Sunday, January 26, 2014
So thanks to pinterest and a cousin that 'pinned' the link first I am working on my own to work through bible studies with a great group of ladies that put the studies together.Their blog is wonderful, uplifting, and right now something that is helping me understand where I am at in this world. This 8 week program is sure to be educating. The first couple of weeks are about me, my purpose, and my faith then we will be focusing on the kids, marriage and etc.
So far I have been working on it after the girls go to bed and during my lunch break. I tried one day while they were awake and they are nothing but a distraction while you are trying to focus on the words and meanings. So wish me luck, 8 weeks of trying to keep up with reading, my studies along with working, hubby, and kids schedules.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Children are unfiltered. They call it like it is. They don't know how to lie. They tell you what they think. They express their feelings very well because they don't know how to hold it back. At least all these things are not known for a few years while being a kid. They all come into play at some point. But to hear how a child sees the world can be educational to an adult that has been too busy being an adult.
Here comes my kids, they are 2 and 4. They only know to tell me how they see it, whether they see it a goofy way, a bad way, or a really off the wall way. I love hearing Ava tell me a story and how she sees the situation happened, its usually scattered and sometimes hard to follow but she is so animated and has her hands flying all around with these big brown eyes.
So we are in Lowe's. We are looking at things for the kitchen, that will begin remodel in February. We are trying to choose this and that while listening to 'mommy, daddy, look at this or that, I want this I want that' but Kenny and I are pros now to over talking and listening to the girls then continuing our conversation right where we left off. Almost like we were never interrupted to begin with.
So here we are in an aisle looking at something, following Kenny around while he is looking at prices. A lady enters the aisle and sits right in the middle of the end opening. Right in the direction we are headed. This lady looks like everything is annoying her and acts as if she didnt even see or hear us coming her way. How can you ignore a woman pushing a cart that is one of those cars with the steering wheels with it to entertain the kids, that has 2 kids in it. Two loud kids might I add, how can you ignore the yellings of 'Daddy! Mommy where did my daddy go? Daddy where did you go? Oh there he is! He didn't get far! I'm starving! When are we leaving? What are we buying mommy? Is someone going to buy our house? oh that's pretty!! Daddy! Daddy! Mommy catch up to daddy! Daddy slow down!' Right like she didn't hear any of this while we are coming down the aisle. Still she sat there in the middle where I couldn't get by because of pushing this huge cart but I figured she would move once I got closer, we were still a good distance a way from her.
Well Ava sees her and gasps 'Oh now we cant get to daddy, there's no room' The lady moves. I told Ava we all take turns when in the aisles and we would get our turn to go through. Ava just looked at me. Thankfully she didn't say anything else about the woman being in our way and we were able to catch up to her daddy.
So we move to another aisle, its a little tight so I moved the girls down where they can watch Kenny and we were chatting when this lady walked past. Now I looked her up and down and thought to myself look at that outfit. But then I saw Ava also looking her up and down. Ava asked 'where is that lady from?' I told her I didn't know that lady. She looked at me very seriously and said 'well her boots don't look good.' I am still hoping that lady was out of hear shot but it was close. She didn't look back or anything but Ava God love her wasn't quiet about it either.
So yes the lady with the fuzzy boots that were the color of a manila envelope did not make a good choice according to Ava today when going out to shop for whatever it was that she was in Lowe's for, but she did a great job of making me shake my head and hush her name a few times today.
So chuckle I know we all are but I know you have been in that situation.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
So 4 years ago not only did Ava come into this world but our church welcomed a new pastor.
Pastor Greg came into the church like he'd been here forever. He and his family are really sweet down to earth people who are here to help. He has such a big heart. He has fit in so well with the back creek family.
His easy going lessons on Sunday are a big reason I am there. My family has never been huge into religion and church was never a every Sunday thing. We didn't read the bible at home or discuss it or even said prayers, unless we needed prayers. This past year going through the book of Romans, having him break it down into understandable words, and listening to his stories of his marriage, childhood, and college careers has made the bible enjoyable, learnable, and having me looking more into my faith.
He was our first visitor when we had Hailey, prayed over her and baby talked to her, gushing how beautiful she is.
Last month pastor Greg announced his resignation from our church. A shocker to everyone and had most crying by the end of his speech. We will all miss him. The reason behind his leaving...one you cannot fault him...one that we would all make ourselves if it came down to it.
Today they announced the moving trucks are coming..you know how real that makes all this? Next Sunday is going to be hard. I almost don't want to go, I am terrible at good byes. Now the task of replacing him, I've been saying just make a copy..send one down to his family and keep one with us...
Next weekend will be hard but I am thankful if he has to go it's on these terms, terms we can understand. So I will be praying for the selecting committee, their job will not be easy and busy these next months...
Saturday, January 18, 2014
So I am 2 weeks for 2 weeks, hoping it sticks, I am so awful at letting things go because of time crunch but since I sit at the computer 2 to 5 times a week balancing the checkbook and seeing what has gone through and what still needs to be sent out. I decided this year we needed to be more prepared by the end of the year, with big bills that seem to creep up on us. So when the Super Coupon Lady posted the 52 week challenge on her website, I printed out the check off sheet and placed it on my desk.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Work has been crazy, we have so many regulations and policies changing this spring. We keep hearing the new rule this and that and how everything we are doing will be changing. All I can say is I am going to be organized if it kills me with this so ask the confusing parts don't make me feel overwhelmed. Since furlough we have been non stop and my 2 schools have kept me busy, over 900 applications coming my way and I have steadily been working through them. I have to thank outlook for the organized part of it with my flags, category bubbles, and calendar all wrapped in one. By the time I get home looking at the computer isn't too appealing so right now the blogging hasn't happened as I had wished but really other than work being busy we haven't done much her.
Things get busy next week with our schedules and ava begins spring activities soon so we will be plenty busy and I will be keeping up to date as much as possible.
Kenny finally turned 30 this past week. I planned over a month ago a night out for us. I set up the sitter which is my wonderful younger sister and let a few friends know. We didn't want anything fancy, no big party..just dinner with friends we don't get to spend a lot of time with.
It turned out to be a great night. The girls had a blast and we had a good night free. We were able to eat, talk, and spend time together.
Our date nights are special to me. I hope they are too him to. Its a night we aren't parents we are husband and wife. I love that I turned 21 with him, now 30 and one day we'll be an old couple but we'll be together.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Before babies...we spent time getting to know each other, loving each other, and making each other happy....
2009....Ava Marie....our family grew
A beach trip...we cannot wait to take the girls again.....
2012 family photo
2013 family photo