Thursday, December 31, 2015

Quotes & Verses


Quotes & Verses is all about what words inspire me everyday. My goal is to read the Bible more everyday, these quotes and verses may not always be from the Bible but other words that inspire me that day or week. This will be a weekly post that I hope will lift you up and encourage you! Do you have a favorite verse or quote? Let me know and you may see it in a future post! 

~Alysse xoxo 

2016 Goals

It's that time of year to start thinking about goals for the new year! Here are a few that I have in mind! 




Check out last years goals HERE!

What is your top goal/resolution? Mine would be to spend more time with the Lord, studying the Bible and praying everyday! 

~Alysse

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

This past year came with a lot of changes! We have about a month to buy a car, I received my first teaching job, we moved in with my parents and had to reschedule a cruise. We had our ups and downs for sure. Here is a year review in pictures! 
 January
 23rd Birthday 

 First try at Chicken Tiki Masala

 February 


 March and a new car!
 April Flowers!
 May: Remembering Ireland, a year later
 Crazy spring hail storms
 Getting to see my best friend Megan!



 First visit to IKEA 
 Easter
Born in June: baby Jude McPhail
 July 4th! 
August: First day of teaching! 
 October

 Halloween! 
 December


 Baby Jude at 6 months!
 Jude and my grandpa

Homemade blanket scarf, a new book and some peace and quite! 

2015 was exciting, exhausting and exhilarating! 

Things to look forward to in 2016:
  • Cruise in June
  • House hunting 
  • Year 2 teaching  

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas and Baby

No, we are not having a baby. Lets get that over with now. My cousin did have a baby this past June and he is the cutest baby EVER! I mean check this little guy out...


AHHH he is so cute! 
 I made my own blanket scarf and I got the book I wanted (which I have already finished :) 

 My sister and I 
 Yeah, I love him!

 Baby Jude and the Hubs
 Zeus was very curious about Jude and he was so amazing with him. Zeus got a new toy and when Jude was playing with his toy, Zeus brought his over and layed right next to him.

Our Christmas was over just like that. I can't believe it has already come and gone. What was your favorite gift? We got a new vacuum! ;) 

~Alysse 

Monday, December 7, 2015

2015 Christmas Party

The Hubs and I met at Chi Alpha in college. Every year a group of us get together for our Christmas party. All of the couple met in Chi Alpha and then got married! It's a tradition!

Left to Right: Becca, Kim, Candace, Mercedes, Me and Little Eliana (she belongs to Candace!)


This picture was not planned and that is what I love about my girlfriends!

The whole crew, minus my husband :( 

Me, Nii and Andy. Andy is the Chi Alpha director and the one in front. We had such an amazing time that night. I really felt like an adult... we talked about work, marriage and all things adult. It was completely different from our college conversations. It made me feel old!

Zeus wanted to cuddle!

Literally would not let me have my arm back..

Selfie, I had to :) 

The whole group after dinner!

Being creative

I meant to take a picture of Zeus with his eyes open, but that didn't happen lol I realized it after I took the picture

Coming home from the grocery store

Merry Christmas

Face Mask from Lush! OMGOSH so amazing! and all natural :) 

8 more days of school left before break! I am treating myself with my next paycheck. I have a manicure/pedicure in the picture! #pamperyourself 

~Alysse