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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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Isaiah 55:8-9

Amplified Bible (AMP)
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

This verse rings so true to me in this season. This season of refining and molding where God is constatly showing me that I don't always know what is best. Sure I'd like to think I'm always right but that certainly isn't the case. The Lord is constantly humbling me in this area. :)
Let me give you a little bit of background.
I tried out for the Choir at Church about 2 months ago and I was eccstatic! I had waited for over a year for these tryouts and I was so ready to go! I love singing so much and I couldn't wait to do what I love all while serving God with the talent He gave me.
I left the tryouts that night thinking I did horrible! I was so afraid that I wouldn't make the Choir and that maybe singing wasn't something that I was supposed to be doing. But lo and behold a week later I got a call telling me I made it! I was so excited and ready to see what God had in store.
My first practice I walked into Church fully expecting things to go just like I had planned. Welp they didn't. (I'm sure you saw this coming! haha)
I was convinced that I would be an Alto in the choir. For those that don't know Alto's sing the lower end of the girl spectrum. Which is what I've always loved to do, it's what I feel I'm good at and I had told the Choir director this during tryouts. So imagine my shock when she tells me I will be a soprano from here on out!
I seriously treated it as if it was the end of the world! I was about to burst into tears right then and there-I'm sure pregnancy hormones had a little something to do with it though! lol
So I made my place as part of the sopranos and resolved to give God my all. I knew this wasn't a coincidence. And you know what? God started to mold me. He started showing me good things about being a soprano, positive things. He showed me that He is stretching my voice-something that I've never had to do.
I'm so thankful that His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts. My prayer is that He continues to shape me daily. To change my heart to make it look more like His. Sometimes stretching is hard, I'm not going to lie. But I always look back over my shoulder and see that God is transforming me from the inside out. My prayer is that He refines my heart into something He sees as beautiful.
Psalm 51:10
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

On growing apart.

It's funny how things change.
There are several different friends I've had at different stages in my life who I thought I would be friends with forever. We had the best time together, the best conversations, and were practically sisters. But as each different stage has passed I've lost one friend and gained another. It makes me sad sometimes.
I do believe, though that God can bring certain friends into your life for certain seasons and right now I feel like I'm on a different level than the friends that I had.
It's just really hard for me to decide what the best thing to do when it comes to a few of my old best friends who don't know the Lord. I've tried ministering to them but they haven't shown much interest.
This is my dilemma: Do I cut off all ties with them because I feel like they are only dragging me down? Or do I keep hanging out with them in hopes that I will be planting a seed?

I've never really had a legit Christian best friend. It's something I've prayed for and will continue to pray for. I want to be around someone who lifts me up! Someone who encourages me to dive deeper into the things of the word! That's what i've prayed for-that's what I'm believing for.

And ya'll God answers prayers. I've seen Him move too many times to ever think it's not true!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pregnancy Thoughts

I'm over halfway through with this pregnancy! Crazy! 4 months seems so far away but at the same time I just have to sit back and think about how 4 months isnt that far away at all. It seems like I just found out I was pregnant!
Then there's the many things we need to get done before Baby S makes her entrance!

We have decided(and by we I mean me) to keep baby girl's name a secret until she's born! We have been going back and forth with this since we came up with her name. Louie wants to tell everyone so bad but I'm the type of person who cares way too much what other people think so I just think it's best not to tell anyone right now. I don't want anyone's reaction to the name to sway my opinion because I really love it. With the exception of my immediate family everyone else is going to have to be surprised!

We are debating on whether or not to paint her room. If we are going to I'd like to decide soon so that we can get it done before we set up her crib. The color theme for her room is going to be pink and red with aqua accents! I can't wait to get everything put together!

As I was typing this baby girl just kicked me like 20 times in a row-very fast I might add! That was a first! It's still so amazing to think that there is a little life inside of me. Especially since we tried for a year to get pregnant- there were many prayers for this sweet baby! God has truly blessed us!

Friday, March 8, 2013

If you really knew me...

You'd know that…
I'm 5'6 and sometimes I feel like a giant. I know that's not super tall for a girl, but still.
I have naturally wavy hair, and I wish I was better at making it cooperate.
I moved to Las Vegas right after graduating high school and lived there for a year.
I'm a momma's girl-up until I got married I'd still occasionally sneak into my mom's bed at night.

I have a very rational fear of mice(eeek!) I will have to do a blog post about my traumatic experience sometime.
I love fuzzy socks and being cozy in general.
I always change into my "comfy clothes" as soon as I get home.
One of my biggest dreams is to live in the country-in the middle of no where.
Another dream I have is to open up a dog rescue.

I would love to adopt from another country someday.
If I could live anywhere besides Nebraska it would be Colorado.
I cry very easily, especially if I'm frustrated with something.
As embarrassing as it is, this tends to be when I'm at work.

I tend to be very shy when I first meet people.
I LOVE sour candy! Yum!
I want 4 kids, 2 boys 2 girls. But we are leaving it up to God of course!
I care way to much about what people think-I need to remember that God's opinion is the only one I need to care about.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

20 weeks!

(I'm actually 21 weeks today! This is a little late!)

How far along? 20 weeks

Baby's size? Baby is the length of a banana!

Weight Gain? 15lbs

Belly button in or out? In still

Sleep? Pretty good still!

Foods I am loving? Hardcore craving Olive Garden right now. I might just have to see if Loujo will take me there tonight! :)
Foods I am hating? Ground beef

Best moment this week? Finding out baby girl's gender and seeing her on the ultrasound again!

Movement? She is moving so much! I love feeling her kicks!

Symptoms? Just some occasional nausea but that's about it.
Gender? Sweet baby girl!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baby Teal is a....

We found out on Friday afternoon and had to keep it a secret for a full 24 hours! It was so hard to not accidently say anything!
We are so very blessed and ecstatic to be welcoming this sweet baby girl into our lives. God is so good!
Our sweet baby girl!
Us at the gender reveal party!