Seriously, life with him is so much fun. Though it’s incredibly challenging at times, we are constantly reminded of how truly blessed we are. We will never take for granted the blessing of being parents.
Really decided I don’t like Blogger much. WordPress is where it’s at for me. I haven’t blogged in months though! Awful. So much has happened since August!
We’ve moved back home! Yay! Tyler was able to transfer back to Tally and we’re both so happy to be near our friends and families…especially since we now have a child!
Gunner made his debut on December 12, 2013 (after 2 days of labor), and changed our lives forever! Adjusting to life with a baby hasn’t been easy, but it’s been so much fun. We’re so in love with our precious baby boy, and so incredibly grateful that God chose us to be his parents!
My sissy is due in May with my first niece!!! This one was definitely a surprise baby, but we’re all so excited to finally be getting a girl, after I just had the fourth boy! We can’t wait to meet her.
My baby brother got engaged in October. He’s getting married this October! We are thrilled to be officially adding Meaghan to our family (even though she’s been part of our family for 6 years).
One of my dearest friends, Daphne is getting married in May! MOH duties call. :) Cannot wait to stand beside her on her wedding day and watch her marry the man of her dreams! Josh is one lucky man!
I’ll try to be around more…guess I should keep people posted on how the babe’s doing. :) Lots is happening around here!
No, I’m not moving. Just my blog. I’ll be over here from now on.
WordPress, it’s been real.
It’s been a pretty good week for me. :)
i just went an entire month without blogging once. oops. oh well. since this blog is really just for me, i guess that’s ok.
not too much has happened. although i did get my camera back and am back in business! that’s exciting. there’s just something about being behind the camera that makes me feel at home. i may not be a fantastic photographer, but i certainly do love taking pictures. speaking of which, i took some of my nephews this weekend. :)
aren’t they adorable?
to curl up in warm pj’s with a cup of hot chocolate and a movie.
to buy everything in home goods.
someone to fold the basket of laundry on my kitchen table.
a big fluffy white couch.
this nail polish.
a week off of work…paid.
motivation to do some crafting.
aaaand, world peace.
sometimes i just don’t have anything nice (or important) to say. lately, that’s been the case…which is why i have been so quiet. without going into detail, i’ll just say that life has thrown me some curve balls within the past couple of weeks…some of them probably shouldn’t have affected me the way that they did. they weren’t necessarily even my issue, but people i care very much about were hurt. some things were done and said that really just
made me want to kick some teeth out ticked me off. remember that one time i talked about forgiveness? yeah, turns out, i still don’t quite have that down. i still struggle with it. guess maybe the Lord is trying to teach me a lesson? probably–that’s usually the case.
also, tyler and i are still visiting around trying to find a new home church. there are so many churches in tallahassee…but it’s just not the same. i went to the same church for 17 years. i grew up there. my family is there. but it’s just not practical for us to drive 30 minutes (one way) to church every day. plus, we both feel like it’s time for us to find a new home, as a married couple. it’s just hard. hard to let go. hard to move on. but we’re getting there. we will find a place where we fit.
anyway, i’m trusting things will settle down and get back to normal soon…whatever that is.
i believe in forgiveness.
it’s freeing. whether you are giving or receiving forgiveness, there is a freedom that comes with it. i don’t have the right words to explain it. it’s something that i believe is best understood through experience.
i know i’ve been on both ends. i’ve needed forgiveness. and i’ve been the one who has to forgive.
there is power in forgiveness. never underestimate it.
when you’re the one who’s been hurt, forgive. let it go. it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not still hurting, but that you choose joy. don’t let bitterness take over. unforgiveness will make you bitter. i’ve been there too. holding onto grudges, refusing to push forward…it festers and it makes you miserable. and when you forgive someone who is repentant (and even those who are not), tell them. it will free you both.
1. last thursday, we drove down to miami for our friends’ wedding! :) it was the highlight of my week–travelling with my husband and seeing some of our most favorite people! aren’t they adorable?
2. someone sent me this in the mail. i cried. sweetest thing ever.
in case you can’t read it, it says:
when i found out that your purse was stolen, i felt like the Lord wanted me to send this to you. i’m really sorry that this happened to you. i just want to encourage you that your Father saw your pain and He cares about every detail of your life. i pray that what the enemy meant for bad God will turn around for your good. :) love you and so does your Heavenly father! *scripture: God will take care of everything you need. Phil 4:19*”
and if you’re reading this, THANK YOU SO MUCH! i can’t tell you how much it meant to me!
3. celebrated my dad’s 50th birthday. :)
4. tyler’s best friend ordered borderlands 2 for him the day it came out. he was so surprised. and he’s been doing nothing but playing it since then. thanks, billy. :P
5. these two go hand in hand. :) my cuzzi brought her sweetie to the office for a quick visit and later that evening, she and her hubs stopped by our place and hung out for a bit. <3
i believe in prayer.
i believe in laughing until you cry…
or pee your pants.
i believe every child is a blessing from above.
i believe in having numerous favorite colors: pink, gray, yellow, coral, turquoise, etc.
i believe in splurging sometimes.
i believe in paying off debt and becoming/staying debt free. nothing is worth the stress of being in so much debt.
i believe in marriage.
i believe in dancing whenever there is music…especially loud music.
i believe that laughter soothes the soul.
i believe in advocare. seriously.
i believe that puppies can make even the most grouchy of grouches smile inside.
i believe in eating healthy, but also having weak moments filled with french fries and ice cream.
i believe in blog stalking like it’s my job.
i believe there is only one way to Heaven–accepting Jesus as your personal Savior.
i believe some things are just better left unsaid.
i believe in dreaming big.
i believe in going after the things you want in life, and never taking “no” for an answer.
linking up with erin from living in yellow