Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I wish there were more movies like this! I've been hearing so much about it from pretty much everyone I know and had been wanting to see it for a very long time. Finally, we rented it!!! (They have it in the redbox things!!!!)

I really believe this is a movie that everyone should see!!!! Whether you are happily marriage or on the brink of ending a marriage, this movie is so inspiring. There is a scene in the movie where Caleb's (Kirk Cameron) dad was trying to reason with him to fight for his marriage. Caleb looks up at his dad and says (paraphrase) Do you know what it's like to keep showing love to someone who keeps rejecting you? That is an extremely powerful statement. Not only do they use the phrase to show the example of Jesus, but also how that is what you HAVE to do in your marriage. Now I knew when I got married that there would be hard times, but when those hard times came up, sometimes I had no idea how to handle it. You handle it with an unconditional love for your spouse, because that is the kind of love Jesus shows us. In Ephesians 5:25 it says "husbands love your wives as Christ loved the Church"...I've heard this my entire life and even saw my parents live it, but am just now realizing how romantic that is. My word, for a husband to love his wife that much??? It's what every woman wants whether they know it or not!

It is such a powerful thing that in this instance, the husband showed that kind of love for his wife and it actually caused her to give her life to Christ. WOW!! It's a great example for couples who have a spouse that has either no faith or a lukewarm one. I was blessed to find a good Christian man (and he says the same thing about me except not a man), but I have a feeling if we each did the love dare, it could just be overwhelmingly wonderful!!

So whoever got fed up enough with the state of our marriages, and decided to make a movie on how to start turning things around....Thank you!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ode To Ethan

Ethan is one of my precious nephews! Today he turns 6! I can't believe how big and grown up he is getting. At the risk of sounding like the old cliche aunt....It seems like just yesterday we were driving to Happy to spend a whole week with you! I couldn't wait to meet you! I am so proud of what a wonderful little man you are and I love being your aunt! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ethan! We love you so much!
Uncle Daniel & Twiggy
This is the first picture I have with Ethan after he was born....he seems to like me....ha! At the Texas State Fair enjoying the totally awesome car show!

Such a man's man!

This is so precious to me! I love seeing little boys/girls wearing their parents bigger clothes!

Doin' what he do.....bustin' a move

Ethan and Uncle Daniel being silly

Making sandcastles at the Texas State Fair

At a Rangers Game last Spring

This is a blog repeat but so worth it! He and Kathryn were special waiters for "Cafe Coffee"

This was priceless! He got to meet a Stormtrooper at the 4th of July at Dudley's. I've never seen anyone more excited about anything, ever!!!!!

I hope everyone has gotten to see, through these pictures, what an incredible blessing Ethan is to our family!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm Baaack

Yes I'm here. I found myself in a place where I had alot to blog about, but wanted to wait until I had pictures to go along with it....then I never got the pictures on my computer....therefore the no blogging vicious cycle. I promise I will add something really awesome, really soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Completely Annoyed

I try not to use my blog as a place to unleash my anger, but since Daniel is not here today to vent to, I must! It all started this morning when I was sitting around with my co-workers and just happened to mention how boring being home without Daniel was last night. The the following argument is the result of my comment. A guy I work with said since his wife was out of town as well, we should hang out. I quickly responded with "ummm no that's really inappropriate". Then things got really heated. He wouldn't drop it so we both started looking for people to back us up. Well he found 3 and I found none. This quickly became a very unbalanced arguement. Had Daniel been there with me, he would have had my back 20000000000000%. When we got married we came to a mutual understanding that I would not be alone with another guy and he would not be alone with another girl. I guess I made the mistake of assuming that this was what everyone did. Well, it soon turned ugly has one guy said "y'all must have trust issues"!!!!!! WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You've got to be kidding! I bit back that it wasn't about trust it was about respect for each other. Long story short, I just got made fun of for about 15 minutes for this. I know this is all over the place and not well written at all, but I suppose that is what anger does to me! Work today was hard enough with all the stress going on....that did not help! Urgh!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Things I Miss......Part 1

I stumbled across the folder on my computer with all of my pictures from this past year. It made me realize there are a few things I miss. They are as follows..........


3) Carriage rides in Ireland

4) The beach
5) Dud's Farm and this view!!

6) A clean, blue pool
7)All my sweet little bebe's (2 are missing here because I cheated and went back like 3 years to before they existed. I just had to post this picture!)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Smiling Is My Favorite

Really it is! And boy howdy did I do alot of it this weekend...This weekend my best friend growing up came and spent the weekend with me, along with her mom and daughter! We seriously had the best time. I love having friends that you can not talk to for a month and just pick up right where you left off. It was so much fun and I still can't believe she is a mommy! A phenominal one at that. She was sharing with me about motherhood and her's and Italo's (he's from Brazil) vision for their children's futures. Their kids are going to be so blessed by the parents they are born to!!! It was so funny on Friday night Allison and I laid in my bed giggling like teenagers again until 2 in the morning, when my hubby came to bed and her little baby whimpered in the other room. It was quite different from being teenagers!

On another note our new preacher started yesterday. Loves it! He was funny which I love so I felt that it was the beginning of a beautiful future for our church. His message yesterday focused on emptying yourself to let God reign in you. It really inspired me. A couple of weeks ago I was moved to silence the noise and listen for the still small voice, and now I am challenged to empty myself and let God move and mold my life where he wants it. It's not easy, but at the same time I am finding so much comfort in the fact that I will let Him lead me instead of worrying about making my own decisions. It's freeing! I could go on and on about this, but I'm afraid my words wouldn't really convey my thoughts or feelings so I'll just leave it at that! I hope everyone has wonderful what's left of Monday!