Sunday, March 23, 2008

Crawfish Boil and Fellowship!

I went to my first ever Crawfish Boil yesterday and LOVED it! I have had crawfish etoufee before and when we lived in Maryland we had blue crabs, but I've heard so much about crawfish boils I was happy to be invited by some dear friends from church. It was so much fun and great fellowship! I highly recommend trying it if you have not yet!

Our Easter weekend included lots of fellowship with friends and family. Jeff and I discussed how we don't entertain as much as we used to but we really miss it and plan on doing more in the future.

If you haven't done so in a while, invite a friend over for lunch or dinner - either someone you'd like to get to know more or an old dear friend. You won't regret it!

Monday, March 3, 2008


Our church had a ladies retreat this past weekend and I really enjoyed the fellowship and getting to know some ladies a little bit more. A few of us "older women" were asked to briefly share some words of wisdom with the younger women as commanded in Titus 2: 3-5.
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

I usually cringe at the thought of speaking in front of groups, but agreed to do so. Afterwards, I feel like I wasn't clear in the message I was trying to convey, so here it is in a nutshell:

  • Support your husband in his interests. Don't like football or video games? Sitting through a game with him won't kill you and it may increase the chances of him wanting to see that latest chick flick with you!
  • Spend time with your husband without the kids! Date nights are great, even if it's just having coffee.
  • Live within your means! Being in debt is a huge burden and will only add stress to your marriage. If you do not currently have children, you may one day desire to be a stay at home mom. Keep this in mind to prepare for the future.
  • Do you desire to stay home but need to help supplement your family's income? There are options out there - sewing really worked for me and kept me home. If you need some other ideas or if you sew and would like some tips or help getting started, I'd be more than happy to help.

I was telling some friends that I felt like that contestant from South Carolina - saying alot but not making any sense. See below to see that clip just in case you haven't yet. Too funny!