Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

A little time for us!

Such fun seats! Watching the team run out gave me goose bumps

I love HIM so much!

Then we moved our seats over by my Best Friend and her DADDY!! I loved watching them with Binoculars. Love them both! 


It was so much fun to experience this with My Kelli

Papa Mac is such an awesome man! Such a special daddy.  Jimmy and I adore him!

A little fuzzy, but we got a shot with Buddy! For such a huge stadium we saw a lot people we know! I missed a picture with Lisa L. My phone died!
This past weekend Jimmy and I had a fun date. We went to the USC game! It was our first time and what a great experience! We had great seats and we loved the vibe that filled the stadium.  Watching the boys score a goal in real life is such a fun feeling! The Spirit and roar of the stadium was awesome! It felt so good to get out with my love and some quality time with one another.  Jimmy has been working crazy hours and he has been exhausted, so time away with just him was nice.  I can't wait until we get to go back.  Next time we want to take Alexis because we know she will LOVE it!! (thanks CJ and Angelica that was the best trade ever!)


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ThanksGIVING Jar

This season I have been reflecting and thanking God for all the blessings that we have. I feel  so blessed to have the home we live in, a kitchen with food, and a closet full of clothes and so many other blessings that the Lord has blessed us with.  As a family we decided to make a giving jar.  We will collect change and fill the jar and on the second week of December we will pray as a family and see who the Lord wants us to give it to.  The kids are so excited to do this.  We have started  filling it and and can't wait to see the fruits of this fun family activity.   It is such a simple activity that teaches so much to your kids and will touch the heart of another family!

It's simple! You need a Empty Jar, mod Podge, have the kids go outside and collect some beautiful leaves and a sponge Brush

Alexis enjoyed gluing all the leaves on and it dries quickly

It's fun for the kids to see the glue go from white to clear and seeing what you have made!

You can use any jar that you have.  I have seen some made with Mason Jars or use a recyled coffee can. Really anything.  Its a fun project for the fall time and I know that the kids are going to love watching this jar get full!

Here is our finished ThanksGIVING jar! It is right we will all can see it and we started putting change in it yesterday! We are super excited!! 


Monday, October 15, 2012

Full Attention- Jeremy Riddle

This song touches my heart! It is my prayer.  I pray that my attention and my thoughts are focused on God and all that he has before me.  I pray that you have an amazing week and and stop and have some quiet moments.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Our home, our room!!

I love it when you look down a room and it looks sweet

New doors on my closet!

I love little lights they are warm!

So I think I have been looking at pinterest to much and combine that with HGTV and I am a women on a mission! Why is that whenever guest come over our room is always the last room to get cleaned if it gets cleaned at all.  Lately it has been the room where everything can be thrown.  Well I really needed to make  it our space again. A Cozy room that is romantic and filled with warmth. A place where I can grab a book and light some candles and read. A sweet place to retreat to.  So away I went these past two days I fixed a few things.  Since we got our new floors we never put my closet doors back on but I put up curtains instead and I love it and so does Jimmy! I got rid of a lot clutter and hung all the clothes and added a few things here and there.  Our Bathroom is not my favorite color right now. I am dying to paint it.  I want to change  the mirror, and the cabinets, and the light fixtures.  I know that will come soon but for now its Bright yellow and plain!

My hands

This past weekend I had the privilege of going to our Women's retreat in Carlsbad.  We had a blast.  It's always so much fun to hang out with the girls and stay up late, and talk, and laugh and cry too! A great time to share your heart and hear the heart of others.
Melinda Scott was our guest speaker and she did an amazing job! In one of the sessions she brought to our attention and asked us what is in your hands? What does God have before you and what are you called to right now? As we sat there quietly with our hands lifted up and praying and asking God what he wants to fill our hands with all I could see was my family.  My Husband, my daughter, my son and then he showed me my sister, and niece and nephew, my mom, my dad and step mom. My Brother and sister in law and Nephews and all my in- laws.  I felt like he was telling me right now Chela your family is in your hands.  I love the ministry. I love it when God uses me as a vessel to be used by him.  I know that where ever I go He will use me, but right now in this season my Family is in my hands to pray for, take care of, and share life with.  I am so excited to share in this journey with my Family and with the Lord.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall is here!

Fall is my favorite holiday for so many reasons! I have great memories as a child of the fall time. I love talking about what we are thankful for and the blessings that we have seen through out the year! I love the coziness of the home at that time and I love the colors all around us.  The smells all around us and the yummy hot drinks! Decorating my house for fall is more fun to me then decorating for Christmas.  Even though the weather has been in the 90's I still had to decorate my house.  I am hoping it will inspire the weather to get a bit colder.  I was inspired by some pinterest things this year so I made a pumpkin with our initial on it. I am super excited to do some fun crafts with the kids too! We will start those next week!! Yeah I can't wait! I love fall!!! SO Thankful its that time of year again! 


Monday, September 24, 2012

Something smells yummy!

You can find these at any Grocery store or Target
Yeah its finally fall and we are baking in the Williams home.  I love to bake with my with kids! It is such a fun  time to teach the kids about cooking and how to use the oven, and the safety rules in the kitchen.  It is  also is a fun way to  teach them how to read a recipe and  use fractions.  I love it! My Favorite part is making a mess with my kids and having FUN!! So today it was Chocolate chip cookies using the Ghiradeli Recipe.  We made our amazing cookies from scratch.  (we loved eating the raw dough too)  I included the recipe.  So if you have any kind of chocolate chips in the house you still can make this great cookie Recipe! Enjoy! 


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I love baking with my kids!
11 1/2 ounces Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)

Perfect amount.

Heat oven to 375ºF.

Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: The 11 1/2 ounces of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips can be substituted with any variety of chip flavor (i.e.- Milk Chocolate Chips, 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, etc.)

Love the color and fluffy cookies
They are Yummy and perfect with a tall glass of cold milk