Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks

This year I have decided to take Thanksgiving a little more serious and really reflect on BEING THANKFUL. Have you ever just sat down and thought about all we have here in America. Girls we live a DIVA life! Those of us who have a home, a nice warm bed with nice sheets, and food on the table , and a car we can just jump in and go where ever we need to go, a job , and the list goes on and on! What a MIGHTY God we serve! A God who loves us and provides for us and blesses us when we don't deserve it at all! The salvation in his name! These are just some things that the Holy Spirit spoke to me in these last few days.
He Loves us Oh, How he loves us so.....

So here are things I am THANKFUL for-
My Salvation in the Lord. Thankful he died on that cross for all of us!
My sweet Husband
My family - esp.. having wonderful parents
My church and their liberty in the Lord
My home and everything in it
My car
My little Texas coast town
My cool in laws
My job- I get to help people decorate their homes
My health

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So this weekend we are headed to my parents house then off to the ranch! I am really excited we haven't been able to head up to the ranch in a while. I just love family time at the ranch. Everyone is going to be there too!
Things I love about the ranch:

  • The rolling hills
  • The Animals/ The Wildlife
  • The little cottage house
  • The campfires
  • Cooking outside
  • Watching the deer come up to the feeders from the house
  • The rocky roads
  • Sitting on the porch at night talking with family
  • Watch the night skies and stars
  • Going for a road up to the top of the hills
  • The changing trees this time of year
  • Everyone having to stay in close quarters
  • Admiring Gods creation
  • Its really chilli this time of year too ( I am from South Texas, I love the cold!)
  • Bird Watching

Give Thanks to the Lord!

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm100:4

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blog Makeover

I got a makeover! WOOO! Every girl and blog needs a makeover! Thanks to my special friend Tricia Nae. Everyone go give her some love!

We just recently redid our master bath shower and it rocks! I will be posting before and after photos soon!

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

Love to you all!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shopping Online

Do you guys shop online? I love looking at all the new styles online!
here are some things I have been looking at....
Old Navy - Dress with belt and boots. So cute!
What a Chic dress, huh? $25.00 @ Old Navy.
This ring ROCKS! First off I LOVE turquoise and PEARLS!

I love black and white and checkered! This is so cute and it totally shows off your waist!

Love this handbag!

Friday, October 23, 2009

God's Word Comes Alive

I want to see Beth Moore live!!!! I love her studies, she really helps bring Gods word alive!
One thing she said on this little video was this-
"We've got to change our hearts to change the way we feel, because we can NOT indifferently do the right thing. We have to come to the right place were we feel the RIGHt thing. "
"Nothing compares to God NOTHING! We were created for this adventure!"
Has anyone seen her? Tell me what your thoughts!
Happy Friday!
xoxo, Emily

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Survey of LOVE

This was fun to do! I have to give credit to Ms. Trina! She is so cool and has the CUTEST family! Everyone go visit her and say hi!!!
♥ What are your middle names? Anne and James
♥How long have you been together? Married a year and a half. Been together for two and a half years.
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? We didn't waste time. Right away. Maybe a two weeks.
♥ Who asked who out? He asked me out. He lived in another town about 3 hrs north of where I was. He suprised me at church and we went to lunch.

♥ How old are each of you? I'm 23 and he is 27

♥ Did you go to the same school? No.
♥ Are you from the same home town? No, he is from a town that is 3 hrs north of where I grew up.
♥ Who is the smartest? We are about the same. It depends on certain things though.
♥ Who majored in what? I went to school to be a Esthetician (Skin Care Therapist - worked in a Medical Spa) and he didn't finish college. He is thinking about going to Semonary though.
♥ Who is the most sensitive? ME!
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? We live in a small town so we have the same places. We try to eat at new places. Our favorite though is Maccoroni Grill.
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Alaska this summer! We went with my parents, it was so fun!
♥ Who has the worst temper? Sam.
♥ How many children do you want? I would love to have like 4 but, I think we will have 2.
♥ Who does the cooking? Me. Sometimes Sam will cook something but me most of the time.
♥ Who is more social? Sam. I am social, but Sam is REALLY social. He is CRAZY!
♥ Who is the neat-freak? Me!

♥ Who is the most stubborn? Sam! HA! I mean I have my moments.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Sam. I am so a sleeper!
♥ Where was your first date? Johnny Carinos
♥ Who has the bigger family? I do. But his extended family is huge.
♥ Do you get flowers often? Not OFTEN. But occasionally. He does it enough. :)
♥ How do you spend the holidays? With family...most likely out at the ranch.

♥ Who is more jealous? Neither of us.
♥ How long did it take to get serious? Not long at all a month maybe. We were engaged 8 months later! When we first saw eachother we knew that was it! I DO believe in love at FIRST sight! :)
♥ Who eats more? Sam does. He is a big boy. :) We are working on our eatting habits thats forsure though.
♥ What do you do for a living? Sam and I work together. We work with his family business - A Interior Decorating store, C-Side Decorating, Inc. We aren't together all day long he is normally out measuring and checking on jobs etc. and I work in house. We work with his mom and dad and sister. It is pretty hard at time but some days are so worth it. God has a plan. :) Visit us @ here - C-SIDE. We do everything for your home but furniture. Hardware to Carpet, Wallpaper, Fabric, Window Coverings, Hardwood, Tile, and Granite.
♥ Who does the laundry? I do all the laundry. He will help me if I am overwhelmed though.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? He is.
♥ Who drives when you are together? He does always. :) I like it when he drives.
♥ What is "your" song? Ummm.....well at our wedding we danced to "She's Everything" - Brad Paisely
Tomorrow is FRIDAY! WOOO!
xoxo, Emily

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Decor and New Drapes

So, this is what I have been up to these days. Fall decor and NEW living room drapes! I originally ordered some fabric for some custom bedding. But, I found some other stuff i liked for my bed. SOOOO, I was stuck with all this fabric and so this is what I came up with....I LOVEEEEEEE my drapes so much!

New Drapes and a view of my coffee table tray.
My NEW Drapes!
Some Fall Decor.
Wooo! Don't you just love this turquoise cross!!! Its so fabulous! I got it today at a local store here.
More Fall Decor.
More Fall Decor. This is one of my favorites!

My kitchen table. I love pumpkins.
Jar of candy corn and pumpkins.

A corner in my kitchen.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!
Happy Saturday!

XOXO, Emily

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mom This is For YOU!

Mom your the BEST! Those were the BEST days!
I love you and Thank you for all you do!
The Lord has truely blessed me with a FABULOUS MOM!!
XOXO, Emily

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Keep Your Eyes On Him

AMEN! Our Gods love is so powerful! We are his PORTION and He is our PRIZE! His love is so great! Bigger than we will EVER know on earth. We have to trust that he will carry us through. This was so powerful for me. I hope this encourages each one of you guys!
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
We have so many 'witnesses' that have gone on before us. So many men and women of faith (Hebrews 11) that are the examples the Lord has given us to follow. We are to lay aside every weight. Now, what are these weights? They are the things that bring about stress and worries. They are the things Jesus wants to carry for us! We also need to lay aside our sin. Sin is inevitable. Even the lives of the very witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 11 are fraught with sins and the remorse of sin! Even though we cannot be perfect of ourselves, we must lay aside our wants and desires and choose to follow the Lord (Romans 6:15). This is a hard thing to do, but we must run with patience. Jesus has given each of us a race to run. Each of our races are different, this means that we cannot compare our race with others. At times, our race is difficult. We become tired and worn out, but then God reminds us of how much we need Him! We are not running alone! We have the Creator of the world running beside us and He is willing to carry us when we cannot go on! In order to run and run well, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus. There are so many things that can take our gaze off Jesus! People. Circumstances. Difficult struggles. Self-pity. But as Peter learned, it is when you take you eyes off Jesus that you sink! In all that we do, no matter the circumstances, we need to keep our eyes focused on Him for He knows all things (Proverbs 4:25-27)! If we fix our eyes on Jesus, our paths are made straight. Jesus has endured the cross for us! We are the joy set before Him! He went through so much pain and shame, for us! Think about it, Jesus, the SON of GOD came to EARTH as a MAN and was crucified as a CRIMINAL!! What a humbling experience! We often do not recognize how much shame He went through for us! But now! Now He is seated at God's right hand! And He continually intercedes on our behalf!
xoxo, Emily

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

God's Word and What are you doing these days?

God's word renews minds and transforms lives!
I have been pretty busy lately. Lets see what have I been up too....
  • Started Beth Moore's Esther study. ILOVE IT!
  • Made some really good new girlfriends!
  • Started a weight loss program - Isagenix
  • Decorated for Fall- My favorite time of year!
  • Sam and I started a Young Adults Ministry at our church and God moving!

Life has been pretty awesome and trying!

Fall decorations soon to come!

Xoxo, Emily

Thursday, September 17, 2009

God Has Something In Store For Us

I've started this study and I am so excited!!!! My church has started up a womens bible study and this is what we are doing! It is so awesome! I started it in the spring but, didn't get to finish it. God has something in store for me with this study!
When we trust our lives to the unseen but ever-present God, He will write our lives into His story and every last one of them will turn to be a great read and grand ending!
This is my favorite song! God is so good!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday Party

Birthday Party for Sam last night! We had a blast! Here is a few pics from the party!

The boys hanging out!

The Birthday Boy!

The table with the goodies!

More Goodies!
The bar top with all the appetizers and the girls chatting. (You can't really see them!)
God was so good and the fellowship was wonderful!
I am so exhausted! I stayed up late the last two nights cleaning and making Sam's birthday cake. I am so READY for the WEEKEND! I get to sleep in sat. and mon.! YESS!!!!
I have been thinking about a garage sale! I have lots of stuff to sell and get rid of and cleaning out clothes! I might try and work on some of that this weekend.
The Lord is so faithful and is faithful to his word! Sam and I were tested this week/weekend and we kept our eyes and faith on our Father! He is our provider!
xoxo, Emily

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



Today is my husband Sam's 27th Birthday!

I love you sweetie! I hope you have a wonderful day! May the Lord bless you with MANY MANY more!

Tonight we are having some friends and family over for appetizers and cake and ice cream! YUM!!! I stayed up late making a cake last night. He LOVES Yellow Cake Chocolate Icing! So I found a recipe for a Butter cake! And it looks so good! I will be taking pictures tonight! :)

This is the cake I made but, I made it a 3 layer cake. I wanted to make sure I had enough.

Labor Day weekend is almost here. What are you going to be doing?


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cute Bedding and Birthdays!

Check out this cute bedding at JCPennys and its on SALE!! I LOVE it! So classy with a country feel. Go Check out JCPENNYS!

Love this one below! (sorry the picture is so little its the only one I could get)

Sam's Birthday is next Tuesday and I have to figure out what I am going to get him. He is an outdoorsy man. Loves hunting and has really gotten into fly fishing. Loves music too.

Any Ideas?!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Emily

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You Are For Me

Kari Jobe- "You Are For Me"
Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

POPO 5-0

So, have you ever had one of those days where you woke up thinking "Its going to be a GREAT day" and it turns out NOT being a great day? And maybe it has been quite the opposite? Yeah, I had one of those days last week on Tuesday.

I got pulled over in the parking lot where I work! I wanted to DIE! But, then I was okay with it. Thank goodness that we for one live in a small town and my husband is a social butterfly and makes friends with EVERYONE in town! I got let off by a warning. THANK YOU JESUS! For those of you who dont know, I live in Texas on the coast in a town called Rockport. My husband and I work together, his parents have a buisness and it has become family owned and operated.

I woke up that morning got dressed , and got in my car. I called my mom and talked to my mom for a few mins and I felt GREAT! I got off the phone with my mom and cranked the music up and began praising GOD. I was minding my own business. I turn into the parking lot and look in the rear view mirror and I see those red and blue lights everyone HATES seeing! I pulled into my spot and as the officer gets out here comes my husband at the same time! I thought to myself OHHHH NOOO!!!!! Sam, gave me the "look" and the officer turned and said "Hey Sam!". Sam went back inside and the officer said "the reason I pulled you over was because you were going 42 in a 30." My response was "I am so sorry, I didn't even see you and I wasn't paying attention." The officer said "Yeah, I know you didn't even look at me." HA! So emabarrassing! I kept telling him I am so sorry. He went to his truck and came back and gave me a WARNING! I was so thankful!

My wonderful husband took a picture from his phone!

How was everyones weekend?
xoxo, Emily

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer Has Come to An End

What a crazy life it has been this summer from summer youth camp, 4th of july here on the beach, and Alaska.
Sam and I just got back from Alaska and had a wonderful time. We went with my mom and dad. They were so sweet to invite us. We were there for two weeks. Did alittle site seeing and fishing. It was awesome. God is so good. We got a cabin and spent a few days up in Talkeetna on the river and just hung out, went shopping , and bbqed. Then we headed back down on the coast and went fishing for 3 days! We caught Halibut and salmon. It was very exciting!

Sam and I in Anchorage doing a little shopping.

This is the cabin we stayed in for a few days.

Me waiting for our 8 hour bus ride. YEAH, I know what you are thinking. We did see lots of animals.
This caribou walked right up to our bus! It was crazy!

Beautiful view

Sam and I

Sam, Me, Dad, Mom

The whole gang.

Driving on the coast in Alaska. It was goregous!

Snowy mountains

Dad and I fishing.

Dad fishing for Halibut.
This is the view from our boat while fishing.

My sweet Sam fishing. He loved Halibut fishing!

Sam and I freezing our bootys off!

This was an amazing trip and I loved every moment of it. The lord sure did provide for us on this trip too. God is so faithful.

I know I have been really slacking on my blogging. My life has been very busy and I was so exhausted at the same time. But, the good news is I am back.

This week was pretty good. It was a little rough at the begining but, got lots better. I have to work this weekend and I am not real excited about it. Its only for a bit though. My house needs alot of help. I have lots of laundry and cleaning to do.

So, what has everyone been up to this summer?

xoxo, Emily