Thursday, March 31, 2011

Show Us Your Life: Tell us about your church!!

I attend a couple of churches. I attend Frontline Community Church in Ramstein, Germany while I live in Germany but when I am home, I go to Sherman Bible Church in Sherman, TX.

I will talk about Sherman Bible Church because I absolutely LOVE it!!! I guess you could say my family is somewhat "new" to the church. We switched to Sherman Bible Church the summer of 2008 I believe. I was in college at the time so I only attended the church when I was at home. Once I actually moved home after school, I got to attend alot more to see what it was all about. Let me just tell you, I have never been to a church with such loving, unselfish, non-judgemental people before in my life until I attended Sherman Bible Church.

These are the only pictures I have of Sherman wedding! ha

This is the worship center! I couldn't even tell you how many members there are! I know there are over 800 just in the children's department!

What is it all about?

Sherman Bible Church is a very layed back, contemporary church! You won't see anyone dressed up in a suit and tie at this church! You will see most people in jeans and a nice top ready to worship! That's what its all about right? It doesn't matter what you wear or how you are dressed!! Every Sunday, you can expect to be welcomed with free coffee! They also offer a coffee bar that is open before the service begins.

This is the church from the can kind of get an idea.

How about the service?

There is a worship team that plays each Sunday with Praise and Worship music. Then a prayer time takes place where the whole church takes a time to pray for our community and local churches, as well as missions. Then Pastor, Dennis Henderson, gets up to speak an encouraging message. Take note, he isn't the kind of pastor that stands up there and it feels like he is yelling at you....he actually speaks to you like he is talking to you AND he isn't boring!!!! Imagine that!! I used to doze off every Sunday sitting through church before we moved to Sherman Bible, but now, I can't get enough of Dr. Henderson!!! I have never gained so much knowledge from another pastor before!!

This is the foyer where they have the coffee bar!!

What do you believe?

I grew up in a Baptist church and Sherman Bible has the same belief's as Baptists do! We believe that you get to heaven by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and confessing your sins. John 3:16

If you want to know more about this amazing church, visit

Posting wedding pictures gave me an idea to post about my wedding!!! I will once I get around to it!! :)

P.S. THANKS TO LAUREN ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY for my AMAZING wedding pictures!!! Visit her website at

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!!!

First of all, I am {LOVING} this weather!! It has been so beautiful these past few days!!

I am {LOVING} Skype!! I don't know what I would do without it! Its the only way of communicating with my husband (besides texts). And when we are both in Germany, its the only way of communicating with our families!!

I'm {LOVING} my Camelbak water bottle! I have never been a big water drinker but decided to buy a Camelbak hoping it would make me drink more water. And it HAS! I drink about 2-3 full bottles a day! Which is between 48 and 72 ounces of water a day! Thats a lot compared to what I used to drink (maybe a half of a 16 oz water bottle).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Weekend...

At about 9pm Friday night, I decided to go to a funeral in La Grange, Texas on Saturday morning. It was Bryce's aunts mothers funeral so I'm not sure if we are "officially" related or not but all of Bryce's family went and I really wanted to see all of them.

At 5:30am Saturday morning, I woke up and headed to McKinney to meet Bryce's other aunt, Cristy, and her daughter, Emily, and I road with them to La Grange. La Grange is a small, country town close to Austin. We got there at around 11am and the funeral started at noon. It was soooo good to see Bryce's family!! But it also made me miss my husband SO MUCH!!! Words can't even describe how much I missed him. There were a couple of times I almost lost it cause I missed him so much. Seeing his family kind of made me feel closer to him though. I know Bryce wishes more than anything that he could have been there.

The funeral was a very laid back setting. It was very casual! We had a big BBQ and then afterwards, we went out to the families ranch and B & B. I absolutely LOVED it out there!! It would be such a fun place to get away for the weekend! I definitely miss being around all the "country" living!!

After hanging out for awhile, I left with Bryce's parents and brothers and we headed to The Woodlands to visit Bryce's older brother and his wife. Oh my word, I wish I had pictures of their house because it was BEAUTIFUL!! I want to live in the Woodlands!! That is the coolest town ever!! We went to eat at a really cool pizza place called Grimaldi's. Best Pizza Ever!! It tasted just like the pizza in France!

Then we left and got on the road and ended up staying in a hotel for the night. This morning, we got up and went to Dallas to meet up with my parents and we ate at a burger place. Then my mom, dad, and I went shopping at the Grapevine Mills mall for a little bit then headed home. It has definitely been a fun filled weekend!!

I SO wish I would have taken some pictures this weekend but I kept forgetting about my camera!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I am LOVING that this week is Spring Break for my family! Its so nice to have everyone home so I am not bored to death by myself!!

I'm also LOVING my Columbia Jacket. I swear I wear this thing everyday! I am ALWAYS cold!!

I am LOVING me some TEXAS!!!! I haven't seen this Great State in almost a year and boy am I glad to be back!! I've already hit up most of the fast food places!! I don't want to go back to Germany. I wish I could just stay here forever!!

There is also this other thing that I am LOVING but it can't be shared yet!! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Show Us Your Life: Family

I grew up in a very large family. I have an older brother and three younger sisters.

A little about my family...

My parents have been married for almost 25 years. My dad is an accountant and a baseball addict. My mom is a Biology teacher at the high school and the cheer coach.

Siblings: My older brother, Charles, lives in Tyler, TX and works at Suddenlink. The sister that is 2 years younger than me, Rebekah, lives with my parents and is attending Grayson County College, aka "Harvard on the hill". In the picture below, she is the one on the bottom row, far right. The next sister is Sarah, she is a senior in high school and is a cheerleader. She plans on going to a school where she can cheer and get a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Sarah is on the far right in the middle, right above Rebekah. The youngest sister is Laura. She is a freshman in high school and plays softball and is also a cheerleader. She is on the bottom row on the far left.

Me, along with all of my sisters were cheerleaders in high school. And yes, our mom was our coach. I really enjoyed it and miss it!! My parents raised us to go to church and we were really involved in our church. We were all in Awana's, choir, VBS etc. We attended summer camps every summer. Here's a cool fact that not a lot of people know... my mom homeschooled us for several years when we were younger. Once we moved to our current town, my mom put us in school. I was in the 5th grade. I seriously thought it was the end of the world for me. I did NOT want to go to public school. I was extremely shy and hated the fact that I would have to be surrounded by people I have never met. I think I cried for a month straight. Now, I am thankful that my parents put us in school.

I have an amazing family and wouldn't trade them for the world! I am so thankful that God has blessed me with a good, family who supports each other.