Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dress Up

Aggies beat TU!! Whoop!! Yea for a new coach!

At playgroup with her boyfriends Corban and Will. She claims them both..other girls..keep away!

All dressed up for Santa!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

So Much To Be Thankful For!

It was such a great Thanksgiving this year...twice! We enjoyed getting to spend time with both sides of the family. Our waist lines are noticing 2 Thanksgivings too!!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
My list of thanks is continual...but here is a few:
1 - Our relationship with the Lord. Coming to know Him at a young age and the peace, direction, and purpose His relationship brings.
2 - My amazing husband!!!! He is so kind, filled with faith, loving, and the best daddy Brynne could ever ask for!
3 - The sweetest and cutest little girl in the world. Beau and I often play on the floor with her and say to each other - "This is it. This is absolutely the best time of our life." We love getting to watch her grow and learn. It is amazing to witness our little miracle daily.
4 - A loving family!! Our cup overflows. We have a new addition coming this March!! A new niece!! We are so thankful Brynne will have a cousin close in age right down the street to grow up with!
5 - Amazing friends, church, and small group. We have great friends from each stage of our lives that have continued on. We are especially greatful for our present stage and the amazing friends we have met through church that are in the same stage of life.
The list goes on and on...if you're reading this...we're thankful for you!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Smile it Up!

Brynne knows how to "turn on" the cuteness these days! It takes me double what it should to grocery shop because she wants to say "hi" and get a "she's cute" response from every person we walk by! She bats those big blues and says "daddy" to melt her father's heart every day. She quickly figured out how much others love her big open mouth kisses...she plants 'em on boys in the nursery all the time!
She is so close to walking - she pushes her rolling toys around everywhere and walks between mommy and daddy with one hand. She took one step yesterday on her own before she fell. She's so close to cutting lose...not sure we're ready yet!

My good friend Tonya from PT school got married a few weekends ago so we call had a reunion - it was a blast!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Walk in Humility

Those who walk in pride, He is able to humble - Daniel 4:37

Pride is:
The first to blame others
The first to tell us why we're right
The first to hurt others in response to our hurt
The first to hide our sin
The first to say we already know the answer
The first to steal God's glory

Pride so easily creeps up in different areas of our lives. Whether or not we seek His Truth and transparency in all areas is our choice. Scripture tells us He will not allow us to be tempted without a way out. This scripture is highly misquoted today as "He won't give you more than YOU can handle." This could not be more false. God gives us trials that are more than we can handle so we'll run to Him, seek His will, and bow a knee. Learning these truths is never easy, and at times painful. As much as I protest them, I thank God for the times of difficulty because they are what sharpen, teach, and mold us into servants more like Him.
I love that God promises us that the Word will transform us...each time! The same stories I have read over and over, come at me with a whole new angle and lesson when I lay pride aside and pray for clarity.
This is my prayer for you friends - that you would pray for purity and allow Christ to show you the areas of pride where He as not been allowed in. That "you would not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will."

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Fall is here!

Fall is here, from pumpkin patches to trick or treat!

Brynne was tweety bird for halloween, but I had to at least try my old halloween costume on her! The bunny ears crack me up! Nemo made this back in the day.

Check out the tweety's the best part!

Beau and I took Brynne to the Frisco Fun Run. We bundled her up was cold! Brynne liked to laugh at Daddy..who we almost had to carry off in a stretcher. "Fun and Run should not be in the same sentence." - Beau Schmidt :o)

Helping mom out with laundry

I met some friends from growing up in Baltimore for the weekend and we had a blast. We went to NYC for the day, and here we are in Central Park.