No real purpose to this blog…just a few odd thoughts to put out there.
+ I can’t BELIEVE it’s almost Christmas time! Seriously where has the year gone? I try to plan out Christmas gifts and stuff, so I really need to get started planning. Yeah, I know, it’s only
almost September, but that leaves me 3 months to plan out gifts and get them purchased [the purchasing being the biggest part]. Most likely, everyone will be getting a Christmas Ornament (see my Hallmark post), and a Family Christmas Photo. I’m really excited that we get to do Christmas cards to mail out this year [Let me know if you want one. LOL 🙂 ] I’ve got to stock up on decorations for the house this year. We didn’t really go all out with decorations last year because we knew we would be going home over Christmas holidays, but we are spending Christmas in Florida this year. This will be Noah’s first Santa Claus year and we want him to have it at his house. Not to mention, we don’t want to have to deal with the arguement of who’s house Noah will do Santa Claus at…not worth the headache.
+ Big boy will be 1 in 2 months…what on Earth am I going to do about his Birthday party? What kind of Party do you have for a 1 year old? I was thinking that we would have his Florida Birthday party at the Park closeby our house. There is a HUGE playground and all the kids can play. Now, for his birthday at home, alot of the kids are older [atleast 2 or 3 and older] so I don’t have any idea what to do for that party. I thought about Chuck-E-Cheese, but then I looked at the pricing and it’s $11 per child, and Noah really won’t be old enough to actually do anything. If any of you have some birthday ideas for me, that would be FANTASTIC. I’m really at a loss here.
+My “praying for my husband” study is going really well. I know I haven’t been posting about it, but I’ve spent a lot of time on simply the first day. All about God teaching me how to pray for my husband and showing me the areas in my own life that I need to improve.
+I’m also super excited about the “Crazy Love” Book Study that Angie over at Bring The Rain is starting this week. Josh has read the book and said it was awesome, but I never read all of it so I’m really pumped about it. (All you have to do is get the book and she will be posting about it every week. Go check it out if you are interested in joining in.)
+My Moms Linc class is starting up again on September 1 and we are going to be studying “Lies Women Believe and Truths that set them Free” by Nancy DeMoss. That’s one of those books I have picked up in LifeWay 100 times and never purchased. I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t.
+I had such a lazy day yesterday. It was rainy and gloomy all day, Josh worked all morning so the Little Man and I sat around in our PJ’s watching cartoons and Lifetime Movies. It’s the “Truth about Youth” weekend so I’vebeen watching all these movies about these teenagers and their massively huge problems. I love Lifetime. What’s not to love? It’s by far the best snuggle up in the bed and do absolutely nothing movie channel. I’m such a girl.
+I don’t know what I’m going to do when Noah starts walking. ::Sigh:: I never realized until he started really getting around and getting into everything how much work he is. Not that I mind or anything, but seriously. I guess you really don’t realize until you have a child of your own how…contstant(?)…the job is. He’s a little explorer that’s for sure. He wants to know what EVERYTHING is and what it feels like and tastes like. He gets that nosiness from me. I’ve been known to meddle into everything. [To let you know how nosy I was…when my grandmother died I was the only one who knew where her insurance papers and stuff were. How did I know? I found them while I was snooping when I was little and she told me that she never moved them. 🙂 ]
+ My mom and my sister are coming to visit on Tuesday. I’m really excited. I hate that we never get to see our families. They were planning to come get Noah up and take him to Alabama for a week, but my sister has to have surgery on her ear. So instead, they are coming to see us. My daddy isn’t coming though. I’m disappointed about that. He works way too much as it is and won’t ever take a vacation. Hard head.
+ I had the most relaxing morning today. Noah woke up at like 7:30, right after Josh left for work, bright eyed and bushy tailed. He sat down and watched cartoons and played for about an hour or so. Then he got sleepy again, as he usually does when he gets up before 8:00, and went back to bed for about 45 minutes. I went downstairs [it was gloomy and raining], made myself some blueberry muffins for breakfast, fixed myself a yummy cup of coffee and spent some one on one time with God. It was fabulous!
+ My prayer life is really strengthening. God is starting to show me that if I live my life in prayer that things run so much more smoothly. The days that I stay in constant communication with God are the days that my days run smoothly, my mind stays clear and I remain un-stressed [if that is even a word]. I’ve also found that by journaling my prayers, I am able to stay more focused.
Anywho. Just a few things that were on my mind. Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend! Monday tomorrow…a new week. Can’t wait to see what’s ahead.