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Blogging Moms UNITE!

I just read a FANTASTIC post that talked about the community that moms have here on the net.

It’s kinda funny, a few years ago I would think it strange and funny that people could meet and fall in love over the internet. Now, I see how easily I’ve made such wonderful friends from around the world, it makes internet romances a bit more realistic in my eyes. We aren’t able to judge based on appearance, social status, race, or ethnicity…we can form opinions of people based on their minds, personalities, and their expression through words.

I have met some of the best women online. I would put a link in for my Women @ Home buddies but our board is down at the moment…sniff, sniff…I miss talking to you girls! So, feel free to leave me a comment to say hello and we’ll talk once Bedky fixes the board 🙂

I also love that I can keep up with old friends. Friends from high school, college, or just from past ministries we’ve been involved in.

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Oh Blogger Where Art Thou???

Oh.my.word…I have been trying for the past WEEK (okay 2 days) to post something on Blogger…AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a nice witty post about good ‘ol Ernesto…gone…THEN, I write a nice witty post about how blogger stole my nice witty Ernesto post….GONE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you know that if you right click on blogger in the create post editing box that it will knock you off the internet right on your bootie?? Yep…that’s what it does…so I wouldn’t suggest EVER trying to cut and paste anything…or trying to paste a picture of the said tropical storm that is headed our direction…nope…blogger doesn’t like that…ugh…

So on to other news…

Ryley started school yesterday. Sniff…sniff…okay…it was Pre-K, but give me a break. He’s my oldest.

He also had a soccer game last night…which he WON!!! He even kicked in a goal! His team won 2-0! Go Peewee league!!!!

You know, a good blogging mommy would post pictures right now of his first day of school with his big boy backpack and his Thomas the Tank Engine lunchbox (it’s retro y’all…remember the metal lunchboxes…yup that’s what he’s got)…And you’d think she would throw out a picture of his winning goal in the game last night…AND you think I would probably put up a really cool picture of Ernesto or something flying in the wind…well, I would have liked to, BUT…we’ll just blame blogger for THAT too!!!

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I’m Ba-a-a-a-ack!!

I know you all missed me…all two of you anyway 🙂

Well, I have returned from TN unscathed at least…we worried and made ourselves nervous over the different possibilities that this “assessment” would make, but we learned a LOT about church work, ourselves, and especially each other…I seriously think EVERY couple in ministry should do this together…VERY eye opening…

I knew I was home when yesterday morning the routine started yet again…Fought to get the boys out the door. Dropped them off at the sitters and chatted with her for a minute. Passed the same guy sitting at the same bus stop. Then passed the guy who rides his bike EVERY morning without fail. Fought traffic to get to work 2 minutes late…I’m ALWAYS at LEAST 2 minutes late for work every morning…never fails…The routine was back…

EXCEPT…this week things are changing…

Ryley started soccer last night. Then he starts Pre-K next week. He’s growing up so fast.

Mike starts working for the church next month. I’m hoping to follow soon behind him.

Kids’ choir starts in a little more than 2 weeks.

My new small group that I’m leading starts in a little over a month.

Yes, things are changing, but God has been preparing us for such a time as this. He has our lead, our back, and is walking beside us. I look forward to the life that we’re about to lead!!

Oh…did I mention??? That I’m going to be able to teach PIANO again!?!?!?!?!?

Yeah…I’m a bit excited!

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My kids won’t have much luck with cousins. Mike’s an only child and I only have one sister…so their Aunt Mel is IT…not that that’s a BAD thing…She’s a WONDERFUL aunt and a sister that I couldn’t imagine my life without…

BUT…

Blake: MOOOOOOMMMMMMYYYY!!!

Me: Yes?

Blake: I gotta pinch a loaf!!

Me: WHA?????

Now…since Mel is their ONLY aunt…well, there’s no way she can pass the buck on this one…sigh…

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Is it Really the End??

News like today’s headline make many people, including myself, have that Tuesday morning almost 5 years ago come flooding back into their memories. Thinking about what could have happened on those airlines. Sick…that’s how it makes me feel. It makes me feel SICK that people would consider it their GOD GIVEN DUTY to take the LIVES of someone else…ugh…

Many people want to think that the events of the past several years are leading us up to the end times… To them I say…uh…yeah! The Bible TELLS us we’re living in the end times. It tells us that we won’t know the day or the hour. Not even CHRIST knows when he’ll return. BUT the Scriptures also tell us to pay attention. To be aware of the sky. That we’ll know when it is coming and that when Christ DOES come that EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue confess that JESUS is the LORD! That just gives me goosebumps.

You want to know what my flesh would like?? My flesh would like for all of these terrorist hacks to have to be locked up and I want to be there to see THEM confess that Jesus is the LORD! BUT…it’s not for me to judge them…no matter how SICK their ideals make me…I feel sorry for them. I feel sorry that they’ve been brainwashed into making these INSANE choices…doing the INSANE dirty work of an INSANE CRAZY person and his INSANE CRAZY PEOPLE that are too COWARDLY to do their OWN killing…sigh…

I see hope. I hear of churches that are BOOMING in places that the Muslim religion has domination of. I hear of missionaries that while they’re being killed for their beliefs, the churches CONTINUE to grow because of their witness.

I know that not everyone will be saved. Scripture tells us that. BUT it is God’s desire that ALL should find glory and ALL should be saved. That’s the tricky thing about free will I guess…

I do see hope. I do see Jesus in the future of this world. I see Him kicking Satan’s…ahem…all the way back to…umm (familyfriendly now)…

*straightens shirt and hair*

pshew…

I feel better…

Looking forward to getting me a God Tat!

1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” ~~Revelation 7:1-3

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How Incredibly Pitiful

This upset me when I read it yesterday. I feel sorry for the mom, for the nanny, and MOSTLY for the kids…sigh…

I am not perfect…I am DEFINITELY not a perfect mom. BUT I can tell you my favorite moments in life:

~the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first baby.
~the day I found out I was having a little boy.
~the first time I felt him kick.
~the first time I got to see his face.
~the moment that I accepted that it was God’s will that I had babies back to back
~the moment I found out I was having ANOTHER boy
~the first time I got to meet HIM face to face.
~the first time Ryley got to meet his little brother.
~watching my children grow
~hearing their first babbles turn into words, then into sentences, then into I Love you Mommy’s
~Sitting around the dinner table hearing them tell me how the other had to sit in time out at the sitters.
~Listening to their giggles every time the other one belches…ugh
~Watching my oldest assemble train tracks like a professional
~Watching him hit his little brother only to turn around and tell him he’s sorry before he gets in trouble.
~Listening to the two of them go back and forth with knock knock jokes.
~Listening to the belly laughs that aforementioned knock knock jokes ensue.
~The feels of a hug
~the comfort I feel from these hugs
~The safety and love I feel from these hugs
~The snuggle fests on the couch whether we’re reading a book or watching a movie.

Oh I could go on and on…I was bored before I had children. I didn’t know it. But I was. I was missing out on one of the most blessed, most challenging, and most forgiving jobs that God ever created.

My heart aches for the children of a woman who considers them boring. I can be mad at her, sad for her kids, but she won’t care. I could write a letter. She’d smile because she ruffled feathers that she meant to ruffle.

I’m not a perfect mom. But I am a mom. And for that I consider myself content.

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Ooops…I’m LATE!

I COMPLETELY MISSED THE TOUR OF HOMES!!!

Well, now that everyone has moved on to other news, I will be the LAST to have you tour my home…

Please note…none of these pictures are “recent” they are all pics I’ve taken in the past, but I haven’t changed anything lately so at least the floor is swept 🙂

Here is the pic of my house. I didn’t want to get the door b/c it needs to be painted…bad…
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Here is my kitchen…where I surprise my family by announcing dinner via the buzzing of our smoke detector…seriously, this happens almost every time I cook…sigh…
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This is my dining room where we sit to eat the yummy dinner that didn’t burn…it really didn’t…the alarm goes off b/c it’s too close to the stove…
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Here’s my living room…and my orange walls…they make me happy 🙂
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Here’s my favorite corner of my living room…my music corner…one day I hope to have a music ROOM but when you have barely over 1,000 sq. ft in your home that’s just not an option.
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And the finale…our favorite spot…the backyard…this is what sold us on our house. We absolutely LOVE it. It is so peaceful and feels like our very own park in the backyard…now only if we could afford a playground…hmmm…
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Thanks for stopping by and seeing my home. Y’all come back now…ya hear?