Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Me, as a Red Head? hmmm

Ok so I need your help. 
I have been talking about dying my hair and I just don't know. 
When I searched red hair these are the ones that kept sticking out to me.

Could I pull it off?? 

Here I am with my current short blonde hair

It would be a big change, but I seem to always be changing my hair. 

It was fun looking back at how I change it. 
I had long blonde hair forever and then it went between
short and long blonde hair to short and long dark hair. 
Maybe red is next...

So... Could I pull it off?? 
I do like changing my hair :) 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Time

What fun we have been having lately. Its been a busy week and I have loved it.

Thursday day and night was amazingly warm and beautiful. (Hard to believe it is storming and snowing now) My mom came to visit and we had friends over to carve pumpkins. My son also joined in on the fun and painted a pumpkin.

Great friends and good times (thank you to my hubby for taking the picture)

Flo and Tricia getting down and dirty pulling out the pumpkin seeds

I told my son he was showing off so he kept saying "Showing"LOL

My girl Flo

We had lots of fun. 
I couldn't believe this was my moms first time carving a pumpkin. 

Spices for pumpkin seeds- YUM

The End Results

Happy Halloween & pumpkin carving folks 

Prayers going out to everyone on the east coast being hit by storm Sandy
Stay safe and warm

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keep Calm...

This is one Keep Calm that I really like
found here

We often stress about so many things in our life and while reading some blog posts I ran across two amazing posts this morning. I would encourage you to take a moment and check them out. You won't regret it. 
The first is by Kate Conner- I Dub Thee - I just fell in-love with this post and I know you will too. 
The second is a new blog I came across (the same one that provided the keep calm above) where Becky shared a video with us about Seeing the everyday. Check out the video "how will you be inspired today?"
While you are there you should also check out her Project Life  (her simple scrapbook)

These two posts have opened my eyes to the little things of today. 
I am now off to enjoy them. 

Have a wonderful wednesday! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Posted one day late: 
October 15th: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Will never forget ♥

“Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” - John 16:22

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. "When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn't a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes." (site)

I will never forget the day (August 17, 2009) we went into the doctors office to listen to our babies heart beat and heard nothing.  The doctor didn't give us a lot, but gave us a small hope that I was just not as far long as we thought and we would check again in a week. Sadly for us, a week later when we went back in, our baby still had no heart beat.  My DNC was schedule for September 9, 2009.

God is good though, trust in Him Always! On August 17, 2010 (one year later) I was in the hospital being induced to have our precious baby boy. He arrived one day later on August 18th. He is such a blessing. God had other plans for our first child, but I know one day I will meet my sweet baby. For now, God himself (and my grandma Gigi) is with my baby. What a thought!

It doesn't take a special day for me to remember our baby but it is special to have a day where families can unite and all remember. 

God bless and be with you all!

AND I am so thankful for this reminder!

"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
Lord, I'll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
I'll worship Your holy name

Monday, October 15, 2012

Can I get personal, it may be TMI but you will thank me

Ok Ladies, can I just be real with you? This may be a little TMI for some and maybe a little embarrassing for me BUT I feel I have to share this with you.  It is a great secret/wonder product that I have to share with you (and no I was not asked by this company to blog about this- I truly think women out there need to know about it) Ok here goes... Just A Drop, yes I said it. If you have ever heard about it you might be laughing right now. If you haven't, you are wondering what I am talking about. This product is perfect and I am trying to figure out how to break into conversation on how to explain it... I'll just say it, it goes into your toilet. Yup, toilet.  It is amazing LOL. You literally put just a drop in your toilet before you go and it eliminates any oder. Come on ladies this is amazing. I told my family about this and said that one day I should blog about it because I think women need to know about this. :) If I am being honest, I carry one in my purse and I put another one is in our main bathroom. If a guest comes to visit and is uncomfortable, they no longer have to be. :) So there, I said, I talked about the bathroom. Check it out, have your husbands or the man in your life use it, you will not be sorry.

Happy Monday all   LOL

Friday, October 5, 2012

A quick look at my September Fun

 Good morning all... well, while I am currently in the bathroom with my son in the tub (because he had quite the accident) I thought I would take some time to share with you my September. I know its October already but we had some fun this last month and I wanted to share it. 

My husband and I went to a friends wedding and had a blast. It was a Saturday night away from home and out of town so we got to spend the night alone and SLEEP in! Amazing!

The Photo Booth was so much fun!! 
We all like to be silly

Then just last weekend, in my hometown, we had our festival and kiddie parade that my little was in. 
He represented my mom's photography business- Studio L Photography
I think he was super cute


And of course his FAVORITE ride ever
"again, again"

This was some of our fun that we had in September. I hope you all had a great month and are now enjoying October. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

God's Plan is not always what we thought

Just some simple encouragement today from Pinterest

Love you friend! 

I am a daughter of a risen King

This morning while reading She Reads TruthDay 2, they asked a good question...

What do you REALLY hope for? In the quiet recesses of your desires, in the loud screaming thoughts of want. What is it you want and yearn after? Is it Jesus?

SheReadsTruthWow right?! What do I actually yearn for and want each day? Is it to be closer and have a deeper relationship with Christ? Wanting His glory to shine through in all I do? I think that most of the time, I want what I want without thinking about the plan God has for me. (I'm just being honest here) I do truly want to be in line with God's plan for me, but so often I find myself thinking "surely MY plan is a good one". If you haven't already, you need to stop over and check out the entire devotional for today. They are short, I promise, it won't take long. Click HERE. God has so much in store for us, it's such a great reminder of all he wants to give.

Prayer: Father, open the eyes of our heart. Give us a spirit of revelation and wisdom in the knowledge of You alone, for Your glory alone.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hi :)

Can you believe its almost fall? I haven't been around here much I know...

What brings me here tonight are thoughts of persevering, pushing through when life gets tough- fully trusting in God to get you through. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, just when you think you are strong and ok, life reminds you how weak you are without God by your side. (and friends who are there for you) Sometimes I just have to laugh at myself. I sure can look like I have it all together and even think I do, I can talk a big talk, smile through it and then BAM, I'm knocked back down. One little tiny thing and satan seems to be winning. However, God is truly stronger and I am so thankful for the ladies He has put in my life. Today while going through instagram I came across She Reads Truth and they just started a new series on Ephesians and I am so grateful for running across it.  It was just what I needed to get myself back into God's word, and what a great reminder. Eph 1:1-14 is day 1 and Paul reminds us about God's true love for us, Here is some of what they had to say- We are.....

You are blessed (Greek, eulogeo: favored of God).  
You are chosen (v. 4).
He has made you holy and blameless.
You are adopted as children through Jesus Christ.  (v. 5)

Blessed, you were chosen before He created the world.  Before time began, He knew you. (v. 4)

Can you just think about this?! HE KNEW YOU, We were chosen by God BEFORE time. He loved me for me (and all my stumbles) and has an amazing life planned for me. How can I not 1. be excited for whatever God has planned and 2. If God loves me for everything I have done, and has still forgiven and chosen me,  how can I not get passed something someone else has done to me? (I feel a necklace coming :) )

God uses everything in my life to mold and change me into what He wants me to be. I am trusting that this is one of those times. I hope I am open to listen and learn from it.

These are my current thought, I hope I can help someone else maybe going through something similar.