Tuesday, October 28, 2008


About two weeks ago we had pumpkin carving with the college group! Unfortunately, it was also Mid-Terms week, so not many could stay after bible study to carve pumpkins--but the 6 of us had a ball, while everyone else was studying!

Hayden and Jessica getting the guts out!

Saving the pumpkin seeds to bake

Cody and his secret pumpkin he wouldn't let anyone see!

Jessica having too much fun with the big knife

Cute pumpkins!

My pumpkin!!

Me and Cody's pumpin--his looked like it belonged on that movie "The Nightmare before Christmas"

I've got a happy pumpkin!

Cody finally made a goofy Frankenstein--it was so cute!

Have a happy fall!!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Finally a weekend to relax

After many weekends packed full of events (all which were so fun and worth it), it's finally time to sit back and relax! 

A few days ago, I got a double present in the mail from Abi (one of my dearest friends who lives in Atlanta and i miss more than life), well Abi sent me a great birthday present and our wedding present she had been carrying about with her (i hate when i do that!!) Anyways, Abi got us a Target Giftcard--LOVE THEM!! So, Thursday night, as Cody was at Worship practice, I took my little self on down to one of my favorite stores! Long story short, I got lots of goodies and my big purchase was this outdoor fireplace thing...

Cody just put it together, so I can't wait for us to sit around the fire and sip some coffee this weekend!! Hope everyone is enjoying the fall--I have been loving it!!

Love and Blessings,
C&L Davenport

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What's a Wolly Worm??

Wolly worms!

The 31st annual
we're excited about the festival!

wolly worms for sale.

verb. :)
the whole crew. 
jordan's glow in the dark skeleton gloves. 

silly kids


Monday, October 20, 2008

Officially Closer to 30 than 20..part 2

I've got more of my Birthday and we have FINALLY finished our Master Bedroom and our Bathroom!

My new sunglasses Cody got me for my Birthday!! These are the one's I've ALWAYS wanted!!

My new J. Crew flats from Mom and Dad!!

Ash got me the Sex and the City Movie and a cute t-shirt
-not to mention all the amazing stuff from "The Office"

My absolute favorite jacket from Mom and Dad!!

*Cody's Parents also got me a gorgeous bouquet of Flower and had them delivered to my office!! It was so sweet and made me feel special! :)


Now, Updates to our Home!!

At the top of the stairs...into the bathroom

Trying to disguise the blue!!

Our Master Bedroom...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Officially closer to 30 than 20...

This past Friday I turned a QUARTER CENTURY OLD! Yikes! Yet, the good thing was that with Birthdays, come PRESENTS and of course family and friends :)

I wonder if I married my father--
picture one: cody is making a funny face...
Picture 2: Cody got the "please smile pretty" stare and my dad makes a goofy face! oy vey!

Birthday dinner spread:

Steak,Loaded Baked potatoes, Corn on the cob, Broccolli Salad-DELICIOUS (recipe below)

Ashley came down to celebrate with us! She made the killer banana pudding! :)

They snuck a mini-cupcake in the cart when I wasn't looking--sneaky, sneaky!

Mom and Dad did the dishes--such helpers!! :)
It was so wonderful having them in town to just hang out!

Friends since Middle school :)

At church the next morning!

The fam at our church!

It was so wonderful to go to church with Ashley, just like old times!! Miss you!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Autumn--it's gorgeous outside!!

Love and Blessings,
C&L Davenport

Monday, October 13, 2008


There is a pretty cool website called WORDLE--it takes your blog or basically anyting with large amounts of text and makes this word art with it. It's pretty cool....

check it out at www.wordle.net

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Consider the Lilies

If you've known me for more than a few days, you'll know that I'm a worrier. I think a minor back ache is my body telling me I have cancer of the spine; a little nausea is fatal food poisoning. I'm somewhat ridiculous, just ask Cody and my mom. 

This week I turn 25. To be honest, I still feel like a Sophomore in college, trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I remember looking at "25 year olds" when I was in Middle and High School and thinking, "Wow, that's old!" I guess the good part is that I surely don't look the part. Most of the time I AM confused for a college Sophomore, so it works! But, during this quarter-century turning week, I've gotten sick. It's been a bummer. But, I always know that God has goodness in ALL things! It has given me a chance to sit, BE STILL and think! Ponder what God wants from me, how He wants me to change and how I can make the next 25 years more about HIM and less about me. Because I am selfish. OH BOY, I am so selfish. Probably number one reason I don't want kids right away too, is because I recognize my selfishness. But, God accepts my selfishness and asks me to come and change--let HIM change me. It's never easy, and I'm so reluctant, silly me, but I know it is best. 

This week I've realized that my anxiety and if we're calling it like it is, my "lack of trust in God", is because I'm selfish. I refuse to want to think of God's plan before my own comfort. I'm sitting here on the couch, with Bronchitis and realizing that even when I'm sick, even if I had cancer, even if I had a disability, even if I was dying tomorrow--God still wants to use me. I just need to put myself on hold for a moment and look past my fears and anxiety to see a God, a Father, who loves me and wants THE BEST for me. 

I've been reading in Matthew and I've read a passage today that i've read hundreds of times, even so much to say it's one of my favorite passages and today it struck me again. 

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they   neither told nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. " ~ Matthew 6:25-29

I know this is such a simple truth and maybe everyone has this underwraps, but for me, I needed this. I needed this reminder, straight from the lips of Christ himself to say, "LaRae, don't be anxious, trust me! Trust that I will provide, that I will take care of you, Trust me!" But, just look at that lily, so gorgeous--if He took care of them, He'll be taking care of me. I know i'll continue to struggle with my anxiety, but I know I have a promise to cling to when it starts to creep up again and that's an amazing peace to have. 

Love ya'll and praying for you,