Monday, November 29, 2010

Not Me Monday

I haven't done this for a while so I thought it was time to let everyone laugh at my expense.

You  would never find a baby sucking the toothpaste out of the tube at our house because we are just are more careful than that.  That stuff can't be good for you.

My husband would never take a picture of where his kid had puked just to prove that it was the worst he had ever seen.  (don't worry I won't share)

I would never go to exercise in a pair of pants that might have had a little bit of urine from my youngest son on them just because I figured they would be dirty after I exercised anyway.  I know that would be totally gross and I am really not gross like that.  Did I mention that Ti is trying to figure out this whole pottying thing.

Our dog would never steal three cupcakes off of our table and eat not only the cupcakes, but the wrappers too.  Really we have a nice polite dog that doesn't eat off of our table.  We are really cleaner than that.

I am not that type of mom that would get super excited about her oldest son being in a spelling bee.  And if I was super excited I still definitely wouldn't expect him to win the whole thing.  Really I try not to put unrealistic goals on my children.  Is there a state competition for his age.  Just wondering.

I would never be that mom that lays in bed while her husband has to clean up puke three different times in one night.  I really don't start gagging just thinking about it or having to walk past the room that it took place in.  Really I can handle anything.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Proud Momma Moment

I got an email from Noah's teacher the other day.  He had been chosen to be an ambassador.  I really didn't know what that meant so I emailed back and asked exactly what that was.  They choose three third graders to help Mrs. Long the counselor do stuff around the school.  Basically I think they have the job of putting up and taking down the flag each day.  The teacher mentioned that she chose this student based on being able to trust them to do the right thing even if there was not an adult around.  Yes, I was a very proud momma at that moment.  The whole family cheered him on as he received the certificate at the school assembly.

  Way to go Noah!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

God Is Just Good Like That

I am so excited to write this story.  God showed up in a big way today. 

A few months ago our connection group decided we would do a service project by doing Thanksgiving baskets for a few families in our community.  A lady in our group was going to make bows for the bags and she asked me how many.  I thought we could surely get enough money together to serve seven families. Of course God had other plans.

One of the school counselors helps us by finding the families in the school system that could really use the help.  Mrs. Long and I had been in contact several times with me updating on how many baskets we were going to provide.  At our last phone call I had told her we had enough for 11 but if she knew of another family I was pretty sure I could come up with the money for another one.

I ran into Mrs. Long at Walmart on Saturday (by the way never go to Walmart on the Saturday before Thanksgiving because it is CRAZY) the day before I was to buy the items for the baskets and she had 9 families but she had another one that she was still  trying to get a hold of.  I said that was great and if she was not able to get in touch with them we both knew of another family that could probably use the help.

Sunday morning I had three more people give me money for baskets.  I was thinking great I will just buy a little extra to put into each baskets.  I had planned on a turkey or ham, ingredients for green bean casserole, stuffing, scalloped potatoes, cranberry sauce, brownie mix, and bread.  I really wanted to put some eggs and oil for the brownies but I wasn't for sure how the money was going to turn out.  I thought "Great Lord you are going to provide for a little more than I had planned."  Of course he had other plans.... I got an email when I got home Mrs. Long, she had gotten a hold of the family and they could really use the help and there was actually three families living in the home with a total of  15 people.  Of course God already knew this but he just likes to show Himself like that. 

Noah and I left for Aldis this afternoon armed with 355 dollars and a grocery list.  We were not able to find everything we were looking for at Aldis so I knew we would have to stop by Walmart also.  I noticed that the eggs were cheaper at Aldis than at Walmart.  At this point I wasn't for sure if I had enough money to cover the eggs and oil that I wanted to add to the baskets.  I decided that God knew what was needed. I was praying that he made the money go further than I thought it would so I went ahead and bought the eggs.  The total at Aldi came to 190 dollars and some change.

At this point we had to head to Walmart to finish up with the bread, oil,  french style green beans, and french fried onions.  After getting all the above mentioned items we still had money left so I decided I would add corn to the basket.  Well of course God decided he would like to show me how he makes things go further so I added cans of yams and of course you can't have sweet potatoes without marshmallows.  I knew we were close so I decided to call it quits and go check out.  Well, we came within $2.22 of spending the $355.00!  That is totally a God thing.  Not only did God provide for the extra families, oil, eggs, corn and yams, He even provided for the marshmallows to go on top of them.  God is just good like that.

Well I hope you have stayed with me through this whole story.  I am just super excited about how God showed me today that He is all about the details.  I believe he truly multiplied the money that people gave to do more than I could have hoped for.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am very blessed

For 35 years of life I am blessed.

For a husband that spoils me with great birthday presents I am blessed.

For three healthy and happy children I am blessed.

For a Godly heritage I am blessed.

For so many friends that took the time to wish me a happy birthday I am blessed.

For a God that not only has forgiven me but is capable of keeping me I am blessed.

For His mercies that are new everyday I am blessed.

For the assurance of eternal life I am blessed.

And finally for THIS DEVIL DOG I am blessed.

I had a terrific birthday.  So many people took the time to wish me a happy birthday it made me in a good mood all day long.  Tim and the boys got me some great presents.  One of which was a new photo editing program.  I hope I can learn how to use it.  lol Tim brought me lunch and flowers at work. I even got some sugar free candy and flowers from the people I work with at the hospital.  Wasn't that sweet......

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween 2010

This is the cutest pup around.

 Here is some dangerous ninjas.

I went to the school with the boys to enjoy the pumpkin walk.  Ti enjoyed the water fountains while we were there.

Noah and his art work that him and his daddy created.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

And The Winner Is.......

The winner of the 35 dollar gift certificate is Tammi at "if you could see what I see".  Go over and congratulate her for winning.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.

Monday, November 8, 2010

So Very Sweet

Really have you every seen anything so sweet in your entire life.  lol