Monday, April 27, 2009

weekend with mom

Since Chase had class in Dallas all weekend for work, my mom decided to fly me home to Albuquerque to have a "national spoil brittany" weekend! (or at least that is what she called it!) And that is exactly what it was... I am so lucky to have a mom that wants to spoil me because it blesses her. I hope that I can be that way with my kids one day. 

It has been such a great weekend. Some of the things we did:
  • Had dinner (green chile chicken enchiladas at Gardunios- my favorite) with Grams & Andy
  • Went to Hobby Lobby, 
  • Watched Gilmore Girls
  • I got to scrapbook
  • We visited my old dance studio
  • I got my hair cut & highlighted
  • We shopped at Ann Taylor Loft (my new favorite store)
  • We went to church & dinner with Andy
  • I got to share my Oman pictures & stories with mom & andy
  • We finally picked out our wedding album & pictures
Thanks for a great weekend mom! I love you and miss you already! 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

missing chase..

chase has been in dallas for 7 days now... and I miss him so much it hurts. He as only 4 days left and then we get to embrace again! 

Things I didn't know I appreciated about Chase now that he is away:
  • That he takes the trash out when it gets full
  • That he makes us coffee in the morning
  • That he makes me feel safe and sound in our house at night
  • That he encourages me to stay awake when I am falling asleep while reading
  • That he cleans the dishes/kitchen after I cook
  • That he makes the bed in the morning when I leave for work
  • That he keeps me company even if we aren't doing anything but sitting
  • That he encourages me to read my Bible and seek the Lord
  • That he looks so cute in his flannel footie pjs! (picture below)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

katie roo...

This blog is in honor of my sweet childhood dog, Katie Roo
 (I always added the "roo" part). 

She died on Saturday night, April 18th. 
We had her for 14 wonderful years. She was such a playful, friendly dog, that loved being in the middle of everything. When we first got her I always used to say her and I were a lot alike because we had a lot of energy and didn't like to miss any of the action going on. It is not fun losing your childhood dog. I miss her a lot and it makes me sad to think about never seeing her again. However, she is no longer in pain (she was going blind and had thyroid problems)- the cause of her death was falling into our swimming pool...
We will miss you Katie Roo!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

9 months today

Chase and I have been married for 9 months today! I can't believe how fast time is going! In honor of our nine months together I am going to share 9 sweet moments we have had together since we said "i do"...
  1. saying our vows in the rain and lightening! (rain will always have a special place in our hearts)
  2. ordering pizza and watching a movie while the sun was setting over San Francisco on our honeymoon
  3. Having dinner on the floor in our living room for the first 3-4 weeks of our marriage
  4. the first and only time we took Paige to the park to play catch since we got married it started pouring down rain and we had to run back to the house soaking wet! 
  5. road trips to see family over the holidays 
  6. going to Post, TX to stay the night at Hotel Garza
  7. ordering Dion's pizza and eating it by candle light for our first married Valentine's day
  8. smoking Sheesha with drew and jord in Oman while telling them our desire to return
  9. sharing Bless Your Heart ice cream an hour ago, just so we could pro-long saying goodbye for 12 days! (chase just left for dallas for 12 days for work)
i love you chase matthew! thanks for the past 9 months! 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I will glory in my Redeemer

I will glory in my Redeemer

Whose priceless blood has ransomed me

Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails

And hung Him on that judgment tree

I will glory in my Redeemer

Who crushed the power of sin and death

My only Savior before the Holy Judge

The Lamb Who is my righteousness


I will glory in my Redeemer

My life He bought, my love He owns

I have no longings for another

I’m satisfied in Him alone

I will glory in my Redeemer

His faithfulness my standing place

Though foes are mighty and rush upon me

My feet are firm, held by His grace


I will glory in my Redeemer

Who carries me on eagle's wings

He crowns my life with lovingkindness

His triumph song I'll ever sing

I will glory in my Redeemer

                                               Who waits for me at gates of gold

And when He calls me it will be paradise

His face forever to behold!

Happy Easter from West Texas! 


Saturday, April 11, 2009

henna fun!

I have been slacking on posting the rest of our adventures from our trip- sorry! 

Our last night in Oman Jord, Stacy and I all went to a beauty shop and got henna tattoos on our feet and hands! It was so fun. I got it done once in Morocco, but it wasn't the good kind (it only lasted for about a day). This one lasted for about two weeks!- I am actually quite sad that it has almost faded now. Henna is a temporary tattoo that the women in the Middle East and India get done for fun and for special occasions like weddings, just like we do with pedicures and manicures here. 

Enjoy the fun pictures of it! 

The finished product! 

Jord had two girls working on her hands!

It was relxing to get done and it only took about 
20 minutes to do and cost about $12.00!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the people..

of Oman were my favorite part of the whole trip. 

We got to meet Drew and Jord's friends and hang out with them on three different occasions. It was such a blessing and so encouraging to know that you can actually make friends in a foreign country. 

One night when we were sitting in Humda's house (Jord's best Omani friend) with her sisters and I was just listening to them all talk (not understanding them) and I started to get tears in my eyes... it was such a serial moment- I remember thinking these are such great, welcoming, sweet girls that have no idea who Jesus is, what their worth in Christ is, how they were beautifully and wonderfully made by Him, how His grace is so abundant it amazes me daily... I desire for them to know the truth of the Gospel. This is why I want to go back- not for the gorgeous beaches, not for the fun touristy things, not for the great people on the team (although all GREAT perks), but for the women to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. I miss them already and don't even hardly know them...

The boys at Hasal's date farm

The girls at a picnic in the dessert!