Monday, March 28, 2011

A good laugh.

So my cousin Jeremy is on a missions trip in Africa. He is experiencing God in a whole new way and I'm so excited to listen to all his stories when he gets home. Luckly I don't completely have to wait for all his stories because he has a blog he keeps updated. Recently he wrote the funniest blog that I just have to share. Maybe it's just funny to me because I can hear him in my head as he's writing this but I just think it's hilarious! I hope you enjoy...

Oh yes, and please pray for him and his team. He is coming home soon and we all can't wait to see him. It's been since Jan.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stepping out.

Church was awesome today. I love my church family. Today I stepped out of my comfort zone. I saw a very pregnant girl sitting by herself. I told Marcus I wanted to go intoduce myself, so I did. I'm so happy I did. She's a very nice girl and has a 2 year old son and she's due this next week with a baby girl. I asked her if she needed anything and she said she doesn't have anything. God has blessed me with tons of girl stuff so I'm going to give her some of my stuff I don't need anymore. I love being able to bless people and usually they are more of a blessing to me. I love the way God works. So I often wonder, why don't we expect more from God? Life could be like this all the time... make a new friend and bless each other. Life is good.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Free is my favorite number.

I feel like I just won the jackpot at the casino. I woke up to my insurance calling to tell me that I won a free year supply of Luvs diapers. I am so excited about this. I never win anything but today I feel real blessed. I hit the "mother" of all jackpots. lol. I'm corny, I know. What a good way to start out my morning.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here I go again.

First off, Happy Birthday to my handsome husband Marcus! He is 25 years old today! We had a good day of relaxing. The girls and I got him a charcoal grill! We are going to have some good grilling out this summer! We're all excited for this.
The other thing I did that is a big change in my life is join Weight Watchers. I use to be on WW (Weight Watchers) after I got out of college and had gained 20 pounds my freshman year. I lost 16 pounds before I got married. Three months after I got married I got pregnant with Mya... after Mya I never lost my baby weight before I got pregnant with Kylie. Now that I feel stuck with this post baby weight I decided I needed to make a change. WW worked before and I enjoyed it so I figured I'd give it a shot again. I have about 40 pounds to lose. I hope I can do this... if anyone has any encouragement for me I would appreciate it. It's hard eating right and staying motivated to workout.
I just want to be a good example to my children and want to "win" my husband back in the "my wife is hot" way. He tells me I'm beautiful and I believe him but I know I don't look the way I use to when we were dating. I hope I'm explaining this well. Anyways, here I go. I'll keep y'all updated with my progress.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Capture each moment.

I always think my almost two year old, Mya, doesn't know things and needs help with everything. She's been showing me that she's not so little and incapable anymore. Today, after making a mess while throwing a fit, Marcus told her to pick up her mess and she did. She also knew that we were at McDonalds and asked for fries... p.s. we don't get fast food often, maybe once a month. Marcus and I just looked at each other dumb founded. When we got up to the window we had to ask them to add a small fry to our order... we just went there to get shakes. lol. I feel so proud that she is growing and learning but at the same time I don't want her to grow up. Things are so simple for babies. Then I got to thinking how Kylie, my 2 month old daughter, is going to be walking by Christmas. Oh man, I'm starting to freak out. On top of all that Marcus and I just celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary... wasn't that just yesterday?
It's amazing how much can change in such a short period of time. We got married and now have two babies. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful little family that keeps growing. (No I'm not pregnant but we will have more babies when the right time comes.=D) Maybe I shouldn't sleep or blink. lol. I want to enjoy every stage of my family's life and make the most of it. This is why I feel it is very important to take pictures and document them so that memories can be perserved. I can just picture my grandchildren looking at how young their parents were and see all the fun and mundane things they got to do. What a blessing. This is why I support project 365. I take a picture a day, whether it be something exciting like a birthday party or not so exciting like laundry. It's made me see life in a whole new way. I'll start posting some of my pictures.

  These are some of my favorites...
This was just yesterday's picture. We watched the movie
How to Train Your Dragon.

My girls, Kylie and Mya  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Newest goal.

I often wonder if holding my tongue is God teaching me to be patient. When I get annoyed I don't hide my feelings very well. My face gives everything away, an open book. I should probably work on this but I feel I need to first get better at keeping some of my thoughts to myself.
In the last two days I've had two incidents where I had to stop and think about what I was about to say and how I could word it best. This is hard for me. I know God is working on my heart. I realize I am an example of who Christ is so I try my best but I fail to succeed at always doing the Godly thing. So I repent and learn from my mistakes but once in a while I get it right.
It's a lot easier to do what God wants me to when I am reading the Bible. So why doesn't this come naturally to me. I'll be honest, somedays reading the Bible doesn't even cross my mind. I pray everyday but hardly ever read the Bible except for Sundays at church. This is something I've struggled with my whole life. I have to change.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My sassy and adorable two year old, Mya.

Terrible twos; Learning as we go.

Other mothers will know what I am talking about when I say, "I make it up as I go."   My two year old still has a pacifer. Today I cut off the nipple and told her it broke. She just kept saying "ugh oh-oh man." She didn't know what to think until tonight when it was bed time. She has some lungs on her, let me tell ya. It took some time but she finally settled down after daddy rocked her a while. I'm blessed to have such a great husband. Pray for us... we're going to need it the next few days. =D