Friday, July 29, 2011

Beautiful St. George

Every other year we take a vacation with my side of the family.  It's usually a full week and in past years we've gone to Gulf Shores, AL and Myrtle Beach (a place we grew up going to).  This year we tried something different...and I'm so thankful we did.

St. George Island, Florida

The Lighthouse

This truly has to be one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had.  If you been to St. George before, you know there isn't much there ...I'm okay with that.   There are only a few places to eat on the island, only two ice cream shops (at least that we found), and only two or three beach stores... For us this meant no arguing over where we were going to arguing over what to arguing over going to the arcade or playing putt putt...or which beach shop we would go arguing. 

We were fortunate enough to get to stay in a beach house right on the beach - with its own beach access and it's own pool....and an ELEVATOR! 

Days were spent playing in the sand, in the ocean, in the pool, fishing off the shore, riding bikes, and going to the beach shop.  I wish I had a picture of my brother on a bike!! Okay, it really isn't fair to just say that about him...all of us adults looked pretty funny on the bikes.  But regardless of what we looked like, we had a ball!

Our nights were spent hunting ghost crabs, playing games, more bike rides, eating lots of ice cream, playing Just Dance on the Wii, and going back to the beach shop! 

 Did I mention that I love this place?
  Oh well ..."Until next time St. George..."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Red and The White

Okay it's not Spring.  I know I know...but I told you earlier, it's been a busy Spring and Summer, and I am just now catching bear with me :0) 

If I haven' t mentioned this in earlier posts, I must tell you that my husband is a HUGE Nebraska fan...HUGE- and so is the rest of his family.  Me - not so much - but I'm getting there.  When we started dating, he asked me what teams I liked.  I  think I answered him by saying, "well, I guess if I had to pick it would be UGA."  His comment to me..."well...ATLEAST you got the colors right."  Pretty clever comeback on his part.  Haha!

Needless to say, I have YET to go to a Georgia game as an adult (and really, I'm okay with really, I am).  But, I have made it to several Nebraska games.  I always have fun,  and they ALWAYS make fun of the way this Southern Girl dresses!  It's COLD in Nebraska...COLD...
C -O - L- D!!!
I'm just sayin...

So..Springtime brings The Red and The White Game

Do you SEE all those people in the stadium?!  It's probably THE ONLY sold out College Football Spring Game!

Try explaining that one to a kid: (here is a glimpse of our conversation)

Connor: "Who are we playing?"

 me: "Nebraska"

Connor: "Who has the ball now?"

me: "Nebraska"...

Connor: "Who's playing defense?"

me: "ooo...wait I got this one...Nebraska"

Connor: "Who won!?"

me:  "I'll give you ONE guess!?"


A wonderful time was had by all.  We had fun at the game, got to spend lots of time with family, and we made some precious memories. 
Connor and Ethan

Connor and Emma


Here's what they do during halftime:
 SEA of RED!! Somewhere amidst this CHAOS are my two men!  It's kind of like "Where's Waldo!?"
Ooo Wait!  I think I found them!!

Already looking forward to next year's Spring Game!

ALL the cousins!! Silly kiddos!

See you next time!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Yes - it's been a while...

Yes I know it's...well...almost July - and my last post was in March...but hey, who's really taking note!?  

I feel like I should include all the Spring Events that I have failed to post on due to busy schedules...but it's impossible to do in one would never finish the post.

So I'll start with the most important thing that has happened all year long...

Connor gave his heart to Jesus on March 6th, and he followed through with Believer's Baptism on April 3rd - an exciting day for our little family!

Connor with friend and Associate Pastor, Scott Crook

  What an amazing journey to see my little boy give all he knows of  himself to all he knows of Jesus.  It's a journey that continues...we are works in progress...and together, as a family, we will strive to keep Jesus first (front and center) in our family.  Will we fail...absolutely.  I find that I often pray for God to make up for the times where Adam and I may fall short (especially when it comes to parenting).  I'm so thankful God forgives, shows grace and mercy when it isn't deserved, heals all wounds, and loves unconditionally. 

A few promises we cling to:

"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
~Phillipians 1:6

"for it is by grace you have been saved through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
~Ephesians 2:8-10

"For I know the plans I have for you", delcares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
~Jeremiah 29:11-13


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