Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More birthday love....

My big sis Becks is just a bundle of awesomeness..... SERIOUSLY!
And today is her BIRTHDAY!!!

She has turned another year older today, and a day coming soon will mark four years of her being in our family. 
I can say in all honesty that getting Becks as my big sister was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. She has been such a blessing to me, as well as to our whole family.

Becks, I just wanted to tell you that you better have a VERY amazing day today. 
Because you deserve it a hundred times over!!! 
I love you LOTSERS!!!!!!!

Head over to Rebecca's blog to read some more about how awesome she is and to send some love her way!

Monday, February 18, 2013


You look so much better 
when you smile

Monday, February 11, 2013

She is my favorite girl....

And she just turned 18!!!!!!!

Photo credit: Phraze Photography

What can I say about Ker? She is the BOMB! 
She is the kind of person that everyone loves.
She is selfless, humble, sweet and has THEE most beautiful heart.
Kerri has been through so much in her 18 years, but I have never seen someone with so much faith, it is unshakeable.

Photo credit: Phraze photography

Ker and I are about as opposite as two people can get....
In personality and in interests (except for singing and music)
But we can still complete each other sentences.
And she can almost always tell me what I am thinking :)

Ker once said...
"We balance each other out well.... IF we make a point of balancing each other out"
And that couldn't be more true.
My Ker has put up with me all of her life, (and believe me.... I can be a lot to put up with) and I'll always be grateful for that!

I could go on and on and on and on about how amazing this girl is.
And about how awesome it is to be her big sister.
About how much fun she is to be around.
And about how much she has taught me.
But that would take all day (really it would!)

So I'll just finish by saying....
Ker you are AMAZING.
I love you WAY more then you could ever hope to imagine.
And even though you hate to be the center of attention (inside joke)...... 
I hope this is the best birthday that you have EVER had!!!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

this. is. ridiculous.

To have left you all hanging for so long.... ridiculous!!
I have definitely learned that blogging is something in which you are either all in, or all out. There doesn't seem to be an in-between! I'm hoping to become more "all in" in the future, so that I'm not leaving you all in the dark for so long.

Life around here has been rolling in an alarmingly speedy manner. Before I got used to the idea of it being January... the month was already over! Now we are already over a week into a new month. CURAZY!

In a way I feel like life is slipping past without me actually making any use of every day.
I'm feeling a need to practice what I preach, do more "Breathing Deep" so-to-speak.
Especially in the area of this blog.

2012 was a year of finding myself. Finding who I am as a person.
I have hopes that this coming year will be one in which I become more passionate about life and living.
I want to get past the mindset of half-hearted belief. And move on to passionate belief.
Belief about who I am, who I can be and who it is that I am living for.

pas-sion |ˈpa sh ən|
  • strong and barely controllable emotion
  • an intense desire or enthusiasm for something
  • a thing arousing enthusiasm

As I do so, I hope to drop in here more often to share.
Unlocking secret doors to share some of the hard lessons that I have learned in the process of living.
Being more transparent, more real and more open.

I'll leave you with a song that I heard for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
Each and every word could have come straight from my heart and I found tears running down my cheeks as I listened to it.
I pray that it touches you as it did me.

"Forgetting those things which are behind me
I press towards the goal which is in front of me
I still got a long way to go
but I thank you Jesus that I'm not who I was
and I'm on my way to who I am"
Kirk Franklin ~ I am