Sunday, September 27, 2009


The first 10 seconds of this video just warm my heart!!! I love my nephew Landon!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

How I Relate

Kyle and I have a leadership conference call on Monday mornings. I always put on a fresh cup of coffee, grab a note pad and pen, and get settled at my desk to take notes and learn. Last Monday a fellow FHTMer and friend Scott Aguilar was on the call and he said something that made things completely click for me. He said that when you own your own business you must be able to set the pace. He told each of us on the call to relate our month to running a mile. Week one (lap one): start out strong, be consistent, diligent, do not let yourself be distracted from your goal. Week two (lap two): keep it up, breathe, do not let up, keep your goal in mind. Week three (lap three): keep it up, breathe, do not let up, keep your goal in mind. Week four (lap four): GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT! EVERYTHING THAT IS LEFT. After hearing this Kyle and I made the decision to give the last 9 days of this month every thing we got.
So, On Thursday we left from Austin in route to Lubbock, Texas to help a few of our new teammates there. By the time we were in Eden we realized that if we continued on without a break we would arrive in Lubbock by 2:30 and our meeting did not start until 7 (at least we knew we would be on time). With that we decided to make a pit stop in Roscoe, TX home of the fightin' Plowboys and Mammie and Snowflake Ratliff (my grandparents on my dads side). They were thrilled with the surprise and we enjoyed a Dr. Pepper and a great break that afternoon and arrived in Lubbock with time for dinner and our meeting. We had one new person join our team and had a great training. People in Lubbock like getting paid to talk on their phones, watch TV, travel, etc too :)

When we were finished in Lubbock we decided to drive to San Angelo to visit my sister, Landon, and Lance. We arrived in Angelo at 1:30 in the morning and woke up at 7:00 AM to watch Landon all day. We had a blast with him:photo.php.jpg



We left San Angelo at 6:00 PM on Friday night to head to San Antonio (3 hours away) to help some of our Air Force guys show their friends how they can save money on their bills when they got off work at 10. We had another person join our team in San Antonio. We were back in Austin by 2:00 AM.

Saturday morning we had a training in the Cabela's conference room from 10-2 where 2 more people joined the team, we had lunch with our brother-in-law Kane, slept, ate dinner, watched Grey's, and now I can't sleep because I'm tired (okay maybe delirious).

Tomorrow I leave for Richmond, TX to see my mom.

Monday morning I have a training in Vidor, TX, lunch in Winnie, TX, and a 730 meeting in Beaumont, TX. I will sleep at my moms in Richmond that night and then head to College Station to help my Aggie team on Tuesday night.

What I'm saying is that we are giving it all weve got. I am thrilled to be a part of FHTM and helping people save money on things they are already doing is a blessing. I am blessed that I get to work with my husband and that through our long trips around Texas our love for one another and the Lord has grown. We have miles and miles to dream together, sing, laugh, praise (sing at the top of our lungs), and encourage. We ask that you please pray for our travels and that we not take this for granted! Thank you for your support and for following me through my days. I appreciate each of you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (One Year Away)

This home is in the Bridges of Bear Creek. We walked through. I'm. In. Love. and my "WHY" just got bigger :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Have a Little Faith...

I got to see the movie "Love Happens" tonight last minute with my friend Lori. It was not what I expected at all but exactly what I needed to see. We should all be reminded of its message from time to time. I dedicate this song to my husband. He touches my heart like no one has ever done before. We have come a long way and I'm thankful for his faith in me and our love. Thank you Lord for a man after your own heart.

When the road gets dark
And you can no longer see
Just let my love throw a spark
And have a little faith in me

And when the tears you cry
Are all you can believe
Just give these loving arms a try
And have a little faith in me

Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me

When your secret heart
Cannot speak so easily
Come here darlin
From a whisper start
To have a little faith in me

And when your backs against the wall
Just turn around and you will see
I will catch, I will catch your fall baby
Just have a little faith in me


Sung over fade:
Well, Ive been loving you for such a long time girl
Expecting nothing in return
Just for you to have a little faith in me
You see time, time is our friend
cause for us there is no end
And all you gotta do is have a little faith in me
I said I will hold you up, I will hold you up
Your love gives me strength enough
So have a little faith in me

Friday, September 18, 2009


My friend Jenny H "liked" this room on facebook and I agree!!!! LOVE IT! Look at that chandelier on the right side of the picture! I have no idea who's room this is but I want one just like it! THANKS!!!!!

The Stand

Hillsong United

You stood before creation Eternity within Your hand You spoke the earth into motion My soul now to stand  You stood before my failure Carried the Cross for my shame My sin weighed upon Your shoulders My soul now to stand  So what can I say What can I do But offer this heart O God Completely to You  So I'll walk upon salvation Your Spirit alive in me This life to declare Your promise My soul now to stand  So what can I say What can I do But offer this heart O God Completely to You  So I’ll stand With arms high and heart abandoned In awe of the One who gave it all  So I’ll stand My soul Lord to You surrendered All I am is Yours

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stop This Train

In my quiet times I am realizing more and more that I need to live more in the moment. I don't need to hope for tomorrow or think on all of the yesterdays or what ifs. I need to be content in every moment of every day. My prayer is that I will strive for the moment and seize it. Carpe Diem.

John Mayer
No, I'm not colorblind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind
But I just can't sleep on this tonight

Stop this train
I wanna get off
And go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But honestly, won't someone stop this train?

Don't know how else to say it
Don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I wanna get off
And go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But honestly, won't someone stop this train?

So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game
To find a way to say that life has just begun

Had a talk with my old man
Said "help me understand"
He said "turn sixty-eight
You renegotiate"

"Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
And don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we'll never stop this train"

Once in awhile, when it's good
It'll feel like it should
And they're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
Till you cry 
when you're driving away in the dark

Stop this train
I wanna get off
And go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can
Cause now I see I'll never stop this train

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fab Five

I love the following 5 books and think you will too:
In no particular order

The Search for Significance helped me process who I am and who I need to become by putting the Lord first. I think everyone should probably read through this book once a year :) The author urges us to enjoy the moment we are in. My friend Christina reminded me about this book and I'm so glad!!!
Three Weeks with my Brother is a true story written by Nicholas Sparks that is an easy read and exciting. That man has had an unbelievable life.
Safe People is tough to read. I am now on chapter 3 and finding out that I am unsafe in some ways and so are some of the people around me. I must search my heart and soul (or better yet allow the Lord to search my heart and change me) so that I can first become the person that I need to be. A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!!!!
I lost over 10 pounds following The Eat Clean Diet in the fall of 2007. I'm back to it and have now lost 6 pounds. The hardest part is the coffee thing...I'm not supposed to use creamer. I feel much stronger and lighter from eating this way and there is even a recipe for "clean" cookies!
You all know what The Runner's Handbook has done for me. I'm back to the pages in this book for yet another fall running season. My first race is about 5 weeks away! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yes You Have!!!!!

Leeland: Yes You Have!

Every tree and every stone
Every rushing wind that moans
They sing Your praise
My God, they sing Your praise
Every star and open sky
Tell of Your glory divine
They shout Your praise
They shout Your praise, yeah

You've stolen my heart
Yes, You have!
You've stolen my heart
Yes, You have!
You've wiped away the stains
And broke away the chains
Yes, You have!!

With Your love You set me free
Three nails gave me liberty
So I'll sing Your praise
My God, I'll sing Your praise
Oh, with Your love
You forgave my sin
Forgot my past
And brought me back again
So I'll sing Your praise
I'll sing Your praise, yeah

If I ascend into the sky
Or hide behind the night
I can not run 
Your love is chasing me
If I fall into the sea
Your hand will rescue me
No one will take Your place

This is all for You
Yes, this is all for You
You're the King of the world
You're the King of the world