Friday, July 23, 2010

Chris is Home!

I am excited to say that my husband is officially back in town! It thrills me to no end to have him home. He has been gone all week! While it was fun to hang out with friends, watch girly movies, and eat Chick-fil-a, I certainly missed him like crazy. Tonight, to celebrate his coming home, we went to dinner and tried a new little shop called Yogurtland. Oh. my. goodness! It was delicious!!! They only charged $.30 an ounce and you could choose from many flavors and put any topping imaginable on it!

Here I am enjoying my frozen yogurt...soooo good! (Sorry for the bad photo quality! We took it from Chris' blackberry!)

And here is Chris'...yummo! I still can't get over how cheap it is. It cost us $3.15...which is nothing. We usually go to a similar frozen yogurt place near our house and spend $8 or $9!

Well, we are headed into a relaxing weekend. No big plans but just enjoying life and having fun! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little Miss Kenlee

On our way to San Antonio, we made a little detour and spent some time with our precious new niece Kenlee! She is adorable and couldn't be a more content and precious baby. I have to say it gave Chris and I a little baby fever (for a couple of hours at least ;)

Look at that little beauty! Chris did a great job feeding and holding her. He will make a great Daddy one day and Miss little Kenlee certainly loved her uncle!

Here I am with the sistas - Becky (Kenlee's mommy) and Chelsea! I LOVE these girls!

After our Deer Park stop we spent the rest of the time with my family. I know yesterday, I said my favorite thing was the Japanese gardens...but...I lied. My absolute favorite thing was getting to see my Grandad. He has struggled the last few months and been in the hospital the majority of the time. There were several times we weren't sure he was going to pull through, but he is one stubborn Grandad :) I couldn't have been happier to spend some time with him in his home! I was so glad he was able to go home a few weeks ago, and you can tell he feels just as glad to be back in familiar territory!

I love how my dad is in the background with paper towels...every single time we went over there he was picking up and cleaning up :) He is such a servant!

And finally here we are on Fourth of July (I am clearly the only one who didn't think about wearing the correct patriotic colors...hah)

We loved spending time with my family and it was just the break we needed!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Japanese Flower Gardens

So...a few weeks ago, Chris and I headed down to San Antonio to visit my parents in their new town. We had a great time, but my favorite things was the Japanese flower Gardens! They were BEAUTIFUL! In fact, if I had lived in San Antonio when we were engaged I sooo would've gotten married there! So without further delay and for your viewing pleasure...the Japanese Flower garden (sorry there are so many)!

Dad, Mom, Chris and I

Me and my momma-cita!!

My love and I!

So, if you are ever in San Antonio, don't just hit the riverwalk and Alamo! Make sure to stop by the Japanese Gardens...they are breathtaking!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We are currently faced with new job options…but not just job options…but life options! Not simply a paycheck or a place to spend the hours of our weekday from 8 to 5 or even a title to call our own. We have life options which will affect where we live, what we do, who our friends are, and where our kids are born. While these affected areas are important they do not even come close to the areas which are more deeply, more substantially impacted. The areas I am more concerned about in relation to our life options are core, heart issues…

At which place will God be most glorified in our lives and through our ministry? At which place will I be able to grow in love toward my Father and in love with His Word? At which place will I more deeply develop the mind of Christ? At which place will the kingdom be most advanced and eternity most impacted? At which place will we be able to better hear God’s leading…be it a gentle whisper or a loud voice?

I sit and ponder, because we have several doors which seem to be good, even great, options for our lives. I am unsure as to which option is the best, but I know I must maintain my resolute decision to hold out for God’s best for our lives and His kingdom. I only live once…I cannot relive yesterday, last week, last month, last year or the year before that. As a result, I have to lean wholly on the One who knows it all, holds it all, and is all. Trust is more difficult to actually live out than it is to talk about. I am daily in the process of learning how to trust in Him! Depending completely on the Father can feel like one of the most vulnerable places in the world, but in reality it is the most secure! He is my constant, my rock, and my compass!

Psalm 130:5 – “ I wait for the Lord, my soul waits; and in His Word I put my hope.”