Thursday, August 28, 2008

Graduation pictures

People have been having so much fun putting yearbook pictures that they had made up that I thought I would add a couple.

This is the one that I made up!

Here is my actual graduation picture:

Its crazy how close the hair style is! LOL

this is actually to go with the other post today on Nate and I. This was our engagement picture:

Getting to know us!

Nate and I in Haiti! Thanks Tammy! I saw this on my friend Mari's blog and thought it would be fun.
1.Who is your man? My husbands name is Nate. He works for Godwin plumbing and has been there almost 15 years. It has been truly awesome to watch is faith grow in the last 4 years and to watch him stand up for truth even though its not an easy path!
2. How long have you been together? We will be celebrating our 18Th anniversary at the end of October but we have been together for 21 years!!

3. How long did you date before you got married? We dated for almost 3 1/2 years.
4. How old is your man? He turned 39 in June

5. Who eats more? You wouldn't know it to look at us, but he does. I have no idea where he puts it
6. Who said "I love you" first? Probably me! :) However I cannot remember.
7. Who is taller? He is. He is 6'1" and I am 5'1 1/2". He is about a foot taller than I am.

8. Who sings better? Definitely Nate!!
9. 9. Who is smarter? Nate
10. Whose temper is worse? My temper is worse. However its a quick one. I do not hold grudges
11. Who does the laundry? I do

12. Who takes out the garbage? He usually puts it out on trash day. As far as emptying the wastebaskets and bringing it out, it's either one of us.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Nate
14. Who pays the bills? Nate

15. Who is better with the computer? I am but Nate is catching on fast
16. Who mows the lawn? He does - I do it when he is too busy.

17. Who cooks dinner? I do - unless I ask him to grill something.

18. Who drives when you are together? Nate
19. Who pays when you go out? Nate
20. Who is the most stubborn? I believe it is both of us equally

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me - Like I said I can only stay upset for so long.
22. Whose parents do you see most? I think its pretty equal.
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me first.

24. Who asked who out? Neither one of us did. It just kind of happened as we were good friends before we dated.

25. Who proposed? He did

26. Who is most sensitive? Me - sometimes I'm upset about something and he doesn't have a clue!

27. Who has the most friends? We are each other's best friends, and the people I'm friends with, he is too. I think we have the same amount of friends.

28. Who has more siblings? I have 1 brother, he has 2 sisters and 1 brothers.

29. Who wears the pants in the family? Nate does. Thank goodness! :)
30. How did you meet? We met at a friend's graduation party. I was just going into 10Th grade and he was just graduating!

Hope you had fun reading this. I'd love to see you do it too!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I have had so many thoughts since we came home from Haiti a few weeks ago. Can it really be about 3 weeks since we came home? Wow, amazing.

I know there are quite a few people out there that just do NOT get my love for Haiti. It is truly a love that has come from the Lord. He put this place on my heart as it is somewhere I never in a million years wanted to go. I grew up thinking of this awful, evil place.

It is NOT like that at all. It is a place where I truly feel and rely on God. I have a hard time doing that in the US. I LOVE my savior with all my heart but there I feel so free. I feel such a passion. People here just do not seem to need God. We seem to have it all. This is truly a blessed Nation and people still do not get it. It breaks my heart. We are blessed so we can be a blessing to others. I am so tired of the need for stuff and more stuff. The people in Haiti do not have stuff and they do not miss it. They are happy without it. I want to be that way.

I have had several people tell me lately that I must be so happy to be home. I have to be honest and say I really am not. I miss Haiti something awful fierce. I know I have a few team members that totally understand that. When I flew into Haiti this past trip I actually had tears knowing I was coming to a place where I loved and I feel God completely.

I am happy that God has called lots of you to different places and different things. I pray that you will follow God in everything you do and I pray that a passion fills all of your hearts to spread the name of Jesus everywhere you go.

There are some exciting things coming in the near future. It is still on God's time frame but we can see doors opening to a start of a new mission project that will be modeled after Gospel for Asia. Troy L, One of the people we will be working closely with will be here in a few weeks to speak at The Isaiah project. I hope and pray that those of you in the area have really prayed about whether to attend or not. It is truly going to be a time of giving Glory to God. It is NOT just about mission but is is our Response to our Father in Heaven, Our Abba, our Papa! that is what mission work is. Giving back to our awesome savior!!!

Troy will be spending the weekend with us and on Sunday afternoon we will be sitting down and figuring out exactly what this mission will look like and what we need to to do to get it off the ground. Please keep us in your prayers that we stay aligned with what God is showing us. What He has shown us so far is AWESOME!!!

Now do not get me wrong. I love my home, my family, my friends. You ALL mean the world to me in ways I cannot ever express fully.

It truly amazes me to this day how God has brought all of you into my life for a time such as this. This network of friends He has given to us just brings me to tears when I fully think about it.

This is the video that we showed on Sunday night at our Haiti testimony time. Thank you to all those that were around that were there to support us! It means more than you know!!! :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

what kind of blogger am I?

I will be hopefully posting soon. Have not had a ton to say. Or I should say I have but not sure its blog worthy yet.

I saw this on Diane's blog today so thought I would give it a try.

You Are a Life Blogger!
Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.