This past weekend flew on by, just like they normally do! Friday night, we had our girls night over at Nathan's mom's house. Glinda (Nate's mom), Sarah (SIL), Lis (cousin), Tiff (cousin), Thanh Thanh (Lis' friend) and Phyllis (aunt) got together to watch girl movies and eat junk food all night. Lis brought her friend Thanh Thanh and she did our nails....she did a GREAT job! We were so thankful she could come make our girls night that much more fun!

Phyl's nails

Tiff's nails

Sarah's nails

I couldn't get the picture of my nails to load so you will just have to check out my facebook page! We had great time just hanging out together. I am SO thankful I get along with Nate's family so well!

Saturday we literally did nothing. It was so nice! I can't remember the last time we didn't have any plans.

Sunday was church and then Nate took me on a date to Market Place....delicious! After lunch, we decided to go hang out with my Mom for the afternoon. 2 years ago on Sunday was the day we lost my precious Papa Porter so I knew she would love having all of us together as a family. We miss him so much so I can only imagine how much she misses him. As a special rememberance of my Papa, Mom bought a new charm for her Brighton Charm Bracelet we got her for Mother's Day. It is a "Cancer Awareness" ribbon and for every charm bought, they will donate $20.00 to that charity. What a great cause! I think I will be getting one for my bracelet soon too!

I have a new found obsession.....Pinning. If you haven't already, you need to go out and join www.pintrest.com. Out here you can find TONS of decorating, party, recipe, outfit ideas. If you find something you like, you can create a board to pin it to. The great thing is, for all of us organize freaks, you can create multiple boards, all titled something different so you can keep your ideas in order! How great is that! I love that there is somewhere like this to 1) get great ideas, 2) share great ideas and 3) store great ideas! Now get out there and start 'pinning'!

Mrs. Avey

"But when you pray, go to your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:6


Thursday Randoms

First off, I cut my hair finally! This picture has terrible quality because it was taken with my phone but it is the only picture I have with my new hair.

I have been a bad picture taker lately. I need to get better at taking pictures. My camera is dead right now so I have just been using my phone to take pictures....honestly, I think my phone almost takes better pictures than my camera! For Christmas this year, the only (yes, the ONLY) thing I want is nice camera. (If you talk to Nate, feel free to drop the hint :)

We have been busy with school lately. Nathan is taking a summer class and will start fall classes in August. I am SO ready for him to be done.....but that won't be for a while, so we will just grin and bear it :) Some prayers would be great to keep him encouraged!

Our church does this great event every year called the "Great Give Away". Two young couples got together and decided to start collecting items that were gently used that others didn't need anymore. These items are in return set up in a garage sale type setting, and people are given the opportunity to come and get whatever it is they need (coats, gloves, furniture, clothes, etc). I think it is a wonderful cause and I'm so glad to be helping with it this year.
- "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." Hebrews 13:16

Tomorrow night we are having a girls night with some of the girls on Nathan's side of the family. Junk food, girl movies and pedicures....can't get much better than that!

I am going to take pictures tomorrow night so I have more to post next time....I feel a little boring today with no pictures!

We have been house hunting for a while now. I am not very patient so this has not been an easy task for me. I wish that something would just fall in our laps and I wouldn't have to look anymore....its exhausting! Oh well, its a HUGE investment and we need to be happy with our choice. We have been praying that God will provide us with a house in his time....he must be trying to teach me a little patience right now though! HA!

Have a Happy Friday tomorrow!

Mrs. Avey

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor. 9:7


4th of July!

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday for many reasons...family, friends, fellowship, fireworks, food, but most of all, my freedom! How amazing is it that we live in a country where we can have an opinion, dress how we want, eat what we want, believe wha we want? I think its amazing and I know I often take that for granted. So, thank you Papa Royce, Papa Porter, Uncle Jeff, and all of the other men and women who have or are fighting for this beautiful country we call home! We would not have anything if it were not for your sacrifices for us.

We started our 4th of July on Wednesday night at the Rodeo of the Ozarks. We went with our friends Nick, Maranda and my brother Dalton. It was a lot of fun but we were up a little too late for my likings! (I was really bad this weekend and didn't get many pictures!)

Thursday night we went back out to the rodeo to watch my cousins MiKael and Shelley's kiddo's in the mutton bustin' and goat dressing! It was too funny! I love those kiddo's to pieces!

Me and my handsome cowboy

Me and Ash

Lily Grace and Michael - sweet cousins!

LG and her beautiful momma

Reese - Don't you want to kiss those chubby cheeks??

Michael with his trophy...he was SO proud!

Me and my boyfriend - he loves me "cause I gots white hair"

Friday night we didn't do much. Nathan woke up early on Saturday morning to go to a gun show so I went over to my Mom and Dad's to help Mom get ready for our family cookout! We of course had to sneak in a pedicure!

Our cute toes! (pink, me - purple, Mom)

After our pedicures, we headed over to my Grandma Mae and Papa Royce's house for our family cookout! They had brisket and all the fixin's...it was delicious! Even my Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Jeff and cousins Amanda and Alex from Owasso, OK made it over! I love my family more than anything and was so glad to spend the day with them. Saturday night, my Uncle Denny had reserved the Tyson box seat for us at the Natural's game so we went and watched the game and fireworks! It was a great day with some great family!

Sunday was church and then Nathan and I headed out to his parents house to swim in the pool for a bit. After we swam, we headed home to get the jeep and head back up to church to watch fireworks...they were incredible! We have been for the past few years to watch them at the church and they keep getting better and better! Not to mention the great time we had visiting with family and friends!

We were off Monday for the 4th so Nathan woke up at 4:00a (yes, 4 in the morning) to go coyote hunting with his friend Nick. I slept in and then headed out to Nick and Maranda's and we spent the day with them and their SWEET little girl Cabella! We crashed their family cookout then went out and watched fireworks with them that night. After that we headed home (where I proceeded I locked my keys in my car for the 2nd time this week! I have never locked my keys in my car and then all of the sudden, I have done i twice in one week!)

I'd say we had the best 4th of July yet! I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that it is July already...where does time go? Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

The Avey's

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." - John 3:16