Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, there is so much to be thankful for.

My husband taking a great new job with a previous employer.

Almost finishing seven years of marriage...I can't believe we will hit the 8 year mark soon.

Our children who delight our world. It is often the laughter and the wonder that gets us through on some days.

Our families that add that extra special something just when you need it. We thank you!

Our health...even though we had a HUGE scare tonight with a crash of a window pane and some blood. No trip to the ER needed but hopefully some little children learned running in the house is a NO! NO! Praises Campbell only got a few cuts and scrapes.

That recovery has continued to go well for me from my 2009-2010 surgeries. I really am very thankful for those that cared & prayed for me.

For the education my children are getting from the preschool they adore.

For a house to call home and friends to call dear.

2010 has not been the easiest of years and while it is minutes from being over here in Texas. It is still a year filled with memories of hopes and dreams.

May God bless you as you end 2010 and find yourself walking with Him in 2011!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New love....

Oh how I have come to love the facebook auctions of Lolly Wolly Doodle

Seriously I might be addicted as I look for them each night. I have gotten Campbell some amazingly cute things here. And well since most of her items come with personalization I am just one happy mommy. After all you all know how much I LOVE monograms.

There are some great things here for boys and if Travis wasn't already potty trained I would be buying me some longalls for him....but when you have to be quick on the draw with a boy, these outfits don't seem to work out as well as they use to when he was a bitty boy in his cloth covered bum.

So a shopping this mommy does for her little girl....after all isn't that what mom's and daughters do best???? Join in on the fun, each night Lolly Wolly Doodle holds auctions on facebook. I highly suggest you head over and "like" the page.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve pasts

Oh it's fun to look on the past.

A Texas Christmas eve pre children 2005...we were expecting.

Lance putting together Campbell's wagon to place under the tree. Christmas eve 2006

Papa meeting his Grandson for the very first time. Christmas Eve 2007

Santa had just arrived & escaped a picture. Christmas Eve 2008

Hugs on this Christmas eve 2009.

Happy Christmas Eve 2010 to all!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Reason

It's hard not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Not to get carried away with all the gatherings, must have photo opportunities, gift buying and Santa this & Santa that. I know. Why...because I am guilty of it. I admit it. I have two little ones and while we talk of Jesus and his coming, it is VERY easy to get caught up in the Santa excitement. After all they are only little and BELIEVE in that for so long. My hope is that they will NEVER forget to BELIEVE in the real reason for the season. My goal is to enable them to know the beauty of this little life that grew to a man that died for them. For me. For you. For that stranger neither of us knows.

I came across this song while visiting my friend Esther's blog. I was busy wrapping gifts and humming "here comes Santa Claus" when I felt like I needed a break. I didn't go straight to bloggy world. I OF COURSE went to Facebook world and saw her update on her nativity days. I clicked on over and while reading her sweet post music was playing. I left a comment and still music played. I enjoyed the music so I went back to wrapping and throwing away my scraps of paper when a certain song came on. I don't believe I had ever heard it before so it made me stop. Then. Then it made me cry.

Give it a listen and I hope that it reminds your heart about the REASON of this season. Simply click on the name below.

Roxanne Paul

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Miracles

Here is a Christmas miracle of sorts. Way to go Travis! I am so proud of you!!!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

you know

You know you love your new earrings when you will dig through the trash for them. Not once. No, not once but twice.

Yep. I found them but man it was a dirty, dirty job.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Three...our little guy is three!!

Happy Third Birthday Travis!

I am swept away at how fast time has flown. I mean really. Really it's been three years since you made your wonderful entrance to the world.

Three wonderful years we have been blessed to have you. To love you. To Cherish you. To be servants to your every need and whim. To teach you. To sometimes send you to the naughty chair. To play with you. To learn YOU. To watch you. To snuggle with you. To comfort you. And again To Love you more than you might know.

Right now I am guessing you are about 30lbs and average height....your well check will be soon. Lucky for you....NO shots at three. Yahoo!

You love breakfast bars, Thomas, Hot Wheels, swinging, riding your tricycle, running, Cars (you adore Daddy's version of Mater). You love sissy, peanut butter, your blankies, Papa, holding my hand. You now really really enjoy daddy and me time. You love going to the park and going to school. You love to sit on Nana's lap and read. You love to ride with mommy on the back of her green bike.

What you don't love is getting your hands sticky, paint or the likes on them to boot. Now you don't mind playing in dirt but to make mommy and hand print turkey would have just about sent you to the loony house. You are not a fan of green beans, mustard and just about any food that might get you sticky. You absolutely do not like to spill. I'd say you are a bit of a perfectionist.

One of the best parts of you is that you are sensitive. You like to use manners and are very affectionate. I have noticed that on days when you might have had a busy day at school or if mommy was busy busy with an activity that you will call out more for me at night than the usual "i gotta go potty" call every night. But you know what....I love it. Your sweet voice saying "mommy, I need you...." just about melts my heart.

I am really looking forward to this year and seeing just who you become and what you learn this year. I know you will always do your best and try, try, try.....even when it gets "too hard." Which is something I hope you will always do.

Travis, we love you and so happy that God "picked" us to hold you dear little brother bear.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Defend the Reason for the Season: Watch and Share | Christian Music - gmc

If you are a Go Fish fan than that is just ONE more reason to watch this movie as they do the music for the movie Christmas with a Capitol C!!!

Click on the link below.

Defend the Reason for the Season: Watch and Share | Christian Music - gmc

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