Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What helped me heal

HEY Y'ALL!!

So, I'm sitting in my bed wondering how in the world I got so blessed? This post isn't to rant but only to tell you of how happy life is and why we should be grateful God is our provider.

Y'all I went to through a rough patch over a year ago and thought it was the worst time of my life. Of course being a girl I was over dramatic and thought my life was ending... welllllll, I'm still here, thankfully, and could give no praise to non other than Jesus Himself. 
     Did you know that He loves us a lot unconditionally? Cause it's true. Let that sink in a second. We have a Man who fights for us, protects us, loves us, and wants what's best for us? And we don't even have to pay him to do any of those things! He does it all because He wants to. 

Jesus has changed my life since the day I accepted Him into it & guess what? It's been nothing but pure bliss. I pray that whatever or whenever you may be going through something that you don't think the worst of it or wonder why you... because there is a reason why. When I went through the rough time the only person I felt comfortable enough to vent, sob, cry, and hurt to was Him. He healed me! 

What brought me out of the sadness and pain was realizing how truly amazing my life is. Not at the time, but now I have a loving fiance who I am more than eager to marry; a family that has a heart of gold; and a healthy life. Sure the nice job, great education, and material stuff is nice but the value lies in Him.

SO TRUE^^^


I LOVE this quote from Brooke Shields:

“Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window -- or break down a door.”

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and a joy-filled time preparing for this upcoming holiday! What are some thing's you're doing to get ready? Any traditions you celebrate with your loved ones? Please do share! :)


Talk to you soon <3

With love, Britt

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A little holiday cheer

Hello, lovelies! :) I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. I am super excited to do this post because it's my Christmas wish list! Which means... It's that time of the year!! Woooooo. Bitter sweet


So without further ado here it goes:

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1. Garmin workout watch- Would come in great handy for my workouts

2. Nikon Camera- I would like one of these for special moments with family & friends. Perfect

3. Nike 4.0 Running shoes- Im in dire need of new shoes. These are so cute & my favorite style I've been using

4. Naked Palette 2- A girl can never have enough makeup ;)

5. Michael Kors Watch- A leeetle high priced but It's my most wanted item

6. Steel Chevron Tumbler- I'm a decaf coffee drinker & this caught my eye at how adorable it was!

7. Essie Winter Collection- LOVE these colors

8. Northface Jacket- I don't really have a good jacket that keeps me warm besides tight hoodies. Thus, I'd love a North face jacket. The fleece is so warming and comfy might I add!

9. Elbow patch sweater- WANT
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Although is may seem materialistic and crazy, believe trust me I'm not a needy/wanty person. However, Christmas is all about Jesus for one, and wants. Not needs. It's about celebrating with those you love & passing around gifts for all to enjoy. I can't wait to Celebrate Caleb and Is one year together and enjoy the holidays.

                                                    What are some of your holiday wants?



With love, Britt

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A closing for Thanks

Hello dear friends! Last November post about my thankfullness :) but, that doesn't mean my thankfullness stops. I'm thankful January 1st- December 31st.

November 24th- My community

November 25th- My desire to heal people

November 26th- My family's tradition of decorating for the holidays

November 27th- A gym

November 28th- Family time

November 29th- Salt & vingar chips ;)

November 30th- Love & laughter

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Now... CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN! I am so stinkin excited about the upcoming holiday, y'all!

I'm also very excited for tomorrows blog post because it will hold my Christmas wish list and more. Yeeeeeeeep! I love this time of year. "It's the most wonderful time of the year."

                   We are currently decorating at our house and already put our tree up. Next is ornaments and lights. I. can. not. wait.

Things I'm super duper excited for:

1. Christmas smells
2. Shopping(Aside from Black Friday which I did.. for twelve hours)
3. Light seeing
4. Moments together with both mine + Caleb's families
5. Christmas music
6. Exchange of presents
7. Break from college
8. Meals for the holiday
9. Mistletoes
10. Celebrating our One True King

Stay tuned for tomorrows post! It'll be fun ;)

What are y'all excited for?
                                                   With love, Britt

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I really need to get on my game

Okay okayI confess, I may have been absent for to weeks almost :/ but I'm back!

Y'all life has been so busy with school, and my newly returned transfer job; that I had no time to do anything but sleep (barely) haha.
   Things to recap:
1. I got a new job at the hospital where I've been working but now in a new department. I love it! I get to wear my favorite type of clothing which is fancy work attire :) yaaaaay! I work in admitting now so I  get to see lots of pregnant mommas preregistering to have their babies there... Can't wait for that to be me one day (five years from now) ;)

2. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm more excited than ever! Plus that means Christmas decor comes out at our house. I can't get enough of the smell of fresh firewood, glimpse of glistening lights draped around the tree, and 25 days til Christmas countdown on ABC family. So much happiness

3. I owe y'all thirteen things I'm thankful for so here goes

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My house
My kitten
My education
My morals
My coffee mug
My cell phone
My relationship with Caleb
My love for helping people( medically) but also emotionally
My job
My support from family and friends
God's grace
My calling for the future
My baby blanket-Yes, I said it.

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That's it! All up to date. I feel a lot better now that I'm back where I'm suppose to be!

    What are you thankful for in this beautiful Saturday?

With love, Britt

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall nights

Consist of Carebear & I watching the EMA'S and ovaltine :) we are such laid back people. 

Tonight I am thankful for God's plans:
I am the type of person who likes to know what's going to happen and always being in control of my life. I've had my goals planned out for my whole life basically, and have followed through. I set high goals such as becoming a heart surgeon, getting married, having kids, and always being happy. Although it seems like crazy goals I've set them for the long run & have been continuing forth since I graduated high school. With God as my Father I see I'm not always in control of my life and can't do whatever I want. For it's through Him things are possible. So, as far as now goes; I am graduating soon from my  community college with my AA in Medicine, praying I get accepted into the University of Florida for this upcoming summer, get a BS and get accepted into their PA program because I no longer have a desire to be a heart surgeon. I want to be all kinds of things so my calling has changed slightly. I love how God works and the way he puts side roads in your life to get you to where HE wants you to be. My gracious, merciful, Heavenly Father makes my life and is in control & for that, I am very thankful. 
 
A reminder that helps me when I try to be in the drivers seat:
"Be still, and know that I am God"

With love, Britt

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I know the way to my mans heart

His stomach, of course! ;) while my man was working all day today & two hours OVER his time I made us dinner.

Grilled chicken Parmesan with green beans (slight dose of garlic) and sweet potatos mashed. I did pretty well if I say so myself... I'm a little biased. But, this does give me good chances to start cooking more in preparation for when we are married which is in 198 days!!!! Six months and eight days :) I am too excited. Last night was a treat for me because Carebear made us steaks and broccoli with cheese. 


Now I am writing to y'all as Caleb showers and I relax on the sofa getting ready for a night of Alabama V. LSU game, relaxation, and cuddles. Nothing. Better

I am so thankful for calm nights. If my calling towards becoming a Physicians Assistant is still a yes in Gods book then I can only imagine what my schedule will be like and days/nights at the hospital will be like. So being home with the one I love just sitting is a blessing. Weird right? I should be thankful for something more? Nooooope! Cuddling and talking about our day is a heaping bowl happiness for this girl!

What is something little y'all thankful for?

Now I'm off to lay in his arms and enjoy the rest of our night together. Have a wonderful evening, sweet friends
P.S sorry for all the girlish talk 

With love, Britt 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is it that time already?

FOR CHRISTMASSSSS! That's right folks. I am already seeing Christmas decorations up at local stores, the giant tree that gets set up on our towns square, and peppermint mocha coffee creamers... I can't handle it, y'all. 
   jk. of course I can because it's my A B S O L U T E favorite holiday for many reasons.

        One huge reason I am stoked for this gracious holiday would be because once it comes, the new year is right around the corner which means only four months until I'm married. That's right. Married. I am super excited! Eeeeeek!

I'll hold off on Christmas talk for a couple more weeks ;)

Quick little sharing session, peeps.

I recently had a breakout out of nowhere that causes pimples in random places on my face which I never have. I have been using this one type of face wash from a certain brand ( rhymes with Larry Gray) Ahem*

Anyways, here and there I'll get a pimple and sometimes more than one during a certain timing... This face wash did not help reduce the happen of pimples, redness which my face gets because I'm so fair skinned, and left it oily. I had been using it for about a month with my.. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 which I HIGHLY recommend. For those of you who just wash your face with your hands and think all your makeup and residue is gone, think again. They are pretty pricey but totally worth it. They are sold on amazon for $120-$160, but you can try your local beauty supply store to get different pricing there.

This beauty clears the skin of all makeup and leaves it feeling fresh. I got it as a gift from my soon-to-be mother in-law and use it every night before bed with my NEW face wash which is...

I use to use this little gem but suddenly switched to a different brand for no reason at.all and I regretted it. I'm back using the Clean and clear morning burst and could not feel any better after a good wash. The little beads inside pop and leave your skin feeling all tingly and happy and will thank you later, :)

You can buy that for only $3.99 on amazon or $6.99 at Walgreens

Along with those two rituals I purchased this 
for the past breakouts I've ever had and left marks on my pale face. Just a little dap over a red spot or past scar/mark and let it dry.  Thankfully, I have freckles which help hide my marks from picking and scratching off. You can buy this for only $5.45 off amazon or $8.64 at Walgreens. Seems a little pricey for such a small bottle but I've only been using it for two days and can see results. 

What acne face washes work for you? Any homemade remedies? 



Thankful thoughts for the yesterday & today are:

My Bible and My open state of mind-I say open state of mind because I never read without applying and understanding. My Bible is the best book I have ever read and could not recommend it more. Trust me, friends! It's a good one ;) When I read my Bible I open it up with a clear mind and just let it pour into me like a river. I take in, try to take in all the graciousness and mercy our Father has laid out for us. One thing I cannot fathom is how a Man can love such sinners as us and never leave nor forsake us.... Tell me that ain't a good book worth opening.


I hope y'all are having a beautiful Friday! T.G.I.F!

With love, Britt

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Everyone loves the circus

Hello sweet people! 

 Hope you had a great Tuesday and are having a wonderful Wednesday :)


It was a busy day yesterday so today I'll make up for it. Yes you read that right! The CIRCUS!!! 

Caleb's mom and dad took his adorable nephews to the circus that was here in town & we joined them. So. Fun

Here's a recap of some stuff we saw:



Of course there are selfies of us...;)
                     Ring leader!




Sorry for the bad quality, but I couldn't resist posting these pics! 


Not only did we go to the circus but it's my brother and sisters birthday! So we went and had dinner with friends and family to celebrate. Nothing like being with a group of people who are as fun to be around as the circus people ;)

On another note:
My thankful thought for yesterday is my family. They are my world, my lift, support, helpers and friends. I am surrounded by a huge family that wants nothing except happiness for me. Honestly, I love my crazy, silly, fun family.

And for today I am thankful for my car. As materialistic as it may seem and how much I'm trying to avoid that... this post needs to be said. I have a recall on my 2013 Ford Fusion and am getting it fixed.. I am without my car for about four hours which is awful today because OF COURSE I have everything in the world to do today. I have a new job transfer interview, physical therapy, school, and the gym. Thankfully I have a selfless fiancé who is picking me up from the dealership and will be driving me around for the time being. I never realized how car dependent I am until now, friends.


What are y'all thankful for today? 

Have a blessed Wednesday! 

With love, Britt 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Simply satisfied

Hello friends! I hope you've had a wonderful Monday;) 


Today's thankful thought: my best friend Rachel. 
This little lady had been my neighbor, sister, and close shoulder to cry on for lots of years now & I couldn't be more thankful for someone to share the ups and downs with. 


That is all. I love you, Rach


With love, Britt

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A teaspoon of sugar

Good morning my sweet friends! I hope you are all having a very happy Sunday.

I am currently sitting on my comfy couch writing to y'all about simple things and then it hit me as to what my next thing I'm thankful for is... My life 
                        Forreal, everyone. It's awesome


I have a loving family, supportive friends, a wonderful man in my life and so much more. How could someone not be pleased with just that alone? Being able to blog and afford technology to communicate with y'all is a blessing, but if all of it were to be taken away I can still say I'm thankful for everything I have. 

God's been putting on my heart that it's not about how much you have, but about what you have. And folks, I have a lot of love in my life. A lot. I don't want to look back on life 50+ years from now and think of all the materialistic factors that consumed my life.


“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.” 

Side track: Caleb and I are so close to our closing date on the house and I'm stuck between two different couches. 

Which one do y'all like better?

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With love, Britt

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November brings thanks



 Happy Saturday, all! I hope y'all are enjoying your weekend. It's rainy outside with a cool breeze in the air. 



    Todays post will be brief and to the point.
I know I'm a day late but I wanted to list something every day that I'm thankful for during this whole month.

The month of November not only brings joy because Christmas is right around the corner, but the fact that we all have so much to be grateful for.

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1. My Jesus
My Savior, saving grace, healer, mentor, and so much more. I would not be the woman I am today, nor as strong as I am without Him in my life. He brought me up when I was down, healed me when I felt broke, and saved me when no other person could. Forever thankful for such a loving man in my life that I can call mine <3

2. My soon-to-be hubs
I am beyond thankful for Caleb not only because I'm soon to be married to him, but because he is the love of my life. He brings me smiles everyday and happiness to go along with it. The Lord did a great job matching us two up for a lifetime together. Caleb warms my heart with love and joy and never lets me forget how beautiful I am. He has made it possible to believe in that fairytale love us girls think of since toddler days. I am telling you, y'all, I'm blessed
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I can not express how blessed and thankful I am for the wonderful life I have. This month I hope y'all show the ones you love just how thankful you are for them. Also I pray that this month I remember there are more important things to be grateful for other than material things. Sometimes we get caught up in all our possessions and we forget what is most valuable to us.

                               I Love this quote. Short. Sweet & to the point!
                                     Remember all, it's about giving thanks.
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."  ~Edward Sandford Martin


With love, Britt

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A few things you missed



Happy Tuesday, y'all! I know in my previous post I mentioned as one of my October goals was to blog more.... well, considering this is my second blog in all of October and it's almost November I didn't fall through. BUT I have many reasons to which I'll share :)

Over the past couple of weeks Caleb & I have been anxiously awaiting an approval of our offer on the home we want as a first home together! Well guess who got an acceptance from the bank? Us. I can not tell you how happy we were to hear them finally accept it. I screeched like a little girl. Eeeeeek! I was in class when the realtor sent us the good news and had to wait to find out why my phone was blowing up with texts/calls/emails. But let me tell you; it was the best news we've heard in a while about the home.

Other events that occurred while I was MIA from blogging: Our Save the Dates. Luckily Caleb's sister has a nice camera and was able to take them for us free of charge! I mean...who doesn't love free things? No one!Crazy people actually. 
Sneak peak ->

Besides that, we also went on a little idea shopping date for future furniture for our home. I am beyond excited to start the renovation process to our little fixer-upper. Thankfully I have a sweet man and future father-inlaw who are GREAT handymen. Y'all, they can fix a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g & for that, I'm more grateful. I sure did pick the right one ;) 

Do y'all have any tips for new home almost owners? Any cute decorations for around the house? I'd love to talk diy because I'm  sucker for stuff from scratch. Comment and let me know what cute ideas you have/d for your home. Or you can email me Here.


On another note: God is working great on me and my life. I'm still in school surviving and keeping my grades to A's.I graduate in May a week before our wedding ;) I am in the midst of my application to the university of Florida (UF Gators) and am praying nonstop that once I submit it they will accept me when the time comes for acceptancees. So friends and family please keep me in your prayers over the next couple of months + especially as I go through the waiting process of hearing my determination.

Whew! That covers quite a bit that has happened. 

Something to look forward to


*Getting out of my boot- I broke my ankle back in September doing a mudrun. I know you're thinking how in the world? The monkey bars. Don't trust em! I slipped and fell right down hard on my ankle and my knee caved. So I broke my left ankle in three places with a severe sprain and have a nice contusion (Bruise) in my right knee. So blessed to have been taken care of over the past several weeks but I can't wait to get my boot off on Halloween and be able to finally wear matching shoes! Let alone two shoes! 
P.S. When I was little I wanted a broken bone so bad so I would be able to wear a cast that I would roll off my bunk-bed and land on my arm just to break it. No luck. But some years later I'm biting my tongue because it is NOT fun.


*The holidays- Hello! Thanksgiving is only 30 days away, y'all. Which means Black Friday is so close after. Christmas is 57. Holy flippin cow time is flying. I love the holidays not only for the amazing food but for the moments I get to spend with my loved ones. With everyone working and in school it's hard for us all to gather often. With the holidays it gives us that special time to create fun moments to talk about years to come. 

Here's a last reminder for the week: "and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds"


With love, Britt




Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Let the Fall begin


Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've blogged.. I guess it's because I've got so much going on!

I never knew going to school, planning a wedding, and having a job would be so time consuming ;)


Since the last time I was on here we had our engagement party & man oh man was is great! Seeing people who love us, there, celebrating with Caleb and I made the party even better. That started the whole families becoming one process for the Murphy side and Tilley side. "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:14



 My high school friends make me miss those days back in senior year! Love love love them!

 This woman is so selfless and thoughtful. She put together the whole engagement party with help from her friends and the Tilley's just to celebrate Caleb and I. My Mema

Two peas in a pod- Grandpa


On another note... It's FALLLLLLLLL! Better yet, It's October! You know what this means, right? Pumpkins, flavored coffee, leaves changing, beautiful trees, cool breeze, over-sized sweaters, bonfires, Hayrides, baking, Halloween, and LOVE.


With Fall & October inspiring me I've decided to make three goals for this month and hope to follow through with it for months to come.

Here they are: 

Pray more for people-I pray every single night for my family, friends, Caleb & myself but I feel like it's not enough. I want to pray every time I get the chance to help someone and when I know they need it. I hope to pray for a broader spectrum than just people I know or like. "Pray without ceasing," 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Increase my blog time-With all this school, work, wedding planning and such on my plate I barely get time to sit down and write to y'all. Secretly, I love writing but never get to. So I'm making it a goal to try and blog more for at least this month just so I can express what I'm going through in life and share it!

Grown more with Caleb-You all may think... Aren't you with Caleb 24/7? Well, sort of! But I love the man sooooo, I can be. I want to grow closer with him on new levels and focus on our relationship as a whole. I mean, we are about to get married and spend the rest of our lives together. I want to pray for our relationship and see what good comes from praying together. I hope to start doing more Christ-centered things with Him other than church and our separate prayer time. Unity 

I think these goals are doable and especially since they are fun! I can't wait to see things change in this new season (literally) but of my life as a Bride-to-be. 

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Although Caleb & I are together whenever we aren't working or doing other things, we appreciate the time we get to have when we are with each other, as if it's rare.
Usually,we're home bodies but when we get the chance to go out we LOVE it. Especially if it's a sushi date! Just getting to dress up nice, go out to eat, and spend time with this hunk is a great time to me. I could go on literally all day about how madly in love I am with him but I'll save you the sappiness for some other time;) 

All right y'all, here is when I need you for prayers! My soon-to-be cousin is being deployed in Greece for 15 months. 15 months people!!! He definitely needs all the prayer he can get as he travels thousands of miles away from home to serve our country.


Pray for safe travels, protection over him & his friends, quick return, and that he remain close with God. We'll miss you, Barrett! Love you, buddy!


Wowzers, this was a lengthy post! But totally worth for making up for lost time. All in all I have a beautifully thankful happy life and could not be any more blessed. 

xoxo

Talk to you soon, <3


Monday, August 12, 2013

God's pairing


Hey everyone! I'm giving you a forewarning that this post is going to be really girly & basically all about my soon-to-be hubs. He has been lying heavily on my heart. Sorry in advance ;) 



This man has completely stolen my heart. I can't get enough of him + his sweetness. When you watch chick flicks and the girls all feel like princesses and we imagine our lives living out a story like that with the perfect ending... I'm living my fairytale right now. "I have found the one whom my soul loves."-Song of Solomon 3:4

I admit it; I can't picture myself without him. He's literally my best friend. Could you live without the one you tell your secrets to, share fun moments with, make timeless memories, and love oh so dearly?

I don't know if it's because he has a servants heart for The Lord or what but he is one selfless man. I won't share all of our life with you but heres a snippet: I'm going to college now & I have a couple years left to get my bachelors and then PRAYING I get into the Physicians Assistant program where I can graduate as a PA. Caleb on the other hand as I mentioned before is waiting to be hired on as a firefighter/EMT. He wishes to pursue his career further by becoming a paramedic as well. Because I am still in school he is sacrificing his schooling to be held off until I finish mine because he knows how much I love it and this way he can provide for us both. He is willing to wait four years for me to finish just so he can get a years worth done. Now, correct me if I'm wrong but that sounds like the definition of selflessness.





The other night we went out to a surprise dinner for a friend. Of course I had to snag a picture with this hunk <3

In other news>>> Nine months and five days until I am Mrs. Tilley. Eeeeek! I'm so excited.

All I can do is praise Him for the protection and guidance which He is leading our hearts. Wedding stuff isn't easy on your own so I'm incredibly thankful for the supportive families, caring friends, and of course our loving Father up above. 

However, I'm glad He has also given me TRUST in Him. It's so difficult to imagine your wedding day which is 278 days away...;) When we don't know what God has in store for Caleb & I. Things could change drastically! & you know what we could do about it? Adjust. Adjust to His timing and trust. As y'all are aware, Care bear & I are still waiting to hear back about the house we put an offer on. Well, the sellers signed the contract so thats one yes!!! ---->Exciting to say the least. Now we are patiently waiting to get a response from the bank. Not much we can do except pray and wait. 

We've been thinking of our future home & of course I'm constantly thinking of new things we can do to the house or what to add or what to buy and it's all overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. Bless Caleb's heart for sticking through it with me as I continue to throw out ideas to him about what we should do to OUR home. I never thought I'd be one to get all HGTV... but I'm anxious to get my hands dirty.

Prayers are greatly appreciated to us. So thank you to those who have sent them our way & have been loving on us over these last weeks.





Enjoy this ugly picture which completely describes our relationship <3
Y'all, you have to be comfortable with someone you plan on spending the rest of your life with... otherwise, you're just two strangers sharing a bedroom. I love this man with every ounce of my heart & wouldn't trade our friendship, relationship, and love for anything else. I'm so thankful God paired me up with this goofball because I think I'd be single the rest of my life with the ugly faces I make ;)

Here's a picture of my moms adorable kitten. I couldn't resist sharing. I hope this makes your Monday a little bit better!



Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Talk to you soon, <3

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Patience is a virtue

Hey everyone! Not much has gone on since last time... EXCEPT Caleb & I put an offer on a house :) Exciting, I know!

I can't wait to buy things for our home. Live together in our home. Grow as one in our home. I get butterflies when I think that in a matter of nine months and eleven days we will be under the same roof where we plan to grow closer, love more, and create memories. It no longer is your room or your bathroom. It's our and I'm perfectly okay with that. The best part is starting from scratch as a God centered engaged couple to developing into a God centered married couple. 

The only downside is that now it's a waiting process. We wait to see if they accept our offer and then if not we have to worry about if we get the house at all or not with retaliation of another offer; that's the great thing about our God though. He teaches us patience.

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,"-James 1:19 (NIV)

Although it's a waiting process I love knowing I have God standing beside me and reassuring me be calm before you become upset.














In other news: I had the privilege of celebrating two very special women in my life birthdays over the weekend.
My memas ^^--th birthday. *She reads this so I can't put her age ;) This is from our mani/pedi date I treated her to. Then my great grandma had her 87th birthday. They always say like mother like daughter & man am I lucky to have these two wonderful influences in my life who have helped mold me into the woman I am today. 


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Since I'm now a certified nurses assistant I'm job hunting for a temporary CNA job until I'm done with school to be a Physicians Assistant. It's quite the amount of schooling but I have a lot an immense amount of support from my family and friends (especially my soon-to-be hubs). It's all in God's hands and timing.

~~ Thoughts for the week~~
"Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do."-Ephesians 5:17

Often we only seek God when we are in trouble, are want an answer immediately, or simply because we want clarity over something. How about seeking Him just because you want to get to know Him more? I mean, He is our permanent care giver. The thing is... God doesn't just love us on certain days when He feels we haven't been loved lately, He doesn't just help us when we are down, and He doesn't just comfort us when we need it. He always is and will be our Rock and salvation trying to give us what's best. So before you act thoughtlessly, put your thoughts into God's promises & wait for His answer.

This is where patience comes in again. Maybe this week think about when you call on God; and how that can change into leaning on Him when in need for everything not just certain requests. "We all need somebody to leeeeeeean on" That's God. Lean on Him for your pick-me-up before you make a decisions without thinking. 

& Here's a picture to help you, 


Remember: He never gave up us as sinners, so don't give up on Him to rescue you from your triumphs.



Talk to you soon, <3

Thursday, August 1, 2013

We serve a loving God




Y'all this right here is by far the best day of my life. "Two are better than one; for they have a good reward for their labour."-Ecclesiastes 4:9

June 16th, 2013 on the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine, my boyfriend, then, in front of his whole family asked me to marry him. Side note: I actually asked his mom while this was happening if it was all a joke! Luckily it was not and I tearfully said "YES" I mean... this is every girls dream! We plan this day from the early ages of elementary school!! I am so excited to go from Murphy to Tilley. Most importantly, I'm eager to see how we both grow together in God and become ONE.


My best friend, my other half, my "perfect match", my whatever you want to call it. He is my all and I couldn't be more blessed that God united us after four years of friendship. Let me tell you a little bit about Caleb (don't worry I asked permission first): ----------->

He is firefighter/EMT waiting to be hired on so for now he works at a doctors office. He has a humble heart and adores his family. Loves The Lord, has a respectful mind and is super handsome * ooops sorry that's just a bonus ;) I cannot wait to marry this man! 289 days.. BUT who's counting <3






"The goal of marriage is not to think alike but to think together." With the direction of our Heavenly Father, I hope to gain more love, more happiness, and a secure life with this wonderful man.


Caleb and I have been house hunting for the past couple of weeks and haven't had any luck. Today we are going to look at a few more and hopefully, God-willing we can say yes to the house! Doing all of these things together (house hunting, wedding planning, meeting with people, etc) really sets a mood on an engaged couple that makes you want more of your significant other. It's been on my heart to share my story with everyone not to brag about my life at all... but to express how God's love can spread through two people. Genesis 2:18 "The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." God then proceeded to create Eve with one of Adam's rib bones to show that together they are one. I pray that as these next nine & a half months go by we seek Him above all else. After all, we are nothing without the guidance of God.  


I hope you all enjoyed my very first post on here! I like writing so I'm happy I finally decided to make one!

Talk to you soon, <3