Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Dance!!!

Eeek!!! Ladies and gentlemen, today is a very big day!!!!


I can upload pictures again!!!!!! Yipee!!!!
the day I met Silver...I was in my yucky travel cloths and exhausted from 10 hours of driving...and she was just too cute


my sister Brisa playing dress-up Egyptian fasion
Not only that, but my Friday was amazing. I know, they always are, but it just seems each one tops the last one. God's been doing some pretty great things in my life this year. We are just about one month into it, and already it is my favorite year. And that is saying a lot because I was in love with 2012.

All in all, life has just been good the last little while. Not because it has been perfect, but because it has been full of love. And most of all, because it has been 100% in God's hands.

For so many years, I tried to do things my own way. I tried to take control of my life and get things done the way I wanted them to be done. And I succeeded in creating a lot of mess and heartache. So, this last fall, I surrendered everything to God.

It is a daily struggle. I have to do it every hour, every moment, giving Him up every thought and emotion and desire... and I have not once regretted it. Life has just been...peaceful. Fulfilling. Meaningful. And full of Him.

I am so glad I made the choice to give it to Him and let Him have control, because, after all, He wants the best for me {even if my idea of the best and His idea of the best...aren't exactly the same...} and He loves me more than any earthly person. So how can I not trust Him enough to give Him everything? It seems a simple choice. Even saying it seems easy. But it's not. My flesh wars with my spirit to want to do things my way again. Ack!!!!

But I'm not going to give in. I choose God. :)

So, anyway, that was my newest revelation and inspiration. God has just been doing so much in my life! Eeek. It's kind of scary. A lot has been going on. And it makes me jittery with excitement.

Anyway, I am researching portable volleyball nets to take to orchestra. Eeesh! They are expensive!!!!! So, um....yeah, we'll see how this goes. :P

Today I spent all day at College of the Ozarks with my brother Thadden wandering around the campus, checking out all the cool places, and meeting a few of his new friends. It was super fun. And the weather was agreeable too!!! In fact, it is supposed to be really warm tomorrow. That makes me happy. I am going to go running after church with a soccer ball to work on my handling skills and lung capacity. It's going to be wonderful. I love running but haven't been doing a lot of it in the last few years for lack of time and motivation. It was easy when I was in track... But, once again, the motivation is kicking in. I'm a determined kind of person. I make my mind up to do something...and I will do it, however hard it is, however long it takes, whatever I have to get through. LOL... That is why it's a good thing I've given my life over to God. LOL!

I don't have a picture of my board yet {mostly because I still have two pictures to print and put up on it} but now that I can upload pictures on my blog again, as soon as I get one picture from a friend, I will put it up!!!

Hope you all enjoyed the fabulous weather today and spent at least a little of it outside!!!! :D



  1. Fabulous weather?! I am SO jealous. We're getting the after-effects of a cyclone here in Oz. :( And flooding. Send a bit of sunshine my way!! :P

    Yay for blogger! That glitch took a while to sort out, eh? I resorted to using photobucket, just so I had a html to copy. And those pictures were just too awesome!

    1. Haha!!! Eeek. Those are no fun. We get the tail end of a few of those on occation here in MO. There not too serious, but still a LOT of water....

      Yeah, I'm so glad. I had my own method of getting pics up, but I couldn't really get MY OWN pictures to I'm glad it's working again!

  2. I LOVE that photo of you, Tabbi and Rachel <3 ;)
    Glad you had such a fantastic Friday! And I loved hearing about your newest revelations and inspiration.
    *hugs* I can't wait to see you again!!

    1. Me too. I miss that girl tons and tons.
      Awww!! I can't wait to see you either!!! It will be so awesome! <3 <3 *hugs back really hard*

  3. awesome!! :D I'm glad you can upload pictures again.
    aww! That picture of us three made me glad. ^_^ I miss that girl, don't you?
    What on earth is that hilarious picture of all of you guys sitting on each other's laps from?? lol! It made me giggle. Mrs. Stoyoff's face is priceless. :D
    <3 Thanks for posting that bit about letting God take control! It's so true. I know that struggle, as well.

    1. Yeah!!! It's happy. *_*
      Sooooooo much.... I can't wait until the next time she comes and visits.
      Haha!!! It was at a Christmas party at the Pursselley's church. It was a lot of fun, but I think making the chain was the best part. I look pretty stoic in that pic though, don't I!!! LOL!!
      You're welcome. It's tough. But it's so worth it.... I just wish it were a bit easier. Then again, if it were, would it mean so much? I'm not sure. Either way, I'm thankful that it meant something to you. Love you, dear girl!!!

  4. Fabulous weather for you. Grrrr and hiss. We don't have fabulous weather. We have cold and snow. Sniffles!!!! :D

    I do have trouble trusting God, and I have to make a concerted effort to go, "Alright, God. You know what You're doing. Take care of me." I'm more like, "STRESS OUT AND PRAY!!!!!!!!" Hehehehehe.

    Emmm.... Why do you want to take volleyball nets to orchestra? Maybe I'm out of the loop but... I can't think of a reason why you'd need one. LOL.

    1. Hehe.... I'm not jealous. But I would gladly send some heat your way. :D

      It is just a hard thing to do cause our own flesh WANTS to rise up and take control...and we have to fight it. And fighting is never fun... HAHA!!! ;)

      LOL. I suppose that DOES sound funny. We play volleyball outside during out of class times. And I'm actually only in class during the choir hours {I'm a teacher this year} so I'm outside all afternoon. Volleyball in a circle has begun to bore people. So I'm trying to find a net...trying....

  5. "Fabulous weather", she says. "Warm", she says.
    I'll just sit here in my hunk of newly-defrosted Britain and glower at you in a manner most displeased ;)

    SO glad you're having such an uplifting time. Wish I had half your motivation! Must ask God to give me a few determined pokes in your direction, heh heh.

    1. :( So sorry. But if I could be in Britain at this moment I wouldn't mind the cold... :D I'd only want to visit, but still!!!!

      Thanks! Haha. I shall too then! Motivation is a great thing, as long as it is sent in the right direction, lol! :D


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