Monday, June 29, 2009

The Best of Intentions!

Tonight will be a random post! I baked a homemade cherry pie tonight! The cherries came from the fruits and veggies I got from my last co-op trip. I'm quite proud of it, and it is delish! The crust was a little tricky, and I have to perfect the pinching action, but all in all, it's a great first attempt! Go ME! I'm becoming quite the domestic diva...designer edition of course!!! LOL!

I mentioned the co-op's going great! Here's a pic of the last batch of goodies I got...all for $10 mind you! I was so HAPPY and impressed with the variety we got this time around.

OK-- I'm warning you now that I'm about to take a seat on my soap box! I won't be on here long, but consider yourself warned! HA!

So a couple of days ago, I was having a perfectly innocent conversation with my mother, and we of course stumbled upon the topic of me and dating, or the lack thereof. The conversation started when I told her about a friend who joined eHarmony, and how she was in her mid thirties, no man, no know the rest!

Let me give you a little mother WANTS GRANDCHILDREN...NOW, and since I'm her only chance, all eyes are on ME!!! LOL! Her twin's son, my cousin Jeff has a little boy, and she forever tells me about the pics she gets of little Jackson. You can hear the longing in her voice. But what can I do? I mean, I want a family one day as well, but you know the song...first comes love, then comes marriage, THEN.....

I tell you, between my mother, and my grandmother, I'm catching it from all sides! OH, and did I mention that my dad has also joined forces for Operation GTGM (get this girl married)! OK--maybe I'm overreacting, but trust me people...I'm feeling the pressure. I don't know when, I don't know who, but I do know that I have to wait on God, and that I want Him to be the center of it all. END OF DISCUSSION!!

So, while I'm sure they have the best of intentions, really...what do they want me to do? UGH! So, if you too are on this bandwagon...send up a prayer...don't tell me..I have no control over this!


P.S. I survived the family reunion without too many conversations about the above favorite quote of the day was, "I just don't get're beautiful...why aren't you dating?" REALLY PEOPLE?! While I agree, I can't answer that question...HA!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm Back!

I'm back!!! I've been gone for so long, but the break was SO worth it! I feel refreshed, and centered, and some exciting things have taken place. I need to get away more often....

I kind of don't know where to begin to catch you all up, but when I left, I was headed home to spend time with my Dad, and THE Dad...Jesus! It was awesome....

One of my favorite things to do with my Dad is to sit out in the garage, and talk. We talk about everything and anything...He's really one of my best friends. What can I say, I'm a lucky girl! He headed to Brownwood and I stayed home to hang out. Friday, I met him at my grandparent's farm for our family reunion. I had such a great cousins Lana and Alex just had a brand new baby boy Levi, and he is SO precious. He was really "fresh," just two weeks old, but my grandparents hadn't seen him yet, so they decided to make the visit. I definitely got a little itch, BUT it's gone now....HA! I wish I had a picture of me and the little man, but when I go visit them next month, I'll be sure to get one!

I also got a few goodies from my great-grandmother's collection. She passed away a couple of months ago, and my grandmother had some things of hers for us. I got a crystal vase, and white porcelain bowl, and two crystal angels that I will use as decorations during Christmas. I'll post pictures soon. I also scored a brand new welcome mat from one of my grandmother's many garage sale excursions!

I interrupt this post to say that MICHAEL JACKSON HAS PASSED AWAY!!! Goodness...the memories, the times I spent screaming his lyrics to the top of my lungs, how my parents and I would watch his videos, and the effects he had on millions of people. Regardless of what he has been accused of, he is someone's father, brother, son, and friend, and THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME.period! He'll be greatly missed..

So, remember when I told you that I had been praying about how I would serve in my church? Well, I've been chosen to take on the challenge of the Christian Education piece, which basically means I will work with a team to create the curriculum and flow of our worship services, and Bible studies for the youth! I am SO EXCITED!!! There's so much work to be done, but you know me, I never back down from a good challenge, and I love that I get to make an impact on teenagers, and give back. The Lord knows that I had so many people pouring into my life, and that's why I'm here today...HA!

I could type all night, but I'll leave you with this...check out my living room furniture that I've picked out...I'm 99.9% sure that I'll be getting this set! Let me know what you think!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I kind of chuckle as I type this, because I think I have MAYBE 2 faithful readers...HA, but I'm thankful all the same!

I'm going on a blogging break. Tomorrow after church, I'm going to head to Copperas Cove, and God's face...and hang out with my Dad.

All is well with me, I just need to shut out my need to please myself and man, and focus on pleasing the One who created me!

I'll be back soon with pics and hopefully lots of fun stories....also, scroll down for the post on the details of me landing my new job! Take care!!

P.S. The prayer blog will continue to be updated! I have a request to add tonight, but please e-mail me if you have something you'd like added! I'll be doing a lot of praying over the next couple of days, and I'd love to pray for you. Please head over there and pray for the requests if you feel led to do so!