Grace On Rainbow

Friday, April 11, 2008

Are you Up for a Challenge ? ? ?

Okay today I woke up with an idea for a challenge. I would like to challenge each of you to a Six Week Strength Training Challenge. Now this is not just simply for your physical body, but for your entire body and soul . . . how's that for a grab your attention headliner :) I am going to call it Close To Thee
This is from a song that a wonderful lady from our church use to sing. I love the words of the song:

I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Each Friday I will post about three topics:

My Spiritual Journey: God is really challenging me personally to have a closer relationship with Him. I have neglected the most important relationship I have or will ever have - and that is with my King and Lord - Often times we think a 5 minute prayer is doing our Christian duty, but if I spent 5 minutes talking with my children or my husband a day or even a week I don't think I would have a very good relationship with them. God calls us to that fellowship with Him. He wants to be the one we turn to in times of joy, sorrow, and uncertainty. Right now I am reading through I John and having that Love for God. John is a plain (often times) step-on-your-toes kind of author and I need that right now. Christians (including me) have allowed God to be not only pushed down in our priorities, but lessened in who HE is. HE is my Creator, my breathe, the one who IS and who always WILL BE. I on the other hand am simply HIS Creation. So I truly pray that each of you will take this journey with me - as together we learn to walk closer to our Creator.

My Physical Journey: Dealing with a healthier lifestyle - this could be menu ideas, tips, or just thoughts of what the week was like -With Spring here (I think) I really have been in the mood to get back outside and start walking again - I've missed it this Winter and it is beginning to show :)

A Mother's /Wife's Journey: I think that most of us need encouragement in this area. So this is just an extra area I would like to add. I know that being a mother and a wife is sometimes not the easiest thing that God has called me to do, but He has called me to do them and I need to honor Him in how I speak and act towards my children and my husband. I don't think anyone has perfected this area - but I think we can all encourage each other.

If you would like to see just these posts I have labeled them as Close To Thee so just click on the link on the right hand side and you will be able to view them all.

I pray that together we can take this short journey together that will lead to a lifetime of closeness to God and each other.

Have a Wonderful day everyone. - Lisa

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Come though Gentle Spring . . .

It is actually raining again here right now, but we had a beautiful Saturday - so I took the day and planted some flowers for the front. It was nice just to be out in the sunshine and fresh air. I hope you all will see the flowers and green grass soon. I am in the mood to spring clean, but I have to get a few other things done around the house first.

Well I am off to finish the morning chores and start laundry. I love Tuesday's for some reason. I think it is because usually we do not have anything planned and it has turned into our family night. I think this evening we are going to go to McAllister's if I can talk my loving husband into a family date night :-) Plus kids eat free on Tuesday nights.

Have a GREAT day everyone - Lisa

Not only is it good . . . it's good for you

Okay just a quick note to show you my new favorite drink. It is V8 Fusion Light - Strawberry Banana. It only has 50 calories and it gives you an ENTIRE serving of Vegetables AND Fruit in one serving (8 oz glass).
Avery loves it and I actually got Noah to drink a glass the other day. It is a great way to make sure they are at least getting a fruit and vegetable - although remember that it is always better to eat whole fruit and vegetables because your body digests them differently, but this is still a great way to add vitamins to your diet.
I am off to conquer my monthly meal planning menu today. Once I get it done I will try to see if I can upload it here.
Have a great morning everyone - Lisa

Friday, April 4, 2008

A little jet lag I believe

Well the GREAT news is that Bobby made it home yesterday - the BAD news, I think he was just a little tired. Actually I think we all were as we were in bed before 9:00 last night - We are getting so pathetic around here :) I think we all were just tired and didn't sleep well from being away from each other, so a couple of good nights of sleep and we will be right as rain.
Speaking of rain - we are getting a little water logged down here and I think we are in for some more. I am actually one of those odd people who enjoy the rain. Now don't get me wrong I wouldn't want it all the time, but there is something refreshing this time of year with the smell of rain and the grass turning green. I love a few cloudy cozy up days - for some reason it just reminds me that we need to slow down and snuggle in for some together time.
Well I am hearing the sound of little feet this morning - so I guess I better jump off of here and make "pam-cakes". I would really like to know how many pounds of "pam-cakes" I have made these past 7 years. Actually I would just like to know how many my daughter has eaten in the past 4 years ! ! !
Have a wonderful and blessed day everyone - Hugs Lisa

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Whose Child is this anyway ? ? ?

MINE . . . MINE . . . MINE . . . I couldn't take a picture of Noah and not get one of Avery too - the only problem is that she was in her goofy mood . . . Well actually she got down in the football picture pose when she saw the camera because that is what they did for their pictures yesterday - so I told her that I just wanted her to act normal . . . well I got it. If she is not a hambone then she is our little princess.
When we were at JCPenney's yesterday waiting to get our pictures taken they have a spot for kids to watch a movie now - so I watched as she very carefully pulled the sides of her dress out and sat straight down and then foldered her hands in her lap - "That's how a princess sits mom." - Way too cute. Unfortunately no camera.
Well off I go to get some laundry done - Bobby is coming how tomorrow - one more night on the couch and then back to my pillowtop matress I go ! ! !
Hugs to all - Lisa

One of those moments

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize just how quickly time goes by? Well that was me this afternoon as we were having a picnic lunch on our kitchen floor. (Oh such a good mom right - well actually my table was just covered in scrapbooking stuff as I am making bookmarks still) Anyway I was sitting across from Noah and realized that he is 1/2 way to his DRIVER'S LICENSE ! ! ! ! ! That was such a big moment for me right then. I know . . . I know. . . but he is already almost up to my shoulders and I am just not ready to be looking up to my "baby boy" yet. . . Well no stopping time is there - so I will have to have Bob make me some very HIGH platform shoes (hehehe) and convince all automobile companies that cars are VERY overrated and we don't really need them in another 8 years. Or I guess I can thank God for giving me such a sweet and loving boy that makes me smile everytime I look at his goofy (right now) toothless grin.
Have a great Wednesday everyone - Lisa

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

No pictures this time (sorry Grandmas). Just wanted to drop in and say hi to everyone really quick. Bobby is still gone to Atlanta - this job thing is really interferring with my cuddle time with my husband :-) Oh well I guess the job thing allows us to have the house to cuddle in - it's a love - hate relationship for me :-)

Well I FINALLY took the kids and got their pictures taken today. I really wanted some casual pictures just for fun, but Avery HAD to wear her spinning dress (AKA her poka dot dress). I did find Noah a shirt that matched pretty well - so when we get them back I will post them for you to see. They did really well and had fun.

Today was really pretty outside, but chilly. The kids got to play for about an hour, but I made them come back in as they are still trying to get over their coughs. Avery seems to be doing better, but Noah is still having a battle with it.

We went to the library and got some movies for a snuggle party tonight - but I don't think I am going to make it. I was up until 3:00 am this morning - I cannot sleep when Bobby is away. The ice machine about pushed me over the edge last night - scared me to death when it dropped ice (like it does 10,000 times a day) - just sounds different when you are sitting up by yourself in the middle of the night.

Okay everyone - have a great night and rest of the week. I am off to try to get some more things done for a craft show I would like to do (don't know which one yet, but hey there's bound to be one SOMEWHERE).

Love and Hugs - Lisa