Friday, May 28, 2010
I honestly have so much to say, I just don't have the time to share today. I promise pictures and posts on my my new furniture and the big Luau party I pulled off for our youth group, soon.
Today, I just wanted to check in, let you know I am still alive and kickin' and so on... I am going to go try and catch up on all the news in blogland. Here is hoping you all have a beautiful weekend.
Oh, one more thing... I have an "unspoken" prayer request today. I totally believe in the power of prayer, especially when two or more call upon the Lord together. So, although for now, this request needs to remain unspoken in bloggy world, I asked that you pray. Thank you.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
On a high note, I did purchase a new couch and love seat, which I'm hoping the hubby will pick up tomorrow. We are cheap. Why pay for delivery, when you have a hubby with a trailer. Yep! We are kind of redneck like that. :)
I also purchased a cabinet for my hall, to help sort the laundry in my hallway. I unfortunately don't have a laundry room. I just have a washer and dryer in my hallway. So, needless to say, I have had trouble with sorting the laundry, and keeping the hallway clean. Hoping that will change. I will try to post pictures of the new cabinet and furniture soon.
So, I guess my weekend will be filled with lots of cleaning (yuck!) and decorating (fun!).
I want to end with a question or two:
If you had to describe your decorating style what would it be?
Are you a "just get by" kind of cleaner or a "neat freak?"
What kind of couch do you have?
I will have my answers next post.
Oops! I realized when I was rereading my post that I used the word "unfortunately" several times too many. Sorry about that. I know I'm a blessed gal!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
He is a great husband, dad, son, brother, student minister and friend.
Happy Birthday, Kev!
I love you very much.
And so very grateful to be able to call you "mine."
Say a little prayer for him, for he is really trying to lose weight. I think he is doing well. He just started and has lost around 13 pounds in about ten days. Praying he keeps it up...
Happy Thursday, Friends!
Hope your day is beautiful.
I went and had the dreaded mammogram.
Can I just say "OUCH!"
All yesterday, last night and this morning I had been worried about it. My hubby thought I was funny. "Mich, you have had two babies and been to the doctor over and over again for you know what, how hard can this be?"
Of course he is right. However there is just something about the unknown that scares me to death sometimes. Count it up to the "worry wort" gene that I inherited from both my dear grandmas and I can worry a situation to death. Not to mention that when people hear what you are about to do, they all have a "horror" story to share. Then when I walk into radiology and see a cute, young man sitting there behind the desk in scrubs, I'm thinking; "Lord, what a cruel joke..."
But actually, I was saved by a mother of one of Jordan's friend. So in the end it turned out just fine, 'cause we talked about one of the things I can jabber all day long about... my kids. Mammogram forgotten... well truthfully there is no way you can forget about the discomfort of having your breasts squeezed beyond reason. But her cheerful conversation did help me relax and forget my embarrassment about baring all for the camera, while grimacing.
In the end, I am glad I went. However, it is just one more sign that I am getting older, I guess.
So friends, have you had your mammogram this year? If you haven't ever had one before, don't worry, I don't have a "horror" story to share. I will not lie, I was smashed and squeezed like no body's business, but in the end, it really wasn't that bad. In fact I am pretty proud of myself. My family totally gets this statement for they know how much I dread and fear anything medical...
I was a "big" girl today, Mama. My Grandmas would be so proud. :)
(Of course I am not even going to start worrying about the results... Nope, not even going there.)
So what did you do on your Wednesday? Hope you are having a beautiful day!
Monday, May 17, 2010
As a side note, after Kayla took a long nap Saturday afternoon, we went and saw this...
It was such a sweet movie. I really liked it.
Hope you are having a beautiful Monday!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
My camera is dead tonight, so I will just have to describe my treasures. Since my kiddos are older now and more wordy anyway, you aren't missing much. In other words there were not any drawings of houses and smiley suns or dad's pick up truck. This time there were WORDS. Oh, they were written out in colorful markers, rainbow stickers and even typed on pretty scrapbook papers, but for the most part, there was just beautiful words. Love letters that touched this mommy's heart.
See this young lady?
She wrote me a poem.
A mothers love is like the sun shining through the clouds on a rainy day
It brightens up my world leaving nothing but sunshine to make way.
When I'm sad she hugs me and I'm filled with happiness from within
Then I see the sunshine and I remember that she is there to fill it with love over and over again.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
Since Kayla was little we have always played a game. "I love you more than..." I think the fact that she signed her card that way meant the most. It is one of those childhood memories you will always hold close and treasure.
But that is not all...
See this guy?
He wrote straight to the point;
It may have been simple, but those seven words meant so much. They still do. I don't know about you, but I love to hear my kids say "I love you."
I also was able to have lunch at the school with Jordan, last Friday. Over chicken strips and mashed taters, cafeteria style, he handed my a braded book with a big rose, he had colored on the front. The teacher had made a book compiled of the class' poetry written about their moms. This was my son's page;
My Mom is... (the whole book was made of words describing "mom")
Hello? Really? Is that how my son sees me? If it is, then I will take it. Those six precious words were like a gift from heaven, that day. It was like God had said "Good job, daughter!" Oh, how I needed to read them and be so very encourages on my mommy journey. I just pray as we enter the teenage years, that a few years from now, he will still see me in such a positive light. What a blessing!
I am going to end today's post with a quote. I found it and fell in love with it's simple message.
May we all go through life hoping to be a blessing to others. As my own kids showed me this past Mother's Day, it doesn't take much to feed another's soul.
Happy Friday! (tomorrow)
Doing the happy dance, for I am so ready for the weekend!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
So God and I had a little chat...
I asked him "why?" I still feel like I am in high school, giving in to peer pressure. (Seriously, I didn't want to be a part of the gossip at work, I just found a few words slipping out before...)
I then asked "why?" I still have moments of insecurity. (Even now, unfortunately, I have those moments when I don't "fit in" or feel "left out." Even now...)
Of course I had to ask "why?" I still care so much what people think. (I fuss at my kids about not worrying what other kids think, yet find myself wanting to please...)
And I still want to know "what?" I should be when I grow up. (No, I have not reached adulthood yet... oh, I still have so much to learn...)
Of course the "cleaning of my room" still kills me. (Only now I have a whole house...)
And of course I still "babysit." (Only now I get paid by the hour, less money than the average teenager makes sitting for the night. Now that really isn't fair!!!)
But then I take another glance at the mirror and I have to ask the biggest "WHY?" question of all; "WHY DO ADULTS HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH ACNE?!!! We have already been there, done that. SERIOUSLY.
Thank you, Lord, for allowing this gal to vent a little today. Forgive me, for I feel like I am starting puberty all over again and have no idea what I'm doing. Maybe I will ask my daughter for advice... :)
Learning humility one day at a time...
I'm beginning to think the little zit has decided to move in and stay for a while.
(Yes, that would be me in 9th grade.)
Hope you are having a "zit free" kind of week.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The basket of "mommy" names.
The winner for the "mommy" prize is Bridget from Among the Chaos.
Drawing for the "granny" prize...
The winner is Angel of All the Mus
Congrats to Bridget and Angel. Please leave me an email so I can find out how to send you your prizes. Please remember it might not be the same colors as mine, but will be similar. There will be a few extra little surprises added as well. :)
Friday, May 7, 2010
If you need a reminder on how to enter, here is the lowdown;
1. Tell me whether you have the blessing of being a Mother or Grandmother.
2. How many children/grandchildren do you have? (Please include step kids, foster kids, etc...)
3.What is your favorite color?
4. What are your hobbies?
5. Tell me what being a mom/grandma means to you.
Pretty simple, huh?
I've been debating on what to give away. ( Yes, I know it truly is a "SURPRISE" giveaway. Fun, huh?!) I went back and forth between a couple of things and then I got this little surprise for Teacher's Appreciation week...
Isn't it too cute?! So, I have decided to give away this little monogrammed baby to the two winners...with their own initial, of course. I will say this, since I am waiting to buy until after I draw a winner (because of the initial) it may vary in color, design or size. And if for any reason they do not have in stock the letter I need, the winner will be given something very similar and just as cute.
The best part? I plan on filling the bag up with goodies.
So, I guess I will see you here Sunday! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I read this quote the other day. It was one of those quotes that really left me thinking. I thought I would share it with you today.
You can still enter the Mother's Day Drawing. Just go here.
Tatey, your Auntie 'Chele loves you. Hope your mom gives you a big hug for me. Happy Birthday!
Yesterday, I posted a picture of my hubby's masterpiece that he made for our senior luncheon at church. So by popular demand I will share the recipe...
This recipe came from Taste of Home.
10-12 Swiss cake rolls
2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
3/4 cup of hot fudge ice cream topping
2 pints of chocolate ice cream, softened
Line a 2 qt bowl with plastic wrap. Cut each cake roll into eight slices (does better if they are cold); place in prepared bowl, completely covering sides and bottom. Cover and freeze for at least 20 minutes or until cake is firm.
Spread the vanilla ice cream over the cakes. cover and freeze for at least an hour. Spread with fudge topping. Freeze for one hour. Spread with chocolate ice cream. Cover and freeze up to two months. just before serving, remove from freezer and invert onto a serving plate. Remove bowl and plastic wrap. Cut into wedges.
Enjoy! As you know, if you have read my stuff in the past, I can't eat chocolate. So I wasn't able to try it, but everyone at the luncheon said it was yummy. Word of advice, keep it frozen as long as possible before serving.
For another look at what your making, here is the picture...
Have you entered my Mother's Day giveaway? If you haven't left a comment to enter, go here.
Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Are you sure you don't want to enter my giveaway for mothers and grandmothers? I have part of it picked out, so I will give you a hint today. In other words it is going to be a package full of goodies... The hint: It is inspirational, hopefully represents what you stand for in this world and I like it.
I know, I know, I'm a tease. I really am excited about the whole thing, this being my first giveaway and all. So if you haven't already, make sure you comment for the big prize on Sunday. You can go here.
Happy Monday friends!