Thursday, December 31, 2009

Things I am looking forward to in 2010 and New Year's Resolutions

Things I am looking forward to in 2010:
the Pacific ocean in California, Yosemite, RVing, San Fransisco, exploring Oregon, 3rd grade English, Ronnie's govt. pension increasing, donating my charity quilts, 2010 BOM, International Quilting Round Robin, Quilting Retreat in Fall, growing in the Lord through the women's Bible study at church, having my family come to visit NV.

My Resolutions, or GOALS as I like to say, for 2010:
In my Christian walk: staying plugged in. With uprooting and moving across country, last year was a difficult year for me to stay plugged into the church. This year is going to be more "normal" for our family and I am very much looking forward to the peace and harmony as a result. There's the women's bible study I recently joined, the monthly women's dinners, Awana's, VBS, the Easter play, the Christmas play, etc. I am just glad to be settled in and to have found such a wonderful church family.
I also want to get back on track with my bible reading program and my daily devotionals. These make such a HUGE difference in how my day goes.

In my hobby world: I want to complete and donate at least 4 quilts this coming year to Downy. I am also making the Project Linus chapter here in Fernley a part of my weekly commitments. Meeting every Thursday and producing A LOT of blankets and quilts to local area hospitals for children. I want to finish ALL (yes, all) of my UFO's from 2009! (Lisa...def gonna need your help on this one!) I am going to participate in an International Round Robin this year...VERY excited about that! And I want to stay on time with my Cafe mom BOM.

In mommy land...I just want to continue to cherish and nurture Kyle in his schooling. I love teaching him and hope that this year we can get our # of field trips back up to at least once a month again. Kyle wants to be involved in Baseball this year as my goal is to ensure that happens.

In wife land...I commit to pray deeper for my husband. I love and cherish him but I need to pray on a deeper, more serious level, not a passing prayer that he have a good day.

Around the house: I want to stay up with the Flylady system. (I have been doing very well at this since I started again this month).

As a family...we are absolutely going to be taking advantage of Ronnie being home more and traveling around this beautiful part of the country we moved to!!
OK...share yours!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas, 2009! (in pictures)

On our way to Eddie and Nancy's house!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, December 29, 2009
Outside my window... nighttime. There are some snow flurries spinning in the air.
I am thinking...that I really hope I feel better tomorrow than I do today.
I am thankful for... the women in my church. They have so embraced me into their fellowship and I feel such a bond with them.
From the learning rooms... school as normal. We didn't take much time off at the holidays....just Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And only planning on taking off New Years Day. We are really enjoying doing school.
From the kitchen... I just love my little kitchen! I love not having a that crazy? We decided not to get one. I love the way food tastes re-heated in the oven.
I am wearing... jammies
I am creating... quilted book covers, a charity quilt.
I am reading... The Beth Moore bible study Esther and A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber.
I am hoping... that I feel better tomorrow. ugh.
I am hearing... Kyle in the tub banging toys around Ronnie in the other tub singing. lol.
Around the house... things are in order! yay! I have all boxes unpacked and everything in its place! I am SO happy about this!
One of my favorite things... right now I have such a hunger for God's word. I love it. I haven't felt like this in quite a while. Thank you, Lord. I pray my desire for your word continues to get stronger and stronger.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Tomorrow after school we are going over to play with a bunch of kids from church. One of our ladies is moving to Austin, TX next week so we want to be sure to spend some time with her and her kids before they leave.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... Christmas!! I love this look of glee!
P.S. Mattie had another seizure last night...please pray for her. From what we have read it is fairly common, but she gets the "hysterical running" which is not common. She may have epilepsy, which is treatable, or any number of other issues. We are going to have to get her into a vet =(

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My fleece obsessed cat!

OK, so my cat is HILARIOUS....he has this major obsession with fleece. He has since he was a kitten and would lay and play in my fleece rag-top squares...before I had sewn them together...he would grab them and run off. Once I sewed them into a quilt he would bite it and try to drag the quilt around--sometimes successfully! So here he our new home he spied some fleece on top of one of the bins in my sewing room closet...look what he did!


He was OUTTA THERE! lol. He got all poofed up! :) LMBO!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Reminiscing about Christmas's past 2006

Christmas, 2006: New Port Richey, Fl. This was one month after Ronnie was discharged from the Coast Guard.

Reminiscing about Christmas's past: 2008

Christmas 2008: Leesburg, Fl & Fallon, NV
This was the year that we came out to Nevada to see Ronnie's family for Christmas. It was the first time any of us had been out West! As you know, we fell in love with it!
Making Christmas cookies!

A Christmas Story play with our homeschool group!
Kyle and Stephen:

Kyle's first time ever seeing snow!

P-pa playing with Ky after we got home from NV: