Monday, December 22, 2014

Just Give!!

 There are these precious people in my life that are such givers!! In the worlds eyes- they truely look as though they have nothing- a home to call their retirement but not a very big bank account or savings account . Not a house on the shore of Mexico- as many may dream. But these people- they have the most amazing inheritance and only a little of it is on this earth.  
  My grandpa Jack and grandma Norma have legacy of giving everything to the  lord. Their lives, their money, their home, and even their cars! My grandpa was headed to bible college with nothing in his pockets- he knew The Lord would provide - he told he non- believing father this. His father told him- your god won't provide- and he threw money at him as my grandpa was headed out the door. He looked at his dad and said "He just did!" 
  Through my whole life- my grandparents have sent us gifts, money, letters, etc. They have nothing people!!! And yet,  they give. They are in their 80's , retired from "full time" ministry but yet still are full time ! Giving time and money as they can. 
  A few days ago, I went to my mail box and pulled out a Christmas card  from them . It had money inside for our family. Always giving- always loving. What an example .  It humbled me really. May I not hold so tightly to my wallet, to my time , and to my things.
  It feels so much better to give than receive. Thank you for this legacy Jack and Norma. May we carry this on! 


Romans 12:8

…Or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The good- the fun- the ugly

The parents came out for thanksgiving! To say I am blessed by these two- would be an understatement ! Fabulous people right there.I put a tint of red in my hair! No more highlights- my poor hair couldn't do it any longer- and since I have lots of "silver" hair- I had to do something! I love it!
Some people get Christmas pjs- we do Christmas earrings! They last longer then a year!#olaf

Mine is : Snowball Garland πŸ’›
Logan's wish list! #pokemon 

Little family Thanksgiving ! Just how I like it !
Basketball team! Love all the pink!
After "silver and gold" Christmas ballet 
     It's a little frozen under our tree!
Our little artist at work!

The book worm doing what he loves best!
Love this girl 
Peys newest hobby #photographer 
Ugley sweater Bunco! Jason put so much work into his! Love his passion for things!!

Logan and some of his Sunday school buddies! What a blessed day at #firstchristian

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My journey

I always feel like I'm on some sort of Journey- or my own Oddessy :) Every different season of my life brings a different area of growth!  Right now, I feel like I on a Journey of letting go! (Go a head and sing Morgan).  A totally freeing feeling. 

 A man at church shared his story of how his dad taught him to just give it all to The Lord! Everything! The little, the big, the hurt feelings, the happy feelings, good times, and bad times. Place them all in his hands! Trust him! Take the pressure of this life out of your grasp! Open those hands! Let it go - let him take it! There is freedom in this! When his father passed away, people came to this son and said- your dad was an amazing man- never really had any problems in his life. That son looked at the man and said- that his father had plenty of troubles- it just wasn't evident because he simply gave them all to The Lord ! May people say that of my life and my faith! What a legacy .
  I am so thankful for this truth: 
"Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God! I rule the nations. I rule the earth." Psalm 46:10 

Sunday, November 16, 2014


I totally made bread in my crockpot! And it was so yummy!!!!It isn't very often I can claim a project as something I did! But here you go: chevron cuteness 
Oh and I made this for my kitchen incase people forget that's what happens in thereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I never forget this but sometimes my 6 year old does!
My super cute sister in law introduced theses bagels to me and now Jason and I are addicted ! Thanks and no thanks- heehee.

Peyton has taken up basketball on Saturday mornings and she simply loves it! Jason got her these cute kicks ! We all giggled as Jason was out helping and the coach told the girls to guard a dad and most of the girls ran to Jason . He is pretty cute ;);)
Logan being his super cute self- man, We make cute kids - 
Ever since peys birthday , she wants to make Olaf treats whenever we have marshmellows around !
Jason and his helpers - making mama more storage space!!
The parents sent Jason and I blazers tickets for our November bdays! Best gift ever!
Love this familia ❤️❤️❤️
Just a few pins to share with you- a little step into where my heart is right now!
Have a fabulous week ya'll !

Sunday, November 9, 2014

To my hunk

   Jason turned 34 yesterday. We love birthdays in this house! I truely believe it's a week long celebration ! My mom taught me this:) 
 We made our way up to Big Al's in Beaverton ! Such a coooool place! Jason wanted to watch his beloved Blazers on a huge screen with a big dr pepper and a yummy burger. He really is easy to please:) We then came home and got to go see our awesome, newly remodeled theaters !  Saw a great kids movie(cause that's what you do when you are a parent). Love being able to celebrate this man! 
Being married to this man for over 10 years causes me some reflection . Ladies- don't settle- truely ! Don't! I didn't date much (don't get me wrong, I was totally boy crazy) but The Lord placed him in my life in His perfect timing. This really challenges me to start praying for my kids spouses! I know my parents did this and I really believe that's how I ended up with Jason. Here are a few bits of advice I wanna share that I've learned and that I am working on:
*dont settle (yea, I already said that- but for real)
*Dont throw yourself little pitty parties (even in your mind because it's usually over stupid stuff and it gives you a bad attitude towards your super hard working man)
*prasie him
*encourage him
*stop complaining to him
*stop nagging( you aren't his mama)
*stop ragging on him to your friends
*pray for him
*let him hang out with his buddies 
*do what he wants to do
*watch what he wants to watch 
*figure out his love language 
*make him cookies
*SERVE him with a happy heart!
 *be selfless- really - stop thinking so much about yourself ALL the time 
 Our pastor used this quote a few weeks back and I thought it was so good and so practical .  
 "What if God designed marriage to make you Holy more than make you Happy?" The sacred marriage 

 And I really think this quote- being lived out- will reap happiness and joy. And a good marriage:)  
 Thanks for peaking in❤️❤️❤️

Monday, November 3, 2014


Yuckyness- do you ever have it? That feeling after you've compared yourself to someone else? Or been envious of something some has or does? I struggle with it. I never did til I was in my late 20's. That yucky feeling. It isn't a fun one and it's one I really try to get rid of pretty fast because if I let it stick around, it later turns to bitterness, complaining, and unhappiness.    My best go to is a list of verses that I have in the subject- because let's be honest- Gods word is the only cure. It's the only cure for any yucky sin that one struggles with.  

  Jason and I bought these handy little note card holders a while back and I've been filling  them with verses that I can carry with me in my purse. When I am struggling in the car or in the store or anywhere- I just grab it out and look up the verses that speak right to my issue!
 I resuntly was reading verses that said envy and bitterness can literally ROT the soul! It's serious business people! For sure something to address and take care of.  
Here is a verse that's been really great for me right now!

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but He will also provide to way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." 1 cor. 10:13 
  Praise The Lord for that! He will provide a way out of my temptation to envy or be bitter! I truely believe it's through his word and prayer!
    The other conclusion that I have come to is this: there is always gonna be someone better at things than you, prettier than you, skinnier than you, richer than you, more artistic than you( and in my case that is everyone - bwhahah), nicer than you, more liked than you, funnier than you, more giving than you, someone who had way better budgeting skills, ect, ect, and ect! And basically that's what makes us all so unique and allows us all to offer our own amazing talents !  I just wanna be the best me that I can be and that's enough :) Its good to be me❤️

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I want candy

 Our house is stocked with candy right now- and though most of you think this is a bad thing- I think it is quite wonderful. I totally believe in a little bribing with my kids and it's pretty amazing what they will do for a snack sized snickers bar;) 

Thankfully, I don't have a major sweet tooth - so the candy is safe for continued bribing, probably til Christmas! I may have to hide it from Jason though! 
 Pey chose to be a cat for the 4th time . Logan is a zombie football prayer "all star" from one of his favorite games.

The Nazarene church had a little carnival- Pey was able to have some teenage gals fix her mom's lame cat face;) We loved the final product. So cute!
Logan may go as his uncle MJ next year :) 
 Happy November all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sleep- where art thou

Sleep  - precious sleep. It's a thing that I haven't had much of the last 6 years. The funny thing about sleep is, it's one thing your body just doesn't get use to. It's  not like running or dieting- where you can train yourself to do or not do something . You need sleep and it's a huge factor in your - *cough* MY day.  This last week had been bad, and last night was the worst . 

  I found this quote a while back on Pintrest and I just love it and it helps me get through those nights and the days after. 
   "You are my favorite reason to lose sleep over." 
 So as my daughter calls my name at night, my hubbies alarm goes off at 3:50 am for work, and my little guy wakes up to go potty and turns the bathroom light on which then blares in my room- I think of this and try and pray for my attitude . They really are so worth it.  And more reminders to be thankful - right?;) 

 Here is a little from our week so far:
Peys black kitty pumpkins 
Best daddy ever ❤️
Me with my little sleep stealer 😘
Pey writing in class
Logan play street football with his church buddy
And this really cool quote that fits in my life right now!