Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This is what I'm craving today... anyone know where I can buy some!??

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Deals and Cravings...

So I have yet to mention our latest "baby stuff" deal! Keith and I purchased a brand new glider and ottoman set from a lady we met off of craigslist. She had noticed a small defect in the back of the seat cushion, and Target agreed to replace her chair but did not ask for the damaged one in return! She had not even set up the chair, it was still in the box! So she decided to sell it on craigslist for 40% off of the original cost. cHA-cHinG! It is a beautiful chair and an easy decision for us. Keith and I both got to try out her replacement chair, and she even had a Boppy that I could try out and make sure that the chair was roomy enough for me and Jack. She had the most adorable 3 month old... so much personality!! She also sold me 3 maternity tops for a real cheap price... yet another blessing!

When Keith and I got home we immediately set the chair up, and in trying it out...

Keith FELL ASLEEP!! Yes, I couldn't believe it... He was in the chair maybe 5 minutes and he was O-U-T! I couldn't help but take a picture... I have a feeling that this will be a common occurrence, for both of us, in the next few months.

Last night I made a really good 'Shortcut Chicken Cordon Blue' that was served over egg noodles. It was quick, easy, and GOOD! But after dinner I decided I wanted something sweet. I pulled out the vanilla ice cream, and in reaching in the cabinet for some peanuts to sprinkle on top I saw something that looked SO appetizing!! There were some chips in there! Sour Cream and Onion!! If you know me, then you know love chips... any kind; chips and salsa, chips and dip, chips chips chips... So of course I had to pull them out and eat a few before eating my ice cream... The thought of this make Keith quite queasy.. What's wrong with Sourcream chips and Icecream?? It tasted good to me!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Wow! Another great happening to add to 2008! My brother Jonathan and his girlfriend Telica are engaged! God bless them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Get behind me Satan!

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful!!

Things are going so good lately, so of course as in many Christian lives, crazy things have been starting to happen. Some of them little things, "hurt feelings" and little fights being picked... And some of them are larger; issues that haven't poked their evil heads in MONTHS are now are suddenly reappearing.

The only thing I can think is that "something" is trying to pull the Fire and Inspiration away from me that has been so strong lately! All I can say is "GET BEHIND ME" cause I have stuff to do and I'm not letting any of this cause me to waver or fall.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Like father, like son...

Meek Update!

I got an update on Meek today! I miss that little guy... I'm so glad he is so happy! (and as Keith pointed out, he looks as ornery as ever!)

Hi! How are you?Meek is doing absolutely wonderful...he's really coming around to the kids. He gets out of his cage everyday and runs around the classroom (and sometimes into the hallway, but he turns around immediately and comes back into the room..haha) in his ball. The kids love him and he lets them pet him and they LOVE to feed him from their hand. They are so good to him and always make sure he's taken care of. :) I am attaching a few pics of him that I have on this computer at home and hopefully will be able to send you more later. Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for keeping in touch and checking on him...again anytime you guys want anything in order to stay updated on him let me know. Thanks,Ashley

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


TO GLORIFY GOD! That's is the "why" in "why we exist". Yesterday was an amazing day, and besides the news of our son, Keith and I had a wonderful evening of fellowship and "refreshment" as we met with Gramma S. online for the first of our "Tuesday Night Studies." Keith and I have been wanting to find time during the week to be refreshed and re-inspired as we are every Sunday morning. Keith asked my mom to join us in an online video/audio conference as we watch the previous Sunday messages and then discuss them. Last night was our first try, and besides some small technical difficulties, it ended up being really fun!! We actually decided to start at the beginning of the current series "Dangerous Ideas: that changed the world". The first comment made was "Dangerous Ideas! Sounds just like Obama!" I have to say that in a way there was some truth to that, but I took something different from the message this time around, as God spoke to me and comforted me throughout the events that followed later in the evening.

The message was about our purpose; to Glorify GOD. God has provided us EVERYTHING we need to glorify Him. The moment we are born we have what we need. We don't need to be anywhere financially, emotionally, or physically. We simply have to believe in Him. That is what brings him Glory! He doesn't ask anything else but our belief! Wow, to think that I am HIS inheritance AS IS! Just knowing that He values me as His inheritance makes me want to work and work to glorify Him, but to then know that I don't even have to work; just believe!

After the election last night, I can't say that I was that excited. I probably said a few things during the acceptance speech and made a few comments about the others there cheering as if it was a sporting event. But then I realized that there IS excitement in what has taken place! Throughout my life I have found the most exciting moments are when I put full faith in Christ to take care of my day. Just as I always think I have things figured out and have them my way, God will flip things around and they will turn out even better to His glory! As I think about the election, I know that God has planned this for our country at this moment. Whether I think it's the right choice or not, God has it all under control. And if the "why" of my existance is to glorify Him by BELIEVING, then that is all I want to do! Believe that He is taking care of me, taking care of our country, and that He will flip things around so that they will turn out even better to His glory! I have heard comments about "My vote doesn't matter, so I'm not voting anymore..." but what fools are we to think our vote ever mattered in the first place? I vote to show how I care and because it is my responsibility to be a part of this nation. But to think that little 'ole ME has any effect on ANYTHING is just foolish. GOD knew the results of this election before the beginning of time. As well, He knew all of the evil kings that would rule throughout the Bible and did they lead to destruction in some cases? SURE! But in the end is it all for good, and for His Glory? OF COURSE!!

So I'm not scared, I will glorify God by believeing and trusting in Him. Knowing that He has our country right where He wants it, and as His child I am safe in His arms. This is the fun part, waiting to see what will happen next. Knowing it's NOT in MY control. Thank you LORD for a wonderful day yesterday, and a new challenge to love and accept Your choices during my lifetime.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

HALLOWEEEEEEN and my precious baby boy!

I wanted to post a few pictures from Halloween, but first I must announce the knowledge of our beautiful baby boy!! Jack Raymond Brawner was nice enough to spread his legs today, and will be the first Brawner boy in 30 years!! Keith and I are ecstatic! Weighing in at approximately 1 pound, Jack Brawner will keep his original due date of March 15th, 2009. We are now even more eagerly awaiting his arival! Here are some pictures of Momma B and uh... I don't really know whatcha call him...

We took Keith's cousin Cody trick-or-treating. It was a blast! I can't wait to take little Jack!!