Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I jumped into my Honda CRV (totally miss driving it by the way) and off I went. The first think I am thankful for today is the sun that slowly started peeking up ahead of me as I am driving down the highway. It was a beautiful sight to say the least. The other thing that I am thankful for is the wonderful Contemporary Christian music that played on my radio. If I listen to music anymore it is on a CD and rarely have the chance to listen to my radio so I was very thankful for the music that moved me this morning on our local station. I also had the opportunity to sing like no ones business today. I turned up the music and I sang like some crazy woman. People passing me were probably thinking that I was some nut case, but I didn't care. It felt GREAT to be out of the house and by myself. I listened to Chris Tomlin, Natalie Grant, MercyMe, Nicole C. Mullin, Casting Crowns and the list went on. I was just so thankful for the time that I got to spend with God this morning. I enjoyed it tremendously and I am so thankful that I was able to experience that time today. You don't ever realize that you miss it that much until it is gone.
It seems as though since Cameron was born I don't have much free "alone" time anymore. I wouldn't change it for anything, but everytime we go somewhere in the car it is either Cameron and I or Shawn is in for the ride as well. There is just something about having that special one on one time with God, that alone time, that time to sing and worship God and thank him for all of the wonderful things he has done in your life. Don't get me wrong..... I thank him daily and it doesn't require me to have a ride in the car in order to do that, but today was just different. I felt so close to our God and it was a WONDERFUL feeling!! What a great way to start out the day!! So, what are you thankful for today?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I encourage you today to help others. Make your voice be heard and hopefully we can all help one another in this disease!!
It's that time again to share some embarrasing moments with you from the previous week that I so did not do, would never do and would never think about doing. You gotta check out Mckmama and her site in order to participate and make sure you spend some time reading other posts as well by all the other guys and gals totally addicted to this fun game!!
1) I so did not try to get out of going with my SIL to Kings Island because I didn't want to be scared by the creepy people dressed up for Halloween. Nope, not me!
2) I did not and would never try to tempt my hubby with a sexy nightie with hopes that he would stay home with me instead of making me go and get scared out of my wits by the creepy and goulish monsters at Kings Island. I would never do such a thing...... no way!!
3) Oh no, I never get scared and I am not a scaredy cat. Nope, not me!!
4) I did not have to end up going to Kings Island because my hubby thought it would be mean to not go since my SIL bought the tickets for us for our upcoming anniversary
5) I so did not even joke with my SIL telling her that she could've given me movie tickets instead of these tickets to the amusement park where I would be scared while walking around
6) I so did not think I was young again and ride the Firehawk at Kings Island
7) I would never ever ride a roller coaster and scream the whole way through
8) I did not ride the roller coaster and almost mess my pants. Oh no, I am way too young to do that.
9) I did not dream about posting my Not Me! Mondays last night
10) I did not dream about my hubby eating a starfish fresh out of the ocean and get excited that I could blog about it. I would never dream about something so stupid.
This dragonfly was right outside our back door. I was so excited that I got some neat pictures of it and I thought I would share them with you. Pretty neat - huh? I love the detail that you can see with the wings. Have fun and enjoy the weekly posts.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Anyway, I decided to take advantage of the quiet time today and enjoy a nice quiet nap. Cameron was sound asleep in his crib and my dear hubby was watching football so I decided to go lay down in bed and take a nap. Ah, it was so nice to have a nap. I was worn out from walking all around Kings Island last night and we got in waaaaaaay past our bedtime last night (lol). Cameron and Shawn woke me up with some sweet kisses and Cameron of course had to open the blinds and jump on the bed (gotta love that when you first wake up). I came downstairs to a clean home. The laundry was all caught up, the toys were picked up and the dinner was already in the oven. WOW - what more could I have asked for when I woke up from a nice long and quiet nap? My hubby is so good to me and he was so my knight and shining armor last night at Kings Island. Gotta love him!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here are the rules 4 the Kreativ Blogger Award:
-Mention the blog that gave it to you
-Comment on their blog to let them know you have posted your award
-Share 6 values that are important to you
-Share 6 things you do not support. Grant the prize to 6 people.
1. My Faith
I do not support...
I wish I could pass the Kreativ Blogger Award onto 6 people, however I have so many blogs that I enjoy following that it is too hard to pick just 6.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
With the election coming up, it could mean better times or worse times for all of us. The gas prices are going down, but the stock market needs to be going up and which presidential nominee is going to make a change for us? Which man is going to help our economy and help the people of the United States? I myself am not sure that we have a man that can help us, that can turn the world around, but the time is growing near and we unfortunately need to pick the lesser of the two evils. It is a crying shame that Ronald Reagan isn't still alive and well today. I myself would love to see him back in office!! It is a scary time for all of us. Jobs are being cut by huge companies, the working world is dwindling and the news is just down right depressing. I myself try not to let it bother me because hearing about the bad news from my parents is enough. I try to be upbeat, positive and just let God take care of it all. I talk to my parents and tell them that they need to stay positive, to allow God to carry their burden, but it is hard for them to see especially when they are so beat down by all of the bad news that is going on in their lives and around them. I pray every day that things will get better for all of us, but it is really sad when you see two people age 62 that worked so freaking hard for practically their whole life and now they aren't even sure if they will have enough money to live on for the rest of their lives. What do you say to them? How do you comfort them? It is just a very frustrating time for so many people in this world today!!
I can't say enough about her site other then me visiting it frequently and always getting a good laugh!! Thank you so much for passing it along to me.... I am so freaking excited!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I love flowers and I love photography so when you put the two of them together you definitely get something beautiful. My Ohio Flowers blog is not only dedicated to my flower garden, but many other nature pictures are included in it as well.
It will be a busy weekend, but after everything is cut back for the year then we will be all set for next year and unfortunately the arrival of winter (UGH). Yep, I am not looking forward to winter at all. Are you?
Monday, October 20, 2008
I LOVED THIS VIEW
WHAT A CUTE PICTURE OF CAMERON AND DADDY
Friday, October 17, 2008
I finished baking my pumpkin cinnamon muffins last night and they were delicious!! I had to have one and of course Cameron thought it was cake so, he had to try some too. So, we all had a muffin and they were yummy!!
On Another note..... I woke up this morning with some cramping and I am SO hoping and praying that AF doesn't decide to join us on our trip. What more do I need then to have good ole aunt flo come for a visit. Hmmm, that would not be a good thing and I am hoping she decides to wait til our return home. Ughh, why is it that she always has to come at the most ridiculous times? I personally wish that she would stay away for another 9 months, but I know that probably won't happen. I am prepared for her visit just in case.
Well, I will leave you with a picture that I took of some trees at Pike Lake a couple years back. I thought the picture turned out neat. Hopefully I will have more pictures to share when we get home.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
MY FAVORITE "BOYS". My husband Shawn and my son Cameron.