Woo Hoo! Another one bites the dust! :) I have officially crossed off number 7 off my list! :) Vicky, Cheryl and I went to a wine tasting. Some things I discovered...
- I don't really like red wine.
- I really do like white wine.
- I don't like burbon AT ALL!
- I do like the cilantro vodka.
- Bloody Mary's are not half bad!
It was fun to do and we had a good time. I think I would like to go to another one some time! :)
We had a great time. :) Thanks for helping me out Vicky and Cheryl! :)
I think it's time to pack up shop.
To stay at home and not ever leave.
To become a hermit with my children.
I think it's time to not let my 2 kids out of my sight.
Time to make sure my little family is always together.
I think it's time....
Why? you ask.
Why not? would be my answer.
This "world" this "society" that we live in is not a good one. It's not a society that I want my children to be raised in. It is not something that I want to expose my children to.
I truly in my heart of hearts do not understand. I am 28 years old. I will be 29 next month, so for the purpose of this we will say that for 29 years I have lived on this Earth. I have breathed the same air as you, walked over the same ground, drank from the same water, eaten from the same food sources. I have been here for 29 years... and I still really, truly DO NOT UNDERSTAND why someone would want to do something as HORRIFIC as placing BOMBS at the end of a marathon where THOUSANDS of people will go by. I just don't understand why someone would think that this was a thing to do...
It's hard for me to overcome the fear that has settled into my heart. God is really having to work on me and my heart of fear because of these things that happen in our world.....
One of my biggest fears in all of this is that when they find the person that did this and they ask "Why did you do this?" the person will respond "I don't know." or "Because I did." This is my biggest fear for our society.
So I think it's time...
But I think it's time to step up and realize that GOD is BIGGER than THIS!
God is EVEN BIGGER than the bombs that went off.
So tonight I am remembering "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." God is here. God is always here. And the thing about shadows? Yeah, they are caused by light. And the thing about that light? Yeah, that is where God is.
Jack Jack has 2 teeth already! I can't believe it! He is growing up so stinking fast and I am sort of sad because he is the last baby in our family... 6 months and growing!
Let me start this blog post by saying that some people may not like what I have to say in this. Please try not to be offended if you don't agree... These are my own thoughts on the situation. I feel like everyone who says something in SUPPORT of the issues can say whatever they want, but if you are AGAINST the issues then you are attacked and told that you are not a good person. Why can't I and why shouldn't I state what I believe? I have that right, true? Will I be attacked, most likely. Will people unfriend me on FB if they read this post, possibly. Did I unfriend anyone who has a red = sign on their FB, nope!
I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a friend. I am a Christian.
With all the things I am, I have many thoughts on different things. All of the thoughts and morals that I have are influenced from the above said things.
I am a woman and a mom, and I am pro-life. I don't agree with abortion. My thoughts on this are if you are old enough to make adult decissions (sex) then you are old enough to deal with adult consequenses (pregnancy). My other thought on this is that abortion should be controled by doctors like medical marajuana. The doctor can perscribe it when there is an absolute necessity.
I am a wife and Christian, and I am against gay marriage. NO this does not mean that I don't like people who are homosexual. It means that according to the Bible and what I believe and hold true, I can not agree with homosexuals being able to get married. I fully believe that God intends for a man and woman to be married and pro-create. There is a reason that men and women fit together so perfectly... There is a reason that you need a man and a woman to have a baby.
I know that some (if not most!) people will not agree with what I have said about these issues. That is fine. But I still have a right and a responsibilty to state what I believe. If I don't, who will feel like they can stand up and say what they believe when they don't agree with the vast majority?
We have been CL subscribers since July. Eli LOVES getting his box in the mail and can't wait till it gets here each month! :) CL recently made some changes... They won't be having "themes" any more, that way they can include many new items each month! :) They also just up'ed the age for the kids! It used to go to age 3, but now it goes to age 5! YEAH! Eli can keep getting boxes for a few more years! Woot Woot!
When you open the box, there is a cute little note that talks about what is in the box. This month there was also a coupon code for 25% off a Hop Skip order of $30 or more!
The first item out of the box is a great book! Over in the Meadow. CUTE! Very engaging graphics and it even has a CD with it! Eli will LOVE this!
The second item out of the box is going to be a favorite! :) It is a Hop Skip plate and bowl set. The dog is SUPER cute! Eli really likes Hop Skip items and this will be a love!
This is a Mom favorite! We love Clean Well items! This will be a great little disinfectant spray to keep in the diaper bag!
Last out of the box was Episencial! A full sized soothing cream and a sample of playful wash! This will be a hit because it has Hungry Caterpillar characters on it! :)
Over all it was a great box! Eli will be sure to love the book and the plate set! We have really enjoyed being CL members and I am sure Eli will be looking for his box next month with great anticipation!
about being a mom is to forgive myself. I know, strange right?! But it truly is.
When I found out I was pregnant with Eli, I had all these dreams... To have the perfect pregnancy, the perfect no drug birth on my due date. To be the best mom ever. I wouldn't have to yell at my kids, or put them in time out, or have to disipline in any way. I would have the perfect blue eyed brown haired child who would sit quietly while we were in restaurants. The perfect child who never yelled or threw a temper tantrum.
And then reality set in. I didn't have the perfect pregnancy either time, I ended up having 2 c-sections with LOTS of drugs, I ended up with all kinds of PPD. My kids are anything but quiet in restaurants (I now don't even glance when I hear another child having a meltdown... I know how it feels!). My kid has been in timeout more than a few times, I have had to raise my voice and disipline. My kid throws temper tantrums like nobody's business and I am starting to worry about when they BOTH will throw a tantrum at the same time!
So I have had to learn to forgive myself... Forgive myself for not having the perfect plan to help my kids not have tantrums. Forgive myself for not having control of my pregnancy. Forgive myself for the mistakes I have made in parenting and will continue to make. Because I am not perfect. My kids are not perfect. And forgiveness is the key to surviving in tis crazy life that is anything but perfect!