Showing posts from June, 2012

What Fruit?

How many of you have ever been discouraged when it comes to looking for the fruit of the Spirit in your life? "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23 ESV)                                                            Sometimes I would feel overwhelmed thinking "where is this fruit in my life?" I'm not loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle and definitely don't have self-control.                                But it's when you remember this is not the fruit of the fleshbut fruit of the SPIRIT. This doesn't come from me. This comes from the Holy Spirit at work in me. So if you ever see a glimpse of this fruit in my life than you can know. It's not her, it's the Spirit. I love that. 
I would find myself before getting quickly discouraged when I thought about love. Until I realized that o…

Selling My Soul for Shoes, Well Almost...

My eyes glittered with excitement. I placed the shoes reverently on the counter. I was at a local thrift store and had found a pair of perfect shoes. Crosstrainers. They fit like a dream. I practiced dancing in them. Yep, they worked. Perfect.

You see I'm a huge fan of Zumba. It's been a while since I've been able to participate in my favorite cardio activity at the YMCA. So, recently while at the Y I happened to arrive at just the right time. The class had just started. In my enthusiasm I decided to just jump in.

I forgot one thing. The shoes I was wearing was running shoes. And trust me when I say it's not good to do zumba in running shoes. When your dancing and sliding all over the wooden floor your feet can't keep up. They get stuck. So I hurt myself. I pulled my ankle and the tendon. Aw, dang! Really?! I had to stop after 20 minutes.

I'm not a huge "shoe girl." I mean I like shoes. But I don't adore them. At least not the way my sister did or…

My sweet boy.

Peter Joel is quite the thinker. He's pretty serious a lot of the time. He does love to smile though and he's great at making his siblings laugh. He loves to ham it up. Once he knows his sister and brothers find something amusing he instantly repeats it. I'm so blessed to have my 5 children. So blessed by their unique giftings and personalities. I am blessed to be their Mama.

Peter Joel, Peter Joel What do you see? The world around you so very interesting.
So much to dream about So munch to ponder. Your eyes show it all They are so full of wonder.
Your little angel face Your smile so bright You bring joy to those around you Your laugh such a delight.
Peter Joel, Peter Joel Who loves you? Your Mama! Your Papa! Your sister and brothers too!

Glamarous, "Dah-ling."

Libby is my little fashionista. She loves to wear jewelry and headbands, skirts and anything "Fancy". Quite frequently I catch her in one of my dresses and a pair of my high heels with my necklace on and a scarf wrapped around her neck. "Hello, Dah-ling!" Here she is pictured in her veil.We were recently discussing one of her friends at school. She was sharing how that friend was trying to act like Libby- fancy and organized. She went on to say, "she's trying to be all neat and fancy- BUT that's MY ACT!!!"


Mmm. Sometimes it feels like there's nothing better than a warm gooey slice of pizza. A new habit of getting Little Caesar's Hot & Ready $5 pizzas has fast become a Saturday night tradition. Mike and I take our "day off" from Saturday evening to Sunday evening. Part of our 12 week challenge lets us have a day off where we rest from exercise and can eat whatever. So Yum... Looking forward to Saturday night...

Summer Bucket List

Last Day of School. Summer Ahead of us. Here are some of the things we have planned to do this summer...

The Amazing Michael.

Laughs and Smiles. So full of life. I love this boy. He's got a quick temper and an even quicker disposition to laughing.  He's working so hard at talking. He's been making progress with speech! He starts OT this week. 
I love you Michael MacLeod! Mommy is so proud of you!

Winged Baby on the Loose.

I walked into the playroom not expecting anything out of the ordinary and then I noticed a flurry of pink. Peter was subjected to being the bearer of pink fairy wings. His siblings had strapped them on him and Peter walked around blissfully unaware. My favorite was when he decided to kneel and read his books. This just cracked me up.

A Pirate's Life for Me...

This past April the twins , Ian & Michael, celebrated their 4th birthdays in style. Nothing like a pirate theme to kick-off a swashbuckling time. Swords, Maps, Buried treasure and of course cupcakes. A fun time was had by all. Although plans had to be altered due to rain nothing dampened the spirits of these young pirates.