Sunday, June 22, 2008

Game Day!!!

James and Brandon are playing on a summer football
league together. They had their best game yet, this
Saturday. James scored 2 touchdowns and Brandon scored
an extra point. It really was a great game!
I was hoping to post some video clips from
my camera. Cant figure out how to do it:(
But here are some pics of my boys.

Coach Sellers settin up the defense!!

"I got your back, bro!"

I was sooo proud of them and the rest of the boys,too!
As for Ryan, well, he just cant wait till he is out on the field with
his brothers!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pick Me!!! Pick Me!!!

One of my favorite blogs is having a
real cool giveaway!! Check it out
when you get a chance!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

A steal of a deal

On a whim today I stopped at a garage
sale, with all three kids, yikes!
So glad I did!
Check out what I got for $15.00!!!!

The desk and the chair: $15.00
I almost peed my pants when she said
the price. I could barely contain myself!
Cant wait to paint it and put it in the new
playroom/craft room!


I hope I do this right:0)
I am fairly new to blogging, as you can see this is only my 5th
post. But I just couldnt miss out of all the fun!
I am completely obsessed with the Nester's blog!!!
I was introduced to it about 2 weeks ago and have been hooked
ever since!! I feel like a crazy woman now. Cant think of
anything but what my next project might be!! I was so excited when
she announced that she wanted us to post
about our lives and our "imperfections." Couldnt
wait to show her and anyone else out there what I have
been inspired to do.

I have always wanted one of those big iron letters that
you see in potterybarn. Check this out. Paper mache
letter decopauged with the prettiest paper ever!! So much
better that plain old black.

I "mistreated" this old ottoman with some fabric I found at
Walmart!! Complete with fringe that is safety pinned to
the bottom. This girl does NOT sew!!!

After seeing the Nester's playroom blog, I convinced my
2 youngest boys to share a room. The "spare" will be a
playroom, one day. This weekend, though, we painted
their room and I did "mistreat" this window. If you look
real close you can see that I was so excited to get them up
there that i didnt even cut the tabs off the bottoms. I'll get to it:)

Here is James room (my oldest). I had some old scraps of some
camo fabric and threw it on his window with some of my new
best friends, upholstery tacks, HAHAHAHAHA!

I am telling you, I have been one busy bee!
There are many other things that I just cant wait to tackle.
Thanks Nester for showing me that it doesnt have to be perfect.
That mindset has been holding me back for sooooo long!

The funniest part is my husband has been gone since last Wednesday
and is on his way home right now!! He has no idea how busy I have been.
Cant wait for him to get here!!!!

P.S. I did want to share that I am so thankful for all the people who posted pictures of their "perfect" lives. It made me feel like I am normal. I have always felt likemy house wasnt good enough or cute enough and by no means did I ever think it was perfect. But this has really opened my eyes. My house was PERFECT all along. I was missing it!!! What a dork! It WAS perfect, because we are in it!

Friday, June 13, 2008

The voice of a child
Ok, I am such a sap. I know this is no huge
suprise to those who know me but it just had
to be said. James is on this kick of watching CMT
when he gets up in the morning. This morning
I sat on the couch and listened to my three boys
sing their little hearts out. The song was Everyday
you save me by Rascal Flatts. The video itself will
tug at your heartstrings, but sitting there listening to
them just really got to me. It was just so sweet! So precious!!
If you have never heard it, its on my playlist. I only wish
I could have recorded the boys for you. They were way
better than Rascal Flatts!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Trusting GOD in the midst of pain

in the past 2 1/2 months 2 friends have gone to
be with the Lord. I just dont get it!
They both were fantastic, loving, beautiful,
christian women, mothers,sisters, daughters, friends.
They both were on fire for the Lord and
their life missions were to lead lost people
to know Christ. Why then does he take
his greatest warriors? His greatest soul
winners!! They both have beautiful families
that have been left behind. Friends who will
grieve for our loss.

I know in my heart His ways are better. His ways are higher.
But in my head the questions keep coming, WHY!!!! WHY!!!!
How could you let this happen???

I may never know or understand what he does or why He does the
things He does. Why He allows things like this to happen.
But Psalm 119:68 says "You are good, and what You do is good"
He doesnt do "wrong", He doesnt make mistakes.
Romans 8:28 says"And we know that in all things God works for
the good of those who love him..."
I wait longingly for the day I will see the good that comes from
such pain. Maybe that day will never come. I dont know.
I just have to trust Him.
Trust His word.
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