Wednesday, August 26, 2009
"Praise the Lord for moments you can't put a price tag on and for those moments you don't have to pay the price on the tag!"
Amen to that, Katie!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
(On a much smaller note, I got $87.00 worth of groceries for only $23.00 today. I'm loving this whole couponing thing! Double blessings so far in this fine day!!!)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
After the ceremony, we served them a private meal. Kirsten was their waitress and did a fabulous job!
After dinner, we had a mini reception. My sister Dawn made a precious wedding cake for them. There is a story behind the characters on this cake. Years ago a friend of my parents drew two precious cartoon characters with the saying "Love is..." . These framed drawings have hung over their bed for as long as I can remember. So my sister recreated the characters, though a little more gray and a little more bald, and wrote on the cake "Love is...35 years together"
It was so much fun and very special to be able to do this for Mom and Dad. They have demonstrated a beautiful marriage relationship to us 4 kids and are now doing so for their grand kids. Thank you Mom and Dad for honoring your commitments to one another and to God over these past 35 years. We are praying that the Lord will bless you with several more years together, happy and in love! We love you!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here's Wiley being Indiana Jones. This was a rare treat for him to play with this "real" whip that we'd borrowed from my brother for the party.
For the party, we decorated our front room up with a tent, a large tiki statue wall cling, plants, and stuffed jungle animals. We had a great turnout for the party - 11 kids total!
Our little lady turned 5 months old on August 14th. She is getting so big and so mobile. Her current favorite activities are watching her big brother play (so far he can make her laugh more than anyone else), grabbing our faces, kicking, and learning to use her hands. We are so thankful she is happy and healthy and are praying for the Lord to make her heart love Him as she grows up.
* Grrrrrr (This one is usually made with a thick gurgling sound)
* Ahhh (A high pitch squeal)
* Ooh (Her owl sound)
* Hah (made with a sort when we tickle her neck)
Monday, August 10, 2009
The other day Wiley was standing on a step stool and I was kneeling in front of him helping him get dressed when he looked down at me and asked, "Mommy, will you marry me?" (Precious! I think he thought about that bc I was kneeling in front of him on one knee - except that he got the roles reversed!)
Potty training has been going very well, however, the other day Wiley had a bit of an accident because he wasn't looking where he was pottying while sitting on the toilet. I cleaned up the mess while he was sitting on the toilet but he said, "Mommy, I don't want to get into that mess, so I better swing like Indiana Jones to get down." (You have to understand that swinging like Indiana Jones is his favorite thing to do lately. This simply means hanging onto our arm and jumping/swinging off of stools, couches, beds, or anything else that is up off the floor. He's tricky - he'll try anything to get a swing in!)
Yesterday I asked Wiley to dance with me. He said, "No, I want to break dance instead." He then proceeded to show me how to breakdance. Then he stood up and said, "That's how you break dance. You go whirrr (spun his finger around while saying this) like that and then on your head. Then you play a basketball game when you finish." (Needless to say I laughed hard at the basketball part. Not sure where he's been watching his breakdancing!)
Today Wiley was noticing our green mouthwash. He asked, "What does Daddy turn into when he drinks this? Does he turn into the green hulk?"
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
First time shopping at Publix grocery store
First time using coupons (at least, effectively using them)
I purchased $114.62 worth of groceries and only paid $31.32!!!
(I even got 9 double shot espresso and cream starbucks drinks for my hubby for free and actually made .09 cents by doing it :)
I'm thrilled! I know it's going to take a lot of work to understand this whole "coupon world" and I don't want to become the crazy coupon lady, but I do want to be wise with the money God has given us and my husband works so hard for! Pray for me as I try to be faithful with all that we have.