Sunday, June 21, 2009

What a Cutie Pie!

My baby is growing up! She got up and made us pancakes for breakfast. She sure is cute with her hair pulled back and slaving over the stove. She will make a good mommy one day.....

Happy Father's Day!

My daddy came over to celebrate what a treasure he has been in my life! What a wonderful gift to have a sweet daddy like mine. We have lived through some hard times, but I always knew I had my daddy's love. I am so blessed!

Now, I have the privilege of sharing my life with a wonderful man who is a great daddy to my babies!

I hope you all had a great Father's Day to celebrate your dads in your life.



Itch to Pitch Update!

Wow! What a busy weekend we had......

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?
More Trash!!!

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

Taking the Challenge!

Last week, over at, I was challenged to get organized. So, now I have the itch to pitch! I plan to tackle my house one room at a time. I started, with all things, the hallway. Why, I don't know.... I just did. Anyway, here are some before pics and some after. How about you? Are you up for the challenge?

This is my next challenge....scary, huh?

My Mom....

Lately, I have been thinking about my mom a lot.....
It is weird how the sadness comes out of nowhere....
Tonight I took my sister out for her birthday a month late. I guess better late than never, right?
As we sat at the restaurant we talked about mom and all her funny and at times annoying quirks. Who knew? Who knew, the things that annoyed you the most, you would miss the most? Funny, how all the things I used to get so upset about seem like nothing!! If I could go back, I would not sweat the small stuff. I would not get embarrassed about my mom's funny southern ways. I would just ENJOY the time I had with her. My mom was my mom.... and I was very fortunate to have her....
It is great to have a mom.....
Don't sweat the small stuff....
There is nothing like your momma's love.......
I miss you mom....
Thank you Jesus for moms.

Monday, June 8, 2009


This last month some of our church missionaries came home from Thailand on furlough. We were happy to hear from them and excited to see the things the Lord is doing through them afar.

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

Growing Up!

Here I am in front of the computer....early in the morning! My kiddos are sleeping in and I have nothing to do....who am I kidding! I have a ton of stuff to do! Today is a big day in our house. We have promotion night tonight at church for our home school group. I have a lot of running around to finish up some small details for the event.

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 take it SLOW...and enjoy every moment you have been given... Ladies, it goes super sonic fast!!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009