Sunday, April 29, 2012

Count your blessings, name them one by one!! =)

 New friends! Enjoying a morning together and just learning over again that the church is truly a family!
 SMILE-- it makes the world brighter!!! hee hee hee
 My princess!!
 My precious!!!
 Sweethearts from my amazing congregation!!
 THE ONE, THE ONLY-- LUCY KAY COZORT!!!! I am a very happy aunt! <3
 My babies meeting our newest little member of the family. She is so tiny. So sweet.
 God's power in creating such a perfect little one is just overwhelming. I love seeing this little person who I have loved for 9 months. She's a keeper!! :)
 Egg hung at Aunt Chas'-- perfect, sugar-filled!!
 My Dustin. =)
 My beautiful sis-- my Candice. With her NO-BRACES smile!!
 Sweet KenKen with her cupcake at Aunt Chas'! :)
Our twins, Jacob and Joshua at Missouri Town!
 Had a super fun day getting to hang with another set of incredible twins-- Cooper and Ryley!
My Rylan! =)

Just a quick look at a number of precious blessings in my life!!!! 


Saturday, April 28, 2012

A perfect party!!

 My princess...
 I love her so much!
 She shines like the sunshine!
 And makes my world a better place!
 Some of my family, some of my best friends. 
The amazing Jill who did our hair and make-up. :)
 Our girls' class had an awesome party at Aunt Chas'...
 My princesses!!
 This totally cracks me up. Perfect lookin' princess... fruit-ninjaing! :D ha ha
 My Aunt Tammy. She is beautiful. Inside and out. She made this night happy and wonderful for me. I am so blessed to have her laughter, hugs, and smiles in my life. Not only is she my aunt, but she more importantly is my sister in Christ. She is headed on the one path to Heaven. We never have enough time together on this earth, so I can't wait to spend eternity with her!!
 My three sweet, beautiful, perfect little nieces at our Girls' Garden Party! :) 
Don't they make you happy?!
 Two girls. Two middle children. Two friends for life. <3 I love my Hallie Girl!
 The ladies who not only made this night fantastic, but also every day of our lives. We, as teen girls and young ladies, need women in our lives who have been there before us. Who have given all to following God with their whole hearts. We need to be able to ask questions and get good, sound advice. These ladies have been just that in our lives. Colby and Ash did an amazing job teaching our girls' class for the quarter and we are now having a monthly class because we all saw the huge benefit and blessing it was to our lives. Tina is the sweetest person you will ever meet, and she is so easy to talk to. I love anytime I get to be with her. And then my MM and my Aunt Chas?! How can I describe how incredibly awesome they are?! I can't!! We are all blessed girls to have them in our lives!
 My table for the evening with 4 fantastic friends!
 My sweet, sweet Can of Ice =)
 My MM and My Can Can (From Rylee's viewpoint sitting down)
 Sometimes life is stressful. Sometimes there seems to be more bad than good. Sometimes you think you can't take one more step. Well, LAUGH! Because that makes everything better! And these girls did just that! It was fantastic!!
Our beautiful view at night...

Never think that life doesn't have blessings in it. Never forget to look for the good. 
Be sure to surround yourself with people who love the Lord. Who will build you up. 
Keep on fighting the good fight, no matter who might let you down, leave you hurting. 
We've all fallen short at times, be there for each other. Don't ever give up-- while there is breath, there is hope. Pray for each other. And make sure to take the opportunities to tell those who are dear to you that you love them. A lot. =) Thanks for being my fantastic network of friends and family!

Friday, April 13, 2012

"This Everyday Love" =)

"Can't get enough of this everyday love
Can't get enough of this everyday love
Each morning the sun shines through my window
Lands on the face of a dream come true
I shuffle to the kitchen for my coffee
And catch up on the front page morning news
Then she walks up behind me and throws her arms around my neck
Just another normal thing I've come to expect
It's ordinary plain and simple
Typical, this everyday love
Same ol', same ol' keeping it new
(Same ol'/This everyday love)
Emotional, so familiar
Nothing about it too peculiar
Oh, but I can't get enough
Of this everyday love
Every afternoon I make a phone call
Listen to the voice that warms my heart
I drag myself through a few more hours
Then head on home to try and beat the dark
Her smile will be right there when I step through that door
And it will be that way tomorrow, just like everyday before
Wouldn't change one single thing about it
No, it's run-of-the-mill, still I can't live without it
Yeah, of this everyday love
Can't get enough of this everyday love
Can't get enough of this everyday love
Can't get enough of this everyday love
Can't get enough"

 This song has been the theme of my past couple weeks. There is nothing like the feeling of being home with my family, just loving, as Pollyanna would say. The little things, that make my whole world- are so wonderful!
 School days with my awesome Ashley and girls and my kiddos...
 Painting, laughing, loving...
 Sweet smiles and happiness just of spending time with people who I utterly adore...
 Live like you're dying-- enjoy every minute to the fullest and be soooo thankful for every person living the right way in your life. They are precious jewels!!
 "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." 
Getting to spend time with Bean and Aunt Tammy with my babies, playing outside and enjoying the spring weather! 
 Laugh. Laugh. Laugh. =)
 Take a day off and just enjoy the zoo. We did. Just when you think you can't handle anything else, God gives us just what we need. HE is so good. HE never lets us down. HE is always right. GOD is SO GOOD.
 My sweet, sweet princess. =) She teaches me more every day than I could ever hope to teach her. I love her sweet little soul.
 Can you see that ONE white flowers. Right in the middle of all those adorable pink ones? STAND for what is right. NEVER give up. HEAVEN will be worth it all.
And. NEVER. Underestimate. The. Awesomeness. Of. Makin'. A. Mess. And. Loud. Music.