Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday Baby

I know I have gushed about my husband a lot on here but I can't help it. I love this man so dearly. Tomorrow is his 35th birthday. He has always gotten overlooked on his birthday because it is right after Christmas so I always try and make it extra special. Well tomorrow I'm taking him away overnight to the laguna cliffs Mariott in Dana Point. I will make him the traditional cinnamon muffins in the morning and he will eat on the famous you are special plate. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know all about the traditional breakfast we have on birthdays :) I look forward to celebrating this wonderful man. We have been enjoying playing with our christmas goodies. I got an I phone and a I pad for Christmas and I'm already addicted to word with friends. It's a game like scrabble and some people cheat and use the dictionary(you know who you are lol) the boys have been enjoying learning how to shoot there new bb gun with dad and playing with thier new Lego set. Legos are huge this year in our house and I'm so happy to be hearing about something other than Star Wars. Hannah has very much enjoyed her babies and doll stuff. I love playing dress up with the dolls too sooooo fun. It has been a great week.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wonderful Christmas!

This Christmas was so wonderful. It only happens once every seven years or so that Christmas lands on Sunday and it was so great to be at Church on Christmas Day. We always go to Christmas Eve Service which I Love but there was something special about being at Church on Christmas. The Service was beautiful and I just Love being around our precious church family that we adore so much. Jason was saying how this year felt so much more relaxed and not rushed or stressful and I couldn't have agreed more. We are so thankful for the precious gift of Jesus. Christmas eve was spent hanging out as a family. One of our traditions we have on Christmas Eve is to read the Christmas Story and then open three gifts. The three gifts represent the three wise man and they are a practical, fun, and spiritual gift. They always get matching jammies as there practical gift, this year they got an odyssey drama for the spiritual gift, and the game quirrkel for the fun gift. After an evening at church and visits with family we tucked them in and got all the gift arranged under the tree. Noah really wanted to set up a video camera to see who really puts the presents under the tree. He is convinced that it is us. So Jason being the silly dad he is dressed up as Yoda and I video taped him putting the gifts under the tree. The boys thought it was hillarious as did I. It was a fun day full of fun surprises for all of us.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Catch Up

I have had such low energy lately and have desired to blog but it just wasn't happening. We have had a lot of fun things since my last post. The boys were in the Christmas musical through there homeschool program. Noah played one of the Angel Characters and Jonah played a star. I was proud of Noah for memorizing all his lines and remembering when to say them. They were both great. Jonah was so excited to finally have a turn to be on that stage. The following week Jason and I attended a formal ball entitled "King Of Kings" it was put on by my wonderful trainer and friend Dan and his wonderful wife Myrna. They wanted to have a night honoring the True king and share the real meaning of Christmas. They did it beautifully. I had never been to anything quite like it. It was at the most beautiful hotel, they had a full orchestra, beautiful music, and a wonderful message. Jason and I had a blast getting all dressed up and are still talking about what a great time we had. I recently got approved to go to UCLA for further testing. I will make an appointment in January after they reveiw my files. All of the doctors that i have seen so far agree that I have some form of a muscle wasting disease but are unclear as to what it is. They are hopeful that UCLA will have answers for me. I joke that they are going to name a disease after me. I see improvements from working with the trainer, some days are good and to be honest some days are just plain hard. This is mostly due to the fact that I just have little energy. I feel like I'm pregnant without any light at the end of the tunnel. I fight harder on those days to get my perspective in line with God's and he usually brings me right back to where I need to be. I have a daily reminder in my daughter of what he's capable of and that helps tremendously :) She encourages me to fight through it and to do what I need to do. We are loving the holidays and looking forward to celebrating his birth with family and friends.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Favorite things

So after reading this post from Nester I decided to reveal some of my favorite things. I love seeing other peoples favorite things and it helps give me christmas giving ideas. After reading her post I really want to do a Favorite Things party!! Doesn't it sound SO FUN!?!? And what a fun way to have some girl time this holiday season and bless your friends with a few fun little gifts!!

I would love to hear your favorite things and know who is actually reading this little blog :)

If you do a Favorite Things post, please let me know! I love finding new favorites. :)

#1 I LOVE my Tom's they are so comftorable. I'm usually a flip flop girl and would wear flip flops all year. The doc said no bueno so I have been trying other shoes and these are my new faves I already want another pair in grey.

#2 My mom got me this devotional book called Jesus Calling a few months ago and I LOVE it. It speaks to me every morning and is filled with good scripture.

#3 I Love Happy Nails. I Love to get pedicures. I don't get there as often now as I would like but it is something I LOVE to do. I have tried lots of places and this place is clean and they always do a great job.

#4. Is my Canon SLR Camera. Got this for Christmas last year and it is awesome. I don’t know how to fully work it yet but I LOVE how I can capture my little girls smiles. She is fast and smiles for a millisecond for pics and with my point and shoot i would miss the shot. Worth every penny just for that.

#5. My last thing would be my DKNY perfume BE Delicious. It comes in this adorable bottle and smells so good. It is light and sweet and I love the smell. Hopefully others do too :)

There are so many other things I love but these are the things that come to mind at the moment. Ok now it’s your turn. what are your favorite things?

The end of a thankful month

Day30 This last day I'm so thankful for this blog and the many friends I have met through blogging. I love looking back on the things I have written. It is full of God's goodness and reminds me that I have so much to be thankful for.

I Loved taking this month to blog the things I was thankful for. I have a friend who spent five hours working on the most amazing tablecloth of different things she was thankful for. She wrote them all out on a drop cloth and used it as a tablecloth at her families thanksgiving. It was stunning and such a great time for her as she reflected and thanked the Lord for so many wonderful things. The Lord is always doing great things and we should always find things that we are thankful for even if it is for the breaths we breathe in. After all he is the creator who gave us life and sustains us.