Sunday, January 24, 2010

~Sing Sing Sing~

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fun, Friends and Freezing.......

This week it was back to the "normal" life. No more sleeping in and staying up late, no more play dates, sleepovers or large amounts of leftovers to pull out instead of making dinner. Christmas Break was grand. Camden and Berkleigh didn't start back to school until Tuesday, so we met up with our friends at the bowling alley on Monday for some bowling (obviously) and pizza. The kids played awesome and the mommas....well we chatted it up, while supervising our kids of course. I took my camera, but forgot to get any pics. Sorry~

It is officially winter here and this past week I faced a sad more flip flops for this girl. It has been cold/cool here for quite some time, but I could still squeeze in the flops a day here and there. NO MORE! This week the "Artic Freeze" decided to mosey on down to Texas and freeze us all. It dipped down into the teens and was in 28-32 range when I took Camden to school a couple days. So needless to say we are all dressed in layers, wearing outerwear that we would have never owned 2 years ago and burning A LOT of firewood. There is one thought that gets me through winter time here.....This too shall pass.

We have been enjoying our Nintendo Wii that we got for Christmas and have found out that the girls are quite the baseball players. Not shabby boxers either. Berkleigh's favorite is pitching during baseball. And both of the girl's can knock someone out in less than a min in the boxing ring. Don't know if I should be proud or worried??? Any who....tonight we played quite a few games on the Wii and just enjoyed our time together. I love Sundays. The naps are better and I don't feel rushed or that I am having to keep up with a hectic schedule. I'm sure spending time in the Lord's house getting renewed has a lot to do with it.

Today I had the honor of visiting a friend's church. She was being ordained as an elder in the church. Isn't that awesome? Her Pastor preached a great message and the ceremony was wonderful. I know that God is going to do great things through Sarah and that she is such a blessing to her church. She has blessed me and my family beyond words and I thank the Lord for her.

Congratulations on your Ordination, Sarah!

Here is a song that I just LOVE~ Greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city. I want to be a part of this in 2010! I know God has great things in store for each of us this year~

{{hugs}} Deanna

Saturday, January 2, 2010

~Happy New Year~

Happy New Year's!!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and fun ringing in the New Year. 2009 was a rough year, especially for our economy....but I think we have all learned from this rough year. I know that if I have learned anything, it is that the the Lord is my provider. I have learned to be more content and that HE is all I need. I've also learned that when God wants to get his point across...HE WILL! Sometimes we have to learn the hard way. God is good and I am blessed. Goodbye 2009~

2010 started off at our house with Dax, me and 9 little girls. Camden Hope had a New Year's slumber party. We had 7 beautiful little girls from her school and Berkleigh held her own with them all night long.There was alot of giggling, squealing, snacking, chatting and all around fun! We had our official countdown at 9 pm and all were asleep around 10:30. Not too shabby~ It was a blast!

So it's that time of year again when we make our New Year's Resolutions. Most of the time I don't recall what last years were. Isn't that sad? I mean I always do the standard....get in better shape, eat healthier, drink more water and stick to my daily devotions. Which each year I can definitely work a little harder on that. So this year I am writing a list and plan on checking them off throughout the year. 1st resolution is to stick to my resolutions! No really. If I get 2 months down the road and realize that I haven't followed through, I am going to start where I stopped!

Here is a list of our family resolutions. I asked Camden this year what hers would be and I was quite impressed!

Berkleigh Faith~
1. Everything that Sissy said:)

Camden Hope~
1. Learn to ride my bike with no training wheels.
2. Work on my handwriting
3. Be nicer
4. Get lots of I-Bucks (Children church currency to shop at their store for prizes)

1. To be a better financial steward

1. Closer relationship with the Lord.(increased prayer life & time studying the word)
2. Have a better servants heart with my family and others.
3. Increase my volunteer time @ school, church and in the community.
4. Increase my sewing knowledge and learn to crochet
5. Stick to a budget and become debt free
6. Lower my Wii Fit age~LOL! No really though!
7. Blog weekly!
8. Make each holiday special, remember others birthday and send cards.
9. Bake/cook more and try new recipes.
10.More water~Less soda.

I am excited about 2010. I feel that this year is going to be awesome. I know that the Lord is going to do amazing things in our lives, our church and our community! Happy 2010 everyone! God Bless~