Friday, October 17, 2014

The best yes.

I am a person who likes to please. I do not like when I know people are upset with me. If I say yes.... Everybody likes me, but being a people pleaser makes life rushed.  
  If I say no, I have more time to enjoy the little things that are important.  I have been getting farther away from Jesus because I am rushing to the bus stop, I  rushing to sport events, the store. I even rush giving the kids a bath and then... Time for bed and no Jesus. 
 Working full time and having all the extra yes activities can really make me feel overwhelmed and like I am failing as a mother, wife, and a daughter of Jesus.

Lysa Terkeurst is one of my favorite people and I was thrilled when she wrote he book The Best Yes. I felt like she wrote the book for me... 

There are so many things in the book I can relate too and I circle them, highlight them, write notes about them. 
Here is one of the favorite sayings out the book. 

How true is this?  
This has really gotten me thinking, I need to think about the decisions I make and they could change my life.
I am really enjoying reading this book and it will make saying no so much easier.

If you can pick up a copy. Your life will change forever.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

link to blog


I wanted to let you all know that I have created a seperate blog for my funshine express posts. I was having some issues with the tab, so it made sense to just start another one/

 Please click on link below to follow along.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Funshine express

Hello all. I know I have been distance. A lot going on! Hopefully I will catch up soon, but I have to say instagram has put  my blog on slow motion. 
 I mentioned before that I was an affiliate for Funshine express and will post activities twice a week on my blog. 
I added a tab for Funshine express, but I have add issues soooo... I created a blog just for Funshine and my preschool.
 I would love for you to follow that blog as well.
The address is

Thanks for sticking with me!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall festival

Every year our town has the liberty Fall festival. Carnival rides, vendor booths and yummy overpriced not heathy food. 
The kids love going and we always have a good time. 
This is Kendric's friend that plays football with him. He looked thrilled to have his picture taken. 

The kids went on the cobra which spins and goes really fast more than once and I thought like vomiting just looking at it. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthdays.

Happy Monday!
  September is such a big month for us for birthdays. Kendric's is September 4th. Mine is the 14 th and my youngest Kaelis was yesterday the 21st. 
  We are crazy busy with birthdays this Month.
 We celebrated Kendric's birthday Friday night with a sleepover. We had 7 9 year old boys in the house. Let me tell ya, that is enough testeroine for one night. The boys had a blast though. 

I was ready for them to go to sleep, they were still bare chested and wide awake at midnight.

 This little girl turned 4 yesterday. Why does 4 sound so much older than 3? 
She is our fiesty, hard headed girly girl.
I love her spunk and sassyness. 
She says the funniest things. Cracks us up everyday .

Where does time go?
Stop growing up!

Apples and chalk and fun


 To all my peeps, I will soon have a seperate page that is not connected to my blog for these activites. 
 We have been talking about Apples a lot lately and I have loved how much the kids have enjoyed it.
 We made an apple orchard on Wed and used a red and green Pom Pom ball and a clothes pin to create our apples. I have one girl who is very detailed and will take her time, then I have my daughter who is fast and just made a big strokes while using her paint. 
I love seeing the different ways each child  creates.

 A little trick I use is muffin tins for paint. 
It keeps the paint in one place and each child can have their own section or muffin 
Tin. It also helps when multiple colors are being used. 

 Here are the girls playing the find the worm game. I let each girl sort the cards and hide the worm and they each did it differently. 

In Friday we made wet chalk pictures.
We discussed how different the chalk looks when it's wet and then how does the picture look when the chalk is dry. 

Here is my daughter helping out the little ones. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apples Apples and more Apples.

When September comes around, I always start thinking if of Fall and apples and apple picking.  I love tasting different apples and exploring apples with my kiddos. There are are so many things that can evolve in a discussion about apples. 
 Today we made apple finger puppets. As soon as it dries I will punch a few holes so they can stick there finger in for the worm. and worked on a #3 apple math worksheet.
  I also extended it and used plastic apples to sort from smallest to largest and count up each color to see if any group had more apples than others. 

What activities do you with apples.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Being thankful

This is one of my favorite sayings that I have around the house.

 It is such a great reminder that there are many things to be thankful for. I seem to take advantage of things and always want more. I find myself comparing my life to others and material things. I need to unbury all the blessings that I have and rejoice. I need to thank God everyday for these things instead of having Satan take control.

I find regret and resentment certain days instead if being thankful for everything I do have. 

My goal is to think of one thing a day I  thankful for and thank God for that. 

What is one thing you are thankful for.