Friday, December 28, 2012


This week has been the hardest week of my life. My very best friend, Amy, lost her sweet 2 year old to a tragic swingset incident. Pleaes join me in prayer for this precious family. I type this from Amy's house as she is finally sleeping. There are no words to comfort her, but the love of Jesus. I have never felt so helpless in my life! Amy and I are due with sweet baby girls 3 weeks apart! She is already a cm. dialated and 50% effaced. Please pray that baby stays put for now!

I read at Amy and Davey's wedding in front of the congregation, never did I ever think I would be speaking at their daughter's funeral service! Please pray for God to speak through me and for nothing but words of comfort and memories be shared.

Visitation for Ann Reese Grote is Friday from 6-8pm at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home is Daphne (27409 US HWY 98 Daphne, AL).

Service is on Saturday at Coastal Church (11101 County Road 64 in Daphne) at 10am with graveside following.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Giving thanks...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We started off by opening our shower gift from Ryan's parents and got our amazing, generous travel system! His mom's spiritual gift or love language is definitely gift giving! She is the most generous person I have ever met! We love it, thank you Bebe and Daddy Buck!
 This Thanksgiving, we cant help but be thankful for our little baby on the way! We cant wait to meet you Mae!
 This is Ryan and his dad with the lobster trap and buoys from our Maine trip!
 My precious family on Thanksgiving day! The joy of dating the guy you marry for 8 years before you marry is great, because our families are so close and we can have holidays TOGETHER instead of 2 in one day separate! Thanksgiving meal was at the Harbucks but the Johnsons got to be included! Love both of my families! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! God is good!