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Monday, May 23, 2011


I find it amazing how my love for my husband grows more and more every day. He was away for the weekend at a church retreat and I felt as if a piece of me was missing. My best friend and love was gone and, while I enjoyed just a taste of alone time, I missed him! I am also amazed at how much I rely on the Lord to help me to be a good wife and a good partner and supporter of Jason. Here is this whole new person that I want to love as God would want me to love him and to support through this journey of life and I have to rely on God to show me how. It's been amazing to be in this new season and to rely on God to show me how and why and when. It's a whole new level of relying on him and it's a blast. I absolutely love this life that God has given me and I love sharing it with Jason. I feel so very blessed. I am so thankful for what I have now and can't wait to see what more he has in store. We just rely on God from day to day as our adventure unfolds. What a great privelage to be his kids. I am so thankful.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

a sentimental moment

I had a fun experience last night. Jason was at a meeting and I was pretty exausted after working Discipleship walk- which was wonderful. I unpacked and organized a few things and then settled on the couch with a book mom brought on her last visit to Springfield. This book was her journal from the time she found out she was pregnant with me until my birth and the weeks after. Each day was a summary of her physical pains, emotional pains, and feelings in general. She was right around my age when she had me. It was so interesting to read about her experience as a late twenty year old and her first pregnancy. She didn't know that she was having a girl. A lot of her thoughts I could relate with and I know that I appreciated it even more being about the same age, married and about to embark on the child-bearing years. Perfict timing. I sent her an e-mail and thanked her for sharing. She wants to read it again soon. I am definately inspired to do the same so maybe one day my daughter, son or even grandkids can read my experience. Definately a meaningful and sentimental experience for this sap. =) Thanks mom!

Friday, May 6, 2011

not to sound selfish...

I had a lovely evening with an old friend from college last night- an old friend from college- that phrase definately makes me feel old!! Haha!! Anyway.. the owner of the company I work for sponsored a play at The Springfield Little Theater, The Foreigner, and we got free tickets to their opening night. =) Amy and I tried out a delightfuly little restaurant (I keep forgetting the name.. hold on... let me look- got it!) The Aviery. It's a prescious little french inspired creperie in downdown springfield. IT was just about a block down from the theater, so we just walked over after a deliscious time of yummy crepes (savory and dessert) and catching up. Amy is moving to Shanghai in July for two years. She is such a fun girl, she lives life to the fullest and although she is single, desiring marriage, she makes the best of it and I admire her for it. She's figured out some ways to not allow herself to get trapped in that mental torture that single girls can get caught up in.. anyway...

Last night just goes to show that not matter how little you see someone, you can alway pick right back up where you left off if they are a true friend, a true connection. Love it! I enjoyed my girl time, but missed my hubby. He is away on a job and I always feel like a part of me is missing when he is gone. The nice thing is, I will be busy getting ready for discipleship walk next weekend. That will help! I plan on having a ALL OUT ME night tonight and do some of my favorite things. I seriously need to make a list. Alone time can be theraputic. (not that i'm going thought a hard time) but it's a time just to be ME. And be reminded of who I am and what I love outside of the husband and home. (both of which I love dearly!!) So here's to a night of ME!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In honor of Mother's day..

I am a sucker for the animal pics.. espically when they involve babies!! enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two very different celebrations

Yes, I am like the rest of the world, I celebrated the royal wedding in grand fashion: I had a tea party! It was dripping girly girl, complete with a silver tea set (thanks to my mother in law), hats and cucumber sandwhiches and scones. It was a lovely time. I had a few girls from church over on Friday night. We chose not to get up at 4:30 am to watch it live, no our cup of tea! ha!! Anyway... I tried to convince Jason that he should stay and dress up as our butler, but he opted out. I think it was too much girlyness for him! ha! He was really cute and supportive and happy for me to be entertaining. I love blessing others in my home. It really filled my heart with joy to have them over and be girly girls together. The wedding was a fairy tale. I loved Kate's dress and thougt she was absolutely stunning! I loved how William looked like a prince straight out of a disney movie in his military reds. Ahhhh!! I loved the historical significance of it and how it brought millions of people to celebrate what seems to be a wonderful couple and their genuine love for one another. It was a happy day to forget about the tornadoes that devestated Alabama , the floods in Memphis, or the fact that they don't think that President Obama was born in the US. Ahhh.. a sigh of relief to celebrate the positive!

The Monday after, they found and killed Osama Bin Laden and the wedding coverage took a backseat, but it sure was nice while it lasted. I've never seen so many people be so happy over the death of one man. While I understand that's a very significant victory for the US and this man is against God, There is something that just doesn't jive with me in celebrating someone's death so outwardly and joyfully. I'm just sayin... These are very interesting times we are living in... God is in control and that's where we put our hope and defiantely a cause to celebrate!