Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crawling out of the Dumps

Is winter over yet?

Sorry, I have not been around.  I have found myself in a funk that I just can't seem to shake, except for the last few days, which have been W O N D E R F U L with 70 degree weather.

This year winter has really kicked me in the rear.  I feel like the last few months have just loomed over my head, with sickness, anxiousness, worry, and the plain old blues.  For a while there it seemed like one of us was sick with something every weekend.  Then there were some changes with Mr. T's job which made me a little anxious (everything is good now), and few other issues swirling around that now are seeming to settle in the dust.  

So this morning, I decided to make a conscientious effort to start 'crawling out of the dumps' and have better days.  I also started doing the Whole 30 cleanse.  Today is day 3, and let me tell you it has not been easy.  But I hear it starts to get better after the first few days.  I can already tell a little bit of a difference.  I don't feel quite as lethargic as I would at the end of a typical day.  I'm still tired, but not that gross kinda feeling that I used to have.  I will try to share some recipes that I have used already, and ones that I plan to use.  

Everything else in our life is good.  Sweet P is beginning to enter into the 'Terrible Two's' stage, but really for the most part, she is still just as sweet as ever.  She's just learning to be more independent, and sometimes it gets her into trouble.  

I'll leave you with some photos, and hopefully it won't be months before you hear from me again!

Laura





Monday, December 9, 2013

Tis the Season...

Hey y'all!  

Sorry I haven't been around here for a while.  I always get distracted when the holidays come around.  And I luv it!

I love seeing all the lights, listening to the holiday music, eating great food, seeing the people I love, and making new memories.  Especially since I now have a little one that can start to enjoy these things too.  

So, since I get so distracted, and since it will probably get worse as Christmas gets closer, I am going to officially take a break from the blog world until the New Year gets here.  

But in the mean time, enjoy some photos from the past couple of months.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!















Friday, November 8, 2013

From of Old


Have you ever thought about the fact that you know a God from old? (Of course I'm talking to those of you who know God as your personal savior, and if you don't, I would love to tell you how.)  

It is crazy to me to think that God's love, faithfulness, kindness, goodness...his very being has been around since...well...there was never really a time when it wasn't.  

Does that not blow your mind?  I mean, for reals, think about it.  

God has ALWAYS existed.  He has ALWAYS been around.  Before earth was created, it was just him.  Before anything that we have come to know, before history happened, there was God.  Gives a whole new meaning to 'from of old', right?

I'm not necessarily writing to make us dwell on how 'old' God is, but just the fact that he has been around since before we can imagine.  

So with that thought in mind, why wouldn't we trust his word, and his promises, and his love and goodness?  Honestly, this is a question more for myself than it is for anyone else.  Why do I struggle with trusting God?  Wouldn't he be the most trustworthy person ever? Ever, ever?  I mean, he is the author of everything I know, and don't know.  He was around before I came into being, and will still be around long after my bones dry up.  He is a 'know it all', literally.  His wisdom exceeds everything.  

So why do I struggle?

I mean, I know the answer.  I have a sin nature, and I hate it.  It makes me struggle.  And all I can do is remember verse 7 from above, and I know that the God from of old will do what he says.  

Do you struggle with trusting God?  I do.  A lot.  If I may, knowing God's age, or lack thereof, should be proof enough that he knows what he is doing and that we should trust him.  I seriously have to remind myself of this all. the. time.  

God loves us, ya'll, and desperately wants us to know his character and bestow his wisdom and goodness on us.

I know this post is a little random, but God just put this on my heart and I wanted to share.

Love ya'll!
Laura  


Monday, November 4, 2013

The countdown begins...

In case you haven't noticed it's November!!!
That means I get to start counting down till Thanksgiving and Christmas!!
I lurve the holidays.  I mean lurrrvvee.  For reals.

I have already bought some new Christmas ornaments for our tree and even watched Elf one evening.  Lurve.

So this year, Mr. T and I are making Holiday goals/list - things that we want to make a point of doing as a family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  (Rest assured that the movie 'Christmas Vacation' will be on that list.  Oh, cousin Eddie...) List coming soon.

Anyway, I wanted to share a few photos from a pumpkin farm we visited a couple weeks ago.  So much fun!








PS.  Follow me on instagram to see my 25 days of things I'm thankful for, starting today.  


Thursday, October 31, 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day 31

Last day!  Yay!  You did it!  We did it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with me through this challenge.  I hope that all these verses that you have memorized will stick with you and come to mind when you need them.
Here is the last day's verses:


I'm thankful for you all!
Laura

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day 30

One more day left.
How ya'll doing?  I've been busting my butt to make up for the day's I've missed.  But honestly I'm loving having these verses in my head and on my heart.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day 28

Is it the end of October yet?  This has been a busy month for us.  We had birthday's to celebrate, alumni weekend at our alma mater, family trips, sickness (ear infections, and stomach virus), and church functions. Today alone we have already experienced a nasty fall with a nice bruise on the cheek, and a swollen hand from the toilet lid falling on it.  (Take a wild guess as to who these things happened too.)

And then there is this goal of memorizing bible verses for 31 days straight.

I'm not gonna lie, I didn't do so well.  I would start off well in the week and then fade by Wednesday because things would just get crazy.

But, good news!  There is still 3 days left of this month, and by golly I'm going to still try to memorize some of the verses I skipped.

How are you doing with your memorization?  Don't be discouraged if you didn't get very far.  Maybe next month set a goal for yourself that you feel comfortable with, and pick out verses that have great meaning to you.  That is my plan.  I always want to be hiding God's word in my heart because I never know when I will need it.

Today, review week 1's passage.


Praying for ya'll!
Have a good monday!
Laura