Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weird Phobia Wednesdays

Most of you have safely assumed I'm a strange bird by now. I think it's time I share some more of my quirks just to validate your assumptions. 

Quirk #512- I have weird phobias.. 

Today's weird phobia you ask...books that are most commonly referred to as "library books".

Why do I possess such a ridiculous phobia?
Well, there just so happens to be a place some people aka EVERYONE take most books they are currently reading.. The place I speak of would in fact be, the toilet. 

Don't look like a deer caught in the headlights. Take a deep breath and 'fess up.

I know you hold books while you poop on the toilet. I also happen to know you hold them even as you flush the toilet. This creates airborne feces that land all over your precious poo books.

So, please forgive me if I'm not exactly jumping at the idea of going down to the Gilbert Public Library to grab that feces infested copy of The Hunger Games you were telling me about. Why don't I just eat some raw ground beef and contract ecoli way?

 I do love the smell of a good book fresh from the toilet oops, I mean the library.. Do you catch my whiff or I mean drift?
Library books= poo books= Go to Barnes & Noble be the first and only one to accompany your book to the porcelain throne.


PS- Do you have any weird phobias that you want to share! I'd love to have you guest post!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Little Things...

I Must say, I love to talk life over tea. Today, if you happened to stop by to chat it up, I would make you try this certain kind of tea I am currently obsessed with.

I really like sharing the things I love, this tea would make no exception. If I love something, you will know about it and I will beg you to try it so I have someone to share my enthusiasm with..  So like it or not you are drinking my black pineapple tea today. You got it?! (Jk- a little...)

I like to think I'm decent at holding a conversation. A good time with people you share life with doesn't have to purely rely on the ability to keep talking though, in fact I really appreciate the people I can have comfortable silences with. I hate awkward silences, but I love a good un-awkward silence. In my eyes, it shows a sense of maturity in relationships..What do you think?? (Let's reflect on this point by having a not so awkward silence together.... that was nice)

We would talk about this past weekend, and how Joya hosted her first little slumber party. They slept in sleeping bags on her bedroom floor, and watched Snow White. It had to be one of the cutest things ever when I had to interrupt their giggle fest to tell them to go to sleep! I remember like yesterday my mom having to come in and say that to my friends and I. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating..Time flies.

I might have to know what you think about my new make up look..since it hasn't really changed much since senior year of High School (which happens to have been nearly 10 years ago!) I am the Crypt keeper, I know...
I like to call it, winged liner or the cat eye look... you might not think it's a big deal but let me assure you..it is to me.
Do you see the little wing action? It's subtle, but it's there!
Which brings me to my next thing I think you should try, especially if your hands get all shakey from your caffeine intake like mine do. It might just be the most easy peasy liquid eyeliner there ever was. It's called Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner (pictured below). It's the best 7 bucks I've spent in awhile.

So, what are you into these days?


Monday, April 9, 2012

Dear Joya

Dear Joya,

For the past hour or so I have been listening to the many songs you have come up with while falling to sleep. You are quite the lyricist these days. Keep cranking them out bc your dad and I just so happen to adore the many songs you serenade us with throughout the day. My favorite is still: "When I start crying..I feel like a baby!!" Just so classic.

You will be 3 in July, and I can't believe how time really does fly. You have enriched our lives in so many ways. I know that you are growing up more and more because now when your daddy and I stare at you after we're all done tucking you in at night you look up at us and say things like, "This is getting weird, you can go now." (true story). The truth is you will probably catch us staring at you while you sleep into your teenage years, because we are just so incredibly enamored with the love we have for you.

You have a passion for life that so many envy. You find so much joy in the little things, examples being buckets and shovels from the dollar store, and play dough. Pretty soon I'm sure you will inherit your mommy's love for shopping, so I am savoring every smile those dollar sand toys bring to your cute little face. 

For as long as you have been talking, you have wanted to be a drummer. Your dad and I will always do our best to help you accomplish your deepest desires..even if it means a really noisy house accompanied by migraine headaches :)

I honestly can't even remember what life was like before having you. I hope you know how much I adore you and love you.. I hope you know that you have helped reveal to me the kind of love God possesses for us all. A kind of love where you would willingly lay down your life for the benefit of another. The kind of love that keeps you awake at night interceding & praying for God's protection and provision for your precious little life. 

One of my many desires for you is that from a young age you would know who you are in Jesus, and let that truth mold your life. 

I know I am imperfect and will fail you at times, but I hope you see my heart and intentions and I pray that what I can't give you that you receive from Jesus. 

I love you with all of my heart.



The past month, my husband and I have been seeking the Lord on so many different levels.

My husband, (after lots of prayer and provision from God) decided to leave his full time job and actively persue full time ministry.

Following through with what God has placed in our hearts to do has been tough. We have had to press into Him more than ever before, but there is this consistent peace among the unknown. In the deepest part of our hearts we truly know all we need to know, we know He has us right where he wants us..

We are in a powerful place. A place where we are in full reliance of Him meeting our every need according to his riches & glory... a place of faith where he is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever ask think or imagine.. 

Our flesh has definitely had its moments in this transition. There have been tears, anxiety, times of doubt, stressed out moments where I actually pull my pillow to my face and scream... Times where I don't even bother to grab the dang pillow and just scream anyway.. not our most becoming moments, to be real with you..


When we take the time to get with God, and really just be still in his prescence, the peace is all consuming.

And this peace that we are overwhelmed by, just happens to be exactly what we need to act in accordance with Proverbs 3:5-6 that says..

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Now I have to ask.. Has God laid something on your heart lately that might require stepping out of your comfort zone?

If so, I pray that nothing would hold you back.