Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012...What will be different??

What kind of year do you want in 2012?  So many thoughts swim through my mind.  So many ways to live differently in 2012...for a better me.

To always have that child-like wonder.  To question the world around me.

Never ceasing to know my God and growing close to him.
"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9

Always loving the beauty of change.

Not growing inpatient on waiting for His voice.

" The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic."  Psalm29:4
Celebrate life and all it offers.
"They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness." Psalm 145:7

To look at each day with new eyes. 
"Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

To enjoy the calm waters.
"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,"  Psalm 23:2

Let my life be a reflection of Him.
"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19

The beauty of a glorious sunrise.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

Never being afraid to stand out.
"in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6

To always find the sun amongst the clouds.
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13

Cherishing every day I am given on this earth.

Praying for a joyous and prosperous new year. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas around here.  I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

The kids made a gingerbread house.

Cullen ate more than he put on the house.

Made lots of Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Crinkles were delish.

The girls decorating the sugar cookies.

Brady on Christmas morning, with her bed head :)

Shane super excited to get to the gifts.

Brady growing very inpatient while waiting for papa.

Loving the Legos.

Cullen trying out his new helicopter.

We had a very low key time here.  Loved lazing in our jammies and watching movies, eating cookies and just being together.
We are blessed and God is good.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What Have We Been Up To....

Just hanging around enjoying life.  Enjoying the last little bits of fall, celebrating Thanksgiving, shopping with the masses and loving the first snowfall.

Cullen playing in the leaves.

One last bonfire and with smores, of course.

Baking with my Brady.  She is throwing up her hands and asking, "Momma why are you taking another picture, let's bake cookies!!"

Making Thanksgiving Day Treats to share with friends.

Our finished Oreo Cookie Turkey :)

Standing in line at 5:00 am at Meijer to get the XBox Kinect.  (I did get it).

People camped out in front of Best Buy waiting for Black Friday.  They were there in tents on Wednesday night.

Our Christmas Tree with Brady and Shane.


First Snowfall.

Early Christmas Gift for the family.

Brady and our Christmas Tree.

I hope your Thanksgiving was happy and blessed.  Looking forward to all of the fun of the holiday season.
This weekend is breakfast with Santa, and next weekend the girls and I are going to see the Nutcracker Ballet :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cheap Toys at Aldi...

I stopped at Aldi a few Saturdays ago and found an aisle full of popular toys.  I bought the Barbie Auto Glam for Brady for $14.99 it is on Amazon for $25, not bad !!  I picked up a few other things not in the picture, a laser beam Nerf gun, a cheap baby doll for Brady, a remote control car for Shane.  They had Thomas the Train stuff and Vtech toys.  I was pleasantly surprised and stoked to spend less.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall, Halloween and Such...

Here are a few pics from Halloween.  Better late than never :)

This is a picture of the trees across from my house.  The colors were so vibrant.

Abbi carving pumpkins.

Brady helping???

Finished product.

Brady as Uniqua (sp?) and Shane a knight.

Cullen as Superbaby :)

The whole gang.  Abbi was Princess Leia.

Brady waiting patiently to get all her candy.

The surprise.  We surprised the kiddos with a puppy when they got home from Trick or Treating.  My husband brought him out in a Trick or Treat bag.

Brady loving him.


We are gearing up for the holiday season.  Making plans to see The Nutcracker Ballet (just the girls) and breakfast with Santa at The Festival of Trees.  Can't wait for Christmas, less than 50 days.