Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Oh, I love traditions! About 6 years ago one of my best friends let me in on one of her family traditions. We have been hooked every since. Now, I have to start by saying, most of my entire childhood and then into adulthood we city folks had a fake perfect tree. So, for my older kids, this is still hard for them. In fact, we get a lot of giggles come Christmas time when they come over to see our perfect un-perfect tree. Now, for the younger ones (I have two sets, for those of you who don't know) they love the un perfect, perfect tree.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
This week has been full of adventure in my neck of the woods. We went to Disneyland at the end of the week, just because! It was a fun, quick trip and we had a ton of fun! We did end up going in the park for a second day, because it is really hard to do just one. What a fun time! When we got there (without knowing) we actually got to see the Christmas decorations! Now, Disney makes a big deal about decorations. They go all out! What an experience! As many times as I have been, never once, did I get to see the great Christmas decorations! It actually snowed on Main Street! It was also the first trip to Disneyland with my sisters. We had fun going on some of the rides together. We made memories to last forever!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This week we had some fun getting into pumpkins! Literally! We went off to the pumpkin patch to pick out some fun cute pumpkins. It actually turned quite chilly that night and we almost froze but we endured and found a couple of cuties.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Summer is in full bloom around our home. We have a great abundance of peaches and are francticly trying to do many things with them so we do not waste.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Okay, here are the before pics:
Honestly, how and why do I live like that? It only took about 20 minutes to do the entire job.
Here is my give away bag. Goodwill is starting to know me by name....
Now, about the cool system for my sheets. I read once, on another blog, about a lady who keeps a set of clean sheets to each bed she has under the mattress of each individual bed. Well, I decided to change it a little and purchase the giant Ziplock bags and put a clean set of sheets in them and put it under the bed. Now, when I change the sheets, I put the fresh clean ones on immediately and I throw the dirty ones in the washer. When they are clean, I put them in the same Ziplock bag and store them under my beds. Easy... I don't have to have a ton of sheets and waste space in my linen closet.
A little tip that may help......
Monday, July 6, 2009
So here are my before pics:
And here are my after:
I was able to ditch a lot of stuff at a used curriculum sale and give away the other stuff that did not sale.
This has been a very productive summer!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
America Bless God!
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Sunday, June 21, 2009
First, I need to get to the business at hand and update you all :) on the Itch to Pitch Challenge.
After many months, I finally dove head into the hall closet/scrapbook room and cleaned it out! What a challenge... It took me about 7 hours to do the room. I was exhausted but happy when it was over. I have decided or faced facts that I am really a very sentimental person or maybe a little mental. I keep everything! It is hard for me to get rid of all those sweet things that my kids, husband, parents, friends, neighbors or perfect strangers give me! After diving in, and a few too many phone calls to a certain friend, asking "do I need to keep this?" It is done!!
I have the pics to prove it!
Just a little ugly reminder!
In the midst of it!
Did I really need my 14 year olds kindergarten work?
My sweet girl could actually get into the room!
Wow, look at those nice organized shelves......
My next project is my shelves in the school room....
BTW, my husband is loving this!
Monday, June 15, 2009
This is my next challenge....scary, huh?
Lately, I have been thinking about my mom a lot.....
Monday, June 8, 2009
As I sat in church watching some of the things they had done over the past year (15 months to be exact). I thought to myself...."that is serving the Lord" and that "I could do that and I want to do that!" Could I? Would I?...
Days later, we had them over for dinner. That is when I got the entire, exhausting, back breaking, long story....
Water...or should I say lack of water....they would have to actually go for days without showers and at times without running water. Come on, have you ever even thought about how much we use water?! Showers, coffee, washing dishes, hands, body, laundry and mopping. That is just a few of the things that I can think of off the top of my head.
Food....if we run out of food we go, begrudgingly, to the store and buy more. They have to grow what they eat. Everything is prepared from scratch....I mean EVERYTHING!
There is much more to their story....but the point I am trying to make is, serving the Lord comes in many ways....they happen to be missionaries in a foreign country. I am serving the Lord at home. Through my children and my husband. I want to serve them with a happy heart and sold out to my Jesus. That would be my prayer. Help me, Lord Jesus, to serve my family like you served while on earth. I want to be more like You.....
The next time you are upset because you have to do laundry or wash the dishes....remember how blessed we are and serve your family with gusto.
Also, remember to pray for missionaries around the world. If your church has sent out missionaries, when they are home, welcome them into your home. Pray about supporting them financially and lastly, serve where you are at. Serve Jesus by serving others.
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Friday, June 5, 2009
Which brings me to my inspiration for this post....My boy is graduating from 8th grade and my baby from 4th. What happen to those years? It goes by way too fast! I am happy to see my boy growing into a man....and sad at the same time! He is changing in so many ways...Physically he is a man. 5 foot 11 inches and a size 12 foot. Wow! He wants to be a man, but I still manage to catch glimpses of that sweet baby that was put in my arms 14 years ago. At times, it can be fun parenting a "teen". At other times, not so much! I long to see my boy sold out to Jesus! Serving and daily living for Him. I pray that I would help him in this path....that I would not hinder his view of Jesus. I know I am on the cusp here....He will soon be grown...I only have a few short years to disciple him and send him out into this world. I just want to remember how fast the first 14 years have gone and not wither the next 5 years away.
My baby girl...I am trying with all my might to pretend she is still my baby!!! Beautiful, fun loving, sweet girl that the Lord blessed me with....
More on her later....
I would encourage all those moms that have little ones running around...to take it SLOW...and enjoy every moment you have been given... Ladies, it goes super sonic fast!!!