Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Morning Motivation

When I woke up this morning lying in bed,
I was asking myself,
What are some of the secrets of success in life?
I found the answer right there,
in my very room.

The Fan cool
The Roof said...Aim high
The Window said...see the world
The Clock said...every minute is precious
The Mirror said...reflect before you act
The up to date
The Door said...Push hard for your goals


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pictures-Weekend Fun

The end to a very looooooong week of the sick bug at our house and the beginning to a beautiful weekend......Aubrie's latest: throwin every single possible rock into the grass.....not cool.....

Little Miss had just eaten her first easter candy...notice the blue lips??

never thought i'd be so happy to see weeds!!!!

Getting my honeydo list accomplished required sending PapaMonkey to the roof ;)

now do you see why i call them monkies??? ;)

more pictures tomorrow.......

Monday, April 25, 2011

Photo of the Day

One of my favoritest photos of Easter weekend ;) The look on these guy's faces when they saw the chocolate fountain.....priceless ;)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Deep Love

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Secrets

The secret to loosing weight ;) only 6 more weeks til Florida!!!!!!!! I can do this!!!

The secret balm to our poor baby monkey's rear these days :( purchase back in the dairy section at Big R.......magical stuff I tell ya.......

The sign in the middle says it all and the boxes to the side: prayer boxes: The secret to keeping your kids worry free and teaching them thankfulness.....

The secret to what keeps this Mama sane these days......

the secret agent to calming teething toddlers.....and much much more....

The secret that helps the back pain 50% of the time...small jar is Tiger Balm

the secret stash i keep when my Gobena coffee is all gone :(

The secret lotion that has given me a nice jumpstart to my summer/Florida tan!

Want some Avon? (gets you darker quicker than the Jergens) Have your people call my people and I'll put an order in for you pronto :)

And now you know all my secrets ;) YOU.ARE.SPECIAL ;) Love and hugs......

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pictures-Weekend Recap

So the flu bug hit our house on Monday....and is still here ;( so i'm first getting around to our weekend recap....
Little Miss Aubrie has become quite the onery lil lady.....creating lotsa messes...and thinkin' she's all funny ;)

Gabe and Ellie got bored one day so I became creative and we made a "tent house" is what they called can see Gabe peeking in wearing Paw-Paw Doc's hat.....they were so cute

more fun at the shed since this weather just can't seem to get warm and stay warm....

chocolate cake!!!

and Uncle Matt here overnite meant lotsa morning fun ;)

one of the cutest lil jammied cowgirls ever ;)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Call... We are not all called to walk down the same paths.....but are you answering the call ...whatever it would be...that God has asked of you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011


"We plant seeds with every word we say.

The thing is...are we planting weeds or

something beautiful?"

~Susie Larson- Growing Grateful Kids

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bewildering....But perfect...

“You are a great God. Your character is holy. Your truth is absolute. Your strength is unending. Your discipline is fair. Your provisions are abundant for our needs. Your light is adequate for our path. Your grace is sufficient for our sins. You are never early, never late. You sent your Son in the fullness of time and will return at the consummation of time. Your plan is perfect. Bewildering. Puzzling. Troubling. But perfect.” –Max Lucado

Monday, April 11, 2011

I Love Your Love the Most

"Yeah I love scuffed up cowboy boots

And broken tore up jeans A four wheel drive,

eight point bucks And rocky road ice cream

But honey, I love your love the most."

~Eric Church

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekend Recap Just spent Friday evening thru today at a "Weekend to Remember." Lotsa coffee.....lotsa quality time with the love of my lil monkies....amazing speakers.... so much encouragement.....the perfect weekend. You should definatley check into going yourself!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pictures- Family

Last weekend we had my uncle & aunt's 5 kids for the weekend......
with all our kids combined: we had a 8th grader/6th grader/4th grader/4 yr old/3 yr old/2 yr old twins/and 1 yr old all under our very smallhouse roof.....wild & crazy? yes! but awesome!
yes....that was ALOT of kids....but we had so much fun.....i'm so thankful for family like them!
our kids were very sad to see them go home...

and having a 12 passenger van was quite the adventure too ;) love you guys!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thoughts & Prayers

"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees."

~Victor Hugo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Planting seeds...

"What we sow, we grow.

Plant seeds of gratefulness right in the middle of your wilderness seasons.

Refuse worry and embrace faith every chance you get.

Purposely instill thoughts of faith and perspective into your children.

Live close to the heartbeat of Christ.

Model a humble, thankful heart.

Refuse to give your children everything they want,but assure them God will

provide everything they need.

Take God's offer of peace in every single season."

~Susie Larson, Growing Grateful Kids

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Same Stones

At some point in our lives we have to quit tripping over the same stones every time. At some point, we have to put our big girl/boy running shoes like the wind towards the sun...and when we hit those yucky rocks that trip us...this time, lean down, pick it up and throw that baby HARD and so far off your path so it doesn't trip you up ever again!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Let Nothing Move You

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

Keep paddling....whatever ocean you are traveling thru right now....It's not in vain. Let nothing move you off your course. God is with you...and He loves you like no other.