Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tally Bally

So I am definelty one of those people that think their nieces and nephews are the best. Currently I am in Portland seeing the Farris family where my niece Taylor and new little nephew Sam J are. Taylor and I are having an absolute blast where at any given moment a photo shoot might break out. Hannah Montana, Littlest Pet Shop and Puppy in my pocket dominate most of our conversation.  I have to thank my little sis for influencing Tay's spunky little personality. Thanks Ruth! 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Amazing Grace

I have been thinking about a conversation that a friend an I had over a recent email and thought I would share my last response...

"I really enjoyed our conversation also. I am so glad that it was encouraging and you received some direction. Isn't it so nice when you really know what your focus should be in the season that you are in. One thing that I am learning is that even in the light of obedience and following the direction that He has for you if you do not filter it first and formost through grace then you miss out on His ability to carry it out. And you always find yourself coming up short on the promises that you make to God and to yourself. It is all about Him and His power in our life to do what He has designed and made us for. I think that I am really getting His grace and how to walk out the christian life for the first time in my life. Yah, I have understood a little here and a little there, but it has never resinated in place deep in my heart where it transforms how I live my everyday life. I am thankful for His Amazing Grace. It really is Amazing."

Monday, December 1, 2008

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Ok, so my husband and I have had a bit of a disagreement...He thinks that I am a borderline "shopaholic". Every time it is brought up all I can say is "I can't believe you think that; I have a budget and rarely break it:) But in all fairness, I have to say, that I never realized just how much I love to shop until we got married. He plays basketball. I go shopping. He finishes up work. "I run a few errands". He takes a nap. I go shopping. He grabs us a coffee. While I continue shopping. I think you get the point... I enjoy shopping. So it got me thinking about this "hobby" of mine and why I enjoy it so much?

  1. Finding a deal at the gap for $3.99

  2. Finding the perfect gift for someone you love

  3. Purchasing my favorite pair of jeans at Forever 21 for $12.50!!!!
  4. Finding something new to go with something old I already have
  5. Occasionally splurging on something beautiful that I wouldn't normally buy
  6. Shopping for my hubby
  7. Realizing that you don't have to spend alot of money to get something you love
  8. Me time... It helps me clear my mind.

  9. It is definelty therapy

  10. Inspiration... I love looking around and getting new ideas

  11. Putting together a new outfit