Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Im 37!
Its real!
My day........{two days actually}

This sucker CAME home with me.....
oH yes!
Yes, it did!!

Mike bought me a picture of Christ!
I didn't have one in my home.....

Monday I spend the day with Mike!
Yesterday {actual birthday} I spent the day with Abbie!
It was a perfect day!!!!! {days}
Thankful for my family!!

Seek him, ASK, LISTEN!


I have to much to say my mind is spinning!!!
Seems to be the case lately-----with my @bofm365 CHALLENGE my journal is filling up fast!!!
And scripture pages!  :)
I made sure I got a bunch of colors so my scriptures look like a beautiful garden!
Two days ago  was a HARD day, I felt Satan trying to break me.
With reading the scriptures #Scripturepower  #armorofgod I have felt the power in our home.
The power within Abbie---
The words that came out of my Bishops mouth when He gave me a blessing WAAAY back in November when Abbie ran away---
" She will be protected by angels because of her righteous mother"
Those words will NEVER leave me.....they have become my security blanket of knowledge!
Satan see's CLEARLY whats going on.....
He is one SMART {and dumb} cookie! {and very annoying}
So going back to two days ago, I was feeling VERY lonely----spiritually lonely.
With mike being inactive, and teenagers who don't give a crap and Charlee and Jackson who don't quiet get the "Big " picture yet-----I have been sharing my JOY of learning more about Christ and reading promises and being deeply inspired,
Just me and my journal.
OR---with my sisters!
Its kinda lonely when you feel things CLICK....especially when you have never traveled down the scripture reading world before. And don't know who to share with......who will care?
As I was reading the comments on the @bofm365 someone said this quote yesterday:
"Sometimes we do not see the whole picture clearly,
we have just enough light to help us take the next step"
I Cried.....big ugly {and pretty} alligator tears!
God is with me.
I have fought hard to seek him in my daily life to where now its a habit, a pattern.
We fought hard in heaven for our path, why wouldn't I be able to fight hard NOW?  duh!
I will stay true.......for look at my life in the past year, how can I turn my back on him now.
He has brought me miracles time and time again!
I will Be patient and just be hungry learning  knowledge {REACH} and know everything will happen on HIS time.
Because, gods side is always the right side!
because THUS far---he hasn't let me down yet!
{WHEN I have been obedient of course} lol
Lose your life---and do gods work!
Deep meaning in that.....
Ok---moving on....
I have been having a BLAST learning all this drawing, sketching, water color crap----
LIKE, I lose myself in it.
I wait {patiently of} for the kids to go to bed, so I can whip out my stuff and be in my own world!

"Look for yourself"

"You are mine"


Mabel got NEW leg warmers.......
She is getting fat {oh I love her} and thought she needed some work out attire.
Of course she did.....:)

"do Gods work"

Mabel LOOOOOOOVES watching the cars drive by......
If the blinds are open, you know where to find her.


 What I found In Charlee's pack pack..........



Monday, February 24, 2014

My heart....

Yesterday we went to church.....
See this handsome husband of mine sitting next to me?
Its been almost 3 years for him...
It was PURE bliss sitting next to him during sacrament.
The speakers couldn't have fit better------
It was about FAMILY!
The unity...traditions.....closeness and TIME!!!!
This picture rocks.....
We can rock ugly like NO OTHER!
 One thing I have to say----
Mike may be inactive, but his values and morals and priorities will never and have NEVER budged.
He is as straight as you can get  {in more then one}  haha, that was funny!
No but really------he supports my love for temple attendance and for my scripture study and answers any questions I have about the church---he knows it ALL!
I will never pressure----or make him feel guilty for learning his own lessons and feeling his own desires on his OWN time.........Agency.
Ive learned all about that with my sweet daughter Abbie.
All I am expected to do it LOVE them.....and let them TEACH ME!

Watching Despicable me..........

Love watching her get her things out.......
I get so excited to see what she creates........
HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birthday overload.....

My mama makes ALL THINGS beautiful!
Even toilet paper!
Love her home....
Over the weekend we celebrated 8 birthday's for February.....:)
Love My mutha....
Love my DAD!!!!
oh and I surly love my sisters!
and of course my children.


My dad and his Amazing "Grandpa visits"
He our family is getting BIGGER!!!!!!
And how we need to bring it in even closer....tighter....
Also about Education and how important it is to be able to support our families....
Love what He teaches my children!
He can never be replaced!!!!
We are so weird.....


Nothing will replace families.......
BRING yours in.....even closer. Tighter!

Hidden Talents....

I'm Turning 37 tomorrow!
Never to late or to old to find NEW talents you never knew you had......
My mom is a fantastic artist---it comes so natural to her.
My sister Kim also draws.
And then Abbie........
I have watched them with envy.
I have always wanted to just sit down and sketch.
Why I have never before, I dunno?
I was to busy with Photography, sewing and crafting and putting together ugly/cute outfits from the DI! and other delightful things to make my home feel GOOD!
The last week......I have found something I didn't know existed inside me.
After kids are in bed...and its just Mike and I watching late night JUNK TV.
Ive been sketching.....



One sketch a day-------
Small goal!

Passion for knowledge.....

I've never had the passion or reading......
To be honest, I have never read the B OF M all the way through...
Ive tried.....I could probably recite 1st and 2nd Nephi to you.  lol
My word for the year is "REACH".
Reach for Education-----
Funny how this all came about.
on Instagram @bofm365 is the NEATEST thing to follow.
Who ever created it, I want to hug them to death!
They post daily what we need to read in the scriptures, and then everyone comments about what they read and what it means to them!
I cry every morning when I do my scripture study....
I am filling up my scripture pages too fast, I have had to carry around a book of Mormon journal I created to add additional notes.
What I feel when I read the comments from everyone's experiences blows me away.
My heart wants to jump out of my chest...
I feel the passion, the love and the EXCITMENT of everyone doing this together.
Strangers all over the world, helping each other learn more about our savior.
So---------I am addicted!!!!
NO, LIKE way addicted.
What I have felt in my home the last week I can't even explain.
House of order
House of calmness
House of peace
And a house that is protected!




So-----if you aren't following them on Insta....
Do it now!
NO need to catch up, just start today!
Oh and then follow me too-----lol and say HI!


There is a lot of passions going around our house lately.....
This post Will be about the kids....
Next post I will talk about my latest passions....:)
As we all know Abbie is an amazing artist.
I pray this will be her "LIGHT" in her life.
It makes her so happy and it also heals some deep emotion she carries.
I have been so proud of her the last few weeks.
She glows!

Mabel and I!

Charlee wants to do whatever Abbie is doing......
And I mean EV-ER-RE-THING!

My friend and I decorating Jax's teacher door for Teacher Appreciation week!!!
It turned out so CUTE!!!!!!!
Abbie and I on out way to the dentist----getting our buckies cleaned!

Jax's passion for creating such AMAZING, crazy Lego creatures.

Me: Charlee why is there a fork in your bed?
Charlee: Its a Dinglehopper mom!
OHHH------of course it is charlee.  duh!

Charlee and Abbie doing MORE art!!!!
Love this water color app on my Iphone.......
its called "waterlouge" if your interested!!!

I got my bunzies in GEAR and printed over 200 of my instagram pictures!
bout time.....I can't wait so long next time!!!!
This pic is me at my finest!  :)

This boy--------
Love his Organized life......
I found his Ipod before school last week.....
Laughed all morning!
Another GREAT piece from Abbie-----
LOVE the deep emotion this OWL carries.......

"Goodbye kitty------see you after school, my love"
On our way to go pick up Abbie from school,
she packed well.
Extra pair of socks and GUM!
Ya never know........

More passion-----

 They played Lego's all night!!
And I LOVED walking by my new Temple canvas Mike bought me for our Anniversary!
No, like LOVE!!
Makes my eyes leak.
That amazing building brings miracles!