Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
So, here is my question. I know many, many of you out there have the most precious blogs I've ever seen. Tell me who did it for you. Or, if you did it yourself, let me know if it would be easy for me to do----Remember, I'm not very 'techy' so it would have to be very, VERY easy. I don't really know if I want to just add a different background or not, because I'm not positive I want to lose my header girl.....and I really like my font. Now you see how technologically challenged that I really am.
Also, if you don't mind go check out my other blog.....I did manage to get a new look on it. Go to http://www.3girlsdesignsbowsaccessories.blogspot.com/ and let me know what you think.
Last week on JMom's blog, I read her eloquent letter to our new president. I thought her letter was well written and very well thought out. I saw where she linked to a website where I could post my own letter to the president. I decided that I didn't want to write a letter. Quite frankly, having just seen the inauguration, I had had my fill of the new "rock star" prez. craze. Not to mention that I didn't want to get into how I didn't vote for him and how I wonder if people took the time to factor in their beliefs -- or what the bible says -- at all before casting their votes. And that really disturbs me so I just decided to let it go.....
As the week continued, though, I began to see how serious this craze seems to be. On Saturday morning I sat listening to the news and heard the new anchor say how everyone had such hope for the future and how everyone was still living on top of the cloud of Obama's election and inauguration.
And my first thought was "OBAMA IS NOT YOUR SAVIOUR!"
He doesn't bring us hope.....Jesus gives us hope. He isn't going to save the world. He is human, he will let everyone down. He can't help it.
I just find it so sad that people are hanging their hopes on this man. I do get the historical significance of this election. I also realize that most of America was tired of our previous administration. But it is also dangerous to hang your hopes on a human being who will inevitable disappoint. I understand that the economy is really bad but lets all just face the facts that the economy is so bad because of the GREED of Americans. Furthermore, the downfall of the economy did not start 8 years ago when Bush was elected, and it isn't magically going to be fixed because Obama was elected.
I also believe that God is sovereign and that HE is in charge. I know that HE expects me to pray for those in leadership. Therefore, I will respect the person who holds the office of president and I will pray for him and his administration. I will pray that they will all turn to God for guidance because he did send us a savior. Jesus came 2000 years ago to save us all. Count on Him not human beings. Jesus is your saviour....Obama is not.
I feel much better now that this is all out there. Have a great Tuesday.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here it is.
Monday- Grilled Salmon, green beans, mashed potatoes
Tuesday - Tortellini soup (I got this recipe here.)
Wednesday - Gathering Meal at church
Thursday - Chicken Stroganoff in crockpot
Friday - out to eat
Saturday - Steaks on the grill with sweet potatoes.
That's the plan. ya'll have good Monday. I gotta go to the grocery store and get what I need for this menu. I do plan to stick to 'low fat' as much as possible. After typing this out, this menu doesn't seem too healthy.....I'm working on it! I really am. Go to Laura's for more menu's.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
me and the hubs...
One of my favorites of B....I love this one of the girls jumping.....
and finally, one of the whole family.
Nikki does wedding and family photographer so if you need a photographer, go here and get in touch with her. Go to her blog now and you can see more of her work.....Now, I gotta go decide how to get all the pictures I want printed out. There are so many I love.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Then I looked out my window and saw this....beautiful isn't it? Maybe people live up there so that is the reason for the snow day.? Maybe.
And my driveway still looks like this......yep it is slippery.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I also couldn't remember the questions asked, not all of them anyway. So, I used some that I remembered and added my own.
For posterity, here goes. (My comments in parenthesis)
A's Answers (7 years old):
Favorite color: Red
Favorite Restaurant: Ryan's (they love to make their own salads)
Favorite Thing To Do: Spend time with Mommy
Favorite Book: Junie B. Jones (she can read these to herself)
Favorite Song: Mary Had A Little Lamb
Favorite Person: Amelia
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite animal: tigers
Favorite thing about school: learning
Favorite thing about God: He made us.
Who are your friends? Caden, Abrionna, my sisters
What are you good at? Reading
What is important to you? my family
What are you afraid of? bears
How do you show your family you love them? be nice to them
What do you want to be when you grow up and why? A Zookeeper because I like animals
What are you thankful for? My American Doll
What do you like best about....
Daddy? He's my daddy and he preaches and he tells me lots of things.
Mommy? That you love me.
M? She's my middle sister
L? She's the littlest sister
B? He's my baby brother
Yourself? I have sisters and I always have fun
What is one thing you'd like to do better this year? Listen better
M's answers (5 years old):
Favorite color: all the colors
Favorite Restaurant: Sonic
Favorite thing to do: have fun
Favorite book: Eloise
Favorite song: The Tutti Ta
Favorite person: Natalie
Favorite food: pizza
Favorite animal: doggies and horses
Favorite thing about school: having friends
Favorite thing about God: He made us and he loves us
Who are your friends? Natalie and Whitney
What are you good at? swimming
What is important to you? Jesus- that he loves us
What are you afraid of? bad animals
How do you show your family you love them? by being good
What do you want to be when you grow up and why? A Chef because they make food
What are you thankful for? Christmas
What do you like best about....
Daddy? That we wrestle with him
Mommy? That sometimes I go shopping with you
A? She is my big sister and she helps me
L? She lets me do stuff that's hers.
B? That he's my brother
Yourself: I'm a daughter
What is one thing you want to do better this year? Be nice.
L's answers ( 4 years old):
Favorite color: pink and blue
Favorite Restaurant: Sonic
Favorite thing to do: Go to dance (class)
Favorite book: Sleeping Beauty
Favorite song: The ABC's
Favorite person: Ms. Eryn (her preschool teacher)
Favorite food: salmon
Favorite animal: reindeers
Favorite thing about school: coloring
Favorite thing about God: That God is in our hearts.
Who are your friends? Lucy, Zane, Patrick, Taylor and hmmmm.....Caden and Jackson
What are you good at? school
What is important to you? not kick and not hit
What are you afraid of? bears and tigers
How do you show your family you love them? This much (spread arms as wide as she could)
What do you want to be when you grow up and why? A painter and a mommy because you have to be something when you grow up.
What do you like best about:
Daddy? To hug him
Mommy?To hug her
A? To kiss her
M?to kiss her
B? To hug and hiss him
Yourself? my mouth (guess that's fitting for all the kissing she's doing)
What do you want to do different this year? Not kick and hit.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here it is: WHY do my children always start vomiting at 2 AM, in their beds? That is the absolute worst sound to wake up to! Why Can't viruses come on at say--7AM when we are all awake and said child could maybe even make it to the bathroom before throwing up?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
L got a sleeping beauty guitar from Santa. So when Grammy asked what she wanted for her birthday, she didn't hesitate in saying she wanted a microphone and a microphone stand. Apparently she has aspirations to be a rock star. She got just want she was hoping for.She also got a new barbie from her friends. We got her Disney Sing It for our Wii and that has been so much fun watching she and her sisters sing along with it. She also received a different princess game for the Wii , which everyone is enjoying. Who can resist making your own princess look just like you to go on the adventure.....Not anyone I know. =)
Yesterday, Pa Pa and Na Na sent her some balloons. She has been playing with them ever since. She also enjoyed getting to take cupcakes to Preschool for her birthday. She thought that was grand.
In honor of L's 4th birthday -- here are 4 things you should know about her.
*L loves to color, draw and write. She will get very quiet and I can find her in her room coloring usually. She also likes to write out letters that she can make and ask me what it spells.
*L has very good fine motor skills thus, why she can color in the lines better than her sisters.
* L loves to sing. She often sings through her day as she goes along.
*L loves her big sisters fiercely. And by fiercely, I mean she loves them so much that she hugs them a lot and hits them a lot.
There are so many wonderful things about her. Her personality is growing and coming out so much these days. It is so much fun to watch her grow.
Happy Birthday, L. I love you!!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I literally took TONS of pictures. I doubt I will be able to print them all out. But, the sight of my hubs dancing with our girls is precious to me!!!
Hope ya'll have a great Thursday. The RSV bug has now claimed my husband and I.....I now have a nasty cold. So, if I don't talk to you all until next week you know why.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
These first few are just some pictures of the madness that ensued once we started opening presents. It's a free for all!
In my Mom's family, we adult children and spouses draw names. One of the names K and I got was my youngest step-sister, L's name. I got her a travel jewelry roll-up case. I think she liked it!
My sister and her husband got K's name. They got him a scarf and a toboggan.....I KNOW he likes them! Thanks, Ginger!
The girls got new baby dolls, accessories for their American Dolls, adorable purses from Uncle H and his girlfriend S among other things.
The next day, we drove to Chattanooga and ate lunch at Krystal. We don't have Krystal's in North Carolina and I cannot tell you how much I miss it. Every time we go to Georgia, I must eat there at least once. This time - I ate there twice. Yes - I think I put on 10 lbs over the holidays!
That night we celebrated Christmas with my Dad and his girlfriend, who we call Na Na. Pronounced with a long A sound. They got the girls makeup kits!
And Pa Pa helping L.
A's actual response was "WWWOOOOWWW!!!"
Here is Na Na with B.
On Tuesday, K went golfing with my Dad. So, Mom, Ginger, the kids and I visited with my grandparents. And just had a day of hanging out.
On Wednesday, my Mom and I (and poor sick B) went shopping. I got some Christmas money ad got myself a couple of new things. A couple of turtlenecks from The G*ap. And a beautiful purple sweater from B*ana*na Re*pub*lic. And many, many things for the kids. Well - not that many but I hardly ever get to just shop and buy what I want so I frelt like it was many, many and I really did get great deals. For instance, I got L an dress from G*ap Kids for $7.99. And B four different outfits ( tops and bottoms) for $8.99 each from Gym*boree.....See-- GOOD DEALS!!
Then we headed home on New Years Day.
I hope that ya'lls Christmases were all as blessed as ours was and a with a whole lot less sickness!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Here is another picture I wanted to share. A with all her pads on so she can go rollerskating! So cute!
We stayed and visited with Granddaddy and Nana Lee Anne until Saturday afternoon. We then headed back to our home so that K could preach on Sunday.
On Saturday evening, (yes a week ago) B started coughing --more like barking. Yep - he's been sick for a whole week now....
We left Sunday afternoon for Georgia to see my family. I will share that in the next post.
Have a great Saturday ya'll!