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Valentine’s Day 2008

We had a great valentine’s Day! The girls were so cute. In the morning we went to a little valentine cookie decorating party. the girls enjoyed the yummy frosting and I enjoyed talking with the mommies!

This year I decided to give Reggie a gift that I knew would should him how much I love and appreciate him….. Reggie recently lost his cherished Texas A&M Class Ring and he was so sad. He had this ring for 20 years and wore it with great pride everyday. I never really liked the ring but it did start to grow on me because it was a part of him. It must be a Texas thing because I never got who important the Aggie ring is, they even have “Ring Day”.  I was not sure how to get the ring without him knowing about it because I had no idea what size it was and I did not know what was engraved on the inside. To my absolute surprise the Aggie Ring Office had all of his information from 20 years ago and I was able to get the ring made just as it was. Reggie loved his gift and was extremely surprised!!

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Princess Lacey’s Haircut

I have never had a dog before that need to go to the groomer for a hair cut so I really was not sure what to tell them. I took our 7 moth old Shih-Poo in for a little trim his week because her fur was out of control crazy, it was so long on her legs that she was starting to get dreadlocks. My friend had told me to just ask the groomer to do a “puppy trim” since we really like the shaggy look that she has. When my husband brought her home I was horrified to see that they gave her a full on poodle cut…. OH MY….. she looks a bit crazy to me. Not only did they give her a poodle cut but they gave her BANGS… Yes, that’s right bangs. what the hell? Who gives a dog bangs? I think I will cut her hair myself next time. =-)

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It’s been a while….

I have some I major blogging make-up work to do as I have not been blogging at all lately. This winter has been one of the longest winters of my life and I really thought that it would never end. I have to say that I am so happy to see the sunshine again. I realize that it is still only February but I have major Spring Fever!!!

For those of you who read my blog and know me know that the past few moths have been challenging for me but I have to say that the Lord really does answer prayers. What I have learned is that my prayers are not always answered in the ways that I would hope for but yet he still comes through by giving me the grace to accept things that I cannot change and the wisdom to choose happiness in spite of what I feel may be wrong with that picture.

When my husband and I made the decision to move back to Aptos last month I was just devastated and very depressed. I absolutely love living in Scotts Valley as this is where we have planned to raise our family and send our children to school. Scotts Valley is just home to me. We have made so many wonderful friends here and when I drive through Aptos is reminds me of my past but I do not want to go back there. Through much prayer I am accepting this move a little bit more each day. I know that it will only be a temporary thing and when we sell our home and buy again we will be back in Scotts Valley, hopefully that will be sooner verses later and hopefully it will not be any longer than a year!! I think the hardest part about moving for me was telling my girls. I recently remolded their bedroom and playroom making them the most adorable rooms ever and it just breaks my heart that we are now moving. I have sold them on the good things about the move like the swimming pool and the beach and park that are within walking distance, I know that we will ahve a blast this summer and Scotts Valley is only 20 minutes away!!!

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February 19, 2008 - 3:55 am

Christy - I know how hard it is to move but on the bright side you will be closer to Capitola Village & the Mall!

My Better Half

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Life has been filled with a lot of challenges lately and I have just not had the energy to write in my blog. I have felt overwhlemed with life’s little road bumps but I find my strength in God and in my husband. On that note, I just want to  put a post up for my loving husband and friend. I do not tell him often enough what a blessing he is to me. It is much easier for me to focus on what I think is wrong with him than what I love about him!! Today I will turn my focus to the things that I love…..

Reggie is a total family man who strives to  love, support, honor and cherish me. He has an abundance amount of patience with me which is just priceless.  As we go through the trails of life together I cannot imagine having a more loyal and committed companion.  Reggie always makes sure to support me, praise me, encourage me, humor me, and challenge me when I need it most.  When he walks in the door at night he always has open arms for me and our children and a big smile. During the hard times it is easy to neglect the one that you love the most. I can be really difficult when life is feeling a bit overwhelming and I appreciate my husbands commitment to me and our family. I know I can be a real pain in the butt!

I Love You Reggie!

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Lord Jesus,
grant that I and my spouse may have a true
and understanding love for each other.
Grant that we may both
be filled with faith and trust.
Give us the grace to live
with each other in peace and harmony.
May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses
and grow from each other’s strengths.
help us to forgive one another’s failings
and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness
and the spirit of placing the well-being
of one another ahead of self.May the love that brought us together
grow and mature with each passing year.
Bring us both ever closer to You
through our love for each other.
Let our love grow to perfection.Amen.
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Daily Prayer

The other night I was at Costco with my family and we were looking at the Children’s books as we always do. I used to love to read anything that was good for my soul but that was before I kid’s and I had time to do so. As I was standing there I saw this book that looked interesting to me. As I thumbed through the book the words just jumped off the pages at me as if God had set it in my hand just for me. The book is called “Conflict Free Living” by Joyce Meyer who is a  Bible teacher.  I decided that I had to buy this book and make a commitment to myself to actually read it. I am famous for buying books and having every intention to read them but never do. So-far I have been reading every night… I love the book and I love that it is all Christian based!! Today a read a prayer in the book that I want to try to pray daily so I am going to put it here on my blog as a reminder to self!

Dear heavenly Father, please give me the grace that I need to live in a stress-filled world. Help me to speak words that produce peace in my own mind and body and in the lives of others. Help me to never let the sun go down on my anger and to get the rest that my body needs. I surrender my thoughts, words, attitudes and health to You. Amen

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Arbonne Fundraising Benefit

Last night I hosted an Arbonne Fundraising Benefit for my amazing friend Adrianne and her mom Diane at my home.

In December of 2006 Adrianne was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was 7 months pregnant.  Doctors induced the birth of her son at 33 weeks into her pregnancy so she could begin chemotherapy right away. In April 2007, she received the devastating news that the cancer had spread to her lower brain and was terminal. At that time the doctors predicted that she had less then a year to live. Adrianne has two adorable children MacKenzie who is 2 years old and Ashton who is 1 years old.

Diane, Adrianne’s Mom is also fighting Breast Cancer. Diane is an amazing woman who cares for Adrianne and her grandchildren everyday. Diane was recently diagnosed with breast cancer again after being in remission.

The fundraiser went really well and I am so grateful for my friend Tamar from Arbonne who put on the even and I am thankful to all who came to show their love and support. I pray everyday that God would bless their lives with peace, healing, love and miracles. I remind myself daily that doctors can only make predictions but GOD creates miracles. I know that God will not give us pain without some how using it. Even when the concept seems so hard to grasp at times I have to go back to the word and to his promises!

If you would like to order Arbonne products please support my friend Tamar!! She can get you 35-80% off retail.
Consultant ID: 17040208
Tamar_Frey@hotmail.com

Adrianne’s Website: http://www.adriannenicole.com/

Me & Adrianne
Adrianne & Diane

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