Friday, November 19, 2010


There are things in my life that I don't really like - mainly b/c there is no satisfaction in it what so ever!!! Laundry is right up there at the top of it, but lately I've taken on a new feeling about laundry I think it's expensive - I've never thought this before, b/c really it's not, but after the last two weeks at this little house, I think I'm going to take on the Dugger approach and start making my own detergent.....let me explain
The last two weeks have been filled with one thing or the other - literally, either someone in the house has had the stomach bug - or Stephen has tee-teed in his bed......minor regression there
As I looked at our pile of laundry the other day and realized that Alan had on jeans with holes in them for work - I knew we had a growing dirty laundry issue, but I've been doing multiple loads a day - so we had a "free" day (no tee, and so forth) and I began the wonderful Grace filled task
I was almost there, almost at the finish line (even though we know laundry is never finished) and poor little Stephen got sick at nap time..... on a pile of clean laundry..... that being said I think laundry is expensive, b/c we are one load away from running out of detergent and I really don't want to go to the store this week - if only I made my own! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Great Friends!

I have been truly blessed throughout my life with amazing friends! Example if you remember Missy.. Well this past weekend, on a trip up to Atlanta, I was able to spend an afternoon with Missy!! We figured it had been at least 12 years since we had seen each other - 12 years!! I still can't believe it. But there's just something about true friendship, from the moment she got out of the car it felt as if no time had past. Those are the friendships that are a blessing from God - it helps when you've known each other since you were 4 :) See I've been blessed with more than one special friendships like that, I am one lucky woman! Stephany is another one of my dear, dear, friends; we try to get together about every 3 months (depending on births and so forth). This time was our turn to head up to ATL to visit her growing family and to get a pregnancy picture together.....
Did I mention she is only two weeks behind me, yes I get it my belly is getting biggggggggg - but I'm down with that :)
But speaking of great friendships, I have to mention there are moments with friends where you share something and it makes your heart melt - like when you look over and one of your best friends is sitting there with your oldest son and their smiles make you almost cry- that is one of life's greatest gifts - true friends, especially the ones that love your child more than you even know!
Do you have friendships like that? Friends that have been around since you were a child, driven through the night for the birth of your first child, maybe only in your life for a few years - but have been a gift from God for you and your family? I know I have a few, thank you Jesus!!
Please leave a comment and tell us all about those friendships!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Alan

Yesterday was Alan's 36th Birthday!! Whoop Whoop!! Stephen had a blast "helping" me with the cake.... Abby just wanted to eat it!!!

All in all it was a wonderful evening, Stephen couldn't hold it in what he got Alan for his birthday.... he spilled the beans the night before
Although, can you blame him, he did pick it out himself....and played with it all evening!!
And wouldn't you know it, I actually got my picture taken!!
Here I am, barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen, almost 22 wks! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Saints Day

Yesterday was All Saints Day, a beautiful and powerful feast day in the Church. Here at our house, little Abby was sick so other than a visit to the Dr. we stayed inside - but this post isn't about our 3 min coloring session or story time, it's about something I tend to ponder every year on this beautiful feast day! About 7 years ago, a dear friend's mother was diagnosed with Cancer, I know we all know many people in our lives who had cancer, some have survived, other's haven't (the two pictures below are my cousin and a friend, both survivors!)
Anyways, I watched my friends mom take a step back in her life, reflect on God - the Scriptures, and truly hand over whatever time He was going to give her here on earth to Him and His Son Christ. I also saw her suffer. It was hard, but she did it so gracefully; hardly ever complained, looked on the positive side, gave it all to God.
Mrs. Wright died January 2007, and at that moment I started to think about All Saints Day. See All Saints Day is a day in the Church where we celebrate all those who are in Heaven, those that have been named, and those that have not. (A saint is someone who is in Heaven at this moment).
See God sometimes gives us trials in our lives, sufferings, that if taken with Grace (as much as possible) and offered to Him then sometimes I truly believe that has become some people's purgatory(time of purification from our sins so we can enter into Heaven pure) right here on earth. So on this Feast Day I think and pray for this large group of Men, women, and children who have suffered so much on earth with Cancer and how they are our "Un-named" Saints.
St. Judy pray for us!