Sunday, July 25, 2010

The LONG cross country drive.

Dear Blog,
Oh I was so reminded just HOW MUCH I HATE cross country road trips! We did the right thing by having the 3 older kids fly in with my sister this coming Friday. Now on the other hand. Sailor starts to cry the minute we get close to the van, ok maybe not so much but when her tiny hiney hits the car seat she gets mad. I can't say that I blame her at all. I don't want to ride for awhile. The trip was nice. We were blessed to be in all Holiday inn express's so they were clean and safe.

We are getting our house delivered on tuesday. I am so excited to be able to call a house a home again. I did buy some really cute wall clings to decorate Savannah's room really cute. I think we are going to buy her a big girl bed very soon too. Now to see if she will give up her toddlar bed. These rooms are just so small there is really no room for anything in them so it will be an adjustment. We are putting more in storage this time as like I said this home is smaller then the last one. Hoping for clean lines and some open areas for the kids to play.

God Bless

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Great Reward-Joel Osteen

"So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!"
(Hebrews 10:35, NLT).

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
What are you believing God for today? Promotion? Healing? Stronger relationships? Freedom from addiction? God has promised all these things to you in His Word. He wants you to live in blessing and wholeness all the days of your life. But in order to experience His promises, we have to do our part. We have to keep believing and trusting in Him. That's what today's verse is saying: if we will stay in faith, if we will keep believing, keep hoping, keep doing the right thing, God promises there will be a reward. I like how one translation puts it, "Don't get discouraged. Payday is coming!"

When you're tempted to get down, when things aren't going your way, just say to yourself, "This may be hard. It may be taking a long time, but I know God is a faithful God. I'm going to keep believing because my reward is coming."

Friend, as you trust Him and stand in faith, as you boldly declare His promises, you are positioning yourself to receive His blessing. No matter what your circumstances look like, remember payday is on its way—and you will experience the blessing and reward He's promised all the days of your life!

Father in heaven, thank You for Your good and precious promises. I choose to trust that my reward is coming. I choose to follow Your commands because they lead to blessing and life. Give me a heart that is fixed on You and fill me with Your peace. I patiently wait on You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


When you wake up. If the enemy hands you a plate full of Worry, Fear, & Negativity, RETURN it .You DON'T HAVE TOO EAT what you didn't ORDER.

Leaving on jet plane.

Dear Blog,
Leaving on a jet plane, well not really just in a 2005 van LOL. We are all set to go. The house has been packed up cleaned and givien back to the rental company. We have been cozyed up in a staybridge hotel (2 rooms, thank you for the upgrade). I am happy to leave, happy to get to a new place and leave all of CA behind. Not that it all has been bad.

I love the south, I LOVE the southern chruches and I am so looking forward to getting back into a GOOD church again. Maveric is going thur "The change" and I feel he needs MORE mentoring from a good church friend. The older kids are at my sisters and they are having a ball, I am getting some great pictures from they and they all look happy.

I get to go and see Wicked tonight with a good friend and her kids I am so excited to go to see a Real Play for the first time in a LONG time.

God Bless

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Get Your Fill - Joel Osteen

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled;"
(Matthew 5:6, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the natural, what do you do when you're hungry and just not sure what will satisfy you? You may try to think of what to eat, but maybe you're not sure what will hit the spot. Spiritual hunger works the same way. You may feel a restlessness or unsettledness, but you can't quite figure out what will satisfy it. You may try to fill that need with other things—food, addictions, people—but only God can fill that hunger.

Today's verse tells us what will fill that hunger in our soul—righteousness. When you hunger and thirst for righteousness, which is God's way of doing things, you will be spiritually satisfied. But just like you have to take time to eat in the natural, you have to take time to "eat" or partake of God's righteousness.

Take time every day and devote it to the Lord with prayer, worship and the study of His Word. Stay in fellowship with other believers by attending church regularly. As you focus your hunger on God's righteousness, you will be filled and live satisfied in Him all the days of your life.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the promise to fill my hunger. I open my heart to You and ask that You draw me by Your Spirit. Teach me to walk in Your ways of righteousness that I may honor and serve You all the days of my life. I bless Your name today. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful my friend lent me her toaster so I didn't have to eat frozen waffles this morning. The kids like them frozen me not so much.

I am Grateful the packers got done packing the house yesterday.

I am Grateful the movers will pick up the house tomorrow.

I am Grateful for good friends and neighbors.

I am Grateful God is on my side!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Running on EMPTY but full with GOD

Dear Blog,
I am tired! Even tho the packers are doing all the work. I have issues with strangers touching my "Under Roo's" if you know what I mean, so I packed 8 boxes of the family clothes. I so did not know just how much clothes we all have. I know we have a lot there are 6 of us after all. But the sheer amount even after I donated 4 bags is still astounding. I do plan on donating more once we get to our new home. I am feeling the need to shed everything we don't really need, I feel we have just too much, I sit and think of those who do not even have 1/4 of what we have and I feel a sense of shame of all I truly take for granted which is A LOT!

I have been praying when I have been waking up early in the morning. But I am not "Truly" awake. I have been praying for more patience, for God to bind my tongue as it has been making me ashamed and it hurts my hearts to think what it is doing to God. I need to start relying and depending on the Heavenly Father so much more then me. I know this, this morning I feel as I am running on empty, but I am also feeling FULL with GOD this morning!God Bless

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful the packers will finish up today, just feel "Odd" having someone packing up your "Lives".

I am Grateful I don't have to pack the house up, I had issues packing clothes we would need for a family of 6.

I am Grateful I have a loving hubby who knows how to put those little fires out.

I am Grateful I have been praying almost in my sleep, its showing me my heart needs to lean more on God then myself.

I am Grateful I got my "Play deck" cards (Timeshare bonus cards to buy things with) We are planning on getting the Bible Experience to listen to across country and I am so looking forward to it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tater and cabbage cass

I got this from my friend leighann from "Living with 3 Hobbits and a Giant, its on my blog roll, take the time to check her out her blog is pretty NEAT!

I love this stuff and I make it all the time!!

The much requested cabbage, potato bake adapted from Emeril Lagasse:
Preheat oven to 375 degree F
Wedge a head of cabbage, remove core
Quarter a potato per person in your family
Crumble 12-16 ounces of cooked bacon
Put these all nicely together in a baking dish
Pour a cup or cup and a half or can of chicken broth into the pan
Salt and pepper to taste
Cover with foil
Bake for one and one half hours; the more tender the cabbage is the better.

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful My hubby gets to come and help me with the packers today.

I am Grateful I have wonderful kids whom I love very much.

I am Grateful hubby finally heard me and surprised me with WICKED tickets for my last night in town, I am so excited.

I am Grateful the time has finally come for the move so I can quit stressing so much.

I am so Grateful for seeing this scripture this morning. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I;"
(Psalm 61:2, NIV)

Higher-Joel Osteen

"From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I;"
(Psalm 61:2, NIV).)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty. We all face challenges and trials. Scripture tells us that in this world we will have trouble, but we can be encouraged today because He has overcome the world and disarmed it of the power to harm us! Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. His ways are higher than our ways, and He has promised to deliver us!

So many times, people feel stuck in their circumstances because they are looking at them from a natural perspective. This natural perspective is limited. It's small. It's only a fraction of what's really going on. But, if we'll rise up to a higher level, we will see things the way God sees them. We'll understand His purposes and see the way to victory!

Today, if you're feeling overwhelmed, Jesus is the rock who is high above your circumstances. When you call on Him, He will be with you. He will lead you and guide you into the higher places He has prepared for you!

Heavenly Father, today I release every care and concern to You. Have Your way in my circumstances. Have Your way in my thoughts. Help me, Jesus, to come up higher in every area of my life with You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful I got my drawer fixed today or I would not have remembered I had a pre inspection today at 3pm YIKES!

I am Grateful my home was pretty clean in the first place.

I am Grateful Hubby comes home tomorrow. I need some good sleep.

I am Grateful I went shopping yesterday so I don't have to fun out today.

I am Grateful God is a man of Mercy, Healing and Amazing Love not for just me but for everyone.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tomatoe Bites

I got these sinful snacks from my Bunco buddy Sherrie. I would make a double batch as they go so fast.


20 cherry tomatoes
1lb bacon cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayo
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


cut thin slice off top of tomatoe

scoop out the insides and drain upside-down on paper towel

combine all ingredients

spoon mixture into tomatoes

Chill and serve

Gratitude Journal

I am Grateful I met a new friend today, kinda sad I met her right before we move.

I am Grateful, I am not so tired today and was able to get a few things done before the move.

I am Grateful I got to "SNIFF" and try out some new Scentsy products, I got 2 warmers and a really beautiful Warmer.

I am Grateful my hubby will be coming home soon from Scotland.

I am Grateful that I have a God that loves me and cares for me, even when I ask for good dreams he makes it happen.

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