Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today I LOVE

~ salads & conversations with girlfriends

~ blessings from the Lord

~ Method all purpose cleaner cucumber

~ the anticipation of a fun weekend ahead

~ passion

~ the new M&M covered pretzels

~ falling deeply in love w/ the Lord & His word

~ how God is using His word as well as His people to encourage me & bless me

~ playing Apples to Apples Jr

~ Charlie, Holden, Isaac, Mason, James, Steven, Kaleb, Becca, Sadie, Adreanna, & Ellie

~ NRPreK


I think it is simply beautiful how God uses His true word to speak to us.
I've really been enjoying the promises in Isaiah 33:6.

v5 The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;
he will fill Zion with justice & righteousness.
v6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation & wisdom & knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

How reassuring that our STABILITY resides only in our Heavenly Father! Our strong foundation is not found in our job, spouse, hobbies, children, friends, etc. but only in the Lord.

It reminds me of the oldie but goodie traditional hymn.

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand .
Are you familiar with the words?!

My hope is built on nothing else
than Jesus' love & righteousness.
I dare not trust a sweeter frame
but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

on Christ the Solid Rock I stand.
all other Ground is Sinking Sand
All Other Ground is Sinking Sand.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

God saw everything He made,
and it was very good.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Project 365

4/15 a little surprise pot of sunshine from a friend
that met me at the door when i came home one night.
4/16 Four hot & sweaty boys
FINALLY getting to use the water "squirters".

4/17 BJ removed all the ugly bushes from out front.
Then he remulched the area.
That all made for a perfect spot for our stepping stones.

4/18 this mad scientist studies his experiment information.
We had ph strips, test tubes, crystals, liquids everywhere.

4/19 what little boys are made of

Today I Love

~ Werther's Original Chewy Caramels . . . totally addicted

~ looking out our kitchen window and seeing spring green everywhere

~ morning coffee chats

~ years of the boys' stepping stones all finally displayed in the yard

~ brightly colored gerbera daisys in the yard

~ brainstorming teacher appreciation ideas w/ my friend

~ creating in my organized craft space

~ the mess that filled our kitchen counter yesterday. just thinking about the mix & mess of stuff makes me smile. b & i were working on starting seeds & while jm & j were "playing" w/ a chemistry set. then we moved onto making this year's stepping stones. what a sight this counter was!

~ my girlfriends here & those an hour or two away

~ being a mama to boys

~ hand-me-down clothes

~ God's amazing word that "will never pass away".

~ Christy Nockels Healing is in Your Hands & Steve Fee's Send Me Out

~ longer days for the boys to play outside

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Project 365

4/6 ~ early morning games for the boys while they wait for the adults to wake up & get beach ready. i love those sleep faces. 4/7 ~ the FREEZING cold water didn't stop jacob from getting SOAKED! he couldn't get enough!

4/9 Good Night Cousins!

4/10 ~ Shark Attack

4/11 ~ this sleepy little bundle fell asleep . . . standing up. is it horrible that i ran for the camera before i "fixed" him comfortably in his bed?!

4/12 ~ our "S" wall grew while we were gone. JM found a few more of them in my craft room & hung them up for me.

4/13 ~ an amazing gift . . . thanks to a very special helper, i can now see the floor of my creation space. now i have room to create!
4/14 ~ we've finally planted our seeds for our garden. this is a bad picture but neither boy was being to cooperative for me. i decided having the seeds planted was more important than having good pictures.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Today at Preschool

~ i got invited for a playdate!

~ i learned the "superman prayer"!

~ i got treated to one of my favorite snacks . . . cheez its!

It's a tough "job" but someone has to do it!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Today I Love

my papa
veggie sandwiches
sleeping w/ the windows open letting the beach breezes in
laughing with my m-in-law
our little family of 4
our extended families
making time to read. i finished 2 books and started on a 3rd in one week!
tanlines & sunkissed boys
jacob's freckles
Nestle break & bakes
stay home jammer days
(is it sad that we need that after a week at the beach?!)
"Peep in a Cup" coffee
Following God
shopping lots but spending almost NO money
*i don't love pollen*

Monday, April 5, 2010

Project 365

4/4 ~
Our boys w/ the most precious Papa in the world.
Affectionately known as "Paka Puckette" by Ben
4/5 ~
Boredom at its finest on the stretch home.
Ben took some of the goodies from his Easter Basket and dressed up. Now we're BEACH BOUND!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Project 365

3/29 ~ our 1st tulip to "pop" through3/30 ~ I've gotten a start on our list of packing. So far we don't need much but this list will grow.3/31 ~ I had so much fun making these for my preschool friends and the boys' teachers. 4/1 ~ o the things I find in the washing machine.4/2 ~ here's just one of our piles to pack. 4/3 ~ when we planted these in October, Ben & I didn't know what colors would come up in Spring b/c it was a bag of random colored tulip bulbs. We've been pleasantly surprised with the fun colors of spring. We've also enjoyed coming home to them open up when they come home from school. Each day another one has "opened" during the day.

Today I Love . . .

1 ~ our messy, cozy, lived in home

2 ~ conversations with former youth group girls . . . turned friends as they are all now adults. a few are sophmores in college and a couple more are going for their master's degrees. amazing ladies i tell ya!

3 ~ the surprise colors of the tulips ben & i planted in the fall from a bag of variety bulbs. we have some yellow & pinks so far around the mail box.

4 ~ california pizza kitchen hummus & flat bread

5 ~ the way ben insists on wearing the same red shirt to t-ball practice each week and how he calls his mit, his "mitten"

6 ~ how simply adorable & disgustingly dirty the boys were yesterday after a LONG afternoon of outside play at a couple parks and then back home to our house w/ water squirters; then looking outside seeing them play basketball in their sock feet.

7 ~ how excited we are to go to the beach but totally procrastinating the packing. just looking around at piles & lists

8 ~ having the smell of the outside come in

9 ~ the excitement of 11 precious pre-schoolers when their biscuits were empty this week and then having them say together, "Jesus is Alive"!

10 ~ that our boys slept in until a whopping 7am this morning! haha

11 ~ looking forward to seeing family & friends over the next few days.