Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The other things is that while I have been pretty religious about the 30 day Shred, I have not really changed my eating habits. It kinda doesn't work to do this insane workout and then down a Twinkie! I do have a history of this behavior, dating back to high school. My good friend Laura and I would walk the track in the evening and then hit Wendy's for dinner!! So, here I am, once again. I really do need to make some changes for myself and to set a better example for my girls.
So, in the words of my big brother, I am gonna go now and get my run on.
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am sure that there will be many more thinhgs to post about next week!
The girls are now sharing a room at night! About a month or so ago, Mackenzie announced she wanted to sleep in Maggie's room. I really didn't think it would last more than 10 minutes, but guess what? I was wrong. The girls now both have little beds in Maggie's room, and Mackenzie still has her old room! So, we'll see how long this goes on for and maybe in a couple years they will get a bunk bed!
Monday, October 26, 2009
I feel that this should not be hard, since I 've done it once already. Yeah, right!! Maggie first went in the potty at 17 months, but maybe that was a fluke. However, she is very interested in the potty, just not real interested in sitting still on it. Any sugesstions??
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?
Who has even given to God, that God should repay him?
For from him and through him are all things.
TO him be the glory forever! Amen.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Is there really a reason I need to keep jewelry making supplies when the last time I even attempted to make a bracelet was like 5 years ago? I mean, really, I haven't even missed it, and never even thought about it until I saw it. Why hold on to this stuff?
If you know me and have been to my house, you probably know that I like things clean and orderly. I know if a picture frame has been moved and want all the pillows on the bed in an exact fashion. I vacuum every other day. But, there are places that get cluttered- closets, drawers, under cabinets, my laundry room! But, I would never let you see that- never!! I sure do think about these cluttered places alot, I'd venture to say on a daily basis, but like the basement there is always another day to tackle that mess. But if you see those cluttered places, then you might realize that I do not have it all together.
I realized something in planning my basement clean out- it is very much like my life. There are things I like to stuff under the bed, or throw in the closet. Things like my frustrations, my disappointments in myself as a wife and a mother and as friend, mostly as a Christian. Things that even though I don't see them every day because they are in my drawer or my closet, the Lord sees them.
How do I tackle these messes? Well, I think that I gut everything. Get rid, little by little, of those things I don't need. Do I need to hang on to what I perceive as my failures? What use is that to me? Will I use it? Why do I need that? The truth is that I DON'T need it. Just like the jewelry making supplies, I don't need to use my sins for anything anymore. I can throw that all away. I can clean out the basement. Hold on to the lessons my sin or failures or whatever it is taught me, but don't hold on to the weight that it brought with it.
My basement is the place that I throw all my junk, things I haven't used in years, or just don't know what to do with. My closets and drawers, on the other hand, are the places that I throw my everyday junk into. My "I'll deal with that tomorrow" place. I need to tackle that too. I need to deal with my "in the moment" sins- frustration at my kids, my tiredness, my whatever for the day. I believe that the Lord wants me to clean out these places too.
You know a few months ago I got on a kick to purge alot of stuff, room by room. (Hence the basement crisis). I have felt so much better without that junk around me! So, I have a challenge to myself and to you. Let's begin the "Great Basement Clean out" together. Let's rid ourselves of the junk that holds us back from being what the Lord has for us. I will be offering a devotion/challenge/words of encouragement in what I will call "Wednesday's Words". Please join me!!
With much anticipation!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Well, I can hardly believe that 4 years ago I held a tiny little bundle, Mackenzie Grace. You are such joy. You have grown in so many ways and I wonder where the time has gone already (what am I going to do in a few years when you go to college)??? I used to wonder what I was supposed to do with my life, I was never one of those people that felt I had a calling or a great passion for my career. It wasn't until I held you for the first time that I realized I did have a great calling and purpose to my life, to be your Mommy. I know there are days we both feel like pulling our hair out, but I wouldn't trade you for all the riches in the world. You are one of a kind and I love you more that you'll ever know, that is until you become a Mommy one day. I am so in awe of what God has blessed us with, and am awaiting to see what HE has for you.
Happy Birthday Toodles!! I love you.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Well, not too much is happening around here. Just wanted to update some pictures of the girls, I tried really hard to get them in a picture together with these super cute outfits (gumball machines). However, as you can see, Mackenzie was more than willing to cooperate, Maggie not so much. Such is life!
Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, 2 days Binky free for Mags (although she still asks about it).
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is what happens when a 2 yr old wakes up at 5:22 am and clearly that is not enough sleep!! She gets put in her room, baby gate securing her in,(due to the incessant whining and temper tantrums) and finally gives up the fight, falling asleep on the floor with her blanket over her head!!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Well, I think it's official. My girls are growing up!! This week marked entry into the world of Mother's Day Out for Mags. I have to be honest, I was probably more nervous than anyone else over it. Mackenzie started attending once a week back in October and did great!! Those of you who know her know that she has a bit of an issue with new situations. You know, the kind where she hangs on to your leg like a cat and screams your name so loud people in the next county can hear it. So this has been wonderful for her. She had a wonderful teacher whom she adored and made some friends. I thought that Maggie would love it too. Every time we'd drop Mackenzie off last year Maggie would just cry because she wanted to stay and play too. So, on the first day, I have to admit I was really doubting my decision. I started thinking maybe she was too young, maybe she'll miss me too much, will she take a nap ok, and on and on. Well, after a few tears, apparently she did splendidly!! She had a great day and was very happy. All my fears were in vain. (Ummm, she could have missed me a little more than 2 minutes!! HAHA!) Although I did not admit to anyone at the time, I did have a bit of a hard time with it, maybe because she will be 2 in a couple of weeks, and she's getting so big! But all in all I am so happy that both girls have a day of fun to themselves, and so do I. I have great plans for my day off- cleaning the basement!! Maybe not as fun as snacks, nap time, and crafts though!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Mommy's name: Amy (got that one right)
Mommy is how old? 3 (Ummm, not quite)
Mommy has what color eyes? Green (they are grey)
Mommy had what color hair? Gold (I beleive the actual color would be Revlon Frost and Glow, maybe the glow part is giving me a golden hue)
Mommy's favorite food? Broccoli (I like it, but favorite?? Maybe it's because I force feed them so much with it)
Mommy's favorite place to go? The grocery store (Do I even need to comment?)
I know my mommy loves me because... she gives me hugs!!! :)
It really was one of the sweetest things I have so far, and it made my heart melt.
I am so very blessed to be thier mommy!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I fully anticipated a major meltdown at naptime, "I need my BB"!!!!!
What?? No screaming, no tears?? She just went to sleep. What?????
Maybe the BB isn't as important as I thought. Now, the "B" (blanket) on the other hand....
This blanket could probably cover a twin size bed, and bless her, Maggie drags that thing everywhere!!!! I have to set out on a covert operation just to get the thing in the wash! I guess as long as we have "B" everything else is ok.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
(Remember to pause the playlist to the right so you may hear this)
Remember to pause the playlist on the right so that you may hear the video.
But He was wounded for our transgressions.
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him.
And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5-6
Do we really understand the sacrifice the Father made for us? Could you give up your child to cleanse the sins-the vile, despicable, heinous- of not just one other person, but mankind? Could you watch your child take that?
What an undeserved gift we have been given. That no longer do we hesitantly approach the throne of God, but we can boldly come to God.
My Jesus, My Saviour, My God & My Lord, My Redeemer. That you would look 2ooo years into time and see me, Amy Curle, and put your hand upon me. That you would die for me, and I have nothing to offer in return.
Don't you know that God's heart aches, it yearns for you. He wants you to know him. This God that has always been, He has been throughout the ages, looks upon you and says "My beloved".
Jesus came to wash your sins away, to redeem us all. The blood that flowed from his side on Calvary did so for you and me and all mankind. He took the debt we could not pay and gave us the chance to live in eternity. We have to chance to sing forevermore WORTHY IS THE LAMB.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tonight was no different, except that Mackenzie has now taken to singing Maggie to sleep. This is probably due to the vocal stylings of her dear mother when she is trying to go to sleep. ( I have discovered that Don't Cry for Me Argentina puts a kid in a deep sleep in no time- I was running out of material). However, Maggie is not impressed with her songbird sister yet. So, in true Maggie fashion, as Mackenzie was jabbering on and intermittently singing, she looked over at her sister and raised her finger to her mouth and said "shhh." Mackenzie was utterly offended. I had to refrain from laughing. Of course as one who has been shhh-ed before, I do understand the hurt.
It wasn't until later that I realized that maybe God feels like little Maggie sometimes. Maybe He just wants us to be quiet for once. Maybe He wants us to stop talking about everything- our finances, our kids, our marriages, our jobs, our health, whatever. Maybe He wants us to be still and just rock with Him, snuggle up, and love Him.
Be still and know that I am God.
Don't get me wrong, He wants us to talk to Him, about everything. And He is concerned with all that concerns us. But every once in a while, crawl up in His lap, take your blankie and rock. Be quiet and still and love Him.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Ok, this makes me laugh everytime I see it. One of the reasons I married Dewayne!!!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I now understand why people find ways around the IRS. You people make all the rules, but you can't tell us what they are. You are like the Wizard of OZ, mysterious and all.
I am not hopeful either about the direction we might go in as a nation. Why do 80% of the people that create jobs and income have to bear the brunt? Don't we do enough already? What more do you want from us Mr. Obama?? Do you want our first born too? Seroiusly, I wish people would educate themselves and really understand that government is WASTING our money (and alot of other things). Really, what are they doing with it? Enough for today.....
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
- We had about 12-15 charges ranging from $1-$60- all for products we did not purchase!!!
- The worst of it was an "adult entertainment site" - and JOSEPH R. CURLE if you really exist I am going to find you!!!!!!! That was the name on the account (thanks to the customer service rep for telling me that). And he used someone else's phone #, whom I called and bless him he has been getting phone calls regarding this same person. JOSEPH your days are numbered because I will hunt you down. I AM ON A MISSION!!!!
- We have had products shipped to our home, and the business had our name and address
- Many of these were free trials that then lead in to monthly subscriptions
- And if you even think about ACAI BERRY- they are the wort (hence the 48 minute hold time) they are the worst- Google complaints on GNS Vitamins. I am not the only one that has had this problem.
Please be careful with your information. There are many people out there that are waiting to steal from you.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
And, just to update, we had a better night last night, just one waking and right back to sleep!! Praise the Lord!
(By the way, I am pretty sure I did not spell cryer right, or even if there is such a word, but I know you will understand)!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
.2. I once stuck my fingers in an elecrtic mixer to see what would happen
3.I have sung on the Grand Ole Opry
4. I am really not a good cook, but I really wish I was
5. I have 3 tatoos and am really considering more
6. I worked at he YMCA while I was in high school, I was a summer camp counselor
7. I was born in England, but don't have dual citizenship because my parents didn't want me to. I really wish I did because that would be cool now!
8. I re-arrange my kitchen (Drawers, etc) about 4 times a year, but always go back to how it was to begin with!
9. When I die I really want chicken McNuggets served at my funeral, with sweet and sour sauce
10. I would rather eat at Chick-fil-A than a nice restaraunt.
11. I vaccuum my house at least every other day!
12. I buy way too many clothes for my kids, guess something form my childhood is playing out in that!
13. I am very shy around new people, I try not to show it though.
14. I am terrified of speaking in public.
15. I hate to unload the dishwasher and put away laundry.
16. I do not miss working at all!!!!
17. I always have some kind of list going- baby names, goals, grocery, whatever. I really enjoy lists.
18. I have no desire to go to Vegas, Egypt, or China.
19. I wish I had better skin- tan and blemish free
20. I try to grow my hair out at least 2 times a year but always cut it
21. I am really bad at math, stems from multiplication tables in the 4th grade.
22. Moustaches kinda freak me out
23. I am fascinated by Amish people and people who are in religiuos cults.
24. I hate to drive with a coat on.
25.I do not like to leave my house messy when I have to go somewhere, I like coming in to a tidy house.
26. I knew after 2 weeks of dating my husband I would marry him.
27. My husband and I used to go out dancing- alot!! We could cut a rug.
28. I am a big BonJovi fan.
29. I've seen Cher in concert, really one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Also saw Barry Manilow, pretty good too.
30. I listen to talk radio, even though I used to make fun of my dad for it!
31. I would like to teach voice lessons.
32. I hate my ears being touched, and I do not like people getting to close to my face.
33. I really like the phrase "hot mess", it's my new slogan- as in "wow, she looks like a hot mess"
34. I love my husband, adore my kids, and think that I have a really great life!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
- Everybody with a toddler has had this experience! I am not alone!!!!
- This too shall pass
- She really does love her mom and dad, even if she is screaming at us, throwing books and a stool out of her room, and kicking the door.
- One day she and her little sister will be best friends, even though they pull each other's hair right now.
- She needs to know her boundaries.
- Alot of books on parenting are a waste of money- yeah, I'm pretty sure I didn't need to spend $13 to be told I need to stay calm!
- Is there ever really a way to anticipate that a Popsicle that you don't even have in the freezer will send her into a tailspin?
Most of all, God is with us. I cover that child in prayer daily, several times a day. I thank God for her in my life. I am honored that God chose me to be her mother. I am amazed at her beauty, her smile, her spunk. I love her beyond any measure that I could have dreamed of. God has great plans for both Mackenzie and Maggie and it is not in his will that our lives be in chaos. I urge you to pray for your children daily, Pray for their obedience, their sleep, their attitudes, all the "little" things that you think God is not concerned with. Let me assure you, He is! You will see a difference I promise. I believe there is nothing better you can do as a parent thatn pray for your children- even if they are not here yet. (I prayed over my girls from the day I fould out I was pregnant with each of them- I prayed for easy delivery- and although it was not what I expected, I never had one labor pain with either). He is concerned with all that concerns us. And remember He forgives us when we act up or throw a hissy fit, he hugs us and says "I love you, forgive you, and want you to do better." And when I feel like a failure as a parent because my child does not always act perfect, the truth is I don't always act so great myself. I think I disappoint my Father alot too. But I have a God that loves me for all the good things that I am, and all the things that I need to do better at. And just like my 3 year old, I am learning to "do better.'