What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Supah Bowl Pahty

I cannot claim to know much, if anything, about the super bowl or football in general, but I do enjoy a party. So, when the chance to hold or attend a super bowl party comes once a year, I take advantage of it! This year, we held one at our house.
Kayla Kay (ie- our own Rachel Ray) making her delicious pizza!
The Cookie Snatchers!!
Hmmm...looks like CJ got right in the heat of the intense nerf battle!
Future buddies, Marshall and Bryce!

The guys sat in the living room and watched the game,

(The Nursing Corner)
while we womenfolk sat on the kitchen floor and chatted.

This hat got around!

Mom and Dad decided to feed each other cake- Ali's wedding got to their head a bit!

And no party is complete without a photobooth session!
When it comes to football, I don't mind as long as it involves a partay!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Steady and Unceasing Wind

Life. New beginnings. Entries into the world. Longing. Heartbreak. Fresh adventures. Perplexities. Trials. New relationships. Old relationships taking on different meanings. Ideas.

As long as I can remember my life has remained relatively the same. Small events have happened, but never seemed to interrupt the flow of life for me. I can count on one hand the biggest occasions of my existence. At times it seems to me as though the lives of the people around me change and I am a mere spectator effected in very little degrees. Would I have it otherwise? Sometimes I think so.
Then it occurs to me that there is a change happening in my own life. It is the steady and gradual change that effects my entire existence. The change that is taking place in my heart.

We often fear change. Sometimes we welcome it as an old friend or an exciting adventure. Whatever the change and wherever the change, whether it is directly ours or someone else's, we must embrace it, so long as it is of the Lord. Knowing that in each change, drastic or small, God is seeking to mold us into a greater example of Jesus.
With this in mind, would I seek to stop the change around me or order and direct it to suit my own pleasure? 
I think not.

Friday, February 19, 2010


..... Happy Birthday Ruthie!
We were privileged to host Ruthie's birthday mystery ride at our house. It was a lot of fun!
A looovely candlelight dinner.
Lovely, sweet Amanda and wonderful Beth in the candlelight!
We snuck in the other room to light Ruthie's birthday death-by-chocolate. We got them all lit and then Amanda laughed and blew some of them out!! It was so funny! Ruthie enjoyed her 20th birthday delicacy and we did too! We had a good evening of fellowship and I'm thankful for such a great friend like Ruthie!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Josiah James

Words that melt a girl's heart:

"Miss Amanda, I love you!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Blog

Ali's wedding went off smashingly! She was gorgeous and the ceremony was filled with God-honoring content. The little boys all looked adorable in their matching newsies hats! I'll post some photos soon, although my camera had a smudge on it so most of the photos are blurry! : ( Keep checking Lori's blog, because her photos will be so much nicer! Rhonda and Tasha were the official photographers, so they may also post some photos.

Kayla, Mom and I had the privilege of making the cake for Ali's wedding. We each took part in some aspect of it's creation and, apart from a carrot cake crash, had little trouble. We found that we worked well together and have decided to go into the business of cake decorating! So, that being said, I would like to introduce you to a new blog....

Icing on the Cake

We'll be posting photos of cakes we've done or are working on, prices, ideas, recommendations, events, ect. We are hoping to provide people with cakes for all occasions- weddings, birthday parties, showers, anniversaries and more. So take a look at the new sight and let us know what you think!

Monday, February 1, 2010

In Just 6 Days.....

......there will be a new Mrs. Severy!!