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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Happy Birthday to my sweet husband who is 35 today! I am truly grateful for the man that God has allowed me to be married to. I am so glad the Lord created Jason to be born on this day. He has become my steadiness in my world of chaos. He is such a hard worker who does whatever it takes to provide for the family. I love how he is a hands on father and looks forward to spending time with Blake. Not only is he a hands on father, but is so willing to help out around the house too. He supports me in my desires to workout and eat healthy. Ugh...I can't imagine being without this man. What a true treasure I found and cheers to my husband...happy birthday!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My sweet little sister is 23 years old. We are 6 years apart in age. Growing up we weren't all that close. I was a teenager and she was in elementary school. I was always so shocked by what interested her. She loved musicals, plays, and took voice lessons. We were so different in many ways. As she has grown up and matured I have grown to respect her and look up to her. Janna is someone who speaks her mind and knows how to put up healthy boundaries. I admire her for being so confident in who she is and who Christ has created her to be. Now that Janna only lives 15min away from me, I get to see her almost whenever I want. We run together, we watch TV together, we cook together, we shop together, we find recipes together, we talk about secrets together, we confide in one another, we cry together, and we swap clothes from one another, we call one another daily and sometimes have nothing to talk about but just are on the phone mumbling about life. I didn't think that Janna would end up being one of my best friends as we were growing up...but now that we are older I can honestly say she is one of the best friends I could ever ask for. Cheers to Janna and happy 23rd birthday!
Monday, November 24, 2008
During this hard time we are going through with grandpa, I have to say a smile was brought to my face yesterday. All the Elton kids made it to the hospital to see grandpa and support the family. As soon as Bethany heard the news of what was the latest, she left the party she was at to be by the families side. My brother drove home from TIU to see grandpa and spent several hours at the hospital. During this hard time, family and the Lord are the stability that we all have.
As Thanksgiving approaches and my heart is filled with sadness towards the situation with grandpa, I have to say that God has blessed me and I am so thankful for an immediate family that supports, encourages, and prays for one another. As my dad said yesterday, if he had nothing at all, he would still be happy with having us kids and his wife who serves and loves the Lord...to him that means he has everything.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
There are somethings lately that have happened where I feel like a failure as a mother and wife. I can't take back my mistakes, I just hope it doesn't harm us too much in the future. It stinks when you give all that you have to something and someone, sometimes you still mess up and have ramifications for it. I know that God's mercy and grace can cover my mistakes and failures, but sometimes the mistakes have long term effects. It doesn't help when people point out to you that you have messed up when you yourself are your biggest critic. Hopefully some good will begin to happen and I can grow into a better wife and mom from these mishaps!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I have this thing about checking expiration dates on food. Thankfully I do that because I have thrown away several things out my fridge and families fridge of food that is way past being good. Not only that, but even at stores I have also have had to return food because of just purchasing it and seeing that it has already expired. Well in the paper today, it said that 33% of people ignore expiration dates on food....I am so glad I am not apart of that 33%!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We have one more week left of Blake's helmet! I can't wait for him to get it off. I will miss his little chubby cheeks though. But once I can kiss his little face all over and snuggle him without the helmet getting in the way, I won't miss the helmet at all!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
TEN THINGS I SPEND MONEY ON AND WHY:
1) Groceries including baby food - because we need to eat and live
2) Diapers- because I want a clean son without a diaper rash
3) Clothes for Blake- he needs to be in warm clothes that fit him
4) Haircuts - want to look presentable and not homeless
5) Gas- so I am not stuck in my house as a stay at home mom
6) Gym membership- want to be in shape
7) Texting- yes...I usually go over so I have added expense each month than the regular bill
That is honestly all that I spend money on regularly....
Hmmm not a big spender!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Alright, the winter is fast approaching as the leaves have mostly fallen off the trees outside. The last of the warm weather is now behind us and I am thinking about what to do this winter. For you stay at home mom veterans, what are some ideas you have to help the long winter afternoons go by fast before the husban comes home?
PS- Blake is so cute when he knows he is going to eat or nurse...he smacks his little lips and moves his mouth. Ugh I just love that boy! It's amazing how I love him more and more each day.
I am working with him on several things right now:
* to do "How big is Blake?" and throw his arms in the air
* to roll over from back to stomach ( hopefully leading to crawling)
* to actually stay on his stomach
* to wave bye bye
* to point to the light
Hopefully by the end of the holiday season in January we will have accomplished all those things and much more!