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Procrastination - A Sin???

I have the best Bible in the world. At least, I think so. It's called the Life Application Study Bible and it has proven to be invaluable to me. I feel like I always read the Bible but didn't always understand or have information that helped me get to the next "level." This Bible does just that. Usually, when I read a verse in church or during Bible study, I can go to the bottom of the page and the Bible gives me either a background on the story, a background on the verse and why it was written, or some additional information to consider - it just depends on the book and context. Today, we read from Joshua. I happened to read a description on Joshua 18:3-6. The story was about Joshua and how he assigned land to seven individual tribes, but they procrastinated on taking possession of it. Taking possession would have been a boring, large, difficult task and the Israelites put it off. Joshua asked them, "How long are you going to wait before taking possession of …

Campaign Furniture Set Redo - Jordan's Room

A few years ago, I went to an estate sale and found this beautiful campaign dresser. It actually came with a mirror as well, but I opted to just redo the dresser by itself. I decided to do it hombre and put it in Jordan's room at our old rent house. I really loved Jordan's room in this house - everything matched and it looked nice together. Ironically, it was at that estate sale that we first saw our new house that we live in now. They were only selling the dresser at that time, and I had no idea that it was actually part of a whole set. Imagine my surprise this summer when I look at the yard of our now-across-the-street neighbors, who we originally bought the dresser from for $10, and see the matching chest of drawers and nightstand. I made a beeline across the street and they sold me both pieces for $15. It was a great day. The hombre just wasn't working for me anymore - after the move, the paint had a lot of chips in it and it just looked cheap. Jordan picked out a n…

Our Day At the Zoo!

We got invited to go to the Dallas Zoo with our friends this week - I was so glad we got to go because it's Avery first visit to the zoo this year. We haven't been to the Dallas Zoo in years. I just always assumed Fort Worth was better, but I have to say, the Dallas Zoo was amazing. It was really hot, but we got there early in the day and were able to see a lot. They also have a lot of air conditioned areas that have been remodeled. We had such an amazing time. All of the animals were out and interactive! The giraffes were literally right up to the fence and we got to feed them! They are such beautiful animals.

We also got to see the predator encounter, which let us see the lions up close. They are huge animals!!

Even though snakes are always behind glass, they still always creep me out!! This snake somehow reminded me of Harry Potter...  We were about to leave and decided to see if we could see the gorillas. This one was right by the glass. I don't know why, but he made…

A Year Ago...

At the end of this month, it will be one year since I said goodbye to working an 8 - 5 job and hello to a new job of staying at home and being a Realtor. If you'd have said this would have been a place I would have been at in my life, I would have told you that you were nuts. Looking back on this year, I am so grateful for God's blessings on our life and the ability for me to spend more time with my daughter. These months have been absolutely precious to me. I have gotten to know Avery so much more, watched her progress, watched her personality unfold and become her very best friend. We've done so many wonderful things together and it's time that I am so grateful for. I watched Avery go two days a week to a big kid school back in November....  and in a little over a week, she will start a new, four day a week, pre-school. This summer, she's been home with me completely full time. While I have loved to spend that much with her, she and I both ready for her to be b…