Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wow - life

Life is crazy, wonderful, up and down, spinning out of control and not moving at all.

There's so much going on with me, with my family, and yet it feels like nothing is going on sometimes. I seem to want to fill every opening and yet, also, would like to sit in a lounge chair doing nothing. Which isn't really possible.

I am thankful for friends who always make me smile, who fill me up, who understand me, even those who maybe who don't understand me, but who accept me anyway. I am grateful for a husband who is always, always by my side and on my side. Even when I'm wrong. Which, he will admit, isn't much. (*just kidding honey*) I am in awe of my children's hearts, their beauty and talent. While I may be strict, I recognise the goodness in their hearts and I am so appreciative.

I am blessed in so many ways.

Lately, I have two songs that have affected me immensely, so I wanted to share some lyrics. I have always listened to lyrics--the songs that touch me the most, really say something. It is more than a good beat, it is a message.

There's no such thing as perfect people
There's no such thing as a perfect life
So come as you are, broken and scarred
Lift up your heart
And be amazed and be changed by a perfect God
(Perfect People by Natalie Grant)


But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
(Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


I heard this song this morning and it totally fits how I am feeling today.

Give me a Revelation
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying
To find my way
But I haven't got a clue

Tell me should I stay here
Or do I need to move?
Give me a Revelation
I've got nothing without You

Revelation Lyrics copyright Third Day

Monday, June 01, 2009

Photo Highlights

Because I don't have as much time to blog anymore, I thought I'd give some highlights of the last few months in photos:
My big 7 year old girl blowing out the candles on the Tinkerbell cake I made her.
The Marvin the Martian cake I made for dh's birthday (he LOVES Marvin the Martian).

My gorgeous children dressed up for fancy day at school (the older two, #3 was just hangin' with Mommy.)
The Mickey Mouse cake I made for #3's 3rd birthday (yes, I was on a weird theme cake thing this year - it was kind of fun.)
My brother visiting his niece and nephews. We get to see him so rarely and they loved having him here.
The fantastic feast for a friend's birthday.#3 relaxing after a hard day.A visitor in our back yard.My two gorgeous boys.On a Mother's day cruise with my beautiful daughter.

My new haircut.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The kids and I made these today. #2 cut the donut holes out. They are pretty small, LOL, and with the extra dough, #3 made donut holes (those three blobs in the top right hand corner). These are regular glaze on the side you can't see.

Good thing we went for a very long walk during the first rise. Pretty sure these aren't low cal! :-)

Thursday, April 02, 2009


These kids:

This man:
These people:

I love all of these

James 1.2-4