Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas 2009.


Thankful for the things of Christmas. Praying that though this year is a bit tougher than others that Joy is found by all. Praying for strength & health in our families and friends this season as it is needed.

Father oh Father how we need you. You know better than I exactly what is needed, and I know you are already at work, but Lord cover our families with your amazing Strenght and Peace and Hope and Health. There are such incredible needs right now. Thank You Father. In Jesus name. Amen.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Success at last!

Finally after months and months of searching and failing...

I found the perfect pair of black shoes...

Behold my new favorite pair of black shoes...perfect height...perfect toe...so comfortable

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh the things that I do...

I did not go into the men's bathroom at Walmart

& did not come out of the stall to see a man washing his hands

& did not convince him that he was in the wrong bathroom

& he did not come back in to tell me that I was in the wrong bathroom nope that did not happen

& I was not completely embarrassed!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Serious Apprecitaion...

This weekend Mr. Wonderful and I came to visit his mom in Mobile & to have Christmas with this side of the family!! So excited to give our gifts!! I love that feeling, being excited to give a gift. I don't always get that cause I am not always successful at finding a gift I know someone will love, especially on a budget. But anyway headed off on a rabbit trail with that one.

Let me get to the real reason for this blog post, what my serious appreciation is for...

So we came to Mobile to have Christmas with family and to work. Mr. Wonderful had taken up his mom's district to help out and to make a little extra money. We had decided that this would be the last time he would do this since the drive is so hard on his car (it's very old but still going and we need it to continue to go!!). Last time we were down (Thanksgiving) I went and worked with him so that we could get through quicker. It was kind of fun. It was work but I got to be with my hubby so that made it so bad.

This time coming down we knew it would be the last time and we had alot of stores to do. I volunteered to help again. I had now idea what I was getting myself into this time. We got up and out the door at 5:30am. I didn't work the first few hours of the day I got to have coffee and some quiet/devotional/fun reading time. But when the work began...PHEW.

Let me just say that my sweet little hubby...PUT ME TO WORK!!! We had so much to do and together as a team we got it done. We finished the last store for the day around 7:30 pm. Boy oh boy was I tired.

So I started this blog post out with a serious appreciation for one thing and now my serious appreciation has totally changed...

My first thought of a serious appreciation was...for my desk job!!! Cause wow were my feet mad at me for being up on them ALL day!!! My feet were killing me so bad.

As I was writing this blog my serious appreciation and heart changed a great deal. My serious appreciation is for my Wonderful husband and how hard he works to provide for us. How his heart was directed at holding his mom's job for her when she could go back to work. My serious appreciation if for and incredible God who put the two of us together to make a GREAT team. We can work side by side and get the job done. We work well together and enjoy being with the other. I think we are VERY blessed in that way. Especially from hearing many many stories of husbands and wives that are so separate in their lives. We truly are a GREAT team. So my heart and my appreciation changed as I thought of what we accomplished together in a day and a half of work. (We worked 12 hrs straight yesterday and another 5 hours today.)

So today I appreciate a hard working Wonderful husband. I appreciate my desk job or rather my feet appreciate my desk job. And I appreciate a Heavenly Father who one gave me this Wonderful husband and two put together such a great team.

Father I appreciate you and your faithfulness and loving kindness and your plan for our lives!
Mr. Wonderful I appreciate you and all your hard work and how you take care of me and for all you do for us!
Desk job my feet and I appreciate you as well.

Today I am feeling serious appreciation! Now for a nap maybe, shower definitely, & then CHRISTMAS fun for the rest of the day!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


"Hope can see heaven through the thickest clouds."
~Thomas Brooks
This came from our devotion last night and it really stuck with me. I think we could all use a little boost of this kind of hope.
God is good all the time, all the time God is good.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Perfect Saturday

I am sitting her right now experiencing the perfect Saturday...

Spent the morning with my amazing kiddos from Children's Church practicing the Christmas musical and amazing youth and adult workers!

Now I sit nestled on my couch with my laptop catching up on blogging.

My hubby is in the chair engrossed in Alabama football...occasionally screaming like a wild banshee and clapping wildly.

My Christmas tree is lit up as well as my lil Christmas village.

My belly is FULL of my hubby's incredible chili.

I'm warm, full, & happy.

This could be the perfect Saturday.

I seriously cannot wait to see my kiddos rock the Christmas musical tomorrow!!

Thank You Father for a great day, I really needed one of these! I am SO Thankful.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

When it rains it pours...

So there has really been A LOT going on in my family lately!!

Let me start by saying that our families really got us through our wedding. They were all so helpful and we really could not have done it without them, which means that they put a lot of their time, effort, heart, & money into that.

Now it seems like things have just gone crazy! Hubby and I are praying so hard for everyone and everything that is going on.

The rain started shortly after the wedding when my mother informed me that she has had Pleurisy and probably bronchitis again, since the week before the wedding. She is battling that still. She runs out of energy very easily and has not been to church in quite some time. This makes me very sad as I do not want her to pull away from God just when she is getting a good hold on Him and starting down the path of healing. Immediately began praying for healing and strength in her body and the desire to rejoin the church body.

The down pour started with a Saturday morning phone call from hubby’s mom. It’s the phone call you never want to get. The cancer has returned. Immediately began to pray for healing and strength as she begins Chemo. Three rounds right here during the holidays. We found out the day after her first treatment the doctors gave her three times the amount she should have had. Immediately began praying for health.

The down pour continues as we find out Neesie is diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that takes quite a toll on a person. And it has taken a toll on Neesie. She has been a champ though and has just kept on keeping on. I don’t know how she does it. Immediately began praying for healing as she begins medication to stabilize the disease.

Pouring still as we find out Dad’s Aunt who has Alzheimer’s can no longer live by herself and will need to be moved here and they’ll need to find an assisted living facility for her to live at, but until then she will be at my parents house. That is on top of Neesie already taking care of mammaw, her mom, which has been an already full-time and very emotionally and physically taxing job as mammaw becomes less and less mobile. Immediately began to pray for strength, peace, and blessings.

And then a torrential down pour as I finally can get in touch with my mother on Tuesday and find out that she is on the way back from Texas with my grandmother and uncle in tow. This is not a good thing. My grandmother was very abusive to my mom when she was growing up and she is not a nice lady now and my uncle who has recently been released from prison where he’s been the majority of his adult life does nothing but drink and I mean quite literally does nothing (not even eat) but drink. I know my mother feels like she is doing the right thing but I am not convinced of that. I do not think that she is in a place to be able to handle this. Immediately began praying for God’s protection and wisdom as she takes this on.

Sometimes it feels like the world is spinning out of control. But then I know our God has everything in control. He is Faithful and Mighty and will never leave us or forsake us. We are holding onto Him. We trust Him. We will keep lifting our families up to Him and know that He is in control when we feel like EVERYTHING is out of control.

Father I love you and trust you. I know that you see everyone’s big picture and you know things that we cannot know. I trust you. I give you all of these needs and the needs unseen and ask You to minister as only you can. I ask you to provide all the things that Mom, Neesie, Ms. Darlene, Dad, and the other’s involved need to make it through each and every day. I ask you to bless beyond what they can imagine. I ask you to provide Your peace that surpasses All understanding. I ask that you Heal bodies, hearts, and lives. I love you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I was thinking on my way home this evening about this year...
I know it's a little early but here is a run down of 2009

I had my first Valentine's date with the man created just for me.
It was super sweet.
I got laid off from my job of 9 years.
It was incredibly shocking and sad, but changed the direction of my life forever.
I turned 28.
It wasn't so bad.
I made a big decision about my future.
I can't wait to get started.
I got to do tons of Children's Ministry at camp.
First time ever I didn't have to get up before the sun and drive to a job, instead I got to spend the whole day at camp with the team.
I got to be on staff at Kids Camp.
Seriously something I thought I'd never get to do but has been a dream of mine. It was wonderful!
I got engaged.
On our 1 year anniversary. I was exhausted and grumpy and he asked me anyway. One of the best nights of my life.
I got a new job.
So thankful God opened a door for a paycheck.
I took a trip to the beach with my family.
Spent quality time on the gorgeous beach at a gorgeous condo. Had a GREAT time!
I bought a wedding dress.
One of the most emotional and extraordinary days of my life. Surrounded by moms and my best friend and the most beautiful dress EVER!
I planned our wedding.
Could not pay me to do it again but it turned out to be the absolute funnest, happiest, and BEST days of my life!!!
I got married.
Again the funnest, happiest, and BEST day of my life!!
I went to Mexico with my new husband.
Had the sweetest most wonderful time just the two of us!!
I found how just how incredible my family and best friends are.
No way this year could have been as wonderful without any of them. Definitely could not have made it through the wedding with out any of them! Love them all!!

I'd say this has been one of the most incredible years of my life thus far.

I can't wait to see what God has in store for 2010.
I truly can not wait Father to see what you have for us in 2010 I love you and trust You completely. Give us Peace and Strength to do Your will! I'm Ready Now, I'm Ready Now! Thank You Father for all you did this year You blessed me beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Thank You for what I know You are going to do in the coming year. Let our lives begin! Thank You Father for your love and incredible faithfulness. Thank You for your plan which is much better than ours and Thank You for my incredible husband, family, and friends. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am so very very blessed, beyond anything I could ever imagine and it is all because of YOU Father. I would have NONE of this were it not for YOU and Your love, salvation, redemption, and Faithfulness. I am so thankful to you and I truly cannot wait to see what YOU have in store for us. I love you! In Jesus name. Amen.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Friday my in-laws came into town. We cooked burgers & tots and ate and watched football. They left early the next morning to head to the Bama game.

Saturday the hubby & I made Thanksgiving dinner for my mom. The day & the food turned out great!

Saturday night I wanted to take the hubby to see a movie I knew he’d like. Blind Side. G-R-E-A-T movie – go see it! The first two showings were sold out but they schedule a third and we got tickets to that. We went to do some Christmas shopping before our movie. We had someone send us a sweet gift from our registry that we ended up not needing and so we were able to use the money from that to buy a huge portion of our Christmas gifts. Huge blessing. The sad part is that we have no idea who to thank for the gift as it came in the mail unmarked. We are very Thankful to whoever it was.

Sunday hubby got up and made bacon for our Sunday School class, we practiced the play songs on the way to church, I got to see my brother who is home from college!!!, Sunday School was great and Children’s Church went good. I can tell the kids are very tired of practicing the play, but it will all be worth it. And we got to end with some fun songs that made me miss regular children’s church and leading worship!!!

Sunday after church we headed to my parents to celebrate my dad’s birthday. I was beyond excited to give dad the gift we found for him. I knew it would be something he wanted and would love. We had a yummy lunch and fun time chatting and dad had a great birthday!! We had yummy strawberry pie for dessert. Then dad headed off to the airport and the Mr. and I headed home.

Sunday evening we watched TV and I worked on getting my three miniature Christmas trees decorated. I decided to go ahead and put them out and it made me exceedingly happy. I love seeing them out. But right now I have fall decorations and Christmas decorations out. Ha! I am ready for all the Christmas stuff to be out!!

It was a really really nice weekend full of family and fun and sprinkled with Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Late night scare...

So the hubby, cat and I are all snuggled in for the night last night.
I was in fact falling into a rather NICE slumber.

Then there was a Noise...

The three of us jump...Mr. Wonderful jumps out of bed and heads down to check it out...

I'm thinking oh my someone's in the house and Mr. Wonderful has gone running down not knowing what he's gonna run into.

To me it sounded like someone knocked over the wrought iron candle sticks I have on the floor in the dining room.

Mr. Wonderful said it sounded like something fell down the bathroom sink.

He could find nothing out of place and noone in the apartment...THANK GOODNESS.

Mr. Wonderful said (prolly just to make me feel better) that he thought it came from the neighbor's apartment. (Yes you can hear almost everything from the neighbor's at times.)

Thankfully I slept fine the rest of the night too. Crazy noises can't stop this sleep machine!

Friday, November 06, 2009

This Week...

*I did not work on Thank You notes...seriously I've just got to get started again and I'll be fine...I want to send them with Thank yous from my heart

*I fought the worst traffic EVER...the time chance has just confused people...it's ridiculous

*I talked to all of my best friends at least once...I miss them terribly since the wedding day

*My mother-in-law had surgery...hopefully she will be feeling so much better SOON

*I got to talk to All of my family at least once...I am SO blessed and was blessed by sweet words that I needed to hear

*I fixed my hair a lil diff and liked it better...and it took less time

*I got Starbucks

*I came home to a drawn bath and candles lit on a day that turned very bad...my husband is so wonderful

*I helped my husband cook dinner

*I got to work early and accomplished alot

*I planned the holidays

*I made someone angry

*I made someone happy

*I worshipped my Savior

*I hugged some amazing people

*I devoted time to spend in the Word & prayer

*I worked on music for the Kids Christmas Play...uumm I LOVE those kids

*I started re-reading a book

*I bathed our cat Tater...first try not so smart...second try a success

*I thought alot about the future

*I rejoiced with a friend

*I found some mistakes...and doubted myself

*I read some blogs...too bad reader won't let you make comments

*I scraped frost from my winshield

*I enjoyed the fall trees

*I envisioned the future

*I texted

*My husband made me laughed...alot

*I really wanted to pull out Christmas decorations but refrained

*I did laundry with my Hubby

*I mopped the kitchen floor

*I saw the love in my husband's eyes

*I thanked my Heavenly Father for all the incredible people and things in my life

*I planned SS breakfast

*I prayed for several needs

*I drank less-sweet tea

*I wished a co-worker Happy Birthday

*I looked at my wedding rings...thought about my Heavenly Father's faithfulness...and my husband's love and commitment

*I looked for more wedding pictures...but found none...the waiting is tough...hee hee

*Made a plan for selling my wedding dress...now to make it happen

*Made plans to change my name...can't wait!

*I thought about the North

*I laughed at my brother

*I missed my brothers

*Listened to Rick and Bubba

*This week I will be married for 3 weeks

*This week being back to reality was better than last week

Father...Thank You for this week. Amen.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


So Today was one of those days...

It was just a normal day really...but so much more than that to me.

Today I got to get up and go to church with my husband. Which is just another dream come true. Seems like a simple dream but simple or not it was a very sweet and awesome moment for me. We had a really great day together. Church was great then we spent the afternoon running errands then caught a movie before coming home and catching up on our DVR shows. Just a nice relaxing day together.

One of many we get to have for the rest of our lives.

Truly I love the small things the most. The times we pray together, holding hands, cleaning house together, rolling over to see him there beside me, looking across the room to see him there, laughing together.

This is the beginning of our lives together and I am truly loving this time in our lives. I am very thankful for it.

We've had a great weekend...a beautiful & quiet evening at home Friday night...I came home to a candle lit dinner and a movie...my husband is so sweet...Saturday hubby had to work so I slept in then cleaned then when he got home we got ready and headed to the Fall Festival and had a great night with family and friends there...Sunday a wonderful morning at church, errands, movie, and quiet evening at home with our DVR (yes we LOVE our DVR).

And now it's on to a new work week. Hopefully this week will be much better than last week. I can't seem to get excited about going to work. I really just do not like work, that is the bottom line. But it's a necessary evil and there is no point in complaining about it.

Father, I thank you for your unending love and blessings. I thank you for what is to come in our lives. I give you this week and anything it holds. I pray for peace, joy, calmness, I pray you would bless all those we love and provide everything they need this week. Father I love you, plain and simple I love you and I want to serve You this week. Bless my husband and be with him this week as he works give him good days. Thank you for being in our marriage and for bringing us together. Bless our families and friends and minister to their EVERY need. I trust you and seek you and love you. In Jesus name. Amen!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I think being married could be one of my favorite things ever!

I love seeing everyone for the first time as a married woman!! It's different somehow, a wonderful kind of different!

I really don't like dressing up for halloween or parties...I'm not really sure why...but I truly don't like it...but I shall do it when I have to!

I love laughing with my husband!

I love how my Mr. doesn't have to get in his car and leave every night and drive 20 mins away anymore...EVER again!

I love how Tater (our cat) and the Mr. love each other!

I love making our lil apartment a home!

I love that the Mr. helps and cleans and cooks and does whatever needs to be done - he's amazing!

I loved how incredible our Wedding day was and how when I think back on it I still get the best feeling inside!

I love how everyone loved us and supported us and blessed us and blew us away!

Our families blew us away!! We are truly blessed!

I love saying my husband!

I love my rings!

I love his ring and seeing it on his finger brings a smile!

Really wishes I could have some worship music at my desk right now!!

Really misses my brothers!

I always leave things out of my random posts...lol!

Seriously our Wedding Day was the BEST DAY EVER!!!

I bought mums, two lil ceramic pumpkins, and a harvest sign to spread some fall love around our home!!

I am really looking forward to building our lives together and what God has in store for us!

I really have the most incredible friends ever!!

I really need to get my Thank You cards done!

I love prayer time with my husband!

We will be busy this weekend with Fall Festival and hopefully finishing up the apt!

The end.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wedding Update!!!

Here are a few pictures my photographer posted from the wedding!

Getting Ready!

My Beautiful Girls and me!

My Handsome Guy!

His Handsome Guys and him!

He tried to get away but my girls wouldn’t let him!! (too fun)

Perfect Moment!

The Happy Couple!

My Dad and I surprised everyone with our dance…our song started out slow (my dad cried) but then we had pre arranged it to be cut…and edited in a faster song (My Girl) which we did a dance that we practice and it was just too fun!! Everyone was indeed surprised and loved it!

The End of our truly incredible day!

I could not have imagined the day going any better than it did; it was such a FUN and incredible day from beginning to end!

Mrs. Trotter

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


If I haven't told the blog world before...

We are absolutely overwhelmed with the love, support, and help we're getting with our wedding!!

Our parents!!! Our parents have blessed us SO much!!
Our friends, families and our church has blessed us SO much!!

There's no way we could do this with out all of the wonderful people God has blessed us with.


Thank you Faithful Heavenly Father!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


I'm getting Married!! I'm Getting Married!! I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!

I think I have officially gotten really excited!!

We are getting married two weeks from this Saturday!! I can't believe it's actually real!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Late Night Randoms

Randoms...cause it's all I got

I miss blogging alot

I get to have another Wedding Shower tomorrow

We are INCREDIBLY blessed

This has been an incredible week

I am once again excited about the Wedding

I have reached a place of peace with everything

When God said He would bring peace to all those around me...well He did...and it included me too

NONE of the good things in my life would be possible without JESUS and His salvation and perfect plan

I'm getting MARRIED in THREE weeks

It's just now really starting to sink in...I'm getting married

I thought the wait was never gonna end...then it did...and now unbelievable things are taking place

Mr. Wonderful really is a Good Man

I am blessed, so blessed, God, Mr. Wonderful, Incredible Family, Amazing friends

I'll admit I'm a bit nervous about everything coming together for the wedding...I just want everyone to have a good time and feel loved and included...it's really not easy to be a bride...at least not the kind of Bride I want to be...I just hope I DO indeed think of EVERYTHING

Some things are possibly impossible

I have begun to seriously pray over my wedding day and that I will NOT spend the entire day crying

I have cried EVERYDAY over something for months and months now...its truly RIDICULOUS

In my defense I am going through a transition time and that is always hard and well I am getting Married...and that in and of itself is enough to bring tears to my eyes right now...especially after the nearly eight year wait

Three words about that...TOTALLY WORTH IT

I must get in bed and get some sleep so that I can be fresh for the Shower tomorrow.

I will say, the plan is for us to get internet after we get married...so hopefully I will get to make a come back to blogland...I do truly miss it!!!

Night World...Rather Good Morning...Father, I give you this entire day and Everything in it. Lord I am thankful deep deeply Thankful and Grateful to Everyone for all they have done and given, help me to show it properly tomorrow and not hurt anyone's feelings. Father help tomorrow and EVERYDAY forward be what You want it to be and help me to know Your Peace Daily.
I love you my Heavenly FAther and I am truly in awe of You and all You are doing. It's indescribable!!

Night Night.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bride Randoms.

~ Having a Bridal Shower is the most overwhelmingly wonderful feeling ever.
~ Being a Bride is hard work.

~ I can’t wait to see what it feels like to:
~ Wake up on my Wedding Day
~ Walk down the stairs with my Dad to the middle doors
~ Have both doors open and see my Groom at the end of the isle
~ Walk down the isle
~ Walk out as Husband & Wife
~ Officially be a Mrs.

~ Less than five weeks to go…and counting.
~ It still doesn’t feel real.
~ Only anxious about the details of the wedding.
~ Beyond Humbled by ALL of the gifts, help, and support we’ve received.
~ Still can’t believe it’s real.
~ This literally is one of my dreams actually coming true.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

E-Pics :)

Here is a small preview of our E-pics…hope to have more to post soon!! Enjoy

Will start out with my favorite…

Next is Mr. Wonderful’s favorite…

Now a street shot…

Next an adorable shot …

Mr. Wonderful’s idea climb on the railing…turned out great…

Next is my LEAST favorite kissy face…cool pic though…

Now a sweet walking down the sidewalk shot…love it…

Another favorite of mine…oh my Mr. Wonderful…

Our up close shot…really great!!…

Will end with the “I’m Done” face…would’ve been a great picture…

We decided to have the pictures made in my home town where we have spent the majority of our time together. It’s where we take our walks and where Mr. Wonderful proposed to me. It’s a very quaint little town and made for really great pics!!
Mr. Wonderful really did a GREAT job!!
He came up with a lot of the poses and so far we only have the one “I’m Done” shot.
We are waiting on our photographer to let us see the rest…she took tons and I can’t wait to see them!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quick Update:

8 Weeks until the Wedding!!!

We are…


Thankful to our God, Family, & Friends for their love and support

Almost done getting the apartment ready

Busy every weekend up to the wedding

Ready for the honeymoon so we can relax


Have I mentioned we are THANKFUL

KOR Drama practice is about to start again and I am truly excited about the video even though I won’t get to see the kids perform it I know that they will do a fantastic job and it will minister greatly!! I can’t wait to see how it comes together!

Junior Bible Quiz in cranking up and even though I will miss the first two matches I am excited and ready for JBQ!!

I am teaching the PreTeen Sunday School class and loving it. I love these kids. I am anxious to get in there and get a good routine going…I just started teaching the class myself and haven’t quite gotten a routine started yet…but hopefully soon.

The Youth Summer Contest ended last night - Mr. Wonderful’s team won which is bittersweet – it’s sad my team didn’t win…but…the winning team gets a free trip to Six Flags –I’m not going to Six Flags anyway and we really couldn’t afford to pay for Mr. Wonderful to go so now he gets to go for free trip and that helps us out a lot financially.

Job is getting easier and I am more independent which is Really great.

Mr. Wonderful also has a part time job that he really likes…he gets to make his own hours and he loves that part.

We are Thankful for the jobs and how God provides!

We are just so Thankful, so very very Thankful!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


What's new?

We are two months from the Wedding!

I still can't wait!

It's much more stressful than I ever imagined and I would NOT do this more than once...so it's a really good thing I won't have to.

I have been given the man that was created just for me by my Heavenly Father and I for him and there will be none other.

I am still excited about everything but lately the excitement has been very over shadowed by all of the stress.

I will just tell you there are far TOO many people to make happy and you can say all day that I shouldn't worry so much about that but we all know that just isn't the way it really is or really should be. Now there are boundaries but still there is a level of pleasing everyone that has to be a part of this...UGH!

I am practicing have FAITH in my Heavenly Father and there is alot to believe for. But I was reminded just today that our Heavenly Father is FAITHFUL! Deuteronomy 7:9

Sadly the wedding has consumed much more of my time than I expected and that has taken away from some time in ministry and that tears my heart to pieces. I just have to get by another two months though and then I should be able to breathe again and focus more.

I am getting to teach the preteen sunday school class and I am loving it. I love those kids to pieces and love that I get to spend such time with them!!

Well that really is all of the time that I have for an update for now. Sadly it may be another little while before I can update again. But by then I will have more wedding things done...oh ppppsssttt invitations go out this week!!! Yay!!

Bye for now bloggers!! Until next time...God is Faithful and Trustworthy!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Job: New job is coming along; hopefully the new will just continue to wear off!! I am learning more and more everyday and hope to be COMPLETELY independent ASAP!! I am not one who relies well on others who seem to have no time or concern with me or the questions that I unfortunately have to have answered in order to perform my job. Odd that this is the case here but never the less it does seems to be the case. I like the job and I like having a job I am just very ready to not feel incompetent and get looks that say to me why are you bothering me with your questions. I am sure it is not intentional so therefore I will move on and simply stand. That’s all my job is anyway to stand no matter what the situation, circumstance, or what’s thrown or not thrown my way. I am done being tossed by the wind. Who I am does not depend on my surroundings only on My God!

Mr. Wonderful has found a job as well. He will be working part time and we are both very excited!! He is still looking for a second part time job too but it will come!! God is SO Faithful.

Wedding Plans: Coming right along. I ordered the cake last night and was blown away by the sweet gesture from my parents to give the money for the down payment on the cake. I am so humbled, thankful and blessed!!! God has given me incredible parents and I am so thankful for them all!!
The amazing response from those I love has greatly Humbled me and made me so very Thankful and Grateful. It is so incredible for others to offer to help, give money, time or do a job and I am beyond thankful and grateful to all of them. No job is small and I am thankful for every bit of support everyone has shown us in this journey to the marriage altar! I am ready for the day and ready to see all the plans, time, and effort come together and have a celebration!! Then I am ready for the week long break we will get right after!! I will definitely need that!!

God is so Faithful! He is pulling everything together piece by piece and I am standing in awe, complete awe! I have watched as He has given back all of the things I originally wanted for the wedding but let go of once we lost our jobs. Piece by piece God has added those things back and blessed us with them. God has provided and is providing. We went to the bank last week to apply for a line of credit to help supplement for the cost of the wedding. Before we went I prayed and just gave it entirely to God and decided if that was a way He wanted to use to help great and if we were denied then God had another plan. We were denied on Friday and on Tuesday Mr. Wonderful got a job. God provided. He has provided incredible loved ones who want to contribute and support us in getting married. Not a single one of them am I not Thankful for. Thank you all SO MUCH!! I am so humbled by the response! I never would have made it where I am today with out my Heavenly Father and all the incredible people He placed in my life. My incredible Mom, My incredible God Family Neesie, Dad, Jared, & Daniel, My incredible Church Family and Friends, & My incredible Godly Friends who God sent at just the right time to challenge and encourage me along the way when I had none. Thank You Father for being Jehovah Jireh – My Provider, Jehovah Nissi – My Victory, Jehovah Shalom – My Peace through all these years! Thank you to those who have loved me and supported me through all these years and are still loving and supporting me now!! I love you all!! I am Humbled, Thankful, & Grateful.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Random Things

things I love:
* My Lord & Savior & Heavenly Father
* My Family
* My Mr. Wonderful
* My daily devotion
* Worship
* Children & Youth
* Ministry
* My church
* My home
* My future

What I'm ready for:
* Family beach trip
* Our Wedding
* Summer Contest
* Seeing the kids at church
* Worship
* Our Honeymoon trip
* Full-Time Ministry

God is good and faithful.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Ever since going through the personality book "Spirit Filled Temperment" in our Sunday School class I have loved learning about the different personalities and then trying to figure out what my loves are and the new people I meet. Not to judge them but so that I can know and love them better. We learned that there are Strengths and Weaknesses to each. God can help to control and temper each personality and help us learn how to function.

Very interesting to me...so when I read this description of the 4 Temperments or Personalities I really liked the simple way it was put and I thought I would share it.

Phlegmatic: Desires PEACE
Needs times of quiet, reduced stress, feeling of worth, relaxation

Choleric: Desires CONTROL
Needs appreciation for achievements, opportunity for leadership, and participation in decisions

Sanguine: Desires FUN
Needs attention, affection, approval, activity with people

Melancholy: Desires PERFECTION
Needs sensitivity, stability, support, space, silence

I will share with you what I am...what we learned in the book was that you have a Primary and a Secondary sometimes you will have three but mostly just two. They give you a test and break it down by percentage and even send you a booklet about your personality based off the test you take. I need to go back and read my book again.

So here is a glimpse of me:

Primary: Choleric 60% - I am guess at the percentage but I believe I am close to what my booklet says. I also desire & need exactly what the description above says. So very true.
Secondary: Melancholy: 40% - Again guessing at the percentage but think I am close. Again I desire & need exactly what the description above says.

How cool is that!! I think it is beneficial to be able to understand yourself and others. I like it :)

My prediction of what my soon to be hubby is:

Primary: Phlegmatic 80% - This is a total guess. The description seems to fit his personality. And reading this has helped me understand his needs more and his desires. Cool.
Secondary: I am unsure of his secondary...I think he is is predominately Phleg and has small pieces of Sanguine and Melancholy. Maybe one day he can take the test and find out.

I really do think that it is beneficial to be able to know and understand different personalities and the needs and desires. It helps to understand yourself as well as others. Not to mention it's fun too.

So there is my little spill on personalities!!

Which do you think you are????

Thursday, July 09, 2009

From Where I stand today:

*My mind is full and slightly cloudy today

*Some places are difficult to know where to stand but we have to remember the object is always to simply love no matter how someone is behaving or if we agree or not

*Our nature is NOT naturally good…we HAVE to work at it ~ For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23

*When things get tough…the ONLY thing to do is draw closer to THE FATHER ~ Draw near to God and He will draw near to you

*One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4

*Search out the good in people, encourage that and all the other shall fade away

*God plays no favorites

*You don’t get to know the Father’s time. You get to know that the Father is faithful. ~ Tony Cruz

*The Lord IS my shield

*Reaching HIS faithfulness first takes faithfulness from us ~ It IS worth it

*This should be one of those days where I get to curl up on the couch and that just be okay ~ but it’s not and that’s okay ~ God is here

*It really is a time of the enemy attacking ~ it seems right know that jerk is literally attacking EVERYONE I love ~ he WILL NOT win IN THE NAME OF JESUS

*There is SO much that needs to be covered in prayer one needs prayer to be their full-time job

*All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful Psalm 25:10

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


it has posed to be much more difficult than I thought to keep my blog updated...I can't be on much at work so I only get to update every now and then.

I miss blogworld.

Things are going great...we have Three months and Ten days until our Wedding Day. I can't wait.

Plans are going great!!! It's so fun!!! I can't wait to see it all come together.

Will update again as soon as I can.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wedding Dress Shopping

Oh wow!!

Had The most Amazing Day.

Have The most Amazing Moms.

Have The most Amazing Matron of Honor.

Found The most Amazing Dress.

Cried The most Amazing Tears.

Got to have all four moms there, my two and his two, his little sister and my Matron of Honor.

We all scoured the racks pulling out dresses. Tried on my favorite from online and the catalog first. A wave of emotion hit me. I was actually in a wedding dress. I cried. Felt Amazing in that dress. Could not believe how beautiful it was.

Tried on three of four more comparing them all to the first. When I put the first dress on again I weeped, so much emotion came over me. When I walked out in that dress the second time I knew it was the dress I would walk down the isle and marry Mr. Wonderful in. Everyone thought so too. Amazing that everyone felt the same way. My Dad and brother who stopped by even agreed. They were speechless!

From that point we just began to add things...and everyone knew when the piece was The one. The veil, the headpiece, the shoes, the jewelry. Amazing.

It all came together piece by piece. I cannot wait for our Wedding Day! I can't wait for the doors to open and to begin the walk down the aisle and see the look on my Forever's face.

I won't post pictures but trust me...Wow...

It was an amazing day and I am so touch by all who came and made it so special, it would not have been the same if anyone of them had not been there.

Thank you Father. Thank you Father. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Engagement Story.

The story that will prove how truly Wonderful Mr. Wonderful is...

I came home from two weeks of kids camp that Saturday, the day of our One Year anniversary. I had 24 hours at home before I had to be back at camp. Mr. Wonderful was taking me out that night.

I of course took forever getting ready and was a little late. Mr. Wonderful sat in the car and waited patiently for me.

We were at least 30 minutes late for our Reservations. Mr. Wonderful made reservations at this really nice restaraunt. We did get to eat there anyway, thankfully. (Now mind you I did not find out until later that we had reservations and that I had made us extremely late. Mr. Wonderful never showed a sign of anger.)

We had a sweet and extremely yummy dinner. I noticed how different our conversation was from a year ago when we were on our first date and how different it felt to be on a date for our One Year anniversary. Quite nice. No nerves just love. (Ok that was cheesy but oh so true!)

After our yummy and sweet dinner Mr. Wonderful took me to the drive in to watch a movie we had been wanting to see. Night at the Museum 2. (No we didn't go "parking", get your mind outta there!!!)

Here comes kink #2 in Mr. Wonderful's night...

Uuumm I fell asleep during the movie. Mr. Wonderful is such a sweetie though he didn't even wake me up, he let me sleep. Even though he was thinking that it may not be such a good night to follow through with his plan. I had been so sick and working so hard at camp I just could NOT keep my lil eyes open.

On the way home I was a little grumpy...so sleepy and tired...and well I was maybe more than a little grumpy...but I really was trying hard not to ruin our One Year anniversary date by being grumpy.

Mr. Wonderful passed the road to take me home. I came a little unglued then. Here's how it went down keep in mind I had grumpy all in my voice and Mr. Wonderful is as calm as can be...well on the outside anyway:

Mr. Wonderful: I'm just gonna ride up here for a minute
Mr. Wonderful: Do you need something from the store?
Me: NO. (Thinking: I NEED TO GO TO BED!)
Mr. Wonderful: Yeah
Me: (Thinking: I really need to quit being so grumpy I am going to ruin our One year anniversary date. Chill out Tabbie. Get a grip.)

Mr. Wonderful pulls into a parking lot at a bench in my little town we normally walk to and sit at. We had gone there after a date before so I thought nothing about it. At this point I was thinking that Mr. Wonderful was trying to wake me up so that I could go home and re-pack for camp. So we sit on our bench and I start chatting up a storm and Mr. Wonderful can't get a word in at all.

After a few minutes I bring up the fact that even though I want to get married in October that we are running out of time. Here's how that conversation goes:

Me: You know it's now four months to the time we talked about getting married. We may not have enough time to plan a wedding, we may have to think about maybe not being able to get married then.
Mr. Wonderful: Four months is enough time to plan a wedding.
Me: Four months would be but not three or two or one month.
Mr. Wonderful: Four months is enough time to plan a wedding.
Me: (I turned my head because I was getting grumpy...I was thinking didn't WE JUST talk about this.)

When I turned back to him he was on one knee...BE STILL MY HEART...yeah I believe it actually stopped.

Mr. Wonderful (on one knee shaking and teary eyed): Will you make me the happiest man in the world? Would you be my wife?
Me: Mouth gaping open...nothing coming out..............................................
Me: Is this for real?
Mr. Wonderful (shaking even more): Yes this is real. And I really need you to give me an answer here!
Me: Yes Yes Yes Yes!!!

Mr. Wonderful then slipped the most beautiful ring on my finger. And I laughed and cried all at the same time.

It took me hours to really believe it was real. I love my ring and I love my Mr. Wonderful. I know he loves me since he still asked me to marry him even while I was so grumpy and unpleasant and even when I didn't answer him.

Poor guy, I was late, fell asleep, grumpy, and kept him waiting forever wondering what I was going to say. And he is still going to marry me...OCTOBER 17th!!

I cannot wait to be this man's wife. He is Wonderful!

My Beautiful Ring.
The Newly Engaged Couple.

I really had no idea it was coming. Looking back there were clues but I just didn't pick up on them. I quit allowing myself to think about getting engaged cause I just kept being so sad when it didn't happen.

It was SUCH a Wonderful night. Perfect. WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!