Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I've always known this but...

he really is a keeper:)
We celebrate our 10 year anniversary this summer and on our cruise Cameron had written the "Top 10 Reasons I Love You". He's so talented:D

1. 1 is for the place you hold in my heart. Making you my bride was one decision I call smart.
2. 2 is for the two of us a perfect pair we make. We laugh, we cry, we joke, we love, we do not have to fake. God has joined us 2 together forever we will be 2 lovebirds in God's nest of life, high up in the trees.
3. 3 is for the month in which our love began to sprout. When I asked you out my mission was clear, there was never a bit of doubt. We were already best friends but God had something more in store. My first task was to fight off all those other sleezebags off you like a rabid wild boar. (Seriously.... he's hilarious;)
4. 4 is for the treasure of the arrows that fill our quiver. Our love flows for those little tikes like a mighty roaring river. You sacrifice, you give, you love, you pray for God guide those little arrows to shoot true and to shoot straight.
5. 5 is for our fingers which give a lovely poke. A simple gesture of our love and affection, no need for words to be spoke. I love you so much, I'm so happy we're on this cruise. I could poke your little tummy all day long, but then I'd be sad if it made a bruise. (hehe... so before we officially told each other we loved each other we would always poke each other in the side and say it was a love poke:)
6. 6 is for the month you were born. The 29th a most joyous and wonderful day. God placed you under a rock and then you were found by a Glover passing by the way. (my dad always said they found me under a rock;)
7. 7 is for perfection God established upon His creation. Every person has some flaws, but you seem to have escaped that misfortune. (okay he knows he's lying here;)
I would be a fool to ever ask you to change. If perfect's what you're searching for then please just stay the same.
8. 8 is for the eight ball we ask our all important queries. What is the future will I find love, will the night be long and dreary. No matter what magic the eight ball says my love is set in stone. I have found my only one true love, and she will never walk alone.
9. 9 is for the 9,999,999,999 reasons I love you. They are new and fresh everyday. So many unique and lovely qualities everyday on display. There are so many things that make you such a wonderful wife and mother. Your character, your love, your passion, your care all combine like a rainbow full of color.
10. 10 is where I put you on the scale super hot! You rise above all the reest like the creme of the crop. Your lips, your curves (really?;), your face, your hair. You've got it all and no one even comes near or can compare.

I am blessed to be married to such an incredible man. He truly is an amazing daddy and husband and he is so talented. He can always come up with a rap, rhyme or jingle to make me laugh:). I love you Cameron!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Broken for the things that break the heart of God

This morning at church we heard stories and facts about human trafficking. That human trafficking is even a "phrase" is disturbing in itself. I remember when Cameron and I arrived in Ethiopia to meet Joleigh for the first time. There were SO many emotions throughout our adoption. A lot of "are we sures?" ... mainly for her and not us. Are we sure this is the best for her, etc.. We arrived in ET at night and as we were leaving the airport I knew we were doing the right thing for Joleigh. The young girls who lined the streets of Ethiopia late in the evening gave me chills. I had never thought of human trafficking being a possibility for her future until we touched down in ET and saw those young faces and it just seemed so real to me. This morning she sat in my lap as I heard the facts and saw the faces of human trafficking and my heart was thankful He placed her in our home. And my heart was heavy for all the young girls/women who are being victimized. Oh we need to stand in the gap for these girls. We need to be in prayer for them and for the men who keep the business booming. Wives, we need to be in prayer for all the men in our lives. Pray that pornography will NOT have a place in ANY of our men's lives.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've had the time of my life....

Okay so it was the song that came to mind when I was wondering what to name this post:) Cameron and I just returned from Family Life's Love Like You Mean it marriage cruise. WOW! It was amazing! This year we are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and wanted to really go somewhere special. When we heard about this cruise we knew it was for us! Not only was it a CRUISE, on the BEACH, but bathed in His word about the purpose of marriage. Oh it was good! SO good in fact that we have signed up for next year's cruise. We signed up to be group leaders, which pretty much means we are sharing our experience with others and encouraging them to come with us. Anyone who signs up with our group (The Wallace Group) gets $200 off their cruise AND we get an extra $200 off of ours. SO we are hoping to cruise for free! :D
The beaches we visited were amazing. The entertainment was fantastic. The food was ever-flowing and FREE (well included in the cost)! BUT one of the highlights were the sessions. Being led in worship by today's top Christian artist, being bathed in scripture by some gifted speakers who have a passion for marriage and just being reminded of the purpose of marriage... to reflect to a lost world Christ's love for the church. Oh it was good. Now if you know me, you know I'm a "Live Simply" kinda girl. Right now if you book the cheaper rooms available (the 3 cheapest cabins are already taken) it would cost you around $2300 BUT you would receive $200 for telling them you are with the "Wallace Group". Of course the cruise sails from Miami so most would need airfare. Here's how we handle that expense. Cameron and I have a miles earning credit card that we use and pay it off monthly. We were able to fly free this year and almost have enough miles to fly free next year. You can google "best mileage credit card offers" and probably start off with at least one free round trip.
The main reason Cameron and I felt led to go back next year was to be able to encourage others around us to go. It's seriously the most amazing investment for a marriage. If you are interested in more info about the cruise or more info on the discount for the Love Like You Mean it Marriage cruise (I wrote that in case people googled the phrase;0)... just let me know. You can email

Here are some details about next year:
The cruise will be Feb 11-15. It will go to Key West and Cozumel. Voddie Baucham will be speaking. Barbara and Dennis Rainey will be speaking. Sara Groves, who is one of my FAVORITES will be performing. Anthony Evans will also be performing and more TBA. They have a payment plan option so you can pay it out over 10 months. Here's the website for cruise info BUT they have yet to update the site with next years information.

We were blessed to be able to cruise with my cousin Amy and her husband, Brian. They are expecting their first child this July!:)
This is the ship they are using for next year:)
This was a private beach where we snorkeled. The BEST day of the trip:)
I think Family Life should consider using this picture on their advertisement brochures;0) I told Cameron I want it to be blown up by my casket at my funeral!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


We've been on a smoothie kick around this house lately. This week alone we've had 5 smoothies each:) It started out with the Green Monster which my cousin gave me the recipe for. I use a frozen banana, some yogurt, a cup or so of orange juice and a good handful of spinach. Then I bought a prepackage smoothie mix b/c I had a coupon AND it was on sale... it consisted of frozen bananas and strawberries and frozen yogurt pieces. Then you add a cup of apple juice (and then I added a handful of spinach). This one is YUMMY! It taste just like the McDonald's stawberry/banana smoothie. I recreate this one often.
I read about a PB/banana smoothie and thought the kids might like it. It was just a couple tablespoons of PB, a frozen banana, some yogurt and a little milk (and of course some spinach). I couldn't bring myself to drink it but the kids LOVED it!!
One of their favorites is a Chocolate/Banana smoothie. I use Carnation Instant Breakfast, frozen banana, yogurt and milk (and spinach). This one is great!!!

Some tips I do is cut my bananas into pieces and freeze them. I also freeze yogurt in an ice tray. OH and if the spinach is gonna show up too much, I just add a drop of green food coloring so the kids don't know;0) I just tell em we're having monster smoothies. Really though it only happens with the orange juice/banana smoothie.

I'm so proud of myself! We've had spinach almost everyday this week.... I even hid some spinach and squash in our spaghetti tonight. Those of you who know me know I'm a meat and potatoes girl. The only veggies I enjoy are green beans, corn and potatoes. I'm TRYING:D Yay ME!!!