Friday, December 23, 2011

Kisseo eCard Review & Giveaway

Do you enjoy giving and receiving cards? I know I do. Kisseo has a new program on facebook called Kisseo eCards. They have some really cute cards for just about every occasion you can think of. You can send them directly to your facebook friends or to an email address or both. They have a lot of free cards to pick from or to get even more choices you can become a premium member with a 1-year subscription.
I've sent several cards out to my friends and family, wishing them a Merry Christmas and just to say Hi. It's a great way to stay connected during such a busy time of year.

Giveaway:
Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win a 1-year subscription to Kisseo eCards for premium membership services(a $24 value).

I was provided a year subscription to Kisseo eCards in exchange for my review of their card program. All opinions expressed are my own. No other compensation was provided.  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bad Dreams

Every time everything is going great in my mind something has to come up to taunt me. Dreams. I don't like having dreams where your greatest desires come true. To me that is a nightmare. Eventually you have to wake up and when you do reality sets in and you come crashing down.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

His Touch

Lately I've been thinking a lot about how you can feel God's love through the embrace of a loved one or even the touch of a stranger. We need that sometimes when the hard times are too much to bare and our lives are filled with sadness. I know that God is there always. He knows the plans He has in store for me and my family and for my friends. I don't know that plan though and when I see people struggling it is so hard for me to understand all of the suffering. I've learned to put all my trust in God. I pray to Him, I ask of Him, I talk to Him, I listen to Him, I receive Him, I love Him. He is with me always and when my heart is breaking and sad, He always knows how to give me a little squeeze and let me know He is still here. 
I've been surrounded by heartache this year. I have a great group of friends. They are my girls, they are my Foxys. Five women. Each one of us has been suffering a great deal this year. One of us is fighting for her life. She has made courageous decisions and sacrifices that few could ever fully understand. She is our fighter and we are her army. We will stand behind her, beside her, and with her through every thing. She is our world. She WILL beat cancer. I don't care what doctors say, I know what God says, He is who I serve and who I trust. Another one of us has been fighting a numerous amount of illnesses off and on. She is in pain more times than not. We have fathers who are gone fighting for our country, fathers who have to work on the road to provide for our families. Financial troubles, emotional issues. Raising babies alone, young and old. There is so much heartache in our lives. I am sad for my friends. 
I don't know his plans for us but I do know great things will come of them. I know that He is there for us and He will show you if you pay attention. I was at the store the other day and it was a hard day emotionally. I was with Colton and he was walking down the toy isle showing me what he wanted. I told him he could get a puzzle(a cheap one). He didn't want that one, he wanted the bigger spiderman puzzle. I had to tell him no and that he could ask Santa for it. Trying to get his mind off of it I showed him a puzzle I liked and told him to tell daddy that mommy wanted it for Christmas. He looked at it and then grabbed the one he wanted and said, "Okay and you tell Daddy I want this one". It was beyond cute. There was an older gentleman and a woman about my age on the same isle. They kept laughing at the things Colt was saying and they passed us several times. When we were at the checkout and I was paying, the man came up beside me grabbed a hold of my shoulder and handed me a bag and said, "Santa wanted your boy to have this. Merry Christmas". Then he walked off. I almost started crying. He had bought the puzzle Colt wanted. It wasn't about the puzzle. It was the touch of a stranger. The touch of God. He showed me His kindness and His love through the giving of another. 
You may call them Secret Santa's but I call them blessings from God. He knew what I needed when I needed it, something so simple as the touch of a stranger. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Bad Nut?

Has someone ever made you question the characteristics that make you who you are? Things that you thought were positive great qualities and then with their insensitive harsh words they make you question every single thing you do from that point on. That has happened to me this year. It's stopped me and made me pull away from the great changes I feel I was making. It has stopped me from doing what I love to do, what makes me be me. It's amazing to me how people can sit behind a screen and type the most awful things to someone, not just someone but a loved one. Someone who is suppose to always have your back and be one of your top cheerleaders and instead they say hurtful words that they would never say in person. Words that change how a person thinks and feels, knocking them down instead of building them up.
One of my wishes for the new year is for people to think before they talk/type. Know that the words you use can greatly affect the ones you are saying them to and it isn't always a good thing. You should love people for who they are and not who you WANT them to be.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The family that laughs together......

Colt had his Christmas program at school last week. Before we headed out we took some uh..family pictures?!
Aww thats a nice one

Oh the boys are getting crazy

Fine, Momma will play too

He went and did his face that cracks us up every time!

Come on, one more nice one please

Haha! I'm gonna get you! 

Family Time!

That was fun. You probably are just waiting to hear about the Christmas program though huh? Oh alright here it is..
video
We got more video on the camcorder but I need to find my cord to upload them. He is the fourth one in from the left side(closest to the tree). He just stood there mostly. Oh and in case you don't catch it....there is a crotch grab at the very end of the video. :) I'd like to thank Dy-nan-a for pointing that out for me. Haha.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bible Giveaway


How would you like to win a bible? How about an iPad 2?! Here's how you can enter to win. 

Go to the New Living Translation Facebook page here.

By visiting the giveaway entry page (located on the NLT Facebook page, the link is under the profile picture) and entering your name and e-mail address you'll be entered to win the following prizes:
  • One random person each day will win a Life Application Study Bible Family Pack (Guys Life Application Study Bible hc, Girls Life Application Study Bible hc, Student's Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible Large Print hc).
  • One Random person each week will win an Apple iPad 2!
Everyone that signs up gets a free download copy of the Life Application Bible Study – Book of Luke!

Good Luck!!! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stained

I don't want to get out of bed today. I want to stay under my covers and go to sleep.  I try to get up, I try to turn my mind and emotions off but it doesn't work. The tears keep falling staining my face. I feel so lost, sad, helpless. I'm confused. I don't understand. Why is this happening?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Numb

Have you ever cried so much that you become unbelievably exhausted. Your eyes hurt and you can barely keep them open. I'm in a state of numbness. I keep catching myself drift off into another world. I need unspoken prayers please.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

*Edit* 'EX-' New Family Member

I realized that I failed to mention our newest family member. 
I'd like to introduce you to Shadow
We have had him for a couple of weeks now. We were on the search for a labradoodle because they are suppose to be easy on the shedding. Well after doing some research the cheapest we were able to find one was about $600. I had one set to pick up in a week but I went on to craigslist and found a listing for this cute fella for FREE. We fell in love right away even though he was bigger than we were going for. We wanted a big dog but was wanting a baby puppy not a 7 month old beast! We have come to realize he is anything but a labradoodle. He sheds like a maniac. Jay is allergic to him but I love him so he is staying! He is eating us out of our home, no literally he is eating everything in the house! He has eaten through our couch, the carpet, Coltons bed, Colts outside toys, my Christmas tree lights, R2D2, C3PO, the list goes on..! He has more chew toys than any dog we've ever own before and he still just wants to eat everything. I love him! He is the kindest, not so gentle, most lovable dog ever. When he is sitting down and I stand next to him and pet him he will wrap one front paw around me as if he is hugging me, so cute. He is about 7 months old and 65-70lbs. He is huge. He towers over Dexter(a jack russell) and loves playing with Colt and crawling through his tunnels. He is for sure a keeper no matter how often I threaten to put him up on craigslist! :) 

**Edit** Well I guess I spoke to soon. After some events this morning and talking with the husband it looks like we may have to find Shadow a new home. I'm torn. I know what is best for my family but my heart aches for him and not knowing how his life will be without us. Will it better or worse? Will he be happy? Will his new owners treat him as well as we would have?