Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tis so sweet, to trust in Jesus!

Hello Readers :)
Hope this Sunday finds you well, what a wonderful day it has been for me. It started off early, I woke up at 5am in a panic because I thought it was a work day for Aaron. I jumped up and gasped, woke him up and said "your going to be late for work"!!! He then reminded me it was a Sunday...don't you hate it when that happens? Cant remember what day it is, or forgetting what day it is? Anyways...since I woke up with adrenaline I couldn't fall back asleep.

I was able to get ahead start on our Sunday morning since I was up early. Aaron and I were able to enjoy a nice breakfast together and not running around like chickens with our heads cut off. :)

Church was great! My sister Abigail and I twinned out today, that's the funny thing about sisters. You often think alike, even though we no longer live with each other we still happened to pick similar outfits.

Pastor preached on the shepherd and the sheep, he explained how sheep are ignorant animals. They cant do anything on they're own. They don't have the ability to find water, or food. Sheep have no means to defend themselves. He continued to go on about how helpless sheep are with out the shepherd to guide them and lead them. It made me think of how we are so much like sheep. Christ is the Good Shepherd, without him I would be helpless. I would have no hope, no means of life. I am so thankful for THEE great Shepherd I serve.

After church Aaron and I went to my parents house, and dropped Jedidiah off there so we could go on a date. We haven't been on one for 2 months, and with Aarons work being so busy, we thought it would be a good idea to get some nice time alone.

We went to a BBQ place for lunch, one of my families favorite places. Aaron had never been there before, so we went there. Oh, it was SO good. I had catfish, Aaron had beef brisket. They have been the first restraint since we have moved from Alabama that serves sweet tea up here. Down south they serve sweet tea like water, no body up here has sweet tea. 

We enjoyed some long good discussions on all sorts of things. We then went to Barns & Nobel, we walked around for quite awhile just talking and occasionally looking at random books that caught our eyes. We ended the date by going to Mcdonalds to get Aaron a chocolate milk shake, we don't like eating unhealthy. We don't often have sugar, so dates are our time to splurge...and Aaron has this obsession for ice cream so he got his fix haha ;)

We picked Jedidiah up, went home, took a nap and slept for a couple hours...(Aaron and Jedidiah are still sleeping) I woke up and went for a mile run between ran storms. (working that catfish off) ;)

A lovely day, relaxing day spent with my man! Cant beat that!!


Last week was my moms birthday, so Aaron and I watched my siblings for a couple days. We always enjoy having them over. Jedidiah gets so spoiled when they are here, he just gets held and has every ones 100% attention. I love being able to take the kids off my moms hands for a couple days, she has raised 9 kids and deserves a break now and then. She is my #1 godly, mother, and wife roll model.

Also had a VBS meeting at church last week, cant believe its that time of year already. I'm assisting a couple ladies with teaching the kindergarten class! I'll be doing the actual teaching a couple nights. Our VBS is in June, so excited for that!

Aarons older brother Cal, is getting married in July. He and his future bride live in Florida, so we will be heading down for that in a little over a month. We are going to make a little family vacation out of it. We are also going to stay in Alabama for a couple days with Aarons parents. We are pretty excited to be headed back south to visit friends and family :)


Our sweet Jedidiah is 4 months old now, where has the time gone?! 

He has his 4 month check up on Tuesday, we are so anxious to see how much he has grown!! He has started making such silly, and serious faces. He has just about rolled over on his own, he hates being on his belly so I think that's why he doesn't completely do it. I do think he might be teething here soon, he drools so much. Half of his shirt will be SOAKED from drool. He also keeps bighting on things, he will just lay and chew on anything he can get a hold of this morning at church he was enjoying chewing on my scarf. :)

Well I hope I have updated you enough on things, let me know how yall are doing :)
God Bless- Hannah Bamberg 

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!” 
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Birthday and Mothers Day

 Hello Yall :)

What a week it has been, I posted last Sunday about how I was sick. I ran a fever for a few days, Aaron and I decided I should go to the doctor, so I found out I had some sort of virus. :P
They gave me some antibiotics and I now feel a lot better. My throat is still sore, but besides that I'm great :)

I was sick on my birthday though, it was on the 4th (last Monday). Aaron usually has Mondays off of work, but he had to work it this time. But it was still a good day, just laid around with Jedidiah. When Aaron came home from work, he spoiled me with presents!


He built me a coffee table out of pallets, I absolutely LOVE it. I am so impressed with how well it turned out. My husband is truly talented :)

 I have a big bucket full of horse shoes that I kept from working at the stables, I am always finding uses for them. Who knew they would make good cup coasters?!

He also made me a spoon ring, the spoon is from my families old set. We have had it for as long as I can remember. So its pretty special :) 
He also gave me a pot of yellow tulips, they are in full bloom right now and look absolutely beautiful. They are sitting in our kitchen window. I love it how Aaron usually makes me presents and doesn't buy them, it means so much more to me when he makes them. My mom also made me a pecan pie for my birthday, which I wasn't really able to eat since my throat was so sore. I did however save myself a piece and ate it when I was feeling better.  

My  first mothers day :) I am so blessed to be Jedidiah Silas mama, it has been one of my greatest joys. Its hard at times, but I do love every minute of it.

After church we went to Panera for lunch, it was nice not having to cook lunch. Then we came home and relaxed the rest of the day, we usually have church activities in the afternoon but it was canceled since it was mothers day. We watched Downton Abbey (which is my new favorite show) we just started watching it and finished season one a couple days ago. We really enjoy it!
Aaron and I have decided we want to start memorizing verses together, we chose Isaiah 57:15- For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
 who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
 and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
 to revive the spirit of the lowly,
 and to revive the heart of the contrite.
I don't have it completely memorized yet, but I'm getting there. We try and help each other a couple times a week.  Its wonderful knowing we both are working on the same verses.
How did your week go? Did you do anything special for mothers day?
-God Bless
Hannah Bamberg.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spring at the prairie

I hope this Sunday finds you well, yesterday I had a sore throat, and then woke up in the middle of the night feeling absolutely terrible. I checked my temp. and its 100.0
At the moment it is almost 4am... I'm sitting on the couch in our living room drinking lots of water and trying to keep cool. Which is hard because I'm freezing and just want to wrap myself up in a blanket. So I thought I'd write on my blog to distract myself. I'm going to make a apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, green tea later. Hoping that will help my throat some.

How was your week? Was it a busy week or more relaxed?
I had a nice week, not to busy. I had a few things going on yesterday but besides that it was pretty relaxed.

On Wednesday. Aaron, Jedidiah, and I went to Prairie City this week. It was so much fun, the weather was beautiful. It was a spontaneous trip, but I think those are the best. We were out on a walk and we just randomly decided it would be a fun day to go.

Here is Aaron and I standing off from one of the trails, there was a 1 mile trail and a 2 mile trail.
We went on the 2 mile trail, it was so peaceful out there. Nobody else was there, just us. We currently live in the city. But we both grew up living out in the country, so we enjoy getting out in the country any chance we get.

Jedidiah slept most of the time while we were there, I was planning on feeding him when we got to the car before we left. But while we were out on the trail he woke up and wanted to eat. Thankful there was a bench to sit on. The ground was kind of muddy so I wasn't going to sit on that, and walking and feeding him is kind of difficult. So it worked out well :)

Love these boys of mine, I have been truly blessed with a godly husband and a sweet son. I love getting to spend time with Aaron on his days off. We usually try and do something fun on his days off, even though Jedidiah is little and cant fully enjoy the places we go. Its still memories :)

There is an area you can drive through, it has free roaming buffalo. I have been here many times, and I have never been this close to a live buffalo. He was right off the road, you don't realize how big they are until you are this close to one. We saw an elk from a distance, but it was to far away to get a good picture. This is a 8,000 acre, prairie wild life place. It is all restored Iowa prairie. It is so much fun coming here.

On Friday, Jedidiah and I went over to my parents house. It was there city wide junk day, its where people put all the junk they no longer want on the curb and then Saturday morning the garbage guys come pick it up. A lot of people just through away stuff they don't want, its not necessary always junk. So neighbors and different people around the city go around and see if they can find anything that they can have and fix up. I wasn't able to do a whole lot of looking around. But my mom and my baby brother Elijah went around for a bit. I found this cute white shelf...thing. Its taller then my waist, and its skinny, but it has shelves on it. I am going to sand paper it and paint it, I will post pictures when I get it done. :) I cant decide what color though...I want something bright, that will pop. Most of my house is decorated in tans and browns, then will a teal blue accent color. What colors go good with teal blue?

I've been reading a devotion book called "A woman's wisdom, by Lydia Brownback" It is a wonderful book, for any young lady, or woman, in any sort of life...married, single, mother, grandmother, ect. It has helped me in so many areas of my life. It talks about different things we as woman can struggle with. It encourages to be a godly woman of Christ. I highly recommend reading it.
In my Bible reading I'm reading through Genesis, and Proverbs. I like always reading a Proverbs a day. I wanted to read through the whole Bible again. I did it years ago, and even though its not at the beginning of the year like when most people start reading it all over. I'm in Genesis, where it talks about Abrams life. I have read the Bible so many times, and every time I read it I learn something new. I love how God works on us through that. At times some passages will stick out to us, when we need it. Other times, a different passage will stick out to us. Its amazing how the Lord works :)

The other day, while I was folding laundry. I was looking at, and noticing all the different necklaces I have....and how they all have different stories behind them. With people that have gotten them for me, or I had bought them. Anyways, I thought I would show you all, and challenge you guys to do the same in your blogs. It might be fun :)

(My dad built me this necklace rack when I was 17, absolutely LOVE it)

                           Okay, I will start on the left side and work my way down the row.

Necklace #1
Its hard to see it, but its a golden chain with a gold cross. It use to be my moms, my dad got it for her. But she is allergic to a lot of metal so she was unable to wear it and gave it to me.

Necklace #2
A lady who is a good friend of mine, from our church gave me this necklace. I love the blue, and green beads on it. I've always thought it kind of looks western.

Necklace #3
Its a brown chain, with a stone on it and a little metal circle on it that says hope. I bought it for myself a while back, I have always loved how simple it looked. It was always kind of my every day necklace.

Necklace #4
This one means a lot to me, its real shells from the shores of Greece. My dad use to be in the military. He was deployed over seas, and was in Greece for a while. He would always bring us presents home from his trips. He got me and my three sisters shell necklaces. I got this when I was 10.

Necklace #5
Not a necklace I wear anymore, but they are my dads military dog tags. I use to wear them when he was deployed. He had a few sets, and he gave me one when I was little.

Necklace #6
Its a heart locket. You cant see the front but it has a sunflower carved into it. My grandma gave this to me a couple year before she passed away. I don't have pictures in the locket, but I have a small folded up piece of paper in it with a verse.

Cant see this one very well either. Its a silver chain, with a horse shoe and a horse head on it. I wear this necklace the most! I usually always have it on. I got it for my 8th birthday.

Necklace #8
I found this necklace a year or so ago, at an antique store. The clock no longer works, but I thought it looked neat :)

Necklace #9
I love wearing this necklace when I get dress up, the black and white beads make it look fancy.
My best friend Jacque bought this for me, for a Christmas present.

Necklace #10
I bought this necklace for my senior prom alternative. Our youth group did a prom "alternative". Which was just all of us getting dressed up, in suits, and modest prom dresses and going out to eat at a nice restraint. We weren't aloud to have dates, just friends going out. It was always a good time of  fellowship, and we always had fun.

Necklace #11
It is a pink stone necklace, Jacque also got this one for me when she was in Tennessee.

Necklace #12
This was the first necklace I bought myself. It has all different color beads, and looks really pretty when wearing a white shirt. I love the bright colors.

Necklace #13
Funny story, I actually bought this necklace for my sister Heather...but for some reason I have it? Not sure how that happened :)

Its not a necklace but I do have my belt buckle hanging on the rack as well.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and have a wonderful Sunday. God bless-
Hannah Sue :)