Friday, December 19, 2008

Sleep Well Sweet Girl

I just can't seem to find the words to describe how I'm feeling. I have so many questions as to why, how, who, and why why why???? I'm not a mother, but this case has affected me in so many ways. As a woman, I tend to want to nuture and take care of everyone around me. My parents have always referred to me as Mother Hen. That's just who I am. For example; In middle school my friends and I were at a pool party. Morgan had a older brother so all of his cool friends were there also. All of us girls were just loving the fun of being out of school and swimming with really cute boys. Anyway, my friend Amanda and I went to the know how it is....girls go to the bathroom together...always! So she did her business and then boom!!! The toilet won't flush. Knowing how embarrased she would be if anyone knew, I decided to "save the day". I won't go into any details, but let's just say that for the next 4 years I was known as the Pooper Scooper. I learned that just because I think I'm helping, I don't always have to. Shocker right? Moving on now. There were many times growing up that I learned people need to fight their own battles. Sometimes helping isn't percieved as such. Getting back to the subject of Caylee, I'm at peace knowing she's with Jesus. I'm comforted by the fact that He's made her perfect again. No one can ever hurt her again, she's at peace. I hope that her family finds peace in that also. Please say a prayer for Caylee tonight. Let her know that even though her own kin didn't love her enough to be truthful, that we do. As a body of women let's love her, let's love her enough for a lifetime, no matter how long that may be. Sleep well sweet girl. xoxo


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, December 7, 2008

$12.95 Embroidery Included

A few weeks before Thanksgiving I was browsing through the L.L. Bean Christmas Look Book and these adorable stockings were on sale for 25% off, embroidery included! The fact that you could choose your hair color for the kiddo on the stocking was reason enough to take advantage of such a great deal. They actually had a red head option!!! Loves it ;).



If you ask anyone I grew up with, or even anyone that even remotely knows me, they'll tell you the same thing. I was a terrible friend to many people I love. I made really bad choices that led me to really bad consequences. BY MY OWN DOING. As I've matured I have been able to reflect on a lot of my choices and how they affected other people. There have also been times where I think to myself that I don't deserve the life I've got. My blessing are far too many to count. But then I remember. God picked up the tab. Because of Him I have been forgiven. Because of Him I will dwell in heaven with those who have passed before me. I can look the other way as I'm judged by my peers and enjoy it...because I know the truth...and so does He.

Jesus' words of caution add crucial instructions on how we can "see clearly" in our judgments: "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye"

Matthew 7:1-5


Monday, December 1, 2008

Taco Soup, Worthless, Wild Dogs

I just finished making a huge batch of Taco Soup. The whole house smells amazing and I'm starting to think about how worthless I've been over this long weekend. No cleaning, very little cooking, and lots of sleep have made for a pretty great weekend. No laundry has been done, no dogs have been bathed and I'll admit there's dust caked on my ceiling fans! Wow, that was thearuputic. I've actually convinced myself that lighting a few candles just takes care of it all. No worries here, there are not 1, not 2, but 3 candles burning in my home as I blog. Corey thinks I'm a hazard. I think it's resourceful, ;). I can dream right? The dogs are running around the christmas tree knocking every ornament off the bottom 1/3. If Boss chews on one more light, I'm going to lose it. Sara plays coy by laying in front of the fireplace everytime I walk back into the room. I wonder if she truly doesn't know I can hear her footsteps from anywhere in the house. I.Really.Love.My.Dogs. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and even greater week. Christmas here we come!!!