Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Not Knowing

I am the kind of person who likes to have a plan.
Give me lots of details and information, and I am happy.
I like to have things organized in my life. 
I like to know what's going on.
It's how I roll.
Throw in some uncertainty and chaos, and I have a hard time.

Sometimes when I pray, I don't even know what to say.
To be honest, not knowing the outcome scares me.
I know that God knows the desires of my heart.
I must  ask Him for those things specifically.
I have been struggling with this lately.
I am having to learn to give things over to Him.

Last night at Bible study I heard this quote more than once,
And I felt like God was trying to tell me something.
I think I need to listen.
Hopefully it will bless you, too.

"I don't have to know how or when, as long as I know WHO."

I think I am going to write this down and post it in my house.
It's something I need to remember on a daily basis.
I am not the one in control of things.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fingernails on Your Toes

What? You don't know what I'm talking about? 
Welcome to the world of a sweet, although sometimes mischievous, toddler!

The other day, Chandler was playing with his feet at my parents' house
when he looked up with a serious face and said, "Grandmommy, I need to cut
the fingernails on my toes!"
She said she had to hide her face to keep 
him from seeing her laugh.

This evening after his bath when I was helping him get
dressed for bed, he laid down in the floor and pulled his foot up to his chest.
When I asked him what he was doing he replied,
"I'm gettin' the fuzz out of my toes!"
That boy cracks me up!

      I guess he has a thing for feet right now.


                                                                                                                               Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Break Review

Alas, Spring Break has come and gone again. It was nice while it lasted, 
but now it's back to the real world. 
It was nice to sleep a little later (yes, 7:00 a.m. is late!), get in a little retail shopping,
take Chandler for his first dental visit, 
play with bubbles and sidewalk chalk,
read lots of books and sing lots of songs,
 eat some yummy yogurt from Race Trac with my little man, 
and get a few things done around the house
like cleaning out the garage
in preparation for a future yard sale. 

We were also able to squeeze in a short and fun trip to Greenville.
Thursday was rainy and cold, but that didn't keep us from exploring the
awesome interactive Children's Museum downtown.
We all had fun climbing walls, pretending to be astronauts, construction workers, and farmers,
lifting ourselves with pulleys, and generally being silly together.
We even got to see real firemen and firetrucks 
when we had to evacuate the building due
to the emergency door being opened!

Drury Inn saved us from having to get back out in the cold 
as we enjoyed hotdogs in the lobby for supper
and a swim in the nice pool.
After we warmed back up,
we even had popcorn for a
bedtime snack!

Thankfully, Friday's weather dawned much fairer than Thursday's,
and we were able to venture out to the zoo and playground.
We all had a blast together, 
and we had time to see most of the animals
twice in the two hours we were there. 
The zoo and the park were both fabulous!
Not only is is a little smaller than Zoo Atlanta (which is great for little ones),
but it's also less expensive,
and the park is mostly covered, which would be perfect
for those hot summer days outside. 
We will definitely
be going back!

After playing hard,
we fed our tummies at Sticky Fingers
and headed home, glad to have had the chance to spend some time together
as a little family.
Chandler and I were so tired that we both slept most of the way home.
I'm sure Brent enjoyed the peace and quiet!

I am so thankful that I had the chance to spend 
Spring Break with the ones I love.
It was definitely refreshing!
These little breaks are what keep me going!


Saturday, April 6, 2013


Today, Brent and I spent almost 3 hours together cleaning out and organizing the garage. It seems like such a simple and mundane task, but I loved every minute of it. Why? Because I got to be with the man that God made just for me.

He has been with me in the good times and in the bad.
He has laughed with me and cried with me.
He has kept the promise that he made to me
before God, family, and friends
almost eight years ago.
I have learned not to take these simple moments together for granted.

Yes, he's got his quirky little ways, and so do I.
That's why we work together so well.
I think we compliment each other nicely.
Opposites really do attract.

My newest purchase from Etsy pretty much sums up 
our relationship, and it's now in its rightful place
over our headboard,
and I love it!