Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas With the Hubby

Happy last few days of 2011! I have a picture post for you today :) Enjoy! 

Frosted a lot of cookies, for just 2 people. Gave a plate to our furniture movers

Cheesy potatoes, Ham, and Corn bake YUM!

Christmas Dinner :)

Our drive

Thanks to the south we get some great & fast chicken!

It was about 60 on this day, I am very much looking forward to a day with temps around 75!

Love this beach, wide open soft white sand, and an endless ocean view!

Happy 4 month Date at the ocean!

 From my living room to yours,

Erika Hallbeck :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Welcome to Our North Carolina Home

I have made it! After weeks of waiting on the timing of so many things, I am here in North Carolina! With DAN! I got here last week and have been busy getting little details done that come with moving across the country and getting your first place as a married couple.  SO I am sorry for such a late post.  We are very much enjoying our little home here. We are in the small town of Hubert, near one the the gates to the base, close for Dan to get to work with little traffic.  There are TALL pine trees and BIG pine cones that I am in LOVE with. Right in my own back yard. There are southern drawls, warm temps, ocean breezes and white sands.  Our house is only about 15 min from the lovely ocean!  Enjoy some pics and Ill be posting more updates regularly!

Much love from my living room to yours ~ erika hallbeck

Our very first Living room furniture! Very fun to shop for! It was delivered the day before Christmas!

See my pine cones?!

cute hubby in the kitchen, and our table and chairs, so nice to have a place to sit now :)

Lastly the bathroom. Sorry the 2 bedrooms are filled with boxes and bags and not picture worthy yet.  
Thanks for taking a little tour, how we wish you all could be here to see it in real life.  We sure miss you MN and WI family and friends! God is so faithful to us, what we have prayed for we are living out these days, seeing my husband each day, what a blessing!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Speaking Truth to Myself

Hello blog readers,

Today is speak the truth to myself day!

The lie:  You have no gifts, and you aren't really that creative
Truth: The creator of all things has placed specific gifts in my life, I have seen him be creative through me! I do not make my self creative but the LORD does that.

The lie:  I have nothing encouraging to say to anyone
Truth: First off where in the WORLD did that come from! yuck! We as children of God are created to encourage one another! We are being built for it better each day. Also I am a living testimony to the great work of God. I have encouraging things to say! I have the word and works of God to share.

The lie: You are not good enough at any one thing to be able to make an impact or fulfill dreams.
Truth!: God is good enough! He has all the power I will ever need, all the strength and might! The Holy Spirit works in me and through me. I am Gods, I was created by him and for him. To work for my Lord in however he calls me, he who calls me is FAITHFUL to complete it! It is not on my shoulders to carry.

There, much better. I needed to get those things out! blah! I pray for both you and me right now that the truths and promises of God will be clear to us today.  That the things he has told us we will hold on to, and put all other things we hear up to the light of what God has told us. I pray that if any of the above lies hit you today you can speak out what you know is true.  It is crazy to me that I can walk in lies as powerful as the ones above and not notice it RIGHT away. I pray I am quick to notice these next time they come, as ugly as they are they should be easy to see.

much love you to today,
mrs. erika hallbeck, a woman made by and for the Lord, and that is saying something! Thank you Jesus that we can all say that truth over our lives today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Hello to you all,

I am still writing from MN, as I wait.  All of us have stories of how we have had to wait for something to come.  What have you been waiting for? Or what did you just finish waiting for?  For me, I am waiting to hear the word: OK move to NC, time to live with the Hubby!!  My husband has been in NC for almost 2 weeks now, his most direct "boss" is out in the field with the platoon he is joining so most of the answers we are waiting on are dependant on Dan getting to talk with this man.  So I am in MN waiting and Dan in NC waiting.  We were talking the other day about how we are in the "same boat" but feels more like we are in 2 boats waiting in the same big ocean, yes we are waiting together but we are also waiting so far apart from each other. 

Some times when I am waiting for something I forget that God is in the boat with me! He is waiting WITH me.  I do not wait alone, no matter how I feel. I am also remembering not to waste the days I wait. It is odd that in the military you need to "hurry up and wait" I have stuff packed and ready, and one day I'm going to get the call that we have answers and can move.  So for now I am spending time with friends and family knowing I will be leaving soon. 

I am remembering today that I do not wait alone! For the Lord is with me. May the Lord give me strength to be content!  Gods time is the perfect time, he is not forgetting.

~ With love,
              Mrs. Erika Hallbeck

"As for God his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect!"  from 2 sam 22

Us in Colorado last year, remembering great moments!