October Baby

Grant and I got the opportunity this past Thursday to screen a new movie that is coming out in theaters March 23rd. The movie is called “October Baby.” You can click on the image above to view a trailer of the movie.

This is a synopsis taken from the website:

“You saw me before I was born.” Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.

After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.

In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

I am really excited about this movie! I brings up a lot of emotion and will definitely be eye opening to many- Christians and non-Christian alike!

I know I don’t have many readers, but I encourage each and everyone of you to see this movie in March. I know that Grant and I will be returning to theaters to see it again. I am so grateful to have movies like this one out there!

Let me know if you go see it and what you think of the trailer when you watch it!

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Stressing and Distressing

I have officially applied to take my boards!! YIKES! I have so much to do between now and then– so stressful! I spent the entire weekend last weekend in Dallas at a board review! We sat in a room from 7:45AM-5:30PM three days straight! We were exhausted. This picture is from the last day– we were SO anxious to get outta that room and home to our families.

I keep saying that I am going to post some pictures of some projects that I have been working on around the house so I thought I’d put one of them up. I’m hoping to get all of them posted within the next few months.

We have an empty wall in our house that I have been needing a table for and I found an ad on Craigslist for a sofa table. I thought it would work perfectly so Grant and I went and checked it out. We ended up with the sofa table AND a headboard. We needed a headboard for the guest room so we bought that too. The sofa table didn’t end up working for the wall that I had in mind, but it did end up in the guest room and I think it works great in there!

Here is the sofa table before:

The table was very pretty but just NOT us. The top was hand painted and I felt awful sanding it off, but it just didn’t work with our decor. I thought this would be simple to sand and paint, but it was really tough.

Here is the finished product:

You can’t really tell but the knobs are “faux crystal” knobs. We painted the table brown and then painted over it with cream colored paint. We then used sandpaper and strategically distressed it.

It was a lot of fun to do and I just LOVE projects like this! We are still working on decorating and furnishing our home and this is an inexpensive and fun way to do it. We aren’t incredibly rushed to get the house completely decorated because we have years and years to do it so we are just taking our time! I have about 4 or 5 other projects that I have done since this one and I hope to share them with you soon!

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Christmas at the Bivens’

Whew! What a semester!!! I have one final left to complete tomorrow morning and then I will be done until January 9th! I am absolutely thrilled that Christmas is upon us.

I just wanted to pop in and share some photos of our home during Christmas. I absolutely LOVE Christmas decor– I know it isn’t all about the decorations, but it sure does make it feel nice and warm in here! Last year, I wouldn’t go anywhere near the traditional red and green colors for Christmas, but this year I just couldn’t get enough! I still need to figure out what I want to do on our table, but other than that we are all ready for family to start arriving in a few weeks!

You can click on the images below to view the decorations we have put up this year.

If you notice the tree skirt, I actually made it! I am very proud because I am not a very artistic/crafty person!

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas! I am sure I will be posting more soon in the future because I have a few projects that I have completed in the past 3 months to share!

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