Monday, April 30, 2007

Just thinking.....

Another day has come and gone and I am sitting here waiting on my sweet husband to get home from working at the church. He is very excited about the new sound booth they are building. I was just on the phone was a long time friend and we were talking about "traditional" church. I am consumed right now with thinking about God's mercy and grace. He is so awesome. I am so happy to serve a God who loves me just as I am. I don't have to pretend to be something that I am not. God knows me and everything about me and he loves me just as I am! The good, bad, and the ugyl. THAT IS AWESOME! I love him so much. My friend and I were talking about how we want to raise our boys to know God in a different way than we were raised. I want my boys to know who they are in Christ and what Christ wants for them. I just went in to check on my two sweet babies who are sleeping right now and I just pray that God raises them up to be Mighty men of God. Open to Him and his will all of their lives. I want them to know his voice even now at their early ages to know and recognize when He is speaking to them and to be obedient to Him and His ways!

Alright I will stop preaching now. Today was good. Tired but good. Ran errands this morning and did the housewife thing all day. Thank God for another blessed day.....night night!!!

My Weekend....

Today will have to be a day of recovery..... we have had a lonnnnggg weekend. Where do I begin, Friday night Candy and I decided to surprise our two hard working men and go to the church without children and meet them for supper. We been missing our men!!!!

Saturday OH MY LORD!!! 5:30 am came early after going to bed at 2:30 but we had a yard sale. It was fun! Candy and Mom came over to sale too...lots of interesting people yard sale! We made some cash and now we will get that sound booth built at the church. YEAH!!
After the yard sale it was off the the bowling alley for a birthday party. Eli had a blast. It was good to see old friends.
Then we were back home to get ready to get ready for a wedding. THANKS MARY for watching the kids! Candy thanks for being my date too. Our hubbies were still working hard.....(the church looks AWESOME!!!!!) The wedding was sweet and the reception nice. We had a good time with those little cameras they leave on each table for special memories. They will have lots of funny memories from our camera!!! We had fun shaking our booty with Tiffany too. She looked pretty despite the tear stained face from seeing little bro get married!

Sunday was good! Church was awesome. Little Hara was back and that made my week. We had fun in there once again!!! The cafe is beautiful and the new couch, comfy... just ask Candy. She was catching some zzzzz's on it after church. Lunch was great with our new friends Amanda and Danny. YUMMY, YUMMY food. Their new house is beautiful! Last night was fun too... Thanks for coming over Stones and Whams! We had fun. Love you all! After the company left cleaned up and crashed.. Bleeze actually slept until 4:30 without getting up! PRAISE GOD!!!

Today marks a new week and I am excited to see what God is going to do this week. I know that we are going to be blessed beyone measure and He has big things ahead for us. Now I am off to my job of being a mommy this morning.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

tired, mad, going to bed...

I don't even feel like blogging tonight. I am tired mad and I am going to bed!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

shopping. chucke cheese, Krispy Kreme....three greats!

Today I spent most of the afternoon shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding this weekend. I bet I tried on 75 dresses. I tell you, I am so glad that we don't dress up for church anymore. I HATE dresses! I finally found one.... good old black!!!! After 6 different stores.......

The boys and me joined Candy and her girls at Chucke Cheese tonight. FUN FUN FUN!!! Bleeze was so cute. He and Gracie LOVED Chucke! They kept hugging him. They were so cute. Bleeze learned quickly how the games system worked. He kept saying...."put the money in, put the money in" it was sooo cute.

The highlight of the night for me was the trip to good old Krispy Kreme... Heaven on Earth when that light says "HOT NOW" Got a little piece of heaven tonight......

Got the boys home, bathed, both in bed and now I am just chilling out watching TV. Waiting on my sweet hubby to come home. He and Shane have been working on the church sign. I can't wait to see how it looks. I have another good feeling about this weekend. Hopefully we will have more visitors this week and all the ones from last week will show back up! GOD IS AWESOME!I can only expect good things!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cleaning, Cleaning, and more cleaning

Today was my weekly cleaning a day late! I am worn out!!!! I cleaned this house from top to bottom. Now, I am just sitting in the backyard with the boys watching them play and dance.

After a day of cleaning I went to the grocery store and we went to the Got Milk? campaign. The boys got free cartons of milk, milkshakes and their picture made to look like they were standing with Cheryl Crow with milk mustaches....LOL!

I needed to go to Earth Fare so we had dinner at a yummy new little place called Walter's Country Cooking....Country Cooking is what is was and the country girl in me loved it!!!

Now we are home and the boys are getting grouchy and whiney and I just want to go plop in the recliner and watch American Idol and LOST!

Thank God for Starbucks and Friends

Last night marked the last night of my biweekly Bible study before summer break. For our last study we went to Starbucks......MY FAVORITE! It was awesome! I love the saying "you might as well call it crack" about coffee b/c for me I know it is true. I just finished a yummy cup and am starting another one right now as I blog. Back to the Bible study. We each shared our favorite Bible Verse and why it is important to us. It was great to hear what each lady and to share and why this verse held such an importance to them. I am so thankful for this group of ladies. They were awesome! I look forward to our monthly summer meetings and I can't wait to start back up in the fall!!

Here is the verse that I shared last night.
"It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
This verse is awesome because it gives me the assurance that I do not have to be consumed with all the things life throws at me but I can be encouraged because I know that his mercy, loving-kindness, and compassions fail not and they are new EVERYDAY! God is always stable and faithful when all else fails!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Is it a full moon????

I know it is not, but boy my two boys sure act like it. They are wild as bucks!!! Let's start this morning. Bleeze poured syrup out all over the kitchen floor and then sat in it....YUCK! Everything was a sticky mess.... Eli then later today poured popcorn out all over the floor. I think I am going nuts. They both seem to have their own agendas today. Running, yelling, fighting.......whewwww...... Right now though, Eli just finished homeshool and is playing in the box our new TV came in and Bleeze is sleeping. PRAISE THE LORD FOR SILENCE!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Another Monday is over.....

Monday is over Praise God.... Another Monday has come and is almost gone... Thank the LORD!!! I've been kinda tired today. Did LOTS of laundry from the weekend. Managed to do a little straighting to the house. Tomorrow is the big clean day.. YUCK!!We had a great lunch today. Tommy was home and I made sandwhiches and we ate outside. The boys loved it. GREAT FAMILY TIME!!!! It was a beautiful day today. However, I think that is going to end tomorrow. BOO HOO!!!!!After homeschool I helped pass out flyers for our neighborhood yard sale this weekend. Hope I make us some cash!!!!Tonight Tommy was helping Shane at the church so I joined Candy for a walk. Gotta get in shape....after our walk.. we hit McDonald's LOL!!! We got Salad though!! (Ate fries with the salad LOL) then we let the kids play. Nice, nice time. I love her friendship! She is awesome. She will never know!!!!Right now... to be honest I feel like I 've been hit by a truck! I am sooo tired. I think it is from some medicine I took a little bit ago though. Tommy is still helping Shane. I am SO proud of Tommy. He is so excited about our ROCKIN church RIDGE POINTE! God is doing something in the words of Candy, "FREAKIN AWESOME" in Tommy's life. I've never been prouder of him than I have been in the past two months.I think I am going to go to bed now or at least go snuggle with my Eli. I been kinda rough on him this afternoon. He has had a sassy mouth. I know it is a stage.. but I hope this stage goes away fast! I know, I know... I haven't seen nothing yet..... GRACE! GRACE! GOOD NIGHT ALL!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

try one more time

I get so angry when i type a blog and it does not publish it!!!

Anyway... today has been awesome. I knew last night it was going to be good. Church today at RIDGE POINTE ROCKED! From the drive in where my entire family was singing, worhshiping and crying I knew it was going to be AWESOME and it was!!!!

The highlight of church was that my neighbors the Meyers came! I was so happy to have them in church with us today! Cole and Alec were awesome in Kids Worship.

Lunch was not good today... San Marcos had some kinda fiesta last night. The place was trashed but survived and got our bellies full.

Tonight was good too. I had so much fun with Shane and Candy. Wendy's was a yummy welcome change and the trip to Walmart was a blast too... I think the best part is when all four kids were crying at the same time. LOL! To Candy and Shane I would like to say the verse, " whenever I think of you I thank my God" this scripture is exactly how i feel about you guys. You are awesome, best friends in the world and God has BIG things for you!!!

Tommy had a dream come true when I bought a big screen tv tonight. Thanks Shane for bringing it home and helping him bring it up the stairs. He has played with all night. I am going to go now and play with it too... gotta watch Desperate Housewives!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

what a day....

I am soooo tired right now... all I can think about is how tired my bestest buddy Candy must be today though. She did not sleep a wink last night worrying about her sweet girl Gracie. Candy was so pitiful last night worrying about her. CANDY- Thanks for having me and the kiddos over and especially thanks for going to celebrate my Dad's birthday! Go DAD the BIG 56!!! He told you he was happy to eat with a celebrity. LOL!!!

Well today had been crazy as ever... started out with Eli's soccer game. GO VIPERS! They won 6-0!! Then his little end of the year picnic.... He loves his new trophy and shirt! Then off to Inman to Ridge Pointe to help do some cleaning. I didn't feel like I was too much help b/c I had to go to Grace to teach a class. I love those kiddos. In between was dropping kids off and running errands.

Tonight we had dinner at one of my favorites Macaroni Grill with some old friends. It was AWESOME to catch up with Dana & Shannon. Some things never end... like old friendships and Shannon Wham's funny sayings! I love him!!!!

Now I am home, Bleeze is awake b/c my parents had him tonight and he slept from 5:30 -10:30... I may not get to sleep for awhile. Eli was beat. He walked in his sleep up stairs. He had sooo much fun today with Hannah!

Well, tomorrow is church YEAH!!!! I can't wait RIDGE POINTE ROCKS! I can't wait to see how it goes in the morning. It is going to be totally awesome and I just know it! Gotta go do some dishes and laundry now and get last minute things ready for church!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Another Day

Today is a brand new day! I will try to make sure that I am not to burden down with all that is going on around me to be nice to my boys. Yesterday they were horrible. I mean today will be a better day!!!!!
Let's see lessons learned in the last 24 hours.... PMS is horrible and cranky children along with PMS is even worse!!!!! LOL!
Last night I did not even touch the computer. This is a miracle to most. I watched Survivor and then Candy called. We laughed and talked. She doens't know it but she made my mood soooo much better. Thanks girl!
Then I spent a hour hanging up clothes. I HATE LAUNDRY. After watching Grey Anatomy which was very very very good last night!!! I snuggled with Eli until he fell asleep. Then I fell asleep which was nice.
This morning I awoke to Bleeze hitting me in the face with his sippy cup and screaming "more apple juice please" He is so funny! Eli has taught him to do "peace out" we have laughed our heads off this week at him doing it. He is my little "gansta"
Well as I start the rest of my day off I pray God's blessings on my life and all those I love. I have a deep sense of excitement about Ridge Pointe Church today. I have it everyday but this morning I woke up even more excited. I plan to go over there today and clean some! Got errands to run and things to do here at the house. Don't forget HOMESCHOOL! So off I go........

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kyoto Express was filled with two monsters today!!!

Today we met Candy and Shane to eat. My children were monsters. I love them dearly but they were monsters!!! I was so angry when I left the restaurant I could have hung them from the highest tree for the rest of the day.

On my way home I started to think why they were being bad. For the most part, their behavior was a reflection of me. I got to the restaurant early. Before everyone else. I need to go to the little girls room so badly that instead of waiting in the car for everyone else to arrive I took them inside. We were in restaurant nearly 20 minutes before any of the rest of the crew arrived. I went ahead and let them eat their food from the local chickfila b/c they hate Kyoto. Poor Bleeze had been in that high chair a hour and half. Eli was probably tired of sitting too. They just were wanting to be children. I as mom was not so keen on allowing them to run around the restaurant.

I started to think. The past two weeks have been kinda emotionally rocky for me.. I may have not been forced to sit in a highchair for a hour and half or sit at the table and be a good, polite little boy for a hour. But I have manged to keep my mouth shut and hold in the emotion of being hurt and lied to. It is hard when you find out that people you loved and cared about really didn't love and care about you at all. I wish I could run around and scream like Bleeze and Gracie. It would be nice to just sit and scream sometimes to the top of my lungs and let the tears fall like those two!!! (Candy said it best, they are kindred spirits LOL) Or be the anxious, fidgety little boy like Eli. Now I am all grown up and I have to be a good girl. That is the thing about kids,...they just show how they feel with no regard to anyone else feelings or standards. It is too bad that I am not a kid anymore. I guess for now I will do what the BIBLE says and just pray for those who have hurt me and the ones I love! God sees all and knows all. He has never left me or forsaken me!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My First Blog

Well, here I am trying to join the rest of the world in this whole blogging world. I have to admit. I have decided to blog b/c I've been reading a lot of other people's blogs lately and I feel like I know this people at such a new personal level. Maybe this will allow me to express my feelings to others in a unique way to let people get to know more about me. Who knows????

About my day..... hummmm let's see??? It was the same old thing. Eli had a dentist appointment and then we took a little trip to the mall. The boys love to eat in the food court. Can you belive they picked Chickfila...... The good thing about the trip to the mall was that I managed to escape buying cookies to add anymore unwanted pounds. I spent a few hours homeschooling Eli this afternoon. I AM SO READY FOR SUMMER!!!!! I had several interesting phone conversations. I was excited to hear that my neighbor Keri is going to church with me Sunday. I managed to do some more contact on myspace for my awesome new church that I am able to be a part of planting RIDGE POINTE CHURCH!!! Check out our
Then we were off to soccer practice. I managed to keep Bleeze entertained the entire time and then it was back home for dinner, AMERICAN IDOL, baths, LOST and DEVOTIONS!!!! THANK GOD SANJA IS OFF AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT MADE MY DAY!

One more thing, my precious friend Candy wrote the most beautiful journal entry on her cafemom sight about her relationship with her girls... it moved me completely... as soon as a I finished I gave my boys a big kiss and hug.... despite all the times they have completely driven me insane today I LOVE THEM COMPLETELY!!!!!

I also love my worn out husband who is now snoring away on the couch. He has been helping Shane at the church and I can tell he needs some sleep!!! That is where I am going soon too......

Well there it was... my first blog... hope I get some readers and I will try not to bore you all to death!!!!