Wednesday, May 13, 2015


One of my favorite teachers/bloggers/authors Jennie Allen is coming out with a new study that starts in June called Anything. If you've read it in the past, she has added chapters, and a bible study to go along with it. My friend Rivers asked Megan and I if we would like to go through it together this summer. It's an 8 week study. At first I was excited because A. I love Jennie Allen and all that she writes B. Wanted a summer bible study to do, and C. Am excited to see those two girls on a weekly basis. However, these past few weeks I have gotten even MORE excited about this study which is why I'm sharing it on the blog. Just read a little more about this book HERE!

Her and her husband prayed "God, we will do anything". It changed their lives. Take a second to think about that prayer.... it's heavy, hard, scary, and intimidating. I told the girls I wasn't ready to pray that. But I want to get there. Last time I prayed for anything He took us to Kenya for 2 years. And considering that I don't have the desire to move back any time soon, I still have this fear that He will take me somewhere I don't want to go. And actually, it doesn't mean He will move us somewhere. It could be a new passion I pursue, or a ministry I step up to... literally anything. I completely understand that my feelings are full of fear, not trusting Him, and wanting my own selfish desires. But I just want to write all this out, because I can't wait to go back and read this post after the summer is over and after we have prayed for ANYTHING for 8 weeks. I believe that He's real, but I need to let go and TRUST Him. What if we are actually missing the best parts of our lives that God has for us because we are so consumed with what "we" want. Jennie asks, "what if we give Him the thing we most love, what if we give Him anything?" I don't know what that looks like for you, but I hope you will join in this 8 week study. If you don't have a friend or small group to go through it with, you can join the online community. There will also be weekly videos from Jennie. Will you join in on this amazing study?

Rivers, me and Megan in Napa last year :) Love them!!!

Stay tuned.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Fall Update!!

I know I'm really behind... but I want to be better about updating our blog! So here are a few highlights from the Fall 2014 :)

White Linen Night in the Heights with Megan and Rivers

A night out with Jerrod and some of his friends

Because look at that face....

Cottonwood after my workout one night with the hubs and pups :)

Back in August (I know i'm WAY behind) Amy, Clifton and the kids came to visit! We went to the Children's Museum and it was crazy packed....

Our niece Madison turned 2 and had a farm themed part at Papa J and Gigi's house (Jerrod's parents), that's her pony Gracie :)

Rhodie gets some love too...

Lots of Aggie games in the Fall, can't wait for this year! Fun times with Lauren and the kids :)

And I even got to see my Okie :)

Top Golf for a friends birthday party!

Aggie football with Rivers!!

Kindle, candles and wine out on the patio on nice evenings are my favorite :)

Couples dinner (men not pictured) with Corlischa and Lauren, so very blessed to have these ladies in my life!

On our way to take Christmas card pictures...

Went to Pleasanton for Halloween weekend, and we took the kids to the Fall Festival!

And we even got to have a little girls dinner in San Antonio. Love my mom and sister so much!

Hanging out with my niece Charlotte :)

Houston Nutcracker Market with my favorite coworker/friend Melissa. We had happy hour before hand at Hotel Zaza and then shopped till we dropped. You need to come if you've never been before, it's in November every year.

Girls night with Rivers and Brooke! We go way back :)

Watching some games at Brick House with my favorite person.

Unexpected flower delivery at work from my awesome husband!

Jerrod's first basketball game of the season!

We have a new nephew! Meet Elijah Wynn Carpenter... we are in love! He was born in November...I know this is how behind I am!

Nothing better than baby snuggles...

How cute is that face?!