Friday, December 24, 2010

This Christmas

This Christmas it has been laid very heavy on my heart that there are so many children in our world that do not have families, much less food or shelter. I just read an interesting and saddening fact that if ONLY 7% of Christians each adopted ONE orphan there would be NO orphans left!!! I just find that so mind blowing! So as you are going to bed warm on this Christmas Eve night, anxiously awaiting the Christmas Day festivities of tomorrow just realize how thankful you are for having a family and a warm home to sleep in.

Lexie D.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm really diggin' this blog thing

Okay...okay..okay. I know I just posted, but I am really starting to like blogging. Maybe I have too much time on my hands, I don't know. When school starts back up in January you may not be hearing much out of me so take it ALL in while you can! Ha! Right now I want to talk about the seven families. I could talk for pages and pages about the seven families. No, it is not a cult if that is what you are thinking. There are seven families, including my family that have been friends for years and it is a very unique friendship that no one can separate. About ten years ago, our families helped start a church here in Arkansas, and these families were the seven families that started it. Ever since then, I feel that we are all one large family. Yes, I have sixteen brothers and sisters! Sometimes I tell people that, and they get a really confused look on their face. It takes me a while to explain it, and many people are still confused at how close we all are to each other. We're so close to each other that we're not afraid to tell it like it is, or act like goofballs when we're all together. I do not see friendships like this very often, and I know that God brought us all together for a reason. We have gone through a lot together. I remember when we were first starting our church, and we would meet at one of our houses. Our parent's were concerned and prayed hard about all of the kids not being in a normal "church environment" with no Sunday school or youth groups for us to be involved in. God really watched out for all of us, and I can proudly say that each of my brothers and sisters from the seven families are GREAT kids! We have some of the greatest and funniest memories! I will have to upload some old photos of all of us on here. The top two pictures are all the kids at Courtney's wedding and the last one is a picture of all of my brothers and sisters on my wedding day. There are two missing though: Bear and Anna. These guys mean the world to me, and will always be some of my best friends. God knew exactly what he was doing when he put all of us together, not only are we great friends, but we consider each other family. I hope my children can someday experience the kind of friendships that I have seen throughout my childhood.
Lexie D.

My wedding

First Christmas as a Newlywed

This is my first Christmas as a Newlywed (hence the title). For those of you who don't know me, I got married a little over 5 months ago to my high school sweetheart. Once you get married, holidays are one thing that is very different. I had heard horror stories from many people about their first few holidays as a couple with all the family trying to make plans. So far it has gone smoothly (fingers crossed). Levi and I have four Christmases to go to within three or four days. That wears me out just thinking about it! Luckily, most of our family is close by. I'm not so sure how I like both sets of our parents living in the same town. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. We can see both sets of parents without having to travel a long ways, but when it comes to holidays it would almost be kind of nice if they were a good distance away just so that we can be at one house for a couple of days, and travel to the next house for a couple of days without having to feel like you need to go back and forth, day by lunch with this set of parents and then eat dinner with the other set. Now I feel like what a child feels like with divorced parents!...only kidding! (a little). Be safe over the holidays and have a merry Christmas! I know we will! I am sure this will not be my last blog before then, but if so..Happy Holidays! Peace Out blog world!
Lexie D

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Can't believe I'm saying this...I am now officially a blogger.

So, this is my first blog ever and I am not sure how I feel about this. If I could get my page to look halfway decent maybe I would be a little more excited. Ha! This is going to be a very boring first post because I have no pictures or "fluff" to make it more interesting. SG (that would be Sarah Grace) talked me into starting a blog a few days ago, not sure how this is going to go. ADD + starting a blog=...well, we will see how it goes. It is very hard for me to start a project, and stick with it, so I will have Sarah hold me accountable to staying on top of this thing! I guess thats all for now blog world! Peace out! :)