Monday, December 12, 2011

More Yellow Butterfly Sightings

Just wanted to share the latest "God Winks" I have had since back when I first realized Yellow Butterflies will  have a new meaning to me. If you remember from this post- Yellow Butterfly  I needed a "sign" if you will. There were more of those times this past year, it was a really hard year for us, and praying 2012 will be better!

One day this past summer, I was worried and stressing, trying to chill out, I got a book and went outside to get some sun. I was kicked back, eyes closed, praying for peace and hope in our family. At one point I just asked God to show me that He was there and things would work out and get better. About 2 minutes later, I opened my eyes and there resting on my knee was a yellow butterfly. If I would have kept my eyes closed, I would have never seen it, because I surely didn't feel it, if it had just flown by I wouldn't have seen it either.

Then another day I was praying on the way to pick Trey up from school and as we got on the feeder road in the middle of traffic, another one flew right across our path.

Then on our cruise, when we were on our Segway and Snorkle tour,  we were cruising along this gorgeous road with the Mexican sun beating down on us, beautiful scenery all around, and there were yellow butterflies all over the place. I had seen one or two before I mentioned it to Nick and as we went further, they kept coming, almost in swarms! The whole 7-8 miles, they were everywhere. It wasn't like they were in the bushes on the sides of the road, they were flying right through our path! I just had to giggle! We really needed to see those and it was so perfect because we were out there together, just us and enjoying each other. So now we share this "wink."

This post is just to let some of my friends who are going through rough waters know.. just talk to Him, take time to be still and listen, He is always there, He never leaves, He loves you! He may not answer when you want, but be patient and hang in there. Praying for you all too!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Can't believe it's the holidays already! Seems like it was just Christmas and here we are going to look for a tree later. Had a great Thanksgiving, hosted it at our house, we did all the cooking. It was awesome, Nick makes the BEST dressing and gravy, he learned from the best, his Mamaw. It was a good day, relaxing and easy. Today I did not join all the crazies out shopping, there is nothing I need THAT bad! The only thing we are getting today is a tree. The guys want a real one this year, so going out later. Have a great weekend! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hello, it's been a while....

Seriously? Last August? I have been SO bad about blogging! I really missed it, so I hope I'm back to some regular posting! So much has happened since last year, and I probably can't remember it all! Highlights... last post Trey was going in 6th grade, now he's in 7th. Time flies! He's also 12, not too far from being a teenager, scary....

Nick and I went on our first cruise, and it was our first vacation in 17 years, not including weekends camping or things like that! It was awesome, perfect, dreamy and I wish we were still there, we'll go again soon for sure. First we have to take Trey on a vacation.
We stopped in Cozumel and it was gorgeous. I could live there!
 We had a Segway and Snorkeling tour planned ad went to the meeting spot at a really nice resort where I took this pic and lots more.

 We started getting worried when no one else showed up, it was just us. But, it worked out perfect, we had our two guides all to ourselves! One led us on the segways to a private beach club about 8-10 miles down the island, the other followed in the truck with our snorkel gear and water. It was amazing! The guide, Bob, was awesome, what a job this guy has!

 I would go back and do the same tour with the same guys again tomorrow!

As for the drama that was our townhouse.... it is gone, they bulldozed them about June or so. We did get some money from their insurance, but not nearly enough!

We celebrated our 17th anniversary in September, that is a miracle in itself, there were times over this past year I didn't think we'd make it through. It was a hard, stressful tough year and surely they can only get better! Remembering this: 1 Corinthians 13:13; And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. One reason it's better is Nick isn't selling cars at "that place" anymore, he's actually home some now. He was gone so much that was a main problem, I felt like a single parent and he was missing out on alot around here. We have been having lots of time together and it's awesome! He's working with Kevin building pools, so he's in shorts and tshirts mostly not dress clothes, and he's here.... that's the best part.

I haven't gotten together with my girls this year, but Jenn did come to visit! Of course we went to see Bon Jovi!! Spent a day at the beach and The Spot, and an evening with Jon! Good times!

Well, that's all I got right now, hope to be back soon!