Friday, November 30, 2007

Playin' a Little Catch Up!

Alot of you have mentioned that I've been MIA lately, so today, I thought I would play a little "catch up". Here's a recap on whats been going on in the life of the Martin Family over the last two & a half weeks!

My 1st Black Friday Annual Shopping Trip with the Girls!!
(And yes, we shopped ALL DAY--5 AM-7:30 PM)

Dinner with Bill, Rhonda, Emily, & Blake Poppen--some very special friends from Charlotte!
(I called this the "fat face after Thanksgiving" picture) haha

Christmas Decorations..just a few of them!!!

Our very 1st Christmas tree. We got a smaller tree this year, since our place really can't fit a HUGE one right now, but we love it!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This was a special year seeing that it was mine & Joshua's 1st Thanksgiving together as a married couple....and we had a wonderful day....however, we ate WAY too much! :) We started the day off by having Thanksgiving lunch at Joshua's Memaw & Pepaw's house. Memaw is such a great hostess and she always pays close attention to EVERY little detail and has everything decorated to the "T". I'm always amazed at how she cooks for so many people (almost 40!!!) and acts like its no big deal. I would have to plan for months! haha Anyways, the rest of our day was spent @ Joshua's other g-ma's house and a good time was had by all. We ended our night just the two of us @ home--doing our favorite thing--watching a movie together. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great. We have so many things to be thankful for...don't we?????!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007


My brother, Bradley, had his 1st really big concert @ Liberty the other night and I thought I would share a few of his songs with my blogger friends. :)

We are so proud of Brad and excited to see the platform the Lord has given him to use his talents. But more important than that, we are so proud of his sweet & humble heart and his love for the Lord. I truly believe he has an amazing future/ministry ahead of him!!

For more info on Brad's music check out his myspace page @



Wednesday, November 7, 2007

He Reaches For Us - The Intercession

I had a message in my inbox this morning on Facebook to check out Calling Levi's new video of them singing @ FB Woodstock. It was such a blessing, I thought I would post it for everyone else to see and be blessed by.

1Cr 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Go Big Orange!

I've never been a huge football fan...I mean, I like to watch it, but only when I'm able to socialize or eat at the same time. haha :) Just kidding. Anyways, I knew way before I married into Joshua's family that they are huge college football fans, and I figured one way or another, I would eventually become a fan as well.

This past Saturday, Joshua took me to my very 1st UT football game here in Knoxville and I LOVED the entire experience! We went with Benjamin & Heather and since I was the only who had never attended UT at some point, they were all so sweet to make sure that my 1st experience @ a game was a special one...and it really was. The weather was perfect, the game was a blast, & the company was the best! I'm sure there will be many more UT football games in my future. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Since we don't live in a big neighborhood, we only had 2 visitors for Halloween last night--however, we were so excited they came! Heather & Benjamin (Joshau's cousin & his wife) brought their kids by our place to do some trick or treatin'. Both Olivia and Owen were pirates and they looked absolutely ADORABLE! I would have taken more pics, but my camera battery died right after this pic. Don't you hate it when that happens? Anyways, we finished off the evening @ Joshua's parents house for their family's traditional chilli dinner on Halloween night. It was alot of fun! I wanted to get a pic of the triplets in their monkey costumes, but by the time we all met up, it was getting late, they were hot, and they wanted to get those things off! Soooooo, we'll just have to wait until next year I guess. :) Hope everybody had a fun and safe Halloween!