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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thankful Thursday

On the last Thursday in November I am thankful for....

Coffee with sweet Italian Cream Creamer...yummmmmm...

A warm home during cold nights and frosty mornings...

Children's choir on Wednesday nights...what a blessing!

Our crazy calico cat who's been with Damon and I since we first started dating, and she sits with me every morning while I do homework...

Laundry to do which means we have clothes to wear..

Dishes in the dishwasher to unload which means we ate last night...

A husband who can fix nearly anything around the house...and he sews too!!

A job to go to where I can see my kids during the day and work with great people...

Two kids who definitely keep me on my toes!

Friends who keep me laughing...

Thank you Lord for all these blessings and more you have given us.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pulling Hair...Prayers Lord

I am pulling my hair out...

Not literally, but I'm sure others can relate to the days when you feel like you are spinning in circles, and nothing is getting accomplished. If I work on housework, I miss watching a movie and snuggling with my kiddos, if I work on homework to finish my degree, I can't do housework, if I stay late at work, that means I'm missing time at home,  it sometimes feels like I have to be up at 4am just to get everything accomplished in one day. Just when I think I am getting ahead at work, something else comes up sending me further behind.

I know I'm a little stressed with my masters degree being done in two weeks, so I'm trying to finish final projects and finals and I just want to be done. Then it's getting to be the busy season of holiday parties, school functions, Christmas plays, presents, and all the rushing that goes with it.

Dear Lord, please help me to keep my head these next few weeks. Help me to prioritize and manage my time wisely. I don't want to be satisfied with mediocrity. Empower me to do superior work and bring glory to your name. Help me to find fulfillment in the tasks you placed before me. Help me to become a Proverbs 31 woman who is a woman of excellence, integrity, and God inspired ideas.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

Eight years ago today I was already in labor with a little boy. He arrived among much difficulty and during a thunderstorm. That has been the only trouble out of our sweet, loving boy. He is a great big brother and I can't wait to see how God uses him in the future.

Happy Birthday Landon!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Busy Weekend

We had a crazy busy weekend. We were invited to a baby shower for our niece by marriage.   It was a great time.

After the baby shower I had dinner with some girls to celebrate the upcoming wedding for a dear friend. We had dinner, gave her gifts, and laughed. It was a fun night!

This is the three amigos. I've known these girls for years, and I love them!

Then Sunday we celebrated Landon turning 8. I can't believe that my munchkin will be turning 8 tomorrow. We had a fun time celebrating with a Nerf gun war. Landon's friends came over and played capture the flag as well shooting nerf bullets everywhere. 

 I believe the bigger boys had just as much fun as the younger ones!! It was a busy weekend, and I'm so glad that I had today off to recuperate! 

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Funny

My daughter asked me this morning if it was getting closer to the "chicken man" day. I was thinking "huh?" I asked her do you mean "turkey day?" She said "yeah, that!!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Fall!!

Yes, I know it is November and for some people it's been Fall for awhile. However, here in Texas, we sometimes have summer running into October. The leaves on our China Berry tree were a gorgeous yellow color early last week and by Sunday when we trimmed some trees, the leaves had all fallen on the ground coating it with a yellow blanket. Leaves are falling everywhere and this morning it has gotten considerably cooler.

And so the countdown continues...four more weeks of school and FIVE more weeks till graduation. If you can't tell I'm a little excited!!! I'm very calm for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm almost done, or if it's because I've got "senior-itis" and really don't want to do anything!!! I'm still working on projects, and getting things accomplished, but it's a remarkable calm before the storm feeling.

We are looking forward to next week in our home. Next week we get the whole week off from school, so I don't have to go in to work. Which is a blessing because I'll get to stay home with my kiddos!!

Hope everyone has a blessed week!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dinosaurs Oh My!!

On Sunday we took the kids to a dinosaur exhibit. We had fun and took lots of pictures!!