Saturday, July 30, 2011

Luci Goose

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” – Matthew 19:14

7 month update coming soon........

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Softball, softball, and more softball

Don't you just love weekend getaways?  This weekend Bre played in a softball tournament and since her games were so late and so early in the mornings we decided to get a hotel room and stay the weekend.  It was so nice!
Joey took off work Friday and we all headed out of town.  We took the kids to eat at the Rainforest Cafe for lunch.  If you've never been there, you should at least try it once.  It is definitely a very LOUD, and fun experience.  We also did a little shopping and let the little ones enjoy build a bear workshop.

Unlike most teenagers, Bre has had a very busy summer.  She has been doing a softball training camp 3 days a week, pitching lessons, and she also went on a mission trip.  The softball training camp is a lot of conditioning outside in 100 degree temps, and never once has she complain.  She loves it!  It's been so good for her.  We have seen so much improvement in every area of her game.  She almost hit one out of the park this weekend!  I can definitely see that out of the park homerun in her NEAR future!  She has made some really sweet and unexpected friendships with some really great girls which was so needed, and an answer to our prayers!

Bre is a pretty athletic girl and she puts it all on the field when she plays.  Alot of times she ends up bruised and bleeding, but she works hard and is very passionate about the sport.  These girls on her team, and her coaches love that about her.  They lift her up, encourage her, brag on her, and love being side by side with her on the playing field.  There is no competing to be better than one another, unlike some of the other teams and sports she has played.  These girls play as a team!  They love her attitude.  She's serious when it's time be serioius. and can be very silly when it's time to play.

We just really had a great weekend with some great families.  It was so nice to get out of town, and we definitely needed the time away.  We are also looking forward to being a part of a great softball organization, and can't wait until fall ball starts!

We just had a wonderful time!  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Snack time

Today I treated the kids to these mouthwatering, delicious cookies courtesy of the recipe that I found at The Pioneer Woman.  They were a hit in this household!

Even Luke liked them, so that really says alot!  This is such an easy recipe, and only requires 4 ingredients.

Chocolate Nutella Cookies
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup all purpose flower
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg 
Preheat oven to 350. Blend all ingedients together well. Form into 1″ balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Press down firmly with the bottom of a glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. You can then let them cool if you like, but I like to serve mine up a little warm.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Sweet Coffee Mug

Just thought I would share that I love shopping at shutterfly.  Today I ordered this sweet coffee mug!  The best part was that it was free! 

I generally order all of my photo prints, large and small from shutterfly.  By doing so, I get great offers for free and discounted products like the one below! 

Blank Project Collage Mug
Find unique birthday and Valentine's cards at Shutterfly.
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Saturday, July 9, 2011


There was a woman who was a gossip. After realizing that she had slandered someone, she went to her pastor and asked how she could fix the situation. The pastor said to her, “Get a pillow case and fill it with feathers.”

So the woman went away and got a pillow case and stuffed it with feathers.

She went back to her pastor and showed him the pillow case full of feathers and said, “Now what do I do?”

“Go to a rooftop and shake the feathers out.” The pastor said.

“Yes, and then what?” Said the woman, waiting eagerly.

“After you do that, go and find every feather and put it back in the pillow case.” The pastor said matter-of-factly.

“But pastor,” the woman said with astonishment, “that is impossible. There’s no way I can possibly find all those feathers. The wind will have blown them everywhere!”

The pastor looked at the woman and said,

“That is gossip.”

From the movie Doubt.


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