But He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..." 2 Corinthians 12:9a

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. It was a joy to celebrate our Lord's birth, and see family and friends that we don't see very often. We are very blessed!

This was taken at a Christmas service at Riverbend on Friday night. This really helped us focus on the birth of Christ.

Caleb, Catherine, and their sweet little daughter, Jennings.

This is our cousin, Caden, who is recovering from leukemia. He is cancer free--Glory to God!!

I love Christmas and my family!!

The Tillman family--well, most of them.

Mari Morgan loves her new American doll, Kanani

Nathan's big gift from JoJo and Pop--Xbox 360

Jennings with her popper lawn mower--she is almost walking

Mari Morgan and Nathan go with Pop every year to pick out a real tree. They have very high ceilings, so they always get the tallest tree they can find.

My mom gave him games for his Xbox

Barbie toys are always good.

My mom and my nephew, Banks

My sweetie and me

Making poinsettia cupcakes

Aren't they cute?

Sofie and the kiddos

Sofie--just turned 1

One of the highlights of our Christmas break was traveling to North Carolina. We have many friends there, and Brian and Nathan had tickets to two North Carolina basketball games. Brian LOVES the NC Tarheels. It was great to see Andy and Elisa for a brief time, and spend time with Ryan and Kimberly and their kids. On our way to NC, we stopped in Johnson City, TN, to see David and Christine Fields. It was awesome to see them and we miss them terribly. It was a great trip, but a LONG drive.

Nathan and MM with Kimberly's children, Mason and Olivia. Mason is 9, and Olivia is 5. They played very well together. Kimberly made MM this apron and hat. This was perfect for her, because she loves to help cook.

Olivia with a Krispy Cream snowman donut

So cute!

It wouldn't be a trip to North Carolina without these. Brian and I went alot when we lived in Raleigh/Wake Forest. Now Ryan and Kimberly have one within 1 mile of their house. That would be a dream!! :)

MM and Olivia climbing trees on SEBTS campus. It was neat for the kids to see where Daddy went to seminary.

Mason and Nate throwing the football

Ryan is one of the VP's at the seminary, and this is where his office is.

Our pit stop in Johnson City...

Best of friends

Until next year!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

God is in Control

Do I really believe that? I have to remind myself of that here a lot lately. Brian and I are facing issues and decisions that are heavy on our heart right now. I am beginning to memorize the book of James with a few ladies from church. What a great time to memorize this book. Here is what I have memorized so far.
James, a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To the 12 tribes in the dispersion
Consider it pure joy my child when you encounter trials of various kinds. Knowing that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness, and let steadfastness have its full effect so that you can be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him as God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him.

I so need this right now. Even though I can't see it right now, God promises that He is working for good in this situation/s. He promises that He has His hand on my life. God knew my days before one of them came to be.

Now, if I can just live that out in my life....I'm trying!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

October and November Highlights

October and November have been WILD!! And, the holidays haven't even started!! Below are some things the Tillman's have been up to over the past few weeks.....enjoy!!

An attempt at pictures before church one Sunday morning

Nathan and his silly self! He's so at that age...

Our little Mari Morgan

She named our scarecrow Amber. She has to get a picture with her each year.

Our precious blessings

Mari Morgan had a Veteran's Day/Grandparents Day program at school. The second graders did an outstanding job!!

MM with her Pop and JoJo

MM with her Grandma and PaPaw

Nathan's team, the Maroon Tigers, and the Red Tiger's played in the "Superbowl" ! Each team was undefeated. The Maroon Tigers won, and they were sooooo proud!!

Loyal fans

Warming up

Check out this face--so serious!

Brian, tightening his cleats

Nathan accepting his trophy

Oh, the excitement!

Our "tight-end" and the proud parents!

Our Saturdays were spent at ballgames. MM loved to go and play with friends who also had brothers playing.

The Brewer's hosted a Fall Family Night for the kids from church. They had face painting, pumpkin painting, and a hayride. The kids had a blast. Thank you to the Brewer's for the fun time!

Mississippi State Football.... If you remember, Brian gave me tickets to three home MSU football games. This was the Homecoming game. We hung out at my Aunt's tent for a while, and then watched the Bulldog's kick some tail!! I love MSU!!!!!!

Homecoming parade

Beautiful day for football!!

Breast Cancer Awareness Day at HHES. This is my assistant, Mrs. Gerlach, that is with me 1 or 2 days a week. She has been my lifesaver this year. It is true!! Such a sweet person!!

My little rug rats :)