Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Random updates and San Francisco

Y'all so much is going on over here! I just need some stuff to finalize so I can start making plans!

Here's the big scoop - Me, Honey and Sofia are leaving AZ behind and headed to Austin at the end of the month! We are renting for 6 months while our beautiful home is being built! We are so excited (and stressed). The house will sit on 2 acres in Dripping Springs.

Sneak peak - this was the starting point that we have tweaked several times to meet our needs.

Pictures from House Model

But the end result will also look and feel more like this:
 Whit's stacked stone fantasy.

Texas farmhouse chic!

So in the meantime, I've talked with my job about working remote - and it just might happen. If it doesn't, I've lined up another job for the same company I work for that is remote based! Woo Hoo!!

I really didn't expect that to happen since last year when I brought the subject up, I was told "no."

So while that is all exciting, I've also applied for positions outside of the company I work for and have had 2 really good interviews (and a 3rd this week) with one company that I would love to work for! I just can't believe all of this is happening!

So stay tuned for all those details! Crazy stuff! My last day sitting in my office in AZ will be 05/30. We will be all picked up and ready for movers some time this week.

Here is where things get even more crazy.

Leave AZ on 05/31, drive to Austin, meet my (ex) in-laws for a visit with Sofia on 06/02. June 3 fly with Honey to San Francisco for a work/fun trip. We'll spend Tuesday - Thursday in the city and then on Friday we are driving to Yosemite for the weekend. Then back to Austin on the 8th to meet the movers at the rental on 06/09. WHEW!!

So in an effort to deal with the stress, I turned to retail therapy. I picked up a few new items for the SF trip. (click on images for source)

Nordstrom never disappoints. Online shopping is my friend.





This last dress came from BelleChic Boutique but it doesn't appear to be available any longer.


Huge thanks to Caycee at Hanging with the Hewitts for inspiring my Nordstrom dress shopping!


Steve Finnell said...


"FOR"Defined: In order to obtain, to gain or acquire.

Matthew 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Jesus shed His blood "for" the forgiveness of the sins of all those who obey His terms for pardon. "For" means in order to obtain forgiveness. "For" did not mean that Jesus shed His blood because the forgiveness of sins had already been granted.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Peter told them to repent, and be baptized "for" the forgiveness of sins. Peter did not tell them to repent, and be baptized because their sins had already been forgiven.

"For" means in order to obtain.
"For" does not mean already has obtained.

Although "for" is not stated in all of the follow Scriptures. "For" is certainly implied.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Grace and faith are "for" salvation.
In order to obtain salvation, grace and faith are essential; grace precedes salvation and faith must precede salvation.

John 3:5 Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Being born of water and the Spirit are "for" entry into the kingdom of God. You must be born of water and the Spirit in order to obtain entry in the kingdom of God. You are not born of water and the Spirit because you are already a member of God's kingdom.

Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteous, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

God's mercy is "for" salvation. The washing of regeneration (that being water baptism) is "for" salvation. Renewing by the Holy Spirit is "for" salvation. God's mercy, the washing of regeneration (water baptism), and renewing by the Holy Spirit are all in order to obtain salvation. God's mercy precedes salvation. You are not baptized because you are already saved. You are not renewed by the Holy Spirit because you have already been saved.

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

Confessing Jesus as Lord is "for" salvation. Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the grave is "for" salvation. Confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised Him from the dead is in order to obtain salvation. You do not confess Jesus as Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead because you have already been saved.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Believing is "for" salvation. Being baptized is "for" salvation. Belief and water baptism are in order to obtain salvation.
You do not believe because you have already been saved. You are not baptized because you have already been saved.

"FOR" means in order to obtain.

Jesus shed is blood in order that men might obtain forgiveness from sin. IT WAS "FOR" THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. (Matthew 26:28)

Men repent and are baptized in water so that they may obtain forgiveness from sins. THEY DO IT "FOR" THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.(Acts 2:38)

Although many claim that the "for" in Acts 2:38 really means "because of" there is not one translation that I know of that translates it that way.

(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Oh how fun! Your home is going to be gorgeous. We have been having some amazing weather here in San Francisco (Today it's going to be 90!) So I hope it sticks around for you!

Laura said...

WHEW! I'm worn out just reading all this!! I've been wondering why all the "home" pics/ideas on pinterest that you've been pinning. can't wait to see how everything comes together. I think Austin would be a great place to live!!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

BEAUTIFUL HOME!!!!!!!!!!! :) What a blessing. And I love those outfits, lady!