Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ronnie has something to say...

This is what Papa and Nana saw when they arrived yesterday.  (read Ronnie's shirt)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Having nice neighbors is a blessing!

Even though Ron and I are not big fans of living in a subdivision, I do have to admit that it has been an absolute blessing to have some really nice neighbors! In my 17 months as a stay-at-home mom, I have had to call on my neighbors several times. My neighbor Rachel is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. She lives just two houses down. My neighbor Casey is a nurse who works part time and has a little guy Blaise who is the same age as Ronnie. She lives behind us and over one house. Both of these ladies have been a godsend to me when I have needed something. And today was one of those days.

Ronnie had a 3 hour nap today, so by the time he woke up, there wasn't enough time for me to run to the store to get some salsa and sour cream for our fajitas I was fixing for dinner. I sent a text message to Casey to see if she had some at home. She replied back that she was at Walmart and she could pick some up for me. What perfect timing!!!!! When she got here to drop off the salsa and sour cream, I told her I would write her a check, but she didn't want me to pay her for it. What a sweetheart! I plan to return the favor someday, even though she did not want me to pay her. Thank the Lord for friendly neighbors who go out of their way to help! I hope they see me as that kind of neighbor to them, I always want to be able to help someone when they need it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A place to shop for the musician on your gift list

Check out this site for some electronic gear for the musician on your Christmas gift list this year.  I used to work with these guys, and after the company we worked for relocated, they started their own business.  Great guys to deal with, check them out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A day of organizing and simplifying

Wow!!  This is the end result of our hard work today.  My neighbor Rachel came over and helped me get the attic in order.  I posted a photo of it a couple months ago on this blog (sorry, I don't know how to put a link to it here, I am not very sophisticated about all the blogging tricks!)  If you scroll down to my blog archive, and click on September, you will find the post there.  And you will see the huge improvement!  (I don't have the "before" photo on this computer)  All I can say is it is such a breath of fresh air to know that my attic looks so much better now!  I can rest easier knowing that I don't have a huge mess up there that you can barely walk through.

A bunch of stuff was thrown out in the trash, and a bunch of stuff is going to Goodwill.  And almost everything else has a "home" in the attic where I can find it very easy.  I have a few things to organize yet, but that is a cake walk compared to all we did today.  A HUGE thank you to Rachel for your help today, I honestly could not have done it without you!!  I appreciate it more than you know!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Boys in the hood!

Or, I should say, boys with hoods on!  SO cute!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I got an award!


Thanks Christy for nominating me for this award!  So I guess what I am supposed to do with this award is name 6 things I am thankful for, then list 6 people who I want the award to go to.

Six things I am thankful for
  1. My salvation through Jesus Christ.  Through Christ alone is the only way to salvation.  Jesus is my Savior and Lord, without Him there is nothing else.
  2. I thank the Lord for my husband and son, they are precious to me and a gift from God.
  3. A home to live in.  It is such a blessing to be able to live in a home, while so many others in the world do not have a roof over their heads.
  4. To be able to stay home and raise our son.  I am truly humbled by how God has given us the opportunity for me to quit my job and for Ron to support us.  It is an absolute blessing that I do not want to take for granted.
  5. For our new computer and for the internet, it is my connection with the outside world and family and friends.  It sure does save me gas and phone bills staying in touch from the comforts of home!
  6. For clothes in my closet, food in my fridge, and a warm bed to sleep in at night.

Six people who I pass this award on to:
  • Kim P
  • Kim B
  • Michelle
  • Nicky
  • Bonnie
  • Jill