Monday, July 23, 2012

A Groovy Kind of Love

My husband and I have been celebrating our 10th year anniversary all year long. We got married January 26th, 2002. My husband in a romantic moment told me that for him this song describes how he feels about our relationship! I loved how in that moment this became 'our song'...

A Groovy Kind of Love
Phil Collins

When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue
When you're close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing in my ear

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me, we've got a groovy kind of love

Any time you want to, you can turn me on to
Anything you want to, any time at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can't control the quivering inside

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me, we've got a groovy kind of love,


When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue
When I'm in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don't care

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me, we've got a groovy kind of love
We've got a groovy kind of love, we've got a groovy kind of love
Oho, we've got a groovy kind of love

Friday, July 20, 2012

Easy Going Friday

Today has been a great day! It has been an easy going Friday.  One month ago we left for our family vacation to visit my husband's family, during this time we have not been all together at home like today.  This is probably what has made this day enjoyable.  

Our Friday really started last night when my husband went to the Batman Marathon to celebrate my brother's birthday. (How unfortunate to wake up to such devastating news regarding the shooting in Colorado)

He left yesterday afternoon which actually allowed me to get cleaning, laundry and house stuff back in order.  After kids went to bed it was like I drank some kind of energy drink because I stayed up until Bobby came home enjoying some 'me time'.  You kinda wake up in a good mood when you go to bed with a sense of accomplishment!

So with coffee in hand and strawberry whole wheat pancakes in my belly I was set to conquer the day! With Delisa in tow we headed to week two's class of TCU's Summer Reading Program.  Delisa ended Pre-K being able to read easy reader, sight word books.  But today she really impressed me with how much she can 'read'!

Round two began the moment I got home and Bobby left to take Alex to his Summer Reading class.  As I made our afternoon snack I figured it would be a good afternoon to try something new knowing that the kids probably get tired of milk and water.  I found this drink powder filled with fruits and vegetables as an option for a healthy drink.  It was a hit!  Nothing like kids with a full satisfied stomach because I have been writing this post with no interruptions! 

Despite the short night I have felted rested but I am thinking we will just hibernate at home tonight and continue to enjoy the easiness of the  day.
Happy Friday! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guest Post

I had the wonderful privilege of guest posting over at my friend Jenn Denson’s blog -Jenn:Mom's Not Like Us
She has taken time to ask several mom's to guest post on her blog allowing us to glean from wonderful women.  One thing about moms is that we encourage each other beyond where we might stand on different issues. There is something about reading what other mom's say and/or do. Jenn's blog has blessed me beyond words and I was honored to be a part of her 'project'. 
So do me a favor and hop on over there and take a look at my guest post for Jenn.
ALSO, do yourself a favor and subscribe to her blog while you’re over there. Scroll back a few post and read the other amazing guest post’s and scroll back a little more to catch some of her great stuff too. You wont be sorry!
ok, get goin’ now!
Jenn: Mom's Not Like Us

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A God Outing

We have enjoyed our family all weekend long.  My mother in law came last Thursday to bring Noah home and to spend some days with us.  My mother in law has had some real family, in your face hard days this summer.  We have some usual spots and restaurants that we usually do during her visit however this time around we wanted to distract her so that she could feel some rest in her heart.

So Saturday we ventured out to sight see our beautiful city.  When I was younger my parents would take us Zilker Botanical Gardens.  Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 30 acres in Austin, Texas.  Theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds.  I loved it then and loved it all over again with the kids.  

From the gardens we could see beautiful downtown peeking through the skies.  This reminded of how God created everything and in Him we find our joy.

My mother in law is a strong women who has put all her trust in God.  She does not doubt where her help comes from.  She was also reminded that God is the one that brings strength to us when 
we are weak.

All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together.  
Colossians 1:16-17

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is 
declaring the work of His hands.

Psalm 19:1

What a great day of being together in God's nature.  You cannot help to know that God is on our side!

I thank God for his goodness in our lives!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New York Minute

The moment I saw this picture in my Instagram feed I saved it.  I love New York and day dream that one day my husband and I will move there.  There is something nostalgic and romantic about New York that I feel in love with on our first visit. During that visit it rained the majority of the time but we still went around like the tourist we were. I loved it!  

My husband and I have gone a second time and we enjoyed it to the fullest.  This clock brought back one of my favorite moments on that trip.  As we were walking through Central Park there was this cute portable book shop set up.  Without hesitation I found myself inside browsing for the perfect book to buy.  

I know the meaning of 'New York minute' however for me I would take a minute to see myself sitting on the green grass in Central Park reading some great book from that portable book shop.  

Ahh New York, New York! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ode to Noah

My youngest son decide to stay with my in laws for extra vacation time.  He has been 5 hours away for about two weeks now!  I miss him and ready for him to come home.  So with nostalgic and dramatic sense I am dedicating this post to pictures of him..... 


....thankfully it sounds like he will be home this week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The only way to get back into blogging is to just sit here and write.  So with really no post in mind I am  typing my rambling so that I can hit 'Publish'.....

It is summer, I thought my time would be flowing in abundance with spare time oozing at the end of every day!  I have not done what I wanted to other then to be with my kids. 

   Last Friday we enjoyed an afternoon of sun and water at the YMCA. It filled my heart with a peace to just stop and enjoy the kids.  

Swimming is the constant thing we do almost daily. 
 I am surprised at how well and easy going I have been with all that it entails in taking kids to the pool. 
 Did you know they grow up?!
  .....yep that realization settled deep in my heart this summer that they are growing up.