Saturday, December 29, 2012

7 things you may not know about me...

I found a list of blogging prompts and since my everyday life is quite boring, I thought I would use some of them.

1. I'm a YouTube addict! I LOVE watching beauty channels. I can waste hours and hours watching makeup tutorials, product reviews, vlogs and hauls. Some of my fave gurus:


I could go on for hours. Watch them if you have a chance!

2. I have a serious problem when it comes to the sound of people eating and breathing. Smacking,slurping,crunching,scraping of teeth on the utensils and loud or heavy breathing absolutely drive me insane. I'm not exaggerating when I say I am positive I have misophonia.

3. I don't have any tattoos and probably never will.

4. I have never smoked anything. Seriously nothing. Ever. I don't plan on that ever changing.

5. I use to be terribly shy. It was so bad that in HS I tried to pick my college major based on which one didn't require me to take Speech. Turns out, there are none.

6. I'm 27 and I have A LOT of gray hair. It's unfortunate.

7. I'm a planner and I obsess over details of everything. My mind never turns off. It causes a lot of sleep loss.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Like a Child

As a parent, one of the most rewarding parts about having children is seeing the world through their eyes. Little things that we take for granted or hardly notice are so exciting and new for a small child.  For a VERY short time they just accept and/or believe what they see and hear. Their pure innocence does not allow them to question "why" or "how". They just believe.

At our church for the past 2 weeks we have been studying the attributes of God through the eyes of a child. This series has really been speaking to my heart. So much of the time, at least for me, we try to make having a relationship with God so much more complicated than it is. We feel we have to pray a certain way or act a certain way. If we feel like our prayers/actions/works aren't up to a certain standard we feel distant from God and the more distant we feel the less we try to become closer to Him. As a Christian, I know that even if I did all of those things perfectly, I would not be deserving of His grace and mercy. But I still can't help but feel like I can't get close enough to Him because I'm just not good enough.

When you tell a child that God is always with them they just believe. They don't feel like they have to do certain things to keep him there and when they make mistakes they don't think he has left them. When you tell a child that God will always forgive their mistakes they without question believe and fully accept His grace and mercy. When they pray they talk to Him like their talking to their best friend. They don't feel they need to use big or fancy words. They don't feel like they have to pray for a certain amount of time. They say what is on their heart and that's it.

My heart needed this message. A great reminder to stop making things so complicated. Just be with Him. Just talk to Him. And most importantly for me, just receive Him. No, I don't deserve it, but His grace and mercy are endless. God wants to bless us if we will just stop doubting and questioning Him and have that child-like faith.

Just believe.

If you don't have a church home I would love to invite you to Life Church. No matter where you are you can listen to all of the messages here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Train

I know I've been slacking a bit since Thanksgiving, but I've been really busy with a lot of not-so-interesting activities. Cleaning out closets, cleaning the garage and organizing the attic...not much to blog about :) I did make a couple of trips out to my grandma's house to help her with her Christmas decorations. If you've ever been to her house at Christmas time, you know what a big job that is! Little K and I went while big K was at school and we had a wonderful time helping her

This past weekend we went to the Christmas Train. It was our family, my grandparents, parents, brother, cousin, other brother and my soon-to-be SIL. It was so much fun and the temperature was in the mid seventies so the weather was fantastic!! If you ever get the chance to go you should! You can read a little more about it here.

I promise it won't be another 2 weeks until the next update :)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend :
My sweet family <3

Big K and Aunt Hollie

Big K enjoying her cotton candy :)

Little K and Nana <3

My loves <3

Love them!

Melts my heart!!