Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It’s time to start thinking Christmas!

Yep.  It’s already that time.  Can you believe it?  I can’t.  This year has absolutely flown by.  So much fun in a little year!
And now, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  And Christmas cards.  And I'm so excited for the chance to get 50 free prints from Shutterfly!  Here are some of my favorites from :)
So many choices!  I don’t know how I’ll choose! :)
1.Merry Christmas
2.Christmas Card
3. Christmas Tree Card
4.Merry Christmas - Brown2
5.Merry Christmas - Brown3
6. Merry Christmas Brown

I’m really loving the brown with modern colors.  And I like the multiple picture option.
And I’ll definitely be one of THOSE people – you know – the ones who include their dogs in their card and signature.  Because I don’t have an adorable baby to put on my card.  I just have adorable dogs. :)
So, help me out – which is your favorite of those listed above?  Each card has a number above it.  Sound off in the comments section. :)

And I'm really loving the photo books.  All of the grandparents always get these from Karleigh and Allie & Ava.  Again, as a family who doesn't have adorable baby faces to capture, I don't think they'd get as much enjoyment out of a photo book filled with my dogs. :) It matters how cute they are! :) Me, on the other hand, I think I'll have to create one for my memories...can never get enough pictures of them.  :)

And MERRY CHRISTMAS!! {Almost :)}

Monday, November 8, 2010


This Bible verse sits on my desk, and it’s been speaking to me a lot over the past few months.  Just thought I’d share. :)


“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

– Ephesians 3:20


So, no matter what I’m going through, God is perfectly capable (overly capable, in fact) of accomplishing anything.

While I might feel as though it’s taking forever (seriously, forever) for this one thing to happen, I know God can handle it.  He’s going to handle it.  God can do anything.

Now, I just have to really, for real, let GO and let Him do his thing. :) Prayers for that, please? :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crazy Busy Month, Y’all

Hi!  No excuses, I’ve just not been blogging.  But here’s what I’ve been up to for the last month! :)

Warning: Photo Overload!

October 2, 2010 – Cedar Grove Horse Show

Allie was in her third horse show, and she wanted to do more than just the one “Children’s” event that she’s done for the past few years.  So adorable! :)

Allie with her great-aunt Lisa and her pony, Sugarfoot

Horse Show Allie 1 Riding Sugarfoot by herself!! :)Horse Show Allie 2Riding Lisa’s horse, GingerHorse Show Allie 3 Ava loved watching Allie – she’ll participate next year! :)Horse Show Ava 1 She had a blast riding the big horseHorse Show Ava 2 PS – Her shirt has a rocking horse on it, and it says “Rock On”.  I absolutely LOVE it! :)


I guess in the Spring, I volunteered to be on the Finance Team at our church.  I’m good with numbers, it’s what I do for a living, so I wanted to put my ‘talents’ to use for God.  It’s been really good.  I feel valued by the team and our church.  I feel like I’m doing something good.

However…I’m tired of budget meetings! :) We’re still trying to nail down the budget for the church for 2011, and I’m exhausted.  And I haven’t even really begun to do the budget for my job-job.  Oh, well…I know that God has given me this gift, and I’m happy to use it for Him. :)


October 16, 2010 – Costume Birthday Party

One of our friends threw a big party for his mom’s 50th birthday, and it was 70’s themed.  We went with hippie/pimp?  It was such a fun night, and the costumes were great! :)

Marc & IM & B 1Marc and Grant – Please notice the 3 inch white platform shoes – they actually lasted about 3 hours. :)M & G 1  He sent a picture to his dad, asked him if the afro looked familiar.  His dad had a for-real afro back in the day.Marc


Our office held a fundraiser to benefit H*abitat for H*umanity a few weeks ago.  It was a fun, nice fall day.  Perfect day to be outside instead of stuffed up in an office.  And we raised money for a great cause.  We’re looking forward to paying for and building a house for a family in need in May 2011.  Such an awesome thing to be a part of!


October 31, 2010 – Halloween

Every year, we help with our friend’s family Corn Maze at Halloween.  For 4 or 5 nights, they do a Haunted Corn Maze.  They block off parts of the maze, set up a few black plastic tunnels, strobe lights, and some monsters.  It’s a ton of fun for the guys who haunt the maze, and it’s funny for us to watch some of the guests come running out of the maze being chased by a big guy with a chain saw. :) It’s our Halloween tradition, now. :)

As the “greeters”, we girls dress up for at least one night…it’s the only way for us to really celebrate Halloween.  And we choose not to be ‘slutty’ girls – we dress for warmth.  I mean – we’re outside, under a tent, beside corn for about 4 hours a night.  I’m not trying to be cold! ;)

This year, we went for snow bunnies. Cute, simple, cheap, and warm. :)

Snow Bunnies :)Bunnies Bunny TailsBunny Tails Monsters of the MazeMonsters Monsters UnveiledMonsters Unveiled Allie & Ava as Hannah Montana & Minnie Mouse :)Hannah & Minnie Karleigh as a Princess (and Baby Brayden in Tammy’s Belly) :)Karleigh And I just love this one of Ava :)Minnie Mouse

Alright…thanks for making it this far! :) I love you, all of my faithful followers! :)

Happy November!