Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I Wanna Go

So, I'm not the craftiest person.  I also don't sew the straightest line.  I do love hanging with the girls and learning something new.  I would love to attend one of Meg Duerksen's craft weekends - anyone else want to get on the wait list with me?  Hop on over to her blog and read all about it!

Link to Craft Weekend

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Thankful(s)

Aww, a long weekend, I love it.
Today I am thankful for...

300 piece puzzles

Sleep overs that include a trip to Hubby's work 
(since this was not a three day weekend for him)

Planning ahead for a school project


Crazy iphone apps

I hope you had a wonderful Monday, happy President's Day.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thought for the Weekend

Could you rid your house of 40 bags worth of stuff in 40 days?  I'm thinking I need to give it a try.  Sarah from Clover Lane is issuing a challenge, here is her link:

Looking Ahead

We've been at our current duty station in Sunny So CA for a year and a half now so it's time to start thinking about our next locale.  There are many pieces to the puzzle - too many to start posting about here and now.  The problem is I don't like change, I know, kind of a bad personality trait for a Navy wife.  Some women I know love the thrill of the move.  At the two year mark these women get itchy and ready to  pack boxes.  I however, start to panic.  My heart starts to take over for my head forcing my head to go to places it really shouldn't.  Will my kids be happy?  Will we find the right school, the right church, the right house?  Will I make friends?  Boohoo, poor me, right?  Really, the house is only walls, the home is the family.

Our home in Washington

This time my desire is to flip the switch.  To be excited for change and to accept that we will land where God wants us (which is what has happened all along).  We pray for guidance every time we move, this time I am adding acceptance to my prayer.  God, my husband, my girls (and our nutso dog), aren't those the important factors?  With God's help can't we make any house a home, any school the best, any church a blessing?

Pre trick or treat outside our home in California

We can!  We will.  I think part of my journey with this blog will be to hold myself accountable to that plan (nothing like seeing it "in print" to be a steady reminder).  I know it won't always be easy for me to remember, sometimes my crazy will sneak up on me.  Tears will flow but this time I really do want to enjoy the ride.  I also want to enjoy our last year (or so) here.  It's important to be current, to live in the moment.  To see God's working in our daily life.  To remember that every day is a gift!!

Awesome reminder on my wall found at www.etsy.com/shop/vol25

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Little Help From My Friends....

"If i had to sum up friendship in one word, it would be comfort." 
                                                                          Terri Guillemets

This weekend I am thankful for friends.  This weekend I am thankful for my daughter's friends.  God has blessed us with an amazing variety of people in our lives.  Some bring out the best in us, some challenge us and show us our flaws.  All are a gift.  Thank you!  You know who you are.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thought for Your Weekend


  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I May Have a Problem

Oh yeah baby, I am hopped up on the good stuff today - Peet's Coffee.  After a few days of being homebound with a sick kiddo it felt good to go a little out of my way for a liquid treat (of the caffeinated variety).  Of course I am going to have to walk this off, both to clear some of the caffeine high and to balance some of the extra calories ingested.  It's a beautiful day here in So Cal and the dog is ready!  Enjoy your day too.