Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Brax!

It was a great 1st birthday celebration of our little sweetie pie, Braxton.  His party was a blast and all Mickey Mouse theme.  It was precious and right up this little guys alley.  Every time he hears the Mickey theme song, he comes a runnin'.  Well, maybe walkin'.  Or crawlin'.  He almost has the walking thing down.  It is too cute to watch him waddle to where he wants to go.  It won't be too much longer and there will be no stopping this boy.  He is adorable....and he has the best snuggles ever!

We all had fun visiting, laughing, eating, watching the kids run around in circles and playing with all Braxton's new toys.  This little man made a haul.  He got some really cute and fun toys.  Oh, BTW, you should have seen the sugar high that these kids were ALL on.  It was pretty funny.  Between the cake, candy and juice boxes...well, lets just say it was crazy...FUN! 

He LOVED his little cake.  He ate about the whole thing.  I think he was thinking, "Hey, they are letting me eat ALL this...oh, yeah!!"  After he ate he went straight to the bath and his highchair went outside to get squirted off by the water hose. 

Happy 1st birthday, little man!  I love you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Made to Crave...

Everybody hold on to your hat.  I bought a book.  Not just any book, but one I have been wanting to check out for quite some time.

I have been on the weight roller coaster for most of my life.  I have made many changes to my life, diet, exercise and yada, yada, yada.  I know you have all heard it a million times.  I promise not to go on THAT rant because honestly, I know you don't want to hear it.  Neither do I. 

I'm a little bitter.

Ok, enough of that.

Lysa Terkeurst, president of Proverbs 31 ministries, has a new book out called  "Made to Crave" and it looks really good.  I haven't started it yet, but I will try to keep you posted.  I liked the title and the description that we should be satisfying our deepest desire with God, not food.


I hope to learn a little about breaking the cycle and to finally start feeling good about myself, to stop worrying about the numbers on the scale, replacing rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory, and to reach healthy goals and grow closer to God in the process.  Those are the things that Lysa says she wants us to get from this book. 

All I know, is I am ready to stop fighting this battle.  I know that this book is not a cure all.  I know that God is the only way that I can fight this and with Him I know I can do anything. 

So, if you are interested in learning more about Lysa, her website and here to find out more info.  I think you will be blessed.

I plan on giving you weekly updates...that will help keep me accountable as well.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Keep the Faith

I don't consider myself a great writer.  Not even a good writer.  I am often amazed when I read other blogs, letters, emails or even tweets and the writers words flow so well together.  I have all these ideas and words floating around in my head and they usually don't make it to any type of page.  Usually, I do all my best "writing" in the shower.  The funny thing is, that is where most my wonderful ideas, prayers and conversations happen. 
Pretty sad.  I know. 

But, if it makes you feel better about me, I don't answer myself. 

Most times.

Anyway, I have had this blog floating around in my head all day.  I have been thinking of my sweet Nana all day long.  She has finally completed her radiation treatment for breast cancer.  Can I get a PRAISE and a GLORY!  Oh, yes!!  This has been such a hard time for her.  She has been such a trooper through this whole ordeal.  I have no idea how I would handle such a situation and once again she has handled it with grace and most of all she still has that glow.  I think the glow is much more than she realizes.  The glow that touches all she meets.  The glow that happens the minute that she walks in the room.  The glow that only comes from THE ONE.  The glow has always been in her. 


I am thankful for her glow, for her love and mostly for her christian example of what a godly woman should look like.  She has a face of faith, don't you think?  I love that they sign a survivor tree... What an accomplishment!  I know at MD Anderson, they ring a bell.  A bell, a tree...its all good. :)  Most of all, it signifies the end. 

See ya later cancer.

Here are Mom and Nana at the radiation "party".  I mean look at those two...they are just too precious for words. are an angel and we are so thankful for all you do!  You are such a wonderful mom, caregiver and friend.  What a blessing you are to everyone!  Love you the moon and back!

I love that all the doctor and nurses celebrate the special time...what a blessing.   Don't you just love the party hats.  It makes me so happy that it is over for her and now we can all just look to the future.  Love you Nana...a bushel and a peck!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11


On a much different note.  Today it's cold. 


And, again, the city of Houston is going crazy.  They are even thinking about cancelling school tomorrow?

My kids are doing a snow dance as I type.

I am not.

p.s.  Spell check isn't working.  I'm not promising there isn't a typo or two.  Or three.