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Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring re-arranging!

Ahh Who doesn't Love spring?? Our family Absolutely LOVES Spring and we just LOVE to be outside!!! But I'm really talking about our home and sprucing it up a bit!!! We have a split level house so as of right now all of our bedrooms are upstairs so 3 bedrooms and a full bath and on the the 2level or the main floor is Living room dining and Kitchen and on the 1st floor or downstairs where u come in is what we use presently as our Playroom, Laundry room storage area and another full bath! So after much thought Jayce and I thought it would best if we moved down stairs for a number of reasons One being it's the coolest area of the house and if you know my husband you would know that he DOES NOT like to be hot, not even in the least bit, so by moving down to the coolest part of our home it may help our air conditioning bill also! But there are so many things that need to get done in order for us to move down stairs like where are we going to store the toys, and I think presently we will move it in to our bedroom upstairs until I get the kids bedrooms ready for some toys! Just the thought of all there is to do is a bit overwhelming but I know it will all get done it will just take some time! Then we would like to paint also downstairs but then again we can wait for all of this it will just take some time!!

Also We have a big bay window in our Living room and the curtains I have up now were only suppost to be Temporary and here we are 3 years later in our home and they are still up HaHa! SO I finally found something i wanted so now all I have to do is find the fabric and with the help of my Lovely Mother in Law She's going to teach me how to do it! I'm very excited about Learning how to do it!!

These past few weeks have been mighty expensive I must say and busy busy!! In a few weeks we are having a Bridal shower for one of my dearest friends who happens to be marrying Jayson's cousin!! I can't wait! Mady and I are both in the wedding and are so looking forward to being apart of their special day!!

Tonight we are having dinner with some friends of ours from Church and another fellow MOPS Mommy! We are really looking forward to it!! I was even able to find a babysitter at virtually last minute! SO much more exciting to go out without the kiddies!

Okay enough blogging right now, b/c I need to clean up a bit and do some more Laundry.....does it ever end?!?! While my little man is a sleep!!Have a blessed day!!

Blessings!
Stacey

Monday, April 6, 2009

As Easter Appraoches

Lately I have had a heavy heart as Easter approaches. Just really thinking about the things that took place this week hundreds of years ago. I just can't take my mind off of Good Friday and the Sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us, but more personally It's hard to believe that Christ loved us all this much and the fact that he knew that he had no other choice, In Luke 22: 39-46 Jesus says while he was on the Mount of Olives Jesus knelt down and prayed "Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place he said to them "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed "Father, if you are willing to take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done and an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him and being in the anguish he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples he found them asleep exhausted from sorrow, "Why are you sleeping?" He asked them . "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."

It just always gets me when he asks God and says to him "Father, if you are willing to take this cup from;YET NOT MY WILL BUT YOURS BE DONE" Wow, it's always gets me. It think each year it gets harder and harder for me to even imagine as I grow in a deeper relationship with God. As a mother it gets me really gets me, but now with our son I believe it hits me even harder....Check out this video and see what I mean! It's one of my favorite praise songs, it's At the Cross by Hillsong, but the video brings me to tears and really brings me to my knees : http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=c609c679b81dc8139cb2

So this week I have decided to spend some time at the Cross and read in Matthew Mark and Luke to see their takes on the events that are happening this week and I pray that Jesus reveals himself in a real way to me and I draw even closer to him!