Sunday, January 31, 2010

Please Pray for Shawnna..............

Hey Blog friends this is Jeremy (Kelly's Husband) writing again but unfortunately not under celebratory circumstances this time. For those of you who have been reading Kelly's blog you have been praying for her friend Shawnna. She has survived breast cancer, liver cancer, and brain surgery among many other things over the past few years. Tonight Kelly received a phone call from another one of her college roommates letting her know that Shawnna has been in the hospital since yesterday and the doctors have said she has total liver failure. Kelly is on her way being driven by a great friend to be at Shawnna's bedside for her final few moments on this side of eternity. The doctors have said that she may not make it through the night but if she does she won't make it much longer. Please be in prayer for Shawnna's family, her 3 precious little girls and Kelly and her friends who are traveling to be with her. We don't have any other details at the moment but we will keep you updated as we find out more info. Thanks for your prayers.


Promised Pics......................................

Saturday, January 30, 2010

As you can see, our first snow day was a great success. Cross certainly enjoyed the "sledding" and J I am sure enjoyed carrying him back up the hill. We had a little bit of a fit on the way in as the frost bite was of no concern for a playing boy. A sippy cup full of warm chocolate made things all better! Happy Snow Day everyone!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!!!!!!

Hey Blog world! For those of us in the good ol' state of Tennessee, we are watching and praying (with a month's worth of groceries and a back up heating plan in tack) for the snow to keep on fallin! The weather said we may get 8 INCHES! I don't know what we will do if that really happens, but I promise, pictures will come!!!!!! Cross has never seen a "real" snow and I can't wait. He just went down for his nap a bit ago and I am hoping that when he wakes in a few hours that he will get the shock of his life. Did I mention pictures already, oh yes, pictures, scrapbook worthy ones, will be coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those were for all of you exclamation haters! hahhaha

It also occurred to me that any home town girls who were going to be stuck at home for possibly a month (please know the level of "freak out" we get around here) that you might enjoy a longer blog to pass the time and I just happen to have a longer one a brewing. I am thinking I just may have the time to knock it out. Both my babies are asleep, Snick close beside and Cross a little further away. I am looking out the living room window and it is now certain, my neighbor's roof is WHITE. Oh and did I mention I have some chili going? I know, I am so Martha!!!! I feel like a school kid I am so gitty.

Speaking of "giddy" and this is about as far off of the subject as one gal could travel, but I must share a new amount of joy and grace that God has dumped on our home and it is called "Cars" yes the movie! YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF............Mater is your new best friend and you can now quote the entire movie and it makes every bit of your heritage seem somehow amazingly wonderful. If you aren't from the south, you cannot fully appreciate all of the jokes and sayings, but Mater says at one point that "he useta cood whistle and he could get low on omm pappa mow mow ". Now, I am betting few people reading will even know what the heck I am talking about, but this southern heart has never laughed so hard in her ENTIRE life. That is actually from a song called "Elvira" by the Oak Ridge Boys just in case you were wondering and I had to google it just to get my spellings correct and found an amazing version of it on youtube that I started to share until I noticed that the concert was in a church, but they had set aside a "dancing section" and then it was even too redneck for me!

Ok, where was I, oh yes, deep, insightful blog......................It will be difficult to reign you back in I know, but I love wisdom. Not just Mater wisdom, real nuggets of wisdom that make life so much easier and often cause it to make so much more sense. Often times wisdom tells you the "whys" in life or the "I knew their had to be a better way" and the Word constantly calls us to seek wisdom. So I thought I would share some with you guys. Not any of my own. I am only the young age of 30 so I don't have a lot of my own (regardless of my know it all ways). This is real wisdom, from real brothers and sisters in Christ that God has used to bless my life this past year so I just thought it for sure couldn't hurt to share. I will put them in list form as I am sure some of you are still dancing and singing.......

"My heart's on fire Elvira Giddy Up Oom Poppa Omm Poppa Mow Mow Giddy Up Oom Poppa Omm Poppa Mow Mow"

Please don't hold this against me! hahhahhahaha

Ok, I can't do it, I am laughing so hard that even I can't get serious. So deep, wisdom packed blog to come, but for today................

Giddy Up

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Father Daughter Purity Ball

Hey gang, many of you know that I am back at the Hope Pregnancy Center (may never be able to leave all together) and am working on the Father Daughter Purity Ball. I am calling all parents of (or anyone you know who is a parent of) girls ages 6th-12th grade. Our younger night is full, but there is PLENTY of room left in our older night and I just can't stand the thought of having this awesome evening, awesome night to build memories and make new commitments and not tell the whole Clarksville world to please come! The event is next week, Feb 6th and all the details can be found at Please go online and register or send this note to anyone you know who has a teenage daughter. Also, please be in prayer for this entire event! The Lord uses it in a mighty way. It is life changing. And we need HIM to prompt dad's to take their sweet teenage daughters!

Because of Him,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Ad!

I had to write and wish our sweetest niece a very Happy Birthday. It was actually yesterday, but we went out for dinner last night at a Japanese restaurant with a hibachi grill (fine taste she has might I add) so I wanted to make sure I had fun pics. If you look closely you will also notice a nice new set of pierced ears. The Bullock milestone of age 10 to get your ears pierced has now been met and she is the proud owner of a new set of girly necessities! Ad, I couldn't be more thankful to the Lord for allowing me to watch you grow into such a fine young lady! He has a great plan for your life and don't you ever forget it!!!!!!!!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hey Ya'll....................................

As my husband sits beside me screaming at the football game I thought this would be the perfect time to say hello. It is continuing to be brought to my attention about my overuse of exclamation points, so this will be the blahest blog I have ever written. I am determined not to be excited about anything and am using no exclamation points in this blog if it kills me. Oops, this will take a lot of backspacing. It just comes natural. So, the hubs and I have been on an amazing get-a-way this past weekend..........oh no, Bret Favre just lost, now there is much frustration brewing in our bed. Can you believe that the pilot on our trip home today gave an update on the game every 15 minutes and when we arrived in Nashville every male in the entire airport was crowded around a television. Guys are so weird!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, that's as long as I could make it! I was getting depressed!

So back to my trip, God is good, that is where we will start and that most certainly requires an exclamation point times two!! He rolled out the red carpet for J and I to take a long weekend trip (alone, no kiddo) to Texas! We had the perfect combo of time with some of our dearest friends who live in Houston. J got tons of guy time while I snuck away and spent a night at a little Beth Moore event with a great friend Emily. And then finally, the hubs and I drove to Dallas and spent the night in a super fancy hotel and went to church this a.m. at the none other than Gateway Church. The one I am constantly begging you guys to sign on and be blessed by their messages. The entire trip could not have been more perfect. I was more than thrilled to get back to my sweet baby boy who had most certainly grown an entire two inches no doubt in one short weekend.

I have thought about you all a million times. I was wondering how I could put Beth's entire teaching on a single post, but I will refrain. She even totally convicted me about "passing things on" before we even allow them to be pressed into our own hearts so I am going to refrain and make sure these things God is teaching me are pressed in tightly before I pass them along! I will say I am reading an amazing book........

"Secrets of the Secret Place" by Bob Sorge

I will equally refrain from posting about 100 quotes from that book and promise that I am attempting to press all of it in as well. I will say, it would do every Christian a whole heap of good to get this book, read it, and press it in daily for the rest of our lives. Well the midnight hour of 10:00 p.m. is quickly approaching so I better sign off. I love you all and I can't leave without telling you a line from a song we sang this morning.

He died the Lamb and rose the King.........................

Also, that is the Minute Maid Park that we got to tour and please make a close observation of the sunshine. I think I failed to mention that it was 75 while we were in Texas! Thank you JESUS!
And please tell me that someone else's husband was grumbling mightly over the ice skating that is now on television so that I will know for certain that I am not the only one! CRANKY
And yes, his sweet post a few weeks back most certainly did get him husband of the YEAR!
Ok, I'm really getting off now, nite, nite!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hope Pregnancy Center

Hey gang, for any of you locals looking for an awesome way to serve, the Hope Pregnancy Center is having a major shortage of maternity clothing. If you have any, ANY, maternity clothing, please bring it by the Center 325 N 2nd St or call 931-645-2273!


Saturday, January 16, 2010


Today I watched something in a video and I was so tempted to sit down and text several of my dearest friends who are going through a hard time. But then, I thought to myself, no, there are too many to text and there is too much to tell, I'll email them, yes I'll email them, I'll even "blind cc" their names because many of them are not even aware of the other's massive struggle. But then I logged on and'll put it all in a blog! Because see, here is what I know and what I am learning, WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING in one way or the other. Sure we can all say, "well at least we don't have it as bad as so-in-so". Today I was struggling and J and I were talking and I said "well, I know I am blessed, I mean, especially in light of HAITI"! Well, good gracious, in light of Haiti, no one is allowed to even have a bad hair day much less a bill or health problem! But here is the thing, WE DO! We do have problems and just to be women, we even do have bad hair days, but the question is, what on earth are we going to do with them? And Beth Moore (well Jesus really) looked me in the eye today and told me the answer, "meditate"! She said that we usually and by nature, meditate on the problem, which is what I have spent most of this day doing. Maybe I wonder sometimes if I don't think constantly think about my checkbook, who will? Maybe I think if I just roll over and over in my head about how we have to have a different job that one will fall out of mid air. Maybe that's you?? Maybe you (and so many of you I know your struggles and I am even tempted to do this for you) think that if you take your eye or your mind off of your problem that somehow you are screaming to the world that it is not really there. And I am betting that scares you half to death like it scares me! I must FIX IT! Some how, some way, I MUST fix it, but I just can't!

Only Jesus can fix my problem and I am certain that only He can fix yours as well! They are too big, if they were simple, we would have done it ourselves, but we can't. But we do have a part, we do have a role in this battlefield of the mind and that my friends is to meditate. Beth used Joshua 1:8 "Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your MOUTH, step one, not even just your mind, your mouth! Girls we have got to get a verse for our current issue and if we have to repeat it 4 1/2 million times a day then so be it. Step two, day and night! So often people think I am "oh so super spiritual" (and legalistic) because I listen to only Christian or watch only Christian or blah, blah, but you need to know it is only because I seem to always be that desperate. I just only have so many hours in a day and usually (not always) but a sermon is going to do this flesh a lot better than a movie and a Jesus song needs to be pumping through my veins or I am bound to get off track. I love me some HGTV just like the rest of the world, but I have to chose to meditate on the Word more often than the world. Finally, step three, "so that we will be careful to DO everything that is written in it"! There have been many times in my life that I was doing the wrong thing because I didn't know the right. Even recently I have read Scripture and thought to myself, oh no, I am off and I need to redirect!

And then my sweet friends, can you all repeat after me the "then" of this "if, then verse", THEN YOU WILL BE PROSPEROUS AND SUCCESSFUL! Alrighty, I pick that! No questions, I want to prosper and be successful. If you don't, well, I can't offer you anything else! I want to take this world by storm for Jesus' name and renown. The thoughts that run through my mind about Haiti alone would change history, but I will never do any of those if I am sitting in my very own pitty party complaining about money! I have to meditate on the promises of God for me and my life, trusting that if I do my part, HE WILL DO HIS!

So for me...........
"I am still confident of this,
I WILL see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living"

Wait for the Lord
Be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord"
Psl 27:13-14

and I just had to share Miss Beth's

"You are the foundation
on which we stand today.
You always save us and give
true wisdom and knowledge.
Nothing means more to us than obeying you."
Isaiah 33:6

She also talked about how in order to reach our inheritance, it would always involve kicking someone else OUT. I bet you gals can guess, just who that someone else is! There may be only one thing that ranks high on my list of things to-do after glorifying God and that is kicking satan's butt! He has stolen your land and he is attempting to make you too defeated to move forward in gaining it back! You meditate on truth and you WILL prosper and be successful! Your families and your men WILL come to know and worship the Lord! You will (and I will) have babies! You will see them grown into fine young ladies! And you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Be strong and take heart and wait on the LORD!

I love you all!
To the ones I know who are suffering-

Friday, January 15, 2010


Hey blogworld - This is Kelly's wonderful husband that she talks about from time to time. I've hijacked her blog momentairly. I just wanted to wish my beautiful wife a Happy 30th Birthday! I love you more than you'll ever know. So for those of you out there who read her blog please feel free to leave my lovely bride birthday wishes. If you do I promise I won't tell her you forgot. Ha! I love you Boog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What I love about you..................

Several people have used this super cute idea to remember sweet things about their babies. Usually at little "birthdays" or "birthweeks", but I am just doing it so that I don't dare forget these sweet things. Especially after our trip to WalMart today when I almost bought a spatula and "went to the bathroom"! Let's focus on the positives, ok, ok!

I love it when we are driving along and you get this super excited whisper and you start saying, tractor, tractor, tractor.

I equally love when you get so excited that you just HAVE TO bite something. I so want to teach you not to bite, but it is so darn cute! You are like your mama, passionate about life! hahahha

I love it when you say "a cara" "a car" over and over in a parking lot as if it were your first real live car to ever see!

I love it when you are such a boy and care nothing about "small talk" with friend and you go off and ram something with a car. You have that boy nature so deep in your blood and it is adorable to watch.

I love it when we say the word school and you say "cho cho" because there is a train at your school and that's really all you care about!

I love the look on your face when you see your Granddaddy! Priceless!

And last, but certainly not least, I love you in this picture in the bathtub with your friends. That face has melted my heart forever!

Mommy's Boy!


You guys are such awesome prayer warriors. Nothing makes me smile more than one of you asking to please please update ASAP. Shawnna's surgery went AWESOME! They didn't start until much later in the day so we didn't get a final "out" until like 9:00 last night. I am certain a prayer for her family's strength would be much appreciated. Also, we still need to pray for her liver to be fully renewed as the chemo has killed the cancer but done some damage to her liver as well. Also, there are still some traces of cancer in her bones so please pray for those to literally DISAPPEAR. Finally, as you can bet, this sweet friend has fought literally for her life for years now. I keep thinking of that verse, Ish 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." That, to me, sums up what our prayer should be for Shawnna. She has 3 young girls to raise, a house hold to run, income to make, and I am assuming a cancer fighting diet to stick to without waiver. God is going to give her the grace to do all of these things and to do them well. We cannot understand how someone has walked in her shoes because we have not received that grace ourselves. But HE is faithful to provide! Let's pray that she, like never before in her entire life, puts all of her HOPE in the Lord! I love you guys and I am so thankful for your prayers!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Miracles happening and more needed to come.......

Hey everyone, so sorry I have not given you an update on my dear friend Shawnna sooner, but things have all happened rather quickly and I am just now stopping to post. First, Jesus, you are soooooooooooooo good! Her scan showed that her liver is totally cancer FREE! That is a miracle my friends and for so many of you who have lost loved ones to cancer, you know that I mean MIRACLE! I don't want to lessen that miracle, but along with it comes a quick request for another one needed and lots and lots of prayer. They did find a very small spot on her brain and as I am becoming more of an expert on cancer than I ever remotely wanted to be, that means surgery and surgery fast. She goes in tomorrow morning and should have her surgery closer to lunch. Obviously any time surgery and brain are in the same sentence it is serious, but they have said that unless there is a complication it should be a "minor" surgery (if there is such a thing referring to the brain). So ladies (and gentlemen if you are out there) let's hit it! Our knees I mean! Pray for Shawnna spiritually, physically, pray for her family, for her girls and for those awesome doctors and nurses to be on their A game! I love you all and the way you have cared for Shawnna as most of you are "strangers" to her physically, but not one bit spiritually!

Because of Him,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Do you hear that noise? You are right, it is complete silence. Snick has a slight snore going on and the sound machine is buzzing the house down, but other than that I am sitting in complete and utter silence. These moments have become so precious to me. I would have to say that is the hardest transition for me as a parent, needing life to stop yet someone demanding that it didn't. I am an extrovert who married an introvert and have been either slightly (or largely) influenced. Or it could be just the fact of the marriage and kiddo alone, but I need more of this and I am not seeming to get it! I find myself looking back, longing often for the glory days of coming home to an empty house, watching HGTV for hours and snacking on cerealish things for a wholesome dinner. Yet all the while I am trying to remind myself that what I have now, was what I longed for then. I find myself thinking that the greatest gift for me personally would be a hotel room, all alone, with cable, internet, and maybe yummy room service, well while we are dreaming let's pray the hotel has a spa and that it is all free. Oh, well, the sweet hubs just walked in the door so the moment has ended. I so enjoyed sharing it with you all! Nite Nite!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

M and M's

I thought I would start a new fun set of posts called the M and M's.............

Mature Mom Moments

Figured we could all have a few good laughs at the expense of ME, nothing new really!

Before I get going though my heart is so heavy for a dear friend of mine. She has posted this info on her blog, but I am still going to leave out her name just to protect their private heart ache. She and her husband have been going through years of infertility and began the journey of adoption this past year. She was one that I posted about who finally had an adoption that was complete. They had 2 "matches" fall through very late in the game so we were all rejoicing to say the least. Well, it all came tumbling down this past week and on New Year's Day while the rest of the world was celebrating, they were driving the sweet baby back to his birth mother. Obviously in adoption there is pain on all sides so please pray for the entire situation, but selfishly, my friends are heart broken and I would do just about anything to make all their pain end! If you are reading sweet friend, your M and M moments will come and you will post them and they will embarrass you to death, but you won't mind because your heart's desire will be fulfilled! Our God WILL bless you! I know it!

So, the other day I was a little stressed. Let's just start there. I think I was trying to get out the door early. Jeremy was being............well.........I don't know how to say this nicely so I will stick with human, not perfect. And I was being a big selfish brat. I was wanting him to tend to my every need and not caring less about any of his. So, he leaves for work, I am running around the house trying to get everything together and Cross is in lala kid land, eating some dry Cherrios in the living room which were SUPPOSED to be a mess free breakfast ON PURPOSE might I add. (Wow that was a long sentence) So, I run through the room and look over and he has dumped the bowl out everywhere!!!!!!!! You can probably imagine how I am feeling at this point. So instead of killing him I say "young man, you better pick every one of those up" and then he TURNS to start picking them up and I hear like ten crush under his feet. comes the mature mom moment, I say "Oh Sh_t" in an attempt not to totally scream and freak out! Lovely, I know, but it gets better. My sweet child that is learning words (not many but a few) every day says in the sweetest voice you have ever heard in your entire life, you guessed it, "Oh Sh_t". Lovely, good job mom! I smiled and prayed that God would not have him repeat that to me daily and got a dust pan and a broom!

So, here's your chance. Have you done something so incredibly immature this week? Have you thought to yourself, great job mom, real mature! If so, please give us all a good laugh and yourself a bunch of grace! It happens, praise the Lord not any more often!

Promising to try not to CUSS this week, good golly,

Had to add some sweet photos as well, just for good measure! And I promise, he is still totally passy free, those are from these past few months! So sweet!