Sunday, July 31, 2011


Yesterday evening we hung out with some Seminary friends, Brian and Tonya.

We had yummy ribs for dinner, talked, and took a nice walk around campus.

When we got back to our apartment I decided to settle down with a free book that I downloaded on my kindal.

Oh how wrong I was!!


I read for about an hour and a half. So caught up.

The story was of a young country girl living at home. She was a wild, red haired, freckled face kid and she enjoyed playing on her families farm.

The descriptions and details were wonderful. The author described the smell of the grass and feel of the suns heat.

The book went on and told about how the little girl was growing up. Summer was over and school was starting. She didn't want to go to school so she ran and hid down by the river......
and on and on.

I didn't finish the book because for some dang reason it made me cry!

I know... pathetic! haha

I have not ONCE gotten homesick here in NOLA until last night!

That book made me miss home and think of my family and friends.

I laid in bed, Chris was snoozin away, and I couldn't go to sleep.

I had a self-proclaimed. Pitty party!

Why me?
Why do we have be the ones who move so far away from home?
Why do we have to be the ones that put their lives on hold?
Why do we have to miss everything?

Little tears were rollin down my cheeks. My shirt sleeve was damp because there is nothing worse then a pillow wet with tears.

I started thinking about my mama and daddy,
my mean stinkin, but oh so sweet doggie, Maggie,
my sweet friend Amanda and her wedding planning,
Chris's family bar-b-ques and swimming at the pool...

I know it was just a down right cry fest!!

Seriously I have not cried once about going or coming to New Orleans! We have had so much fun here and I love it!

But that dang book!!

As I laid in bed I started praying!
I started out praying to God about all my complaints and "Why us's?" I prayed about how I want a baby one day and right now it looks like the time will never be right for one. I prayed about Chris and always workin so hard. I prayed about me and how I wish we could just be normal.

As I continued on my tears stopped and my sniffles ceased.
The Lord sent his comforting hand down and calmed my sadness.

I started thinking about how incredibly lucky we are. How we have such wonderful families that would do anything for us. I have a great job teaching this year and we are capable to allow Chris to keep his focus on school and not have to work.

I imagined how the Lord was probably laughing at me. I imagined laying there with his sweet hand rubbing the tears from my eyes and my hair from my face.

I imagine if I could actually hear his words he would have said something like this,

"My sweet daughter. You should not be worrying or pitying for yourself. For see, I have a plan for you. A plan so great, that I made you just for it! One day you will see. One day you will look back and see that it was all SOO worth it!
You may not have your reward here on this Earth. But I promise that your reward is waiting you, with me, in heaven.
Now just close your eyes, and get some sleep. For weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing shall come in the morning!"

Let me just tell you, this morning I got up and went straight to my kindal and deleted that horrid book!

Today has been a much better day, and I actually feel good knowing that I got all that emotion out.

Does that ever happen to you?
Does it ever just feel good to get it all out?

Okay, Okay enough with being homesick!
Have fun my peeps in Georgia,
I'm gonna go get me some Cajun crawfish in gumbo, sit on the shores of the Mississippi, and laugh with my sweet boy at all the strange people we see on the street!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Let Me Tell ya a Story

Once upon a time there were 5 little babies sitting on a bed.
One Fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"NO more babies sitting on the bed!"

Wait Wait.... back up.....

sorry I got distracted,
 wrong story!

Ok, let me try this again.

Once upon a time there were five, delicious, scrumptious,

 little babies sittin on my sweet little kitchen counter.

When all of a sudden......

A big, mean,

incredibly handsome,

Bagley boy ate one!!

Now this was no ordinary boy,

he usually has a craving for oreos and milk,
 but with these helpless little babies,

he just can't help himself.

While we was still chompin' on the first, he grabbed another!

Poor babies,
they just don't stand a chance!

He was hungry,
an nothing,
gets in the way of that Bagley boys appetite!

Then there was 2.

Only two little peanut balls left!

Oh NOOOOOO.........

All of a sudden, in the blink of an eye there was one.

One poor,
peanut ball.

All by his lonesome.

The sweet, innocent, beautiful, amazing talented, smart Bagley girl
just couldn't resist!

Before the Bagley boy knew what hit him,
she snatched it up,
and gobbled it down!

Nadda, None, Zero

The boy and girl were so sad.

For see, they loved their peanut butter balls.

They were simply the best!

Ohhh.. Thank Goodness!!

There was a whole other bag full in the fridge,
 just waiting to be eaten!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Southern Summer, Barefoot, Blue Jean Night

Never gonna grow up
Never gonna slow down

Yeah, caught in a Southern summer, barefoot, blue jean night

(well, maybe, minus the blue jeans:)

The past couple of days Chris and I have been living it up in Panama City Beach!
We had such a blast!

It was so nice to get to see family and have fun relaxin!

I really enjoyed getting to lay out on the beach. Even though the water was full of nasty, stinky, seaweed! Yuck!

Chris enjoyed..... humm....

Chris enjoyed pickin on Brandon, Blakie, and Megpie,
runnin into the waves on the beach,
cuttin up and being silly,
long talks with Papa,
seein his Mama and Daddy,
ruff rousing with Alex,

ohhhh yeahhh.. he also enjoyed...

bringin in my clothes from the car,
making the long walk from parkin the car into some far distant parking spot,
gettin sun burnt on his little nose,
riding while I drove three hours home,
carrying my beach chair, beach bag, and towel for me down to the beach...

ummm... hahah I think he had a great time!!!

I sure do love me that Bagley Boy!

Blakiepoo surfing some waves!

Brandon as a piggie:)
(He is gonna kill me when he sees this picture)

The guys being... well guys:)

When Paula, Christi, and My-My were little they played with spinning tops. Paula was so excited and played with this top for a couple of minutes.
Aww.... they are all so old:)
Just kiddin' they are the best, cutest, old ladies I know!

Ashley was chillin on Christi's bed! I think she snatched that football from the boys!

At the dog races. I lurve this picture of Paula and Blakiepoo!

It was hot! We were waiting at the restaurant Boon docks. Chris was so excited to take a picture!

With Gary! The Birthday Boy!
Yepp... Gary is 50!!
Wow..... uhhh... man.... that's old!!
We now can call him old man!

(Gary Gary, drives very scary)
(Just a little inside joke)

Alex and Paul rode a slingshot swing!

Their faces were priceless!
Yes my friends, we recorded their whole ride!
It won't be long till it will be available for view on facebook.

Now ain't that just a fine lookin family!

The whole Carder Punks!

Ok now.. what is up with Chris and I!
My eyes look demented in this picture! What was I lookin at! And Chris's eyes of course are closed!
Al and Ash look good!

I love these Peeps!!

I had mixed emotions about leaving.
It is always hard to leave Vacation at the beach and head back.
It is especially hard when you have 15 other people constantly saying,
"Aww don't leave"
"Come on, just stay another day"
"Y'all are leaving already!"
"I wish y'all wouldn't have to go"
and so on and SO ON!!

As we crossed the 5 mile long bridge into NOLA I was ready and excited to be home.


......home is where the heart is......

.......Well, my heart is with the Lord......

and right now for us,

he is in New Orleans:)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Yes my blog has a temporary new look!
Chris and I leave for Panama City, Florida in the morning, beach bound:)

Ahh.. Can't Wait to be soakin up those rays!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Happy Happy!!

Wow!! A couple of weeks ago I got the keys to my classroom.
I dragged Chris to the school because he HAD to see my classroom.

Chris took one look around and said, "Wow!! There are desks, a board, little computers. Yep, I think it's a classroom!"

He can be very sarcastic sometimes. I gave him my evil eye look and he closed his mouth! haha

Aren't the little cubbies so cute!!
This area right here is going to be transformed into the reading "Pig Pit."
I am doing my classroom as Mrs. Bagley's Barnyard Bunch!
Isn't so Cute!!!
(Chris is totally rolling his eyes right now! haha)

We spent about an hour in the classroom. I unlocked all my closet doors and looked in!

I am speechless! I am blessed by having so much supplies! I don't think I have to really buy one single thing for the classroom!

I already have plenty of books, games, manipulatives, construction paper, glue, scissors, folders, and ETC.

This is the view from my desk! I can not wait until I get to come in and set up all the little student desks and put up decorations.

Right now my room is being used as a Nintendo Wii room for a Summer Camp, so I am not allowed to really go in and do any rearranging:)

I am one very HAPPY Girl!

This here is a teachers paradise! One classroom, that is as CUTE as can be!
Now all I need are 19 little bodies to fill it up!!

The count down to August 11th has begun!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Hope you enjoy this new cool video:)

This is where we live!
A lot of the shots were taken in our 'backyard'

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Alex and Ashley are here!! WHOOPIE:)
We have been all cruising through town and trying to see what kinda trouble we can get into!


with the rain.....

we haven't got into much trouble at all!!

Yesterday we went and walked around the French Market. We did some shoppin.
Ya know Ashley, she did some GOOD shoppin:)

I like these masks!
Alex's has a really long noise
Ashley's is fire for her Fiery Personality!
I'm tellen ya what, this girl can come up with the fastest come backs!

I can officially cross off on my NOLA bucket list of taking a picture with a guy being a statue of me being a statue!

This guy was funny....

Especially, when he finally did move he sacred the pants off Ashley!!

Alex took this picture at the perfect time to catch that face!!

Today we have been down Bourbon Street and it starting raining
and tonight we are going on a Haunted Tour!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Look Who's Here

Look Who's Sitting on My Sofa!!!


Alex and Ashley came to spend the weekend with us!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Proverbs 31:10-31
King James Version
10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
(Can I interject an AMEN here!!)
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

My Inspiration for life.
 The kind of wife, mother, and person I want to be is described in the above passages.
No, I am FAR from perfect, but I can ALWAYS remember that I am a child of the almighty king, and he will give me the strength to do all things to please him!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blakie PooPoo

I am dedicating this blog post to a very sweet and special boy.


This morning I was catching up with a sweet Seminary friend named Tonya, and I recieved a text message that make me so happy!

At morning revival at Friendship Baptist Church in good ol' GA,
Blakie was saved!!

I love this little boy so much!

He has a such a great personality of his own!

He got saved after Papa delivered the messgae!

I only wish that Chris and I could have been there... but I am SOOO Happy!!

Little Blakie Poo Poo I have been praying for you for a very long time! Praying that the Lord would put a conviction so hard on your heart that you couldn't simply walk to the alter but you would have to run!

Prayers Answered!!

Ain't it sweet to hear that we will have another soul to rejoice with in Heaven!!

I have another special someone, without naming names, that I will ask all of you who read this blog to pray for!
This sweet special someone means a lot to me and I have been praying for them too to have their eyes opened and recieve the good lord into their heart! 

Remember to continue to pray for those who are lost!

I once was lost,
but now I'm found.
Was blind,
but now I see!!!