Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Totally Random Tuesday!

Hello Friends and Happy National Cheeseball Day!

I thought I would pop in and share a little randomness with you today.  How's your Tuesday so far?  I still think I should have Mondays off to get readjusted from the weekend...I don't think my boss would go for it though :)  We had a really good weekend which ended with spontaneous cook outs because the weather was so beautiful.  Rondell and Caleb went to Rondell's friend's house for a cook out (while I was hosting a Tastefully Simple party) and Jamison and I went to the neighbors who were having a small gathering.  It was wonderful!
Jamison had a friend over on Saturday while Caleb was at a birthday party.  She and Hannah had such a nice time and it was so sweet to hear all of their giggles.  I even treated them to some chocolate chip cookies which were a big hit :)
My last two BSF lesson have been on the Book of James and let me tell you it is eye-opening.  There are so many points in that book to meditate on and apply to everyday living...how I speak to others, where to look for wisdom, and my prayer life.

One of the many verses that I took away from reading James is James 5:16:
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  

I have friends who do not live close to me, but are suffering and I battle at times thinking that my prayer isn't enough for them...that I want to be able to physically be there for them during their time of trial.  But this verse gives me peace to know that the prayers that I lift up for them are powerful and that they do have an impact.

Oh and you should read this post...lots of food for thought.  
Raise your hand if you love this store.  I don't visit TJ nearly enough and each time I do go I wonder why I don't go more often.  I ran in the other day to get their sparkling apple and cranberry juice (yum!) and picked up some sunflowers for just $3...can't beat that.

Well Friends I hope you are having a great start to your week.  It's supposed to be sunny for the next few days and I will be enjoying each minute :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When I Grow Up...

I want to me a mom like this lady!
I can't even begin to tell you how thoughtful my mother is...

She knows me better than I know myself...

She knew I loved suncatchers before I knew I loved suncatchers...

She recognizes my love for paper towels and brings them to me often...

She makes the BEST Easter baskets...

She can tell at the very beginning of a phone conversation that I have a cold...

She is so very helpful with all of my gardening needs...

She loves on my kids and spoils them rotten...

She makes time for us every Tuesday for some quality time (and a little NCIS watching)...

She even somehow knew that I was thinking about buying a red Pandora charm to remind me of her (she LOVES red) because she recently bought me these:
Just cuz!

I want to be that for my children :)

I love you Mommy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

miscellany monday

~ Hi Friends...how was your Easter?  I did my best to absorb the Truth of all that He did for me (and you!). Our pastor talked about the fact that Christ is seated at the right hand of God...SEATED.  His work is already done...what a blessing!

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2...emphasis mine)

~  The other weekend I got together with some ladies from my BSF group.  Now, those of you who know me well may or may not know that I do not have a thing for animals (gasp!).  I'm allergic to cats and just overall animals just don't do it for me.  BUT, my group member has this cutie patootie and I could have put her in my pocket and taken her home with me!
~ We are Kool-Aid drinkers.  When my aunt used to watch my kids she would make Kool-Aid and ever since then we've been hooked.  It takes me back to my childhood a little bit.  
The thing is...I like my Kool-Aid sweet!  So, if you are ever at my house and you're trying to avoid sugar or you have diabetes you might want to stay clear of the Kool-Aid :)
~ The kids had their first swim lesson this weekend and they did really well.  Caleb cried for the first two minutes, but the instructor was very patient with him and he calmed down pretty easily.  Jamison jumped right in and loved it...she even put her face in the water!
So proud of these two :)
We went to my in-laws, in-laws (are you following me?) yesterday for dinner and they had a little Easter egg hunt.  Here's my little man with his loot...why does he continue to grow?

Joining in with the wonderful Carissa today!

Monday, April 2, 2012


The newest member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc - My brother Evan!!

Evan and his biggest supporters...his parents (my dad and Renee!)

 This past Saturday the hubby and I hit the road for Ohio University to see my brother's probate show.

 Evan is in the middle.

They put on a great show...filled with skits, dancing and showing all of the things they had to memorize.
I am one proud sister of all of his hard work and effort :)