Friday, June 1, 2012

A New Month a New Start...

 So if you've been here before you've probably wondered if I have dropped off the face of the earth as I suddenly stopped posting about a month ago.  I can't say I have any great reasons as to why other than I got busy and needed to take a break from the blog to re-prioritize things. I have been itching to get back to writing though and plan to do so more frequently now. Here is a few updates about what I have been up to...
  • I started a Good Morning Girls group with four other women. We are reading through Proverbs 31 as well as other applicable verses. It has been very good for me to get on a better bible reading routine and I have loved learning about how to be a more Godly women and wife. I posted a while back about trying to meet with someone from my church to get word out about starting more groups. This did not happen due to schedule conflicts, but I am praying about the opportunity to do this before the next session of groups starts later this year.  
  • My husband was able to take a little time off of work and we spent some much needed time together going on some fun dates. One day we went to a mini-golf/arcade place then out to dinner at Culver's for burgers and fries, they also have really yummy root beer. One of the awesome things about this date was that we had coupons that saved us about half off of everything. Then the next day we went to the zoo. We've also been trying to be more intentional about doing things together. A couple of examples are that we started to read The Five Love Languages book and recently started putting puzzles together.
  • For the first time since living here, I was able to decorate my small deck outside! We purchased a gas grill, some flowers and two rectangular shaped planters that I made an herb garden with. We already had a table and two chairs, but I love how nice and cozy it looks now! I'm hoping to get one more small flower plant to put on the table in a cute little striped red pot that I have and it will be complete.
  • I have also been spending time trying to find more recipes to add to my collection and hope to start sharing some with you here on the blog! I'll be posting my first one soon, it's a yummy meatless lasagna that I made for dinner a couple of days ago, so stay tuned for that!
I'll leave you with my new memory verse that I picked from my quiet times this week:
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men." Colossians  3:23 

          Ashley :-)

ps: If you like the picture above, go check out the crosscards website. They always have great desktop wallpapers and come out with new ones each month. I put that one on my computer earlier this morning. You will also find e-cards there. I like to use these to send notes to my husband while he is at work.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so loving the study too..(Proverbs 31)
    And your memory verse is my favorite this week:)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!