Wednesday, January 28, 2009

so cute even when he's sick...

This is a picture from last week but I couldn't resist posting it, red cheeks and all. Bless his heart, he had fever for 4 days and kept those red, rosy cheeks and sweaty head. I know it's cruel to snap picture while he just wants to snuggle but his little face just melted my heart and wanted to capture it.

Logan is back to his usual, rowdy self this week and is wearing me out! Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Friday, January 23, 2009

let's talk to jesus...

So today was Logan's 3 year well check up. My 97th percentile kido is just perfect. Well, other than it is still hard to understand what he is saying and is going to speech therapy. But what was even better about the appointment was I even got to see that my little 3 year old's heart is perfect too! No check up needed on that. While we were waiting for the pediatrician, logan noticed that I had a hang nail on my thumb. He appeared very concerned and kissed my thumb. What happened next was the sweetest, most unexpected thing and made my whole week. He looked at me and with the softest voice said,"mommy, let's talk to jesus and tell him about your bo bo!" And then with no prompting he prayed for me!

"Dear Jesus, Please help my mom's bo bo to feel better so she can have a good sleep tonight. Thank you for helping us today. In Jesus' name, AMEN"

It just doesn't get any better than that. Well maybe, he just learned Proverbs 3:5-6 and recites it so proudly knowing that it makes Jesus so happy!

I love my miracles.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Nope...NOT me!!

Hi there. So I am finally giving in and joining the fun of Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So I definately did NOT sit my kids in front of the T.V. just to get a few minutes to myself this week. And I certainly would not admit to it if I did considering it is one of my new year's resolutions to not turn the T.V. on so much. And I most positively did not intentionally put on a long disney movie to make sure I had enough me time at that. Nope, that wasn't me!

I did not whine and complain all week about sore muscles, aching ankles and knees, and did not go to walgreens twice for more epsom salts to soak in following a brutal week of working out. I did not over react when I couldn't even get out of bed after push ups and lunges the day before. I am in better shape than that and I would never carry on like a wimp, never!

I did not login into facebook, my blog, and all my other favorite blogs more times than I could ever count just to check any and every update as if my life depended on it. That would be so lame. I would never be so addicted to my computer that I had to check email and such 20 times a day or more. Nope, that wasn't me.

I did not let my 3 year old eat oreo's for breakfast because that would just be terrible and I would feel like the worst mom if I ever did that just to avoid a temper tantrum.

well, that was kind of liberating, well maybe not. hope you enjoy and make sure to check out all the other Not Me Monday! posts.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Please pray...

I got this prayer request from angie's blog this morning. Please pray for Harper, a full term baby girl born who had to be shipped to a children's hospital in tulsa for breathing and heart problems. See her blog for updates.

Friday, January 16, 2009

resolutions revisited...

Hello to those of you who have stopped by or just stumbled across my blog. I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that although january is almost half gone now, you can still make a resolutions or two. One thing that I want everyone to be aware of is taking charge of your health, including breast health. Do those monthly exams ladies. Have your annual mammogram if you fall into the age and recommended guidelines, and have you annual physician exam. All 3 of these together will put you on the road to being proactive and staying healthy. Not going to preach here, but for more info and 2 amazing products you can visit my website at
Have a great and healthy 2009!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bring the Rain

We are all on this journey of life together. We all search and will hopefull find the meaning of life on this earth and what we were created for. It is on this wonderful journey that God reveals himself to us in wonderful and mysterious ways. Everytime I look into the eyes of my children, each time I watch them peacefully sleep, I whisper prayer of thanks to heaven for my two miracles on earth. I can't help but wonder what just one more miracle would be like. As we go through our day to day routines, we get busy. Maybe even selfish. We get caught up in the craziness of this life. Work, money, politics, money, rat race, money, etc. You get my point. It is my hope and dream that I will strive to be more than that. More than the average, successful person who does "well" for herself here on earth. I hope that I may touch the lives of others in a special, meaningful way. I pray that I will be joy, hope, love, and peace to the people that come into my life, that they may know the One I strive to emulate. I hope that my legacy on this earth will have eternal significance.

As I write this, I am still teary eyed from a blog post I just read. I want to share with you a blog of someone that is doing what I just described above. Although I don't know her, I feel as though somehow I do just because I have read her story and listened to her share her joys and heartbreak in this life. But more than that, she is trusting God for everything and is touching lives in unbelievable ways as she shares her life in her blog.

If you have a few days it is worth it to start at the beginning and share the life of todd and angie smith. Angie is inspiring, in countless ways. Be encouraged. Be ministered to. Check it out.
This is what life is about.
the bring the rain button to the right will also bring you there.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Top 10 quotes from this week...

10. "mom, I have sick all over my tummies!" (jackson explaining why he didn't have to sit at the dinner table with us for fear of trying something new.

9. "honey, I lost 3 pounds this week!" ( to which my hubby replied, "wow, that's AMAZING since you ate SO much this week!) thanks honey.

8. "mom, you look so handsome!" ( logan enjoying snuggle time before bed and truly wanting to say something nice to me.)

7. "ha, ha, I put your kiss away!" (jackson wiping our kisses off and giggling. yes, the joys of a speech impaired kido)

6."mom, go put your hair up!!" (logan is very opinionated in his young 3 year self. I acutally washed, dryed, and round brushed my hair, leaving it down, and he expressed his distasted for my "new do" and wanted it back up in a clip like it is EVERYDAY, go figure.

5. "mom, guess what???? I wub you!" (I will never get tired of hearing this one from either of my kids.

4. "can I have a cereal bar?" ( I know, not funny or cute but jackson says this one about 4 times a day since that is essentially what he lives on. any advice out there on extremely picky eaters with food anxiety?)

3. "let's read the Bible!" (ok, this is a new one, thanks to granny and grandaddy for the wonderful kids bible with all the great stories. The boys LOVE reading about noah, jonah, adam and eve, baby jesus. We read for about 30 minutes everyday now out of the kids
Bible and it has been wonderful!)

2. "mom, is the big bad wolf going to eat us up??!" logan fearfully inquired, to which I said, "no dear, we live in a house of bricks!" That was enough for him and he happily totted off to bed without a worry in the world!

1. and the number one quote for the week is one I am very proud of:
"John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life! John 3:16" (Both of the boys have memorized this verse this week and I tear up to think of a 3 and 4 year old hiding God's word in their hearts. Way to go guys. Mommy is so proud of you!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

diet coke...

Ok, for those of you who don't drink diet coke or never have you may not understand where I am coming from on this post. I figured putting this just after my resolution post was appropriate since I shouldn't be writting about this anyway. I am once again trying to give up my diet coke addiction. (was successful and diet coke free for 2 months only to fall of the wagon in november). Not my caffeine addiction, my diet coke addiciton. I don't know what this stuff is laced with but it has a hold on me like nothing I have ever consumed. (which isn't saying a whole lot). I took this picture yesterday when I knew it was the last can in the refrigerator and it was all I could think about ALL day. Now some of you may be thinking, what's the big deal, so she drinks diet coke?! Well, I have to confess that when it is in the house I drink 6 or more cans a day. Not to mention when we go out to eat I can drink three or four refills. The crazy thing is that my brain craves it and at the same time my body hates it. It does crazy things to me. I know the aspartame is terrible for me and that is why I want to stop this bad habbit. But how can I know how horrible it is to consume and still pop open can after can? My head pounds and throbs yet I open another trying to convince myself that just one more will make me feel better. I watch my stomach blow up like a balloon and still drink away. I have even had chest pain after a day of drinking til my heart's content and still don't stop. Well, I did stop a few months ago. I had the flu and was puking and felt lousy anyway, so I figured I would go for it cold turkey since I was sick anyway. It was miserable, but I did it. The horrible thing is that I thought about diet coke every minute even when I didn't drink it. I would pass McDonalds and think if I only could stop and get just one diet coke. I started "closet drinking" when the boys were at school and john was at work. No one knew that I was sneaking it and then just started buying 12 packs again and here I am. I am once again at a place where all I think about is my diet coke, (pathetic, I know), but you should try this stuff. I am telling you, there is some additive that makes you HAVE to have it. So in writing, I am outing myself and looking for accountability. I want to be healthy. I want to feel good. I don't want anything to have a hold on me (except jesus). I have a fridge full of water and iced tea and tomorrow is the first day I won't pop open a cold, refreshing can of diet coke to start my day. I don't think I have it in me to go cold turkey, but won't be buying 12 packs anymore. Maybe I can enjoy one here or there on date nights but otherwise here is saying good-bye to my unhealthy and ridiculous obsession with diet coke.
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