Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Catch Up

So where have I been!?!? Well we haven't and still don't have internet but I made some time today to catch up so I won't be extremely behind when we finally do get back online.

We went to the New Moon midnight showing because my husband is amazing and we've been looking forward to it since last year....we LOVED it. =]

Then our church did an event called Table in the Wilderness, they provided 1,000 turkeys and boxes of food to the community. This is us after we helped bag the turkeys and I walked them out to their cars while Nate kept everything stocked up to distribute we prayed with people, it was an AMAZING event. In this picture we are headed to lunch between that event and decorating the church for Christmas with a handful of other people from choir. I tell you about this because I would encourage EVERYONE to take an afternoon and find a way to help those you can...it blessed others, it blesses you, and it blesses God you can't beat that! Also I know that for us being part of a bigger church it was an awesome opportunity to serve with our church family and make new relationships while strengthening the ones we already had! I love being connected, it's refreshing and reviving to our spirits and attitudes. =]

The weekend before Thanksgiving we had a visit from Ryan and Katie [I finally snagged a cute pic of them] it was so nice chatting and getting closer. They are expecting their second child in July and we are so excited for them!

This is Nate with Gracie she is such a cutie pie. She kept bringing me my coasters one by one and then took some time to crawl under the coffee table over and over again, and we had a giggle bash right before they left...we were all just laughing and laughing...so fun, she is a blessing to us.

Nate and I Thanksgiving day morning. Me and my Mum did all the prep work the day before so all I had to do was my stuffing...so I was busy but not overwhelmed and it was nice. =] We had a ton off food, experienced our first Thanksgiving without my brother, talked with family on the phone, watched Miracle on 34th Street and even got all our Christmas decorating done by the end of the night [except for outside lights] We are so thankful for so much, I love having a day dedicated to just being thankful.

We also had our friends Otto and Michelle over later on and we chatted then taught them how to play Settlers of Catan, which Michelle won and Otto LOVED at church on Sunday he was telling us all about how many versions and extensions of the game he found online...lol we had fun. =]

Here we are trimming the tree. Ready for the Christmas season, a new perspective, and the end of a rough year. I praise God for sustaining us, for His patience, for His love, for my husband, my family and for a fresh new year around the corner!

I pray that you all are finding the joy in the this season, are counting your blessings and realizing they are many and are finding rest in God's arms that are filled with love and peace.
Blessings to your family - Merry Christmas
Sarah


Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Grandmas

I stole a few minutes to blog on my rents comp to ask you guys to pray for our grandmas. It seems that everytime we get a call letting us know that Nate's grandma is in the hospital, without fail a few days later we get a call that mine is as well.

So last week was no different, Saturday we were contacted that Nathan's grandma had gotten up to fast from picking something up, got dizzy and ended up falling over in a crazy amount of pain she was then taken to the hospital. Praise God nothing was broken, but she has a lot of bruising and said that something new aches every day, so please keep her in your prayers, for healing of her back and whole body.

A few days later, my Grandma was at a doc appointment and was told that she did not have enough blood in her and needed a transfusion. 2 units of blood later she started having chest pain and was kept overnight to be monitored. The next day they released her, however she needs a miracle because the last time she was in the hospital we found out that her pacemaker is doing ALL the work and the one she has is not meant to work as hard as it is, they gave her new meds to try to make her heart work on its own...anyway she needs complete resoration of her heart.

Anyway if you could keep both these ladies lifted up, their names are Ann and Shirley. I know God is faithful to answer the prayers of His people, especially when two or more gather together, so thank you for joining with me, and hopefully I will be back in blogland real soon. =]

Blessings,
Sarah

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, My Nathan

Happy Birthday to my Nathan [yesterday] 27! Wowzer! Life will fly by you if you don't keep an eye out won't it!?!? Even then it probably still does. lol We had a great day celebrating yesterday, and....I figured out that my camera has video recording on it, how fun. =] Here are a couple from yesterday...I have to learn to talk normal when on video because it's almost like when someone is sick and you talk their deaf, you don't know why you do it, it just happens sometimes. That was what happened in the first video...I'm talking super high pitched and like, I'm talking to a child...that's a bummer. Good thing I noticed and changed it for the rest of them! That's all you can do, learn from your experiences.

This one I labeled Feel with Your Fingers

video

Laugh Til She Cries
video

It was a fabulous day all in all, We went to see Couple's Retreat, I made Sacilian Supper [one of those meals that is not good for you at all so you just eat on special occasions] we had caramel apple cider, brownies with cream cheese frosting from scratch [he likes brownies more than cake] hand and foot with the rents [cards] Biggest Loser [Tracy...grrr] then ended the day with a hockey movie - Miracle. It was a GREAT day, which just shows, you don't have to have tons of money or bundles of gifts to celebrate someone.

I also wanted to share with you the card I got him, because it was my favorite card I've bought him EVER!

To My Husband

WITH LOVE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

I will love you forever.

I will love you

on days when you are perfect in my eyes,

and on days when I wonder why you do the things you do.

I will love you

when you are the strong center

that calms my fear,

and when you want to rest

in the comfort of my embrace.

I will love you when you are confident

and proud of everything that you stand for,

and when you need me

to remind you how far you've come,

and that there is no limit

to how far you can go.

Now and always,
come what may,

just as you are -

I will love you.

Happy Birthday


The card unfolded out to pretty long, it had pictures of couples on it...but the message was priceless, and worded perfectly, I LOVED it and so did he. YAY for celebrating husbands. =]

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's a Love Story, I'm Glad I Said Yes!

One of the things I love about my hubby is how sentimental he is. A while back he posted some videos on my facebook page of Taylor Swift songs...I never heard them before, since I don't consider myself much of a country fan however, I really do love this song and I love that he thought of me and sent it to me...My Husband Totally Rocks.

Love Story - Taylor Swift
We were both young when i first saw you
I closed my eyes
And the flashback starts
I'm standing there
On the balcony in summer air

See the lights
See the party, the ball gowns
I see you make your way through the crowd And say hello, little did i know

That you were romeo,you were throwing
pebbles
And my daddy said to stay away from juliet
And i was crying on the staircase
Begging you please don't go, and i said

Romeo take me somewhere where we can be alone
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and i'll be the princess
It's a love story baby just say yes

Romeo save me there trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story baby just say yes
Oh Oh

I got tired of waiting
Wondering if you were ever coming around
My faith in you was fading
When i met you on the outskirts of town, and i said

Romeo save me i've been feelling so alone
I keep waiting for you but you never come
Is this in my head? I don't know what to think
He kelt to the ground and pulled out a ring

And said, marry me juliet
You'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all i really know
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It's a love story baby just say yes

Oh Oh, Oh Oh
'Cause we were both young when i first saw you...

I'm glad that I said yes when he asked me to be a part of his life forever...best decision I ever made. Having your prince find you and not let you go, fight for you, love you past yourself, not care what others think when he expresses his love for you....is one of the biggest blessings in the whole world. I believe in Happily Ever Afters, because of him.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wintery Day Wishes

I wish it were snowing where I'm at right now. That there was a batch of cookies intoxicating my house with their yummy smell, that I was wearing slippers sipping hot apple cider cuddling with my honey watching a Christmas or wintery movie with the snow blowing like crazy outside our window, sending a chill down me just looking at it.

93 degrees and sunny isn't really anywhere close, but a girl can dream can't she? It's so crazy how antsy I get at this time of year to be up north. I am beyond excited for the day when God gives me that GREEN LIGHT to move. Until then, I'm keeping my house around 68 baking bread and watching Christmas movies, isn't Elf the most hilarious movie ever!?!?! well maybe not ever but pretty darn close! I'm just praising Him for where I'm at and where He's taking me. In March it will be so much easier to be content, but who said life was supposed to be easy right?

Hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday and enjoys the rest of their week.

Talk to you soon,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Just Got to Be Me & I Choose Life

Reading. Sewing. Cramping. Blogging. Smiling.

Today is a good day, because I choose it to be.

Yesterday was an AMAZING day. Church was awesome...please please please listen to the podcast, it will blow you away. He continued on with our story of David and Goliath and the next battle was Saul, when he went to Saul and told him his testimony of everything he already overcome Saul said okay David, you can do this and "I know just how!" he put on David all his armor and we can only imagine that as he was putting this piece on and that piece on that he was telling David just how to attack and be victorious. David stopped and said, alright I'm glad this worked for you, but I JUST GOT TO BE ME! and he had to take off what Saul had put on him. He didn't say no Saul this isn't going to work take this stuff off of me, he had to take off what was put on him. Sometimes we run to people in our trials or with our ideas and they tell us just how to succeed, or you know how you do that is this....or the only way that will work is if you do this...whatever it may be people "put stuff on us" and yesterday's sermon was all about just being you. Taking those things off and being yourself.
He talked about the two things we need to be: 1.] Humble - which means that we are teachable and reachable to people. Although we need to understand that sometimes we will be alone, and we have to learn how to deal with that we also need to be reachable by people. Love them, even if you don't take on you what they are saying, or have to let them go because you have to guard your ear gate.

Something he said that really helped me was, you have to guard your ear gate if you are constantly hanging out talking to someone that you've allowed to affect your feelings which then affects your attitude and makes that much harder to stand for what you know is right for you, you need to separate. It's important to surround yourself with people that encourage and build and you aren't always having to struggle with. Guard your ear gate, not out of selfishness but because you want to be able to hear God over all others, it's not about you, it's about Him and accomplishing HIS will.

2.] Strong willed -you need to be strong enough to face those who oppose you, and stand strong. Standing on principle is important. We love the people not the sin. It's not about condemnation, it's about standing for what's right and loving everyone. Not accepting everyone. I know that sounds bad, but those who refuse to see what God says is wrong as wrong...is not someone you should be letting near your ear gate. God's word is more important than people. We have to stop living for people. If we put our life into them, they will let us down, and most likely turn on you it's human nature...if we lose them we will lose everything...if that is where we've put our dependence.

Again, I paraphrase and may not say things all the way correctly the point is be yourself live for God and stop living on the opinions of others. The last point he made was that it's important to know what our talents and gifts are, but it's critical to know what our anointing is. Talents and gifts are of God but can be humanity driven a lot of times, our anointing is all about God. When it all boils down to it, really it IS all about Him. =]
So after church we were able to participate in a "Life Chain" we all grabbed signs and stood out on the main road here in Lakeland for an hour, not talking, waving, or condemning just praying and standing for a purpose. To speak out for those who can not. To show hope to someone who may feel there is no other choice. A woman body is not her own, but Christ's and the life that is in her is just as valuable as her own. I love standing for what God says is right. It's not a gray area topic it's black and white it's about life.

Why women have abortions
1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).

The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.[8]
In the United States, there are almost 3700 abortions per day. 1.37 million abortions were recorded in 1996. Those in the age group 20-24 make up for 32%, teenagers accrue to 20% and girls under 15 form 1.2% of the women undergoing abortions. 18.4% abortions are carried out on married women, 9.4% on divorced women and 64.4% on never-married woman. 1% of the abortions are due to rape or incest, 6% due to potential health problems of mother or child and 93% due to social reasons eg. child is unwanted. 52% abortions take place in the 9th week, 25% in the 9th and 10th week, 12% in the 11th and 12th week, 6% in the 13th to 15th week, 4% between the 16th to 20th week and 1% after the 20th week.

I really could go on, the facts are that only 1% of abortions are because of rape only 6% due to health issues...people support the woman's choice because of these two reasons and they don't even make up the majority of the people who get them. We need to start standing against something that is just plain wrong...look up the facts about children when they are conceived heart beats, and development, it doesn't matter how far along you are it's still a life.
If you agree and you know that life is in important no matter who it is, how old they are, how they were conceived please pass this message on, to anyone. Let's stop the passivity, let's stop being silent, let's defend those who can't defend themselves. Please keep praying and keep standing for what's right.

Choosing life,

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Weekly Update [lol]

So I waited a little too long to have my same zeal about this weeks sermon as I did last week. It was amazing...but it really always is. It just blesses my heart to be where God wants me to be. He's talking to me a bit lately about some crazy stuff...so pray that I can have the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and trust Him with my future.

This week, our car is getting fixed, YAY Go God!
My Mum gets home, from Indiana! YAY, I missed her something awful.
Nate has another appointment with one of our Pastors.
It's always good to get an outside Godly opinion to back you up, especially when tough decisions are needing to be made. I will talk more about that at a later time. This Pastor though, is our Pastor's dad, and he has been a pastor for EVER and came to work at our church within the last few years, he is just a hoot. Since him and Nate talked to us last time, he lights up everytime he sees us, this week I walked in the door and he called me by name. I know that doesn't seem like a big deal, some of you may go to smaller churches where everyone knows everyone but there are over 3,000 people at our church for him to remember our names is just really nice to say the least. =]

I made my first batch of apple bread for the year this last weekend...three loaves. I forget how therapeutic baking is, for me. I made brownies too! I could have kept going but I held back so I could finish cleaning up the house. Our friends came over and we taught them hand and foot [a card game] which they loved. It's so nice to have good friends that we can just be real with.

So yeah nothing really new, missing my nephew a bit lately...=[ I had a dream about him the other night...Nate and I were playing with him outside swinging him around and laughing...it was glorious.

But for now we are just chilling and letting God do the driving, it's about His will not ours and it looks like some things will have to remain dreams for a time. ::sigh::

Have a great week everyone,

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Husband Rocks, He is Kind

I just back from having coffee with my daddy. I love that guy, quality time together is just AMAZING! =]

But today is Friday...which means I get to tell you why MY husband totally ROCKS! This week started a bit rough, just like the enemy to try and kick you when you are all pumped up on the word. Stupid devil. ha! So our car was towed from Disney to Lakeland because, quite frankly the tire felt like it was going to fall off. That's a bummer. Praise God my dad has AAA and free tows up to 100 miles YAY! but not so yay that we had 1 car between the three of us, God made it work though which just shows HOW amazing He really is! [like I didn't already know hehe]....Nate started his new job this week and is more excited then I've seen him in awhile,
he is SO pumped up and he got his cubicle and there was a little piece of paper from a fortune cookie that the last person had apparently taped there and left behind...it said "Your success will astonish everyone." How cool is that! I'm believing that will be the case!

So back to the car being towed. We had issue with AAA but ended up getting the tow to not count as one of the 3 my dad gets because of all the time and confusion and I ended up not paying for gas for the trip home and I got to ride in the air conditioning, not too shabby. =] So I'm talking with the two truck guy and Nate calls me, he says "I know you are probably chatting up a storm with the tow truck guy so I won't keep you, just wanted to know how far away from home you are?" I laughed, I LOVE how well he knows me.

Then when we get home, he comes outside with two bottles of water, one for me and one for the truck driver. THAT is MY husband! I know it's simple and little, but it's loving others and I LOVE that about him. So my husband rocks. Because finds the smallest opportunities to show others kindness.

So today I get to rest it on up, watching America's Next Top Model marathon on tv...LOVE that show. Tomorrow the car goes into get fixed. Michelle and Otto come over for dinner and we are teaching them how to play hand and foot. So exciting! Although things may seem like a struggle, I'm keeping my eyes open for the opportunity to break the cycle and praising Him for my victory in life that will come sooner than I think, I just know it!

Also just a couple of prayers requests, My uncle was just diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer. They said they found it early enough to remove it...there are a few ways to do that so wisdome to make the right decisions and for a quick recovery. My other uncle just had surgery and has been dealing with chest pains, healing for his body and a quick recovery. My Gran just had heart surgery a couple of weeks ago, unexpected and my Papa is having a lot of issues with his knee that the medicines will do what they are supposed to do in both of them, that they will receive healing and that we will be able to get up there soon to see them. I MISS them.

Alrighty, I think that's it, guys have a great weekend! Be blessed...and I'm sure I'll be writing soon about Sunday's word so get ready! =]

Muah,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Make Your Faith Fight

Some people with think I'm arrogant, prideful, and controlling.

I have to stop being run by others opinions, especially when they don't know where I've come from, and what I've come through.

We as Christians need to start rising up and standing up for what's right. Guess what!?!? That means people are not going to like you. They are going to be upset with you because they don't want to hear the truth that sometimes they already know. We need to start being confident in Christ, in His truth.

In church we are learning about David and Goliath. Pretty basic story you would think, at least I did. He's little, God gives Him strength to overcome the Giant that no one else wants to face...can I tell you right now David's first battle wasn't the giant on that day. Yeah he had killed a lion and a bear but there was still 3 battles between that and the giant. That is what this series right now is all about...
The 1st battle, was the battle against peoples words.
When he showed up everyone tried to put fear into him. Was what they were saying false? No. But were they seeing the situation through a faithfilled filter? No. David heard all those words of the giants size and his threats and he had to overcome fear itself. He had to choose to believe HIS God's words and promises, instead.

The 2nd battle, was against people that didn't believe in him. In David's case his family.
His brothers started second guessing him telling him he shouldn't do it. Telling him to go back home to what he knew. These were people he looked up to, his own flesh and blood. The people who matter SO much...and yet he had to leave them behind. He had to choose to live by God's words and not peoples. He still loved them sure, but they couldn't see the world through his eyes...you have to keep going up pressing on and and growing your faith people in your life that aren't helping you build need to be let go. The battle is to serious to keep people in your circle that aren't for the cause per say.

The 3rd battle, was against his own insecurity.
He had to not only convince himself he could do it, but the king as well. How did he do that? He told the king his testimony, which in turn built up his courage...No one else saw him kill that lion or bear only him and God and yet his testimony of the events made all the difference. What are the things going on in your life...on the backside of the mountain, behind closed doors, what have you overcome that few know about? That's your testimony and power! Let people know where God's brought you from, not to make you look good, but to show the Power of Christ in your life, for your own renewal of courage and strength.

So many times we let ourselves get distracted by things along the sides instead of keeping our eyes on the giant. The devil knows that if we conquer that giant we will get the spoils and he doesn't want us to even have that chance...what? who? is in your life right now distracting you from the bigger picture? the giant in your life? I encourage you to rise up. Take action. Refocus on what God is calling you to focus on. Grab hold of the word and press on, don't worry about people misunderstanding you, attacking you, people think they have a right to be in your life, that you won't survive without them, it's not true. You have to answer to God, we need to start living in a spiritual life and not a natural one. It's ALL about Him, every day every second...am I sold out? Am I a fanatic? You know I am! Some may think I'm too extreme...but I think others aren't extreme enough. We've let people roll up into our lives and speak all kinds of negative in our lives and we think because we love them we have to put up with it, we don't. Take control of your life!

Obviously this is just scratching the surface of some GREAT word so if you have the time I would LOVE for you to listen to the messages of last week and this week...if you have time for one listen to todays. Be open to the word and I have no doubt that if you want to hear God you will be blessed.

The Title is: Make Your Faith Fight http://web.mac.com/withoutwallscentral/Without_Walls_Central/Central_Podcast/Central_Podcast.html

I would love to hear if you listen and are blessed. =]
Have a GREAT week everyone and take control of your life!
Muah

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Week...

Sunday we had Ryan, Katie and Gracie over it was SO much fun. I made this amazing spaghetti not to brag or anything but it was AWESOME! hehe We've LOVE that Ronzoni pasta with extra fiber it tastes so yummy! I cut up a bunch of green pepper and red onions [which for some reason I'm totally addicted to at the moment] put a bunch of mushrooms and garlic. Used Turkey instead of Hamburger all in the sauce. Oh it was chunky and awesome. =]

We had so much fun hanging out with them all. The cats got their first real encounter with a child. haha Mowgali was terrified after Gracie chased him around the room a bit. Crosby kept moving but Gracie kept following him. She petted him and he was curious about her! haha Only one bat from his declawed little paw the whole afternoon and we recovered from it quickly. Thank God!

Gracie is just a total riot...I taught her to do this...haha isn't she a cutie!?!?
The wonders of a coffee table. hehe

We love her.
So yeah great times. Worked the last two days...Justin leaves tonight. =[ Nate has his last day at the Olive Garden on Saturday. Yay for new seasons in life.

Nothing else really going on, just working and loving life. Oh, and Sunday's sermon was amazing, he talked about the armor of God...God gives us army b/c we have to fight He will not always swoop in and take care of everything, we have a HUGE part to play. He talked about how the first battle David had to fight was NOT Goliath. He had to fight the fear that all the other soldiers tried to put in him. We have to be careful what we allow ourselves to hear, in David's case he didn't want to hear any of it. He won the first battle, sometimes the enemy tries to keep you from your biggest enemy b/c he knows the spoils you will gain when conquering him. So he tries to distract you with smaller battles...we have to identify these and press on, quickly. =] Anyway GREAT word as always, I LOVE being part of a home church. Some interesting ministry opportunities look like they be opening up and we are beyond excited with where God is taking us!

Have a great rest of the week all. =]
Muah

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Typhoon Lagoon...Lagooney Goon Goon

From now until February I get into the water parks free as does my father. Which means that the 4 free passes we have were able to get my hubby and mum in for free as well! So we took the opportunity yesterday to enjoy the lovely weather and each others company. How fun!

Nate dancing to the Beach Boys...he's the cutest thing ever!

The rents pretending to be pirates...I love them.

Me and My love pretending to be pirates...can you hear us saying arggghhh!?!?! =]

I love our family [bummer that Justin doesn't like water parks]

Me and My lover.

Oh and total praise report, I was able to get a new bathing suit! Mine were all falling apart and such, I went to JCPenny and got a $76 bathing suit for $10! Yay for deals! =]
Lovely Friday, today I'm about to finish cleaning my house which isn't too messy because I've really been staying on top of it for the most part, which makes me so happy! It's rainy today, which I LOVE so I'm going to be cuddling up with a book real soon.
Tomorrow Ryan, Katie, and Gracie are coming over for dinner...I'm just so excited with life right now! This is Nate's last week at the OG, my bro is moving this week which is sad, BUT we are buying his bed from him for cheap! Which I'm so pumped about...you have no idea! I'm getting overtime this week at work which will be a nice check for next week. I'm just happy, and I know it, so maybe I'll clap my hands. =] hehe
Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.
Muah,




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Celebrating Gracie

Our "adopted" niece had her first birthday party on Labor Day. She was adorable as usual. =] I just love being around friends and babies and people. Nate had to work and I was only able to drop by on my way to work but I took pictures of course. lol Just call me Mrs Shutterbug. hehe

Here is Ry giving her something to drink, while Grandma holds her.

Mommy [Katie] and Baby

Proud Auntie [me] with Gracie

Ryan and Katie - the happy and proud parents


Since we weren't able to attend the party in entirity, they are coming over Sunday for lunch and I couldn't be more excited! Friends truly are the family you choose, and they have been such a blessing through all our transition. I'm SO glad, our friendship is back "in season" lol
I'm enjoying work SO much, and Nate is counting down the days till he starts his new one. I'm so excited for him, he's so cute...he's going to have a desk job now and he says to me "Sarah, I'm just so excited to go to the store and buy brand new pens!" haha I was giggled, he was going off about putting my picture on his desk, having an organizer...this truly is a stretching, learning, new, exciting experience. I'm happy for him, he's wanted a desk job for awhile, he's wanted Sundays off for awhile and he put in his time and hard work, and now will have all Sundays off all holidays, will get some great pay, insurance...I'm excited for everything that will be achieved because of this job. Obviously, nothing is certain as we've learned from experience, but we are praying, and we are believing that this is the beginning of that light at the end of the tunnel for us.
Other than that, working tomorrow, Friday we are all going to the waterpark together, cast members for Disney get in free till February and I have free passes on top of that so I can get Nate in...nothing like a free day of fun in the water and sun...soaking in rays and enjoying a day off together. ::happy sigh:: My rents are coming too! I love spending time with them, they are such a blessing to our family.
Hope everyone had an awesome Labor Day weekend celebrating the exit of summer and the beginning of fall. [my favorite!]
Blessings to you,


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Birthday Celebrations & Victories

For my brother's 21st Birthday we took him to a Tiger's Baseball game. It was SO much fun!
[it was my first mlb game]

Me, Dad, and Mum in the backseat on the way to St. Petersburg

Nate and Justin

Our FABULOUS first baseman!
Mum Dad

Smooches at the game
Me and the Fella I want to experience life with, for all of time.

Our Family - I love these people ::happy sigh::
Me and my Bubby laughing it up
My husband is such a character...

Yummy hot dog! [all beef, the best!]

It's not about winning...but it feels great when you do!
Us celebrating our victory....

Justin too!

Me and two of my favorite fellas. I love them dearly...


Experiencing life with family is the best gift of all...I'm truly blessed. You never know when life will change, when the opportunities will lessen, I'm appreciating it so much especially right now as Justin is moving back to Michigan in a couple of weeks. I'm SO excited for him, he is being obedient to God and following his dreams, I will miss him SO much, but I know we will all be happier when we are where God wants us, if we allow ourselves to be. So I'm praying blessings on him as he embarks on the next chapter of his life! WAHOO!
Hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!