Wednesday, June 20, 2012

☼ Addie Mae ☼

I would like to take this opportunity to SHOUT TO THE WORLD!  I, Heather Hose am FINALLY an aunt!!!  Those of you who don't know the story of my sister and her husband...they have been trying to many years to get pregnant, well finally after MUCH prayer from people in a few different states and fertility treatments, they brought a precious and beautiful little girl into the world!  I am just bursting with JOY and PRAISE to THE Creator of ALL things!  GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD!  I am so thankful that the Lord WANTS me to serve Him at all times...I am so undeserving of Him and His love!

                                                        Well, here she is...6lbs 1oz 19in long!

Isn't she precious!?!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

♪♫♪ I'm Letting Go ♪♫♪

I don't know about you, but I am a little (okay, maybe a lot) of a control freak.  It is a struggle I deal with constantly.  I know God is ultimately in complete control of my life, yet I try to take the reins from Him all the time.  It's kinda funny because when it comes time to make little decisions like where to eat or what to do on a GNO (girls night out) I never want to be the one to decide!  I am really trying these days to stop fighting God and let Him have complete control of my life and say yes when he tells me what I should do and in HIS time...not Heather's!

I heard this song by Francesca Battistelli from her album, My Paper Heart, and want to share it with you...

I'm Letting Go

My heart beats, standing on the edge
But my feet have finally left the ledge
Like an acrobat
There’s no turning back

I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
I’m losing control
Of my destiny
It feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So I’m letting go

This is a giant leap of faith
Trusting and trying to embrace
The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone


Giving in to your gravity
Knowing You are holding me
I’m not afraid


Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
Feels like I’m falling and this is the life for me

Great song, huh?!  I may need some reminders and encouragement along the way, but I'm letting go!  Please help me, by praying for me...that God will help me let go, and stop trying to plan and control my life.  I will pray for you too!  I know I can't be the only one that has this problem...let's help each other!

If there is anything else you would like me to pray about, please let me know...I'm here :)  Enjoy your weekend and be safe!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

We had SUCH a good Memorial Day Weekend!  My mom came to stay with us a night before she went to C and J's house!  On Thursday (yea, I know...Thursday isn't actually a part of the weekend, but I really want to share about my mom's visit!) we drove to Princeton to pick up lunch from my new favorite place:  SPUD HUT!  (I have never been to a spuds-n-stuff, but I believe it is a similar place)  We both ordered a queso chicken spud...they were huge...and Oh-So-YuMmY!!!  We brought our lunch back to OCU and ate outside of my office together.  It was such a nice lunch.

Friday night, David and I went to Cheddar's for supper and went to the mall to return my swimsuit for the 2nd time!  BUT I finally have one and I am keeping it!  3rd times the charm, right?! :)

Saturday we met up with our friends David and Hannah at the Rendezvous in Vincennes, IN!  I didn't even get a picture of the four of us...will have to get one next time!  The Rendezvous was fun and they always have yummy food there...crick fried potatoes...the best!  It was Oh-So-HOT though.  In the shade though it wasn't as bad.  We watched the reenactment of the Revolutionary War and then watched jugglers that are awesome every year (even though they always do the same performance)!  David and Hannah are great people!  I am super glad they are together because now I won't be the only girl with our group of friends at Bible Quiz Nationals!  (More on Bible Quiz Nationals later...we have a trip the end of June in Seattle!  SO excited!!!)

After dying from the heat at the Rendezvous David, Mom, and I ate at Blimpie then went to play games at David and Megan's house (yes, we do have a LOT of friends named David!)  We had a lot of fun playing board games and just hanging out together!  God truly has blessed us with GrEaT friendships!

Sunday, we all went to church, then grilled out at my sister's house!  We had a great lazy day, and again very yummy food!

Monday was maybe my favorite day of all.  It definitely wasn't as extravegant of the others but it was great!  David and I just had a lazy day!  It was so out of our normal routine where we aren't ever home!

What a great weekend!  What did you do over the 3 day weekend?