Monday, July 26, 2010
As many of you already know, Brain and I moved back down to Texas in January after living in NY for 6 months because of a job in San Antonio. We were excited for the opportunity and we were happy to see our old friends. This job presented many opportunities. It was however a temporary government position at Lackland AFB. We knew it wasnt permanent but knew more opportunities would arise from it. His contract was with the army for 1 yr 1day... this would put us at Feb 2011, and the job could possibly extend. Well last week the army called in the 16 guys that were under contract and told them that not only was the army not extending their contract past Feb, but they were getting laid off in Sept 2010 due to lack of funding on the governments behave. So needless to say, it's been a whirlwind of emotion. I think we were both in shock to think in 2 months Brian would be jobless. We were thinking how were we going to pay for our house, cars, food, etc... it's a scary feeling not knowing. Brain immediately started looking for jobs... he thought about possibly doing private contracting and go to Iraq or Afghanistan. He also thought about moving back to NY.... well God was on our side and an amazing job opportunity presented itself for a position in North Carolina. Yes, i know this means completely uprooting our life and moving yet again (this will be 3 times in less than a year.) Sometimes in life you have to take chances, and with the economy the way it is, we have to take this chance. Well there is a small detail that goes along with the job, but we aren't for sure about it yet. We have to iron everything out first before we are willing to share it with everyone. All i know and pray is that God guides and protects us on this journey. I hope this new job is as great as ever. I hope the area is beautiful and the people are amazing. I just want to be settled already and not moving every 6 months.
With this move, I would have to uproot everything I have in San Antonio as well. I would have to leave my job, my school, my friends, and most of all my family in houston. I know I will be able to find a new job and school but it's hard losing the friends and family that have been through so much with us. It's just so bittersweet. We are exciting and are embracing the new journey we will be embarking on but not without sadness. Just keep us in your prayers that everything works out the way it's supposed to.
There are lots of decisions that must be made and must be made fast.... I will keep yall updated. We should know exact dates hopefully within the week, along with all the details.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The boys are doing great! Sad that we are constantly working, but they have adjusted well! We took them to play in the blue bonnetts and they had a ball! Here is a pic of them!Hope everyone has had an amazing month! I promise to try and keep our blog more updated!! :)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This scripture has truly weighed heavily on my heart the last couple of weeks. I'm not sure if you all know about my dear friend and her story with her precious little girl, Alyssa. Last year, August 30, 2009, she gave birth to a little miracle baby at 27 weeks. Alyssa weighed 1.1 lb and was 8 in long. She was born with trisomy 21 (down syndrome), and she was just perfect and beautiful in every way. She was with us for 11 days before going to Heaven to be with our Lord Jesus. It was so hard for anyone to understand. We kept putting our faith in the Lord, knowing HE has the plan. Danielle is one of the most amazing people i know, and it broke my heart to see her so broken. Well, she found out she was pregnant in February, and we couldn't be more excited. She went in for a routine ultrasound and found out she was having Twins... well that following weekend, Jesus, had a different plan. He called the tiny babies to heaven to be with their sister and play in God's beautiful Garden. Again, it's so hard to understand why. After so much, why did Danielle and Jamie have to endure even more? I was angry and heartbroken for my bestfriend. But, she- out of all people, pointed out to me that God knows what He is doing and He will do what is Best. She finds comfort knowing Alyssa is now in the presence of her siblings in God's loving arms. Just please keep them in your prayers. They are amazing and deserve every happiness in world.
Not even a week later, another one of my friends found out she lost her baby as well. She too went in for an ultrasound but there was no longer a heartbeat. It truly makes you question why things happen the way they do. But, you have to know that God is in control and although His plan might not be clear now, one day it will. We must trust in the Lord.
I was listening to KLOVE, which is a Christian music station here in San Antonio, today. They were talking about the importance of Easter. As we know the importance of Good Friday and of course, Easter Sunday, we rarely talk about the Saturday in between. They were talking about how Saturday is just as important because it was the day that everyone prayed for Jesus. No one knew what was going happen, they were just left to wonder, hope, and Trust in God that Jesus would be resurrected.
A lot of people are in a "Saturday." Meaning, they are waiting for God to make something happen. For God to speak, For God to make things clear. Although, we may not understand why things happen the way they do, we must TRUST in our Lord! He will make things happen the way they are supposed to. As faithful servants we must abide by and live by His word knowing all things are possible with HIM!
Please continue to pray for Danielle, Jamie, Ben and Taylor. God has a plan and I pray they find the comfort in thy loving arms of our one and only, Jesus Christ. *Much love*
Love this song... I highly recommend listening to it, if you haven't heard it before!
"My Redeemer Lives" Nicole Mullens
Who taught the sun where to stand in the mornings?
And who told the ocean you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide till evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?
Well I know my redeemer lives
I know my redeemer lives
With all of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know my redeemer lives!
*If you would like to read more about Baby Alyssa's story, http://preggoeggorford.blogspot.com/
*The foundation that is in the works in Alyssa's Memory, http://holdmyheartfoundation.blogspot.com
*Video of Alyssa, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr4J_GM-DSU
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I love lace, bows and anything with frills! These are definitely some of my favorites! Although, I am sure when I actually get married my taste will be completely different! lol
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I feel so bad for our poor pooches! They are in their cages all day, till brian gets home at 330! =(
Brian just started his online classes to finish his Bachelors degree. From the moment he gets home from work, he is on the computer doing his school work. We are both busy busy. I know all of the sacrifices we make now will pay off in the future. It definitely is exhausting with both of us working full time and going to school full time. It's the moments like this that make you feel so fortunate to have eachother and to have the love of our Heavenly Father knowing our life is taking shape. I just hope our doggies understand! lol! You know it's bad when they hear my high heels clink on the floor and they run to their cages because they know I'm about to leave for work. lol They still love us! I guess we will just have to make it up to them by taking them to the dog park every weekend! haha!
With us being so busy with work and school, we are scrambling to have dinner on the table at a decent time. I get off at 5 pm everyday and by the time I get home it's roughly 530 so it's a race against the clock to have dinner ready by 6-630. If anyone has any fast and yummy recipes PLEASE SHARE! I'm running out of recipes... ah! lol
Here are some more recipes from my cookbook! Feel free to try them out!! :)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
2. Hobby Lobby! oh i could spend hours and toooo much money in that store!! I swear it's a drug for me! I get some of the best "junk" and house stuff there! All of which, I do not need! I also looove to scrapbook and that is my scrapbook heaven!! Im also trying to work through my "crafty- bucket list," and my next big project is to make some floral arrangements... we shall see how that turns out!! WISH ME LUCK!! haha!
Also, if you go to Hobby Lobby between March 1- March 6th, you can get 40% off any regular priced item with this coupon! woo hoo!
Other Top Shop Contenders:
Ann Taylor Loft
HEB Plus- (Awesome Scrapbook stuff there)
Bakers and Steve Madden Shoes
...Im pretty sure the list is never-ending! :)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Goshh i do miss seeing this!
Soooo Pretty!Me and my Mom playing in the SNOW!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Top 2- Favorite TV shows
2. Call me silly, but i absolutely loove 19 Kids and counting! They are truly amazing individuals
who live by the word of God. I personally could never have that many children, but they are truly a remarkable family. They are now dealing with their youngest being in the NICU and all the struggles that go along with that. My bestfriend delivered her daughter 3 months early last August. Alyssa Marie was the most beautiful little girl and she went to be with Jesus after 11 days here on earth. I have seen how hard it can be for a family having a baby in the NICU and I really commend the Duggar's for staying true to their Faith and not turning away from God during such a hardship. God Bless little Josie
Other top contenders:
One Tree Hill
Secret life of an American Teen
The little couple
... and pretty much anything on TLC and Discovery Health =)
Sunday, February 21, 2010
We also got to see our wonderful friends! We got to see Kristina and her ever growing belly!! We cant wait to meet baby Mackynzie Lyla! It seems like all of our friends are expecting! God is truly wonderful!
We also hung out with Britt and her main squeeze, Randall. We had an absolute blast kicking their butt at the Newlywed Game... haha! I guess B and I have 3 years on them, so I'll let it slide this once! lol! We can't wait for them to come to SA!!!
My Mom was wonderful as always! She is like Betty Crocker meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She loves to feed you! You say you're not hungry, she'll say "okay, Ill make you something!" We got up this morning to the biggest "brunch" I have ever seen! She made scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, smoked sausage with bell peppers, sukiyaki beef, and fresh fruit!!! All that food for 3 people! haha! She is truly amazing and we love her dearly!
My sister was busy baby shopping with Kristina all weekend! They are doing the baby's room in Plum, Lavender and white! It's gorgeous!
All in all, it was an amazing weekend! Now we are back in San Antonio ready for another work week and then our wonderful friends, Travis and Steph, are coming from Dallas to visit! YAY! I haven't seen them since last summer and Brian just briefly saw them when he drove through Dallas on his way to SA from NY! We can't wait to spend an entire weekend with them! Hope everyone had a blessed weekend!! xoxo