Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas lights and thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving there are so many things I am thankful for...

I choose to be thankful that My Husband has time off to help around the house
I am thankful for the hugs I see my husband giving to Connor at the bus stop
I am thankful that every day Husband is home it feels like a holiday
I am thankful for the Love my children have for my Husband, even if it is Riley stomping his foot saying "I don't want daddy to leave, I want YOU to leave"
I am thankful that I have the choice to work outside the home, or stay home with my children
I am thankful for the flexibility in my schedule that I can help others out spur of the moment
I am thankful for the Peace of Jesus in my heart during this tense time of transition in our lives
I am thankful that christmas music is on the radio ALREADY!!
I am thankful that my husband is home to help set up the christmas lights... soon our yard will be turned into a "Christmas wonderland"...

Oh I just though of one more thing I am thankful for.. that Husband and I do NOT celebrate Christmas with giant inflatables!!!

Today I am listing to and Loving the lyrics to this song.. The original 1978 version was GREAT! but I also enjoy this remix.. less disco..

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November cookouts!

Today was a beautiful day!!

the high was about 67 degrees and we were outside enjoying the day!

Not too often do we have such nice warm weather in November.. tonight we took full advantage and I made a fire in our fire pit... we sat out till the sun set (the sun sets about 5:00 these days with the daylight saving time in effect booo!)

we chose to enjoy eating dinner outside which may be the last time we do that this year...

We had hot dogs and sausages and a bag of chips...

Riley really enjoys his food...

It was a great spur of the moment evening with the kiddo's! I love how simple evenings can become special with everyone together!!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Hey Its my Birthday

I love that my birthday is in the fall there is always so much color and it really is the end of summer.  my kiddo's and a sweet little girl played in the mild fall weather and jumped, and jumped, and jumped into the leaves.

I had the privilege to get a letter from one of my bestest friends from high school and I ran into another good friend form high school randomly ( at Target of course). I feel very blessed by the friendships I have in my life and it truly is a gift to be turning 30 and not feel a day over... ummm ... 21?

tonight my husband and I are headed out on a date!!! and another friend is blessing us with babysitting!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome November!!

I am ready to welcome November this year... it seems that every year I dread fall/ Winter... This year I am ready!

there are some very fun events I am looking forward to this Noveber!!

This November I will celebrate my 30th birthday!!

A beautiful young Lady I have known since she was in 7th grade is marrying the love of her life...

And thanks to pinterest I am ready to decorate my house for Christmas.... YES Christmas...



I truly Love Christmas and actually I have been asking my husband when we can get a tree since well since sometime in October... (knowing we won't get it till December) still my heart is open and ready to celebrate!



 maybe it is the people that visit.. last year we hosted my parents and my brother and his wife and I was able to cook and I loved it!


maybe its that we talk about Jesus even more than usual and we lift him up in a public celebration...


I can't pinpoint what it is about Christmas that I love so much... Maybe the smells... it could be the food... or the greanery and the tree...

maybe it is the contrast from the cold of the outside to the warm on the inside of the house... I love a warm house and a crackling fire in the fireplace!!

I think maybe it could the quite of the cars on the road by my house...

all in all I am ready for November this year!  in 9 days I will celebrate my 30th birthday and  I am looking forward to every second of it!! from my birthday till New year is the most wonderful time of the year!!!