Friday, March 27, 2009


I am headed to the Extraordinary Women Conference @ the Bilo Center in Greenville, SC today. I am super excited to have this opportunity to spend time being refreshed with Godly women! What a way to start Spring Break :) We have a good group going and we even get to spend the night tonight-fun!! The only bummer is that my sweet friend Lana is recovering from back surgery and so had to give up her ticket :( Not fun!! But we are praying for healing and quick recovery so she can be back on her feet and out and about!! Sooo expect an update and fun pictures sometime this weekend!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Lana is out of surgery and doing well! Woooohooo-Praise the Lord-!! The doctor said that it was no wonder she was hurting as big as the disk was.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What a month!

Well, it's funny the difference a month can make. On 2/24 I did a check up on my goals and I was doing great. Now it's 3/24 and it is so bad I'm not even going to write it all down. I'll just tell you that my house is a wreck and I just don't feel like cleaning it up. I have really tried to figure out what has changed but I can't come up with anything. I'm not taking any medicine, nothing has been going on medically, nothing different with home, family, work, etc. BUT I am exhausted, draggy and just yicky. This is super frustrating because I felt soooo GOOD in January and February. I am trying to dig out-but ahhhhhh I am just very aggravated with myself that I let this happen. So what do you do when you hit that point that you go to bed tired and spend all day being more than tired?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Look :)

I have finally figured out how to play around with fun headers!!! I helped Elaine spice up her blog here and had to work on mine a little too. I found some cute headers to match on the cutest blog on the block and then I added to them using picnik You can do a lot of things to a picture here and create things. My last header was made at picnik using one their scrapbook layouts. You can use your own pictures or just about anything! They have some great fonts-and so far I have been able to just use the free stuff and still make cute things!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Praying for Friends

My sweet friend Lana is enduring some horrendous back pain this week. She went for an MRI and they found 2 herniated disks. It is so tough to lay back and let go even when you are in pain! I am lifting her up as she struggles to find a comfy position in her bed and waits to here the doctor's plan :) You can go here to give her some encouraging words!

I have another sweet family that we are friends with that are enduring a layoff. This family has been through this several times now and I know they are growing weary! Pray for their strength and that God will continue to lead the way for them.

A sweet little boy in my class lost his grandmother this week. Praying for his family as they mourn this loss, but celebrate knowing she is with the LORD.

Monday, March 2, 2009

What a blessing-

to have another day home to pretend that I'm a stay-at-home mom and to enjoy my sweet boy who is growing up way to quickly. 2 snow days in March-wow-we will pay later-with late work days and such, but for now we will enjoy the blessing-God new that Spring Break is still a long way away and this was his answer, a winter break, with snow this time, and warmth, and fun family time :)

It is so easy for me to get caught up in what I need to get done, instead of just slowing down. I slow down just about as easy as I quiet down-ha! I have 2 speeds full speed ahead-and at a dead stand still- and likewise 2 volumes-loud or silent. Soooo yesterdayday we played outside in intervals, Isaac painted and then dusted some of the furniture, and I did straighten up a little, but I tried tnot to get super involved in anything.
Not sure what today holds, I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to leave the house :)

Playing Together

Some fun shots from our many trips outside today :)

Nothing Like a Snowman

There is nothing like working together to make a snowman in the freezing cold :) We were lucky to have Mimi to help us out today.

Snow much fun!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's Really Happening-

To snow or not to snow?

Well what do you think? Will it happen or will we be disappointed again? I think our chances are looking pretty darn good-but who knows :) All the weather stations I have checked, even the National Weather Service are predicting accumulations from 1-3 or 2-6 inches so my pinto beans are in the crock pot, i've made mac and cheese and I've got the stuff for a great big pot of chicken noodle soup-that's what we do around here when it snows-we eat :)