Tuesday, September 29, 2009
"clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right"
last night we were not the best parents, but considering the teenager's attitude maybe we didn't do so well.
long story short, cell phones and Internet privileges are suspended for now and even though punishment has been doled out NOBODY is happy. i am at a loss and do not know what i need to be doing.
i lost it last night and jere really lost it last night. please pray for some wisdom on our part because we are truly flying blind. we want to be the most capable parents we can be, we're not even shooting for best just okay would be nice.
blessings for your week,
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
well our weekend was crazy, but kelsey's birthday party was a huge success! from the AWESOME and delicious chocolate fountain (which i have decided that every party from now on should have) to our guest singer! ( i "hired" a theater major to ring our doorbell and when kelsey opened it Metrostation song "kelsey" to her, she LOVED IT!)
we karaoked, ate, danced, and acted goofy til midnight. needless to say we were exhausted all day sunday.
she received all kinds of wonderful gifts but i have to mention one gift in particular. her grandma made her a blanket for her birthday, i know you're thinking AND? well this home made quilt had a lovely asian design on one side and (for those of you who don't know kelsey is a major anime nerd) InuYasha scenes on the other side. kelsey went wild for this unique and one of a kind gift. grandma trumped every gift card, t-shirt, and box set (of InuYasha of course) with kelsey's new blankie which she sleeps with every night.
now here's the bad news. i was so busy preparing food, cleaning house, and being a good hostess that i didn't take ANY pics. i know i know, bad mommy BUT my bestie took plenty of pics i just need to get them off of facebook.
anyway, i hope everyone is having a great week so far. a few shout outs before i go . . .
blythe is awesome!
peace to aunt staci, we love and miss you!
congratulations on your new baby girl and "HI, just cause" to andrea!
happy birthday JR, thanks for loaning me bear for the weekend, she was a tremendous help!
love you mom!!
mel, boo, and stacey b, you are the best EVER!
and finally . . .
i love you jeremiah, thank you for helping me, encouraging me, and funding all my insane ventures!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
well sarah got married this weekend, and everything went off without a hitch. she and jr looked very cute all weekend and we had fun at mom's as well.
i decorated the cake as well as made all the reception food (with the help of my two trusty sidekicks, blythe and kelsey) we had chicken salad and a modified version of my sister-in-law stacey's tuna pasta salad as well as fresh fruit and veggies. it was very good and i am so thankful to everyone that was able to come.
after our whirlwind weekend, we recovered all day monday by sleeping in and doing nothing. it was sooo totally worth it to not have to do anything for 24 solid hours. anywho, we are back to our regular week and hope everyone is having a great wednesday.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
i suppose it is the changing of the seasons or maybe just that stolen 15 minutes of light that has already begun as our world gets ready for fall, but i see so many of my family and friends already fighting that all too familiar melancholy feeling that seems to come this time of year.
1 Peter 3:15 says, "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."
each night i study different scripture that i believe pertains to something or someone in my life.
i have hope.
i have been spending about two weeks in the old testament. it's so fasinating and there is so much to learn. jere thinks i'm a closet jew (which could never happen because i love BACON too much). but i think most Christians spend way too much time in the new testament and forget there is even anything at the beginning of their bible after moses. hey that's fine, but just remember that Jesus came to fulfill the law not destroy it. Christians should never forget their Jewish heritage :)
this is my scripture for any of you feeling just a little bit off here lately and need some encouragement. most people know verse 11, but to get the whole idea you really need to read through about 14.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart and I will be found by you," declares the Lord.
blessings as we each enter into this weekend.
a new season of bounty to you all.
love and prosperity,