Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chocolate Age Calculator

Ok, so this is really neat...try it out!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)--Mine was 7, once a day!
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50 – I know, go get the calculator
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ..If you haven't , add 1758.
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born. YOU SHOULD HAVE A 3 DIGIT NUMBER! The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

Monday, April 27, 2009

This weekend...

We had a wonderful weekend! Justin's grandparents (Caldwells) were in town and we had us a good ole time. We ventured out to Auburn City Fest Saturday morning, grabbed lunch and then took a little hike that afternoon before dinner. Justin has us all pooped! Sunday was a great day to spend with Justin. We loved spending time with his family and once we sent them off in early afternoon, Justin and I enjoyed spending the day together...

I'm not sure how I feel about laying out on my driveway however. I'm used to the sand or a beach chair by the pool at all times...concrete was a new thing for me to venture out to. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What a year...

Since my first "real" post was pretty serious I feel the need to lighten our blog up a bit. As for an update, Justin and I are planning for an interesting summer with lots of travelling, really, quite a bit, our first anniversary, Justin's 23rd birthday, and hopefully a dog sometime before August! We are so excited!

Justin and I have LOVED being married. During our engagement we heard such horror stories of the first year of marriage. Though it has not been what I would call easy, I would not change a single thing. God has so greatly blessed us and I have really enjoyed getting to know my wonderful husband's quirks. (I.e. He leaves his dirty clothes in the middle of the bedroom floor, he enjoys drinking from the milk jug way more than using a glass, and he typically needs some "boy time" about twice a week.) However, to see how he has grown in a wonderful leader for our family is amazing. He asks me how my quiet times are going and is always eager to hear about Bible study. He does the dishes after I cook and keeps up with ALL the finances for our family. He's very loving and I can count on him to make me laugh. One of my favorite things is since I've been going to the chiropractor for physical therapy and was told to NEVER sleep on my stomach, which is my favorite way to sleep, he will wake me up in the middle of the night and say, "Sweetie, roll over. It's not good for your neck."

What a great guy!

Just this morning...

Just this morning I was watching Good Morning America and I was really disapointed with the negative publicity that the California Miss America contestant was getting because she was standing up for what she believed in. For those who have not followed this issue, she was asked a question pertaining to Vermont passing a law that allowed gay marriages and if other states should follow suit. She proudly stated that she did not feel that it was appropriate, that marriage was designed for a man and woman. This has outraged many people who support gay rights.

I feel that regardless of what a person believes, we miss the beauty of being allowed to boldly state what we feel is right according to our first ammendment right of free speech. Some how "social conservatives" are often blasted for having bias and intolerant beliefs. Many people who do this are not open to hearing what this group truly believe in are just as close-minded. I think that we MUST be willing to stand up for what we believe in, regardless of which side we fall.

We live in a society when all people are not going to stand on the same beliefts, values and morals. However, we must agree to disagree. The gay judge that asked this young woman this question must remember that she has the right to say she does not feel that gay marriages should be legal just as much as he has the right to think they are. The difference is, she kindly and honestly spoke the truth; he is blasting her values on his blog and national television for all to see. We must show love and kindness people! We're not all going to feel the same way about things people and it's OK!

**I hope to not put many of these kind of issues on my blog. However, this has weighed heavily on my heart and mind today. I am proud of this young woman who was placed in such a difficult place. She was willing to say the truth in her heart and give up something she had worked so hard for by doing so. Not many people would have done that. We must teach our youth to stand on what they think is right and to lead them in a way that is going to show love, compassion and encouragement to those around them.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our First Post

Well, I finally gave in and decided to start our own blog. My sweet friend Shealy designed it while Baby Kate was napping, so I guess the easy stuff is left for update everyone on our life here in Auburn, AL! There is more to come...