Catching Up!

Wow ..so it’s been a while since my last entry! A lot has happened! We had a great Thanksgiving with family at our place and an awesome Christmas! Jonah got to experience his first “real” Christmas; since he was super little last year! So that was awesome! He got a few things, but we didn’t really go overboard 🙂 He really didn’t need anything else – since he got so much at his birthday! We snagged a $20 V-Tech Alphabet Train on a FB garage sale page that was practically new ..and he loves it 🙂 He also got a few Elmo things as well ..since we know he’s obsessed with him now. On January 4th, my sister Angelina gave birth to her first baby – a boy named Owen Norman Lawrence! He was 7 lbs 12 ounces and 20 inches long! He’s got a full head of hair – and is just a cutie! She’s been texting me non-stop ..well actually I have ..about baby stuff. They are in the lack-of-sleep (sleep-deprivation) stage ..which is quite on track with how old he is 🙂 I’m planning on going up soon to help her out, and give them some time off. I’ll have to take Mr. Jones, but hopefully Nonni won’t mind watching after him a little so I can help/Bless them!

In other news – WE PAID OFF OUR HOUSE!! I actually cannot believe we did. I mean we were planning it, but it wasn’t going to be THIS soon! Fortunately we were given an inheritance that helped to do it – so now we are TOTALLY DEBT FREE! We have submitted a questionnaire for going on the Dave Ramsey Show in Franklin, TN ..so I’m WICKED EXCITED!! I can’t wait to scream “WE’RE DEBT FREE” on-air ..and meet Dave! I’m a little “star-struck” 😉 LOL!!

Other than that, we’ve been dealing with Jonah teething and a lot of medical issues with Brian. He got an endoscopy the end of last month and they found gastritis so FORTUNATELY (after a bunch of other tests they have done), they are putting him on some antibiotics and a different PPI. We are just READY for this to be over with. It’s a Blessing that it’s nothing too serious – and we are GRATEFUL for that. It’s just getting old.

..and I’m ready for a date 😉

This new year we were given the word – and prophetic word of JOY (for our congregation). I believe there will be joy this coming year ..and there already has been! There is a lot of work that needs to be done in my spirit – and my walk. There are also a lot of transitions coming. I just want to be ready for them – and have a right heart. So I am praying that God would reveal my ugly motives and show me what I need to do to be clean before him & most-importantly ..to draw those that don’t know Him near to Him! ..especially my family!

The fast has started so no FB, Netflix, sweets or bread for me! Need to lose 15 lbs before we start trying for #2; so that is my goal. Getting spiritually, emotionally & physically healthy to take on a JOYOUS 2015!

God Bless you all in this New Year! Until next time ..

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