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Hi! We're Lance and Rebekah Gibson. We are newlyweds happily settled in the Lonestar state. We love lots of things including drive-in movies, game nights, anything involving the lake, and our Lord and Savior.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, Monday

Hello, friends! Or, more accurately, friend! Hope you had a wonderful week/weekend, enjoying the gorgeous weather!
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I sure did!

I turned eighteen on Saturday, what what! Haha.

The girl is legal!

 I celebrated by spending the day with my mom and sister. First, we got our eyebrows back under control (they were looking a little rough...), headed to Chili's for some lunch, did some shopping (hello summer dresses! Yeah, it's a little early, but I'm excited!), then hit the movies. We saw Unknown with Liam Neeson. It was realllyyyy good. You should go see it! It was a lot of fun, just spending time with my two favorite ladies. We don't get a whole of fun time together, so Saturday was really nice.

Lance was out of town this weekend with Caleb leading worship for a Dnow in Dallas. I just thought I wasn't going to see him until Sunday morning at church. Well, I should've known better! Sneaky little devil. :) They got back from Mt. Lebanon on Saturday night around 11:45 and he decided to drive 20 minutes to my house and bring me birthday flowers before getting everything unloaded and set up for church the next morning.

Have I mentioned that I love that boy?

He is way too good to me.
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Yesterday was a great day too! I spent it with loved ones in celebration of the person that I am becoming thanks to the love and teaching they bestow on me every single day. I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many incredible people!
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Well, I am going to get out of my warm bed now . . .it's time to work on what I like to call my soft side. I'm trying to lose it. :)


Hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pretties

I LOVE flowers. Scratch that- I am OBSESSED with flowers. Like in a "I will someday have enough money in the floral portion of my budget to keep my house smelling like peonies and tulips ALL THE TIME" kind of way.  I'm planning to take on the garden that lines our walkway this spring to try my hand at actually growing my own pretties instead of relying on the florist to make me happy. I can't wait! 


Why am I so in love  obsessed with flowers, you ask? DUMB QUESTION!!! Sorry. I didn't mean that. Anyways, flowers just make people happy! Women who receive flowers, regardless if they are from their mom or a boyfriend/husband, feel pretty and special, and just looking at those flowers will instantly make her smile and induce a soft sigh kind of sound. I'm not the only one who does that, right??? I'm also not the only one who already has her wedding bouquet all picked out . . .right? 
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Anyways, now that I've admitted my obsession, here are a few of my absolute FAVORITE flowers. enjoy! 

*Ranunculus*

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*Peonies*


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Don't you feel happier already???

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesdays

Disappointment. 
Embarrassment. 
Shame. 
Anger.
Regret.
Pain.
Tears.
Love.


The end. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"L is for the way you look at me."

Mmmm. This has been a gorgeous weekend in every way.
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It kicked off on Friday with a date night that was absolutely perfect. And I'm about to gush about it, so prepare yourself. :D
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So after a long, rough day at school on Friday, I walked in to my house and was met by my mom holding the most gorgeous flowers ever. I stood there for a moment and just stared; she laughed and told me to look closer. I did and found a sweet note telling me that he couldn't wait to see me tonight. My mom then proceeded to tell me to be ready in some fancy clothes by 5:15 because Lance would be picking me up then.

5:15 came and there he was, looking all handsome and such. :) We hit the road and arrived at Mi Cocina in Forth Worth. I tried over and over to get him to tell me what the plans for the night were . . .but I got nothing. We had a great time laughing with each other and sharing fajitas. Then we were on the road again, this time heading towards downtown Dallas. I could NOT figure out where we going and he was a stinking vault. He wasn't giving anything away. So I settled in and just enjoyed the ride.

Well, before I knew it we rolled up in front of the Meyeson Symphony Center. Yep, he rendered me speechless again. I was so shocked and excited! I LOVE the DSO. LOVE IT.

This date had special meaning to me for a few reasons.
First, I absolutely LOVE the Meyerson, not to mention the actual symphony itself. It's so beautiful. Second: one year ago, before we were ever dating, he was at the Symphony alone and sent me a picture of the empty seat next to him and promised that I would be there with him approximately a year from that night. I forgot all about that.
He didn't. :)
Third, he's just an amazing guy and I love him. Sure, the night would've been great if it had been with a friend, but it was absolutely perfect because it was spent with him. He makes me happy, not because he plans ridiculously romantic dates, but because he is an incredible guy. I am dating someone wayyy out of my league, for sure! :)

So that was Friday.
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Saturday was lazy, which was absolutely fine with us.  The weather was beautiful and I decided to my homework at the park while Lance worked at church on some music. We met up later and did absolutely nothing. Being bored is one of our favorite things to do haha.

Today was nice, with even more gorgeous weather, a morning spent in worship and fellowship, an afternoon movie/nap, and evening with friends. My heart is very happy. :)
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 I didn't take a camera into the Meyesron unfortunately. But here are some pics from Friday! :)


The flowers . . .



Valentine's Day skirt! Haha. 

Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Par 3? What the heck . . ."

I laughed a lot today.
I love days that are filled with laughter.
Why all the laughter? Well, Lance and I randomly decided to try our hand at frisbee golf today.
Need I say more?
It was a blast, right from the start. I think that to call ourselves "amateurs" may be stretching it a bit. We're terrible. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. Our stances were pathetic, our launches ALWAYS CURVED TO THE STINKING LEFT, and it took us 4 hours to complete the course.
It was perfect.




And I won. :) 

Friday, February 4, 2011

If the Right One Came Along . . .

"She sings a simple song,
It sounds a lot like his. . .
She's holding on to her heart
Like it's all she's got to give."


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Today was calm. We woke up to a beautiful snowfall, real snow rather than the slick ice we've been dealing with for the last few days. Much easier to play around in.
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I ask for prayers, friends (if there are any out there reading this, anyways). Tomorrow, I will be having a rather difficult talk with someone that I love very, very much. It will only be difficult because I'm not sure how to say what I want to say. . .I've been putting it off for a while and it's really causing me to struggle with doubts and insecurities. So I decided that I am going to hash it out and hear the truth. I've prayed about it a lot, and I know that it is something that I need to do, but I'm not looking forward to it at all.

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Hope you have a great weekend! 


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Listening to:


Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
Slow Dancin' In A Burning Room - John Mayer
At This Moment - Michael Buble
Breakin' At the Cracks  - Colbie Callait
Before Too Long - Brian Douglas Phillips
Bloom - David Ramirez
Let Me Leave - Marc Broussard

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Smoke and Mirrors Done Her In . . .

First, let me say that everybody needs to check out The Civil Wars new album, Barton Hollow. Seriously one of the best albums I've purchased in a while. I LOVE it.  The harmonies are so incredibly tight, Joy and John Paul are gorgeous, and there are multiple tracks that are perfect for that rainy day playlist. Check them out! 


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I finally made it out of the house today, thanks to the one and only Lance Gibson. Thank goodness for 4 wheel drive, right? We ate a lovely lunch at Pulidos then went up to North Side and recorded some songs together. We do mostly covers, but we DO have one mean rendition of Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine" that has a little Nelly and Beyonce thrown into the mix. It's pretty nice. 
I think recording/singing is one of my favorite things that we do together. Some nights, instead of going to the movies like normal couples, we opt to head to North Side and "jam". "Jamming" consists of us being mic-ed, him at the piano, and me on guitar. We call songs out at random and then do our best to make it through them together. Sometimes we sound dang good and sometimes we end up laughter before the end of the song. It's always a ton of fun though. 

Anyways, I think I know why I love our jam sessions . . .This is going to make me sound like the sappiest individual EVER. . .but it's like sometimes when we sing together, all of the things I wish I knew how to tell him are conveyed and understood. That probably sounds absolutely crazy. So I'm not going to try to explain it any further. It's just good.

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All in all, today was a beautiful day. The Lord is good and He is faithful to no end, despite my bouts of putting my trust in people other than Him. I was reminded of His great love for us today when I read this verse:

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
~ 1 Peter 5:7

The God of the universe is waiting for you to let go and give all to Him; all your worries, all your dreams, all your trust.
 Let go. 
He won't disappoint.

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Currently listening to:

Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
This Is Our God - Hillsong Chapel
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
Fire and Dynamite - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Come Away With Me - Jesus Culture
Once You've Loved Somebody - The Dixie Chicks
Edge of Desire - John Mayer
Fires - David Ramirez

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice, Ice, Baby

Well, hello from the chilly town of Weatherford where it is a balmy 11 degrees outside. Seriously? 11 degrees? WHY? I'm craving lake time, sunshine, tan skin, and sundresses at the moment. NOT temperatures below freezing. All this white stuff is making me go crazy. I'm baking way too many goodies and listening to Christmas music. Don't judge me.
Here's glimpse of the view from our sitting room.


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I am also celebrating my little sister's birthday today! It's so crazy to me that my baby sister, Rachel, is now thirteen. What amazes me even more is the beautiful young lady that I have been privileged to witness her become. I am blessed to have such a strong bond with her. I can honestly say that she is one of my best friends. She keeps me young.  Here is just a glimpse of the good times that we have together.




I pray that our relationship only continues to flourish as we grow up! Happy birthday beautiful! 
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Hope you enjoy the rest of your snow day. Make cookies, listen to Christmas music if you choose, and love your family and friends! 
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Listening to:

Baby It's Cold Outside - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
The Christmas Song ( Merry Christmas) - Nat King Cole
Fill Me Up - Brian Douglas Phillips
Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
Guinevere - Eli Young Band
Evermore - Phil Wickham
Breakin' Me - Johnny Lang
Greyhound Bound for Nowhere - Miranda Lambert

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello There.

"Heart of mine, be still
You can play with fire,
But you'll get the bill."

Well, hello friends. That is, if there is actually anyone reading this. I'm not really doing this with the intention of providing a good read for someone, although I'm sure that there will be many situations recorded here that will provoke laughter. I'm doing this because sometimes I don't know what's going on inside of me until I see it on paper. Plus, I'm in love with the cute little blog templates they are putting out these days, so as soon as I figure out how to work this thing, I'll be decking this space out.

A few things about me.

- I love all kinds of music, but sad music is my favorite. I realize "sad" is not exactly a genre, but seriously, what other type of music can take you back to a person or a moment, or can so perfectly sum up all the hurt, bitterness, and regret you have inside? Yep, sad music is the best. And David Ramirez is the king, so check him out.

 - I absolutely LOVE kids. Something about their innocence and their ability to love so freely captivates me. I'm hoping to become an elementary teacher someday. While kids possess that capacity to love people, many of them out there don't experience the same unconditional love in return.  Not even from their parents. If I as teacher can display the incredible love that the Lord has for us to a kid who doesn't experience any kind of love at home, then I will be doing fine.  I can't explain fully how much this means to me.

 - I love ridiculous things. Things like cheesy eighties pop music, Star Wars, and old school Shakira songs. I can't explain it.

 - I have an incredible boyfriend. It's taken us a long time to get to where we are today, and I know without a doubt that we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for God's perfect timing. The fact that we are even together is so wrapped in His sovereignty that it takes my breath away. Anyways, a little bit about him: he's five years older than, putting him at the ripe old age of twenty-three. Some of you just choked a little bit, right? Well. like I said, it's a total God thing.  However, the fact that this is a total God-thing means that Satan LOVES to attack it. He likes to send all kinds of insecurities my way. I'll no doubt be talking about those here, trying to sort them out. ANWAYS, his name is Lance, and he is one of the most beautiful people I've ever met. His passion is the Lord, his taste in music is incredible, and he challenges me to be a better person in many ways. We're a lot different than most of the relationships out there.

 - Lastly, I am in love with my Savior. I know I've used the phrase "the Lord" more times in this one post than your Bible-thumping great grandma does all year. But my relationship with God is something that I treasure above anything else. He has taken me from the pit and restored me to being pure and beautiful in His eyes. I love Him. He loves me. He loves you, whether you believe it or not. I'll also be talking about Him quite a bit.

Now you know a little bit about me. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday!