Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pretty Simple

Found something I wrote about back in the Spring of 2012 and I still find it to be true...

I am learning more about myself in my 40's than I knew about myself the last twenty some years!

I am realizing that I am pretty simple! I don't need fancy clothes or fancy food or fancy cars or fancy houses. I am rather content in jeans and a t-shirt and comfy shoes! I don't wear a lot of make-up; I don't get my nails done often and I am okay with that!

I find great joy and contentment being with my family and friends. Just hanging out; playing games etc. I like good books; I love going out to lunch with a friend.
I like Saturday & Sunday mornings enjoying a cup of coffee with my husband. (one of my favorite things)

I spent  a lot of my twenties and thirties trying to be someone I thought people expected me to be. I spent many days doing what I didn't want to do or even like to do for that matter. All for the sake of trying to be "nice." 

I gauged how I was doing as a Mom by comparing myself to others. I was very hard on myself if I didn't have my dinner menus planned out or a chore chart of what to be accomplished.
Looking back I realize most of my stress and disappointment I put on myself. There were lies I believed. 

I see now that the enemy of our soul wants to continually keep us in a place where we don't feel worthy. We believe his lies that we are not "good enough; thin enought; organized enough etc."

Wow! I am 49 and am just now realizing that The Lord loves me just as I am! He gave me desires different than someone else's desires.

Lately in my devotional reading I am learning "It's all about the heart." Jesus most of all wants me to love Him with and from my "whole" heart! Not half, not partial ~ all of it! Completely!

The more that I read God's word I believe that it's the condition of our heart that The Lord is concerned with the most!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh my goodness!

Two weeks from tomorrow...

I think this is the fastest Christmas has ever come for me! I mean if I even wanted to attempt all of those adorable, darling crafts and inspirations on Pinterest I would have to start in July!

Learning though... Learning that Christmas does not have to be perfect! Learning that Christmas in our home may not be like what Christmas is in other peoples' homes and that's okay.

Learning that I can say "yes" to things I want to do and I can say "no" to those things I really don't want to do. I don't have to perform to please somebody else. I can be happy being me. I can bake or choose not to bake, I can send Christmas cards or not send Christmas cards. 

Looking back at Christmas's in the past, I wish I would have enjoyed the moment more! Not worried about attending every program. Being okay with enjoying my own living room, looking at my own tree and being with my own family.

I see a lot of people doing what they have always done...and never stopping to ask themselves why they do what they do. Are they performing for someone else's acceptance or approval! If they are they will always be living for someone else and for someone else's expectations.

May we all take a moment to reflect on what we are doing and where we are going and why?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A wonderful season...

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas & New Years...2012

Never too old for stockings...

Enjoyed having our nephews Brodie & Harley up...

All the Grand-kids together...

Sis & I

Christmas with the Silva's...

My nephew Brodie made this for me...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Wonderful look at our son Chase's wedding...

We enjoyed the wonderful event of our son Chase getting married to our amazing
daughter~in~law Holly!
October 19th, 2012


A day I will always remember...

Such an amazing day celebrating with friends and family

Happy 20th Birthday to my son Landon...January 2nd, 2013

Happy 20th Birthday to my son Landon!
I remember January 2, 1993 so well! Dad was watching football and I kept saying "uh I think we need to go to the hospital now." He would say "just one more play." lol!

Your 19th year was full to say the least! So many firsts including you moving out and down to Southern Ca and you being in your brother's wedding and becoming a brother-in-law!  We are so proud of you! We are excited about what God has in store for your 20th year!

Always keep Christ at the center of what you set out to do!

We love you bigger than the sky!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday to my Son Chase...

On April 23rd, 1991 ...my life was forever changed! What an exciting adventure these twenty one years have been. It's a joy seeing you following your dreams and being so passionate about life!

Chase the way you live your daily life really does magnify the Lord.

Chase I am so proud of you! I am so blessed to be your Mom!
May this 21st year be the best yet!

Love you Bigger than the Sky!


My boys...

My boys...
Landon and Chase

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I have been happily married to my best friend since September 10, 1983! We have been blessed with two sons Chase and Landon along with three awesome nieces and two amazing nephews!