Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This makes me feel very happy........

When this sign is on........I HAVE to stop!!

Bliss, on my counter.........

OH YEAH!!!!!
{disclaimer:  I cannot be held responsible for the feelings that you may have while looking at this picture....if you instantly feel the need to get a HOT doughnut, GO.  Go quickly and get one!  On a side note, I am sorry if you feel a little ill by seeing me with no makeup on.  I was ready for bed,  people!!  lol!}


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our Disney trip........

Both of our girls share the same birthday. We decided that since Disney was doing the "get in free for your birthday" thing, that we would take advantage of it.....ot was 2 for 1 for us! We stayed for 5 days and went to Disney, Hollywood Studios and Universal and Islands of Adventure. We have annual passes to Universal, so we decided to make the most of the trip. The icing on the cake was going to see the Blue Man Group! This was the second time that Kevin and I saw the show, and we really enjoyed it! I had such a great time with my family, and look forward to the next getaway!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

{lucky} 13.........

Growing up, I believed in the old wives tale about the number 13.  I believed that it was bad luck.  I believed that you didn't want to have a birthday on that day, or that you never wanted to have that number associated with anything.  I can remember that my fears were confirmed when I realized that there wasn't a 13th floor in hotels!  

But as they say, you grow up and realize that some of the things you were afraid of as a child, just seem silly when you are older.  That is very apparent to me now.  

You see, May 25, 1996 was the day that I chose to marry the man of my dreams.  I am ashamed to say it now, but only recently did I realize just how perfect he is for me.  We have been together for so long that I cannot hardly remember my life before him!  I was 16 and he was 22.  I know, I know......don't worry, he still gets teased about it from me!  I tell him all the time that he was lurking at the playground trying to find a suitable date!!  lol!!  

Funny though, we don't think about our age now, we just see each other for
 who and what we are.  When I look into his eyes, I see what love truly means.  I am thankful that he loves me and accepts me just the way I am.  He makes me want to be a better person, wife and mother.  I am more in love with him today, than ever before.  With him, I have created 3 beautiful children and made tons of memories.  

I look forward to many more happy anniversaries together!  I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams!  I  am so thankful that when God made Kevin, he made him for me!  He knew that he was perfect for me even when I didn't.  

So, tomorrow will be magic #13........I  am so excited to share this day with him and our kids. Never have I been so happy to see #13!!  


Then..........................                              And now............................

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I really do feel blessed.......

God has placed me in some interesting situations.  I can remember when we came to the church that we have attended for the last 8 1/2 years.  We came in, not knowing what would happen in our future.  The youth pastor that we had at the time made youth ministry look so easy and SO fun!!  I remember asking him if I could HELP.  


Not teach.

So, I went into the class that I was asked to, and I quickly found out that it was not the class for me!  It was a 6th grade middle school class.  Need I say more?

Our yout pastor realized that there was an opening in the 9th and 10th grade class with another teacher, and I took my position  in that class.  Wow!  What a difference a few years makes!  

I really took to the girls in that class.  They were eager and willing to learn, which makes it easier to teach.  I wasn't in the class but for a month or so, and the other teacher felt that God was calling her out into another class to teach.  

Panic.  That is what I felt at that moment.  I knew that I couldn't do it alone!  I remember that someone told me that God doesn't call the equipped,  He equips the called.  That made complete sense to me.  I decided to do what was right by the girls that were in there and try my best to teach the lessons that I had been given.  

Long story short..........these girls are still a part of my lives today. That was 8 years ago.  I have seen them grow into beautiful young women.  I have seen them graduate high school and college.  I have seen them get married and one is even pregnant now!    

I am so proud of the women that they have become! 

It was my privilege to go to another of their weddings.  
Here are some of the pics of the evening:

I feel extremely blessed that God has placed me where I am.  I could never have imagined that I would be able to be a part of something that is bigger than me.  I have had opportunities to witness to these girls and to see one of them come to know Christ.  I am thankful that they still consider me a part of their lives!  

I just wanted to share a few of these special moments with  my bloggy friends.  Special friendships are hard to come by, but when they are ordained by God, it makes them all the more special!  


Might be a little odd, but........

You know,  I have often been accused of going against the grain. 

Well, this is gonna be no exception.  

I know that I said I was gonna do a give away for my 100th post, BUT.........

I haven't blogged in so long that I just felt that I needed to make  sure I had any followers still!  

I need to know, are there any of you still left?  I don't blame you if you are long gone, I mean, it seemed as though I had fallen off the face of the earth!  lol!

So, I will be doing my give away in a few weeks, after I see if I have anyone left reading!  I already have a gift in mind that I am sure will please!  

My promise to you is that I am back.  I will not be on a blog hiatus for this long again.  I sure miss you when I am away!  


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

21 days.........

I can't believe my eyes.

It has been 21 days since I have last blogged!  I have so many things that I would like to say, so many things that have been happening with me and my family.  

We have had 2 birthdays, went on a wonderful vacation and had many eventful things going on.  

I can't wait to share with all of you, I pray that you haven't totally written me off!

Please bare with me, as I gather all of my thoughts....I am excited that I am so close to my 100th post!!  

I haven't forgotten about the giveaway is going to be a good one!  

I pray that this time away from you has brought you and your family many blessings and happy times.