Friday, December 31, 2010

Psalm 34

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:1-3

Extol means to praise highly, to bless, to glorify, exalt or celebrate.

The Message version of the Bible records verse 1 this way: "I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise."

I found an online commentary that made three points about what David is doing in this passage.

He is:
Resolving to praise God constantly (I will bless the Lord at all times)
Committing to praise God openly (his praise will always be on my lips)
Desiring to praise God heartily (my soul will boast in the Lord)

I have been listening to Beth Moore lately. This quote struck me because of what I read in Psalm 34:
"We are going to most believe what we most rehearse. There is power in the words coming out of our mouth. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It is the bread of life. Lets change our complaints to praise."
Oh, how convicting these words are. I will most believe what comes out of my mouth most often. If I follow Psalm 34, what comes out of my mouth should be praises to God and glory to Him.

Do I bless God every chance I get?
Do my lungs expand with his praise?
Do I praise him constantly, heartily and openly?

There is power in our words. The Word of God is the bread of life and if we speak the Word, we are speaking life, truth, praises and blessings. We are bringing glory to God and growing our faith - all at the same time.

In this new year, may I cease striving more, and instead strive to praise, bless and bring glory to my God.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

the Christmas Tree

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season, is to sit in the living room with all the lights off except for the lights on the Christmas tree. That's where I'm sitting now.

It's so....peaceful. I am just sitting here thinking and praying.

I just love our tree. It is very special to me. I love to just look at the ornaments and think about when we got each one and from whom and for what occasion.

In the spirit of Christmas, I encourage you to take time before you go to bed some night to shut off the lights, the television or whatever keeps your mind preoccupied, and just sit in the presence of the lit Christmas tree.

Pray. Sing. Read. Blog. Relax. Sleep. Journal. Cuddle with a loved one. Think.

Just enjoy the simplistic beauty of the Christmas tree. We have a star ornament on the tree and I love to let my eyes travel to the star and think about the wise men who saw the star in the East and followed it to Jesus.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Believe by Natalie Grant

This is another one of my favorite Christmas songs....

Let's always remember the miracle of the Christmas story.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Motivation

...for the Lord will be your confidence.

Proverbs 3:26

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Motivation

In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.

Colossians 2:3

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Motivation

You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.

Psalm 139:3

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hallelujah (Light Has Come)

Monday Motivation

Your ways, O God, are holy.
What god is so great as our God?

Psalm 77:13

Friday, December 3, 2010

"You Never Let Go"

Thank you God for never letting go.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Motivation

Yet He knows the way I have taken...He will certainly accomplish what He has decreed for me...

Job 23:10, 14

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!! I do not have any pictures to post from Thanksgiving Day because I left my camera at our first stop and did not take pictures there and did not have it the rest of the day :(

We had a great day of eating too much food and spending great time with family. We have much to be thankful for every day of the year!!

I am going to list my 'ABC's of Thanks'.

A- Amazing Grace. Thankful for the amazing grace that I get from God.
B- Bible
C- Children. Taylor. Aubrey
D- Dogs and my sweet Maggie :)
E- Energy. I'm thankful for the energy I have most days to be the mom and person I need to be.
F- Food :)
G- Grandparents
H- Homeschooling. I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to homeschool my girls.
I- Ice Cream - my favorite is Peppermint at the moment :)
J- Jokes. I love things that make me laugh.
K- Kindness. So thankful for kind people and kind friends. Just kind things in general. :)
L- Love. The love of my Savior. my husband. my kids. my family.
M- Mommy necklaces. I think they are so cute. I have been looking at them today on baby half off. I'm tempted to buy one, or two for myself as a Christmas gift.
N- Nieces and a nephew
O- Ocean. One of my favorite places to be!!
P- Parents
Q- Quiet time.
R- Rainbows the colors. They still represent one of God's promises
S- Smiles
T- Thanksgiving Day
U- Understanding.
V- Van. I'm thankful for a vehicle to drive.
W- Water. To drink. to bathe. to swim.
X- x'tra comfy blankets
Y- You!
Z- Zany. I'm thankful for the zany things in my life that makes it perfectly fun and zany.

Sanctus Real - "Lead Me" the song

Sanctus Real - "Lead Me"

Jody and I have been blessed with a great marriage. We have been married for 17+ years and been friends for more years. It has not been a marriage without conflict. We have had struggles and we have had disappointments in each other.

However, through all the years, Jody has been the rock in our marriage. He has guided our marriage. He has been the leader we needed in our home. For that, I feel blessed.

I know not all marriages are like this. I hear too many times of marriage ending in divorce or marriages where the couple does not seem like they like each other at all. I pray for people who are in marriages like this. I pray that you will seek Christan counseling and find help to resolve any conflict that may be between you and your spouse.

Listen to the story behind the song "Lead Me" in this post. I will post the song video in the next post.

Jesus, You Are All To Us

♪ ♫ Let the glory of Your name be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives
We believe You're all to us ♫ ♪

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'll Say Yes

To your will Lord, where You lead me...I'll say yes.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Motivation

The Lord will send His faithful love by day; His song will be with me in the night...

Psalm 42:8

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chick-Fil-A video

Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine".

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

Here is a place near Me. I will put you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with My hand...

Exodus 33:21-22

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Putting God Back in the Holidays"

I just received "Putting God Back In The Holidays" by Bill and Penny Thrasher (Bill is a Professor at Moody Bible Institute)in the mail! I am so excited to start reading it. The author challenges us to rest in the midst of the busyness that comes with holidays.

This book covers all the holidays, from New Years to Easter to Mother's Day and Labor Day, and it is filled with practical and spiritual ideas to make each holiday special.

Thrasher says this is how we will know if we had a "successful" Christmas : "If you have a better relationship with the Lord at the end of the holiday celebrations, you have had a very successful holiday."

With our to-do list for the holidays, I find it extremely difficult to have quiet time with the Lord. How can my relationship with God be better at the end of the holidays?

Feeling closer to God at the end of the holidays is a challenge for me. This will be my December challenge. I will share with you more about what I learn in the book during the month of December.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let The Waters Rise

I am thankful that God is with me always. When the waters rise, He is there with me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All Things New

I really enjoy listening to music. One of my favorite singers is Nicole Sponberg. She has recently released a new album and I can't wait to get it on my nano so I can listen to it all the time!!

Here are some words from one of the songs that I really like "All Things New":

So we watch and we wait and we hope and we pray
You will come and make all things new
And we won't be afraid as we long for the day
You will come and make all things new

The bridge carries this promise:
Our struggles here cannot compare to what we have to gain

All things new. No more pain, no more death. The chorus is a reference to Revelation 21, which talks about the Lord returning to rule on the earth.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My verse

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"
Psalm 73:25-26

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Prayer

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to Eternity

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Motivation

Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot
save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear...

Isaiah 59:1

Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Me Patience

I have been praying a lot lately for patience. I need to remember that everything that touches my life is sifted through the hands of my loving God. I must understand that He is complete control and when I have to wait, it is just for God to say "now" and what I am praying about can be taken care of. I just need to learn to wait on God!!

Psalm 40:1-3:
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.

Monday Motivation

But You, GOD my Lord, deal kindly with me because of Your name; deliver me because of the goodness of Your faithful love.

Psalm 109:21

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Great Fall Cleanup

Like everyone, I’m on a mission to to declutter our whole house. I am starting today!! I am in the process of decluttering every closet, drawer, shelf, every space in my house!!

You all know how much I love STUFF. I just don’t want the stuff we don’t need, use or treasure to weigh down our lives.

So…I came up with a plan. I want to tackle the problem areas of our home that are kind of bigger than life.

One area is the garage. It has not really been decluttered since we moved in, but I have a plan to change this!!I am not sure how we accumulated so much stuff??? CRAZY

And also on my plan is -- our master closet. It is bad. It is life threatening to even go into the closet. No joke!!!

Another area is my kitchen cabinets, can't even talk about them.

I only have given myself about one month to complete these tasks. But I am determined to get our WHOLE house under control before the holidays hit. And this time, they will stay that way – I have absolutely no doubt in my mind.

And just so you don’t think I’ve completely lost my organizing style, my kitchen pantry is good and my laundry room is organized : )

I will be sure and take before/after pictures so that you can see the changes and improvements :)

It amaze me how a decluttered space seems to make my life go smoother. I love it.

So that’s my plan for the Great Fall Clean Up at the King house.

Is there a space that is putting you over the edge? Join me in my Great Fall Cleanup!!

The Power of the Cross

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Some of my favorite words in the song is:
Now the daylight flees, now the ground beneath
quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life.
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh to see my name written in the wounds,
for through Your suff'ring I am free.
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live
won through Your selfless love!

This, the power of the cross;
Son of God - slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Praise God for sending His son to die for my sins that I may obtain everlasting life.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Motivation

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me.

John 14:1

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hollywood, CA

While visiting Jody last week in San Diego, we went to Hollywood, CA one day. It was lots of fun and we got to see and do lots.
We left San Diego early Saturday morning for the almost 2 hour drive to Hollywood, CA. As you can see the girls enjoyed the ride, they were still a little tired from their busy week.

We got to see the stars that are along the street. This was cool to find our favorite stars. We went on a sightseeing tour of Hollywood. We got to see where Michael Jackson had gone to elementary school, lots of mansions of the stars, several places where movies had been filmed (one of mine and the girls favorite was the garden/outside area of the movie "Princess Diaries 2", the LA Ink store where the show takes place, shops, and lots more. The only thing we did not see was the HOLLYWOOD sign on the hill. The day we went was cloudy and you could not see the sign - this had not happened for 2 years and had to happen the one day we were there - oh well.

We had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. However, we did not run into stars while we were eating -well none that we recognized :)

We visited the wax museum that had bunches of stars. They look so real!!

We also toured the Kodak building. This is where the Academy Awards are presented each year. We walked the trail that the stars walk to receive their award. Our tour guide did a great job, he really knew lots about the special night. We sat in the auditorium and we walked across the stage to accept our award! I am so glad that we got to do this tour. It will be so cool to watch the awards ceremony this year and see what it is like that night compared to what it was when we saw it.

We had a great time in Hollywood, CA. I am so happy we got to do this day trip!! It did take us more hours to get back to San Diego than it did to get to Hollywood - thanks to LOTS of traffic and rain :(

Bonfire

Last Tuesday night we had a bonfire at Papaw and Nana's house. We had a fire that Aubrey spent a lot of time "playing" in and keeping stick in it. We had hotdogs and chili for dinner and then had smores for dessert. It was great spending time with family and enjoying the Fall evening :)

Picture Day

Thursday of this past week was picture day for the co-op that we attend (it was actually make-up day for pictures). Pictures for the yearbook were taken and also Fall pictures. It was such a beautiful day and the location was wonderful for a fall day. Thank you Mrs. Donna for taking the girls pictures - I can't wait to see them :) I took some pictures after we finished with our official pictures of the girls and where we were.

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to a pumpkin patch. We had a great time. We rode a hayride to the pumpkin patch, picked our pumpkins after walking all around the pumpkin patch!! Taylor had a fried Oreo that she said was delicious and Aubrey had a UT Orange Slushy (we were hoping to help the VOLS to a victory). Aubrey and her cousin Kaleigh went through a monkey corn maze :) The weather was beautiful and it was great to spend time with family.

Happy Fall

Sorry I have not posted any pictures in awhile. I going to try and catch up some tonight :)

First, I wanted to show you this pictures of Aubrey raking leaves.


No, this was not punishment - she likes to rake leaves. Don't ask me where this comes from, I have no idea (most be her Dad because he usually rakes the leaves). Anyway, we got home from church tonight and she asked if she go outside and rakes leaves!! She was so excited when I said yes and look at the smile on her face :) Of course Maggie had to help her!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Motivation

...may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is.

Ephesians 3:18

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Motivation

Love...always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Motivation

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD.

Philippians 4:6

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Fear/No Worry

"I will have no fear of bad news. MY heart is steadfast TRUSTING the Lord." Psalm 112:7

This was my devotional theme yesterday from "Jesus Calling". For the last few weeks, I have not had a good night sleep because of worry and fear. I wake up and have all kinds of things going on in my mind. During the day, I just start thinking about things and worrying and having fear :(

I pray that if you are in a place of worry like I have been, to cast those over to the Lord. I am tying to do this. When those doubts and fears come in, replace them with what God's word says. This is something I need to do on a daily basis, hourly in fact.

Remember that fear is never from the Lord. Satan will put those fears in your mind. If he can get you to believe them, then you will begin to act them out and he will have you in a place where you are in bondage to those fears. When you are in bondage to them, you can't fully see what the Lord has for you and the goodness and peace he can bring to you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Motivation

Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Schedule

I received this email from a friend of mine today, so I'm sharing it with you. Enjoy!

Weekly Schedule:

Monday Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles
of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not
set a bad example for others.

Thursday Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday The Lord's Day
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please help me so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.

I hope you are having a great week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Motivation

...May the Lord reward you for your kindness...

Ruth 1:8

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Every time I hear this song "In my arms" on the radio, I think of my girls. I dread the hard times that they will face in this world and pray everyday that my girls will grow up trusting in and loving the Lord.

I love the verse ~ I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 111 John 4.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ruin Me

The theme for my devotion this morning was "Shift" and talking of shifting priorities from "me" to "God."

Ruin my life the plans I have made
Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
'Till its You alone I live for,
You alone I live for.

I pray God ruins the plans I have made this week and replaces them with nothing but a desire to live for Him! :-)

Monday Motivation

I will wait for the LORD...I will put my trust in Him.

Isaiah 8:17

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Aubrey!!

My sweet baby girl -

Today (September 6th) - you will be eleven years old at 9:38 p.m. I will never forget the night you were born. I had been in the hospital for awhile waiting for you to grow. I had laid at the hospital and thought about what you would be like, who would you act like, who would you look like, would you be just like Taylor or nothing like Taylor, etc.

When the doctor decided you needed to be born on the morning of September 6th, I had many mixed emotions. I was scared of what your health would be like because you were 8 weeks premature. To be honest, for me this day and a few days afterwards was the absolute worst time of my life. Not because of you. But because instead of you being born and me taking lots of pictures and holding you on my chest and watching you sleep in my room - you came out tiny and not breathing well. Instead of swaddling you and holding you - they were wheeling you in in a tiny incubator to the hospital across the street. Instead of me and daddy and the rest of your family having a great time in the hospital room that night and celebrating your birth - they were following you in the incubator to the NICU. I was left all alone so sad that you had been born early.

But we were so blessed and you got better. Your time in the NICU was a hard and scary time but it was also a wonderful time. It was a time when we saw God in the flesh. You were prayed for by many people. We witnessed the kindness of strangers first hand. Our friends, family, and church members came to see us and prayed for us.

So today we are going to celebrate your life. You have brought us so much joy I can't even begin to share half of it. I thank Jesus every single day for allowing me to be your mom and for blessing me with you. From the beginning of your life, you have been my "Masterpiece" from God. I am so blessed to spend the rest of my life loving you!

Monday Motivation

And remember, I am with you always...

Matthew 28:20

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Motivation

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Isaiah 26:8

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Panama City Beach

We went to Panama City Beach for a vacation (well Jody had to work but the rest of us were on vacation). We left Knoxville on Friday, August 13th and came back on Friday, August 20th. We had a great time, other than Jody who got sick for most of the week :( Nana and Papaw went with us!! We had a great time relaxing at the pool and in the sand, eating out, finding Dairy Queen and Dunkin Donuts. It was great to spend the week away with Nana and Papaw.

I had only been to Panama City once in my life and I was in college when I went before. It is a fun place and the beach area was nice. I am looking forward to going again sometime.

Britton Fun

On Thursday, we kept Britton for a couple of hours. We love spending time with Britton. He is so cute, funny and we just love having him to play with!! While he was here, we took a walk in the stroller - he loves to be outside, played in the yard with a ball, got lots of kisses from us girls, played with Maggie, etc. He started walking real good while we are the beach. This was the first time he had been at the house when he could walk so well. Maggie had a fun time with Britton walking. She would chase him and then he would turn around to "get her" and she would take off running. Britton thought this was so funny :) Of course we took pictures of our time with Britton. I hope you enjoy!!

Birthday Party

On Saturday, Aubrey had friends over to Nana's house to swim. It was a lot of fun with the girls and Aubrey had a great time. It is time to begin birthday celebrations for Aubrey's 11th birthday!! I did not do well taking pictures, I got too busy people talking to moms and forgot about taking pictures :( - for no pictures and :) for getting to talk to other moms!!

I hope you enjoy what pictures I did get!! Thanks Nana and Papaw for letting Aubrey have her friends over to swim at the pool, it is her favorite birthday place :)(and for all your help to me before, during and after the party)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All About Me

Here are a few facts that you may not know about me:

I was born and grew up in Knoxville, TN
I have one sister, she is younger than me
My parents live in Knoxville, TN
I met my husband in high school and church
We have been married for 17 years
I have a 13 year old daughter named Taylor
I have a 11 year old daughter named Aubrey
I have 1 year old shih tzu dog named Maggie
I secretly miss being a mommy to young children
I love being a mom to a 13 and 11 year old
I work for a doctor doing medical transcription
I am a real estate agent
I home school my daughters
My husband works for Carefusion
I would like to have more kids
I have been blogging for a few years
I started blogging after reading other people's blogs and thought it would be a great way for my family to see what we are doing and for me to journal our life
I love to decorate my home
I love local shops from clothing to household items
I love a CLEAN house
I do not like smelly laundry
I love when my house smells good
I love clean sheets
I love snuggling with my daughters
I need to start working out again - I like walking, Pilate and Zumba classes
I am not a coffee drinker
I do not like pedicures
I love my family and friends
I love the beach
Favorite Seasons are Spring and Fall
I enjoy watching Food Network, TLC, and HGTV
Really love my church and pastors
I love dates with my Hubby
I like to give surprise gifts to my family/friends
I love listening to music
I like shopping
I love finding great websites that sale unique items... love ETSY!
I do not like confrontation, I will try to smooth things over.


So I know the list is random and all over the place, but it gives you a brief overview of ME.

Happy Monday!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Motivation

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Motivation

The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you...

Deuteronomy 31:8

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Motivation

The Lord GOD is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places.

Habakkuk 3:19

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome...

to baby Boone. Boone was born on Wednesday, July 28th. I am so happy for John & Kim. Boone is doing great and is so sweet and cuddly. We are so excited to get to know you and watch you grow :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to Britton





Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to Britton,
Happy Birthday to You!!

Britton had his first birthday on Saturday. He has grown and changed so much in his first year of life. He is so special to us and a really sweet boy. Britton, we have enjoyed watching you grow your first year of life and look forward to the second year of your life.

We love you Britton!!

Dixie Stampede

While camping, Aubrey requested that we go to the Dixie Stampede. This is one of her favorite places to go. She loves the soup at dinner and loves the show and horses. So, we went to the Dixie Stampede one night for dinner. The meal was delicious, the show was entertaining, and the South Won!! We had a great time :)

We went camping in Pigeon Forge for a couple of days. It was lots of fun and really hot!! We had a great time. One morning we got up and went to Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg for breakfast. I think it is one of my most favorite breakfast places.

We missed Taylor who went to a church camp for the week, so we enjoyed spoiling Aubrey and I don't think she minded too much :)

Water Fountains, etc

I have a few pictures to post of some things we have done in the last few weeks!!

A couple of weeks ago on Saturday, we went to the World's Fair Park for a picnic, play in the water fountains, visit the Candy Factory, visit the Veteran's Memorial. We had a great time and enjoyed the time together :)

Monday Motivation

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death"

Philippians 3:10

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hold On To Jesus

In the last few weeks, while preparing for the new school year, I have been really thinking about what I want for my girls and praying each day that I could prepare on how to teach them what I think is important. I have been looking for a verse that would represent my prayers, desires and dreams for Taylor and Aubrey. I chose Deuteronomy 30:20 "...that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him."

My prayer for Taylor and Aubrey is that they both would LOVE God with all their heart, would LISTEN to his voice above all other voices and HOLD FAST to the Lord no matter what they face in life.

This song, Hold On To Jesus by Erin O'Donnell (click on the link below and you can hear the song, the video is not ours, it is all I could find with the song) is perfect in sharing what I want for them. The words of this song are the perfect prayer for any parent. As a mom, there is nothing more I desire to teach my children than to hold on tight to Jesus:

You're a little piece of heaven
You're a golden ray of light
and I wish I could protect you
from the worries of this life
but if there's one thing I could tell you
it's no matter what you do
hold to Jesus, He’s holding onto you

The world will try to tell you
that might is more than right
and beauty's on the outside
and being good is a losing fight
but remember what I've told you
'cause the world will make you choose
hold to Jesus, He’s holding on to you

Hold on to Jesus, and cling to his love
rest deep in his mercy
whenever things get rough
don't lose sight of his goodness
and don't ever doubt this truth
that when you hold on to Jesus
He's holding on to you.

Hear me dear Jesus
rock this little one to sleep
keep her close when she's scared
and give her grace when she is weak
I know she'll stumble, but I know she'll make it through
if you hold on to her just like you said you'd do
hold her Jesus and she'll hold on tight to you

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What Joy (Psalm 146)

This morning during my devotion time, the song What Joy was referred to. I had not heard the song in awhile so I looked it up on You Tube.

I needed to hear this song because I needed to be reminded of where my peace and joy come from. My joy comes from having hope in the name of the Lord. My peace comes from having confidence in God and God alone.

And I need to be reminded of that. Over and over and over again.

As I was looking online for the lyrics to this song, I read a description that I couldn't agree with more. It said, "This song is so simple, yet so amazing." The words are powerful and filled with truth.

Here's the video. The lyrics are below.



What Joy (Psalm 146) Written by: Sarah Emerson
You made the heavens and the earth,
the sea and all that is in them
Your promises remain

You give justice to the weak,
You care for the widow and orphan
Forever Lord, You reign

What joy, what joy for those whose hope
is in the name of the Lord
What peace, what peace
for those whose confidence is Him alone

You make the blinded eye to see,
and cherish those who seek Your face
Your faithful love endures
You came to let the slave go free,
You cause the sinner to sing praise

In You we are secure

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Motivation

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Funny Video #3

another funny video that makes me smile :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Motivation

"The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing"

Zephaniah 3:17

I love this description of how much God loves us.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Funny Video #2

Here is another funny video that makes me smile :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

my prayer for today

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Amen.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Love Never Fails

Tuesday Thought

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

Mother Teresa

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Motivation

" Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" Ephesians 3:20

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Granny and Pops

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to Granny and Pops,
Happy Birthday to You!!

This week Granny (on Tuesday) and Pops (on Sunday) have a birthday! We celebrated today because Pops will be in Romania on a mission trip for his birthday. We went to lunch and Aubrey made these cupcakes for us to have after lunch. She made the cupcakes and decorated them!! The cupcakes were delicious and so pretty. Aubrey you did a good job.

From 2010-07-10

Dollywood

We went to Dollywood last week. We had a great time and did not let the heat stop us at all!! I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Maggie

Here are some updated pictures of Maggie. They are also before and after grooming and haircut :)

4th of July weekend

We had a great time celebrating with family and friends for the 4th of July.

Made me Glad

This is such a song of hope and joy.

I will bless the Lord forever
I will trust Him at all times
He has delivered me from all fear
He has set my feet upon a rock
I will not be moved
And I'll say of the Lord
You are my shield, my strength
My portion, deliverer
My shelter, strong tower
My very present help in time of need
Whom have I in heaven but You
There's none I desire beside You
You have made me glad
And I'll say of the Lord
You are my shield, my strength
My portion, deliverer
My shelter, strong tower
My very present help in time of need

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Funny Video

Here is a video that always makes me smile :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

How Great Is Our God

This morning is beautiful in East Tennessee. The weather is wonderful for July 2nd, the skies have been the most beautiful blue for the last couple of days and very few clouds in the sky. It reminds me of how great our God is. No matter when I need to be reminded there are some wonderful reminders everyday in my life that remind me that "Name above all names, Worthy of all praise, My heart will sing, how great is our God..."

Here are the lyrics to How Great is Our God:

The splendor of a King,
clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice,
all the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in light,
and darkness tries to hide
it trembles at his voice,
trembles at his voice

How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great
How great is our God

And age to age He stands
and time is in His Hands
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End
The Godhead, three in one
Father, Spirit, Son
the Lion and the Lamb,
the Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great,
How great is our God

Name above all names
Worthy of all praise
My heart will sing
how great is our God
Name above all names
you are worthy of all praise
and my heart will sing
how great is our God

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Maggie

Here are a few pictures of Maggie. She had a birthday on June 11th and was one year old.

Maggie does not like it when there are storms outside. She gets really scared. She usually hides under the kitchen table. On Monday night this week, we had a storm and the girls made Maggie this tent where she could hide. She loved the tent and was happy when the storm was over!!

Also, there is a picture that Aubrey drew as a celebration for the Fourth of July!!

trip to Atlanta

Last Friday and Saturday, we took a trip to Atlanta. We went to the outlet mall in North Atlanta and a trip to the American Girl Store.

Aubrey participated in a hair class for her doll on Friday night. She was able to do 2 different hair styles for her doll. She had a lot of fun at the class. She got an awesome goody bag for going to the class. We also had dinner at the Bistro Cafe at the American Girl Store. It was yummy!

We had a fun trip and found lots of things shopping at the outlets. Nana went with me and the girls and it was a fun girl trip!!

P.S. We were so happy to see an Orange Julius store in the mall :) We had to have a picture!!

Britton

It has been awhile since I showed Britton pictures. He is growing so fast and learning so much. He is adorable. We love getting to spend time with him.
Here are some pictures of Britton last week. Sorry they are dark, I should have turned on the flash :( The stair gate is for Maggie, not Britton. He can get up the steps with no problems and it is really good exercise for me!!

Summer Swim

We have been really busy so far this summer. Last week we were able to begin having fun at the pool. The water is warm, the sun is bright, popsicles are delicious, and it is fun to swim with friends. Happy Summer to everyone!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Motivation

I have called you by name…

You are Mine.




Isaiah 43:1

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Motivation

I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.


Psalm 34:4

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

to my Dad who is the best father and grandfather to my girls.

And to my husband who is the best Dad to my girls and an awesome husband.

I love you both VERY much! I hope you have a Happy Father's Day!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Motivation

You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.


Psalm 32:7

Monday, June 7, 2010

this week

This is Vacation Bible School week. Taylor is going to Stock Creek to be a volunteer in VBS. She is helping in music and really enjoyed it today. She loves working with Mrs. Sarah and this year Hannah is also helping.

Aubrey is going to VBX at Sevier Heights. This is Bible School for 5th and 6th graders. She enjoyed it today. From what I understand they had a skit with a live pig, played kickball, had refreshments, talked about creation, had a snack and sang songs. This is all she wanted to share this afternoon, she had a great time!!

After Vacation Bible School this week, the girls are spending time with grandmothers and cousin Kaleigh. Today, we met for lunch after VBS, went to the mall to jump on the trampoline and paint pottery.

I hope you all have a great week.



sweet girls

On Sunday night, we got to keep two of the sweetest girls after church. K and K remind me of when my girls use to be little. They are so sweet and we all (including Maggie) really enjoyed spending time with them. David and Sarah we are available anytime to play : )

Dance Recital 2010

As promised, I have a few pictures from dance recital practice and the recital. The girls had lots of fun and loved every minute. They both did a great job on performing their dances. I am looking forward to next dance year!! (there are 2 sets of pictures so be sure and look at both)


Monday Motivation

…by Him everything was created, in Heaven and on earth…all things were created by Him and for Him.

Colossians 1: 16

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Busy Week

This is dance recital week at the King house. The girls have dance recital on Saturday. They are so excited. They just love everything about dancing. I love to see them so happy when they dance. They dancing in company dances, solo dances, and other class dances at the recital. It will be a buy time for them. So, this will be a busy week getting ready for dance recital. I will have pictures by the weekend.

I hope you all have a great week!!

Memorial Day Weekend

We went camping for Memorial Day Weekend. I left my camera at home :(
We had a great time. Nana and Papaw went camping and stayed next to us. Angela, Benji, and Bennett camped with Nana and Papaw.

The girls tie-dyed tshirts, did some rock climbing, went on a hay ride around the campground, had a scavenger hunt at the campground, watched "Toothfairy" on an outdoor movie screen, played Bingo, rode bikes, ate ice cream, went rafting, swimming, etc... It was a busy weekend!!

Bill, Tracy, Kaleigh, and Gabriella camped close by at another campground. Bill and Kaleigh visited on Saturday. Kaleigh spent the night and we had lots of fun!!

We came home a day early because it had rained every day while we were camping. We decided we had enough of the rain camping : ) So, we came home, unpacked, started laundry, and started drying out the camper. Then we enjoyed a nice Memorial Day dinner at Wasabi and then had ice cream at Marble Slab - Yummy!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I loved seeing all the flags honoring those who fight for our country. Thank you to the women and men willing to give their lives for freedom.

I


Dollywood with Nana & Bennett

Last week we went to Dollywood with Nana and Bennett. We had nice weather and a fun day.

Worthy of Our Praise

This morning I heard "Hallelujah". Whenever I hear it, everything in me wants to drop to my knees in worship or jump to my feet and raise my hands high.

Here are the lyrics:
Hallelujah, hallelujah
You are worthy, of our praise (repeat)

Be high and lifted up
Be high and lifted up
Be high and lifted up, Jesus

It's You we glorify
It's You we're lifting high
Your name be glorified

As I listen - if I truly let the words sink in and wash over me - they are cleansing to my soul. The words wash out the selfishness in me. The anger. The fear. The sadness. The anxiety. The critical spirit. The self-centeredness. The doubt. The despair. Because these words are not about me. They're all about Him. And sometimes I need to be reminded that life is not about me.

These words make me want to cry or scream or shout or weep or cheer. I want God's name to be glorified. I want to lift Him high....simply because He is worthy of our praise.

Take a few minutes and turn the music up. Forget everything around you and either get on your knees or jump to your feet.

Because He is worthy friends. He is WORTHY.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Motivation

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good...to Him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.


Psalm 136:1, 4

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Motivation

He is before ALL things and in HIM ALL things hold together.


Colossians 1:17

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Motivation

"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy."

Job 8:21

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Women Are Special

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
-Psalm 139:14 (NIV)


God made women special. We are the help meet. We strive to be the Proverbs 31 woman and all that entails.

We are chauffeurs, cooks, nose wipers, homework helpers, teachers, maids, schedulers and executioners of life.

We are women, mothers, sisters, wives, lovers, daughters, friends.

From the time we wake in the morning we’re on a mission. Everything we do is for everyone else.

We wake our household, make sure their bellies are full. Ensure the children are educated. Clean. Delegate household duties.We run errands, schedule appointments for more errands to be ran. We plan meals, vacations, we plan our lives.

All the while loving our family wholeheartedly.

As the day progresses, we continually do for others. Never taking into account the reasoning. We do it from our hearts. We do it because we love. We’re nurturers. We go to bed after everyone else, planning the next day – week – month. From sun up to sun down, we’re constantly doing for everyone else. This is what we were made for.

It’s tiring. It sometimes feels like no one notices everything we do. We feel forgotten, looked over, taken for granted.

I remembered this poem that I’d once read a while ago.

Tears of a Woman

“Mom, why are you crying?” he asked his mom.

“Because I’m a woman” she told him.

“I don’t understand,” he said.

His mom just hugged him and said, “and you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason” was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to GOD. When GOD got on the phone the man said, “GOD, why do women cry so easily?”

GOD said:

“When I made women she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. This same sensitivity helps her to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and shares in her teenagers anxieties and fears.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

I gave her a tear to shed, it’s hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. It’s her only weakness; it’s a tear for mankind.”

— Author Unknown —


Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Motivation

Proverbs 18:10
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower:
the righteous run to it and are safe."

How refreshing that in my weariness, the Lord is my strong tower. I can't run away and hide, but I can always run to Him.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

baton twirling

On Monday, we had a fun day with the Cormack girls. The girls did lots of things - jumped on trampoline, went to Bennett's baseball game (which he won!!), flashlight tag, had pizza for dinner, etc... The girls also did a baton twirling competition for us and it was awesome. I think they might want to start back in baton twirling next year!! Sorry the pictures were so dark, it was getting dark outside.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Motivation

“My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandment with you;
keep my commandments and live;
keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;
bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Proverbs 7:1-3 (ESV)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Children's Musical

Here are some pictures from the children's musical at church. It was called Kings, Dreams, and Schemes. It was the story of King Daniel. Thank you to Mrs. Cheri for putting this all together. It was awesome!!

the Weekend

This past weekend was lots of fun!! We had friends stay with us for the weekend while their mom and dad were out of town. All the girls had a great time together Friday and Saturday.

On Friday afternoon Aubrey had practice at church for the children's choir musical that was last night. Then after practice, we went to the Dogwood Arts parade in downtown Knoxville.

Taylor's last 13th birthday party

Taylor had her last 13th birthday party at Granny and Pop's house. It was celebrated with her cousin Gabriella who turned 1 at the end of March.

Easter

Pictures from Easter morning of my sweet girls!

Neighborhood Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Each year the neighborhood that we live in has an Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday morning before Easter for all the children. Aubrey had a great time at the egg hunt this year.

Another birthday party

Taylor had another birthday party where she invited friends to go roller skating. It was Easter weekend so several friends were out of town.

Monday Motivation

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,
so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have hope.

Romans 15:4

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Motivation

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

Zig Ziglar

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Motivation

The only ones amoung you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Motivation

"No amount of stuff equals contentment or fulfillment."

Dave Ramsey

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beautiful Terrible Cross

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

But there is so much more......................................................

Friday, April 2, 2010

Taylor's 13th birthday

On the day of Taylor's 13th birthday she wanted to go to Wasabi for lunch and to church the night of her birthday (her bday was on Wednesday). So, went to lunch at Wasabi where we had a great time. They sung Happy Birthday to her at Wasabi and she loved that!! Nana and Papaw were able to come have lunch with us also and we had a great time!!

After Wasabi we went to the Puppy Zone and loved on the puppies. After Puppy Zone, Taylor went birthday shopping with Nana!!

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Our Car!!

Of course we needed to drive a convertible while in San Diego, CA. Here is the car we had while on a trip. We really look good in a convertible!! I did not miss my van at all :) We want us a convertible for Knoxville, TN!!

In and Out Burger

I told you before we like to eat!! The girls and I were introduced to In and Out Burger. It is the most delicious cheeseburger and french fries I have EVER had!!
The milkshakes were awesome Jody and the girls said!! YUM, YUM, YUM!!
I want me an In and Out Burger right now!!
Here are pictures from our experience at In and Out!!

Disneyland

While visiting San Diego, we drove to Disneyland and spent the day. We volunteered at Keep Blount Beautiful to get our tickets. The volunteer experience was great. The people at Keep Blount Beautiful were so helpful in getting us signed up, getting a time and our supplies for us to volunteer, and made it a great experience.

We love everything Disney and Disneyland was no exception. We did not expect to like Disneyland as much as do Disneyworld (don't ask me why?!) but we loved Disneyland. We can't wait to go back and visit again!!

Our visit to San Diego

I have not had a chance to post pictures in awhile.
A couple of weeks ago the girls and I went to San Diego, CA while Jody was working an extended time there. We spent 10 days in San Diego, CA and we had so much fun. We went on tours, went to Disneyland, went to the beach, went shopping, and did lots of other things. In the next few posts, I will share some pictures of our time in San Diego, CA.

We spent many hours at the beach.

Visiting the Hotel Coronado and Glider Port

One day we drove across a huge bridge from downtown San Diego and went over to see the Hotel Coronado. A few of the pictures are on the bridge as were driving over!! It was very windy this day and it was very windy on top of the bridge in the car. Aubrey would closed her eyes and put her head down going over, she did better going back to San Diego!!

We also visited the Glider port in San Diego this day. There were people out gliding over the ocean. Really neat to watch. We were not brave enough to try gliding this time, but I think one or more of us will in the future (hint: I will not be Jody)!!

Eating Japanese

We love to eat Japanese food and no matter where we are, we try to find a good Japanese. Jody had found out about Benihana several years ago and he took me there when I had visited San Diego with him before. We were excited to take the girls. They thought it was delicious (but still love Wasabi the best!!)

Tour of San Diego

One day while in San Diego, the girls and I went on a tour of the city of San Diego. This was a fun tour because you toured on the streets of San Diego from this bus and then it went into the water and you toured the bay of San Diego. It was really neat and we learned a lot of cool things about San Diego.

San Diego Zoo

While in San Diego, we visited the zoo. It is awesome and huge. We had a great time.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Before the Throne of God

Thank You Lord for sending Your Son To Die on the cross for MY sins!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Alone Can Rescue

"You alone can rescue. You alone can save. You alone can lift us from the grave. You came down to find us, led us out of death. To you alone belong the highest praise."


Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Motivation

A cheerful heart is good medicine...


Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Taylor,
Happy Birthday to you!!

13 years ago, God gave me one of the most awesome gift ever. He gave me Taylor Nicole King to take care of while we are here on this earth. He picked her just for me and Jody, and us just for her - I think we got the better end of the deal! ;) She is wonderful and I thank Jesus for her every day. Happy birthday my sweet baby girl! Teenage years, here we come!

Here are 13 things (in no particular order) that I love about Taylor...

1. She has a sweet and caring heart. She has a servant's heart.
2. She is so funny. She keeps us laughing all the time.
3. She has a sweet laugh.
4. She loves to sing and dance. She is very talented.
5. She loves her family.
6. She is becoming who God has created her to be.
7. She loves her church and her leaders in church.
8. She loves to shop.
9. She is a great big sister and friend.
10. She is smart and she loves to learn new things.
11. She loves to be with children and take care of them.
12. She will watch TLC and HGTV shows with me.
13. She is always happy and making me smile.

This is the Bible Verse I claim for her ...

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."

Happy Birthday Taylor!!
You are so loved!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Motivation

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.

Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

There is a song "Be Thou My Vision". It is a beautiful ancient Celtic Hymn. The song is beautiful both in music and in word. This is the history of this song.

The tune name is called 'Slane,' after the Hill of Slane in County Meath, Ireland. When Patrick first came to Ireland to spread Christianity, he was forbidden by pagan royal decree from lighting any fires at the Spring Equinox. Patrick defied the Royal Edict, and lit the first Paschal Fire in Ireland from atop the Hill of Slane. It's so tall (about 500 feet, or 160 metres) that the fire couldn't be missed. The pagan king at Tara was so impressed with Patrick's devotion that he gave him leave to begin proselyting. The rest, as they say, is history.(not my wording I swiped from a forum because I liked the way it was written)

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'ns Son!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Motivation

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

Deepak Chopra

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Motivation

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity

but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”


Thomas Merton

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Motivation

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may

be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future

generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”

Gaylord Nelson

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

Join me every Monday for a thought provoking quote to inspire you and get you through the hustle and bustle of the week.

“You will never be happy with what you want
if you are not happy with what you have.”

Author Unknown

I Love...

to celebrate the month of love... here are a few of the things I love. They are in no particular order.

Jody
Taylor and Aubrey
Maggie
God
family
music
girlfriends
laughing so hard it hurts
forgiveness
snow
thunderstorms
UT Football and Basketball
Sevier Heights Baptist Church
BP icees
Bible studies
my house
blogging
being an aunt to my nephew and nieces
snuggling
sweet kisses
holidays
travel
The Olympics
mexican food
babies
learning
camping
the first days of Fall
the first days of Spring
Disney World
being a Mom
being a wife
Sunshine
books
Jack Johnson
The Notebook (movie)
Dear John (movie)
photo albums and pictures
Third Day
giggles
Japanese food
Burt's Bees lip balm
candles