Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hard to Believe...

I can not believe that December is right upon us! It seems like this year has just flown by! But, I can't complain, this has been an incredible year and I have SO much to be thankful. I love living life and seeing what it has to offer. Taking one step at a time and making the best of every minute!

This week is going to be a busy one! It's back to the grind tomorrow...but only for a few days! I'm leaving for Tennessee on Friday! YEAH!!!

This month holds a lot for me to look forward to and I'm oh so excited about it!

I hope yall have a wonderful week! my Tennessee people....I'll see you in a few days!!!! YEAH!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I trust that yall had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful time with my family in Louisiana! I LOVE going to my Granddaddy's house and getting to spend time with family we only see once or twice a year. We have SOO much to be thankful for!

The first day I was there, we all went out to Mammaw's gravesite. I don't ever like to miss a chance to "visit" my sweet Mammaw. I miss her so much! I got some extra hugs out of the deal too..from my sweet Granddaddy!

I don't like this picture of me but I love that Mom caught him kissing me. I so heart him!

Mammaw's gravesite...I miss her sooooo much!

Mom and Dad at the gravesite.

After the gravesite, we got to visit with Auntie Jo! She is technically my 2nd cousin, but we call her Auntie. Love her to death!

Bella came to visit her Uncle Bubba!! She is so her little smile!

My cousin Alysia thought that Dad looked like the guy off of Mr. Incredible LOL

Dad was apparently feeling his wheaties that day! LOL This is him with my cousin Brittney!

My cousin Alysia and I!!

Me with Bella and Jessica before they left...

Saying goodbyes...

Alysia and her Uncle Bubba...priceless!

Me and my cousin Brittney

Me and Aunt of my Dad's 6 sisters! lol

Me with Granddaddy before I left town. I miss him already but so glad I got to spend time with him!

Photo Shoot with the Sanders

When I was in Minnesota, Tim and Tricia wanted me to take some pics for their Christmas cards. Declynn wasn't quite having it lol but this is what our results were. We got some good ones! Maybe next time I go up, we can get some more. :)
Tim & Trish: Love you guys so much! Give my boys a hug for me! Miss you!! Hope you enjoy the pics! :)


Last Friday I made the trip to Minnesota until this past Tuesday. I am so thankful that I got to go see my family and friends there! I had an absolute blast! But I felt like I left a big chunk of my life behind when I left. I am so thankful for the friends and family that God has placed in my life, forever.
This is Tim, Tricia, Owen, and Declynn and Myself during a photo shoot we had for them. :) I love my family!!

We were at the Mall of America and there were people dressed up in character costumes, and was showing Owen and Declynn when Tricia snapped the picture! I love it though! I love being with my boys!

Me and baby Declynn! I love his sweet little smile! He melts my heart.

Tim and Declynn hanging out at the mall.

Tricia and Owen...I love this picture of them!

On Saturday night, I was so happy to get to meet up with some of my friends in the area, for dinner. We laughed all night long....had a blast!! This is Janelle and Raemi!

And Stephanie and Jo!!

And this is..."Raemi's Call"...ROFLOL!!!

On Tuesday before I left, we were able to meet up with Ken and Ginny (my other family) for lunch. I am so thankful I got to see them! This is my sisters, Tricia and Ginny. :)

Ken and Tim!

Declynn and I this kid. Wish Owen didn't have school that day.

Ginny and I!

Tricia and I!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Road Trip!

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm leaving today for Minnesota then on to Louisiana for Thanksgiving! Yes, I know thats quite the circle! LOL
I'm not sure how much I will be able to blog while I'm gone...

Hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Jesus, I Love You"

I have had this song in my heart ALL week. I am so thankful to know and serve a God who cares for us. I hope this song will bless you as much as it has me this week. The words in this song are amazing. Thank You Jesus for always being there for us, no matter the situation, no matter what comes our way. You are our strong tower.

"Jesus, I love you, because you care. I couldn't imagine if you weren't there.

You are the joy of my salvation, your the peace in my storm. Your loving arms protect me, You shelter me from harm. You are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. My strong tower, My dearest and best friend. And it was you, that made my life complete. You are to me my everything and that is why I sing.

Jesus, I love you, I love you."

If you watch this video-don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Royce Wilson @ TLC...

Our church just recently ended Forty Days of Fire! Or as Pastor says...Fiyah! It has been an incredible journey for our church! We ended this in revival services with Bro Royce Wilson. An incredible man of God! God used him in a mighty way! All the services have been beyond amazing but one the one service that will always stick out to me was lasts nights service. He preached on worship. We have the POWER to change the atmosphere around us! No matter what the situation in our life or in our circle, we can CHANGE it! Even the thought of worship can help change a situation.

"When we clap, run, dance or however we choose to worship...that is an expression of worship. We can't limit worship to certain expressions. We have to be careful that we don't feed off one another's energy and worship the expressions of what used to be authentic worship and now is the source and gauge of "good church." There should be diverse moves of God,... like just sitting quietly, speechless, in the presence of God, letting it soak in." -Royce Wilson

I am just in awe of God and what He is doing. My heart is overwhelmed. May God help me to always have worship in the fore-front of my mind so we can always worship Him!! No matter what comes our way-He is always worthy of our WORSHIP!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Photo Shoot with the Kiddos!

Last weekend my sister and the crew came into town!!! It was a short visit but it was so good to see them again!! After church on Sunday, my sister Robyn and I went out with the kids and did a 4-hour photo shoot of the kids! I love it when the kids pose for me on their own!! Makes my job even easier! LOL Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Caedyn turned 4!!

I can not believe that Caedyn turned 4 years old last weekend!!! He is getting to be such a big boy!! Justin and Crystal had his party last Friday, and it was so much fun! He was SOO excited about his Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!! He was adorable and loved watching him play with all his friends! They had a HUGE blowup bouncy thing outside and the kids had a blast!! Here are a few pictures!

Baby Noelle

I just had to capture these during church on Sunday. Yes, I said DURING church. LOL I couldn't help myself! There really are no words to describe these 2 pictures. She is just a sweet and precious baby girl whom I love so very much!

Last Weeks Project!

Last week, I decided to indulge myself in something that I've never done before! PAINTING! Yikes! But I do have to say, it was rather fun! LOL It was pretty interesting going to pick out paint...since I had (and still don't) no clue as to what I was doing! LOL But the colors we decided on were for Fall colors! Pumpkin Orange, Red, and Mustard Yellow.

Here is the finished project! Well, this was after the first coat of paint. Not tooo bad for my first time painting. LOL

Hmmm...wonder what I will get myself into next?! LOL

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Memories...

Today was a day full of sweet memories. My sweet Big Mom's birthday was today and if she were still with us, she would have been 91! She went on to be with Jesus almost 2 years ago. I miss her so much! But I am so thankful for the heritage she and Big Dad passed on to our family. She always wanted to talk about God and how good He has been and how He has blessed us! Her eyes ALWAYS lit up when she was with family. She LOVED her family! She always put others before herself. She loved to laugh and give you a big hug! If only I could be half of what she was. I love you Big Mom, and miss you very much!!