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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Are you a Baker?

Or do you aspire to be??

I can't wait until the next time I have a party to plan for, which may not be too far away because I found the most amazing place from a blog a follow. I might just have to throw a party just so I can make some super cute cupcakes.

The site is www.layercakeshop.com and it is AMAZING!

There are so many things I can't wait to order and try!

And if you want to enter a Giveaway for this site, go to http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/ and enter.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A change will do you good

Oh how I wish I could believe that right now.

Some things are changing in my life right now that is very exciting. Some things are a straight answer to many years of prayer. Thank you Jesus. Some things bring tears to my eyes because God is so good.

Some things I have to look very hard to see the good. Some things are just hard right now.

But God's word says, "We know that in all things God works for the good, for those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Rom 8:28

This is the verse I am claiming right now.

It is hard to stay focused on God when everything around you is so unsure. It is hard to stay focused on God when you don't have a moment to yourself to think, much less spend time in the Word, spend time meditating and memorizing scripture, or spend time on your face seeking God, not for what he can do, but just for who He is.

That is where I find myself right now. Something big happened and it has sent me into a tailspin. Things are very up in the air, but I am believing that God's word is true, and that he will work all things for the good for me.

As far as filling my schedule too full to spend time with God, I will have to work on that. I need to prune out things that are not fruitful in my life. That is very painful. Some of the things I know I need to get rid of in my life are going to hurt. Some things are going to be easy to drop...but oh, not the things I love that I need to let go of. That will be hard. But I can do hard. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Thank you Jesus for renewing my focus on you. Thank you for helping me see what in my schedule needs to go. Thank you for being constant and unchanging, when things around me are so unsure. Amen.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One boy, one girl.....

...two hearts beating wildly.

And those hearts are big and strong and the babies are safe, and healthy and there is one of each!!!

Last night I spent my online time searching for twin presents and didn't stop to post. Now that we know what that we are expecting a niece and a nephew, we can start shopping...and that is soooo much fun.

God is so amazing and we are so grateful to see our prayers answered.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tomorrow is an exciting day

Tomorrow is the big day! Tomorrow we find out if we are having two nephews, two nieces, or a nephew and a niece!

Cori's votes are a girl and a boy, and Justin and I say two boys.

We have been praying and waiting and hoping for this for a long time.

It is finally here. And it is even more of a reality. We have been watching the babies grow from the outside, and now we get to see a peak on the inside.

God is answering our prayers right before our eyes and it is very amazing.

I just had to share.

I am a Widow

A football widow that is...

Football practice starts tomorrow. At 7 am my sweet coach will leave home (earlier than he even gets of out bed on any given day) and he will head to a very soggy football field. He will start with 42 players and 8 games ahead of him.

Then we have high school games on Friday night.

Then we have college games on Saturday nights.

Then we have NFL games on Sunday and Monday.

Then there are some Thursday night games too.

And so here I am, and here I will be many, many nights.

But, I don't mind. In fact I really love football. I love watching games on TV, I love going to games, and I love everything about football. It is a lot of fun to be a part of the sport. I love being a football wife.

And now it begins. And I can't wait to see how it will be at the end of the season.

Friday, August 7, 2009

To go or not to go--that is the question

My ten year high school reunion is this weekend. It is very low key, just lunch, a tour of our high school, dinner, and then meet at a hotel that wasn't even built until last year.

It doesn't quite have the same bit of nostalgia for me that it does for people who moved away and are just coming back to visit. I grew up in this town, I graduated in this town, I went to college in this town, I met my husband and married in this town, and I settled down in this town and have a home and a family and a career.

I didn't like high school much. I had a very close group of friends, and I wasn't a cheerleader, or into sports, and I didn't really care for all the cliques that were so very important at that time.

I have only really stayed close to one of my friends from high school. In fact, she is my sister-in-law now. My close friends moved away and went to college and we fell into different circles and lifestyles and didn't keep in touch like we should have.

But, I don't really care to go to see a bunch of people that I didn't really like, and they didn't really like me, and just do the small talk thing. I hate the small talk thing. I don't feel like telling 100 different people what I am doing right now. If they really care, they can befriend me on Facebook.

Is that mean? I just don't understand the point.

Instead we are going to go to a water park and hang out with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and have a great time. There will be no small talk, no telling the same stories a hundred times, there will just be fun! That is my kind of Saturday.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Being Intentional

We had some very good friends who lived about 5 houses away and they moved last year at about this time. They have a 1 yr old and we have not kept as good touch as we should have. We see each other occassionally, but they have a life just as busy as ours, with grandparents to see, things to do, and professions to keep.

Today they were able to come to town for a few hours and we had dinner and they came over and we got some time to catch up. I really made me miss them and want to stay in better touch.

It is crazy the things that are so important to us that we just let slip away, day after day and week after week. It makes me think of how we treat our relationship with God. We can be going very, very strong and then gradually, sometimes without our even knowing it, we let it slip away.

Just like with our friends when we have to make it a point to keep in touch, we have to do the same with God. We need to be daily reading in the Word, meditating on scripture, thinking about things above, consulting Him with decisions we make throughout the day, turning to Him when we have a problem, and not just calling up or texting our friends. We need to be purposeful in our relationships, with our friends and with God.

Justin and I started reading our couples devotional. I bought it in November, and for weeks it sat on the dresser in our bedroom. We intended to get to it, but just kept putting it off until "tomorrow night". Then the book got moved into the closet and off the dresser and we didn't give it a passing thought. Well, we are being intentional about it now. I am ready to start being intentional.

This week in the First Place study we are learning about balance, and I think that being intentional about important things are also about balance. So, starting this week Justin and I are intentional about our relationship with God and with each other. And now we will be more intentional with our friends too!