Friday, January 29, 2010

Go...enter now!

Check out this great giveaway!  Enter to win an Ergo!  These baby carriers are great!  Check it out!  You can also get cloth diapers from Nicki's diapers.  We use cloth diapers part time and I love it.  It really is easy!  Feel free to email me if you have any questions and I'll post about cloth diapers at a later date.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


A few random thoughts for today:

Learning...It's good that we are always learning in life.  I am currently learning a lot about self-control and time management.  I'm also learning that what works for others in those areas don't always work for me.  I'm learning that I don't have to be the same or do things the same as others...I can do what works for our family and for me. 

This blog...I realize I am not writing as much on this blog as I would like.  I sit down to write and feel like I have absolutely nothing to say...which is not me.  I want to commit to writing at least 3 times a week on here and my family blog as well.  I want to remember to write down the humorous things my kids say and do.  So it's written to stick to it.

Weight Loss...I'm trying to lose about 20-25lbs...I started a weight loss challenge on Jan 4 and as of today I'm down 5 lbs.  I'm hoping to be down at least 10lbs hopefully more like 15 when I go to Florida to visit my family.  This is one area where I'm learning self control as I am addicted to sugar and trying to cut down on how much sugar I consume. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Great ending to my day...

My husband has been very sneaky this week.  First he planned a fun game night with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  We had a great time playing "Bang" and Pictionary, boys vs girls of course...boys won both games.  Then Monday he watched our two oldest kids and my friends four kids so that we could go out shopping and to dinner!  It was great...I was in desperate need of some new clothes and the girl time was great too! 

Tonight he pulled out another surprise.  I'm part of the leadership team for our Mom's Group at church and we had a leader's meeting tonight.  When I arrived and we started the meeting they tell me my husband has called ahead(as in a few days ago) and asked that they could do something special since I'm turning 30 tomorrow.  I was blessed with wonderful words from the Lord spoken through these amazing ladies!  And then they prayed for me as well. The ice cream (my dh even told them my favorite chocolate chip...Dove specifically but really any kind will do) and cookies were an added bonus.  I was so encouraged and am blessed beyond measure! 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Multitude Monday

I have got to start getting into the habit of doing this on Monday's though, another day of the week may work better for me due to dh's schedule.   But we'll see how Monday's go for now...I may change it to Thankful Thursday:-)

I'm thankful for:
1. A new year...
2. The start of a new decade for me on Wednesday(I turn 30.)
3. The simple pleasure couch cushions can bring to my kids.
4. The way guy smiley automatically laughs and grins when he sees the older two kids.
5. How much my kids enjoy listening to music.
6. Family...the good, the bad, and the drama(which thankfully isn't much:-)
7. My kids blankies...they are all beautiful and well loved.
8. Game nights that include lots of laughter.
9. The chance to go visit my parents next month.
10. My husband...he planned game night last night and has something up his sleeve for this afternoon...

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