Thursday, June 11, 2015

Let's Celebrate

Celebrate what exactly?  9 months without prescription pain meds!  This time last year I was on about 14 different prescriptions, the majority of them for pain relief - and I was miserable.  I last posted about my health here and I haven't blogged much at all since that time, largely because I just wasn't able to.  My health continued to decline for another year.  However, in July of 2014 things began to change.  A dear friend introduced me to doTERRA - a natural health company which specializes in certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils - and here I am now, having been off my painkillers since last September!  Join me again soon as I share more about my journey and how doTERRA has transformed my life!

From this:

 To this:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Here is a great post from The Better Mom on pursuing your husband, click on image to view:

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Notebooking Pages Freebie is offering a great freebie right now.  I've already mentioned how much I love their products, but let me just tell you one more time:  I LOVE their products!

Just take a peek at what you could receive as a FREE member...yes, these are ALL free: 

These pages can be used for homeschooling, for reports if your child is attending public or private school & even just for personal or family Bible study.  

The latest freebie has a patriotic theme, perfect for the 4th of July - which we all know is just around the corner.  Take a peek by clicking below, I'm sure you'll be impressed by the great quality of these materials:

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Just for Fun Giveaway

MommyMandy is hosting a great giveaway right now for a new VTech InnoTab 2S.  If you are looking for something new to keep the kiddos entertained this summer then head over to her blog for a chance to win! 

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ecc. 3:11

This is for my husband, David.

As we approach our 14th anniversary later this year, I have so many reasons to thank Christ for what He has done in our lives.  Here's a glance at what I see.

It all began WAY back when.  Too bad we weren't together here, you were hot (of course, I have you now and you're SUPER I still win!)  

and I looked like this:

Eventually we realized we were meant to be together.  

You have loved me through many, many, changes:

Whether it was hair -


or pregnancies - 

learning to be a mama - 

I even got glasses - 


You loved me despite seeing this face (brought about by the 6 pack, of course!):

You loved me during the early days of motherhood, which left me like this:

In 2008, we packed up everything we had and left our family and friends for a new start (for better):

You bought us a home (for richer) - 

Then, in 2010, we lost it all.  The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. (for worse)

You brought us back to our family and friends (for poorer - financially, but DEFINITELY for better!) -

While you waited for a new job you remained busy, exploring all your gifts and pursuing your dreams:

hee hee

But seriously, it took a long time and you were patient.  Even though you have 6 of your own to watch over, you took on the responsibility of spiritually training the children AND the youth at Lakeview.  And you work full-time in addition to it:

Sometimes you even had to use physical force:

You've been there each and every day for your children:



And you've been there each and every day for me (in sickness):


And in health.
I love you. Always.



This has been our verse from the beginning, we had it in our home once and I'm sure we will again someday.

Edit: Update June 2015 - we do have it in our new house


And I'm so thankful I did.