Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Results.

Praise the Lord! We received another good MRI scan!! Our doctor was very pleased with Jonathan's results! 


Jonathan's diagnosis has really changed the way I pray. I boldly stand at God's throne each day and make my requests known and without any doubt know that He can fix this. Our bible study was on God making the impossible possible- Matthew 19:26. Whenever I get overwhelmed or Satan sneaks in I just repeat that verse. "With God all things are possible." 

This verse was conveniently in my reading yesterday. I read it over and over while I waited on Jonathan to finish his MRI. 
(JC, you sneak, always inserting yourself in places when I need you the most.)

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Review


I started my weekend doing my most favorite thing with my favorite people- yard sailing. My mama and sister picked me up at 6:30 and we hit the road to some of our favorite neighborhoods to sift through their disgards. Guys, People get rid of the best stuff! I did most of my kids Christmas shopping. I racked up on American Girl furniture and pieces! I'll show pictures of all my finds when I get them in place. 

 After our shopping excursion I went back home to get cleaned up for the big game! Arkansas vs. Texas A&M. I've already told you my thoughts on my football team... I'm sad that I can't even use the excuse that we are having a rebuilding year because you can only use that for 2 years and then you have to be rebuilt and win some games... And come April/May when tickets go on sale for ATT stadium I won't be going. I'll watch that mess from home.

But I will tailgate with my family because they are fun and know how to cook.

and sign me up for Rick's brownies. 


My parents are both die-hard Alabama fans (and for the first ten years of my life so was I) but they sported their razorback pride because in my dad's words, "They can get as much help as they can get.. and I paid enough tuition to be an honorary razorback."

My love and I.


 Can you see the family resemblance?

We finished our weekend with watching of the blood-moon. 
 It was still shining this morning!
 That is it.

Monday- We have a MRI this morning. Prayers for good news. I'm being bold and asking for a clear scan. Be Bold with me!

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Favorites

{one} Razorback Weekend

If you need me this Saturday I'll be at the Razorback game! Are we going to win? Probably not but it's the experience that we will treasure. 


Speaking of experiences. We have Rick's bakery brownies coming straight from Fayetteville. They are my favorite. 

 {two} Get-away
Next weekend we are off on a getaway. I told y'all that we were going to start traveling the world. We are going to start in Texas. We are looking forward to a quiet getaway with the kids. 


{three} Blueberry coffee
I found this at the walmart the other day. I love blueberry coffee! This is the first time I found it in a store. It is delicious! I look forward to waking up and drinking this first thing. 
 {four} Family
Have I told you lately how much I love having family live nearby. Yesterday we met up in grapevine to do a little downtown shopping and lunch. I love my sisters and mama and love getting to spend time with them! 

Bullington Family Picture Advice- Put your lipstick on and show all of your teeth! You're welcome!



{five} Lucy and Henry
 They are always my favorite.






God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix it. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mail day.



I arrived home yesterday to a good mail day! My best friend from college sent us an edible arrangment. I love fruit and I love chocolate. I especially love chocolate covered bananas. 
Another treasure in the mail was a lifetime supply of toothpicks.... Thank you, sister. I couldn't find toothpicks the other day when my sister and family were at my house. So, Laura sent us some... Because amazon is so easy... 
I mean... Thank you Cristy Mofield. 

And last, my shirt. This actually wasn't in the mail but I was wearing it while I was getting the mail. I call it my Jesus shirt. It was a good reminder that I am very, very blessed. I praised God for all the blessings that He has given me. (and it was bible study day and nothing says let's study God's word like a Jesus shirt.)

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Great Closet Clean out.

Meet Pamela. Pam is a J.Hilburn stylist. She sells fancy custom made men's clothing. She helps design and select patterns and styles that best suit your body. I'm glad the art of dressing up is not dead. Pam could sell you a shirt and call it a day but she thinks of herself as a full service personal stylist. Since she is my Bestie I didn't feel guilty about calling her to help me sort Jonathan's side of the closet and use her expertise in the personal stylist department. 


 So this is what we started with...

My kids actually think of my closet as their personal playground and like to hide behind the pants...

This is Jonathan's favorite orange velour shirt... We had to keep it.. He's loved it longer than he has loved me...

Pam was excited to find this Texas A&M shirt. We are just trying out new team colors... Just kidding, once a razorback always a razorback. Even when they break your heart... over and over... Jonathan used to write the ticket software for A&M and was gifted this shirt...
Jonathan has lost some weight since starting cancer treatment. Some of his favorite shirts look a little over-sized on him now. Pam went through the closet measuring each shirt and pulling out what would be too big. We made a donate pile of things he shouldn't be wearing, a too big pile of nice clothes and anything that fits we hung back up. (Actually, I sat in a chair and watched Pam do all of this...) 
 And this is what he was left with. All clothes that fit and are acceptable to wear in public. (minus the A&M shirt and orange velour) Since Pam is an Aggie she hung her favorite shirt in front.
 and pants.
 While Pam rifled through the closet, I went through all of her J. Hilburn material. There are some beautiful fabrics to choose. I love the details of monograms and button holes! (Monogram everything!)



This may seem like a commercial but I really love Pam and what she does. On top of that she is one of my favorite people. She loves Jesus. She loves her husband. She taught me it's okay for boys to wear smocked outfits after 2. She loves to second hand shop and re-purpose items. She's big into recycling. And she loves to laugh. 

Now, you may want to use her services too. Maybe your husband leaves the house looking a mess or wears outdated clothes, or maybe they wear over-sized clothes or maybe he needs to add to his business attire. She can help: Casual, Formal, Business. She does it all and she doesn't discriminate against the stylishly unable. 

Pam Kelso 
Pam.Kelso@jhilburnpartner.com
www.pamkelso.jhilburn.com

Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Review


-Friday-

Marci and her family came into town! Henry and Joseph were fast friends. Actually they were not. Henry wasn't having any part of Joseph until an hour into the visit... I love seeing my BFF! Love that we can laugh and pick up where we left off. 

-Saturday-

My mom took Lucy to visit with my sister and Jonathan and I lounged all day with Henry. It was the perfect Saturday. I didn't get out of my pj's until it was time to go to soccer. Speaking of soccer, Lucy had a great game. Mostly we play soccer for the exercise and social aspects. (and she has more energy than any kid on the planet so running is a good release. But I think the ball slows her down. We need to look into cross-country...)

Also, the Razorbacks played. We didn't watch the game because both Jonathan and I take losses very personally and it ruins our evening. We joke that being a Razorback fan is like being in a bad relationship. They keep promising that they will change, that they can act better but they always end up breaking our heart and crushing our spirit.... 


-Sunday-

We had a great time at church. My favorite part was when my bestie, Morgan, sent me this text...


Poor Henry...

That was it. We relaxed. 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Favorites.

{one} Lucy. 
When I was pregnant with Lucy I was so worry about her activity in the womb. I remember asking the Dr. "Can a baby be too active?" Because that kid was constantly moving. My belly looked like an ocean. The Dr. laughed and gave me a you're stupid look and then proceeded with my exam. As soon as he put his stethescope on my bare belly he experienced the ocean waves and a firm kick. He said, "Yep, she's going to be a spit-fire!" He called it. 

Yesterday, Lucy and I, went to her school for family fun night. As soon as she arrived she started hugging people, kids started waving and calling out her name, and teachers hugged her. I felt like I was walking with a celebrity. My favorite part is when she walked up to a crowd of teachers to talk to the principal! In a robot voice she said, "Hello! This is my mom, Mary Bost! Mom, this is my best friend the principal! She isn't scary. She is super nice!" 

I prayed for a kid that wasn't shy because I was so shy as a kid. My mom would tell you I was painfully shy. She had to pack my lunches because I was too shy to tell the lunch lady what I wanted to eat... 

{two} Marci.
My BFF is coming to Dallas for a night. I'm super excited to hug on her and love on her Joseph!

{three} The great closet clean-out.
My BFF, Pam, is a J.Hilburn stylist. She sells custom mens clothes. Part of her service as a stylist is to do a total closet session. She sits with you after going through your closet and helps you fill in the gaps. I have a total session cleanout post for Monday and more about her. We had a blast sorting the closet. Next, I'm going to make her help me sort my side!


{four}vacation.
Life is short. Jonathan and I have always planned on traveling the world once our kids were older. Why wait? We are going to start with the happiest place on earth.

{five}support.
I want to thank everyone who has sent text, emails, phone calls, cards, and even dinner this week. I've had a hard week. We've had a hard week. But tonight is the last night of chemo and after the weekend Jonathan should feel more like himself.

I'm linking up with a few Friday Favorite blogs.







God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it.