Friday, December 30, 2011

{Saying 2011}

my feet in Honolulu

I didn't exactly know how to start this post.

In fact, I've rewrote this first sentence about dozen times.

 Perhaps, I should not be writing this post right now, especially after the day that I've had--but when you really think about it, is there ever a perfect time?

Saying goodbye to 2011 is bittersweet for me...I know after the last few months, many would think that I would shouting "SO LONG!" to 2011--and I was actually right there with them. But then, the more I got to thinking about it, I realized that as difficult, and I mean horribly difficult, this year has been at times--with lots and lots of tears shed--it has also been wonderful because I've learned sooooo much!

 In fact, as much as I am going to regret saying this, I am kinda, sorta thankful that the not-so-fun and horrible times of this year happened because without them, I would not have learned so much.

And what have I learned, you may ask?

Well, here are a just a few things, just off the top of my head:

1. No matter what horrible situation you may be in you can always call out to God and He will hear you. Now this does not mean He will do what you request, when you request it--He never promised that. However, he does promise to hear your requests and pleas.

2. Family, as much as they drive you, oh so crazy sometimes, they are still your family and they love you and they will be there when you need them.

3. As sad as it is to lose a friend, sometimes it's the best thing, because God will bring you new friends--and sometimes they are even better than the old ones.

4. Marriage takes a lot of work, but in the end, it is worth it.

5. Kids can sometimes make you want to pull your hair out, but those are the times you realize that's why you love them so.

6. It's ok to say "no" sometimes. In fact, it's ok to say "no" lots of times. You don't have to please everyone.

7. Sometimes you have to be "forced" to leave a bad situation, for your own sake, otherwise you would probably never leave.

8. Little miracles to do happen when you least expect it.

9. Kids can give you gray hair...that is not from personal experience.

10. As hard as it is to swallow sometimes, God does love YOU and He wants the BEST for YOU.

How do you feel about saying goodbye to 2011?


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

{Need something to make you smile}

Do you remember Marcel the Shell?

I first introduced you to him here.

Well, I came across another video over the holidays and I thought I would share it with you.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, TWO from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{Featured: Little Doe-eyed Girl}

Guess what????

My shop is being feature over at After Nine to Five. Head on over there to read a little bit of how I got started and to enter the GIVEAWAY. Yes, that's right...I am giving away a $25 credit to my shop. So, hurry up and head on over there.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Currently I am....

Currently I am.....

Working on: my newly launched etsy shop, making headbands, homework, sewing the baby's bumper, some new stuff for the blog.

Obessessing over: the fact that it is finally hot chocolate weather, getting the house ready for Christmas, spending as much time with my kiddos as I can because each day they get a little bit older.

Fretting about: money, money, money, family drama, that I'm fat, time moving by too fast.

Worring about: money, money, money; having enough time to get everything ready for Christmas, that my etsy shop is going to be an utter failure, passing my classes.

Excited about: celebrating my little Princess' first Christmas, my classes next session, next year.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We are the champions

Last Saturday was not like any other. First off, it was Einstein's 9th birthday and it also just so happened to be the championship football game for his football the Georgia Bulldogs. This game was a big deal. You see last year his team was undefeated the entire season and then at the championship game they lost--badly. This year their team was number 1 in the league. They only last one game the entire season.  So, you see this game was a big one.

Einstein is #98 and he plays center. I am not quiet sure exactly what he does. I just know that he plays an important position and that he hikes the ball. Anyways, back to the game.

The game started and I was pins and needles, just praying the boys would strong and listen to their coaches. We scored the first touchdown in the first five mintutes. Then a few minutes later, we scored another touchdown. The boys were doing good, their morale was high and then the opposing team got the ball and scored a touchdown.

Our boys started to loose it momentarily. They started messing up. The opposing team was gaining yards, they were close to scoring another touchdown. And then our boys steal the ball and score another touchdown.

Final score:

When the whistle blew to signal the end of the game, the boys just ran to in a huddle and started jumping on each other. You should have seen the boys...their smiles ran from ear to ear.

After the game, the boys all jumped on Einstein and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. That's Einstein in the middle.

Right after the game, they handed out the trophies. Look at those proud little faces. proud of my boy....he looks so cute. Don't you just want to kiss his sweaty head???



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