placed inside of you.

God does not measure you based on your lowest moments.
He measures you based on your high calling.

God does not define your life based on what you have done or who you are.
He defines your life based on what Jesus has done for you and who Jesus is in you.

And that’s the only thing that matters.

Long before God ever showed you who you are or what you’re here to do, He knew who you were and what you had done and would do. In other words, God isn’t shocked by our protests or feelings of inadequacy.

Abraham didn’t shock God when he told Him he was old.
Moses didn’t shock God when he told Him he was a stutterer.
Gideon didn’t shock God when he told Him he was the most insignificant person in the most insignificant clan.

And they didn’t change God’s mind either.

When God has spoken, you don’t get to seek a second opinion. Including your own. Especially your own.

You’re not the world’s leading expert on yourself. The One who custom-designed you from before your conception is. You’re not the world’s leading expert on your worth before God. The One who has made you worthy in and through His Son is.

When God shows you who you are, your first reaction will be no I’m not.
Luckily your first reaction isn’t the final word."
~Pastor Steven Furtick

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Monday

Had a happy Monday playing with these little monkies....doing ALOT of nothing.....just relaxing and slowly trying to get the house back in order after all the festivities.....the holidays are always so fun.....but wow, is it nice to just go back into regular mode again ;)

Stay tuned for more pictures to come!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

6 Years....

Happy 6 years of marriage to my amazing best partner in crime...they say behind every good man stands a good woman....i say behind every good woman is a man that knows how to love.....and is doing it well. Thank you babe....because of you, I am a better person....and without you, I am not complete. Here's to many many more years.....and much more monkey business ;)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Photo of the Day

My beautiful Mama.....I love you soooooooooo much! Thank you for all you do! You are the best.

Friday, December 24, 2010


"Tell A Story...

God has been faithful to you and me too many times to count this past year. Pause for a moment and recall some of the ways that He has been good to you; the ways has come through for you. Now tell someone about God's active involvement in your life. The Bible calls us to do just that; to pass on to others the stories of our God's never-ending love and faithfulness. And when you do share your story, share it with passion and purpose so that those listening will know in their hearts that you serve the One True God - the Lord of Heaven and Earth. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, is intimately involved in YOUR life. Amazing, no?

See Your Story...

God is moving in and all around you. Stop in your tracks and remember again that He is always good, always working, and intervening on your behalf. Embrace faith, accept His grace, and refuse worry. Reject the temptation to compare your story with someone else's, especially if you're walking through a chapter you don't particularly like at the moment. In the end, you'll LOVE your story. So trust Him now and earnestly look for God's fingerprints on your life. They're there. See your story with His love in mind (see Ps. 26:3). God is up to something good.

Embrace HIS Story...

The Christmas story is not just a quaint, cute story, it's CHRIST'S KINGDOM COME TO EARTH! It's not old news, it's NOW news, GOOD news, the best news of all! Embrace the idea that we now have access to His presence, claim to His promises, and the assurance of eternity with God! Hallelujah! Embrace His story because it involves you! You are a part of the bigger story and you've been placed on this earth for such a time as this. Walk in a manner worthy of your calling. Embrace the Good News because you are a part of God's message to a lost and dying world. "

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pictures-Winter Fun

a cup of coffee, a pot of chili, and dippin' chocolate on oreos, mint milanos, and ritz pb crackers
high school mixed choir winter concert

high school girls treble choir

The Madrigals....all the groups did soooooooo amazing! I'm so proud of you babe!

one night we lost power for almost 3 we used our fireplace for the first time this winter and roasted marshmellows....really made me appreciate electricty!!!!

every.single.candle. was used in the house for light ;)

building towers.....the first christmas gifts ;)
Lil Miss Muffett is starting to get into the girly stuff and more Dora!!!

Thanks to Uncle Isaac he is making my lil girl into a girly girl ;( i'm gonna have to buy her more green tractors to even it up!!!
Daddy's Jr High Winter concert.....hanging out with our sweet lil friend Koryn and her Mommy

Jr High Choir.....did A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Jason does so well with these was beautiful!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 10:4,5 NIV

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

God's Hands

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still posses.
~Martin Luther

Saturday, December 18, 2010

People Like Trees

Psalms 1:1-3
"Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers."

“People grow like trees, you can’t watch it happen; you look back on it and say, ‘Wow.’ But, to see anything at all, you have to look year by year and stop looking day by day.”

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Greatest Man...

Greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was... buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

Pictures-The Twins

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thinking of him....

When I'm eating his favorite kind of toast....I think of him.
When I'm grocery shopping, I keep thinking I need to get some for him too.
When a new country hit comes on the radio I want to pick up the phone and ask him if he wrote the music and if he ever played in the studio for the artist.
When one of his old favorites comes on....I want to sit down and listen with him.
When I sit down at his piano I wish I could hear him play one more time.
When Aubrie learns something new....I'm sad that he's missed out on all her stages.
When Gabe and Ellie play with his wallet, I want to scoop them up and go to his place....just one more time for pizza nights....and watch him smile and laugh at their oneriness.
When I made the Christmas list of gifts left to buy tonite, I wanted so badly his name to be there too.......and wished I could pick up the phone and ask him how he was doing.

I miss you Paw-Paw Doc.......we love you! And can't wait to see you again someday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Keep On Lovin' You...

Love takes the patience of Job
That's what my Mama always said
Faith is the belief in something more than what you know
That's what the Good Book says
You gotta play the cards you got
Who knows what fate is holding
At times you gotta go without knowing where you're going

That's why I keep on lovin' you
I keep on lovin' you
Through the baby don't leave mes
And never will agains
And I promise tos
I keep on lovin' you

Lord knows we've had our share of fights
Our sleepless nights, our ups and downs
We've had plenty and then some of baby I'm gones and turnarounds
Sometimes I swear it might be easier to throw in the towel
Someday we're gonna look back
Say look at us now

That's why I keep on lovin' you
I keep on lovin' you
Through the baby don't leave mes
And never will agains
And I promise tos
I keep on lovin' you

Keep on lovin' you
Through the I take it backs...I didn't mean it like thats
I'd never hurt yous...Oh, I keep on lovin' you

I keep on lovin' you...I keep on lovin' you
Through the I take it backs...I didn't mean it like that
I'd never hurt yous...Oh, I keep on lovin' you
I keep on lovin' you...I keep on lovin' you

Monday, December 13, 2010

God of Storms

She continues to amaze me......her faith and trust in God.
Someday....I hope....that I can have that much too.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Love Note

A friend of mine who is a teacher, received this love note from a child today, "roses are red, vilits are blue, shuger is sweet, but not ass sweet ass you."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Beginning...

To look alot like Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pictures-Gabe's First Christmas Program

the cutest lil sheep with cowboy boots you ever did see came down the aisle ;)

Happy Birthday Jesus.....
could not stand still for anything ;)

some of each of our families was able to come....