Thoughts To Ponder

"Joy is a net of Love by which you can catch souls"
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What a wonderful day.  After our company left, we laid in bed all day.  Matt and I watched some of the videos from the Convention Center Ministers meeting.  Which during half of it I slept.(not that it wasn't good, but sleep felt really wonderful)  This is the way Sundays were meant to be spent.  We lounged around until time to get ready for church.  Most of you wont believe this, but we were actually early for church.  This never happens. We are usually right on time.  Any way we have had wonderful services this past weekend.  The Lord always seems to bless us after we work hard on different projects.  What would I do without his blessings? 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Well, we didn't quite finish the wedding cake today, but definitely tomorrow.  Sis. Theresa and Sis. Gayle are so much fun to work with.  I am so blessed to have family like them to get to hang out with. Next week I will be working on Kristen's birthday cake.  She wants it to be a rubix cube.  We will see.  It may turn out looking like a square shoe box or something.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. God Bless.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life is back to normal.  No more hanging out at home building puzzles.  This weekend my sweet friend Erin is getting married.  We started on her wedding cake Tuesday and hopefully we will finish Thursday night.  I love getting to be a part and help out.  I wish Erin and her honey a lifetime of fun and happiness. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Family Time

Okay, so we finally took Maleah to the Dr. today.  
She started running a fever again Friday night.  
At least we were able to get through her birthday party. 
The Dr. said she probably did have the ful last week, 
but all the drainage in her throat gave her a really bad 
cough and an ear infection,  hence the fever.  
She is on medicine and already doing much better.

In case you all don't know,  I really love my life, my hubby, and my kiddos.  Each and every day is always an adventure.
As most of you know we are reading our Bible through this year,  on top of that the kids are making a book of all the good stories as we read them.  They each have a folder that they keep their pictures in,  and at the end of the year they will have a complete personal copy of the Bible in picture form.  They absolutely love this.  I wish you all could see the pictures.  Some of them are really good.  It lets us know what part of the story interest them.  It is great.   We also have a time for questions as we read each day.  In the Old Testament,  there are quite a few stories where someone marries their sister, or has their fathers child, and Morgan is starting to notice this.  Awkward!  Boy does this make for interesting conversation......
Anyway we are really enjoying this time together.  I highly recommend it. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I have wonderful news today.  Maleah's fever is gone.  She has not ran fever since Tuesday morning.  All she has now is a really bad cough.  I was really worried that we wouldn't get to have her birthday party.  For her 1st party, one of the other kids were sick, so it was just us.  The kids begged to carry her birthday cake to her and sing happy birthday,  on their way to her they dropped her cake.  We cut the bottom off and gave it to her anyway.  For her 2nd b-day  she didn't get to have any of her friends come for one reason or another,  just family.  This year all she can talk about is Katelyn coming to her birthday party and eating her cake.  After being sick for a whole week,  she deserves a fun party.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I have good news! So far I have lost 4 lbs. It's a start right.  I haven't been able to exercise like I would like due to illness,  but soon we will all be well.(I hope)  Maleah is still running fever,  and now I am starting to feel a little bad myself.  Right now it is mostly in my head,  but that's how hers started.  Hopefully I'll be able to fight it off,  but we shall see.  Maleah's birthday is Thursday,  I hope we are all well enough to get to have her party.  If not we have enough chili fixings to last us the rest of the month. Say a little prayer for her.  It's no fun to be sick, especially on your birthday.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Time Flies

I can't believe another week is almost over.  Where does time go.  When I was in school it seemed the bell would never ring at 3:00.  I got a full time job and got married so things picked up a little.  When I had  Morgan everyone told me not to blink that before I knew it she would be grown.  Boy do I really appreciate those words now.  Maleah my "fourth" child will be 3 next Thursday.  I really can't believe it.  

Maleah has been sick since Wednesday night.  She is coughing and has a runny nose and fever.  I really feel bad for her.  I hate it when my babies get sick.  It gets easier when they grow up,  but when they are babies it is pitiful.  Last night she was tossing and turning and talking in her sleep,  so I got her out of bed and rocked her for awhile.  When I thought she was asleep,  I laid down on the couch with her.  Well, that didn't work.  She tossed and turned again, talked to me for an hour , and played.  When I got her to close her eyes again I thought I might get to go to sleep,  I opened my eyes to check on her and she looked at me and waved and grinned.  All I could do was laugh.  So we got up and got in her bed.  By this time her fever  was  rising so it all started over.  Finally, this morning I gave her some medicine at around 6:00.  She slept form about 6:30 to 9:00.  Not nearly long enough for me.  I feel like I've been ran over by a big truck.  I have always enjoyed a good nap,  but today I can't wait.  The other kids are all big enough that I  don't have to worry to much about them while I nap.  This is a little sad to me and a little bit of a relief .  I want them to grow up,  but I wish they would still look at me like Maleah and Mason.  They think I hung the moon.  Morgan and Meagan have been around me long enough to know better.  lol.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

She's An Eagle

Dolly Parton has a song that I would like to dedicate to my grandmother.  If you scroll down to my play list look for her song.  She's an Eagle.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Setting our goals.

I would like to fill you all in on my exercise and weight loss progress.  It's not very exciting to you I'm sure, but I figure if I post it on my blog. then it will motivate me to do better.  I started the prisim diet Sat Jan. 2nd.  It is torture.  I am willing to suffer to alittle to reach my goal.  This morning I started jogging.  Yes, you read it right, jogging.  I can't believe it either.  I met my friend Debra at the Lowes parking lot in Lindale, and it began.  Debra use to be a personal trainer,  so I am soooo taking an advantage of her expertise.  We jogged for 20 min.  and the temp. was 22.  There were patches of ice in the parking lot.  I have to say I am proud of myself for making it 20 min.  By the time we were through I was huffing an puffing, not to mention wheezing like crazy.  I have to tell myself that it will all be worth it when I can fit into a size 10.  That is my goal.  

Another goal we have set before ourselves as a family is reading our bibles together daily.  At some point after Matt gets home from work, we all sit around the dinning room table and read.  It is so precious to see Maleah read,  we let her tell a little story about the pic. in her childrens Bible.  Next it goes to Mason,  this little guy surprises me daily.  He is so smart.  He is actually reading out of  the same Bible Maleah does.  Though he doesn't get every word, he sure does try.  Morgan and Meagan follow along in their Bibles,  we usually let them read 15-20 verses a piece.  This way we all get a chance to read and have a small discussion over what we have read This year is really starting off good.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I have finally figured out how to blog.  Yeah!  I started this blog so I can let my family and friend from out-of-town keep up with us.  Matt and I have been married for 12 years and I have loved every minute of it.  During the past 12 years we have had 4 children.  Boy how time flies.  Morgan is 10 and is our fashion diva, she keeps us posted about what looks good and what doesn't.  Meagan is 7 (our little monkey), she always keeps us guessing.  Mason is 6, and he is such a good big brother.  Maleah is 3 and she is the girliest one we have.  I hope to be able to post pictures soon.  (It's taking me awhile to figure out how.)  I want to wish you all a wonderful new year.  God Bless!