Thursday, February 20, 2014

in this season

I have noticed over the last few years my season of being a mother, wife, friend has shifted. When I first got married at the young age of 21, I was all about a sparkly clean house all the time {you could eat off the floor if you wanted, and, we may or may not have eaten a pie that fell on it once}, supper was always on the table when the hubs walked in the door, and I made an effort to keep in contact with our friends regularly. I felt like I was ahead of the game and I knew what to do. It was a good positive season in my life, but it was a season.

When Zachary came along and now Simmons #4 my seasons have slowly shifted. I am lucky if I get the house picked up before bedtime, {heck, the dishes are still in the sink from dinner last night}, rarely is dinner ready before hubs gets home, usually he has to pitch in and help, and I am terrible at responding to messages and phone calls. I tend to get discouraged because I remember my old habits and self and just can't get back to that season, I put myself down because I use to be able too.

But, then I remember, I am in a different season of life, my family is too. We have moved on from our small town house and we always have a child at home-soon 2 {C and G go to their mom's most weekends}. I am so grateful for this season, I am truly learning to be more relaxed when things do not go my way {they way the are suppose to go}, the hubs and my relationship is strong and secure and my boys are going to have a heart for our Heavenly Father. We are happy and filled with love. There are moments when my house is spotless and the fridge is full and I cherish it because I know soon as the bigs get home it won't last. But, that is ok!
I shared this on my IG account, I felt accomplished this particular day.
 My house was clean, the fridge was full and Z was happy.


Most days our house looks like this, toys everywhere, dirty dishes and clothes strung
 across the house and that is o.k.
 We are happy, safe and having fun!

Friday, February 7, 2014

arming ourself with the armor of God

I woke up with a sour attitude, I slept terrible from coughing my lungs out and was throwing  a pity party for one. I got WAY too upset at my sweet little 6 year old and said discouraging words instead of uplifting and promising ones. I have laundry from 2 weeks ago I still need to wash, my house looks like a bomb went of composed of dog hair, toys, dirty dishes and laundry. I felt like the world was against me and everyone was trying to hurt little ole me...that right there was the devil using his powers on me. The Devil knows my temper and hateful words are the evil in me and he also knows which buttons to push to make them come out. The Devil knows each our weaknesses and uses them against us, to bring us our of grace and harmony with our Father. In Ephesians 6:11 God tells us to put on the full armor of Him on to protect us from the evil in the Devil.  We have to prepare ourselves against the temptations of the world and evil spirits.

Fortunately, even when we do trip up and make mistakes {which happens daily, multiple times sometimes} our God forgives, shows is grace upon us and strengths us for the next time. We just have to be willing to arm ourselves with Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Faith, the Spirit and Salvation. With just one of the armors we are not ready but when we cloth our self in the armor of God we can conquer the Devil and his schemes. Ephesians 6:12-18

I sat with Him and just resonated in his hope and reassuring love. By the early afternoon I was ready to go and show my boy {the middle who I got too upset with over losing a glove, again} love. Seeing his smile when I hugged him and told him I was sorry and I made a mistake made me realize just how wonderful his innocent soul is.  Psalms 16:32-35 states: It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. Let that sink in, this just melts my heart. My God prepares me, he loves me and he makes all things possible. And,  in Romans chapter 11 verse 36 God reminds us because of him, by him, through him and to Him ALL things ARE. Forever to him be the glory. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas mantel

Good morning
Our mantel is just too warm and cute {at least I think }
we are all about the twinkle lights in this house {minus daddy, he is neutral}
 I got all of my mantel decorations either from
Kohl's, Dollar Tree {they have pretty sweet Christmas decorations}, Goodwill
or Target.
 I am trying to not buy new Christmas decorations
 {minus the few that were calling my name;)}
and instead falling in love with the ones I already have



Monday, November 25, 2013

be white rug

Good morning
 it is a chilly, gray one here today.
the kind that makes you want to snuggle up with a good book all day and ignore the mess around you.
Yesterday while the hubs was cleaning the garage
 we found this old rug and were going to toss it
but then I thought about to all the blogs I've read where people painted them
 I figured why not?
we planned on trashing it anyways!
I got some leftover paint and started painting 'be merry'
but wanted the merry red and I had no red
so, opted for 'be white'
when I was doing it I wasn't sure but after it dried
 I think it came out pretty cute!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

outdoor lighting

We hung our outdoor lighting today {insert squeal!}
I love Christmas, everything about it makes my heart so happy!
I remember as a little girl my dad would have our entire outside light display looking like a gingerbread house {melting my heart}
And, since we have lived here we have always done a lot with out lights
{minus the very top story, Jake refuses to climb up that high},
but this year with everything else we decided to keep it very minimal and just do our porch.
It is so simple and cute.
 love it!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

test 1,2,3

Goodness, it has been some time since I've been on the blog, I have been trying to get my blog url and post to connect and haven't have a lot of luck. So, we will see if I have finally fixed it!

Lets hope! If so expect a whole lotta blogging starting!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I've been informed of

Hello all,

I have recently been informed that my Google Friend Connect
is not sending you to the right url:/
I have been working to fix this situation and
 as soon as GFC is back up and running I will have it fixed!!!

Oh, and, check out the hubs blog!
Some pretty funny stuff! If you follow him you'll get to ready his crazy, hilarious posts EVERYDAY!!