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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Walking in the Spirit...

I have a confession to make.

I am not living the Christian lifestyle as I should.  It's been bothering me a lot recently and the realization hit me the hardest when I found myself thinking about the movie called Magic Mike.  My mother found an eye-opening blog post/article a while back about the unpopular decision to not see it.  You can find the article here.  But I realized that while it was good to decide not to see the movie out of respect for my husband, I never once considered not seeing it out of respect for God.  When it hit me, this girl was blown away...

Today I picked up my Bible for some much needed one-on-one time with my Lord.  I have a book from my younger college days called A Young Woman's Walk with God by Elizabeth George.  I pulled it off of my bookshelf because I don't remember ever reading this one.  It's unusual to have unread books on display in my home.  I have only read the introduction so far but I am pleased to see that it uses the Bible as a reference in just about every paragraph!  It's hard to find that sometimes...

The end of the introduction has a small spot for notes and studying.  The title at the top of the page reads "Would you like to know more about walking by the Spirit?"  I decided that I definitely would!

Try reading Galatians 5:16 today.  Ask yourself what we are being called to do in this verse.  Then go on to read verse 17 and decide what you think your biggest struggles are when it comes to lusting of the flesh against the Spirit.

I've realized how I have been living my life as a young, Christian woman in the last several months.  I wouldn't want to be called an example to any new believers.  This post is to remind myself to put my life back in order and put God back where He should have been all along.  Please pray for me and stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

old news

I am a horrible blogger.  When I created this blog, I really did see myself being totally into it but it's been four months since my last post and SOOOOO much has happened since then!

For our first anniversary, we went to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma to stay in a lodge buried in the Quartz Mountains.  It was no Disney Cruise, folks, but it was just what we needed!  I still feel that when we were in our room, it felt like we were on our cruise again.  We hiked, we ate, and took TONS of pictures!  It was nice to actually have a real camera on this trip.  I won't post them all of course but I will show you my favorites!
This is the lodge and the mountains in the background.  Kyle had no idea that Oklahoma had such a thing!

Our fabulous room! Super cozy!

In the cave!

We did a lot of driving...

Stole this idea from Pinterest!

Eating the top layer from our wedding cake...uhhh...


Our first nephew was born last weekend!  Kyle's sister did a wonderful job of patiently waiting for baby Rhys to arrive.  Rhys was born weighing 7 lbs and 9 oz, 19 inches long!  I have never felt such an attachment to a baby in my life!  This has definitely started the baby fever in me though...  no good!  But that's a story for another day! 

Thanks for visiting! Maybe in four months I will have something else to post about... :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


On Friday, Kyle and I drove back home to pick up our doggies and bring them back to our house to live with us!  This has been discussed ever since we moved to Wichita but we were waiting for the right time to add to our newlywed lifestyle.  The time finally came and our household of two has become a household of four!  We were so excited up until Friday actually got here.  It was then that we became pretty nervous about the whole ordeal.  What if they don't get along like we think they will?  What if we are taking Legit back to his old personality by taking him away from where he's comfortable?  What if we can't keep up with Caya's endless supply of Husky hair?  What if? What if? What if?!

But we still went through with it.  They had never met until they were both in the car and even then, it wasn't a good opportunity to meet each other.  They both tend to get carsick and with the hour drive, they were definitely more fidgety than happy to see each other.  I was disappointed that when we all got into the house, there was no rear-sniffing or anything to meet each other.  They didn't really seem to acknowledge each other until we were walking around on leashes out in our backyard.  Once we got inside, Caya tried to play with Legit but he snapped at her and since then, I have been on edge when they're next to each other.  They seem to have no problem following Kyle and me around the house together, but if she's right up in his face, he's going to make it known he doesn't want her there.  (Legit is a bit of special case for those of you who don't know about him already...)

My sense of contentment with the situation didn't really start until last night when I witnessed this:
They both finally ate their food today and we have gotten a pretty good "potty schedule" down so that this week while Kyle and I are at work and school, we can know that they should be able to hold it while they are at home alone.  (Still a little bit worried though...) The dogs aren't getting along as well as we would like but I do honestly believe it will come with time!  Kyle's and my void has temporarily been filled.

Now if we can just find time to cuddle again without our furry friends in between us... :-)