Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Not a lot to say....

My Facebook status today reads, "the roller coaster of life is tough and SOMEDAY's IT'S TOO MUCH...today is a rough one....I cling to this truth..."Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I..." Isaiah 58:8-9a"
A lot has been going on and right now, I'm not ready to blog about it.....
The joy of the Lord is all we need and seeing the miracles He's given us keep us going....

now look at this.... hee heee
the pic below, we are all about 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years old....
 this pic below is 3 generations... My momma, Me and Shelby.... :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday....

I've decided it's time to bring back Tutorial Tuesday's! :) With Pintrest as big as it is now, this will be fun! I'm lookin forward to seeing new tutorials and link up's so I'm wanting to start this out w/ your favorite Tutorials! Here's my newest favorite:

 Super cute and super easy!!!! I can't wait to try it!!
Link up below your favorite Tutorials! Sewing, crafts, recipes, etc..... :) Can't wait to see them!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Woot Woot Boy Stuff!

I made a bag recently for a friend who's having a baby as a surprise at her baby shower... it's the first Boy Bag I've done in A LONG TIME.. I also made a matching little onesie! :)

it's different making boy stuff but fun to come up w/ new ideas!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bein 30 isn't so bad...

 well...I survived!! I'm officially 30!
Well I turned 30 on Saturday and as much as I dreaded it, it was a good day!! A day at home with Josh and Shelby and an evening of celebration with my parents and Josh's parents.  It was nice and calm!
The highlight was Shelby singing happy birthday. It was precious!! All day long she gave me hugs and kisses and wished me Happy Bday! She and Josh even made me a cake!!
Here's a my 30th birthday weekend Photo Dump...
Figaro is comforting the Old Lady :)

Bein 30 doesn't feel so bad after all...

Sunday afternoon clubhouse party! "NO BOYS ALLOWED" she said..."NOT EVEN DADDY's!" heeheee

The cake SHE and Josh made me and she's singing Happy Bday to me.. :) Best part of the whole day!

all this celebrating wears this gal out....

a great way to end the bday weekend was the gorgeous afternoon weather and us all playin outside and riding "Fourly wheelers" and "razorback red"

A few of my gifts!!!!
MY FAVORITE Bday gift from Josh and Sheebs! My ceramic Owl Stool/Side Table....OMG he's gorgeous and is by my fav spot in the house, MY chair that looks out into the backyard where the deer feed and close enough to be warmed by the fireplace.  :) I just LOVE that Josh and Shelby chose this together and I'VE BEEN EYEING this guy since before Christmas! I love him but I love Josh and Shelby's hearts even more to think so highly of me!

while Josh was gone all last week on business to Pittsburg, PA, I got sick, Shelby got sick AND the dryer quit... LOL... so on my Bday I was surprised with THIS AMAZING PRESENT!! I love it and have to learn how to use all the bells and whistles but i'm already enjoying it! Does it mean you're old when you get excited over appliances instead of diamonds?? LOL..

an owl watch fr my parents i just LOVE!

My office at work, before I got sick, was attacked by "SOMEONE" that is a GA for Toni....lol...

and when i was sick and had to get my prescriptions and Shelby's when she got sick, this was sitting behind the counter calling my name.. I should've gotten them..LOL... how appropriate.. excuse the profanity... still cracks me up...

30 wasn't sooo bad..it's still stinging a bit but overall...it was  a great bday!! It was spent w/those I love most and hearing Happy Bday from them made my day.... now on to bein old... LOL....and days filled with this...  what more could i ask for?!! :)

Guess I need to change my profile info now huh?? OMG>.. adding "30" instead of "I"m a 29 year old..." OUCH!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

5 days and counting..

OMG... 5 days and counting 'til I'm.... ugh this hurts to see....

wow.... this is hittin HARD Y'ALL!! I don't really know why..... I don't feel older (which I'M NOT YET.... NOT TIL SATURDAY THAT IS...)..... I DO feel different though.  Don't get me wrong, I WOULDN'T TRADE MY LIFE I HAVE NOW for anything and BELIEVE ME, I DO NOT WANNA BE 20 AGAIN... If I was turning 20 instead of 30 I would not be married, not have shelby, not have the blessings God has given us now, know what I know now, know what NOT TO DO now, have the wonderful support system I've been given and cherish now, and MANY MANY MORE blessings and life lessons.  I'd be a stupid, "think" i know it all and have it all figured out, naive, immature, confused, 20 year old... wow....30 isn't sounding so bad....
I think what's gettin me is that I've always been the "20-something year old" in our circle and now i'm joining everyone in the "30-something year old" circle and it's difficult! I'm not set apart...but then again I am because Jesus tells me, in
1 Peter 2: 9-10,
"9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
I am  proud of who I've become in my ALMOST 30 years and amazed at where God has brought me from and the journey I've been on so far.  I can't wait to see what He has in store for us and for me.  I do feel like my 20's were a growing period and being ALMOST 30, I feel more grounded and secure in who I am and who I'm called to be.  I've not totally found myself but I'm gettin there... I do know that I'm a child of God and that's NEVER changed...I just see it more because I'm open to it now in my "wiser" days.. :)
just a lil pity party vent on turning older.... Saturday will be great because I will have my wonderful family God's given me, my hubby home, Shelby and all her lil vivacious and fun self, and another year to enjoy it! :)