my man has been working so much lately.
when i say so much,
i mean gone before we are awake and home as we are going to bed,
and 6 days a week so much.
we are thankful to God for his job though and praying it is permanent.
i am blessed because he does it joyfully and does not complain.
thank you for working so hard for us!


what's new...

visited the poppies in the a.v.
it was beautiful, looked like fire on the hills.
and caught this cute pic of my love bugs.

my sister ciara and her guy adam got engaged!
now both my little seesters are brides-to-be!
they have found amazing men who love the Lord
and i couldn't be happier for them.

gheeez! look at that thing!
a stunning (& very large) tanzanite, custom made engagement ring!
nice work adam!

borrowed the wii system from my parents so
this guy could actually play the games he had at home...
then we gave it back.
noah was disappointed, and i was happy to have my son back!
i like that he gets to play it at his grandparents' house,
but there is a very legit reason i do not want one in my house.
he wants to play it 24/7 and when i don't allow him to he whines all. day. long.

my longing to have a shopping spree at anthropologie
inspired me to learn to make rosettes.
i know...weird!
anyhow, they are super easy and now i have put them on headbands, clips, and pins.
i even made a cute little ring.
unfortunately, i do not have any daughters (yet!) to put them on.
fortunately, i do have a niece, another on the way, and friends with daughters.
praying i do have a girl one day to practice my crafting skills on!


a hit

got a fun book from my mom-in-law!
made calzones for the first time.

they were delish!



i read my bible and prayed this morning, this good friday. and it seriously brought me to tears, to think about the suffering Christ endured this day.
and he did it all for us! so that we can have new life and be forgiven.
he loves us that much!
earlier this week, i am not gonna lie, i was a little stressed (okay, a lot stressed) about this weekend. which family are we going to spend Easter with? what was i going to make for sunday? how am i gonna prepare it if there are so many in the kitchen? it is gonna be chaos with all the kiddos running around? all these things ran through my head with other things and chores that needed to be done in my own household.
wow, how selfish of me!
it is certainly not a burden to spend time with my family and to
the people i love most.
i needed to change my thinking. remembering what the Resurrection was all about allows me to re-focus on God's love for His people. it is an honor to serve others and to do it with the joy my Lord so amply supplies. serving others is serving God. i think so many of us forget that. even christians get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holidays and start manifesting self-pity and self-sufficiency. this is not what Christ wanted for us when he gave His life.
i am making an effort to be a servant and a representative of the Lord,
humbly, willingly, and joyfully.
it is the least i can do for what He did for me!