3/27/08

Sharing Life and Pimples

Last night my reality group talked about Temptation. Everybody is tempted, no person is without temptation, but it is how we handle that temptation that is important.
It was interesting to me how as each girl shared what they were currently tempted with every other person would agree with her - they too had been tempted by the same thing at one point. When we are the one being tempted we allow the enemy to make us feel like we are the only one who is struggling with that problem so we keep it to ourselves for fear of what we will look to others. Personally it felt good to share my struggles with these girls and know that they will be there for accountability and prayer.
I look forward each week to getting together with these girls and sharing our lives. God truly uses these girls to work in me and each other. Take a minute sometime today to pray for a friend and what she is tempted with, you may not know what her temptation is, but you can be certain that she is tempted by something and would appreciate your prayers.
On a different note - I have a question: how old do you have to be before you stop having breakouts? Seriously I thought that this went away with age, but here I am at 24 and my forehead has become a breeding ground for pimples. It could be because I started tanning this week - so lets see I started tanning this week and now: 1. My face looks like those pictures of the 'before' people on the proactiv commercials 2. My entire body is the color of Santa's beautiful red suit and I am so uncomfortable in any type of clothing 3. I am causing my body to age at a much faster rate.. Remind me again why I do this??????

P.S. This is a picture of me saying I'm Baaaaaack! (actually this was originally a picture of me saying I'm engaged!!! But its my picture and I can change the meaning right?) I have to admit wedding planning has robbed my life of blogging for awhile, but now that all of the big stuff is out of the way I have time to blog, I just don't know if I have anything interesting left to say!!! Tonight I went to several of my favorite blogs only to find out that you guys had posted like 20 times since I last read. I'm so sorry!!! But here I am back and ready to read and comment!

3/11/08

How You Know You Have Ugly Feet

Today I was getting my nails done, I asked the girl doing my nails how much a pedicure was. She told me $35. I said look at my toes what should I do about them so that they will look good at my wedding. After taking a good look at my feet she replied:

"You need to wear close-toed shoes"

My mom has always told me my feet are ugly. Today the truth was realized.
I had really cute strappy open-toed shoes picked out. Time to start shopping (again).

3/4/08

Going to the chapel.....

And we're gonna get maarrried!!! After four years and some-odd days Luke and I are engaged!!!!!
It happened on February 29th - Leap Day!! It was perfect in every way that it could have been. I am so thankful for him and all of the memories that we have together - including this new one that we got to add!

When you date someone for more than 2 years you start to get a lot of questions as to why you aren't engaged yet - and they just continue through the years. A lot of people have made the comment that we are "finally" engaged, but right now all I can say is that this happened in the absolute perfect timing. God's timing is perfect! I am thankful for every year that we dated and learned how to do this thing called a relationship and I am so excited (and prepared) to move into the next level with him!! Thank you to everybody who has called, texted, or wrote on our FB wall's to congratulate us! It means a lot!




This picture was taken right after he proposed....we were just a little happy!!! :-) I think that I jumped up and down the entire night. It was beautiful!