October 24, 2008

Today my best friend Natalie & I decided to take a "fun" trip to the mall.... as we always say: "define fun..." :) After being there for over 4 hours and with 4 kids under the age of 3, we were talking about how tired we were and laughing at the pictures that we took. I even joked about my post being "Tired Thursday", until I was on the way home and was thinking about how even though our trips together might be a little "busy/chaotic" with our kids, just how THANKFUL I am that the triplets are here. They were born at 28 weeks and very premature, and are truly three miracles from God! So even though we were pretty tired today,
I know we are even more thankful..........
Jacob Lee 2lbs 8oz
Sophia Michele 1lbs 11oz

Liana Marie 2lbs

The pictures from another truly blessed day with our precious children!

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!Psalms 113:9

October 22, 2008

Wednesday Words of Wisdom & More....

A few pictures of the boys, just having fun!

It was 6 months ago today that my Mom passed away, as my Dad said, some days it seems like forever, and others just like yesterday.
I miss you Mom!

My Dad sent this to me today, I am sure it is because when we were talking on the phone that maybe, just maybe I sounded a little stressed..... :)
*I chose my song today, because my Dad is always telling me to remember this song, especially during the "crazy" days....

Daily Guideposts

Years ago when I was a single parent of four, I had a number of unhappy, stressed-out, overworked days and weeks. But luckily I learned a wonderful truth from a friend. “Take time for yourself,” she encouraged. “Go to a movie, have your nails done, take a class, go to the library and read magazines. Be good to yourself and then you’ll be able to be good to your family, your boss and all the people who depend on you.”
So I learned that we humans were not created to spend every waking moment in the service of others. We are not meant to just be someone’s servant, husband, mother, caretaker, or employee twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We are meant to belong to ourselves and God and then become absolutely the best person God intended when He breathed life into us. Only then can we be good for others.
Say, isn’t it time for a break? How about a cup of tea and a good book? Your family will love the new you. Mine did

Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command.
Galatians 6:2 (TLB)

October 20, 2008

Yesterday was the last one of my 6 week Women's bible study: Victoriously Frazzled. Cindy, our leader shared with us, a NOOMA video entitled Shells . In it, Rob Bell explores how we use our time, what it means to be busy, and of course contrasts it to how Jesus approached time and goals and general focus. I promise you it WILL be worth the 1o minutes & 26 seconds! It is very powerful in so many ways!

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Matthew 6:33
I wish all of you a blessed week as you try to let go of some of your own "shells"....

October 19, 2008

Friday was a busy day filled with; breakfast with the 1st grade moms, playing with friends during A.R. testing at school, Matthew's soccer game and then dinner at Red Robin with awesome friends, and finally a sleepover at our house with Antonio :)

Saturday morning started with apple pancakes for the boys and a soccer game, then a yummy lunch from the church BBQ. Then we were off to the pumpkin patch to find the "perfect" pumpkin to carve. We went with our friends, Dave, Denise & Delaney..... Delaney and Matthew are in the same class and are great friends :) We had some much fun, riding the swings, the airplanes, watching the pig races, eating funnel cake & kettle corn, feeding the goats, screaming through the "haunted house", picking apples and pumpkins and soo much more! Afterwords we had a great Mexican dinner and watched the football game....
We came home, took quick showers, and all laid down to watch television and fell FAST asleep in less than 10 minutes at 9:00. I slept soundly, until this morning when Michael woke me up at 7:45 AM to whisper in my ear that he had went potty in his "pull-up"....
Guess what, there was NO PULL-UP :)

Soo Sunday was laundry(the sheets), church, more laundry and a very fun Halloween party at our friends Lori & Dave's house, with pizza, mummy hot dogs, pumpkin painting & more...It was the 1st time this year that the boys were able to wear their costumes.
Then Matthew was off to a play date while Michael & I ran a few errands, David was working on projects and watching the football game. Then tonight we went to our second small group bible study; we are still studying Fireproof, and once again really enjoyed ourselves. It is a wonderful group of people that Dave & I feel blessed to be learning more about God's Word with.....
I am so thankful for another wonderful & blessed weekend with my family & friends!

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7