Friday, February 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday

. . . 1 day late! but it was a LONG day yesterday!

I am thankful for LONG days! . . . sometimes :)
I am thankful again for creative children . . . Jacob spent an hour at our art/homework table creating while I tried to take a nap and then we went to Ben's art show
I am thankful for stay home days . . . today!
I am thankful for sweet grandparents who made the drive just to see Ben's art . . . and we got to visit w/ as well.
I am thankful for school lunches . . . (I was just too pooped to fix Jacob's lunch today - good thing it was Pizza day for lunch)
I am excited about new worship songs for me to Jam to.
I am excited for a day to catch up . . . oh I already mentioned something like that.
I am thankful 2 little boys who are just that . . . LITTLE BOYS! sometimes we need reminding of that.
I am thankful for Fridays!
I am excited for our new fresh place to worship at.
I am thankful for the nice hot shower I am about to take!

Make it a wonderful Friday! I'll try to post Monster Truck pictures and Art Show pictures later today.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I think I have a new favorite! least another favorite to add to my list!

I see the king of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes
The whole earth shakes

I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing
The people sing

HosannaHosannaHosanna in the highest x2

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faith

I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees
We're on our knees


Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I walk from nothing to Eternity

x2Hosanna in the highest

Thursday, February 21, 2008

so Thankful

Today I am thankful for. . .

-preschool art
-the phone call from a dear friend to catch up
-grandparents to tend to our precious loves while we go to Passion!
-the 1 more Hug & Kiss that keep on coming from the boys b/c we are going on a trip
-a gift card for cheeburger & frings on a school night
-Blessing the Lord at 7am w/ the boys (the ONLY time I ignored the issue that they were JUMPING on our bed...but they were worshiping!
-time away w/ my JM
-2 sweet little boys that I will miss incredibly while I am away

Have a marvelous weekend and enjoy the Love of Our Lord! I can't wait to share of our experiences this weekend!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Exciting Weekend Ahead!

I just found out yesterday that I get to go here (enter and then click on the DC location to see who will be there.) this coming weekend and I'm just a little excited! For my first time, I get to join John Mark serving, worshiping, and helping w/ this amazing ministry! I can't wait! I hope my girl Christy is there!

then...we return very late from that to a totally different venue. The following day we are taking the boys to see Jacob's favorite truck on Sunday. It originally was going to be a Dadu/boys day but I decided this was something I don't want to miss! They said they didn't mind if I tag along!

YOU are good!

Lord You are good
And your mercy endureth forever
Lord You are good
And your mercy endureth forever

From every nation and every tongue
From generation to generation
We worship you
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
We worship you for who you are.
We worship you
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
We worship you for who you are
And You are Good.
You are good all the time and all the time, You are good.

OH!! I just love this song! you can hear it here!

It's a beautiful day! Enjoy the LORD!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Love is...

"Love is baking muffins with Mom"
-Ben when asked by his preschool teacher to tell about love!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful!!

for my amazing life
for my best friend & incredible husband that I am priviledged to share this life with
that our 4 year old still asks me to hold him and he plays with my hair
that our 6 year old wants me to drive him to school
for dusting off the dirt, getting back up and moving on
that my mama's surgery went well
for time with girlfriends creating goodies & treats
to have the honor of celebrating the unconditional love of my saviour
for lunch w/ the ladies
for cinnamon gummie hearts
making muffins and chocolate covered pretzels w/ the boys
for God's provision and faithfulness
the boys' teachers
the warm sunshine

Make a good day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Look what I found! This stuff is delicious and I wanted to pass along this idea for a yummy AND healthy snack!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

What do you collect?

This is what our J enjoys collecting, playing with, and being on the look out for. It started out simply…just the tops on all the drink bottles. Now we’ve expanded to shampoo, film canisters, Rx, milk, etc!

It will be fun to take to Show & Tell on the 100th day of school as we counted way over 100 tonight! (by 10’s)

This has inspired B to have a collection of his own. He has decided to collect used gift cards. We only have a few w/ no money on them but that’s a start!

Save your tops, especially the unique ones and used gift cards. Is that kind of like recycling?

New Year!

This year...
I want to . . .

Know God BETTER!
LOVE & encourage my husband...more that is! even MORE!
Run a 5K . . . with my husband.
Inspire, encourage, and minister to my children.
Lose 20 lbs.
Spend quality time w/ my family.
Make memories.
Read more books.
Cook healthier meals.

I know I'll have more...I'll add on later!

Texas Caviar

My new favorite recipe...and I'm going to be a better blogger!

I got this recipe from another blog and decided to share! This is SO delicious! Hope you enjoy as well!

Texas Caviar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp. water
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt and pepper
Boil until sugar dissolves
15 oz can garbanzo beans
15 oz can black beans
can of black eyed peas
2 cans white corn
2 cans chopped green chilis
1 diced red pepper
1 cup chopped celery (I left out the celery b/c we are not big fans of celery!)
1 cup chopped red onion
Combine and drain- I actually drain and rinse before I mix
Mix it all up and put in fridge. It makes a ton so share!