Thursday, May 27, 2010

Storms of Life

We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.   Romans 5: 3-4

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds on God. The storms do not have to overcome us, and swallow us up. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.  God enables us to ride the winds of the storms in our lives, like the Eagle.  No matter  what the storms bring wether it be  sickness, tragedy, failure or disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm. But we have to choose to do this! We have to put our hope in the Lord! 
 Isaiah  40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
When you face storms in your life, where is your hope?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birhtday....

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday Dear Hubby!  Happy Birthday to you!  Wednesday is my Hubby's Birthday! and I have to SHOUT OUT to Him today!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you more everyday! Let me tell you why I love him soo....

1.  He Loves God!

2.  He is an Amazing Father!
3.  He makes me laugh! 

4.  He kills spiders and moths and other bugs for me!

5.  Even if he dosen't want to do something (like go camping, or shopping, or to a girly movie) He will for me!

6.  He is our children's biggest fan!

7.  He helps me stay grounded! ( I can get a bit carried away sometimes)

8.  Even when he is beyond tired and I can't sleep he will stay up and talk with me!
9.  He is so willing to help and give to others!

10.  He kisses really good!  :)

I love you more than words can say!  Happy Birhtday Honey!

Have a Beautiful Day

Friday, May 21, 2010

Five Question Friday!

Want to play along?  Go on over to Mama M.'s blog and link up! 

1. Do you have an iPhone and, if so, how do you get apps and what are your favorites?

Nope but I wold love one for say my birthday coming up!  (*hint hint*) (that's for the Hubby who sometimes read's my blog!)

2. What is your fondest memory of K-3rd grade?
HMMMM! I don't remember much except playing outside all day long during the summer, we'd play in the wooded area behind where we lived and had ADVENTURE's! We would catch horny toads, and keep them in a box for a few days then let them go! We would pack our lunches so we didn't have to stop playing to go home and eat!  All the neighbor hood kids would play together and have soo much fun!

3. What makes you cringe at the thought of touching?

Anything slimey!  Jello, eggs etc.. I dislike  it A LOT Slimey stuff yucky!  

4. If you could have any celebrity show up on your doorstep who would it be and why?

Jillian or Bob from Biggest Loser! Wait send Bob!  I really need some motivation to get back to the gym!  Plus He is a cutie, and I am not sure I could handle Jillian yelling at me!

5. What would you say is your best physical feature?

My Smile!   I used to not like it because it's soooo big but I have learned to embarce who God has made me!  Big mouth and all! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

She Did it!

CONGRATULATIONS MC C!  We are so very Praoud!
I haven't been on here in all week, because we have been busy at our house preparing for MC C's graduation. It's hard to believe that this sweet little girl is all grown up and ready to go to College! (~*~Sniffle, Sniffle ~*~)  My parents and Father In-law came in as well as the Oldest Step Daughter S and her Sweet Baby M!

The Graduation Ceremony was inside due to a little rain:

Then we partied it up!

She really wanted a Barbie Cake so my Momma Made her one!

The Proud Parents:

The Grand Parents:

S and Baby M

Mr C. MC C, & KJ

They make a Momma Proud!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!  I am exhausted and will be using this week to prepare for our crazy summer! So I may not be on here much! :(  Be praying for our youth and the Musical Mission Trip in June! I will be blogging about that soon!
Have a Beautiful Day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day~

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!  From Me to You!

Hope you are (have) enjoyed your mother's day!  What did I do?  I was woken up to breakfast being served.... a Hot cup of COFFEE started the morning!  Then Church, then to Lunch @ my favorite little mexican place in our town... PLAYA AZUL! (ok so it's the only one but it's still yummy, yummy!) and then the kids and I went out and braved the chilly wind and took some pictures here are a few of my favorites!

Have a Beautiful Day! 


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

In Honor of mother's day this week, I thought I'd post some fun poems, quotes, and a Video for you! Don't forget to tell your mom, and or other mothers how special they are!  So here's to all the AMAZING MOMMA'S out there!:

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten! up, I' m going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT ..
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11 My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12 .. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY .
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19 My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you"

Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up...

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little
Voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade.....
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Happy Mother's Day! 

Have a Beautiful Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

What I've been up to lately....

Sooo I have been busy, I feel like I say that a lot!  HHHHMMMMM!  I have been feeling cluttered!  Inside and out!  So I am making some changes here.  Last week I cleaned out and reorganized the storage area in our basement  sorry no pictures I really wish I had done a before and after! This weekend I did a little transformation of our dining room. it went from this:

(this is actually a little cleaned up compared to normal, with books and papers on the table and I already removed the chairs)

This is the after: 

The only thing left to do is paint... thinking I'd like a sage green in here! 
As for the internal clutter well that's a change that will take a little longer... but it's a work in progress! 

Have a Beautiful Day!