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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


God has definitely been teaching me some serious lessons lately. For the past several months, control has been a huge issue that I have been dealing with. There are so many things that I want control over. I want our house in Atlanta to sell; I want to buy a house in Dallas; I want to kick booty at work; I want Blake to love his job; I want B and I's relationship to be perfect; I want it all... and I am slowing realizing that God is teaching me to just let go and let Him be in control.

When we were first analyzing the opportunity to move back to Texas - B and I prayed constantly. We prayed that no matter how the situation worked out- whether we moved home or stayed in Georgia - that we would just be content. And when we were given the OK to move back - we were overjoyed!! But it hasn't been as smooth as we anticipated. And I think that is mostly due to the fact that we quit relying on God to help us through this time. We tried to do it all ourselves. We do have a lot of stressors on our plates right now - we are trying to sell a house in a TERRIBLE economy and housing market; we both started new jobs with new bosses, and new relationships; we are around family and friends A LOT more (which is such a good thing and such a blessing... but it means less B & H time...which is not something we are used to); we are trying to figure out our living situation in Dallas; we are living at my parents' (which again is fabulous and has really helped us financially.... but it is not OURS and I miss having a house of my own...); etc, etc, etc. These are all things that I have been trying to control and have been getting so frustrated and depressed when I cannot get them to work out. I think I have come close to hitting my breaking point - which I always felt like that would be hard to do. I have always done well under pressure and pride myself on my reactions to stressful situations. But not this time. This time it is different. This time God is getting my attention, whether I want Him to or not.

So after a good long run this evening, I sat out on the back porch, looked at the beautiful lake God created and prayed. I sat out there for a long time. I thought about all that was going on and prayed that God would take the burden of control off of my shoulders. I asked Him to take control - to let me relax and enjoy this life and not constantly worry about what is next. I know He has perfect timing and always has our best in mind. I know this too will pass. And I know it is all going to work out.. one way or another. I asked God to give me patience through this time. To calm my heart and ease my stress. I asked Him to help me be a better wife... a happy wife and to find the joys in the little things. In the end, in the grand scheme of things, we are SO completely BLESSED and I now have much more of a peace about things. It is a struggle and I know I will continue to struggle with this, but at least I know I have Someone on my side who is willing to carry the burden for me.

A Birthday, A Girls Night, and A Going Away Party...Oh My!!

Well, we had quite a weekend again this week! Loads and loads of family, fun and friends! We started the weekend on Friday heading southbound 35 to good ole Waco. We hit up yet another BU baseball game (3rd weekend in a row!!! I am totally getting spoiled) and hanging out with my little sis-Jen and her roomie, Megs! Love Love Love these girls! They totally make me laugh and they make me feel young and like I am still in college sometimes :)

Saturday morning the festivities began to help celebrate Meme's 80th birthday!!! WOW!!! What a big birthday to celebrate! I adore Meme! She is the best grandma and so much fun! Not only is she more computer saavvy than me, but she even has a facebook page...hehe. And she reads my blog religiously, which I love :) She also daily takes care of Gramps, helps out Aunt Nancy and can even keep up with all her great-grands! Hope you had so much fun Meme!!! Happy Birthday!

As soon as the party was winding down, I jetted back up to Fort Worth for GIRLS NIGHT!!! My bestie friends all get together at least once a year for a slumber party and loads of catching up! We had a great time this year at a fun and frivolous house in FW. Regan was house-sitting for a couple of weeks and we got to tag along for a day or two. We laid out, had some cocktails, watched old wedding videos, and shared life with each other! I absolutely adore my friends and cherish the unique relationship that I have with each one of them! Thanks for always being there for me ladies! I heart each one of you!!!

And then finally the weekend ended at an all time favorite restaurant, Joe T Garcia's to celebrate Brian and Kambry! They are taking a fabulous opportunity to live in London for 2 years! We are going to miss them desperately, but are so so so excited for them! B and I can't wait to come visit!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Blake and I just got back from an eventful and fun-filled weekend! It all started on Friday night with a great double date with my sister and BIL, Melissa and Ryan!! We had some yummy Italian and then saw "I Love You, Man." (quite hilarious and crude) - but we did laugh A LOT!! Love you M & R!!!

Saturday morning we headed up to the great state of OKLAHOMA!!! We made up to Stillwater just in time to see the Bears play the OK State Cowboys! I love baseball games and I really love Baylor Baseball games!

Saturday night we headed back into OKC and had a wonderful date night with Emily and Robbie! Emily is my best friend from high school. We don't get to see each other very often, but also pick up right where we left off when we do get together. It was fun for our hubbies to get to join in on the reminiscing also! The main reason for the whole trip to OK was to celebrate the upcoming birth of E & R's son, Griffin!! Griffin will be here the end of May and we CANNOT wait to meet him! We had a great shower for Emily and Griffin on Sunday! They walked away with some really great stuff and I can just see Griffin being the next best athlete to go to OU (one day). Love you Em!!! Can't wait to see you as a mommy very very soon!
PS- Emily might be the most precious prego I have ever seen!!!! All belly and still so tiny! Just adorable!

On a side note.... HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEME!!! Today Meme turns 80 years old!!! If you have ever met Blake's grandma, Meme, you would have no idea she was 80- she still acts like she is in her 20s! I love you Meme and can't wait to celebrate with you next weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Weekend!!

Last weekend, Blake and I traveled southbound 35 to good ole Waco to spend Easter weekend with the Holmans. It was such a fun and relaxing weekend. We hit up the Baylor baseball field for a couple of games, not only to support our alma mater, but also to support my lil' sis' boyfriend, Ben Booker (left fielder). Baylor won the series!! Woohoo!! We also got to catch up with Noelle and JT! So fun that some of our best friends have parents in Waco too!

Jen, me and Noelle

Ben and Jennifer (aren't they cute?)

Sunday morning threatened to ruin Easter with strong thunderstorms.......BUT...... it did not work! We had a BEAUTIFUL Easter!! We went to church with the Holmans, then Sherrie cooked a yummy yummy lunch and we spent the rest of the day watching the Masters. This is the first year in 4 years that B and I weren't at the Masters in person. Bummer! We sure missed it!
Easter morning

Hope yall all had fabulous weekends celebrating our Risen Lord!!