Monday, June 28, 2010

One Year ago...Yesterday!

Kyle and I celebrated our first anniversary yesterday! We went on a fun date to dinner and talked about the greatness of our first year of marriage. It's amazing how much can happen and how much life can change in a short year. We laughed at all our fun surprises and blessings, and discussed our moments of learning and growing together as a couple. But enough talk...let's look at pictures!!
The Wedding and the Honeymoon! WHOO HOOO!!!
Sharing our first home....oh how we DON'T miss that apartment!!
Some CRAZY firsts....the snow storm and the hail storm--though we both agreed getting snowed in our fist Christmas together was pretty awesome and made for beautiful memories.
We both agree this was our GREATEST accomplishment!
It's been an amazing first year! I am really looking forward to the next 99!! I LOVE YOU KYLE!

On another note, this past week my mom, sisters, and I went on an all girl +kids trip to Galveston. It was a lot of fun watching Noah's fearless love of the ocean and Ava's pure terror, though in time she did get braver. Chase was all about catching the creatures from the ocean and creating his own "zoo pond." I really enjoyed all the laughs I got to share with my mom and sisters. It's too few and far between that we are all together.

Sara, Amy and I at Palm Beach, a man-made white sand beach. Lot's of fun and the water was SO much cooler than the ocean. I was appreciative.--BTW-if you ever wanna hide in your swimsuit stand beside your 32 week pregnant sister.
Mom and I on the Beach!
we went to the Strand to shop one day and I had to have my picture made with this shop!!! AWWWWW......
32 Weeks and counting!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Well yesterday Kyle and I had a life changing day! Kyle was offered the Youth and Family Minister position at Northside Church of Christ in Bonham, Texas! We are both so excited, overwhelmed, and pretty nervous! Kyle will begin his position around mid-July. We are waiting to make the big move after Sherri and David's wedding July 3rd! I am so overwhelmed with the GREATNESS of God! Since Kyle and I found out we were pregnant I have been praying that God would provide us the opportunity for me to stay at home with Grace, and all my prayers have been answered! We are going to start our house hunt next week, so please keep praying for doors to open and things to fall exactly into place!


Ok, deep breath, and here we GO!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

30 weeks and 5 days :)

Hello Dear Readers of the blog! Well I am approaching my 31st week of pregnancy! I can't believe how fast this whole thing is flying by! I thought when summer hit things would slow down, but not at all! Maybe that's because I haven't slowed down. I went to AR a few weeks ago to see Amy, Pete, and Noah! Noah was so sweet! He was crawling all over the house and the happiest little boy! Anyways, after that I was home for a day and then went to Vegas (see previous post) then came home for another day and went to Bonham, Texas for Kyle's interview! Kyle ROCKED his interview by the way! He is DEFINITELY pursuing the career God created him to do. I was so proud to call him my husband the whole weekend! He is a born Youth Minister! I can't wait to see the amazing things God will do through him! We both feel really good about the interview and could possibly be moving to Bonham in the next few weeks! I am super excited about this because that, nursery, and the opportunity to stay home with Grace for her first year! God has provided for our family so wonderfully! It taught patience along the way, but was well worth the wait. It's amazing the possibilities when you put God in the driver seat. We were asked to return to Bonham tomorrow, Friday, and I have a strong feeling they will offer Kyle the job. Hopefully I am not jumping the gun...but I guess we will know for sure in a few hours! Please be praying for our little family!!

Here is a belly pic of my today! I am starting to feel HUGE!! and just think, it's going to get bigger! haha

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Completed Work!!

So I have finally completed all my little projects for Grace's room...and here they are!!
I added the verse...
This is a stool one of my coworkers was going to throw away, I saved it from that untimely death. I forgot to get a good before picture, but I had to pry off one of the legs and reattach it properly and sand it.
And here is the finished product! It is mosaic stones in the colors of her nursery with some very sparkly big ones scattered in.
This shelf I found in the shed of my Mammaw and Granddaddy's house.
After cleaning, sanding, painting, and decorating...this is it now!

I am having a lot of fun working on things for Grace!! I can't wait to put it all together in her room and bring her home!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teaching conference in Vegas

I have just returned from a PLC (Professional Learning Community) conference in Las Vegas. Despite my moaning about having to go back to Vegas, a city I am not fond of, I had a really fun time with my coworkers. Here are some highlights from the trip.
Tuesday night Caitlin Taylor and I went to see The Lion King.
I took this picture in front of the Zeus fountain at Caesars Palace because about a year ago Kyle and I went to Vegas and I got the same pic. haha A lot changed in a year.
This was the pool of the gods at Caesars Palace where we awesome
My relaxing by the pool with a frozen pink lemonade!
The view from my room was AMAZING...yes that is the Bellagio Fountain!