Monday, August 24, 2015

A Little Life Update...........

Life lately has been hectic. Lots of travel, work deadlines, and preparing for two MAJOR events at work. However, in all the busyness, I don't want to forget all the fun things going on.  Here are a few pics of what's going on in life............

We have been working on a lot of tourism projects lately, and I am so blessed I got a chance to be a part of VA Tourism's DRIVE TOURISM program.  Tourism leaders from Bristol came together to begin working on a 5-year tourism plan for our city. 

 Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Museum with Record Breaking Attendance. 

Celebrating the Wedding Shower of my sister-in-law's sister, Whitney and her fiance Cory. 

 Yes, I thought my days of guidebooks and event program guides were over, but I was wrong.  LOL!  This past week we finalized our Guides for this year's Festival. 

At the first of the week, I headed to Nashville for a couple of meetings.  
First stop was to meet with the agency who is building our new website.  
Can't wait to roll out the new site. 

We also made a stop at the Pancake Pantry - Delish!! 

Next, we stopped in at the Ryman for a TN Tourism Economic Impact Announcement. 
It was great seeing old friends and celebrating the success of TN Tourism.

 Finally, we ended to the week welcoming the 50th State to visit the museum - IDAHO!! 
We had a great time with the Idaho Potato team, and excited we got to work with them to round out visitors from 50 states. 

Here is to another great week ahead!!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Siesta Scripture #16

 But all things should be done decently and in order. (1 Cor 14:40 ESV)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Just Say'n............

I love a good quote, and since its been awhile since I've done a "Just Say'n" post I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes I've heard lately.............

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Going Back To (Marketing) College

This past week, I had the opportunity to go back to STS's Marketing College and knock off another year to the three year program.  I was able to attend a couple of years ago, and excited to go again this year to complete my second year.  The week was awesome, and I got to spend some time with so many incredible tourism friends.  Here are a few pics of the week:

 Two of my favs - Alicia and Tubby 

 Wolfe Mountain Winery - Simply Stunning

 Molly, Alicia, and Denise 

 Kicking off the week! 

 One of the best fundraising ladies I know - Sylvia Allen 

 Brand USA - Loved this presentation 

 Class photo time!

 TN Tourism Peeps!

 Random Group Shot on the Square

 And, on the way home, I stopped by a TN Welcome Center to make sure they had all the updates on the museum, Festival, and Radio Station.  I simply love my job, and I am so honored I get to do what I love each and every day.

Looking forward to next year!!  

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Siesta Scripture #15

How is it August already.  I just signed up for the Siesta Celebration in January, and cannot wait to kick off 2016 with worshiping the Lord with my best friend, Tiffany.

Here is my next Scripture Verse:

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

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Friday, July 31, 2015

I Confess...........

This week my heart has been so heavy, when one of my favorite blogging friends, Leslie Sisti, passed away and went to be with Jesus.  Read about her story on one of my favorite blogs, Kelly's Korner, who wrote about Leslie earlier this week Its been a real reality check, as I realize once again, just how precious our lives truly are.  In honor of Leslie's favorite traditions, I thought I would participate in a Confessional Friday.

1. I confess that working 14+ hour days this week is beginning to get old.  I am starting to wonder if I will ever learn work/life balance.  LOL. 

2. I confess that I am so excited to spend next week in North Georgia with so many amazing tourism colleagues. 

3. I confess that I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE our new house, and looking forward to getting everything settled and decorated. 

4. I confess that I really need a date night with my sweet hubby.  Our schedules are so hectic right now,  and I am looking forward to our lives getting a little back to normal soon.

5. I confess that I am addicted to strawberry lemonade these days, and finally gave in and went to Sonic before work this morning to give into my addiction.  

6. I confess that I just registered to attend worship event in Houston in January with my best friend!!  I cannot wait!!

7. I confess that these Confessional Fridays will never be the same without sweet Leslie.  However, even though my heart is so sad, I know that this world is not our home.  When we realize how amazing Heaven truly is, we wouldn't be sad for those who left.  We would be jealous that we haven't gone yet.  Jesus is our Savior and our everything.  Jesus is all that matters.  Leslie is healthy and whole, and life is so much more than what we see and experience on earth.  Praise the Lord!


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Moving to the country..........

Its official.  We finally found a new home and moved in a few weeks ago!! Life lately has been a little crazy with work being busy, moving, setting up the house, and getting into our new routine. Once we get settled in, I will begin working on decorating blog posts and showing you a little glimpse into our new home. 

When we were looking for a house, I really wanted to live in the "country."  I wanted to have lots of land to look at out my windows, and the area to be really quiet.  I didn't mind being in a neighborhood, but really wanted to part of the country were it was just a little quiet piece of the world.

After months and months of looking, we finally found the perfect place.  We actually bought a house that was built last year and had all the features we were looking for in a house.  I finalize our moving announcements last night and those will be going out in the mail soon.

As for the transition back to our hometown, things are going great.  We have both settled into our jobs well, and now we are getting settled into our new house.  Next, we are prayerfully looking for a new church and then we will start getting involved in the community again.  One step at a time.

My blog posts will probably be a little sporadic for the next few weeks, but hopefully by the Fall I will get back into the routine.

Until then, here is a pic of our new home.....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Siesta Scripture #14

But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what God will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me.
(Micah 7:7 MSG)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Siesta Scripture #13

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”
(Micah 7:7 NIV)

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Monday, June 29, 2015

8 Years.........

Eight years ago I said "I Do!"  Eight years I made the best decisions I've ever made, and married the only man I've ever loved.  I married my high school and college sweetheart, and I married the man the Lord truly blessed me with. 

To say I love our life together is an understatement.  I absolutely adore our life together.  Matt is my best friend, my support, my rock, and most of all he has my entire heart.  I simply love the way he loves me. I love our inside jokes, and our family sweet family of "5" (Matt, the Davis Boys, and Me..LOL!!)

I thank the Lord each and every day for blessing me and making me Matt's wife.  And, what a beautiful love story ours is, and I am so blessed that the cute senior in my high school asked me out 19 years ago today, and our journey has been amazing. 

I love you Matt Davis, and I am so excited for all the future has in store for us!! 

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