Tuesday, September 20, 2011



The Shepard house does!

We especially love Saturday morning when College Game Day is on ESPN.  I love Lee! :)  If you watch…you know what I mean! 

Well, last Saturday we had the opportunity to go to the Mizzou football game!  We are huge Mizzou fans.  My parents have season tickets…and the friends they sit with had extra tickets for Tim and I. 

There is nothing like the atmosphere of college football!  It is so much fun! 

297628_10150326259883606_501583605_7874108_1687055974_n Me & Momma!  Getting ready for the game!

297834_10150326259663606_501583605_7874104_2088367819_n Too funny…..that is husband and my daddy-o!


298512_10150326262673606_501583605_7874153_127549448_n Upside down…but still cool!  I love marching bands.  I mean LOVE.



So so so cool!  This flew over us during the National Anthem.  You can’t even hear it until it is right over you. 


Truman was wearing pink for breast cancer awareness! 

308633_10150326262823606_501583605_7874158_1618618779_n I love when the team runs out!



312077_10150326263773606_501583605_7874184_1883115227_n It was GOLD RUSH!!!!!!  Everyone in their gold attire. 


It was a blast!  We had perfect weather too.  All cuddled up under a cozy blanket. 

What team do you root for? 

We are playing OU next week.  ugh!  I won’t even be able to watch!!!!!  P

lease don’t tell me you root for the Sooners….

Hope your having a great week!



Thursday, September 15, 2011

A ball of emotions.

How do I describe this week so far? 

It has been almost unbearable at times….but yet has been filled with a lot of joyful times and God’s goodness. 

Have you ever been there?

This week has been filled with car trouble, family issues, a broken toilet, a busy busy schedule,  the death of a close friend’s dad….I could go on.

Though we have also had some incredible joys this week that I can’t stop smiling about!  My heart is so full yet so broken at the same time.

It hurts.

It aches.

Yet I’m happy.

I am a ball of emotions and all I can do is talk to the Lord.  He holds it all. 

I got in the car to leave for work Wednesday morning and nothing.  The car doesn’t even crank.  We think it is the battery.  She is old and nearing the end of her life! ha!  So, I have been bumming rides off of people. 

I’m so frustrated about my car….and the money that will go with it….but yet I have been able to have sweet fellowship with my daddy who has so graciously taken me to work.  Precious time in the car and a stop by Starbucks for some pumpkin spice lattes. 

I cherish it.

I am so mad at our stupid toilet that keeps breaking….a call to the plumber is inevitable.  Again…see ya later cash!  Yet I am so thankful for my home and everything that I have.  I don’t deserve any of it. 

My heart is aching for some family issues.  Though I know the Lord is powerful and mighty and able to do miraculous things!

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20

We are busy!  I mean BUSY.  But we have had precious time ministering to young people and building relationships with them.  Tim preached an outstanding message on Wednesday night.  We have spent late nights in prayer together. 

“Let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

I am so sad for my sweet friend who lost her dad to cancer this week.  Though I am thrilled that he was a Christian and is with the Lord and pain free now. 

As you can see my heart is full of many things.  I have so many emotions.  I’m sure you can relate.  I’m just sharing my heart today. 

I don’t know how people walk through this life without the Lord?  Life can be so hard sometimes. 

I could fill endless blog posts with things that I am thankful for and the joys that I have in this life.

I don’t understand everything.  But i know that God is good and He is always the same.  He will never leave us. 

I have heard the saying…you are never stronger than when you are on your knees.

Just get on your knees and look up. 

Do you know Him?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Life lately….according to my camera phone.


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This is what my phone has captured over the past few weeks. 

My fav being the sprinkle donut.  :)

Over the weekend:

-we floated down a freezing river *stupid*

-had delicious smores around a campfire & sang praises to the Lord!

-folded a ridiculous amount of laundry.   still. not. done.

-gave thanks to God for His many many blessings. He is GOOD!

-husband finished his first week of school work for the semester.

-took little Maddie to the spa for a haircut and play time!

I hope you have a beautiful Monday!!!!!! Enjoy your day!



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It’s that time again.

I don’t know about your area….but in Springfield the weather is perfect 70’s all week long! It is the most gorgeous weather.  And has everyone thinking

f a l l!

So I thought I would share some of my favorite Pinterest pics for fall!  You can find them all and follow their links through my Pinterest. 

(oh and if you don’t know what pinterest is….where have you been?  on second thought….don’t start.  it’s ADDICTING!










i love kendi’s fall look!


(everyone say it with me now…..PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE!) 

All right.  That is your fall dose for the day! 

Who’s excited???



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So how was my weekend you ask?

Oh yeah….my weekend was fabulous…..

Except for the part when I saw a MOUSE scurry across my living room!!!!!!!


*insert ultimate freak out*

Sunday evening we were just relaxing.  I was on the laptop and husband was playing xbox with people *online"*.  (remember the online part….)

Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a little black something run across the living room under the coffee table.  I did…only a slight freak out….since I wasn’t sure if I really saw anything.  Tim calmed me down and assured me it was NOTHING at all. 

Well, about 5 minutes later I REALLY for real saw a little black mouse run out from the coffee table into the dining room!

*insert crazy lady uncontrollable screaming and dancing around on chair*

I screamed at Tim….I saw it….I saw it!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh….and everyone on xbox live heard my screaming fit! haha!  so embarrassing!

He then goes to search for it.  And nothing. 

He did find where there little entrance is.  He has trapped them….or so we think.  I’m sure they have other entrances around the house. 

As you can imagine….I COULD NOT FALL ASLEEP THAT NIGHT!!!!!

I made Tim check the sheets for mice….

Every little noise I heard…I jumped. 

I was about to drive my poor husband crazy!  So sorry baby!


Precious Stuart Little…..in his cute sweater…..

Now if all mice were like him.

So, what do we do now?

Set some traps?  Someone suggested putting flour around the trap?  Another suggested putting steel wool in the entry hole?


I told Mr. Tim…..let’s not mess around! 

I’m calling the exterminator!!!!!!!

I need sleep at night. 

Plus I have been wearing shoes in the house….just in case he scurries out in front of me….I don’t want to feel him on my bare feet!  *barf*

So there you have it! 

I promise we actually did have a fabulous weekend. 

(when you slice out this little portion of the events!) 

I will share more of the good stuff later!

Have a wonderful week friends & family!



Friday, September 2, 2011

my 3 day forecast!

This day has been going swimmingly! 

Speaking of “swimmingly”…..what does that mean? ha!

I used the word the other night at home, and Tim died laughing at me.  Sure…it just came to me, and then I said it. 

I am pumped for this nice, long weekend!  Tim and I have absolutely NOTHING planned! 


We have little things we need to accomplish….but no place we have to be! 

These things will probably happen:

-both cars need an oil change

-make a breakfast casserole for church

-practice making cupcakes (tim loooooves when i practice this!)

-dog sit for some people (you know we are professionals….)


-hitting the gym



-catch up on blogging

-clean the house

-organize the bathroom cabinets

-begin organizing our “xtra bedroom” which Tim lovingly calls the landfill :)

-print out new pictures to update frames in the house

-work on a few church related items


-wash the cars

Okay…..now that I’m typing out this list….it’s rather lengthy! haha! We will see what we can accomplish!  I rather enjoy most of the things on this list!

One last thing:

I tried a fun, new hairstyle!


Okay, so this picture is not the greatest……Tim snapped this at the end of the day!

Sunday I had woke up late for church and didn’t have time to start from scratch with my hair.  I have been seeing looks like this all over Pinterest and such.  So, I thought I would give it a whirl! I know I could do it better with a few extra minutes.  I literally had about 15 minutes to get ready from head to toe!

I really liked it.  I will work on perfecting it and trying some other new styles!

Have any of you tried this type of style or anything else new?  I love finding new hair ideas….that I can actually do!

Ok…I’m signing off!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!

Happy Fall!