Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brain Update



Jonathan had his 3 month MRI and had another stable MRI. Praise the Lord!

Monday, January 8, 2018

New Year, New goals.


Before writing out my new goals for the year I thought I would reflect on my goals for 2017. I just reread them and became quite disappointed with myself. Here's my goals from last year.

I want to surrender to Jesus every day. I want to wake to his presence and sleep in his calm. I want to read his word and hear his voice. I want to consult him on decisions within my home and family. I want to bring glory to God no matter the situation. I want him to pour out of me with all that I do and shine brightly through me to those who might be in the dark, on the fence, or brand new to JC. I'm going to print this out and put it on my mirror and make it my daily mantra for 2018. 

I do have a few more goals for 2017...

2017 Goals

My word that I want to concentrate on this year is INVEST. 

I want to invest myself in Jesus.
I want to invest in my marriage. (We are going to date more.)
I want to invest my time in my family.
I want to invest in my friendships.
I want to invest financially. (I have some saving goals...)
I want to invest in myself.  (I have to exercise the stress and my muffin top away)


Other Goals... 

No hospital stays for 2017 (or ever but let's take it one day at a time...) WE DID IT! We did 2017 without one hospital visit! Wesley did have surgery for his leg but not until Jan. 2, 2018! WOOHOO! 

2018 Goals... 


I want to surrender to Jesus every day. I want to wake to his presence and sleep in his calm. I want to read his word and hear his voice. I want to consult him on decisions within my home and family. I want to bring glory to God no matter the situation. I want him to pour out of me with all that I do and shine brightly through me to those who might be in the dark, on the fence, or brand new to JC.

Last year I chose a word to concentrate on, My word was invest and the only thing I did well was investing in a Financial planner.... 

This year my word to concentrate on is.... FOCUS. 

I want to focus on Jesus and who he is and what he is teaching me and doing in my life.
I want  to focus on my marriage. 
I want to focus on my family and how I am presenting Jesus to them - not just sharing the gospel but them seeing Jesus through me and my actions... and my words... and my patience... 
I want to focus on my friendships. (Marco Polo App is a great way to visit with friends even whey busy) 
I want to focus on saving. 
I want to focus on myself.... Focus on health- spiritual, physical and mental. 

Today I am focusing on Patience.... 

 Because this dog is driving me crazy.


God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix it. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Favorites: Sites on the internet


1. Marco Polo
This is an app that everyone needs to go download. It is video based messages. Like a text message but you leave a little video message. This is great for when you have a story to tell someone and it's too long to text and doesn't really warrant a phone call.... I group chat with my friends, my sisters, and anyone else I can recruit.

2. Art Hub
This is a youtube channel and Henry loves it! It's a dad who does step by step directions on how to draw your favorite characters. I gave Henry a notebook and he just draws and draws.

3. My eBay store...
I opened an eBay store. Basically henry won't wear anything that isn't athletic wear so I pulled everything out of his closet and put it on eBay. And once I saw how well that was selling, I put some of Lucy's clothes on eBay. And once I saw how well that was going I put some of my stuff on eBay. Then Jonathan's pre-cancer clothes. I'm having a blast listing and selling on eBay. My next step is to just list everything in my closet, why? I only like to wear 10 things in there why not get rid of the rest.

Also, you know how I love to thrift shop? Well now you can see some of my great finds at great prices... that you can buy.

4. Thredup...

If you aren't shopping thredup then you are missing out... I bought a pair of ray ban aviators for $10... New, excellent condition.

That's all I know.... Monday we can go over my new year resolutions.




Wednesday, January 3, 2018

December in List Form

Pretend it is still December...

1. We went to Jonathan's work party. 


( I want to marry this dress....) 






 2. We decorated for Christmas.



3. We celebrated Christmas with our Journey Family!








4. Lucy started basketball. Note* My left handed beauty shoots right handed, she is also the tallest kid out there... She jumps for the jump ball, she is the point guard and she guards the center... Her favorite thing to do is steal the ball...





5. Henry loves to draw! There is this neat youtube channel they use in school called ARTHUB and teaches then step by step instructions to draw their favorite characters.

 6. Lucy attended a high school church function with me.



 6. I hosted the Journey girls cookie exchange at my house.





 7. I painted faces at the Snow ball! The kids loved having me there!






 8. We had our first friend spend the night party with the Huffmans.


9. A bobcat got in our backyard.
 10. Morgan and I hosted our youth group party at my house.





 Lucy loved being a big girl.

11. We had our first baking day with the huffmans. We made cinnamon rolls, cookies and a mess.






 12. We celebrated Christmas with my family but before dinner and a movie I took lucy to the dr. She had an ear infection.
 13. This is the only picture I took on Christmas day....


 14. We went to Arkadelphia to celebrate Christmas with the Bosts! An hour after we arrived Wesley got kicked by a horse and broke his leg... We left two days early...



15. We ended 2017 with a bang... We started 2018 with Wesley having his broken leg fixed. I now know how much an arm costs in the saying that will cost an arm and a leg...



Good Bye 2017!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thanksgiving in Arkansas


We spent the Thanksgiving break in Arkansas! We woke up early Monday morning with a stomach bug.... So we didn't leave until Tuesday! Thankfully no one besides Henry got sick.







 By the end of the day he was feeling like himself and eating!


 Tuesday afternoon we arrived in Arkadelphia for some grandparent fun! Papaw taught henry how to measure things...



 Wednesday we dug for diamonds in murfreesboro, ar.














 It was a fun experience but we didn't find any diamonds....

 Thanksgiving day, Jonathan flew into little rock and joined us in Arkadelphia!

 Lucy made a turkey platter


 And we ate until we couldn't eat anymore.


 Friday we went to Hot Springs to dig for Crystals! We found bucket loads of Crystals!









 We played on the farm Saturday and headed home on Sunday.

We finished our break by making slime.

 Happy Kids!

One thing we didn't get to do ove3r the break was to see the new movie wonder. So Monday I picked the kids up and we went to the movies after school!


  And that was THanksgiving 2017. We have a lot to be thankful for!