Friday, January 29, 2010


I have always wanted to make my own cake and decorate it! Right now taking a "cake decorating" class would not be wise on my part financially! Our church is doing several different series of topics concerning each others talents. In February we will be hosting an event His Very Own based on Titus 2. I am very excited about what God is doing and how he is using each one of us for this event. The classes at our church are just an extension of that very idea. God gives you a gift, you need to use it! Though it may seem unconventional to do something like this at church but for me it makes perfect sense. Where else should I be or go to learn of such matters? So when I saw that one night we were learning of cake decorating, I was on board! For me right now I need this since I won't be able to afford to pay somebody to make my own cake. I have been practicing. Anyway, I will show you the cupcake they gave us to practice on and my cake I made at home. Just know that it is my first one so NO comparing mine  to a bakery.

The instructor had us practice  writing a word so that is why I choose LOVE! It was a simple word.

Yes, I made my own icing!!! Yum-O!!!

I even made a box into a heart shape for the cake to sit on while I decorated each layer!

I love doing layers!!!


Thursday, January 28, 2010


The last 2 weeks my son has really taken to praying! One night while eating dinner we had forgotten to pray over our meal. I paused for moment to say "oh, no we forgot to thank God for the food!"  Lil man looked up with delight to say "pray" and he bowed his head and folded his hands. My heart just exploded!! Now we pray for each item on our plate. Please excuse the half nakedness! We were eating a messy meal so it is easier for clean up to remove the shirt. Somehow food ends up in strange places. It really depends on the meal. Enjoy the pictures!!!

Here we are praying about our cheesy chips. I think everyone should Thank God for cheesy chips!!! Don't you?

Here is another one from the first night of praying! He really likes to bow his head all the way down. I think it is to make sure the prayers are heard(lol)!

Friday, January 22, 2010

PCP, Toddler Bed, Moms-n-Muffins

I thought I would play "catch up" since I am a bit behind on my posts. The week of Jan.4-9 was a tough week here at our house. First, we had to replace our plumbing system or should I say the entire P.C.P. piping line that runs from our house to where it connects to the city line. This was an unexpected cost but we made it through without putting us in debt. The company was here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of that week. We thought at first it was just stomped up but we soon discovered through the miracle of a camera lens we had a much bigger problem. We had 3 breaks in our line and 2 spots where the piping was bowed in the ground.


Next ,our son decided to climb over his crib 3 times in one night. He is 3 ft. tall so all he has to do his swing his leg over and BOOM! Needless to say it scared us and we do not need a trip to the emergency room during this "lean time." Saturday we ran around town spending money on his bed rails to ensure his safety. Yep, we bit the bullet and decided to move him to a toddler bed W-a-Y before momma was ready! The first few nights were tough. We laid on the floor for about 30 mins. to make sure he was asleep. After, a few nights he did not need us to do that for him. We now read a book or two, say prayers, hugs, kisses, and say "night night." He falls asleep in his toddler bed on his own. Occasionally we have to walk back in there to lay him down again but it only takes a couple of times.

Then we had a wonderful event at our son's school. It is called Moms and Muffins! All the moms have breakfast with their children at school.  I have looked forward to moments such as these and I enjoy them so! Plus, we had a shirt that matched the event!

I have so much to share with you but I do not want to overload you! So, I will save the other happenings  for another post! God bless y'all and please continue to pray for us!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Going into this new year I am so blessed to have these two in my life.

Friday, January 1, 2010

This is my 100th post!

I wish I was clever like my friend JSUE who posted 100 things about herself on her 100th post! I am not that clever nor do I know 100 things about me that are interesting enough to hold your attention for that long of a read. So, I will post things that have been happening around here or milling around in my head. Honestly, what a wonderful way to start the new year by reflecting on things that have happened to us whether it be a blessing or a challenge!

1. I received an email today stating I am 8 weeks pregnant. ummm-NO! not true! There must be 2 of me!

2. They say things happen in threes but what if that keeps going? hubby lost his job, our bank account had money stolen out of it, our car battery died, camera lens broke, the kitchen sink flooded and my phone stopped working( 3 times). The car battery is fixed so I a grateful for that. Did I mention that we are on our fourth set of threes?

3. I wished someone had pulled me aside right when my son was born(okay maybe not right after) to tell me of the cute crafty things to do with his little hands and feet. I know, I know! A teacher is "suppose to" to KNOW all those cute memory making crafts. Yes, I do know many but the Christmas Tree skirt with imprints of their little hands as the years go by, that is so special!

4. Speaking of my precious boy! Time flies by when they are so little! It is hard to believe his first birthday has past and I am planning the second one. Seriously, I just did this!!!! No wonder women keep having babies. I don't blame ya. Children are a gift! Did I mention that my gift is 3 feet tall?

5. Sometimes the greatest gifts are given anonymously. I have experienced that just in the past few weeks. What blessings! I have thanked God for each one that has come across my table.

6. I believe that spiritual warfare is real and seems to be more so in my family lately! Just in the past 7 months both my mom and dad have either been hospitalized by way of ambulance or have had at least 5 doctors appointments a month. My mom is still not 100%. Her nose bleeds were at a minimum until recently. So the search begins again to get answers to our questions. I am grateful that my dad has his family near by to help out when he needs it, otherwise I would be pulling my hair out! It probably sounds strange but the "not knowing" of what is wrong with one of your parents can be draining! This is just one avenue that satan knows can make me doubt or grow weary. I must arm myself with scripture, prayer, and people who are wise to get me through such times as these.

7. Inspiration = the movie Julie & Julia! If you have not seen it, GO GET IT TODAY! I will put it at the top of my list for best movies seen in 2009! I watched it last night again just to get me inspired for 2010.

8. I am not happy about the the outcome of the votes(60 to 39) for the new "health care" reform bill. I am not one to talk about politics here but seriously folks we have got to wake up! I am all for better health care in our country. However, this is not the way to go! Do we really know what it is going to do to private insurance? Have you heard how they feel about the elderly and what kind of "coverage" they "deserve?" Does anyone else find it interesting that they think putting a 10% tax on tanning salons will fund health care? Anyone have an opinion on this matter that you are willing to share?

9. I am still stuck on the book Eclipse. I read Twilight and New Moon in 4 days. Eclipse has been occupying my bed side table for 7 months. *sigh* I don't know what it is about this book but it seems so sSSLLLooowww. I guess I could wimp out and wait for the movie =0). Just kidding.

10. I am making my new year's resolutions but I am in serious prayer about them. If anything, I want them to be Christ centered. It is easy to say I am going to study God's word more but to ask Him where He wants me to study so I can grow spiritually is bit humbling. Hey, did you know that getting "out of debt" is in the top ten new years resolutions? Help others, get organized, fitness, weight goals, enjoy life more are just some of the others in the top ten! I could use them all. However, I will only pick 2!

Thank y'all for loving me right where I am and reading my blog even when I was boring! I pray that 2010 will be a year of abundant blessings for you and your family.