Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi Ya'll!!!
I am here and still running little ones around.
I have not blogged in a while. My main motivation for blogging was to keep my Grandma up to date on what we were doing in Kansas. This summer she moved across the street from my parents in Arkansas with my Paw-paw. In fact they decided to move right after our visit last summer (I think they knew they wanted to be closer to us).
Well, even at that point things were hard for her and she could no longer get on her computer. Paw-paw even bought her an ipad, but she didnt use it.
My motivation was slim, so i blogged, barely!

I got to spend my grandparents 70th wedding Anniversary with them in January. It was beautiful. I am so blessed I was there to celebrate.

I talked to my Parents and Grandparents on February 15th and on February 20th my Grandma died. What gets me through is knowing that she lives on with Jesus. The joy of knowing her salvation is a blessing.

Life is so short here on Earth, but we have an eternity with Jesus Christ!!!!

I was blessed to get the time I did with my Grandma and I am even more blessed my children got that time too! I pray that will remember her and how much she truly loved them all!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy New Year!!!!

What a year, I guess you might have realized that since my blogging has taken a back seat. I blame that on my phone. I take most of my pictures on there and then it takes forever for them to get loaded on my computer. In fact I have no ieda how to load them, my husband does it for me when I am out of space.

We'll we have moved.....
That was an adventure. I really had no iead how much work moving really is. Once we got in we did a few things around the house......
we replaced all the main floors with hardwood
painted ONLY four rooms
I painted my bedroom furniture
replaced the microwave, which required new cabinets and then new back splash (we didnt do this on our own)
we striped the white fireplace and stained it
replaced the tile on the fireplace with brick (this was not done by us......i would have no idea how to do that. :)
The boys room was the most challenging. We place boards on the entire back wall and built pipe shelving.
we replaced the floors in the master bedroom and bath
the list goes on, but those are some of the big things.

we pretty much completed all this in 1.5 months, we were exausted!!!! i think i still am! notice that lack of capitalization!!!!

i love our house and can't believe its OURS. We are BLESSED!!!!!

Taylynn has celebrated her 7th birthday. I cannot believe that!!!! On her birthday I picked her up from school and took her to pizza hut, then later that day i brought a layered mousse dessert for her classroom. for dinner we went to Olive Garden.

This was her party year, but we just now had the party this last weekend. It was a craft party with lots of girls and lots of fun!!!

7 seems to be the majic number, Taylynn amazes me with her sweetness and maurity, she has become my helper and less of a fit thrower :) I am loving the time I get to spend alone with her. We went on a date and when we came home everyone else was in bed so we watched a movie and played games together, Aaron incuded.
That next day she swallowed her tooth while eating an apple and then at night another one fell out!!!

Preston is full of energy!!!! But he is still so sweet and senstive and HANDSOME!!! He is enjoying Kindergarten and making new friends. He has really gotten into Legos and can sit there for a couple hours building something.

He is playing basketball this year and starting to get the hang of it, but my sweet boy doesnt want to grab the ball when its free, he almost looks like he would feel bad for the person he would take it from.

Alayna is my little singer and her personality is large! Chandler is her best friend and she loves him.
She is a smart cookie and next year she will start preschool.

Alyna is a girly girly, she doesnt like to be dirty and she is always wearing something fancy!

Chandler, is a charmer and a flurt. I am going to be in TROUBLE!!!
He is my little guys, the smallest of them all (which is still large compared to other 2 year olds, but small compared to the Bivens 2 year olds) but he is a climber and has been since he could crawl. He swings like a monkey from here to there and I really have to keep my eyes on him.

Aaron is doing well at work. He went to Boston not too long ago for training and he is busy bisy, but when 5:30 rolls around he is my family man. He helps with dinner, cleaning and bath/bedtime. He is a great GREAT man!

After finally decorating the house after Christmas I am finally getting back to some me time! I am on the womens minisrty team at our church and we just had our big event. I spoke a little and lead the craft. It went better than my nerves thought it would. The craft was painting letters on would blocks.

My next adventure is going to Canada to work with pasters wives in Saskatchewan. I will be leading exercises and crafting!! I am really excited about this oppurtnity and excited to see God though the process. This will be in May!

My grandparents just celebrated ther 70th wedding anniversary. My grandma is hanging in there, but she was in the hospital this last week, but got out in time to celebrate her anniversary and have a party this last Sunday. Ginger and I drove to the party with the kids. Aaron had to work :(

OK, well thats a good catch up for now!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bird Hunter

There once was a bird hunter
He really loved to hunt peacocks and flamingos and one day he found two beautiful birds fluttering around his trail.

He begain to chase after them....
 He almost got them, but the police showed up because its illeagl to hunt these birds.

Preston the police officer saved the day!!!!!!

                                              THANK YOU PRESTON!!!

Poor Mr. Hunter
The day still ended with a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Change is a comin'

Last Monday, Aaron and I put the house on the market and Wednesday night we got an offer and with a little negotiating we sold the house. JUST LIKE THAT!

I was not ready for it to happen that fast, although in the back of my head I knew it would.  We spent the week before cleaning the house and getting it ready. One day while I was cleaning the kitchen, I got real with myself and with God and then got emotional. God has blessed us in this house and I made sure He knew I was thankful. All the memories of all our "firsts" popped into my head and then I felt sad that we were leaving it all behind. Then God reminded me, that it was all coming with me and that I wasn't losing anything, we were just going to another place where we can fit more memories.

I spent my time cleaning in prayer. Prayer for our future and prayer for the soon to be owners. I prayed that God blesses them in this house as He did us. I put a lot of sweat, tears and prayer into that kitchen, just saying!!!!

So as of now we will be out of our house Novermber 4th and we don't have a home to go to yet. I am letting God lead us and today I am going to look at a house, that was outside of my priorities but it could be inside Gods, so I am going and with an open mind.

If you could pray for me that I continue believe that God will provide the right house for us in His time. It is so easy to feel rushed and scared, but I have so much comfort in the fact that God already has a plan for us and I don't need to worry. This isn't my first time giving it all up to God and letting Him take control. I did this with my college choice and my husband and they worked out better than I could have expected.

My spiritual gift is Faith, but even the most faithful will have spouts of unbelief. I know God is in control and I know He can do ALL. But I am quick to conform to the patterns of this world without even thinking, so if you would just pray for us. Not that we find the most amazing house, but that we keep our eyes on God and believe in His plan.

I am more excited than anything else. This is an adventure for our family and for a girl that HATES change......I am actually sitting quite content :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013