Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Visit From Sal! :)

I am often overwhelmed with how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends. This weekend was no exception. My best friend from college, Sally Wells Black, came to visit. She is more like a sister than a friend. She is one of those friends that you can pick up right where you left off no matter how long it has been since you have seen each other. We had a great time catching up and shopping until we dropped. We took advantage of the tax-free day in TN this weekend. It was great seeing you Sally. I miss you!! :( I know, I know...I have to come see you next. Can you promise me a tax-free day in MS???? :)

Soak It Up

Participation was the title of this morning's message at church. The message this morning was one in a series called iWorship. I think about all the things that I participate in...sporting events, dinner dates with Jason or friends, meetings at work, events at church, etc. All of these things are important, but WORSHIP is the most important thing that I can participate in everyday of my life. Not just on Sundays. God has really opened my eyes through these series of messages. He has reminded me that worshiping is much more than singing on Sunday mornings. Romans 12:1 says "And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind He will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?" How can our bodies be a living sacrifice, if we are not worshiping Him daily? As I am typing this, I am also listening to a song on my satelite radio by Warren Barfield called 'Soak It Up.' I think the title of the song is what God wants us to do with His word and His blessings on a daily basis...soak it up. I just challenge you, as well as myself, to "soak up" God's word everyday this week and exalt and worship Him. Is it really too much to ask after all the blessings God has given us?? :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Congratulations for 4 months!!

I just wanted to send out a little congrats to my sweet baby brother, Jeb, and his new wife, Meagan!! They got married December 22nd and have made it a whole four months! :) I know that the first of marriage is the hardest, but I continue to pray that God will strengthen their relationship with each other and with Him!! A friend once told me that a marriage relationship is like a triangle...the more your relationship with God grows, the closer you will become with each other as husband and wife. If you are reading this, I just ask you to say a quick little prayer for these newlyweds. :) I don't have a wedding picture of them handy, but this picture is from Jeb's graduation. Which was also a very happy day! I love you Jeb and Meagan!!

A Work in Progress

Well...we have taken on another project around our house...the backyard patio. We decided that we wanted to extend our patio to have a place to build up the grill area and have more seating room. I am so thankful that Jason is a Landscape Designer. He is so good at envisioning things that aren't there yet. This is something that is very hard for me to do. It still needs lots of work, but it is getting there. The arbor that you see will soon be torn down and extended as well to cover the whole seating area. Maybe you can envision the finished project like Jason. :) The concrete was poured a few weeks ago and the grill was bought yesterday. We stayed up late last night to get this grill put together. As you can see from the pictures, Jason is very excited about his new toy...the grill!! I can't wait to get everything finished so we can enjoy our backyard!




Monday, April 21, 2008

'Walking in Memphis'

We were walking with our feet ten feet off of Beale...:) Jason and I went to a wedding this past Saturday and instead of going home, we decided to go down town and get a bite to eat since we were all dressed up. It was such a beautiful day and the sunset over the river topped it off. I thought it was so breathtaking, I had to share. If anyone of you are familiar with the Mississippi River, then you know it is very high right now. The area where the tall trees are in the water is a grassy area that is used as a park. While we were watching the sunset, I overheard a little boy's conversation with his dad. It went a little something like this...Little boy - "Dad, we are usually playing frisbee down there. Why is all that water down there? What happened?" Dad - "Well...Son...(long pause)...(shrug of shoulders)" Then you hear laughter from Jason and me. I thought this was too cute. The little boy was so confused. :)
I also took a picture of the Memphis pyramid and bridge. You gotta love the landmarks of Memphis!!




Monday, April 14, 2008

Weeked Trip to Little Rock

Jason and I took a quick trip this past weekend to Little Rock to see my cousin Robert, my Aunt Laura, and Uncle Bobby. We haven't seen my Aunt Laura and Uncle Bobby since this Christmas at my brother's wedding, and we haven't seen Robert since before our wedding. It has been a while. They are from the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area, but Robert was in a Tennis Tournament in Little Rock, which is a lot closer to us. He is very talented and we expect to see him go Pro one day. He tried to explain to us how you become Pro and the point system you have to go through. We slightly understood, but considering that Jason and I don't know much about tennis, there is probably much more we need to learn. :) Keep working hard Robert! We are very proud of you. You are already famous...you made my blog!! :)



Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Mamaw!

Today is my sweet Mamaw Brenda's Birthday! She is the best grandmother that a girl could ask for. She doesn't really look like a grandmother does she?? I hope I inherit those genes!!!



Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Man!!

1. Who is your man? Jason Adam Dawkins
2. How long have you been together? Since May 2003
3. How did you meet? Through our sweet friend Bo! :)
4. How long did you date? 3 years
5. How old is your man? 26
6. Who eats more? Jason
7. Who said "I love you" first? Jason
8. Who is taller? Jason
9. Who sings better? Neither one of us sings great, but I do think that I sing out loud more often.
10. Who is smarter? Depends on the subject...Reading...me....Math....Jason
11. Who is more athletic? Definitely Jason! I don't think I have an athletic bone in my body!
12. Whose temper is worse? Definitely mine..Jason is very mellow most of the time.
13. Who does the laundry? We share the job. :)
14. Who takes out the garbage? We share that job too!
15. Who pays the bills? Jason does. I don't even check the mail because I don't like to see the bills. It stresses me out!
16. Who is better with the computer? I would have to say Jason. He is very good at figuring things out with the computer although I am the one that updates the blog, so I am a little proud of myself for figuring it out!
17. Who mows the lawn? Jason. He won't let me because he thinks I won't get the lines in the grass straight. :)
18. Who cooks dinner? Me...I try to cook every weeknight.
19. Who drives when you are together? Jason
20. Who pays when you go out? Jason unless he forgets his wallet.
21. Who is most stubborn? I think that we are both equal with that.
22. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Probably me.
23. Whose parents do you see the most? Jason's...they only live 15 minutes away. My parents live 3 and 1/2 hours away. I did get to see them at Easter though! I love you Moma and Daddy!
24. Who kissed who first? Jason tried several times before I finally gave in!
25. Who asked who out? We were kinda set up.
26. Who proposed? Jason...it is the sweetest story...maybe I will post about that at a later time.
27. Who has more friends? I think we both have wonderful friends. It is hard to say who has the most. 28. Who has more siblings? We both have a younger brother. Eric and Jeb :)
29. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Jason. He gets to press the snooze button at least once every morning! :)
30. Who is the most romantic? I think we both can be romantic, but Jason is definitely better at coming up with creative, romantic things to do. He is absolutely wonderful! God knew exactly what I needed in a husband! I love you Jason!