Monday, August 29, 2011

Old Time Candy

I love this.  You can get a bunch of Old Time Candy.  Good idea for parties or gifts.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A New Week

Okay, so I really need to get used to using an electric stove top.  I just about burnt the dang building down.  Silly thing...I'm standing there wondering why oh why is this chicken smoking so bad when it's on the low setting.  Oh no...not low...HIGH!! I had it all reversed.  Oops.  While Liam is over in his playpen coughing (sorry buddy). :-) Anyway, I figured it out and the orange balsamic chicken turned out pretty good.

Now that Sunday is just about behind us..what's going on this week.  Tomorrow...not a whole lot.  Of course hanging out with my little man.  Maybe make a Target stop or MAYBE stop by that fabulous grocery land they call H.E.B! Who would have ever thought that I would ever get super excited over a grocery store. :-) I am looking forward to Tuesday.  I get to have lunch with a very dear friend.  Miss Lisa Cottle. Can't wait to see her. Wednesday is Liam's open house for Mother's Day Out (MDO).  I am super duper excited about Liam going to MDO. He'll get to be with other kiddos his age and mommy gets some me time. Sometime this week I have to go to the builder and pick out the exterior stone and stucco.  So far, it sounds like a busy week here in New Braunfels.

Thought I would end with a picture of Liam.  Liam got new shoes and we were trying them out.  I'm sure he'll be running around in them soon (I pray).

What about y'all?  Any interesting, fun plans?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We've made it!

What a drive that was.  We didn't end up leaving the OKC area until about 9pm.  We made it to Denton around 1230am.  We were all so exhausted.  Poor baby Liam looked so uncomfortable in his car seat sleeping but oh so cute at the same time.  The next morning daddy left early with the animals to meet the movers while me and Liam took our time. We stopped at a big gas station to feed Liam some lunch.  He loved sitting in the drivers seat.

So..we finally are somewhat settled down here in New Braunfels, Texas. The stuff we have acquired over the years is just crazy. Stuff stuff stuff everywhere! It has been interesting trying to downsize from the house into a smaller apartment.  I think most of our belongings are in storage and will remain there until the house is built. I think Liam likes his room here for sure.  He has his own little play area that fits most of his toys.  He has A LOT of toys!!

Found out today that our apartment area has their own spa. By spa I mean massages, facials, steam room, sauna.  Yummo to all the above! I will most definitely take advantage of all the amenities. Ally dog even has her own private doggy park.

It's funny...I told John this morning that it feels like we're on vacation.  A new town to explore and get to know. It will take  awhile to learn what is where.  Have to keep reminding myself that this is home now.  It's very exciting and is just part of our journey and we're happy.

We went and fed Liam lunch at the river park in our future neighborhood today.  We were the only ones there.  It was so nice, quiet and peaceful. We will be spending  lots of time there.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Life is but a Vapor

I'm thinking of my Grandma Joan right now. As we speak, she lies in a hospital bed and at any moment is about to meet our Heavenly Father. Death is sad, it's a part of life, but me and my family have joy. Joy knowing that we will one day see her again.  She's going home, to perfection, no pain, eternal present with worship him for eternity. She can be everything she was made for...perfection.

How do you know what will happen tomorrow? For your life is like the morning fog - it's here a little while then gone the next. James 4:14

We love you Joan.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I wanna be in love....

As of right now I am reading...oh....about...six books.  I was doing really well with reading all of them too...for a while.  In the past month or maybe a little more I have ceased my reading.  Even my reading of the most important book of all, the Bible. Let me tell reflects in my daily life. Jesus is our food and water, our daily bread, our source of survival. I'm been starving lately! Just like I made time for my twelve weeks of Turbo Fire (which is awesome by the way!) I know that I can make time for my creator and master of the universe! I mean seriously! That's exactly what I need to do..get serious.

One of the many books that I am currently reading is called, Crazy Love (thank you Mr. John Lewis). The whole book is about having a passionate love for our creator, to be IN love with Him. Everything changes when you're in love with someone. What prompted this little blog session was a part of the book that I read today. It talked about how we should be running toward Christ, our "Refuge". Life can be so exhausting with it's many ups and downs...the trying and failing, trying and failing. I know that's me.  The constant guilty feelings of this flesh filled life. When all I need to do is run to Jesus, focus on my savior and what he's done for me, how much he loves me and really just....fall in love.  This is what I have this Crazy Love for God that is talked about in this book. This book has really changed my outlook on following God. 

Very cute lunch box notes

I know that there aren't many people who follow my blog but still wanted to share these.  They are cute lunch box notes. For the parents who have little girls starting school (Brandie and Adrienne) or already in school these are super cute.  Found them at FrogPrincePaperie