Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
And of course, Madi (aka Spider Girl) had to find a tree to climb - this child is climbing up EVERYTHING!!!! And I have to tell you - my slow cooker turkey - UNBELIEVABLE!!! Ricky even told me - "This is the best meal I have EVER have....And I can't believe YOU made it".... I could have got offended - but I totally agreed!!! And while waiting for the turkey to cook - I had doggies following me everywhere - the smell must have been getting to them. Here's one picture I took of them - if you look close enough - you'll probably see drool hanging from their mouth!
So hope everyone enjoyed their Black Friday - if it was in stories shopping - or just relaxing or decorating for Christmas!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
10 Glory in his holy name;
11 Look to the LORD and his strength;
12 Remember the wonders he has done,
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So this is what I found coming in the door from the grocery - something that I hate to do is grocery shopping - so it was so fun to come home to a package. Instantly, my husband said, "Did you buy more yarn?" - I told him no & had him feel how heavy the package was - no way was this yarn!
So I open it up & get a card from my Secret Santa...Simone (dont you just love that name!!!)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Had to put on all kinds of clothes in Wal-Mart...(And yes - we were good girls & put everything back!)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This first award was given to me by my new blog friend Yaya. Stop by & visit her - she is always such a joy - expressing her love for God & the joy that adoption has brought to her life. That little girl of hers is just precious. The rules of this award:
1. I must first post the Award on my blog
2. Link to the person who gave it to me - I'm telling you - go visit YaYa
3. Link to the originating Post to describe what this award means.... Reading it - I have to say - I LOVE it... anything that says you have the spirit of a child... I'm ALL FOR!!!
4. Pass the award on to 5 people - so let's get to it!
The first one is of course my dear friend Lynn who technically is an amazing writer - she owned her own Christian newspaper for goodness sakes! And on the other side - she truly lives life with a fun attitude - the two of us together - yeah, big kids!!! If you havent stopped by her blog yet - you'll be blessed by her insight, plus pictures & stories of her family!
The second one I'm going to send out to is from Finding Normal - I so enjoy reading this ladies stories of life & the adventures of her children. What beautiful children she has too! (Always love a red head!!!)
The third - another new blog friend that I enjoy so much reading. Mulch in their Pockets Any mom with 3 kiddos & a doggie who holds a focus on God - gotta love 'em!
Fourth - another dear friend of mine - Joe - I have watched this young man grow with the Lord & he is turning into a mighty Minister for the Lord. Plus - he's going to be a daddy soon so he's going to have lots of baby stuff coming up soon too! Love to see Fatherhood from a Christian Man's perspective!
Finally - but not least - For Such a Time as This - I adore this woman & her family. It is so fun to read about her little girls that have such a heart for the Lord already!!! Some of the stories of these kids & the passion they hold for the Lord just bring tears to my eyes - it reflects a parents guidance of raising them in the way they should go....
I know most people see these awards & skim over them but I really encourage you to visit each one of these sites - they truly ALL are blessings to me.... I would love to give awards to even more I feel - but most of you have already received it - rightfully so!!!
And then - I got another award from Rebecca Jo - no not me - there is ANOTHER Rebecca Jo in the world!!! YES!!!! We found each other through blog-land...how fun is that!!!
I feel so international with this one!!!! But what this means is "This blog believes & invest in the proximity" - looses something in the translation - but it means believes in the closeness of people through blogs -
The receiver of this award are: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
I will say - I do aim to find friends & more importantly to be a friend - so I appreicate this award in all its foreign language!!!! I am going to find 8 more blog friends & pass that on at a later date....
I got to get bills paid & have a Scavenger Hunt with the youth group tonight- lots to do - NOT TO MENTION - I have to post about my night last night with the most awesome group of kids going to see Twilight....it'll be a fun post! More to come later!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Anyways - I just wanted to pass on an INCREDIBLE web site for those of you who like to know where your money is going. I use it & LOVE it & have heard from others who appreciate this site. It's called Mint & it will show you EVERYTHING about your money. If you are one of the people who do alot of on line banking or pay your credit cards on line - this is for you!! I dont know how it does it - but if you set it up with all your links to different banks & credit card pages - it'll keep you updated on what you owe, what you pay, & exactly how you spend your money! It even has catagories to break it down & graphs that are BAM, in your face! Even a budget set up for you to see if you are going over or need to adjust things. I think you'll like it - if your a geek with numbers like me!
Monday, November 17, 2008
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm" - Exodus 14:14
Friday, November 14, 2008
So there is a new Bible coming out called "The Bible Illuminated" - as you can see - its to have something out there that people feel more "comfortable" with......
I guess I dont understand the idea that people aren't comfortable walking around with their "traditional" Bibles. But I can see where some people, not having read the Bible before may be a little intimidated by a book that carries so much life changing news. This Bible is using the Good News Translation & includes provocative & contemporary pictures.
I'm not sure what I think about it - I'd like to see one in person myself before I made a judgement on it - but it would be nice to get the Word of God into more hands where people begin to understand God's love.....even if its a little different than what we're used to.
What do you think?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Or how about a Jester's Hat? Because it's always fun to make your bathroom decorated in a Renaissance sort of era....
Now I will say - this one isn't horrible if you are a fan of TP covers - but it cracked me up to think someone took alot of time to take TP outside in lighting & a nature setting for the perfect picture....
But this one - SERIOUSLY? This dude scared me!!!! If I walked in someones bathroom & saw him sitting there looking at me in all his furry smiles....I'd run out screaming! ........ I may knit him just for the fun of it!!!