Monday, December 31, 2012

final pics of 2012


Sunday, December 30, 2012

movie night at the hollywood 20!

 My phone has BY FAR the brightest most obnoxious flash in the world!!  Jamie refused to look at it!!

Me and my sweet sista!
We went out to the movies after church tonight.  It was a lot of fun.  The love of my life comes home tomorrow and I am BEYOND excited about that!  If we do anything fun...yep, you guessed it!  I'll take pictures! 

on a lighter note

 We were SO lazy Saturday around our house.  JP was with his daddy, so Preston recruited me as his playmate.  Lucky me!  He was not happy that I only put my feet in his tent...he wanted all of me to sit in it with him. That was easier said than done.  Trust me.
 Papa was a good sport!
Me and curls after church this morning...he wanted to "drive" the truck while Nanny and Papa finished their lunch. 
Well, I hope that everyone has had a blessed Sunday.  I fought the urge to cover my head this morning and remain in bed all day.  As always, I am glad that I did.  Church was awesome, as usual.  The choir was especially great.  The first song they sang the congregation was asked to join in on...
"We've been made more than conquerors
Overcomers in this life
We've been made more than conquerors
Through the blood of Jesus Christ"
Thank God for that.  Joy comes in the morning.....

Saturday, December 29, 2012

the lies he tells

Once again, this picture has nothing to do with this post.  I am just aware that the majority of you do not swing by this site to read my ramblings.  You come here for photos of the very cute children who live in my house!!  So, I thought I would share this one...I took this today right before me and the munchkin took a two hour nap together.  FUN TIMES!!

It's funny how our emotions can change on a dime, isn't it?!  Although my world has been flipped upside down in the recent months, I think that I have handled my circumstances pretty well if I do say so myself.  Don't get me wrong, I have shed buckets of tears and asked God many, many questions.  But overall, He has really taken hold of my emotions and allowed me to experience His peace throughout this new journey.  The kind of peace that passes ALL MY UNDERSTANDING.  And I thank Him for that every single day.  Well, today things have been very different for me, and I cannot explain why.  When I woke up, Satan must have cheered.  He had his equipment on hand and immediately began setting up camp in my mind.  JP and I began our day with a devotion and a prayer.  I'm ashamed to admit that even my time in the Word didn't help.  I know that it's not God's fault.  It's all me.  For whatever reason, I have allowed Satan to get the best of me all day.  I have listened to the lies he has whispered in my ears.  I even began to believe them.  It is because of this that I am typing this post with red, puffy eyes. 

I share my thoughts and feelings on here for two reasons.  One, so that I can have a written record of my walk and Two, in the hopes that what I go through might help others, even if in some small way.  I usually hear from several of you and I am thankful for those friendships that I have formed through my trials.  It means the world to have people around you who understand where you are.  And your pain. 

So, the moral of this post is this...  GUARD YOUR HEART AND YOUR MIND!  "Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:7 When you are in the valley or even on the mountain top, Satan is prowling around just looking for that perfect moment to STRIKE out against you!  " Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."  1 Peter 5:8   I was reminded by a sweet, sweet friend of mine today that Satan is a LIAR!!  Therefore, his job is to fling lies in our direction, often times hitting us where it hurts the most.  Unfortunately, he's been successful in his attempts today.  But, before I curl up in my bed alone tonight my number one priority will be to open God's Word and ask Him to shield my heart against these attacks.  If you are experiencing a similar battle, I urge you to do the same!  Look Satan in the face and remind him of where he belongs!!

In hell. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

my loves

I caught the boys loving on one another last night and forgot to post it..... LOVE THEM!!  (Now, this was prior to them wrestling and JP pushing Preston off the bed, so I'm glad I captured it on camera!)

final batch of pictures from our christmas break

Well, this is pretty much most of the pictures I took with our families.  I am SO GLAD the break is not over though...  I am really enjoying today!  It's almost 1:30 and I am STILL in my pj's!  That's what I call a vacation.

I am about to head out to run some errands and then tonight JP and I will be hanging out with some friends...maybe I'll take a few pictures there too.  I usually do.  I even annoy myself at times!  LOL 

I hope everyone is having a HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

a chilly afternoon at furman

christmas morning

Needless to say, our boys are SPOILED ROTTEN!  We had a very blessed Christmas!

*JP had Christmas with his other cousins, MacKenzie and Coleman, very early Christmas morning.  I hope to post pictures from their Christmas soon. *