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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fall?!?!?

Well I just LOVE, I mean LOVE Fall!!! I am soooooo looking forward to summer being over and fall beginning!! Well all except one thing, Madyson going to school for the very first time a week from this Thursday!! I must tell you though I am excited for her but as a Momma a little on the sad side because she is 4 almost 5 will be in Dec. and the time has just BLOWN by!!! Everyone tell you this as you hold your first baby and sometimes you think those sleepless nights will never end! But I just can't believe we are going to Pre K!! Now granted Pre K in our school district is only 2 hours a day 5 days a week, which I think will be a great transition for full day Kindergarten Yikes did I just say Kindergarten?!?!? I am trying not to rush myself but wow!!!!!!!!!! Okay to get back to fall! I just LOVE everything that fall is, 1st and for most the weather!! Cool nights and evenings!! I feel like they are coming because just a about 1/2 hour ago Jayce was getting the car seats switched back to our van ( I had to take his car through inspection yesterday what a joy that was 1 hour with 2 little kids in line YIKES!) He almost forgot his lunch so I ran it out to him and we just talked for a second but man it is just beautiful out!! Cool Pretty ahh I just love it!!

I also Love the scents of fall!! Yankee candle always comes out with some Delicious smelling scents for fall and can't wait! I got one for my bday and it was a votive and its already burnt up it was called Give thanks!! Awesome!! But more so the fresh scents outside the smell of rain when the leaves are on the ground.....Speaking of which I can't wait to get the cornstalks Hey and Mums from the local Garden market and start getting the front of the house ready! Considering we didn't do anything with our gardens this summer, Usually I try to plant something and mulch but I just never got around to it!! How sad is that?? But I can't wait!!!!! I know I know what you are all probably thinking! It's not even Sept.! But am I the only one who thinks Sept is the start of fall?!?!?! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Before I forget we have another Ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 Can you tell how excited I am! I've been praying and hoping that tomorrows outcome with finding out the sex is a success!! Jayce and I are soooo excited!!!! This week started out as s slow one for us! Well sorta! Today my cousin Kait is coming over for some hair doing and later this week i have 2 more hair clients! God knows how to provide and when! Things are tight this week!! Thank goodness for hair!! It's only b/c we went away earlier this month and that always messes us up a little but its either that or never get away! so It's okay! God is good!!!

I am very much looking forward to also meal planning again and Mops starting up and everything else along with things this fall, Apple Picking, Pumpkin Picking, Fall Festivals, Craft fairs a trip to Lancaster PA to Willow Valley, Possibly another camping trip!? I also think I am going to get a bunch of those foil tins that i can start making double of some of our meals and store down in our big freezer to start to prepare for when the baby is born! I think My hands will be busy especially around Christmas time!! I have also decided I am going to start Christmas shopping when Mady goes to school and get it all done a head of time!! I would like to get it all done by Mid Nov. so it's not much to do and i can relax (sorta) before the baby comes!! We are continuing a tradition our family started a couple of years ago!! We try to emphasize Jesus (obviously) more that Santa! So we give our children 3 gifts from us b/c Jesus received 3 gifts from the wise men and Santa brings then their "big" gift! and of course stockings! But our kids are so sooooo sooooooo BLESSED beyond measure with Grandparents and such that it's crazy and to be honest! I personally think Christmas is soooooooo over done with gifts and such anyways!! Plus a fear of mine a few years ago while Jayson discussed what we wanted to do with all of this is as our children get bigger so do their gifts and the expenses! Not that we don't want our children to have things but believe me when I tell you the have soooo much and they lack for NOTHING!!!

Well I think I hear my little ones starting to wake up Hope you all have a blessed day and enjoy your week!!
Blessings!!
Stacey

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Blah Day....

I'm sitting her trying to figure out what to do today! The kids really need to get out of the house a little, the past few days have been kinda quite for us and I think they are feeling the itch to do something! There is only 1 problem Mommy is in a blah mood today!! It's hard! I feeling like I need something to do, but all my girlfriends seem to be busy and I'm trying get the strength I need from Jesus to just press on! I know as Mommy's we all have these days, but with being Pregnant I think my emotions are getting the best of me this morning!! So I know it's Wed. Not Tues. but I'm going to do a 10 Things I'm thankful for this morning and praise him through my gloominess!

1.) My relationship with Jesus, whom Is my best friend and someone I can be the most raw with!
2.) My husband who even though suffers from depression still works SOO hard for us and is such a good daddy and hubby! I am so thankful for all he does!
3.) My children all 3 of them even though 1 is still in my belly! They are the most precious gifts I have in my life!! I love you guys and bring me so much joy!!
4.) My home, As I sit here in the living room with Hanny Manny on Tv as i write this i just see God's blessings all around us!! All of which are just about hand me downs or just awesome pieces of old furniture! I love it and feel so blessed to be here!
5.) That our Mops Group is starting up again!! I'm still on the steering team but stepped down from being Co-Coordinator with the new baby coming and Mady starting school I needed to not be able to pick her up from school and not be soo soo busy b/c I'm not sure what life with 3 will be like!
6.) I'm so thankful that summer is almost over! Don't get me wrong I love summers but I'm ready for some fall weather and everything that fall brings, like craft shows, apple picking, just all of it!!
7.) Even through my rough days I still have hope and joy that comes from God I pray that one day everyone i know will have that same comfort that I have in Christ!
8.) Snuggles from my little man! As i sit her typing he decided to crawl up on the cough with his momma and give me some love I better hurry up and finish !
9.) Dinner with 2 couples and thier kids tomorrow night! Friends of ours from church and Us decided we wanted to start meeting 1 times a week kinda like a small group or homefellowship to pray together do a little bible study and just have some sweet fellowship!!! Can't wait to do have dinner and have them all over!!
10.) The gift of friends! They are ever so precious to me and I'm thankful for their love and support!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

it's been a little while........

So I figured I should take a few minutes on this amazing Sunday afternoon and get caught up! Last weekend we had a wonderful opprotunity to get a away for a long weekend of camping up in Pa, up past the Pocono's in a small town called Benton! It's just beautiful up there in the mountains!! Jayson's Aunt and Uncle live up there and he has camped there and visited a ton of times as a child! My sweet and ever so generous in laws rented a house at a camp ground for all the family to come and stay in!! Jayson is the oldest of 4 and the only boy, he has 3 younger sisters Susy, Kerry and Grace! They are all married and have children of their own and we are so thankful to live so close to one another and have just a blast together!! 2 out of his 3 sisters and their families were able to come!!! We all stayed in this house that was surrounded by the most beautiful views and little water falls and amazing hikes and it was just such a fun weekend! I'll post pictures soon! We left for our trip on Friday and came back Monday afternoon! What a fun time we had!

Also a week before that we bought a new mini van! It's the newest car both of us have ever owned and we just love it! It's a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan!! This van has so much room and storage it's absolutely un-real! Below the middle seat there are 2 huge compartments under the floor that lift up for storage! Not to mention the trunk goes down! So we have another foot in the back as well!! It's been such a blessing to our family! Now when the baby comes we will have enough room for everyone!!

On Wed. of this past week, the kids and I were able to go up to my parents house in Ocean Grove Nj to go visit and see the kids play they put on in town! Both kids and I had a great time!! It was so fun to see my younger cousins and friends put on such a great play and what not!! We came back on Thursday evening and it's been busy every since!

Yesterday Morning we heading to Jayson's parents church to support the youth group and get our car washed! The kids are raising Money for their winter retreat they go on every year! We were able to meet up with all of his sisters and the kids got a chance to play once again!! Then on the way home from that we stopped at a yard sale and I was able to score a great exersausuer for only $7! What a steal! You would think I would have one after 2 kids, but the one I had was give to me from friends that had 4 kids before my 2 and that was just so in need to be trashed and I am excited I was able to score one for sucha good price!!

Today we went to church and Pastor Tim preached such a good Sermon on being "Stuck" He read from Exodus and how the Isrealites were doubting Moses when they left Egypt and right before God parted the Red Sea! When God was talking to Moses and said Move on and go through the waters and he would take care of them .....Move on that hit me hard! When we are stuck in some circumstances that seem never ending or self consuming we need to regain focus and move on! Our Focus should be on Christ and Christ alone! The devil wants us to stay focused on ourselves and what not move forward but God wants us to focus on him and work towards him and he will make our paths straight! Wow it was soo good!! I have the bible verses and everything written down in my bible, but unfortuantly it's out in the car now and Bryce is just waking up so I dont have time to post them now but will soon! Hope everyone had a great weekend and HOpeuflly i will catch up again soon!!
Blessings
Stacey