Thursday, December 31, 2015

Scripture Of The Day

"Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised." Proverbs 31:30

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mrs Lubbock Sash

I love my Mrs Lubbock sash! 

What I'm Loving Wednesday - Snow Days and 2016

I'm loving that I have had a great week of rest off of work so far.  Hubby and I have spent some awesome quality time together and I have really been able to recharge my batteries and get ready for 2016! 

I'm loving that I get to reflect on 2015 and prepare for 2016 by making new goals and anticipating an awesome 2016!  

I'm loving the new series I started to watch on Netflix this week!  Its so cute!

I'm loving that I still have half a week of vacation! Weeeeeeee! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Shenanigans

What an awesome Christmas weekend and FIRST Married Christmas might I add!  Thursday, hubby and I went to Christmas Eve service and enjoyed it so much!  Trinity's Creative Arts did a wonderful job of putting that together!

That evening my parents came over and enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange!  We had amazing food and amazing company!

Christmas Day, we spent the day with my father-in-law!  We went and watched the new Star Wars and brought Buffalo Wild Wings home and spent the rest of the day watching movies!  It was very nice and relaxing!

Saturday, my brother and sister-in-law came over and we had pizza and exchanged gifts!  I stinking love my nephew!

We didn't get to spend much time together because Blizzard 2015 was about to hit Lubbock, TX and boy did it!  We are currently on Day 4 of being snowed in!  It has been nice and relaxing!  I have been able to clean closets, cook and bake, catch up on some reading, and take long hot bubble baths! Most awesome, I have spent amazing quality time with my husband!!! We took Daisy out for a walk and it still looks terrible out there!  Not sure we will be going any where for a while! Yikers!!!!

I think I will start working on my New Year's goals!  2015 was awesome but 2016 is going to be more awesome!!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekend Shenanigans ~ Roaring 20s, IMAGINE, Christmas Blessing, and Christmas Parties Galore

Last weekend's Shenanigans included a Friday Night of Roaring 20s Christmas Party with Prize 31 women at Church!  It was so much fun and all of the women looked AMAZING!  It was so much fun to get dressed up and spend time with the girls!

It was also my first time to emcee a Trinity event and I had SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

The next day I celebrated my IMAGINE Booth volunteers at Church!  These people helped me so much during IMAGINE sign ups that I had to honor them by a little dinner and fellowship!

That same evening I joined my handsome husband for his work Christmas party!

It was a fun and busy weekend!  The holidays tend to bring busy weekends!  This past weekend was also a busy weekend full of Christmas fun and cheer!

We kicked off the weekend with a Mrs. Lubbock appearance at a Christmas Dinner and it was so much fun!

We met some awesome people and had an awesome dinner at Sheila's Tea Room!

The next day we had our Christmas Blessing at Church and it was amazing!  We helped several families receive a Christmas blessing both Saturday and Sunday!  It was awesome to see God bless so many families through Trinity Church families!

Last night was our Devoted Women Christmas party! We exchanged gifts and shared some Godly wisdom and of course laughs and giggles!  I love these girls!!!

What were YOUR Weekend Shenanigans

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekend Shenanigans - Church Retreat and Weekend Get Away

Normally the hubby and I have very boring weekends.  This past weekend was full of adventures and fun!

Thursday afternoon we headed off to Ruidoso, NM for a leadership retreat for my work.  Hubby got to go with me, so that made it much sweeter!  The weekend was filled with fellowship and quality time with my baby!

Thursday evening after our first session, we had dinner with some of my co-workers and their spouses.  I learned more about my brothers and sisters and enjoyed fellowship.

Friday after the morning session, Darin and I spent some good quality time together!  We haven't had a chance to take any time away together since we got married, so we took advantage.  We did our favorite, antique shopping.  I scored me this cute little Christmas book.

Then we drove an hour and half to visit White Sands National Monument and it was breathtaking!

Then we had the evening sessions back in Ruidoso.  Spending time with co-workers and friends was amazing!  I am growing to love many of them and they are becoming more than just co-workers but they are becoming my family!

We then headed back to the lodge and watched a movie in front of the fire and relaxed!

The next morning before leaving Ruidoso, hubby stopped and got me a bag of apples.  I kept saying I was craving an apple, so he stopped and grabbed me a bag full of apples!  Marriage is so sweet with the right one!

We had planned on heading to El Paso as that is where hubby is from but an emergency back home happened and we had to quickly turn around and come back home.  Everything is good now, so no worries but the rest of the weekend was a little hectic and not as relaxing as we had hoped.  Thank goodness I have a couple of days off for some rest and me time.

What weekend Shenanigans did YOU get into!?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday - Fall And Life

I'm loving that work is slowing down and that I can get caught up on things!

I'm loving that fall is here and I have a new home to dress up for fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!!!

I'm loving where I am in life!  Marriage is awesome, work is great, and family life is amazing!  Things are really at an awesome place!

I'm loving that one of my volunteers is one of my best friends, Mary, so I get to see her every Sunday and Wednesday!  It's what I look forward to on Wednesdays now!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Walking In The Forest

Being lost in guilt and shame is like being lost in a forest at night; overwhelming, dark, and scary.  You have no idea what enemies lurk or that they are ready to attack during this vulnerable moment.  Guilt and shame are not of God and we must learn to immediately withdraw from moments of guilt and shame before the enemy attacks during this vulnerable moment.

Conviction is of God and requires a heart ready and willing to turn from sin and to allow God to cleanse you.  Conviction is the light helping you see in the dark.  Repentance is finding the right path to take.  Cleansing is finding your way out of that dark forest you were lost in.

When guilt and shame creep in, tell the devil what he can do with his lies!  YOU are a child of God!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tangled - Prize 31 Post

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quote For The Day

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -Lucille Ball

Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer Catch Up

I'm super excited for my periodic catch up!

It has been an awesome past few months of newly wed bliss, friendship, Church, Ministry, writing, and family!

My girlfriends and I have been able to spend lots of time together over the past few months and that's amazing in itself.  We went through a season of business and ALL of us gals were always super busy, so it's been nice to enjoy time and fellowship with one another this summer.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

Ministry has been so much fun since my promotion!  It is a lot different from my position as Generation's assistant. It has been so much fun learning and growing!  I have truly enjoyed working at the Church in both admin assistant position and now in my Life Group Coordinator position.  God has truly blessed me!!!

National Pink day was in June and of course, I participated!!!  Everybody knows how much I LOVE LOVE pink!!!!

It's no secret that summer is not generally my favorite season; however, I have to admit that summer nights with family and friends are always awesome!

Bowling night with the fam happened only once this summer but that's was a great night!

Family visits in the summer are always a blast!!!

And of course who can forget lazy cat days!

Summer is also a season of fun holidays!

I celebrated my first Father's Day with my new father-in-law.  It was really neat to plan a father's day lunch with my new family!  We also meshed up with my dad and took him to his favorite thing to do in the world, GOLF!

and YES, that is my adorable sweet nephew above!  CUTENESS! 

4th Of July is one of my other favorite summer holidays!  This year Darin and I hosted at our tiny apartment and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!!  We had family and friends over and meshed families!  Talk about fun!

And who can forget summer weddings??  My Mom's best friend from her younger days got married to the love of her life this summer and it was such a beautiful day!

Summer loving is always so much fun and so are dates to the library with the hubby!

To conclude our awesome first summer as a married couple, we moved into our beautiful new home!!!  We have had so much fun unpacking and shopping for new furniture and just starting our lives together in a spacious beautiful home!  I cannot wait to dress our home up in FALL AND WINTER ( MY FAVORITE SEASONS) WOOHOO!

Needless to say, marriage has been so good to me!  I have had so much fun as a newly wed and I have the most amazing husband, I have no idea what I did to deserve Darin!  I'm so excited for fall and all of our fall and winter adventures!!!