Monday, November 30, 2009

A Laugh :)



These little comics gave me a laugh. I have felt like I have a little boxer in my belly :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thank You....

I can't help myself! I happened to look over at Shabby Blogs again and I couldn't resist! Its like shopping, and its free! They always have such lovely backgrounds :P So sorry everyone if I keep changing mine! I promise I will not change it again until the new year ;) Thank you Shabby Blogs!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Traditions......


Whenever I say the word tradition, the Fiddler On The Roof song comes into my head :P

I was so happy to hear that Marie had gotten all the ingredients for our favorite Frog Eyed Salad the other day. Has anyone ever had Frog Eyed Salad before? My Mom would faithfully make it every year and we were always pleased to see that she made enough to last a couple days after Thanksgiving ;).

All it is, is tiny Acini Di Pepe macaroni cooked until soft then you mix in Whipped Cream, Vanilla Pudding, Mandarin Oranges, crushed Pineapple. Put it in a beautiful glass bowl and it looks lovely and tastes DELICIOUS! :) We would only have it on Thanksgiving :)

Does anyone want to share their special favorite traditional dish that they have on Thanksgiving?


~Image courtesy of Larkspur~

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Psalm.........

~ I haven't been able to stop thinking about this beautiful scripture. Its so powerful and moving and I am so thankful for my loving savior and God. Words cannot express my love. ~
Psalm 139

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.



Friday, November 20, 2009

Enjoying the Season..




I have already mentioned that I am enjoying the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas really early this year. Maybe its because the two prior years were a whirl wind. And I have more time now to feel and sense all the delights! Marie and Jon went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving yesterday and it gave me a chance to bake up some Cranberry Scones. I was a little afraid to make them here since the climate is different then what I am used to in Az. And to waste all of those precious ingredients like butter and cream would be such a shame! And oh my did they come out wonderful! :P Just the right texture not too hard. They MELTED in my mouth! ;) Perfect with a cup of tea to wash down with. The cranberries were really pretty to put in and they gave such a pretty color for pre-Christmas scones :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

28 Weeks.....

~28 weeks



~ Its starting to get hard to see those toes!

~Here is Jodi's delicious cake she made on Saturday


Been really busy these last few weeks and I feel I have been lagging in my blogging! I had Marie take some pictures of me at 28 weeks. I had to have her take a lot!!! Its strange to see myself looking so big. And I had a hard time finding a picture that I liked :P The baby seems to be healthy and strong :) lots of kicks and I can just look down at my belly and see it moving in all different directions! Today I just rubbed my belly to say hello to Itty Bitty and right after I felt this enormous KICK!

Our Motives party was a delight on Saturday. We didn't have as many ladies as we had hoped, but we are so happy for the way it turned out! It really gave Marie and I much more confidence in working on women's skin. And to have had a load of ladies show up would have been NERVE WRACKING! :)

Marie and I were bummed, when we realized we had forgotten to take pictures of our party in our haste to have everything *perfect* :) I did take a picture of the cake that our dear friend Jodi made and brought. It was delicious!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Today's Thoughts..


"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beautiful Olga



My brother Nathan is visiting my family in Colorado and went ahead and took Olga's senior pictures while he was there. She had to have them in before Thanksgiving. He offered to do any of her friends as well and didn't get many who were interested. But now I bet they are REGRETTING it! I sure wish Nathan could have taken my Senior pictures! :P My sister Marie also posted some pictures you can check em out here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fireplaces

~He he I thought this one was cute too :)








I have been loving fireplaces lately. Well, I have always loved them, but I have been attracted to looking and studying different kinds. I know that stoves are really the better thing to have, because they are the real heat source. Just not as attractive ;) Here are a few that I found. :)

Craving Christmas!


Lately I have been craving Christmas! I know, I should be craving food :P my cravings have been more atmospheric. I have even been dreaming about it at night! :) One dream was about Marie putting out all of her beautiful red Christmas decorations around the house lol!
Benjamin will be spending Thanksgiving up here with us in Ohio, which I am very thankful about! He happened to finish his schooling just in time ;) I am also getting excited for when I can create a home again for Benjamin and the baby and I. Being here with Marie and Jon has been so wonderful and inspiring. I wish very badly that Benjamin and I could settle here in Ohio and live down the street from Marie and Jon. Maybe that can happen when we are all old and retired! At least we will be on this side of the States! :)

I know I have been slacking with my blog lately. I will hopefully have more to post about this coming week and the week after :P We are having our first tea and makeup party in a week and we have lots of plans for the menu. :)

I hope everyone is enjoying November so far :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Review!

I just did a new review for our Youtube Motives Sisters account. Its about Virgin Coconut Oil. I show how I use it to take off my makeup for the night. We appreciate everyone who watches and *Subscribes* (hint, hint :P) to our Youtube page. Thank you so much! :)



Monday, November 2, 2009

A little Sick....


This week just flew by. It was a fast week, but also a slow one. We all had been fighting some sort of sickness, flu, cold, or something. The feel of this sickness, seemed to be the knock out kind, head aching, chills, fever, cough and all that yucky stuff. I really think if I had not consumed so much coconut oil in my tea, I would have had ALL of the above. Even the cats have been sick! Luckily little Zane was just fine, other then him teething a little :P

Marie and I have been jogging and walking almost every other day now. It feels really good for me. My joints have been stretching and sore (from Itty Bitty getting bigger) and I feel it at night while I am sleeping. I can't get comfortable. I will sleep on one side and then wake up to throbbing, then switch to my other side and do the same thing throughout the night. I have been trying many things to stretch out those muscles and jogging/walking have helped the most! :)

Have a blessed Monday and week everyone!