Friday, November 30, 2007

if you have facebook....

You need to read this story about a scam going on. And please know that I will never ask you for password to any of you online accounts. If you ever get an e-mail like that from me - do not respond and do not ever send your password through e-mail. As secure as people say they are, nothing is totally secure when sent through e-mail.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

i did it!!!!

I finally made my own wreath! I have some wooden Christmas ornaments that I just love. Unfortunately this year we didn't have room for them on the tree. (left out the 2 bottom rows of branches to thwart the cats climbing up) So I wanted to figure out something else to do with my cute cute ornaments. While I didn't use them all, I was able to use 3 of my Santa's to make my own wreath. It was SO simple, MUCH easier than I thought! I used a small grapevine wreath as the base, got some silk flowers on sale at Hobby Lobby, and got some really pretty glittery wired ribbon, also on sale. Yay! I really wanted a bow out of the ribbon but again, I have never made one so I was a bit intimidated. That is until I came across this site. Talk about easy cheesy!!! Props to Meghan for making it look so darn easy! So in about 5 minutes I had my bow made and ribbon wrapped, and about 10 minutes later I had my wreath done! It's now adorning my door and looking too cute for words! Here are a few pics of my first ever handmade Christmas wreath!

Monday, November 26, 2007

and on thursday the Lord said...

Let there be.... SNOW!!!! Oh yeah baby! Snow! And LOTS of it! What a thrilling Thanksgiving! We left town Tuesday afternoon and headed to my parents house. Only about 20 miles away, but just enough in the country to make me feel like we'd gone on a trip. We spent the few short days talking and laughing, and having a really good time! The boys were so stinkin happy to spend some time with Nana and Poppy, and after being so sick these past few weeks I was thrilled that they got to spend time with Nana and Poppy. :) It really was a geat time. Mom and I spent most of Wednesday cooking. It was so much fun spending all that time with her in the kitchen. And of course everything we made came out perfect! It was wonderful! We heated everything up Thursday morning and had an amazing lunch of turkey, moms dressin, potatoe salad, jello (for the boys), pumpkin pie, pink salad, and rolls. Oh man... it was wonderful! And then, as if all that weren't enough, God poured on the snow! And I mean POURED it ON! We got 4 inches of snow. In fact it snowed so much that I wasn't able to drive back in and see hub's family that evening. We were actually snowed in! (It was actually alternating between sleet and snow, so didn't make for good driving conditions.) So mom and I spent Thursday evening putthing up her Christmas tree and reminiscing over all the old ornaments. I had to confiscate a few of the older decorations and bring them home to put in my house. I like to think of it as saving them. :) So we got to stay another night and lemme tell ya, nothing would have made my boys happier! But I was finally able to come home on Friday and on Saturday I made our little family an after-Thanksgiving dinner that was almost as good as the first!

Fast forward to Sunday. The weather man said we were supposed to have snow Sunday morning, and lots of it. Anywhere from 4-10 inches. Well, sadly no snow. We went to church and enjoyed listening to Thanksgiving stories, and were so blessed by the sermon. Pastor really did a great job yesterday. Then we get ready to leave church and what do you know... it's raining. Not too much. So we swing through the drive thru and head home. Not 45 minutes after we get home, the rain had turned to sleet, which in turn had switched to snow! Yep, more snow! We got a good 4 hours of it and it managed to stick after a bit so we got about 2 inches here. Of course it's all melted my now, but it sure was pretty last night! All of the schools started late which gave us plenty of time to take our time getting ready this morning and enjoy the last little bit of holiday break. It has been wonderful. God is so good friends. To give us all this in the course of a week... man does He LOVE us or what! I feel so full of love and gratitude. My heart is just bursting with love for my Jesus. What an awesome, beautiful, incredibly blessed week I've been given! I think I'm gonna go sing some more praises to my Abba. Before I do, I'll leave you with some photos of our sweet Thanksgiving gift from above. Enjoy!

this is from the snow on Sunday

this is our Thanksgiving snow

and now for a few fun shots:

this is Dano in his new winter hat

and here are a few shots of our Christmas tree and some of my favorite ornaments. (our tree is usualy done in red, white, and blue. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly ( With lyrics)

this is the song "bubbly". Enjoy. Then go hug your man! :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

yep, I'm {going} there

Okay friends... I'm going there. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I wanna know what you're thankful for! What has God given you that you want to send up some praise for?

I am thankful for His grace. My salvation. My family. My two amazing boys. God's word, even if sometimes I may not quiet get what it says... I'm not sure where I'd be without His book. I'm thankful for being pulled out of some enormous pits. Being forgiven and being able to forgive. Having friends that truly know me for who God made me to be. And I know this is a weird one, but I am truly thankful for the song "bubbly" by Colbie Caillat. Everytime I hear it I want to sit in the breeze and daydream...

Your turn, what are you thankful for? How can I praise God with you?

Monday, November 12, 2007

and it is not fun. If you think about us please pray for us. Both of my boys and myself are sick. Daniel not so bad, but super whiny. David is running fever, coughing, sniffing, itchin' eyes... not good. Me... I have lots of drainage, no voice (but glory to my Abba, He still hears my praise!), and have the same coughing, sniffing, mess as David. Scott? Not sick at all. Darn cold! Anyway, I can't get the boys in to see the Dr. until tomorrow morning. Apparently this crud is making the rounds. In David's class alone 4 children are out sick today. :( So if you think about us, please pray for us.

Thank you friends and Siestas. I love you all more than you know!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Eagles Wings

a little something to sweeten your weekend... Come live in me, come breathe in my, sweet Jesus....

what's that buzzzin?

It's me! I've been as busy as a bee these days! And have a cold to prove it. My goodness. Things went from relatively calm to over-drive in a matter of hours I think. We had a big meeting on Sunday that helped kick things along though. I'm so excited for this new program our church is going to do! I don't wanna spill to much so I won't, but lemme tell ya... most posts in January just might thrill ya'll to death! I'm going to be one busy gal for the next few months with church, but that's allright! You know how when you're excited for a new job, the mountain of work doesn't seem so daunting? I'm at that point right now. However, I know when we get knee deep in it, I'll need some prayer. So pray me up now girls! :) I can not wait to see how this team that God has assembled carries out His work. And glory to Him that He chose me to be on it! I'm actually feeling quiet confident where normally I would feel inadequately chosen. I know that my God will give me what I need to complete the task He gave me, and I think that might excite me more than anything else. How exciting that He's chosen me to help in this task! I'm ready Lord! Let's ride!

Other than that excitement for the week, as usual when God gives you something amazing satan swoops in to steal your joy and discourage you. So we're doing some spiritual battle with him. Praying him off of certain people he's found it thrilling to attack relentlessly. In my family he's chosen to attack our health. Our allergies are getting to us now. I have little voice left and my sweet babies have runny noses and scratchy throats. He's also decided to make my husband less available to me by messing things up at his work so that he has to work longer and more hours. I guess it puts feet to the phrase, "you know you're in God's will when satan won't let up". We are in God's will, and WE won't be letting up. I'm tired of seeing satan win small victories in my life and the life of my friends and Sistah's. I'm fed up. It's time to get back in his face and tell him to MOVE out of the way! He as no business here and he knows it. It's almost sad to see satan scramble so, but then I am reminded that he chose this life for himself. He may have lost the war already, but let's choose to also take small victories away from him! Feel like being a little short with your husband or kids? Wanna gossip just a tad? Want to fall back into a sinful pattern or stronghold in your life? Fight ladies! Don't let satan smile! He wants nothing more than for us to step away from our Jesus, even if just for a moment, and sin. The more small victories he can build up in our lives, the further away from Christ he can pull us. I for one, and tired of him winning. I am revved up and ready to do battle. Who's with me?