Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Blessings

Easter is this weekend, I truly am so excited for it! Easter is so special to me. As a kid I took the holiday for...a day off from school..bunnies...eggs, (by the way-who in the world came up with these things?? Bunnies for Easter? What do eggs have to do with bunnies? ha!) Anywhooly, I seriously used to get so excited for the holiday and my little basket that my mom would give us kids. Yes, she would even give us a little something like a new cd or something when we were even in highschool! Ha! I grew up in church and knew the story. Just never gave it too much thought.

I am so thankful for the Lord. The past few years, He has opened my heart, mind, and eyes to all that He is. There is still so much more that I know He wants to share with me. I am blessed this Easter, by Him. His son. His sacrifice, for me..and for you. Some say you never fully understand the love of the Father, until you have a child of your own. I believe this, and look forward to the day that I can fully understand.

I know how loving Jesus himself really was, through what was displayed on the cross. No one could ever go through what He did, without the love that He had for us. Jesus represents all that love consists of.

For this I am thankful, this Easter and every Easter for the rest of my life.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into to the world to condemn it, but in order that the world might be saved through Him." John 3:16-17

Monday, March 22, 2010

Free to Be Me

It has been a while, me not really feeling "my blog." I really want this NOT to be the place where I try to impress people who are reading, not like there actually are! Ha! That's ok. I want this to be an open journal, for me. I want to be able to look back a year from now and see how things have changed. I love looking back and seeing what was important to me then and how things have changed now. The posts will continue to be random, kind of like me. My passions in life are: my relationship with the one whom I will spend eternity, God. My marriage. I want to keep learning how to be a better wife. I want to love my husband the way that he deserves. My need for a creative outlet, decorating my home. I love to decorate and do DIY projects around the house! It may not be magazine worthy, but it's Melanie worthy. Ha! I work with what I got!

That's me. I will write whatever I feel like at the moment. :)

We have been cat free for a week now and I am still doing a happy dance! She is living with my mother in law, very happily. I am so glad. I love animals. Cats too, I just don't like living with them. I am more of a dog person. My Maggie, I love her...she was just not being too nice to the kitty. So no more litter box for me! Which is the way that life should be lived as far as I am concerned!

We just started a new series in church about the second coming. I love it! I have always found this topic so interesting. As a kid, Revelations was like the one book that I would read in the Bible over and over. Scared to death after reading it, each time! I love that our pastor is teaching on this. This life is just a short path that gets us to be closer with Him. The Bible says that we will work beside Him! We will see him face to face!  I want to live this life only in a way that Glorifies Him. That is why we are here. My life I give to you God. I am open. Have your way, Lord.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why do I love Spring?

I am so ready for Spring! As I get older, I notice that I am becoming more aware of the seasons, becoming more appreciative of them. Most people around here can't wait for the cold weather. I on the other hand, love and adore Spring! A time when new life is evident, when all of the ugly trees start budding again, grass is actually green, and the weather is perfect to take a picnic on. Yes, I do love Spring! Here are some other reasons why I love Spring time...

I want to start wearing more dresses..I love this one from Mod Cloth..Super Cute!

Some say I have an obsession with bags/purses...Look at it though???
I wants to have it...from Anthropologie..

Spring, you can come super fast, if you'd like!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sock Hoppin'

This past weekend a good friend of ours celebrated a birthday. Instead of a traditional party she had a costume party. I love this idea! What a great excuse to have a ton of fun and dress up! You could pick any era, and because I love the whole "sock hop" days, it was easy for me to get excited! So I don't forget what we both looked

I don't think I could have put anymore makeup on! ;)

The hubs was such a good well as the most handsome Greaser! This picture makes me look like I am missing an arm.

I had to throw in a pic of Maggie. Love those ears!