Thursday, May 5, 2011

Forks in the Road

I have had some pretty amazing friendships in my life... but I've learned that friends come and go.... people grow apart, life takes you in different directions. I have also learned that besides God, family is #1. I have to say that I am blessed to have a truly amazing family... I depend on them, I love them, they're my whole world. I can't say that I wouldn't be who I am without them... because, yes, they've helped shape me. Yes, they've helped guide me. Yes, they've given me the morals and the groundwork to build my life on. I've made my fair share of mistakes in my 29 years... some small, some big. My family has always been there through it all for me. I am stubborn and entirely too independent. But the truth is, that God is the one that has made me who I am.... I've always known right and wrong, truth from lies.... God gives us this amazing thing, Free Will. Amazing and horrible at the same time? lol Because of my free will, I've made choices and mistakes in my life, and dealt with the consequences because of MY own free will. Somehow God always manages to bring me back to Him though (thankfully).
Tonight I am thankful for the family He has blessed me with.
Tonight I am thankful for my friendships:
Like I said... I've had my fair share of friendships... good and bad. I think the friends you choose to let into your life affects you in more ways than you'll ever know. Again, lessons learned. I have some pretty amazing women in my life right now... I feel like God placed me where I am in perfect timing (of course). I have been at a dead end, no no... I take that back. I had reached a fork in the road of life. Only my sign had more than just two options, it had all kinds of options. (forgiveness, anger, hurt, content, breakthrough, me, God, peace, stress, worry...) the list goes on. One of those crazy signs like a cartoon sign.... part of me content with being where I'm at in life... part of me wanting so so much more. So I took this leap of faith... out of my comfort zone, the harder but more rewarding choice in my journey. I started walking. I am still walking... not walking, I am running. I have more peace then I've felt in YEARS. I have more joy than I've had in YEARS. I'm learning more about myself, I'm learning to open up, I'm learning to forgive, I'm learning to lean on God more than anything, I'm learning to love no matter what, I'm learning to be a stronger and better person... for myself, my husband, my daughter, my family, my friends. These friendships in my life right now are a major incredible blessing. They aren't like any friendships I've had before. They are here to walk my journey with me, to pray with me, to encourage me, to listen to me, to make me laugh and be there when I cry. I am thankful. I am so very very thankful tonight.
I am excited to see where God is taking me, because right now I feel on fire for Him. And it feels so good... its been entirely too long since I've felt this.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Bobby and I recently started at a new church, The Stirring, and it has been a blessing in more ways than we thought it would be. We had been wanting to try it for months and months, and finally did... and we're so glad we did. We feel closer to each other, we're working on things that have needed to be worked on for a year now, we both are on fire more for God. We're doing devotions together and praying together, it's given us that extra push to take a hard look at our lives and marriage. We've sat down and written down where we want to see ourselves and our family 5-10-15 years down the road... and we're striving for that vision of our marriage now. We're both putting more effort into it than we have in a very very long time, if ever. And it feels good. It feels good to feel welcome at a church, and to be able to get involved... life group has been amazing for myself. I never realized a bible study could cause so much to stir up inside your heart. It's forcing me to take a look at myself and where I stand with God, and who I am in God... and trying to better it, trying to be who God intended me to be. We feel very very blessed...

As far as Savannah, she's doing great! She's 2 years and 3 months now... talking non-stop! Her Mimi said the other day that she's giving her cousin, Cole, a run for his money when it comes to being a talker! And thats alot!! She loves to be outside, and we're so excited for this summer... to be at the pool, take swimming lessons, be at water works, have bbq's with our family and friends. She's made some great little buddies..... who she talks about DAILY... Ruby, Malea, Baby Daffy (daphne), Madison and Baby Kenzie (McKenzie). She's one lucky little girl.

Life is good!!! Bobby is working like crazy, I'm still part time.... focusing on Savannah, my family and my friendships. Wouldn't trade them for the world!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two Blessed Years...

The love of my life, my heart, my soul, my everything... is two years old. How did this happen? Wasn't it just yesterday that they were laying her in my arms for the first time? That we were sleeping on the couch, nursing every hour? The memories I have with this little girl are priceless. I wouldn't trade them for absolutely anything.... life is good. God is good... He has blessed us beyond measure.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Whew how time has flown by

So its been over 8 months since I last blogged. Thought, what the heck, might as well blog another. I don't know if anyone looks at these, but they sure can help pass time... or get things off your mind!

Savannah will be TWO, TWO! Can you believe it?? In less than a month. I am flabbergasted by how fast the time has literally flow by. I feel like we just had her 1st birthday party, and here I am planning the next (which, if you know me well enough, you know I've been planning this party for MONTHS now). And let me tell you *whoever 'you' may be*, she is one stubborn little girl who is definetely coming into her prime of the whopping two's. Don't get me wrong, she is a very sweet little girl (no longer a baby people tell me... even though she is always my baby), she listens very well (ok ok 80% of the time.. but thats still good, right?!).. she is polite and says/signs please and thank you for everything (signing by the way, is amazing.. she does TONS of signs). She's just starting to show lots of personality, and like her mommy and daddy, that includes stubborness and a hot little temper. But what did we expect?? If she doesn't get what she wants, she screams. (daddy says 'huh, just like her mommy' ?!?!?!) Sooo, we're working on that. =) She really is a good baby though, I don't have alot to complain about. She's a total mommys girl still, which I adore. She talks like crazy!! She's so very smart (I know, every parents says/thinks that, but really... really... she is).

What else is new?? Bobby is working for my dads construction company and loves it. And I love that he's not completely cluess about fixing things anymore (although I must admit, I still get nervous when he wants to repair something in our house!). It'll be almost a year since he's been there... and couldn't be happier. So much more so than he was at Schwans (I do miss the discounted food though). I'm still at Mercy, on the same floor, working part time still *think I always will*.
Life is good....
Thats my lil update. =)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Love of my life

Just a quick update on my quirky little girl!! It is April now, she will be 15 months on the 24th. She is walking, has been for over a month now.... ALL over the place. She thinks she is hott stuff now. I think so far this is my favorite stage, we go bike riding on the river trail, we play at the park, she follows me around all over the place, she blows kisses and is such a snuggle-bug. I love it. She has SO much personality, she is going to be a stubborn little thing... but she is such a good baby, she listens to 'no' very well.
Her Papa and her Mimi she just adores... she kisses their picture all the time, and gets so excited when we get to see them, have dinner with them, or when her Mimi gets to watch her! She toddles after her cousins, Cole and Carter, all the time when she gets to stay with her Auntie... and they just love her.
I can't wait for this summer... pool time, vacation with the family, the beach, she's going to love it!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

1st Birthday Party!

I'm a little behind!! Savannah is now 13 months old... I had said I would post pictures of her birthday party. So here I am, a month late, but doing it! =) Her party was a huge success... the entire week of her birthday I was crazy busy getting everything together, organized, baked, decorated.... it was a blast. I couldn't have done it without my mom and her help and her gorgeous dishes and server-ware that I got to borrow. Thank you Mimi!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Well, our baby girl is turning one in 8 days! I can't even believe its been a year. It has gone by so fast... what happened to the nightly round the clock, every 1 1/2 hours of feedings? What happened to my mom zonked on the couch with the baby in the moses basket next to her so I could get a couple straight hours of sleep? What happened to having a housefull of family and loved ones helping with this little bity 6 pound baby girl? I have SO many amazing memories from this year. Savannah has changed my world, my heart, my life... all for the better. And everyday she gets more personality and is more stubborn and hot-headed (just like her mommy and daddy). But everyday she would be content to just sit on my lap and snuggle and giggle and give kisses... she's my everything. She's starting to sign more and more... we've been working on signing for 6 months now. Everyone tells me they start signing back around 12-18 months. The other day we got home, and our Chihuahua came running up to her and she said 'doggie' and signed 'dog' perfectly!!! She is so smart!!

We're planning her birthday party for next sunday, on her actual birthday. And I'm so excited. I've been planning it for months now, and this week have been running around like a mad woman trying to get all the details in order. Pictures will be posted after the big event!!!