Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Got Patience?

The Lord is really growing me in this area.....actually, I am failing miserably, but I desperately need patience right now. There is something that Matt and I are waiting to hear an answer on and it is getting ridiculously hard. I'll share once we know, but goodness gracious, having patience in this area is very difficult for me. I know He is completely sovereign and in control but for some reason I am fretting, anxious, stressed, and wanting to know the answer so badly I can't think about anything else. I just looked up some bible verses and am going to spend some time with the Lord just praying and focusing on the fact that He is good no matter what.
"When you feel impatient wating for God to move on your behalf, resolve to trust Him. Surrender yourself to Him. You can be sure that He knows best. - Everyday Blessings: Spiritual Refreshment for Women

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." -Romans 12:12

"Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him." -Psalm 37:7

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Gun Range

So lately my husband has been very excited about a new hobby....
Shooting! :) He just got his concealed weapon's license and a new gun called "The Judge" (the name says it all) and we have been spending several a Saturday out here....
I was actually a little freaked out when he first told me he wanted a gun but I am no longer scared of the thought. After shooting at the range it actually is really a fun thing to do together. And after learning the safety rules and that the ONLY reason we have it is for our safety, I feel very comfortable now having one. And it felt pretty good to get my shot right in the target and have my husband high five me and get an excited look and say "that was awesome, babe!"
It makes me laugh to think about all of the things I have experienced that I would not have if I had not have married this man.....getting thrown off a four wheeler, shooting a gun, and the list goes on.....
But I wouldn't trade it for the world. :)
Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan

So I have seen this on other blogs and have done it previously (just not on the blog before) but not in a LONG time....so I have decided to do it again. It is so nice knowing exactly what I am going to make when I get home from work and not stressing at the last minute trying to put something together so Mattypoo doesn't starve. So here we go....this week's menu:

Monday: Matt and I are both working late....he is closing, I am overseeing a banquet so we are both on our own for dinner :)
Tuesday: Turkey Piccata with Whole Wheat Fettuccine and Asparagus: LOST night! :)
Wednesday: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Snow Peas and Tomatoes
Thursday: Spaghetti with Spinach Salad
Friday: Grilled Pork with Pineapple, Organic Mac and Cheese, and Green Beans
Saturday: Out to dinner with friends or use a gift card for a date night?
Sunday: Organic Pancakes, Eggs, and Fresh Fruit Smoothies

I am so happy that we have more light outside longer!! Happy Spring everyone. :)

Work Shmerk

Do you guys ever wish you could quit your job and not have to find a new one? Seriously that would be amazing if we could just live our lives and not have to work. :) What if our job was to travel to places like these? I think I was meant to have my own travel show and get paid to travel. :)

Oh how I can dream....

Have a happy Sunday everyone. :) God is so good, even though I still have to work at a real job.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Such Great Family Time and A New Friend :)

So, this past weekend was just wonderful....I got to spend some sweet quality time with my family....and we just had the best time! My niece Maren is in such a fun stage right now....she can be a naughty little tiny one but also just melts your heart with "Aunt Audra?" "Yes Marebear" I say. "I love you." She says. :) Ummm, yeah....absolutely precious.

My other little tiny niece Kennedy is the sweetest, happiest baby......I just adore her. And it was so wonderful to spend some time with the best sisters ever and my parental units. :) Ohh, how I wish we lived closer.

In other news, this week is ridiculously busy at work. It has been the start of Legislative Session and people are swarming the hotel like crazy....people are also calling wanting to book rooms like crazy and think they are the only people I talk to all day. :) At least it makes the day go by much faster!

God has also provided me with such a precious, wonderful, encouraging new friend at work, Andi who has such a heart for the Lord. We just had a coffee date and I was just so encouraged and refreshed. :) New friendships are so great and fun!

I hope ya'll are having a great week!! :)