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Woman of many names... Wife, mother, daughter, friend, sister, ect. But the title most treasured... Child of God. Isa. 9:6

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

something old

I have been contemplating selling my wedding dress. I pulled it out today to see if it was still in good shape. Cheyenne lit up the second she saw it. She begged me to let her try it on. I agreed and though it swallowed her she looked so cute I had to take some pictures. She melted my heart when she asked if I would please save this dress for her wedding. Needless to say, that made up my mind :)


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ribbons and bows

   I probably would be a much better blogger if it weren't for Pinterest. If you know me at all you have heard of my tremendous love for this crafters dream of a website. If you can imagine a craft they have it. If you have trash that needs to be transformed into treasure Pinterest can show you how to do it. I could go on and on about the sweet bond I share with sweet ol' Pinterest :)

   Here is the latest Pinterest project I have done. My sister-in-law has recently started making hair bows. Of course she has been sharing her goodies with my bow crazed, girly girl. Bows have begun to take over Cheyenne's dresser and bath room. Pinterest came to the rescue when I stumbled upon a picture of a re-purposed frame turned bow holder.

I just so happen to have an old frame on hand that I had found at a yard sale for $5.

A little paint, some ribbon and dressing up and...voila!

Cheyenne's new bow holder:)

(By the way, these are only half of the new bows Cheyenne has.)

Friday, July 13, 2012

My "Magic" Man

   I read an article today that brought tears to my eyes and reminded me once again of how blessed I am. When Bryan and I married almost 9 years ago the feelings I had were indescribable. I had never known a love like that. And contrary to the unbelief of others around us I knew our love was real and right.

   We have experienced so much together in these past years. And though everything has not worked out just as perfectly as we had planned, I have never had a doubt that we were not right where we needed to be when we needed to be there. I have to give credit to my awesome husband for that. Just as God had planned for him to do, Bryan has always been such a loving and committed leader in our marriage and family.

   The article I read was comparing what Hollywood portrays as "sexy" and what makes and REAL man sexy! The two are very different. Here is a snip-it of what was written, but I encourage you to read the entire article.

   "Aside from the basic moral wrongs of the hit film “Magic Mike”, and regardless of the glaringly obvious double standard found in its popularity (can you imagine Christian men on Facebook making enthusiastic status updates about seeing “Striptease” with all their married Christian buddies at the local theater?! God, forbid! The claws would come OUT), I’ve got a beef with this recent “harmless” avenue of entertainment.

   I’m sure on a base level, Channing Tatum’s gyrating hips could get a woman riled up, as could the vulgar dance moves of Matthew McConaughey, especially if that woman is with a group of hooting and hollering female friends who make her feel like what she is viewing is harmless. I get it.

   But make no mistake…“Magic Mike” is no harmless film.

   Entertainment like this cheapens true masculinity, and paints a deceptive picture of what women should get excited about in men.

   So if you’ll indulge me, I would love to help remind my female sisters what “sexy” and “manly” really looks like…

   A man who communes with his Creator daily and strives to live a life that glorifies God.
   A man who works long hours and spends his hard-earned wages to care for his family and occasionally treat them to fun things like Cherry Limeades and Redbox rentals.
   A man who reaches down to pick up his little girl when she trips and falls and holds her close until her tears are gone.
   A man who gathers his children around him at night to tell them a story, no matter how late he got in from work.
   A man who would never go see a movie about a group of female strippers, no matter how many people were saying it was okay.
   A man who researches recipes on the internet and makes a huge and messy meal in the kitchen so his beloved doesn’t have to make supper one night.
   A man who treats the elderly with respect and dignity by patiently listening to them tell stories about their glory days.
   A man who tends to the azalea bushes by the front porch, clipping them down when they need it and watering them morning after morning after morning.
   A man who hops up from his reading when he hears you doing the dishes and gives you a hand.
   A man who thoughtfully answers every question his little boy has about “why?” and “how?” the world and everything in it works.
   A man who leaves whatever he is doing to help you when your car breaks down.
   A man who monitors his free time and plans his schedule wisely and fairly. If he gets a night out with his friends, you get one, too.
   A man who gets up at night to fix the baby a bottle while you lay drooling on your pillow.
   A man who gives up an unneeded PhD so he can spend more time with his family.
   A man who comes home with the new book you’ve been wanting, and its not even your birthday.
   A man who has trained his eyes to look away from other women, even when they look better than you do.
   A man who is humble enough to grow, long after he has become an adult.
   A man who wants you and finds his satisfaction in you, and you alone, after many years of marriage and fidelity.
   A man with happy wrinkles around his eyes that prove how many times he has smiled at you.
   A man who sets up controls on his computer to avoid even the temptation to look at pornography.
   A man who has dignity and modesty and self-control.
   A man who refuses to speak profanity and hushes others when they use it in your vicinity.
   A man who would give his life for you and the children, in a heartbeat.
   A man who says “I do”…for better or for worse…for richer or poorer…in sickness and in health…forever.

   Men like this don’t exist, you say? Oh yes, they do."

   I am here to testify this is true, and some how I managed to snag one of these incredible, sexy and very manly men! Bryan, I love you more than I say...well, maybe even more than I know. You are everything I have ever needed and wanted. I love our love and I love you, love:)


...and they lived hapily ever after.