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Zoe's Baptism

This day I can most definitely count as one of the most emotional days I've been blessed to experience. Marriage, Births, and this Baptism are right on top of that list of amazing moments in my life. 

Zoe took her first step by accepting Christ with the help of an inspiring group of selfless people at our church, Decibel. They are there week after week, giving their time and talents. They teach our children on levels that they can understand and relate to. I am in awe of how they just give and give wanting nothing in return.  With that being said there is also a beautiful lady in our church with an incredible talent for photography who took the time to capture these moments on camera.  I am so thankful for this since I was too busy crying and rejoicing in this time with Zoe and my husband who had the privilege to baptize her. Praise be to God for these things He has done!





Marking off the Bucket List!

I don't know if anyone has a bucket list or if you aren't sure of what it is I will explain it. Basically it is experiences you want to have accomplished during your lifetime. I wrote out my bucket list in October of 2009 when my daughter Zoe was about to turn a year old. Since then I have added to it and marked things off as well. One of the things I have prayed for since having our first daughter was for her to accept Jesus as her Lord and follow in baptism.  The Sunday before last she did that very thing! She made the decision to believe and follow Christ! My heart has been over flowing with joy and excitement for her! We are so very proud of her, she is so sweet, loving and caring and my prayer is that she will always stay that way. She will follow in baptism the next time our church has it! So I get to mark another wonderful experience off my bucket list!

1.See the Grand Canyon at sunrise w/my family. 
2.Make myself a room in our home that is just for me!  (Then the ba…

The Beautiful Wife

I have had the privilege to be in a small group called The Beautiful Wife. We are studying this book "The Beautiful Wife" By Sandy Ralya. When starting this group I found out that when these groups are going on Sandy herself is praying over us. Not only our church, but her...the very author of her book is praying for us.  You can email her to let her know you are hosting this group and she encourages you through special messages and prayer. I just think this is an amazing way to connect with an author who is passionate about women becoming a more beautiful wife!
     Throughout the last 6 weeks we have read, studied and journaled topics from Self-Care to Inviting Romance into your marriage. It has been a very deep, emotional and eye opening 6 weeks for me. There are areas in my marriage that were quietly hidden that have been opened raw and healed through prayer, journaling and sharing with this amazing group of women that I have come to love and support. It is easy to…

Do you Apologize to your Children?

So, as I sit down to write this I've prayed over what to say and how to say it. Hoping that is all comes out right and can be understood. The question is...Do you apologize to your children? I know I'm not the only mama out there that had a baby up most of the night, the alarm didn't go off, you forgot to prep your child's lunch the night before so now you are even later than you could have been because you have to take the time to fix it. Things spun out of control at work or home the rest of the day and when the evening comes you are so beyond frustrated out it comes.....harsh words to our kids. I've lashed out many times before, it's like you just snap and it can't be controlled. You know what? It's ok! We all have bad days, you're doing a terrific job, Mama! Don't let it ruin you! It's what we do during the next few moments that I as a parent have come to view as extremely important and necessary! I stop what I am doing and I pull Z…

5 Love Languages

My husband and I are leading ( I say this loosely as I feel we are just hosting and God is moving through us) a 5 Love Languages group with the most amazing 5 couples. Everyone has been putting forth such effort to read and learn from these chapters so far.  We are diving in to each love language now and over the next few weeks we will be actively trying to learn our spouses love language in order to help develop a deeper intimacy with our spouse. I know from speaking to everyone we are all in different seasons of marriage; some have children, some have newborns, others are expecting and we have all been through our share of trials an adventures. So each are taking away some new tidbit of information to put forth in their marriage to strengthen and renew that lost "love" feeling.
    Throughout the past weeks we have issued a challenge to the couples. The first week was to sit and talk with no children, phones or interruptions for 5 solid minutes.(For Quality Time Love …

Photo Silhouette

I just love a great silhouette, whether it be my own child or someone I don't even know from long ago! Either way I think they are sophisticated and enchanting to look at and have in my home. So since I enjoy embroidery so very much I worked up a little silhouette of my daughter. She is 6 now and I just adore how it came out. I am about to begin one for Pennie Girl. She has a little cupie curl in her hair that I think will make for an adorable look.



I also tried my hand at some tiny embroidery for a necklace. I did one for myself and one for a dear neighbor who bought those most adorable hoops for me!


Come on Springtime

Gearing up for the spring and summer I am cutting these patterns to have for Miss Pennie Jo to wear and her precious cousin Miss Priss (Amelia). These two will be so sweet and these are the best airy, comfy, ruffle butt rompers!! Here are a few precious models showing off some different ones I have made over the last few summers. If you want the pattern hop over to The Tie Dye Diva it is the Ruffled Baby Bubble Romper! It is so simple and the absolute cutest thing on!










Thanks Brownie-Goose

I have to rave about this new pattern that a dear friend brought to me! It is by Brownie-Goose and is the Bay Dress/Top, Check out all of her cute patterns here at Brownie-Goose.
     I made up a dress for her daughter this evening and I can hardly wait to do more. I have a stash of fabric that has been waiting for that perfect dress and top. Our daughters will have these for just about every day of the week! I am itching to get started, come on summer (or just warmer weather). I think pairing these with a great pair of leggings would be ideal for springtime!






















This back is just incredible, I'm still swooning!


These two girls are such sweet friends and want to have the exact same clothes! Of course they are the best models! LOL I've got my work cut out for me!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!
   It was a very eventful weekend in our house! We had a ton to do and we were kicking off our Missional Communities with our church. Jason and I are hosting/leading one based on Dr. Gary Chapman's The 5 Love Languages. We are both excited and nervous since this will be the first group we have led but also because we want the couples within our group to gain knowledge to help strengthen their love and marriage. That to me is a HUGE deal and can put a lot of pressure on one to succeed and do the book justice! So we have been praying over the group and reading through the book again and talking about each chapter and our views, I am excited to see how others interpret the book and receive it! So if you think about it during your prayer time, please remember us and the group we will be leading!!

  So with spring peaking it's way around the corner! LOL (Well for us here in the lowcountry where it has been hovering around 60-65 and sunny!) Although I…

Embroidery and the Steal of the Year

I am fascinated by hand embroidery (well any needle work to be exact), the tiniest details and the intricate stitches that are used to form a stunning piece of art just amazes me. I dabble in hand embroidery, I don't know a lot of the different stitches but for me it is a simple, quiet moment of meditation for me where I can escape the chaos of the house! I like to sit and embroider with my headphones in listening to my worship songs, I feel closer to God in those moments for some reason. I am forever researching and finding new ways to embroider.
    Just this past weekend while I was out thrift hunting I ran across a large package of embroidery thread neatly wrapped and color coordinated. Upon further inspection the containers underneath actually held different gorgeous colors of pearl cotton!!!! Oh I was oozing with excitement, I know the other women around me must have thought I was crazy; but this was the steal of the year and I had it in hand for only $6.96 (and I got 15…

Feeling Inadequacy

Over the last year I have been working toward a closer relationship with God and I believe through this time of gaining more control of areas in my life that Satan has come in and really pressed down hard on me. We all have a weakness whether it be feeling inadequate, a secret addiction, you may be a control freak, a worrier, I could go on but I know you get the picture. Mine is most definitely feeling inadequate! Wow! I've never written that out loud, or confessed it really! Maybe this is an effective way to help conquer this feeling......This inadequacy has hindered me so much in life to the point I would think it all the time. I felt like I saw all these women who had their lives on the straight and narrow not only with God but their marriage, children, their homes and more. I always knew I was a good mother to my daughters but there would be days where I would have other daily pressures of financial stress, the house, family members and so forth where it would cause me to…

Fast Forward an Onward from here........

OK, so  a quick catch up post. It is now 19 January 2015, let's just say it has flown by between the arrival of our Pennie Jo, Zoe starting Kindergarten, through the holidays and new year!

Our sweet, healthy, beautiful Pennie Jo was born 18 July 2014 6lbs 3 oz 11:15pm. Quick and natural delivery



Meeting her sister for the first time


Zoe's first day of Kindergarten!

Pennie Jo's first Christmas


I am starting up my blog again, as I have heard God whisper my name to get it rolling again. I will be blogging about our daily life and how God whispers to me daily (Or yells, sometimes I can try to tune things out). Whether it is meant to help me gain a closer relationship with Him and learn more about myself or to touch another life of someone reading, I'm not sure yet what the purpose but I will follow. Have a blessed evening.