My daily prayer...

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Back to the normal life...

This is our most recent picture of Julian! 3.5 years old!
As of today he is potty trained!!!

Well, hubby goes back to work tomorrow after being home for almost 2.5 weeks...part vacation, part sickness...but now he goes back to work. I have enjoyed his stay, but it time to get my house back in order! Julian goes back to school tomorrow as well! I have a few projects I am working on...decorating my mantel for spring/Easter...I will post what I have done this week! I am refurbishing an old wreath and some easy and in expensive ways to make things ready for spring!

So when do you start decorating for Easter? I am so excited to do it this year, since we have moved our house should look great! I will soon be posting my circle scarfs that I have made on my other site...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A new outlook? Superwoman I am not!

So this week has been one for the books! I feel like I am being tested by God! On Sunday I was chatting with a friend, knitting while sitting on the couch ( a no no for me) and Jeff asked me to keep an eye on the fire and I was going to get up, mind you still with the phone in hand, more like in ear, knitting needles and yarn and getting out of the couch when all of a sudden...YES my back goes! For the love of GOD! SO I quickly get off the phone, get ice, take my meds and sit down and rest a bit. Jeff gets mad because I am in control of my own situation...I did not know being born with a bad back was in my control, but I do know that my over all body is! That I get...If you have known me long, you have know I have battled my weight all my life it seems. But when oh when will I ever get it under control?

In March of 2009, after my December fall, my back was so bad I was laid up for 3 weeks...the worst ever...not to mention that I had a 1 and a half yr old who needed me, a husband and a crappy job! So I began losing weight and taking my life back. 75 lbs later, I feel better, Not sure if I look better...but I also feel that my back is better...with less flare ups.

So after this happened...I guess it all came rushing back to me. I stepped on the scale and I gain 5 lbs back of the 75! That I am not proud of! So if you think about is like strapping on a 50 lb bag of flour...So...I was thinking back as to when I feel the is when I am swimming... and in the summer time...I am walking more and swimming! Did I mention swimming? It is a natural decompresson of your starting this week...I am hitting the pool again! I need to bit my core and keep it there. My problem has ALWAYS been...once I feel better I stop doing what is making me feel better...then I pretend like I am super woman...which I am not! So now I have bible veres's all over the house, along with little notes to remind me what I need to do with my posture and such. So wish me luck...this blog may become my weight loss blog! LOL

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sorry it has been a while!

One of our favorite books to read!

Here is the most recent picture of Julian!

I know...I am horrible at keeping up on my blog, and I really want to post everyday...and honestly I forgot my now I am back and know it so no excuses!!! I must say...I love Julian's pre-school and I love Face book! I have made so many new friends that I can count on to be there when needed and they are not out just for themselves. It is such a blessing! My knitting is coming along great! I have so many to post for sale, I am not sure when or where I will find the time! I am working on my new project of redoing my family room window treatments. I am getting rid of the Valences and doing new rods. I am so glad we made the change! I love my library and I am in the all the time! I love to just sit there and read my bible or just a nice parenting mag that has come in the mail!

Jeff has been working so much overtime, it seems like we are passing ships! On the Job front...there really is nothing to speak of. Which is kind of depressing...but I know that God has a plan for us and I just have to follow His lead! This year I am turning 40 and we (Jeff and I ) are planning on going away...I am really thinking Niagara Falls Canada...even though it is in our back yard, it has changed so much in the past few years that I am looking forward to it. We DO NOT gamble so the casino is out of the I think we will do a few day trips to little sweet towns in the area. I have been so blessed with such a wonderful husband, words cannot express my love for him. When you see others struggle with their marriage you really evaluate yours and I am amazed at house wonderful ours has become and how grateful I am for him.

Julian has been amazing...he is smart---reading, writing, making flash cards...funny---he is so funny...the things that come out of his mouth are so funny...every night he tells his pillow pet (Rufus) about his day for the time he wakes up to the time it is ready for bed. It is so sweet. He is so sweet little boy...he is such a help around the house...he knows when my back hurts and makes it easy for me. Plus he is so handsome! I can't believe how much his looks have stayed the same...Such a handsome little guy!

My family has been healthy and wonderful as well! I am so blessed to have my parents here with us. They just love Julian and us so much, it is such a blessing! My brother is married almost a year now...with his work and family life, we hardly see him...but he is happy and that is what counts! Gram is still alive and kicking! 88 years young! I think she has more energy then I!