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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Day with Baby

Before I left my sweet small town I spent some quality time with the handsome, sweet, little man that stole my heart the moment I looked into his big brown eyes. I can't believe how big he is getting. He is always talking and always moving. I had so much fun "flying" around the house with him, playing farm, and being doggies with him yesterday. I miss him so much already and can't wait until Easter when I get to see him again!

My Best Friends Wedding...Chapter 1

Chapter 1...Dress Shopping
Rheanne, my childhood best friend, is getting married in September. I went home to Greenbrier over the weekend to go bridesmaid dress shopping with her. We had fun having brunch, catching up, and trying on all sorts of dresses! I'm so happy for her and happy to be a part of her special day! It was also fun catching up with Cassie, who is also in the wedding. I haven't seen Cassie in such a long time so it's always fun to laugh and relive old memories.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Mark 6:31

He said to them, "Come with Me by yoursleves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Mark 6:31

This verse is one I came across today and it kind of hit me. I've been on the go for so many weeks and haven't really done my daily Bible study like I know I should. After reading this verse I realized how important it is to just stop and listen to what God is telling me. I'm praying that this week brings me rest and closer to my Lord.

I was able to go to Greenbrier and visit with family and physically rest this weekend. I also have tomorrow off of school and work and will finally be able to catch up on my house cleaning and more physical rest. I'm thankful for the rest God has provided me so far this week.

The spiritual rest I so desperately need is what I thought of the most when reading this verse today. I need to rest in my Saviour's arms more, trust in Him to supply my needs more, and take comfort in knowing He will never leave me. My heart needs rest from the struggles I've been battling and I know that that rest will only come from Him, and only after I give it all to Him. Here's to giving it all to Him....

What do you need rest from? Go to God and find the rest you need.

Friday, February 20, 2009

So far behind...

I am so far behind in my blogging. I have been so busy lately I have not had a chance to update in about a week. Nothing too interesting has happened. A lot of school, a lot of work, and a lot of church. I'm not complaining though because life is wonderful right now. I have a few posts that I just can't seem to finish. They're good though, so keep an eye out for them!
Tomorrow I'm leaving to visit my hometown and my family and I can't wait. I talked to Davy the other day for about 20 minutes and he is just as precious as ever and I can't wait to love on him!
We're going Sunday to find dresses to wear in Rheanne's wedding. I can't believe that it's that time! I'm looking forward to a girls day with my best friend!

As I was driving to work today, or maybe it was home from school, I can't really remember right now, but anyways, I was thinking about how I'm excited to be going home for the weekend but also how I'm going to miss Northstar on Sunday morning. I'm so thankful for my sweet church and for the people there. I really feel like God sent me Northstar at just the right time. Each week I learn something new and God reveals something else He has in store for me. I've grown so much in my time there and consider myself blessed to have such a Godly church. It makes me thankful to live in a country where we are allowed to worship freely and openly.

My laundry just finished so I need to go swap out more. I promise that I'll do better on my posts next week...and I'll finish the ones I've started. Maybe I'll get one finished and posted tonight :) But that's a huge maybe!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Sunday with the Sister

Last Sunday after church Samantha and I decided to play outside. It was such a spring like day and we were determined to take full advantage! We ventured out of Knoxville and made our way to Big South Fork State Park and spent the afternoon walking the river and basking in God's creation. It was such a beautiful day and to have the opportunity to spend it not only with Sam, but to feel God's presence around us was amazing. I have always been in awe at all God has created for us to enjoy and while we were out in the mountains I couldn't help but think how intricate each tree, plant, and rock was. There were pinecones on the ground and Sam and I had a discussion on what God was thinking when he decided we needed pinecones. So simple and unique, yet so perfectly created by God.
Before we headed back we also had the chance to stop by my Uncle Roger and Aunt Dulcie's house for a quick visit. We had a yummy snack of pulled pork sandwiches with homemade BBQ sauce and it made me miss my Aunt Dulcie's yummy southern cookin'. I can't wait to have another afternoon to go back!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A contest worth entering

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Big Sister + Maggie Moos + Bride Wars= Fun Night

Last week Sam and I were both off work at the same time for the first time in forever. We headed out to Turkey Creek for some ice cream and a movie and had a blast. We saw 'Bride Wars' and it was definitely worth seeing. If you haven't seen it...grab some girlfriends and GO! It was funny, because on the way home we were talking and during the movie we could both see each other in both of the characters in different parts of the movie. I'm so thankful for a big sister and best friend that I can laugh with, cry with and be crazy with.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tennessee Basketball

Last week I went to my first UT basketball game of the season. I miss going to UT for three reasons: Tennessee Football, Men's Basketball, and Lady Vols basketball. My blood runs orange when it comes to Tennessee athletics. I forgot how much fun the atmosphere is at the basketball games. Sadly, we lost...though I have to say we were handed some pretty shady calls by the refs. I can't wait to go to another one soon!

Snow Day!

I opened the front door to a wintery surprise this morning...SNOW! And lots of it! I was quite surprised too, since last night around midnight it was clear and warmer than it had been the past few days before. It was a small blizzard on the way to work. I worked for a few hours and then came home and cuddled up in bed, and I've been here ever since! Paisley and I did have some fun playing in the snow for a minute...and then my poor baby started shivering so we came back in and wrapped up in some blankets. Now, I'm just waiting on Jen to get off work so we can go grab some dinner!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Time to Move!

Panache Productions has officially moved! Visit the new blog home by clicking here!

I'm still here!

I can't believe it is already Sunday! This week has flown by and I have so much that I want to share! I've been working on a few posts, so check back during the week to see what's been going on in my life, my heart, and my mind!