a plethora of creativity including planning, crafting, DIYing, food and more....a journey of the fab 4....


under construction, please excuse our mess.....

i just wanted to say that i am in the process of transforming some things on the blog and it may look a little strange and out of sorts for the next few days or weeks depending on how easy the things i want to change actually are east to change.....insert laugh, possibly even hysterical laughing for being crazy enough to attempt this myself....hehehe!!!!  i will be posting pics later today (or it may not get done until tomorrow) of some of the projects that i worked on for spring while on vacation....as well as some just plain beautiful pics that i took of local scenery and greenery....have a great day and thank you for excusing my mess......... :)



being Held by the One who can hold us like no other.....

Hubby and  I have several family members and friends that are going through some pretty heavy stuff in their lives right now and their hearts are heavy.  I thought i would share some thoughts with you in case you are also going through a rough patch in your life at the moment.  We believe in a Higher Power, the Author and Creator of our lives.  Yes, I am talking about God and yes, He does have a plan and a purpose for each of our lives.  Whether or not we choose to follow the path He would like us to is another story.

 Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
~Jeremiah 33:3

I will not say that there are times when I question God's reasons for what happens in my life, but I do know that God only wants the very best for me and my family.  I believe that with everything in me...... BUT sometimes I truly want to just sit in a corner and kick and scream like a toddler throwing a tantrum because I don't want to do what God wants me to or because I don't think I can do it....but I have come to learn that He doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called.  I have no idea who said that, but it is so very true!

Often times it is difficult to see how God is moving in the midst of a trial or a difficult time.  One way to see how God is working in your life is to keep a prayer journal.  I have several friends that do this and I began to do it a couple of years ago.  This is one way to see how God is really moving and answering prayers of His children. It is so awesome to be able to look back through a journal of prayers for friends and family and be able to record the answer given and the date under or beside the original request. Try it and watch how your prayers are answered but also how your prayer life and relationship with God change.  It is awesome to see something that you have prayed about for years be answered...talk about not only a testimony, but a legacy you will leave behind for your children and/or grandchildren to have.  

Imagine if you had a parent or grandparent who was a believer and they had done this and when they passed away you were left with them.  Reading through pages and pages of prayers that may have involved you or your family and then seeing the date that prayer was answered....talk about a huge faith builder!  I hope that one day my children will have the opportunity to read mine and know the many prayers that were answered without them even knowing.  If you don't believe me just try it!

Well, I am going to leave this post with one of my favorite songs of all time that talks about how God holds onto us even when we don't think He's there.



This week the hubby and I have been enjoying each others company....hubs couldn't get vacation when the kiddos are on spring break so we took a week to stay in town and do things during the day together while kiddos were in school....yea us!

we have eaten lunch at some of our favorite places.....
went to the movies..... 
hung out together and acted like teenagers again......  :)

we only have a few days left and hmmm....what will we get into?

more to come.....with pics included of some projects that have gotten done....yippee!

I leave you with an adorable video of miss thang "cooking".....have a great thursday....


Where has 2011 gone?

I cannot believe that it is already March 1st!  I feel like I just finished cleaning up all the christmas wrapping paper and decorations....february was not a great month for our household in the health department.  it seems we have been plagued with some virus, infection, or asthma related illness since nearly the beginning of february.  i am glad to see march come and with that means we will be springing forward in just a matter of days....yippee!  i definitely miss having sunlight into the evening hours and have so longed for that for a while now.

i fell off the 21 days of organization wagon on day two when all the illness came rushing through our front door...i think it was totally the devil preventing me from decluttering our home so that we could open our home up for small groups at our church. ok, enough of giving the devil any time in print...

I am vowing to do a better job of blogging this month, i promise! 
until tomorrow....