Monday, June 23, 2008

Rambling thoughts

I just read a book by Francine Rivers called "Redeeming Love". Wow....that was awesome. It's about a prostitute who is saved by a farmer who is a very devout Christian. It's set in the mid 1800's. That's all I'll tell you about the plot. Check it out sometime.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live back then?? I've been thinking about it lately and this book really made me think. They had to do everything for themselves. Walking a couple of miles for them was nothing. To me that is a chore. Living off the land, having only a couple sets of clothes, having a very few close friends, having very little and not living in a large house. Ok so that doesn't sound very appealling or does it??? Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we just went back to the basics. No tv, no internet, no phone...yes it would be hard and you're right I wouldn't make it a day.

"B", I know you are laughing at me right now!!!!!

So I think we are going to do a small garden next year so if anyone has any pointers send it my way.

I think about how much is in my closet and as I go through it to get rid of things I think...oh...I might wear this sometime. But will I really? I need to just go through it and pick out my favorite things and just wear them all the time. Who needs a ton of different clothes and who does it matter to if I wear the same things every week. I do laundry every other day anyway. It's weird not working and not having to pick out work clothes but I sure have enjoyed being able to go casual.

I want to start decluttering but that is so hard to do sometimes. I always think of ways to use things later....but do I ever use them later....usually not.

Can you tell I'm getting ready for a yard sale!!!

Yard sale tip....price as you are going through things so all you have to do is lay them out the week of. Have I done that yet....NO!!!! I mean well but can't quite get there.

This weekend was fun. We went to my parents house and to see some friends that just moved back to the state. We also got to see my brother....for all of 15 mins. That's good for him this time of the year. He was feeding my kids lies....telling him that I was mean to him when we were little....ok so maybe I was a little.

Funny story....It was my freshman or sophmore yr of college and me and a friend were staying at my parents for the weekend. I went into my brothers room about midnight or so to get a blanket. Well he wasn't there and the window was wide open with the screen off. Needless to say the worry wart in me thought he either snuck out or was yes I told my parents. I haven't lived that one down.

My kids think that my brother is so mean b/c I told them that he hurt my knee. I have a big scar on my knee from having warts removed. When he was probably 10 or so. He put his soccer or baseball cleats on my knee which had a wart and proceeded to scrap my knee causing the wart to spread. So I tried to have them removed several times and they would keep coming back until about 10 years ago. I finally found someone that removed them and blamed my brother for my wound. So Mean Uncle "B' really isn't mean.

Enough rambling for now. I'm ready to go clean out my closet....hopefully I won't lose the motivation before tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I miss my work friends!!!!

I miss my friends that have moved away!!!!

I'm enjoying seeing old church friends!!!!

I'm enjoying spending time with Good friends!!!

I'm enjoying meeting new people!

I really miss you guys at work and those of you that have moved away!

Glo-I miss my cube buddy!!(that does just about everything there is to know about me)
Kelly-you were my daily support...need I say more. I'm so glad we had the time to rekindle the past. were my daily support too...I miss the "STAR" stories.
Mer-I think about you on a weekly if not daily basis even though you've been gone for 4yrs.
Kate-I want to come over and just sit and talk like old times.
Becky-I feel like you are still here....that weird?
Aime-you're back!!! somewhat

Old Church Friends...
Know that I'm always here for you!

Good Friends...
Amber-I've had a great time this summer and thank you for all the prayer and support. I don't know what I'd do without you.

New People...
I've met several very neat ladies the past several weeks and am enjoying getting to know them. I've so glad that God (and E) have given me this opportunity.

All my friends....I'm so grateful for you.
I'm so grateful that God has placed all of you in my life! I love you all!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Power Lab

VBS at the church we used to go to is this week. It's called POWER LAB and it's so much fun. They have the most fun music and the men did an incredible job on the stage decorations including fog machines and motion lights.

My kids have been looking forward to this for months. "A" loves the music and was up on stage dancing and doing the motions. "L" doesn't get into the music much but loves seeing his friends. I hoping that he really catches on to the biblical truths this week.

It's been good seeing friends and being back at our old church as the kids call it. I really enjoy being at the church we are at now but there are definitely things I miss...mostly the people.

There is POWER, POWER, wonder working POWER!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Why are bedtimes so hard? I know I'm not the only one that struggles with this but I also know that there are many out there that have no problems putting their children to sleep. I know a lot of it boils down to me and I messed up from the time "L" was 6 months old. When we would do breathing treatments we would just let him fall asleep on the couch and then give him his breathing tretment and move him to his crib. Well ever since he won't go to sleep on his own. He does now when he is so tired that he just falls out before I can get there.

But then there is "A". Too cute and that's the problem. She gets her way....I've got to stop. She did good untli she was about 6 mos old and could pull up. That's when I gave in to her. Well she'd fall asleep on the couch with me and then I'd put her in her bed until we moved into then she would just sleep on the couch. LAZY on my part not to move her. We finally got her moved to her room and she goes to sleep in her room but with me laying down with her. Sometimes it goes quick other times it takes forever. Naps have gotten pretty easy. I think we are going through the TERRIBLE 3's!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any suggestions send this way:)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

This week

We had VBS this week at the Methodist church here in town and "A" had a great time. "L" only got to go one day b/c he got sick. Some sort of virus....yuck. He didn't feel better until Thursday. We got to go to the waterpark Friday though and had a great time....and yes we got a little red but not as bad as the week before. I don't know what is up with the sunscreen now days.

I found out that there is a vbs in town that is going to be Veggie Tales. For those of you that know my kids you know how much they love Veggie Tales. We're not going to be able to go though b/c we have prior VBS obligation. He'll have fun anyway but I thought it would be so much fun to spend the week w/ Bob and Larry!!!

My kids have become such Mama's kids in just 2 weeks. Especially "L". He doesn't want to do anything without me. I'm hoping this wears off. Don't get me wrong, I love it but he needs to want to spend time with "E" too.

Well I've got my self busy until Christmas. A couple of friends and I are going to do several craft fairs starting in August. We have one in August, one in Oct and one in November. I've been working on bows and tops all week. I finished a diaper cake to and it's adorable. "E" tells me to work on the dresses. His philosophy is to do one thing and do it well. He says my dresses are good and are what I should stick with. I just can't get motivated on them. I guess if I will finish up what I am working on with the shirts and bows and get started then I'd probably be able to get motivated. I have some really cool fabric that I order to make a top and purse for me but it would probably make a really cute dress or pants and top. I see something cute and I want to try it. I'm just trying to do too much I know.

Off to the start of a new week....Wish us luck...swim lessons start in the morning.

On the Needles

I've taken up a new hobby...Knitting! you're thinking the same thing my husband is old are you? Like someone told me I should have lived in the 1950's. I love it. It's so relaxing and it is so much fun to see what you can create.

I've been knitting about a month know and I finished 2 scarfs. I've also finished seveal headbands. I'm going to attach a flower and a couple of leaves to them. Here are the things I'm working on currently
  • Bib
  • Catepillar Scarf (very cute)
  • scarf

I've got yarn and the stuff to start a couple more projects:

  • Baby Blanket
  • sweater for addison
  • Alligator Scarf (super cute)
  • And I'm sure something else :)

We're going to visit some friends and family this weekend so I'm sure that I will have some time in the car and while we are visiting to get more done. I'll post some pics when I get some of these done.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Week in Review

I got kind of lazy this week writing on the blog. That's not good for the first week.

Tuesday was our last tball game and boy was it hot. L still says he likes Golf the best. He's a boy after his daddy's passions. If he is as good as Eric at it that's fine with me....that means golf scholarships. Let's just hope that he gets the scholarship letters instead of someone else with the same name. (That happened to Eric)

Wednesday we had gymnastics and Addison had fun with her new class. It was just 3 compared to 8 girls and she loves her teacher. We met our good friends at Burger King for lunch then went to the waterpark. The kids had a blast. One of Addison's friends from school was there and they were inseperable. Addison's gymnastic teacher is a lifeguard there and Addison wanted to hang out with her. In fact she would go deeper and deeper and then climb out and go sit with her on the lifeguard chair. Logan had a good time and I really enjoyed visiting with my friend. Addison crashed as soon as we got home and we are all fried (Even with Sunscreen)

Thursday we just hung out and ran some errands and Friday pretty much the same thing. It's been nice.

Three of us have decided to try and enter a craft fair in HS in October so I've got to start working on stuff. They have to jury things before hand so I've got to work on everything. I've got that to work on today this weekend. Oh I finished 2 dresses I've been working on for 3 months today and got them delivered. It won't take me long to do dresses from here forward it just was hard working and trying to do it.

I found the cutest pattern for a alligator scarf today so I think I'm going to order it and do some of those. I know...I know...I have too much going on.

Well this weekend is going to be relaxing I think...I hope.

I hope you guys have a good relaxing weekend too!

My Answered Prayer explained

Well some of you may be wondering why my blog is called "My Answered Prayer". It probably should be Answered Prayers b/c God is always answering my prayers but it's singular b/c I've been praying for a while that God would lead me home to be a stay at home mom. Well this spring it happened. We got a letter in the mail from our Agent that takes care of different investment and insurance needs saying that they handle health insurance also. Well E told me to call and that set things in motion.

April 15th was a great day for our family....1st of all it was the end of tax season...woohoo!!! Secondly I got the phone call from the agent....actually I called his secretary. She was so sweet. She said she had never known someone so anxious to quit work but then I explained that I could be at home with my kids. She understood then. She found out that day we were approved and the premiums were remarkable. So on April 15th I gave my notice at work. It was bitter sweet. I have such a wonderful group of friends at work. People I would have never gotten to know if it wasn't for work. Some of my best friends. And rekindled friendships. 8 yrs at the same place will do that. Yes Glo...I'm getting teary eyed.

Last Friday was my last day at work and yes I cried most of the day and avoided some people b/c I knew I would cry the other half of the day even though I knew I'd see them the next day.

Well that explains the name of the blog and I'm sure I'll be sharing more answered prayers!!!!

God is o good!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our First Day at Home

Well today has been a full day and of course I didn't get hardly anything done. I did clean the kitchen floor with the help of the kids. We used shaving cream....boy did they have fun!

I got a book in today that I order for vacation. It's hard for me not to pick it up and start reading it but I've got to wait. Karen Kingsbury is my favorite author. Check out some of her books at I can't put her books down once I start. I also got some fabric in that I had ordered. I can't wait to start my projects with it. I'm planning on making a bag and tunic top out of it.

It's nap time now so maybe I can get some more done at least get dinner cooked.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My first post

Well tommorrow is the first day on my new job....Household Manager!!! After 8 1/2 years in the same job, it's bitter sweet. I leave behind a lot of wonderful friends yet my prayers have been answered. I get to spend more time with my kids...loving, teaching, playing and loving some more. I'm estatic.

I'm also excited about having more time to spend with God and strengthing our relationship. One of our pastors has encourage us to go through part of the new testament and have an "In Christ" journal. I'm really excited about being able to do that.

I've also started knitting among other crafts that I do. So I'm sure I'll spend some time sewing for "A" and scrapbooking some of the latest tball pics of "L".

Well off to bed to get some rest before the big day!!!