Amelia is constantly asking to take "Silly Pics" now.... I wonder where she got that from... ;)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
This past week, I was SO EXCITED to finally participate in a Web.Com Tour Wives Charity Event! Because I can't travel to every tournament right now, I've missed out on a few of these, so I was THRILLED to participate!!!
This event was all about creating baskets and cards for children with cancer who were attending a camp the following week. We made uplifting cards to make them smile and filled baskets with fun toys and essentials to make camp a BLAST for them!
It was so great to spend time making cards and baskets to hopefully really cheer up the kids!
It was also great spending time with the other wives and getting to know them better!
It is great to have friends out here on Tour because it is a totally different world. A professional golfer's wife's job is NOT easy and it was great to hear some advice from the other wives who have been out here longer than we have.
I thrive on friendships and meeting new people and this is SO fun for me! It makes walking around for 5 hours a lot less boring when you're by yourself because you can't talk to your hubby during his rounds. The support system is AMAZING. Everyone is so supportive and understanding when you're going through some struggles. I am SO thankful for these wonderful ladies who will PRAY FOR US and encourage us even when their hubbies are doing wonderful! The fact that they take time to pray and cheer us up is such a great feeling. God has really blessed us with wonderful friendships!
Even though we missed the cut, we went out to support our friend Zack Fisher on Saturday, and I watched Zack Sucher for 7 holes on Sunday, while Jared practiced. We had to leave early to catch our flights, and Zack Sucher ended up WINNING the tournament! We were so excited for him and Courtney and baby Hadley!
I REALLY MISSED my sweet baby Drew and Amelia while I was gone, so luckily Courtney let me play with Hadley for a little while to get my "baby fix". haha
I can't tell you how excited I was to see these sweet kiddos on Tuesday morning!!!!!!!! They truly make being apart from Jared better than I could ever imagine. God REALLY blessed me with the perfect family to nanny. I thank Him daily for putting them into my life!
For now, we are praying and seeking God's Will for what lies ahead. I know that God has the PERFECT timing for everything, and as long as we put HIM first, everything else will fall into place.
God may not be early, but he's NEVER late!
Powerful Yogurt sent us some of their new protein bars to review. We posted a review of their yogurt HERE.
First, here's a little info about them:
-High protein (20 grams) and low sugar (6 grams)
-The only bars with premium, live BC-30 probiotics (1 billion CFUs)
-Available in 3 delicious flavors (chocolate coconut, yogurt creme, and peanut butter & jelly)
-Tested with professional athletes at the IMG training center in Bradenton, FL
We enjoyed these bars as a snack out on the course during one of Jared's practice days. They tasted great! The only thing that might be a little difficult to handle is that the yogurt coating melts on hot days, but we stored them in a cooler and they were just fine! We loved that they not only tasted good, but they were PACKED with protein to keep us full until our next meal!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
When most people first hear Professional Golfer, they immediately think "Oh, they have it so easy! They just get to play golf every day and life is grand!"
Well, the truth is, it's not always rosy. This year hasn't gone exactly the way we HOPED it would happen, as far as making cuts on the Web.com Tour, but we are choosing to be positive and understand that God has it all under control and He is taking care of us and still blessing us in so many ways!
This year has been full of travel (for Jared mostly) and LOTS of time apart from each other. I am very thankful to have an incredible family that I work for that helps accommodate our crazy schedule and allows me to travel with Jared once in a while.
The Web.Com Tour Chaplain and his wife suggested an AMAZING book called, "Grace Filled Marriage" for us to read. We are only through chapter 7 so far, and it has helped us TREMENDOUSLY. We are finally doing what God wants us to do and put our COMPLETE and FULL trust and hope in HIM, not the other spouse. Jared and I are human, and are nowhere near perfect! This book has helped us learn how to show each other GRACE when the other disappoints us by forgetting something or not being very kind when responding to the other in a conversation, or whatever the situation may be. The conversation with the Chaplain and his wife was a HUGE moment where God spoke through them directly to me and made me realize that I needed to make some changes! If I am going to TRULY be all in to Jared's dream, then I need to be on board with him being gone a lot, and not so miserable when I'm at home alone. This has been a HUGE change and I cannot even begin to describe how FUN and HAPPY I have been since the conversation. So, I've decided to share a few tips on how I am TRYING (b/c I'm not perfect, nor will I ever be) to be positive in everything I do.
When Jared is gone, I cherish fun moments with these incredible kiddos I nanny everyday. They are so sweet and I have a BLAST and don't even feel like I am at "work".
I've reached out to NEW friends in this new city that I have lived in for a little over a year now! Girl time is ALWAYS fun and it helps me enjoy the moment that I am in and not focus on missing Jared and that he gets to travel to all these cool places. I have plenty of fun RIGHT HERE on my own with friends!
Fortunately, Jared's whole family lives here, so I spend time with them and have fun with them while he is gone too!
I've also had some opportunities to travel back to my parent's house and go to TWO of my friend's weddings, and catch up with friends! Friendship is a WONDERFUL thing!
While we wish that Jared would have made the cut in Utah, that wasn't God's plan. Instead, he flew in and we got to attend a friend's wedding TOGETHER! My parents surprised us and bought us both a fancy new outfit to wear. We LOVED spending the night having fun together, catching up with old friends, and not talking about golf!
The BIGGEST thing that helps us while we are apart is FACETIME. How incredible is technology these days!?!?!? Even if we can't physically be next to each other, it has been fun to see each other and talk like we are right next to each other having a conversation. One night, we even had a dinner date with each other! :)
While this stage on our path to the PGA Tour isn't always easy, we are choosing to stay positive and enjoy each moment!
I love this guy and I am so thankful that God blessed me with him as my husband to live life together!
I am also so thankful for God's GRACE and His perfect example, so that I can try each and every day to be more like Him.
Do you have any tips for us when we are long distance?
Have you read any other good marriage books?
We'd love your suggestions!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Good Spread sent us some of their peanut butter to review! Here's some info from their website:
GOOD SPREAD: HOW IT STARTED
In the Fall of 2011, a 1971 Winnebago caught fire and burned to the ground. What appeared to be broken dreams and a pile of ashes turned out to be destiny.
After 2,500 miles of hitchhiking and sharing the news about a miracle peanut butter substance known as Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), Alex Cox and Mark Slagle partnered with an organization called MANA who produced RUTF. They created a company intent on reducing childhood malnutrition around the world. Through the efforts of many good people, the peanut butter company Good Spread was born and began producing individual packets of all-natural peanut butter mixed with organic honey. With profits from each sale, more RUTF could be generated and sent to children around the world.
When you buy a packet of Good Spread peanut butter, we give a packet of MANA RUTF. Good Spread is for people who want to turn the tide of severe acute malnutrition and change more than just an economy with peanuts. It's for people looking for a healthy snack with a healthy cause. It's for people like you.For more info read our FAQ
Before we get into the TASTE part of the review, how amazing is the company for helping to feed malnourished children!!?!?!? We think that is TOTALLY awesome!
Now, for the taste part...
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It's not just good, it's GREAT! It has organic ingredients and nothing artificial. Plus, the sweetness of the honey sends your taste buds into shock with deliciousness! You gotta try some!!!
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