"... And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Birthday MC

10 reasons i love my mc.
1. we have the best traditions 
2. she is always there for me
3. she has funny stories
4. we could talk for hours
5. we love our walks

i am so lucky

6. we have really cool nicknames
7. she always lets me drive
8. she is my personal organizer
9. she has an amazing heart
10. she is my BESTFRIEND

i love you

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

more alina

Alina day

I babysat Alina all day today.  We had so much fun coloring, pulling everything off my shelves, napping, taking pictures, shopping, playing w/ dolls, reading, talking, and Taebo.  She is so much fun!  Here are only 4 pictures of the 20 we took.

Monday, February 16, 2009


My Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

don't be jealous of my christmas tree

A couple days ago I received early Valentine's gifts :)  Lance surprised me with 2 beautiful roses, and Isaac surprised Lance and I w/ our very own card and valentines.  I am one LUCKY girl!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

to India ~

You are the most amazing mother in the world.  I am blessed to have grown up with a true example of a Godly woman.  You are my mom, my spiritual leader, and my bestfriend!  I LOVE YOU!!!!!  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a new heart with new and right desires

At the beginning of this year I set some goals for myself.  I wanted to be more focused on the right things that God has put in my heart.  I guess you could call it a New Year's resolution .... but I just call it "life."  Well, today I realized that I am actually making these things happen.  The reason this is such a big deal for me .... I'm a huge procrastinator!!!  Well, praise the Lord for his mercy and strength!!  This morning I was praying and noticed this tree outside my window.  Instantly I thought of new beginnings and how I am like this tree .... growing!!!!  I know I have a long way to go (similar to the tree) ... but thanks to Jesus I have started down a path that God has designed for me.
"No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven."   Philippians 3:13-14
    "Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command."  Ezekiel 35:25-27

Monday, February 9, 2009

pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

Lance and I have been dating for almost 4 months & have been friends for about 6 months.  I have soooo much fun w/ him.  I am incredibly lucky to have a boyfriend who truly loves the Lord w/ all his heart and challenges me everyday!  He always thinks of really good ideas.  A while ago he decided that we should buy a piggy bank and put ALL of our spare change in it and on our 1 year anniversary we will spend everything that we have saved up.  Well, here is our lovely vase ;)  We both use a debit card .... so it has been hard to save up change .... but as you can see .... we are off to a pretty good start.  

Sunday, February 8, 2009

do it to FAIL

After church today Lance and I went to the gym and got our butts kicked by our trainer.  We heard the phrase "do it to FAIL" maybe 100 times. Then we met Keri and Alina at Partridge Creek for some coffee and shopping.  Afterwards, we took Alina for a lil bit while Keri got some grocery shopping done!  We were able to look up some scripture verses before the day ended.  All in all ... a pretty good day ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Winter Blast

Tommy, Keri, Mike, Kristen, Lance and I all went down to Detroit for the Winter Blast.  If you would like to know what we did down there .... go to Keri's blog LOL.  I think I might be getting a little lazy w/ blogging!!!  Here are some pics tho ;)

Friday, February 6, 2009

what does she do w/ all her free time?

My readings & DVD series for the last few months.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

magical moments

Last night Lance and I went out to eat w/ DV and Matt at Mongo (my fav place to eat) and then back to my place.  Danielle and I caught up on our lives while the boys played their video games.  Then we all headed to blockbuster for a movie.  We had a hard time deciding what to rent .... so Lance ended up picking 4 movies out and we voted on one .... Blood Diamond.  It is a very good movie ... but very sad.  I DO love spending time w/ my friends ;)  I'm trying to start to take pictures again ... I have been slacking lately!!!