Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Best Friends!

I do not need to say much! These pictures speak for themselves! My favorite is the first one! My two sweet boys! WHOA!
Wyatt thinks Cal is the best! He was all clean from Cal's loving bath!

Man I was a crazy blogger today! I had tons to tell from this weekend!;) Hope you enjoy the last 3 posts!


Wyatt was laying in his bed last night playing with his mobile while I was picking up the house! When I walked into his bedroom, this is how I found him! AHHHH... my son will NOT suck his thumb. A pacifier is totally fine with me, I can take that away... but a thumb is not something I can get rid of! Every time I see this happen from now on... I am sticking a pacie in his mouth! He is so cute though isn't he?! But no thumb suckers in my house!!! ;)

Chi Alpha '09 - REVOLUTION

Chi Alpha was this last weekend! This year I was behind the scenes, running errands and helping out the staff any way I could. I love to serve in this way and it was great for me to "relax" from teaching and just serve the Lord in a different way. I have been very emotional and struggling myself with certain issues and did not feel I could give the girls 100% of myself to them. SO this is where the Lord lead me to help. I enjoyed it tremendously. Christy was a "groupie" with me this weekend and we got to spend time together helping out and hanging out. I so needed this time with one of my sweet girlfriends. The Lord has put us in each others lives for a reason these least few months. It is so neat to see how our lives are all written and intertwined with one another. How could you not love a God who meets ALL your needs, especially with friends!
Me, Kendel and Christy

Me, Christy, Ashlea, & Kendel
Some of the greatest, godly friends I have!

Me and Christy, One of my new favorite people in the whole world!

Christy and I at Corner Stone Baptist Church! We took pictures of the students performing soo many service projects. They did an amazing job. We cleaned out Clothes Closets for the homeless, painted playgrounds, cleaned soup kitchens and cleaned the area around apartments in South Dallas. It was neat to see how humble our students were when working in this area of town. They were so willing to do anything asked of them and I know they learned from it. Each of them were able to give a little bit of Jesus to a community that needed their help.

Me and Ashlea
Love, Love, Love her!

Andrew got to work with the 11th grade boys! This is where we teach throughout the year. He loves these boys. I think he goes back to being in 11th grade when he hangs out with them. I love watching my husband mentor and form relationships with these boys. The Lord has given him such a heart for high school boys and it is great to see him working with them. He was exhausted at the end of the weekend. Spending the night with 12 boys all weekend does not get you much sleep! But he enjoyed every minute of it!
We adore our Youth Group at the Heights!
FYI: Wyatt stayed with this Grandmommy and Granddaddy! We were so ready to hold him at the end of the weekend!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Shopping Fun!!!

So I have the best Mother-n-Law a girl could have, and Wyatt has a WONDERFUL Grandmommy! He likes to go shopping with us. Let me just tell you that Amanda and I love to shop! We can not help buying all the cute clothes in the stores and all the fun accessories! We found these sunglasses today in Gimboree and had to buy them! Wyatt seems to think they are pretty cool as well! He is one COOL DUDE! ;) What do you think?! We could not resist!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentines... XXOOX

I just wanted to share a few pictures of Wyatt on Valentines day. He has gotten soo big. I am so incredibly lucky to have two Valentines who love me. The Lord has blessed me abundantly. Happy Valentines Day Andrew and Wyatt... I love you both more than words can express.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Wednesday night we had a Valentines Party with our 11th graders at church. I wish I took more pictures, but we did "old school" things. The students made Valentines Bags, decorated heart shape cookies, ate cupcakes, passed out Valentines to one another, guessed how many Hot tamales were in a jar, and had a bubble blowing contest. It was so much fun to go back to the elementary school days and the kids really enjoyed it. Andrew... who is one of the "kids" loved the bubble gum blowing game. He was very positive that he was the BEST at blowing bubbles, but he let one of the students win! ;)We adore the students we have gotten to work with the last 2 years. We have formed long lasting relationships with young men and women and have learned so much from each of them. We are blessed to have them in our lives. The Lord called both of us to serve with the youth when we were in college and we would not trade it for the world. Here is one of our sweet boys this year, Spencer! He loves babies and is great with them! If you ever need a man-nie give him a call! Wyatt seems to like him a lot too.... I think Spencer's arm tasted good that night!
The picture below is Peggy! She took Andrew and I under her wing when we first got into the church. We love her so much! She is an amazing women of God. If you have not, you need to hear her teach. The Lord has definitely gifted her with teaching His word. She has been a wonderful mentor to me and it amazes me that the Lord has placed another strong, godly women in my life to help me through tough times. Thanks Peggy for all you do! Wyatt already loves you tons.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One of my BIGGEST fears!

Last night the Tornado Sirens went off. I had been preparing myself for this bad storm all day. If you do not know, I am a weather nut, especially when it comes to storms. If you ever need to know what the weather is going to be like today, tomorrow or a week from now... I can tell you!

I HATE storms. My stomach gets into knots and I literally feel sick. My family knows this about me and sometimes it can cause problems. If we are out to eat, at the grocery store, or any where and there is going to be a bad storm, we have to go home. I just can not handle it. I know it sounds silly, but something about them just make me so scared.

So last night was the first storm that I have gone through in a while. It was also the first storm since Wyatt was born. I can say that I was not the best mom. I was holding Wyatt and he was crying, being real fussy. The only thing I could think about was the weather man and what he was saying on the TV. I just wanted to lay in the hallway, but Wyatt did not want to do that!
Side note: Pete Deklus is my weather crush. He saves my life on a regular basis! I hope one day we can be friends!

To show my insane Tornado fears... here are a few examples:

1. My two sisters and dad immediately call me when the weather gets bad. They know my nerves are crazy.
2. I think of all my friends and text them to make sure they are in the closet. But I have learned that not everyone gets in their closets for thunder! Oh well, just trying to be protective right!?
3. I have been known to go to random places, just to be with someone and not alone during a storm. For example, one day I went to my father-n-laws work to sit in his office with him. He is a CFO of a major company, everyone their thought I was silly.
4. I had to buy a WHOLE bag of Dum Dum Suckers during the Hurricane in College so that I could function. You know sucking is soothing and I have a nervous stomach.
5. I count down until the storm is close to our city. Like even HOURS before and will plan my day around it. I am normally home and in the closet before the sirens blare. I can give you a minute by minute description of the storms and when it will hit what city.
6. My best friend Lynsey is JUST as afraid of storms as I am. The Lord gave me a friend to help me cope. She sympathizes with my fears like no other friend. One time we had to drive home from College Station in a storm. That was an experience.... we saw a "dust cloud" swirling down a road and we almost stopped to duck and cover.
7. You know how everyone has one constant, returning dream?! Mine is about tornadoes...
8. I want to build one of those dome houses, so that I will not get blown away in the storm. Andrew is not really up for that style of house though.
9. I get angry, like eating away my insides frustrated at people who stand on the porch while tornadoes are flying around our house....... ANDREW!!!
10. I will NEVER move to Oklahoma or Kansas. If the Lord calls me to those places, He will just have to take me first!

So there is a little of my rant for today. TORNADOES..... I HATE 'EM!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Girl's Night, Friends, and the Super Bowl

Jen planned such a fun night! I love her to pieces! I could not ask for a better best friend to be there since the 2nd grade! Love you lady! Saturday night was great!
This weekend was a lot of fun. It was a perfect way for me to end a horrible week. I was able to go out with my wonderful best friends from high school on Saturday night while my sweet husband took care of Wyatt. It was great to hang out with them. I am not sure I could get through tough times without these girls. They have been there with me through "IT ALL!"

Rebecca and I outside of Gloria's! Yummy!

Then it was time for the Super Bowl. I was not really into the game, but hanging out with friends and eating snacks was where my interests were. This is Ashley and Deighton, girls from work. But they are not just normal co-workers.... they are wonderful friends to me. Deighton and I bought shirts from Target out of the little boys section. We thought a generic "football" shirt would be appropriate since we really did not care about the teams. We had to have some football attire at a Super Bowl Party.

Andrew and I at the Super Bowl Party! I have the best husband in the world!

Wyatt seemed to enjoy himself at the party too. Here he is sticking out his tongue. He just found this thing a week or so ago and he is constantly playing with it. I was lucky to get a picture with it out! Funny huh? Check out his cute football overalls and the hat! Can you believe that outfit is for 3-6 month old babies....and Wyatt is not 3 months yet! ;)
It was a fun filled weekend. I do not think I could survive without my weekends!