Tuesday, November 29, 2011

{A PreLit & A Treasure}

I love Christmas and every ounce of anything to do with
                             Christmas, but I haven't managed to get all my Christmas decorations up. . .
                                           and I think I might be calling it quits. with. one. tree. 
I will keep you posted. . . I couldn't find the stand for my tree.
So I had to buy. . . a prelit. . . darn.
I was loving life when The Mr. asked me if I wanted HIM to put up the
tree. Miracles. They do still happen.
I am loving my "Big & Tall Item" for the living room.
My most favoritest is the lamp light on the glass doors.
It is one of my mostest favoritest things of all in the World of Decor. . .
Lamp Light. 
I found this lamp a The Gathering Place (you know its closing in January?)
Another small gift shoppe closes its doors. . . oh so sad. Tragic, really.
The broach I added was my Grandmothers.
A Treasure. A Sweet Treasure.

Monday, November 28, 2011

{Last Soccer Game & Impeccable Manners}

Kind and Thoughtful.
Consulting others with all matters that concern you.
Very Attentive.
All those words describe Sandy Johnson.
I adore.
That could be one of my the many ways I need to do better in 2012??!!
I wonder if it is possible to have impeccable manners if you are forgetful??
This is Sweet Sisters last soccer game and party.
Hooray for soccer!
What fun we had!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

{Literacy Night & Book Fair}

Here are my Sweets at the book fair & Literacy Night.
I enjoy Literacy Night! 
Clayton read a poem he had written. 
Mrs. Becks Class was A Space Mission!
You picked a "space rock" out of the bucket.
Tasted it. 
reported back to Earth what it tasted like.
How cool is that? 
The kids loved it!
Sweet M. Johnson read his poem also. 
Hooray for Literacy Night.
I am thinking it is a "Win-Win"!


Over the holiday we took the kiddos to see 
 My Sweet Friend J. Gastons kids were in it, and what  
talent they have!
In this last photo you can see all the proud mommas taking pictures!
I love plays.

{Post Holiday Blues}

Turkey.Dressing.Turkey.Dressing.Family Time. Family Time. Turkey. Dressing. 

You kind-of get into a rhythm. . . and then. . . it's Monday.


Its all over.

Family Gone. No more left-overs. Family Gone. No more left-overs.


Busy Schedule.


What a downer I am, but I think I have the Post Holiday Blues.

Friday, November 18, 2011

{Florida Thoughts. . .}

for us on this cold day.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

{What to talk about today???}

  • Well, lets see. . .
  • I am praying about doing an after school Bible Study/Memorization Group for Clayton's friends. They are challenged to memorize Psalm 119 (I think?) and I just would love to be apart of helping those boys learn and grow.  I feel like if I am asking my kids to do such a large task (defiantly worth it, but no doubt hard), I should be willing to do the same (or at least try).  Although, my memory is tanked.
  • I am excited about my little ones "Feast" tomorrow.  I am going to bring Green Beans and Mac-N-Cheese to those sweet Kindergartners.
  • The gym I go to has new owners and they went right to work on repairs and such, so I am excited to see how that turns out.
  • I am working today and must get busy, but more talk later. . .

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

{To: The Girls I was talking to at the Football Party}

Yes! Its true. . . God is omnipresent.  He is everywhere at all times.

How, biblically, should we think of God's omnipresence? The word means that God knows exhaustively, and upholds and touches continually, every single item in the universe he has made, from the tiniest genes and electrons to the most massive stars in the expanding universe to the most complex mind-body interactions in the psyche of over 6 billion people. God is here, there, and everywhere, and his mind and hand are on everything. We are never out of his sight (Psalm 139), and we cannot get away from him (John 1). Wherever we are, he is there too. This is not simply a matter of transcending spatial confines. Strictly speaking, God has no spatial location at all, for space belongs to the created order and exists in him rather than he in it. Such is the omnipresence of God.

That is amazing!! We worship an amazing God!!!!

Satan cannot know our thoughts, but can hear what we say. BUT he cant be everyone at once!  Although he does have demons. . . but that is heavy stuff and I am no BIBLE scholar. . .

Satan tempts many people simultaneously—does that mean he is omnipresent? No. Omnipresence, as we saw, is unique to the Creator. Satan comes and goes (Matthew 4:3, 11; Job 1:7–12).

I also read this. . .

But don’t worry about that!A lady once said to me, “We whisper,” because she was afraid of demons hearing her prayers. My response was, “Well, that’s foolish!”You can go boldly before the throne of grace. In the Old Testament, it doesn’t say, “And David whispered to the Lord;” it says, “And David said unto the Lord”—and out it came. You never hear any time in the apostle Paul’s instruction to us about prayer when he says, “Don’t talk out loud.” When he wanted to pray, he just flat out prayed and it didn’t bother him whether Satan heard it because he was living in such a way that Satan couldn’t do anything about it anyway. That’s the issue.

We have peace knowing we belong to God.  He is ours and we our his! So GET BEHIND US SATAN!

(I know heavy stuff for a party! But I like follow-thru!!)

{Lily & Livy at the 3rd Grade PTO Program}

I love love patriotic songs.
I love love children singing. 
The song, "This is America! A-m-m-meeeric-a!" always brings tears to my eyes. . .Lord have mercy.
But the part about "brave", "free", "liberty". . . such wonderful words and things. . .
that didn't come free, but are because of sacrifice. 
We are always dancing and doing some sort of doodle. 
Clayton has been my little socialite for years, but I am thankful Lily
has made some sweet, sweet friends too. 
Aren't friends wonderful? 
Husbands are pretty special too. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

{Carsons Turkey}

This is Carson's little turkey he decorated for K. 
He is adorning the hall outside Mrs. Cox Class.

{Sweet Saturday Feet}

Buddy's Sweet Little Feet.
6 years old.

{Halloween 2011 Argh Mateys!}

Eek! Boo! I love Halloween! So much fun to be had!
Perhaps its because the past few years we have went to "MAWS" (aka Every ones Grandma -no real relation or The Grandma Covet. . .either one), we look forward to a good visit and good eats.
It really is the largest spread of food next to the Golden Corral.
It is wonderful! The Mr. looks forward to it every year.
She is so gracious to invite us! 
After full bellies we head off to TRICK-R-TREAT.
The past couple of years we have gone to Forest Hills, but it
was so crowded last year so we ventured off in . . . our own neighborhood! Who woulda' thought?
It was really fun!
The Grand Finale was stopping at Dr Whites (for various reasons. wink, wink! R. Grigg), Lily
said he gave the "best" and "most" candy. Cute. 
Well, here they are!
A Blond Bombshell which turned many heads. (I no longer know who my son is. . . really.)
A Honey Bee (with quite a sting!)
A Pirate! (The $2.50 Goldmine Costume purchased at 3:30 on Halloween)
Argh Mateys!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

{Wait! Pray for your Husbands}

Last Saturday the City of Greenwood came together as our mayor 
swore in our new police chief. 
Look at this line of men. . .

Each man has a family.
Each man has goals.
Each man has an opinion.
Each man has much responsibility.
Each man carries a burden and some sort of hardship.
Some are older, but some very young.
I have been so heavily burdened by The Mr's job for the past 6 months.
It is no secret the past police chief did not care for me, and after much thought and consideration I
honestly believe it was because of my faith and convictions.  Even though it hurt and was really hard
God prepared me in advance for times as such.

"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
—John 15:18-20 
But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
they will not overcome me.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
—Jeremiah 20:11

A warrior. 
That is my hearts desire. 
 I don't want to fit in. 
I don't mind. 
 It's okay.
It really is.  
My precious friend Jodi Gatson gave me a book of prayers for husbands, and
little does she know I have clung to that book!
I will share a few of these prayers with you. . .

Lord, I know that humility must come before honor (Proverbs 15:33).  Take away all pride that would cause my husband to deny his faults and work into his soul a humility of heart so that he will receive the honor You have for him.

(You know PRIDE is our ENEMY, right?)

Lord, help my husband to release the past so that he will not live in it, but learn from it, break out of it, and move into the future You have for him.

Lord, help my husband to be anxious for nothing, but give thanks in all things so he can know the peace that passes all understanding.  May he come to the point of saying, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content" (Philippians 4:11).

Oh my, those are wonderful words to lift up for your husband.
With all that said. .  whew!. . .I am ready for new beginnings and support Mr. Will Dawson.
I will be praying for him, for the task before him is large.
The ceremony was lovely.  Coach Jones spoke and  he is just the most likable guy.
On a different note. . .
Have you guys seen these? I am a HUGE I SPY fan!!!
I SPY tubes! Love them!  I spied them at Wal-Mart the other day! Who knew? 
This picture is awfully dark but it is the new addition
to my living room.
I love her.  I haven't got her all dolled up yet but
its a work in progress. 
My sweet friend Miranda cutting recipes for the WorldCrafts Party. 
Don't forget to check it out! 
I have much to do today, so I better mosey on.
Talk Later!

I think I will leave you with this prayer for your husband. . .

Listen to the way your husband talks.  What comes out of his mouth has to do with the condition of his heart.  "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34)

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I attended my very first WorldCrafts Party yesterday. 
Wow!  Women are really amazing! Really. God designed us to be and do amazing things.
Much to share about, but 
really to get to the heart-of-the-matter is simple.
I think like a Mom (because I am a Mom. . .geeze. . .), but knowing what 
it feels like to meet the needs of my children. . .
And then to imagine a Mom. . . who simply cant.
She has no money. 
I hear a child saying, "I'm hungry." or just. . . crying. 
These women are willing to do anything to survive. . .
 by purchasing their lovely creations that "anything" doesn't have to be a horrible way. 
You can still visit the website if you would like to be apart. 
It is  
a purchase
a purpose. 
B. Lensing singing was a real treat. 
There were Christmas Carols for all!