Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trace Turning Over!

8 Things

If anyone wants to participate, consider yourself tagged! Leave me a comment that you participated so I make sure to read your answers too.

8 Things I'm Looking Forward to...

1. My Jamaican anniversary getaway with my sweetie!

2. Not having to wake up early to take Bray to school.

3. Being more in shape.

4. Having a tan!

5. Entertaining more at our new house.

6. Seeing Caleb on Saturday! He's been on vacation with grandparents since last Saturday. MISS my middle child!

7. Getting to eat breakfast with Cyd someday soon?

8. My husband signing up for Twitter. :)

8 Things I did Yesterday...

1. Went to Lifegroup. We started a new series on Honor by John Bevere.

2. Watched Deadliest Catch with my hubby.

3. Discovered a tiny kitten under our house; Brayden got it out and took it to it's mama.

4. Had worship team practice on the coast. Loving this part of my life.

5. Had like a day-long conversation with Keith & Jordan on Blackberry Messenger.

6. Ate the most fantastic steak that Jeffry rushed to cook for me before I had to leave for worship team.

7. Contemplated the retweeting of Twitter.

8. Ordered some new cleaning supplies from Mrs. Meyers. Yummy, they make me want to clean!

8 Things I Wish I Could Do...

1. Have a date night with my husband, just the 2 of us. But we don't have a babysitter any more.

2. Take a family vacation to somewhere besides Florida.

3. But also go to Disneyworld!

4. Plant a garden...actually, I just want the fresh food, not the work involved.

5. Not worry. I'm learning to cast all my cares upon Him!

6. Play the guitar. Maybe I should attempt to play the keyboard better first.

7. Not have to work...I'm getting to where I'd rather stay home all day.

8. Be more outgoing with strangers.

8 Shows I Enjoy...

1. Get Fresh with Sara Snow
2. Fox and Friends
3. The Office
4. Deadliest Catch
5. Almost anything on Food Network...I really like Giada
6. That's all I can think of! We don't watch tons of TV.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anniversary Surprise!

Jeffry came home the other night and TOTALLY surprised me with this...


I didn't even know what to say!! Our anniversary isn't until June so I wasn't even thinking about a trip or gift or anything. We will be there exactly 60 days from today!! SOO excited! I have the best husband ever.

Here's a preview of where we will be staying:

Breathtaking. We've been to Jamaica before but never to Negril. CANNOT contain my excitement to celebrate my 7 year anniversary with my honey!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Lord, no words can capture the love that You have for us or the sacrifice that You made upon the cross for our sins. I am so thankful that You have taken me from nothing and turned me into something that is pleasing in Your sight. Help me to place my focus on You and You alone. God, your Glory astounds me....

"GLORY" by Selah
One day eyes that are blind will see you clearly
And one day all who deny will finally believe
One day hearts made of stone will break in pieces
And one day chains once unbroken will fall down at your feet
So we wait for that one day come quickly

One day voices that lie will all be silent
One day all that's divided will be whole again
One day death will retreat and wave it's white flag
One day love will defeat the strongest enemy
So we wait for that one day come quickly

We know not the day or the hour
Or the moments in between
But we know the end of the story
When we'll see

We want to see your Glory
Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers you praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To you and unto you only
We'll sing Glory to Your name

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


A new season!
Blackberry Curve is my new best friend! Yippee! Forget the Pearl.
Caleb talks non-stop these days.
Dentist appointments for the entire family this week.
Eager to start the summer so we can quit waking up early in the morning.
Filming the Welcome DVD for church on Saturday; I'm doing the Worship portion.
GLORY. My word for this week. God's glory amazes me.
Have any new recipes you would like to share with me?? Always looking to try something new.
I hate taxes.
Just signed Bray up for USM's football camp.
Kids are the best. I am trying to cherish these days with my boys, however chaotic they may be!
Love getting to spend time with family...on to the grandparents this morning!
Met my parents last night for Nagoya, yum yum.
New Easter clothes! Will definitely be taking pictures!
Oooo, my, the car ride up here lasted FOREVER with my little teething sweetie.
Please can we go shoe shopping soon?!?
Quit straddling the fence and get serious about Jesus!
Ready to see what God has in store for this new season. I'm walking Your way, Lord.
Surprise anniversary present WAYY early! I'll share details later...
Taco soup rocked my world the other night. Thanks, Kisha!
Unique in their own way...the boys that is.
Visiting my grandparents this weekend with the kids. Happiness.
Why do I like greasy food so much? Must. Stay. On. Diet. JAMAICA!
Xcited that Spring has sprung! Now to just get my house in order!
You would be surprised how easily kids can learn Bible verses! The boys impress me.
Zzzzz....I always wake up tired? Hard to catch up...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Sooo Trace doesn't have any teeth yet, but he is definitely teething. He is just not himself and fussy and chewing on his fists like crazy! Yesterday was the worst day so far, and today hasn't started off any better. I feel so bad for him; he's all out of sorts. We've been doing Tylenol and Orajel, hoping to take the edge off so he can relax a little. It seems to help somewhat. He really likes to chew on blankets, which neither of my other boys did. If anyone has any helpful teething hints, they'd be VERY appreciated!! We are just taking it one hour at a time right now, haha.

We have had such a crazy morning:
*Cranky 3 year old Caleb, crying about EVERYTHING
*Teething Trace, tired and fussy
*Big brother Brayden, oblivious to the chaos around him!
*Morgan's monitor broken at office, so work is not getting done today.
*Short-handed at work because one of our employees is out of town.
*Trying to finish up taxes....ugh. I'm so not a last minute person, but we are doing everything through our accountant so it's not really up to me.

But in all of this craziness that is our life, Jesus reminds me to draw close to Him, wash myself in the River of His love, and REST. So that's what I'm doing.