Tuesday, March 29, 2011


N-ot T-oo S-habby Ha! Coach and I watched a dumb (ok I might have thought it was actually pretty funny) movie this weekend- Cedar Springs huh you've never heard of it? I have no idea why you wouldn't have?! Maybe because at the theater was the first time I had ever heard of it! It's with Ed Helms, one of The Office guys, and one of the characters in the movie always made acronyms for everything so I figured I would follow his lead today!

What's my NTS project? Night Stands! I did this a while ago but never posted anything about it so I figured I would now. I found two side tables and a coffee table on Craigs a while back and bought all 3 for $40. I planned on making the two side tables into night stand for our room and the coffee table into well, a coffee table! Creative huh? Anyways please take a look at how beautiful they were when we picked them up:Beautiful huh? Can I just say Coach looked at me like I was from another planet when we showed up at the sellers house to pick them up...eh I don't really blame him they are pretty hideous BUT after some ripping of the tacky curtains, primer, two coats of paint, glazing, and new knobs they looked like this:

Much better right? Well for some reason I don't have a totally completed picture of them but the knobs we got for them from Hobby Lobby work perfectly- I'll post a fully finished picture another time but for now NTS right?

There may be pain in the night but JOY comes in the morning!

I think I have said before how in love Coach and I are with our church Small Group. It is so sweet how personal the Lord is and how He puts certain people in your life for so many different reasons. We fully believe that the 4 other couples He has placed us with are by no means a coincidence. The reason I am on this "soap box" if you will is because lately we have had some hardships in our small group, some really big things that all the couples are going through right now and it is such an amazing thing to see little glimpses of why God put the 10 of us together. I know on so many occasions these couples have been so encouraging to us and what we have gone through, I only hope that Coach and I have also been able to provide comfort and speak Truth to them as well. Anyways the reason for this post is just to say that I know there are so many people out there struggling with things and I just pray that they have a close knit bond with some of their brothers and sisters in Christ to help them through! This verse has been heavy on my heart lately and I pray that it might encourage someone today: "More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." Romans 5:3-5