Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Look!

Here it is!! My new look.  It's great. I love it!
Thank you so much Erin.  You did a great job!

And I have a button! You can find it if you scroll down.
You can visit Erin here and see her designs:)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spinning Plates

    Why is it that I can never keep them all spinning?  I can get one going pretty good, but then the other 2 have stopped or fallen off and smashed. 
    You would think that it wouldn't be so complicated, to keep three plates spinning in midair at once.  It's something I've tried and see pictured perfectly in my head.  
     I can usually get one of them to go quite nicely, but I always hit a glitch when I have to get them all up and running.
  The plates I am referring to are, schooling, housework and spiritual life. 
     If we have a great school routine and things are going great that usually means I'm spending very little time in my bible or in prayer.  It also means my house is a disaster zone.  On the other hand if my house routine is smooth sailing and it's clean and tidy this means no school has been done and again I am without my personal time with God.  
   How do I get them to all go at the same time?  Is it even possible?  I really can't shirk my time with God to often, otherwise I become the growly, barking Mama that all the children run and hide from.  Not only that but in not spending time with Him I start to feel a little lost.   The longer I put off our time the more crazy I feel.  Worries creep in, irritation seems off the charts and pretty soon I'm wondering out loud, "What is wrong with me?".
   I know that some, well maybe more than some, discipline is required.  I need to go to bed a decent hour, so I can get up in the morning.  I need to schedule planning times. 
   I've never been a planner, I'm really more of a "fly by the seat of my pants" girl.  The only problem with flying that way is that you usually end up with a wedgie.

Friday, September 2, 2011

16 years ago

Ok this picture is not from 16 years ago. This is last year:)

    What better day to start blogging again than on our 16th wedding anniversary. 
    Josh proposed June 1995 and we were married on Sept. 2, 1995. 
    He was no slacker on his proposal either.  He worked tirelessly on kinder eggs perfecting his resealing technique so I would not be able to tell it had previously been opened. 
   The day he proposed we'd been dating for 6 months.  We had talked about our future and what we wanted.  I knew that he want us to be married one day, I didn't know that he would propose that day.
   We walked up to the little store near his parents house, like we usually did.   We bought 2 kinder eggs, like usual.  The only thing that was different was his insistence on me opening the little yellow toy keeper.  I like to finish my chocolate first,  but he was so insistent that I finally opened it. 
    There under the instruction paper was a gold ring with a shiny diamond.  I gasped!
    Josh took the ring out and got down on one knee, right there on the street corner and asked me to marry him.
    After I caught my breathe I said "YES".  
Now here we are after 16 years of marriage and 6 kids later.

Did I say 6??