Friday, May 27, 2011

life lately...

Life lately… has been crazy. There’s so much I want to say, but I don’t even know where to start. I will just say it’s been a super long week. Very tough at times. I’m so glad it’s Friday and a long weekend, so I don’t have to use my brain too much the next 3 days! But through the ups and downs, I have felt God’s presence and his peace. I know in the last post I shared a few songs with you, but one more that has really really really spoken to me and rang true is Strong Enough, by Matthew West.

Here are the lyrics.

You must
You must think I'm strong
To give me what I'm going through

Well, forgive me
Forgive me if I'm wrong
But this looks like more than I can do
On my own

I know I'm not strong enough to be
everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough

Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough
For the both of us

Well, maybe
Maybe that's the point
To reach the point of giving up

Cause when I'm finally
Finally at rock bottom
Well, that's when I start looking up
And reaching out

I know I'm not strong enough to be
Everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not stong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough

Cause I'm broken
Down to nothing
But I'm still holding on to the one thing
You are God
and you are strong
When I am weak

I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
And I don't have to be
Strong enough
Strong enough

Maybe someone else needed to be reminded of these words. The awesome thing, is it’s more than lyrics to a catchy song. It’s the truth. God promises to be strong when we are weak. And for that, I am so very thankful!

and because I HATE a post with no pics, here’s a few pics from my cell phone from this past week…

eating at coldstone... my fav place for a yummy icecream treat!

the boys went fishing with poppi and they have talked about it all week. today lucas asked me- next time, you want to go fishing with us mom? :) so sweet!

trace was catching them faster than poppi could reel them in!

mama and silly lucas!

daddy and one of his mini-me's!

we went to the outlets in leeds, and forgot the stroller. quickly realized it was well worth the $4 to rent one! for the most part lucas rode in it, but of course trace wanted a turn! so watch out, wreckless driver!

dirty dirty boy! right before bathtime!

awwww. me and my tracecar! love it!!

i am soo excited for this weekend. tonite, it's date nite with the hubs. tomorrow- it's chillin, then zbb concert with lib! sunday- church at big springs park then a picnic. sunday nite- swapping baby sitting favors and letting caden lala and sweet t stay the nite. and monday- cookout at meme's then hanging with rob amy and jack! busy but fun! hope ya'll have a happy and safe memorial day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

tornado benefit relief concert

again, i'm over a week late on a blog post. oops. here. look at these pics from the concert at the BJCC. it was awesome.

love love love rush of fools. hate they didn't do more songs. but they were awesome!

self photo :) love it!!

laura story... one of my most fav songs right now is by her. here's the video... watch it. seriously. it gives you something to think about.

tenth avenue north... they have some incredible songs as well. love "you are more." the lyrics are just amazing.  also another video for you to watch. i really just love them!

david nasser BROUGHT THE WORD! he spoke on isaiah 41:10. it says "DO NOT FEAR" (comma). not a period. that is god's command for us. nasser said when everything else is coming at you, god still says DO NOT FEAR. even in the "you have got to be kidding me" moments, remember the COMMA. god still says do not fear. but ya know what comes after the comma... "BECAUSE I AM WITH YOU!" don't know about you, but i need that DAILY reminder. what an awesome verse.

10 So do not fear, BECAUSE I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." AMEN!

love some third day!!

i love him. with all my heart.

waiting for our fav band to come out!!! we love some third day. in case somehow you missed this post, check it out. it's kinda long, but you will def see why we love third day so much! :)


their line up was awesome! it had some old school stuff, like i've always loved you (the song nate and i got engaged too) call my name, god of wonders, as well as some newer stuff- lift up your face, make your move, etc.

all in all, it was an awesome concert! the whole thing was just so good. i love when you go to a good concert, and there's thousands of people there, passionate about jesus! each band was rockin it out. yet there was still many times of intimate praise and worship. something about seeing that many arms raised is just incredible! the bands, speakers, artists... i give it all an A+. especially for a $10 donation for an amazing cause at the door! :) oh yeah, i think they said we raised over $104 THOUSAND dollars. in one nite. all for the tornado victims in alabama. gotta love a band who is willing to do a benefit concert on their off nite from their tour!

Monday, May 16, 2011

mother's day...

nate and the boys made mother's day so special for me.
i got the sweetest cards.
the cutest pic of the boys.
a pedicure.
and tickets to see zac brown band on may 28! *so excited*
then nate made me breakfast in bed!
*guess i was too busy eating to take a pic of the food first! :)
homemade apple cinnamon pancakes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits. yummy!
i am so blessed to be the mother of trace and lucas, and the wife to nate.
also, i'm supa blessed to have the best mother and mother-in-law i could ever ask for.
sweet, giving, thoughtful, sacrificing, loving, godly women.

 me, mom, and shannon at the mother's day banquet at church!
love them!

 i love the pic above... and also the one below!
trying to get the boys to pose with me is about as easy as...
 trying to get a pic with 2 monkeys at the zoo!
but i love them anyways!
and this pic really is comical!
love their sweet silly faces!
and trace playing with my hair ;o)
 apparently my sister has what it takes to get a good pic of the boys.
here's proof!
 thanks nae nae for the awesome pics...
you know i love some matchy matchy!
the one below is def gonna be made into a huge canvas soon! :)
we had a great service at church.
then... we got to go home.
and do NOTHING.
glorious mother's day if you ask me! :)
thanks for all that made it so wonderful!


happy birthday to my sis... she's now the big THREE OH! we had a surprise party for her last weekend. i know, i'm so behind in blogging. but better late than never! i can't say that she was super surprised, but she was very appreciative! and we had a great time. so i'd say all in all, success!
here's the spread... i love parties. and party food! :)

the decorations

 the cake.
 we let caden, lala, and sweet t stay at the party until josh and shannon got there. the kids were so sweet and so excited to help throw the surprise party!
 lotsa fun!
 me and lib
 me shannon and lib. love it!
 lighting the cake was a huge ordeal... but most things are when i'm involved ;o)
 awww me and nate
 me and the bday girl :)
hope you had a great birthday shannon... and that this is the beginning of a wonderful year! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

these should be...

easter 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

easter 2011 recap

although it was barely a week ago, it seems like easter was months ago!
saturday nite we dyed eggs with the boys... they LOVED it! both boys kept tasting the water... oops. hope it was non-toxic!

they were both so particular when decorating the eggs. lucas was hilarious and kept banging the egg on the table and cracking it! i have a video i will try and add later!

their finished dozen. they were so proud!
easter morning... looking thru their baskets. all they got was about $5 of candy. but they were happy with that! :) and we know the real reason of easter is jesus' death and ressurection... so the EB doesn't do too much at this whitt house!
a mini photo shoot before church. silly boys!! but oh so cute! *please note their NON-MATCHING outfits. :( sniff sniff. but i made up for it this past sunday and they matched :)
after a great service at church, we all went to meme's! we took a few family pics. and by few i mean like 2! :) love this one of nate and his mini-me's! i'm so blessed by my 3 boys!

i can hardly believe it, but my oldest nephew caden turned 5 on good friday! what?!? it seems like just yesterday he was staying the nite with his aunt jj and uncle dogg at 6 weeks old! those were the good ol days, when we spoiled him rotten. then, trace and lucas came along. ha! now, he's the leader of the pack, with 6 little partners in crime! ;o) happy happy birthday big boy! we love you bunches!

 bucket heads, easter bunny's (omg, trace actually loved the easter bunny this year! lucas, not so much. i will have to find the pic of all 4 of us with the EB, luc was screaming bloody murder and i'm sure i was laughing hysterically) and billions of eggs. yes, billions. oh my word there were so many!!
awww. i love this pic that page took of us with silena! best cousins ever!
hunting eggs!
 lucas was adorable... he kept looking in his basket. he loves some eggs in an easter basket. even this morning, he wanted to take his basket and eggs with candy in the car to meme's house. so i let him :)
 we had lots of sweet family and this year, friends, join us at meme's! we loved having the oneal's and hohler's, and libby, you are now libby whitt.
jus sayin' :))
 more easter fun at meme's! thanks so much for hosting easter this year... the food was amazing, the fellowship was sweet, the friends and family were awesome, the weather was beautiful, the yard looked perfect, and the eggs, well, there were a billion of them! thanks for all the sweet memories meme and grandaddy! :)
 so i love this pic of me and luc! he is such a nut!! :) his smile makes me laugh everytime i see it!!
 and my trace carter, he is just a heartbreaker! look at that big boy! ahhh, i love them!

i hope you and your family had a wonderful easter... i know we sure did! we are so blessed. so glad we serve a risen savior!! 

taken from luke 24 "... why do you look for the living among the dead? he is not here, he has risen!!"