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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Review of 2010...

This year has probably been the hardest year since Matthew and I have been married. But there have been lots of times too!



In January, we started out the year loosing a very special person, Danny Green. I was so worried about Reba, Katie and Taylor. But God answers prayers and our family is stronger and closer than it ever has been! We also learned that there was going to be a new Staggs family member, Tommy and Kelly's little girl, Ella Grace. Matthew and I decided that after 8 months of trying to have a baby, we were going to start taking fertility meds.


In February, it's my birthday month. So we went on our annual Gatlinburg trip. It was so much fun and it poured snow! We also went to visit Tommy and Kelly in Nashville. We went to a Preditors Game and hung out.


In March, it's Matthew's birthday month. We also started a new study in sunday school, The Love Dare. It is the most meaningful and awsome study we have ever done! Our marriage has grown everyday since! We also did D-NOW with our youth group. We housed eight 10th and 11th grade girls for the weekend! It was soooo much fun and we learned alot about ourselves and the girls!




In April, we went to Talladega with my parents. It was also Easter. We celebrated it with our families!






In May, we went to Perry Mtn. for a 24 hour dirt bike race. One of Danny's friends raced for him. It was a really cool experience! We had a graduation party for Katie. We swam, cooked out and I got to meet alot of her friends. We got to see her graduate, which we are so proud of her!


In June, we spent alot of time on the lake and fishing. I love summer months! We also went to lots of Baron's games!




In July, we had a baby shower for Ella Grace. We had our familes over for a 4th of July party. We celebrated my parents, bother and sister-in- law's birthdays. Dorie and I drove to Atlanta for Kristen's baby shower. Which was lots of fun too!


In August, we added to new animals to our house, Jeb and Leola, the rabbits! We went to the fair and ate lots of cotton candy! We also went with our families to Bristol. We spent a couple of days in Gatlinburg before the race. It was alot of fun to be in 1 house with our familes! Matthew and I also started house hunting with Reba to find her a place closer to her family. We also added a family member, Ella Grace!



In September, we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary. We went to St. Augustine, FL. We had such a wonderful time!! It was one of the best trips we have been on since we've been married!!


In October, we went camping with 3 other familes who have been close family friends. It was so much fun and we can't wait to do it again next year! Reba bought a house in Alabaster, so we helped move her and help her say goodbye to Moody. It was very bittersweet!




In November, we went to Talladega for the fall race. We hung out with some long time friends, Ben and Heather. It was cold, but alot of fun!! We celebrated Thanksgiving with our families. We also went to an Alabama game. It was FREEZING!!!



Finally in December, it was a month of celebrating with family and friends, lots of shopping and decorating! Tommy, Kelly, Will and Ella and Pete stayed with us the week of Christmas. Even though I had the flu, we still had lots of fun! We also added a new member to our family, Ellee Mae. She is the sweetest puppy and I was sooo surprised when Matthew and his mom came in the door with her!




Our God has done some amazing things in our lives this year! I am exicted to see what 2011 holds for us. One thing will not change, though, is the love of our Father and the love for each other. We know there will be struggles, but we have to keep the faith and keep on praying! We are not sure what step to take next, but we will just keep asking and waiting.
























Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Giver and the Gift


Three men and a star in the sky,

Oh what I'd give for a wisdom so bright.

One girl with a journey to make,

Oh how I wish I was that brave.

Fearless, shameless, faith through the dark,

How I wish I was as strong as they are.

A child far away born in the night,

Too young to know what is meant for his life.

But he'll grow and he'll love more than anyone can,

And the world's gonna see a light where he stands.

Christmas eve, all I see is snow on the trees,

And it's white and it glows, that's how I want to be.

And He says, Come to me, wait no more.

I give you all you're asking for.

Forget the lies this world has told,

I'll wrap your life in red and gold.

I'm more than just only one night that's holy.

I'm your star and I'm your wish,

Cause I am both the giver and the gift.

Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Gift


Winter snow is falling down,

Children laughing all around.

Lights are turning on like a fairy-tale come true.

Sitting by the fire we made,

You're the answer when I prayed,

I would find someone, and baby I found you!

And all I want is to hold you forever.

All I need is you more everyday.

You saved my heart from being broken apart.

You gave your love away,

And I'm thankful everyday for the gift!

Watching as you softly sleep,

What I'd give if I could keep just this moment,

If only time stood still.

But the colors fade away,

And the years will make us grey,

But baby in my eyes,

You'll still be beautiful!

I am so exicted that we get to hear Jim Brickman again this year! He is my favorite panist! We have seen him for te past 5 years and his music never gets old! His songs were the majority of our wedding music! I don't want to work tomorrow, but itKs one day closer to seeing Jimmy! (Thats my name for him ;-) ) Well it's about time to get up and get ready for church.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The gift goes on...

The Father gave the Son,
The Son gave the Spirit,
The Spirit gives us life,
So we can give the Gift of life,
And the gift goes on.
Don't you love to get a present,
wrapped up in a Christmas bow.
God gave each of us a present,
On that night so long ago.
It's a gift that keeps on giving,
If our spirits can receive.
It's the secret joy of living,
If our hearts will just believe.
And the gift goes on.
When your life is full of Christmas,
Then your life is full of love.
You can give away the present,
That began with God above.
Just like ripples in the water,
The circles of our love extend.
What was started with the Father,
Is a gift that has no end!
And the gift goes on.

I've got peace like a river...

So many people have told me these past couple of days that they are praying for me and us. I am sooo blessed and thankful for all the prayers! It make such a differance! Today I had my HSG. I NEVER want to do that again!! But it's all for a wonderful cause! Anyways, I was sitting here thinking about everything I was told today. At first I was worried and concerned because we couldn't see one side. But she told me that it could be open we just couldn't see it. Then it hit me, it doesn't matter what the doctor saw and told me, NOTHING is impossible with God! I know I have said this alot, but I am so glad that He loves me and wants the BEST for us! We will find out on Christmas Eve if we are pregnant or not. I can just imagine how Christmas day will be if we are. But I know if we aren't then God has a much more awesomer (new word!) timing! I have given all to Him...sometimes it's hard not to think about or worry about. I am very thankful that I have not been told that we cannot have babies like so many girls have been told before. We are so blessed to have this opportunity to even think about having a baby! So, this is the last post about all this stuff until the new year! I love going back and reading everything since we've started this journey...we have grown and have become such a stronger couple... and for that I am most thankful!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!!

This past weekend we decorated our house for christmas. We're not done with the out side yet...it was too cold! So here is a small preview!

I love my wrapping paper this year!!


This is our new ornament for our tree this year! I try to get one new ornament every year.

This is the wreath I made this year!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

We have soooo much to be thankful for every single day!!