Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wow! It Has Been Over A Year

Hello Everyone!

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since I last wrote on my blog. I plan to give everyone an update on how things have been over the past year, but I dont have enough time tonight. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be able to sit down and really spend some time catching everyone up! Have a good night!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Future Olympian!

Well, finally I am able to update my blog! Not much has really been going on, but today was Olympic's Day at Olivia's school. She had a really good time and here are some pics!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

God's Got It!

So, we finally got our Internet fixed and now I can start updating my blog again. Hopefully, I will add some more pics soon.

But, for now I want to share what has been going on with me and my family. You all know how we had to put our house up for sale and how that was a heartbreaking decision for us. Well, let me just say I have never been more at peace and have more joy than I do right now! After I grieved over the loss of my new house for a couple of days, I begin to see things very clearly. A "peace that passes all understanding" began to enter into my life. And let me tell you, it had been a long time since I had been at peace. I now realize that I had allowed this house to consume me. It was all I ever thought or worried about. I don't think I even realized how much it was affecting! EVERYTHING was suffering because of the stress in our life. Our marriage, our children, our home, and our health had all become unimportant. And I believe for a long time that God had been trying to tell us that we needed to change our course of action! Since we are all stubborn as humans, He had to make it very clear by changing our finances so that it was no longer possible for us to move into this house. But when it could have been very easy for me to become angry with God, instead I felt pure joy! The kind that swells up in your soul to the point of tears!!! Since the For Sale sign has gone in the yard, we have not looked back. Things have just become more exciting! God keeps taking care of us in awesome ways and I am completely excited. Because I now see that whatever He is doing is far greater than whatever I was trying to do. And my next home is going to be awesome. No, I have no idea where it is going to be or look like, but God already has it picked out! Now, that is a dream house, one that is hand picked by my Father! Even in this declining housing market, I have not once worried about that house selling. Why would I? God has led us here, He will surely finish what He has started!
A couple of weeks ago our preacher said something in his sermon that has stuck in my mind, God's Got It! That is my new favorite thing to say. When I want to be upset about my house or how I can not see what is coming, I just say that in my head and I immediately feel His presence! It is awesome!

Friday, February 6, 2009

One More Things...

I meant to ask a question on my last post. Does anyone know of a really good quick devotional or Bible study? I am really needing something right now and I do not know where to begin. I do not really want anything that is all about being a mother or wife. I know that those are wonderful things to study God's Word about, but I really need this to be for me. Please if anyone has any suggestions let me know. Thanks!

Twilight Zone

OK, so it has been a while since I have posted so I wanted to let everyone know what has been going on.

First, and this is probably the most important reason, we are having internet problems. Everything has been so slow and it takes forever, I just don't have the patience to sit a wait.

Secondly, I have been at the beach. I left last Friday to go to Orange Beach with my mother-in-law for her birthday. As soon as our internet problems are fixed I will post some pics. It would take a decade if I tried to do it now.

Third, I have been reading in my spare time. Some friends of mine recommended that I start reading the Twilight series and now I am hooked! Some of you may have heard of them, they have gotten really popular and there has even been a movie made about the first one. Yes, they are about vampires and werewolves, but it is nothing like I thought it would be. I was very hesitant to read them because I do not like scary, gruesome things, but this is nothing like that. I have never read books so fast in order to find out what was going to happen next. It is good clean fun and I highly recommend them!

Well, I have got to go do laundry! This is something I usually do while the kids are taking a nap, but lately all I have been doing is reading!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

House for Sale!

Well, most of you know that Adam and I have been building a house and we have been very excited about it. But we have decided to put it up for sale. Adam recently got a new job. We are very thankful for this job, but with this career move has come some changes in our finances. So, we have decided that it would be best for our family right now to do something different. We are at peace with our decision but we are sad. We wanted this house very bad and this has been a very hard decision for us. I still can not talk about it without crying. But I know things are going to work out and that this is what God wants. Just wanted everyone to know in case you drive by and see the For Sale sign in the yard.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What I Want!

I have been reading every one's blogs and seeing all of the wonderful things that everyone has experienced in 2008, and I realized that I have not been to excited about moving into 2009. Since October I have been in a spiritual, mental, and physical rut. Maybe even depressed at some times and completely unmotivated! From the outside looking in you would think that I have ever reason to be completely excited, but I have not been. Then last night I woke up at 3 am with an overwhelming feeling of regret and sadness. I realized that I have completely shut down and let myself go. This is not like me at all so I decide now is the time to move forward and change.

I got up early this morning and started thinking about what I need and what I want. I made a list and I want to share it with you. These things are not in any order but some are more important than others. Some may even seem a little silly, but I think those little things are important also.

Here is my "What I Want" list:

To quit trying to have a house that is perfect and clean all the time.

To cook more and try new recipes. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do and I have quit.

To drink more hot chocolate. I forget how good it taste on a cold day!

To have a stronger faith!!! And to know that God is always in control and He wants what is best for me!

To stop worrying! To stop worrying! And let me say it again, TO STOP WORRYING! Especially about what other people think.

To light more candles. I love candles!

To read more and watch less TV.

To not be wasteful, especially with money. I want to be a better steward.

To, of course, eat healthier. To really care about what is going into my body.

And most importantly, to just be thankful of what the Lord has given me. TO COUNT MY BLESSINGS!

So there it is my list! And I know what some of you are thinking: My list has nothing about my husband and children on it. Well, actually they are in every detail of it. These are the things that I want that will help me be better. And if I am better to myself, I can be a better wife and mother to them!

Now, I am ready for 2009!