Friday, August 21, 2009

resting in Christ and not in stress..

i have been behind in posting lately because, well to say the least- my work life has been a little crazy lately. Since I work with school foodservice we are in crunch time just like all you teachers out there. I now have a new appreciation for teachers preparing for school.... it is a bit overwhelming!

Something that a dear friend of mine, Heather Weaver, told me a few weeks ago (who is an early childhood teacher in Lubbock) was, that she was not going to let stress, worry and anxiety rule her August, but instead Christ was going to be the center and ruler of her life. I have been thinking about this ever since then and have been finding rest in Christ as the ruler and King of my life and not letting 12 hours days at work, working on the weekends, and unnecessary drama get me down or be the ruler of my life. Christ is good and sustaining me through this time.

Thanks to all of you that have been praying for me and caring for me during this season. I have been so blessed with wonderful friends and family who pray, speak encouraging work and make "back-to-school"/de-stresser gifts bags! (thanks jord) and husbands that let me cry on his shoulder and comfort me through it all!

"come to me all who are weary and burdened.... and you will find rest for your souls." (paraphrase of Matthew 11:28)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...


I wish that I could be there to help celebrate, but since I am not I thought I would dedicate a blog to my mom! Here is a list of a few things that I appreciate about my mom:
  • She is just a phone call away to talk about everything or nothing at all
  • She loves her girls unconditionally... 
  • She is my best friend- I can tell her just about anything
  • We are pretty much the same person... ha ha
  • She has the most caring loving heart I have ever known
  • My friends love her because she takes all of them in as her own
  • She loves Chase like her own son
  • She loves the Lord and encourages me to do the same
  • Her hugs
  • Our special "voice" we share :0)
There is so much more, but we would be here forever. I am so blessed to have the mom that I do. I hope that I will love and care for our future kids as much as she does one day. Thanks mom for who you are. Hope your birthday is wonderful! I can't wait to celebrate it in Denever in a few weeks. Love you... 

Saturday, August 1, 2009

our anniversary "stay-cation"!

This was not part of our "stay-cation", but a few weeks before
in Albuquerque our bakery that made our wedding cake made us 
a fresh topper for our anniversary! It was delicious! 


Las Brisas for dinner on Friday night!

the food was amazing! 

Dion's green chili & ham pizza, salad and wine for dinner on Saturday night at
Homewood Suites in Lubbock! - our favorite meal together...

the "grooms" cake I made for dessert... 
(red velvet cake with a cream cheese middle and chocolate frosting)

Homewood Suites for the night! 
Sunday we slept in and then went to lunch at Home Cafe! 

Next we took Paige to TECH campus to play catch with her,
play cards and read... We had a great time.
I love this picture of Paige Marie. 

We are dorks, but the cards say- "7-19" and are a 
King and Queen of hearts :0)