Monday, October 26, 2009

The Girl's Birthday Party

Sorry so late on all of the posts! I did the girl's Birthday party at my mom's house at my parents house on labor day weekend. As you can tell it was a Strawberry Shortcake party. It was just a small party and the girl's had tons of fun. Unfortunately my battery died on my camera so I didn't get many pictures of them opening presents, but here are some others!

Yummy snacks!

I had their adorable cake made by a lady at our church. I thought she did a GREAT job!

It was a strawberry cake on the inside....delicious!!

Cute little topper that we saved and put in the girl's room.

More of the table. I bought that Strawberry Shortcake House at a garage sale for $4 when I was pregnant with Haylee 2 years ago. One of their favorite toys!

Happy Birthday dear Haylee and Katelynn

Pretty little 2 year old

Smash cake time!!!!!

Big 1 year old! She did pretty good eating her cake.

Here is a great 1picture of Ryan and his dad taken by my sister. They got lots of fun girly gifts and we had a blast!

Our Class Costume Party 2009

My brother Scott and his wife Stephanie as Julie and Julia....HILARIOUS!!

Ty and Sharon as a Biker Dude and a Go Go 70's girl!

Adam and Jaime as Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

Steven and Deanna as little kid trick or treaters and...............

as little ghosts!

Nick and Dianna as Rock Star' the posing for the camera!

Ryan and Stephanie as the Hunter's!

Scott and Miranda as the crash test dummies

Don and Jasmine as President Obama and the Statue of Liberty

And finally Ryan and I as the Burger "King" and Wendy's!!

We had so much fun and have already come up with an idea for next year. Can't wait!!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Eight years of Marriage

Today marks our 8 year anniversary. We are going through such a rough time right now but I am amazed that Satan isn't attacking our marriage right now with everything going on. Ryan and I truly are growing closer and truly leaning on our Lord to get us through. I am so happy that we have Him as our foundation because I can see how so many marriages crumble when we are not centered around Christ. Not saying that everything is perfect because I have certainly had my days of doubt and tears but, I am able to find peace at the end of the day knowing where my trust is. Your prayers are certainly still needed.

Ryan is still pursuing employment. His long term plan is to start the Fire Academy in Jan and do a summer EMT course. This would allow him to be able to apply/test for almost any city in DFW area giving him so many opportunities. We understand that it is going to be a tough year or so but our goal of getting out of construction and having something that is stable is our focus. He has a heart of helping people and this would allow him to do that.

On to a few wedding pictures in lieu of our Anniversary

One of my favorite verses that I love for Ryan.....
As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19