Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's been a while.. Every time I think life is going to slow down and we will maybe enjoy a slow season in life I find a way to fill it up. I'm not comaplaining or anything I think and maybe I've just come to terms that life with three boys is always going to be busy, my life is always going to be loud, and I wouldn't have it any other way. So instead of appologizing for our business and thus my lack of blogging I'm just going to start all over again right here right now, clean slate! Here are some pics of Fall/Halloween. See y'all again tomorrow ; )

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

last night we had a huge sleepover with my boy's friends, it was so much fun. I woke up a little tired but it was all worth it when those sweet little boy faces woke up to some treats. (I know Leprechaun poop sounds disgusting, but I figured with boys it would go over well and it did). The "poop" consisted of Lucky Charms cereal, gummy bears, green candies I can't remember the name of and a few gold coins and a on the side a bottle of bubbles. I love that my boys are still little and I can have fun with them and just be in their joyous innocent presence sometimes. Last night my sweet wonderful husband grabbed my hand and hugged me tight and told me how lucky he and my boys are that I am his wife and their mother but I had to answer back that I'm the lucky and blessed one. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Earlier this week I was invited by health coach Melanie Banayat to join her on a local radio program and promote women's health and wellness. It was a great experience the dj was absolutely phenonmenal and made us feel right and home. I was able to share a little bit about how Zumba has changed my life and what it's done for me physically and emotionally that was really cool. I just feel so blessed to have found something that has set me free from so many strongholds and I love sharing it with others. Highlight the Youtube link and right click and open link to see my little Zumba moment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Purse and scarf raffle

Today I was blessed to attend a fundraising event for a co worker of mine. She is a fantastic instructor and personal trainer. Unfortunately she is in dire need of a new kidney she has kidney failure and is very sick. Today the gym I work for had a purse and scarf raffle. I had never heard of such a thing before little did I know that I was in for a big treat today. We purchased raffle tickets and put them in the purse we liked and Joan picked a ticket, I won every purse I really wanted. How cool! There was a ton of food, we had over 150 purses donated and tons and tons of beautiful scarves we also landed up with some beautiful handmade jewelry being donated. People can be so generous, with their time, talents and purses I found out today. Joan is such an amazing God loving woman who has a shoulder for anyone, an ear for any problem, and arms for those days when you just need a hug. Today we were able to help her and she was speechless and so very grateful. At the end of the day we raised $3,000 for her. Three people also generously offered to be tested to see if they were a match so they could possibly donate a kidney to Joan. I'm just happy I was able to be apart of such a wonderful and special day and also because I get to add two new purses to my growing collection.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dr. Seuss Birthday

I am lucky enough that I get to make these cute little treats for kindergarteners and 3rd graders for tomorrow. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

our very own picasso

All three of our boys are dramatically different. It's kind of amazing to see, I treat them all relatively the same we all live in the same house, eat all the same food, watch more or less the same thing hear the same music but beautifully we are all very very different. Nicolas is our straight A athlete, Isaac is our comedian and Nathan is our artsy picasso child. His artwork has been chosen each and every time the school does an art show. He has had artwork exhibited in several locations around town and the local college asks for his work. This was his latest creation a wire lizard, the picture does it absolutely no justice it was very creative and really cool. I should have labeled this post brag on Nathan, and I mean that in the most humble way. I love to see how each of my children use their God given talents, we are all so blessed and each of us has one. Sometimes as adults I think we tend to forget or wonder what our talent is or at least I do/did. I love how children are so free and expressive and creative and I get to see each day their talents, their gifts, their growing personality, their new abilities and each day I love a little more that I get to be their mom and that is my gift. Happy Happy Thursday, I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a really bad no good day

Yes yesterday was indeed one of "those" days. It was also a day that hurt my feelings, my pride, my ego, my heart and really my whole being. All except my faith, all day yesterday during my really bad not so good day I just kept reminding myself of all the blessings in my life. I am reminded during this lenten season to lean more on Him, and less on myself. When I struggle and boy do I feel like I'm struggling right now that that moment is a moment He may be providing so that I bring myself a little closer to Him. I went to church this morning and that is exactly what I heard during father's sermon. That when we have our bad days maybe that's Him calling us to Him so that he can protect us and love on us a little bit and also so that we may just let it go so that His will may be done. I am also reminded lately that I need to slow down just a little, not fill my plate so full and make time for down time and fun time. I schedule play time for the boys so why don't I make play time for myself? I make sure the boys are in bed at a certain time each night but I will stay up late doing things, chores, projects and those nights lead to tired days. I'm learning that I need to lean on Him, slow down, not care what others may say about me or think of me, I'm facing that I can't please everyone all the time and that is ok. I believe in my heart that I'm a good mom and wife and I love the Lord with all my heart and that's all that matters. I try everyday to be and do my best and on days like yesterday it's ok if it's just not good enough. So today I will make time so slow down, play, pray, work a little and be intentional and present in MY life. Because as I learned yesterday when I'm in too much of a hurry, to busy doing too much for others and not taking care of myself accidents happen.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine fun

Here's just a few pics of our Valentines Day