Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Winter time blues?

Do the winter time blues got you down???

Well here...let these super cute photo's pick you back up!

"do you see mom?! they are crooked!"

what? Whatca gonna do?

this is SOOOO exciting!

I love bath time!!!

Dinner for two!


I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm strong to the flinch
Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.

Do these make me look like I have bug eyes???

I look smart now, right?!

goof ball!

 Bathtime rocks!!!

A Mom's Version of 1 Corinthians 13

 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 
(1 Corinthians 13:13)

      Though I lecture and harp at my children and have not love, I will be background noise to rebellious thoughts. 
      And though I wisely warn them not to use the street as a playground, or they'll be killed; and though I patiently explain why snails live in mobile homes, and I give endless answers to life's other mysteries; and though I have faith that can remove mountains of ignorance---yet never hug my children---I have taught nothing. 
      And though I slave over a steaming stove with balanced diets and complicated recipes and even burn my fingers---yet never smile as I serve---I have not really fed them.
     A truly loving mother suffers through unfinished sentences, clutter, nicks on furniture, sleepless nights and adolescent insults, and is kind enough to think her children are the greatest.  A loving mother tries not to resent her children for being free like she used to be, and she doesn't brag about how she never talked to her mom that way. 
      Real love considers a childish nightmare more urgent than her need for sleep; is not shattered by the title "Meanest Mom"; doesn't shame a toddler who breaks training or a teen who still spills milk; steadfastly refuses to entertain visions of escape; and does not smirk as her child trips over the toy he refused to put away (but with silent wisdom rejoices in the effective lessons of experience.)
      Mother-love has arms strong from lifting, a heart large with believing, a mind stretched with hoping, shoulders soft with enduring, and knees bent with committing.
      True mother-love never fails to point her child to the Author of Love. 

When the Handwriting on the Wall Is in...Brown Crayon
Susan L. Lenzkes  

Friday, February 1, 2013

I LOVE babies!

As the title says... I love babies. Therefor I love baby showers. I also love to throw parties! Which of course means... I love to host baby showers! This is one of the ways, that the Lord has given me, to be able to serve. And I have been blessed to do it several times.

The last one I had the pleasure of helping with was the wonderful "Proud as a Peacock" theme. In honor of Anita and soon to be baby Stella. Not only do I love the decor part of parties but I really love the fellowship I get with the wonderful women whom I host with. With this particular party I got a whole afternoon (kid free) of fellowship with two dear friends, Lauren and Sara,  as we planned, shopped and had lunch! Such a blessing to this stay at home mom!

I searched the wonderful world wide web for all things peacock. We decided that I would make a fruit pizza, I mean who doesn't love a fruit pizza! All the goodness of a pure sweet treat with slightly less guilt due to the abundance of fruit toppings. I was fairly disappointed at the lack of peacock themed baby shower ideas that I found. I was determined to make a peacock fruit pizza so I did my best to study some circle shaped peacock images and was very pleased with the outcome. And best of all, it tasted de-lish!

Peacock Fruit Pizza!

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you" Jeremiah 1:5

The beautiful handy work of Melissa!

Anita's son Rocky is still under a year old so the other hosts and I though this ovulation predictor would bring laughter to Anita. We added it to her "mommas gift".  It gave all in attendance a good chuckle.
I  had a lovely time celebrating with Anita and look forward to adding another baby girl to our community group! Growing the Lord's kingdom of disciples with these women is such a blessing to my heart!