The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Monday, February 22, 2010

What are we SO ready for....

Baseball Season... hangin out at the ball park... Warm Weather...good times with friends... Spring... sunshine.....

Yes, it could not get here soon enough for us. It has been a LONG winter with all the cold weather and snow. Yes, I wished for snow, I enjoyed it, but now Im ready for Spring and all the stuff that goes along with it!! This weekend definitely gave my SPRING FEVER!! 65 degrees in February, to good to be true!! Sam could not wait to get outside and play some baseball, try out his new bat and cleats... yea, he had to wear his cleats just to go outside play a little =)

It was good while it lasted because now this week we are back to the 4o's for high temps.

Oh Spring please come back fast!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Catchin up from Valentines

Well... finally wanted to post some pics from our Valentines weekend. A little late huh?? I just havent been in a bloggin mood, been reading everyones just couldnt get myself to post. Anyways it was great. We made Valentine cookie pops for Sams school party. Chad and I had a wonderful date night, out to Outback and then to the movies to see Dear John (which is my new fav movie and would love to see again). Then a day with my family at MawMaw's which had to include some of her wonderful cooking =) It was wonderful!! Chad and I dont usually buy for each other on Valentines, just a card and then the date night out was perfect. But of course I got a wonderful surprise anyways Sam got me(with the help of my sweet hubby) the cutest Precious Moments figurine to add to my collection.... a little boy holding a heart that says "I love you with all my heart" LOVED it!! Chad started buying me Precious Moments way back when we first started dating and now I have a huge collection. Now he lets Sam give them to me, great memories with each and every one of them!!

Sam fixin his valentines for his friends
valentine pops for sam's class
sam and his "girlfriend"

Kindergarten class

sam with his valentine goodies!! sadly didnt get a pic of me and my hubby =(

love my sam

What more could a girl want?!?!?!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yes, Im so behind on my blogging! Hate when I let that happen. Had a great Valentines weekend with my 2 sweeties!! I will share more on that possibly tomorrow when Sam goes back to school. Did I say I was sick of the SNOW???? I am SICK of the SNOW!!!
Anyways, I saw Dear John this weekend and I LOVED IT!!!!! Reading the book now, cant put it down! ITs great. I really think I could go see it again!! Anyone wanna go???

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Love Month Day 9

February 9
What do I love today???
I loved seeing Sam have such a good time and being so proud of himself!!!
Tonight we went to Sci-Quest which is a local science museum for children..... because Sam won a contest on our local news WHNT-19. The contest is called Sketch the Sky, children are to draw a picture and send in to the weatherman. Each night he selects the best one for that day and shows it on the news. Then all the winners for that month get to go to a pizza party at Sci-Quest with the weatherman and the highlight for Sam.... be on T.V. =)
He knew MawMaw, Aunt Christi, and Granny Sue would all be watching him on the news tonight and he was so proud of his picture that won him the chance to go!
He kept saying "Mom was I really on T.V.??? and " I want to be a weatherman when I grow up"
Loved it!!
Here are some pics of our future weather forecaster or artist not sure which =)

Sam's pic he sent in, he drew it the night of the Huntsville tornado Silly Sam

Checkin out Sci-Quest
Yes Sam you are on LIVE T.V.Getting ready to give the weather forecast

Sam and Spencer Denton (WHNT-19 weather anchor)

Sam.... so proud of his sketch the sky pic!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Love Month Day 8

February 8

What I Loved Today..........

playin in this crazy SNOW we got that was so not even in the forecast!!! We had fun but man am I READY for SPRING!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Love Month Day 5

February 5
It is a very rainy dreary day here today and I am LOVIN that my hubby took Sam to school and I got to SLEEP in!! Its the little things ya know!!
I havent been up to long, now getting ready to figure out my day. Off to do some running around town and Sams basketball banquet tonight!
Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Love Month Day 4

Before I talk about what I am lovin today wanted to ask all of you to join me in praying for a dear friend of mine since middle school who had a miscarriage last night. Her family has already had to suffer such a great loss and now this. I pray that God will just wrap his arms around them, give them comfort, strength, and peace that they will need to get through this.

February 4
Today I am absolutely LOVING this new song by Francesca Battistelli. The first time I heard it, it immediately spoke to my heart. Please pause my playlist at the bottom and take the time to listen to this song, (you tube video at bottom of this post)

Artist: Francesca Battistelli

You were there when your Father said
Let there be light
You obeyed when He whispered
Son, You have to leave tonight
To spend nine months in a mothers womb
Three days in a borrowed tomb

(Chorus One)
But it’s the time in between
That brings me to my knees
Knowing you came for me
And all that I can't be
I'm amazed, so amazed
And I thank You for the time in between

Don't take much for this crazy world
To rob me of my peace
And the enemy of my soul
Says You’re holding out on me
So I stand here lifting empty hands
For you to fill me up again

(Chorus Two)
But it’s the time in between
That I fall down to my knees
Waiting on what You'll bring
And the things that I can't see
I know my song’s incomplete
Still I'll sing in the time in between

So many ways
Your love has saved the day
And I'm grateful for them all

(Chorus 3)
But it’s the time in between
The middle of two thieves
That says everything
It’s the reason I believe
I'm amazed, so amazed
And I thank you for the time in between
Oh Lord, I thank you for the time in between

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Love Month.... Day 3

Glitter Graphics

February 3

Today I just LOVE that Sam reminded me on the way to school that we hadnt said our morning prayer!!
We were almost to school.... I was just listening to the music and he was playing his DS. He said, "Mom, are you forgetting something?"
Right then I remembered but I said "What?"
Sam replied "Our morning prayer???"
I felt bad that I had actually forgotten but LOVED that he remembered and this time meant as much to him as it did to me.

A friend Amy had just recently posted on praying for our kids.
I was so glad that she did!! I felt the same way she did!! I knew I needed to have prayer time with Sam in the mornings, but I too just got caught up in the craziness of the morning rush of getting to school! Prayer in the mornings sets the tone for a good day! What a more perfect place but in the car on the way to school. Also its teaching Sam that he needs to have his morning prayer time. The same thing that happened to me today about forgetting had just happend to Amy yesterday and she posted about it here.
Thanks so much Amy for sharing your posts on praying for our kids. Im so happy God put that on your heart because now we are doing it too and you are so right, Prayer is so powerful!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Love Month

One of my favorite blogs I follow "For Such A Time As This" is going to do a daily post on what she loves since this is the "Love Month" ya know =)
Today she talked in her post about how to really love others you have to really love God first!! This is so true.
Im gonna play along with her and you can too. Just share each day what you are lovin that day. It can be anything you want... funny, spiritual, serious......
Hope you all decide to play along!!

For February 1, 2010

I was and still am lovin our new Explorer Sport Trac that we just got!!!!

Today February 2, 2010

I am loving that Sam constantly tells me that I am the "bestest Mommy in the whole world and he loves me SO much"! He told me this morning and has been telling that almost every day lately. It makes my heart =)

Cant wait to see what all of you are lovin this month of February! Let me know if you wanna play along!!