June 25, 2012


This week is busy busy busy! Lots of decorations to make for my daughters 3rd birthday. So happy to be making stuff to celebrate her day! Anyway I cant wait to post the photos and I am having my older kids take the pics so I can do other party stuff! Well I better get back to the crafting! 

Oh and by the way I want to leave you with a little nugget of truth:::God loves you the way you are and already accepts you as you are! Through his GRACE, MERCY and LOVE he will shape you to be the person you need to be. Not because you are 'bad' or anything but because He  LOVES you! 

Matthew 5:9 says---
 Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!

Blessing to you & Happy Monday!

June 23, 2012


WARNING: this is a venting post & if you don't want something real & raw then please don't read this! Thanks!!!

Today is my birthday. I am happy to have life. Let's get that out of the way first. But I have only had a 3 birthday parties in all my 30+ years. All I planned except one. This is an area where i struggle because well, i don't know why-maybe all the promises as a child that my dad said that never came to pass...empty promises and pain...not even about material things but the fact that i am remembered. I don't want pity. I need to vent. It just hurts especially to a child but Jesus remembers me!!!
I don't understand why my birthday has never been a happy occasion. But Jesus sees me :)
Empty promises will equal an eternity of life because I put my trust in Jesus
My pain is too real for me not too.
I have nothing else to lose and everything to gain!
Also I am thankful for the people who do say "happy birthday" it brings a little healing to my soul. I am not perfect and God is working on me jut like everyone else. I know that His work in me is not complete-AMEN!!! I plan stuff for my children to have good memories and i pray that they do! I dont want them going thru this as adults-Thanks for reading
And have a good weekend!

June 22, 2012


Seasons are great! Why are they good? Because they change. Just when you think nothing is happening after a long cold winter you notice the buds on the trees are forming. The creator himself is sending you a sign. A sign that says hang on this season is changing. That is so true in life! I have four kids and they are all in different seasons of life. I have one that will be a teenager and one who will be turning 2. Then I have the two girls in the middle and they are In different seasons too.
As so with friends who are in different
Seasons, I am in a different season then I was last year! Praise the Lord!
I am blessed by a circle of great moms who are all in different seasons of life! And because of that we are able to sharpen each others faith as the bible says "As iron sharpens iron, people can improve each other" -proverbs 27:17 ncv that's what's great about friends who are in different seasons! I love them all so much! One friend reminded me that sometime God puts you in someone's life because you are able to help them because you are able to bounce back and maybe they are not able to. That was something that helped me a lot!
What season am I in you ask? Well let me see, I am a mon to an infant who was born a little early and is growing and thriving and already crawling( he could have waited a little!) and also a toddler so I am MOM! But also mom to pre-teen/teens and that require my constant guidance! So mostly I am tired but I do know this is only a season! So beautiful! And of course i am a WIFE! I'm also learning many things from the Lord like being patient, loving people, staying consistent in prayer and reading my bible. It may not sound like a lot to some but with 4 kids I am pretty busy! Also I am in a season of longing. Longing to see my family own a a home. We live in the ugliest rental in town and I am not making that up! (BUT I am thankful for a place to live and call home!!!)
Longing to have a garden which we can't here :( no yard or way to water :(
The Lord sees my dreams and I believe he will honor them someday!
:) :) then I will have a garden and produce to eat, freeze and can!!!! Oh and a clothesline!!!
Happy Friday friends!!!

June 19, 2012

Camping, Party Planning and more!

I know its been awhile since I posted but with 4 kids you do certain stuff when you get the time right?? Ya I thought so too...
 So camping---we haven't gone yet. The weather for the weekend we planned it was not the greatest. Actually it was really HOT & Humid---not fun for tent camping! If you are lucky enough to own a camper trailer with A/C then no problem!! But not for us! I could;d see everyone being grumpy and sweaty and HOT(just keeping it real folks!) hopefully we will get to go soon! Probably not before my daughter turns 3 though. She will turn 3 on the first of July so I am in the middle of planning her party. I feel so alive with creativity for her special day! No store bought theme kits here! She told me her idea and I am making what I can so make it beautiful to match her beaming personality and of course her gorgeous-ness from her daddy! (is that even a word?! It is now!) I CAN NOT wait to post pics from her party! I am hoping all my local friends can come! :)
Also hoping my ankle feels better soon too! I sprained it last Tuesday---OOFTA! OUCH!
Enjoy some pics of the soon to be 3 year oild!!!

It was dumb really dumb---I was standing to kick my nikes when my ankle gave out. I felt SO stupid. I wasn't running or anything cool to warrant a response of ya that was cool. Nope not me. Oh well... any who those are the latest things going on with us!

Happy Tuesday!!!!