Monday, April 30, 2012

Happiness is...

The longer I am here on this dusty old earth, the more I long for home. Jesus wasn't kidding when he said {and I quote} "In this world you will have trouble." (John 16:33)

He didn't say "you MAY have trouble." He said, "you WILL have trouble."

Can I get an "amen!?"

Not wanting to ramble here, but just been thinking about JOY and Happiness and the difference between the two.

There are so many "things" going on right now in our family, both in this house and outside our walls with our parents and those close to us. Sometimes when I stop to pray about all of it, I just get so overwhelmed. And it's a constant giving back to God all of my issues, problems, petitions, requests, needs, wants, and desires. And if I let it, it just all brings me down. It keeps me from experiencing the joys of today, this moment.

So...I've been really asking God to help me live in the moment and experience the joys through all the rough stuff. Part of it is realizing that welling up of happiness is much different from everlasting peace. So, I've been writing my moments down.

And in case you need some happiness, you can share some of mine...

Happiness is...singing at the top of our lungs as a family. Love will hold us together.
Happiness is...Ruby's giggles.
Happiness is...waking up from a 2 hour nap, realizing your son has snuggled up and napped with you.
Happiness is...getting a call back for a 2nd interview (for the Mister, that is)
Happiness is...Dillon fake sneezing to make Ruby laugh.
Happiness is...Ruby coughing when she takes a bite of food, making it go EVERYWHERE.
Happiness is...watching Monk at the end of every day with my Mister.
Happiness is...getting a piece of snail mail.
Happiness is...a phone call from my bestie.
Happiness is...a little wave as D turns around right before going in to school for the day.
Happiness is...these two gems below. {Thank you, Jesus, for your gifts.}

Photo taken by my s-i-l @ Rockwell Photo Indy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Show 'N Tell: Ribbon Wreath

I know, I know. What's going on that I post TWO crafty posts in a mere couple of days?

Let's just's how I'm dealing with "life" right now. Crafting and praying. That's all I can do.

Anyway - this is also Pinterest inspired, and I will do MANY things different for my next one. But here's the beaut: start dealing with "life" by doing housework....maybe I'll find some inspiring music...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Show 'N Tell: Craftiness

So...although I'm not sure (the ambiguous) YOU have not necessarily missed me, I have certainly missed writing! And posting! And annoying and bombarding you with my thoughts.

So much going on. So much. Won't even go there.

I have crafted for the first time since SweetPea Ruby came along! I (embarrassingly) admit that this is a birthday gift for my bestie (July 4) FROM 2011. Each year, I usually give her her bday gift around Christmas. This time it's actually closer to her bday...(boo for me being a bad friend). Thankfully, she is wonderfully gracious and patient.

The idea came from here. Love it. One of my favorite blogs out there. Then I added the twine & clips from another blog, which of course I can't find now. (boo)

After much adieu:

Look what else I made for her boys!! Who's walls don't need our names on them?

Now to work on some for my OWN kiddos...

Psst! Lookie! I made one for me while I was at it! We (Mister & I) liked the zigzag effect, but who knows if I'll go back to the original plan by the time it gets up! Yay!

Be blessed!