Tuesday, August 26, 2014


What a week it was in Portland! I don't think we ever say still but I enjoyed every minute of it! I had so much fun touring the city, shopping and eating a some incredible places. My week was filled with great company by so many different people. I feel so blessed to have made new friendships! Zack would probably say last week was exhausting while I dragged him just about everywhere but he never complained and acted excited to do whatever! Even a 3 hour drive with friends to Seattle! He is the most giving man I know! I am not always so patient but thankful The Lord puts me in my place and reminds me how precious this man is! I am getting very anxious to see my sweet girl!! It has been a week now and I still have to wait until Friday. So thankful that my parents were willing to drive the long stretch to Fort Wayne to get her to us! Last week Hadley stayed with Joanne and from what I hear had a amazing time! It makes me so happy for her to be able to have this time with her grandparents and enjoy it so much!  I will leave you will this transparent thought today. I have been on such a roller coaster ride of excitement these last few weeks for many different reasons so many exciting things happening. You can often get caught up in life's excitement and forget the one allowing you to have the success your having. Just remember The Lord can take it as quickly as he can give it. I pray everyday that I can be humbled and filled with the HIS joy and peace through out this Journey we call
life. We are all on different paths but there is only one righteous path. I pray today that you begin to feel God's presence and live with HIM having a powerful spirit filled life!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exploring Portland

Today was a fun day! Started it off with brunch at a local restaurant called Mother's. It was delicious! Shopping was next on the list! I had some of my most favorite fashionista ladies with me helping me find some cute things for a few upcoming events! I had so much fun and I feel like a new women! We ended the day of shopping with the famous Voodoo Doughnut company! What a experience! Came back to the hotel for a short amount of time then headed to the Nike Favtory employee store!!! We ended the night with some delicious Japanese food. Having a great time in Portland looking forward to the rest of the week!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good days!

Today was a good day! We headed to the course around 11:30. Mom and I had lunch at the course and chatted with some of the other wives until time to watch Zack. Mom watched Hadley and I walked the front 9 with Lisa and Zacks aunts! I'm so glad they could make it out to watch! We have missed them! They have supported Zack all throughout his career and we are so grateful! Mom watched the back 9 and Lisa had our weekly Bible study while Hadley napped. Zack didn't have his best round of golf but hopeful for a solid round tomorrow! We ended the day with a delicious meal at Calhoun's with the Schriefer's and mom and topped it off with a little icecream from Baskin Robins!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back on the road!

Hello everyone I hope your week has been wonderful! We are back on the road this week for the next 6 weeks. First stop in Knoxville, TN. We decided to wait until the last second to leave birmingham so we didn't arrive until later last night. Love where we are staying this week! We try our best to get a suite when possible so that Hadley can separation from us when she goes down for the night or nap time. My mom is with us this week and so that is always nice. We love MiMi! I have been trying to get Hadley to eat with a fork or spoon and she has finally picked up on it and actually does surprisingly well. She started doing it last night and it's wonderful to see. In hopes that Zack makes the cut this week we have a good bit of people coming to watch on the weekend. I'm super excited to see everyone and so thankful for all of the support and effort our friends and family put into seeing us! I hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Monday, August 11, 2014

The result of prayer

Good morning! So sorry I am late posting this week things have been busy. It has been a fantastic week of being home and seeing family and friends! The first day I was home just so happened to be "Raise the Praise" at our home church. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to stand and worship and praise God for all he has done this past year. It was such a release for me to enter in to HIS presence 
It had been 7 weeks since I was able to attend church and it was so worth the wait. I continued my week visiting my family and attending a few gatherings to see friends. Sunday we attended church and it was powerful day. PK peached an incredible message to live out our faith. I was so moved to think of the platform God has given us next year. My prayer is exactly that. Lord use me! We followed up a powerful service with our SS class. Oh how we have missed all of them! My sweet friend Kristy spoke on the Circle Maker. If you haven't read it go get it!  She spoke on how you can have Joy in your relationship with The Lord, and how our relationship with HIM can be filled with so much peace and fulfillment! Let me be the first to tell you that I use to sit comfortably in church wondering why a didn't ever have this joy and fulfilling relationship with The Lord. It's because I wasn't truly seeking HIM and spending time with HIM. There is so much more to your walk with The Lord than you could ever imagine. You can have Joy and live a incredible spirit filled life! I have been waiting to share this for sometime now. This road we have lived has not been easy and I have not always lived this so called spirit filled life. But after years of living without a relationship with Christ and excepting HIM and my savior I desired HIM in a way I never knew existed! This year has been nothing short than the result of prayer from others and my relationship with The Lord. My challenge to you is that is you do not have a strong desire to be near God and truly thirst for HIM and wonder how you can have this, this is how!! Thank you Lord for allowing me the opportunity to share my story!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Yosemite National Park

Yesterday was an adventure! We did the Panorama Trail from Glacier Point and finished at the Mist Trail. It was just over 9 miles. We didn't take Hadley we thought that might be a little long so JoJo watched Hadley and did a little hiking to! I really enjoyed the hike but I was fading fast towards the end. It was a pretty strenuous hike on the legs. It was obviously a good workout because I am very sore and fatigued today. I have a lot of pictures I'll be sharing later! We had made a plan with Joanne to meet up at a certain destination after our hike. We arrived and Joanne was no where to be found. We waited for about 30 minutes and decided she obviously misunderstood the location. We decided to break up and scope out places she might be. After a hour of searching I started to panic and just prayed someway we would reconnect. You might be thinking why not just use your phones. Well we were in a National park and there is not any coverage. Zack and I finally decided sticking close to the road would be best do she could see is and thankfully that's exactly where we found each other!!  After feeling such relief that we had found them we had a nice dinner and headed to bed!!! Today we headed to the airport jammed in like sardines in the rental car. I am so thankful to be headed home after 7 weeks and seeing all of my friends and family! There is so much more to look forward to so I thought a little time off would be much needed!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

God is so good!

I just want to start my blog by thanking God for such a wonderful week of golf. I am truly in awe of the Lord's blessings. We are so grateful for yet another fantastic final round of golf. It was such a
different feeling watching today. Thank you God for your many blessings! I am one day closer to being home and seeing my family and friends! I cannot wait! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Zack's party and celebrating! Thank you again to everyone for all of your love and support!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Last day in San Francisco

Today is our last day in San Fran! I'm going to miss this beautiful place! It was a typical day at the course. Zacks tee time was delayed two hours again due to fog. I was able to watch 9 holes again! This was by far my favorite course to watch this year! Hadley took a two hour nap today which allowed some girl talk with a sweet friend of mine. Zack had another solid day of Golf. Looking forward to seeing what The Lord has in store for tomorrow's round. This week has definitely been more relaxed. I thank God everyday for his blessings! There are so many things to look forward to over these next few weeks!! Tomorrow we will drive towards Yosemite National Park to explore and do some hiking. Hadley and I will be flying back to Birmingham on Tuesday for a week. I'm looking forward to being home after 7 weeks if being on the road. Hadley learned a new trick from Bumpa, Eskimo kisses! It is the sweetest thing!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Date night in Sausalito!

Today was a great day! Zacks mom decided to keep Hadkey this morning because We had such a early tee time. I was able to watch Zacks round and catch up with our good friends that drove in from Sacramento! After the round we when into Hayward to eat Mexican. I have been in need of some chips and salsa! We headed back to the see Hadley and get her ready for her nap then off we went for our date night!! Joanne took Hadley for the remainder of the evening which was much needed! We haven't had a date night in so long! We made our first stop at the Golden Gate Bridge then headed into town. We walked the streets looking in all of the adorable shops and then had dinner at a romantic sushi restaurant! Thank you JoJo for giving us a free day!!!