Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slow down........................

Thanksgiving is getting so close, I can taste the cranberry sauce.
And I just started to think about everything I do have to be thankful for. Sometimes I admit that I get caught up wanting more, wanting something else, and even envy other peoples STUFF.
It's just material STUFF and it is NOT what matters the most.
I am so thankful for God's blessings and I forget to count those sometimes and give God the glory for his everyday works in my life.
As our world changes, as our human leadership changes, as times get tougher, I am trying to SLOW DOWN and listen to God. And right now, I think he is telling me to be silent, be still, and appreciate what he has given me and entrusted to me.
I am so thankful for my two beautiful little girls that God has given to me to take care of.
I am so thankful for my husband who is my ROCK, my best friend, and my sounding board....God really knew what he was doing when he put Chad in my path.
I am so thankful for my family. My parents are so helpful and such a constant in my life. My little sister always has my back...even if we pick each other to death, we still love each other like crazy.
I am so thankful for a comfortable home, a church that feels like home, friends who surpass all expectations every single time.
I am so thankful for the little daughter's laughing together, the gifts of vision and hearing to take in this great, big world God has given to us, health, hilarity to get through the tough times, God's promise of eternity for those who believe.
What an amazing that's something to be thankful for.
I encourage everyone to take a moment and look around'll notice blessings piled up everywhere!
God Bless all of ya'll. I love you all!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat

SISTERS : The sweet one and the evil one. Guess who's who!

Aunt Carly and Courtlyn Bug in front of the Spooky Graveyard

Courtlyn, Carly, Taylor and Allie with the Shackled Monster

Dee (Tickled Pink ) , Taylor, Me, Allie, Carly, Hannah, Tim and Courtlyn posing in our finest

Our beautiful Goblin Girls : Taylor as Spiderella, Allie the Vampire, and Hannah the VERY scary ghost!

Spiderella and her mommy.

Hanging out in the Graveyard, resting our weary bones.

So.......have you been wondering what in the world I am?
Well, I am.......
" A little blue but I'm trying to look at the world through rose colored glasses. "

My Underworld Family

My cute little ladybug. I'm sure one day, just like Taylor, she will want to dress up as a scary, spooky monster too. So, I am relishing this sweet angel faced baby in her adorable, sweet costume and will remember in about 7 years how cute she was "way back then".

My beautiful Taylor all scary as Spiderella.

Courtlyn and Tim. She had the best seat in the house.

Taylor, Me, and Allie posing pretty!


Courtlyn and her Papa Bear warming thier hands by the fire.

Chad and Dad hangin' out.

Courtlyn loved loved loved to hang out by the fire. And the deal was sweetened with this little temporary puppy pal she shared her seat with. Mean old Daddy wouldn't let her take it home. Shame on Daddy.

Hanging out : Carly, Kerrigan, puppy breath, and Me
( with Allie jumping in from behind to bunny ear us! )

Can ANYONE believe my little Taylor is almost as tall as me and can wear my shoes!
And I know I'm her mom but she has turned out quite beautiful...hmmmmm......must be those good genes she's got =) JUST KIDDING!