Saturday, March 31, 2007

Gavin is MAD!!!!!!!!

Gavin was throwing a fit here! Enjoy!

"My Mommy and Cousin Alesha Like to Take Lots of Pictures...." says Gavin Michael.

Baby Gavin Laughing!

So, I spent about 4 hours with my lil cousin Gavin on Thursday. Bless his heart, he is adorable. Enjoy this video clip....

You and Me Goin' Fishin' In the Dark............

Actually, it wasn't dark but here's some pics of Michael, Billy and I fishing at Laurel Lake on Wed. This is before the cold kicked in worse on Michael and hit me for the first time because of the rainy weather and cool air. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Eventful Day

So..... today was very eventful. I am actually just now sitting down for the night to relax. I got up and read some in the book Nehemiah and then got ready to go to Middlesboro with my mom and brother. It was so pretty out. I put on a linen skirt and a cool top and left. Mom and I went to watch "Premonition" while my brother went to another movie. I have to say, the movie left me sad. I just really thought it would end differently than it did. Anyway, we enjoyed lunch at J. Milton's and then went to Wal-mart.

Later, I went with Verna to eat dinner and to visit Danielle's grave. It was such a beautiful sight. The sun was setting and it was just like a postcard. We drove by the site of the wreck and passed Darrin's house. Chub's car was there so we stopped by. For those of you who don't know who Darrin and Chub are, they were Danielle's two closest male friends. She could hang out with them and be just like one of the guys. She did hang out there often and actually that's the place she left right before her wreck.

So we talked with Darrin and Chub and reminisced. It was nice. I hadn't been to Darrin's since probably Sept. of 05, two months before I got married and Danielle went home to be with Jesus. I enjoyed talking to them and witnessing to them. Verna really did a good job. She just put it out there. She told me that she definitely feels Danielle impressing upon her heart to visit certain people to make sure they are ready in the event that Jesus were to come back or their time should appear.

As Verna talked tonight, I was amazed by just how much God's hand has been in this whole situation. We've talked about it before, but even now He is still arranging things for all of us. It's amazing. I am so blessed to have been friends with Danielle, and not just friends but special friends as Verna calls it. I am even more blessed to have been given the opportunity to get to know Verna, her precious mother. Like mother, like daughter!

Monday, March 26, 2007

How Great Is Our God ......... My Evidence.... A Precious Husband

My Precious Husband

I am laying in the dark right now next to my precious husband. He is asleep and I am blogging. We had the best time tonight, doing absolutely nothing. I had driven to the dealership that he works at to meet him for the gym. He didn't come out at 8pm like usual, so I figured that he had a customer. I was right.

He called my phone at about 8:30pm and said he wasn't going to get to go to the gym because he had to work late with the car deal. I told him I was parked outside and he immediately began apologizing. I told him it was no big deal and that I could ride with him to follow the elderly couple to their home with their new car. Then I realized that he would have to back track to get me back to my car. When I mentioned it, he just shrugged it off and said he didn't mind. I protested but he said something that made tears sting my eyes. He said that at least we would be spending time together. I agreed and as I pulled my car closer to his, I thanked God for such a wonderful husband.

A year ago, we were not as close as we are right now. We loved each other but it was that first, difficult year and then some. I can remember praying for God to have His way with our union and to help us have a marriage that magnified Him. I prayed for my husband to rededicate himself to the Lord. In August, he did just that and we have been so blessed with a deeper friendship and love than ever before. God knows just what we need, right when we need it. Suddenly, all the sleepless nights and the tears from that first year faded and all I could see was how wonderful God had made this marriage experience for us. He continues to do so.

It is soo amazing for me to look back over the past 5 years of my life. Michael and I have been together (with the exception of a year in between) the whole time. We have had a lot of ups and a whole lot of downs. We have been apart, God has dealt with us both, and He has placed us together and in situations we need to be placed in. How merciful is our Savior? It amazes me everytime I think about it because I always prayed so hard, growing up, for a strong, Christ centered marriage and to think here I am living out my dreams because God is so good to me. How blessed I am! Sometimes, I think we need to just stop and realize just how blessed we are.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Not Sure What To Say..... Happy Spring Break!

Hi. I know I am very inconsistent lately with my blogging. It is nearing the 2007 testing window for us at work and things have been insane. I currently am on spring break and I am loving every moment of it. The best part is just not having a schedule. I wonder how it feels to sleep until your body wakes you up. I wonder how it would feel to be able to rearrange your schedule without asking for someone's approval. I love my job but sometimes I would love to control my own days. *SIGH*

Anyway, it has been a long time since I have posted. This week I am really going to try to focus and blog regularly. I miss it. I've just been too exhausted to think of the words to type. I miss my release. I can't imagine a world without writing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Almost a whole Month......

I am such a bad blogger lately! Yes I am still alive. Things have been insane lately and I have been worn out. I am trying to fit in as much math as I can with my students, get ready for a major unit review at the school, and finish my Rank 1 work before Spring Break so that it can actually be a break. So far so good! That's what's been going on with me lately. I have scheduled a beach trip with my buddies from work and my momma and brother the week after we get out of school. Church has been awesome, as usual! God is still GREAT! I actually cried my entire way home last night thinking about where God has brought me from in this past year. He is such a wonderful Father! My cousin Monica and I were discussing just that today. She was so concerned about getting into pharmacy school and she just felt God speak to her and she had a sweet peace. Today she got a letter and she found out she got into ETSU. I just can't praise God enough for the things that He has done for me and those I love. Thank You Lord Jesus!