Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

A Veteran is someone, who at one point in
their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America
for an amount up to, and including, their life.

I am thankful:

-that God would allow me to live in a country as great as the USA
-for all the people who fought to make this country great
-that I have the freedom to worship God whenever and wherever I want

I believe that we live in the greatest country in the world! Thank you to all the people who make all of our freedoms possible. Your sacrifices allow us these freedoms and for that

I am truly grateful! :)

P.S. I'm not sure who the author of the quote is

Thank you!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Random facts about me

For Facebook I was tagged to put together some random facts about me. Here you go :)

1. I worry way to much!!! I am always putting the cart before the horse and want to be prepared for just about anything. LIke right now, I have about a month worth of extra food in the panty ... just incase I get sick and can't make it to the store. But really, when am I ever going to stay away from the grocery store for a month???

2. I love grocery shopping!!! It makes me feel good that I am doing something for my family.

3. When I am with my little girl I try to freeze time in my mind and remember everything about that particular moment so I won't ever forget it.

4. My husband is by far my best friend ever. I thank God everyday that he put the two of us together.

5. My husband watched the little one so I could take a nap today.

6. I love my dog Bella. She is wonderful :)

7. Saving money is an addiction. I get a high from it. Really!! Being on maternity leave I became addicted to money saving blogs. You would be amazed a what people do to save a few pennies.

8. I am trying to become more "green".

9. My job is wonderful. I love working with middle schoolers, but I wish I was more creative.

10. I enjoy trying new cooking recipes.

11. The people at my church are wonderful. I love being there.

12. God is far better to me than I deserve. His goodness never ceases to amaze me!!!

13. I have way to many things on my plate right now.

14. I tend to go 100 mph in life. I don't have a slow down pace.

15. I can't relax in a dirty house. It stresses me out like nothing else.

16. I love to organize things.

17. I am a PACKRAT!!! I hate to throw things away because one day I might need it and would hate to waste money on something that I once had and threw/gave away.

!8. I think there is nothing wrong with re gifting if someone will get more use out of something than you will.

19. I would do anything not to hurt people's feelings. If I even think I have done that to you I will make myself sick worrying about it.

20. I worry to much about what people think about me and my family.

21. My really want my dogs to become inside dogs again, but they are big and we live in a small house.

22. I need about 10 hours of sleep a night to function normally. Right now I am stocking up on Saturdays.

23. I like the fact that I grew up in the country and have a twang in my voice.

24. I think that $1 vending machines are one of the best inventions ever.

25. My husband and I have a garden, but he hates veggies and I can't can. We end up donating or giving away alot of the garden.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Singing and Praying

My little girls new favorite song is Jesus Loves Me. It is absolute precious to hear her sing. She doesn't get all the words, but she has down the melody. She also says the words Jesus and Bible. If your listening to her sing it might go something like this:

Jesus um um um um Bible um um um um ... but completely hummed to the correct tune. And while doing her version of dancing I might add :)

She has also starting folding her hands together when she prays. As we pray she'll sit real still and then when were through she loudly says "A". That's all she can make of the word Amen right now.

What is oh-so-cute-as-a-button is when she combines the two. She'll fold her hands and close her eyes as she sings "Bible um um um". She starting doing this tonight and as we would talk about how much Jesus likes her prayers at the mention of the word pray it would start all over again :)

It's wonderful to see your little one's having a love for Jesus at such an early age. I know that right now she is learning about Jesus and God and I pray that she continues growing in this knowledge all of her days.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Playing games

My little one has learned the wonderful game of ring-around-the-rosies :) We played this for an hour nonstop yesterday.

Yes folks you read right: One hour. Sixty minutes. Three thousand six hundred seconds.

This was the most fun workout I've had in a long time!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Taking time for me

I love teaching! Working with middle schoolers is one of those jobs you either love or you hate: and I love it :)

I also love though, the break that is coming up. This has been an extremely stressful year for me, both personally and professionally. That is why the upcoming break is all the more important to me.

With all that I have going through lately I have taken no time to take care of myself like I should. I am relying all the more on candy bars and soft drinks to get me through the day instead of sleep and nutritious meals.

This summer I am sending my little girl to the sitters two days a week. I stressed over this decision for a long time. Does it make me a horrible mom to send my daughter to a sitter's when I don't really need to?

That's when I realized I DO need to. I am a better mom when I am not stressed. I'm planning on cleaning my house top to bottom those two days a week (those of your who know me know this is a big deal). I'm also planning on reorganizing my house as well as getting some much needed rest. :)

I'll be a much better mom to my little girl when I feel rested and stress free!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My husband

I know this is the second post in a row about my husband, but gosh I sure do love that man :)

Let me start by saying marriage is hard. My husband and I just celebrated our 4th year of marriage this week. It hasn't all been easy and there were times we both wanted to lock the other out of the house, but by far he is one of the best gifts God has given me.

I came across a great blog recently. The Generous Wife is a blog where women are daily given a tip about how to be a better wife.

I don't know about you guys, but I sure need to work in this area. I am very excited as our church is beginning a summer class on this very subject. I can't wait to dive into the word of God and do further study about exactly what God says about my role as a wife.

If you know me personally and want info about the class feel free to contact me. We would love to have you: married or single.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What a wonderful husband :)

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an amazingly huge sweet tooth. I could eat sweets all the time. For that reason, I typically don't keep sweets at home. I have spent many a nights wandering aimlessly around the house begging my husband to go to the store just to get something for my sweet tooth.

Every holiday my husband knows he can't go wrong with sweets. Mother's day was no different :) Except this time he also told me that he put some candy on standby for the days I'm craving something sweet.

How thoughtful is he? My husband is the best!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

My first freezer meal :)

I saw a wonderful recipe here on Heavenly Homemakers: Meat and Cheese Burritos!

I thought that my family would really enjoy this and most of the ingredients were on sale this week at the grocery store.

I had no meat thawed, but did have some breakfast sausage. I used the sausage and made a nice breakfast burrito if I do say so myself. This was really good and right now I have 6 in the freezer for a quick breakfast or dinner :)

Whoo - Hoo to my first freezer meal!!