Sunday, December 26

very Merry

Unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. 

I hope you had a very, very Merry Christmas. 

Monday, November 29

same kind of different as me

This book has totally changed my way of looking at life. At love. At grace. At discipleship.
If you need a good book to cuddle up with this winter, or over the break, I highly recommend it. It takes a few chapters to get into, and then it takes off and you can't put it down.  
Its so good I might read it again, and that is saying something!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 28


Heavenly Father.
precious friends.
the clarks.
sonicare toothbrush.
hallie mae.
downy april fresh.
text messages.
google reader.
nalgene waterbottles.
paint brushes.
layered outfits.
apple products.
my nook.
God's perfect timing.
alarm clocks.
fluffy bed.
gulley park.
5AM workouts.
rosebud salve.
layered necklaces.
bible study.
gossip girl.
red wine.
little kids.

Just to name of few of the things I am truly thankful for...
I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 11

Where I spend my weekdays

Our office has officially/smoothly moved locations. The new office is almost doubled in size from the old one and is pretty much like DisneyWorld, but in the dentistry form.. 

This is Mr. Elephant that is crashing out the side of the exterior of the building...
The waiting area...

The XBox "grill" in the waiting room...

The PSPs and Razorback treehouse..

The fish tank in the middle of the waiting room..

The movie theater... 

The front desk...

Kind of hard to believe, huh? Crazy cool and you should see the kids.. they L-O-V-E it! What kid wouldn't want to come to the dentist? The clinic part is pretty awesome too, but I failed on taking pics of it.. 

Just thought I would share one of the many wonderful changes going on in my world. 
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 10

Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 25


Three in the morning,
And I'm still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I'd say,
If we were face to face,
I'd tell you just what you mean to me,
I'd tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I've already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say

I could say so much about this song. I could take this song and put it in different applications of my life and in others. I think the perspective I love the most that I get out of it is TO BE STRONG. God's plan is being revealed each day. No matter if it feels like it is or not. No matter how long, or how often we pray. He listens every time. This song reminds us to not live in fear. To forgive and forget. To move on. To find the peace, comfort and strength in the Father. How uplifting is that? And how truthful?

We all have our stories and hardships that we have been through. We have all seen how the prayers are always answered rather in our own life, or in someone else's. If your stories are similar to mine, then I think you would agree that patience is the key. And yes it is hard. So hard to wait and to listen. But how much is it worth when we see the plan unfold? When we see the pieces begin to fit together and we have the "I get it" moment. It's an indescribable feeling when you overcome something so difficult (small too) and you can finally sit back and praise Jesus that it happened. Something that was once considered so terrible (or stressful), suddenly becomes the biggest blessing. How lucky we are to have such a Father that protects us and continues to love us NO MATTER WHAT. He's got His hand on us. Don't give up hope.

Sorry it's been a month since you've heard from me! Life is SO fun and SO wonderful right now. I'll blog about it soon : )
Take care!

Monday, September 13

"I" in the middle

I'll admit, yesterday was one of those Sundays when I sat in church thinking, "What is he talking about.." "I am not really following what he is saying.. and where are we headed with this..." Maybe I am the only one that does this, it doesn't happen often, but yesterday was one of those days. After really trying to pay attention to the sermon I walked away at the very end with a crystal clear message. One of the very last things the preacher said was this..

"We have to remember that when dealing with 'sin'.. it can't be spelled without the "I" in the middle."

How simple is that? Sin is always performed out of the desires of your own individual mind. Total self interest. No matter how wrong. It comes down to a solo decision. The "I" is in the middle, the one in control of sinful actions. 

God is so faithful. 
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, July 25

be still

"I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
 and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground 
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord."
Psalm 40: 1-3

Often times blessings cannot be received unless we go through the trial of waiting. 
Be still my friend, God's plan and timing is the most PERFECT. 
Believe that. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! 

Tuesday, June 29

kids are funny

Kids are a huge part of my life and they hold a very deep and special place in my heart. Nothing makes me happier then when an innocent little one says something that makes me smile, or literally laugh out loud. And yes, of course, I love the embarrassing moments when they have no idea someone is listening to them, or the moments I like to call "innocent moments." With my job I am very fortunate to work with kids all day long. I am thankful to have to have a lot of "down time" while waiting on the doctor, so conversation is usually very interesting.. to say the least!

Here are some stories from here lately:

{10 year old boy}
Boy: Today is my Dad's birthday... Hey Dad, how old are you again?
Dad: 42
Boy: And how old is mom again?
Dad: 30
Boy: Wait!! So you are telling me mom is like.... um... 12 years younger than you..
--Dad smirked.
Boy: Isn't that like how old Jack is? (his older brother) Thats like his whole life in years.. the difference between you and mom.

I wanted to laugh out loud so hard.. Thank you school for teaching children to do math! I loved it!

{ 6 year old boy today with a lisp and freckles (SO funny!) }
As I am looking into his mouth I say, "Oh Jack, you have lost 2 teeth and I see some permanent teeth coming in already!"
Boy: Yep! I got to brush those extra good and have respect for them because we will be together for forever!

I lost it. I told the dentist when he came by and we both laughed so hard! Great way to put it!

He also told me after treatment was over..
"Hey.. I've been thinkin.. Was that doctor dude using a jig-saw on my tooth?.. because that is what it sure sounded like to me!.. but ya know what?.. I don't even care, he could if he wanted to.. I didn't feel a thing! AND!! As long as I can lay here and watch this movie, you guys can do whatever you need to next time.. but not today, because I gotta get out of here. Mom promised me an ice cream cone"

Ha!! What a mess! He talked my ear off!
He told me all about his bike wreck and getting gas in his eye.. and all his emergency room visits. Mom said he was in the ER SIX times before he turned 5! I believe it!

{ 4 year old little girl}
ME: Katie how did your teeth heal up that we had to pull last time you came to see us? Did the tooth fairy visit you?
GIRL: Their fine... they don't hurt anymore. But ya know what? That tooth fairy must be a boy or something, it has no sense of style!
As I laugh, "Do what? No style!?"
GIRL: Well, the tooth fairy gave me these capri pants that were so ugly.-- I don't think I'll leave my teeth out next time for the tooth fairy.
MOM: Remember honey, I told you the tooth fairy probably gave all their money to other kids, and they wanted to leave you something and that is all they had!

Sunday, June 27


Sunday, June 20

Dad of 3 daughters

"You know you live in a house full of women when you find yourself referring your 'boxers' to 'panties' "
-Ken Posey

Happy Father's Day to the best dad of 3 daughters!!
We love you

Wednesday, June 16

Just an afternoon thought..

With God on our side, we can expect the best. We can do this because our hope is in the Lord. He is the best, and he gives the best. The virtue of hope is defined as an expectation with confidence. God is on our side.

Just thought I would share that with you today;
I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 15

be you

Thursday, June 10

The path that runs from the dream to the achievement is paved with commitment, every inch of the way.

Monday, June 7

my life in a Top10 list

10. My youngest sister graduated from high school. (makes me so sad, totally weird)

9. I saw Sex and the City 2 with a group of close friends at midnight on the day it came out. (quickly realized I'm too old to do that, or maybe I was just really disappointed)

8. I could put a straw in a whole bottle of Simply Raspberry lemonade. And drink it all in one sitting. (summer obsession. You must try.)

7. I am back on my running kick. (with new shoes too!)

6. I jumped on the Words with Friends train. (yes, I get the obsession)

5. I am still watching all the kids on a regular basis. (That will never change)

4. The week before Memorial weekend, and also Memorial weekend, was the best week and weekend I have had in I can't even tell you how long. (You may smile from ear to ear)

3. This past weekend I went to Dallas to see my cousin. Had an awesome time. (great food and shopping)

2. Summer hours started today at work. 6:45AM-3 everyday until August. Yes, even Fridays. (hello coffee)

 God listens. He answers prayers. He is faithful and true. He changes hearts. He loves us. His plan is most perfect. I promise promise promise He is listening. Do not give up. Pray. Hold your head high. He is in control. Trust that. Smile.

See why I haven't been around for the past two months? There isn't much to blog about. Boring, I know.  I still love being entertained with all of your posts though!

#1 is very true and holds a whole whole lot of meaning and change going on in my life. I do not mean it vague like the others. Its been my focus. My eye open. My love and my motivation. 

Hang in there! : )
Happy June!! 
(ARE YOU KIDDING! We are 1/2 way through 2010!)

Monday, April 26

help a town out..

So.. I have been getting emails, have seen Facebook and Twitter postings, and have heard through the grapevine about this exciting news going on in NWA right now.

A couple from NWA is in the TOP TEN running (nation wide) to win a TCBY franchise to put in the area.

They need our help.
Even if you don't live in NWA. Or Arkansas. It doesn't matter where you live.
Will you be so kind to help?

The voting is now open!

Step 2: Forward This Info to All Your Friends

Step 3: Post This Message on Your Facebook Wall/Twitter Account

It is super easy and takes 2 seconds!

Thank you!!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 10


If you know me at all, you know one thing.

I HATE frogs.

I hate everything about them. They hop. They make annoying sounds. They are slimy. They are ugly. They hide. They come out of no where. Their unpredictable. Their pointless. They creep me out. Make me scream. Run far far away. They make me walk outside in the summer with a light (usually my phone) to the ground so I can see if one is in my way.

Sick. Sick. Sick.

All I have to say is why in the WORLD would my most favorite store in the entire world carry this? Why would they think this is cute? Why would someone buy this?

Sorry Anthro, but you just totally creeped me out. Completely. I think this marks the very first time we have ever disagreed on an article of clothing.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Today has been the first day in 3 weeks that I have not had to be somewhere or had anything to do. Its been wonderful. So very thankful!

Thank you Mrs. Jones for helping me with my pictures, you are a true lifesaver!

Wednesday, April 7

well.. hello!!!!!!

Panic mode. Is blogger upset with me because I haven't blogged in almost a month.. and as a result they took my picture uploading away???

I had nothing to blog about 2 minutes ago. I was just going to show you a cute little picture and tell you life is grand.. but WOAH... not so much anymore. What is going on? Someone please help.

Yes, I am back from Canada. Yes, life is beyond crazy. Yes, Easter was perfect. Yes, the kids are precious. Yes, work is.. (another word for "busy").... ok, crazy.. but I love it still. Yes, my friends are still dear to my heart. 

I hope your life is wonderful as well! 

Someone please help, you know I can't blog under conditions like this... 

Friday, March 19

see ya AR

ski stuff. warm clothes. several books. gloves. layers. uggs. scarf. big sweatshirts.
all zipped up and ready for a plane ride.

computer. cell phone. twitter. facebook. blogs. text messages.
all put on the back burner for 10 days.

see ya arkansas (and technology), hello canada!

talk to you soon!

Monday, March 15


Sunday, March 14

just short of a month

I'm 10 short days away from it being a month since you last heard from me. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry that really all I have to report to you is a bunch of rambles. Life lately has consisted of very very few things, but a lot, a lot of it on repeat.

Work. I wake up at 6:15, take a shower, throw on scrubs, grab my water bottle, drive to work, work, lunch break, back to work, home, dinner, shower, and bed. Repeat. Monday through Thursday. That is my life. I honestly love doing what I am doing. Working with kids and working with their teeth. Its the best of both my worlds. Finding life outside of work has been alittle rough just because I feel like a 82 year old lady when I get home and I really don't want to do anything but crawl in my big fluffy bed. Boring, I know. But its getting better. The sleep schedule is adjusting. My after work activities consist of more kids (duh), my bestest of friend, sometimes a Target trip, a boy.. yes, a boy, and anything else that I might need to do, get, or see.

Life is wonderful and I have nothing to be negative about. I do think about my blog through out some days in wonder of what I could share with you guys.. as you can tell.. you aren't missing out on much. And to be really honest, there are some days that my computer doesn't get turned on. Whoever would have thought I would say such a thing?

Other exciting things to share....
I am leaving for Canada in 4 days..
Easter time.. AKA Cadbury egg season, Mini Eggs.. the ones like M&Ms.. not those big things.. (best time of the year!!!)
I really really want a Nook
I am thankful for this extra hour we started today, so it wont get so dark so fast!
Two of my most favorite people from Little Rock came up last weekend.
I am ready for summer.
Kirsten and I have been walking A LOT and I love that special little time together.
I saw my cousin tonight for the first time since Christmas (SO SAD!)
God continues to be too good to me.
There is a boy in my life..

Goodnight friends! Sorry for being a stranger! I miss doing this, I really do.

Tuesday, February 23


"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone O Lord, make me dwell in safety." 
Psalm 4:8

I needed this today. Really, these past few weeks. With my new job, adjusting to new schedules, and just everyday life, it is comforting to turn to a verse like this. 

The Lord is our comfort. He is our place of rest and protection. When life seems crazy, or even in repetitive motion, we turn to Him. He is the author of our life, the protector of our heart, the lover of our soul, and soother of our minds. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, February 22


Or my scrubs to work.. whichever!! I'm not scared to do either.. in fact I love those "silly shoes," as Cooper calls them! He just got a blue pair!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 21

fingers crossed

What an exciting weekend!!

Friday night was nothing short of wonderful!!! I can promise you that.

Saturday I watched the olympics and had delightful dinner with Kirsten. It has become quite the weekend tradition to eat mexican food while sharing latest developments and laughs. I love my dearest friend.

Today I watched the kids. We watched UP and went to get ice cream at Maggie Moos. All in the dreary/lazy rainy weather.

Life is wonderful.. and I can't wait to share more about it! Keep your fingers crossed.

God is faithful. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, February 19

your today

If you trust God for your eternity, you can trust Him for your today.
I rest in that trust today.

Happy weekend!!

Thursday, February 18


Today is my Friday!!!! 
Work/ today was great! 
BUT best of all, its 55 degrees outside and so sunny!! 

Thank you, Thursday!!

Wednesday, February 17

remember to

Monday, February 15

Don't mind me while I brag.. Part 2

As I mentioned last week, my youngest sister was on Fayetteville High School's Colors Day court last Friday night. Here are a few pictures Kirsten took of my gorgeous sister Alex and my family..

We are so proud of you AlPal and love you so much!!!

 As for this weekend.. I had a great one! I spent the weekend with great friends, my family, lots of little kids, and had a the best Valentines Day I have had in about 4 years!! 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a very special Valentines Day! 
God is good.. all the time!

Sunday, February 14

happy 2.14.10

Thursday, February 11

Voice of Truth

by Casting Crowns

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

How awesome? How truthful? How refreshing? How powerful? HOW WONDERFUL, is this song?
 Its my current "on repeat" song. I love it! 

Listen to it here

Our Father is with us! He works in us! He battles the enemy that tries and tempts us. We CAN NOT do anything without our Savior. He reminds us that in everything, "Do NOT be afraid, for I am with you!" 


For yesterday! My heart was smiling from side to side yesterday when crawled into bed and read all your sweet comments, and to check out your wonderful blogs! You truly made my day, and I can't thank you enough! 
You are wonderful, don't ever forget it!!