Saturday, April 27, 2013


This past week JC and I spent in Daytona Beach at a Pastor's retreat (I know a tough spot to have a retreat at!) and it was focused on making time to rest. I could feel God working in my heart and pressing upon it that this season of mine & JC's life is about rest, taking time to heal. In general our world is so wrapped up in being busy and wanting to get things done ASAP & I too fall into this trap often. It is so important to allow ourselves to rest, even God rested on the 7th day! Many times in the Bible it takes about rest and keeping the sabbath day for rest, so my challenge to you is to take time to rest in your busy life! This doesn't mean being lazy but just taking time to breath, rest, have time with God, and processing maybe where you are in your own life! 

It was a wonderful time away, and it was great to enjoy resting with JC. I went on my first moonlit walk & I must say it was pretty nice!! We also enjoyed a run on the beach, I think the beach is my fav spot to run outside now!! I have such a wonderful husband who not only encourages me while I workout but has started running with me, even though he doesn't need to lose any weight! My weight is coming off slowly but surely, I went shopping today and was able to buy a whole pant size smaller... I can't tell you how good that felt!! So I am more determined then ever to lose that pesky baby weight (and gain it back with the next! ;) and I've been bit by the running bug and love every time I go for a run!! 

I hope you all had a great week and are enjoying the weekend!! 


My fun little craft project I did for the bathroom! 

Ready for our drive to Daytona! 

I love long road trips with my hubby & our conversations! 
Our view from our hotel room... not too bad! 

Love this kind of view! 

Soaking up the rays with a big smile on my face!! 

Got my first pair Toms & I love them!! 

He makes my heart smile! 

Love this saying!! 

Beach walk with sea foam! 

Love precious beach finds! 

Run on the beach before dinner! 

All dressed up for dinner!! 

Cute shop we went to check out! 

Next day we stopped at Camp to check things out for
this summer! 

He's pretty cute, even when he doesn't want to smile! 

Our run around camp, full of God's beauty and our goofiness!! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Filling the Void...

When you lose something that is dear and precious to you, you tend to have a void that is left empty. We have lost more then one precious someones over the last 3 years of our lives, being left with numerous voids in our lives. Many times we fill our voids with buying things it seems to help fill that void, but only temporarily. Zeke was our "void filler" after we lost Maggie Grace and he continues to be a blessing to us, but a dog is not the same as a child...

Over the last few months as I have been healing physically & emotionally God has been teaching me many things about myself and the desires of my heart. I can whole heartily say that I am SO beyond ready for something more in our lives, I long for the day that JC and I can share our life and our love with a precious child of our own! When we were pregnant with Maggie Grace, I was excited to be having a baby but didn't have the longing for something more in our lives the way I do now! Most likely because we hadn't even been married a year yet at that point!

I feel as though I am finally coming back into my own in over 3 years! It's like a dark cloud has lifted over my heavy heart and the sun is finally shining on my face (figuratively and literally, it helps being in sunny FL!) God has been moving in my heart in big ways and slowly healing my hurt heart and my fears that come with losing two babies. My prayers have been for God to fully restore my trust and faith in him, though I have had that all along those two things have taken radical shaken over that past few years!

Life has been quit the adventure the last 3 years, one that has been; gloomy, scary, painful, challenging & absolutely life changing. I am so thankful for this time of healing and for what God is doing in my life, marriage, and my heart. Since we have been in FL JC and I have experienced a greater love and understanding of one another, it feels good to being doing life together while we heal!

I guess what I am trying to get at is that I feel that I am in a good place right now & have seen how God has been working through out all the pain in my life. I'm at that point of being able to look back with out too much pain and see how God has worked things for the Good! A refreshing feeling!

My prayer for you today is that you are finding God's will for your life and that he is showing you the desires of your heart!!

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1


Angel wing clouds! God is everywhere we look! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hello April!

March was a good month, a month of new experiences and getting adjusted to our new life here in FL! Most days I still can't believe that we live in the sunny state of Florida, we feel extremely blessed to be here and to see God's work both at the church and in our personal lives! March was also the month that I made the choice to get working out again and to eat healthy! I feel more energetic and stronger then I ever have before! So I am excited to see what April will bring and the other things I can achieve within this month! Here are a few things I am looking forward to this month...

~ Spending quality time with my love
~ Going on retreats & getting away
~ Having beach days & soaking up the sun!
~ Eating Healthy
~ Starting my new Zumba work out
~ Working on my couch to 5k program
~ Painting my nails more
~ Doing more crafts
~ Painting our bedroom
~ Doing my daily devotionals!

This little boy has been extra cuddly lately & I don't
mind it a bit!! 

STOPing to enjoy the view on our walk the other night!
Still getting used to seeing palm trees everywhere!! 

Easter Sunday with my Love!! 

WIth our sweet friends Myranda & Matt!
Such a blessing to us! 

Crazy to think we got this boy the day before Easter
last year! My how he has changed! 

Easter Lunch at Pastor Carl & Miss. Marsha's house! 

My sweet Zoey girl! 

My final cake from my level 1 decorating class!!
I think it came out ok! 

Yay! I graduated last night! I'll start level 2 in May!