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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just two dollars..

This week we are a little "financially challenged" as I told my husband. Between a dentist office visit out of town and some unexpected bills, I didn't even have two dollars to pay for "hat day" at Mr. L's school. You would get to wear a hat if you brought $1 to go towards a charity to benefit kids with cancer.  I was going to give them two dollars, one for me and one for Mr. L. I prayed to God to just help me get two dollars to give at school.

The next morning I was getting ready and reached my hand into my laundered jeans pocket. There in the pocket was $2. What funny things God does sometimes!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

What to know...

I wrote this for a friend's baby shower today..

Some things to know….

You’ve never known love till you see that baby smile…

You’ve never seen heaven on earth to you see that baby for the first time...

Your world becomes larger and smaller at the same time as you try to protect your baby from everything in the world…

Your baby’s laugh will be more beautiful than any song you’ve ever heard…

You’ll run on adrenaline, caffeine, and love the first few years, because the Lord knows you don’t sleep…

Get down on your knees and pray, often, you can’t do it all without the help of the good Lord above…

You will have a whole new respect and empathy for the woman trying to corral her kids at the supermarket…you will be her one day…

Always remember that you are a woman and not only a mother…nurture that part of your soul…

Start each day with prayers and the Bible…it will restore your soul and prepare you for the days ahead…

Always remember that they will not be young forever, cherish each day that the Lord gives you, and love the moment of life you are in…

Have fun with your children, laugh much and often, and your home can be a haven.

“Love is patient…Love is kind” 1 Corinthians 13:4

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Saturday, September 24, 2011


Sometimes I feel as though I'm on a roller coaster & no one stops it to let me off.

Anyone knows that times are getting tough with costs on everything going up & pay is not going up with it. But just when I think I'm going to throw myself on the floor & cry, the good Lord comes through.

He comes through with an unexpected gift..

He comes through with good news on a friend's surgery...

He comes through with a giggle from my Kids to remind me of the joys of this life..

He's teaching me so much, & sometimes I have to stop & breathe in order to catch it all.

This life is too short. I choose to be positive & choose joy, & choose my Lord.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Marvelous Monday

It's been a marvelous Monday..

I got up early and went to the gym and worked out..

I had a good Monday including a funny email fist thing from my dear cousin...

Got to hold a beautiful baby boy today. One of my best friends had a baby that's a little over a week old. and I went over to see all of them. But I mainly just went to hold the baby :)

We had a busy day running here and there and had a blast doing it, but I can't imagine it doing it on my own. I'm so lucky to have a great hubby who helps me out.

After dinner I put Miss E down and read her five little monkeys jumping on a bed. She loved and laughed at me doing the voices of the momma and the doctor.Then she read it to was so sweet.

I then walk past my son's room and my hubby is reading a story to my son.

I am so blessed right now. My life is pretty perfect...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today my father would have been 53 years old. I often wonder what he would look like today. When I was 17 he passed away from a heart attack.

I would have loved to have listened to that silly laugh of his as he played with his grandkids.

I would have loved to sit around the table as he told embarrassing stories on me to my husband and kids.

I would have loved to have him pull me in his arms and tell me how proud he was of me when I graduated college.

I would have loved to have had him walk me down the aisle at my wedding.

I would have loved to see his face when he first laid eyes on his grandchildren.

I would have loved to see him and my mother grow old together.

I would have loved to learn more from him as I grew older.

I loved that he blessed me with so many good memories.

I loved staying up way past my bed time when younger to listen to records of different kinds of music with my father.

I loved eating his great buttersauce and his cooking that was great....most of the time. :)

I loved how he was so proud of me.

I love his loud, crazy, loving family he brought me into, and all that they do for me and teach me.

Thank you for all that you did for me Daddy. I know you're watching over us now and you're hanging out with all the great musicians you used to listen to in heaven.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless wednesday

Grandparents day lunch

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

I've heard other moms talking about how busy it gets when your kids are in school, well I believe it now!!

Mr L is in Tiger scouts, soccer, it's homecoming week, & homework, Oh my!!

Miss E has started pre-k and is learning at a rate so fast it's scary! She was so proud because she learned how to spell her name.

Plus housework, laundry, cooking & my homework. But I'm blessed to have laundry to do because I have clothes to wear, a home to clean, food to eat. ;)

- just a small town girl on the go

Monday, September 12, 2011

Marvelous Monday

I'm going to say it was a Marvelous Monday...but it was a trying, tiring one at that. I'm going to keep a positive attitude although, this day has caused a lot of self reflection on my part.

1) Woke up late - which put all of us late. But it made me realize I need to re-evaluate things once again and try to get more done in the evenings.

2) It was a crazy Monday at work, but I kept a smile on my face and did my work.

3) I didn't really feel like it, but went to the gym and ran/walked 3 miles since I officially started training for a half marathon in 21 weeks. I felt like I had accomplished something when I walked out of there.

4) Crock pot roast turned out ok, but not as good as I would like it, so next time I need to do something differently, or get a different cut of meat.

5) Got some of my textbook read while sitting in a chair with my favorite girl.

6) Both kids in bed at a remotely decent hour.

7) Realized that I need to focus more on my family and my home, because besides the good Lord above, those are the most important things in my life, and I need to make sure I treat them that way.

8) Need to take time in the morning to have time with the Lord, because it helps me stay centered.

Well I better go so I can get some rest and do some homework...

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today during church our Pastor gave a sermon on forgiveness and especially what it meant on today, the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The scripture was the parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

Matt 18:23-35  Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.  When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.  But because he couldn’t pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.  The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him, saying, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!’  The lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.  "But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and he grabbed him, and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’  "So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you!’  He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.  So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were exceedingly sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done.  Then his lord called him in, and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me.  Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?’   His lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.  So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don’t each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds."

When I got home I started there any unforgiveness in my life I need to let go, or need to let go of one more time? Some forgiveness is harder to give than others.

Forgive a person for saying something mean to me....they may have been having a bad day or had other problems in their life.

Forgive my husband for something he said that cut me deep, he was frustrated over something at work and lashed out. He apologized later and explained why he was so short.

Forgive my father for leaving so early in my life. I was only 17 when the good Lord took him home, and it took me a long time to let go of the anger I had about the whole situation
I once heard that forgiveness is not about the other person, it's about the person that is forgiving. Hanging onto hurt, anger, and despair can only poison yourself and your relationships.  So on September 11th I ask that everyone that needs to forgive will to allow healing into their hearts.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

They grow up too fast!!

Today was my baby girl's first day of pre-k. Where does the time go?!?!

I can't believe that she is old enough to be in pre-k.

My two precious blessings. Today was a not so subtle reminder to slow down & count each moment, before they slip through my fingers.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday

What I'm thankful for on this thursday...

5. Singing "This Is the Stuff" by Fransesca Batistilli on my way to work this morning.

4. A spiritual momma who knows just what to say to help me through some rough times.

3. Great friends

2. My job where I work with great people & be near my kids

1. The Lord up above who is stretching & molding me to be who He wants me to be.

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