Sunday, January 31, 2010

One man's trash is definitely the soon to be Lyles' Treasure!

So on our way to church tonight we were driving out of Terry's neighborhood and spotted some eye catchers hanging out beside the trash at the end of someone's driveway...

In the picture above. This is a nice computer desk needs some sanding and a coat of paint, but after that it will be PERFECT!

This is a pic of a side table also needs sanding and coat of paint!

This is the most crazy of them all! Looks practically brand new! Can't believe it, but we found a chest of drawers! Can't wait to sand and paint this! Terry and I have been looking for a used one at yard sales and such... And we found them in the most unexpected place ever... The TRASH! I am soooo Thankful someone found this to be of no use to them! Can't praise God enough for all the blessings we have received!

Uhh.. It's my turn!

On Saturday night Terry and I decided to go to Kyotos (YUM)for dinner and that we probably should get started on wedding registering, so we decided to go to Target! My favorite place to shop. At first Terry wasn't interested in this at all, but later as you will see he enjoyed scanning things. He wouldn't even let me have the wand. It was so much fun... Cute little date. Believe me if you see anything strange on our registry you'll know for sure it wasn't me. I loved being able to hang out and more importantly I got to see what his interests were in decor. NOT GOOD Ladies! LOL :) I love you Terry!

Clearly in this picture you can tell that he was enjoying himself!

I wanted a pic too! Just as a remembrance type thing!

Sorry Katie and Kuby we most definately stoled your idea, but ours didn't really turn out, but it is all gravy. We still had fun! Can't wait to be married July couldn't get here any faster!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Date Well Awaited :)

So everyone Terry and I have an exciting announcement to make! We set our date and have talked to both sets of parents. Let's just say our talks with our parents and their reactions were quite expected, but we both received their blessings, in which we are very thankful for. It is so hard to believe that Terry and I have been engaged for 11 months already. Even though it has been a long time already it definitely has been filled with fun times and great conversations. I am very blessed that I have a fiance who puts the Lord first in his life. Just to let everyone know before whoever starts making comments about our decision, that we are willing to take on ALL the responsibilities that comes with our decision. We know and understand that there will be times in our life that we may face struggles, but we humbly say that we couldn't be as prepared for this HUGE step without God being the one in complete control... I can't even begin to describe how much Terry's and my relationship has grown since we both came to the Lord a few years back! It has been incredible! We are also very thankful that God has put two very special people, such as Ben and Audrey Williams, in our lives. Their relationship with one another and with God in their marriage has been a complete inspiration to both me and Terry. They have been there for us whenever needed and we are so thankful for that. Well I know that people didn't read this blog because of all that useless information above, but it is my blog and I really want to remember this. I am extremely excited to be able to blog. Well here we go. Our date is......You ready?... It is JULY 10 , 2010!! Yes this summer and Yes in less than 6 months. We have already started pre-marital counseling with Ben Williams, who will be the one who marries Terry and I. Which this so far has been fun (even though it has only been one meeting!) We are super excited and I am so ready to start the whole wedding planning thing! Here is some of the things about our wedding that we have already discussed and both completely agree on:
* More than likely we will be having it at Meadow Brook Baptist Church
* Ben Williams will be marrying us
* It will be probably be around 3pm
* Colors are chocolate brown and ivory with the accent colors being lime green and turquoise!!
Well, that is pretty much all we got for know, but believe me I will be keeping up with my blog way more now that I have something to talk about. Anyways... Hopes everyone has a great Friday.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I can't believe it!!!

Terry and I decided that we both were starting to look unhealthy and chubby! So 2 weeks ago we started this dieting/toning process which for me seems to be working... Anyways Terry and I decided that it would be best to cut out cokes and sugary drinks completely ( Terry isn't doing as great, but he has definately cut back), lessin the eating out (which works for two people with no money! lol!), cutting back on how much we eat in general (trying to eat more veggies and fruits instead of snackin on cookies and sweets) and exercising (we figured it probably would be a good idea in considering we are paying for it on a monthly basis and haven't been in about 6+ months). Well anyways needless to say I started out 2 weeks ago at 145 and now I weigh 138. Yay for me, I lost 7 pounds!!!! I don't know if Terry wants me to put his weight on my blog so I won't but he has lost a couple of pounds from cutting out the cokes and sweets! I am super excited. My goal is to get back to 125 and to loose some inches off my waist and thighs by the end of May! I am very confident that I can do this.

So today the schools were out for Martin Luther King Day, which was great because I was able to come home and rest after a long day at work. By long I mean working from 8:30-6 with eight 3 year olds. It was fun and I truly enjoyed it because I liked being able to interact with the kids (working with infants the isn't so much interaction.) We had tons of fun we played dress up and kitchen in the centers and I even got in the floor and played with the trucks and cars. Later on when we were just calming down for the day we played with play dough and then watched Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was GREAT. I am so thankful for my job and my wonderful boss who tries her hardest to give me the hours I need each week! More than anything I want to thank God for all the blessings that he has given me today. What a wondrous God I serve!

Friday, January 15, 2010

What an exhausting week!

So to start off, I would just like to say that my week has been filled with exhaustion. Needless to say, Terry and I started working out at ATC fitness again at least 3 times a week. I cannot begin to describe how out of shape we both are!...LOL Terry heard from this guy (that goes to our church) about the exercise program called P90X...Well Terry did it Wednesday morning and later that night ran 3 miles at the gym...umm yeah, he is SUPER sore! Also during this week I began school at NWCC. I have classes Monday- Thursday in the evening. I really like my teachers so far. The only one that i am not sure of is my British Lit II teacher... He is interesting, but at the same time I know I don't care to much for English so depending upon the way he teaches and his tests go will affect my grades! Well back to working pretty much full-time. I am so thankful for my boss she has been very understanding and has done everything she could to accomodate what I need...Anyways I know this isn't the longest blog, but unfortunately I have to get back to life and go to work...Hope everyone has an amazing day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A planned life that changed!

Ok.Ok... I know it has been awhile since my last post, and there have certainly been a lot of things going on. Since my last post Terry and I have enjoyed celebrating being together for 5 years, Thanksgiving with both sides, Christmas with both sides, and of course New Years!... anyways So yeah, love the holidays, but extremely happy that the madness has come and gone. Well lets see... Terry and I made it through our first semester of Ole Miss, which was extremely tough! Notice that I put Made it through in bold... This semester God has really been dealing with things in Terry's and my life... We have found through tons of prayer that Accounting and Pharmacy are not what he wants us to do and he has most definately made that clear... We both have never been so focused on school as we have this semester...Ole Miss in general is tough, but the more effort we put into studying the more God shut the door! Let's just say this semester has been extremely emotional. But Terry and I have faith that God will see us through... So far through prayer, lots of prayer we believe that God is moving Terry in the direction of Forensic Laboratory Science and youth worship leading and as for me God has moved me in the direction of teaching so this semester i will be finishing up my Associates degree at NWCC in Accounting and will be working on an Elementary Ed. Degree... Where this will lead we don't know, but we do know that we are putting God first and having complete faith that he will most definately see us through. There have been so many changes going on in our lives that I am not sure where to begin. I guess I could start with the whole marriage thing... I am excited to say that Terry and I have come up with a date for our wedding and we promise that everyone will know soon! We just want to be sure before we get anyones hopes up! And most importantly discuss this with both sets of parents first. So yeah the plans Terry and I thought we had obviously weren't in the will of God! If you do read this blog, I ask that you please keep Terry and I in your prayers. We would most definately appreciate it!