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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

your attitude stinks

interesting title isn't it? well that's what i feel like saying to kenzie. sure, mommy was great when she let me go to orlando to see riley and shelby... but now that i have been home for a few days, mommy is the meanest person on earth and i don't like her so i am going to give her a really bad attitude from the time i wake up to well past my bedtime... it is getting old really quick, so guess what? KENZIE IS GROUNDED! from now until i find that she has started to regret being mean. no computer, no wii, no phone calls, no visiting friends, no visiting relatives, no surprises, no tv. all she is allowed to do is read her books and work on her math using our chalk board. (oh, and i forgot to add, NO DS!) she will learn one way or another that the way she has been acting lately is not something that she can get by with. i would ground her from her bicycle, but it wouldn't do any good since the tire is flat LOL i will be making her go outside and run laps about once every two hours starting now, so that will be a nice break. when she can be nice and get along with her sister without fighting then i might start to reward her with some of the things she is grounded from back. in the mean time, i am revamping our family rules as it seems this summer they have gotten thrown out the window as we go 80 on the interstate on our way home from orlando. anyway, enough rambling... i'll go to working on our family rules now.... i do not like blogging in a negative way, i just needed to get this off my chest.

Monday, July 18, 2011

sweetpea beauty-- veggietales

the girls and i watch veggie tales a lot, but it wasn't until Beth posted a video to facebook that I really connected with the one movie... and yes, i am still sobbing like a baby... here's the song:

Nichole Nordeman-- Beautiful for me. you can find it on youtube... it is a great message to all of us women... and just in the nick of time... as you read in my previous posts... i have been very down on myself, but i am trying to turn that around... once you hear the song, you will understand... see, growing up, i was made fun of and talked bad to all of my life, and it seems here lately, i can't find one good thing to say about me... this video really hit home... and i can't stop listening to it!!!

you make beautiful things out of dust

so, i have been struggling here lately with some internal issues of my own.... it always helps a little to blog about things when i am feeling this way, so i decided i would do just that... so anyway, i have been being very negative on myself because of several reasons, and then today, i just decided that it was time to come out of this funk, and turned on my favorite radio station JOYFM when I did, the song you make beautiful things out of dust was playing... This song really spoke revelations to me... Here are the words and then I will explain what I mean by it spoke to me...

All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make me new, You are making me new
You make me new, You are making me new

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

so basically, here's what God spoke to me through this song, "GOOD COMES FROM BAD" this is so very true. I mean really, I totally believe that when he closes one door it is because he is preparing us for bigger and better things to come. However, I have slacked off on my spiritual walk and he is showing me that now... So, tomorrow, I will be going to church and attending womens in the evening. I can't wait because I miss the ladies so very much.

After that I got to where I was thinking bad thoughts about me. My weight, my eye, my hair, etc and I thought of this next song. It is by MercyMe and it is called beautiful. Again, here are the lyrics and then i will type a little about what the song said to me...

The days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they'd see too much

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

I'm praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You were meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You're meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His

when listening to this song, God said, "Daughter, you are BEAUTIFUL! I am the one that matters and I say you are beautiful. Don't pay attention to the flesh! I gave my son for you and I love you!" after getting this message, I sat here and cried because I know that it is a word from my Abba. He is always right! and I am HIS!

so from this point forth, I am going to make a consience effort to show that I am his!!!!

(just a little note, amanda, if you are reading this, please give my girls a hug and kiss for me I MISS THEM THISSSSS MUCH!)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pappy's Angels





For Father's Day, Amanda did photo's of the girls with their Pappy! They turned out great! I thought as a way to share with you, I would make them into a Collage for the blog. Really nice I think. It is hard to believe looking at these how big the girls have all gotten! And even harder to believe that come next month they ALL will be going to school! Wow.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

giddy girls

so it's been a while since i have posted, but i have good reason. my laptop isn't doing so well. i am waiting to get it fixed, so i use the computer when i can. the girls are getting so giddy! they are excited for a few reasons.

* they get to go see aunt amanda, uncle derrick, aunt taylor, riley, shleby, maggie and sam tomorrow.

* they both are getting giddy for school to start!

Madison is excited that she will be starting kindergarten in the fall.

Kenzie is growing so fast! I can't believe she is going into 3rd grade already.

* they both are doing a little practice math over the summer. they love it. No, maddie doesnt' quite get it but I am introducing her into the addition she will be introduced to in kindergarten. it will be good for her to practice and get familiar with some of the problems she will see in the coming year. kenzie however is doing good. she is great with her addition so far and although her subtraction is needing work, this is why we are doing this program. She has always been weak in the subject, but I am hoping that by having her do this, we will eliminate some of her struggles over the 3rd grade.

and that's about all i have for now... will upload some cute pics later :)