Thursday, February 24, 2005

25 Things about me...

Supposedly this is going around blogland so I had to join in on the fun! It was really hard trying to think of things off the top of my tired head. I'm sure as soon as I finish I will think of something really exciting......nah!!! hee hee

25 things about me....ETC....:

1. I've never eaten sushi.

2. I 've always wanted to be a singer....I'm a car/shower singer now!

3. I LOVE my kids!

4. I LOVE my husband.

5. But most of all I love my God...

6. I love watching The Price is Right....followed by Young and the Restless....

7. My first car was a lemon....broke down on the side of the road and I had to call good old dad to come and get me.

8. I love to SHOP.

9. My favorite book in the bible (right now) is John.

10. I have gross feet in the winter....a little personal I know. Time for a pedicure!! :)

11. My middle name is Denise but when I was born my dad wrote Dawn and my mom had it legally change back to Denise. So I guess I have 2 names......did you follow that??

12. My sweet brother's birthday is tomorrow.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUBBIE!!

13. I married my high school sweetheart.

14. I lived next door to my sweet Nana and Poppi for 3 years!! It was GREAT!

15. I have had Windex in my eyes........thanks Ash!! ha ha

16. I was baptized when I was 12.

17. My favorite color has always been pink......I am loving red these days though!! :)

18. I had a pink huffy bike when I as growing up...had a banana seat, pompoms and the works!!

19. I have been to DisneyWorld with all my precious was one of the best times I have ever had!!

20. I did ride Space Mountian...the first and LAST roller coaster I will ever ride...

21. I am a worry wart.

22. I love to make beaded jewelry.

23. I love to scrapbook.....although I am really behind!

24. I love my family....every last one of 'em!! :)

25. When I was born our dog ran away...he was jealous...pretty sad, huh??

Monday, February 21, 2005

Being a Mary....

This weekend I went to a Ladies retreat with my church. WOW!! Is all I can say. It was definitely the weekend I needed. The title was "Being a Mary in a Martha World" and it was so good. Our speaker was Cassandra Martin from The Champions church. She really is a great speaker! I really related to it because I tend to be more like Martha. I worry about the cooking, cleaning, laundry, phone calls I need to make, bills to pay....Etc. When all God wants me to do is to sit at His feet. I never really thought about just sitting at His feet and to learning to be more like Him. It seems like the days get busy and I forget about that....the most important thing. One of the verses we read was Psalm 46:10...."Be still and know that I am God." I mean, I want that more than anything, I want to sit at His feet and be still and know that he loves me so much and wants me to hear his Word and meet Him there daily. Our quiet time in the Word is so important to Him.

I love the story..... Luke 10:38-42:

"As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lords feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

Jesus wants us to have a heart that looks like His and Mary made a choice to listen so that her heart would be like His.

Way to go Mary....ha ha Anyway, I just had to share that... I know that story has been told so many times and I'm sorry but it really hit home this time. I guess because we do all tend to get busy with the hustle and bustle of life and all the preparations that have to be made and we forget who loves us more than anything and who could care less if our kitchen sink is sparkling clean...He wants us to be like Mary and sit at his feet.....

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


This weekend was spent in The 'Ville celebrating my mom's birthday. She turned @#$#@ on Sunday. (don't know if she wants her age posted or not :-) ......) We got to have Nana's yummy red velvet cake. Oh my gosh, it is so good! She has perfected that cake to a tee!! I have tried making it once and it turned out to be a big 'ole mess!! I think mom had a good birthday......she woke up sick but was a good trooper the rest of the day. It stinks when you don't feel good and you have company. Huh, Mom?? We all tried to leave fairly early so she could nap and so the boys could watch the Super Bowl. Of course, we had to listen to some of it on the way home and I had no clue what was going on. Even Reid kept asking, "Daddy who did what??". It's one thing to watch football but to listen to it on the radio.......let's just say I am a visual person!! :) I'm so glad that we got to go home for mom's big day because she means so much to us. We love you mom and are so glad that we got to spend your birthday with you. I love you sooooo......Maybe next time we come down we can play a mean game of Balderdash!! :)

We also got to visit with Troy's family. My niece, Valerie, played her "little dribblers" basketball game on Saturday. We all went to see her play. She is so good. Her nickname on the team is "Bully" because she doesn't care who you are when she's on the court she'll steal that ball from you. It was too cute. Her and Reid are the same age so its fun to see them together. My in-laws also got a new computer so we spent some of Saturday playing on it and showing them some shortcuts. After that we went to LaCabana with my parents...gotta have Cabana when your in the 'ville!! yummy!!

Today was filled with more rain. I tell you this town is a muddy mess!! Hopefully tomorrow will be sunshiny!! Macy and I have bible class tomorrow....thank goodness. We have been in the house for two days and are getting a little restless!

Reid got to decorate his Valentine box tonight. He was not too thrilled about that. I had some heart stickers and he said NO WAY!! ha ha I just thought they would add some cuteness to the boring brown box!! hee hee...He wrote "Happy Valentines Day" and drew two footballs on the front. Nothing but sports for that boy. He also had to do his v-day cards for his class.....that took forever!! He had to pick just the right one and if it had anything on it that was too sweet it was in the trash can. He has about 15 girls in his class and 6 boys.....he complains about that every other day. He is SO funny!!

Macy did not have a nap today so I better go put her to bed. She is getting a little grouchy.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Thankful Thoughts of the Day

Today the weather is so so has been raining all day and is so cold. (Well, cold for Houston) We have had the fireplace on all day and are as cozy as little bedbugs!! (Or whatever the expression!!) That is one of many of the things I love about being a stay at home mom....I love cold wintery days when I can just "be" with my kids! I love snuggling in the chair and watching Barney or whatever their choice of torture is for me...ha ha. I am so blessed that I get to stay home although some days when we are flat broke I wonder why and then I look at my kids and know that home is where I need to be. I absolutely love it so that leads me to my "Thankful thoughts of the day"......

Reasons why I love being a stay-at-home mommy.....
**I get to scrapbook at naptime. :)
**I can be goofy and silly with them
**Snuggles, hugs and kisses at anytime
**I can watch my soaps!! :)
**The simple pleasures of watching them grow
**I feel like I can take care of my family better
**Being there for all their "firsts"
**I'm always near
**I can go to Reid's school and be the mom helper
**I can go to the mall whenever......Praise God!! :)
**I can teach, love, support and encourage
**My house stays clean...YEAH, RIGHT!! Just thought that sounded good
**Childcare is too costly
**We get to go to Ladies bible class and then to Chick-fil-A for lunch with the girls!
**Sometimes I get to nap with Macy
**I can play all day long if I choose
**I've learned a lot about myself
**I get to run on the treadmill whenever I want
**I can stay caught up on the laundry...on most days
**I get to go on fieldtrips with the Reidster
**I get to go to holiday parties at Reids school
**I get to discipline them
**I get to watch Oprah.
**We get to go to the library for story time
**Summers at the pool
**Play groups
**Macy and I sing church songs all day...her favorite is "March in the Infantry" And yes, we march all over the house!
Sure, the days can be SO long.....but the rewards for me are GREAT!!