Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Just Tucked You In...





I just tucked you in and have had some time since to think about tomorrow. The house it quiet and I am so very excited...wondering how much sleep I will get. I promise we will not be late :) You are getting baptized tomorrow. This is the second biggest day of your life. We talked about it tonight and also about the first biggest day of your life. You were at VBS at First Baptist North Spartanburg. It was on Tuesday June 21st. Your daddy and I had been praying for some time in preparation for this day. I was really nervous...wondering what I would say. Would it be the right thing? Would you truly understand? God had a plan for that day and He has a plan for your Baptism day too. This is a big deal for you. You have been nervous about this day for some time. You were even afraid to become a Christian because you were unsure of baptism. God removed that fear and you prayed to receive Christ with full certainty of your sin and your need for a Savior. Now you will declare to the entire church that decision you made on June 21, 2011. I am so proud of you and so excited to see what God has in store for your life as you seek to follow Him with your whole heart. I promise to love you and pray for you always. I worry constantly about my ability to lead you and help you to grow as a Christian. My faults are many and my fear of inadequacy is enormous. But I am thankful I am not left to do this on my own...and you are not either. This journey you have begun is not an easy one...but God's hand will guide you through out each and every day. I pray that you will leave your baptism changed and made brand-new walking with God into all He's called you to. I am so happy for you my sweet Anna. I love you with all my heart!
Love,
Mom


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I have always loved Shutterfly. They always have great deals on prints and products, awesome free photo storage, and great gifts like mugs and mousepads just to name a few. They have wonderful products to choose from and very creative gifts of all kind. I love the calendars which are great gifts for the grandparents. The photobooks are an excellent way to remember the entire year before and are great gifts as well. My favorite part of the website are the Christmas cards. Each year I have a hard time deciding which ones to choose. We have to do two different cards. One with the whole family for Nick's work and one with just the kids for all of our friends and family. Here are a few of my favorites:





Which one should I choose???? Do you send Christmas cards? If so, from where and do you have a deadline? I never meet mine. Hopefully doing my cards through shutterfly will speed up the process. At least I tell myself this every year. They are so quick and easy. The delay is always on my end. Pick which pictures seems to take me forever!!! If you are a blogger shutter fly is offering and amazing deal!!! Bloggers get 50 free Holiday Cards so click here for details!!

Merry Christmas!!!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I am so thankful

Today I had to miss Anna's softball game. I am over the initial shock and sadness of missing it. She did great. The team did great. And I was not there. I was off chasing a buck. Could have done with out the money. I don't want to miss again. I won't miss again. To find the positive in the midst of my sadness makes it all the more worthwhile. I have realized how blessed I am that I don't have to miss things. That I don't have to miss out on so many of their days. Nick does. He does so I don't have to. And I am so thankful for him. I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids. May I never lose sight of that and my I never take that for granted. Thank you honey.

Yesterday you told me how many kids you wanted to have one day Anna. You said that you wanted 4 boys. You said that they would live in one room on two sets of bunk beds. You also told Addie that they would not be living at my house that they would live in your house that you would have one day. That cut deep! You said that one would be named Brandon and the other Lucas. I can't remember the other 2. So sweet to here your big plans for the future. I love you my sweet Ann.

Addie you made me laugh when I was complaining about the price of boiled peanuts. I told your daddy they were $5 and that was way too high. And you told me that wasn't high because 5 is not a high number. You are learning so much and getting so grown up on me! I love you sweet Angel!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Today I laughed and today I cried...



This is what made me laugh today....

Anna has 3 teeth that are loosening and ready to be pulled. She told her dad today that she was not going to play at recess or gym because she was afraid that during a game that she may get hit so hard that her teeth may get knocked out and she would lose them and not get a visit from the tooth fairy.

This is what made me cry today...

Anna and my nephew Reid were born to be outdoors. Anna's favorite place to play is outside at Reid's house. They go out and are lost for hours in the yard or the woods finding frogs, bugs and mud fights. Today the most horrific thing happened. I was in Amber's kitchen making cornbread for supper when Anna and Reid stormed in the house covered in yellow jackets. The dog, Bandit, found the nest and was attacked. When Anna and Reid went to see what the fuss was about, they were attacked too. It was the scariest thing. They were all in Anna's hair, down her shirt...they were everywhere. Poor Bandit was covered in them and he was running all over the house leaving yellow jackets flying everywhere. During all of this, Addie locked herself in the bedroom crying hysterically because she was afraid. She was stung by a yellow jacket this summer and that had traumatized her. It was an eventful night to say the least. Anna has had her last dose of bennadryl and is off to lala land. They are fine, just very shaken up. The yellow jackets should be drowning in gasoline right about now. All is well.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Addie's Prayer

video
We found this on an old SD card. I tried to video this several nights but with the lights out, it doesn't work so good. Sorry for the shakes. I couldn't let her know that my camera was on. Otherwise she would not have been quite so sincere.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Homework

Tonight Anna was doing her homework and studying for her bible test. Addie decided she wanted to join and so this is some of the things that she said:

I asked the question "What are some ways we are obedient at home?"
Anna: "When we clean our room"
Addie: "Not poking people in the eye and not hitting people with hangers"

What????????

Anna was reciting her bible verse and Addie was upset that she didn't have one to say. So I got out her Cubbies book and we went over her verse. She repeated it to me like this:
"....God created the heavens and the earth. Gennifer 1:1"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Huskers


I have been waiting to post this for 6 days. I cant figure out how to move these pics around on the computer. Anybody know anything about an Apple?????

Here's what I wrote:

This week Walmart had corn on sale for dirt cheap so I bought up a bunch! This is the one and only vegetable that Anna will eat. Not the best one on the list but at least it's a vegetable. It is, isn't it?? So I was getting ready to cook it. The girls love corn on the cob but somehow I always end up cutting it off. So I decided to cut off in the to begining with and cook it in the skillet. I cooked it with some olive oil and yes....a little bacon. Delicious!! Here are some pictures of the the girls shucking corn.











That reminds me of my granny. I shucked corn with her til my hands hurt!! I miss her so bad....

So here's a great tip. I'm always looking for tips...and I found this one in my most favorite magazine...Real Simple.

easy way to cut corn off of the cob