Addison and Ty

Addison and Ty

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jill & Mike Patrick Wedding Oct 27 2012

My crazy cousin Jill FINALLY got married!!!! haha
Ummmm she has been planning her wedding from birth!
And it paid off big time!
She was a beautiful beautiful bride and Mike was so handsome in his suit
Whitestone in Kingston TN was the perfect location for a FALL themed wedding
I started with 838 pictures and have gotten the number down to 633 here are just a few I picked out to edit and get to her fast!
The rehearsal dinner was on Friday night on the back patio of the farmhouse
Beautiful setting and the perfect weather for an outdoor event
Addison had been sick all week with a virus-stayed home one day with Mom and one with Bryan
But I loaded her up on Tylenol and she was good to go-running around and being a kid
There were lots of happy tears and such sweet words spoken at the rehearsal dinner. It was a perfect night.
The morning of the wedding we all ate together at the farmhouse & it was delicious!! Then we got ready and headed to the Chapel to get our hair did by Amber and then Kelly applied our makeup. Sam helped with Addison and then it was wedding time. Addison walked down the aisle with a fishy face! haha but non the less she made it down the aisle. Jill had the biggest smile I have ever seen. She could not have been happier-although there were a few tears that it may be raining outside-no worries I took a picture to prove there was no rain-cold yes rain no. The wedding vows were so pretty/everyone said I Do and off they went on their horse drawn carriage ride. The reception was in another building and it was BEAUTIFUL! Dancing/Wine/Pumpkins/Speeches/Family Bonding/Pictures and then sparkelers after the wedding. Such a wonderful day spent with family. So glad I got to share this day with her.

Aunt Debbie getting Jill ready
Time for the jewels 
Aunt Debbie and Jill 
Kayden and Addison 
Come on over here Daddy I got a big kiss waitin 

Jeff-my cousin (Jills Brother)
Amber, Kaleb, Kayden 
B-maids Pic 
More kisses for Daddy
(yes he is one lucky man)

Ms. Priss and her Princess flower girl dress

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick 
More pics to come....................................

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Mirror Struggle

The Mirror Struggle-borrowed from Stephanie ;.)) Something I think we should all hear sometimes as a reminder:

I follow a great blog, Today I came across this little gem and boy was I convicted. Me, who struggles with intense materialism, but can literally quote you the headlines needed this today. I have made certain restrictions in my life to protect myself from "entertainment" that breeds materialism but this was a reminder that even in those places I don't realize awaits distractions from the will of God.

"Are you happy with the way you look? Do you often feel unsatisfied and continually spend money, time, and energy while going on crash diets, spending your rent on a new purse… all the while scraping money to get your hair done in an attempt to maintain your self image? You walk into rooms and no matter what you have on or how you look—you have this sinking feeling like you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, tall enough, small enough and you sure don’t make as much money as those around you. You feel stupid even going into certain stores because one shirt is the price of your car payment. You constantly beat yourself down from head to toe and rip your self-image apart as you compare it to everyone else around you.

Did you know that ALL of those thoughts are being used to distract you from the WILL of God for your life by destroying your confidence? If you don’t believe that you are “good” enough, you most likely won’t believe that God can really USE you. You’ll be stuck in this circle of inferiority for the rest of your life and remain insecure.

WHO told you those lies?! Was it People magazine? TMZ? Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Seems like innocent entertainment, right? Well—it’s not. Those unhealthy television shows and magazines only place discontentment into your heart. It makes you wish your guy made a little more money and you secretly idolize the different celebrities in your heart. You wish you had their life while Jesus Christ saved you as YOU and He is constantly tugging on your heart to stop comparing yourself to others. This is why He tells us to “guard your heart—for out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). If you want to really be free, you have a part to play. Your part is to stop picking up those magazines, turning on those terrible shows and place a guard around your heart. Practice this protection.

Did you know that God NEVER uses one’s outward physical appearance to determine their physical beauty? When the prophet Samuel examined Jesse’s sons in search of the next king of Israel, he was impressed with Eliab’s appearance. God told Samuel: “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things you are looking at. You look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). Nothing in a person’s outward appearance impresses God. God is constantly checking out what’s going on in your HEART.

And to make all this relevant, did you know that the holy women of old made themselves beautiful by trusting God and accepting the authority of their husbands (1 Peter 3:5). And that’s free. Sure it’ll cost you something to learn to trust God and submit to your husband (if you have one, and it’s okay if you don’t!) but it won’t be in your bank account. And that now means that you can get out of credit card debt and focus on what’s really important- what’s at the HEART of these issues.

Who are you to criticize the way you look or talk about anybody else? On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). You are made in the image of God Almighty. He didn’t make any mistakes. God is not surprised by your hips, lips, eyes, face or any part of your body. So for you gossip about anybody else, speak negatively about his/her personality or style is wrong and NONE of your business. God made you to look the way you do for your very purpose, just as He made them. You are beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). Your talents, gifts and everything on the inside of you are NOT by mistake. God placed those desires in you and attached your personality to complete your very purpose. So stop trying be like everyone else. BE YOU. There’s no person on this earth like YOU.

Part of the freedom that God gave us is the freedom to choose–meaning, He’s not going to force you to do anything.

We have a daily choice to live for Him, cast down negative thoughts, and use wisdom with our decisions. We get to choose whether we are going to be content with OUR portion and to trust His perfect timing concerning every area of our lives! If you have to run in circles to keep up with the Jones’ or to impress people, they’re not FOR you. In Christ, we don’t have to kiss anybody’s butt. In Christ, we can be free to be WHO God created US to be without false facades. In Christ, we can be honest about where we are. In Christ, we can recognize that our looks, possessions, and “status” will all fade. In Christ, we recognize that our value comes from HIM alone and what He did on the cross. In Christ, we seek to conform to His image and not some other human’s. So, don’t get wrapped up in this crazy world. Keep your eyes on Christ. He loves you like crazy."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What a weekend

This past weekend was too much fun. Friday night we rushed home from work-picked up Bryan and headed to Memphis Madness with Kelly-Travis and Marshall at the FedEx Forum. It was WILD! I have never been before all though I have grown up in Memphis. It was so much fun-there was music, dancing, basketball shoot off-A Hardaway and Penny! (The guys I grew up watching). Addison and Marshall had a blast! Kelly and Travis arrived early so we could get good seats!
Saturday Addison and I had a ton of errands to run (aka shopping) haha then it was off to Catfish in the Barn (in the middle of no where) MS off of 72. It was well worth the drive and so much fun. We met up with Ali, Lee, Kyler, Amy, Drake and Brandon. The buffett was $17 a person and kids ate for free. It was in a huge barn with the doors wide open and the kids played outside and ran back and forth from the pirate ship to eat a bite and then out they would go.
Sunday afternoon Mom made me Birthday lunch which consisted of my favorites:
Macaroni & Cheese, Rolls, Corn, Roast-Potatoes and Carrots! YUM! I'd rather have this than any restaurant in town. Oh and don't forget Boggies Chocolate cake (hands down the best cake I've ever had).
Then on Monday morning I woke up with swollen tonsils/fluid behind my ears and a Zpac from Walgreens! Go figure-that's what happens when you enjoy your weekend too much! ha. Thank goodness for good meds!
Yesterday (Tuesday) was picture day for Addison (Hopefully she did not frown this year). But who knows-yesterday was kindof crazy at the daycare. They had the fire alarms go off and they had to evacuate the building. Small electrical fire on the microwave-thankfully the firemen found it quick. Dad is heading there with the Medallion Machines to get rid of the nasty smell from the fire! Yay for Dad-saves the day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Birthday for Me

Another year has come and gone. I am now IN my thirties (aka-will now be celebrating my 25th b-day over and over every year). I woke up yesterday morning and Bryan wanted me to come downstairs. He said LOOK-and over the fireplace was a huge mirror! He had gone to Hobby Lobby aka my home away from home and bought a huge mirror for my birthday (please note he did not have a coupon-nor was it 50% off like normal) haha. But it is the thought that counts! He did great! He got me a card from him and Addison then I received a box of flowers-not just any flowers but flowers shaped as a cake! They were super cute & Bryan even said "I picked it out myself and I spent a little more to get it to look like that"-men are so funny! He did great & even told me last night-hey I am getting better arn't I! I love this man-he is perfect for me. Yesterday for lunch my Mom and niece met me for lunch at Salsa and we had a great time eating cheese dip-yes I even licked the bowl-it was that good! Then after my dentist apt-(note to self-never schedule a dentist apt on your birthday). It is painful-although nothing was wrong. Then after work we ate at Coletta's with Kelly-Travis and Marshall. The manicotti was AWESOMENESS! I had a great 25th birthday again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Talk About God

Addison and I were in the car on the way home from daycare yesterday listening to KLove and they were talking about God. And she started saying God, God, God, God (I think she got the message loud and clear from KLove) haha. Then I said-do you know where God is? I pointed up to heaven and told her he is up there-she said.........On an airplane? I said no Ummmmm no a skateboard? Holding back from laughing-nooo just up there in Heaven looking down on us and helping us. I told her that he watches over us and our family and friends then she said "And Who Else" so we got to go through the whole list of who God watches over. And that God makes babies and gives them to parents to raise. She thought that was really cool. It is amazing to watch her little mind wrap around these things I am trying to teach her. I love to watch her grow! After I talked about God to Addison she finally said "God is really nice" and he doesn't hit his friends. ha-I love it so fun to listen to a 3 year old talk about God and what she has learned about him.

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's FALL Ya'll

Ohhhh YAY Fall is here!!! Germantown Festival with Mom-Hope Fall Fest with Kelly-Barbara and Mom, then Mistletoe Merchants with the same crew!! We have had so much fun shopping (for ourselves) I mean for Christmas presents! I am about 1/2 way through my list. Still unsure if we are getting Addie a dog this Christmas or not-may still take some persuading for dear ole Dad! A small one-that is for sure! Nothing that can jump over a baby gate! ha.We will see.

Another project we are about to go at is the rental house (oh yay) BLAH! I am not a good Landlord @ all. I hate every part of it. But we are looking for a new renter for our Cordova house 3bd, 2bth w/Garage if anyone knows of anyone looking for something to rent.

Addison is doing great! Had a little set back with potty-training from vacation but we are doing better over the weekend. She still loves going to the park, playing outside, watching movies, and singing in her microphone.