Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My New Year's Challenge to U and Myself also!

I am making it my goal to read the Bible through in a year! Trying to read it Every Single Day in 2009! That will be a tough challenge for me! I have been trying to do this for years and always fail! So I am thinking if I post it on here and you all can hold me accountable and I can post things every now and then to see if you all are reading your Bible everyday! Please help me in my walk with Christ in this? We are also challenging Mark to read through the New Testament this year. Reading a little bit EVERY day also. Pray for our success in this as well, Please?

Above picture!

The above picture is Debbie(JR's mom) and his sister Lynzie as a baby! So adorable!

Christmas Shoes!

This song has been healing and helped JR and I get through some of this. I just wanted to share it with you all! Get out the tissues!

God Loves U!

This video is a touching heartfelt story that just broke mine as I watched it! Thinking from a mom's perspective! Imagining that being one of my children! He really does love us!

Monday, December 29, 2008

I know this is late but not too late for NewYears Eve! LOL

Tips for enjoying the holidays to the fullest

Enjoy the spirit of the festivities.

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies or pralines in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always hav e three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Have a great Christmas season

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas is going to be tough this Year!

If some of you don't read my husband's blog , you should. He posted a thing about his mom about what all she meant to him! She is very ill and dying very very soon! We aren't sure if she will make it until Christmas or not. For that reason we are not going to MN this year for Christmas. Please Pray for our family.

She is a much loved women. I don't know of a single soul that would speak ill of her! I have been very blessed to have her for a Mother-In-Law!! I could not have had a better MIL! She always made me feel welcome in her home! Always has Chocolate milk for the kids and a 2L if my fave soda! Even in the dead of winter she would have strawberries in her patch for the kids to pick! ;) I wonder how that happened? The only thing we ever disagreed upon was how much sugar the kids "needed" ;) She always wanted them to be happy and have whatever would make them happy. It hurt her heart to hear them cry! She always wanted to make sure they were ok. She will be dearly missed in our family! Her memory will live on in all of us! This is going to be a very hard holiday season for all of us! Especially the kids. Alexis and Mark are both taking this all very hard! They have both broken down several times. Please pray for them especially! Thank you all so much for your prayers in advance!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I got the JOB!

YAY! I got the job! Looks like I will be starting training in January! I will also be doing paperwork and all the particulars this Firday! I am so excited! I hope this works out as well as it seems it will for me and my whole schedule and such! YAY!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Job Interview!

Well, I thought I would let you all know I had a job interview today! I was informed of this job through Matura here in Creston. It is a Breastfeeding Peer Councilor! The job will consist of an average of 10 hours a week mostly phone calls and such from home. They will provide me with a cell phone. Then I would have to go into the office on Monday AM's to turn in my time card and check e-mail etc! But it seems that this job will fit into my schedule nicely and I like that I can still, for the most part, stay home. Their might be meetings where I have JR watch the kids or need a sitter but it sounds like a very good fit for me. Plus I am very pro-breastfeeding. I should know next week for sure if I can get the job or not. Please pray for the Lord's will in all this. Thanks in advance for any prayers!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thought I would share these with you my friend shared them with me!


These codes are good each Sunday in December only @ Walmart locations
Week 1 (Sunday 12/7) - 11moms4uS (good for this day only)

Week 2 (Sunday 12/14) - 11moms4uA (good for that day only)

Week 3 (Sunday 12/21) - 11moms4uN (good for that day only)

Week 4 (Sunday 12/28) - 11moms4uT (good for that day only)

Week 5 (Sunday 1/4/09) - 11moms4uA (good for that day only)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A friend of mine is having a give-away! I hope you all will check it out and c what you might win. She does a blog about living the Christian life and living frugally! I always enjoy reading it! Hope u do too! Check it out!