Friday, May 31, 2013


Things are getting crazy around here...
I haven't posted because I haven't really known what to write. We have been super busy with transition and I haven't taken the time to sit down and write.

  • We are in the process of moving out of Grande View.  We put a resignation in to the apartment complex in January and let them know we would continue event planning through June. Well, in March the director of MACC (owners of the apartment complex) decided to do away with our position in all MACC owned apartments. We were told our lease would end May 27th...yes, Memorial Day. To make a long story short, we were supposed to be out May 27th but not we aren't allowed to move into the new townhome we are renting until June 8th. Dilemma. We had no idea where we were going to go for two weeks. The Grande View staff has allowed us to stay here until we are able to move into the new place. PRAISE GOD! The apartment manager that was here when we moved in has recently resigned and moved to North Carolina. There are about to be some major changes around here so I am glad we are getting out now =)

  • Packing. Packing. Packing. Ugh. I LOVE unpacking because I can reorganize and get things exactly the way I want's free therapy! =) However, I HATE packing. I have started packing a little bit each day and I just want to toss it all...hahahahaha. Ok, not really.

  • Brandon will be FOUR on June 10th. I am planning his first "big boy birthday party" and he is so excited. We are going to have it the weekend after we move which might be a little crazy but that's ok. I have mailed out invitations and done all I can do this far in advance so I don't operate in freak-out-mode the day of his party! =) I can't believe he is almost four. Time flies.

Transition is never easy but sometimes it's necessary. I am so thankful for Nate. Wow. Besides our jobs, it seems like everything around is changing. Nate has remained unwavering while some days I feel like I am drowning in my to-do list. If you know us then that doesn't catch you by surprise but it's what I love about us. =)  I am so blessed to have a husband that loves the Lord and displays His love to me and our boys.

Things are crazy around here but we are taking it a day at a time. For those of you that have been praying for us, THANK YOU!!!

Zeph. 3:17

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I had to work this morning but this afternoon I took the boys to Tiffany's so we could hang out with her boys while she and the girls went to a funeral. HOW MUCH FUN?! Brandon and the twins will be four this summer and they are so much fun...VERY ENTERTAINING! =) Carson is almost three so he is able to hang with them and it's so much fun to watch them wrestle, play Power Rangers, attempt to play tackle football, and have three year old conversation about who knows what!!! =)

Brandon and Jaxon
Determination =)


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Proud Aunt

I have the coolest nieces and nephews ever!! Really.

This past Sunday I was able to witness my eleven year old niece stand before her peers and tell them about their need for Jesus.

I am thankful for her tender heart and love for Jesus.
I am thankful for her amazing parents that teach her about Jesus.
I am thankful for her church that encourages kids to share their faith and gives them opportunity to do so.
I am thankful for her boldness.

I love you, Sunniee!! You did a great job!!

Zeph. 3:17

The Calling

It seems lately that things have just gotten crazy. Not bad crazy. Just crazy.

I have been working 20-25 hours a week at the YMCA which is a lot when I am trying to keep up with full time Mommy duties...laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, teaching, refereeing, etc. Some days I am a little overwhelmed and I have to remind myself over and over of my priorities - 1) my relationship with Jesus; 2) caring for my family.

Unfortunately, my priorities can get out of order. There are days that I get so caught up in the busyness of motherhood/wifehood that I end up neglecting the most important relationship. That leaves me with a lack of patience and days void of joy in my calling as a wife and mother.

Brandon will be four next month.
Dalton will be one next month.
Carson will be three in July.

With each child I have had the same response when finding out they were boys. "Well, that's one less wedding we have to pay for." Hahahahaha...but seriously. It's true. But I have come to realize and be convicted of my responsibility in raising these little men. They are future leaders of their families. Lord willing, they are future leaders of their wives and children. Nate and I have a responsibility to raise them in awe and fear of the Lord and hope that one day they will desire to lead their families in the same way.

Again, my priorities must be in the correct order so that I can properly lead them on a daily basis with the prayer that the end result is little men that love Jesus...and their Mama! =)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

You Revive Me

Listen to this song. Listen to the words. Have you ever been in a place where you needed the Lord to revive you...spiritually?

The past few months have been very dry spiritual places for me. Has it been based on circumstances? 100% yes. Is that ok? Not really. I have relied on the Spirit to intercede on my behalf when I haven't known words to pray. I have depended on encouragement from my husband when I have felt so far from the Lord's grasp. I have needed the Lord to revive me.

The past few days have been significant. I have felt the Lord lifting me out of a pit and breathing life into me. Circumstances are still rough...Prayers are still unanswered...but regardless, God is God.

He is about bringing the dead to life and I am confident that He can revive us. It's all about surrender!

My favorite line of the song is "all my deserts are rivers of joy." I love that He can take the spiritually dry times in our lives and turn them into rivers of JOY!!!

Be encouraged.

Zeph. 3:17