Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gratitude Journal

I am GREATFUL I was able to make arrangements to continue our Water delivery in FL and get a $100.00 transfer credit, how cool is that!

I am GREATFUL I had a spurt of energy last night and cleared out my closet.

I am GREATFUL I was able to schedule another Junk king appointment to come out and get the last of the junk before our final inspection.

I am GREATFUL for the cool air I have in the house.

I am so GREATFUL Maveric made top ramen for lunch for the kids who love top ramen.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful My friend is taking Savannah swimming with her best buddy Jack.

I am Grateful I am a part of Titus 2, its a wonderful place to fellowship with other christian women.

I am Grateful my downstairs is good to go for the packers, I only really have 2 rooms to do and not much in them.

I am Grateful today is a new day, and I pray that God will guard my tongue.

I am Grateful my older kids can keep an eye on the little ones so I can nap if I get really tired.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Dear Blog,
It just dawned on me that the packers come next week. Next Tue to be exact!!! I have wasted so much time dinking around and now its time to really get down to business. I am helping out a friend this week who is moving also so I will have an extra child, but the boys are home and they can help me out. I have ALL weekend to get major stuff done too.

Wow I am really getting nervous now that its going to be next week. Then on Friday we are taking the older kids to my sisters so that they can spend some time with family and they will fly out with my sister in a few weeks. The baby and us will make the long trek cross country to our new home.

I guess I should be getting off of here and doing something to get ready....

God Bless

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful I finally ordered a cursive and manuscript templates for the kids to practice their penmanship, it was shipped free but I opted for overnight which was just a little more then regular shipping so it gets here tomorrow.

I am Grateful Sailor's fever is gone and she is doing well again.

I am Grateful I had a friend call early this morning asking how Sailor was, Amy is a busy gal and she took the time to call and ask how baby girl was. I feel cared about.

I am Grateful I have the energy and motivation this morning to do some de cluttering since the move is rushing up on me.

I am Grateful that God is such a forgiving God and that he still loves me, even when I have been ugly. I am ever so Grateful my kids are just as forgiving as the Lord and they forgive me for being cranky and mean.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gratitude Journal

Dear Blog,
I saw this on a blog site I love Titus 2. Its a good christian site for women. Anyways. I saw a Gratitude Journal and thought to myself what a great idea. A neat way to list the things you are grateful for and a reminder to be thankful. Within the next few days I am going to make it a priority to blog my gratitude journal daily along with the normal things I blog about.

Mark is all safe and sound in Scotland, he was tired, got stuck in a middle seat for 10 hours and didn't sleep much, so he is catching up on some much needed rest tonight. Not that his meetings are all that brain stretching or anything. He does in fact met up with the Chief that we will be renting our next home from and picking up the house keys so we have a set.

I was so tired today, I think the muscle relaxers just caught up with me so I took a little nap today right after I got up. The NASCAR races bored me, since Mark was not here to banter with, that and he beat me in points 2 weeks in a roll. I think I need to put in more effort into my picks.

I am planning on taking the kids out for shakes or ice cream tomorrow. They have been good. I am getting them out on their bikes tomorrow to just get them out. Some sun wont hurt them LOL.

God Bless

Make Time-Joel Osteen

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us"
(2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
It's interesting that many of the miracles Jesus performed weren't planned or scheduled. Oftentimes, they happened when He was interrupted.

Walking down the street, a blind man hollered out, "Jesus! Have mercy! Come over and heal me!" Jesus didn't say, "Don't you know I'm the Son of God? I'm important. I've got a lot to do." No, Jesus stopped what He was doing, went out of His way, and healed the man. Jesus was willing to be inconvenienced to help other people in need.

We have to remember that as believers, we are the hands and feet of Jesus in the earth. We are His ambassadors. We may have a lot on our "to do" lists, but we have to be willing to make time for the people God has placed in our lives. That means not only your friends and family, but people you encounter on a daily basis. Today, keep your heart and mind open because God wants to do something in and through you when you choose to make time for Him.

Heavenly Father, today I commit myself wholeheartedly to Your service. Thank You for choosing me and equipping me to be a blessing to the people around me. Use me for Your glory as I set my love and attention on You today. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Just like new.

Dear Blog,
We got the carpets cleaned and they look brand new. I am not sure who's bright idea it was to put beige carpets in military housing. But for have 4 kids my carpets looked ok, just needed a cleaning now they look brand new!! We did get Big Red cleaned too. They tried to get us to get all the furniture cleaned but all of its brand new cept for BG.
Went out for dinner and Sailor ate the whole bowl of Mac and Cheesy's. The baby sure can eat. I don't remeber any of the other kids eating this much. Stinker still only weighs 18lb even When she starts walking she is gonna be a runner I can just tell. She already s a speed racer crawling.

God Bless

It's been a long week.

Dear Blog,
Its been a long week. Sailor has continued with her fever all week. The doctor has no clue whats going on with her. She has been twice to the doctor this week. We have to do a urine test. If she continues to have a fever the doctor will do some blood work on her. Sailor is not too cranky but she is more clingly then she normaly is and she's not playing as much. She does have a normal appitite which is good. If she stops eating I will get scared as she LOVES to eat.

Mark is going to Scotland tomorrow he say's he is not looking forward to it. I am calling him on it as he loves to go there and enjoy the food. Thats all he talks about when he calls me. I am trying to only talk to him maybe once or twice this time as last time we racked up a $200.00 bill.

I have so much to do while he is gone this time. Its the only time I can toss out everything I want to and not have him pick it out of the trash and him not ask are you throwing this away??? The move is now RUSHING up on me and its starting to get a bit scarey. The ride alone is freaking me out, I do not like long drives. I am going to ask my doctor for something to help with those long days to make them easier.

Savannah is so funny she is always talking about Florida now. She told daddy he didnt have to work anymore because he made enough money already to go to FL..sweet baby loves her daddy.

God Bless

His Plans are Greater-Joel Osteen

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts"
(Isaiah 55:9, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Have you been praying and standing on God's Word for something and you haven't seen the results yet?

The scripture says in John 11 verse 6, "When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days." One translation says, "He sat down." Don't you know that was the opposite response that Lazarus' family was looking for? "Jesus, don't sit down when we need You the most." In other words, "God, don't sit down when my finances are this low." "Don't sit down when my problems are this big." But in the end, God not only healed Lazarus, He raised him from the dead!

Your mind may be telling you it's over, it's too late, it's never going to happen. No, you've got to know there is a reason for the delay. God is planning something greater. You're thinking of a healing. He is thinking of a resurrection. You may be thinking how can I just survive, but God is thinking how you can thrive. Remember, His ways are higher than your ways, and you can trust that He is going to amaze you with His goodness in every area of your life!

Father God, today I choose to trust in You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I release all of my cares and concerns to You knowing that You have a greater plan in store for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cracking the WHIP!

Dear Blog,
I think my kids may not like me very much. I know for a fact they don't care for me much right now. I am cracking the whip! Things need to be done here at the house to get ready for the move. Things I can't do right now since I hurt my back. I want to be ready this time, I don't want to be cought like I usually am with stuff not somewhat organized.

Sailor is sick, took her to the doctor since she has a pretty high fever 101.3. She dosent have an ear infection, which I was hoping it was since we could just give her some med's and be done with it. If she still has a fever tomorrow I will take her back to see what really going on. She is not herself, she is being more lovey, not to say she is not lovey but usually she is so busy she just gives us drive by's for a hug or a snuggle and then will be off again to play.

The kids are in VBS and LOVING it. Savannah woke up saying she wanted to go back to bible school today, that makes my heart smile!! We had such a hard time getting her stay in sunday school with out meltdowns. HA we have made PROGRESS!!!
God Bbless

Joel Osteen-Divine Interruptions

Divine Interruptions

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight"
(Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
We all have times when our plans don't work out. We get delayed, interrupted, and inconvenienced. It's easy to get frustrated and fight against everything that doesn't go our way. But I've learned that every interruption is not bad. Every closed door doesn't mean you're doing something wrong. Every delay doesn't mean you're not where you're supposed to be. There is something I call a divine interruption where God, on purpose, will delay us to protect us from an accident. On purpose, He will close a door because it's not His best. Sometimes, God will allow us to be inconvenienced so we can help someone else in need. We have to be willing to press through difficulty so we can be at the right place at the right time.

The next time you're interrupted, delayed, or inconvenienced, don't start thinking, "This is a pain. This is getting me off schedule." No, get a new perspective. Look for what God wants to do because it could be divine interruption or divine protection. Trust Him today because He is directing your steps.

Heavenly Father, thank You for choosing me. I surrender every area of my mind, will, and emotions to You. Use me for Your glory today and teach me to discern Your ways. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Father's Day card for God

Dear Blog,

I found this idea on another blog. Smithellaneous: A Cake For God. (I wish I could figure out how to link it. But is the name of the blog. What a super wonderful idea. I think I may take this idea and tell the family about it and turn it into a tradition that the kids can pass on too.

How often do we forget that God is our Father, Daddy, Papa. I am ashamed that I do forget that he is FIRST, but I am working on that, and wow there is some major reconstruction going on in my life. Thank you Jesus for being my daddy, my comforter, my healer, my protector. You are worthy of ALL MY PRAISE!

God Bless

Joel Osteen-Store it Up

"Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments"
(Deuteronomy 7:9, NKJ)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Jesus went before us and paved the way for victory. Because He lives, we can live in victory in this life and in eternity. But not only can we live in victory, we can help others live in victory, too. We can help the people around us, and we can help the people who are coming after us. We can store up mercy, peace and blessings for future generations.

The life we live should make it easier for the people after us. By living a life of excellence, we are leaving a mark for future generations. And really, that’s what matters most in eternity. It’s good to leave an inheritance, but the most valuable thing you can leave on this earth is a legacy of faith.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Such a LONG day.

Dear Blog.
I am feeling better, I am breathing better. My trip to the ER on monday for my back was a good thing. I had coughed so hard and so much I strained my back. I think I really need to lose this weight once and for all to get back in shape and maybe I wont be in this dumb boat again. It hurt so bad I had to call Mark at work at 9am to come and take me to the ER.

I am tired, tired of getting ready for this move, tired of not being able to do much this week to get ready for the move. Tired of hearing the kids arguee since I can't do much with them right now. Lord I am tired and need some good sleep and rest and rejuvanation for my soul.

I can't wait to get to the new home and be able to find a church that will meet all of our wants and needs. We are seeing things in the boys we are not liking and are so glad school is out and Maveric wont be friends with the kids who are leading him in the wrong way. Yes we do need to change some or maybe a lot of our lazy parenting stlyes. That is going to take some time and a lot of effort on our parts to.
I had called Mark on tue and told him I was not going to get dressed since my back was pretty bad. Savannah went upstairs and got me some clothes to wear and told me "I will help you mommy" bless her heart I almost cried. She is such a loving child when she wants to be. Thank you Jesus for giving her to me to raise. I pray I can make you proud.

God Bless

Friday, June 11, 2010

School's out for summer

Dear Blog,
I am excited and yet sad for school being out. I get to sleep in, which by the way is 7am. The down side I have to figure out what to do to keep the kids happy and busy. Its going to be hard since we are so deep in the mode of getting ready to transfer. I already de Junked the garage and my goodnss I am so HAPPY so see 3/4 of my garge gone. Seems to me we will only have to rent a tiny storage unit instead of a big one if we can't find storage for it at the new house.

About the mumbing and grumbling challange well I have failed that more then once, but since God is so forgiving I am trying again, this sinful habbit is so hard to break but I will do it with the Grace of God I will overcome!

God Bless

Pray for one another-Joel Osteen

Pray for One Another

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed"
(James 5:16, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
All throughout Scripture, we see that God's system operates on the principle of sowing and reaping. If you sow blessing and mercy into the lives of others, that's what you'll reap in your life in return. The same thing happens when you pray for one another. There's a spiritual dynamic at play when you get your mind off yourself and onto others. You're sowing a seed so that God can do something in your own life.

Is there someone in your life you can pray for? Maybe it's a friend or a family member in need. They don't have to be present, you can pray for them as you go about your day or even driving in your car on the way to work. Remember, when you pray for others, God will make sure someone is praying for you. It's that connection of faith that opens the door for God to move mightily on your behalf.

Heavenly Father, thank You for another day to be used by You. I choose to pray for the people in my life as You have commanded. Direct my thoughts and prayers today so that I can be a blessing to others and honor You in everything I do. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

The Moment we PRAY-Joel Osteen

The Moment We Pray

"My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help"
(Psalm 56:9, NLT)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Are you believing for God to do something in your life today? I want to encourage you because God is already working behind the scenes on your behalf! Just because you don't see anything happening, doesn't mean that God isn't working. The moment we pray, God sets the miracle into motion. The thing we have to remember is that God doesn't say, "I'll deliver you in one hour, or next week, or Tuesday at 5:00 p.m." No, He doesn't put a time frame on it. That's where trust comes in. We have to know that our enemies retreat as soon as we call on Him for help. We have to choose to go back to the place of peace knowing that He is working things out.

Today, shake off the temptation to get discouraged during the waiting process. Shake off offense, shake off discouragement. Remember, all it takes is one touch of God's favor to take you years ahead. Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping because the answer is on its way the moment we pray!

Heavenly Father, thank You for hearing me the moment I pray. Today I choose to trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf no matter what I see in the natural. I will praise You today and
always because You are faithful. I love You and bless You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

30 Days of No Mumbling and Grumbling

Dear Blog,
I heard this on KLOVE yesterday and thought thats cool. I heard it again today and it convicted my heart. I have been feeling and being mean, nasty to everyone in the family. I feel neglected by my husband and then it dawned on me today. Maybe one of the reasons he dosent (IMO) want to be close is my nasty attitude. My kids, my poor little one's are tired of Mom being grumpy all the time.
So I pledge as of NOW I wont complain or grumble and lets see if I can do this for 30 days. I am sure it will make a huge difference in all of our lives for sure.
Father God as I go into this journey of no mumblings and grumblings I ask that you be right be my side. I ask that you hold my tounge so that I may not sin against you and that I may not curse or say things to my children that would make you cringe and be sad. Thank you Jesus for all you have done and all you will continue to do for me.
God Bless


Dear Blog,
I feel like we are going thru a phase in our marriage were I think things are not so great. No we are not fussing, being ugly or any of those kinds of things. Its all me. I feel like we have a sort of disconnect going on. I have discussed this with Hub's its a very personnal issue so I wont say it here. But for me, I am feeling neglected, pushed away, and hurt. My self image has taken a beating.
I am just guessing I need to pray over this issue and pray that I can take the answer and be ok with it, I have no choice but to be. Do I like it NO, but I need to learn to deal with it, learn to live with that answer. Sometimes things just suck.
God Bless