Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spring Break 2010 post #10

Monday morning April 5 was to be the day we came home.. but I didn't get my day in the mountain just exploring so DH said we could do that before heading home.. We checked out of the hotel and off we went driving and hiking.. and me taking a ton of pictures.

take note of those big tree/logs that are laying on those rocks I'll tell ya a story about them here in another picture.

we drove a ways to get to this spot and Aubrie was feeling a bit car sick.

This is what Happened to DH when the picked up and tossed it in... I think he got more . LOL

After leaving this spot we drove more and found a beautiful waterfalls before heading home.. I'll share those pictures some other time..

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Friday, May 21, 2010

From Gods Word Friday #14(5/21/10)

Nehemiah 2:1-10
1 And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.
2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,
3 And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
6 And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
7 Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;
8 And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.
9 Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

What 1st jumped out at me is how God answered Nehemiahs prayer from Chapter 1
Nehemiah didn't come before the king to ask anything of him. But How Gods hand moved the kind to ask Nehemiah What was bugging him.. Once Nehemiah told the king God stepped in again to work through the king by moving him to ask how he could help.
What I love here is how Nehemiah just didn't start blurting out stuff. He took it before God and prayed then asked in a respectful way.
Then God had His hand on the king again to grant Nehemiah what he asked.
Isn't the way our Lord works amazing?!?!?!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring Break 2010 post 9(Thursday 13 style)

Easter Sunday 2010 After finding Easter Baskets, after going to church, after the photo shoot, after our wonderful Easter Dinner, after feeding the ducks and hitting some stores and doing some walking.. AND after spending hours at the pool.. That Evening we hit THE TRACK.. We road go karts. Little Man rode some kiddie rides, and we putt putted.. For Putt Putt the friends Princess meet at the pool that afternoon joined us.. So she putt putted right behind us with there group.. while the younger 3, DH and I were in the group in front.. Here are the pictures from Easter Evening.
1) Little Man driving a go kart.

2) still little Man 3)Princess on the go karts
4) Me and Sweet Pea rounding a curve Mr Man is right behind us.5) here he comes, Mr Man rounding the curve6) DH, Mr Man, Princess, & Sweet Pea waiting while Little Man rode some rides.
7) Little Man on the train.8) another shot of this.
9) Little Man putt putting
10) Princess and the group of friends she was with11) DH helping Little Man
12) Princess and group
13) Mr Man and Sweet Pea

And that is how we ended our wonderful Easter of 2010

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Oh Little Man

Little Man walking out of the bathroom after going this afternoon "mom when Mr Man gets home can we both pee in the potty at the same time cuz that would be soooooooooooooo cool"
Me "no you can't pee in the potty at the same time"
Little Man "why not"
Me "because it would make a mess"
Little Man "what kind of mess, it wouldn't make a mess.. we both just stand them and pee into the potty at the same time"
Me " pee would splatter everywhere"
Little Man "Ohhhhhhhh that would be sooooooooooo cool"

Next time in the bathroom today.. Little Man yells.. "mom the toilet paper is on the floor get it NOW"
I walk into the bathroom and say "Now are you to ask me to do something"
he gives an "ugh" and says "mom can you please pick the toilet paper up for me"
I did and hooked the roll back to the holder then look at him and said " So now what do you tell me after I do something for you?" He says "Thanks"
and I sort of ruffle his hair and turn to walk out and let him finish up... he yells at me "AND MOM you were to say Your Welcome after that and you didn't"

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Wish they had these when my kids were babies.

I use to have to Swaddle Little Man up so tightly with all the receiving blankets I could find and then in the middle of the night he would just kick and toss and turn his way out of them, waking himself up..
I'm done having kids so I wouldn't have a need for these anymore.. But my brother is expecting his 1st, a set of twins.. and if they are anything like Little Man was normal blankets just won't do. and when your talking two to wake you up at night.. your going to want as little as possible to wake those little babies up..

That is why I headed over to SIMPLE and I'm trying to win this giveaway.. if your interested in the Halo Sleep Sack Swaddle or the Halo Sleep Sack.. head on over there and check out the giveaway.

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Spring Break 2010 Post #8(Easter Afternoon)

up a little way into the mountain, we took a little drive after church, the boys changed into shorts and Sweet Pea changed into her sundress so we could take a few more pictures.. Though not a one of them were too thrilled with mommy and her camera craziness.

Easter Sunday April 4,2010

My handsome hubby.
I could take this girls picture all day long if she let me..

at the sign.. The traditional Smoky Mountain picture
after my little photo shoot.. we headed over to the Old Mill for our Easter Dinner..

My little family Easter 2010
Princess's food

after dinner outside the Old Mill
feeding ducks and birds
after feeding ducks and walking Pigeon Forge for a bit we headed back to the hotel and went swimming for hours.. here is Aubrie and a few of her new friends she meet at the pool.

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