April 23, 2014

I got a {blog} CRUSH on Youuuuuuuuu

Blogging is so awesome.

People who don't blog, don't get it and that's fine with me.

I love blogging, reading blogs and all the joys that come with the Internetz.

What I love the most is the friendships. 

The connections, the support and the fun that blogging has
brought into my life is incredible.

I'm so grateful for all the fabulous friendships/connections
I've made so far, and look forward to the ones
yet to be made.

Finding new blogs via my usual blog reads always makes me smile,
so I thought I'd introduce you to my newest group
of blog crushes.

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JumpingJE
NEW BLOG LOVER!!! Seriously, it's insane. Jessie is 'totes adorbs' and so much fun. The first time we commented on each others blog led to about 203483084 bazillion emails. We've been able to connect on our fitness journey, our inability to NOT take a nap on Friday night's before events and the love of healthy but DELICIOUS tasting food. She's helping me keep accountable when I get frustrated about my body and keeps me laughing too. I'm so glad we are now friends and can't wait till we 'meet' one day!

B ~ Loved Boston
Bianca's blog has become one of my new favorites. Shes funny, smart and has great fashion sense. I really enjoy her fashion posts and the links she posts with them. My wallet on the other hand, not so much haha. As long as the two of us don't talk sports [since I'm a die hard caps fan] I foresee a great blog friendship in the making.

Hope in a Blog
Hope is the sweetest girl in blog land and I love reading her blog. She's such a peach and her blog is so much fun to read. I love how optimistic and happy she is and how she views life. Even though she struggles with Crohn's disease so never seems to complain about her trial in life. She's not shy about posting her love for our Savoir and even though she's newish to the blog world she's got it down pat. Girlfriend is becoming a MRS. in a month and it's been so fun watching her plan her wedding. The glimpses she's given us of her big day are gorgeous and I LOVE her style. Can't wait for her big day!

Meet @ the Barre
Home girl is sassy, funny and pretty much the gif queen. Her post contain some of the best gifs ever. She might be the girl that actually gets me to try Pure Barre, but we will have to see ;)! I'm constantly jealous about her location, Florida, as she posts many an awesome picture of warm weather and sunshine. Amanda is also a bride to be and again, I'm enjoying watching her plan her special day. She's started a new Friday linkup that I'm jazzed about joining and you should too!

babbling brookelyn
Home girl is just...wow! Not only is she HILARIOUS she is also a bad mama jamma athlete. #dapdaprespect. She has some amazingly tough fitness posts and woof are they hard. But, you definitely feel awesome after doing the workouts, so do yourself a favor and check them out. Her posts make me laugh, because she's hysterical and her gif selection is pretty darn amazing.

Who are some of your new blog crushes?

Linking up today
The Hump Day Blog Hop

April 22, 2014

For We Walk by Faith

Last week my BOFF wrote an amazing post. One that really made me think. About faith , about love and about my life. About my nature and how I've become who I am. And about who I want to become as well.

I've never had, nor will I have the faith that Jesus did. The faith He had in His Father. The faith that even though He knew He was going to die, He knew it was for a bigger purpose and that His Father would save Him. Such h u m b l i n g faith .

I know I don't have the faith that Jesus did, but I hold strong to my faith. I fully believe in Jesus and that He is the way to everlasting life outside of this earthly world. I have faith that God loves me, no matter what, and that no matter how many times I turn away from Him, He will always welcome me back. I have faith that He will protect those near and dear to me and bless them.

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This faith has helped me live my life as an optimist. I don't 'worry' like many people do. I mean, yes, I do worry, but usually it's about the stupid stuff. How I'll respond to someone in an argument that 'might' happen or what I will say if an ex makes a random appearance somewhere. Those are the random things I find myself worrying about, which is stupid, but it's also very minor. Airplane, well that's a whole other beast ;)!

I truly believe I'm not as big of a worrier because I have faith that it will work out. I didn't worry about the weather on my wedding day, because I knew if we had rain in the forecast we'd be okay. I don't worry about where our first home will be, because I know wherever it is, that will be the right place for us. I am not someone that looks for the bad in a sistuation, I trust and have faith that the good will come to light.

I have faith in humanity. Yes, the world is a dark, scary place at times, but it's also made up of beautiful and wonderful people. I have faith that people won't try to cheat me or try to ruin my day. I have faith that no matter how hard things may get, better days are coming around. faith that justice will be served to those that try to hurt others. Faith that even though I have a stressful day, God has granted me blessings I didn't even take the time to see.

Don't think I kid myself and think that life is all roses, because I know it isn't. I've suffered my share of hardships, had my own fights with God and lost a bit of my faith at times. Life has drama and heartaches, and they often suck for a long time. But, faith says 'hold on for the better' and 'the sun shines brightest after the rain'. So have faith sweet friends of mine. Where ever you are in life, have just a lil faith.

 
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April 21, 2014

A Beautiful Sunday of Joy

Morning friends, happy Monday. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

We had a lovely one over here in pink land,
celebrating our Risen Lord. 

Easter is one of my favorite holidays
and this was one of my favorite Easters. 

It was a beautiful, sunny day and service was amazing. 

We had amazing music, an incredible sermon and
I was able to share it with those I care about most. 
Nothing makes me happier than hearing the trumpets
and timpani for the first bars of
::Christ Our Lord Is Risen Today::

I honestly don't know how or why you would want to be 
anywhere else on Easter Sunday. 

After service we had the normal photoshoot by the living cross,
before heading home for a fabulous Easter lunch.


Of course, an out take. 

[Can I just say how much I'm loving my wedding flowers?
I've rocked them at another one an now enjoy
wearing them as an accent.]

Dinner was wonderful and dessert was amazing. 

We then spent the rest of the day watching playoff hockey
and the Thomas Crown Affair. 

Oh and stuffing ourselves silly on chocolate, oops.

It was a wonderful Sunday, one for the books indeed.

How was your weekend?

Linking up with these beautiful ladies today.

April 20, 2014

He Is Risen...

HE 

IS 

RISEN

INDEED!

THE TOMB IS EMPTY!
Wishing you and yours a very happy EASTER!

April 18, 2014

It May Be Friday...

...but Sunday's coming. 

But, before we can celebrate the Ressurection. 

Before we see the joy of the empty tomb, 
we must experience the death. 
 
Today we journey to the cross. 

The day turns to night at 3pm. 

Today, our world is filled with darkness. 

 Today we do not celebrate. 

Today we remember. 

We remember the sacrifice made,
so that we may have eternal life. 

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Craig Courtney
"My Father, let this cup pass from me.
My Father let this cup pass from me.
Yet not my will oh Lord,
yet not my will oh Lord
 But Thine be done"
"Then they took my Savior,
and nailed him to a tree.
And then they broke his body.
Poured out his life, put him to death
TO RISE AGAIN!"

Whatever your beliefs, I wish you and yours
a blessed Good Friday.

Fellow Christians...Today's Friday...
BUT SUNDAY'S COMING!

April 17, 2014

Five Four Three Two One

Sometimes, when I'm feeling low on creativity, I'll troll my drafts.

Looking for random posts I started, but never finished.

I'll randomly find posts that make no sense, that are just rants
or actually have a point but were never quite complete. 

Today I'm sharing one that's been in drafts for awhile. 

Regrettably I can't remember where I found the prompt
[apologies], so understand I am NOT taking credit
for the idea behind this post. 

I hope you enjoy some random nuggets.  

And Carlton.

Five things I'm looking forward to.
1] Kickball tournament in Austin, Texas. I can't wait to play in our first tournament as OSC, visit a new city and have a blasty with my sissys and Le Husband.
2] Seeing my BOFF in Austin. Twice in one month, pinch me please. #noreallydon't.
3] SUMMER!!! [bringtheheatandgoodbyeallergies]
4] Family Vacation
5] Finding a new place to live.

Four things you  might not know about me.
1] I was a tour guide at my college and I LOVED IT.
2] I've never seen the movies The Patriot, The Godfather or The Matrix
3] I wanted to be a marine biologist until high school.
4] Even though I love pink, I am NOT a fan of pink sports paraphanalia. Gimme a jersey in the team's colors, not a pink one please. The only time I enjoy pink sports is when it's for a cause. Otherwise, EWW!


Three shows enjoy watching.
1] Downton Abbey
2] NCIS
3] Elementary

Two things that frustrate me.
1] Allergies. #canigetawitness
2] Getting older, #boocard

One of my favorite words:
1] Fetch. Yes, I know it's not a real word, but I love it and I say it often. It's totally going to happen, no matter what Regina George thinks.

April 16, 2014

The End of My 30th Trip

Another trip around the sun starts today.

WOW! This will be my thirty first trip, cahrazy!

My first FULL year as a wife. WOOP!
 
*Big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to 
all you lovely ladies that left me sweet messages.
Y'all are so fabulous and I'm so LUCKY
to have this lil space of the internet. 
So thankful I've 'met' such amazing women!*

 Speaking of amazing, this was an amazing birthday. 
I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.

Delicious hibachi family birthday dinner, with a lovely Mai Tai.
We celebrated a day early, as people had lots going on yesterday.
Just gives me a chance to have TWO bday dinners, YUM!

I enjoyed a delicious breakfast treat from Starbucks. 
Got to love their FREE DRINK on your birthday perk. 
The one and only time I order a Venti.

Special love and prayers from my sweet Fresh Prince.

Yummy birthday cake from my wonderful coworkers.

Beautiful flowers and fun balloon from Sportyspice. Since she's on spring break, the lil muffin came and took me out to lunch too.

Birthday dinner cooked by Le Husband. Triple YUMMY!

Carvel ice cream birthday cake, enjoyed on my special Red Plate!

A warm cup of cocoa since it dropped to freezing temperatures last night.
Really Mother Nature?!?!
I know I say it every year, but man am I blessed. 
My husband, family and friends ALWAYS
make me feel so special on my birthday.

The texts, calls, messages, gifts, food and just 
well wishes always make me smile.

All is well in my world and I'm so grateful.

I hope y'all have a great day today.

***Today we live for 32***


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