Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jeremiah 29:11

I came across Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - when I was trying to come up with a gift for my baby sister's graduation. Over the course of the day today, I've realized that God wanted ME to see and dwell on this verse.

Aaron has an interview for a position in Fort Worth on Monday afternoon. We found out a few weeks ago that he'll need to make a lateral move for at least 1 year and then go the C0-Mgr route. This news left me frustrated and dissapointed, I didn't want to "waste" another year. My husband is so talented, is respected by so many, and he loves his job so much. Why should he wait any longer for a much deserved promotion? As time has passed, God has given me a peace about the situation that has been hard for me to grasp. Aaron may not get the job in Fort Worth but I do know that God has a plan for our family. It may not be in the timing we'd like or the place we want to go but His plan is perfect and who are we to argue with that?

Me "stumbling" across this verse of Scripture is just another example of how awesome and loving our Heavenly Father is. In the midst of unknown He offers comfort. When we least expect it, He offers up a miracle. My heart swells when I think of how imperfect I am and how my lack of faith does not deter God's love for me. He wants to give ME hope. He wants to see ME prosper. Oh Lord, how thankful I am for Your love and forgiveness.

Friday, April 24, 2009

7 Things I Love

From Mel (sorry I just now noticed you tagged me)!

Seven things I love... not counting family and friends because ya'll know I love them:

1. Dr. Pepper - an essential
dr pepper. Pictures, Images and Photos

2. My camera - it allows me to capture the most precious moments

3. Clinique makeup (even though I rarely wear it these days)
clinique Pictures, Images and Photos

4. Reef flip flops - only the most comfortable EVER!
Reef Sandals Flip Flops Pictures, Images and Photos

5. My wedding ring

6. Crab legs - because they are so darn delectable!
crab legs Pictures, Images and Photos

7. Silver jeans - my fav jeans ever!
silver jeans Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sherry's Girls

Here are a few of Brooke, Kylee and Olivia from our shoot last weekend.

New Kiddo Pics

The last week has been crazy! I'm behind on everything but I did want to share a few new pics of the kiddos and my nephews. Hopefully I'll have a few of my best girlfriends beautiful girls to share later.

And one of Hannah and Aidan with "The Coach"...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Triumphant Entry Hannah Style

GG brought Aidan and Hannah goodies when she came to visit yesterday which included a truck and flatbed trailer for Aidan. She had also ordered a Palm Sunday and Ressurection Day nativity-type sets for the kids awhlie back. I walked into the living room earlier and found Hannah setting up her own parade-style Triumphant Entry.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Twice as Nice Designs

A few years ago, I started designing photo invitations, birth announcements, holiday cards, etc for myself, friends and friends of friends. It began because I didn't want to pay someone $40 to design the kids' 1st birthday invites for me. It developed into a hobby I really enjoy. I love knowing that my "customers" are getting something unique that they love and that they didn't spend a fortune on. This week I was asked to do some business cards and bow cards. This was a somewhat new venture for me but I was rather happy with them overall. Hopefully I'll get around to updating my TAND blog before too long and better yet, maybe I'll finally come up with a name for my "business" that I'm happier with.

P.S. I'll hopefully get around to the vacation recap next week. We have a lot planned this weekend as Ressurection Day approaches!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

We're Home!

We had a great time down South. We did lots of walking and lots of sightseeing and were all exhuasted when we got home late Thursday evening. I'll have pics and a detailed review up as soon as I can get the house and everything else back in order. I hope everyone had a blessed week!