Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter 2012 in pictures

I've got no time to write, so I'm going to 'tell' our story in pictures.    I will say, this year we had no major mishaps.   No curling irons were stuck in anyone's hair and the Easter dress made it before Easter.   And most of all, no matter what, we celebrated the real reason for Easter with grateful hearts.   We are blessed!

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Before I go, I read a blog post today that I thought was such an encouragement so I wanted to pass it along.   The Gypst Mama is a wonderful blogger and I love her stories.  Go check out her lastest post.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I actually won & rainy day entertainment

I won a blog giveaway!!!   I am so excited!   Apparently I should try this more often...As far as I can remember I've never won anything and now I've won two blog-giveaways!!   I'm one of those that everytime I walk by a booth that has "sign-up and win a free trip to Hawaii for 7 days and a new car!", I'm there!   And I'm not just signing myself up I'm writing everybody's name down I know!

The first time I won some awesome Clinique lipstick that, yes you guessed it, I've just about used it up already.   You know I love my lipstick;) 

This time I won a $50 Lisa Leonard gift certificate.   The funny thing is, I just told my sister I wanted a Lisa Leonard necklace and told her to pass the word along to John for Mother's Day.   How cool!

It won't take me long, I already know exactly what I want....

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And there's lots more I'd chose as well.....maybe another giveaway? :-)

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On a rainy Saturday, what else in the world is there to do except:
  • wake up early
  • throw on some boots {with our pj's}
  • leave mama in bed to snooze :-)
  • jump in the minivan with daddy
  • run through the Burger King drive-thru for cini-minis and hashrounds
  • go to Wal-Mart
  • shop til' we drop for whatever our heart's desire
  • buy another gun {by all means. we can never have too many}
  • come home
  • give mama some Diet Coke, cini-minis, and hashrounds
  • set up a coke bottle for a target
  • sit on the patio and shoot our gun until the rain stops
  • draw pretty pictures with the sidewalk chalk {daddy's are the best}
  • spend the rest of the sunny day doing what we do best....hanging out together- outside!

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When I survey the wonderous cross, on which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.