Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Coffee Date

Hi friend and thank you for joining me again for coffee. It was great being about to share with you LAST week.
If you were here now I would hug you and thank you for coming! (I am starting to be quite a hugger) I would also apologize for my messy and cold house and take you into, what I call, our green room (its very green in color and I love it!) I would then turn on the fireplace and get us coffee. {nice and cozy!} Once we had our coffee and sat down, I would express how nice it is that we could be alone for a moment. My husband just took our son to get a haircut. Its a cutest things really, he loves having his own father/son moment! This will be only his second time going out with his daddy...On that note we would hear the garage door and see my adorable, no haired (ok just really short) boy walk in- He is too cute!  I would say bye to my husband as he is off to work. ok sorry got side tracked, Now its just the three of us. I hope you don't mind Mickey Mouse Club on in the background as we talk.

This last week has been such a great reminder of how God works through people and shows us love in the tiniest of them all. I have grown quite attached to my neighbors little newborn, and have really enjoyed having her some throughout the day. Boy oh boy does she give me baby fever! I can't wait for God to bless our family with more! I know my house and work will get crazy but I welcome it. {big smile, as I day dream about it} You know, I have been horrible about getting things done this week and I only have one child. I did get some great encouragement from my bloggy friends yesterday, and actually tackled quite a bit of my to do's. It was great checking them off my list. Now I just need to stay focussed and get everything done....

Could I ask that you pray for me this weekend. My friends memorial service is tomorrow. It is going to be hard but at the same time I look forward to meeting all her friends and having the chance to tell all our funny stories. I just know there will be a lot. Kimberly was a spunky lady and I laugh when I think of some of our talks.... {giggle thinking about her}
I also have my husbands Kick Off Party Saturday night, its what they do instead of a holiday party. Its nice though,  we will be getting dressed up and actually leaving the house Ha. I wish I could say I was prepared and ready, but I am not... I always seem to do this. I know about the party in advance but I wait til the last minute to get everything together. I still have no idea what shoes or jewelry I am going to wear.
What do you  think? I got it a little while ago for an amazing deal! I just hope it works- I am not a huge fan of strapless. (I am a tad bit busty- as I say that in a low voice- even though if you were here you would already know that) I do laugh though because I ALWAYS seem to wear black. Its simple, cute and not like anything else I have.

Anyway, I have been doing all the talking- How are you my dear friend? What is going on in your life, is there anything I can pray about?
I would love to hear!

And when you need a refill, head over and have another cup and chat with Chrissy from Boerman Ramblings, Nay form Cover to cover, and Alissa from  Rags to Stitches.

Talk to you soon! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday- thank you Dorian!

Do you ever struggle with something YOU don't know how to get passed? Maybe it is something silly or something someone has done that has hurt you... I am going through that now and it is hard!  I don't know how to get passed it on my own! Its times like this when I am so thankful for the amazing people God has placed in my life! Its things like this, a pin I found on Dorians board, that are just what I needed to read! thank you Dorian

This is so true and I need to remember it more often!!!

Thank you all for being there! 

The Fontenot Four
Elf House Chronicles

Thankful Thursdays Button

Can I be honest?

I am feeling overwhelmed and its my own doing. I am a person who has to be organized to function and lately I am NOT organized! It makes my day to day tasks overwhelming. The thing about me is, I LOVE to multi-task! It makes me feel in control and that I CAN get things done. However, these last few weeks I am so unorganized and can't seem to get anything done. My house is a mess, I don't do laundry enough, I haven't made a meal for my husband in about 2 weeks (thankfully he has been cooking), I am slow at returning emails, I am bad at organizing my thought for this blog, I still have yet to complete my guest posts for some amazing ladies.... all these things (and more) need to just get done! I have turned into the woman who has so much to do that she stares at it all and gets nothing done. Its horrible! These are things that are easily checked out if I just get moving! Yet here I am again, sitting and talking about it.  I need to say it out loud. Maybe I want to hear that others are going through this too or hear advise on how to check off my to do list or just a kick in the pants- someone telling me to stop staring at my messes and just get it done!

Anyone else struggling lately? 
I will say that circumstances around me have changed a little, and my son is now not wanting to nap at his usual time- but there is no reason I can't get stuff done!
Someone wanna give me a push!? 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Believe- 1LW

I know I haven't spoken about this much, but my one little word for 2012 is Believe. I am holding tight to it this year. I Believe that God has a plan and that His plan is greater than anything I could ever dream of or imagine. I believe that if we listen to God's calling that He will provide a way! I have opened up and shared some deeper feelings and struggles lately (read about it here

I am so thankful for your prayers and support! I believe God knew just when to place all your amazing ladies into my life!   

As we come into this new year and face our challenges I want to keep the faith and trust God's plan. I want to listen and hear Him as He calls us. 

Stay tuned for some amazing life changing events happening here!
I know God is going to work wonders!

Northern Lights

I saw this over at Whimsical Poppysmic and had to share!
Thank you Maegan for introducing me to her! 

Watching this... how can you not believe in an awesome, amazing, powerful God?!

Journal Swap Time!!

So at the beginning of the year I joined in on a journal swap with some amazing ladies, hosted by the lovely Aleks of aleks handmade.

I have to tell you that when I received my package it was like Christmas! I kinda feel bad for my swap partner..I did try my best and put my heart into it, I do hope she loves them... :) 

Anyway, here is my journal (and goodies I received from the amazing 
Meagan from Chesterrific!
She packaged it up she neatly and even sent me a card and some extras! Seriously, she is the best!!

I love everything and you will see why! Check out my journal! 

I think it is just perfect, it is simple and lovely! 
She took time to decorate random pages inside (here are a few pages)
 I really can't say "I LOVE IT!" enough

Thank you so much Maegan! It is perfect!!!
I have already started using it!

aleks handmade

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lovely weekend

                             This past weekend

Friday my mom came to visit, then my husband, our friend Flo and myself got to out out for dinner and have sushi (amazing!) Then Saturday we had the pleasure of watching our neighbors newborn. I look forward to watching her and seeing her grow. She is an amazing little lady already. She is the daughter of my friend who passed away 2 weeks ago. Its amazing how you can see her mom in this little baby. You just want to squeeze her.
My little man thought she was adorable and that he had a fun toy to play with.. He wanted to touch her to make sure she was real and then he wanted to push her in the swing. It was so cute! (Don't worry, I kept a very close eye.)  If you think about them this week, pray for this little girl and her family. Its a hard road they are on right now. Pray that she starts sleeping through the night so that the family can all get their rest. It is a pleasure watching this little one. She is going to come over again today and play (aka sleep, eat & poop). Actually I am off to go get her now... before I go I wanted to share a song that we sang on sunday that really hit home for me.      Enjoy!


God in my living
There in my breathing
God in my waking
God in my sleeping

God in my resting
There in my working
God in my thinking
God in my speaking

Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything

God in my hoping
There in my dreaming
God in my wathcing
God in my waiting

God in my laughing
There in my weeping
God in my hurting
God in my healing

Christ in me
Christ in me
Christ in me the hope of glory
You are everything

Christ in me
Christ in me
Christ in me the hope of glory
Be my everything

You are everything
Jesus, Everything

Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back Album - Song "Be My Everything"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

God's Love

There are days when I need to STOP and Remember the sacrifice God made for us. To remember His PERFECT LOVE for YOU and ME.

This video is just amazing....

When the rain comes (not if)  CRY OUT TO GOD! He wants to hold us tightly in His arms!

What a great reminder of God's LOVE! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Coffee Date

If we were to sit down for coffee today, I would probably start with tears in my eyes as I tell you, the last time I had someone over for coffee, it was my neighbor and friend, Kimberly. I would tell you how I miss her, and how I can hear her telling me to grow some lady balls and stop crying. (sorry but she would tell me that). That would make me laugh and I would give you a big hug and thank you for coming by.

I would then tell you that 2012 has started off rough, but has been a big eye-opener for me. I have met some amazing bloggy friends that are so inspiring! They inspire me because they are so open and honest and they make me want to share more about myself and open up....

I would begin to tell you that my husband, Joe and I have been trying to get pregnant since March of last year. We really want to have a bigger family and it has been really hard not being able to get pregnant. I trusted and trust God has a plan for us and am thankful that He gave us a glimpse of His plan... We found out in December that we don't have maternity coverage! We had no idea! I had carried our insurance when I worked, so when I became a SAHM we had to pick up our own and didn't realize we didn't have coverage. I am really thankful that God was watching over us and taking care of us this passed year, but its still hard. Its crazy because I am a c-section mommy and it could have costed us around $30K had we gotten pregnant! That would have been a bill we would have had around for a VERY long time! So again, I praise God for not giving us what we wanted, when we wanted it. Now we are still looking for the right insurance for us, so that means more waiting.

I would ask you to please pray for patience for me. God is calling us to grow our family, I just need to be patient!

I would be silent for a moment and then open up a bit more....

I do not want to sound like I am not happy for other mommys, but it has been really hard lately seeing others get pregnant. I don't want to be like that! I do feel joy and excitement for them but it also makes me sad for myself. I feel so ashamed to admit that.  Pray God gives me peace again about all this. Remind me that He is in control and His way is best.

I would wipe my tears and take a sip of my now cold coffee. *smile* and ask you how you have been....How can I be there for you?

How can I pray for you?

So, will you join me for a cup of coffee?

have another cup with Chrissy at Boerman Ramblings

Blog Designs

Ok- I would LOVE to know
With blogs, do you go with the motto less is more or do you like easy access with seeing the buttons, sponsors etc on the main page. I know when I go to a blog I don't always look around at every tab so I tried putting what I could on my main page BUT- after seeing the fabulous Aimee from do what she does best. I am re-thinking it all. I LOVE the sleek, clean look of her site.

Help me out- tell me what you think?? Should I change up my blog to a more sleek, clean look??
What do you like, because I am in-love! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Its back! Inspiration workshop: BEDROOMS

I love these prompts from Gussy Sews! The inspiration Workshop this week is on Bedrooms! This couldn't be more perfect! One of the things on my to do list for this year is to paint and finish (actually start) decorating our master bedroom. I think I have an idea of the colors I want but I just don't know... I haven't bought any paint yet... So for now its fun to DREAM

Here are some amazing bedrooms- thank you Pinterest!

See more amazing bedroom ideas on my bedroom beauties interest board
Come follow along!

Linking up with 

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Swap Partners!

If you are bored and want to see some great blogs- check these lovely ladies out! 
My Swap Partners! This is just a quick way for me to show off some great ladies! 
Just click each button and see where it takes you! You may just make a new friend or two!


the posh daisy

Cover to Cover


The Fontenot Four


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Ten- Art Projects

I am so excited that I finally completed an art project I wanted to do- see it here

That inspired me to work on other things!
Here are ten things on my To Do Art Project List

                                                                     Mod Podge Pictures

Thank you Pinterest! So many fun projects to do!!
 Check out my boards
If you need an invite let me know!

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Top Ten {Tuesday}