Saturday, October 24, 2009

Two weeks!!!

Lexi's birthday party is only 2 weeks from today! Where has the time gone? I still have so much to get and so much to do around here, i've been starting to feel a little panic actually because it's coming so soon! I still have to get all the cake stuff, although I am just getting the box mixes so that'll make it a little easier on me. I still have to get all the stuff for her cookie wands as well as the rest of the decorations. We got the pony decorations in today so that's a relief, everything else we'll just be getting at Walmart so I don't have to worry about it not being here in time.

We also got her gifts already so that's nice to have done. We got her a pony bag for all her little pony pieces-it will also help keep them up so Logyn won't eat them-and we got her a pink piano with a microphone. She is always singing, any song she hears she ends up singing it or at least her version of it! :o)

That is going to be a very busy weekend for us though, Lexi's actually birthday is on Friday then the party on Saturday and then Logyn's baby dedication is on Sunday. I'm a little nervous about that honestly, it'll be a family packed weekend which isn't always a good thing but I guess we'll see how it goes.

Oh but we did get a set of cd's from the church when we signed up for the dedication. About a year ago Pastor Connie did a child training seminar at church, it was 5 sessions total and we got the set when we signed up! I've been listening to them the last several days and gosh they're good! I just finished the 3rd cd today and even though I was at the seminar it's still changing my view all over again. I think i've just gotten lazy lately and this is really helping to shape me up again. I'm going to get a copy for my mom just because she's works with kids so much, plus she has ours kids so much so it'll help her even as a grama. It's seriously something I would recommend every parent have and listen to on a regular basis!

Total change of subject but I did some baking yesterday! I made brownies, chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cinnamon rolls with a caramel icing. I also made homemade spaghetti sauce with fresh house smelled GOOD! :o) I don't know why but I was just in the mood to bake. I did send about half of everything with Colby to work today, that way it's not all sitting here begging me to eat it! haha! We're also having bible study tomorrow so i'll probably take some of it with me then too. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the you couldn't really taste the pumpkin in the cinnamon rolls. I'm not real used to cooking with pumpkin yet so i'm not sure how to fix that problem, I don't want to add too much more and make it to gooey cause it was already pretty gooey but it really needs more. Any ideas?

Well this blog has been kinda all over the place, that's just how my mind usually works. I almost always have 10 different things racing through at once. But Colby will be home soon so I better go, gotta figure out what we're having for dinner. :o)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A little late...

Well I was supposed to get on here like 2 days ago and update on my cleaning and i'm just now getting to it. ugh! I'm so bad at this! Well for those of you that care....I did get my bathroom finished. It ended up being a day later than I was planning but I did get it done! :o) Now moving on to something more interesting than my bathroom... :o)

Have you ever been in the place where you're ready to move to the next phase of life? There are things in life right now that i'm ready to be done with but it's just not happening in my time line. I've kinda been thinking that maybe it's my timing but not Gods and I need to just trust in Him for things to happen in His time, and honestly i've been getting impatient and almost angry at God for not making these things happen for us. But last night at couples Pastor David read Proverbs 19 and verse 3 really stuck out to me, here it is in the Message... "People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed?" I kinda had to sit back and think on that today.

If i'm honest with myself i've made a lot of stupid choices and really dumb mistakes and yet i've turned around and blamed the consequences on God! Pastor Connie said last night that sometimes we even give Satan the time off and mess things up for ourselves! I hate to say it but I think i've done that way to many times.

But I spent some time today really praying about these areas and things I want to change and i'm starting to see what I need to do. For months and months i've been praying for knowledge, wisdom, name it and now i'm kinda seeing that what I really need to just quit sitting around and waiting for God to do some supernatural thing and start doing the natural things He's been telling me to do.

Now don't get me wrong, I totally believe in the supernatural things of God and I do think there is a huge place for that-i've had plenty of supernatural things happen in my life. But I do think there is a point where you've got to stop sitting around waiting for miracles to fall out of the sky and get to work! I think i'm at that point, actually I think i've been at that point for a while now but i'm just now starting to admit it and really make a plan and point to do the work.

Anyways, that's been my big revelation for the'd think after being a christian for most of my life i'd have these things down by now! But i'm really glad to serve a God that doesn't get angry or frustrated with us when we do stupid stuff! Now I guess it's off to work... :o)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do you FLY?

With Lexi's party coming up I am in the cleaning mode and i'm determined to get all the deep cleaning done that i've needed to do for a while now. So the last 2 weeks i've gotten out my Control Journal and started the FLYlady method of cleaning again. For those of you who don't know what i'm talking about i'll give a quick rundown and post the website in a sec.

The basic concept of FLYlady is very simple, it's a way to get into a routine of cleaning your house and keeping it clean on a regular basis. Sounds simple right? It really is! I am the kind of person that gets sidetracked SOOOO easy, i've always been that way. As a kid I had a poster on my wall that said "I mean to work are Lord but I keep coming across things that are more fun to do!" That was and sadly still is me! I used to be the worst house keeper in the world, seriously...the house was bad! But over the last few years i've gotten much better, I mean i'm not up for any cleanest house awards but i'm no longer embarrassed to have people over.

FLYlady breaks everything down for you. There are morning, afternoon and before bed routines as well as any others each individual needs. She also has Zones that you work on each month so that you never have a big spring cleaning to do. One week you deep clean the living room. The next week it's the kitchen, and so on. But you clean each Zone every month so it always stays clean. This way you never look at the baseboards or ceiling fan and want to hide from embarrassment because there's a 3 inch layer of dust because for the life of you, you can't remember when the last time you cleaned it was! Is anyone else like this or is it just me? I know i'm not alone because there's a whole website for people like me! :o)

Ok here's the website.... If anything i've talked about reminds you of your home you should seriously check it out!! Some of the stuff might seem a little goofy but if you get in there and just do it it makes a huge difference and after a while you'll wonder how you got by before it!

So anyways, this week I am in Zone 3. I'll be working on the bathroom and the kids room, I think you're also supposed to clean the kids bathroom but we only have 1 bathroom so I get to skip that. I was bad yesterday and didn't start on my Zone work, I had slacked off over the weekend because we were gone so much so I spent the day catching up on my basic work. My goal for today is to get my bathroom completely scrubbed down-walls and everything-as well and all the rugs washed. Will I get it done? We'll see. :o) I'll post my progress tomorrow...I know, you'll be waiting at the edge of your seat until then huh? I mean of course my clean toilet is the most important thing happening today right?!

Also if you have any FLYing stories you'd like to share feel free to do so! :o)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's party time!

Lexi's birthday is in a month, I can't believe she's going to be 3 already! We have decided to have the party here at our house which will be a bit of a challenge since our house is so small, but we'll make it work. We're going to do it kinda like a come and go so people can come when they want and don't feel like they have to stay the whole time. We'll have chips and sandwiches and of course cake and ice cream so that'll be fun. The big difference this year is that i'll be making the cake! I'm super nervous about it because i've never made a fancy cake before so i'm really hoping it turns out. She of course is having a My Little Pony birthday which is no surprise at all but she also really likes princess stuff, so I decided to make her a pony castle cake. I actually have been looking at cakes online for a while now trying to figure out what kind of cake to make since this is my first time, and I found a pony castle cake. So while it's not MY original idea i'm gonna do it anyways! :o)

We're just planning on inviting some of our friends and family so it won't be a huge thing but it's her birthday so I want it to be a fairly big deal for her so we're gonna go all out with decorating. Colby and I are planning on waiting till the kids leave on Friday and decorating the living room with tons of streamers and balloons so when she gets home from my moms on Saturday the house is all ready for her party! I'm so excited!

Oh, i'm also going to make cookie wands for everyone. I got the idea from the My Little Pony website-yes I signed up for the party planning stuff. I got a cookie sheet that has 6 star shapes on it and a place to put the stick at the bottom before I bake them. Then i'll tie ribbon around the stick and put pink or purple icing and sprinkles on them so they sparkle! :o)Can you tell i'm having fun planning this very girly party?

Ok I guess I better quit chatting and get busy cleaning. That is one good thing about having the party here, it's giving me a great excuse to get all my deep cleaning work done...because we all know that people are going to go behind my furniture and inspect the baseboards! Don't you do that at birthday parties?! :o)