Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Getting to know you

Here is a little tag I picked up. Enjoy getting to know my Hubby a bit better.

1- How long did you date?
Adam and I dated for 4 years.

2- Where did you meet?
We met in July of 2000 at camp in Panama City, Florida. I will spare you the high school details. :) But it was definitely the ideal love story.

3- What attracted you to him?
Lets see...he was 19. Tall, dark, HOT. I think that would be how I described him at 17 when I came home and told my Mom all about him.

4- How old is he?
Adam is almost 28 years old.

5- Who eats more?
Most of the time him but I do give him a run for his money on ice cream.

6- Who said I love you first?
I did! At his Mom's house at like 3 in the morning. We were always staying up talking really late. Since we hardley ever saw each other, we made good use of our time by staying up all night.

7- Where was your first date?
Haywood Mall, in Greenville, SC. We went to Ruby Tuesday and Adam ate his food so fast. I ate like 3 bites because I was so nervous.

8-Whose taller?
Adam by quite a few inches.

9- Who sings better?
HAHA Adam. My kids may cry when I sing.

10- Who is smarter?
I am going to go with Adam. He is so interested in everything. I tend to take your word for it and he has to prove it.

11- Who has a worse temper?
Me...by far. In fact through the years he has calmed me. Made me more aware of chosing my battles. In Adam's words, " some hills aren't worth dying on babe."

12- Who does the laundry?
We both do.

13- Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
He sleeps on the right side. Always between me and the door.

14- Who pays the bills?
Dave Ramsey Jr.or Adam pays the bills and manages the budget for us.

15- Who cooks?
We both enjoy being in the kitchen, especially together.

16- Who drives?

17- Who is more stubborn?
I have to go with Adam on this one. Loving but stubborn.

18- Who kissed who first?
Do you know the old horror film Christine? About the car that eats people. Anyway our first kiss was around 1am, watching this movie on the couch. Ok, so we made out...

19- Who admits when they are wrong?

20- Who proposed?
Adam did. Its a long histarical story for another post.

21-Who has more siblings?
Adam- I will try and explain. His mom married Randy. Nena, Adam's mom has Kayte and Adam. (Pay close attention to spelling of names it will help) Randy had-Ashley, Katie, and Adam. So when they married they had-Kayte, Adam Burgess, Ashley, Katie Barnett, and Adam Barnett.Now they are all married. Kayte is married to Kevin. Adam Burgess is married to me. Ashley is married to...Adam Beam. Katie is married to Michael. Lastly Adam Barnett, the youngest of the group is 18. You can imagine what Christmas is like.

I hope you enjoyed getting confused and learning more about Adam and I. I would love to hear about your husbands too!

Monday, April 21, 2008

It's Official!

Adam and I are going to proud Aunt and Uncle once again. Adam's sister is pregnant with her first and she and her husband are pumped! Here is the fun story behind this pregnancy.

I dreamed about a month ago that I was at Kayte's apartment, that I haven't seen yet. She was VERY pregnant and I was her birthing coach. Since I have been present at two births in my life time and thoroughly LOVE the experience. I sternly told her that she couldn't have that baby in the recliner to get up and walk around.So, I took her to walk in the woods while the boys played football.

When I woke up I couldn't quit laughing I had to call Kayte. She laughed it off not knowing they had a bun in the oven. I however was shocked to learn they have woods behind their apartment complex. Grin.

So, last week when she called and told me she was pregnant I could not get over it! Watch out. I may dream you are pregnant. If I do I will be sure to let you know. The above picture is all of my "in laws". Ashley we are the only ones left to reproduce anytime soon. All I know is the grands better hold on when all these cousins start appearing.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I have been trying to find a way to start his blog for a few days. Lately I have had such surges of emotion that I can't seem to grasp. I hate the way this makes me feel and I HATE hiding it. I don't like keeping things from anyone and I can't keep anything from Adam. Here are my main struggles.

I hate feeling away from Jesus. He seems so out of reach right now. I hate letting Him fall by the way side while I continue own my way.

I hate not being content. Lets cut to the chase. I want babies and I have wanted babies for awhile now. Basically since Pastor Joel said, you may now kiss your bride. Its just not our time and while I am trying to wait and live my life to the fullest and in His will, others are having my babies. It is really petty to not be fully happy for somoeone just because they are doing what you want to be doing.

I hate not loving my husband to the fullest. With this surge of emotion I have not been extra nice to Adam. He is so patient and kind, loving, and joyous, no matter what I may be behaving like.

I long to love and live to fullest. I long to serve Jesus with an open heart, mind and with all my strenth. I want to pursue him like I seem to pursue the world. Sometimes I wonder will I ever please Him? Do I make Him smile daily with my actions? One of my dearest friends ever, Amber (you can view her blog thru mine) lives in Texas. We have not seen each other since a sad night in August 4 years ago, when Adam and I left NC for SC and they left for TX. Adam and Jeremy were best friends in the Army and Amber, Jeremy's wife, welcomed me in with open arms. If you were at our wedding, the sang the duet. She amazes me, she always has. This is from her blog. It blew me away.

Proverbs 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

He said picture every word that you say being a seed and it's either a seed of death or a seed of life. It really made me think about what I say and if I am bringing life or death with my words. Andrew was saying that how can your words bring healing to someone if you say things you don't mean all of the time or that you don't believe all of the time.
Oh what seeds have I been planting and sowing. I don't know when to shut up and I have probably stuck my foot in my mouth today. Filling someone with doubt and worry instead of lifting them up.

Lord, I have so much to let you perfect. Please beging a work in me. Stop me from trying to fix myself. Take over my insecurities and shortcomings. I love you Lord.

PS If anyone knows of any small group Bible Studies I could plug into in the Greenville area, let me know.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Why I love my sister

I love Sally Ann because...

1- We may look completely different but our personalities are quite a like. We are both shy when we meet new people, we love Lynard Skynard, and snort when we laugh.

2- She is tall. Something I wish I was.

3- Her gentle and loving spirit teach me knew things each and everyday.

4- She is a talented dancer and teacher.

5- She makes me smile.

I am so proud of my sister and I know many blogs are coming with her upcoming graduation. This is her spring break and I am going to get to spend some quality time with her. I can't wait.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Growing up I asked for a brown cow for my birthday. Not knowing my Daddy was interested in buying a couple of cows. I didn't get the cow for my birthday but not long after we bought a cow. Her name was Bessie May. Perfect name for a cow. Later, conviently, she had a calf named Freckles. I loved these animals. I have an obsessions with cows. Big, small, stinky, it doesn't matter.

This cow in the picture is named Ellie and you can get in the pin with her and run with her and play with her. Although she will knock you over if she gets too excited and you don't pay attention.

I wish I could convey my love for these animals. Everytime I pass a cute cow I make sure Adam knows where the cow is just in case he would like to buy it. Especially BROWN calfs. One day I know I will have cows. Definitely brown ones. Check out my photos for some Easter Weekend fun and a few pics of brown cows.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Blessed Assurance

There are days I want to run and hide. To climb in my bed and sleep away frustration, hurt, and inadequacies. Then I hear this playing in my office and I can't help but smile and know of my assurance.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

3. Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.


May I remain lost in your love. May I praise you with every breath. I long to bring you glory. Mold me into the wife, sister, child, and friend you would have me to be. May I always be a direct reflection of your glory! I love you.