Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Having a Bad Mommy Day?

This really spoke to me today.  I've ended way too many days with tears and regret. 

Read on for some Mommy encouragement...



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No, I Want Daddy!

"No, I want Daddy!"

I hear this phrase quite often in my house. It's like hearing "You're not good enough and you don't give me what I can get from Daddy." My usual response in my head or let's be honest, it's usually said under my breath (insert thick sarcasm) "That's ok...all I did was give you life and take care of you every day of your life!"

Isn't that like our relationship with God? How often do I tell Him "You aren't good enough. I want this or that. Those things fulfill me more than you do."

And He's up there thinking "I gave you life. I take care of you every day. Why isn't that enough?"


Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's Bible Study Time!

I go to a Women's Bible Study every Wednesday at my church.  Anna gets to play with her friends in the sunday school rooms (by the way...all children are Anna's friends...whether she knows them or not...she's an extrovert...extreme extrovert).

I went to get her after the study was over and the woman watching them told me something like this...

Anna was so cute.  She gathered all the kids together saying "It's Bible study time!"  She had them all sit in chairs in a semi circle and then told them "Jesus is coming!  Jesus is coming!  Jesus is coming on my birthday!"

Just in case we have a little prophet on our hands....her birthday is March 11th ;-)

Anna and her BFF's

Sisters on a Walk

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Anna took Ellie on a walk while Steve and I were working in the front yard :-)

Yes, I was working in the yard.  Here's proof...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Awesome Baby Halloween Costumes

If you still need ideas of how to dress your kiddos up for Halloween, then check out this slideshow that The Bump came up with.  They have some great ideas ;-)  My favorite is #6.  Too bad I don't have a little boy!



My girls are actually going to be Minnie Mouse (costume purchased from Ebay at a good price) and a princess fairy (costume purchased at a garage sale at a very good price).  Now I just need to buy some Minnie ears and make a ginormous cute bow for Ellie that is princess worthy :-)

What are your kids going to be?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A friend of ours let us borrow his Camaro for our date night a couple weeks ago.

All dressed up for our date!



This was my view from the front seat :-)  I kept asking Steve to stop and get me some phonebooks to sit on :-)

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Favorite Time of Year

This is what our trees look like in the Fall :-)


This is my favorite time of year in Orlando.  The temps are amazing, I get to pull out my Fall decorations, there are a ton of garage sales, and there are lots of free family events around town.

I've been called a person "in-the-know."  I'll tell you my secret...I do lots of searches online to try to find these events and I keep my ears open and take mental notes if I hear of an event someone liked.

Here's a little rundown of some Fall events and community garage sales going on in October in Central Florida.  (If you aren't in Orlando...then try to find some fun free events in your area.)

Let's get out and enjoy why we all love Orlando in the Fall!  Leave me a comment if you know of other events to add to the list!

Saturday Oct 2nd

Friday Oct 8th
Saturday Oct 9th
Sunday Oct 10th
Saturday Oct 23rd
Sunday Oct 24th
Saturday Oct 30th
Sunday Oct 31st
  • CrossPointe Trunk or Treat - My church is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Halloween on our new property. (we share the building with Vision 360 across the street from Campus Crusade for Christ Headquarters) - http://www.xpointe.com/