Sunday, March 31, 2013

Little Blessings~ Day 1

I'm linking up with Brynn for the next 7 days to reflect on how blessed we are and how rich we truly are. 

And opening His mouth He began to teach them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. "Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:2-12
Life's Little Blessings ~ Day 1
On this special Easter day, I wanted to talk about a blessing in my life that is most important...LOVE.

The kind of love that is deep. Down in you inner most being. The feeling of warmth, passion, joyful, full, excitement in your heart. When you can feel your heart smiling. Sometimes love makes your heart physically hurt. I am so blessed to feel that. To feel loved. To love others. I feel as though most love is uncontrollable. Like God plants that love deep inside your soul. For example, I didn't have to "try to love" my children. It was a feeling that was placed in my heart.

Sadness is brought on when that feeling of love is missing or distance.

The love I feel for my family is such a blessing.

The love for my friends are blessings.

When I feel that love from others, I am reminded how blessed I am.

The love we receive from Christ is the greatest love & blessing of all. With God~ forgiveness, guidance & peace come with that love.

Please never take for granted the power of love. How precious it is. How much of a blessing it is.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Memories.

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the sweet memories made on this special day...
Here are links to Easter pasts....

Luke 24:1-12
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead? "He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at that which had happened.
Mark 16:6
And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. 

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Yes, I made a HUGE deal about it...

I found this post that I typed on 10/19/11, during my 1st month of blogging.  I have no idea why I never published it.  

Last April, when Bella was 14 months old, Jacob did something that I made a huge deal about.  But he didn't understand what the fuss was about.  JACOB CUT BELLA'S HAIR WHILE I WAS AT WORK!  It wasn't that he just cut it, he cut her bangs...very short, they were in the middle of her forehead!  When I asked him why he cut her hair, he replied that "her hair is always in her eyes, and she always pulls her bow out."  So his plan of action was to just cut the hair out of her eyes!!!  
To make matters worse, we had planned on telling our family on Easter that we were expecting our 2nd baby blessing!  That was exactly 7 days after the dreaded bangs cutting!  I knew there was no way to get her hair back the way it was by then.  But we made it work...
Now all is well in the hair department.  Bella hasn't had another cutting since.  It is long and beautiful.  Thankfully, she has learned to leave her hair bows & pony tails alone, so daddy doesn't get the urge to reach for the scissors!

I'll remind you of the recent 1st "Real" Hair Cut.  We had a wonderful girls day out and made it a special event!

Then there was last Thursday...  it was a busy day, I had an unexpected day off of work and made an impromptu get together with a few of my sweet St. Vincents friends for lunch and did a little shopping.  {Which is a rare type day for me, but I had SO MUCH FUN}.  I scored a few new, spring/summer outfits and was super excited!  That afternoon, I picked the girls up, fixed dinner, did baths.  To be honest, I wasn't feeling 100% by that evening.  I had over-did it for the day.  I put the girls to sleep around 8:30.  I tried on my cute new outfits~texting the pics to Brynn (my bestie currently living in Oklahoma).  Just having a good 'ol time.  Then around 9:30, I decide it was time to shower & get in the bed.  That's when I noticed this in Jacob's side of the sink...
 I immediately knew it was Bella's beautiful, blonde hair.  Then I remembered earlier when I was putting the laundry away, going through the bathroom into the closet that Bella was playing with some of my old velcro rollers & her detangler spray, talking to herself in the mirror.  She did come to me later and ask me if I liked her hair.  I glanced and said "Oh yes, it looks beautiful!" as I thought to myself that I hope it isn't all greasy tomorrow after all the detangler spray she had put in.  I did even notice that she had cut it!

So at this point it's like 9:45pm, she's sleeping, I'm wondering do I wake her up or not?  I'm like 'Nah, there's nothing I can do about it now, just let her sleep & check it out in the morning.'  Yea...5 minutes later, I was in her room checking it out.  In the dark, it didn't look that bad.  We had us a nice little talk and I explained how "ONLY Mrs. Regina can cut our hair, NEVER us", gave her a kiss and told her good night.  The next morning, with the light ON, there was quite a bit missing from the right side of her head.  But you know what?  She's just as beautiful, we are just rolling with it!  No need to freak out or do a drastic try-to-match-the-other-side hair cut!  
The morning after.
See, this picture was just a few days later and it isn't even noticeable.  Whew!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lucy Discovers Ranch Dressing & her cRaZy morning hair!

I'll let this Cutie-Quick-Clip speak for itself.  

I think Lucy's crazy bed-head morning hair is so stinkin adorable.  But then again, as her mother, I would say that~because everything she does is adorable!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Rylee! Aunt Meg loves you!

The Birthday girl with her sweet Mommy
We were taking pictures of Rylee and she asked to take pictures of us.  This led to us laughing our tails off as she would take a picture, check it, instruct them on how to pose and take more, check it.  I thought "what if"...what if she grows up to be a photographer?  We'll look back on her 3rd birthday party smile.

Laid back, waiting on the party guests to arrive.
 Lindsay did an awesome job on the food!

Bella and Rylee were so happy that it was FINALLY party time!  Waiting time for 3 year-olds are WAY longer!
My beautiful sisters and mama!  I love them so dearly!!!
Rylee was excited to see Lucy too!
Aunt Lulu knows how much Bella loves cake pops.  She made sure give Bella one of the 1st ones.
Oh, how I love our Lucy!
Family photo...Lucy's face cracks me up as she is trying her very best to get that balloon.  HA!
How cool is it that Rylee had SnoBiz at her birthday party?  I got as excited as she did.  (My fav...cotton candy, of course).

Lucy made sure to get her a Toodles Treat!
Oh how I love my sisters so!!!!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

only scratching the surface of my world

Blogging has it's challenges.  
I so enjoy writing and sharing!  I love typing thoughts and feelings and silly stories and life's tough moments.  Partly why I've been a little quiet lately is because there are things going on in my life that I'm choosing to keep private...for many reasons.  It's quite hard for me because, well simply~I love expressing my thoughts & life events. I love descriptive writing and typing these moments so they will be vivid reminders later in my life.  With that being said....I'm not disappearing, but just scratching the surface of my little world.   These are some cute moments I enjoyed last week.
Lucy's 1st time in pitiful. 
Being silly with Daddy!
Lucy "brushing" my hair with a stick.
Strawberry shortcake picnic.  Mmmm.
Beautiful sunset in our back yard.
Happy St Patrick's Day
I met and enjoyed lunch with a few of my old St Vincent's friends and 2 of their newborns.  I miss these girls so much!

Lazy Saturday morning cartoons.
Lucy's crazy bed head!  I love it!

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