Thursday, December 24, 2009

"Jesus put a song in my heart"

The preparations are nearly complete. My last minute frantic shopping is done. Now it's time to relax and enjoy. Now that it is all done and the rush of getting it done (as stressful as it can be) I get to relax. But now all the distractions are gone and an overwhelming sadness fills my heart. Last Christmas was crazy with my sisters, brother in law, nephews, and mom all staying at our house, but we were all together. This Christmas will be much smaller and quieter, but as we spend our last Christmas here at our this home, alone (my Mom will also be here) my heart aches. I want to and need to enjoy the things I have, and most of all keep my focus on my Savior! Those words are so much easier said then done, my goal for this Christmas is keep my eyes open to the miracle of Jesus. The life He lived and the sacrifice's made for me. What a joyous day we get to celebrate!! The song lyrics "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love " keep going through my mind. I love it when God uses a song to change my "tune". "Jesus put a song in my heart, a joyful melody that sings of His wonderful love" is an old song from Psalty that I love and pray that your hearts will be filled with "a joyful melody" this Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Last Day Deals

Today is the last day to get your "free" lip gloss @ Bath & Body Works- with ANY purchase. I printed 4 coupons and gave each of my girls $1.50 and a coupon. They picked out their favorite lip gloss and a travel size hand sanitizer, went to the register and checked out (feeling like they were such big girls). The coupon says 1 per customer. Click on the link below to print coupon.

Last Day Deals

$10.00 off $30.00 purchase, ends 12/20. Click on link below

Saturday, December 19, 2009

This is a great Christmas gift at a GREAT price. $4.99 @ Target starting on the 20th. Check out how to make this deal work @

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


$1.00 Socks @ Old Navy-Sat Dec 19th
Your best bet to get 5 pairs (limit 5) that you like. Go this week pay full price and go in anytime on Sat and get a price adjustment. These would great stocking stuffers. The sale is only on women's soft and cozy socks. Next deal- the movie G-Force was released today. I paid $7.99 @ Target for the Blu Ray/ DVD combo pack. Go "" on the search (right side of the page) write "target movie coupon". It will take you step by step to get a $10 off and a $5 off @ Target. So after a long break on my blog I'm back for now. Being confined to the couch until who knows how long (due to a back injury) gives me a little extra time to do something that the business of life won't allow.
Keep checkin' back for some deals I come across in my travels through the web!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

God is good!!!!!!!!

We are off to Washington for the "Best of the Northwest Nationals" cheer competition. It is all the girls have been talking about for weeks now. I was freaking out a bit about how we would afford this trip. God is good! All the details are coming together, and yes even the financial part. When my eyes are open to God working I am so convicted that I don't pay attention to Him working in my life everyday. He cares about every little detail, what an AMAZING God we serve.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Middle School??????

We are only a few short months away from that dreaded word "MIDDLE SCHOOL". For months now that word has been off limits at our house. The reality is, that it is coming and coming fast. Now the hard part begins, where does God want Macie. We are looking at our options and feeling so inadequate to make this HUGE decision. It seems like we were just walking this small little girl through the doors of a big school, and now the thought of a bigger school scares me. Macie seems fine with it all, even a little excited. I keep thinking she must be crazy to be looking forward to this huge change in her world, but she is more secure in herself than I was at that age. That step into Middle school opens their hearts and minds to thing we have tried so hard to sheild her from. We know God has a plan for our little girl, and now I just need a little peace to go with that plan-whatever it may be.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So I took Marley to the doctor, which she knew a chocking test would come (aka-strep test). The first test was negative. Now they send it off to Portland to check it out again. She is drugged up on med's and now she seems healthy but GRUMPY!!! What's a mom to do??? More med's might make her sleep, no med's might make her sleep, the right amount=GRUMPY!!! Pray for ME- Oh I guess you could pray for her to (lol).

Sickness strikes again!!

This time it's Marley. Her neck started hurting yesterday, which totally freaks me out. I had her touch her chin to her chest and that did not seem to bother her and no spots, so meningitis is out of the question- just a sore neck I guess. In the wee wee hours of the morning she came in my bed with a fever. She tossed and turned all night long, so I am pretty sure I only slept about 10 minutes (lol). She has a cheer competition this weekend, so she better buck up and beat this (lol). Well it looks like we may have a doctor visit in our near future.