Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow Day

the boys had two Mondays in a row off so we decided (My aunt and I) to take the kids to the snow to play for the day. We found a spot just off the beaten path, grabbed our sleds, put plastic bags over and under our socks, because thats how we southern California people do it

My Andrew..ever the character..after he did some serious sledding

This is me..being silly and illustrating how to dress in the snow when you really don't have a lot of snow clothes..and why I look weird in beanies..

What a beautiful day in Big Bear! The sun was shining through the trees and we found this perfect little spot to ride down.It was untouched snow and gorgeous!

Isaiah was trying to get Nicholas to come along on the sled..but Nicholas was having NONE of it! Loved the snow, or at least eating it,but the sled..No.

The whole Motley Crew!

Did I mention I hate my computer??? yes..okay..

A Recap of January

Once Again I hate my computer, but I digress.
January was a busy month here and there was a lot going on. So....I'll start in order of the pictures. First, my youngest son Nicholas turned 6! The top picture is of my friend Nick and his son Nico at Nicholas' birthday. I have known Nick since I was 8 and I used to watch Nico. I took this picture at Nicholas' birthday and love it...and I think it's funny how many variations of Nick I can use in one sentence!. This second picture is my sweet baby...errr..BIG boy Nicholas eating yogurt at his party. He was so happy and just loved everyone and everything but lets be real..he likes him some yogurt! dear friend Susie turned 40! Her husband surprised her by getting a limo, flying her mom and brother and sis in law out from Nebraska and having a group of her friends waiting in the limo and taking said limo on a wine tour in Temecula! Too here is a pick of me, the birthday girl and our other friend Mary at the first winery. baby bro finally graduated from school..well actually he graduated in Sept. but the actual graduation ceremony was in January. So here we are after the ceremony..My mom would have cried if she was still alive..we all cried because we were proud and we knew she was. At least she knew he finished before she died!
Well that was all the fun times in January! Stay tuned for February..LOL!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Movie Review

Went and saw Valentine’s Day this weekend with my 2 hot dates, Nicholas and Isaiah. Nicholas goes to the kids club (babysitting in a movie theatre...the best idea EVER!) and Isaiah got to be my hot date. Now usually I would not let my almost 11 year old go see a PG-13 movie but he knows there are some rules:
1. If I cover your fighting me...NO EXCEPTIONS
2. You will listen to my opinions and my explanations, i.e. “Now you know it is not okay to have sex before you get married right?” “ People should not live together before they get married” or “ Isn’t that horrible for a man to cheat on his wife, those poor kids, how horrible”
3. I’ll share my soda but it’s going to be half diet coke half cherry coke and you can hold the popcorn.
4. No candy, I’ll eat it.
5. Laugh when I laugh and I’ll mommytize it for you later.
All in all it was a fun date and I really enjoyed spending the one on one with my oldest boy. He’s a pretty cool guy and is definitely his mother’s son and we are so alike! I wonder if he’ll want to go shopping with me when he gets older and is so much cooler then old mom????
After the movies we went to Old Navy with Nicholas because he received some gift cards for birthday so he got some really cute new clothes…Green is definitely his color and I love the fact that I can dress him HOWEVER I complaints, only loves and smiles all the time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Woods..

Dear Tiger,
I watched your speech today and while I commend you for having the balls to stand in front of the world and admit what you did (even if your PR people probably told you to do it)..I don't think it was really necessary. Yes, you are a big golf star but you are still a person and you really don't owe anyone anything. We are all human, we all make mistakes and you don't see us all up there holding press conferences. Instead, I hold my own press conference with God and confess all my sins and mistakes to him. Thank goodness, he doesn't bring in his own body language expert to analyze my every move! Can you imagine? What if you would have sneezed? Or coughed? People actually get paid to analyze someones body language and criticize and judge them?? What is this world coming too? Now, I am not sugar coating the fact that what you did was morally reprehensible and disgusting! I believe that cheating is the lowest one can go especially when you have children..really when you cheated on your cheated on your children and brought shame, hurt and sadness to their doorstep. I truly hope you can get the counseling and therapy you need..but please don't jump on the sex addiction train...bad choices and lack or morals don't always = addiction. Find Jesus! Pray and get help!
a Concerned citizen who just happened to see you on the news

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

Went to my Dad's house this time I'm going to shoot up with anti-depressants before I go.Just kidding, I've never done drugs nor shot up with anything, I'm being dramatic and you get the picture. He's doing well, considering that he lost his soulmate to cancer not even 5 months ago and now is lost. Thank God he's christian and has God!!!! Saw the amazing fireworks show in Lake Havasu and got a kick out of watching Nicholas' face light up everytime the fireworks went off. Missed my mom, terribly,painfully..cried a lot. Took the kids to the movies and then to bowling. Karoke and family bowling should not go together. These people were horrible and I think when we left my ears were actually bleeding. Got back home to flowers for Valentines Day from the Hubby and the trash overflowing..was that part of the present??? A for effort! C for follow-through! LOL.. Now just relaxing after driving home in the car with 3 kids..does cleaning and doing laundry count as relaxing?? No..didn't think so but what the life is just so EXCITING! Will definately post more pictures soon as I have been so Lazy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

How to lead people to God..Part 1

Don’t be a hypocrite...the “do as I say not as I do” mentality does not work well here. People will always watch you, are always judging you and will always be the first to let you know. As Christians, people are watching us more closely and waiting...waiting for us to slip up so they can say to one another, “Look there she goes. Some Christian”. While it is impossible to be without sin, without mistake, it is possible to be with Christ. To do as the old cliché says, “What would Jesus Do?” I find that I often ask myself this but unfortunately I don’t always listen. Be slow to anger. Slow to judge.Often I am the opposite. However, the difference between the world and a Christian is that I have the knowledge to know that I am wrong. I cannot sin and feel nothing. I know what I did was wrong and I feel conviction and the need to make amends. If I want to lead as an example of a Christian, I must acknowledge my faults, apologize when necessary and repent. Most of all I need to try and do better the next time. Don’t be a hypocrite and think that your sin doesn’t count or isn’t as bad as another’s. Don’t be fooled, all sin is equal in God’s eyes.

I really don’t know why I felt the need to write this tonight. I just sometimes feel that God makes it so easy for us and we screw it up. God is not a religion; He is a person, a being, and one that we choose to follow. He gives us a book that has all the instructions we will ever need in it and all we have to do is follow it. So in an effort to keep myself on God’s path I have to write out the things that are in my brain. I know its weird, but that’s how I process things. It’s almost as if I’ll go mad if I let all this stuff bumble around in my head... (bumble?? Ramble, get the idea). So this is my advice today, don’t be a hypocrite people because everyone is watching and most importantly…You can’t ever fool God.