Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eight years together and we sorta forgot

Yesterday was our anniversary. We have been married for eight years now.

Funny thing is. We kinda forgot.

Yep. It's official, we are getting old.

We got up. He went to work. I started my day at home. And we both forgot that it was the day we had gotten married eight years ago. I think what threw us off was that we celebrated our anniversary this past weekend. We went on a kid free date! Shopping, and out to a nice dinner. It wasn't until about 3:30 yesterday evening that I remembered. I was out vacuuming the van when I thought, oh my gosh its our anniversary! I hurried up and called my hubby. Small talked for a minute to see if he knew, then said "So do you know what today is"? It took him only a second. He very quickly, kinda yelled, "Happy Anniversary"!! He pretty much was thinking at that point, that he was dead meat. That he had forgotten and I had sat home all day waiting for him to say it. He was quite relieved to find out I had forgotten as well. So I ended up making his favorite dinner when he was on his way home. And he showed up with a giant hanging basket plant for me. Win win. :)

Thankful for eight years together!!

Writing on the "before I die" wall on our date night

The oops I forgot our anniversary plant

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Still waiting

Wondering where we are in the adoption process? Still waiting.

 Some times it seems like a huge mess. Last time I had talked to our social worker she said she had all she needed except for three months of bank statements showing all our income in the account. Well that's been turned in for a few weeks now. Finally got to talk to her today and I don't think she has even really looked over it. What she told me was that she will look and see if we need anything else AND POSSIBLY LINE UP ANOTHER HOMEVISIT!!! We are already done with all of our visits and even had to do an extra one. I told her that and she said "Oh ok maybe we don't need one then. I just feel like things are so unorganized. And am hoping this time that the "I will get back with you" does not take forever. I spent some time this morning watching adoption video's on you tube. And praying that this homestudy gets done!!!!! I have considered switching agencies if it's possible, but feel like if she just gets in done it could be so much quicker the switching!

 So we wait.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Homeschool question, and giant angry birds...

Today we are busy catching up on some school work, cleaning for company tomorrow evening, and running errands. It's almost time to wrap up the school year. I am excited, but also a little nervous. Our state requires that we either test our kids or do a portfolio. Last year we went with testing for my son. He did not like it! He was very anxious about someone he didnt know doing school with him. And he pretty much just guessed on everything. This year I am doing a portfolio. I have never done this, so I am a little anxious about getting it right. Any tips from my followers?? Also I had to include a picture taken from my phone. This giant angry bird in a field has made the news in our area. Quite the attraction! We decided to pull off the side of the road and get some pics the other day. Funny how a giant bird can make a kids day.  :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sunny Days


What we have been up to....


Flower Shopping


Her First Pedi


Seeing the Giant Angry Bird

                                                                               And Just Being Cute


You can also keep up with our family through our facebook page...Just Simply Live

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Something More

The moment you stop caring what other people think — is most likely when you start doing what God wants.

 I read that quote on a friends blog today, and I have to say it is so true. We live in a fallen world. So really it makes sense that when we do things that God wants us to do, it's not going to make sense to those around us.

The world says spend your money on things you want...

Maybe an iphone,

a new truck or car,

a big house,and all the latest styles of clothes.

 The world says that to be successful you need to make your self better and better. Climbing up the ladder, bigger house, better job, nicer things.

 But is that what God says?

Maybe right now you are trying so hard to make more of yourself when God says your already enough.

Maybe you want a bigger house,  a better job, a nicer car. Those things really are nice to have. But what if God wants something more for you?

And what if to the world that something more looks like something less?

 What if it's feeding the hungry?

 Being a voice for the orphan?


Being a missionary?

Homeschooling your children?

Helping out with local foster care?

Just reaching out to those around you?

There are so many things we can do for him.  It might mean giving up on some of these things that the world offers.It might mean that the world will think your weird.

But in the end what the world thinks is something less, will fulfill you so much more.


 Psalm 82:3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.


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