Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Thought for today....

I saw this on both Angel and Amy's blogs....It's something to really sit and think about. I want to strive to live like this, and I challenge you to do the same.

"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.

Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions.

Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.

Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God.

Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.

Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.

Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.

Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies.

Enjoy the journey.

Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.

Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God.

Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating.

Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.

Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself.

Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

Chase the lion! "

~Mark Batterson Book: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

Monday, July 28, 2008

2 Things

I saw this on my friend Wendi's blog, and decided to take the challenge!!

So, now I'm tagging you. Here's what you're supposed to do: Delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people or post to your blog.
Two names you go by:
1. Mommy
2. Beautiful
Two things you are wearing right now:
1. t shirt
2. capris
Two of your favorite things to do:
1. spend time alone creating new creations (cards)
2. watch movies
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. sleep
2. get creations website fixed
Two favorite pets you have had/have:
1. Skittles (our current fish)
2. Solomon (my mom's red tail boa)
Two things you did yesterday
l. went to church
2. worked on Chilton announcements
Two things you ate today:
1. Tacos
2. Pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and squash
Two people you last talked to:
1. Perryn (daughter)
2. Teagan (son)
Two things you plan on doing tomorrow:
1. cooking
2. start working on new order I got for my cards business (thank you Lord for sending Michelle my way!!)
Two longest trips taken in the last five years:
1. Long weekend in Austin before we moved back
2. Weekend in California
Two favorite holidays:
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
Two favorite beverages:
1. Iced Tea
2. Dr. Pepper

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Deer vs. Kia Rio

Kia Rio 1...............Deer 0

Last night, we were up in Burnet visiting some family on their ranch for the afternoon and then stopped off in Bertram to attend VBS with Gabe's mom. We stopped by her house on our way home in Liberty Hill to put pajamas on and have a snack.

On our way home, a deer decided to run out in front of our car. There were about 4-6 of them running across the road. I saw some movement out of the corner of so I slowed down a bit more as I approached the light and out of nowhere....this deer was in front of the car and there was nothing I could do but hit it!! Perryn asked me what the loud noise was, and I had to inform her we had just hit a deer!!

We pulled into the Target parking lot where I called Gabe and then my dad. Checked out the damage and then called the police to make sure no one else ran over the deer that we just hit.

Perryn was so funny, because when she went down with Gabe to get his stuff out of the truck last night she saw the damage and wanted to know what happened to 'her' car. Silly girl.

Here's the damage. It could have been MUCH worse than it is, and the children and I are all ok.

Friday, July 11, 2008



Gabe PASSED his CT Registry Test!! That means he is a TRIPLE MODALITY Tech, aka: he can take x-rays, MRIs, and CTs!! We are so proud of him!!!

Can you believe they let this guy take pictures of our insides and start IVs???

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Our 4th of July Fun....

So we had a FULL week of celebrating 4th of July. In the middle of the week, we went down to my grandmother's house in South Austin. Perryn and Teagan really had fun in the 'Kiddie' Pool that we put in her backyard.

On Friday, we showed up at Gabe's mom's house bright and early so that we could be part of the parade. I took way too many pictures, but I thought they would be fun to share all the parts of the parade. We went back to Elaine's house for some great slip and slide fun, fried chicken for lunch, relaxing afternoon, cheeseburgers from the grill, and then walked up to the town football field to hang out and watch the fireworks. It was a GREAT, but VERY tiring day. Enjoy our pictures!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So my friend Angel has issued a "GET REAL CHALLENGE" for us to get real with what is really going on in our lives...NO SUGAR COATING!! Here it goes.

I have struggled with my co-dependence today. I have a friend who lives far a way from me that I got to visit with just a bit, but I have always struggled with our friendship. I have always felt like I have 'chased' her to get her to like me. Our visit was good, and I prayed before our visit that I would keep my expectations in check and not 'fall' all over her in order for our visit to be a good one.

I had a good visit with a new 'old' friend today that I have recently been able to reconnect with. We weren't very close 10 years ago when I lived here, but we are slowly getting a bit closer and more honest with each other. She and her family have welcomed us back 'home' like the prodigal children that we were and it has been great. I am sad that we don't get to see everyone as often as I would like to.

I am struggling with not living back in Lewisville and being able to show up at my friend Shannon's house to give her a GREAT BIG HUG, because she really needs one right now...I miss her and Kecia SO MUCH!!

I am nervous (way nervous) about my little craft business. I am afraid that the people who have inquired about orders aren't going to follow through, I am afraid that the people that I have given sweet gifts to will not pass out my cards and/or not come back and order anything from me. I am seriously lacking the FAITH I need to have that GOD is going to do something really BIG that only HE can take credit for.
Our budget is WAY TOO tight for my comfort right now. I am struggling with prioritizing what we need to take care of first with this stimulus check. I am a tiny bit worried as to whether or not my husband passed his new registry test last week.

I am working on NOT yelling so much at my children and I do pretty good about 50-70% of the time, but there are days that I put them to bed at 7:30 so that I don't pull out my hair. I sometimes feel that we will NEVER get a house, that we will ALWAYS live in an apartment that is too small for us. I am afraid that God will not want us to adopt or if He does, that we won't have the money to do it. I am afraid that if we add to our family, I won't be able to do the crafts that I want to. I am worried that I may fail my children if I home school them, and not only in the sense that we won't stay on top of our studies....I am doing good to keep the house picked up, I get overwhelmed sometimes with my TWO kids, but when I go for a workout at the gym or walking on the trails...everything seems to stay manageable.
Ok, so I think that is everything for today...Please go over to Angel's blog and link up and GET REAL with us today. Blessings.

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