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Showing posts from February, 2015

Aubrey's 5th Birthday

Aubrey's 5th birthday party turned out better than I could have hoped for. Last year when I was thinking about having it i wanted to do something big, I mean 5 is a big birthday! I had planned to have all her little girlfriends over. Broke my heart when we moved my dreams of her first party (outside of family) was not going to happen. God is good. We meet out neighbors down the street who have kids our age and they played like they had known each other for years the very first day they met! Melissa and I talked the whole afternoon away. Since then all Aubrey could say was "can my new friend Avery come to my party?". 

We had all our in town family come, Avery's entire family and our good friends the Humphries who befriended us even before we arrived here. It was a blast, I had never imagined that my house would be filled with laughing, running around, and joy. It was a ballerina themed party and believe it or not there was not one piece of ballerina anything in the en…

Lent 2015

For the last few years David and I had the opportunity to attend a multi-church gathering to celebrate Ash Wednesday.  The first year I remember not taking it very seriously, I mean a Baptist partaking in Lent...I had never done it! God, however had begun working through this period of time in me and using it to humble, mold, and change me.

    Last year I took it very serious and decided to fast from something that was difficult to willing give up. It wasn't caffeine or sweets, as a family we fasted from ALL unnecessary spending. We stopped going out to eat, no little extras at Target or thrifting trips. We also tried to use up all of our food in our pantry before grocery shopping for more. It was hard, I remember posting about my failures in buying the kids Easter outfits. I was so mad at myself that I could not go without indulging in what I felt was justifiable. David reminded me that being to legalistic was beside the entire point of Lent. It was a time of repentance, pray…

Christmas Break 2014

We celebrated Christmas a few days early at the Grammies and Pop-E's (The Ellis's house). After such a big move for our family, to be able to celebrate with both families this year was what my heart needed.  We opened gifts, ate homemade pizzas and played the kids Nintendo DS's while they weren't looking.

 We spent Christmas morning at my grandmothers ranch in Templeton, CA. It was along trip but so worth it. I know we will not be able to do this always so every time I'm up there I cherish it! Boy was it a drive it took us 18 hours to get to Phoenix and then another 11 hours to get to the ranch..we have some amazing little travelers on our hands and we made some awesome memories.

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Finally got it!

David and I had the opportunity to get away for 24 hours all thanks to my mom who booked us a room at a bed and breakfast in Los Osos as our Christmas gift. We walked Morro Bay, had dinner, saw Into the Woods, and actually had time to breath and be wit…