Monday, January 14, 2013

Moving time...

The moment I've been waiting for...

New blog. New design. 

Discontinuing the use of this blog and moving to the new Simply Courtnie 

Thanks for the memories Occasionally Use Words!

Something new.

Last week I started working a "grown-up" job. It's been pretty alright so far but man I miss my kiddos! Maybe once I get to interact with customers it will be more fun but right now all I can think about is when can I take one of my little ones on a date?!?

Friday, January 11, 2013


It's been a long week and now it's finally Friday night. I cleaned and organized my house. As well as worked on my sermon/lesson (whats the difference in those words? I should know right?) for Sunday. Josh is in NOLA for the Anchor conference so I am filling that void and presenting some truth to our church. Prayers are appreciated.

Such a exciting night! Grown up fun! Woo hoo!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Family Game Night

Last night was the last time for the whole family to be together before I head back to Joplin tomorrow. It was so enjoyable spending time with everyone and having the brothers who don't live at home over for dinner and games. It's been a really great trip but I am ready to leave this stupid cold weather.

Friday, January 4, 2013


         I stumbled across this idea last year. This idea of choosing one word to be your focus for the entire year, the word that aspires you to greatness in the new year. Even though I am a list maker and like to check things off my list, the idea of making a list of resolutions that I will probably forget in 6 months seems a little defeating. If you are a resolutioner (my word) more power to ya!
        My word last year was the word Remain. The idea of remaining in Christ and remaining ever present in all of life. I feel like the word Remain really helped me remember who I am in Christ and remember to not let my current circumstances dictate my attitude for the day. So looking back on my one word I would say that it allowed me to accomplish much in the past year!
        This year I am so so excited about my one word. It took me a lot longer to choose my word this year. Last year, I just felt like God made the word a reoccurring word in all my reading and I felt like he whispered the word to me asking me to "Remain." This year was much different. I had lots of words jumbled in my mind and I was having a hard time committing to just one word. I wanted a word that was something almost similar to last year (so I thought) because I felt like being reminded to remain allowed me to find beauty in most of the chaos of life. And I wanted that reminder again. But that seemed too easy I knew God was asking me to go deeper. After sorting through words, praying and seeking God in the silence I felt like he said "discover." Discover? Discover what? And thats when I started to get really excited about my word! This year will be a year of Discovery!
Discover; Find, uncover. Reach, attain. (Now for the list)...

  • God
  • Time
  • Memories
  • Adventures (this will be hard because sometimes adventures make me nervous)
  • Places
  • Friends
  • Projects (I hope to learn new skills that will help me with this one)
  • Life
  • Peace
  • Information 
  • Books
  • Films
  • Me

Here is to a year of discovery, learning, change and hopefully a ton of fun!

I would like to thank Melanie for the gift of my one word button! Thanks sweet friend!

Also for the few of you who actually read this, I will be moving to a new URL with a whole new blog makeover in the very near future! Stay tuned! So excited!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One word

It's the 2nd day of 2013 and I still haven't committed to my one word for 2013. I hope to have settled on it by tonight and then ill blog about it.

Monday, December 31, 2012


Been in California with the family since Friday. Here's some pictures from yesterday!