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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday

On this Thursday I am thankful for...

1) a break from my masters class for a little while. I have about 4 more semesters to, that doesn't sound so long, definitely better than I have a year & a half to go!!

2) my job that allows me to take a Christmas break the same time as my kiddos. Definitely needed a break to recharge

3) a clean home. I spent today thoroughly cleaning my bedroom & some of my living room plus laundry, but oh it's so nice to look around my clean bedroom as I type this.

4) feeling tired but still have enough energy to get ready for bed. I have been content while I drift off to sleep for the first time in's a great feeling

5) warmer weather days before it gets cold again. Gotta love the bipolar Texas weather. Sometimes I swear weather here has several personalities.

Blessings to you all!!

- just a small town girl on the go

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Four years ago

Four years ago today God brought into our lives a little firecracker of a girl. She's made our family complete.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thankful thursday

What I'm thankful for this Thursday..

1) watching movies with the kiddos today

2) a warm dinner shared with those I love

3) my hardworking hubby

4) a community program that reaches out to those in need in our town. I'm thankful to help out with it

5) Taking the kids to go see Santa this afternoon

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Long days...

I've heard that when raising children , you have long days but short years. I have to admit that sometimes my children stretch me. But there are days that seem almost perfect. Today we went to church & the kids sang several Christmas songs. Then we came home & spent the afternoon relaxing.

This evening the kids watched a movie together & then I laid down with each of them & Miss E fell asleep beside me. It's days like this that makes me wish I could slow down time. Make it just crawl so I can stretch out these moments with the ones I love.

- just a small town girl on the go

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

My little sheep in the play at school. She's the one in the middle, isn't she adorable!!

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Christmas Is...

Christmas Is...

Christmas is being gathered around the Christmas tree Christmas Eve night listening to the story of the birth of Jesus. It’s about looking at those around you and thanking God that you are surrounded by family.

Christmas is reaching out and helping our brothers and sisters all around our community and this world. It’s about thanking the Lord for what you have and wanting to share it with those who do not.

Christmas is a kind word to a stranger, a blanket to those who are cold, a prayer for a loved one, a hug to a child that is hurting. It’s about loving others as much as the Lord loves you.

Christmas is remembering Christmas’s past where those we loved were still with us, a prayer for those who have to spend this time alone.  It’s about being grateful for those times with our loved ones that have gone, remembering those times with more laughter than tears.

Christmas is in a child’s laughter, in the kiss of your husband or wife, in an unexpected gift from a loved one. It’s about being in the moment with those you love and praising the Lord for the blessings He has bestowed upon you.

Christmas is in all these things; and it doesn’t end on December 25th. The power and love of Christmas wasn’t contained in a tiny manger.  It reached out beyond a small stable and embraced the world. This year please remember the love and light that came to us that day long ago. Carry it out beyond these walls out into the world. Don’t pack away Christmas with the decorations, but carry Jesus’ light and love with you throughout the year. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Blessings..

I have to say sometimes God just amazes me. Little blessings here and there He has bestowed upon me.

Monday was a no good bad day for a few reasons. Tuesday brought a blessing. A co-worker gave me an unexpected gift that I have been wanting for awhile. It was so thoughtful it almost made me cry. It was amazing that God gave her that thought and it was something I've been wanting for months now.

Today brought another blessing. I've been needing a new pair of black boots to wear to work. I thought of it this morning in passing. I've borrowed my mom's boots and I'm sure she is wanting them back. I walked into the lounge today to check and see if we had any mail. There was a box with some gently worn black boots for ten dollar that another coworker was selling. I nearly laughed out loud!!

Today I'm grateful for little blessings..

unexpected gifts..

unexpected deals...

the health and safety of my loved ones..

A warm fire to curl up to on these cold nights..

A frisky black kitten making me laugh..

Coffee and quite time with the Lord in the mornings..

A hug from my kids..

A kiss from my husband..

Thank you Lord for little blessings..

Monday, December 5, 2011

On A Sunday Morning..

I have to admit that this weekend my children were "stretching" me quite a bit. I've tried deep breathing techniques and counting to ten but I finally had to put myself in time out with a bubble bath and a book.  (Hey a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do)

To share a funny story with you, and I'm sure you've got a few of your own, my daughter Miss E stretched me at church yesterday morning. My children had been set up to acolyte at church. This involves carrying a device that has a very small candle sticking out the end (I'm sorry I don't know the name of it) that is lit down the aisle at church to light the candles on the alter. Really you can think of the mass problems that could occur of some little ladies hairspray going up in flames because a kid swung to far to the right or left. My son is old enough and has done it enough times, he is ok to do it by himself, but Miss E is still  little green. Well the whole way down the aisle, she kept repeating "Momma, I wanna do it myself!!" By the time we got to the alter to light the candles, (another disaster waiting to happen since there is all kinds of decorative fire hazards on the alter) she was very upset I wouldn't let go of the candle and let her do it herself.I told her I had to help her so we wouldn't knock anything over.

So in front of the whole congregation my sweet, beautiful daughter threw herself on the floor in front of the alter in a fit of impatience. I did the only thing I could do, I snuffed the device with the flame on the end out, turned to the congregation and shrugged to them with a grin as they giggled, and picked up my little drama queen and carried her back down the aisle. The trip down to snuff the candles on the alter out and carry the light out was much less dramatic.

Then during the children's sermon the leader asked the children if any of their parents say "Hurry up, we're going to be late!" My son looked at me with a smirk and I sent a prayer up that he wouldn't say anything to embarrass his mother any further. He does have great one liners that seem to come out during children's sermon. He turned back to the leader and said "Yes she does but not in a loud voice." The leader laughed and said "Well she has a lot of patience" which caused more giggles from the congregation.

So there was my exciting time at church yesterday. I have to say, although my kids stretch me at times. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. And this will make a great story when my daughter starts to date, and I can say "Remember the time you threw yourself in front of the alter at church???"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday

On this first day of December I'm so thankful for many things..

Grilled cheese sandwiches after a night of working late..

A playful black kitten that keeps us all entertained, especially when trying to climb our Christmas tree...

Crawling into bed after a long day..

An unexpected gift from my hubby, another cross to hang on my wall...

and finally, listening to a few Christmas songs to get me in the spirit!!