Monday, February 25, 2013

10,000 Reasons

I have been in a good place lately.  I am feeling a little more content and a little more OK with things that I can't change.  I may not have it all but I have most of it and for that I am thankful.  
I know that I am blessed that I have the two healthy children that I have here with me, one now healthy child waiting on me in heaven and a great husband to boot.  It has taken me a while to figure out that it isn't in my hands what happens but my attitude is.  I am choosing to be thankful for what I have and stop worrying about what I don't have.  Life never goes the way that we plan it to but it goes the way it is suppose to.
Today I feel like I have 10,000 reasons to feel blessed.

Yesterday morning, Rylee had the chance to sing one of her favorite songs at church.  I am very thankful to my friend Larkin for playing the piano and encouraging Rylee to keep getting up in front of the church and singing.  She didn't do as great at this song as normal but she was very nervous for some reason and had very little practice.  In fact, she didn't know all the words to this song until yesterday morning.  I am very proud of her for having the courage to stand up in front of everybody and sing.  
10,000 Reasons.....

Friday, February 15, 2013

Favorite Thing Friday

Back before Christmas, Rylee got up in front of her whole entire school and did this..... 

This is my most favorite thing to hear....ever!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Is it some sort of holiday???

I am one of those people that believes that V-Day should be like my birthday....I should be celebrated but shouldn't have to celebrate any one else:)  I also like to milk it a little and when the dreaded words of "what are we having for supper" are asked, I reply with "It is Valentines day....I'm off today".  I recognize Valentines day for two reasons, chocolate and a burger through the quickest drive thru.  The only downfall with my plan is that I have been trying to count my calories and this big box of valentine peanut butter cups that were left on my computer desk by my husband this morning, have pretty much wiped out my entire week of watching what I eat.

My kids think that we should shower them with presents today.  I think that is our fault for setting the bar to high.  They will be totally disappointed when they get home b/c mama got lazy this year.  Tegan has been wanting this red pillow he seen at Walmart for forever and he informed me this morning that it better be at home with his pile of Valentines day presents when he gets home....what????  Crazy thing is, I actually went and bought it for him:)  But he will be very disappointed b/c there is no pile of presents....just a red pillow and a Hershey bar.  Rylee was a little less needy b/c she just got her puppy and said she didn't need anything.  Lucky her, she got 8 week puppy shots and dewormer for V-Day.  No worries, I'm not totally mean, I did buy her two Hershey bars to give her when she gets home from school today. 

I'm not being a downer on Valentines day.  I actually like the idea of Valentines and what it means.  All these people that say "we should celebrate our love everyday" drive me nuts.  Obviously you don't have your own business, a full time working husband, 2 kids, a brand new puppy, and watch all of these people pull your house apart piece by piece only for you to put it back together daily.  Of course I love my husband and kids everyday but it is nice to have a day that forces us to stop and say I love in the midst of all the craziness.  Do we celebrate it like I wish we would, not since we had kiddos but there will be plenty of time for celebrating one day very soon.

So for today don't try to act like a tough cookie who doesn't like V-day....act like a diva that refuses to cook, eats all the chocolate she wants and leaves the toys on the floor at bedtime.  I promise, tomorrow everything will go back to normal!!!

Happy V-day to all three of you that read this blog:)
P.S....leave a comment and make my heart happy!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Meet Jack.....

After almost two years of begging, pleading and saving her money, we finally gave in and let Rylee get a dog.  Not just any dog but our first ever inside dog.  I have been very worried about house training and taking care of a new puppy but Rylee seems to have stepped up to the plate and is doing a great job taking care of her new little baby.
Meet Jack....
He is named after her huge love for Duck Dynasty b/c she loves to hear Si say "Hey Jack".
I had two conditions for getting a dog....1. It can not shed.  2. If Rylee is at home, she is responsible for it.  
When some friends of ours bought this little puppy and then couldn't keep it b/c their older dog was not a fan, we snatched up this cutie.  Rylee used her own money with a little help from us to buy him.  I was worried that this little fuzz ball would really end up shedding but so far, so good.
We (and by that I mean Rylee) are crate training him.  There have been a few accidents in the house but nothing major so far and Rylee has been quick to clean it up and spray something on it to prevent it smelling.  My little girl loves this dog.  For the past two nights she has gotten up with him in the middle of the night to take him to potty.  She has also set her own alarm, got up earlier than normal to feed him, take him out to potty and play with him before she has to get ready for school.  I am amazed by her.  I asked her this morning if all this work was worth having her own dog and she said "Oh yes mama, I feel so blessed".
What she doesn't know is that I am the one that feels so blessed!  Love that girl! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Laughter Is The Best Medicine.....

It is a rainy and yucky Monday morning in Georgia.  I thought I would post a little something to brighten your day.  There is nothing like a little $1.00 tube of flart (yes I just said that) from the Dollar General to make a little boy happy.  His amazing little laugh and over the top country voice just makes my heart so happy today and everyday!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Favorite Thing Friday with Slow Cooker Liners and a Prayer Board!!!

I have really rediscovered my crock pot this week and now I am trying to figure out how I can cook every single meal in that darn thing.  There is nothing better than throwing something in the crock pot and coming back 8 hours later to a completed meal.  Last night it was a beef roast with cut up potatoes and carrots.  So darn good!!!  Today I have a pork loin slowly cooking in bbq sauce for some sandwiches.
Now one would think that the crock pot is my favorite thing but oh is much better than that!
These my friend are my most favorite thing in the kitchen right now.....

Where have these been all my life and why was I so resistant????  They are about $3.50 for a box of four.  Now my cheap old self wouldn't buy them but one day I broke down and oh my goodness I now make sure I always have some in stock in my pantry.  After the food is all gone, I pull the bag out, tie it up and throw it away.  I still clean the crock pot but all that scrubbing and soaking is a thing of the past.
If you haven't tried these, GO GET SOME NOW!!!!
My other favorite thing is to have a small dry erase board on the refrigerator in the kitchen to jot things down b/c I have a horrible memory.  Lately Rylee has taken over my Dollar Tree board but when I read stuff like this, I don't mind.....
  Although I love my little board, my favorite thing is Rylee and her precious little heart!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!