Happy Anniversary, Jim!

I know that I am a few days late, but I wanted to express my love and thankfulness for my man. Our anniversary was November 23. This marked our 5th year together. It is hard to imagine that we have been married for 5 years. Our time together has gone by so quickly. We honestly love each more today than we did five years ago.

Jim, how can I thank you for your humility, leadership, genuineness, love, and constant joy. You have made being married to you something better than I ever could have imagined.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

In just a few days, I can start celebrating Christmas. In our house we have one rule about getting the Christmas spirit. We must wait until Nov. 30. Jim requests that we not start celebrating until after his birthday.

As I prepare to decorate my house, wrap presents, do more projects with Jake, and just truly enjoy this time of year I wonder if I enjoy all of the things of Christmas more than I celebrate the greatest Gift of all. Tonight I was reading a blog, http://www.girltalk.blogs.com/, and they were discussing worldliness and this quote really made me stop and think about my motives for Christmas.

“Take the Christmas season, for instance. Every holiday I can be drawn to all things Christmassy–the shopping, buying gifts, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, baking holiday treats, attending parties and celebrations. Of course these things are not wrong in and of themselves. They can be delightful gifts from God. But I can be tempted to desire them more than the most important thing–regardless of the season: sitting at the Lord’s feet (Luke 10:38-41). And then I wonder why my heart feels so dull come December 26th.”

How about you? Will you be to busy “doing” Christmas this year to sit at the Lord’s feet and grow closer to Him this year?

This is the most wonderful time of the year……

Drivers License

Today was somewhat depressing. I went to the TN DMV and got a Tennessee license. I think the hardest part was giving up my Georgia license. I am happy to be here, but there are things that make my sad at times. Georgia has always been home. I have had a GA license since I was 16. It is just a little hard to give up your past.

Happy Thanksgiving

This year we celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent the holiday in Tennessee. We decided that it would be to long of a drive to Georgia for such a short time.

Jake and I did Thanksgiving activities through out the week. He really enjoys “projects.”

This is Jake holding his turkey puzzle.

This is the turkey we made by tracing his feet and hands. The body is the outline of Jake’s feet and the feathers are his hands.

After breakfast, Thanksgiving morning Jim, Jake and I sat down and wrote things that we are thankful for on fall leaves. We really wanted to teach Jake that we should be thankful for all the blessings God has provided for us. After we finished we hung them on the window for us to discuss throughout the day.

This year our Thanksgiving dinner consisted of ham, mac and cheese, and green beans. I decided to cook things that I knew all of my boys would love. Here are a few pictures of our lunch.

We are blessed beyond belief. I am so thankful for the life God has given me. I look forward to another year to be thankful to the Giver of Life.

Preach like Daddy….

Ever since we moved to TN, Jim had been wearing ties on Sundays thus making Jake want a tie to wear “like daddy.” A couple weeks ago I went shopping with a lady in our church. I passed by the little boys department and decided to get Jake a tie. He has been wanting to wear it to church, but we don’ have any dress shoes and I just don’t think a tie and New Balance “go” together so I told him that I would get him some dress shoes this week.

We went to the store yesterday and found some dress shoes for Jake. He was so excited he wore them all over the store. When we were checking out he told the cashier, ” Look I have shoes, now I can wear my tie and preach like my daddy.” Priceless……
edit…we had to return the shoes so now he has black cowboy boots which are just as great to preach in.:-)

So this Sunday, Jake will be wearing his shirt, tie, khakis, boots, and preaching like daddy……..


We made it home safely. We home last Wednesday morning. It was so great to see Jim and be with him again. Jake and Judd were so glad to see him, Jake was running through the airport and Judd was kicking his legs and waving his arms in the stroller. It really is amazing the bond between my boys and their daddy. I am very thankful to have such a loving devoted husband who treasures the role of father.

We had a good trip in Elko and in Atlanta. It was good to see family, but we are glad to be back.

Missing My Man

This week the boys and I have been in Georgia. (I will post more later) We have enjoyed our time, but I really miss my man. He has been painting our house and working while we spend time with our family.

I have such a wonderful husband. I’m blessed beyond anything I could ever imagine because I have him as a husband. I prayed for a long time to find someone like Jim and God answered my prayers so perfectly in him.

I can’t wait to see him very soon.

Jim, you are the love of my life!