Friday, December 30, 2011

The December From Hell

Wow, I cannot WAIT for 2012.  December has been a rough, rough, ROUGH month for this girl!  I really struggled this month with the fact that I haven't gotten pregnant yet.  It makes me feel worthless.  It makes me lose sight of how amazing my life is.  It makes my husband think I no longer love him.  It makes my life a m-e-s-s!

Yesterday, Kol and I had to trade both of our cars for one in order to lower our debt-to-income ratio.  So, we are now the proud owners of a 2012 Honda CR-V EX-LR:

This is Tate Xander.  Love him.

The reason we need to lower our DTI is to get into our dream house.  We're currently in a bidding war.  Please pray that they accept our offer if it's God's will!

On the baby side of things, I went to the gyno yesterday.  The did an ultrasound and all of my lady parts look healthy.  My ovarian follicles were a bit on the small side, which lead him to believe I may not be ovulating properly, so he gave me a prescription for Clomid.  Hopefully we'll be pregnant by February!  If not, Kol and I have decided to adopt.  I'm super-excited about the prospect of having a child!!!

Keep praying.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas at New Covenant

Please join us Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 11 to celebrate the birth of Jesus through song:

Keep praying!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Someone (Australian) Like You

Watch this right now:

Now share it with everyone you know.  Thanks.

Keep praying.

Finding Myself

I would like to get real with y'all this morning.  I have always struggled a bit with my sexuality.  Don't get me wrong: I'm crazy about my husband and have been since the moment I met him.  But even as a child, I was sexually curious about girls.  Who isn't?  I believe everyone is a bit bi-curious but just might not be comfortable enough to admit it.  I'm going to go ahead and say today that I am occasionally attracted to a woman.  I would never pursue it beyond an innocent kiss on the mouth, but that doesn't change the fact that it's there.  It exists.  And I don't want to hide it any more. 

I grew up in a very conservative community in Indiana.  Racism and homophobia run rampant.  I never felt like I fit there, and that's why I moved away as soon as I could.  The worst feeling EVER is not being able to be true to yourself, and I never felt I was able to just be me in Indiana. 

Judge me if you will, but that's not your place.  I know who I am.  I love who I am.  And God loves me no matter what you think.

Keep praying.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

NOT Approved

The seller backed out on the house we put an offer on (because he's super-cool like that), so we're back to the drawing board...

Keep praying.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Savannah Tea Room

Click here and you can read all about it!

Keep praying.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Keep praying; we still need a baby. ;)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Growing Up


Hopefully this one!!!

Keep praying!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thankful, Day Thirty

The future...

We're seriously searching for a house today.

Keep praying and thank God everyday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Nine

This girl: 
She's totally pretty and fun and stuff.

Keep praying.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Eight

Roommates for LIFE.

Happy birthday, Little; I love you!

Keep praying.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Seven

Expected End:

I really needed the time I spent with you today.

Keep praying.

Let's Be Honest

I'm'a interrupt the thankful posts for a second and fill y'all in.  Be prepared; it's about to get real.  I haven't had my period for 6.5 months....up until yesterday.  I spent the last few months going to the doctor trying to figure out what my deal was (because, after all, we are trying to make a baby, and you can't really do that without ovulating...); he had NO CLUE.  Granted, I do get depressed over the summer (it happens every year), but I've never skipped more than one period in my life.  So, I stopped going to the doctor and just started praying.  He heard me.  I am blessed.  I feel happy and healthy!  My goal is to be pregnant by Christmas.  Please, please, PLEASE keep praying for us; I don't know where I'd be without the power of prayer!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Six

Club One...

where everyone knows my name.

Keep praying.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Five


I've missed her a lot.

Keep praying.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Four



Keep praying.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Three

My beautiful niece and nephew.

I love and miss them SO MUCH.

Keep praying.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-Two

New friends and new beginnings.

This is our new roommate, James.

Keep praying.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty-One



Keep praying.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful, Day Twenty

Spontaneous lunch dates...

that lead to extensive shopping trips.

Keep praying.

Thankful, Day Eighteen

Free stuff,

especially when it comes from Starbucks.

Keep praying.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thankful, Day Nineteen

God's creation.

The world is a beautiful place.

Keep praying.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful, Day Seventeen

Big Daddy:

You're the best dad I've got. ;)

Keep praying.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankful, Day Sixteen

My sister-in-law, Mandy:

Happy birthday to a lady who is truly an inspiration to me (and is also a lot of fun!).

Keep praying.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankful, Day Fifteen

My job...

and all the amazing people I work with.

Keep praying.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thankful, Day Fourteen


Happy, happy birthday!  I love you so much!

Keep praying.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankful, Day Thirteen


We saw awesome pieces like this and much more at the Telfair Art Fair today.

Keep praying.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankful, Day Twelve

Great friends...

who feel like family.

Keep praying.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful, Day Ten

Guardian angels.

This little frog misses her Papaw.

Keep praying.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful, Day Nine


even though we sometimes choose to eat crap. ;)

Keep praying.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankful, Day Eight


It is soooooo good!

Keep praying!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful, Day Seven

My chocolate husband.


Keep praying.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thankful, Day Six


I sleep so much better during this time.

Keep praying.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thankful, Day Five


My little man got baptized today.

Keep praying.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankful, Day Four

Healthy babies.

Welcome to the world, Lillian.

Keep praying.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful, Day Three

Beautiful drag queens,

particularly this one.

Keep praying.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful, Day Two

A cool step-dad...

...who happens to be celebrating his birthday today.

Keep praying.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankful, Day One

It's November, and that means my favorite holiday is right around the corner: Thanksgiving!  In honor of that, I'm going to take the time to be thankful for something every day of the month.

Today, I'm thankful for lazy nights where I can cuddle with my husband on the couch.

Keep praying.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Patience is a Virtue

Praying until words no longer make sense,
and still I'm left waiting.
The time will be right;
in HIS time, it will be
everything I've hoped for,
nothing less.
Can it happen sooner, Lord?
Everyday I ask.  And ask.  And ask.

Is it possible to want something
so much it hurts?

Asking, begging, needing.

is my womb,
ready and willing
to receive the greatest gift.
Understanding has set in.
Everything will turn out fine.

Keep praying.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Kolin and I moved into our new apartment today!

It's so AWESOME: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ALL amazing!

Now no one has any reason not to visit, so if you haven't, start planning your vacation now:
1699 Chatham Parkway 1429B
Savannah, GA 31405

Keep praying (and feel free to send money and/or gifts :D)!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Joey Does Savannah: A Brief Tour

This is too grood not to share:

Keep praying.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Balloon Release

If you're in the area, would you please attend this event in honor of my little man and all babies who are now angels?

I will miss your beautiful face forever, Connor James.

Keep praying.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Kolin turns 24 today!

I love him forever... I bought him this car!

Happy 24th, my love; I hope your day is beautiful!

Keep praying.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Back Home Again in Indiana

Kolin and I got to head home the weekend after New Year's.

2 hours in
We spent the night at Mama's on the way:
Once we got to Logan, we ate lunch at China Lane with the Halls (SO delicious).  Then we spent some time with Mia:

who is getting SO BIG!

Jeremy, Mandy, Kolin, and I headed to Beef & Boards in Indianapolis to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and had a ton of fun; the show was really hilarious, and I even got to be part of the show!  Afterward, we watched the rest of the Colts game (let me rephrase that: we watched the Colts lose, then proceeded to get drunk and play Catchphrase) at a friend's house with many of Ball State's finest:

We spent the next day with the Morris clan:

And that night we had dinner with the Fallens and got to meet Quinn:

Monday it was time to head back, but first we got to meet Dylan:

Sidenote: he's going to make a great dad!

The drive was fine...

  5 hours in this time!

...until we got to NC and it turned TREACHEROUS: freezing rain and snow.  So, it took us 17 hours instead of 13. :'(  But we made it unscathed...just sleepy.

Keep praying. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011, What?!

Whoa.  Amy came to ring in the new year with us, and it was a FUN weekend!  Her first full day here Friday the 31st), we enjoyed a bit of downtown Savannah:

we took in the sights...

 and generally acted like goofy tourists.

After dinner at a tasty Thai place, Kolin had to go home and sleep (lame) while Amy and I joined a few of my favorite gays and ladies at Club One for some drag action:


 Lookin' hot.

Her final full day here (Sunday), we slept in (that was nice), then did some more strolling, and made sure to make the most of her Savannah experience:

 brunch at Clary's,

a photo opp. at The Pirate's House,

 a walk through Colonial Park Cemetery,

 pizza at Vinnie's,

 a stop at the beach,

 dinner at Uncle Bubba's,

 and a haunted tour!

I loved every minute of it and can't wait for her to return!

Keep praying.