Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bumps in the Road.

-He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.-
Proverbs 19:8

      I wish I had a moral to the story, or even a story on which to base this blog post on, but I cant say that I do. It's sort of been a funky week. Depending on which way you see it, we're all happy, healthy, and we have lots to look forward to, so regardless of the weeks events, I choose to call it a successful one. I'm just glad it's over. We're not created to understand the reason for everything that happens to and around us, but we are blessed with the resources to handle our situations in the right manner. From your own perspective, you can take these hurdles as learning experiences or disappointments. 
My family has definitely helped calm me down and encourage me this week.
(Please don't take this post as something traumatic happening to our family. More like an itty-bitty bump in the weeks events.)

I cannot handle stress well at all. This is something I've prayed about, and even prayed for knowledge on HOW to pray about. I would love to be that person who lets go of all control, who gives everything to Him. I know what I should be doing, but actually doing those things means giving up control, and well, I'll admit that's something I surely need to work on. 

But after this week, I've learned something very important. And that is by watching Brian handle the things thrown at him. He took responsibility for everything in his control, and anything outside of his control- he let go. And guess what... everything is going to be just fine. 
Simple as that.
No worry, no regret. 

So I suppose I do have a little "moral to the story". Even though it's personal and may not mean a thing to you. This past week has taught me to responsibly control the things I can, let go of the things I cannot, and pray about everything
And be even more thankful for a family who is constantly encouraging.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Catching the Time that Flies.

Here in the south, fall is celebrated earlier than we can see or feel it.
Hints of the turning season linger in the air, and even on lucky days like today, we wake up to 72 degrees, breezy and sunny Sunday mornings that remind us that fall isn't too far away! 
With the windows open, a breeze flowing through the house, fresh, clean sheets on the bed, and a whole day at home with the family, 
this is exactly what makes me so happy
Sort of makes me want to run out to buy candy corn, but I'll be patient. 

My tummy is growing so fast,
Miss Marcy's nursery is almost finished,
and in two short weeks, we'll be leaving to explore beautiful Savannah and Disney World for one last trip that only the three of us will share together! 
I can't even begin to grasp how fast time is flying by. 
It's still September 1st in my mind.
We're having baby #2. (Still shocked.)
In one month, Brian and I will be married FIVE years.
I'm almost 25 years old.  I think.
This fall carries ball games, weddings, birthdays, mountain trips, family vacations, anniversary weekends, holidays...and all with a big tummy!

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-M. Aurelius

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September First.

September First brings a new light to this 
long, hot, HUMID season.
Although the weather will remain warm for a bit, 
the upcoming season offers a breeze of cool air to us all!

The Bright, Warm Colors

Family Time &
The Cold, Fresh Air in the Mountains 



And because we only have about three short months to celebrate this amazing season...celebrate we must!

Maybe, with food. 
(Of Course.)

This is my favorite birthday treat every year.
It's even more fun to snack on this while driving through the mountains!

Hot Apple Cider 
(Which I just discovered is sold in k-cups. Pinch Me.)

...and Chili. Oh, chili. 

If there's anyone out there who is not comforted by food, excited for food, and thoroughly enjoys food, do try a little harder, because I promise it's a wonderful thing! Especially during the cooler seasons! 

Then, there's always football.

I've come to realize my brain is not made up to understand this game.
But I look so forward to it because it's a big part of this beautiful season, and I cannot wait to see the little guys excitement in Clemson this year!!!
 I love the entire tailgating experience, I love the company, and guess what... I love the fun food that we graze around all day snacking on, too!  

So let's celebrate the beginning of this comfortable season by lounging around, soaking up our weekends, and enjoying the company that we keep!

-Happy Fall!-

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