Saturday, January 31, 2009

A steak and Starbucks to finish it off

Last night was "Date Night" for Chuck and me. We ended up at Northwest Grill in Gainesville. The steaks were so tender and juicy, (have not had a really good steak in a long time) I had wild rice and a side salad these to were good. It was so nice to be able to have time with my "honey" and talk about "stuff". We were in no hurry and therefore were able to enjoy our meal and conversation with one another. When we finished our meal it was time to head to Starbucks. Most everyone who knows me well enough knows that it is hard to pass up the Starbucks when in Gainesville. I was fortunate this past Christmas to receive not one but two gift cards there. Chuck gave one to me and then my friend Becky Johnston gave me another one. Needless to say my gift card balance is now close to $0.
I have to say a huge "Thank You" to Nana and Crystal for taking Tyler & Kaelyn for us and keeping them entertained by grocery shopping at Wal-Mart. I know you all had a "blast", after all Crystal was there and you can't go anywhere with her without having fun! :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm going on a date

My "honey"
Remember growing up and you had a date with that "someone special" and how you would want to share about who your date was and where you would be going, you get the picture? Well even after your married that still happens. Don't fret, the "someone special" is my husband. Chuck and I try to have a "date night" as often as we can, with two children and busy schedules it sometimes makes it unheard of. Seeing as we have not been out without our kids in a long (I mean long, long) time, we figured it was about time we went out again. So Tyler & Kaelyn will be going to stay with their Nana while we are out.

Let me just tell you about my Honey. He is the most amazing guy a gal could ever want. He is a wonderful husband, not to mention an awesome dad. Chuck began feeling the call from God to go into ministry (He was working with J.B. Hunt Transport) he started teaching a young couples Sunday School class and getting involved in the youth ministry at our Church (Fanning Springs Community Church). Anyway as time went on, the call to full time ministry became stronger and more clear. In February of 2005 Chuck resigned from Hunt and went into full time ministry. Our Church had grown and needed to add another pastor to the staff. The Church stepped out in faith and put Chuck on as Associate/Youth Pastor. He was ordained in April of 2005 and has been on staff ever since. Chuck has a passion for telling people about God. He really loves the people of our community and what God is doing in our lives and in the lives of the people he has the privilege of serving. Recently we checked into going to seminary, but feel that's not want God wants us to do at this time...maybe later.

So you see why I think my husband is a pretty special kind of guy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My first Blog.

Okay, so my sister started a blog post and I have been reading hers. I am thinking surely starting a blog can't be that hard to do. Let's just say that I'm not very computer savy and this has taken me a lot longer to get started than what I thought it would. Give me time and I'm sure that I can figure this out. Maybe after calling Crystal every now and then to ask how I do some of the things on here. Any way I wanted to experience what all the blogging is about and decided to give it a try.

A few things about me when I started this blog:
 I met my husband (Chuck) in this small town at the First Baptist Church. In 1995 we were married in that Church. God blessed us with a baby boy(Tyler) in June of 1997. Then in October of 1999 God blessed our family again, this time with a little girl (Kaelyn). My kids are full of life, they love to have fun and annoy one another. I am reminded each day of the Gracious God that we serve. I went on a mission trip to Nicarauga with Chuck in February 2008. Being able to see how other people in the world live has shown me to be more thankful for what I have rather than wanting more. I look forward to sharing with others about the love of Jesus and that no matter what your situation is God will accept you just as you are. I know that God has a purpose for me and no one else can fulfill it.