Month: April 2013

The Whale Tells His Side of the Story – Funny Twist on the Story of Jonah

The Whale Tells His Side of the Story – Funny Twist on the Story of Jonah

The story of Jonah is one of the most well known in the entire Bible. If you have children and you go to church at all, they have probably heard this story more than once–and most likely have heard it over and over. That’s why […]

OSS Week 2 & Kushyfoot Feet!

OSS Week 2 & Kushyfoot Feet!

Operation Short Shorts continues plus super fun, cute Kushyfoot Feet pictures! As a reminder: last week was Week 2 April 21-27th: Write Down Sweets Eaten Daily (same mentality as before-I’m not going to be trying to cut back yet, but this will make me more […]

This Is Our Time DVD

This Is Our Time DVD

This Is Our Time DVD
Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: We were sent a copy of This is Our Time because how will I critique it if I haven’t seen it? As you will read I always give my honest opinion which is, as is the cute film critiquing hubby I mention, all my own!

When our expectations of life have a head on collision with the reality of life our faith can get tested to its max. In the book The Gospel Centered Woman Wendy talks about the “prosperity gospel of conservative Christianity” — the notion that if we are living for God, doing His will, and following what the Bible says we’re supposed to do then our lives will go well and we’ll be blessed. I do find that this tends to be the way we thinks as Christians–so how do we respond when we’re serving God and tragedy strikes?

This is the center theme to This Is Our Time  which follows the lives of five different students after they graduate from college. Each has great challenges to overcome as they seek what they should be doing and who they should become.

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Death To Ants!!!

Death To Ants!!!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I never used to wish Death to Ants everywhere. Because, you see, in Wyoming ants are pretty cool. It’s fun to watch them work and I spent hours doing so as a child. Here in Texas, however, the ants are […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes & Activites

Cinco de Mayo Recipes & Activites

Can you believe it’s almost Cinco de Mayo? I have no idea how it could almost be May but it is! Although our family usually just celebrates the “big” holidays (You know–Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter) this year I’ve thought it might be fun if we […]

Princess Dress Up For Girls

Princess Dress Up For Girls

Princess Dress Up for Girls
Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: Amber was bouncing up and down when she got to select a Princess Dress Up costume to review. All poses, swirls, and Disney nostalgia are our own.

If you have ever had a child between the ages of 2 and 6 in your life you probably realize that dress is up vitally important–especially for girls! Dressing up as a princess, especially, seems vital at this age. Now–before you go and start waving those equality banners high let me first mention that while our dress up trunk is filled to the hilt with puffy, glittery, swirly tutus and floor length gowns it’s also full of Fireman outfits, Doctor kits, and Astronaut gear!

There really is something about being a princess that is just engrained into our DNA as girls–and I think me and Amber got a little extra dose of it! Even when I got married my criteria was that I wanted to look “Like a Disney Princess” Tiara, big poofy ball gown, sparkles and all!

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Things To Do in East Texas – Mineola Nature Preserve

Things To Do in East Texas – Mineola Nature Preserve

So first I have to give a shout out to my amazing Moms Inc. group. I loved my MOPs group in Boston so much that as soon as we got down here I stared hunting for a new group to be a part of. Through […]

The Octonauts Sound the Alert!

The Octonauts Sound the Alert!

When it comes to toys and kids tv shows my Mother-in-Law and I often have differences of opinions (she knows I love her dearly and we are living together at the moment so I’m allowed to poke fun at her now and again–yes, Mom, I […]

OSS Week 2 & A Brand New Blog Look!

OSS Week 2 & A Brand New Blog Look!

 

smell the Azalea's
Here is me stopping to smell the Azalea’s!

So a couple of exciting things today! First off over the weekend I took a *huge* leap and moved this lovely blog from my beloved Blogger Platform to WordPress–this hopefully means a prettier, more professional, more user friendly experience for all of you! Please let me know what you think of my new look!

The second for today is my update on how Operation Short Shorts is going! This past week was Week 1 April 14-20th: Write Down Fruits and Veggies Eaten Daily

I did great with this, I just wrote it in the notes section of my planner and I was good to go–yey! 🙂 Here is my record:

  • Monday: Lettuce, Tomato, & Avocado (on a turkey wrap); Cutie; Strawberry Fields Salad <–recipe coming soon
  • Tuesday: Strawberries; Steamed Broccoli; Salad w/ red pepper; Carrots; Tomatoes & Avacado
  • Wednesday: Strawberries; Steamed Broccoli; Carrots; Strawberry Fields Salad
  • Thursday: Strawberries; Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower; Carrots; Strawberry Fields Salad
  • Friday: Strawberries; Carrots, Strawberry Fields Salad
  • Saturday: Strawberries, Carrots
  • Sunday: Strawberries; Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower; Carrots; Strawberry Fields Salad

The Scale: Was aaalll over the place this week one day down to 133.8 then bouncing up to 135.6 so I really have no idea! I’m not too worried about it at this point though!

This week’s plan: Week 2 April 21-27th: Write Down Sweets Eaten Daily (same mentality as before-I’m not going to be trying to cut back yet, but this will make me more aware of how many I’m consuming each day)  I’ll still be continuing to eat more fruits and veggies as well!

Let me know what you think of my new design and tell me how your weight loss or wellness journey is going this week!

35 Minute Meal with Homemade Secret Ingredient Sauce Recipe

35 Minute Meal with Homemade Secret Ingredient Sauce Recipe

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias®  and Tyson #cbias #SocialFabric So by now my “cheat night” meals are becoming a bit infamous–pretty […]