Christmas is Coming

Since it is December 1st I decided to remind everyone that Christmas season is in full swing! Do not get discouraged by all the extra things that we try to add into this part of the year just enjoy yourselves.

We have all of our decorating done (not to boast). It has been so relaxing to sit in the dark and look at our tree or watch Christmas specials with our boys. It has been fun this year to look past all those things and find ways to help our boys to better understand this time of year and all that it stands for.

We are starting family traditions with our little family and that is an amazing thing to experience.


Thankful Thoughts!

I saw this idea elsewhere (Thanks Becky!) and thought that it was a great idea. We also had a great Thanksgiving sermon and this seems appropriate. There are so many amazing things to be thankful for and I need to remember to do this all year round, so you may see more blog posts like this throughout this year.

1). For those of you who don't know I have had some problems with my Thyroid this year and I am thankful that it is nothing serious.

2). I am thankful for James my oldest son who is smart beyond his years. He told me a few months ago to make sure that I told his Birth mom (Lisa) Thank you, for letting me take him home. (yes he is only 4 but he understands that there are not enough times thank I can tell Lisa thank you for that).

3). For Ezra I am so thankful because at this time 3 years ago he showed up 6 weeks early and was in the NICU for 10 days and now you would never know. God got us through that time and has found a way to make it all seem like a distant memory.

4). Noah my sweetest surprise. He is going to be a pill but he is more of a blessing than I could have ever imagined.

5). My husband! He is absolutely my rock and I have needed him more than I could have ever known.

6). God's provisions!!!!!! They are too numerous to count but they never fail to come through at the perfect time.

This is just a small sampling of the many many blessings in my life and I hope that I can remember to reflect on them more often.


I've been tagged

So I am supposed to tell you 7 little known facts about me. Angie tagged me and I figured that since I hadn't posted in awhile now is the time.

1) I love to play games of any kind (computer games, crossword puzzles board games etc.).

2) I was born in Henderson Texas. At the time it was a town of about 10,000 in East Texas. It is the reason that still to this day I am a Dallas Cowboys Fan. When I was Little I even Wanted to be A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (Boy am I glad that our aspirations change as we grow up).

3) My other Life goal when I was 5 was to be a Taco Bell Drive Thru person (refer back to the above point about aspirations).

4) I love the Movie 10 Things I Hate About You! It is Junior High humor but I still laugh every time I watch it.

5) I love to bake! It is a bad thing to love because when I get bored I love to make cookies or scones or any kind of dessert.

6) I had a crush on my husband in High School and he didn't know about it until much later. I always thought that he was out of my league but Oh how the mighty have fallen....LOL.

7) I am doing what used to dream of doing. I get to stay at home with my boys, and although most days are not how I pictured being a mom in my head, I love it and wouldn't change it for the world.

Now I have to Tag other Bloggers the Problem is that I know very few people who blog so here is my one Tag.



I am starting a new venture.

I have decided to help out our new church. We are at First Free Methodist Church in Spokane and I will be helping them jump start a new kids program. Please pray for me that I will be able to juggle this in addition to my duties as a mom. James will be starting Preschool in September so I am hoping that will free up some time to work on this new project. I want to help this small church reach out and this seems like a great way to help.

Found a site with cute stuff for school

Here is a site and it had a list of back to school stuff.Cool Mom Picks Back to School Guide. Go take a look!


I have been Bad!

Sorry here is my first blog entry since we have been back in Spokane. We are all settled in to our new house and can't wait to start having our frinds over.
We had a birthday party a couple weeks ago for Noah who turned one on the 11th .
James also had a birthday this moth he turned 4. He got a new bike and here he is proudly wearing his new helmet and knee pads.
We are thankful to be back closer to our family and we have had an offer made on our house in La Grande so we are praying that everything goes off without a hitch. God has generously blessed us.



Please pray for us as we are getting ready to move again. Jay got an incredible job opportunity in Spokane and we are going to be moving back. We are in the process of figuring out the timing of everything and we will need lots of prayer as we plan this very stressful event. We are very happy to becoming back to Spokane with all our family and friends.

My sister Kara and her friend Morgan came to visit this weekend it was great to have them and we had a blast. We went to Joseph OR and Lake Wallowa both beautiful places. If you ever get a chance to visit them you should. Here is a couple pictures.