Monday, October 31, 2011

What I love about Halloween

I love dressing up my little man.

He always wants to be a Hero.

and he lets me make his costume.

He also has some really fun friends.

Who have really cute little sisters! ( Who don't like Halloween )

and he's buddies with Rocky.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I have a natural tendency to avoid change. At least any change that affects my emotional life. I don't mind changing up a room or my outfit. But if you ask me to step outside of my box ...WHOA!.... not gonna happen. At least not by choice.

Well you know Gods kinda funny about things you don't like to do. HE MAKES YOU DO IT ANYWAY.

When my husband and I first got married I was the girl that had a day planner for her day planner.

I now go day by day and change my plans half way through.

I like having my husband home every night for supper.

His new position now requires him to work till 9pm.

I needed to work full time to feel like I was contributing to the family.

I'm now a stay at home mommy. ( which I love )

This newest change with my husbands job is going to take lots of prayer and patience. We are taking each day hour by hour to try and see what works best for us. My children do not like having their daddy away at night but they are handling it well. I think in some ways they may be taking it better than I am.

I am grateful for my life, family, home and my husband.

Each day will bring me a new adventure and I plan on meeting it with a smile.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


This was the title of our youth group lesson tonight. We covered all the "I AM's" in the bible and then we discussed our own "I AM's".

I AM a
boo boo kisser
My list could go on and on.

We discussed different "I AM" statements that we make everyday. It never fails to amaze me that answers you will get from a group of teenagers. We need to remember that Jesus always said his "I AM's" with the complete knowledge that he was God's son. But do we always have the complete knowledge to hold up our "I AM" statements? That is my agenda this week to listen for the "I AM's" from God.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Anger to Love

It's been a rough 24 hours. This morning when I opened my email this was what was waiting for me.

Do not fear or be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 1:21b

Yesterday I had to teach my 7 year old a tough lesson in standing up for what is right even when it frightens you. Honestly I wish we had been able to avoid it all together.
I had dropped off my daughter at the doctors office to have her foot rechecked. While she was doing this I took my little man across the street to play at the park. There were 6 junior high boys at the park when we got there. This should not have been a problem but unfortunately their choice of vocabulary soon made it a huge problem. I asked them politely twice to refrane from using such bad language with little children around.
After the second time they proceded to just start calling me names that I won't repeat. The third time I just flat out demanded they stop. They didn't. It just amazed me. I ended up having our town cop come and make them leave. It was a horrible experience for me and for my little man. What amazed me the most was that most of the kids didn't care. Only one of them went home and told their father. Mind you I knew all of their parents. That one young man came back with his father and the father made him apologize for being with that group. This young man was not one of them that was using foul language in fact he tried to get them to apologize to me. I was very impressed with him and his father.
I have to say I spent most of my night thinking about how it played out. Most of these boys are growing up in a home without any love or compassion. Much less responsibility. It breaks my heart. Nothing is expected of them so they have no expectations for themselves. It is easy to love the loveable but so much harder to love the ones who hate. That is what these children have been taught. To just hate the world and take what you want for yourself.

I found myself praying for them. Praying that my God would heal them. To mend their broken spirits.

I had made a comment to the police about their behavior and all he had to say was that they were his " Job Security ". It just made me sick to my stomach. My heart cried for these children.

I'm still praying for an answer to this. I know my God is a big God who can handle all things. I just pray that he will heal these boys and help them through this trial in life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Making time

I've spent the last few weeks running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Being disorganized is not good for me or the rest of my family. The more organized I manage to stay the more sane I manage to be.

I finally reworked my dayplannermommyorganizersanitysaver to work better with the flow of our family. Sometimes I need more flexibility. Sometimes not. I have a hard time finding the happy middle ground without some help from notes.

My planner consist of a sheet with regular everday chores. Sheets with morning, afternoon and evening todo's. Also I have a daily appointments sheet. It helps me to break things down for different times of day. I know if I don't get the chores done before 11am they won't get done. Phone calls and appointments work better in the afternoon.

I love having a fairly smooth running household so that I can spend more time with my husband and children. Which is the whole point of having a home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Momma bought herself some new summer clothes!!

Yep. I did it. Bought myself some new summer clothes. Haven't bought myself any in 3 years. I also lost 24lbs which made this necessary.

It always amazes me how I can easily pick out clothing for others put finding things for myself is such a challenge. I'm what I like to refer to as a well insulated person. LOL. So finding nice looking plus size clothing that doesn't look like a cloth sack hanging on me is an issue. I'm not only well insulated. I'm also vertically challenged. So most plus size clothing that I try on is way too long on me. I am happy to say that I was able to find some nice choices today though. Here are a few that I purchased.

This polo is from Sears. Yep, I was surprised to. At 9.98 each it was a steal!

These fit great. Just enough give in them to be comfortable. These were at sears also for $19.99.

Hopefully the next shopping trip will be for more jewelry!

Monday, April 25, 2011



OK. First off I would like to state I do love animals. I have a house cat of my own. Second I do NOT love animals relieving themselves in my yard. This makes me quite cranky. It really drives me nuts when the owner stands there and watches the animal do it's business!!!! Then I get harassed for yelling at the dog to get off my lawn. Seems I hurt the owners feelings. Seriously people get a grip.

Just had to get that off my chest.