Monday, December 29, 2008

Having a Jesus Year

I don't know if I have mentioned this or not but I love to read the Living Proof Ministries Blog. It speaks to me every time. And it usually cracks me up! They are so funny and they love Jesus!! Anyway, Beth has been talking about having a Jesus year in 2009 and I thought that is exactly what I need to do and really do it!! She has asked for anyone who is Game to sign up to memorize scripture through out the year. You just have to memorize 2 scriptures a month. And you pick them so that they are meaningful to you and will meet you right where you are. I have signed up because I know I need to be filled with the Word. And I am thinking about writing out a verse for my boys to learn, even if it is one a month. I want them to be easy to learn and on their level of understanding. I figure it will not take so much to "fill them up" since they are still small and by the time they are my age the Word will be oozing out of them and that is just what I want for my boys!!

If you are interested head over and check it out.

I am praying a Jesus year for us all!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

My wish for this Christmas season is that we will know the real meaning of celebrating Christmas. It is Jesus' birthday! I Hope that we will keep that in every part of our goings on. When we are with family, driving to the next stop, opening our packages, and eating all day long! I want to remember that my best gift is that God sent Jesus to be my Savior. He is the most precious gift we can ever receive.

This past Sunday I taught a lesson on Mary in my Jr. High girls SS class. We talked about all the different emotions that Mary went through and decisions she made to be willing to follow God's plan even when it didn't seem right. Having given birth 3 times I can't imagine being away from family and in a dirty cave or stable with just the Big Guy to help me deliver. I would have been questioning if all this was the right way or had I messed up some how, but it says that after all this and the visits from he shepherds Mary treasured all these things in her heart. I pray to have a Mary attitude of being willing to follow God any where at anytime. Here am I, Send me!!

Luke 2:8-20
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them,"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find the baby wrapped in cloths lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying," Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,"Let's go into Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned glorifying God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekend at Burnet

I went to see my wonderful friend Lynda a week or two ago and we had a great time. It was so nice to see her and spend time doing girl things with no children around. I love my children but sometimes PrincessMommy needs a break! So here are a few pictures from our time together with her daughter Haley!

We went to a bead store that morning because they decided we needed to make our own jewelry so here we are with our new necklaces and pretty santa socks!

And then we got all dressed up and went to church on Sunday!

I miss Lynda a lot. She is so funny and makes me want to be a better mom, wife, friend, christian. I love her laugh and the fact that she cries every Sunday! No matter what. I actually make fun of her for that too. She helped me to grow in my relationship with the LORD more than I ever thought possible. I will never be able to thank her enough for helping me to really KNOW HIM!!!
I am so thankful that God knew I needed Lynda in my life and brought her here to me! She has been a wonderful blessing and Super sweet friend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Tree Investigation

Cannon loves the Christmas tree. He sits by it and plays with one ornament. He takes it off looks at it and hangs it up again...and again...and again!

This was him the other night rearranging the ornaments. He really likes the red jingle bell he is holding. I was watching him and his sweet little face so serious and then I heard a plop of the bell and saw this.

Yes, those are Cannon's legs sticking out from under the tree. After the first time he thought that was pretty neat so he did it a few more times. I love the excitement the boys have to see Santa, looking at the tree, Christmas lights around town and questions of how much longer until they get to open a present. I hope that in all the excitement of the little things they will remember the true reason for the season. I want them to know that the best gift was our Savior Jesus!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kindergarten Field Trip

Today was Carson's Kindergarten field trip to see Santa and Fantasy of Lights at MSU. His little face was so sweet when he went up to see Santa and tell him what he wanted. When he was finished talking to Santa I asked him what he asked Santa for. He said,"drum, guitar and trumpet." Well, that is not going to happen! But never hurts to ask right?
After Santa the whole Kindergarten (probably around 65 kids) headed for McDonald's. Oh yes it was grand! I'm sure the other customers there was very concerned when they saw us coming but I have to say everyone was very well behaved.
I asked Carson this evening how he liked the field trip and he said "it was so fun. I got to see Santa two times!"

I took the boys on Monday afternoon to see Santa. On the way there Corbin announces that this is not the real Santa. I asked him to stop sharing about Santa right now and he was like "what?" Once we got there Corbin and Carson did great sitting still and smiling so big and Cannon was not happy. He would not smile for any kind of bribe I had to offer. I finally told the lady it was fine it is just one more story I will have to tell when he gets older.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


My big guy is probably going to die when he finds out I told this story but it is too FUNNY!! Saturday night Corbin woke up sick. He said his tummy hurt so he thought he would just get a drink of water. Kids!! Well, while he was in the kitchen he threw up. I heard the SPLAT on the floor and know the sound so I turned on the light and yelled for Big Guy to wake up "someone is throwing up!" I get in there first and I am trying to get Corbin to walk to the laundry room, but you know children they just stand in a daze and throw up again. So, here comes Big guy RUNNING HALF ASLEEP and hits the "stuff" and slip-n-slide (with out the yellow slide). His 6'4, 210 lb body hits the floor and slides into Corbin. (No, Corbin did not fall!) It was so Funny and yes a little scary. My first thought was the he probably broke a hip but he was fine just a little sore and dazed by being woke up with a big crash!! I hope you are all laughing as hard as I did after he got out of the shower. Before then I was a little concerned we might be going to the ER!

Hope you have a great day!!

And yes Corbin and Big Guy are just fine!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Cannon

Cannon is 3 years old today. It has been so much fun to watch him grow into our little big boy. He tries so hard to keep up with his big brothers and he actually does a good job. Here are a few things that makes me love Cannon:
*He calls the computer "McPeter"
*His wrists still have the crease around them that make him still baby.
*He is learning to use really big words and in the right context most of the time.
*He says "Mommy I love you" for no reason at all.
*He sings all his ABC's except for "J". (he has two k's)
*He loves to sing songs and has the sweetest voice.
*He has a blankie that goes every where we go. He rubs the corner of it when he gets tired.
*When he wants me or he is tired he says,"Mommy, hold you." It melts my heart every time.

My prayer for Cannon (Corbin & Carson) is that he ask Jesus to be his Savior, he will grow up to be a mighty warrior for Christ and that he will LOVE Jesus for his whole life. I pray he will be a happy man and be filled with JOY!

Happy Birthday Cannon-Ball I love you with all my heart!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Things to Think About

Corbin has been home from school for 2 days with a high fever so it has given me time to think about things and work on my Bible Study. I am doing the Beth Moore study on Paul. I have learned so much about Paul and how I can have a ministry here in my little world. My eyes have been opened to not only how easy I have had it (even though there have been hard times) I haven't ever been ship wrecked or beaten or put in jail for my beliefs. I thank God that I have been able to grow in my relationship with HIM and that he is an everyday part of my life. I walked into the playroom yesterday and there sat Corbin with his bible on his lap. He asked for a Veggie Tale show and then he was reading in his bible to go along with that story. That made my heart want to burst with JOY because he is looking for himself to learn about Jesus. I pray that he will continue to look for Jesus his whole life! Nothing could be more important! It has been almost a year since he was baptized. What a great day this was.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

He's a Big Boy

Today was the day we took down the baby bed. I'm so sad. We started to take it down about a month ago and I started crying so bad that Big Guy put it back pretty quick! It is Cannon's first night in a big boy bed. He was so excited. I am happy that tonight was trick or treating because he was worn out from all the walking and no nap! I hope he sleeps all night.

I can't believe my baby is almost 3 years old. It has gone by so fast and he is learning so much. Carson comes home from kindergarten with a new song every week and Cannon starts singing soon after. He is like a little sponge.

I'll be sure to update on trick or treating and costumes soon. I have lots of pictures.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Party Night

Tonight is the night. Corbin is having his birthday sleepover with 6 friends. And yes I know his birthday is actually in June. I'm certain I will be chosen for Mother of the Year! It doesn't seem to bother him we have waited so I guess we're good to go.

We are going to be having a hayride, pizza, a camp fire for roasting marshmallows and I'm sure playing the Wii into the late (early) hours! I have decided that 1:00 AM is the bedtime!

I know Corbin is excited and I love seeing him this way. I just can't believe he is 8 years old. He is so smart and funny. He is inquisitive and can remember everything. (that is annoying at times) And he is always thinking outside the box! The most important thing he has done is to ask Jesus into his heart! I praise God for that. I can remember all the times of having him at home just the 2 of us. Those are such sweet memories. Being a brand new mom with a precious baby boy was so much fun. And it has only gotten better adding 2 more boys to love and raise. Even though they are sometimes a little hyper and ALL BOY I wouldn't have it any other way. God has blessed me so much to trust me to raise them to be Godly men. I pray I am doing it right.

Pray for us tonight as we entertain 11 boys. (Carson will have 2 friends over to play and of course Cannon will be here right in the middle!)

Have a great Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I Think HE Is Telling Me Something

This is only my 3rd post and I want this blog to be about my family and daily life that are crazy at times but also about what God is trying to teach me through everyday events. I am a stay-at-home Mom and I love it. I have gone through phases of thinking this was not what I was supposed to be doing and whined to friends, but every time I always come back to my boys. And this is where I am supposed to be. If I don't get this thing right of teaching them to love Jesus with all their heart and learning to live their life for HIM then I have failed. I take my job of Mom and wife very serious. (At times)

This weekend while Big Guy and I were on our own with no children (thank you Nonnie and Pawpaw) we had time to visit and my favorite thing of all was picking up stumps and sticks. Yep you read that right. We were on the 4-wheeler with our little red trailer driving through the pasture picking up stumps and sticks. And the funny thing is that I have said over and over I will not be helping him do that. It's his job. I even said it to some of my favorite people on Thursday night. And there I was Saturday afternoon doing just that. And I had a good time. Hanging our with my guy and helping him. That is what marriage is about, right?

After our work was all through we went to see the movie Fireproof. (Highly recommended) It is all about marriage and how we sometimes have to do things for our mate that we don't want to do. I have to put him first and by me doing that it will make him see Jesus in me and then he will want to do things for me. My only concern is loving him and doing things for him. Not what I will get in return! When we got home I started looking over my Sunday School lesson for the next day. I teach Jr. High girls in SS and love it. They are so much fun and a joy! Anyway, our lesson was on marriage and how God ordained it from Creation between Adam and Eve. He gave Eve to Adam as a companion and helpmate. And that is what he has done for me and my guy. We are there to help each other, support each other, raise our boys to be Godly men, and serve God together. I am so blessed to have my Big Guy!!!

Sorry I didn't get it turned! This was the other exciting part. Trimming limbs around the house and barn!! When we are at home we have to be "Bustin' It". There is always something to be done. And this weekend I was able to really help him out!

Now I need to go. We are in serious Potty Training Bootcamp around here!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Night on the Town

Big Guy and I actually went to a movie for "big people". We saw American Carol. It was so fun! Except that it was not a good movie. Big Guy apologized for making us see the movie. I'm thinking of having him take me to see the one I wanted to see today! Before we went to the movie we went out to eat and had a complete conversation with no interruptions. How nice is that. If you do not have children or you have grown children you really cannot understand how thrilling that is to me. We have been trying to teach the boys to not interrupt but sometimes they seem to forget. Or I just get tired of holding my hand out to them, as to say wait a minute and so we just let them talk.

After we got home we watched SNL from Thursday night and laughed until we hurt. It is even better to watch when you have seen the real debate. Speaking of politics I was looking through Corbin's (8 years old) school folder this morning and found a Time for Kids. In the inside there was a section on authors who wrote about the candidates. On Megan McCain he wrote "You Rock!"...on Obama side he wrote"They Stink"!!! Big Guy really got a kick out of that! If you know him you understand. Someday I'll do a post just about him!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Here Goes!

I'm not sure why I feel led to do this but I'm doing it anyway. I started thinking and praying about this back in August after attending a Beth Moore conference. I have been reading the LPM Blog and several others which has made me think of doing my own. When I was at the conference there was a girl sitting beside me on Friday evening who asked if I had my own blog. I laughed a little and told her I didn't think I would have enough to say. But, when she found out I have 3 boys (8,5,2) she said I would have plenty of material and my friend Cindy who was with me agreed. Since then I have seen several times where I've thought of something I could share and hopefully someone would like it. Or at least get a good laugh! So here goes...I don't know who, or if anyone will ever read this but I hope it will be a blessing and maybe give you a good laugh too.

This weekend is going to be so nice. All three boys are at their Nonnie and Pawpaw's for the weekend! I am so looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning and getting to have a complete conversation with the Big Guy. Cannon (2 yrs old) has been asking all day when it was time to go. And, as soon as we met up with Nonnie and Pawpaw he got his things out our van and loaded right into their car. He was not going to be left behind! I'm so glad he is that way.

Now it is just up to the Big Guy and I to figure out what we really want to do with this precious time we have alone. I think the only thing I have on the list is NOT to cook!