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Wife, doggy-mother, Jesus follower, CANCER FIGHTER! Just enjoying each day as it comes and remembering what is really important - family and GOD.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013


We have definitely not been on our normal schedule these last few days, spending a significant amount of time in St. Louis for some personal things.

The little free time we had was spent focused on one thing: Krispy Kreme. I became addicted all over again. Boy, did I make good use of the fact that we were literally 5 minutes from one, too!

Day 1:

Night 2:

I am so so glad to be home. I love our new home. It seriously makes me so relaxed and happy to walk in the door. It's extremely peaceful and I feel so much closer to God living here (in the country). Despite  being 3 hours away from Krispy Kreme. Although we brought plenty home to keep us satisfied a few more days!

I'm hoping that we are finally going to be home this weekend to work on this house. At the top of my list are painting/decorating the master bedroom and painting the kitchen. I am so excited to do our master bedroom. We are going with a coral & grey theme. A light grey wall color and a silvery-grey comforter set, with coral sheets and accents. I have an awesome DIY project that I will have to share as well. Going to paint an old dresser bright coral for an accent piece!

I know slowly but surely the house will come along :) Maybe by the time Kelly over at Kelly's Korner does another Show Us Your Life on homes, I can link up! I think I will post some of our bedroom inspiration in a separate post. I always like seeing how other people pull rooms together.

Anyway, I'm piled up on my couch, belly full from a yummy meal my Momma made and delivered to us, wrapped in my favorite robe after a nice, warm shower. This is the LIFE!

God is SO good.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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. Jeremiah 29:11

For reasons I have yet to share on the blog, this verse is speaking so loudly to me tonight. The Lord has planned our future since we were a mere glimmer of life. I have seen His work in my own life so clearly as of late. I know that He holds me, and Justin, our marriage and our future in His hands right now.

I know that within a few weeks, we will have great news to share. No matter what, I know that we have done everything in our hands. It's now up to The Lord, who promises plans of HOPE and prosperity!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Big Updates!

Wow! Sorry it has been SO long since I last blogged. I am sure my tens of followers are so worried that I have been quiet.

Well - it has been for a good reason. After almost a year of trying..... we FINALLY sold our house!

We moved into our DREAM home over Memorial Day weekend. I have to say - I was pretty anxious and nervous about moving. However, it turned out to be a fairly "easy" adventure.

If it hadn't been for our wonderful family and friends, I don't know what we would have done. Justin's parents helped us load a full trailer load on Thursday evening, and showed back up Friday morning to load another. So - when we got the go-ahead so start moving, we already had THREE large trailers loaded and ready to go (Justin and I had loaded another a few nights before and stored it in my parents garage). It was a hilarious little caravan making the trek out to our new little piece of heaven.

Needless to say, within a few hours Friday we had almost everything moved from the old house to the new. Saturday a whole new crew of help arrived and we got most all of the major items arranged and put where they needed to go!

Now - I will be honest. We are still living out of boxes and the basement is a wreck. But, I couldn't be happier.

I will be back soon with some pictures. Let me just say - its a beautiful little "farmhouse" style home on a great piece of land with COWS in the backyard. Woo!