Friday, August 31, 2012

and she said "I do"

Tonight I was able to help take wedding pictures for a sweet couple at church with my wonderful cousins.
My cousins did such a good job, of course they always do. Snap and Scrap by Amy Mallory -Check her out! She does really great work!
Amy is such a joy to work with!

Tonight got me to thinking about my wedding.
Reminiscing really.
It's been almost two years, and I still wouldn't change or trade one single second of it.

I married my wonderful best friend and we have grown closer every single day since we married.
I know that God has blessed me with such a strong Godly husband to be the head of our house.
I love him truly more than words can tell.
I look forward to us serving the Lord for many years to come (or for as long as the Lord wills).
I am also blessed he is such a wonderful father to our sweet, almost one year old, baby.
He took him home from the wedding while I was still taking pictures.
He bathed him, fed him, and put him to bed.
I love when he sings to him. Many times I will catch them in a duet.
I thank God everyday for all my family and especially for sending me the man I really needed.

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Ephesians 6:4

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cornbread & Pickled Peppers with a side of "Jesus Loves Me"

Yesterday was a day I want to remember for a long time always.
It will go down in my book as one of the very special days.
There are not too many things that will get me out of the bed before 7am.
One of those things: An opportunity to go thrift store shopping with my Nana.
I have the sweetest, most loving, thrifty grandmother in the world.
I got some really good finds at the thrift store yesterday (50% off), but they wouldn't mean much to me if I hadn't been shopping with my Nana.
I have been blessed all my life with sweet Godly grandparents on both sides of my family. They have been examples to me in all aspects of my life.
As I have gotten older (and have a family of my own now), I am able to truly appreciate the fact that I have been able to learn from them. I have learned a lot lately because I realize both my Grandma and Nana have more knowledge about cooking, cleaning, and raising children than I will ever know.
All the knowledge I have learned from both my sweet grandmothers is something that I cherish and use every single day.
I love being able to call my grandparents and ask how to cook something anything and they always have the easiest instructions. (I am so blessed that I could call my Nana last week and ask how to make her delicious creamed corn)
Yesterday I learned from my Nana & Pawpaw how to make hot pepper sauce. I LOVE this stuff.
They were so sweet and even gave me some hot peppers from their garden (so delicious!)

I canned some hot pepper sauce, and the two little cans are banana peppers. (I made up a recipe.) They told me not to open them for 5 days or so... So hopefully we will be enjoying some dried beans and rice with hot pepper sauce in the next week or so.
The best things about yesterday:
  • Nana saying to me "Sometimes I like to talk to myself so I can have someone smart to talk to".
  • Papaw making the cornbread for lunch and helping teach me how to make hot pepper sauce.
  • Sitting on the porch talking and it was like I was talking to my best friends.
  • Listening as Papaw held R and he and Nana sang "Jesus Loves Me" and various nursery rhymes to him. (I never want to forget this)

I thank God everyday for my sweet family. I am BLESSED beyond words with Godly family that I am able to worship with every Sunday (most of them anyways). They are my best friends, my biggest support, and most loving companions. I know God has blessed me with so many wonderful family members and I do thank God always for them!
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now"
 Philippians 1:3-5 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This Blog of Mine

I have a new blog. If you are reading this now,
you have figured that out already :)
I had some difficulty with my old blog (probably because I haven't blogged in almost a year now). But if you'd like to see some pregnancy and birth posts for R, you can check out:

I'm not promising anything for this blog.
I plan on using this blog for:
Pictures (who doesn't love pictures)
Random thoughts
Possibly some funny stories
Projects completed around my house
and just about anything I feel like sharing about my daily life.

Tonight I made my first set of curtains.
I have helped my mother make some curtains for my dining room and kitchen before.
But tonight, she brought me all the stuff (sewing machine, thread, etc.) because she is the most wonderful mother in the world, and left me to sew them by myself.
I have to admit they didn't turn out just as I had planned.. But if you keep them open, you really can't tell a difference. Hehe :)


(You can see it's dark outside. My hubby took down my blinds and screen and I love my window)

Our next home "renovation" project is going to be removing the cabinet and light above the sink. I'm going to be in the process of finding the right light and will post pictures as soon as this project is finished.

Here are a few of my favorite kitchen things right now:
My hubby just installed this really awesome shelf for me to store my recipe books last night, and I love it!
We moved the microwave to the top of the refrigerator, because it's WAY too large and takes up space.
I'm pretty sure we were using our microwave one time a week or less.
So that's how I got my shelf

I am loving my 3 dollar stick on dry erase weekly planner. I use it to write down all my meals for the week so my sweet husband will know what's for dinner (and I can remember what I planned to cook).

I'm excited about this new blog and getting my thoughts all in one place!
Being a stay at home wife/mother is the greatest job ever and I can't wait to share all the exciting things that go along with this wonderful job God has blessed me with!