Monday, November 21, 2011

a new year is on the way

The year 2012 is setting up to be an absolute about face from the life we have been living over the last few years. We are moving our office, restructuring our company, and a ton of other things. The year 2012 is beginning to appear to be a transitional year in our journey on this earth. God is moving mountains and we are thrilled to be able to be in a position to watch Him work His miracles. Continue to keep us in your prayers as we walk this road hand in hand with the Creator of the Universe!

We are going to be spending Thanksgiving this year in Mobile. Black Friday shopping without my mom isn't ever the same but we all have to grow up and live without our mommas! :-) Anyway, I will be making the famous Virginia Hornsby Lemon Meringue Pies and Tony will be hunting some, I'm sure. I'm going to go on and take my Christmas presents down because I've gotten that shopping out of the way and we'll be headed back late Sunday night. Hope that this season brings you all a little closer to the Lord and a little more grateful for your family and friends and what you've been given. We are blessed beyond measure and all have more than we deserve in Him! God bless and Happy Thanksgiving from the three of us!

Monday, November 14, 2011

the big 3-0!!!

So Tony left his twenties yesterday and found his way to the 30s! We had a great weekend spent kid-free and really enjoyed just being together. We layed in the bed 'til past 6:45 (which NEVER happens) and stayed up late talking. We spend those cherished moments of silence, just enjoying the other person's presence while the world continued to turn around us. We made a day trip to Blue Lake on Saturday which was refreshing to the Spirit and we laughed... A LOT! What a great way to spend his big day by making it a big weekend.

Chip spent the night with Hoppie and Papa which was, of course, a big treat. After every meal he got ice cream and cookies, got to skip his nap to play outside in the dirt with the trucks and tractors and had an endless supply of love, hugs, kisses, and giggles to top it all off.

What a great weekend we all had! How refreshing to be able to say that we spent it with family and we wouldn't have had it any other way. We are blessed beyond measure and we know it. We daily find time to praise the Lord as a family, whether in the morning or at bedtime, for what and whom He has blessed us with in our lives and the daily struggles are but a fleeting moment in the big picture. Take a moment today to thank your Heavenly Father for what you have and where you are blessed, because, we all, truly are, blessed beyond measure!

Monday, November 7, 2011

oh that time of year

So it is that time of year again and i have to say that the season is drawing near just like i feel like the Lord is drawing near in our lives. I feel so strongly that the Lord is doing a work in our lives along with drawing us near to him in this season. I don't have much to say today but thought i would leave you with a few pictures of our trip to the pumpkin patch. Happy Thanksgiving season and God bless you all :-)