Friday, December 17, 2010

Lamb That Came Home: And the Award go to...

Lamb That Came Home: And the Award go to...: "Me, and it sure is not the one I had hoped for! Big had her Christmas Party at school and they were going to sing songs and have a birt..."

And the Award go to...

Me, and it sure is not the one I had hoped for! Big had her Christmas Party at school and they were going to sing songs and have a birthday party for Jesus. I dressed her up super cute and made fun little bows for her pigtales. She couldn't have looked cuter! I got Little up from his nap and we got there at 1:19, thinking I was eleven minutes early but turned out I was 19 minutes late! So here I am, Worst Mother of the Year! I missed her singing and half of the party. Totally bummed! I know it was a short party but I want to be there for everything important she ever does and I missed one. All I can say is, I am glad this year is almost over. While I am sure there are worse things I have done, I am still pretty upset with myself. Once the new year starts I will get to look forward to next years and not have to remember all the mistakes I made this year. This next year I am going to be in control of things I let rule over me. Starting with my anger/yelling. I get so upset and then I start to yell, about things to don't even matter! Next, I am going to be wiser about how I spend my money. I am also going to make sure I don't let me eating control me anymore. Too long have I let it be in charge of me. No more! I hope there are some important things in your life you are going to start taking control of too!
I hope this video cheers you up this Christmas season like it did for me on the way home for the beautiful singing of Big!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lamb That Came Home: Big and Little

Lamb That Came Home: Big and Little: "These are two recent pictures of my Big and Little. I thought since most of my post are about them, you'd want to see how sweet they really..."

Big and Little


These are two recent pictures of my Big and Little. I thought since most of my post are about them, you'd want to see how sweet they really are!

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Lamb That Came Home: The Story

Lamb That Came Home: The Story: "After some intense info that I've shelled out lately I thought I might lighten things up a little. Last night, Big came home from her dads i..."

The Story

After some intense info that I've shelled out lately I thought I might lighten things up a little. Last night, Big came home from her dads in a good mood, which doesn't happen often. So, she took a quick bath and put on some snugly jammies and hopped in bed with me! We cuddled under the blanket and pulled out The Story. Now, if you are unfamiliar with The Story, I'll post a link in a few. The Story is the Bible in easy to ready format that is written like a novel. We have had it for a few months since my family's church is going through it but I have been bad about remember to read it regularly. We read about Joesph and the coat of many colors. She enjoyed the rainbow pictures that the children's version has. It really points out how so many things that happen in the Old Testament are foreshadowing of Jesus. We talked about Jonah being in the big fish was like being in a tomb for three days. I love how awesome it is that she looks forward to reading it and that she understands it for the most part. At four, she knows that Jesus is the Prince in The Story and that He is coming to save her because He loves her. It really warms my heart.( Kinda like my knock-off snuggie is warming me right now!)
Stay warm on this chilly night and remember that The Prince at the end of The Story wins and that He is coming to take us Home with Him!
http://www.thestory.com/home This gives info about if your church is interested in joining The Story.
(I was not compensated in anyway for this post and it is not sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lamb That Came Home: A long time coming

Lamb That Came Home: A long time coming: "I never would have guessed at, ahem, 27 I'd be where I am today. Somethings are just like I planned them but they didn't happen the way I th..."

A long time coming

I never would have guessed at, ahem, 27 I'd be where I am today. Somethings are just like I planned them but they didn't happen the way I thought the would. I am a happily married lady and mommy to Big and Little. We have two cars and are home owners. But, I have been divorced twice, had an affair and moved away for the only home I have ever known. Some of this may come as a surprise to a lot of you but I can't run away from my past. I must forgive myself and learn. My prayer is that each time I open up and share about how the Lord brought me out of the pit I got myself into that you would see His amazing grace that with His awesome power, He can bless you too! I am very open and I am the last to judge because of the places n life I have been, I am the least of these. I have learned that boasting should only be about how incredible God's powers are and that you can never be too far from His loving arms of forgiveness.After a long time coming I know He's not done with me yet.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lamb That Came Home: Blessed by her best

Lamb That Came Home: Blessed by her best: "As Christmas fastly approches, we are starting to have a string of parties to run to and fro! Lots of money is spent on the gifts, wrapping,..."

Blessed by her best

As Christmas fastly approches, we are starting to have a string of parties to run to and fro! Lots of money is spent on the gifts, wrapping, cards and snacks. Don't forget the new outfit you have to have and whatever else that must be bought for all the events that are going on. At a party here a while back that I was excited to go to, I was knocked flat on my prideful backside.
We had an present exchange and I was so proud of my gift! I try and only bring gifts that I would like to take home so that even if I end up with what I brought I leave happy. During this exchange I noticed a bag and thought to myself, "Yikes, I hope I don't end up with that one!" Well, you guessed it, I got that one. I opened my gift and as I pulled it out of the bag my thoughts were confirmed, it was not the gift I had hoped. I put it back into the bag as everyone chattered and showed off their gifts. My thoughts grumbled and I left as the party was dismissing. I called Hubby and checked on Big and Little and told him about my gift.
The more I thought about my gift I realized there is a lesson I hadn't thought about. I pulled it out again and gazed at it. What if this was was the best they could bring? What if this was her widow's mite? She may not have had the money to get something else for another party, but like me, hates to miss spending time in fellowship with friends and family. Now, my gift is looked at as a blessing for reminding me that bringing our best is all we have to do and the Lord rejoices in us and our gift. May your party season be blessed as mine has already been!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decisions that alter

Well, today has been a little too long. Little has been sick and not looking too good today. Big has been beyond grumpy. I am starting to feel out numbered by people who are feeling under the weather. I have been thinking all day about what to write here tonight and many things popped into my head but nothing too deep. I wonder what Christmas will be like this year? Last year was pretty good, but this year is going to be rough. Lots of people have lost loved ones and this year Big will leave us on Christmas day and not be home till the 26th. I feel like something will be missing Christmas night when we are home open Little new toys and holding up his new clothes and picturing how cute he'll look in them. Big is going to her fathers Christmas morning and I am sure there will be tears. Tear are flowing now just thinking about it. Everytime she leaves the house I am reminded by choices I made that will affect me for the remainder of my years on this earth. How often we make one decision that will alter the course of our lives and the lives of our family.
Tonight as you tuck your Big or Little into bed, remember what you do once they are asleep could change your life and theirs too.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Thought IT was Real!

I was so excited! I had been searching for a year for it and finally found one I could afford! A COACH PURSE! I know every other girl in Tulsa has one but I wanted one, too! So, there it was $49.99 and half price the next day at the Claremore Goodwill and it was mine. I set up my alarm extra early so I knew I'd make it to the store before the doors opened at eight am. There was a few cars on the parking lot when I got there and it was cold. The first person got out and I followed suit. Once the doors were open I was the the only person asking for it so they handed it to me! GLOWING, I finished looking for a few odds and ends while I carried the Coach purse with me around the store. I felt wonderful! I took the few clothing items I picked up along the way and paid. While standing there, ladies were oohing and ahhing that I had found a Coach purse! I called my mom and sister to let them know about my awesome deal and they were so happy for me. I get home and start to check all the pockets and realized the wear on the purse is a little worse than I realize but I am still pumped. I open the final pocket and a piece of the side lock falls off. I thought, I can fix it, no big deal. But it was a big deal. I got to my trusty swagbucks search and look up how to spot a fake... the news sadden me to tears. While I know it was just a purse, but I had wanted it so bad I didn't it notice that I had been fooled. Thankful, I called the store and explained that the purse had already broken and they let me return it. The money I spent was a lot of money to me since I spend my days looking for sales and freebies. (I mean someone has to win, it might as well be me!) I walked out of the store bittersweet. I got my money back but I lost what I thought was a Coach purse. This was something I really wanted.
How often we ourselves look so great to others when we are just showing the outside smile but on the inside we are fake and broken.
This blog will hopefully allow me to share my heartache and refining with others and ways that I am constantly trying to figure things out as a Christian, wife, mother, sister, friend and bargain shopper.