Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years

I have been pondering "resolutions" for the upcoming year. Its kind of hard to do when your children are sliding down the staircase in pillowcases screaming like banshees...but I don't really have to think too hard. I have decided to do everything my friend Kelli does! I read through her resolutions this afternoon and I have been thinking about them since then. She "said" all the things I desire to do and be, especially about being a Godly wife.
The thing that stuck with me most was this verse...

{...forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14}

One of the hardest things for me to do is forget the past, to forget about how I have been wronged. Even as I type the words I can see how selfish it sounds. Although I feel like I am justified in my anger and hurt, I know I am not handling it in a biblical way. I react to things in the here and now instead of looking forward and upward and looking at the "big picture".

{ Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many (Hebrews 12:14,15). }

{ Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:31,32). }

{ When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly (I Peter 2:23). }

{ For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:14,15). }

Lord help me to remember these verses in the next couple of days as issues are being resolved!
And thank you Kelli for your biblical is God's providence that you have these types of posts when I need them the most. I look forward to stealing more ideas from you in the future! ;)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Kyle and I are going to spend some time tonight getting the boys homeschooling stuff organized. We can only do the little ones because we dont have the quizzes and test for the older two yet. I dont think we will get them until the day we are supposed to start school! Maybe the day before if their teachers are at church Sunday! I am really looking forward to having the boys home and I pray that that feeling will continue once we start. Lots of changes coming up this year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chris Tomlin Giveaway!

Kristen at We are THAT Family (my favorite blog!) is hosting a giveaway on her website today. It features books, cds, candy and gift certificates! Click here to enter into the giveaway.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I have got work to do...

(Wow...don't you just love that picture! I just found it on's called Rest)

I have had so much going on these past couple of weeks, like parties, field trips, school and being sick. I feel like I haven't gotten anything done! I have several organizational things I need to do as well as some trash to treasure items that need some work. As soon as I get a camera that works I am going to get some pictures taken for my projects so you can all be super impressed with my craftiness!

Now that things have slowed down quite a bit, I feel like I just want to sit and rest and enjoy some peace and quiet...but I know that is just my laziness coming out! So I need to get to work! There are several things I need to get done today...groceries, going through the boys shoes and clothing to get rid of what doesn't fit anymore...and just general cleaning around the house. Plus I need to help my handsome husband with a few things.
We'll see how much gets done!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Busy Week!

Before I went to bed last night I was praying and thinking about what I have going on this week:

-Saturday- 2 birthday parties, one for Tyler 12-2 and one for Colby 6-8:30
-Sunday- Both Kyle and Aidan are getting baptized! Yay!
-Monday- Reach Visitation for our Sunday School Class (kids out of school too!)
-Tuesday-Nothing...possible Bible study...
-Wednesday- Jackson field trip...then choir practice that evening
-Thursday- Aidan field trip
-Friday- Go see Tenth Avenue North
-Saturday- Another birthday party for all the boys...then Wild West Carnival at church
-Sunday- Another birthday party for Aidan at Chuck E. Cheese

I am tired just looking at it! Lord help us honor You this week and not get too busy and help us to remember Psalm 90:12-"Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop a heart of wisdom".

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October 2009

I haven't posted in quite some time. I have been busy with school and just with life in general. I would like to start blogging again, even though I still don't have my computer back...I am borrowing Kyles!

This past month has been awesome for our family. Both Kyle and Aidan got saved this month and are getting baptized soon. We have all been blessed by Kyle's decision and we are all growing in the Word and growing closer as a family and we are striving to be "set apart" from the world so that people can see Christ and His love through us. I hope to share on my blog the things that the Lord has shown us and what He is doing in our lives.

Right now we are attending a weekly Bible study at a friends house every Monday night. The Lord has really blessed us with the people He has put into this group. We eat and fellowship and spend time in His word and pray. This past Friday the wives of the group got together at the Coffee Beanery and just had a great time visiting and talking about our struggles and what we could do to change them and how to serve Him better. It was really awesome and I can't wait to do it again!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Works for me Wednesday

Only 6 more days until the first day of school! The kids are excited...I am very exited. All the supplies and uniforms and backpacks have been purchased and we are prepared to have a great school year.

I was helping one of the teachers set up her room today and I thought of how much work they do throughout the year and just how little they get paid! And I was also thinking of how little I will probably get to help this year because I will be in school also. So here is what I was thinking I would do. Make a form for all my kids teachers to fill out with the following questions:
1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your fav. fast food lunch and breakfast?
3. Where do you rent your movies?
4. What is your fav. beverage?
5. What is your fav. candy bar?
6. When is your birthday?
7. What is your fav. dessert?
8. What is your fav. author/books?
9. What is your fav. snack?

Then I can use this info to send the teacher a little something every once in a while, like her favorite candy bar, or maybe a McMuffin for breakfast, or a Dr. Pepper in the afternoon when I pick up the kids. It also helps to have this info around Christmas and Teacher Appreciation Week.

That's all the ideas I have for picking up little inexpensive items for the teacher...if you can think of any more ideas please share them with me in the comments! I got some of these ideas from an anonymous comment on my last blog post. (Thanks!)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back to School traditions

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Here are some ideas I have come up with for a Back to School tradition...

1. Getting ready early and taking everyone to IHOP for breakfast. (Or recreating their face pancakes at home with cherries/strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate chips.) You could also go to McDonalds for their yummy cinnamon rolls, or go to a donut shop and get sprinkled doughnuts!

(We opted to make pancakes at home, letting the kids pick out what they wanted)

2. This one is pretty easy: Have everyone decorate a poster board with the date on it and take a picture with it on the first day of school. Repeat this in the same spot every year (changing the date of course!)

3. After picking the kids up from school take them for ice cream and let them tell you about their day. (Or have all the fixings for ice cream at home so they can make their own)

4. I have read about people that are doing a countdown until the 1 day of school. They have their children hang their backpacks on the door when they go to bed.Then the parents leave a new school supply in it for them to find in the morning. This is a great idea but I don't have to buy school supplies for my childrens school, they do it for us!

5. I saw this in Family Fun magazine. If you have a lot of children in your neighborhood get together with the other parents and have a breakfast buffet near the bus stop. The parents and kids can all meet and eat and play together before school starts. Again this would not work in my situation since there are no other school age children on our street!

This is all I could come up with. I saw that Fish Mama over at Life as a Mom had a similar post that was more geared towards ideas for homeschoolers, so you can go check that out as well!

Please feel free to leave any ideas you might have in the comments section!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

May 2009

What we have been up to the last couple of weeks...


Swimming (before the pump broke...)

Colby's 9th birthday party at Cabela's...

Everclear concert...

Field Day at school...

Mrs. Brenda taught everyone of the boys except she is retiring!

Tyler's 4th grade teacher...

And fishing...always going fishing...

Colby's 2nd time in the ER since January...

Friday, May 1, 2009

I need a new name for my blog

(Edited to Add: My old blogs title was "Youngish Mom of FOUR Boys")

I am tired of perverts searching for "young boys" finding my blog so I need a new name! Any suggestions? I obviously don't want "boys" in the title!

Oh and BTW, my computer is broken again...thats why I haven't been posting. But it is being worked on (I think) and I should get it back shortly!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trip to New Orleans!

This is my friend Jennifer posing behind New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.
Jennifer posing with the mayor.
Beautiful Jackson Square.

Fun masks in the French Quarter.

The girls at Beth Moore.

Me and the In-Laws.

Eating dinner at Landry's after Beth Moore Friday night.

Beth Moore!!! She was just so much fun! She helps me understand things in a ways I never thought of.

Me and Kayla

My mother in law Beckie offered to pay for my ticket, hotel room and dinners. She also gave me my Mothers Day gift money!!! I had a really good time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Fools!

SO this is what we are sending to school with the 2 older boys on April Fools Day.
The napkin will be at the bottom of the lunchbox and their real lunch will be in the office!
BTW, that is a rutabaga (sp?).
And please ignore the large koolaid stain mkay?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Here's a cute pic of Colby at the park the other day...

Tyler's class took a field trip to the Capitol. The kids had fun, although I think they were a little bored by the tour guide. Kyle and I thought it was really interesting though! This was a relief map that was right when you came in the door with all the parishes around the outside.

There's our parish!

Here is Tyler in front of the House of Representatives...

the roof was made from sugarcane to help with acoustics!

Here's his class in front of the Capitol.

We also went to the old Capitol too. After the tour the kids got to eat outside underneath some huge oak trees. It was beautiful weather!

One of the moms in Tylers class arranged for us to tour the Governers mansion.

Here is the dining room...

and the "living room"... although I don't think they do much living in there!

Our last stop was the USS Kidd on the Mississippi River.

This picture is really neat. It was taken by a doctor on the USS Kidd. A kamikaze plane looked like it was going to crash into the ship in the background. It pulled up in the last minute and started for the USS Kidd. The doctor didn't realize how close the plane was until he looked away from the lens and he barely had any time to move before the plane hit. He had severe injuries but survived...and so did the camera!