Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I cannot believe that Monday will be the first week of November! I love fall and all the many wonderful things that come with it. I also LOVE Christmas! I have already started watching Christmas movies and listening to Chistmas music!

These are some of my favorite movies and I love to watch them over and over again! I am also LOVING buying new Christmas decorations this year since Caleb and I have our own home! I cannot wait to put up our Christmas tree and all of our fun decorations! This year will be so much fun because we are going to start family traditions that we will do each year! But, before Christmas comes Thanksgiving and I also LOVE Thanksgiving and I especially love

the MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!!!! The parade is so much fun to watch and I would love to go someday! I am always so very thankful for my wonderful family and friends but especially this time of the year! This weekend I am SO thankful for my wonderful husband!

He was off of work on Friday and he cleaned the entire house for me, so I would not have to do it Saturday and then I was able to sleep in today and it was so nice! He is the BEST!
He is encouraging,

A spiritual leader of our home,

He is loving,

He is forgiving,

He is understanding,

He is hardworking,

He is selfless,

A provider,


Funny, Caring, Giving, Talented, Respectful, trustworthy, kind hearted, God honoring, and I could go on and on!!!!
Caleb is my VERY, VERY best friend and I am so thankful to call him my husband!
I am so blessed to be the one chosen to be his wife!
Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!
Abundant Blessings, Kayla

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"My UAH Graduate"

We are SUPER excited today! Caleb received his diploma in the mail today! He actually finished up this summer and he will not "walk" until December, but they sent his diploma out today! I am so very proud of him and could not be happier! Here are a couple of pictures we took this afternoon of him and his diploma!

I am so thankful for the wonderful man I call "husband" and the Godly man he is! CONGRATULATIONS CALEB!!! I love you and I am SO proud of you!
We are having a wonderful week! It has been very dreary here today! Have a great afternoon!
Abundant Blessings, Kayla

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Hope everyone has had a wonderful week. Caleb and I have. It seems as though we have not been home a lot this week so this weekend we were able to stay home a little and it was so nice. Friday night we went out to eat with my parents at Longhorn and we had a lot of fun. Today we cleaned, I was able to scrapbook(which I love), and we also got to play a little Wii. It was wonderful to be able to stay home and just relax with each other. Tonight we are hanging out with Caleb's family and the boys are getting their haircuts!

I wanted to share a couple of pictures from our weekend last week with our nephews. Our nephews spent the night last Friday night and we had so much fun. On Saturday we took them to the park and these are some of the pictures we took.

We are loving this wonderful weather! Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend.
Abundant Blessings, Kayla

Friday, October 15, 2010


Today is a bittersweet day! Today is my last day with my wonderful fourth graders! I have had a GREAT experience and cannot imagine how it could have been any better! For the past 8 1/2 weeks I have been able to spend my days with 25 fun 9 and 10 year olds and they have taught me so many things but most of all I think I will be a better teacher thanks to them and my wonderful supervisor and cooperating teacher! I will never forget this exciting experience! I am so thankful for the ministry God has called me to be a part of for my career! I have been able to learn not everyday is the best. Somedays I have went home exhausted and feeling like I did not get anything accomplished but then there are the days when a child has been having trouble "getting" something and then they finally "GET IT" and they light up all over and it makes those bad days seem much better! So, I am very sad that the time has come for me to leave my fourth graders, but I am super excited because I am half way to graduation and on Monday I will get to meet my new Kindergartners! I thought graduation would never get here, but as each day passes I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
As I draw closer to graduation I am reminded of so many teachers that I had in elementary and high school and the wonderful influence that they had on my life. So many of them are the reason I have pursuing a degree in education today!
I hope I can impact many lives and pour into students and show them God's love by my actions and words like so many have done for me!

I am SUPER excited about tonight because our nephews are coming over for a spend the night party at Uncle Caleb's and Aunt KK's! We are going to have soooo much fun! Tonight at my school that I am currently interning at they are having their fall festival. Caleb is bringing the boys to meet me and we are going to all go to the festival! I am excited about Caleb finally being able to meet all of my wonderful students! Tomorrow, Caleb and I will be taking the boys to the park! I will post pictures soon!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful afternoon!
Abundant blessings, Kayla

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Caleb and I had a wonderful week and weekend! Earlier this week we ate with my parents and we roasted marshmallows, which I absolutely LOVE during the fall! It is so relaxing to sit by a warm fire while eating a yummy roasted marshmallow. : ) I had also bought Caleb and I a pumpkin to go on our front porch and I love ANYTHING with initials on it so I had my mom paint our initials on our pumpkin and it turned out SUPER cute!

Friday night we were just able to relax with Caleb's parents and we ate and played some games! I love to play games and the more people the better. Saturday we watched the Alabama gamewith my family!It ended up not being to fun to watch but we are still pulling for our team! Roll Tide! I love watching the ballgames with my family! We are big Alabama fans and love game days!

Always lots of fun! Saturday night we went and saw Chris Tomlin in concert! It was like a HUGE worhsip service and it was incredible! Caleb and I love Chris Tomlin's music! His songs are wonderful and so encouraging and always are reminding of how GREAT our God is and to hear them LIVE was even better! We also went and ate at Longhorn with our friends Erin and Casey! We had a great day!

We also wanted to wish a late VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Caleb's dad/my sweet father in love, Kenny on Sunday! We will be celebrating sometime this week, but Sunday was his actual birthday! We are so thankful for him! He works out of time a lot with the railroad so we ae not able to see him much, but when we do we are so thankful and it makes those times so much better! He usually grills for everyone else so we will have to cook him something up good this time!

Like I have shared before, we are doing the a study with Priscilla Shirer at church and I was reminded once again this week of the wonderful plan God has for my life! I want NORTHING but God' plan for my life because his plan is the best plan! It is so easy to get caught up in my plans with my "planner" without even consulting my Heavnely father about it but I pray I continue to be more concerned about God's plans for my life than my plans! Caleb and I are so blessed and we have also been reminded this week to not take for granted what God has given us! We have the BEST family, a great church and church family, wonderful friends, a warm home in the winter, a cool home in the summer, clothes in our closests, food in our pantry, cars in our driveway, a sweet puppy, energy for each new day, and most of all a relationship with our loving and merciful Heavenly father whom has given us all we have and need!

I am also so thankful for the AMAZING husband God has given me! Caleb is absolutely WONDERFUL and far more than I have EVER deserved! I am a BETTER, Christian, daughter, daughter in law, sister, granddaughter, cousin, aunt, teacher, and friend because of him! Caleb and I will have been married four months the 19 of this month and I cannot believe it has already been that long! We are enjoying every moment with each other as husband and wife and we LOVE being married. I pray I am the wife God has called me to be each and everyday I wake up!

Hope everyone has a great week!
Abundant Blessings, Kayla

Monday, October 4, 2010

We have been soooo busy over the last couple of weeks I did not even realize it had been so long since I blogged. I am staying very very busy with my internship and I am teaching solo now so I am extra busy! I am loving every minute of it and I am having so much fun with the kids. I have the rest of this week and next week then I move to my next placement. I am going to miss the students that I am with now but I am so looking foward to my new students for my second placement. During this semester, God has just confirmed in my heart once again that this is where he wants me and these precious students are my ministry! I am loving the fall weather and seeing all of the fall decorations throughout the town. I thought I would blog about some of my fall favorites today. One fall favorite of my is soups! When it starts getting cooler I start wanting to cook soups all the time. I cooked chili last week and next I think I am going to try potato soup! Another one of my fall favorites is PUMPKINS! I love to decorate with pumpkins and cannot wait for Caleb and I to go get our pumpkins to set out at our new home!( I will post pictures when we get them!) I also love mums! I went and bought Caleb and I are first mum today to decorate with on our front porch and it is just so cute! I also love fall scented candles especially from Bath and Body Works! I love candles anytime, but I especially love to have candles lit around the house during the fall! Sometimes I have a different candle scent in every room! : ) I have MANY other fall favorites but these are just a few! Hope everyone is having a great week! Caleb and I are enjoying at night at home with nothing to do and we are very excited about that!
Abundant Blessings, Kayla