Monday, February 11, 2008

Congratulations, Rachel!!!

Athletics is big in our house! Tim played professional baseball and ministers to athletes! Our boys play baseball and played basketball for the first time this year. Both are natural athletes!

Rachel was never interested in playing anything when she was younger. She is not one for attention so she was always content to cheer her brothers on! Then last year she decided she wanted to play basketball and to say we were slightly shocked is an understatement! She did a great job, though, and worked hard at learning the game.

This year she has had a great year and she has even learned she is a natural 3-point shooter! She bagged 2 last game!! Yaaahhhh!

Well, today that which she had cautiously hoped for came true! Rachel made the All-Star team! Yippee!!! We are so proud of our girl and the hard work she has put into getting better! She gets out there on her own and practices like crazy and her hard work, good attitude and perseverance have paid off!

We love you, baby girl! XXOO

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Why the Name?

Well, I am attempting to move my blog over here to Blogger. It seems to be a little more user-friendly which is quite important for someone like me who is not too computer savvy!

When I was trying to figure out what to name my blog, a conversation I had with my dh last night came to mind. We were laying in bed and I thanked Tim for helping me learn to think outside the box. I tend to be a little more cautious and I don't really like to rock the boat. Tim would be my opposite! ;O) I think that's what Jesus taught when He was here, though. He was always coming against the religious leaders of the day and their rules they attempted to live by. He was constantly doing the unexpected ~ and the unaccepted.

I want to live like Jesus did. I want to walk in the Spirit and do what I hear Him instructing me to do. I don't want to march to the popular beat. I want to live with abandon in passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ! In other words ~ I want to live outside the box! Care to join me?