Saturday, December 20, 2008

The 3 J's together again!

Hey Everyone!

I arrived in FL late Tuesday night, and I have been spending lots of time with my family. My sister, Joy just had her baby last Friday, and I should have some pictures to post soon. (Stay tuned...) In the meantime, please enjoy this video in honor of the 3 J's being all together again! Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration

I LOVE Christmas music...therefore I LOVE Christmas concerts! My bro-in-law has a friend, Denver who is in a band ("Denver and the Mile High Orchestra"). Denver was kind to get me some free tickets to the show they were touring with. Guess which one it was? Casting Crowns! - along with Natalie Grant, Avalon, Michael English and Pure NRG. I took my BCF, Shelley with me, and we had so much fun! Not only did we get in for free, but Denver also got us some backstage passes for a "Meet and Greet" after the concert.

Here is everyone together on stage (including a kids' choir from my church - FBC Woodstock)

Me and Shelley - our seats were way down on the floor close to the stage!

Me and Janna from Avalon at the "Meet and Greet" after the show

Me and Melissa from Avalon

I was so excited to meet Natalie Grant. She is my absolute favorite! I am singing her song, "I Believe" at my church's Christmas concert this weekend. (FBC Woodstock)

This is Denver. He was so nice to get us the tickets!

The concert was amazing, and we had a blast! We were out so late though that we returned home a bit on the slap-happy side cause we were overtired. That made it more fun though - you know when you get to the point that everything is funny? I laughed so hard I almost wet myself. :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Take Me Back

Here is the video of me singing, "Take Me Back" at FBC Woodstock a couple Sundays ago.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Baby, it's Cold Outside!!!

Brrrrr!!! "Hotlanta" isn't so hot right now. In fact, it is freeeezing! When I left Florida yesterday morning after spending Thanksgiving with my family, it was 72 degrees. I arrived in Atlanta last night and it was 34 degrees outside! Evidently, there were snow flurries all day, and they just happened to stop right before I got home. :( I hope I'm gonna get to see some snow before Christmas!

Anyways, I had a blast with my family during Thanksgiving and ate waaay too much. I had lost a lot of weight while in Atlanta because I don't have my mom around to cook for me, but I am sure that I gained a whole lot of it back this past weekend!

Here are the Thanksgiving turkeys, my Mom, Mammaw and the :)

I loved getting to see my nephew, Riley! He has grown so much since I last saw him a couple months ago.

Riley got a whole lotta suga' from his Aunt Jenifer! I just couldn't resist - He's so cute! I am crazy about this child!

The 3 J's minus one. My sister, Jane could not be there for Thanksgiving, but I had fun with my sis, Joy. She is 8 1/2 months pregnant with my 2nd nephew, Joel. I can't wait to meet him in a few weeks! I've already talked to him through her belly, and I know he must be anxious to meet me too! :)

On Saturday, I went to the beach - just me and God - to watch the sunset. I think He created this beautiful one just for me! I love being in God's creation, and it makes me feel so close to Him.

This time at the beach was a great time to reflect and thank God for all the many blessings He has given me. I sometimes get caught up in worrying about everything that I don't have that I forget about how much God has done for me and provided me with. When I compare the list of things I'm not satisfied with to the things God has blessed me with, His blessings FAR outweigh the other stuff.

Psalm 139:17-18a

"How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand..."