Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tablescapes Luncheon

Today was the Tablescapes Luncheon at Church, my friend Amy and I hosted a table together. 
(see the pictures below for our table)

I have a Funny story as to how we got the tableware for this luncheon.  I am a HUGE Goodwill Shopper!  Infact I love, Love , LOVE, to go there and look around to see what I can find! A few weeks ago I went looking for tableware for this Luncheon.  I found 8 Dinner Plates, and Dessert plates that matched, and were kinda cute.  (and cheap to!)  So I picked them up.  The next day I happened to be driving by the Goodwill again and thought I might as well stop, to see if I could find some solid color mugs to match the pates.  When to my amazement I found the matching mugs! (Yeah! ) so I scored a full 8 piece set of dinner plates, dessert plates and mugs for less than $10! Awesome! 

Want to see all the Beautiful Tables?  Check this link out for the WM Blog!

Have a Beautiful Day!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just wanted to share!

This is me with my momma, and  my youngest KJ.
My mom and dad came to visit this past weekend and even though the time was short, I loved getting to see my parents and so did the kiddos.    We packed a lot into a short weekend visit, a baby shower, MR C's Musical, dinner out and even some shopping! But best of all we got to spend time together!  I don't tell my mom often enough how much she means to me, and how much I value not only her being my mom, but my friend as well!  She is probably my biggest fan, and believes in me when I don't believe in myself!  I only hope that when we get through the teen years KJ will feel the same about me! (I know she won't always like me through the teen years! :)) So MOM this one's for you! 

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
It defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.


Have a Beautiful Day!

13: The Musical

So we have been crazy busy here lately, MR C was recently the lead in the Musical 13,  that's part of the reason for the lack of posting on here lately!  Anywhoo!  Here are some pictures from the show. (Shhhh!  I included  a short video I ummm recorded possibly with out permission, so don't tell!  Ok But do enjoy it!)

MR C in the opening song!

He can Sing & Dance!

MR C's bio board

MR C with some of his adoring fans!

MR C with a few friends! 

We are so proud of you MR C and all the kids who worked on the show!   You did an Amazing job!


Have a Beautiful Day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I have found a new Heroine, Katniss Everdean!  These books have consumed every spare moment I have had this week, and even some I didn't have! :)  I am not usually one to like science-fiction type books, but Suzanne Collins pulled me in with her gripping story of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl forced to sacrafice for her family.  I won't give away the story but I promise if you love a good story you will love these books!  You won't be able to put them down! 

Have a Beautiful Day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

KJ had a Birthday!

Our Sweet Baby Girl turned 12 Saturday! To Celebrate she and three friends got all dolled up in "party" dresses went out for a fun Photo Shoot, Dinner, and Home for a movie and some yummy snacks.  Here are some pictures of the fun night!

T, E, KJ, & J smiling pretty in their dresses!
Jump on in!

Dinner Out @ Yummy Playa Azul!

Met up with a friend that was out for dinner with his family!
Flan Anyone?
Then we took a quick trip to Wal-mart for some snacks and met up with some other friends!

Playing Around in Wal-mart!

Some of the Yummy Snacks!

Just hanging out!

We had sooo much Fun preparing for this party to Celebrate KJ's 12th Birthday, first KJ and I headed to Goodwill and found party dresses for each of the girls.  Then KJ and I painted fun little boxes and added some jewles, candy, a crown and the invitation (sorry I didn't think about photgraphing these till they were already delivered) Then we went to each girls house delivered the invitations, along with thier dress for the night out.  Again didn't remember the camera till it was over.  Friday night KJ and I went and picked up each of the girls escoted them to the Mini-van (aka Limo incognito) and went to the lake and park for a photo shoot!  I am sure they would have loved to have more pictures taken, but dinner was calling! So we headed to Playa for some yummy chips & salsa. Our night on the town wouldn't be complete with out a trip to Wal-mart so we headed there to get snacks for the movie we had waiting for us at home!  At home they watched The Last Song..... Ate the snacks!..... talked way to loud!.....stayed up way to late!
So Much Fun!  Till Next Year! 

Now all I have to do is edit the pictures and get them printed for the girls as a Thank You!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm a working Girl!

Ok so with the summers schedule and me now working full time I have sorta let the Blog go!  Sorry! (I hope you can forgive me!)  I will try to post a little more, once I get used to this new schedule! So far I love Love LOVE my new JOB!  Seriously, I am not sure I have ever felt this way about a job before!  What am I doing you ask!  Well I am a para educator or better known as a teachers assistant.  I get to work with the third fourth and fifth grade classes!  YEAH!!  I have enjoyed everyday! and I can't wait to go back on Monday!

SO this week has been big for our family!  KJ started middle school! I am not liking this one bit! (ok, ok I know she has to grow up but does it have to be soo fast?) Anyway!  Monday night we had orientation!  Where we go to tht school check out the building, meet the teachers, and try to open the dreaded locker! It went fabulous!  I even got a few pictures!  
This is the ok mom seriously I can open the locker leave me alone look!

KJ in front of the School!

MRC had his first day of High School! (Seriously I can not be old enough to have a High School Freshman can I?) I didn't get to go with him to his orientation, since I was with KJ.  But I did get a picture! Only one outside the school.

MR C Outside the High School!

After the orientations we went to Dairy Queen to celebrate with some icecream~
MR C & KJ waiting for thier Blizzards!

All in all this has been a pretty good week!  KJ likes middle school and her teachers! (YEAH!) and MR C loves High School and  his teachers! (YEAH!) 

Big Daddy (Hee Hee that's what I am gonna call the hubby from now on) is preparing for his fall schedule! Promotion Sunday is this week, then in a few weeks Kids Club (soon to be called Disciple Land) will begin! 

MC C  is busy preparing for some big changes and also starts her on line classes next week.  (YEAH!)

SO that's all for now!  I will be a better Blogger!  Have a Beautiful Day and an AMAZING Weekend!

Love ya Christina

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I surrvived the crazy summer and contrary to popular belief lived to tell about it!  I know I have been neglecting my blogging but hey there are only so many hours in a day! So since the last time I posted I have spent two weeks at camp and started working full time!  (as if I wasn't busy enough right!:)) KJ and I went to middle school camp and I loved being her counselor!  We had sooo much fun!  Here are a few pictures to show ya!

I came home for almost two whole days only to go back to be the Craftlady at Elementary Camp:

As you can see in the above photo I even crafted while we waited for the kids to arrive!   Both weeks were amazing!  Very Different but to see God at work in the lives of the middle schoolers and elementary kids as well as all the counselors was such a blessing!

After coming home from camp I had a little time to rest before starting a new job today! I will be working in the schools here as a para educator (teachers aide).   Oh I did get to have a girls getaway last weekend check out part of our adventure on my friend Marcie's Blog.  So much fun I will have to blog about that later! For now I am hoping the Nyquill will start working and I will be well rested for my next day of work monday!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What's Been Up here Lately?

Well it's been a while since I've blogged! It feels like a lifetime ago! So much has happened.  Let's see where to begin:  I had a Birthday! My AMAZING sweet Hubby bought/made me not one but two cakes one BIG one to share with a hundred or so family (ok so they are our church family) at the commissioning meal and another one just for us at home! I wanted a Tropical Vacation for my Birthday and since that really isn't in the budget  my sweet family did the next best thing the made me a birthday in a box!  I got like 10 pair of fun colored flip flops, a new beach towel, bath soak, my favorite perfume and enough chocolate to last several months! (Even for a chocoholic) I feel so special! Then a few friends took me out to celebrate the night before I left for the musical mission trip!  We had ice cream and went on a Photo Scavenger hunt!  I haven't laughed so hard in a very long timetion! (Thanks Girls!)
I spent two weeks on a bus with 56 or so other people and had a fabulous time!  I have been on many youth trips but no other one could compare to this trip.  The Students did an Incredible job!  We shared the muscial: For Such a Time (based on Esther 4:14) worked in a food bank, served hotel workers in Myrtle Beach, and worked with a Boy's & Girl's Club in Orlando. 
I got to see one of my bestest friends Rebekah in Augusta, GA (Her family just moved there a week or so before we traveled through) 

MR C. and I in Charleston, SC

So many amazing things happened and I hope to share here soon about all of them!  The biggest thing I learned was that I am not in control!  You'd think I already know this but nope!  I struggle with control!  God is really helping me with that right now! it's not fun!  But if you never struggle you'll never grow!
It was pretty neat to see the students grow and change and deepen their relationship with God. 

I have been home about two weeks, and haven't had any time to rest!  We have VBS this week coming up and MR C and MC C head off to High School Camp MR C for his first time and MC C for her last.  Then the week after VBS/High School Camp KJ and I head to Middle School Camp!  Then we come home for  two days then head back as a family to Elementary Camp.  I will post pictures when we get back!
We have had some other more personal things going on and I can't and won't share on here right now! But I will say that God is Faithful and He has and I know and Believe He will continue to provide for all out needs! And God can bring good from all situations! 

Have a Beautiful Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Redefining Beautiful! ~Book Review~

Several months ago I recieved the Book Redefining Beautiful by Jenna Lucado and I love it! I have heard Jenna speak at Revolve Tour 2 times now and I love the message she has for girls! In her book she pairs up with her dad Max and speaks to teen girls about what Beautiful really is! Each chapter is easy to read and has a Beauty Tip, and questions to get you thinking and journaling! This would make a great teen girls bible study, small group book or even for girls (of all ages) to read on their own. I love that Jenna writes as if she is speaking directly to you. The chapters are short but filled with great information, scripture, personal stories and most chapters have a note from Max. She writes about how important fathers are in the lives of thier daughters, but stresses that no matter how good or bad your earthly father is, your heavenly father is there and loves you and sees the value in you. One of the biggest things I got out of this book was learning to see yourself the way God sees you. If we could see ourselves and others they way God does we could get rid of the "mean girl" syndrom and begin to see the value in ourselves and in one another. This book says all the things I want my daughters to know and believe about themselves! I am excited to be using this book this fall for the Middle School Girls Study!

I love the letter Max wrote to Jenna and her sisters and plan to some how make this apart of our study/time together! I think this would be great framed, handwritten and given to any girl/woman as a sweet reminder, they are loved!

Dear____________(insert your name)
I have a special gift for you. My gift is warmth at night and sunlight afternoons, chuckles and giggles and happy Saturdays. When it's stormy out there, I want you to be safe with me. This is what I want to give you.
But how do I give this gift? Is there a store that sells laughter or a catalog that offers kisses? No. Such a treasure can't be bought. But it canbe given. And here is how I give it to you.

Your Gift is a promise: it's the promise that I will always love you. I will never leave you. You'll never wake up to find me gone. You'll never find that I have run away. You'll always have me as your Dad. And I will always cherish you as my daughter.

That is my promise.
That is my Gift.
Your Heavenly Daddy

Have a Beautiful Day!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, June 11, 2010

For Such a Time Musical MissionTrip

Wow I can't believe that it's almost time to leave for this years Musical Mission Trip.  The Students have been practicing and learning thier lines, songs, and dances, and I am amazed at how much they have grown in the past few weeks!  I will Blogg about the trip when I get back but I thought I'd post our Schedule so if you are in the area you can come out and enjoy an amazing time of worship, or at least be praying for us as we are gone!  If possible I will list Church links. 

Saturday June 12th Barton First Baptist Church Byhalia, MS 7 p.m.

Sunday June 13th First Baptist Church Augusta, GA  7 p.m.

Monday June 14th Sea Palms Motel Myrtle Beach, SC  8:30 p.m.

Tuesday June 15th Sea Plams Motel Myrtle Beach, SC  8:30 p.m.
(Happy Birthday Brandon, Happy Anniversary Keving & Janet!)

Wednesday June 16th Rutledge Baptist Church Charleston, SC 7 p.m.

Thursday June 17th Day Off

Friday June 18th First United Methodist Church, Inverness, FL 7 p.m.

Saturday June 19th Day Off

Sunday June 20th  Indian Rocks FBC, Largo, FL 11 am & Life for Youth Camp 7:30 p.m.

Monday June 21st & Tuesday 22nd We will be sharing with and serving @ The Boys and Girls Club in Orlando, FL

Wednesday June 23rd  Albanay Christian Church, Albany, GA  7 p.m.

Thursday June 24th Rowland Baptist Church, Monore, LA 7 p.m.
(Happy Birthday Valen!)

Friday June 25th First Baptist Church McAlester, OK

Saturday June 26th Travel home
(Happy Birthday Mikahla!)

Sunday June 27th First Baptist Church (Home) Augusta, KS  8:30, 9:45, 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

We hope you will join us as we share God's Love with those in these communities! 

Have a Beautiful Day

Friday, June 4, 2010


Well Bloggers it been one of those weeks!  I am not even going to go into it all here, but needless to say I wish I could hop on a jet plane and go somewhere peaceful! 

Since that can't happen I have to say that I am not sure what I would do if I didn't have my Faith in God.  No matter what life throws at me I know I am not alone!  I have a God that is bigger, than any problem I could face!  I feel safe.  I know I have posted this song before but I really think it speaks to what I am feeling.  I may be struggling with understanding why but I believe and know that God will get me through this time, and He will be glorified! So if your struggling with something know you are not alone!  God's Words tells us in Romans 8:26-28 (The Message)

26-28Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
I love this scripture because even when I don't know what to pray, God's Spirit interceeds for me and knows what I need!

My prayer for you is that you will feel safe in His Arms!
Have a Beautiful Day!


P.S. I will be posting our musical mission trip schedule on here and linking up where possible for the churches and places we are sharing. So if your out there and want to come see an amazing group of students share  God's Love and you live in the Southeast United States, I'd Love to meet ya!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Storms of Life

We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.   Romans 5: 3-4

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds on God. The storms do not have to overcome us, and swallow us up. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.  God enables us to ride the winds of the storms in our lives, like the Eagle.  No matter  what the storms bring wether it be  sickness, tragedy, failure or disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm. But we have to choose to do this! We have to put our hope in the Lord! 
 Isaiah  40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
When you face storms in your life, where is your hope?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birhtday....

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday Dear Hubby!  Happy Birthday to you!  Wednesday is my Hubby's Birthday! and I have to SHOUT OUT to Him today!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you more everyday! Let me tell you why I love him soo....

1.  He Loves God!

2.  He is an Amazing Father!
3.  He makes me laugh! 

4.  He kills spiders and moths and other bugs for me!

5.  Even if he dosen't want to do something (like go camping, or shopping, or to a girly movie) He will for me!

6.  He is our children's biggest fan!

7.  He helps me stay grounded! ( I can get a bit carried away sometimes)

8.  Even when he is beyond tired and I can't sleep he will stay up and talk with me!
9.  He is so willing to help and give to others!

10.  He kisses really good!  :)

I love you more than words can say!  Happy Birhtday Honey!

Have a Beautiful Day