Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What really turns me on...

Got your attention didn't I?! Well, I'm sorry to say this will not be a 50 Shades of Gray-type post. I'm sure everyone who got directed here from a search engine looking for something naughty will be disappointed. I'm not going to talk about R-Patz and Zac Efron (although, they are delish...K-Stew what were you thinking...) I'm going to talk about my main man, the hubby....

It's funny because I was totally one of those girls that always dated jerks. I dated the guys who cheated on me, were embarrassed to let people know how serious we were, basically treated me like dirt. I had really low self-worth and self-esteem because of this, and I kinda dated- or was involved with one after the other after the other....how I ended up with such an amazing guy, is truly the Lord's work.

Now instead of wanting someone because they played games with me or messed with my mind enough to make me think I needed them to be happy, I am so insanely hot for my husband who is everything all of those guys were not. I'm turned on by a man who at any given day and at any given time is thinking about protecting and providing and doing what is best for me and our daughter. I have a man who is so insanely in love with our child that he'll change diapers, and wake up in the middle of the night, and get up early on my days off so I can sleep in just so he can spend more time with her. I have a man that makes me feel sexy, and I feel good about myself because of who he challenges me to be, not because he's messed with my self-esteem. I've got a man who loves his family; not just Noah and me, but his mom, dad, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He talks to both of his parents, and both of his sisters- every single day. He tells his best friend he loves him before they hang up from a phone conversation. And y'all, you know what is best of all....he loves MY family. And we're straight cray-cray. He loves my parents, he loves my brothers (who in the past have threatened to kill him), and he loves my grandparents. He often says that he could hang with my grandparents all day, even if I wasn't with him. The thing I love the most-most-mostest about my man is that he loves the Lord. He is a great example to Noah and me, and everyone who is around him of how to serve the Lord and recognize His hand in all things. He tells me all of the time how grateful he is that our Heavenly Father has seen fit to bless us so abundantly. He takes zero credit for his success as a business owner, and zero credit for all that he has worked hard to provide us with. He gives it all up to the Lord in thanks and praise.

Noah and I are two lucky girls, and we don't ever forget it!! God has blessed our family by giving us the best husband and daddy ever- and it doesn't hurt that he's really really, ridiculously good looking! I hope all of you are so blessed! Peace and Love, Layne

Saturday, July 28, 2012

getting a few things off of my chest...

As y'all can see, I've made some changes to my blog: A new name, a new look, and I'm hoping a bit of a fresh start for me. I've been feeling very strongly lately that I need to start blogging again, to have an outlet for a whole slew of emotions, ideas, and opinions that have been jumbled up in my mind. This blog will be my catharsis, but also, I'm hoping that returning to this blog, with it's schnazy new look will help me keep focus, and prioritize what lately I've felt I have let fall to the wayside. Specifically, I want to be able to write about my growth as a Christian, my duties as a wife, and experiences as a mother. My desire is that I'll be able to strengthen myself in all three of my most important roles in life, and that by sharing myself with you we will be able to grow together, learn from one another, and have a little fun along the way.

So with my first post back in ages I'd like to get some things off of my chest, a few opinions, tidbits, and words of wisdom for you ;) I love y'all a ton, I'm excited to be writing again.
Peace and Love, Layne

~ God is good.
~ You will never regret a work out once it's over, it is an instant mood lifter.
~ Sing to your children, I promise you they will remember it, because I remember being sung to by my parents.
~ Give people the benefit of the doubt, always try and see the good in everyone. It will make you a much happier person!
~ I am so grateful for my friends who point me in the right direction, who love me no matter what and who "speak truth into me". <3
~ Pray out loud and with purpose, the Lord is really busy, so make sure you mean it!
~ Talk to your spouse. About everything. You have been given a built-in best friend, make use of them!
~ Always opt for more veggies!
~ Try not to beat yourself up about things, but don't ever settle for being mediocre.
~ Give God some QT each day.
~ So much media attention is being given to the Boy Scouts of America, and ChikfilA right now regarding their political and ethical decisions as organizations. I've mulled over it, and tossed and turned, and tried to think of eloquent things to say, and personal statements to make and all I can come up with that seems to express how I feel about it all is this: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matthew 22:36-40
~Go Team USA!