Friday, February 18, 2011
We are expecting a 3rd baby boy and we have chosen the name Ethan Thomas.
I haven't been spending a whole bunch of time on my blog in the past year or so, but I am intent on making some positive changes in my life, and one of those is to work on things I am passionate about
The year so far has been pretty full and rounding out the last 2 months nicely.
Marjke turned 9 on January 2nd
Tom and I celebrated our anniversary (12)om January 20th
Judah turned 4 on January 22nd
Wyatt turned 1 on February 9th
Plus 6 other family events in January alone.
Add to that Valentine's Day and you have a pretty busy month there,especially right after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
I have to say that I woke up at 1:30 a.m. this morning and felt totally rested, inspired, motivated, etc and I really do want to put my minds ideas out there and start seeing them come to life.
I am hopeful that with the proper nutrition, exercise and sleep I will be able to see these wonderful thoughts of mine through to fruition.
I am starting to see that I do have a great support system of family and friends in place now and without expecting more of them than they can give, I have what I need to get thru the sticky times and wonderful people in my life to share my joys and achievements with.
I Will be putting a rough draft (down on paper - I love the stuff and hate to go paperless) of all my hopes down and then work on a definite outline, and time line to execute things so that they will start to blossom and bloom, not wither away.
Well, I do have to start up the plans, so I am off.
Hope you have a lovely and blessed day and I will leave you with a scripture as well as a lovely saying from an online friends FB page today.
"Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." - Colossians 4:6
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!
Don't expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts,
but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. ~Mike Spain
Monday, June 7, 2010
Well in the last 10 days I have signed up for Pampered Chef and decided the challenges
and work to make this happen are worth it.
I know I am going to need to stay on track in order to achieve my goals and in the end I know I am going to get so much more than even I can imagine.
So much to do this morning - only 24 hours in each day so I am going to make the best of it and get to work!
I hope everyone reading this will stop back occasionally to check out my progress.
God Bless Each of YOU!
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
BEST POEM IN THE WORLD
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.
'And why's everyone so quiet,
So sombre - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'
Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian
any more than standing in your garage makes you a car .
Every saint has a PAST....
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Well I know I haven't been on in over 6 months but pregnancy and life just took over.
Not to mention Facebook being such a major contributing factor to that.
Funny, but we hardly even use our family email anymore, due to having our accounts set up with individual emails.
I don't really think it is a bad thing, we still use our hotmail.com account and quite frankly that's enough to manage.
This year was the year we moved from smart phones to Black Berry Storm, man once you get hold of the touch screens they're addictive.
Of course Verizon has managed to wangle an additional $30 per phone for Tom and I due to their 'Data' packages being mandatory for pretty much every function of the phone, from synchronizing contacts, to emails, and all the other app's they have.
Keeping the celebrations low key this year with the new baby being only 4 weeks away.
Gonna have my niece and her BF over, and not sure if the others we invited are coming over yet as their little men, Jake and Nick are both sick and not sure how the kids are let alone the parents from being up all night with them the last few nights.
Soooo much has happened this last year that I haven't shared [with not being on here for over 6 months], that it would be impossible to list them all here.
The biggest thing that happened this year was my dad got re-married in the last 2 months and that in itself has been a very large change for him let alone the rest of us. I am very glad for him and hope that his new life turn is everything he and his wife hope for and that they are happy for many many years and then some!
My pregnancy has been a major portion of the year and with this possibly being our last child/pregnancy, I want to make everything memorable for the 2 oldest kids and make a concerted attempt to use the blog more for remembering everything.
Facebook is great for sharing but it is temporal in comparison to a blog for tracking and memories.
Well, may each of you have a lovely day, enjoy your New Year celebrations and may 2010 be everything you hoped for and more!
May God have favor on you and may you receive more than your cup can hold in the upcoming year.
Much love and blessings be with you each and every day!
As always, have fun & be safe!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Does anyone who might be reading this think that there might be some major changes to the White House happening anytime in the near or far future?
I've just been thinking about it lately and I was thinking if anyone would be making any major changes of that sort it would be this administration and this president.
Just curious as to anyone else's opinion on if they think that and if so what kind of changes do you think they might make -if they did? Remodeling needed huh? :o)
How was everyone's 4th of July?
Went to a couple different gatherings and took the kids to see a local display of fireworks, which was great for the kids.
I was glad to see gas prices were stable and didn't jump to the moon, how about you?
Friday, June 19, 2009
Do you remember your dreams in the morning when you wake up?
Or are you in such a rush because you hit snooze 3 times that you never seem to be able to wrap your finger around any details?
Do you hurry to make the coffee, clean up and run out the door for that early meeting you forgot about; and then somewhere in the middle of the day you find yourself thinking 'Did I dream about that last night'? or 'Did that happen?'
A funny thing happened to me not to long ago when I was waking my daughter for one of her last few days of school. It was about her usual time to get up and she was moving around in bed and I told her "Pizza Party today kiddo, time to get up".
She replies, "Mom, I just wanna go back to my dream, I was playing basketball with Jo-Jo and I wanna finish".
I sat there and proceeded to tell her that sometimes we just can't finish our dreams, we need to get up and move on into the day ahead.
Looking back at my quick response to her, what was I really saying to her in that reply? Should I go back and re-address my small chat with her about dreams, or just think it really isn't going to have a lasting effect on her?
When we speak about 'DREAMS' [night time escapes to the hustle bustle of life/our minds way of helping us deal with things] or "D R E A M S" [our hopes and our aspirations] are they the same or different? Can the nightly hiatus from reality really be the same as something we long for and wish as an alternative to the doldrums of life?
My very first website was a Geocities/Yahoo page that I just recently unraveled. Heard the news, got the info that they were closing up shop and I moved like lightning to get old poetry and photos to a new home and now they are like pages ripped out of an old book, all un-assembled between my PC and online photo albums.
One of my favorite quotes was on that page from the time I set it up in 1997 until the day I took it down. I am sure you have seen it at some point in a post or email yourself.
Watch your thoughts they become your words.
Watch your words they become your actions.
Watch you actions they become your habits.
Watch your habits they become your character.
Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
In my family it has been over a year that we have been without local or cable television and I feel we are better off without it.
Now I don't want to get started on that subject for a number of reasons, I am just making a note that I feel like I am able to watch more closely my own thoughts and that of my family; by not tuning in to what others may think and are spewing from their mouths on what seems like an hourly basis. Now I know I can get into just as much trouble on the internet if I went looking -but that's the point I am not.
I guess what I am looking at right now in my life is my mental well-being being effected by outside sources, and me asserting the control over those to keep out what I do not want or need.
Simplifying it for my kids, I suppose I need to fill their lives with loving, kind, positive influence and while not acting like there is nothing bad out there in the world, I am limiting it's HOLD and influence on how my entire family thinks and reacts to it.
I am working on quiet/alone time for my thoughts and working on keeping positive thoughts and songs and scriptures close to my heart to keep me moving forward...ahead of where I was before.
That's not to say I do not and will not worry about things; I am just slowing down so I can see clearly and really know what I am facing at that moment.
I know my mind can play the best of tricks on me and the last thing I want to do is to believe EVERYTHING that I think, because this is simply not true.
I am working on changing the way I look at the things around me and in my life; and you know what things are not what I thought them to be. Can something change overnight........or is it that maybe my vision was clouded and the view I had was impaired?
It is raining outside and it is a late hour for me, and even most night owls I know, so I am going to say Good Night!
Live for your dreams, Dream to live and most of all Live the Dream!
Love from me to you - Keep Dreaming.