Archive | August, 2016

“Let’s Build Some Dreams”

20 Aug

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I have held tight to this verse for several years now. From graduating high school, through college, career, marriage, etc. I’ve never doubted that the Lord has great plans for my life and my family. 

So let me give you a little background…

Houston & I have been looking to buy land for about a year now. We knew the area we wanted to live in, but haven’t had much luck in finding the right place. We looked at a 3 acre plot six or so months ago. We really consider purchasing it, but something didn’t feel right about it. 

Then about 3 months ago, something was mentioned to us about 9+ acres being for sale in the exact area we wanted. We went to look at it and fell in love. There were some questions and reservations at first. Several aspects must be considered when buying land. Would it be a good location? Is it the right school district for our kids someday? Will we be close to family? 

So we took the plunge. Houston called the gentleman who owned the land and told him we were interested in the 9 acres. We told him how much we were willing to pay and he agreed that it was a fair price. Then came time to start the process of buying it. 

We got it surveyed, checked out interest rates at the local banks and credit union, prayed about it and moved forward with the process. 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”‭‭–Romans‬ ‭8:28‬

During all this we found out that right after Houston called the owner, someone else called and offered to buy everything. Meaning the 9+ acres we wanted as well as two houses and another 3 acres. But since we called first, he wasn’t going to go back on his word to us. 

If we had waited any longer to call it would be possible that we wouldn’t get this land. But God had it all planned out. 

So it is now August 16th. It was finally time to sign the papers. The land would be ours. 

We signed the papers, made the down payment, and shook the hand of the gentleman who sold it to us. This is such a big deal! This land is the very first thing we have ever purchased together as husband and wife. And the fact that we signed the papers on the 6 1/2 year anniversary of when we started dating? Made it even sweeter. 

Can you tell we’re excited?? 😄❤️

 
We are so very blessed, excited, and happy! We cannot wait to see all the beautiful plans God has in store for us. He is a good, good Father! 


The second picture is the plot where we hope to build a house someday. I promise the pictures don’t do it justice! It’s so pretty out there!! We will be 10 minutes from town, 5 minutes from his parents, and 15 minutes from my family. So blessed & happy! ❤️

“Hey pretty girl let’s build some dreams, and a house on a piece of land; we’ll plant some roots and some apple trees, hey pretty girl let’s build some dreams..” -Hey Pretty Girl; Kip Moore

I’ve had that same lyric stuck in my head through this whole process; I wonder why? 😏

Now we start the clean up! Can’t wait! 😄🏡❤️

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️

My Happy Place

5 Aug

Is post vacation depression such a thing? No, I’m just kidding. Kind of. Ha! Let me back track…

We just returned from a wonderful family vacation last week. The weather was perfect. The water was emerald. Fun was had and memories were made. I’ve said before that the beach is my happy place. Specifically Destin, FL. The sand is as white as snow. The water is crystal clear. Simple put, it is a little piece of Heaven on Earth. 


The only agenda for the week was relaxing. That was one of my favorite things about the entire vacation. We slept late, sunbathed for hours on the beach, then went out for dinner each night. It was truly the best. 

Even had a chance to do some reading! 📚😌


I love everything about these pictures! 💕😌


We went crab hunting one night! Adalyn was so excited! 🦀

She is growing up so fast! 💕



Being at the beach always gives me such a peace. It puts things in perspective and helps me realize I’m constantly surrounded by God’s glorious creation!

One night while we were there, I had the chance to stand on the balcony of our condo and just soak in the beauty before me. The sky was filled with stars and as I looked out into the abyss, I was reminded how our lives are just like a crashing wave. Here for just a moment of time in the span of eternity. Each wave that crashes onto the beach is planned. God, in all His glory, knows when and where each wave will start. He knows how many grains of sand cover the beaches. He created it all. The details God has put in His creation are magnificent. The same God that created the sky and the oceans also created YOU. He knows each detail of who you are and He loves you with a love that spans farther than the oceans. It is truly amazing. 

“The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” -‭‭Psalm‬ ‭95:5‬ 

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” -‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:13‬ 

The words of Oceans by Hillsong are a beautiful reminder of God’s glory in His creation. 


“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” –Mother Teresa 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❤️