He knows my every thought...


So before I launch into my entirely too long dissertation on how amazing Carolina basketball is, let me first start off talking about how amazing our Lord Jesus Christ is. This morning at church, Pastor Livingston talked about the cross. Yes, that is all...the cross. And this morning at church, I realized just how much I take that one thing for granted. When you are focusing on the cross and your eyes are on nothing else but it, no fear or trouble can control you. The cross is what keeps us going, it's what keeps us filled with peace and trust. In Isaiah 26, he talks about "perfect peace", and as impossible as that may seem, it is what happens with the cross. Perfect peace is when your enemy is dead and with the cross, I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me; hence, my enemy is dead. How simple. God has laid a hand of protection over all of us. He will make a difference. When we turn completely from the world so that we can serve Him completely, He is there.
"He'll move Heaven and earth
to come and rescue me..."--Nicole C. Mullen

And on to part 2 of this post: Welcome to Detroit! Carolina has made it to the Final Four two times in a row and I sincerely hope from the bottom of my heart that the result is better than last year. They were amazing this weekend; Friday's game turned out better then I could have ever imagined. Everything that everyone has questioned of the course of the season was answered. The heart, desire and defense was there and carried over into today. Both Gonzaga and Oklahoma are great programs and played great games...but Carolina is better. And that is all anyone needs to know. March is looking better and better!

Oh, how sweet it is...right?


On Friday, March 27th at approximately 9:57 p.m. starts (and hopefully doesn't finish) Carolina's battle with some tough competition. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are good. And not just kinda good, the kind of good that could seriously hender Carolina's tournament run. And I am extremely nervous for the game. Well, maybe nervous isn't the right word...anxious. That sounds a little better. This past Saturday's game against LSU is EXACTLY what the Tar Heels needed; a team that would fight back. This years Heels have been through more adversity than any fan, sports analyst or coach could have expected. With what was supposed to be the deepest Carolina bench in recent history has been depleted by injuries and suspensions. They have had to fight. And no matter what they've overcome, people ("fans" too) have found more and more to complain about or question them on. Guess what? They always find a way. It has been the theme of the entire 2008-2009 season. Heart should no longer be a question and neither should toughness. They've had some battles and they have continuously come out on top. I have had more than one person tell me in these past couple of weeks that I have an "unhealthy" obsession with Carolina basketball...think what you may, but I do love this team and I am extremely passionate about them. But at this point of the year, I really wish I didn't care so much. It would make it a lot easier to enjoy the tournament...

...HOWEVER, that's not the case and I truly believe in my heart of hearts that Carolina will win (no matter how ugly) on Friday and their March to Motown will continue! I have an extreme love/hate relationship with March, but ya gotta take the good with the bad!

So apparently I am boring!


I have had NOTHING to really type about these past couple of weeks! So I am truly sorry for the lack of anything to read on here! One thing I'm excited about is that spring has finally decided show it's beautiful (and sometimes sneezed filled) face! I was beginning to be sick of snow and cold. And with spring comes the best basketball of the season. After Carolina's hard fought game last night, they are now in the Sweet 16...and oh how sweet it is! They played great last night (and so did LSU) and played with a lot of heart. So I guess we will see how the next couple of weeks ago. The only thing that is guaranteed at this point is that either you win, or you go home. And I for one, do NOT want the later to happen. Something else I'm excited about, aside from basketball, is that on April 25th, Andrew and I are going to Chapel Hill to have some pictures taken since I hated our wedding pictures so much. Carly Brantmeyer is the amazing photographer who will be taking them! I can't wait to go up there for pictures, and just to be in Chapel Hill in the spring. We're hopefully gonna make it to the baseball game that night and just stay the night. It'll be a great weekend (just pray for NO RAIN that afternoon!). Okay...that is really and truly about all I have to say, so I hope everyone has a great rest of your Sunday afternoon!

less of me and more of You


the answer

by shane & shane

i've tried more of me
and i've come up dry
trading You for things
things that go away
my happiness is found in less
of me and more of You
my happiness is found in less
of me and more of You

i have found the answer is
to love You and be loved by You alone
alright! alright! alright!
You crucify me and the world to me
and i will only boast in You
alright! alright! alright!

i'm so satisfied
at the thought of You
growing up in me
covering everything
my happiness is found in less
of me and more of You
my happiness is found in less
of me and more of You

You are, You are (loved by me)
You are, You are (You're loved by me)

**stop trying to figure it out...He's the answer...GOD is SO good!



One of the best things the commentators said this afternoon as the Carolina-Duke game came to a close was this: "The difference between Duke and Carolina is that Carolina has Ty Lawson and Duke doesn't". The pretty much sums up the season. What Carolina lacks in it's ability to win games in a pretty way, they make up for it 10x over with their heart. Ty Lawson played today's game with a busted up toe; Bobby Frasor fought for possession time and time again; and as usual, Tyler Hansbrough never gave up (hit 2 3pt shots in the 1st). Halfway through the first half, the Tar Heels had 5 different players score. And although that statistic may not sound like much, that is a significant number. It was a great game. Both teams fought hard and played harder, but in the end, the better team won. Carolina has ruined the past 2 senior night's at Cameron and none of those guys were gonna let the same thing happen in the Dean Dome. This win gave them the outright (a phrase that was way overused today) ACC regular season title. This coming week is the ACC tournement and then starts the Big Dance. Everything else is worthless if they don't make these coming weeks count.I can't remember what Carolina was like before Tyler Hansbrough...I guess only too soon I will find out. Like I said before, it was a great game and I couldn't have imagined a better senior night. And maybe, just maybe, we will see them cutting down the nets in Detroit. 9 more games...

...GO HEELS!!!

p.s. if you don't like Carolina, then reading this post was probably waste of your time!

Me = worst blogger ever


I have been so slack on posting lately! There is really no excuse other than I'm just lazy and really haven't had a whole lot to talk about! One big thing is that Andrew and I have a new little nephew!!Both Armani and mom are doing great and were able to go home yesterday. It's exciting to have a new baby in the family! Another thing from this week is that we got snow...again. I think this time we got around 4-6''. We didn't go into work until about 1 which totally messed me up.
It was pretty...but it's March. The time for slightly warmer temps and great basketball! That of course is the main point of March to me. Carolina's senior day is tomorrow. It's crazy to think that the guys that have been there for the past 4 years ( Tyler Hansbrough, Bobby Frasor, Danny Green, Mike Copeland, Patrick Moody, J.B. Tanner, and Jack Wooten) will never set foot on that court to play a game as Tar Heels again. I am a freak and that makes me a little emotional. I'm excited to see how they do in the tournament and I really hope that they make that run to the Final Four. Moving on from that, my new job is going really well. I love the fact that it's sooo close and I really like the people. Andrew and I are doing great. We stayed up late last night talking about EVERYTHING and it was amazing. We talked about things that had been on our mind but that we hadn't brought up to each other until last night. It was nice to get some insight on some things that I may not have otherwise known. One think I am not looking forward to is turning the clocks forward. Blah. I hate losing a hour of sleep tomorrow! But on the bright side, it will be sunnier longer each and everyday! Praise the Lord for that! Enjoy the great weather this weekend!

Weekend Top 10


10. Took a great Sunday afternoon nap

9. Ate the best homemade chicken potpie tonight for dinner

8. Snow is continuing to fall

7. We signed a lease for a new/bigger apartment for just a VERY small amount more money a month

6. Got new scrubs!

5. Tyler Hansbrough passed the NCAA record for most free throws made

4. Carolina won decisively against GT (104-74)

3. Spent all weekend with Andrew and Sam

2. Sunday school was amazing this morning!

1. Simply, it was the weekend!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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