Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some Serious Heat



Wow. So a few things to address here. Our AC unit in our house decided to go to Heaven on Saturday. It was a good run, but it was time. Needless to say our house has been slowly smoldering itself to self-destruction and we moved in with the my folks for a few days while we figured out how to deal with the hunt for a new unit. Well, thanks to the Lawleys, we found a guy who could help us out and he is installing it as we speak (praise the Lord!). Though, I gotta say, I do feel so badly that these men are working so hard just to give me some cool relief from this outstanding heat on this last day of Septemeber....I told the guy this morning, "it's good for us to go without AC every now and then. It reminds us to be thankful for what we have." He said he couldn't agree with me more.

Speaking of the last day of September...today happens to be my big brother's birthday! Woo!! Happy Birthday Brandon! If you know my brother, you will agree with me when I say he is a great guy and deserves the best that can be given! He is a hard worker, a generous friend, a great chef (who coincidentally likes to show off) and a creative genius. He was the best man at my wedding and he is the best Uncle
that Wesley could ever ask for. It's a great joy to my heart to see my brother play with Wesley, knowing that Wes will grow up with the kind of relationship with his uncle that kids dream of. Even though they live far apart, Wesley walks around our house saying "Uncle? Uncle?" and wants to iChat with him on the computer even if it's just for a wave and a high five (virtual high fives rock). He just loves his Uncle Brandon. Annd all the toys that BG likes to spoil him with, I'm sure.
So here's to you, big brother. I hope you have a fantabulous week celebrating you!

Oh and this picture is one of my favorites from the day Wesley was born. :) Uncle Brandon and Wesley :)

Time to get some relief from this heat! As soon as the AC is running again, I am going to sit down and write a nice long blog for you. I know you're all just dying to get inside my head, right ;)

Happy last day of September! Bring on the cool weather, October!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Fall!!

I love the changing of the seasons. The most unnoticeable change for us South Texans is the change from Spring to Summer....From March to November, it's mostly summer weather with an occasional lull in the heat, but still...ever summer I anticipate the fall change. Putting out pumpkins on my porches, hanging my pumpkin wreathe that I made my first autumn as a married woman, lighting pumpkin spice and sugar cookie flavored candles. So sweet. I also love it when Starbux carried Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Coffee Waves makes pumpkin pie gelato :) Yay! I'm not a coffee drinker, but the holidays is probably the only time I occassionally order a peppermint mocha or pumpkin spice latte. And it's rare that I do order it, but oh the smells of B&N and my favorite coffee shoppes. DELIGHTFUL!

This morning I was awakened to THUNDER and saw lightning dancing behind our bedroom curtains. I love that we are getting some rain!

Have you noticed that I am extremely cheerful for being awake at 7am? ;)
I better run now. I wish my husband could stay home with me today and we could rent movies and order pizza. Maybe tonight we will do that...or make homemade pizza!
Happy First Day of FALL!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Love


Happy birthday to my precious friend TAWNY! We are kindred spirits as both of us are named after a color :) She is a delight to my heart and I love that the Lord brought us together in friendship! Our babies bless us and teach us so much (they are only three weeks apart) and we love having Kya and Wesley play together. If you ever meet Tawny, the first thing you will notice is her enthusiasm! She has a zest for life and love and family and you can't help but smile when you're around her!

So.....Happy Birthday sweet sweet friend! You are a joy to my life and you definitely add so much color to my beautiful tapestry of friends! I love you, sista!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never forget

Eight Years Ago
I got to class early that day.
It was BCIS with Mrs. Dearsing.
Ernest Cortinas sat next to me.
Our teacher generally had Fox morning news playing in the background.
That day she turned it up.
We saw that something had hit one of the towers of the World Trade Center
Then we saw the second plane.
We saw the destruction at the Pentagon.
We saw the tragedy in a Pennsylvanian field.
I remember seeing footage of people jumping...or falling.
I remember the deep crunch of grief that welled up in my heart as I saw lives being destroyed.
And the word "terrorist" was suddenly splashed across the screen.
I walked numbly to my next class where we still stayed glued to the tv mounted in the corner of the room.
I saw the towers fall.
My mom called me out of Art that day.
She wanted us all to be home together.
My whole family sat in front of the TV that day watching...and waiting.
I will never forget.
I will always remember.
Such grief and sorrow that September 11th.
My senior year of high school.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A Labor of Love

We had a busy Labor Day weekend! Nathan had today off, which I absolutely loved AND Jamie AND my brother were in town this weekend, so it was like Christmas in September for me. We went bowling one of the nights and Jamie, Nathan, and I rented 2 movies this weekend AND we played outside a little bit today with the camera. (Not to mention a scrabble game last night!) It was such fun.

The downside is that Wesley had such a bad fever on Sunday. It started Saturday night and broke last night during the night. I am fairly sure it is his teething. (we can see his giant back molars coming through) He hasn't had any other symptoms (besides excessive fussiness of course) and didn't want to eat. His appetite came back this evening though, so that makes me think he is getting over it. Just pray for him because I want him to be healthy and happy this weekend when our dearest friends the Thornes come to visit!!!!!! We are so super excited to see them for Mark & Maida's wedding on Saturday. :) Aaron is gonna dance the Thriller. He just doesn't know it yet. ;) YAY!

I am in the middle of painting our master bathroom, so I can't sit here and go through pictures and play like I'd like...but I just wanted to just shout out my joy right now. I had a really fun weekend. :) So thankful for those.



Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Divine Romance

The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood, has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God I’m completely satisfied
-Phil Wickham


Today is Matt Beveradge's Birthday.

I spent a good portion of the day meditating on his short life and how he affected the world with his courage and faithfulness.

I am so honored to have known him.