Tuesday, April 28, 2009

She loves Aunt Steffy

All week Annerson and I have been singing the AUNT STEFFY song.  

"You love Aunt Steffy!  You love Aunt Steffy!" 

Well, I guess I sing it and do a weird dance that I never can seem to remember so I make up a new one everytime I sing it!  Annerson just looks at me and smiles & laughs!  

We are driving to Dallas tomorrow to see Aunt Steffy!  Woohoo!!!

Lex is staying here :(   so I'm a little scared about making the drive alone.

Steffany is coming to Dallas for an orphan conference.  We are going to spend Wednesday with her.  Her conference is all day Thurs. & Fri. so I'll hang out with some other friends Thursday and then drive home Friday.  

Gotta go load up the car.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Does Amarillo mean "yellow" in Spanish or "Home of Texas's best photographer"?

We just got our pictures back from a photo shoot we did 2 weeks ago.

May I just brag a little bit about our sweet photographer?  Of course I can!  This is my blog :)

We rescheduled out appointment with her TWICE because Anners wasn't sitting up and then because the wind was ridiculously violent the day we were supposed to drive to Amarillo.  Then Lezlie insisted on coming to Lubbock so we could get it done more easily.  I wouldn't let her do that so we set a time, Monday morning after Easter.  That girl drove her husband and daughter home early from Dallas and fit us in on top of 2 other shoots she had that day. 

Her favorite words are "It's not a big deal.  It's fine. Really, I don't mind!"  She's awesome. 

Not to mention that she loves the Lord!!  Lezlie recently took a two week mission trip to India to serve with her church.  Her husband words for Hillside Christian Church Amarillo.  They are the sweetest couple in the world.  God has truly blessed us through Lezlie and her heart for photography.  

Thanks for the beautiful pics Lez, but mostly, thanks for the friendship.






















Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Anxious


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139: 23

This verse is spinning in my mind these days.  Still trying to figure it all out.  

Searching and waiting.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Intercede

Intercede: Intervene on behalf of another

Will you just prayer for me if you are reading this? I've let a dark cloud settle in.  The last couple of days have been full of spiritual attacks and my Spirit is tired.

Thank you.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Dress

I'm so excited about my Easter dress this year because I don't have one!!!

The reason I do not have an Easter dress IS NOT b/c I don't have time to worry about that sort of thing this year since I'm a mom and all or that we don't have the money to buy one.  That's not the case at all. 

It's b/c I didn't want to do that this year.  I wanted to see if I could enjoy the blessing of the resurrection & focus my heart on that this year instead of preoccupying my affections with an excuse to buy a new outfit!  So far, I've been more than satisfied in the outcome.  I haven't hyperventilated yet that I won't have a shiny new pair of heels to wear with a new dress to church tomorrow.  In fact, it's almost midnight and I'm still not sure what I'm wearing to church tomorrow!  Ha!  I love it!!!

In case you haven't experienced Easter...I mean, experienced the cross, not hard boiled eggs & fake grass, then here's what it means to me: 

I am free.  I am free from the punishment that sin requires from a perfect & holy God.  On the cross Jesus hung with the weight of ALL sin on his body.  He was sinless and became sin for me, for YOU, so that we might have a restored relationship with the Father, the creator of everything.  When looking at the cross you may see a figure that is all too familiar, yet not much more than a man on a cross.  When I look at the cross I see my life.  Jesus is LIFE, not part of life.  He is my purpose for living.  When He got up on that cross He extended an invitation for me to follow.  To turn from my own self-serving, self-gratifying nature, & fix my eyes upon His face for all of my life.  It's FANTASTIC (a little Nacho Libre in there...sorry about that, I couldn't stop myself).  Back to it---tomorrow morning marks a moment in the year where the believer's heart can settle on one thought, the resurrection.  How sweet to know that "it is finished" and I don't have to work, just believe.  

If you are a believer or not, know this; He paid it all on that cross.  Stop laboring. Stop trying to produce  your right standing with God. Stop trying to save yourself.

JUST STAND IN AWE OF THE GRACE POURED OUT ON THAT BLOODY OLD CROSS.  

For it is by GRACE you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:9

So if you are worried about some silly old dress, don't. It doesn't matter tomorrow morning.  

All that matters is how your heart responds to Christ.  How will you respond?  It is a gift from God.  Take it. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

P.B. Huh? Poplar Bluff, Huh? Spell it. .

I'm not in the mood to write much but I did want to get some pics posted from our trip to Missouri.  

We spent the 1st half of our week in Columbia w/ Adam & Stef and the kids. If you don't already know, I absolutely adore this family.  My brother...well, he's just amazing.  Steffany is my sister & dearest friend.  We talk at least once a day.  The kids...I absolutely adore these kids.  

After a lot of celebration, trampoline jumping, & Twilight watching (don't worry, just the adults, no kids) we loaded up the big rig and drove down to P.B. for the 2nd half of the trip.  It was so much fun!

Annerson spent a lot of time with her grandmother Mi-Ma and great grandfather Papa.  We can't wait to go back in August for Papa's 90th BIRTHDAY PARTY!!




















Saturday, April 4, 2009

You gotta get one of these


I'm pretty pumped about this.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Useless

This is a totally useless post, but I'm posting it anyway.   I used to think that high fevers were like really really dangerous and bad.  Annerson has had a fever ranging from 101-102 for 7 days now, on and off.  Tonight around 5pm it reached a record high-103.6.  For some reason I always thought that anything over 102 meant "YIKES!" & straight to the hospital.  I don't remember having high fevers when I was young so these numbers initially freaked me out. But I'm kinda used to them now & Lex & my sister Stef have helped me get a better understanding of it all.   So I'm kinda fascinated with that thermometer now & not so scared of it.  I told  you this was a totally useless post.

On a more serious note...Annerson has an ear infection and probably some other infection circulating around her sinus/throat area.  She got a not so friendly shot today & is on antibiotics.  She's still super fussy & pretty miserable.   

I hope that she turns around in the next 24 hrs.  She's been such a trooper through all the suctioning, wiping, temp taking & coughing.  Watching your baby suffer through junk throws a whole new spin on parenting!  Crazy.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ah...Texas soil

Lex & I have been in Missouri for 7 days.  We got back late last night after a LONG day of driving, flying & caring for a sickly Annerson Grace. We had a wonderful time with our beloved family.  But as always, it's good to be home & back in Texas!

I'm off to bed b/c we're going to the Dr. bright and early in the a.m.  Just wanted to say hello!