Monday, January 25, 2010

Update on us! :)

So... it has been a while.

We are currently trying to kick these colds we have out of our system! They are awful! Along with really sore throats and stuffy action going on, we have constant headaches! ugh. We are SO ready to be healthy again!

I must say, it's my first time being "sick" this whole school year so I really can't complain. :)

I went to Walgreens today---typically, I don't go there but they have some fabulous deals. Here's what I got (and it doesn't seem like a lot but boy the retail price is high!):

*yes, the hubby was along and saw the ice cream was on sale... and we compromised [we could get ice cream if I chose the flavor] hehe

This just off the shelves would cost me $23.39!

I paid $6.83!

Hurray! That's a savings of 70% and I love it!

Last week, we had lots of food in the house and we were busy that I didn't even need to grocery shop (I should have got the quick fabulous deals but life was too busy!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A better understanding...

As I sit here thinking about life, problems, relationships, and other things... I've come to a conclusion to really share the good news of Christ I need to work on a few things. I'm not perfect, nor am I even close to perfect but I came across a verse, one of my FAVORITE Bible verses.

"Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." -1 Timothy 4:12

I'm actually going to frame it and put it in our bedroom.

Why? You might ask.

I can't control others. I can't make them listen. I can't make people do anything.

But I can be an example in what I say, in how I live, love, in purity and in my faith. I can be a living example of just an average girl living a life for Christ... on purpose.

10 years in the future, I want to look back over my life and say Yes, I've truly tried to make good decisions in how I deal with things, in what I say... in everything I did. It's so easy to fall into sin... so easy. It's hard for me to look at sin as all being equal--I tend to put value on it--so what if I gossiped just a bit, at least I didn't have premarital "relations" or kill someone. But God see's it all as sin, so I need to start seeing it that way.

Thankfully I have a God who's forgiving, loving, compassionate about all of His children (me included!) and Who wants to be MY best friend. I'm so glad He's with me where ever I go [little e/kids lesson there!] and Who wants me to make right choices, to love others, and to experience life in an exciting way.

So anyways, 1 Timothy 4:12 is going to be my verse that I see every day--to encourage me to live a life for Christ everyday!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tessa's Apron, aka something for my current victim ;)

Tessa really challenged me with what she was "looking" for in an apron.
She wanted it lined.
She wanted it "reversible".
She wanted an off centered tie (totally forgot that... next time I'll get it right!)
She wanted an initial on one side...
and a pocket on the other (for her cell of course!)

So... here's what it all turned out like. I'm kind of impressed. Its an apron that has lots to offer. Fabric was picked out by Tess. :)
Sorry, they may be a bit blurry. :) Remember, the above is ONE apron! :)