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“Don’t Worry”-I’m Always Saying it. Now I Need to Practice it!

“Don’t worry!” “It will all work out.” “God has a plan.” “Worry never did anyone any good.” “Take care of what you are able to and leave the rest up to God.” These are all phrases that I use regularly. I believe them and I’ve seen the truth in them time and time again, in [...]

My Good Stuff Story For Today

You just never know when God’s putting a plan in action. He calls us to trust, to let go and to believe that He’s got it-that He’s actively working in our lives each day. It’s SO hard to REALLY REALLY do this! We worry and fret and stress and lose sleep to anxiety. But over [...]

I Tried!

Gabi asked to run errands and go to an appointment with me this morning. About 1/2 way through the appointment she started telling me she was hungry and thirsty. For the rest of the time that we were out, she must have told me about 20 times. I decided to direct her to put her [...]

My First Big Day Out and What a Great Reason!

Well, yesterday was a test of what I could do.   It was my first time back to church with the family and then we had a baptism and luncheon afterward.  I hadn’t done hair and make-up in 3 weeks!  Getting back to our parish with my family was great!  It’s a small parish and [...]

A Forgetful, Yet Funny Story

Have you ever done something and immediately thought of what the consequences might be? Last night I took Arianna shopping for some school clothes. While she headed into Old Navy to try things on, I decided to take a few minutes and go into Marshalls to look for some shoes for myself. I wasn’t carrying [...]

Bella, A Beautiful Movie!

I haven’t been able to watch a whole movie, start to finish, without getting up and taking care of something or folding laundry or taking a phone call, in a long time. But, because I’m on a little trip, I had the luxury of watching an entire movie last night. I wanted to share this [...]

Oh!

A Butterfinger wrapper? Really?! Yep! Today’s little post is about the funniness of kiddos. When I went up North for my grandmother’s funeral, Mariah and I each chose an item or two from Grandma’s belongings to bring home. I took home a blanket that has been with my grandma for as long as I can [...]

Life is Amazing

There have been so many things on my mind these last weeks. I’m getting my kids ready to face their dad being gone for at least 7 months. I’ve been trying to make sure that Kateri and JJ can get where they need to be for Easter. I set up a party for Clay’s farewell. [...]

Mommy of Many-Social Events and Wonderful People

Whew! Over the last week I’ve kept busy with several social functions involving different groups that I’m involved in. I try to stay connected in all areas of my life; Clay’s squadron, kids’ school, church, neighborhood, etc. I love to meet with everyone and keep current with each group. But I am wiped-out! Today I [...]

Looking For a Little Guidance

For a few days now, I’ve been trying to make a solid decision on whether or not to have JJ come home for Easter. Here’s a list of what’s going through my head; ON THE ONE SIDE: Clay leaves for his deployment the day BEFORE JJ can come home. So they will miss each other. [...]

My Head is Full of So Many Things!

There are so many topics running through my head! Everything from being so grateful for wonderful people in our lives to wondering if my girls should attend a funeral at their school on Wednesday. I guess I’ll just jump in with both feet and see where I land. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This weekend, we were fortunate enough [...]

Mommy of Many Show #14: Facing Miscarriage

10 years ago Clay and I had the awful experience of losing a baby to miscarriage. We had 5 healthy and beautiful children at the time which made the whole experience completely unexpected. The healing process was long and rocky. We learned a lot from that little baby that never spoke to us. I felt [...]