Thursday, August 12, 2010


Is a part of life, and I know it is good for children to have disappointments. I know if they are never disappointed growing up they won't be able to handle life as an adult, because I think we all know that life is FULL of disappointment. But it just hurts so bad to see your child's heart broken. Not life altering disappointment, just being sick and missing a much anticipated sleepover, but heart breaking disappointment just the same when you are a 10 year old girl! I cried, she cried, we cried some more. ~sigh~ The first of many heart aches, Lord help me through the next 8 years!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm Slacking!

Yikes, I'm already dropping the ball, geesh. Probably because, as usual, there is nothing exciting going on here, lol.

I did walk into the kitchen a few days ago and got hit in the face by the smell of fingernail polish! NEVER a good thing. This happened once before, about a year ago, in the bathroom. Only I was having a total brain "fart" that day. I kept smelling, what I thought, was nail polish remover as I would go upstairs to the bedrooms and was like, what is that smell? Not thinking, HELLO!, you have an ornery 2 year old you might wanna check it out!!!! Finally it hit me like a ton of bricks that I had left my nail polish on the counter in the bathroom. Walked in and, yep, there sat the little culprit, with a nice paint job on herself, the floor and my best blouse! It did come off the floor and herself, the shirt is now a very expensive dust cloth:( Sooooooooooo I instantly start to panic, luckily she hadn't gotten it on anything, YET! I usually keep that stuff put waaaay up high, but got it down so I wouldn't forget to take it with me, and yep, I'm a moron, I left it in her sight.

Prayer request for all my praying friends. I have a friend who had to deliver her 4-5 months along in her pregnancy, baby yesterday :( They had a miscarriage last year and were super excited for this baby. Just very sad. Thanks.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


That's what we talked about in Bible study today. I Corinthians 13 is a really tough chapter to live by!!! Especially the part that says....."love does not take into account a wrong suffered"! So no holding grudges, no getting even, no telling everyone!! Hard to swallow.

Then we read Matthew 5:48, "Be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect", hmmmm, I've got a lot of work to do, lol!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I don't really have anything exciting, cute or thought provoking to share. So here are some VERY random things.

I got every single piece of clothing in our house washed yesterday, towels too, can I get a witness!!!!

I'm tired of Gabes pullup leaking pee every night.

I LOVE my new flat iron, and will try to post some pics soon, I have a few, but they aren't very flattering ones of me, so I'm gonna do a "photshoot" again soon.

I am loving the Olympics, even the obscure evenst like Curling.

I am sick of the snow!!!! We have a lot and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

We paid off a bill this week, can I get another witness!!!!

We plan to have all bills but our mortgage paid off by January of next year, woo to the hoo!!!

Every single person in our house got a hair cut last week. Gwen's little bob is so cute, I'll try to post some pics of that too.

I don't want to cook.

I have become addicted to getting my nails done. Keeps me from picking at my cuticles, a very bad habit of mine, but it is kind of pricey, so I really need to give it up.

I wish I could do something that would make me useful in Haiti, I would love to go there right now.

Have a great week, and God bless us everyone!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jillian Michaels

is mean! I started her 30 day shred video today, and boy do I feel shredded! It's a 20 minute a day workout, and every minute is packed with intense stuff! My thinking is, instead of leaving the house, which entails getting dressed, getting my 2 year old dressed, making sure I have my pedometer, mp3 player, etc., having a snack and drink for her, a bag with stuff for her to do, then driving to my walking track, an inside one, then walking for at least 30 minutes then finally getting home, which by then the 30 minutes has turned into an hour or more, that I would do a simple 20 minutes a day at home.

Pffftttt. It is only 20 minutes, but it ain't simple! My legs were shaking so bad not even halfway through it I didn't think I could walk, and this is level 1!! There are 2 more levels above it! Well if you're only gonna do 20 minutes and see results you gotta hit it hard. I'm gonna stick with it, even though I know by tomorrow I won't be able to squat to pee without groaning in pain! I only want to lose about 6 more lbs, 6 more!!! And with Jillian barking at me I think I can do it!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tim Tebow.....

is so refreshing! And too darn good looking!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cleanup, cleanup

everybody, everywhere! That is what I am doing today! But I'm not dreading it, and that's weird! Havin' our super bowl party tomorrow night, and need clean floors and bathrooms. Dusted earlier this week, so I don't have to worry about that, yay! Then I need to make a few of the foodies, luckily I told everyone to bring a dessert/appetizer, so that I don't have to do ALL the work, and it does take a lot of stress off a body! Everyone have a great day, I know I will!

Friday, February 5, 2010


not much going on in my life right at this moment, but I'm working on consistency! Trying to shake this stinking allergy/sinus stuff that is hanging on for it's life, ugh. But I'll be ok, it won't last forever!

Anyone else out there ever have a problem with judging besides me? Funny thing is, I have a lot of grace for people I don't know, haha. Like a drug addict, prostitute or teen mom, because but by the grace of God I could be them, and still could! Ok, maybe not the teen mom, but you know what I mean :) But I just wanna love on them and tell them about Jesus and help them turn their life around.

But there are a few people that I am very close to, who don't have any outward serious issues, such as drugs, alcohol, etc., but my goodness they irritate me so much with their issues that sometimes I wanna give them a good thrashing! I can pick out every single thing that is wrong in their life and I want to tell them exactly what they need to do! Hmmm, I think there is a verse in the Bible 'bout that, something about a beam in my eye and a tiny speck in my brothers, ha!

So why is it that the people closest to me I have no grace for and the people I don't know, I can give them all kinds of grace. I guess because I have no expectations for someone I don't know and those closest to us we can place a lot of expectations on? Or could it be that I'm simply a sinful human being? I'd wager it's both!! ~sigh~ I just need to get my eyes off people, who will always let us down, and on Jesus, who will NEVER disappoint me!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tax refund time!

LOVE IT! Ours comes in next week. And while the bulk of it goes to practical things like paying off bills and savings, we do get to have a tiny bit of fun with it. I am buying the kids matching Easter outfits, myself a very expensive flat iron, and a few spring/summer items for myself, since, thankfully I am too skinny for my old ones, yipeeeeee!

Why would I waste money on an expensive flat iron you might ask? When you can get pretty decent ones for under $50. Because I have tried all kinds of products/flat irons and they just do not work on my hair! I don't have really curly hair, but it is one step below that level, and all I end up with is mostly straight, but puffy (frizzy) hair. I wear it natural, but dream of stick straight beautiful shiny hair! And I had given up that dream, until my hair dresser said she got a new flat iron that made her hair look like Jesus had styled it!! Now who can pass up Jesus styling your hair, lol?

Oh, and Donny will get to splurge a little bit too. He is waffling between a new gun or tv? I'm rooting for the tv!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So I'm gonna give this consistency thing a try. I have said this many times and never followed through, so we'll see! This is just another day for me!

Send kids to school, pick them up, laundry, dishes meals, baths, bed. Somedays I LOVE the routine, but occasionally I'll feel mom burnout. Today I'm good, lol.

I am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of commitments I've made. I was just thinking I need to sit down and write out everything I need to be doing, but I don't wanna!

I am in charge of my high school reunion, which is this September, but that, thankfully, is running smoothly, I have delegated alot!

I am heading up the candy bar sales for my daughter's school, there are only 40 students in the school, phew. But I'm feeling the pressure!

We all need dental checkups. I need to make sure Gabe has all the physicals/shots that he needs to start kindergarten and that Gwen has all that so she can start preschool.

We are having a super bowl party at our house on Sunday night, yay! But I'll be glad when all the preparing is done and the fun has begun!

I teach a Bible study class at church, which I LOVE, but really do feel the weight of the responsibility sometimes.

I am in charge of scheduling childcare workers during church on Sunday mornings, and surely everyone knows how easy it is to get volunteers for things, AND keep them, insert sarcasm.

Now I have somehow gotten to head one of our outreach activities at church, it's not a time consumming hard one, but I'm kinda freaking out!

Once candy bar sales and reunion is over, I will not be so overwhelmed and I am making NO MORE commitments right now, lol. Only if God lays them on my heart!! Most of those things don't take alot of time, but right some of the "work" has kind of fallen at the same time and I'm panicking! I guess I probably need to get off here and do something, huh!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jack of all trades....

and master of none. Yep, that's me. Do you ever feel that way? There are so many moms, and other types of humans, lol, out there that have some amazing abilities and sometimes it makes me feel very mediocre. Here are some examples:

There are some amazing, inspiring, witty, intelligent, consistent bloggers here in bloggy land. I am none of the above, not even consistent which just takes some time!

I am not creative,! Not a creative cell in my body, and I'm talkin' all forms of creativity. I can't draw, seriously, still drawing stick people at the age of 36! I can't do interior decorating. I mean I have my likes and dislikes, and can TRY to duplicate anything I see, as long as it doesn't involve painting or some such creativeness, but to just look at something and say this would look great with such and such, no way! I can't take a piece of junk at a flea market and turn into a beautiful antique! I have several wall hangings that have been in my room for about a year, I'm waiting for one of my not so creatively challenged friends to come hang them for me. I can barely scrapbook, and I only do the most basics!

I'm not good with just coming up with cool, educational, crafty things for my kids to do. Coloring pages and flash cards have been my only tools, lol!

I can sew, but just barely. But I really don't like to, lol! I can't make hair bows. I can't take glitter glue and make t shirts to die for. I can't whip up a wreath for my door or a flower arrangement, unless you like things that look like they were made by your 3rd grader.

I have become a much more accomplished cook, but no better than any of my other friends. And who can't follow a recipe? But I have a lot of trouble feeding my kids variety and am not always creative with my meal choices.

I can clean really good, but don't keep a sparkling house, I mean I do keep the bugs away, but wouldn't want to run a white glove over the furniture:)

I can't sing, and this is one thing I just dream about! I would love to be able to get up in front of everyone at church and just let it fly and belt out "In Christ Alone"! I can't imagine how much fun that would be! That's one thing I'm gonna do in Heaven, sing LOUD!!!

I took 2 years of piano as a kid, but that just means I can read music and peck out Step 2 songs from Kayleigh's lesson books.

I'm no photographer, I mean I can take a picture at a recital, but it certainly isn't going to look professional!

I am good at sports, especially volleyball, but after high school there really isn't much use for that!

This isn't a pity party! I could do most of the things I listed, except sing, haha, at least halfway decent if I put my mind to it, but none of it comes naturally, like it seems to for some, thus the "jack of all trades and master of none".

I do have other qualities, I can organize like nobodies business, I can whip a closet or garage into shape in no time flat and am really good at throwing stuff out, ha! I'm competetive, which can be a detriment, but most of the time is good because it keeps me on my toes and keeps me motivated! And I have a lot of energy. I'm very easy going. Oh, and I can find a bargain like a fly can find a dead body, haha! I DO know how to save money.

But these things aren't very, how would you say it, glamorous!!! That's it isn't it? These things don't get the respect and awe of the creative, talented gifts! So those of us who suffer from mediocrity aren't really mediocre, our gifts are just in the more practical realm! After all I am made in the image of God, and we all know he doesn't make mediocrity, He only makes things that have the potential for greatness! And the Bible says we are all given gifts and talents! So I can't embroider my kids names on shirts or make cute wooden plaques for their doors, I can play baseball with them or help my girls learn how to stretch their dollar and still look great, and that is just as important!