Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I've been HACKED!

If you have "subscribed" to this blog and have recently been receiving some weird emails from me, I apologize.  I received a text message tonight from a friend who got an email from the blog about buying drugs!  I can assure you that I did not send that email.  I checked my email, and then Mark checked my spam mail, and I had over 50 emails sent to me from my blog.  Anyway, I have reported it to Blogger, and I am hoping that they can fix the issue.  In the meantime, if you receive any weird emails from me, I am so sorry.  Please let me know if they continue.  My email is  Because this blog has been hacked, I have had to change the way you leave a comment.  You must now type in a word verification before your comment will post.  I hope this doesn't mean I won't receive comments anymore, but this blog is a family blog.  I post about my children and our daily activities, but the thing that is most important to me is our safety.  Thank you so much for understanding.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election 2012

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28

Before anyone reading this starts to misconstrue the purpose of this post, let me first say that I am not about to endorse a candidate or give my personal political views here on this blog.   

It has been said that this presidential election is the most crucial and important election of our time.  Having friends on all sides of the proverbial political fence, I have learned to keep my political views private.  Well, private in the sense that I’m not going to post them here!

We have less than 48 hours before this election comes to an end.  I am urging my friends to please take these next few hours and join me in prayer.  Over the last few months, I have seen some of the meanest, hate filled rants on different social medias, from both sides, and It just makes me think that instead of a balanced budget, or job creation, what this country needs most right now is Jesus.  So, please join me in praying that God’s will be done, and that God will heal our nation.  I was reminded this weekend that the results of this election will not be a surprise to God, so let us rest in knowing that we can trust in the Lord, and lean not on our own understanding.

Can you imagine what life would be like if we, the body of Christ, were as publicly on fire for HIM as we are for the political candidates we endorse?  Or the football teams we cheer for?  I pray that we can put our differences aside, and love like Jesus.  That is my prayer for this country.  Will you join me?

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  John 15:12

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

How in the world is it already NOVEMBER??  I feel like it was last week when we went to the beach.  Time just isn't slowing down.  October was great, but we are ALL ready to make the big (and final) move to our new house, so I feel like October was spent on making "house" decisions.  Not that it was stressful or anything, but we are wanting November to be different.  I feel like so many times, especially for me, we get so busy with life that we don't stop to appreciate the many things God has blessed us with already.  So, for the month of November, every Thursday I am going to post just a few things that I am so thankful for.  Starting today, I guess.

I think it goes without saying, but I am so thankful for these two little monkeys who continue bless me and bring Mark and me so much joy!  I am so thankful that God chose us to be their parents.  It's the scariest, hardest, most wonderful job I've ever had.  I am also SO very thankful that I am able to be with them each day.  There are days when I really do miss being a 5th grade teacher, but I am so in love with my new job that those days don't really occur that often.  I am thankful that this year we got to dress up for Halloween and actually go somewhere.  We only went to my parents' house, but still, it was a BIG change from last year.  What are YOU thankful for this Thursday??  

My mom got them Star Wars toys and they were over the candy!  I thought Harper was going to sleep with hers.

She was SO mad at me for putting her in this costume.  

Henry tried all night to get this headpiece off.

This sweet little pig was GLUED to my hip last night.  

 Farmers and their WILD animals!  (Mark and I are anything but "too cool," so dressing up with our babies was so much fun!)

Still, no smile! Ha!

He finally got it off, and was much happier without it!

Just a little flashback from last year...

So much can happen in just a year!