Sunday, November 29, 2009

How do you Pray?

So today has been a little stressful and as I was praying, I thought boy it is a good thing He knows what I mean because none of that made any sense! So I wondered if I was the only one who just talked like He was standing right beside me? I sorta blunder through like I have no clue what I'm

I have family members that do the long elaborate praying and they say that is correct. They always have the proper form like we are sitting in church and the preacher is praying.

So how do you pray? Is there a right or wrong way? Or is the fact that we are talking to him enough?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What I'm thankful for!

Well since it has been a while since I posted on my blog, I thought I would do a thankful post since tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

I'm thankful for my fantastic, loving husband. He puts up with my craziness, moodiness and he loves me faults and all and trust me there are quite a few faults. I love how hard working he is. How he let us sacrifice so much extra stuff so that I could stay home for 9 years. I love what a wonderful father he is!

Oh and I'm thankful he gave me two beautiful healthy kids too because I'm most certainly thankful for those two munchkins too! I love how at 9 years old, my boy still calls me mama. I may not get hugs and kisses from him anymore but I'm hanging on to that mama as long as I can keep it!

And my princess. Oh how I adore how she loves me.

Hugs, kisses, more hugs and lots of love to give me everyday. I love how she hangs on to me before I go to work in the evenings and says I don't want you to go mama!
And although it breaks my heart, it makes coming home so sweet because I know they miss me more than I thought they would when I went back to work. I only work 2 minutes (walking) from my house so my husband nicely brings them to see me before bed!

Let's not forget family and friends. I truly have the best of each! I had to work hard to get friends once we got married. I never had that problem before. But we got married before most of our friends and then had a baby right away who needed special attention since he was born 10 weeks early. They didn't know how to relate to us anymore and they stayed away. So I lost them and 2 years ago I made the most wonderful friends. Friends I can go away with my kids and friends I can go away with by myself! They are always there, just like my family.

This year I'm thankful that my most adorable nephew is ALIVE! My nephew is a shaken baby survivor. And although he is struggling to catch up to where he should be, he is healthy and alive! A far cry from where we thought he would be. We honestly thought he would not be with us right now.

And I'm going to have a selfish moment cause after all I am just a normal human being! I'm so thankful that we were able to buy a house a few months ago. Happy doesn't begin to cover how I feel! Not bragging. Just moving has improved my mood by leaps and bounds. Previously, we only lived two houses down from my nephews attacker. Someone we thought we were friends with. Someone we thought loved my husband's sister and her baby. We just couldn't handle living there anymore and although we didn't think we could move, God provided away!

Which leads me to the most important thing I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for God who made it so I could have all these blessings. Without him, I can't imagine how worse things could be. I mean we could be without my nephew and even our son who was born 10 weeks early.

I'm thankful for every day I'm given to feel the love from my husband, family and friends.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thankful Thusday!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! If you would like to blog hop on Thankful thursday just link back to Saving Sherry.

This is my first Thankful Thursday :-)

I am thankful for my children. Even when they are sick, like they are now, and driving me up the wall;-), they still can bring a smile to my face. They make me feel better, just by calling me Mama!

And I'm thankful for my great friends that I just developed last year. They help keep sane. We do stuff together as families with our kids and we all get together to go away without our kids. I love having friends I can do both with. We used to have friends that only wanted to see us if we could go away without our kids and we can't always do that so it is nice to have friends who get it!

Most importantly, I'm thankful for my hard working husband. He works long hours for us to have the life we do have. He isn't afraid to help me around the house when I get behind and he loves to get down and play with those kids of ours! And I'm thankful that he chose me to be in his life. After 10 years, it feels like we just got married.

So that is my thankful Thursday. What are YOU thankful for today! Link up and let us know!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I won some awesome games for the kids!

Thanks to Raising Olives, I won some awesome games for my kids.

They won Giraffe Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble! My daughter saw these the other day in the store and was drawn to them immediately. She doesn't know we have them now and I'm thinking of keeping them back for Christmas. But I know she will be ecstatic when she sees them!

Thanks so much for the win! We appreciate it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Check list #1

WOW! Thanksgiving is almost here. This year, Thanksgiving is going to be at my house. My mom doesn't want to have it this year because this is her first holiday without her mom. So they are breaking in my new home! Woohoo but EEK all at the same time!

*Need to have everything unpacked.
*Make menu
*Buy turkey
*Deep clean
*Need dinner ideas!!!!

Christmas shopping list:
*Buy Kelsey her Christmas dress **DONE *It was half off too*
*Make a list of what items we've already bought.
*Make a list of what to buy kids, parents, nephew and siblings.
*Start Christmas cards and address them.
*Be finished shopping in the next couple weeks
*Buy tires for the Jeep (yes this is on my Christmas list because--well because it needs done the same time of
*make sure all Christmas lights work. I don't want to be running to the store the day we drag the tree in from the woods. And I want my Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. Not to have them on, just to have them up.

Monday, Monday...

Oh boy, it is Monday! What can I say, yes, I am one of those people who hate Monday's I get into sleeping until 8 and boom it is back to 6:30. Although my husband's alarm starts at 4:30 so I'm up, just not completely aware

Today, it is just me and my son at home. The poor boy has the nastiest cough and I don't feel my best either. So we decided even though he felt ok, not to pass these germs on since most of our school is just getting over the H1N1. I just knew I was going to get sick. I was at the school all day Thursday to help with picture day and there were some very sick kids at school. Parents sent them just for their pictures! Ugh...there is a make up day!!

This past weekend we had a lot of fun. Saturday I thought was going to start terrible but ended up being a blast. I thought I had the day off and then ended up having to work which I was so sad about but sucked it up and ended up working til 10:00. Rushed home, got cleaned up and became a cave woman for the Halloween party that my husband and I were off too! Didn't get home til 3. I cannot remember the last time we did that. It was a much needed time out with some fantastic friends of ours. The only picture I have is from the waist up and from an iphone so the quality is not the best.


Being a working mom is harder than I thought it would be. Seriously I was blessed to have almost 10 years at home. I only work 20 hours a week but it is all at night. So I miss bed times and that alone time with my husband. Plus, I find it hard to give up that control over my kids. I know it sounds so silly. It's just that they were always my job. And well they weren't even a job. I just miss that part nightly. It could be worse I know. And I know I'm lucky that I have just now had to start back to work. I just don't like it.

Sorry for such a blah, blah post. I'm sure tomorrow will be different once I start my first day of the 30 day shred and you all can hear me cry from wherever you all may live. And if you do happen to hear me cry. Don't worry. Just know that Jillian Michaels is kicking my butt!