Saturday, August 11, 2012

We've Moved! :)

Nope, not a new house but this little blog has moved! I purchased more space a while ago for this blog but it has run out. What a week for that to happen....Between two photo shoots, getting ready for school, and Lucy Myer's birth! I have so much to share! 

But....that brings me to this. I have a new site for you to update your readers or whatever else to! This one will still be up for a bit but I have purchased my own domain.

So change your sites over to:

It is a work in progress so its nothing fancy and pretty yet but I'm learning! 

So I promise there will be many more posts coming very soon! Bear with me please!! :) 


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

he & she (july 2012)

:.. he and she ..:

They traveled to Lagrange to celebrate their nieces birthday.

She has worked on her classroom a lot!

Which has been busy, stressful, and fun!

He spent some time preparing for his next semester..

She learned a whole lot during her study of James and finished that up this week..

They rested after having a busy June and spent a lot of time together.

They are getting ready to begin their second year of teaching....

And are trying to savor these last few days of summer! :) 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Only A Few Weeks Left

I guess since this is my sister and she is pregnant with her first baby, we have done more photoshoots than the norm. :) We are excited...what can we say? Plus, I love any excuse to take pictures! These were taken last week after I got the privilege to go to her last ultrasound! SO SO FUN!! 

Here are a few more maternity pictures....
I mean....does she even look 36 weeks? So pretty!
Love this little peanut already!!! :) Look at that sweet profile!!

Thanks for letting me take some pictures for you Mangs! So ready to meet Miss Lucy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Learning Lately...

This post has been a long time coming. Six weeks ago I, along with several other women, started Beth Moore's study through the book of James. I have learned so much and been extremely convicted and challenged through this study.
While it is hard to pinpoint one thing that has stood out in each chapter, I am going to attempt it. In chapter 1 James talks some about having joy in our trials. Joy is my birthright! No one can take it from me! I really started thinking about how I react during the hardest times. People watch how we respond in good times and bad. I was so convicted that I, so often, do not consider my trials to be joyful. I don't want to persevere. I want to feel sorry for myself, not take them to the Lord, complain, etc. Hello? As a Christian, trials are promised! It is not supposed to be easy! Looking back, the Lord has taught me so much during the good but even more during the bad! 

In chapter 2 we hear about faith and deeds. I can say that I believe in God all day long but if my actions do not reflect that then it doesn't even matter. Beth says, "faith is meant to do some good" and "faith shows works" No, I cannot earn my way to heaven by doing good things but I "was created in Christ Jesus to do the works that He has prepared for me." (Eph. 2:10) I pray that I am not just a person who "claims" to believe in Christ but truly walks that walk. I want to serve and be used for His glory.

In chapter 3 we hear about taming the tongue. Gracious, if ever there was a tongue that needed to be tamed, it is mine. With my tongue I do praise my Father but with that same tongue I am sarcastic, rude, and do not always glorify the Lord. If He has control of my tongue, He is going to have control of the other areas in my life as well. It is a sign of spiritual maturity when we can control our tongue. Verse 11 says, "Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" Goodness, I truly need to pray that God would continue to make me more like Him and that my tongue would encourage, help, comfort, and show love towards others.

In chapter 4 there were two verses that Beth Moore specifically talked about. Verses 9 and 10 say, "Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." Verse nine is certainly not too encouraging. She gave us example of when we should turn our laughter into mourning. First, "when we've traded the joys of the Lord for the highs of this world." Ouch. How often do I cling to the things that bring temporary fulfillment instead of going to my heavenly Father who knows exactly what I need! Second, "when we don't take God seriously." Third, "when we're arrogant in or about our sin" and fourth, "when ridiculing sincere believers is our idea of hilarious." All of these hit me hard. But, when I realize that I am guilty of some of these things I know I need to run towards Christ and beg for forgiveness! I need to change my "laughter into mourning" and my "joy to gloom." 

While it has been so tough to study and read and listen to Beth Moore talk each week, I always have left encouraged. The main thing I am aware of is my GREAT need of a Savior and His unfailing love and amazing grace. He is sovereign over everything! He knows me and knows what I struggle with and knows what I need. I am so thankful! I pray that I can run to Him and not to the things of this world which are going to burn one day. I am thankful for all that I am learning and what I am being convicted of. 

We are in the middle of chapter 5 right now so I'll have to do an update after we finish in the next couple of weeks! That was a bit of a ramble but I have learned so much and honestly, as much as I enjoy blogging about my family, vacations, photography, etc., my relationship with the Lord should be a huge part of this blog because it should always be the center of every part of my life! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Sister!

July is not only the month we celebrate Virginia but also my sweet sister! I am so blessed to have her in my life! This last year she has been such an encouragement from helping to plan my wedding, throwing me a fabulous shower, standing by me as my matron-of-honor, helping us get settled in our house RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET :), and making my year by telling me I am going to be an AUNT!!
Look how far you've come! :)
 I love you sweet sister and I am so thankful for you! I cannot wait for you to become a mom to sweet Lucy in just a few weeks!! 
Happy Happy Birthday!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's Time to Meet the Muppets!

Well, this weekend we celebrated this little girl and the three years she has been in our life! 
Cute little thing..
On Friday we opened a few presents cause.....well, we just couldn't wait! She is loving being a doctor! Wonder if that means she will continue on this path? haha..

On Saturday we set a few decorations up...She LOVED all of her balloons! 
The biggest surprise of all was that the Muppets were going to make an appearance! haha. We had so much fun!!
This was her face when she opened the door! :) Boy was she surprised!
She didn't know what to think about all of us!! :)
Miss Piggy and Kermit were the biggest hits! 
The whole gang! 
We opened presents and one of her gifts was a stuffed Kermit! We asked her to love Kermit and she ran to her JimPa! So sweet!
Loved that Kermit cake! :)
 Oh and we cannot forget about sweet smiley Charlotte!! Oh my gracious! I could eat her up!!!
 Hello family!
 Another gift from Big Aunt Amy! She loved it!
Sweet girl, you have brought so much joy to this family! We could not imagine life without you! We love you and are so thankful for these three fabulous years!! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012


8 months later and it might just be time to go back to St. Thomas....
Lazy days, beautiful beaches, good food, dressing up, pool time, first week alone with my husband. Yes...time to go back now! :)
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