Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I have learned over the last year to keep my political views to myself. I live in the DEEP south and although I love the great state of Texas. I am by far the minority here. I am a Democrat! There I said it.... I am a Democrat! And this Democrat thinks today is a wonderful day. I believe the country has chosen an incredible man to lead our country.

But weather you are a Republican or a Democrat I think that everyone can agree that this is history being made. I truly questioned if the country or rather the world was ready for an African American to lead our great country, but voters answered my question!

I pray for President Obama. I pray that he continue to uplift this great nation and most importanly I pray for his safety!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I usually do not make New Year's resolutions, BUT this year I feel a little differently. I have decided to just make a short list of resolutions for just me. Nothing that involves my husband, kids or friends. Just things that will help me and my soul. Someone once told me that if take time for yourself you will be a better mother. So, here it goes!

1. become healthier. I don't want to just loose weight or over commit myself to working out everyday. I know that life happens and I have 3 kids for goodness sake. I am not going to be able to go to the gym everyday. So, I have just committed myself to eating healthier and working out when I can.

2. I want to read more. I use to read all the time and then we had kids and my time seemed to just dwindle away. I enjoy reading. There are so many good books out there. So, each nite my goal is to read for at least an hour. Just turn the TV off and read.

3. I must add these are in no particular order! I want become closer to God. I want to study His word. I want live His word. I attend church regularly and I am even involved in my church BUT I don't know enough scripture. I have already signed up for a women's Bible study which starts next week. I look forward to becoming closer my Lord. For I know ALL things are possible through Him.

So, those are my 2009 resolutions. There is something powerful about having these in writing for the rest of the world to see!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Finally Done

Okay.... I am finally done with all my Christmas shopping. I have gotten the teacher gifts done, and my parents/sisters packages are on their way!

I feel so much better and now I can really enjoy Christmas. My goal was to be done this week so I can just relax next week and truly feel Jesus coming. I love this time of year. I love the Christmas spirit. But what I truly love is giving. Giving is my favorite part of Christmas. I enjoy watching someone opening my present.

The gift I receive from giving is much greater then receiving!

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's been a while

I have so (too) busy lately. I can not believe how busy this time of year is for us. It seems ever year I tell myself I want t slow down and every year we are so busy. But something made me slow down today and thank God for everything I have been given.

I was buying Christmas stamps for my Christmas cards that have been sitting on my counter since Thanksgiving. I was patiently waiting my turn when the lady in front of me mentioned that she had to get all her packages mailed out now because her house was being torn down. So, the nosey person I am, I start to think of everything it could be.... Then she tells me that water had leaked into her house and after months of complaining to the builder they continued to do very little. Well, her child got a horrible lung infection and while in the hospital they figured it was from mold. The mold in her house is so bad they have to TEAR the ENTIRE house down and rebuild! Can you imagine? Right before the holidays! Her family just moved here from Chicago and they know very little people. I made my purchase and sat in my car and immediately said a prayer for her and her family. Although I don't know her name, I will never forget her story!

I will now slow down and thank the Lord for everything I have. Including the roof over my head!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me! Monday

It's time for Not Me! Monday

I didn't eat so much this weekend that I am having a hard time putting my jeans on today. I would never eat so much in one week....

I would never put Emmy to sleep an half and hour early just because she was wearing me out. And moment I came back downstairs I didn't fix myself a nice glass of wine.

I am not already telling my 4 year old that "Santa is not going to bring you presents if you keep acting like this" And I know she isn't already calling my bluff!

I am not kissing my 4 mth old baby every 2 minutes because I love the way he smells! I would never kiss him that much.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today the Advent season starts. I truly love Advent. I love reading the story leading up to Christmas. I try to imagine how Mary felt, how scared she was. But how she gave us the BEST gift of all, her son.

We had a great Thanksgiving. My parents drove in from South Carolina. I have not seen them in a while, so it was nice to catch up. They enjoyed meeting Davis for the first time and reconnecting with the girls. I really enjoyed our visit with them and I was sad to see them leave. Having them here brought so many memories back from when I was a child.

I hope and pray they have a safe drive home!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I love Sundays

I have not posted in awhile. This past week was crazy, so many things going on. I feel the holiday season is now in full swing!

I love Sundays. It is such a peaceful and restful day. I love waking up, going to church and spend the rest of the day with my family! Today we have been invited to go to my in-laws house for some home made pizza. My father in-law makes the BEST pizza. I know I will eat way too much, but that is okay.

I will start my diet after the holidays!


Davis 1 week

Emmy-21 mths

Emmy-21 mths.

Dewberry Farms trip

Dewberry Farms trip