Sunday, December 19, 2010

Counting Blessings...

I really really need to play catch up super FAST! Because Our life is about to change very soon. We are waiting on little man to arrive and I will have a lot of pictures to post in the very near future! :) Yeah! We are sooooo excited!

...Friends who were preggers with me at the same time! :) I am thankful for all their advice and sympathy talks! All of my girlfriends who were expecting at one point or another during my pregnancy were...Abby B, Amber C, Torie R, Shaya S, Haylee M, Lindsay C, Natalie C, Kelly C, Emily C, and Alicia W. Crazy!!! and So much Fun!

...Having an amazing husband! Every day is an adventure with him! I love you, baby.
...This beautiful tree makes me so happy and it was decorated with LOVE from Saundra.
...Wonderful LADIES in my life who I learn soooo much from! I hope I am half as good of a Mommy as they are!!
The wonderful blessing of family. My Mom has helped through every stage of my life, but I can never repay her for all her help, encouragement, and prayers as we prepare for our baby boy! She sacrifices so much. Thanks Momma! :)
This man is going to be the BEST DADDY! I can't wait! This picture makes me SMILE!!
...I love feeling the miracle of my baby boy! I can't wait to see what God has in-store for us! Please say a prayer for us as we prepare for him!! Only 21 more days! Now it's just a waiting game. :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Custom Headboard!

This was a fun little project my hubbie and I finished recently. We really like it! Just what I wanted. It's an old fireplace mantel that we transformed into a headbord for our King size bed. :)
Until next project....We are updating an old church pew bench from Bethany that my parents gave me.

Monday, April 12, 2010


My husband is gifted at many of them being an AMAZING Middle School Minister. He loves and cares for the students so much! He does such a great job of helping them get a closer look at Jesus! :) This past weekend we went on a Middle School retreat in Atlanta, Georgia. It was such a good time to hang out with the students and help them learn more about our Messiah! :) They are such a good group of Kids.

My Small group of Girls. I was so proud of them for going. Their first church trip without their Mommas! I love you, girls.

On our way home we made a trip to downtown to have communion and worship at Olympic Park. It was so wonderful. The kids loved it.
Of course, they had to play in the sprinklers! C'mon....They are middle schoolers!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

C*A*L*I*F*O*R*N*I*A Love

For Spring Break Andrew and I went to the lovely California. It is the most beautiful place I've ever been inside the U.S. Andrew had the opportunity to grow and learn from some wonderful Godly leaders at a Big Church in Orange County. It was also a very enjoyable and relaxing time for the both of us. I had been one time before with my BFF, Abby when we were Freshmen in college and this was Andrew's first time. Now he knows why I love Cali so much, because he does too! :) We are so glad that we had some extra time to sight-see...Here are a few pictures of our trip.

Andrew, of course had to get the full experience. He tried surfing. I give him a lot of credit...all the local surfers said the waves were huge for that time of the year. We loved seeing surfers everywhere.
A great Sushi place. It was so trendy. I could have eaten there everyday, but instead we ate a different restaurant every meal. We got a good taste of the O.C.
I love this surfer pose of my stud!
We had brunch right on the beach one morning at the Beachcomber. It was a very isolated/intimate area, no streets close by...with a restaurant. You had to walk over a mile to get there or ride the "Beachcomber Bus." I had never seen anything like it.

We walked Downtown Disney at night and I just had to have my picture taken with my prince-charming in front of Cinderella and the prince.
Welcome to the HOTEL CALIFORNIA! enough said
I had to take this picture for my nephews and my first grade boys.
The Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where all the stars names are on the street.
I got sooooo excited when I started to see the HOLLYWOOD sign. I kept saying the famous American Idol phrase. I'm going to Hollywood!
The famous Roscoe's in Long Island. This is the one that Snoop and Kobe Bryant frequently visit. We talked to the owner about what they ordered and that's what we had to get....Fried Chicken and Waffles. Suprisingly it was good.

Andrew was lovin him some In-N-Out. Can't get them anywere else. He had to go there twice.

The amazing Middle School/High School Student Ministry Building. It was super Sweet!
Saw cars with boards everywhere...California has such a neat atmoshpere.
The middle School guys...too cool! We think so highly of them and so glad we got to meet them personally.
This last picture is for my girl-Abby! I had two while we were there and thought about you with every savory bite. Wished you were there. Mmmmm...famous Bj'S pazookie!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

However, all of this cold, snowy, icy weather is apparently the only thing that is going to keep me home long enough so I can finish some of my little projects and ACTUALLY... FOR REAL post them! :)

I am always looking for a way to add a seasonal pop throughout the house. I had a lot of fun putting together this Valentine frame. I set it next to a "flirty" picture of me with my LOVE. It took me 15 minutes and I feel that love is in the air.

Now for my new "little birdie" entry way. Does anyone else love birds as much as I do? I feel like anything I see at Hobby Lobby with a bird on it should be mine.
Dislike Blank Walls? I do...but didn't know really what I wanted to do on this wall for sure. So I made a "temporary" arrangement until I find something I really adore enough to buy it. However, I really like this so might just have to STAY! 4 different frames, a little paint, different font printed from Microsoft Word, Scrapbook paper, and Modge Podge. That's it! (oops...forgot to move the Colts Snuggie for this picture.)
My wonderful and craftsman of a Husband helped me hang our new drapes...and they look even better because I had Andrew's Aunt make a piece of fabric to attach to the top of the panels. Thanks, Saundra. She is so good and helpful with my decorating.
I got this idea from a local decor store. I made them out of a frame and had Andrew staple in some thick wires. I use miniture clothespins to display the pictures. I put them up in my kitchen so I can easily change my photos of the wonderful people in my life and enjoy them without having a messy fridge.
I have always wanted a stick tree so that I can hang seasonal decor on it. I literally gathered small twigs and stuck them in an awesome vase from Old Time Pottery and stuffed Grass Moss in the inside. I plan to do little Easter Eggs next.

My favorite...My cute little neighbor friend and small group girl had surgery on her leg. Well one night I kidnapped her boring crutches(with permission from her Mom) and decorated them with her favorite colored ribbon! Much better! :) She was suprised!

I hope you find a day where you can find time to do some of those things you enjoy and have been meaning to do... It is such a good feeling.