Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thank you God for...

-giving me the most adorable TINY doll house to live in. I really love it.
-allowing me to have wonderful friends who choose to eat at Jason's Deli :)... I love Jason's
-green lights all the way to work this morning... allowing me to be only 6 minutes late this morning :)
-Our BIG fluffy white comforter... I really can't wait to get into bed every night... maybe that's why I'm usually in bed in the nines :) ( Or maybe its because I have a very very handsome man who is will to get in there with me :) )
-opening doors.
-closing doors.
- Oh THANK you GOD for Brad. I love him so much.. thank you for giving him patience with me. Thank you for giving him the strength to endure my whining and complaining about budgeting... AND my clothes all over the place and my hatred for dish washing.

ANDDDD thank you for allowing us to be married for exactly 2 months.

Amen :)
PS: Picture of the night we were engaged!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I have always heard that it is "healthy" to set goals. I said that I was going to do it.... and I did set them.... but I've already fallen behind. Brad, on the other hand, has set some wonderful goals. He is going to read something meaningful each day, and do some kind of meaningful exercise each day. meaningful.... I love that word.

Meaningful: full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.

I want this. I'm one step closer to finding God's purpose for my life- meaningful. I am to live a life with significance. Where else should I find direction on how to live a meaningful life than the never-failing, old, B-I-B-L-E?! Here's some verses I've found...

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.-1 Thessalonians 5:14

Soo... I should not be idle... too often I find myself in a rut----I live life that is easy and "day-to-day." I want an exciting life for Christ. But I just expect it to happen. No longer. I will not sit still and LET things happen. When God is in control... life is not boring.
Goal one: I will be the encourager to others, and be patient with everyone... and LET God be in control.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Timidity: lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.

Goal two: Be sure of my self and my salvation in Christ. I will not be afraid or alarmed. Christ is my identity and my where my self esteem comes from... when I question myself, I questions God's creation.

On a Different note:
Things that make me so so HAPPY
---- So... Friday morning I walk into work talking on the phone with my mom... she was asking how the first 40 days of marriage had gone. I told her that it was good... hard sometimes, but good more of the time. Ironically enough though... while I was telling her of some of the hard times I walked up to my desk where I found a beautiful rose in a vase, and a little red box with a big silver bow. Inside was a gift certificate for a one hour massage. Thank you God for giving me a thoughtful loving husband.

Goal three: Be the best wife I possibly can.

I leave you with this: "we can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."-a.Lincoln

oh, PS: My Aunt is running a half marathon, she's like 45...

Goal four: Run a half marathon before my Aunt... or with her... :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Why I'm creating this.

One day maybe you'll come visit my blog because I'm a famous TV chef or wedding photographer... but today I you'll just find a simple girl trying to find herself by tracking her life in writing... Not sure if this is a good idea, but I'm doing it... full force.

Intro to me. My name is Callie Blanks... just 41 days ago I was Callie Young. I just married the most amazing man. He takes care of me ... and loves me. He makes me smile and cry so easily. (Isn't it just strange that when you care about someone... they have this power.. this power to control all of your thoughts and emotions.) I am so blessed.

the last few years...

Well, while in college here in Abilene, I was pole-vaulter. Always busy, always in shape, and always with friends. I just loved track... Pole-vaulting in particular. While I was there, I met Brad... wonderful Brad... I had seen him at FCA and working out... but never really got to know him. Finally we went out for the first time in Oct. of 2008... and were married on Jan. 2, 2010.. we were only engaged for about 2 1/2 months! So it was a bit of a chage when things began to slow down... when I was married... with a REAL job.

Right now:
My life is usually wonderful...
Currently I am working a very slow .. slightly boring :S.. clerical job for the Central Appraisal District. The office is full of wonderful people, but often full of strange customers. I will be moving to Dallas area in hopes of finding God's purpose for my life. And that's where this blog comes into play...

"Who am I?" said Moses.... who am I to be Brad's wife? He is a treasure to me and a Warrior for you. I have learned so much from him.

Happy Valentine's day... even though no one reads this :)