Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby.......

Happy Birthday to my very special and loved husband....... I miss you like crazy! May the Lord bless you this day and this year to come. I know he blessed me especially on this day. For this is the day he brought you into this world and I will forever cherish it......

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bay Episodes.....

Bay has managed to fit in well at Marie and Jon's house. :) Here he is enjoying all of Zane's stuffed safari animals. I found him here one afternoon sleeping. I think he thinks he fits right in!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun Filled Business.....

Today it is delightfully windy out...... I can see all the fallen leaves blowing about.

Marie and I had a neighbor friend come over on Saturday so we could test our makeup foundation on her face. She was very pleased with the outcome ;) She already uses Bare Minerals and is pretty happy with it, but she has promised to send ALL her friends to us :P Today we have another lady coming over and then another one tomorrow. We are having a delightful time with our new business! Luckily this foundation sells itself. It does the sales work for us ;)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Virgin Coconut Oil

When I was visiting my mom and dad in Colorado, my mom showed me the benefits of Coconut Oil. Many people (I found out online) believe it is a bad oil and will make everyone fat! I don't think that is the case ;) After reading so much information about it, I am excited and happy!

Its meant to be eaten and applied topically. So I have started using it in my tea in the mornings, which tastes really nice and then at night I use it all over my face and skin and of course the protruding belly, (it diminishes stretch marks.) But my favorite, is that I use it as eye makeup remover. I use a cotton ball and then dip it into the oil and take off all of my eye makeup with it. It comes off so nicely! And it hydrates my eyes and skin at the same time.

I found it in the health food store and Whole Foods. It was better priced at Whole Foods. :) Virgin Coconut Oil is right up there with mother's milk. So if that helps give you a clue on all the benefits I hope everyone will check it out. From skin irritations, rashes, its anti viral, anti bacterial and anti fungal. Its good for the heart, and great for the metabolism, and many many more that I can't remember! But check it out and see what you think. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

But Where Can Wisdom Be Found?

12 "But where can wisdom be found?
Where does understanding dwell?

13 Man does not comprehend its worth;
it cannot be found in the land of the living.

14 The deep says, 'It is not in me';
the sea says, 'It is not with me.'

15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold,
nor can its price be weighed in silver.

16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,
with precious onyx or sapphires.

17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,
nor can it be had for jewels of gold.

18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention;
the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it;
it cannot be bought with pure gold.

20 "Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?

21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds of the air.

22 Destruction and Death say,
'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.'

23 God understands the way to it
and he alone knows where it dwells,

24 for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.

25 When he established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,

26 when he made a decree for the rain
and a path for the thunderstorm,

27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it;
he confirmed it and tested it.

28 And he said to man,
'The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.' "

Job 28

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

20 Weeks

Finally here is a picture of me and our Itty Bitty. I still look itty bitty for five months! :) Sorry the quality isn't as I would want it, so I promise to do another one soon. :) I wanted to post one of my favorite passages from Psalms. God is so good and I feel his love and peace.

Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Girls Weekend Training.....

My sister and I went away for the weekend up to Columbus Ohio, and had a blast learning about customized liquid and mineral foundation. The foundation is made personally for an individual. And we had to learn how to customize it for all different skin types. All the makeup is made from the best ingredients, to keep the skin healthy and protected. Our trainer was a lot of fun and after spending 14 hours in a banquet room with sixteen women, I am overwhelmed and excited to play on girls faces!!!! :) Marie was finally able to make me some foundation and I am glowing! I have never been so happy with my foundation. My skin feels lush and moist with all of my natural color coming out. I want her to post on her blog some before and after photos of my face :) Happy Monday everyone and God bless you all this week.

Friday, September 18, 2009

So sweet....

~Marie and Jon's little guy (my little nephew) on our way back from Colorado. He has found his fingers very soothing lately. He makes the cutest suckling noises I have ever heard!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pound Plus...

I found this lovely chocolate the other day at Trader Joe's. It is so nice and rich. Perfect for baking, stashing or with a wee cup of tea! :) Good chocolate is expensive and you don't get much for the price. But this Pound Plus of chocolate is beautiful! Here is what the label says, ~Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bars are imported direct from Belgium. They are made exclusively for Trader Joe's in a small town outside of Antwerp by confectionery artisans known for producing perhaps the finest chocolate in the world. Each bar weighs 500 grams, 1.6 ounces more than a pound-hence the name Pound Plus.~
$3.99 for over a pound of dark rich chocolate is a steal! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Best of Friends

I wanted to do a post dedicated to all of my dear blogging friends! This is really for me, because I find so much satisfaction in all of your lives! You all bring me such joy and encouragement just by simply living your life and giving me a glimpse of who you are. My dear friend Meredith, Davene, Lisa, Mama Jill, Katheryn, Lizzy, Holly, Jodi, Roxy, Sharon, Melissa. And my sisters Marie, Himilce and Olga. And of course my mom! I love you all and love reading about your lives! And all of you who are reading and haven't left a comment I appreciate your reading and hope to hear from you!!!

In Ohio For Awhile....

~My Benjamin and I waiting at the airport for his flight

~Didn't want to say goodbye

~Benjamin seeing his nephew for the first time

~My sweet sister and I

~Marie, Jon and Sleeping Zane

While Benjamin is finishing his schooling in Florida and has to stay on base we both decided it would be best for me to stay in Ohio with my sister and brother. I also wanted to use my sister's Midwife so it all worked out so well! Marie and I are having a ball! From sharing each other's closet to talking without ceasing, Jon has been very patient! :) I have been in Ohio now for four days and before that I had been to Chicago, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. It feels so good to be here and settled. Marie flew down to help me make the long drive back with our car from Az to Ohio. It was wonderful to have her help and company. Here are a few pictures of the last couple weeks. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

19 Weeks

Since I haven't done a baby update in a looong time, I decided to do that first! I don't have a good bump picture yet, but my brother took some while I was in Arizona and I hope to get ahold of those pictures soon! I felt the baby kick for the first time exactly on my 18th week! I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and then just a tiny little kick! I didn't think it was the baby at first but then I felt a second sensation and new right away it was our Itty Bitty! We have decided to wait to find out the sex of the baby. We do have our names decided, YAY! But I don't think I will share until the baby is born :P I promise to post a picture soon of my little belly. Its still really little and I am almost Five months! I don't know if anyone will be able to see a big enough bump yet. It just looks like I'm getting a little chubby belly or something! :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Im still here! Its been a very busy three weeks or should I say Summer! :) As I write I can't help but write of the goodness of my God. His peace is always near and so comforting. He had every portion of this unsure time for me all planned out. He has guided my every step! I have many catch up posts to post with pictures. And a picture of my sweet Benjamin when I was able to see him two weeks ago. Hope everyone has a great weekend!