Hebrews 11:6

"...for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." Hebrews 11:6



Monday, January 30, 2012

Speakerless Retreat for the Exhausted

That is what we titled our itinerary that we created for ourselves.

I went with my bible study this weekend to a self-created retreat. We went to a retreat center in the mountains of TN and had an amazing time. We had study/prayer time, praise time, testimonies, and even had time to take a small hike in the middle of the day on Saturday. It was so nice and so very needed. Eliza went with us seeing as she was a girl too, and she LOVED it. She literally just sat in the middle of the circle and talked to EVERYONE. She was the center of attention and she loved it. I have never heard her talk as much as she did this weekend. I suppose she learned from example!

Our attempt at a self photograph.... two of the girls stayed behind in the cabin to talk, and we unfortunately never got one of all of us.

We even made smores! ....in the microwave.

The boys had their own boys weekend. Their cousins came up for the day bringing our new adopted dog Scout. They have spent hours throwing ball for her the past few days. I think everyone involved loves it! We have wanted a dog for quite a long time and Scout seems to be perfect for us. She was a family dog that had to be given away because of space.... and she is so much fun. 4-5 yrs old with lots of energy and very well trained! Seriously, what could be better!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stayin Afloat!!!

So, I have been avoiding this post. There have been so many events and SO many pictures to go with them that I couldn't face putting it together. Christmas, family wedding,... to name a few. I have finally decided I will not do them justice either way and to put a few of all of them up. I will comment only briefly.

Random light show put on by some "southern" people a short drive from my house put up every year. They put up over a million lights! It was a sight for sure!

Candle Light Christmas Eve Service at my parent's church

A tacky Christmas Eve Statement....thanks mom.

Toys for Boys

The Wedding and other family activities!

Kids activities!
Thursday night party.

Bridesmaids luncheon

Rehearsal Dinner

Getting ready

It was a December 31 wedding and went until after midnight. It was LOTS of fun. I haven't stayed up until the "ball drop" for quite a long time. And when Eliza woke up at 4 to feed and 6 for the day after I went to bed at 2..... I remembered why!!!

Since then....

Alabama won the National Championship

Steven had his Kindergarten Interview for next year!

and the giants are on their way to the Superbowl!

Happy January to all!