Sunday, February 27, 2011


ahhhhh....did you miss me?!?!?

So...i thought heading away for the weekend was a good idea, but then i remembered i hadn't written any posts to be published! Not that i have EVER done that, but being planned in advance to have that happen would have been great foresight!!

so, i got nuthin' ...but i will soon!!

I am still going to stick to project31 and i will post some C.U.T.E. pictures from our weekend away visiting a!!!

So...stay tuned! And...I'll Be Back! (said in my best Arnie voice!)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

project31 - day 18

18:: Describe your personality.

really?!? okay.....i'll try.....

loud, but quiet

sarcastic, but sensitive

optimistic pessimist

lover of people

loyal friend

child of God

blessed Muma

loved wife

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

project31 - day 17

17:: Write about 3 things that make you happy.

Now that's a hard one to narrow down!! How do I keep it to only 3 things!?!?



2::good food
3::good wine

1::quiet time
2::reminders of God's truths
3::signs throughout the day that God knows I will notice and they'll make me smile

Not too generally:
1::God's unending faithfulness
2::Jim's unconditional love
3::my girls and their ability to make me laugh

....there's my list of 3's :)

project31 - day 16

16:: Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.

Dear Karys and Avery...

Oh my...what a treasure you two are to me. The amount of love I hold for you two goes beyond anything I can even fathom...and my love is flawed! Imagine then the perfect, flawless love that your Father in Heaven has for you! I pray that you come to know that love as your own one day. I pray that through my flawed perspectives and abilities that I am still able to instill in you both the depth of your beauty as a woman, and more importantly, a child of God.

I pray that you will never know the depth of pain this world can cause an insecure girl who feels like she could never measure up...but please know, that if that time comes, Mummy will ALWAYS be here for cry on, to vent to, and to remind you of your incredible beauty.

The idea that my body housed and grew you for the first nine months has certainly helped me in the realization of what TRUE beauty is...what a beautiful miracle to behold the formation of a new life...

I take on this challenge as your "Mummy" with open arms and a open hold you when you're hurt, to cry with you when your broken and to laugh with you along the way.

Mummy loves you my beautiful baby the moon and back!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

project31 - day 14 and 15

booo me!!! seriously!! how can I be so bad at this blogging thing?!?!?

Forgive me for these "catch up" posts...but honestly...? I don't have an excuse!

But I do want to mention, the last two days have been subjects that A: i don't feel like doing (day 14) and B: i feel like I'll be repeating myself!

SO I am going to completely skip *gasp* day 14, because who really wants to see my in another outfit?? Not me!

14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic! <<-- SKIPPED

Day 15. Write to encourage a friend. Inspire her beauty.

My dear friend Mo came into my life about a year ago...and although we didn't know each other, at ALL, prior to a book club meeting, we became fast friends and before long, it seemed like we'd known each other for years! Mo is a lover of life and all things beautiful...and she can find beauty in ALL things!'s to you...

Dear Mo,

You are beautiful! Do you know that?! I think deep down you want to know that and I see that you are trying to live confidently and assured....but humble. I love that!
I love your unique inspires me to be brave and just wear things that I want to, not caring what others MAY think! Because, really, who cares!!??
You have taught me to be brave in my style, to love better, to laugh more, to scatter joy, to live life FULLY!
I am completely blessed by your friendship and am so excited to share more of our lives together!
Keep smilin'!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

project31 - day 12 and 13

ooops...totally missed yesterday!! boo me! but we did have an incredibly FULL day yesterday and I couldn't imagine having fit a post in there too!! of those days!

So, here I am chasing my tail, trying to catch up!

12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.

There are several things that wear me out...some self-inflicted, others aren't. The one thing that immediately pops into my mind is that constant pressure to "measure up"...this one comes from within - my own insecurities - but is made worse by society's standards of all things I am: woman, wife, mum. I can't stand feeling like I am always falling short when it comes to society's standards...BUT, a good way for me to combat that would be to stop caring! I know...easier said than done!

Seriously, that's the biggest one for me...seems trivial, but it is something that I struggle with, which brings me to day 13...

13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.

I would L.O.V.E. to be able to be 100% fine with who God created me to me, as wife, as mother. Instead of always comparing myself to "her" and "her" and how "she's so...?" and I could never be like that. It's not, at all!! Something that helps me gain some perspective is when I imagine saying the things I do to myself to one of my girls...
I.WOULD.N.E.V.E.R.!!! I could NEVER!! So then why do I think/mentally say those things to myself??

Joyce Meyer says that it's scientifically proven that you believe the most of what you hear yourself say...not what your loving family and friends tell you over...and over...and over. But what you say to yourself!'s a challenge for you (and ME!) ...go now to your bathroom, look at yourself in the mirror and say - out loud, with a smile - I am gorgeous! I am a great wife/friend/woman. God is doing incredible things in me/through me. Great things are in-store. I am beautiful.

And the next time you begin to think something negative about yourself...STOP! RIGHT THEN! And reaffirm yourself with 5 positive thoughts! It's hard...but SO worth it!

That's something I am hoping/trying to change about myself...for the better!

there ya go...two days in one...and again no pictures :(

hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

project31 - day 11

11:: Post a recipe.

okay...normally I'd be all over that one...hence my other blog! Find it on the side-bar and go take a peek if you haven't!

but normally, i don't have the flu and haven't puked up everything i've!

So the only recipe i'm interested in at the moment is "how to get this bug outta the house!!, NOW!"

sorry guys...that's all I got!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

project31 - day 10

10. What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)

HA! I don't mean to be harsh regarding this question, but seriously?! What isn't He teaching me, would be a far better wording for the question! Dontchya think?!

Okay, back to the question:

As a wife, He is teaching me to love without expectation. Now, I don't want you to get the wrong picture of what that looks like. My guy is an in.credible guy! Helps without asking, awesome Dad and a better house-keeper than I'll ever be! But...when I start getting these expectations in my head about how he should be doing things, or what he should do for only puts unknown pressure on him to "measure up" to something he knows nothing about! Now, I don't know about you, but I like knowing what's expected of me!

So...ya, I hope that makes more sense. I am trying to love him for him!

I am trying to be a better homemaker and not feel inferior when he cleans the house in a fraction of the time that it takes me.

I am trying my best to not do the those little things that I know irk him, that would be easy for me to stop, but I just haven't.

God wants me to be the best I can be in all situations. And as a wife, He has brought these particular things to mind.

As for a Muma, I strive daily to live up to what it says in Proverbs 31:26 - "She speaks with wisdom, and on her tongue there is tender instruction."

God has, thankfully, blessed me with these incredible girls and has also shown me how fast this time will be gone...never again to be relived.

I am trying so hard to "not sweat the small stuff" and breath my girls in for who they are

I am trying, with His help, to have grace in all situations. Grace that He so freely gives to us, but grace that I am often led to believe needs to be earned by my girls in order for me to give. How dare I?!

As a friend, I believe that God is really asking my to "share your truths"... meaning to share with my friends the incredible things He has brought us through and the simple truths that have become reality for us.

But in that prompting, I also believe that He is asking me to listen and share when/if appropriate. Not just to bound into a conversation and go on and on about everything about me. But, rather, sit and listen, and when I have dealt with a similar situation, then share to relate. a woman, God is still chipping away at the ugly wall of lack of confidence and self-deprecation. He is constantly whispering His loving truths into my ear, reassuring me of my abilities for the roles in which He's placed me. It's been a long road, I am just so thankful He hasn't given up on my yet!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

project31 - day 9

9. What virtues do you value in yourself?

Hmmm...well according to Wikipedia: A virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally excellent and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being.

SO...I guess for my sake of better understanding, I could re-phrase the question to read: What morally excellent traits or qualities do I value in myself?

I love to listen to people who are willing to share...and I listen with my whole heart. Sometimes to a fault though...because I get attached to people too easily!

If people are willing to listen to me, I would love to share with them this incredible thing God has brought us through, and is continuing to bring us through. To be able to share the wonders of our loving and faithful Father is something I cherish!

God's truths (some more than others) have been revealed to me recently in a way that really helps I love to encourage others with those truths if a situation presents itself.

It's gotta be "morally excellent" to be able to laugh at yourself...NO?! Well, that's something I'm good at!

My "yes" is my "yes" and my "no" is my "no"...or at least that is something I am striving toward!

God calls us to a life of abundance. Not one where we mope around dwelling on our hardships...because we all have them! So, in order to live a life worthy of His calling I have claimed this year to be one faced with "expectant JOY!" ...expecting good things where I go, of the people I am with, in the situations I find myself.

Choose JOY!

Monday, February 14, 2011

project31 - day 8

8:: Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please! this one has taken a lot of thought, because I really have nothing to share with you, in this department!

but I came up with two pointers!

#1 is for make-up wearers! My tip is regarding eye-liner! I've only recently stared wearing the stuff, because I finally found one that i can apply without looking like a 12 year old who doesn't know how to put make-up on! And what is it I found?? It's a liquid liner with a paint-brush tip!!'s like using a felt (always ready, never needs sharpening!!), and who doesn't like to colour! can't really mess it up because the line is SO FINE!!! So, there's numero uno!

#2 is just for a little way to treat ourselves...a simple little thing you can do to at home to retreat into a mini-spa:) ahhh....
So, here ya go! Get a big bowl of hot, bubbly water...soak your feet in it until they are nice and toasty! Then, get your mixture of a good oil (olive, coconut, grapeseed) and sugar (1:1 ratio) and massage your feet with the mixture! This wonderful scrub sloughs off all the dead, dry skin and once you rinse it off, it leaves your feet feeling like you just had a pedicure!

go ahead and try these tips...I dare ya!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

project31 - day 7

7:: Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.

Dear Friend,

Thank you! For being an example of beauty! For carrying yourself with such humble confidence. I doubt that you know the effect you've had on my own character, and that makes it all the more significant. Your integrity astounds me...your "stick-with-it-ness" inspires me...your sense of humour makes my day...your positive attitude in all situations is an example to me...your courage to take on new/unknown challenges pushes me...your love for your hubby and children (where applicable) refreshes me.
Thank you, so much, for your constant display of beauty to me...on every level!

Your friend,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

project31 - day 6

6:: Jaded beauty. Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?

HA...sorry! but I think the question should read "HOW has the world's definition of beauty jaded you?"

To be completely honest, the world's definition of beauty has always jaded me...and it continues to do so.

It is something I have always struggled with...and, by the grace of God, something I will be less jaded by as I grow older and deeper in my realization of importance and perfection through Christ.

I can honestly remember being jaded by "beauty" as early as Gr. 1!! Can you believe that?!?! Grade ONE! I would have been 6 years old...and already made to feel that I didn't measure up.

Those feelings of "falling short" in the beauty department continued through the rest of my adolescence in some way or another...whether it be fashion trends I could not be a part of because the items weren't made in my size, or simply being visually fed that offensive barrage of cover-shots on magazines that just scream "you'll never look like me; therefore, you'll never EVER measure up."

I tried to try and "fit in" to the world's standards...all the while battling my thoughts of what the Bible says is truth, and true beauty.

I spent many, many tear-filled nights on my Mum's bed screaming at her to stop telling me I was beautiful, because I felt she HAD to say that...after all, she was my mother!

So yes...I've certainly been jaded by the world's definition of beauty...and I still am.

My only prayer is that I can rise above that and raise my girls to be confident women of God a lot sooner than it's taken me!

you are beautiful...say that out LOUD! And...believe it!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

project31 - day 5

5:: Write a post thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.

well, this one's easy-peasy! That would HAVE to be my incredible hubby!
I met the guy at a point in my life where even I didn't know who I was...
he stuck around,
laughed at my jokes
and didn't seem to be bothered by my severe lack of self-confidence
(I would have said, at the time, it was because "he's a guy" and wouldn't even have that on his radar...but nuthin' gets past this guy!!)
he saw my pain
but didn't push advice
he simply befriended a girl who needed him
neither of us knew it at the time!
2 years went by and we were still friends
neither thinking anything about the other
and then...
with all the support
with all the late night
heart-to-heart chats,
we both started to realize
there may be something more here.

he made a meat-eater out of a reluctant vegetarian
he patiently sat at my side as I shared my pain
he laughed with me...and at me
he didn't care one.bit. what other people thought...and still doesn't
he offered help and meant it
he helped me believe in my potential
he made dates...and kept them
he encouraged me through my last years of my degree and listened to my rants even though he had no clue what I was going on about!
he faced my family with not an ounce of intimidation...not an easy feat!
he shared God's truths with me and helped me make them my own
he talked about...and still talks Dad
he dreams...big
he believed in me...and still is my biggest fan
he loved me when i couldn't even stand myself

he loves to make me laugh

he is an IN.CREDIBLE Dado

my heart is alive because of this man...and I am blessed INDEED!

...i love you Babe.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

project31 - day 4

Style 31 - My Favourite Outfit

Okay...well although this may NOT be...actually, IS NOT...the most flattering outfit, you can be sure to see me in apparel similar to this most days of the week!

I {heart} comfort...and my clothing style mirrors that...I think:P

So here I am, me and my hair...(with two monkeys who most certainly MUST belong to a very unruly mother who lets them make crazy faces at cameras....*pfft* some Mum) my newest "comfy" item from Christmas...and what you can't see is a pair of ultra-comfy lounger-pants!! Hmm...kinda makes me wanna stay in this ALL.DAY.LONG!

happy day...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

project31 - day 3

3:: Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?

Whoa man...I hope that the other 28 days aren't such loaded questions! This one's gonna make my thinker think!!

But I'm gonna cheat a bit and bundle up all the people I can think of into one hypothetical person and describe how "she" inspires beauty. You see, I've been blessed by a select few quality friendships...and that FAR outweighs quantity!

She carries herself with a humble confidence.

She laughs at her silly antics.

She is always...ALWAYS positive...and that makes me want to be a better person!

She is current in fashion, but certainly NOT obsessed with it.

She has her own style and sports it without hesitation.

She holds fast to her convictions.

She L.O.V.E.S. her family.

She is health-conscious but would devour a sweet treat with me...any day!

I am blessed to have "her" in my life...and you few KNOW who "you" are!! blessed!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

project31 - day 2

2:: What makes you uniquely YOU?

well now...if this question was 20 years ago I could answer you in an instant!! "Why, it would HAVE to be my hair that is so high it surpasses the limits of a school photo...of COURSE!!"

now if you didn't have the privileged of knowing me then...or of seeing pictures of those days of ol'...then simply close your eyes and picture a mullet...okay?!
Are you picturing it?? Good...
and now picture that mullet being cut out of hair likened to that of someone of African decent...
coarse, frizzy, and uncontrollable...
are you picturing it?! Okay...
now picture that mullet of coarse frizziness belonging to a little girl
whose Mother INSISTED
on it being BRUSHED!!!...yes, brushed!
I would most certainly think that THAT would be what made me "ME"...then!

{kinda like this...but B.E.T.T.E.R.!}
oh my word...that pic is embarrassing!!

But we're talking about what makes me unique now, and probably not so aesthetically based!

So...then...I guess I'd have to say what makes me "ME" would be my hair...still!
But more than that, I'm a rather determined person in many respects.
I am a...or try to be...loving wife and Muma.
I am a loyal friend.
I love to laugh...and hopefully make people laugh!
I have a very sarcastic sense of humour, which sometimes lands me in a puddle of trouble.
I tend to live life more in the "ebb" than the "flow."
I'm left-handed.
I have a degree in English, but don't spell too well and cannot tell you ONE thing about the 5432123 Shakespeare plays I studied!
People can't usually determine my ethnicity...and I enjoy hearing their assumptions.
But most importantly...what makes me ultimately ME are all the people who have entered and exited my life...teaching me a bit more about who I am and loving me while they do it!
I AM BLESSED! blessed!

a little gem of truth

So...I was going my daily dose of blogs when I came across this gem from over here...and, the awesome-er part about it is if you go over to her site, you can click on a link that will give you a printable version!!...i {heart} printable versions of ANYTHING!!!

So, although her site is quite obviously geared toward homeschoolers, there is still SO MUCH TRUTH in this little gem here....please take the time to ponder these truths and soak 'em up!

Super Mom

Abiding Mom


Is (Psalm 46:10)

Tries to impress others

Pleases the Lord (Eph. 5:10, Proverbs 29:25)

Is controlled by an agenda (curriculum, schedule, etc)

Is controlled by the Holy Spirit: (Gal. 5:22-26) (Uses curriculum & schedules as tools for orderliness so she's more free to follow the spirit)

Her self worth is found in her accomplishments (clean house, perfect kids, the perfect bulletin boards, etc.)

Her self worth is found in an accurate view of who she is in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:10)

Her peace is found in the “perfect” environment

Her peace is found in Jesus in the midst of any storm (Is 26:3)

She is discouraged by failure

Failure reminds her that God's strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9-10)

She expects perfection from herself and others

She practices grace with herself and others (Eph 4:32)

She teaches her kids to be good

She teaches her kids to be Godly (Proverbs 22:6)

She is frustrated with her lack of spiritual fruit

She abides in Christ and bears much fruit (John 15:5)

She does things with her children

She builds a relationship with her children (Deut 6:6-7)

Her perspective is based on what is seen

Her perspective is based on what is unseen (Col 3:2)

She chooses quantity of activities

She chooses the most excellent Way (I Cor 13)

Her kids may recall how busy she always is. Her children rise and call her blessed. (Prov. 31:28)

OH the truth in these statements is so incredibly humbling!!

may you come to know your true value and fully realize the importance in the role to which you've been called! blessed!

Monday, February 7, 2011

project31 - day 1

1:: What does beauty mean to you?

I find this ironic that it is the first post to be written on, given that this exact "idea" of beauty is something that I have struggled to define for most of my life.

Being someone who has lacked confidence in myself since a very young age, I feel as though I had fallen deep into the pit of society's ideals of what "beauty" is by way a specific size, colour, face, and wardrobe.

All of that was, of course, all the opposite of what I learned growing up in the church and I never had parents who judged me by appearance. I also had very, VERY accepting friends. SO, this skewed idea of what "beauty" is most certainly wasn't something I was raised to believe.

If you listen to your Mum, "beauty is only skin deep," but as a 16 year deep is all that matters.

The chapter of Proverbs that this entire challenge is based on says this in verse 30:

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

So, even that verse would suggest that beauty is something to behold, or gaze upon.

But to me...something that I have come to learn in my 30 years on this earth - although it has taken a long time, and I am only really learning this in the last 10 years or so - is that beauty, for me, is more of a character trait rather than a specific "look."

Does that even make sense?? I mean, someone can "look beautiful," but then they open their mouth and speak rudely...not so "beautiful" anymore are they?! to me is someone who is genuine, funny, kind, displays integrity...someone who holds tight to their convictions no matter the "weather" of what's popular at the moment...someone who will speak the truth in love...

all things I try to be...and hope one day to possess.

or beauty is to gaze upon the face of an innocent child, all their trust and genuine love, confidence in their abilities because of their confidence in your love for them, and be humbled by your role in their life as "Mummy"...the one to whom they will look to for unconditional acceptance and even, one day, look to and ask "Mummy, am I beautiful?"...and my heart will break at their beauty and sincere concern over that arbitrary word...but I know the answer!

"A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised"...oh how I pray that becomes my character along this journey called life. blessed!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

a challenge...of sorts

well, as i am sure you are well aware...i've kind of fallen off the wagon as far as posting goes!!

but the thing is, i really want to really! but i don't want to just be another "blogger" that fills the web with banter...

i want to add a bit of "something" to the day of a it laughter, encouragement, or a bit of insight...

so, in the madness that is my life - good madness, that is!! - i have been soaking up a lot of encouragement, laughter and insight galore...but can't quite find the words to pass all of that on to i haven't...and that makes me sad!

until now...i'm not making ANY promises here, but i AM hopping back on the "posting" wagon in hopes to let you in on what's going on here well as bring you that bit of laughter, encouragement, or insight...

how you may ask...?

i decided to take the challenge...after seeing the idea over here on my good friend's blog!

Here's an excerpt from the blog that posted the challenge...the "rules" per-say...

What is "Project 31"? It is a collection of thoughts, ideas, and women who potray beauty in a inspired way. "Project 31" is you celebrating your God given beauty, and celebrating the beautiful women around you. The meaning behind the project is taken from this:

Proverbs 31

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “ Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Pretty good stuff, huh? Wanna join in? Here is the challenge... For 31 days, blog each day about things that celebrate your God given beauty, and the beauty of the women around you.


Day 1. What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6. Jaded beauty. Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7. Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. Write to encourage a friend. Inspire her beauty.
Day 16. Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. Describe your personality.
Day 19. Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22. What are some needs that need to be met in your community? Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Day 24. What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Write about "a day in the life of me." (Pics are great!)
Day 30. Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31. Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

can i do it??? we have yet to see...

do i want bet!!

i've been thinking a LOT about Proverbs 31 as of late...and how i can be more of a woman described in this i can be a source of encouragement to my husband, my children, and others in my life!

come along with i celebrate beauty with project 31...and, maybe you'll decide to take the challenge too!!?

be blessed...

Friday, February 4, 2011

friday glimpse into my day, thus far...and it's only 10:22

we've woken up...shared breakfast...watched the girls maul their poor kitties...wrangled in a few rude comments...given some snuggles...made a birthday cake...and the icing...made wrapping paper...and a card...wrapped a present...played "wile ferocious tiger"...cleaned the baking mess...opened up google reader to catch up on blogs past...while listening to the girls run, and run, and run....interrupted by "that sound"...that wretched sound from the depths of a sick gut! look behind me a shout "are you gonna puke??"..."mmm-hmmm"...followed by the wave!! rushed to the bathroom, only to be met by a closed door...oops! held my baby over the toilet wishing i could take away what the next few moments would bring:(...cleaned up the dripping door and full floor!...bathed my ready for taking them to swimming...blogged...and ran out the door in a frenzy to get the oldest to swimming...THE END