Tuesday, December 8, 2009





Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Morning ...and more

Last week was the kids last week of school until January. I think I'm loving this year round school schedule! :) I get to have them home at the "PERFECT" time of year.

Thanksgiving was certainly different for us this year; being away from all the people we love so much. The kids got up and played cards while the famous Rose Parade was on. We played a game of tennis, played at the park- all the while my hubby was at home watching football and baking a tri-tip roast and sliced ham. We were way too late for Turkey- they were sold out. Jay doesn't like turkey much anyway- so we really didn't make a big deal out of it this year. Dinner was great! The best part was sitting down together as a family saying our prayers, and talking about what we are all thankful for.

Now... we've just been putting a lot of puzzles together and getting the house ready for Christmas. I can't wait to go down South and see all our family! The picture above pretty much shows how I feel about seeing everybody! ;) LOL ABSOLUTELY GIDDY!!!

"Joy came down on Christmas Day
As angels came to earth
Heralding the miracle
of our Messiah's birth."""


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Shianne was so excited last week that she got to perform on stage twice. Once for the parents and then in front of the entire 5th grade. She is quite an entertainer; not afraid one bit- in fact she gets on stage and comes alive. She did a great job. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

I just love the seasons up here; I took this picture last week from my car...

Shianne singing...

Someone got a case of the giggles!!! Can't you just hear her? :)

Jimmy with Moose...

I am reminded today to be thankful for EVERYTHING!!!

I will leave you with a quote I heard at church last week from guest speaker John Ortberg...

"Gods' desire is to create the best version of YOU!"

Ponder on this; and allow Him to create the best version of YOU; not the version of someone else you think you should be for Him- but instead; allow Him to make the best of YOU!
Because lets face it- anything else is just setting ourselves up for failure. Just like the seasons He will constantly change and mold us into what He knows is best. There are storms in between these seasons but I am learning to be Thankful in all things. He has a plan for each and everyone of us. I really don't want to miss it. He has gotten me through many seasons of my life; and I can honestly say I can see the beauty in ALL of them. I've lived life with Him and without Him; too many times I have gone back and forth- enough to know- that I know -that I know I do not want to live life without Him!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Toothless 6 year old! :)

Football game last week; wish we got better pictures. THEY WON!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Just for Kicks" Soccer

Jimmy had his 1st Soccer class today; I was so proud of just how interactive he was with all the other players. As you can see he had a BLAST!!! He's sooooo expressive! ;)

See what I told you about expressive? lol

Here's expressive yet again!!! He is so darn cute!

Uuuhp...and again!!! I think this is his game face...

Oh... and our wonderful dog Hailey... she sure does put up with a lot!!! ;) Thank you Shianne for making her beautiful! lol

Monday, September 28, 2009

Playing around with Fall!!!

My favorite Season of the year is here! Finally after a 3 digit temperature week. I'm not finished decorating for Fall yet; but I am slowly working on it; as the weather gets me in the mood! :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Football Season!!!

This is our 1st year putting Brenden in football. I'm not sure I like it much; but he LOVES it!!! I think the coaches yell way too much and there is actual tackling amongst these 6 year olds. I thought it would be flag football- but nope full on tackle and gear! He does not seem to mind one bit. Maybe I'm oversensitive; lol... that was an understatement. ;) Anyway here are some pictures I took at yesterdays practice of our Tiger...