Friday, November 21, 2008

I have been unable to post due to the crazy schedule that I am enjoying lately. Up next for our crew is a trip to MS. What fun we are going to have! This is the first time in a while that I've actually been excited about going. My kiddos are beside themselves w/anticipation! About the only thing I'm not looking forward to is the 8 hour drive!
My goal for the next few days is to have a heart of graditude. I have so much to be thankful for and some days I act as though I have nothing to be thankful for at all. In all things I will give thanks....may it be so!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I LOVE THIS WEATHER! It finally feels like fall. On tap for the day C and T try out for basketball, H and AG have a birthday party this afternoon. One Saturday I am going to have absolutely nothing to do...but it won't be any time soon. I think I'm going to try to get a few Christmas decos up today in between all the activities. One thing at a time!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My husband and I are in Lakeland for 3 days while my mom keeps the girls and carries on 'my' schedule. We don't get to do this very often, so I'm trying to make the most of it! For starters, we are staying in a hotel that is on the property of the coolest outdoor mall. This is a blessing, since I left my jeans and shoes(except the shoes I wore here)in my closet. It would appear that I planned that, so that I could go shopping-NOT! I slept until 9am and am enjoying some quiet time. I know my mom is going to enjoy spending time with the girls and I am blessed that she is able to help!
My cell phone rang this morning @6:45-it was my tween-"Mom! Where is my backpack?!" I love being needed.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ok-it is too hot to be November! Sunday, Nov. 9 my husband and I will celebrate 17 years of marriage. I will have to say that it really does seem like yesterday that I saw him on the campus of Delta State University and thought, "OOh-he's a cutie!" Who would have thought 21 years later...I love him more than life itself. Not to say that we don't have our tough days. Those usually come when I choose to turn into my 'moody' self-imagine that. One thing that he has taught me over these years together is to communicate-communicate-communicate. I come from a family where that didn't happen all that much, so I've been a real slow learner, but he's never given up on me. good night-except for it's already tomorrow-1:14am!!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Good morning! What a crazy week it has been! I have been reminded that we are called to pray for those in authority over us. Romans 13 is very clear and sobering-"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists God, and those who resist, will bring judgment on themselves." My calling is clear~to teach my girls as well as myself to pray for the new president and his staff~regardless of our 'feelings'. He has been placed in authority over us and if we truly believe that God is in control we should not be all sad and whiney. Get over it(I'm talking to myself:) It is so evident that God is calling us as believers to 'humble ourselves and pray!'(2Chronicles 7:14). With all that said, I'm out of here for today-I think He's given me clear instruction for today....

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Halloween and trick or treating has never been a big deal here...I am the mom who digs through the dress up box at 4pm on Oct. 31 looking for the 'perfect' costume. Yes, I go all out. It was really nice when we lived in GA b/c my wonderful neighbor made costumes for her daughter from age 2 until about 10, so my girls always got the reward of her creativity...I miss her! Anyway, last night my youngest-Anna Grace- wanted to be a lion(which came right out of her trusty dress up box). Hailey and I had her face all painted and her costume on-She looked adorable!!!! We were about to walk out the door and the tears started pouring. "Mom! I just want to be a REAL GIRL..I don't want to be a lion!" All that work---what did I do? Well, I've learned to choose my battles and this was not one of them. I sent her to her room to change into 'real girl' clothes-t-shirt and jeans-took off her sweet lion make-up and presto-there's my sweet real girl! Happy as ever, as were we all!