Wednesday, June 13, 2012

God's Wonderful Gift!

Wow. I still can't believe it! I actually own a truck now! And the best thing is that it was totally free! God provides in such amazing ways.
Here it is!!!!
Here is how it happened. This weekend some good friends of ours, Jim and Carmen L---, who are more like family to us, told us that they were planning on selling their '99 white Ford Ranger. They asked us if I would like it and emailed some pictures to us. At first, I wasn't too sure about it because it looked like a really nice truck; it has a camper and is in excellent condition. I was sure that it was going to cost more money than I had. So, my dad emailed them back and told them that it was a nice truck and we would consider it and also asked for their phone number. We were not sure how much they were asking for it.

The email that they sent back was too good to be true. They said that they didn't indicate a price; it was $0.00!!!! All of us were stunned for awhile. Then, when it finally hit us, we celebrated and thanked God for this wonderful gift.
Thank y'all!!!
I have never really pictured myself driving a truck, but this truck actually looks girly; not like a total guy's truck. =) I plan on adding some pink. ;) I have been busy driving my parents and siblings around. It has been really fun.

The funny thing is that I haven't really been praying for a car, or truck. I've been praying for a job at Chick-Fil-A, but not a vehicle. Honestly, I didn't think I would own one for another year or so, until I earned some more money. God had other plans, though, and I'm so thankful for His perfect will. I'm also so thankful for "Uncle" Jim and "Aunt" Carmen for blessing me with this wonderful gift. At the title office, we decided to change their titles, too! It's official...they are family!
My parents gave me this "C" key-chain for my birthday. Now I can use it!
 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."  ~James 1:17

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Decade

April 19, 2002 was the day that I received the news that I had cancer. In some ways, it feels like much longer than ten years have passed since that day. But then, when I make my mind go back to that time in my life, it seems like yesterday. I thank God for giving me cancer because I know His will is perfect and I trust His plan for my life.
A few days after surgery.

Going through chemo.

It definitely was not something I enjoyed at the time. Looking back, though, I see that going through cancer drew me closer to the Lord and gave me a testimony to share with others. I am so grateful for all of the prayers, love, and support showered on me and my family during my battle. I praise God that He brought me through, and I know He will guide me through the rest of my life on this earth until I reach heaven to be with Him.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

"How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee."  Psalm 139:17-18

I hope that this post encouraged you today. To God be the glory. <3


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week~Day 7

Today is the final day of the Modest March Fashion Week. =( So went by extremely fast! It was really inspiring to see all of the participants' blogs. Thank you, Julia, for hosting this awesome week!

Here's what I wore and where I got it:

  • Black shirt {Kohl's}
  • Blue flowered tiered skirt {Kohl's}
  • Black flowered flip-flops {Kohl's}

I just realized that my entire outfit is from Kohl's! =D

Have a great evening!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week ~Day 6

Today is day six of Modest March Fashion Week. It is "accessory day"!

Here's what I wore and where I got it:

  • Blue button-down shirt {Kohl's}
  • Olive green tiered skirt {Goodwill (borrowed from Faith)}
  • Boots {Kohl's}
  • Olive green hat {Kohl's (A Christmas present from my sisters =D)}
  • Spiral dangle earrings {Kohl's (Another Christmas present from my sisters)}


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week ~Day 5

Today is my Dad's birthday! We went out to eat at Alamo Cafe and made him a cake. It was a great day. Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Here's what I wore for my casual outfit:
  • Green shirt {Kohl's}
  • Pink jacket {Walmart or Target?}
  • Jean skirt {Made by me}
  • White sandals {Blessing Bash =)}

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week~Day 4

Today is day four of the Modest March Fashion Week. We are supposed to wear an outfit of our favorite color. Here's mine...totally pink! We took pictures this afternoon in a beautiful field of bluebonnets near our house.

What I wore and where I got it:

Pink shirt {Kohl's}
Pink, orange, and yellow flower skirt {friends made it and passed it on =)}
White flip-flops {I don't know where they're from...I got them at a Blessing Bash today =)}
Pink cluster earrings {Kohl's}
Pink headband {Family Christian Store}
Pink nail polish =D

It was fun wearing pink from head to toe!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week~Day 3

 This outfit isn't new, but I've never worn it together. I usually wear the blue shirt with another blue skirt I have.
What I wore and where I got it:

  • Blue button-down shirt {Sam's}
  • Jean skirt {Goodwill}
  • Brown flip-flops {Kohl's}
  • Blue dangle earrings {A friend bought them for me from Kohl's.}

Monday, March 19, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week~Day 2

It looked pretty dreary out this morning, but the sun burst through the clouds this afternoon!
This is an outfit that I tend to wear a lot! =)

I wear these a lot too!

What I wore and where I got it:

  • Purple flower shirt {Kohl's (borrowed from Grace)}
  • Black tiered skirt {Goodwill}
  • Black lace leggings {JCP's}
  • Black flower flip-flops {Kohl's}
  • Purple drop earrings {Kohl's (again, borrowed from Grace =D)}
Can you tell that I love to shop at Kohl's?!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week~Day 1

What a beautiful day to start off the Modest March Fashion Week! It actually feels like breezy and cool.

What I wore and where I got it:

  • Purple and black plaid button-down shirt {Kohl's (borrowed from Grace)}
  • Brown sequin skirt {Cato's (Bought it at a garage sale for a dollar!)}
  • Brown clogs {Kohl's}
  • Gold stud earrings {Claire's}
Colorful beaded bracelet from my cousin. =) You'll see it in all of my pictures this week because I wear it all the time. I tend to wear my bracelets 'til they fall off or break.=D
 May the Lord bless the rest of your day!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Green eggs and fruit salad!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Two of my sisters and I made green eggs and fruit salad this morning. We had a spur-of-the-moment garage sale after breakfast. It went really well. There were a ton of customers (maybe because my mom wore a green wig!) and we made around seventy dollars. Check out my mom's blog!

Michelle, who had her wisdom teeth out three days ago, even came out for a bit of it! We sold some brownies too. =) Our sweet neighbor gave us ten dollars for one brownie!

I'm lovin' Picmonkey! Aren't the daisies so cute?
Thankfully, there is a Blessing Bash happening in a few days, so we bagged up the remaining items and loaded the back of the Suburban. It's nice to do some spring cleaning. =)


P.S. Happy Birthday, Aunt Jen!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012


 We have a temporary house-guest. It's a turtle. About a week ago, our neighbor asked us if we would mind watching him while she and her family went on vacation.

Tonight, my sister Grace and I took a LOT of pictures of him. Whenever he saw the camera flash, he squirmed, making the picture blurry. We did get a few good ones, though. So, I thought I'd share those pictures of this cute little guy. =P

Running from the camera!

His lovely home.

We are also pet-sitting our neighbor's beta fish, Bluey. Maybe I'll get around to posting pictures of him soon. =D


 I've had a lot of fun experimenting with and editing the pictures on this post in Picmonkey. It's a really cool photo editing site.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week


 I've never done anything like this before, but it sounds like a fun thing! Hopefully, I'll blog everyday. =) Here's the link to Julia's blog where you can get all the info (or just click on the button to the right of this post). Thanks, Julia, for putting this together!