Baby Booties

They are definitely not perfect....but I think they are pretty cute.

I got the idea here. My plan was to give a little "tutorial", however my SD card for my camera had other plans...I had to format my card which means I lost all of my pictures! Anyway, I hope they fit lil Paisley...can't wait to see them on her!


A Visit to Huntsville

It was a short, but enjoyable stay in Alabama. Scott and Amy showered us with hospitality, feeding us one delectable meal after another. The kids were a delight; Sophie is full of curiousity as she learns...I love that sweet girl. Noah, he amazed me with his innocense, gentleness, and his kindness. It was so sweet to see the love that both Scott and Amy possess over each one of their children and all but drove me to tears thinking about the love Zach and I will (Lord willing) suspend over our children.

Jim and Gwen were so nice to ask us along for the trip. They have blessed Zach and I far more than I could ever describe. They are some of the most admirable people I know. Times with them are pleasant, full of laughing and good cries.

We had such a great time staying with Scott, Amy, and the kids in their beautiful new home. I thank the Lord for them.


Praise the Lord!

God has been showing me over and over again how sovereign He is.
I have a job!!
I remember praying at the end of the last school year (08-09) that God would lead me to a good family in need of a summer sitter. Zach and I had talked about how it was my last "real" summer and he was so sweet to let me really enjoy it instead of working 9-5 everyday like I could/probably should have. He is so good to me!

Literally, a few days later I got a call from my sister-in-law asking if I had a summer job yet. I told her my "plan" and she followed it with telling me she had a friend at church who was in need of a summer sitter for her little boy. The cool thing is that I was supposed to watch him the summer before but things just didn't work out...and now they were, it is all in God's timing, right? Calls where made and a time was set up for me to meet the family....wow! As Renee (the mother of the lil boy) and I talked, we both kept going on about how quickly God answered both of our prayers and how amazing it was that he paired each of us, basically strangers, together. It is amazing to me how much the Grau family has blessed my life over the past year. They truly are some of the most giving, caring, and gracious people I have ever met. The Grau family is exactly what I was wanting!! Randy, Renee, and of course, lil Reagan are just awesome.

Reagan and I have had a blast over the past year. When I first started (he had just turned one), he would cry and I would hold him and tell him it was okay and read him books until he was ready to start his day with this red-headed stranger. Haha! Now, of course, we are best buds and he no longer cries when mom and dad leave (for the most part)...and we build towers, make ramps and roads for all of his cars and trains in his "baseball basket", sing songs, play with balls, read books, have short conversations (mostly about Thomas the train, farms, and Dora) and we frequent the park whenever possible. Oh Reagan, you have grown so much! You are such a handsome and sweet boy.

So, all that to say, at the end of my last Fall semester of college, I was starting to realize that my internship (that would take place in the Spring) is sort of a huge deal because it could also be the place where I look for a job. Once again, I started frantically praying and stressing out. God knows me all too well, He doesn't make me wait long or I might go insane...because just a few days later Renee sent me an e-mail with some links of some possible internship posistions. I felt a little weary, but after looking over the Schools for Healthy Lifestyles website and God reminding me that HE was in control, I e-mailed one of the contacts she gave me. Out of that came an internship where I was able to do the things I love. It was such a great experience! I was able to teach young children about staying safe, healthy, and active! And of course, you guessed it, I got a job at Schools for Healthy Lifestyles!!

I know this was a long post and I am a terrible writer, but I am just overwhelmed with the complexity of our Lord! If all of these events did not take place, the meeting of strangers, babysitting and getting to know the Grau's, and their kind and caring spirits looking out for me, I would not have this opportunity! All the glory goes to God for linking it all together and for blessing my life in so many ways! Praise the Lord!


American Girl Birthday Weekend

Happy 10th Birthday Jayme!
Doll Salon

Best Friends

(One of the college-aged girls eating with her doll, no joke)
Ice Skating

The Birthday Girl


If you are wondering if I went to the American Girl Place for my enjoyment, I did not. However, we did come upon a few college aged girls who were taking much delight (in all seriousness) while discussing the latest American Girl fashion over their tea and crumpets, with their dolls sitting pretty in their high chairs. YES. Serious, no laughs, they came to the AGP by themselves! Ashlee and I had a reason-we were there in order to support and celebrate the tenth birthday of her sister and my little cousin, Jayme.


Anyways, we left Friday and drove down to Dallas where we went to the AGP and the mall. We took the birthday girl and her friend, Kaliegh, ice skating where I'm sure I looked like a fool, but I had a great time! Later, we went back to the hotel and swam (or sat by the pool) until we decided where we wanted to eat. California Pizza Kitchen is where we ended up after one iphone, one blackberry, and one Garmin led us in several different directions. YUMMY! Truthfully, Ashlee and I found it ourselves. ;) This morning we got up and again battled the latest technology and wound up at Denny's (not so yummy) and then, of course, hit up the other mall on the way out of town!



...not with these boys....they make me laugh!
(How cute is Z in this picture?) :)
I'm frustrated because I took a ton of pictures at the wake boarding tournament and my SD card now needs to be formated, which means I loose all of my pictures without getting to upload them to my computer first! I bought a high capacity card reader (because the Canon guy told me it might work), but it didn't. It's okay though, life goes on.
On a happy note, my new lens came in today!