Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Easter Bunny.....

This morning as we were heading out the door we noticed a bunny had just become FRESH ROADKILL right in front of our house.

Kevin: Oh man I hope that wasn't the Easter Bunny.

Grayson: Oh I hope it wasn't either.

Noah: Gray the Easter Bunny is not real, its just Mom & Dad.

Grayson: No it is not! The Easter Bunny is coming to bring me some candy.

Noah: Gray Mom & Dad put candy in your basket....Duh!

Me: Noah who told you that the Easter Bunny isn't real?

Noah: Mom I am 7 now I know these things.

Me: OK then you can believe what you want but don't ruin it for your brother he is only 3.

I can't believe he doesn't believe anymore : ( The twins were at least 9 when they figured it all out and I thought I had a couple more years before the boys figured it all out. Noah still believes in the Tooth Fairy and Santa...I can't quite figure out why he believes in them and not the Bunny. We teach our kids the real reason of the holidays and would never lie to them if they asked if the make believe things were real. I guess I am sad about it because my babies are growing up so fast.....
So here's hoping that the Easter Bunny is not the bunny that is smeared all over my street!!!!

Happy Easter to everyone and may we all REJOICE that he has Risen!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

today begins spring break at our house....and its Monday so its that time in the week to admit...confess...say what you did NOT do. You can head to http://www.mycharmingkids.net/ to see where this little weekly activity started!
Let me start by saying I love my husband and when we got into a tiff this weekend I DID NOT throw his sweater across the room out of complete and total anger. I DID NOT lay in my bed and watch 3 Lifetime movies until 2 am. I DID NOT sit in church wallowing in self pity and pride on Sunday. And as far as food goes...I did NOT eat chinese food 3 times this weekend. I think it might be time to hit it hard in the gym this week.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

okay so i am loving the not me monday confessions or "NOT" confessions started at http://www.mycharmingkids.net/ !!!!
What did I "NOT" do this week?
I did not sweep a big pile of dirt under the rug because I had someone at my door and I couldn't at the moment find my dust pan......
I did not pick something off the floor at Taco Bell and then eat it...I know that is sick.....
I did not tell my 3 yr. old that McDonalds was closed because their kitchen was broken....
I did not have 4 cups of coffee Saturday morning....
and 3 doughnuts Sunday morning......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Struggling With Weight Removal

I received this today about dieting...I am not on a diet per say but trying very hard to eat healthy and remove about 15lbs that I know are unhealthy to me. It's a hard process for me but over the last 3 mths I have learned not to be so hard on myself because life happens, and there will be times we will eat out and we will have birthday parties that I will want a piece of cake! It's all about making choices for ourselves and living with those choices which may cause us to struggle.

I just read that people make the statement of wanting to lose weight. When we lose something we usually find it again and weight that I lose is not something I want to find again. We should be saying REMOVAL. We want to remove weight and not find it again! So this is to all my friends who are wanting to remove any weight to make themselves healthier.....

1 Peter 3:14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.

If the example of Jesus teaches us anything, it should be that suffering is a noble and good thing when it leads to a better way. Our diets are definitely the source of suffering, but there is great blessing awaiting all who stick with them. God has promised special blessing to those who keep courage in the face of suffering and don't give in. Losing weight not only makes us look and feel better, but it draws us closer to God and His divine plan for us. Our suffering is not in vain. It is all to the glory of the Lord.
Today's thought: I will fear nothing, as long as Jesus is with me!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday's Thoughts

foggy and rainy
how I wish the sun would find me
the fresh smell of laundry
a warm cup of coffee in my hand
the sweet sounds of little feet running across the wood floors
the words of Galations 3 trying to make sense in my head
my daughter in her bad ill
oh i wish i had a way to make her feel better
thoughts of what to have for dinner tonight
what chores to get done today
joy of welcoming a new baby to our family
and being an aunt again
final details of a suprise party this weekend
how to be the best mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister
and finding joy and thankfulness in everything
oh the thoughts that consume me today

Monday, March 8, 2010

Out of the mouth of Gray...

Grayson decide to take a blue crayon and color all over the brick on our fireplace...
And this is the conversation that followed....

Me: Grayson this makes mommy very upset you need to get a rag and clean it up right now.

Grayson: okay mommy.

3 hrs later I walk into the family room and see our large (much larger than Gray) kitchen rug laying over the fireplace.

Me: Grayson why is the rug in here?

Grayson: You told me to clean the fireplace with it but I tried mommy and the crayon isn't coming off.

Me: (Laughing) Gray I said a "rag" not a "rug".

Sunday morning walking into church.....

Me: Gray are you excited to go to sunday school?

Grayson: Yes I think I am going to learn lots of things about Sundays!!!!

It's that day of the week again.

"Not ME Monday"

A little fun Monday blogging idea from MckMama at http://www.mycharmingkids.net/

I must say it is so fun to hear from others about the things they "DID NOT DO"

I did not leave the washer full of wet clothes for 3 days. Ooops!
I did not run outside in a Tshirt & my underwear to grab my childs coat that was going to get rained on....No not me!
I also did not...and may I say did not eat almost an entire box of girl scout cookies....
And I most certainly did not take a 4 hour nap yesterday why my family spent a nice Sunday afternoon together!!!!!!!!