Sunday, August 30, 2009

An amazing week!

I just got back from Austin, TX for a week called, "Mega Camp and Mega Leadership Camp" with Keller Williams. By the way, it was very hard to leave Ayana for 6 days! I missed both my girls so bad! and you too honey! :)

One of the speakers at the camp truly blew me away and has me so convicted in my life right now. His name is Nick Vujicic. You may have heard of him or his ministry called, "Life without Limbs." Nick has a Remarkable Story of God's Grace. Nick was born with no arms and no legs. The doctors told his parents that he would never have a life and would live in bed. It's too much to write but it's worth you reading his story. Read his inspiring story HERE:

Here is one of the many videos on youtube about him: (Sorry for the subtitles)

Part of his speech was him telling us a story about a conversation he had with his mom. He said Mom, I want to be a speaker!

Mom: Who will you speak to? Nick: I don't know.
Mom: How will you get around? Nick" I don't know.
Mom: How will you get hired? Nick: I don't know.
Mom: What will you speak about? Nick: I don't know.
Mom: How will you promote yourself? Nick: I don't know.

Every question he answered with, I don't know.

I guess the point is that he didn't know how he was supposed to get there but he knew where he was going. He knew if he kept his eye on the goal, he would get there and everything else would come with Jesus leading him. So that is exactly what happened. Today, Nick is a speaker and has achieved so much and is making a difference in many lives in his 11 ministries.

At 26, Nick has:
Spoke in over 24 countries
to more than 3 million people
and over 200 thousand souls come to Jesus for the first time
He has over 2,100 speaking invitations pending
and the list goes on and on....

His testimony was so inspiring. The whole time I listened to him I was convicted on the limiting beliefs that I have been having.

I have had a lot of feelings over the last 6 months that I do not know how to sort or deal with. I am not sure what direction God is taking me in but He has been working on me BIG time and I do not know what to do with the thoughts, visions and convictions I'm having. They are so strong, it can be painful sometimes. Have you ever had such a strong vision or conviction but wasn't sure what to do about it?

The thing Nick said that really stuck with me is he said ask yourself 3 things:

1. Why am I here? What is my purpose?
2. Where am I going?
3. What am I doing to get there?

There is always the question of How? He said once you have those 3 things answered, you just take one step, and one step, and one step. As you keep taking steps and seeking Him, Jesus will have led you to the HOW!

This hit me hard. This is why I am a Christian and why I follow Christ. I don't have to know how to do everything. I just need to focus on those three questions and seek the LORD and He will take care of the How. This may bot be anything new but it's what I needed to hear in my life at this time. Hallelujah!

Side note:

Another powerful moment was when he had us write down the 5 things that mean the most to us on a piece of paper. He then said, is health on your list? All of us said yes because if we don;t have our health we can't be around for the other 4 things on the list. Duh?

He said if health is on your list, and it is so important that it is on the top 5 things that are the most important to us, answer this question...Do you exercise? not much, I replied to myself. Do you eat healthy? Uh, pretty sure I do not.
He said, how is it important to you if you said no to both of those questions than it isn't important at all. That hit me in the gut! Ouch!
He asked that if a camera crew were to follow us around to see a day in our lives, we would truly see what is important to us and that is how we spend our days not what we say is important. I believe in GOD, family, then business but if someone was to follow me around for 24 hours, is that what you would see? Wow, another OUCH!

I HEAR YOU LORD! I HEAR YOU! I am will continue to pray and answer the 3 questions, and take one step, one step, one step.....

Friday, August 28, 2009

A night for mommies...

I recently had a night for mommies at our house to relax and enjoy the company of some great women. We had a margarita spa party to be exact. We had a spa lady and a masseuse at the house. It was a lot of fun. Gotta love some girl time!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Missed recap...

I forgot to post how Savannah's camp went. In this post, I told you about Savannah and her cousin, Austin going to Teen Mania Extreme Camp.

In one word, it was AWESOME! They absolutely loved it and were totally on fire when they got back home. They learned a lot and described life changing experiences and they had awesome one on one time with team counselors too. They also got to watch some of the top Christian bands. She will definitely go again next year. She might also go on a missions trip next year too if she is ready. The funny thing is that I went on missions trips with Teen Mania over 16 years ago and they are still going strong.

I was only to take pictures when I picked them up:

If you want more info about the camp, go to:

We really loved having Austin with us too other than the fact that I learned I have to keep him away from the ladies. Aparantly, the girls think he is HOT! He lives in MO and since we have moved to TX, we haven't been able to see him as much. He is really an impressive young man. Austin and Savvy were born close together and have been close ever since. Thanks mom, for making the arrangements for Austin.

Monday, August 24, 2009

School's back baby!

Well the day has come, the first day of 8th grade. Savannah was not looking forward to school. When I asked her if she was excited to go back to school, she said, no. I said, aren't you excited to see your friends at least. I guess, I just don't want to learn.

Ummm...I think I might be in trouble. Don't you go to school to learn? Not if you ask a teenager. lol

Letter to Savannah:

Your first day of 8th grade... You are simply growing up too fast Savvy! I pray you learn to appreciate what education can do for you. I pray that you will choose Godly friends and stay strong when under peer pressure. I pray you will take the road less traveled even when it's not the cool thing to do. I pray that you are a leader and not a follower. I pray that your inner beauty is even more astounding than your outward beauty. I pray you lean on God, Mom and Dad when you need support. I pray your mother doesn't embarrass you too bad. lol

I love you bubba!

Ok, now I am going to go cry...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I love it...

I was able to capture a few moments on video with the help of my friend, Lindsay. Nothing can get me down when I hear this. In the words of Rascal Flatts, I melt!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bad blogger!

Ok, I have been a BAD BLOGGER! I am so sorry to anyone still reading. Things are fine but very busy at work. This is the busiest time of the year in real estate and when I get home I spend time with the family and then there is no energy left to blog. I will try to do better. I don't even know where to start, so many things to tell....

Let's start with the fact that Ayana is into absolutley EVERYTHING! She is running around the house like a mad women. Every day a new adventure...

She has 12 teeth now inlcuding her molars so she can eat table food like a champ. Anytime she eats she makes noises like a trash compactor until she swallows. It is so funny!

Words: she doesn't talk too much but she says ma ma a lot. She can also say:
da da
Ba ba (bottle)
Bop bop
and a few other random sounds like, wa wa.

She is adjusting and bonding very well and is still a total Daddies girl. As soon as he gets home from work he can't even go to the bathroom without her following him. She will cry anytime he leaves the room.

She also absolutely loves her nanny that comes to our home everyday while we are at work to take care of her. She gets so excited when she gets to the house. She waits by the door and screams when her car pulls up.

Overall, only good news. she will be going to the doctor next week for her 15 month check up and I will let you know what happens...