Friday, January 2, 2015

Confessions of a mommy...

 Confesssions of a Mommy

Sometimes as a wife and mom I get caught up in the everyday things that I forget to take time for the things that matter the most. My Lord and my family. I try to start my day with my morning devotions. I am not a morning person, so this can be challenging at times. :) There are mornings that Marty will get up and make breakfast, those are the mornings I get the most time reading my Bible and praying. There are days that it seems like I will never have enough time to spend with The Lord, and those are the days I need Him the most! I can always tell when I haven't had enough time with my devotions. I'm not the most pleasant person to be around.  I know I'm getting a little personal, but this is on my heart and I feel like it will be a help to someone. As a Christian I NEED that time with The Lord. This year it's my goal to get that needed time in the morning with The Lord. 

Another thing that has been on my heart lately is spending quality time with my kids. I know we live in close quarters, we live in a camper, but it is easy to live close to people but not spend quality time with them.  There are days that go by and I wonder what happened to the time. I get busy doing the household chores that I wind up spending little to no time with my family. So, that being said, this year I'm going to take that extra time with them. Yes, the dishes may have to sit in the sink a little longer, the dust bunnies may rule a little longer, and the laundry is going nowhere. But my kids will grow up and leave the nest before I know it. My oldest is ten already! 


I'm also making some changes to how much time I spend on Facebook. Talk about a time drainer! I'm not going to check it while my kids are awake. I can take that extra time for them. I enjoy Facebook, but it's not worth my time if it's taking the precious time away I could be spending with them.
I lnow I have gotten pretty personal in this post, but sometimes it's needed. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year.  And let's make this year a year where we strengthen our walk with The Lord and make our relationships stronger.
 

Ephesians 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flag presentation

We started our missions conference here at our sending church yesterday. We did our flag presentation and it was great seeing the kids get involved. All the costumes were great!

Here are a few pictures of my kids all dressed up. Eli represented Denmark, Maryanna represented Greenland, and Eryn represented Australia.

Maryanna and her heart top hair.

Eli the Viking

Eli and his best friend Nate

Eli and his other best friend Ethan

Eryn is ready for the Outback

Eryn and Maryanna

Ready to march

All ready to go!

Eli is ready!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for. My salvation, my family, my church, my friends,  and the list could go on!

This Thanksgiving we were planning on being in Denmark. But God saw otherwise and we are still here. I'm very thankful that we were able to spend this time with family.

The kids enjoyed a rare sleep over at Mormor's and Pawpaw's house. They had a blast! Marty and I were able to get almost all of our Christmas shopping done. Were had a great time on our date. :)