Thursday, December 20, 2007

What is Christmas About? (Sorry for the length)

I have been having trouble thinking of something to write about. I think I have acquired that dreaded "Attention Deficit Disorder" at an older age. Anyway, I received a Christmas card today, as I do every year, from this sweet family member, and it made me start to think. What a Great Journal to post and challenge everyone out there who reads to think in these terms!! Every year she sends a picture of her daughter and then writes a "Christmas letter" about her family and what she is thankful for throughout that year. This year's letter was focused on a Bible verse:

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace and confidence. n the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer! for I have overcome the world." John 16:33. This year for HER, Christmas was about finding God's Peace. It was strange that I received this letter today because I had a rough morning. Things going on at work, then leaving and being late for miss Priss' program at school, to forgetting the camera, and bringing the juice "after" the party instead of FOR the party.... ! I have noticed lately that my Memory is just fading away. I think I would even forget to put on my shirt if I didnt feel the cold air on my skin. It is very scarey for me because I feel inadequate as a mother when I forget those important things. I get so frustrated because I dont have time to sit and play with my children... there is Always something that must be done. I feel like Martha--busy, busy, busy!! She writes in her letter that none of our earthly things will matter when we meet Jesus. No amount of money, what we have done, or what presents we buy at Christmas will Matter. The only thing that will matter is if we brought Glory to HIM while doing it all. I realized that I do not do this as often as I should. I have not stopped and taken the time to "Be Still" and just feel His Presence around me.

Perhaps that is the reason my mind is not focused on things like it should be. Perhaps it is "Spiritual" rather than "medical"! I do not know the answers!

You may have noticed I have a list of songs that play when you enter this site: At first, I added that because I loved those songs and well, I thought it was neat. But today as I sit and type, with Miss Priss in my lap, and listen to some of the words (not ALL of them), they each have a different meaning. (A couple of them, just because I like the beat!) "Life aint always beautiful"! The title of this song says everything.... but in the song it says ....

But the struggle makes you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has it's own way of takin' it sweet time

No,life aint always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life aint always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride

I think this year Christmas for me will be about being thankful for my husband, and my girls! And like my cousin, "look for the Peace from God and focus my attention on him"! I challenge you to "really" look at life and see what Christmas is about "for you"? Not just the fact that yes, Jesus was born and yes He is our Savior! BUT, what He has done for YOU and how you can Glorify HIm through "those" things! How will You carry out that "special" plan He created for YOU?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Miss Priss!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Heart of Mercy

Every little girl has a childhood crush on that “famous” pop star, movie star, or singer. Well, when I was a little girl my crush was quite strange. Of all the good looking men on this planet, for some reason I chose “John Denver”. When I say Crush, I use that term LIGHTLY, because it was total INFATUATION! I told everyone several stories about him. One being he was my brother, and the other was we were going to get married when I grew up and live in a huge house in the sky! HMMMM could that be in HEAVEN? There has to be some truth to that particular story!!! I went to all of his concerts; I owned every kind of shirt, poster, calendar, and pencil, whatever he had with his picture on it. EVEN 8-Track—and yes RECORD albums!!! Does this show my age or what? I knew every song by heart and could belt out a sound to his “Leaving on a jet plane” that you have never heard. “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” was my all time favorite and I knew EVERY SINGLE WORD! My sister had her own telephone line in her room at my grandparent’s house and she would call our phone and pretend to be him. I think I always “really” knew, but hoped there was that ONE chance it could be him! I do not know how all of this got started, but it was a FACT!

I haven’t thought about him much since his plane crash. And you don’t really hear his music anymore. But One day I was directed to a site of a rather, beautiful person, Ages And Stages. When her site came up, I heard this familiar voice singing. An instant feeling of Peace came over me! I had a sudden glimpse from the past. It was John Denver!!! His beautiful voice just brought me to tears.
The other night I found his music for my site and as the music from “Thank God…” came on, both of my girls came running into my office. They started dancing, and singing. Before I knew it, we were all three dancing like crazy people! We were laughing and having so much FUN! Miss Priss started asking me questions about him and when I told her that he was now living with Jesus, she burst into tears. It was horrible! She cried for a solid 30 minutes. I felt awful! I just told her someday, we would ALL sing beautiful music with him in Heaven! What a great life to look forward to !! I guess she was gifted with that "heart of Mercy"!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

She LOVES her DADDY!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas MeMe

I found this meme on Jesse's For the Love of Peas and Monkeys

Leave me a comment if you want to do it so I can visit and read your answers!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags are much easier..but paper for the kids!
2. Real Tree or artificial? It has to be artificial... real ones make me sick!
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take it down? Right after Christmas--too many toys!
5. Do you like eggnog? No
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My evil Kinevil 3 wheel motor bike..yes I know I am a girl--but I was fearless (now scared of everything)
7. Do you have a Nativity scene? No
8. Who is the hardest person to buy for? We do not buy for anyone but kids
9. Easiest person to buy for? my children
10.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? An Alarm clock from
11.Mail or email Christmas cards? Email if I send them
12.When do you start shopping for Christmas? First of November
13.Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? Yes , an alarm clock
14.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My Momma's fudge
15.Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear
16.Favorite Christmas song? I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
17.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home.. family is around the corner
18.Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Rudolph, Donder, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid,Dasher, Dancer, Prancer-is that it?
19.Angel or Star on top of the tree? Neither... Bow
20.Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Both
21.Most annoying thing about this time of year? TRAFFIC and RUDE PEOPLE that are scrooges
22.What is the corniest family tradition you do or miss doing? I dont have one
23.What is the worst thing you’ve seen related to Christmas? Naked Santa Claus--YUK
24.Which looks best, themed trees or homey trees? Themed -Gingerbread of course
25.Gingerbread or sugar cookies? Any Dessert
26.Do you like fruit cake? YUK!!!

HUSH Mommy!

I know we all have those moments where we are shopping with our children and they say something, or do something that everyone can hear. Luckily, in my case it wasn't passing gas, or pitching fits. Little Miss and I dropped Miss Priss off at her cousins on Saturday, so we could go finish up some last minute Christmas shopping. She is only 22 months, so buying her gifts while she was there, well, not a big deal because she forgets they are in the buggy after a minute or so. We stop at one Wal-mart, only to discover they only have one item on our list in stock (a specific toy, of course)! This, I was not very happy about. So after a few more stops along the way, we stopped at the Wal-mart closed to our house. We walked in and went straight for the bikes! I mentioned to the young man working in that department that I had seen a bicycle with the word "Princess" on it last week; and politely asked if they were out of stock. He said to me "Maam, I am the only one in this department and we have NEVER had a bike like that before". So I politely said, Yeah, I saw it on Wednesday, it looks similar to "this one" so maybe you just don't remember. Then I asked... "do you mind looking in the back and seeing if you have maybe one more". He then commences to tell me "maam, I am not telling you you're wrong, but we have not had any other bikes in here, I would know"! Instead of just going to look, he stood there and argued with me! I wish Wal-mart could pay more money to get better help! Anyway, as we were walking to the grocery aisle, I was just a complaining, out loud, no less. I am sure I was looking much like an idiot at this point, talking to a baby who clearly did not understand anything I was saying... so she reaches up and puts both hands on my face and says in quite a loud tone "MOMMY, MOMMY, HUSH PEASE!" This little lady was beside us and started to cackle, saying to me "my my, how quick we learn"! I was not about to get on to her.. I almost wet my pants from laughing so hard.. and yet I did deserve that! After that, everytime I tried to speak, she would shake her head "no,no and say hush"! She even started to point her finger. I know she was being a tad sassy, but she is just too cute to punish! Besides, I needed that little shove to close my mouth, because I was getting madder by the second, at this KID who had ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS! I am sure that lady had a great conversation piece about how children are just out of hand today, and how If that were her kid she would have taken care of that sassy mouth quickly! Oh well, so my child will grow up telling people to "HUSH"--it could have been much WORSE!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

My Child's Bathroom Habits

I realize that bathroom habits tend to be (or SHOULD be) Private. And Miss Priss is definitely PRIVATE when it comes to using the bathroom. BUt I have to get this down because it is just so comical and I do not want to forget about this. The other night I was giving the girls their bath when Miss Priss decides she has to GO! She always yells to me "Mommy I have to go poop", even though she is COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT in the bathroom! I do not know why she feels the need to tell me, but, she does, so I suppose that is ok. So I get her out of the tub, all the while, she is telling me " just dry my legs off, because I am getting back into the bath when I am done, Ok mommy?, ok mommy? OK MOMMY?" "Yes maam, but the water is cold now and getting colder, why do you want back in?" Anyway, I dry her off and help her up, she then commences to say "mommy please leave now and take HER with you, I need to be by myself". Well, little miss is not finished with her bath, but she was mad at me for washing her hair and screaming anyway, so I said what the heck. I got her out kicking and screaming. Miss Priss was steadily yelling at me to "Get out mommy". Ok, who is in control here? Obviously, not me! I was holding back the laughter, then the phone rings. So I am trying to rush out of the bathroom, with this screaming baby and trying to answer the phone..... I get her down to put on her diaper and I hear "mommy, I need a drink of water please"!!! WHAT???? She is screaming this over and over! Thank goodness the call was my mom, who was hysterically laughing because things were just way out of control. I got the diaper on, and went back to the bathroom to find her still on the toilet. She started explaining to me that she needed a drink of water to help her poop some more????? UMMMM, where did she learn this trick? Definitely not from me... However, I filled her little cup and handed to her. She hollars once again... get out mommy!! I go back to the screaming child who is still extremely mad at this point, get her settled down and here comes Miss Priss.... "im done, the water did the trick.. now can you help me back into the bath?"

I truly love this child and do not know where she comes up with some of these things! Normally I would have gone crazy and been totally frustrated, but this time it was just too comical.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Another Contest

Hey 5MFM is having another contest giving a way cool prizes from

These make great Christmas Gifts!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Baby Talk

I have changed my schedule at work to save quite a bit of daycare expense and now I get to spend a little time in the afternoon with my two favorite girls. Yesterday, I noticed my little one's vocabulary has really grown over the last few weeks. It is amazing how those things just show up one day. I dont remember too many of my oldest ones little words so i wanted to get these down so I wont forget. I am terrible about stopping to write down the things they say and it is odd how quick they leave your mind.

Here are few of the things I want to remember:

"bibics"- Fish Sticks
"bups" - chip
"ban" - bed
"mammy"-Ms. Tammy
"Bim" - Jim
"dootie" - cookie
"donus" - donuts
"Keem" - shaving cream
"im im" - Ice Cream
"wabus" - I love you
And of course everything she says has "hrs" in front of it!!

And then, we have my grown up four year old. This little girl thinks she is a teenager. As we were getting ready for our Bible Small Group Sunday night, she tells my husband this:
"Daddy, dont tell mom, but I want to wear "this" outfit because the boys will think I look HOT"! HELLO... that will be the end of Hannah Montana! Thank goodness Little missy is now old enough to request a movie and she asks for Barney 400 times a day! Miss Priss wants to keep her from screaming so she allows Barney to be played over and over! Now maybe we can reshape her little mind! Of course Jeff had to explain to her that we dont talk like that and since she didnt realize what "hot" really means, her little eyes filled with tears. We had to tell her that boys are yucky and we dont care what they think. AND SO IT BEGANS!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

All New......

Ok. So I have decided to post a little again. Now that I have a myspace account and I am learning all the tricks of creativity on the computer.... Anyway, this is a little loud and I will probably be changing it often, but it makes me feel good to see such a YUMMY background. "Like my butt isnt big enough already"! I dont post much because.. well .. I am not the journalist... I just type and ramble on. I have lost some of my visiting friends, for some reason, I hope I didnt say anything that offended anyone. I guess things like that just hits me "personally"! It really shouldnt, they dont know me, and I dont know them. But that is really ok, because this site is about ME, it is MINE and I made it for that reason. So I will ramble and if they want to read they can, and if not, then that is ok too! I do not have the time in my life to visit everyone either and life goes on. Enjoy your ice cream and have a great day.