Monday, November 13, 2017

Currently 11/13

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.



Playing with...Playdoh is normally not allowed in my house but...my sister bought glitter Playdoh for Kezia's birthday.  Everyone enjoyed playing with it one night this week, and I mean EVERYONE! 



LOL Dad made an awesome snake!!!!


Celebrating...My parents have an anniversary tomorrow.  So I made them supper and brought it to them.  My apple pie turned out so pretty they wanted a picture with it.  So thankful for my parents!!!!!



Baking...Molasses cookies with essential oils.  They were super nummy.  Molasses cookies were one of my favorite my Grandma made.  Sadly these didn't stay as soft as her's.  I need to find her recipe!



Taking Time...Kezia is growing up so fast one me.  Today she was helping me work and looking through the Fleet Farm Wish Book.  Filing these memories into my mental file box.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What I Wore

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  Well, I haven't posted in over a month and honestly only have 1 picture to even share of what I've been wearing.  

It's been almost a month since my last 'What I Wore' post and sadly I still don't have much to post.  What's even funnier is I actually get dressed more days of the week but apparently even more busy then forget to snap a picture.






Monday, November 6, 2017

Currently 11/6

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


November is here...Each year I try to do a daily Thankful post.  I have so much to be thankful for.  


Last minute...I've gotten way too good at last minute birthday parties.  This week, my dad turns 71!  I'm so blessed to call him my dad.  Last minute parties can be so much fun.  Even added a friend who had spent the night Saturday night and had her birthday in October.



Basketball Season...has begun at my house.  My oldest loves sports of any kind.  He decided this year to participate in Middle School Basketball.  So fun to see him so excited about what he is participating in and see him grow as an individual.  Feels like he is growing up so fast lately!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Skye Paw Patrol Party

Another Paw Patrol party at our house, but more Skye oriented this time.



Paw Print Cake


Display

Puppy Chow 'original'

'Cupcake' Puppy Chow & Pup Bones

Party Food

Dogs in a Blanket

Pawtato Chips

Squeaky Toys

She loved her party and I was able to toss it together super quick.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Currently 10/30

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.




Where did the month go?!?!?!? To birthday's, parent/teacher conferences, lots of time in the car with kids in piano lessons, basketball, laundry, laundry and more laundry.  


Monday was Kezia and my birthday.
She got to pick supper that night and she requested pizza.


Thursday night Christian and I went out for our birthday's.
Saturday was his actual birthday and he got his requested chocolate cake!


We ended up matching at church, so we took a rare picture of the two of us!

 Midest has been bipolar...Last weekend it was in the 70s. Thursday/Friday we got snow! 


Kezia got to try out her new hat and mittens.

 Snow Friday morning
Currently there is STILL snow on the ground!

 Crazy to see the difference...The picture on the right was last September right after having my braces put on.  Picture on the left was just this last week.  So much has changed in my life and life style since last September and I'm so very thankful!

Another crazy schedule this week.  Sadly, I think it might be the new normal until basketball is done the end of December.  Have a blessed week!

-Rachel



Monday, October 23, 2017

Currently 10/23

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Grapes, Grapes and more Grapes...This year our grape vine is FULL of grapes again.  Love making grape juice and jelly even though it's quite a bit of work!


Celebrating...Birthdays October is a full month of birthday's.  Can't believe our baby is 4 already today!!!!!!


Matching...Love this girl and she showed up for the party completely coordinating with me!  


Grandpa's are the best...Papa Jack loves to read.  Best way to finish off a birthday party is a book with Papa Jack!


He did good!...Sometimes as a mom, especially when you share a birthday with one of your kids, you get swept under the rug.  Tonight my hubby brought me home roses for my birthday!  And even better, my favorite, fire and ice.


Blessing to you this week.  Another busy week here with many things on the calendar.  Concluding this will be my normal for awhile. 

-Rachel

Thursday, October 12, 2017

She Loved

This morning I'm suppose to be sitting figuring out what to talk about in a women's study at a church this weekend.  Funny how when you need to talk to others, you almost always end up talking to yourself.  Or at least that is what happens to me!  I end up doing a lot of self reflection.  The more I tried to figure it out the more this song that Sherie Easter sings kept coming to me!  

Someone once asked
If only you knew
How short life would be
What would you do?
What would they say
When God called you home?
What would they engrave
Once you were gone?

I hope they would see
What I've done in my life
Who I've cared for
And how I survived
I hope they'd say

Chorus:
She loved more than anything else
She loved with all of her heart
She loved everyone she believed in
She loved...oh she loved

She loved the Lord
And served all her life
A sacrificial mother
And an honorable wife
She gave all she had
And through every trial
Made life much sweeter
Because of her smile

Everyone will see
What she's done in her life
Who she cared for
And how she survived
I'm sure they'd say

Chorus:
She loved more than anything else
She loved with all of her heart
She loved everyone she believed in
She loved...oh she loved


She loved...everyone she believed in
She loved..oh she loved
Oh...she loved



That is how I want to be remembered...'SHE LOVED'.  What will they engrave when you are gone?