Friday, May 27, 2011

One year ago today...

One year ago today I was packing my bags to head out to Las Vegas to marry the love of my life. At the time it seemed so crazy and adventurous!  Today, I packed my bags (& his) to head our on our First Anniversary trip to the beach! It's amazing how time flies.  I never thought I would be so happy, but God truly had Jason tucked under his sleeve especially for me. I couldn't ask for a more amazing husband to share my life with.  

I will post lots of pics when we return of all of the fun we had!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heaven is for Real & Prayer Request...

If you love to read (or even if you don't), this book is a MUST! It is short and is a great testimony for adults and children alike.   I had seen this little boy and his parents on Good Morning America a few months ago telling his real-life encounter of heaven.  This book, written by his dad and a co-writer, details the empowering story of Colton, who went to heaven during surgery and recounted details that were unexplainable.  Colton's father is a minister and was astounded at his story. I am about half-way through the book right now and it is truly uplifting.  It is amazing reading this little boy's story of his trip to heaven. You can purchase this book online, at any book store,  Wal-mart, or Target.

On the subject...
Praying for a special family friend of ours tonight. Almost one year ago to the date, she had a heart attack and had stints put in and today had a massive heart attack and was rushed back to the hospital.  She is okay at the moment, but they are expecting to do more stints in a few days.  Praying for God to touch her and heal her heart so that she can return home to her family.  Please remember this special woman in your prayers over the next few days. 

Also, praying for those affected by the Joplin Tornadoes & praying that we are spared tonight & tomorrow.

Luke 8:23-25

And as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

Friday, May 20, 2011

And then there were two....

 Well Lauren & Scotty toughed it out to make it to the finals. I was sad to see Haley go, but these two are so guinine and honestly humble about their success. I can't wait to see how the finale goes! See what I mean about Lauren and her prom dresses? Here's another one! lol

One another note....Have any of you been watching Tori & Dean's Storibook weddings?  I love Tori Spelling and this show is just so amazing!

Jason & I are approaching our 1 year anniversary next week, so this show really brings back a lot of very sweet memories about the excitement of getting married to the man of your dreams! Even though we didn't have a traditional wedding, if I would have had one I would have definitely wanted one like these. They are AMAZING!!!!

Jason has seen this look from me a time or two in the last year! haha

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Who's your favorite???

Wow! This season of American Idol has been crazy good! They really found some amazing talent this go round and I'm loving all of the final three.  Even though my front-runner favorite was Pia (and now she's long gone), the last three left were all three my top picks from the beginning.

Here's a CLASSIC Scotty shot that I just had to share.  I think he is the least talented of the three, but is definitely the cutest & has an amazing personality & stage presence. Pretty impressive for being only 16....Loved him singing Lonestar tonight!

Wouldn't they make an adorable country couple? I'm thinking they could give Miranda & Blake a run for their money!

Lauren is definitely my favorite! I vote for her week after week. Although sometimes I don't agree with her song choices, she has an AMAZING voice & is so cute and so real.  I also crack up at her always wearing her Prom dresses on stage during her slow songs.  Speaking of dresses......check this one out! This one was my absolute favorite that she wore this season.  Love the zebra!

And finally...there's Haley. I have been rooting for her the whole season. I was always on the edge of my seat all those times she was in the bottom three. She definitely has the most unique sound of the three and is absolutely adorable. I have no clue how she runs around the stage in those heels!! I felt so bad for her tonight, but she recovered gracefully.  Led Zeplin was my favorite song she sang tonight, the other two were BLAHHHH!  I posted this pic of her singing Adele because it was probably one of my favorite songs she's sang of the season. She definitely has a strong chance to win!

So....Who's your Idol Fav????

I can't wait to find out the final two tomorrow night!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finally back!

Now that school is out, I am finally getting back to our blog.  It has been a wild and fast last several weeks and I am so glad that I'm done with grad school for this semester.

Since I've last posted, we've lost our sweet dog Bear. He got ran over on the highway back in April. He was such a sweet dog.  We really miss him! fate would have it Jason found another rescue dog last week. He is a sweet little puppy (we think about 8 weeks old).  We named him Wiley! 
Here he is snoozing on the couch. (He had better enjoy it because his days are numbered as an inside dog!)