Saturday, October 24, 2015

Established 1998......

Last weekend, Matt and I celebrated our 17th anniversary.  It's hard to believe that we have been married that long.  Sometimes, I honestly do not feel like it has been that long.  But there are other times that I feel like, yeah, it has been that long.  Ha! For instance, when he looks at me and says something completely rude or inappropriate simply to get a rise out of me and I look back and roll my eyes.  Those are the times I know it's been a long time. Because newly married Myra(and sometimes tired and cranky Myra) would've gotten all up in a tizzy over it. 

To celebrate, we took the kiddos to the Grand folks and got ourselves a room at the Gaylord Texan.  It was so nice and relaxing. 

Does anyone else like to take the little sample soaps and lotions home to use on future trips? Tell me I'm not alone in this.

Matt spoiled me with more jewelry that I do not deserve. (I tend to lose diamonds and watches)

Then I may have talked him into a trip to the mall to visit my good buddy Michael Kors. 

It was a nice relaxing weekend and great to get to spend time together.  We should've known it was the calm before the storm.  The week that has followed has been a pretty trying and busy week.  On Monday morning, I woke up sick but toughed it out to go to school.  After that, my mom was put in the hospital for some strange symptoms.  She spent most of the week there but it home now and starting to improve.  Please keep her in your prayers.  

Here's to hoping for a more calm and peaceful week next week but with Mid Terms, Red Ribbon Week at the kids' school, and Halloween - I doubt it.
Laters - MDD

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I am Associated!

My diploma for my Associates degree came in today.  It seems like that was forever ago when I finished up my degree plan at TCC.  For whatever reason, it took 5 months to get it in.  But, I'm kind of glad it did.  It was a reminder of how hard I have worked and a reminder of what my ultimate goal is.  People ask me often how much longer I have until I finish and it kind of makes me chuckle. I know it has taken a looooong time and I still have a looooong time to go.  But, I'm not going to worry about that. As long as I get it done, right!?!

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Texas Longhorns for making sure that my weekend was not ruined.  You know what they say, Happy Hubby, Happy Wife!
Now we can focus on what really matters, the Rangers!

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Rock

   You know when you go hiking in the mountains, and you can't really tell where you're going.  But then you come to a rock that is higher than all the trees.  So, you climb on it and look around, and suddenly you can see where you came from, where you are, and where you're headed.  
  God is our Rock that is so high that He can see exactly where we have been.  He's seen the troubles we endured on our "hike" thus far.  He was right there with us. 
   He can also see where we are at this exact moment.  He knows all about what we're going through right this very moment.  He is right there with us. 
   More importantly, He knows where we're going.  He knows the right path we need to take to get to the right destination.  He knows the wrong way to our destination as well.  And He knows which one we will take. 
  So, when we're feeling lost with too many irons in the fire, too many people relying on us, too many things on the to-do list, too many tough decisions to make..... we need only go to the One who is higher than us and knows exactly which way to go.