Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Resolution 2011

Here we go again, a new year! What will be my new resolution? I know..... lose weight!

Brother-in-law it's Calvin and Hobbes

Most of us want to lose weight. Yes, I have other ones, like having more wisdow, knowledge of God and His will for my life, don't forget, understanding....But that's a no brainer right Mom!

Where do I begin?
We start off with a big bang, but fizzel out in about a few months. I did pretty good this past year, I fizzled out in June. We join a gym, buy all the cool exercise equipment, watch Biggest Loser (my favorite show). Here comes the fizzel...all of a sudden we notice dust gathering up on all the cool equipment. Say to your self " I'll go to the gym tomorrow, there is always tomorrow. This will be my last good meal! (dining out)" I talk to my self all the time.

I'm big boned
 I don't want to look like that again. I lost 35 pounds this passed year...YAY for me! Give or take 5 pounds but holding. I weighed 216!

Eat what I want...Its the self control and quantity we need to learn.
1. Eat the right amount!
Ask , What do you think God would want you to eat and how much?

2. Exercise
I exercised 30 min to 60 min every 5 to 6 days of the week. I walked, hiked, stepped, and biked. It worked!

3. Pray
Especially when I was hungry and ate 20 minutes ago. Normally you need to eat every 5 hours. I like my snacks though. Help LORD!

Read every thing that will help you focus on your goal. I also read what the bible said about gluttony...I was not happy.

Jesus come and take me away

This year, I guess I have 4 resolutions. I want to lose 30 pounds, but I will start January 1st or 2nd.  I can do this and so can you! Remember first and foremost we are not to satisfy our selfish and harmful appetites but rather use our bodies to bring glory to God.

Click here to read week 1 Weight Loss Update
Click here to read week 2 Weight Loss Update
Click here to read week 3 Weight Loss Update
Click here to read week 4 Weight Loss Update

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday Top Ten 1

What I'm thankful for this week

I found this blog called Curious Georgi and she has a Thankful Thursday Top 10 list. I really enjoyed reading her blogs so I decided to start a Thankful Thursday Top 10 also.

Well, we do need to be thankful everyday but I will share what I'm thankful every Thursday with you all. I do notice when you have a thankful heart our attitude does change. I will start off with scripture.

Enter into the gates with thanksgiving And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For The Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting. And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100

Thank you for saving me so I can have everlasting life in heaven with you. With out Him I wouldn't have life, family, or friends. Oh, the word of God so I can live a godly life here on earth.

Thank you for my family. Their love... for the many ways You use them to meet my needs, encourage, lighten my load and nourish me

Thankful for friends that enrich my knowledge of you, build me up in your faith, to council and correct.

Thankful that I had another day to love on my children and husband. To share Your love to them.

Thankful that I have a bed to get in to every night. Thankful on how you provide for me and my family everyday.

Thankful for having food on the table and even having enough to feed our guesses that came by tonight.

Thankful for my pet...even if I think they're dumb dogs. They are the best dogs ever. Especially Skipping.

Thankful that we have a day to celebrate Jesus birth. Even though He wasn't born in December and it was created by the pagans. I'm thankful that the meaning for the season is Christ. Well, at least for me and my family it is.

Thankful for all my babies, that's included my nephews and nieces. They smell so good and are sweet to hold. Thankful that I will get to hold my grand baby soon again.....Jayla you smell so good.

Thankful to have another year to dedicate to God. To give Him the glory for everything that He has given us. We are so blessed!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Night After Christmas

The night we came home we drove up to the front of the house and notice that part of the street was very wet. My husband thought that the water main broke. I thought "please LORD no!" I really didn't want to be without water or pay for anything. As he was looking at our out side water faucets, I heard a gush a water running. As I followed the sound I can see that the storm drain was full and running fast. I was walking back to the house and I can see in the middle of the street water linking slowing from the ground. Wow, I was glad that it wasn't on my property.

Dennis call the water district and they came out fast to see the problem. They decided that they could come by in the morning to fix it. Bright and early they were out making noise. As my friends and family know this family sleeps in except Jade, she gets up early. It took all day and yes, we didn't have water in the house. Jade was not happy because she wanted to take a shower.

About 5pm the problem was fix and the water was turn on. Jade jump in the shower as fast as she could. She was planning on going out that night. Good for her because about 2 hours later the linking came back but instead of it being slow its was like a sink hole. Water every where, that patch burst. Of course my husband called the water district again and they were not happy. They immediately came out. You should of seen the look on their faces. :o

Once again, no water, it took about 4 hours for them to fix it. The next morning we went out to look and they patched it up, but left the street all broken up. It's been about 2 days and they haven't been back. Maybe they went on vacation. Oh, yes we have water now! What would we do with out water? DIE! Thank you Jesus for it not being on my property and thank you for water. (That's my house in the back round. I know, it needs lots of work)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sleeping Day

Today was one of those days. It rained a lot and it was cold, well it was in the house (cold). It was quite for most of the day. I just read and blogged. Sipped on coffee and ate my pop tarts (fiber one).
I put away the Christmas stuff (as my mom would say). Cleaned up and now blogging again. I guess Eyve had so much fun with her friend that she decided to take a nap with her dad. As you see my dumb dogs take naps all day long except when we get visitors and they bark and bark in till they get some attention. My dogs especially muffin think the world revoles around them.

Jade and Josh were upstairs doing their thing. Jade my song writer. She can stay in her room all day singing and writing. Josh my swordsman can play all day. Wait, he told me that he's to old to play. He just uses his imagination. If only I can get them to do their school work some of the day. I do believe in miracles! I guess they think that they're still on Christmas vacation. Just wait kids, you have a lot to do tomorrow.

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to fit these pictures. One day I will figure it out. Everyone is up and out of the rooms. I guess it's time to eat! What am I going to make? I know, 15 bean soup with hamhocks and corn bread, or maybe I will just sit here and take a nap now. They can warm up their own food can't they?

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Yesterday was a good day, I got to relax and enjoy the rest. Dennis made dinner (he normally does) it was corn bread and 15 beans soup with hamhocks. It was so good, but of course the kids didn't like it. I didn't even have to clean up. That was really nice because when Dennis cooks everything is out. What a mess he makes! But I love his food.

Josh hung out with dad and played a new game called Star Craft. Where they battle each other out, Josh is in the school room and yells out, "I got you," Dennis in the living room yells out, "never". Those two can play all day if they could. Protoss vs Protoss

Eyvette's friend from across the street spent the night. They played and baked cookies, they roller blade and watched a movie late that night.. They decided to make my kitchen floor into a ocean filled with fish and sharks today. Kids they do have a great imagination.

Jade also had some friends over, I love it when they do because they end up playing the guitar and worshiping the LORD. First it was Caleb, I was able to record without them knowing until the end they noticed. Then Aaron, the worship leader from the church we attend came by and they worshiped too. But I couldn't record them. One day I will! They sound so good together. But of course Jade always sounds good to me. Here is a video of them, but don't tell!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas at Ambers

This Christmas we decided to go out to my sister in OK. She is 36 weeks pregnant and she shouldn't be driving. Her feet are swollen and she should keep off of them. So, we left our dungeon in TX to be with her. We never leave our home on Holidays so this was going to be different.

We are helping her around the house and took broody out for walks (her dog). We left skip and muffin at home because they would be way to much. Thank you Anna and Caleb for watching them for us. We do miss them, even if I think they are dumb dogs.

We had our first white people Christmas this year (In side joke). Mexicans unwrap presents on Christmas eve and unwrap tamales, but we unwrap present before we came because there is no room to bring them in the car and we had ham and mash potatoes instead (lol). Dennis does make a good ham. We had eggs and ham for breakfast, ham sandwiches for lunch, and ham for dinner again. I'm done with ham. Sister we should have made tamales like you wanted. We will soon.

We had a great time here, we went to seen Gullivers Travels,we went to the park and played, we hung out at home and spent time together. We went for walks and seen some homes all lit up. Amber has one tree with lights and it looks like a person praising the LORD. She decorated her home so nice.

We will be going to Church tomorrow and then be heading home, I think. Thank you sister for having us here. I'm glad that I have family with me. I really miss all my girls. Merry Christmas family and friends. Oh here is a video of Aunty, keep her in prayer she can't put on her own shoes. The girls are helping her.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family 2010

My family in the month of December 2010
Its been about 2 years since we had taken family pictures. The last one was here in Texas and Megan was with us. I remember all the fun times we had when all the kids were together. Now I have the three kids and we are making new fun times.
It was really nice of our Pastor to offer to take our family pictures. He did a great job. There was so many that I liked. You can go to and see some of them. He took over 400 picture but of course I didn't post all of them only the ones I really liked.

Jade is my sunshine, she always puts a smile on my faces. I love that I wake up with her worshiping the LORD I cant ask for anything better then that. I got real busy this morning and she asked me "mom have you spent time with the LORD yet?" She keeps me on my toes. What would I do with out her? I know that the LORD is using her so much. I am so Blessed!

My son grew so much from last year. He is taller then Jade now. He must been about 5'2 and he is going to be 12. I'm so proud of him. He is growing to be such a godly young man. I can hear him right now in his room playing the harmonica. He wants to learn to play a instrument. He goes in to Jade's room and plays her key board. If he could he would play the drums but we cant afford them right now. One day, maybe!

Eyvette is to cute, she is always making us laugh. She receive a easy bake for Christmas from her older sister and she has been baking almost all day. She woke me up with a chocolate cake for breakfast. Her friend that she made that lives across the street is spending the night tonight and they made cookies, cake, and melted chocolate. She is having a blast.

My Husband is a character, I love him so. He also keeps me on my toes.I am so bless that he loves to cook. Well, I have to clean the mess but the meals are great. Since he has been home I have gain about 7 to 10 pounds. Not happy with that, but happy that he is back from California.

I wanted to get these pictures a little earlier so I can send them out as Christmas Card. but it is to late now.This is one of many family picture taken of us. Thank you Pastor Allen, you did a great job.

We are off to OK to be with my sister for Christmas She is now 36 weeks and cant really get around much. I'm so excited because I love it when I'm around my family I do miss my children and my family. My God is my comfronter.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the bloggers!

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