Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Go StAte!

The game was a blast this weekend! The Wolves were on fire, 83 to 10! We went out early to the Davis/Walker tailgate party and had some great food and a great time with some of our very best friends. All the kids were really excited about the Wolf. The introduction of the Wolf was pretty awesome, they really created a lot of hype before they brought him out. Lexi, Abby, Maddi, Shelby, Cailey, Luke, Ty, and Landon were all at the bottom of the stands high fiving the wolf. When he decided to crawl up in the stands with them, Abby came truckin up the bleachers. It was pretty funny, she decided he was a little too close. Our precious friend "BabyHouston" as Abby calls him, was very entertaining! He picked up everything he could find and threw it under the bleachers. One of Lexi's best friends, Miss Maddie Archer, lost her shoe under the bleacher. She spent most of her time hopping up and down the bleachers with one shoe on. There was a very small opening under the bleachers which was not easy to get to, but Zack Gillam lowered his son Landon over the fence and he crawled under and got Maddie's shoe. Landon saved the day! Good thing, Maddie's mom would not be happy, I'm sure! Those were some cute shoes, and they weren't the Old Navy $5.00 special! Abby's favorite part was feeding Houston his little snacks and dancing with Kara! (You go girls!) Lexi's favorite part was that her three favorite gal pals were there with her! My favorite part was watching all the kids crawl all over James like he was a jungle gym, he just thought he was getting a night with no kids! Ha! And watching how excited Kara and Misty got everytime the Wolves scored because they were counting up their discounts they would get at the Design shop! Scott's favorite part was that he got there at the start of the third quarter so he got in free! HA! Needless to say, it was a very entertaining night and I think that everybody that came out had a great time! Thanks to the Lewis/Davis families for the tailgate party!

Thanks Misty for the picture, I stole it from your blog!!!!!!! Love you!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fruit of the Spirit

On my way to work this morning I was listening to a much needed message on the fruit of the spirit. When I got to work, I had to dig a little deeper. Yes this is a lesson that I have learned and heard more times than I could tell you, I remember doing a chart for Sunday school on the fruit of the spirit, but sometimes we need a refresher. I know that I need to bear fruit. I know that I need to love, have joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, but it's not something that we just "do" it's also something that we "are" as we grow in the spirit. Some of the things that I went over come natural for me. They wouldn't come natural if I didn't have the spirit of Christ in me, if I had not accepted him as my lord and savior, but it is the spirit that gives me these characteristics - the character of Christ. I read something online that stated that with the spirit, he grows us, cleans us and makes good fruit - through Jesus. While I have the spirit and again some of the characteristics come easy (some not so much), I am also sinful by nature and have to be very careful to make sure that I don't roll down the wrong path (like a rotten pumpkin) (ha). Paul also wrote of things that are not part of this character: gossip, the undermining of others, easily believing ill of others, loose sexual behavior, empty speech, quick temper, and the eagerness for money. Wow! I struggle with some of those from time to time. What does that reflect of my walk???? I'm still growing and in order to not stunt my growth, I have to cling to his word and pray that he will continue to grow me. I want others to know me by my fruit! I tell my daughters many, many mornings when they get out for school to let their light shine, but does mine? I want others to know that I can react to circumstances without acting irrational, I can control my temper and my tongue when I feel like letting someone have it, I can trust in God in the troubled times, I can walk away from a good gossip session, I can put myself in others shoes and not pass judgement, I can love the unlovable, I can have joy in the most difficult times, I can be compassionate and loving to my enemies, I can go out of my way to help someone EVEN when it's not convenient or it's not what's best for me and mine ONLY because I have the spirit in me! I'm not saying that I do all of these things all the time, I don't by any means, I mess up often, but it's what I long for - to possess the characteristics that reflect to the world that I am his!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


The weekends are NEVER long enough, even when we get an extra day! We did have a great one though! Scott and I went to dinner and a movie on Friday night while the girls went to their Papaws. It's always nice to have date night with my hubby and the girls love getting to stay over at Papaw and Julies. Saturday was my dad's birthday so we had my mom and dad over for supper and cake. Sunday we went to church, went to eat with Jimmy and Julie, took the girls to see Memom, Scott cooked some burgers on the grill and we watched a movie. Yesterday some of our precious friends invited us over for a cook out and flag football. I had not played flag football since I was like thirteen, but it was fun. I was very insignificant to our team, the only time they threw the ball to me, I tumbled on the ground, just about turned a flip, and fumbled the ball. I was just so shocked that someone was actually throwing the ball to me that I got a little shook up! LOL, needless to say we had a great time with some great friends and had some awesome burgers! The girls played hard and were almost as wore out as their daddy, nah.... he's whining about being sore today. I just told him to suck it up!