Overflowing with Praise

May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:171

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's The Little Things...

It's funny how it's the little things in life that make us happy! Thursday night I came home to this...

Thankfully, we had planned Zaxby's night so I had brought food home. Don't know how I would have cooked without running water. Our sink had been leaking lately, and apparently Daniel thought it was time for a new one. So...today we went to Lowe's and picked us out a new one. We came home and Daniel put it in in no time! [So glad we never have to pay that $99 installation fee!!!] I love it! I didn't like the other one any way because it was really low and I could barely fit our pots under it to wash them. We made sure this one was higher. Such a little thing, that sink made my day! Not only does it look nicer, but it has more water pressure, doesn't leak, and lets me get everything out of my laundry room floor and back under the cabinet! Here it is!

It's funny how much fun going to Lowe's or Home Depot is now. We always check everything out, scoping out the next thing we will purchase. I can't wait until we build a home one day and we get to pick out all the kitchen appliances! Today we checked out the refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines. None of those any time soon, knock on wood!!! We did a lot of checking out today...we also went to the Ford dealer looking at vehicles and the Verizon store looking at phones. Just came home with a faucet though. Daniel did order him this new rugged phone online when we got home.

Last night, I got to have a girls night, another one of those little things! I enjoyed going out with Baileigh and some of her friends to eat Mexican and see The Help! It was so good. Humbling, to say the least. I really enjoyed the movie, and am going to read the book now. Backwards, I know, but I think I would really enjoy the book.

Looking forward to trying out a Sunday school class tomorrow! For now, enjoying the rest of our Saturday and hope you are too!!. Excited about fajitas tonight!!! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I am very blessed with family. Daniel and I both have wonderful families. I am fortunate enough to have a great grandmother in my life. She is an amazing lady. Not only does she still care for herself, but also her handicapped daughter, Starr. Starr has been in a wheelchair for most of her life. Just recently, it got to the point where someone has to come put her to bed and get her up in the morning. This past week, though, my great-grandma was going out to get the paper, and when walking back up the ramp, she fell backwards. Thankfully, the man had not come to get Starr up yet, and when he arrived he found her and called the ambulance. She had broken her hip and has been in the hospital since then. My grandparents have been visiting her and staying with Starr some. Thankfully they are retired and can do this, but I know they are worn out!

Me, my sisters, and cousin with Grandma

Mom and Grandma
The girls with my grandparents and great grandma

Daniel and I went out to Canton/Woodstock yesterday. We visited with Starr for a couple of hours since she is there by herself some right now. They had just gotten my great grandma moved to a rehabilitation center, so we were able to go visit her there. She is doing much better. Hopefully in a month or so, she will be back home. She is a very strong woman and I am thankful to have her in my life, along with Starr and my grandparents. It is a blessing that they are able to help out during this time. I am so glad that we were able to go visit them yesterday since we do not make it out there too often.


Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with some Chili's since it was $$$ day!!! My first real paycheck! I'm ready to go shopping now! Ha! Once again, those new chicken club quesadillas hit the spot!!! :) Today...just relaxing, couponing, watching Netflix, and blogging! Oh, and tomorrow, picking up a special gift! Can't wait to share it with everyone!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

That's What I Love About Sunday!

I started this on Sunday, but am just now posting! Guess that shows how busy we have been! Last week was my first week at work. It was great! I am so blessed to have a job. I love everybody there and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and finally use what I learned in college. Last week I did a lot of training and then worked in the bookkeeping department some. This week I have gotten to go out on an audit which has been fun. Enough about the working world...

We really enjoyed our Sunday. We got to go see little Julia get dedicated at church Sunday morning. Daniel works with Todd and we are friends with both he and his wife, Layla. They had their little girl earlier this year. She is adorable. Here are some pics of her dedication.

Afterwards, we met my parents and Olivia for lunch at El Centinela. Since I was in Mexican mood, I came home and made another bowl of homemade salsa! I am loving that I now know how to make one of our favorite foods.

We got lots of visitors Sunday. I enjoyed seeing friends...it made my Sunday! Baileigh and Ellen came by to visit during the afternoon. I hadn't seen Ellen since our wedding. I'm so glad they decided to come by, I miss seeing my college friends and sisters all the time! Kristen came by later to bring us some okra from their garden! She told us all about the cruise she just got back from. We enjoyed catching up! [I feel like I should have seen Lauren on Sunday, too! Haven't seen her in a few weeks. She GRADUATED Friday though, and is at the beach celebrating! So excited for you, Lauen!] And that's what I love about Sunday!

On one last note...Daniel's cousin, Allison, her husband, Hugo, and their two daughters, moved to Jefferson yesterday from Destin, FL. I enjoyed meeting them last night while Daniel helped them move stuff in. We are excited to have them living so close to us!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!!