We are so excited to announce that I am pregnant! Anthony and I are having our first child due in November! This is one of the greatest joys of our lives, and we are so happy to share this with all of you! We have put together a video announcement for you to watch as well as some footage of our pregnancy journey so far. We were able to capture Ultrasound footage that is so amazing! Enjoy our video! Click Here To View! -Ashley & Anthony
Family is important. We all love our families, and we can find ourselves worrying about our loved ones as well. We want to encourage you today to place your family in the Lord’s hands, and to pray for them as the Lord leads you. This is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your loved ones; to remember them in prayer, asking the Lord to watch over them and keep them in His capable hands. This will lighten your load and give you peace of mind knowing that they are in His hands. So today when you think of your family, say a prayer for them, and watch the Lord move in their lives.
“We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you…” Colossians 1:3
The date idea for this month and the family time idea is to go to the ice skating rink. This is so much fun, especially during the holiday season. Anthony & I did this several times over the month and really enjoyed it. So take your spouse and then take your family on this adventure too! This is something everyone can have fun doing! Click here to watch a video with my ice skating clips!
The date idea for this month is to do something festive for the holidays with your loved one. Go to the ice skating rink, visit the mall (enjoying the decorations and cheer), or anything else you can think of that might be fun! You can use this same idea for your family time as well, enjoying the holiday season and spending quality time with the ones you love!
We would like to encourage you to take time out to spend with your loved one and your family. It is not about the quantity of time, but rather the quality time you have with them. Life can be busy and you might have many responsibilities before you. However, carving out time to interact with the people you love can make all the difference. So next time you’re with your spouse and your children put down the cell phone and any other distractions, focusing completely on your family time. This will not only be beneficial for the ones you love, but it will be uplifting for you as well!
This month the date idea is to be spontaneous. Get out of the rut of your routine and do something different. Take your loved one out to do an activity that you both haven’t tried before but want to try, go to a new restaurant, and so on! The main idea is to try something new and to have fun with it! Anthony and I have been bike riding and it has been so much fun. This is a new activity we started doing and we love it! This same idea applies to your family. Do something new and exciting with them. Pick an activity you can all try to together and have a blast doing it!
We would like to encourage you to seek the Lord about your relationships and how He desires for you to carry them out. Think about your spouse, your family, and friends. Take a moment to self-evaluate and do an inventory check of your own behaviors and attitudes towards the loved ones in your life. Then, ask the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct you in all of your interactions with them. Ask Him to show you how you can be a better spouse, friend, parent, and family member. As you seek the Lord in this He will speak to your heart and give you insight and understanding.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7).
Today we want to encourage you to spend time with the ones you love. The date idea for this month is to go out to dinner with your spouse and spend time communicating. Many couples forget that proper communication is so important in a marriage; communicating how much you love and care for the person you’re with is vital. Additionally, communicating other feelings, thoughts, and ideas are important also. The one you’re married to should be the person you can confide in and who confides in you also. So take a step in this direction today to communicate, and be open to hear what your spouse has to share as well. This will enrich your lives and marriage!
Also, we want to remind you to take time for your family and especially for your children. This month pick an activity you all enjoy and make time to do it! Come together and decide as a family. It is so uplifting to be with the people in your life that you care about; and sharing a fun activity together makes it even better! Remember; have fun!!!
Today we want to encourage you to spend time with the ones you love. The date idea for this month is to take a walk with your spouse. This is not only a time of exercise, but also a time for you to talk and spend quality time together!
Also, we want to remind you to take time for your family and especially for your children. This month try not to focus as much on the activity, but on the ones before you. Ask your loved ones how they’re feeling and how they’re doing. Sometimes it means more to a person to know you care and that you are there if they need you then anything else. Keep it simple, loving, and caring!
The family time idea this month is to eat with your family. Take time out to sit down and eat a meal together. Enjoy having good conversation and good food! No electronics, no distractions, just family time and fun!