Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | July 24, 2008

One Year Anniversary!

Matt and I spent our one year anniversary on the Big Island of Hawaii, I will writ e more soon but for now here are some of my favorite pictures!

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enjoy!

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Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | July 24, 2008

Need-A-Sitter

Have you heard of it? Well here it is!
Need-A-Sitter is a professional sitting referral service that is setting a new and exciting standard for sitting services. How often have you had to cancel an evening out or turn down an invitation due to inadequate child care? That’s where we come in! We do all the leg work. Make one phone call or send one email to us and we’ll take care of the rest. Visit www.need-a-sitter.com to learn more about us and what we offer!!

Here are some reviews from families of Need-A-Sitter:

From:
Teresa G

My first experince with Need-A-Sitter was a lasting experince. The sitter was very professional and cared for my 19 months old twin boys with compassion. What I like about the sitter she arrived 20 minutes early to meet with my boys and I to go over details. Futhermore, I love the fact all the sitters for this company have to have their own transporation. There are many times my boys fell asleep and I have to wake them up to take a sitter home, not any more. My favortive of this company is how quickly I obtain a sitter when I requested one. Looking forward to using Need -A -Sitter in the future.

From:
TC E

I just started using the service and already can see how the benefits. Since we do not have family here, getting a babysitter has been tough. Now, I can call Bobbi and she will set up a sitter for me. Our babysitters from the service have been respectful, fun and interactive – even bug hunting in the backyard. We all need time for ourself (go shopping, workout..) and time with our spouse. Don’t hesitate to join!

From:
Rachel M

I love the convenience of calling Bobbi and she finds the sitter. It’s a huge stress relief for me. So far, I’ve used the sitter service three times and have been very satisfied with the quality of care.

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | July 10, 2008

CALIFORNIA TOURS!

 

Matt and I have been so busy and I keep forgetting to blog, we love you all and miss you so much and know that we are thinking of you:) The Lord has blessed us withso many things this month, and continues to teach us more about who he is and how we can show each other his love to each other. We just finished the book by Gary Chapmen called  ” The Five Love Languages “. We went through it with our small group and it has truly helped us identify each other so much more. Now we just need to remember to apply them and not put the book on the shelf and forget about it. Matt is such an amazing husband and in our first year of marriage he has showed me true humility. He has taken care of me like he promised, meeting my physical, mental, and spiritual needs (well of course God completes me but Matt really helps). I think that I have to be constantly reminded not to be in cruise control and coast through life. It’s easy to go through the motions, and I don’t want to wake up one morning and think to myself, “what is all this for”. I love Matthew and I am pleased to call him my other half:)

Matt and I are off to Hawaii for our one year anniversary on July 15-22. We will be celebrating the beauty and grace of our God given marriage.

 

Here is an entry from my blog on running…. www.nhershoes.blogspot.com

I think living in Memphis for four years has helped me to fall more in love with California. As someone that is very active and loves to be outside as much as possible California is the perfect place for me. Now that I am back in California I try and take advantage of all possible outdoor adventures.

This past week my friend Theresa came to visit me from Michigan (where it’s cold for over half of the year) and we had a blast! We visited the beach, the mountains, we went berry picking, and of course did a little bit of shopping. It was so much fun too see her face and expression as we drove up the mountains, I think they are quite a site as well but I don’t think I appreciated it as much as she did. I remember T (short for Theresa) saying to me, ” If I lived here I would never sit still.” She is so right! Between LA and the San Bernardino mountains there is just so many great things to do.

On Monday we decided to take full advantage of the public Tran system. With the gas prices lately I know everyone is trying to find little ways to save and I am one of those folks. So being the active person that I am, I have decided to start taking the bus to work. I was so thankful that my friend T was here to test it out withme. We first rode our bikes down to the bus stop that’s only about a half a mile ride. We reached the bus stop nice and early because we did not want to risk missing it and riding down the hill 14 miles, I would have been fine with it but I think T would have killed me! lol…The bus arrived and we put our bikes up on the nice bike racks on the front of the bus. We stepped on and were welcomed by a friendly bus driver that said we looked like pros putting our bikes up. We both looked at each other and laughed, seeing that it was our first bus ride ever. Then we headed down to downtown Redlands, it was a nice ride not too long and everyone was real nice on the bus. We got off at RedlandsMall, and grabbed our bikes to ride around town. Definitely worth$1.35, I will be taking the bus to work at least three times a week for sure. I just found out that if I carpool at least 12 days out of the month my work will pay me $3o, and I will be saving so much money.
I still got up at the crack of dawn and ran this week. We did a 12 mile run on the 4thof July that I absolutely loved. We ran pretty fast and it flew by, it’s nice to have people pushing you when you are ready to throw in the towel. On Wednesday we did a 6 minute track test, O my goodness I thought I was going to faint. The goal of the test is to run as hard as you can for 6 minutes. It took us all a bit to figure out our Gar men settings, which was kind of funny, and when we finally did we took off hard. The first lap I ran so fast and by the second lap I thought for sure I was going to quit but I pushed through it and ran even faster my third lap. I ended up doing about a quarter of a mile short of one mile in 6min, which is great for me! I was proud and I am glad that we only have to do the test once, not my favorite but hey it did kick my butt and it pushed me mentally and physically. This Friday we are coming up on our 14 mile run, hopefully I feel as good as I did last week, I need to buy a water bottle to run with!
 
Here are a few pics from the week:

                                                                  Berry Picking in Oak Glen


Up in Big Bear Mountain

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | June 1, 2008

“Closeness”

As summer is quickly approaching us it leads me to think about our first year of marriage. I can hardly believe that it has been one year. Matt and I often joke about how we feel like we have been married for years, because we feel so close to one another. I have to say that is one of the amazing things about marriage, closeness. I think a lot of people date or are married for many years and never experience true closeness or intimacy. It’s not really something that you should necessarily have to work at, but at the same time you do. It can come naturally as you spend time with one another, but it’s that time and energy spent together that produces it. Because as a married couple you see each other a lot you don’t have to put too much effort in being in the same proximity of each other. But I do know couples that live together and might even be in the same room together but are not “close” to one another. I am so happy and rejoice in the fact that Matt and I love being close to one another and feel close. I can not tell you how blessed I feel that God has helped Matt and I get through this year with one another.

Now in saying this I do not mean to come across that Matt and I have the perfect marriage because believe me we have a lot to work on. But what I am learning is that it’s not really so much the marriage that people have to work on, it’s themselves. When people in marriage, including us, have to deal with situations it usually starts within in one of the spouses. I think the more we try and place blame or find vices in one another the more we hurt one another. We need to work on our own vices, and our own flaws and grow closer to God. The minuet we think that we are better then we are, or that our spouse should be perfect is when we will get hurt and end up hurting each other. I know that I am constantly dealing with challenges that are not too much different then when I was single, but now those challenges and struggles are not only effecting me they are effecting another person as well.

Having true closeness and intimacy with our spouse starts with our relationship with the Lord. We must start with drawing near to God so that we can grow closer to out spouse because of Gods grace and mercy. I know that all of  this might not make complete sense but if you can walk away from this and remember one thing then remember this, being married means you GET to be close to someone and share life with them, don’t miss out on that! But even better being alive means you get to be close to our MAKER and you don’t want to miss out on that type of love for a lifetime!

” Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise you!”
Psalm 63:3

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | May 18, 2008

Quality Time

 

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“I think some times I forget how important it is to let God plan my life, and I shouldn’t even say my life I should say this life. It is important to plan out what you will do each day therefore not to squander away all the little time that you have, but it is also important to remember that just because you plan it doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit can’t come in and shake things up a bit for Gods glory.” This is something that I have said many times, but God continues to teach it to me daily. I think all too often I forget to sit and be still and just let God work. I forget to look around and see the beautiful things that God has all around us. I have to say Matt and I are so blessed to have  people in our lives that continue to, encourage us, and love on us. We are very busy but it’s not alone it’s with other wonderful people that are all round us. I realized how much I plan plan plan, and there is nothing wrong with planning but sometimes you have to let go…..

I love being married, I think it has allowed Matt and I the oppertunity to see God’s love through eachothers actions. I think marriage in itself is a reflection of Gods covenent with us. I do have to say that one of my greatest challanges is using Matt as my securtity blancket, instead of letting God be that security. I think that I rely on Matt so much to be with me that I forget that God is realy the only one who can save me from all there is in this world. I love Matt and I love that I feal so secure when I am with him, but God is and should be my ultimate savior, not my husband.

Marriage is so flipping awesome though, you have someone that loves all the good and bad things about you. I know that I am a women and sometimes I can be difficult to live with at times, but Matt loves me even through those not so pleasant times( they don’t happen all too often;)). Matt and I love spending time together whether were eating dinner together, going to a baseball game, or just napping together. I think that quality time with your spouse is a must because the busyness of everyday can keep you from knowing your love. Just like when you get too busy to read your Bible or go to Church. Not that those things make you a “better” Christian, but those things are a must to stay close and connected to God. I don’t ever want us to get so busy things in this life that we neglect the important things for the next. I just challenge everyone married or single to spend quality time in Gods word and with the loves in your life, you don’t get a second chance this life is it!

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | May 5, 2008

Race Day!

Let the races begin! So today Matt and I took on the Run through Redlands, Matt the 5k and Me the 10k. This was Matt’s first race and he did amazing I am so proud of him! He got 9th in his division and uner 30 minutes! This was my second 10k and I got 2nd in my division and finished in 45 minuets, two minutes faster then my last, so I was so stoked to have PR’d! We had so much fun doing this together, and I know there will be many more to come (well at least for me). Later today we played together on my coed softball team we were soar but we survived. I still need a lot of practice, but Matt hit a grand slam and stole the show. We got asked to play on the summer leauge too! I might be a great runner, but Matt is the baller for sure!

The Finish! 

Redlands Runners

 

 

Matt running his first 5k!

 

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | May 4, 2008

Introducing the McCormicks

Hey friends and family! I’m Bobbi McCormick married to Matt obviously! Matt and I have been married 7 months now and I’m still loving it!  Matt has been a women’s dream, and I wouldn’t want to do life without him. He makes coffee for me every morning, and continues to show me love beyond my understanding. I am so blessed to be married to a God fearing and encouraging man. I cannot imagine my life without him. I am currently working as an elementary teachers assistant at a Montessori school in Redlands, and am now starting my own side business called Need-A-Sitter. Check out my amazing website created by the hubby, www.need-a-sitter.com. Matt is still working hard at his own business, Modern Messengers( http://modernmessengers.com/).

Matt and I are loving life here in California, Matt is fitting in well. It’s so great to be home with all my family, I have four brothers and I am the oldest. I think that having a huge family is an amazing gift from God, and my family continues to show me so much love and support, I love you guys! I also am blessed to have some of the greatest friends a girl can have! I am excited about the next steps in life that God has in store for Matt and I, no matter where they take us.

I wanted to start getting more serious about blogging because, I know that it is one of  the best ways for me to communicate to all of our friends across the country. I also don’t want this to be the only way to communicate I promise to call as well and it’s also kinda of an outlet for me to jot stuff down.  Please feel free to sign up and let us know you’re out there reading! We love you all. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | April 17, 2008

Active April

What a crazy and amazing month it l has been already! Matt and I have been trying to come up for air these past couple weeks, and it has been a lot of fun for sure! Matt has been playing softball on a local team on Tuesday nights, which is an answer to so many of his prayers, and mine:) We played ultimate Frisbee with some friends on Saturday, and discovered how old we are, no just kidding we kept up with all the college kids.

I started running with a group of girls in the morning, and I am getting so excited about training again! I am going to run in the Run-Through-Redlands Race, on May 4th, just the 10k though. Then train for a half marathon in June! I also got asked to join a softball team in Redlands on Sunday nights, I am little nervous but I am sure it will be a bunch of fun!

Matt and I have also found a home Church in Beaumont called Sanctuary, we knew from the minute we walked in, that it was where God wanted us. We are already getting plugged in with the couple’s ministry and going camping at the end of the month woot woot I love camping! Last but certainly not least, its that time again, BASEBALL SEASON! Matt and I got a small season packet of tickets to the Dodgers as a Christmas gift, and we got to start the season off this past Monday, the Dodgers lost but I got to have a Dodger Dog and a beer so I was happy! I am so excited that Matt and I are getting out and getting involved, I feel like we are truly living the active, youthful life God has intended for us!

I know that I am turning 26 this Sunday but I have never felt younger:)

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | April 5, 2008

New Added Feature

 

Hey everyone!!!  Just wanted to let everyone know that you can now subscribe to receive an e-mail each time we update our blog!  So subscribe so you can keep up with us more regularly!  The tab is at the top left hand corner next to the About Us section it says get email updates.

Posted by: Bobbi McCormick | April 5, 2008

Wine Country the Place of Beauty & Romance

Alright we just got back from one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to in California, Napa! Matt and I enjoyed a beautiful much needed weekend riding through the country. We flew into Sacramento, (and that is just another of the perks about living in So Cal Southwest’s amazing deals).We rented a little purple “Green” car, I swear the little car got 50 miles to the gallon! We headed to our resort and arrived at around 12pm famished! As we walked in to the resort we were breathless, the place was just like we imagined. A warm fireplace in the front and a concierge to meet everyone of our needs, we felt like the royal family or at least Pairis Hilton. As soon as we put our bags down, we were off for an adventure. We headed straight to downtown Napa, which was cute and quaint. They have lots of colorful murals on the walls as well as a wine tasting on every corner. We walked around for a bit, looking for the perfect deli to eat at. We stopped at a small family wine shop and did a little tasting; we had been in Napa for over 3 hours and hadn’t had a sip of wine, so we made our first pit stop. We were a little nervous at first because we don’t know too much about wine besides that it taste yummy. The lady was very informative about how to do a “real” wine tasting, we learned all about the grapes and the tannen…I think that’s what it’s called; you know that dryness in your mouth after you drink wine. Then the women recommended an amazing diner for us to eat at, Taylor’s Automatic Refresher, magnificiant! If you are ever in Napa you must go and try their sweet potato fries.

 

We then walked over to the farmers market which they call the Oxpo. It was so cute, filled with lots of little food markets and we even got some organic ice cream from a place called Three Sisters Ice cream, it was different. One thing we noticed was a lot of GREEN things, recycling is a must in Northern Cali, and I thought So Cal was bad. After all the walking and eating we went back to our resort and chilled out in the hot tub, it was delightful. That evening we ate at an amazing Italian restaurant with live jazz music, I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant, but I am sure if you ask anyone in Napa they will point you in the right direction.

 

The next day we headed to Yountville Napa, and rented some bikes. We were on the 13 mile bike trail, but ended up going for 20! It was awesome, we saw some so many vineyards and country side, truley breathtaking. We got to take our sweet time and stop at a few wineries on the way and chat with some people. We even stopped by a local market that was as small as an apartment, and picked up some delicious bread, meat, cheese, and grapes for our wonderful picnic. We sat at a winery on top of a hillside looking over the entire valley, it looked like a painting. Then we headed back to the resort for a quick change and the off to do some wine tasting! We went all over the 29 highway, we met some very neat people, and tasted some of the best wines (me mostly Matt was the DD). Our last winery was the best, the Sattui Winery. It was perfect for a picnic and had such a huge selection of fresh and organic foods. We bought these Kettle Chips, which I know they have at other places, but these chips were so scrumptious, Matt and I almost threw down for the last one! Lol…Then we headed back to the hotel and went out for some more delicious Italian foodJ Can you tell were big pasta lovers or what! On our way back to the airport the next day we stopped by the capital where we saw the Governator working his tale off, well not really but it was neat.

 

Overall Napa was for us a real treat and I would recommend everyone go there if they want a taste of true beauty and romance!

 

More pics to come!!!!!

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