Tuesday, December 30, 2008

my new favorite song..

i think this is my anthem. it really explains my heart.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I give you the stool.....

i WAS JUST ON GOD TUBE WATCHING VIDEOS AND THIS video really struck me. I was kinda thinking of my earlier post about the new year.

My decision is that I want to fully give Jesus the stool!!!!!

picture overload

looking forward and reflecting back

I am so ready for a new year.
my to do list consists of
Growing up in Jesus
Give more, Serve more
Growing Kids Gods way..... A must
work on my marriage and myself
get healthy or healthier
a part time job
a better budget and learn to be smart with what we have
get a mentor/accountability partner
go to the doctor and get all my girl tests done
get my thyroid issue under control
I am really looking forward to making some changes for the new year. I am looking at this as kindof a fresh start.
I want some serious changes in my and my family. We are making some very real decisions and coming to a couple of hard decisions and realizations. Pastor talked on Sunday about change and moving in His steps and not our own. He talked about a few things that forced some changes in some minstries. I kinda feel that we are being forced into some of these same things. It is both scary and exciting to see where the next steps are going to lead.

the last two years have been a test of faith and have brought things out in me that i really did not like. I have learned some things and I am still working on some of these things.
we have been through job loss, poor decisions, seperations, a tornado and a few other things that have made me really want to give up and ask why? and to be honest i still have those times.
It is in these moments i am reminded that God is on the throne and I am his child. I dont need to know why, I just need to trust and know that I am loved.

Note to self....

next year do not buy a CHRISTmas tree from Home Depot. no matter how cheap they are.

we ended up with a true Charlie Brown tree after the third day.

It stopped drinking water. every time it was touched the needles fell off.

We were not able to use the lights because of the fire hazard.
So needless to say we took it out CHRISTmas night.
Terry took the dustpan and scooped 10 scoops of needles off the floor. (thank goodness for hardwood floors)

sooo sweet......

i love this little one.

3 years old....hmmmm

he is my challenge. He is my test of patience.

There are days i wonder where i went wrong as a parent.

I watch shows like nanny 911 and supernanny and wonder if i would make the show. and then I realize im not the only one that the only one that is climbing the walls with screaming kiddos.

This is why I cherish these pics...

He cracks me up. He climbs on the fridge and calls it his castle.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas...

Just wanted to post a quick Merry Christmas to all my family and friends. God Bless You all and have a wonderful time remembering our Saviour's birth and fellowship with family and friends.
Blessings to all

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I found them. It just occurred to me that i had put them on the floor in between my desk and the wall so i could go through later. *sigh* I knew i had them somewhere. lol
Thank You for the prayers.

missing coupons...

i am just a little bit irritated and i can't sleep!!!!! which is why i am blogging at 3 am. I went to vgs on sunday with my coupons. I have two of those expandable folder thingys and i had a bunch of coupons I had not cut yet. anyway before i left the store i put them in a bag so that it was easy just to grab and take them into the house. well now i cannot find them. It is very irritating because i need to go shopping today and i have a bunch of coupons to file. so please pray that i find them....soon that is a lot of money in savings i am losing.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

So Blessed!!!!

God is so good.

i posted a list of some of the things we were asking God to bless our kids with for Christmas and He has blessed.
off the list:
1 ds
use of steam vacuum
toby mac cd
mp3 player
ps2 girl games.

Wow i am about in tears. We are learning obedience and trying to be smart with our money at least smarter than we have been. We were considering spending an certain amount of money on a wii system for the whole family and found a very good deal. We contacted the seller and had the deal worked out. But i was not really feel peaceful about it. It was over our budget even though it was a great deal and i didnt like spending that amount on a game system. So I emailed the guy and honestly told him why we had to back out. (he said he had other proscpects) I felt a whole lot of peace flood over me after that email. But I still was unsure of how much and what we were doing about Christmas for the kids. That is when I emailed friends and family and posted the list. Terry has been working as a driving instructor for the past month. (he really likes it)and has a lot of opportunity to share his testimony. He shared it with one of his students and his student shared with him. He is a new Christian and told Terry about not having any money for Christmas.
Terry felt the tug to Bless him in spite of our situation and bought him a card and put $70 in it
which is everything he had. He took him the card and left. Terry got a call a short time later from the student saying thank you and he was pretty speechless. He said his wife was in tears. While all that was going on i got a phone call that someone wanted to Bless us with a $25 gift card. and Terry got a call from his boss saying that they were very impressed with his work and they were rewarding him with a raise, pay for all of next week(he is only working mon. and tues.) and a small Christmas Bonus. That is just the beginning of a rollercoaster of blessing since
I last blogged. I am pretty much feeling like I am God's favorite Kid!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Hi all,
i am looking for a couple things for the kids for Christmas. As you know the economy really stinks so i thought ask if anyone has any good websites ideas or these items used that you dont use or are wanting to part with for a fair price.
I know that its late but we really cant help it. We are just trying save as much money as possible and want to bless our kids after rough couple of years.

heres the list:
Use of a steam vacuum
3 nintendo ds's (used)
ds games
vsmile system and games
littlest pet shops
dress up or princess stuff
little girl's Bibles
teen girls Bible
Mp3 player
disneys sing it for playstation2
playstation2 games(for girls)
guitar hero
Guys Life Application Study Bible
Any Christian music
Relient k
Stellar kart
Toby mac
please let me know if you have anything like this and how much you are asking.
God bless and thank you,
Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

poor baby

I got a call the other day from Noahs preschool saying i need to come and get him because he woke up with a horrible bloody nose. They were right it was bad. Acacia(his teacher) said she has never seen that bad before. i had to bring his blanket and mat home and scrub it. I could not believe it myself.

More savings.

Part of my busy week consisted of a coupon swap on monday and then grocery shopping on tuesday.

Kroger. 367.24. - savings 141.50 total paid 225.74 61% savings overall.At Walgreens Total was 35.12 savings totaled 15.58 I spent 19.54.

Long day.......

What a long day. We got up early this morning and prepared to go to Payton's funeral. Honestly that was one of the most beautiful funerals I have ever been to. God was so glorified in that little girl and through her people could see Gods love. Her pastor told the story of when accepted Jesus and was baptized. He shared some wonderful stories of how she lived. he also gave friends and Family the Chance to come and share how she touched them and changed their lives for the better. At the end they played a song they taped of her singing at their church "Here I Am to Worship". She was such in a inspiring Girl.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Payton is Healed!!!!

About a month or so I blogged about a beautiful 11 year old girl with cancer. on Saturday night around 9pm payton was healed and is now dancing with Jeaus and enjoying a heavenly home that we only wonder about on earth.
God, I thank you for Payton and the time that she spent here on earth. I pray you give comfort to her family and friends as they wait to see her again. I know she Loved you and that her life touched so many and that she is touching lives with legacy she leaves behind. I know we dont always understand why but you have a plan and purpose and our only job is to Trust you. God your grace is sufficient and I ask for grace upon us as we celebrate her life and get through the next days, months and years without her beautiful smile in front of us each day.
In Jesus Name,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

coupon swap

hi ladies, If anyone is interested i am planning on having a coupn swap at my house on mon. Dec 8 @ 1pm. I thought it be a good opportunity to get together, pray, and swap coupons that we may not use or get some that we need and don't have. Let me know if your interested. God Bless, Amy

ok God I get it.........

This week going to be in my book very busy:
I have house work to do
An eighr page paper to write abou computer crime-- any volunteers?
Womens ministry
Refined meeting
youth on Wednesday
christmas Play at cornerstone.
Girls night out
Jingle fest on saturday
Figure out bills
and a slew of other things.....
I dont know why i do this to myself and I God said oh you no don't because you need to REST.
On Monday the brakes on my van went out which is a serious issue. and womens ministry was cancelled due to weather. On tuesday I really dont remember it was kind of a blur. Oh wait thats the day I got laundry and a bunch of things caught up around here. Yesterday I woke with a horrible migraine. I was in bed practically all day long except to go to the doctor. Today well I am gonna try to rest a little because I am still feeling the effects of yesterday. i am gonna work on some light stuff today. I have a little helper cuz she isnt feeling her best either.
Pray that i can really pace myself and take on too much.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Beautiful Snow....

Ok so i usually am the one that says that it can snow the week of christmas but this year i kind like it. Its pretty. Here is the scene outside my dad's front door in Byron.

This picture screams hot chocalate and seat in front of the fireplace!!!!

Bummer of a day.....

Well day started out a little discouraging. I was really looking forward to going to Bible Study especially since womens ministry was cancelled due to the weather. After that I was gonna go to a coupon swap which I really needed to go to but as i was taking the kids to school i realized that I really have a brake issue in the van. So I am now home blogging and praying about what God has for us and wondering where He is gonna supply the money to get the brakes fixed. We are trying to get things paid and got up but this is not easy when you are trying to get got up from a long lay off. We have quite a few things to pay off including a couple of people. We have more going out than we do coming in. Christmas is just around corner and we are having long conversations of how to handle it this year. The kids know that things are tigh and that we just cant buy like normal. I just would really like to Bless them this year because we have had a rough couple of years.
Im really trying to truly focus on the positive:
Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

From Plain to Beautiful....

Monday, December 1, 2008

picture overload...

"Give me a kiss mom"

Not everyone can touch their nose with their tonge. This girl has talent. hehehe

ok my ladies in red whitney, haley, and raven(whitneys BFF) Can you guess who has a little too much pink makeup on?

ok nick and his bff Hayden are in their one and only place to be in front the tv with video game controllers in their hands. Who knew 12 year olds were so easy?

out of the mouth of babes...

My sweet Noah just announced to be with his super heroe face that he He has Power. I asked him what kind of power? he said God is my power!! i said cool thats the best power to have. He said yeah and with God i can do anything!!!!! mind you he is 3 years old!!!! I love these little moments.
Every night i pray that angels camp around all the kids' beds and that the only dreams they have are of a heavenly nature. That God orchestrate their dreams. I can see Noah flying around with his super powers saving others from evil in Jesus name. Because at 3 years old supers heroes are the career choice of little boys (lol)