Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas time is here!!

I cannot believe TG is over, now on to Christmas!! It will be here before we know it! I ventured out last night for midnight shopping, I have NEVER seen a crowd like the one at Toys R Us !! Their were people EVERYWHERE!!! We left and came back at 2 and was able to get in, but the line to check out was 3 hrs long!! Call me crazy but I couldn't stand in a line that long, I wanted my bed!! So I left! I got home around 4am and did get some stuff for the kids at Walmart (thats where we went while waiting to get in Toys R Us!). I think I have the little ones done, but I need to get more for Jack and everyone else on my list! I went with Betty, Kara and Kelci and even though it was crazy, we did have a blast together!! Today we put up the tree and all the indoor decor, the tree looks so beautiful, I love a bright tree full of family ornaments!! This holiday weekend has been very enjoyable and restful. Steve has been home the whole time and we are spending all of it in family time, the boys love it! Tomorrow Jack and Steve are going to an IU game, so that leaves me and the littles home to hang out, I think we might go to Walmart or something??? I love not having a plan!:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;for His steadfast love endures Forever!! Ps 118:1

Tonight it is Thanksgiving Eve, I am counting my blessings and I am thankful to my God for all of them. By His grace, I have peace and love in my life, a husband that loves me, 3 Wonderful sons that I adore, a warm home, a dependable van, food in my fridge and pantry, a supportive and remarkable family, a job, tons of friends, a church to worship in, a caring sitter for my boys while I work, a bible to read whenever I want. a free country to live in......I could go on forever!!! I am lucky that I have been able to receive these gifts, from God, for I am not worthy, but by His grace, he says I am!!! Praise Him and be Thankful today and everyday!

Tomorrow we will be going to moms for a Thanksgiving noon meal, I am anxious to see my family....and disappointed that Dana is not coming home:(, but I am glad grandma can come from the nursing home to join us! Bless her heart, she is so frail!
That evening we will go to dads to have thanksgiving dinner and relax! It will be quite a busy day! I hope the little ones get a nap in between dinners, for they will be very grumpy if not!! I am still debating going black friday shopping, maybe I will , maybe not, that is the question!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gearing up for Thanksgiving weekend!

What a day! I worked today and I am worn out, thankfully we were busy at the shop, beings I only have to work 2 days a week, I like to make it worth while when I am there. I am thankful I have a job to contribute some grocery money for the many out there are out of work these days, so I am thankful for my job (even though I may complain and dream of being a full-time mom:))
On another note~
My mother in law and my sitter just got diagnosed with the H1N1, that really stinks, I am praying that it stays away from my house!! I chose not to get the H1N1 vaccine for my kids, I am uncertain about it and it makes me uneasy, so Steve and I decided against it. I sure hope it was the right decision!
I need to get to the store and get my stuff for TG, I am bringing GB casserole and rolls to moms for the thurs noon meal and Betty is preparing everything for dads for thurs dinner. It is going to be a busy day!! I love Thanksgiving dinners and getting to spend time with all the family!!
I am trying to decide if I am going to venture out on black friday for some early morning shopping.....I want to, but don't :} What to do!!!
Steve has the rest of the week off with no classes, thats nice for me! I forget sometimes how much he helps me when he is around with some free time. His work is slow, I do wish that would pick up a little more, but the Lord seems to provide when things get slim. He lifts us up and carries us when we cannot ourselves! Oh the many blessings I have to be thankful for!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I love sundays!!

Well another Sunday almost gone by! It gets dark so early anymore! After church I made a big pot of chili, put the littles down and plopped on the couch to watch my Colts celebrate another win!! Undefeated, 9 wins!!!! I don't know what it is about NFL football, but I love it!
Having 3 boys, I guess I have to enjoy some sports!
Last Sunday at this time we were celebrating Marcus and Ben's birthdays! They are now 3 and 2, I cannot believe how time flies by and babies become toddlers so fast, boohoo:( But with that life is changing, Ben is suddenly interested in going in the potty (he has to do everything brother does) I had no plans to start potty training him until May, but hey, I guess he is ready! Oh, how I would love to take expensive diapers of the grocery list!!
This week is Thanksgiving, I truly enjoy being with my family and chowing the great food!! We have a busy calender it seems from now until Christmas, such is life! Well its family time, so I should get off the computer .....count your blessings, and be thankful!!

It is is fall, the leaves are falling everywhere!!

It is is fall, the leaves are falling everywhere!!
Playing in the leaves a few years back

Fall FUn 09

Fall FUn 09
Brotherley Love!

Books I have recently read or reading

  • When You Come Home, by Nancy Cavin Pitts
  • Terri Blackstock's christian fiction
  • Any of the "Patchwork Mystery" series
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
  • Lisa Whelchel's "So You're Thinking about Homeschooling"
  • The Homeschooling Handbook