Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yummy food and discipleship, and Infomercials

Intriguing title? WEll I must say, Todd and I are loving our Tuesday night times with the couple from our church Andy and Andrea. THey have just blessed us so much. I love being able to share struggles with them, be real with them, and encourage eachother. Andrea is very wise, and has taught me so much already. And let me tell you I highly recommend those books, for Women ONly and For Men Only. It really explains in a biblical way the difference between men and women. God has really convicted me through them. The main thing a man needs is to feel respected and affirmed. I have no problem showing Todd he is loved, but sometimes I strugglewith showing him I respect his decisions and judgement. That I trust him to make the right decisions and I don't have to be in contol. God has really been working in me in that. The chapter we studied last night was on how men are insecure, and need their wives to be their biggest cheerleaders. Espcially in their work. So I have got to work on really affirming Todd in his youth ministry. I would love your prayers and I learn and try to apply this stuff. Todd is so amazing, and I want to serve him the way God has called me too.
Besides the discipleship, I always look forward to the yummy food that comes along with our time with them. Andy loves to host. And he is good. Last night, he had marinated this London Broil meat to make fajita meat, and had all the fixings for Fajitas, and he had chocolate covered strawberries. Wow! The baby defionatly loves the food I get on Tuesday nights
So not much else is going on. I had a good time Friday night and Sat for the brief moment we got to help Grandaddy move and see the fam. Although I am not much help when it comes to moving...hehhe. This pregnancy thing can be a good excuse to not work..I'm sorry...I can't lift boxes....I will just eat my biscuit and watch you work. It was sad though to see Grandaddy move. Many memories came flooding back. Mainly Jenn at how lame we were. WE were amused for HOURS with sponges and a water house doing our infomercials for Jergens Cleaning supplies:) What nerds......I really think I did miss my calling as doing infomercials. Maybe I should see if Ron Popel has any job openings:)hehhe

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

No more cheesy posts Jenn:)

Jenn wanted to make sure there would be no more cheesy love posts. So I will try to tone down the cheesiness for a few days at least. Untill Shawna and I can post pics of our Valentine's dinner with our wonderful men, who cooked steak, baked potatotes, fried apples, chicken, and brocolli salad. It was amazing. And shawna and I were defionatly hungry and cleaned our plates.
Not much new going on in my world. I am officially and old pregnant woman, since I went to bed at 8:45 on Friday night. Hehehhe. Todd has a real partier for a wife huh. It was a nice relaxing weekend, and Todd and I went Sat night to eat hamburgers with Karen and Bill. It was so good to see them,and Bill always spoils us when we come to visit with brownies and icecream.hehhe. he knows my love language:) Is this post starting to make you hungry?
So praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Todd and I got together with andy and andrea, a young couple from our church last night. IT was a blast, and so encouraging and challenging. We are starting to study the books for Women only and For Men Only together. It is all about how to honor our husbands in the way they need us to and how they can show us love the way we need it. Chapter One was super convicting. It was so great to have Andrea to talk to and hold me accountable. We have so much fun together. This is something I have been wanting for awhile, and am so blessed by them. We will continue to get together every Tuesday night.
Well I'm sorry this post has been incrediblly boring.But I hadn't updated in awhile, and wanted to give Jenn something to read other than cheesy Valentines. Remember this week God still works miracles!

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Best ~~Valentine~~ Ever!

I must say that I have the most incredible Valentine! Michelle really treated me like a Prince last night. Harrison and I had the pleasure of serving Michelle and Shawna. It was incredible.

I think about how fast life flies by. Michelle and I have been married for 2 and 1/2 years. CRAZY! She's already been pregnant for 3 months and life is just going faster. I pray that like on V-Day I take the time to savor what God has blessed me with.

Michelle, I love you so much. Thank you for being such an incredible helpmate. Life is short and so may we live a life of full love! Thank you that you always do show me love!

Your Sweety!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

And to the other loves in my life

Don't worry, I don't want to leave the rest of you out. I am overwhelmed by love.........First of all,I cannot believe how loved I am by God. HE is so patient, so forgiving to me, and loved me enough to die for me. Glory! Lately I have just really been realizing how much of a sacrifice it was for Christ to create in me a clean heart. HE had to die a painful death in order to intercede for all the stupid things I do. Todd and I are reading the bible in a year(very slowly) and are reading about the Isrealites. AS many times as they messed up, grumbled and complained, and MOses interceded for them, it does not even compare to how many times I Have messed up and deserve the death Christ died for me. So His love I celebrate!
I already posted about love for Todd. HE amazes me every day, and I fall more and more in love with him each day.
I am also in love with someone I have never met. This tiny baby that is growing inside me. I can't believe in 6 months I will be able to greet this precious love! fam.....I Have THE BEST parents in the world. THey have always loved me, and showered me with it. I love spending time with them. I can't believe God gave me such great parents.
I also have a long lost love. Well not long lost, that just sounded more dramatic. But a love across the ocean....JEnnifer:) I miss you so much, but I am so proud of you. YOu are the best friend I could ever ask for....Thanks for everything you mean to me. I love you
FInally, God has blessed me with AMAZING friends. Thank you guys for shining CHrist to me, and loving crazy old me just for who I am. My life would not be the same without you!

to my valentine

Hey guys. I am sorry you have to endure this cheesy post but I just want to brag on todd a bit....WHich leads to bragging on God, because He has chosen to bless me with the love of my life.

I cannot tell you how much you bless me. You are "more than I could have ever asked or imagined". You show me more about Christ and his love everyday. I love every minute of living with you. You truly are a servant, and treat me like a princess. LIke starting my car for me in the mornings, or getting my lunch together, or putting my jacket in the drier to warm it up before I put it on because I left it outside. You are amazing. You are so patient and loving. Who knew that I would get such an incredible guy. You inspire me every day to love people more and to love God more.
I am so blessed to wake up next to you every morning and snuggle up to you at night. I love nights where we cant go to sleep because we are talking and giggling. You are my love and my friend! I pray I can bless you as much as you bless me!
Happy valentine's day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wave from our little blessing

Yes..that's right folks...Todd and I got to see our little blessing live yesterday. ON that amazing thing called ultrasound. Although it is still hard to see exactally how he is all "Put together" we got to watch him move around. And let me tell you that was a thrill I cannot explain. Glory! We also got to see it's little heartbeat. But the best part......OUr baby waved it's tiny little hand at us. I almost fell off the table I was just so in love with that little thing. It was amazing. What a blessing to see how our baby is developing. It has not much bone structure yet, however it has developed knee caps and elbows....hehhe....And it's shoulders are developing. Cool huh. God is so amazing. Yesterday made me fall completely in love with my tiny baby. It really drove it home that is a real living breathing thing inside me. And the doctor was amazing. I loved loved him. Thanks Kay and Kimberly! HE was so gentle, and took us in his office and talked to us afterwards for about 20 minutes. HE even gave us his pager number and said if we ever had questions, even at 2 in the am to call him. And his wife is the nurse, and so is his daughter. So it is a great family run office. I left there so encouraged, and so glad that the Lord picked the perfect doctor to deliver our baby. He also told us he thinks we are a bit farther along, and gives us the due date of August 14th or 15th(which would jive more with what Todd and I think)...So I am either 11 and 1/2 or 12 weeks along. Glory Glory!
Todd and I went on a date to celebrate our baby and our 2 1/2 year anniversary. I had originally wanted to go to a fancy restaruant, but then got a total craving for an Ankars steak and cheese hoagie and french fries. So that was where we went. and it did not dissapoint!
I am so so blessed by your prayers and love for our baby. ! i am going to try to figure out how to scan the ultrasound pic on here so you can see!
Jenn....I miss you bunches!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mighty Mondays!

I don't know what that title is about, just thought I would get your attention. Most people don't like MOnday's, however, I love Monday's! ONe, because I get together and walk(used to be run untill I became a mamma and she started running 6 miles for her marathon training) and have coffee(don't worry, my one cup a week) and spend time in the Bible together.Shawna is one of the only motivations to get me out of bed at 5 am and not hit the snooze button.
I also love mondays because it is the start of a new week. An exciting new week, filled with all kinds of possiblilites. Who knows what this week will bring.
Hopefully a good report that peanut is growing strong when I go to the doctor tommorow. Please pray that I like this new doc, and feel comfortable with him delivering our precious gift in 6 months. Wow! Time flies. Speaking of my little blessing, I had a dream about "him" on sunday. It was so precious and made me so really clicked that in a few months I am going to be holding a little bundle of my very own. Well Todd and I's very own...WEll..God's own. WE are just borrowing it. Now, I don't know if it is a boy or not, it was just a boy in my dream.
THis weekend was great. The first time I have had nothing to do since Christmas. Glory. Todd totally spoiled me on Friday night by cooking the best pasta I have ever had. SEriously, and you know sometimes his cooking can be a bit too creative....hehhe. He even put sundried tomatoes in it. Then Todd and I party hardied for a Friday night, barely staying awake untill 8:30 to play on round of Cribbage. Are we an old married couple or what. Sat. I attempted to get my house and the piles of laundry back in order. I have been struggling to get things done since I am so tired at night. Please pray I can learn to better manage my time and take care of the house and serve Todd the way God would call me too!Sat night we had pizza with STerling and kay after going to the youth's baskball game and getting there right when the game was over.bad timing huh....Sunday was a great day of worship, eating with my wonderful fam,napping, and a super bowl party where I paid zero attention to the game and played mancala with allie.
Alright enough boring details. They are all for you Jenn, no one else probably cared. I love you guys. Have a blessed week!