“Christ Fellowship exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” And that is just what it does. When Houston and I moved to Kingsport we were so blessed to move in right next door to Greg Depriest…pastor of Christ Fellowship. I will never forget the day I met him and the weekend that followed. I was walking up the stairs, moving things into the loft and he was walking down the hallway and we stopped to chit-chat. We talked a little bit about where we were moving from, football of course--by the way he is a Mississippi State Fan-- and then I asked him about churches in the area that Houston and I could start to visit. He mentions Christ Fellowship, yes, just “mentions” visiting it. I asked him where it was and we were there that Sunday morning. We walked into this beautiful church and were immediately greeted by smiling faces, it was like an instant connection with total strangers. We then turned around to the “Holy Grounds” to get our coffee fix. We were then on our way in to sit down in the most comfortable, relaxed atmosphere ever. Candles were lit and voices from the stage glorified our Jesus Christ…there was a full band making the most beautiful sound. I smiled from ear to ear as I sat down and looked around at this place. It felt like home already and we had just arrived! So as the music came to an end a man walked up on stage and welcomed everyone to Christ Fellowship…my eyes were like deer in headlights. It was our neighbor, Greg Depriest, he is the pastor of this remarkable church! Now that’s a story I will never forget. He didn’t even mention he was the pastor…just invited us in. We became members of this church and it has made the biggest difference in our lives since coming to East Tennessee. Our church strives to create environments that encourage your personal and spiritual growth. Greg puts a lot of responsibility on the MEN in our church. The vision of MEN@CF is that “Every Man” is a servant leader in his home, church, workplace and community- I LOVE THIS. So as you can see, we Love our church family and feel so blessed to have met the Depriests’ and to get to live next to them for over a year. I will leave you with a pic of “vintage Greg” but don’t be surprised if you come to our church and he is sportin’ his cowboy boots and wranglers….You never know what you are going to get with him, that’s why we Love him so much.
So it was my birthday last month and as you know we have had so much going on...moving and getting ready for baby mac! Well my hubster surprised me with this for my gift:
How AWESOME is he???? I was SHOCKED and so excited! I have a thing about nicknaming things....so we have named her "Nikki the Nikon". I cannot wait to to learn how to use it. First I need to find her some "bling" so she doesnt look so bland! I have been looking at these adorable camera straps! Found them on http://www.trendycamerastraps.com/ so so cute!
I have so much to learn about this foreign object. But for starters I will leave you with a picture of the sweet hubs!
I have wonderful friends, I really really do:-) Here are some pics from my Kingsport shower. It was absolutely beautiful and Baby Mac really stocked up on some goodies! Thank You ladies for making this day so special for us. Truly Blessed.
So the first time you get preggers you have no idea what your skin will do (and you won't believe how big your tummy can get!!!) So we hear it from day one - "Make sure you are using COCOA BUTTER everyday to prevent stretch marks" Well my mom went to Pea in the Pod to get me a few things and picked up these items for me while she was there. Talk about a product working....I have become passionate about these items! I have just a few more weeks to go and my skin is so soft and (knock on wood) not a stretch mark in site! I have a nightly ritual these wonderful products, they make your skin feel absolutely beautiful and so so soft! These products are definitely a must if and when you become pregnant! From the way it makes your skin feel to the smell of them....they are AWESOME!!! MAMMA MIO is the product line...here are the few I use....
This is the stretch mark cream....it is heavenly!!!! You can use it even if your not pregnant!
This oil is incredible too...I usually put this on before I put the "butter" cream on!
And the name of this will make you laugh outloud...its called BOOB TUBE...yes, you heard me right. YOu can rub it all over your neck and chest...its wonderful too!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day....and if you have a pregnant friend...these are all GREAT GIFTS!!!
I know I know, slackerville! It has been a crazy month to say the least...so much has been going on lately as you can imagine! Moving into a new house at 7.5 months preggers was a great adventure, but we are finally getting settled in. I will post the past months events on here throughout the week...it has been a fun (and tiring) month. From company in and out and of town, to painting that house, to Baby Showers....its been nonstop. I cant believe I am so close to delivering Baby Mac:-) Our first project when we got into the house was the Nursery...it is ALMOST complete...just a few last finishing touches and we are all done. I will be sure to post pics of it, so excited about it. For today I will leave you with our 4D ultrasound pics. The office tried to talk me out of getting these since there wasnt a whole lot of room to get great shots, but of course these new parents insisted! So we tried anyway! Poor Baby Mac is squished into my placenta, ha! But here are a few pics of him....please excuse his squished cheeks and nose...but I do want to share! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
We are already in Love with this precious angel! I told Houston the other day that I think Baby Mac will come out thinking his name is "I LOVE YOU" because I say that to my tummy all throughout the day! ha.
Oh what an incredible year this has been! I was married in May of 2009 in Destin, Florida to the most amazing guy, Houston, and I moved to East Tennessee. We are now expecting our first little one in September! Join in on the fun of following us on this incredible journey! Thank you Lord for your magnificent gifts!