Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kids say the silliest things!

Today at Toys R Us I took Kyley to the restroom... and this is how our conversation went.

Kyley: Mommy, can you see me through the line?
Me: What are you talking about?
Kyley: can you see me through the line, you know the cricket?
Me: WHAT????
Kyley: (getting excited) Can you see me through the cricket!? You know, the line thingy that's a cricket?
Me: Kyley I'm lost dear, what are you talking about?
Kyley: I want to know if you can see me through the cricket, you know the line... Mommy crickets are green
Me: Yes, Kyley, crickets are green. But what do you mean can I see you through it?
Kyley: MOMMMMMY, you know the cricket by the door, the line thing.... you can see through it!
Me: OH! You mean the CRACK?????
(the stalls were green)


Set free and set apart!

This month and into next month we've been talking about being set free with our kids at Celebrate Recovery...
It's so great to know that we are free from all bondage and set apart as God's children.
Too often we feel bogged down and let Satan hold us down with his chains, but it's time we broke through and let Christ set us apart completely and realize that we are bigger than anything Satan can throw at us through CHRIST and Christ alone.
It's so wonderful to know I'm a daughter of the King :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friends :)

Here are just a few pics of me with some of my bestest friends... there are a few I don't have pics of yet, but trust me, eventually I will! :)

Me and abigial :)

Me and Michelle and our youngest munchkins :)

Listening with intent

So Derek and I have been reading Habakkuk this week, and I found this interesting.

In Habakkuk 2:1, Habakkuk says
I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected."

As I was reading, this verse stood out to me the most.
Habakkuk says that he stood watch to see what the Lord was going to say to him. He KNEW the Lord was going to speak to him and he set out to listen for it. And not only did he know that the Lord would speak to him but it says he prepared himself for his response when the Lord corrected him.

Habakkuk KNEW without a doubt the Lord was going to speak and he was going to hear from him. How much more should we expect the Lord to speak to us and correct us?
Often I find myself wondering why I don't hear from God on certain things, and I believe it's because I don't "stand my watch" and wait on what He is going to say to me, or his correction. If I don't expect him to speak, then I'm ok when I don't hear His voice, but if I ready myself and stand earnestly seeking His word for me, then I'll be ready to hear His voice when He does call out to me!

Prepare yourself to hear something from the Lord, and stand firm waiting on His word and His correction.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Not Me Monday!!!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This post is purely for entertainment and theraputic reasons only :)
Feel free to write your own blog or comment with things you did NOT do this week!

I so did not forget that Tuesday was ballet class and imagined myself sitting home all day getting house work done, not having to go anywhere... only to NOT realize later in the afternoon, darn it I DO have to go somewhere, we have ballet!

I also so far this week have NOT allowed my family to eat out everynight this week just because I didn't feel like cooking.

NOR did I come home wed night and deny that I had the stomach bug because "my blood sugar was just all wonky" until I threw up everything I ate that day *sigh*

I so did not have the following quotes from CRY friday night as my facebook status at some point...

"Savannah, take my bladder and go pee!" and "FOAM!!!!! FOAM!!!!!!!"

I also have NOT had the most awesome conversations this week, which also did not spur some of the FUNNIEST inside jokes of all time... Thanks to all of my awesome friends who did NOT make this possible!

Speaking of said conversations that did NOT happen, one of them did not include me mistaking the word delirious for delicious... man was that not embarrassing LOL

I did NOT have to say goodbye to some incredible friends because they're moving a whole state south from here :( *sigh*

I did NOT whine to my husband because of said friends leaving for an hour while laying in bed one night this week LOL how pathetic would that be?

I did NOT go to a babyshower for one of my bestest friends this weekend and hear another bestest friend exclaim "It's a butt ruffle" when someone asked what bloomers were called! yeah that was not hilarious!

so what did YOU not do this week? I love this day! Mondays are awesome !

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friends are for life.

I've come to a realization lately, and that is that I have the most amazing friends. Some live here, some don't, and some do but won't for long.

I cherish every one of them and I'm thankful that God has blessed me with such amazing people to laugh, cry, and just chat with.

So to all of you who make me a better person by loving me the way Christ loves you, thank you. And I pray that I can do the same for you :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

a new me... and a few NOT me's!

Well, it's MONDAY!!! Which means it's time for Mckmama's weekly blog carnival NOT ME MONDAY "where we can be brutally honest with each other, and live to tell about it, while we shroud the severity of our statements by pretending we so did not really do them!" (her words, not mine)

For instance, I so did NOT just paste that description from her NOT ME post because it was infinitely more awesome than anything I could've written to describe it!

I very much did NOT have gallbladder surgery last week, and so since I did NOT have that said surgery I did NOT ask my husband to take me to church the very night I did NOT get out of the hospital, because I was NOT craving just some type of normalcy in my life again. I mean because I'd NOT just been laying in the same bed for a week and NOT walking around one measly little hall for that said week. NOT ME!!!

I most certainly have NOT watched tv several times this week and also have not instantly craved anything that is food related because well I can now NOT eat again and I am NOT just dying to have all the things I haven't had in a while.

Sadly I most certainly do NOT crave those things even while I'm not really hungry...

I did NOT take lots of sleeping pictures of my husband and kids this week while at the hospital haha




Nor did I take pictures of my silly husband who did NOT try to wrap my 9 month old without having a clue :)

These are NOT those results :)


I did NOT go shopping yesterday for 2 hours at Kohl's to find absolutely nothing. I mean since I do NOT have a gift card to there that I need to use and I do NOT need new clothes since I've NOT lost any weight.

I also did not wear Elijah for the first part of the trip so that he'd nap and he did NOT stay awake the whole time...
and I did NOT get tired of wearing him since I still do NOT have incisions from the surgery I did NOT have and I did NOT put him in the stroller/buggey thing at Kohl's...

and I did NOT look down a few minutes later to find this...



I also did NOT stop in the middle of the store to take pictures because he was NOT the cutest thing ever :)

OH, you know what else I didn't do... I didn't bombard the poor checkout lady last night at 9 pm with 8... yes I said 8 wic vouchers that expired today because since I was NOT in the hospital for the week I did NOT have that many left over to use!

We did NOT stand in line for her to ring up said vouchers for longer than it took us to get the stuff to begin with through the whole store.

I did not ignore my husband this morning when he said my 4 yr old would be mad if I sent her leftover taco to work with him for lunch because I didn't have anything else to send with him
and said 4 yr old did NOT wake up and want said taco
she also did NOT scream and yell at me like any 4 yr old would when she did NOT discover that her taco was missing *sigh*
(sorry Derek I should've listened)

so what are your not me's this week? :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I just dislike shopping...

Kyley woke up sick today- so while she and my wonderful hubby hung out resting at the in laws house, Elijah and I went shopping. I hate shopping.... I have some money on a giftcard to kohls... but I cannot for the life of me find anything I like and it drives me nuts! I spent 2 hours in the store and all I got was Elijah to fall asleep and nap LOL

*sigh* oh well, at least he napped right?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cleaning and Resting

Somehow I think I've confused the two words...

I'm supposed to be RESTING, you know having had surgery 3 days ago... but here I sit, taking a break from CLEANING.

What is wrong with me? I have my husband home to help me with everything and I still don't sit still and do nothing like I should be doing.

Can cleaning be resting???? I don't know... maybe it makes sense in my mind.
A clean house means my mind is at ease, a messy house makes me scatter brained, so maybe cleaning really is resting?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pedi appts!

So today we had double pedi appts! What was I thinking??????? Thankfully since today is my first full day home from the hospital, Derek was home with me and got to go with us. I don't know what I'd have done if it wasn't for that because man was it a LONG day!

Both kids had their fingers pricked and neither of them cried! I was so proud! And Kyley thought she was such a big girl because she got to pee in a cup for the first time today LOL (if she only knew what a pain it really was)
Then they weighed them and did all the checkup stuff. They both look great and the pedi was impressed with how smart they both are!

Their stats are as follows


18 lbs 15 oz!!!!
28 inches
18 1/4 head circumference


38 lbs
39 1/2 inches

Anyhow, Elijah's iron is alittle low but we're going to check it again in amonth and see how he's doing, and Kyley has a small bit of eczema (not a surpise huh?) but overall everyone looks great!!!!

As for me, I'm feeling alright today, I actually got to eat a few meals- so that's good stuff smile.gif And I'm not near as sore as I was yesterday!!! So yay I hope this is all over with soon!

Monday, January 12, 2009

An update on my life and a few not me's.....

Boy has life been crazy... sooooo as an update... I'm going to participate in Not Me Monday!!!

Not me was started by the crazy awesome mama over at , Mckmama writes about all the things she "didn't" do and it's a blast... join in on the fun!!!

sooooo this week...

I most certainly did not throw up everything I ate before Wed. nah....

Nor did I end up curled up on the bathroom floor in excruitating pain at my mom's on Wed. night

and because I didn't do the above, I most certainly did NOT end up in the ER waiting room, and I also did NOT wait for 3 hours in a wheelchair, NOR did I pass out in said wheelchair, because none of that actually happened right?

After countless hours of waiting I did NOT finally get a shot of morphine and instantly feel better

and because of all of these things I did NOT find out I had a nice sized gallstone blocking my bile duct

and because I do not have any gallstones I have not spent the past 5 days in the hospital, nor was I begging for food the first 3 days because they wouldn't let me have any.

I also did not have pancreatitis and elevated bilirubin levels due to those gallstones I DON'T have...

and I'm also NOT having surgery tomorrow to remove my gallbladder...

I did NOT let my son crawl around on a freshly mopped hospital room floor because there are a bazillion germs in a hospital...

I also did NOT sneak a chicken finger off my daughter's lunch plate a few days ago when I was NOT supposed to be on a clear liquid diet but since I wasn't on a clear liquid diet I was most definately NOT starving and craving food like crazy.

I also did NOT let my daughter go to work with my husband today, and I did NOT keep the baby at the hospital with me all by myself... NOT ME. (he was Good by the way!)

I also did NOT allow my husband to wear my bright pink pj pants last night because he most certainly did NOT forget to bring some for himself

hmmm I think that may NOT be all the NOT ME's for the week... but who knows :) Hope you enjoy!!!

Please pray for me tomorrow!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not me Monday....

so this is my first time participating in Not Me! Monday... but I'm excited nonetheless... If you want to know the origins of this post follow this link to Mckmama's blog and enjoy reading- she'll keep you on your toes wondering what she'll post about next!

soooooo without further ado....

This week I most certainly did NOT let my 4 yr old stay up til way past midnight every night just because I was up and knew she'd sleep in the next morning if I let her stay up... nope NOT ME!

I also did NOT make dinner at 9 oclock tonight because I just didn't get around to it til then... again... NOT ME!

I did NOT spend the entire evening on New years day in the bathroom while I had a bunch of friends over because I wasn't feeling well :(

I also did NOT step on a glass and slice my toe open because I was putting Elijah down in MY bed and there was NOT a glass on the floor by the bed post... nah not at all

Also, since I did NOT cut my toe open with a broken glass, I did NOT forego going to the ER to get stitches because the gash was on the bottom of my foot and I did NOT decide that if it scarred it wouldn't matter. I also did NOT make this decision because it was midnight and I was too lazy to get dressed amidst the blood. Not ME!

As if that wasn't enough, I did NOT go to the mall and walk around for at least 2 hours on my toe that is NOT sliced open. yeah... not me!