Okay, I have a project... just now as I took Kirby out I noticed a flyer stuck in my door letting us know about a Halloween party on Sat. in the courtyard area of our apts. which is the area we live in, and it said they were having a pet costume contest... you see where I'm going with this, yeah, I wanna dress our beagle boy up for Halloween!!! yippee, oh what can he be????? that is my project, if you have any ideas let me know!!!!
I am really excited about Halloween it has always been a favorite for me next to Christmas, I just love it! we are having a party at my sister's house on Sat. night, just for the family, we will trick or treat in her neighborhood and then my mom is setting up a little party for them, like putting their hands in yucky stuff and guessing what it is, mummy hot dogs, and other goodies, so Saturday will be a day of creeeepy fuuuuun!
We had the best weekend, everything went so wonderful, I couldn't ask for more, so fulfilling and healing. The kids spent Sat. nights with their best friends, we shopped until we dropped, ate lots of good food, visited with all our old neighbors and friends & enjoyed being at Grandma's. This trip was what I obviously needed, as we were coming back in town the kids said "we're home, it's good to be home", and said the same when we walked in the apt. You know, God knows what we need and our family needed to go back and see everything and to let us know we can go back anytime we want, for we have the most wonderful friends and family always waiting for us!
Just had to show off a picture of our football player, sooooo proud of this little guy!! Well, I am so glad to say that I have started Christmas shopping!!! I have several things in my "gift closet" if you will, and it pleases me to no end! I have never been a last minute shopper, but I like knowing I am making head way, I have found some good deals and just had to snag them, the only problem is there are not alot of hiding spots around this apartment, may have to store some at mom's house. We are leaving for Dallas around 4, so I am getting us all packed up, we are really excited to say the least :) I'll let you know how it went, (don't worry about me, I think I'm getting it all together)
We're going to Dallas on Friday for the weekend... and I am excited, but I also wonder if I'll be sad when I see my old life and wanna stay and or will I be ready to get back to my new life? I know I sound so ridiculous, but it's how I feel, when I told Jim the other night that my heart was still in Corinth he said his wasn't, I told him I was glad he is so adjusted...
You know, people have asked me if I could go back would I?? the answer is so complex, you can never go back and have things exactly as they were, that is life, it's change, it happens everyday, it's not as if we were made to move, had to, thrown out, we chose to move and see what other things life had in store for our family, so why oh why do I carry on like this?? seriously God help me!
The kids are excited they get to see their friends, we're going to hang out in our old neighborhood and visit everyone that was apart of our lives for 12 years, and see our family. I will soak it all in and then I will release all my animosities, just let them go.
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.
Why is getting kids to clean such a task???? mine are 11 & 7 and are the "laziest" when it comes to cleaning, not that I expect them to enjoy it, but hey we all kinda clean up our own stuff! This morning I told Hannah what she needed to accomplish and these are things I hear * hhmmmmmm, that's a whining sound * NO * I am soooooooooooooooooo tired (she has been up for about 1 hour) * I don't feel like it * I can't do it
Mr. Cameron still keeps his room looking like a pig sty and I am about to throw everything in the trash if he doesn't get busy, he pretty acts the way way his sister does, but he kinda gets a really put out look on his face and starts doing his own 11 year old boy whine, it's not very becoming I tell you.
I know, good grief enough with changing the blog template already, sheesh! I just wanted something really fall and I found it, how darling it is!!! I had such a wonderful 4oth birthday yesterday, my family threw me a surprise party in one of the rooms at our church last night and boy was I surprised!!!! they got me, I had no idea whatsoever, my mom took pictures for me and I will show them to you once I get them, truly the best family, I cannot explain how full my heart was and is, I went to bed so happy and content and feeling very blessed, I love them all so much I could just cry when I think back to last night, truly magical!!!!
It has been raining so hard for about 12 hours now, it is a big ol' mess out there and me and my lazy 40 year old self have been lazing around all day, I also have had some allergies going on, sneezing, scratchy throat, kinda irritating. Looks like I'll be waiting by the bus in the car in a little while for the kiddos, can't let my babies get soaked. Well, that's it for me, for now, that is until I have something else to chat about...
I can't sleep, hate it when that happens, my legs are restless, actually my body is restless,(darned MS) and maybe my mind is too, that happens alot here lately, I think too much, always thinking... I need to quit all this thinking, it's driving me crazy. I am really trying to fix me, it's just one piece at a time, somedays the pieces go together good, others, not so much, they just fall everywhere and what a mess that can be. I feel the good ol' hives coming on, I'm not surprised, it all goes hand in hand, they really bother me, okay deep breaths, I will not let them ruin my night. It's raining, I can hear the rain falling, and I can hear my husband breathing loudly, I hear the frig. humming, all the sounds of night, and 2 precious children sleeping peacefully in their beds, and here I sit... with so much to say, but not finding all the words to say it, maybe that's okay, my mind is wore out, and maybe, just maybe if I could just listen for another voice besides my own I could hear the Lord talking to me, I think I want to hear what he has to say.
We're watching this movie tonight, for dinner it's make your own mini pizzas, and for dessert we're having apple tarts, I am trying a new approach to making them and if they turn out as expected, I'll share the recipe!! I will post pictures of our fun night later this weekend! S
I am a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful kids and wife to my husband Jim, I have MS (multiple sclerosis) but fight it everyday! I am a true Texan born and bred! I enjoy cooking, baking, the holidays, watching movies with my kids, drinking coffee & reading! Thanks for reading Coffee with Me.