Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Now I hope that I can at least make that up by realizing and appreciating what these people do for us. What they give up so that we can have all of the freedoms we have. We take so many things for granted these days. Or at least I should say I do. For our rights they give up the right to be a part of the daily moments with their children, spouses and other family. They give up a lot of Christmas's, birthdays and other holidays and special occasions. As if that isn't enough they give up moments like the birth of a child, first steps and words and other moments that can never come back. Spouse's sacrifice a lot too. They kind of get neglected sometimes because they look just like you and me. They are the ones that are raising their children alone because their spouse is over seas for us. They are the ones that have to go through labor either alone or with a family member if they are lucky. They are the ones that have to hold their child's hand and tell them that their Mommy or Daddy will be coming home, all the while they are wondering if they really will. They are the ones that feel lost sometimes, overwhelmed and alone others. If anyone in the military or a military spouse is reading this THANK YOU for all you have given up!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The other day we went to wally world to look around at toys. I have no clue what to get her for her birthday! Anyway, when we left this was our conversation.
me: thank you for being so good.
Anna: your welcome.
me: Aww thank you for being such a good kid!
Anna: I am not a kid. I a girl!
me: Well, thank you for being such a good girl!
Anna: You are welcome!
Today after swimming lessons we went to the play ground. She forgot to tell me she had to potty. In the car on the way home I was telling her she wasn't going to wet her panty's again that she HAD to tell me when she wanted to go potty. (she hasn't had an accident since Christmas.)
Anna replied: No not do that
Me: Yes you will. If you are not we will put a diaper on you and you can be a baby again.
Anna: Mommy, I not talking to you I was talking to that truck!
For more cute Tiny Talk go to NB7!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
- You can't move forward until you let go of the past.
- Forgiveness is key!
- Hope without action is fairly pointless. That includes prayer! God will help those that help themselves! So all of these years hoping and praying for a bikini body has been a waste of energy since I haven't done anything to achieve it!
It is tough remembering that I have control over my destiny. If I want something I have to go for it. I can't sit and wait for it to come to me. That goes for everything in my life not just my weight. I also don't think about the fact that God can be pleased or displeased by all of our actions or lack thereof. He says in one verse we studied I think in Mathew "Well done, my good and faithful servant...!" I want him to praise me and yet a lot of time I don't really go that extra mile so that he will. That is evident in most things I do, I am afraid. I tend to just do enough or sometimes even fail at doing that much. Or so it seems to me.
I know that the only way to change my life is to just DO IT! I am committing to do just that. It may not be an easy task to take on but "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!"
I think that I need to purge myself so to speak to get on with it. I will have more on this later!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
- How I marinade my meat before cooking.
- How I grilled my potatoes that were so yummy last night.
- How I got Anna to drink a LOT of water by using gum lol.
I decided instead I would tell you about how I manage to get to the pool without going nuts every morning. I keep our bag packed with the essentials. You know sunscreen, water wings, bug bite medicine and neosporine. I add every morning a juice, a pack of crackers (which I just ran out of so I will start putting a zip lock with crackers in it), a fruit roll up or two and towels. Now mind you the amount I pack will change depending on if we have friends coming. I always take extra if we have friends coming because you can't have one for Anna and not the others. I usually only take one towel. I am all about less laundry! Oh, I also take my phone and my camera in a zip lock (that way if water gets in the bag they won't get messed up).
When we get there we put our dry clothes across the back of the lounge chair. I put our towel on the little table they have there or either in the chair. I put some crackers in the towel and cover them up. I open Anna's juice and have it right there. She wants a snack almost as soon as she gets in the water. We spend the first 10 minutes or so practicing her swimming and then we put on her wings and swim all around. She gets out and gets her snack when she is ready and I don't have to get in and out. When we leave we take her top off and pull on her cover up and slip her bottoms off. She doesn't want to ride in the car wet! Me on the other hand I slip on a shirt and sit on the towel lol.
Totally off topic my daughter just saw a picture of me in my wedding dress and she said it was an angel! Awwwww!!!
Anyway, that is how I stay sane going to the pool almost every day. If you need more great ideas go to Rocks in my Dryer!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I call it Ice Cream Delight!
ice cream sandwiches
hot fudge or caramel
layer a pan with ice cream sandwiches
pour a layer of hot fudge or caramel over them
spread a layer of cool whip over them
put in freezer until ready to serve
So simple it practically makes itself!!! Perfect for a hot afternoon!
For more simple 5 or less ingredient recipes go to Rocks in my Dryer!
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I have some things in my life and in a few lives around me that I need prayer for. I can't go into details at this time but there are 2 young ladies that need some extra prayer for 2 totally different reasons. I know it would be easier for you to pray for them if you knew what was going on but I really can't share. That is all I can say about that.
Anna and I went swimming alone this morning. This doesn't happen often because I try to share the joy of the pool with our friends. I thought we would go see a movie today so I didn't invite anyone over. Anna had other ideas. She wanted to go swimming and pretty much started talking about it right after we got up. She is doing such a great job in the pool. I really hope she does as well when we start the lessons. I just had to share one of the games we play in the pool with ya'll. We go out towards the deep end sometimes in it and sometimes right before the drop. She will say "Mommy, don't get me" translation being: Mommy come get me lol. So I will say "Oh yes I am going to get you" She will squeal and start swimming as hard as her little legs and arms will go. I will go under the water and she will pull her feet and butt up out of the water as high as she can get them (basically going into a floating position). I will swim under her and past her and come up. I will look all around the pool and start to "panic" calling her name and looking right and left. She will then either laugh or scream behind me and I will act all surprised and shocked that she was behind me. She absolutely loves it lol. I guess she thinks she got one over on me ;)