Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March in fast Forward

OK last day of spring break I got all the kids together for a picture, laura started her training for her job and we got to watch Jackson for her, what a fun couple of days. All the kids did really good with minimal fighting lol and crying.. Now this week back at school. and tomorrow will be the first day of April. I am not happy with how fast this year is going by... only 7 weeks left of school I think it is about 39 days of school. Still waiting to hear about the house, dont know if I will be moving this summer or what is gonna happen. But I am not stressing God has a plan and whatever it is I am fine with that, we have each other and jobs, and good health what else could I ask for. I ran into my friend Tina this morning, and got good news her husband is doing better, he has throat cancer and has finished his chemo and radiation, and is waiting to see if they got it all, he hasnt been able to eat for a few months, but she told me today he is getting outside mowing the lawn and and able to drive again. What a blessing to hear God is so good, we never know what will tomorrow will bring.

Here is a good quote Pastor Todd said Sunday at church and I dont want to forget it so Ill gonna put it here,
Dont let the failures of others determine your future. SO TRUE!!! think about it!

Next stop Grand Canyon, I took my girls and my mom to flagstaff Arizona to see her high school best friend, they just recently reconnected after 27 years, and I really wanted to meet her and her daughter Lauren, the Lord blessed with a nice place to stay, and then we took a train ride to the Grand Canyon, it was so much fun! my kids had so much fun, this was first "vacation" really going somewhere and staying the night and having a destination. The weather was beautiful, kinda cool but nice. Remi was in awe of all the snow everywhere. Casey got do fish all day saturday and wasnt all mad that he didnt get to come.

Next my baby turned 7!!! She wanted to go get a pedicure, and a starbucks just her and mommy! it was a special day I made her cupcakes, and did Meguils for dinner. we went to Disney on the first day of spring break and that was for her birthday too. Every year doesnt have to be a huge party. I also took her to walmart and let pick out a bunch of goodies, she got some stuff for her doll house, a dance leotard, and some shoes for Easter.

fast forward that is how I feel this month has gone, just way too fast!!! we had so much happen this month, we were busy almost every day, I know I had like 2 days to do nothing, but for the most part it was crazy!! We had Miss BCS awards, Remi got it for the first time for our family, Rainy was nominated but didnt get it. I am still super proud of both of them!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So. Cal Womens Retreat

My first nazaren conference and it was a blast!! I learned so much and feel so much closer to the women of the church. Had a fantastic speaker, it was like the Lord the knew just what I needed and sent her there, saturday was on compassion and how to comfort others, I have been praying for the right words to speak when someone is in need and it was just perfect! Friday night was about contintment and WOW this is such a weak spot for me, I am alway looking for more, never satisfied, seems everyday there is something new I WANT and just have to have if I just get 1 more thing than I am done, but I am not every happy or contint after that. I need about 1 year of contintment classes but it was a good lesson and I am so glad I got to hear the Word in with the lesson.

Sat. night was about leaving your legacy and how you want to be remembered, and that is why I scrapbook I want my pictures have stories and meaning behind them, when I went thru my grandmothers pictures after she passed we had idea who or where or what was going on in the pictures. I need to make sure my girls know everything, and what I dont tell them in words I need to show them in my actions, If I dont want them to drink and get tattoos I need to model that behavior for them I do not want future generations to see me as a person with no morals or integrity. So I am going to make an effort if it isnt gratify to the Lord than I dont want to do it. I do not want to explain to the Lord why I didnt do better with my kids. and set a better example. anyway sat night we had a little party in the hotel room, we had 22 women in one room! what a fun time bonding and learning about other womens. I never had very many girl"friends" and dont really understand the whole friend thing, but from I am seeing most of us are the same, and we all dont feel 100% of the time that we fit in just right. and people might appear to have it all or do everything but we dont really know what is going on in their lives. I need to make a better effort to reach out to the women of the church and get to know them better and let them know me.

ok and Sunday morning was some wonderful victory stories and praise and prayer. What a good time that was. next year I want Laura to come and hopefully my mom can come the whole time, she was able to come half the time and fill in for someone that got sick. I was blessed and my trip was paid for, maybe I can pass on the blessing to someone one year ;)

Casey had the girls all weekend and took them to see alice in wonderland.. they did real good, I came home to homemade cookies!!! What a weekend I am exhausted and need sleep!