Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hope Spoken

Holy smokes I'm excited! Have you heard of Hope Spoken?? I asked Mr. N about it a few months ago, but the tickets were sold out and I didn't want to spend the money on myself. Weeeeellll, he blew me out of the water, and found me a ticket! He's my sweet hero. Thus, this weekend I get to go stay in a beautiful hotel with a sweet girlfriend, have meals cooked for me, take baths, sleep through the night, and just be revived and have God pour into me. I couldn't be more excted!

"Hope Spoken is a women's conference where we all can come to know Jesus more, and make Him known in our lives. Our conference will be filled with stories. Stories of Christ in each of our lives, and how we can use these stories for His glory. This is a weekend to rest and feel His love, to lay burdens and hurts down and feel His grace. We want to let women know that they are enough, to encourage women to use their passions, their words, and their creativity for the Lord. We, above all else, want to glorify Jesus' name and share the hope we have in Him. (from their website)"


This is Shauna Niequist, the author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet. If you haven't read Cold Tangerines, it is currently my very favorite book....you should check it out. Her writing is real, raw, and genuine, all while weaving beautiful stories together of her life seeking God. She is one of the many talented and amazing speakers that will be at this conference. In addition to hearing inspirational women speak, we get to go to three christian concerts. Can you tell I'm excited?? Holla!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Break Freak Out 2014

For our Spring break, I packed up the good-old-Honda with two little men and Minnie Pearl and headed east bound, to my hometown. Within 30 miles of San Antonio, Sam puked everywhere. And I mean everywhere. I had created these cool boxes filled with road-trip goodies for my boys to keep them entertained for the six hour drive. Well, Sam puked in that box. Yes. Gross. Then, to top it off, in efforts to clean him up, I put the box on my console for safe keeping (I thought). It slipped and landed on Minnie...who now has puke on her and her faux lambswool rug that she rests on. Well just awesome. Directly after puking, Sam feel asleep. Which if you have a rambunctious three year old you know that they do NOT fall asleep randomly at 8:30 in the morning! Thus, I pulled over again to check on him.

Upon arriving in Longview, Sam was lethargic and I took him to a clinic. No strep, only a virus.


Once getting past all that...the trip was just grand. We had two Easter egg hunts, rode bikes, made fires, built Lego's, watched movies, went for boat rides, played with turtles, ate Pizza King, and just generally soaked in Gigi and Poppy.


To top the trip off we went to a carnival in town. I'm a sucker for a carnival. The pics pretty much say it all. Except for the cotton candy deliciousness that my boys inhale.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Shade

Lupita, has won my heart, as well as everyone else I'm sure. In this video she profoundly talks about what beautiful is.

"That you can't eat beauty. It won't feed you."

"You can't rely on how you look to sustain you. Compassion is what sustains us. It inflames the heart."

"The deeper business of being beautiful inside....there is no shade in that beauty. "

All I can say is watch it...it's good stuff.
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