Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Random acts of Kindness.....

The other day right before Christmas my kids wanted to paint pictures for people in our Neighborhood.  Well the first person they both thought of was the gentlemen that lives next to us.  He lives a lone and is older and they were so excited to deliver these special Christmas pictures for him.  I thought is was so sweet and thoughtful!!  I pray that my kids always feel this way and always commit these random acts of kindness.  It really does brighten up other peoples day.  What will be your random act of Kindness????
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Monday, December 28, 2009

My Nana is 91


She is an amazing prayer warrior!!!

My crazy cousins. Just some of them.  It was so much fun seeing them all.  We were missing Chris, Sissy, Erik, Ben and Allen and their families.

Right before Christmas we celebrated my grandmas 91st birthday.  It was a lot of fun to see many of my cousins and extened family members that I haven't seen in a very long time.  My Nana is an amazing women of God and a prayer warrior and I know that I am where I am today because I had a Grandmother that was praying for me.  Her and my Grandfather were Missionaries in the Jungles and in Panama through the Foursquare Gospel .  I am so thankful for her and her prayers.  It was so much fun Celebrating her.  I love you Nana and thank you for all that you have done and still do for me and my family.

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A visit with Santa Clause

My kids love to go see Santa.  They have it all planned out on what they are going to say to him.  It is a Christmas  tradition in our house that they get to see him and ask for one thing.  Then he always delivers that one thing they asked for.  It is always that one gift that is not wrapped under the Christmas tree.  This year Elisha wanted the new Super Mario Bro. WII game and Alexis wanted a new wetsuit so that she can go surfing when the water is a bit colder.  They were so excited to see him and I just can't get over how big they look this year on his lap.  Every Christmas I cherish so close to me beacause before I know it they will out grow this part of Christmas and So I am holding on to every bit as much as I can.  
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

I haven't made my goals list yet  
for the new year but to be quite honest 
with you I am pondering over these 
this year and really thinking about what I would like
 to see happen this year.

I am so excited for the new year.  So I hope that you are all starting to think about yours. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


So I love to bake.  I love to bake with the kids too.  Well this season I have not baked really at all.  I am so sad at the thought of it. SOOOO tomorrow I am going to try to whip out a few batches of cookies.  I hope so.  Last year I tried to make peanut butter balls and that was a joke. So this year on my list is Chocolate cloud cookies, snicker doodles, and some fun sugar cookies.  Wish me luck.  I really am looking forward to it. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ornaments, they have so much meaning.

Well if you are like me I love ornaments.  Often you can see some real beautiful ones or you can find ones that bring a memory to you.  Well My tree can tell many stories.  I have ornaments from when I was in Jr. High and every Christmas when I unwrap them to put them on the tree of flood of emotions fills my heart.  As each ornament is hung we talk about who gave it to us and why.  Some are the kids and they love them. They love to hear who gave it to them and why.  We  have quite a few that are hand made and priceless.  We have ones that are from friends that mean so much  to us.  We have some from places we worked, traveled.  Wow what memories that hang on our  Christmas tree every year.  Thankful for each ornament that hangs from  our tree because what it represents is so very special to me and my family.  This year I ended decorating the tree in tears.  I love this time of year and missing my family so much and really wishing they were near and together.  I know that the Lord will bring us together again to celebrate more Holidays and I am looking forward to that the day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A quick trip to Disneyland

Well last week that kids had off the whole week so before we got closer to Thursday I decided to take the kids over to Disneyland for a bit.  It was fun because they had all the Christmas decorations up and it was so fun to see it all.  It was crazy busy but that it was still a lot of fun.  Looking forward to going back to see more Disneyland and some more Christmas things before the season gets away from us.

Thankful for so MUCH!!!

a thankful heart by kylesteed.
I am a little late and totally trying to update.  Well I am so thankful for so many things, but here are a few that I would like to share.

*Gods amazing love
*How God continues to show his faithfulness as I see him answer prayers that I lay before him.
*My husband who works so hard for us.  His love.
*My children for their health and their little spirits that love so much.
*My friends that amaze me daily and love me just the way I am.
*My family near and far
*My church family
*My home that I love so much and love that it is a place of rest and peace.