Thursday, July 30, 2009


Kelly's Korner weekly blog hop is all about wedding today.

I have to tell you that I LOVED my wedding, and wouldn't have changed a thing. For me, it was my day from a fairytale and I day I will certainly remember all the days of my life.

We had a Friday night wedding that started at 7:30. My colors were black and light pink, with a splash of silver. We had our wedding and reception at First Baptist Church in Irving.

My flower girl was Kate, who was only 3 at the time. She's is getting to be so big now, but I will never forget how perfect she was on this day.

My bouquet was gorgeous, a mixture of ivory roses and small white flower, accented with rhinestones for some sparkle!

I LOVE this picture of Brant!

The rest are just a few of my favorites!

My bridesmaid dresses were simple, black cocktail dresses with small pink ribbons tied around the waist. They carried small bouquets of pink roses.
I didn't have a ton of decorations. Instead, our attendants stood in the choir loft. On each side of the stage, I positioned a column of pink roses and a column of candles.

After my dad gave me away, he sang "When You Say You Love Me" by Josh was absolutely gorgeous.

As we list our unity candle, our dear friends Sarah Allen and Jared Billups sang an amazing duet arrangment of "I Will Be Here" by Steven Curtis Chapman.

One of the most humerous moments of our wedding was lighting the unity candle. When we went to light, my husbands dear groomsmen had put the tip of a firecracker on the wick of the candle. Well it took a minute to light, which freaked me out, but I was much more freaked out when sparks started flying - LITERALLY!

"We're MARRIED!!!!!!!!"

Our rings, a symobl of eternal and never-ending love.

As Sister Says...

...To God Be the Glory!!!
Hop over to Sister's post and rejoice with us today!!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

This weeks blog hop is recipes, which I am just thrilled about. I recently found this recipe for cookies, and they are fabulous!

1 traditional brownie mix
1/4C butter, melted
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1C powdered sugar
1C creamy peanut butter
chocolate frosting

Heat oven to 350' degrees.
Beat brownie mix, butter, cream chese and egg for about 50 strokes, or until blended well. The mixture will be stikcy.
Drop about a spoon-full 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Smooth around the edges to make them round.
Mix powered sugar and peanut butter together. Form small balls of peanut butter mixture and press into the center of the brownie dough.
Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until edges are set.
Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
Frost with chocolate icing.

Join this weeks blog hop and get some GREAT new dishes!!!Also, be sure to submit your recipe here too:! A MckLinky RECIPE BOOK IS BEING CREATED AND WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL BLOG HOPPERS FOR FREE!
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Two Years Ago Today

I became Mrs. Brant Williams

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 Things About ME!!!

Today Blog Hop!

This week, on TUESDAY, 7/14/09, the theme is THREE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME (or US). You can express this with photos, writing or a combination.

About Me

1) I am a country girl who lives in the city. Although Mansfield is a small(er) town, I work in Downtown Dallas, on the 48th floor of highrise! But deep down, I'm country! I love two-steppin', wearing my boots, riding horses, and watching the sun set.

(this is a picture of me and 3 of my dear friends, Jessica, Amber and Lib in Boerne, Tx for a girls get-away weekend)

2) I have a passion for the people of Honduras. My very first mission trip was my junior year of college to Honduras. After I graduated, I spent 3 months living at Orphanage Emanuel in Guiamaca, Honduras and LOVED every second of it.

(this is a picture of the Honduras Group after my stay at the orphanage.)

3) I am a water-baby! My parents have owned a boat since I was in high-school and I LOVE the water - lake, ocean, pool - you name it, I love it! Brant and I have talked many times about our dream of owning a home on the water, and having a boat....although this is many years away, we can still dream!!!

(this is from Cancun, last year for my anniversary)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Foto Fun Blog Hop

This week, on TUESDAY, 7/7/09, the theme is A FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH. Post up one of your favorite photographs and a caption that tells the audience about it.

I have to say that although there is nothing fantastic about this photo but about a year ago on a fabulous beach in Cancun! At this moment, I wish I was standing there again! Trip to Cancun, any takers???

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Friday, July 3, 2009

"Mommy, will I die?"

If you read Sister's post yesterday, you know that Connor, her 7 year old was stung by almost a dozen wasps Wednesday night. I talked to Sister several times on Thursday to check on Buggy-Bug (Connor's nick-name, shortened from Connor-Bug) and knew that his poor little body was quite swollen. So Thursday evening after Brant's softball games, I went over to Sister's to see him. Words cannot describe how swollen and discolored his poor legs and face were - you literally hurt to look at him. When I got there Sister told me that she was debating on taking him in for a steroid shot, and I agreed that she should. Since Michael was home, I said I would go with her. So, me, Sister and Buggy loaded into my car and headed for the Neighborhood Doctor, where Amanda knows the on-call physician.

On the way there, Amanda was explaining to Buggy where we were going and that he should feel better soon. Now Connor is an extremely inquisitive child and is always asking questions, but I was never prepared to hear him ask "Mommy, will I die?"

I am not a parent. I long to be, but I am not yet. Maybe this was why I have never had to explain life and death to my child. Tears stung my eyes as I listened to my sister tell her son, that yes, one day we will all die, but we will get to meet Jesus when we do. I listened to my sister tell her son how much she loved him, but that Jesus loved him even more than she did.

My prayers last night were different than they ever have been before. I prayed that I would have the strength my sister does to explain truth to her children. I prayed that the Father would give the words to speak when my children ask the tough questions. I prayed that I will show my children how much I love them, but even more that I can simply help them understand the love that Jesus has for them.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Morning Visitor

This morning I called Brant into our bathroom because I had a little visitor. A little squirrel was on our skylight in the bathroom. He apparently wanted in because he stayed walking around on the skylight for a good 5 or 10 minutes. Dax was having a fit because he couldn't go chase him!