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!