Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Friday

If you haven't tried this candle... I highly recommend it. I bought it here. (amazing store if your anywhere near Tomball, Tx) you can also go to the Comfort website here I've tried several of the fragrances and they are wonderful. They are long lasting, packaged pretty and I'd say they are definitely a GOOD THING!

What a week! Seems like there has been something going on every night since last Sunday. We made a quick day trip up and back to Dallas. It was my nieces 4th birthday so we couldn't miss it! This morning I hosted a brunch for a service organization I belong to. I was up really late last night cooking up some yummies. Tonight I'm up late cleaning and fluffing for a baby shower that I'm co-hosting tomorrow morning. A beautiful friend is having her third baby. (finally a girl!). It's been so much fun picking out girly decorations. I'll take pics once everything is pulled together. It's late... I'm listening to a little Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Sweet sweet voices keeping me company. The guys have been in bed for a long time now. I love being up late (by myself). I get so much done that I can't or won't seem to do when my guys are up.
Proverbs 31: 7 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Are you Ready??

I'm soooo ready. I watch the trailer and GOOSEBUMPS. I know I know. Pure trash. I don't watch ANY TV these days because it's mostly trash, but I love Big and Carrie. I can't miss it. I'm looking for the dress and the shoes. Lambert is taking me opening night.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Great Provider

Sunday night was a very strange evening for us. We had several things happen that made us both feel like we were in the Twilight Zone... After our Sunday night small group we had a couple of errands to run. Lambert and Hoot weren't feeling well so I wanted to run into Walgreen's for allergy/sinus meds. First we swung by McDonald's (I know... Mother Of The Year...) for a happy meal. After that I ran in for the meds and when I came out Hoot was wailing in the back seat. Hang with me there is a point to my madness. I asked why he was crying. Apparently two men came up to the truck while I was inside and Lambert told them he didn't have any cash. They replied that they didn't want money they were just two hungry old men... Well Lambert happened to have two complete Happy Meals (he bought one for himself too) Hoot had already taken his toy out, but he was really looking forward to those nuggets... So when Lambert handed over the happy meals, Hoot was devastated... He cried BIG alligator tears and went on about how hungry he was... So, my point... Hoot couldn't see past the fact that daddy had just given away his dinner... He couldn't see that Dad would not let him go hungry and that he would take him back to McDonald's and provide another happy meal... He couldn't see that daddy loved him so much that he would never not meet his needs. How often I do this with my Heavenly Father. I don't want to give up what I claim as my own, for fear that I will do without... I can't see past the storm that he is going to bring me through. I can't see past the suffering, or the hurt to see the BIG picture. It just hit me there in the Twilight Zone... my Abba Father knows McDonald's is right around the corner and He has the mighty means to provide another happy meal. So when we got home... Hoot says as he's devouring his meal... Look Daddy, I got an extra toy! More times than not when I'm obedient to what God has called me to do, or give up what He's asked me to, I get a double blessing too!
Blessings, SAL

Matthew 6:
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Things of ABSOLUTELY No Eternal value, that I really like!

This is the look I want my new love seat to have. Sooo pretty!
Loving this for Libbie's room! Hope Dad brings my great grandmothers little rocking chair. I see beautiful creamy linen and a classic monogram in her future! Something like this below... heavenly...

I love this idea for landscapes. so creative
One more image of what I want my newest little sofa to look like. Get the idea??
So my last post... the little love seat is sickly looking... I really feel sorry for her. I also realized from that post, that I need to paint the windows and the rest of our paneling in the craft/computer nook. I left this room alone when we painted the rest of our house. I wanted to keep some history of our old homes original past intact. I love the paneling, but it needs to flow with the rest of our home's new airy look.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Good Friday Indeed!!

Sorry about the photo my sweet jewel. it doesn't do you justice. Love your tufting. Can't wait to have you re-covered!
I found this little jewel on CL for $25.00 plus gas money!!! I Love CL if you didn't know. I have found the best deals EVER! I have been looking for a love seat to go in our computer/craft area off our kitchen. Well I came across a deal too sweet to pass up. The guy delivered it today. Of course she will be recovered sooner or later. I really like the gold crushed velvet that she's wearing now, but I would prefer her to be adorned in a creamy linen or velvet... post to follow soon!

Good Fridays

One thoughtful kiddo... just like his Daddy!
The first gift from Big Brother. You know it's from his heart.

Actually it was a Good Thursday. Lambert had to go to Office Depot last night and Old Navy is next door. Now I am not abig fan of ON. I never find anything that looks like me and when I buy for Hoot the clothes fall apart. I think this is strange since GAP clothes hold up so well and they are the sister companies. Strange... Anyway we strolled the isles and Hoot found a Batman shirt right away that he "NEEDED". It was on sale so I said okay. The next thing I know he's headed to the little girl section. He said, "let's find something for Libbie!" My heart melted. What a thoughtful kiddo! Libbie is the name we picked out years ago for the daughter we planned to adopt from China. We are still praying for a little girl from Korea and she will be named Libbie. When we joined the Korea program with our agency we were informed that they don't permit gender preference within that program. You see there are more boys available for adoption in Korea than girls. With the China program, it was just the opposite. Our agency does receive little girl referrals, but they receive far more little boys. So... we may have a Liberace (JUST KIDDING)!!! My heart longs for a little girl, but God knows the plans he has for us!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Splendor and Majesty

It's almost impossible to look around at the beauty and majesty of Spring and not be in utter AWE of our maker. I think He shows off for us a little in Springtime. Can you imagine what Heaven will be like??
PS... Lambert took these photos..... FYI Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
1 Chron 29:11.
PSS... I joined Weight Watchers today!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I HEART Airstreams!!

This pink bike would look so cute in tow behind an Airstream! Don't you think???
Soooooo fine!

On my old blog, bare with me if you followed my old blog that I deleted... I posted about my affection for Airstreams. Tonight we went to a car show and on the way home we stopped at a dealership to look at Airstreams. It was late so it was a little hard to see in, but oh how I love them! Lambert works most Saturdays so camping is not something we've done a lot of. I shared those stories on my last blog so I won't bore you again. But OH how I love them. The trailers we looked at tonight were new and not vintage. Lambert likes new, I love old... however, tonight I got a glimpse of all the new amenities... NICE!!!! I particularly liked the Flying Cloud with buter cream leather interior and a sleek flat screen. Now were talking.... I'm ready to CAMP (Airstream style...)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Good Fridays

E-Bay $???

Goodwill $3.99 for 10!! I found some real treasure today.... at lunch... I called my sister and she was garage saling in Grapevine. I was so jealous. I just had my eye brows waxed on my lunch break and thought I would pop into the Goodwill store to look for tea glasses. We've needed tea glasses for a while now. I actually ordered really cute goblets on e-bay and they came yesterday. I ordered 12. Hoot saw the box on the island and thought it was a package for him. Do you see what's coming?? He pulled the box to the edge and realized the box was heavy... before we knew it the box was on the floor and I heard the glass break. Today we have 9 cute goblets... so i found 10 super cute tea glasses for $3.99 at Goodwill. Yes that's right folks $3.99 for the SET!!!! I love Goodwill... (except for the smell) I had to share this today, because it was a very good Friday.

Scottie Dogs

Puppies!!!! About 12 years ago, I told Lambert I wanted a Cocker Spaniel puppy. He said, "No, no inside dogs." Well, I really really wanted one. It was about Christmas time and I told my sister that I wanted a cocker. My thought was this... She will tell Lambert that I really really want one, and he will surprise me... Not so much. My dad was still living in Dallas at the time so we travelled to Dallas to spend Christmas with the family. I was a little disappointed that my plan didn't work out and remember sulking on the way to Dallas. Lambert gave me a watch... We got to my dad's and there was a HUGE box wrapped up and... it moved a little. Lambert and I looked at each other and knew immediately who the box was for. There was my precious little tan and white cocker! How sweet. The only problem was, Lambert didn't know anything about the surprise. He was just as shocked (not in a good way) as I was (in a great way). He let me keep him and we named him Bernie. He has been the BEST dog ever. He's smart and house trained, but he's old... Really old and soooo stinky. He's so stinky that he has to stay outdoors or in our laundry room these days. I don't know what it is about Cockers, but as they age, their breath and gums smell terrible. Well about a year ago, I started wanting another dog... I love Scotties and Westies. My dad and step mom have a precious Westie and a Karin terrier. So, I've been dropping hints for a while and finally Lambert is on board for another puppy (MAYBE). without further adieu... here are the pups. We found a breeder about an hour away that has 6 girls that will be ready in about 7 weeks!!! The two older dogs are the parents Hannah and Gabriel....We're working on names...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

God's Will

Sometimes I wish God would just hit me over the head with his will. I hear people say, I immediately knew God was calling me to do.... this or that. I have been called to do things and have known that it was God. But I am soooo struggling with Him right now. I need an answer. NOW. I am well aware that He answers in His perfect time, but I need Him I need Thee this very hour!! I love the words of Ben Stuart. He says that you know it's the will of God when it's in line with scripture. If if conflicts with scripture then it is certainly not His will. What about when it is in line with scripture, but the details are foggy... I need details... and often wonder if He worries about the details. I have prayed for patience, and wisdom and guidance... and I'm getting NADA NOTHING... I know He's there. I know you're there God... and I know He's good and His time is perfect. I just need to hang on to this truth!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good Days

I told you this is how Hoot hunted for eggs!
The Easter Bunny delivered a Bible Man costume in Hoot's basket! Can you tell he's excited??

Much to my disliking, I conceded to Star Wars themed eggs this year... UHGG! This was a little green Yoda stuck to the side of a beautiful hot pink egg. Hoot was so proud!
It seems like the last couple of weeks have flown by. It was Good Friday and now it's a week after Easter. Do you ever feel like you blink and a week or two have passed? We have had a lot of GOOD days. However, yesterday I woke up not feeling so great. It was Lambert's first day to teach a junior high Sunday school class at our new church. I knew I was going to be sick, but decided to get dressed and be there to support my man. I had my first "episode" before his class started and knew it was only the beginning. As I sat in a room with 17 junior high kids, I felt my face turning green. I made an exit for the ladies room and had my second "episode". I didn't eat breakfast so I thought after round two, I would be able to make it to the service. We were starting a new series so I didn't want to miss it. Round three came with the offering. I quickly made my escape during the prayer and stayed in the ladies room until the service was over. Hoot wanted to go out for lunch and when I told him that mommy was not feeling well, he responded, "that's okay mom you don't have to order, just me and dad will eat..." What a sweet boy! I spent the rest of the day in bed or in the bathroom. It has been a really long time since I spent a whole day in bed. My body is sore today. I feel like I have so much to do. I stayed home from work because I have ZERO energy. Every time I get up to do something around the house, I feel wiped out! I did manage to watch the final round of The Masters yesterday. Phil just seems like a great guy and he loves his wife! Go Phil!! I'm going back to the couch. Martha is on!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Good Man

He's a God LOVE'N MAN this man of mine! (this is how Hoot hunted eggs Sunday morning) He was Bible Man... NICE...
A God FEAREN'man too I love you honey! (not sure this is correct grammar)
Stripping a door I want to re-paint....Serving his wife with a smile....

You know it's hard to find a good God fearn', God love'nman these days. Lets face it... they are hard to come by in the times were living in. I pray every day for my son's salvation and discipleship. I pray that he will make wise choices and select good friends. I pray that he will be surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that will show him the way. I don't want him to make the mistakes I made. I want him to be sold out for Jesus NOW and ALWAYS. I want him to LIVE out his faith and have abundant life. I pray for his future wife and her protection. I pray that she will guard her heart and keep herself for Hoot. I hear people say, "you can't shelter him/her/them from this world". I say, YES I CAN!!!" ... and will. Kids grow up too quickly. They are exposed to this mean ole world sooner rather than later, unfortunately. I think it's my job to protect him from the evils of this world and teach him the truth of the gospel. I pray that Hoot will look to his father as an example and follow in his path.Lambert is a good man that loves the Lord and is a light in this dark world. Don't get me wrong we are a real couple with real disagreements. Sometimes we don't see eye to eye, but I am so thankful for my God love'n man! AND THAT HE PUTS UP WITH ME! I fully admit I am difficult. I always have been, obsessive and bossy. I pray every day to be a good wife, that is submissive to my husband's leadership. ITS HARD, but it works when I just do it! Deuteronomy 11:19Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Hoot's Easter party at school Thursday.

He's not going to be an athlete!! He kept trying to run in the sack. he must have fallen a dozen times. We were all CRACKING UP!

He loved the hunt this year! Thursday was a good day!

I have always wondered why today is called "Good" Friday. It was a terrible day, actually. I sat still in my family room this morning before everyone was awake and thought about "that" day. It was so peaceful this morning. The sunlight peaked in through the shutters, but I knew the rain was coming. The clouds were forming and the winds were picking up. I thought about the morning Jesus died. It began in the garden where he prayed to his Father. He knew what was coming and prayed for it to pass IF it was his father's will. I know why it is ultimately good, but there was nothing good about that day. I think about my sin that nailed him to the cross. Nothing good about it. I am so thankful that God had/has a plan, but I often question, why it had to be this way...

Matthew27: 45From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 46About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi,[c] lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"[d]

When I'm feeling all alone, I remember that Jesus knows what loneliness and betrayal feels like. He is always there and I also cling to the fact that God doesn't' forsake us. There is victory in the end. The third day is coming!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Outdoor fun times!

Our home We've had a lot on our plate these few weeks. It seems like Satan is always lurking, ready to attack when things are going God's way. We LOVE our home. I mean we really LOVE it. While I am very aware it has no eternal value, we love spending time in our home. We love having friends over, and just hanging out. We really love to be outside on our front porch. we live in a VERY quiet neighborhood and have lovely neighbors. Most of our neighbors are older retired couples. We also love that were in a cul de sac. We live in an older mature neighborhood that was once the upper crust of our community. We do have some traffic, but it's ,mostly pretty quiet. Several months ago our neighbor behind us informed us that he was going to sell and move to the new UT alumni retirement community in Austin. He was basically GIVING his house away. We were worried by the price. Well... it sold FAST. Let me share one of my biggest FEARS with you. PIT BULL dogs... Earlier this week we decided it would be a good idea to go and meet the neighbors. Our backyards are connected and we don't have a fence between us. You know where this is going.... YEP. they have a PIT BULL and no fence. So the FEAR and WORRY came upon me like the possessed demons came on the pigs! When we got back home, Lambert said, "Call a realtor". YIKES. I was sharing this with a friend and she had these words of wisdom for me. I think they are worth passing on... Sorrow, looks back... Worry looks around... Faith looks up... How those words have comforted me this week.