Saturday, January 29, 2011

More on Bible College

In answer to one of my readers...

"Why did you go to night college? Was it so you could watch your siblings during the day?"

I actually went to the night school originally just to "get a taste" of what going to Bible college would be like (i.e. what would be expected of me) I was only going to take one class that fall semester of 2007

But, I just kept going! Although I was almost done with my registration for a regular day college back in 2008, I had no peace about it. I took that semester off of school completely and after much prayer, the Lord led me back to the night college.

For a long time though I struggled with regret for skipping that semester.... "I could have graduated earlier if only I had gone...."
"What a mistake..."

But, one night while talking to one of my teachers it suddenly dawned on me that it was no mistake!!
I get to graduate with my Fiance along with many other blessings and benefits. I am touching lives and being touched by the lives of others that would not have happened if I had graduated earlier. Such sweet relieving peace filled me. God makes no mistakes, and I hadn't made one either.

Yes, One of the benefits has been being able to help my mom out at home! I am currently homeschooling my youngest sister. I have been teaching her to read, it has been such a thrill to see her actually starting to read!

God bless,

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bible College

Hi everyone! this picture was taken by my teacher at the night school! (I am in the back in red) This is the Ladies' Discipleship II class, the last class I will be taking to graduate!!!

I have loved the Night college so much, I am so glad I was able to attend. If you ever get an opportunity to go to Bible college, there are some wonderful blessings!

I have learned so many wonderful things about God's Word!

This is a night college that is under my church's ministries, as well as the regular day college where my Fiance, Justin, attends. For my newer readers, this was how Justin and I met.

The night college used to be mostly middle aged adults, but when I started to attend in 2007, more and more young people and teens started attending as well.

I am so thankful to God for the night college!

God bless,

(all those textbooks on the table in the photo are for other classes that use the same room!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland


On our local news a photo of a sign like this one was shown.

We have been getting ALOT of snow here!!

The Driveway...

the back porch...


Wedding news- I made the first deposit for my dress, and went for measuring. I will see it June for the first fitting.


God Bless,

Monday, January 24, 2011


Today we celebrate 2 birthdays!!

Happy 12th Birthday to my sister Stephanie!!!

And Happy Birthday to my Fiance, Justin!
He is 22!!!

I love you both!!

Praise the Lord,

Sunday, January 23, 2011

200 To Go

Today is a pretty important day!



Praise the Lord!

(.... whew, better get back to the planning!)


Friday, January 14, 2011

Letters to Justin

Dear Justin,

I'm one very blessed girl,

Because God gave me a very special young man.

You are always there for me, willing to listen and ready to encourage,

You have always been so patient!! And when I am discouraged you pray with me, and for me. Always reminding me to trust the Lord

Always so quick to forgive, and never hesitating to apologize.

I love you.

I love to remember all the laughs we share, and our own little jokes.

You are all I ever hoped for, and to be honest dear, even more then I could have hoped for!

I love being with you.

You tell the best stories, and always have something funny to share.

You are a dependable, godly and handsome young man!

I am SO BLESSED to have you!
I can't wait to marry you!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

7 Months Down, 7 to Go

Today marks the official halfway point for Justin and I.
We have been engaged for 7 months, and have 7 months left till the wedding!!

The wedding plans are going fairly well, I am almost done getting all the addresses for the guest list, and hope to begin work on the invitations soon. I already have them!

Lord willing tomorrow Jessica and I will go look at a bridesmaid dress, so we can finally order them. They already have their shoes!! :) Thanks to Galina, she found some perfectly gorgeous ones!!

I have begun thinking about how to decorate the church, and have talked to one of the ladies at my church about that.

I still am having a bit of trouble with finding my dress, and might go with the seamstress route.

I bought my headpiece for the wedding, as well as a necklace and earrings. They are gorgeous and were inexpensive! I plan on using my mom's veil.

Justin and I are starting to think about music for the ceremony, with Jessica's help.

I know what florist we are going with,

I know what bakery will make the cake,

So, not bad for 7 months so far to plan. There are still many details though!!

Praise the Lord!
As crazy as wedding planning is... I'm glad to be doing it!
Because it means I am getting married!!!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our First Movie!!

My siblings and I made our first movie, its about 6 minutes long and cute!!!
The Story is about Matthew's favorite toy monkey "Bob" and the fact that he is missing.

please let me know think!!!

turn off the music at the bottom of the page before you watch the movie, and also please let me know if the video won't load.

Praise the Lord!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Start For A New Year

So, here we are, in 2011!
This will probably be the busiest, craziest, most exciting year of my life!!

Not only am I getting married this year, but there are many big events as well....

First off, my parent's will be celebrating 25 years of marriage this May!
My Fiance, Justin, is graduating from Bible College.
I am graduating from the Night College.
My brother Collin is graduating from High School.
My brother Brandon is turning 20.
Galina, my dear friend and maid-of-honor for the wedding is turning 20 too!

My Grandparents have special birthdays too.
I know there is more "big things" happening, but I can't remember them all right now!!

Thursday night I am going to a seamstress to see if its possible to have a modest gown made for me. Please pray it goes well!

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years everyone!!

My goal this year?

Well, it should be obvious....

I am getting married this year!!!

Been engaged for 6 months and still can hardly believe it!!

I have the dearest, sweetest, handsomest man ever!!!!

God bless,


(Congrats to Katy on her engagement!!!)