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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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Second Honeymoon

T-minus 5 DAYS until the hubs and I are off to the Great Smoky Mountains for a week of relaxation and fun to celebrate our one-year anniversary! I know, I know, our real anniversary is June 16th but this girl is going to be living it up in summer classes during that time, so we will be celebrating a little early. 

If you couldn't tell already, I love love love Tennessee and those beautiful mountains. I wouldn't mind it at all if the Lord called us to pack our things and move up there to serve those people. . . not one bit, :) We leave next Monday and will drive to Memphis, where we will stay with some friends overnight. The next day we will be up and at it early and on our way to our first campsite in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wednesday, we will hike 8 miles up to our next campsite, which is said to be next to some beautiful streams and such. Thursday, we hike back down the mountain and head to Gatlinburg where we will stay in a quaint little cabin next to a river for two nights. Friday and Saturday will also be exciting, with white-water-rafting and a mountain side horseback trail ride. Finally, on Sunday, we'll head back to the great state of Texas. Y'all, I seriously can't wait. This past semester of school really took a lot out of me, and I could use a quick little break to say the least. :) 

Here are some pictures of the fun we had last year on our real honeymoon to beautiful Tennessee:












Can't WAIT! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Liebster


One thing I love about the blogging world is the way you can easily meet new people, get a glimpse into their lives, and the way that through these little glimpses we can skip with them through the happy times as well as cry with them/encourage them through the trials. Recently, I "met" a sweet lady named Abbi, who nominated me for a Liebster Award! You can find Abbi's charming blog here. Thank you Abbi! I look forward to getting to know you better through the blogging world. :)


The basic procedure of the Liebster award is to do as follows:

  • Thank your nominator! Include a link back to their blog with your appreciation
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by your nominator
  • Post 11 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5-11 other up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers for the award--no tag backs!
  • Come up with your own set of 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Let your nominees know you nominated them so they can pass it on



My 11 answers to Abbi's 11 questions: 

Who are your blogging role models?

My blogging role models . . . Hmm. Well, I really love reading Eric Garland's blog ( you can find him here). He is a children's minister serving in the Houston area, and his heart for kids and the Lord is so encouraging! He has great ideas for his ministry, and I look to his blog for inspiration for my own ministry as well encouragement in my walk with Christ

Your perfect day would be?My perfect day consists of a combination of beautiful weather, that smokin hot man I married, and the great outdoors. I love to be outdoors, even more so when the weather is gorgeous and my Hubs is with me! A day of exploring . . . that would be perfect

Food you would pack for one year?
Peanut butter. And oatmeal. And cheeseburgers. And sweet tea! Random, right

Favorite quote?
"Comparison is the thief of joy." Such a good reminder!

Blog post or posts your proud of?
Hmm . . . I wouldn't say proud, but I enjoyed writing about beauty a while back ("She Is Clothed In Strength and Dignity")

What made you fall in love with your husband?
My husband's love for the Lord and his desire to honor Him with EVERYTHING he does is what drew me to him. I had never known anyone so sold out for their Savior, and he made me want to live for the Lord like that! He loves our God with passion, and that is so attractive. Of course, his green eyes and romantic antics don't hurt either. :) 

Money was no object and you already had the education necessary, what would you do when you grew up?
WEDDING PLANNER! Of course, I would still have to work with kids in some degree. I just love them so much. But oh my goodness, to be a wedding planner would be so stinking awesome.

Guilty pleasure?
Hmm . . . It's a tossup between spoonfuls of peanut butter (but only Peter Pan's Creamy Honey Roasted Peanut Butter) and coffee.

Favorite charity to donate to? Why?
Well, I honestly haven't ever contributed money to a charity, per se, but my husband and I sponsor two little boys through World Vision, and I love the work they are doing! 

What is the BEST thing about you? 
The ONLY good things that are found in me come from Jesus Christ! He is every good thing about me. 


Then, my lovely and dear friend Lacy nominated me for this award as well! Lacy is such a blessing to me. Her heart for the Lord and her desire to honor Him in all situations challenges me to be more like Him and I am so thankful for the example she is! Love you girl! 

Here are my answers to Lacy's questions:

Why do you blog?
I love blogging because I am one of those people who typically don't what they think until they try to write it out! Haha. I also love blogging because it is a fun way for me to capture memories and make them available for other people to enjoy or maybe even learn from. 

Is your main job blogging or do you have a "real job"?
Blogging is just something I do for fun. My "real job" is in children's ministry at my home church. 

If you could only eat one thing forever it would be____
A big ole unhealthy cheeseburger. No shame. 

Describe yourself in 6 words.
Oh gosh . . . Silly, easy going, quirky (according to my Hubs. . . ), happy, loyal, redeemed.

What is your cure for "bloggers block"?
Haha, I haven't found one yet. Which is why my blog posts are typically a month apart! 

What is the best book you have ever read?
This is so sad, I don't even remember the last book I read for fun. . . School textbooks consume my free time. I do remember reading Francine Rivers book, Redeeming Love, and bawling my eyes out like a baby. My good friend Ryan Dalgliesh also wrote a book called Love Notes that will really enhance your walk with Christ and your relationship with your husband/wife! You should totally go buy it here

Weird question: If you were something in nature ( tree, flower, cloud, star) what would you be and why?
I think I would be a flower. . . Hopefully I would grow somewhere beautiful and make people smile. 

What is your favorite kind of music and why?
I love ALL sorts of music. My favorite albums range from the Dixie Chicks circa 1990's to Justin Timberlake's newest music. 

What has been your favorite trip to ever take?
Our Honeymoon was a BLAST! Obviously, I knew it was going to be fun, but I didn't think I would think back on it every single day and wish that I was there right now. It was seriously so much fun. 

Do you have a favorite lifetime memory? What is it?
Marrying my best friend before all of our wonderful friends and family! 

If you had one day to do whatever you wanted, money is no object, what would you do? Why?
Roadtrip it to The Smoky Mountains and never come back. :) I would love love love to live up there! It is so beautiful, everyone spends their time doing out door activities, and the people are so nice! 


Now, my nominees are.  . . 

Lacy at Chosen
Libby at opinionated.
Olivia at Simply Livy

My 11 questions are . . . 

1. What is your favorite place to shop and why?
2. What is your favorite place to go for a bite? 
3. What is one thing the Lord has taught you lately?
4. Would you rather drink only water for the rest of your life or eat only salad? 
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
6. What do you like to do in your free time?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. Favorite album lately? 
9. How would you describe yourself in 6 words?
10. What are two of your favorite memories? 
11. How did you get in to blogging? 

Have fun!