Friday, October 23, 2009

Our Great and Glorious Creator

One more thing for today :)...
I found this picture taken on our honeymoon and it just calms my heart and assures me that I have an amazing God who is completely in control over all....and whose handiwork is majestic!

Pumpkin Post Coming Soon :)

So I am still slacking on my post number, but I am excited to have a new follower....that makes 3! :) Hahaha....that cracks me up.

Go over and see Courtney's precious blog at! Thank you so much for following new blog friend! :)

So, just wanted to let ya'll know I have a fun pumpkin carving post that I have needed to put on here for a week now but I haven't uploaded the pictures yet! Be on the lookout. :)

Also, just wanted to leave you with a verse that is my prayer today....I have been so lazy and distracted lately that I haven't spent much time with the Lord. I have a little women's devotional book that my boss got me that sits on my desk at work and I opened it up this morning to the section on Renewal. This is the verse:

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." -Psalm 51:10

I hope everyone has a great day and turns to Him who is the ultimate renewer of our hearts. :)'s FRIDAY!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pensacola & An Impromptu Date Night :)

Hello ya'll. The hubs and I had a blast in Pensacola last weekend. We slept in, enjoyed going to a make-up party, helping mom and dad with their kitchen renovation, lunch out @ Moe's, watching college football (and being annoyed yet again by our Noles), relaxing, going to Cici's with Aunt K and Uncle Rod, Mrs. Faye and Mr. Gene and M&D, going to church @ Hillcrest, and lunch out at Chili's. Lucy thoroughly enjoyed herself in a much bigger house and yard than her own and she loves Nana and Poppy. :)

Sadly enough, I didn't get any pictures while we were there but I did get some on the way over. We basically are dog torturers with how we transported Lucy. We took Matt's tiny truck and originally had her in the middle with us. She is getting quite large and kept circling and almost got us into an accident so we figured we'd try another solution. Well she LOVED this one! We bunjie corded her to the truck and put her in her crate....she was able to feel the breeze and look at passengers who would drive by. It was fun, too, because they would see her and smile and wave.

This is what we saw as we were passing into Pensacola right over the Gulf of Mexico....BEAUTIFUL! :)

My mom and I went to a Mary Kay makeup little open house of the lady who did my makeup for my wedding....I had to take a picture of this wall display (although it is poor quality) because I think it is absolutely adorable and I want to do it in our house!

Switching gears, last night was much needed and wonderful time with my best friend, Matthew Ryan. I came home from work, Matt and I caught each other up on our days and had some much needed cuddling time :) and then we decided to go see a movie at our dollar theatre. We saw The Proposal, which is SUCH AN ADORABLE AND FUNNY MOVIE!! My husband was laughing through the entire thing which is quite rare unless it is Dodgeball or Anchorman. Super cute, adorable romantic comedy...go see it! Then, we went to MoMo's near campus which neither of us have been in was fun but made me feel like an old fart because I forgot how loud they play music in there! :) I've only been out of college for a year and already I am complaining about loud music! :) Oh goodness! Nonetheless, oh how we love their yummy. And if ya'll think they are joking, their slices really are as big as your head. Here is a pic of hubs and I while we were dating with an ENTIRE Momo's pizza (trust me, we didn't eat the whole thing :))

I just love spending time with him....we had a really fun night and I'm thankful for the sweet time together. :) Even though sometimes I want to hurt him :), I love this man more than anyone else in the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

La la la la la la la la la means.........I love you :)

Have ya'll ever seen the movie "The Family Man"?'s an oldie but a goodie. :) The cutest song that is played in the movie is stuck in my head at this moment. Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni are super cute in it and there is a scene where he sings to her and it is just presh. Just watch it if you haven't seen it.

Anyways, moving on from my random thoughts...

I have decided to up the number of blogs I post per month. I noticed a sad, sad trend that most months (except for one): I have had one lonely, sad blog post. No more! I am ready and excited to document our lives much more frequently. Something my oh so sweet but oh so honest hubby has called me out on is my lack of following through with things. (Having a consistent quiet time with the Lord, working out, and the list goes on) I try but then I just can't continue....I lack major discipline. I am not saying that I am ever going to be perfect....I constantly will fall short of this my whole life and I am grateful my Savior loves and forgives me unconditionally and that HE is perfect so I don't have to be! But, I would like to be a woman who keeps her word. I want my yes to be yes and my no to be no's! :)

So....lately Matt and I have been going through this book in our fellowship group at church. It is a really awesome book that goes through the toughest questions of our faith that others ask and as Christians, we have asked ourselves. As we are going through it each week, there is a passage of scripture that we expound on....I am really enjoying it.

Also, we're still waiting on the Lord about decisions with moving. There actually may be a change in plans, but I won't post we know a little more. It is very exciting to think about, but we are just praying and asking God to direct where He wants us to go.

On Monday of this past week, my friend Jo and I went to the dog park with her lab, Lambeau (they are Green Bay Packer fans....the name of the field is called Lambeau field) and our sweet Lucy girl. They are becoming best friends and it is quite cute to see them play. Well, the dog park was quite the experience. It was my first time (Lucy has gone with her daddy before but not with me.)

So, I have to admit that I did a little dog-owner judging while we were there. There was a pretty mean dog who kept coming up to Lucy and the other dogs and just kept picking a fight....she wouldn't just sniff and be nice, she would try to bite and attack. In my head I was like, "Gosh, lady, keep your dog under control" and then when I saw the owner come over I could tell how embarrased she was....she kept saying sorry and then I think had tears in her eyes. I felt awful for judging when the very same thing could have happened to me. Plank and speck, Audra, plank and speck. :) So then, (I promise this story is about to end) my hubby calls me at work a couple of days later and said that Lucy was attacked by not just one, or two, but THREE Doberman Pinchers while their owners were just watching and not stopping it!!!! I wanted to go hurt these dogs....Thankfully Luc got off with just a couple of scratches but I think she was more emotionally damaged than physically. Apparently later on a small corgie tried to come up to play with her after this happened and she hung her head and was so timid....a 43 pound German shepherd scared of a small little dog. Poor Lucy goose. Basically, I say all of this to say, if you are going to go to a dog park, please make sure that your dog is able to play with others nicely. :) That way, everyone can enjoy it! All of us dog owners would appreciate it greatly. :)

Lastly, we are very excited to be visiting these precious people this weekend in parents! :) We decided since neither Matt or I have to work that we wanted to see them...I am so excited!!

Peace Out Peeps!!!