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I'm a 20-something from Georgia who has a precious baby boy and a handsome husband! I love my Jesus and all things that make the South what it is! I'm a 2nd grade teacher and feel like a lucky girl to get to spend my days with awesome 7 and 8 year olds!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

All I want...

Have you ever thought about how you are perceived? Have you ever considered how other people view you or what they think or say when you leave their prescence? I have. Extensively. I am constantly learning and growing and by all means, trying to gain a closer more meaningful relationship with the one who matters most...Jesus. I am taking part in a 21 day bible study on influential women in the bible currently, and I am amazed at the faith, humility, strength, and graciousness some of these women show. It makes me want to be a better woman. I want to model my life after THE proverbs 31 women. Have you heard??? Incase not, this is what I want to be perceived as....

The Wife of Noble Character
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
6 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31: 9b-31

I mean, WOW! I have a long way to go, but with the help of the Lord, I think it's possible. I hope that each person I meet feels blessed by the words coming from my mouth and the work that I do for them is good and beneficial. I hope that when GAB grows up and looks for his wife, he thinks he needs someone who is as generous in all things as his mother. I want to give as much as I can in as many realms as I possibly can. We are called to draw people to Him and I want to by acts of service!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Little Ditty!

This morning while catching up on some of my "friends" blog posts lately, I read an entry that began just like this:

I love, I love, I hate, I hate,
I like, I wish, for goodness sake,

I hope, I hope, I pray, I pray,
I will, I won't, and for today...

So, I'm totally following suit and doing it too!

I love my precious angel...

This boy is my whole world! He keeps me laughing, learning, and occasionally crying. (HA!)
I love knowing that today is Friday and tonight my sexy man is taking me on a date! Makes me smile on the inside....and out!
I hate that my precious GAB is so sick! Sick like, it's been almost a month and no improvements. He has such a good attitude through it all though. The doctor's visits, the medicines, the snot wiping, the ear infections...on and on and on...
I hate knowing that today the pediatrician is going to call me with culture results and tell me that GAB has to start coming in today for his 3 rounds of shot antibiotics. YIKES! Not only is it painful, he cries when we pull into the parking lot now. :(
I like this pin from pintrest:Pinned ImageIsn't this hilarious?? I find that it so often happens to me, and I'm pretty use to it. What would someone say if I said this to them??? HAHAHA
I wish for peace with my child. I want him to rest and feel better today.
For goodness sake he's been sick  for almost a WHOLE MONTH!
I hope that in the beginning of 2013 I look like this If I ever look this good, I'm wearing shorts like those running. outside.with all these 4 am workouts!
I hope that one of my closests finds out she preggo next week! She's ready and I'm ready to plan that baby shower!!!!!!!!!!!!
I pray that my husband's best laid plans go exactly the way he wants...yeap, he's making some HUGE life decisions these days.
I pray that my wonderful friends find peace during this time of mourning over the loss of their father.
I will be an encourager in any way that I can.
I won't be a discourager to those I encounter.
And for today...I will make the most of those I hold so dear!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

OR NOT! Last night, I was watching The Bachelor thinking to myself, "I am SO glad I didn't have to compete to get my husband." Some of these girls are complete basket cases over a STRANGER....okay, so he does SEEM incredibly sweet, however, a-hum, he is a man! He is going to swoon you and the next  Blakely "fast" girl makes a move, he's going to pounce. Evident in last night's show....

Okay, so I mentioned in my last Bachelor post who my picks were...if you need a refresher....click here.
I am still team Kacie B. ALL. THE. WAY. Last night they had a special one on one date. I felt like there was chemistry and my friend {also an obsessed fan} agreed.

Of course, she got a rose! Is Kacie Boguskie Falling In Love With Ben Flajnik Too Quickly? Tell Us!Isn't she just darlin'???

I also really like Courtney...don't ask me why. She is the complete, polar, total, absolute opposite of Kacie B. She's kinda rogue. Mean girl, in your face, etc.
Ben really digs though....
They, too, shared a romantic one-on-one date and chemistry was also quite natural.
So much so, that being a Kacie fan, it made me a teeny bit sad.
Do You Think Bachelor 16’s Courtney Robertson Is REALLY Into Ben Flajnik?

On another note, I'm pleased to announce.....Alfred Hitchcock's CRAZY, stalker type, JENNA...
Do You Feel Sorry For Jenna Burke? —  The Bachelor Season 16, Episode 2 Poll was eliminated! HALLELUJAH!!!! She was awful to watch. {The blogger from New York...} YIKES!

Now, I am itching to see this girl go bye-bye next....
Were Ben Flajnik’s Bachelorettes Too Harsh on Sexy Blakeley Shea in Season 16, Episode 2?
Meet Blakely!{Yes, this is how she looked almost the entire show.} She uses her "goods" to get what she wants....strong distaste for her....I most hated that she moaned while she was kissing Ben....really? All that was necessary? DOUBTFUL!

Until next time....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My dirty little obsession....

I am SO into trashy, raunchy television it's pathetic. I know, it's SO bad. I love Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, etc, etc, etc....

Taking the cake though....The Bachelor! Or Bachelorette, whichever is up. My husband complains as he hears me rambling on and on about an upcoming premiere. {Pssss....he complains and then he doesn't miss a second of the show.}

Anyway, last night was Ben's BIG premiere as The Bachelor.

Ben Flajnik
Poor guy....after watching the premiere, I'm afraid he's in for a fuuuunnnnnnn ride in coocoo's ville!

Holy moly, there are some crazies!

Crazies chicks this season are:
#4  Lyndsie J.



#1...hands down, Alfred Hitchcock, nutso is.....
{She's a blogger! YIKES...giving us all bad names!}

My TOP picks for this season are....

#4 Courtney...potentially causes all kinds of drama-based on commercials-but I liked her!

#3 Brittney...Okay, so she brought her grandma....big whoop!

#2 Lindzi C....loved the horse entrance and she's adorable!!
Lindzi C.
#1 My favie so far is....Kacie B.
Kacie B.
She is just so stinkin' sweet! I think it's her southern charm! I hope she makes it to the bitter end!

What are your picks??

Happy Birthday...to me??

No, not to me...to my wonderful HUSBAND! My husband and I have this loooonnnnnggggg history together. We began dating in middle school.  Yes, like 13...We took a few breaks over the years, but ultimately were married and are now writing our love story!

So, yesterday Greg turned 26. (I'm older...don't tell!) I am SO incredibly blessed to have him! {Hence my blog title!} I have never known anyone so determined, so faithful, so committed as Greg. It is sometimes a teeny bit annoying, but mostly just good times!

In honor of him, I gathered a collection of pictures to praise him for all he does for me and in general!!

Here goes....Happy Birthday, baby!

We were married in July 2008. Since that special {ULTRA HOT DAY} in South Georgia, Greg has been committed through it all! Yes, we have been through some mess, but God has brought us right on through and made us a stronger couple!

One month after our wedding, we decided to take on our first baby....Molly! Greg was an AMAZING daddy to our sweet fur baby. {She was so rotten!}

Greg "dates" me even though we've said, "I DO!" We were celebrating our pregnancy!!!! (Valentines Day 2010!)

My rock during labor and delivery....And pregnancy, really. It was a TOUGH job with a sickly wife, but Greg was DA BOMB.com!

God fearing is he! It was so important to both of us that GAB be raised in Godly home. Greg is the head of our home, and I praise the Lord that he finds his strength, guidance, and dependance from above!

He is THE most incredible father I could ever imagine for GAB. I am amazed as I look at my child's eyes light up when his father speaks or enters a room. {It is numbing really...if you're not a mother....JUST WAIT!}

He's hard-working! There's nothing sexier to me than a man that pursues what he wants or needs. I also find it incredibly desirable that he is such a provider.
After weekend long hunting trips, he races home to tuck GAB into bed. Just in time....

He's actually SEEN in public with me! (Okay, so we were in Miami about to board a cruise ship. Embarassing to ride down the road with me, but it was a good time!!!)

Such a hands-on babysitter! NOT....okay, this was suppose to be a positive post, but Greg was in charge for a few hours and when I arrived home, I found this...Really? No clothes in our house boys?

He's such a sport! He was coaxed into a late night rednezvous where I begged him to dance....He is NO dancer, but looked good trying! ;) {Isn't he gorgeous??}

He was an INCREDIBLE Santa this year for GAB. Christmas morning was SO much fun as our child "oohhh and ahhh" ed every thing. Greg was stellar at playing each gift up and patiently waiting as GAB tore a tiny piece at a time.

Occasionally, he will go matchy-matchy. Thanks babe!

The NUMBER 1 reason it's my birthday too....

He gave me THE greatest gift of all! Baby GAB!!

A few other pictures for your viewing pleasures....

I am so blessed because God gave me you!



Genesis 2:22-24

Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, ' for she was taken out of man."  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bring it on!


  Resolutions are like so bad for me. I feel like I almost dread a new year because it's one more think I'm NOT going to follow through on. So, I vow to blog about this in hopes that I will be better! {Hopefully, this works!}
My husband, Greg and I, spent NYE at my sister and brother-in-laws last night. We had a low country boil, fire, just good clean fun....I digress.... On our drive, I posed the question, "Honey, what are your goals and aspirations for our 2012 together?" His reply, "Uh, to make more money." One track mind. So, I waited and I waited and I waited...no avail. I blurted out, "THANK YOU for asking! Yes, this year I'd like to make money but that's a given because I have a full-time job. I'd like to lose 50 pounds (I know, we all do.) but not due to dieting, due to a life-style change. Like, a complete do-over. I hate diets! They are misery pits....again...I digress...
I continued by telling him that I wanted to give more time, money, and resources to needy. {i.e. I totally LOVE volunteering!} Greg agreed. Thus...the resolution conversation began....Here goes!

1. We will start and finish Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. (Greg knows this is HUGE for me as I hate blowing money and he has ten hobbies....nuff said.)

2. We will get in shape. I will continue my 4 am gym workouts and add better food choices in hopes to get this excessive weight off! He will start running and join a men's league soccer team.

3. We will serve in a missions field. Yes, we already give money to missions, but we feel called to go on a missions trip. We're still praying about the place, but our goal is to go!

4. Finally, we will grow our family once more. Getting pregnant was difficult for us, but we are going full force one more time. We have agreed to seek the Lord in this journey and not feel discouraged when it's often so easy to do. {I think this is my least favorite resolution simply because I'm so scared.} However, I know the LORD makes all things work together for MY good! For this, I will rejoice!

Happy New Year my blogging friends! I pray peace, prosperity, and abundant blessing and happiness to you and yours!