Sunday, May 31, 2009


Our Memorial Day weekend was full of outdoors activities. My DH got the itch to landscape and he did such a great job. Check it out below.

This is our dog Tasha. She is a great dog even though there are times I wish we DIDN'T have a dog! If I had to have one, it would be her. Anyways, back to the yard, my DH bought some solar lamps and placed them around the driveway and in front of the house. You can kinda see them on the right side of this picture.

He is perfecting the front flower bed. Doesn't the red mulch look great? Yeah, I thought so too!

Of course, DH had to personalize it. I thought the "C" would have looked cheesy, but I kinda like it! What do you think?

Another area....

And from a different angle.
I must say that I was quite impressed and think that DH should consider landscaping as a second not really, but it is an advantage to owning a home and we are enjoying it! Thank you Lord for our beautiful home!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vegetable Garden Update

Remeber when I posted the pictures of us planting our vegetable garden? Well look at it now. Isn't it beautiful? We cut lettuce tonight and DH says there are so many more veggie's we will be able to pick soon. He already wants to make the garden larger next year. I am so excited!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Awards Day

My #1 had his end of the year awards day.
Here he is patiently waiting for his awards (heehee)!

This is him getting his awards on stage. There was no graduation so the dress was casual!

#1 and his friends. I know he'll keep in touch over the Summer. We are so very proud of him and are excited that he will be going into the 7th grade. I just can't believe he is going to be a teenager in a couple of months, ahhhhhh!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Promotion Day

My #2 was promoted to middle school. He has completed his 5th grade year and is leaving the elementary school. I think he is quite excited to be going to the Jr. High! He will be with his big brother so that means I will be really busy with sports!

This is him getting his certificate from his teacher.

He got a Spirit Award!

Hanging out with his class. They played the recorder for a few songs to entertain us.

Awwww....him and his teacher. He is going to miss her.

Less of me

I was reading in John 3 this morning and the statement that John the Baptist made really impacted me!

John 3:
27To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ[j] but am sent ahead of him.' 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30He must become greater; I must become less.
I want to become less so that God can become greater!!! I have finally got back into my morning "quiet time" routine and it is so refreshing. I attended a kids retreat a couple of weeks ago and God really touched me. He renewed my love for Him and time spent with Him. I needed to repent for being lazy and complacent. Plus, life really sucks when I am not in right relationship with God. He is so awesome and loves me so much that I am stupid not to spend time with Him and let Him show me what He has for me everyday. So, my quest is to continue to spend time with Him and grow in Him. To become less so that He can become more in my life.

The kids retreat really stirred my desire to get involved in ministry again. Last night I got to help our church prepare for VBS. Although I will not be able to be a volunteer the week of VBS, I was so glad to be of some service! It made me sad that I won't be able to volunteer since my heart really wants to be there but I am praying that God will make a way in the years to come!!

Thank you Father God for loving me so much. Thank you for sending Jesus to die so that I may have life and have it to the full. I desire more of You!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spring Tote

While I was surfing the many blogs I enjoy reading, I stumbled upon a craft website ( that showed a tote made from place mates and tea towels. Well, I was hooked and had to go get one of these items to see if I could produce one too. The finished product is below and I must say, it's quite cute!!

There was a 2 place mat and 2 napkin set at Wal-Mart for $2.50. Then I purchased some ribbon for the handles and the tie. This was a very economical bag and so much fun.

The inside has two pockets and the outside has a pocket on each side.

Oh when, oh when am I going to open an Etsy store? I really need to. I would love to make money off of my love for sewing!