Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunch Dates

The thing I love most about summer vacations... lunch dates and time spent with sweet friends!   It is just such a wonderful time to catch up with sweet friends and not be rushed!  It makes my soul happy.  Today's lunch date was to meet my bestie Laura (from work) and her two adorable kiddos.  We chose La Hacienda... what could be better - a little Mexican food, the Texas heat and fabulous conversation! It was hot out, but it was nice to catch up and let her kids run around a play.  Time spent with this sweet friend is like music to my soul.  She is such a blessing to my life and I am so blessed to get to work with her everyday.  Whenever we are together there is always so much to fill each other in on, and the conversation is never dull... she always has me laughing! Just so grateful for her today and the lunch dates that seem to be turning into regular get togethers every week! Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a Godly and loving lady in my life!
Oh and I had great intentions to get a picture today until her sweet baby girl hit her head on the outdoor play area... Next time, because there will be many more outings together before we head back to school! Love you sweet sweet friend!

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."

Haha. This quote made me Laugh so hard.  Whenever Laura is around I know her sweet company and chocolate can fix absolutely anything! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our Lake Adventure

Going to the lake with my hubby and friends makes my soul happy.  Literally, I think I could spend days on end in a boat riding around the lake soaking up the sun (minus the sunburn that always comes with too much sun)!!  LAKE LBJ was a blast for the weekend.  What could be better than riding around on the lake with people you love, blaring good music and having the time of your life?!  Ab.so.lu.te.ly NOTHING! We are so grateful for sweet friends who invited us to their family lake house just to hang out and relax.  This weekend we did a lot of... laughing, telling funny stories, taking lots of pictures (Karlie our sweet friend and amazing photographer was always behind the camera), soaking up a lot of sun (I managed to not get sunburned but Reagan did... not sure how that happened!), and making lots of sweet memories.  Probably the best part of the weekend was being surrounded by great friends... time spent with people you love is priceless!

The best part of the weekend:

On Saturday, there were a couple extra people that came to the lake (unexpected so to speak)... so we were over our limit for how many people could ride safely in the boat.  Well good thing the King and Hassoldt families have so many cool lake toys.  Since there were extra people, that meant we needed to blow up the huge blue float.  People kept taking turns laying on the float and getting some sun while other people rode on the boat and tubed or wakeboarded.  Well the last people to be on the float would be me, Karlie, and Uncle Kim.  We were contently floating out on the water until we realized we hadn't seen the boat come by for quite some time.  As the sun began to go down, we began to get worried.  It had been almost 4 hours sine we had last seen our family/friends or the boat.  So, as the last boat was headed in from where we were floating, we decided we better ask if we could use their phone and call someone.  Come to find out... we had been floating for so long because the boat ran out of gas and then it would not start up again after they re-filled the tank! It made for a funny story by the end of the night but it was kinda weird to be stranded out on the big blue float with no phones, no food, no shoes or clothes and only a couple of waters.  As Karlie would say, "we were doing it survivor style!" (even though we were just a couple feet from the shore). haha. love that sweet girl! :)

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Off to Bible study the Farish's go!

Me and my sweet hubs out on the lake enjoying the sun and riding on the boat.  No better way to spend a Sunday morning than surrounded by the beauty of nature that God created!! 

Proverbs 27:17, "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012

This father's day was a special one for me!  It was the first time in a while that I have been in the same city as my dad...which I do believe made it even more special for both of us this year.  For those of you who don't know, I am a big time daddy's girl.  Honestly, I do not know how I couldn't be.  I have one of the most incredible fathers!  He has such a good spirit about him, loves to laugh, is a great listener, easy going, he loves God, and he loves to spend time me (just the two of us) and with our family.  When I was growing up, I can remember telling my mom this big secret that I thought was so incredibly special after my daddy took me out on a father/daughter date (some of the best memories of my life).  I told her I loved my dad 10,000 oceans and that my daddy had stolen my heart.  I remember after I told her this that she just smiled at me with a big smile and told me that my daddy felt the same way about me.  To this day, those words still remain so true.  I honestly would do anything for my dad and he would do the same for me, and he truly is the first man that stole my heart... there will always be that bond that we have for one another that will always connect us- I will always be his one and only daughter... No Matter What!  I can remember when I started dating Reagan, people always told me to not settle for anyone who did not treat me as good or even better as my dad did.  Well folks, I think I married a winner because he treats me like a princess and I am pretty sure he loves me just as much as my dad does.  So this year, I was so blessed to be celebrating my dad and to have him here with us (after his nasty 12 ft. fall off a ladder earlier this year) and to see all the progress he has made in his recovery. I am truly so blessed!! This father's day, I really sat back and thought about all the great times my dad and I have had together and I could not imagine making those sweet memories with anyone but him! Thank you Lord for choosing my dad to be the one who raised me and loved me like a father should.  I pray that one day when Reagan and I have children of our own that I can be as good of a parent as he has been for me and love them just as much as my dad has always loved me.  

Happy Father's Day Dad! I love you 10,000 oceans!!

Proverbs 22:6 -"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Two Years!

My Sweet Love,

Thank you so much for the past two years.  It has been an absolute blessing and I am so grateful that God gave me you!!  These past two years have been filled with so much joy, laughter, tears, lots of love and memories. I believe we are so much stronger because we made it through the good, bad and ugly together, and through it all I am even more in love with you. Some days have been harder than others, but through the good and bad days my love still continues to grow more and more for you. I am so grateful for how hard you work to provide for our family, your unconditional love you have for me, and the Love you have for Jesus.  Many days, I catch myself wondering what the next year will be like that and the year after that.  My prayer for each year to come is that our love continues to be built on the foundation of Christ and that our unconditional love for each other never stops growing. Throughout this past year I wanted to say thank you for so many things, but sometimes I just did not have the words or did not know if you knew how truly thankful and grateful I am for you. Thank you for having patience with me, holding me when the tears just needed to flow, encouraging me, helping me find hope in some of the hardest situations, praying with me each night before we go to bed, loving me no matter what, and supporting me through it all.  I love you so much and I cannot wait to see what the next year holds.  I look forward to purchasing our first home together and making it our own... so many new and exciting things are happening and I am so glad to be by your side through it all! You are the love of my life, my best friend, and I thank God for blessing me with such an incredible life partner. I look forward to our life together and seeing what the next 50 years have in store for us. :)
Love you to the moon and back my handsome man!

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 "Love is patient and kind: love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.  As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away."

Friday, June 1, 2012

Starting the Summer off with a bang!

Summer is officially here! WOOHOO! After a crazy first year in the world of education I am definitely in need of a little break! I had so many great ideas for how to start the summer off, but my body thought differently.  Starting the summer break out sick and with a box of tissues is no fun at all!  I am just hoping this means I will be healthy the rest of the summer... fingers crossed! So today will be spent on the couch resting while my sweet hubby takes care of me... all other plans will have to be put on hold!

I have been MIA from the blog for quite some time I do not even know where I should begin in catching everyone up!

Let's see...

Reagan is still loving his job, busy as ever, and has made some really great sales the past couple of months! We are just thanking God for the blessing of his job, his continued success and all the great people he is meeting along this journey.

I finished my first year in the pre-k world.  It was a year of ups and downs, but it was all worth it in the end.  On the last day of school when some of my kiddos asked me to take pictures with them I got all teary eyed.  That was the last time I would see some of my babies (who are now great big kindergarteners)! I didn't expect to get so emotional, but this year will forever be a year I hold in my heart.  I had some wonderful students, I worked with the best co-teach ever, and made some incredible friends along the way.  I am not really sure what God has in-store for next year yet, but I continue to be diligent in prayer and pray that all things will come about in His perfect timing!

I celebrated my 23rd birthday... my oh my where have the years gone!?  I had a great dinner with friends and family and spent my birthday weekend celebrating with the ones I love.  Looking back on the year a lot has changed, and I truly believe Reagan and I are both better people due to all the changes we have endured.  We have grown a lot in our relationship, faith, and love for one another! Here is to another year of living and learning along the way!

Reagan and I put an offer in on our first home!!!  We are in active option as of right now and our inspection on the house is today. EEK! This has been such a crazy/scary experience for me, but I know we are ready to purchase our first home!   I am excited and anxious and just hope everything works out the way we have hoped and envisioned because we are in LOVE with the home! Purchasing our first home has made me realize we are definitely grown-ups now and there is no turning back!!  I will keep everyone posted on updates of the house and when it officially becomes ours! Oh and lots of pictures to come... once it is decorated and we have made our first house our home!

Other than buying a house this summer, we hope to go on a couple little mini vacations (one for our two year anniversary-- where in the world has the time gone!? and another with my best friend and her hubby). We are still trying to figure out where we should go for these trips!  We want to go somewhere fun but not too expensive, since the house is our first priority this summer! So if anyone has any great ideas of fun places to go for a weekend getaway please pass them along to me!!!

Well I think that is most the happenings that have occurred recently in the Farish household! We are praying for a wonderful summer full of time with friends, family and a summer that grows our love with one another even stronger!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."