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Monday, December 31, 2012

OLW 2013

I noticed this on another blog last year and honestly with the craziness of school, family, and life, I forgot what my word was.  I was reminded of it while reading a blog that I recently stumbled across Proverbs Living.  The idea is to pick one word that encompasses your theme for 2013. My word for 2013 is going to be Love. 

Love for my family and for my husband.  My time has been so focused on school, work, and everything else and unfortunately times with the kiddos and my husband fell in the back burner so now I feel like I need to schedule time with my family. I love them so much and now I have time to spend with them and not feel guilty about not studying so it's a new season in my life. 

Love for myself and my body. I've put my health on the back burner with school and putting everything ahead of myself. Now its time to love myself and take care of myself through exercise, eating right, rest, and spending time investing in myself spiritually.  I want to get to a healthy weight and be proud of myself and take care of myself like I should. 

Love for the Lord above. I want to grow in my relationship with the Lord and develop it through quiet time with the Lord, listening to spiritual teachers, and developing my relationship with my Father, my Abba. 

Love  my life. My crazy, hectic, spontaneous life. The life that the Lord above has given me with my family, my friends, and I want to enjoy every minute of it. I don't want to just survive. I want to live life to the fullest and not just sit in the back seat and look out the window. I want to either be driving or riding shotgun navigating this year to be better than last year. 

If you had one word for your theme in 2013, what would it be?

Love & Blessings,

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Birthdays and Sick Family...Boo!

It's been a few days since I posted because we've been fighting the flu around here. Bah humbug!!

My dear sweet Emma turned 5 on Thursday. I can't believe she is five years old!!! It seems like only a few months ago she was a little bundle that kept us up all night. Now she is a little munchkin that asks questions 99% of the time about different subjects (Momma and Daddy are running out of answers), sings into her new Hello Kitty Karaoke machine, teases her big brother, calls me her best friend, and wants to know why God picked me to be her Momma. (Because God thought I needed her for my daughter, and she needed me for her Momma)

She definitely keeps things interesting around here for us. I wouldn't trade her for anything because she keeps me on my toes.

Say a quick prayer for us because both Emma and Damon had the flu this week. (Ugggg) Landon and I were given Tamiflu in hopes that we don't get it, and you can bet that I'm scheduling all of us to have a flu shot next year.  Hope the last few days of 2012 are blessed! I've been busy making my goals for next year. If you're not moving forward, you're standing still...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

It was a lovely Christmas with family and good food. We spent Christmas Eve with my family and Candlelight Services at our church. Christmas Day we spent with my husband's family. My poor hubby was sick the whole time.

Many blessings to everyone!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Where is My Contract??

Does any other mothers out there feel like someone is scripting our life for a comedy sitcom and no one pays us anything extra????

    Yesterday morning I thought I was doing good. I got up on time, folded some laundry, had coffee, fixed my hair and got dressed. I was up till 11:30 working on fixing snack baggies and gifts for teachers for the last day of school. I was getting ready when the babysitter called, and she was sick.  Poor dear, she sounded awful, no big deal today. This is our last day before Christmas vacation so we have an early release and I work at the school, so I'll just bring them home with me.

Went to wake up my daughter and she had spilled some chocolate milk all over her bed...and I had just started a load of towels in the washer. Dragged her sheets into the bathroom to rinse the chocolate milk out before it set. Then got her dressed in her PJs because they could go in their PJs for school yesterday. She had got milk on her other ones. Then while trying to put my make-up on and she was brushing her teeth, I noticed she had chocolate milk on her new pajamas. What?!?  She was carrying around a stuffed animal that apparently had been a victim of the great chocolate milk spill of December 21, 2012. Got her changed to another set of pajamas.

Then I remembered that it was show and tell at her school, and the theme was the letter J.  CRUD!!!  I'm digging through toys looking for something that starts with a letter J and I'm drawing a blank. Thank goodness for Google. I googled show and tell and the letter J, and the word jewelry came up. YES!! Put a necklace on her and said "That is jewelry, and starts with J."

My friends started a tradition years ago to help with a local charities food, toys, and clothing donations around Christmas. The community donates food, toys, and clothing and then volunteers take them to families in the community. I started doing it with them a few years ago. I love it, because it makes me appreciate all the blessings that God has given me and allows me to spend some time with my girls. The best part of helping others is it really helps you too put things in perspective.

I also had the pleasure to be witness to the donation of clothing, coats, blankets, etc that were collected by the students at our local school. They donated the items to a charity close to my heart, Niki Covers the Cold, which was started by my Aunt Sandi and Uncle Owen in memory of their dear daughter that was taken from us to soon. Please look into any local charities in your area that you could help with.

Many Blessings!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas...

Today I'm thankful for many things...

Pajama day at school and surprise trip on the Polar Express...

A new stocking for Miss E that was made at a local store...too cute!!

My Secret Santa at work made me this cross. That will now be #33 for my "Wall o Crosses"

I'm also thankful for my hubby, my kiddos, my family, my friends, and my work family. They are all so awesome and I'm so blessed to be surrounded in love!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I'll be honest, in wake of the horrific events on Friday in Connecticut, graduation seemed rather silly to me. My heart aches for that community & those families affected. I pray that Jesus watches over them and gives them comfort.

But it was graduation day yesterday, life will go on...

Blessings to you all!!! Follow the way, the truth & the life,


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Marvelous Monday

So far it has been a Marvelous Monday!!!

....Only 5 to 6 more days of classes for my Masters class and then I'm done...finished..terminado...alla fine. I say 5 to 6 because I plan on taking one final tomorrow evening but my other class doesn't have the final available till Friday morning. So I hope to take the final either Friday evening before the hubby's company Christmas party or Saturday morning. 

 .......I  got my nails done  on Friday and I'm loving them!!! Makes me feel pretty...oh so pretty...sorry I digress...

....I am off of my second job this week because of my finals which means a week to breathe easy and finish everything.

...Hubby and I were picked to coach Landon's basketball team for the season. (Prayers please!!!) I'm praying for some good parent helpers because I know very little about basketball. It should be a learning experience, and I believe in the power of positive thinking that fun will be had by all!!
....This weekend is Miss Emma's Christmas program and class party on Sunday and then we have a company Christmas party that evening. Can't wait to have some fun!!

.....Did I mention I only have a week left of school and next weekend is my Graduation...I'm not sure I mentioned that.... 

In this Christmas season, please remember those that need our help. My dear cousin Niki Carlson was taken away from us too soon and her courageous family started Niki Covers the Cold to help clothe and keep the homeless warm. Our elementary school is doing a blanket drive to help with the cause. Please contribute to local charities in your community!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Little Drummer Boy

Last night we had the school's annual Christmas program. My son was chosen as the little drummer boy for their classes program. He had a small solo and lines, and did so good. I'm guessing he got that from me, because I loved theater when I was younger. I am so proud of my boy!!