Monday, January 11, 2010

NEW BIBLE READING APPROACH

Yahoo- I made my goal to read through the entire Bible in 2009. I just recently saw an article on another blog about reading the Bible in 90 days, I honestly don't know how that could be possible and retain anything, but I have not checked out the details. If anyone has tried it or heard of it I would love to hear from ya.

I have been doing things a little different now, I read a Proverb each day (for the week, today the 11th, so I read Proverb 11) then I write down a specific scripture verse and meditate on it throughout the day. I seem to really take in more this way. When I read the Bible through the whole year, I did not follow a schedule, although I have to be honest I felt like there was a "deadline" sort of speak. That is why when I saw read the Bible in 90 days, my first reaction was "how could you fly through such a large book". Anyhow, I plan to start in Genesis again and "take my time this time around", I really want to ponder and meditate on what I am reading and retain it, without feeling rushed.

So I am excited to change things up a bit, new year, new way to do it!

Monday, December 21, 2009

PRETTY FUNNY SHOPPING STORY!!!!!!

You might have had to be there to appreciate this, however I'm going to share a funny grocery store story......

First of all, I'm insane....because I go with all 3 of my kids, I find it easier to handle "my not so loving to shop" 2 year old:)

So we are at the grocery store, just about done and I come across an awesome deal...Nabisco 100 calorie pack cookies and crackers for $1.66 a box. The real SWEET part of this deal is that there were sticker coupons on each box that said SAVE $1.50 now on one box. WHAT!! .16 cents for a box of $3.29 crackers and cookies. Well needless to say I was soooooo excited that we filled up MORE carts and I now have 34 boxes of 100 calorie crackers and cookies to snack on.

This is so different from me a year or two ago, because #1 I would never "stock up on things". I would buy 1 or 2 and #2 I just didn't have the coupon thing in me like I do now.

I am glad my daughters are still not at the age of embarrassment from their mother, because we ;looked pretty ridiculous fillin those carts and laughing hysterically!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

CHRISTMAS CAROLLING

A few of the yearly Christmas traditions I attend, just didn't work out for me this year, for whatever reason. Last Sunday me and my daughters attended our church's Christmas carolling. Now I have lived in a city or suburb of a city my whole life and have never walked door to door Christmas carolling. We did it country style...we visited a few elderly shut ins and a few local nursing homes, driving to a fro.

We had such a wonderful time and I'm going to add this event as a new favorite tradition to enjoy for the years to come. The last house we stopped at, the woman opened the door in her robe and was explaining that she had felt under the weather all day and had tears in her eyes, it felt great to be apart of a group that sang the message to her and brighten her day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

BEGINNINGS OF THE SEASON



Well getting our tree last weekend was a success! We spent a few hours out searching and cutting down the TALLEST one:) Just as we got in our truck to drive away it started raining.......for the rest of the day.............so our early start paid off. We are not normally "early starters" for anything, we usually get started early - late afternoon on things.

So now that the tree is up and we are heading into our first weekend with it up, we watch Christmas movies, listen to Christmas music, read the birth of Christ and sip hot drinks in the family room with the tree on at night. I love this time of year. The simple things, all cozy and together, now we just have to get our fireplace working!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

THANKSGIVING ROUNDUP

What a great Thanksgiving weekend. The time off as a family is great and well needed. We enjoyed a GREAT Thanksgiving at my in laws house and my mother's house. Tomorrow we will get our tree if we are not rained on (90% rain in the forecast) and then a month long of Christmas music and Christmas festivities.

I'm sure my girl's favorite moment of the weekend is perhaps now as I type, they are playing with the bestest friends that moved this past summer. They are in town and enjoying the evening with them. Laughter and giggles and a crazy screaming 2 year old is what I'm hearing right now:)

I anticipate this upcoming Christmas season!

Monday, November 16, 2009

LIFE

Well with a possible job out of state in progress, losing our home (I'm not sure if and when yet) and the chaos of a toddler, we are seriously thinking about homeschooling. I know crazy timing:) I have had it on my heart for years, I feel like I talk, talk , talk about it, and never do, do do.

The past couple of months my husband has grown more and more fond of the idea and now I know that he will research as he has ordered a bunch of literature on the subject from certain pastors he admires. He has an awesome way of just DOING things. We are a great balance, as I tend to be passive. Anyhow,
I know I have been talking about this topic for some time. We are continuing to pray about the timing and if it is right or not for our family. I do however have a feeling my husband is going to be all over it once he truly learns more about it.

So not much else going on around here. My girls have started a local 4h and have met some new girls and new interests,so that has been fun for them:) My husband's brother who was foreclosed on a few months back has since been able to buy his house back at an unbelievable price, Praise God! I am so happy for him and his wife.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

4H

I have the girls signed up for a local 4H club and I'm/ they are so excited. I let them choose the area's of interest that they had. They both picked arts and crafts, raising rabbits, drawing and cooking- My older chose knitting as well.
We were supposed to start 2 of the classes this week, but unfortunately to many children were sick ,and they cancelled. So we have next week to look forward to, in meeting new people and trying new things.