Friday, December 14, 2012

Julietta and Jesus had a heart to heart

Dear sweet Julietta asked Jesus into her heart tonight. Yesterday we were talking about Heaven, and my dad, and she was just asking a ton of questions. She's always asked questions but never really gone anywhere with them. Yesterday after coming around to asking about who goes to Heaven she said that she wanted to ask Jesus into her heart. I wanted to pull over the car on the side of the road, but she was running into gymnastics. I did not want to rush it, and I also wanted Randy to be there for it.
So today when we got home she said "Can I ask Jesus into my heart now?" So we went into our room and sat down with her on our bed. We asked her what she thought it meant. She said just to ask him in. Then we asked her what Jesus did. She said "He died on the cross". What did he die for Etta, "He died for our sins." What our sins Etta? "They are the bad things we do that we should not do."  Then we asked what happened after that. She told us that he rose from the grave after 3 days. She also said it like "duh". At this point we knew that she knew what she was talking about. So we had a conversation about grace, and how asking Jesus into your heart is asking him to come inside you and live with you forever. It's also asking for forgiveness for everything you've done wrong, and also for everything you will do. And how now that Jesus lives inside you, your goal is to love Jesus and others as he wants you to. And so then she said ok, can I pray? Her prayer went something like this...... "Dear God, would you please come into my heart. Would you forgive me of all the bad things I've done and those things I've done that I shouldn't have done. Would you come into my heart and have every day be like that? In Jesus name, Amen."   Then she couldn't stop smiling!

On such a horrific day in America where my heart is just aching for other moms, God has given me a wonderful gift. My little girl who was not pushed, and who we allowed to come to her own choice about the matter, just gave her heart over to Jesus. I am overjoyed! I know my dad is super happy in Heaven right now and I can't wait to see what God has in-store of this little life he has entrusted to us!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


So a lot has happened in our lives in the past three months. God has been with us the whole way even though it was painful and took everything inside of me to just survive.
Anyway, for those who are interested and want to know details we are more than willing to talk about it, but just for the blog I am just going to put up our "wedding" picture. God has helped us start over and through Jesus and His sacrifice we can reboot.

Here's the picture of us off my phone, and a picture I took of Kyleigh who wanted to wear a wedding dress too.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us during our difficult time and I am happy to say that we are back and stronger than ever as a family :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Julietta's Birthday Party

For Julietta's birthday this year we had a little tea party at my mom's house with just some of her school friends. She LOVED it.  We had four friends from her school over and we had them dress up and it was a ball. We colored pictures, had a tea party, had cupcakes, opened presents, made jewelry, and painted fingernails. I think it was a hit!

I can not believe my baby girl is about to be 6. It seems mindblowingly ridiculous to think that it was 6 years ago that I was in the hospital right now waiting for her to arrive. We will do a family party later and I'll post pictures of those.

Monday, July 30, 2012

First day of First Grade

My Julietta started first grade today! I can't believe the time is already here and I can not believe she is so old already! Where does time go?
Here are some things about Julietta:
What she wants to be when she gets older: Marine Biologist
Favorite Color: Still loves Pink, Purple, and White. Her new favorite is Blue
Favorite thing to do: She loves to sing, dance, be a rock star. She still loves to color and draw. She loves Barbie, Hello Kitty, and still Disney Princess
She loves all things Dolphins and Peace signs!
She is still doing Gymnastics and she has recently started to love swimming.
She has a heart of Gold.
She loves her family and she loves Jesus. She prays every night that he will take away her sins.

I will ask her some more questions tomorrow about 1st grade and update any other information :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Done with Kindergarten????

Yes that is correct, my sweet little baby girl is done with Kindergarten. Can that be correct? She just started. Literally I think it was last week that she just started. While that's not serious it is what it feels like. Julietta has grown up so much this year, but not in the ways that I feared. She has remained who she is and has stayed the sweet innocent little girl that she was on her first day. She has had some heartache dealing with other girls that are not as sweet and innocent as she is, but she stayed a good friend and has learned so much. She has learned that God made her to have a sweet spirit and gave her the gift of loving others. She said that is why he put a heart birthmark on her, because she loves! Julietta also made it through the entire year of getting green owls everyday! I am so proud of her. She loves school and loves to learn.
Here are some pictures from their end of the year party!
 Julietta getting her certificate saying that she completed Kindergarten.
 Julietta's teacher Mrs. Fields. The best teacher we could've asked for! She was wonderful :)
 Her friend Madison.
 This is her BFF Alexia. They found out today that they are in the same class next year! Yay!
 The teachers aid Mrs. Skiscim. She was wonderful too. They just loved on Julietta!
 Etta reading her end of the year writing about everything she learned in K and what she liked.
Julietta, Alexia, and Marley. They had so much fun this year!

We were very happy with our year, and after having so much worry about sending her to public school had a wonderful experience. We will be off for 4 weeks and then Julietta will start 1ST GRADE, on July 30th :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

this week

So, this blog is slowly just becoming about my struggle with my weight, but trying to not make it that! I did lose 3 pounds this week, so that's at least in the right direction :) 32 until my ultimate goal.... lol. That's gonna take forever at the rates I am going!

Anyway, the kiddos have been sick this week. Last night they all had fevers and were just yucky. I am praying that they get over it fast. Also I have stopped on the potty training Ender for the moment. It just wasn't going smooth, so I am waiting until I get back from my intensive to re-start. Next week I am leaving from Sunday until Friday to go to Liberty and do one of my three intensives. I can not say I am looking forward to it. Part of me is really excited to actually be doing some practical classroom stuff for counseling. The other part of me is hating leaving my family for that long, and missing 4th of July. But since money is tight I am sharing a room with 3 other girls in a hotel to keep cost down. While it's awesome to keep cost down, I do not know these girls. So the idea of sharing a bed with someone I do not know is making me a little nervous. Pray for Randy too during this week. He will be alone with the kids the whole time. He has never done this and while he will do great, it can be quite stressful and no fun. My mom and brother and sister are going to be out of town that week too, so he will have no help what so ever.

I will try and post a video soon, but Julietta is getting really close to swimming on her own. While this may seem late to some, this is the girl who hated getting her hair washed because she does not like water on her face. So for her to be swimming without a life vest and willingly putting her head under the water (even for 2 seconds) is a VERY BIG milestone!!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

day one of raw

Today has been pretty good considering! This morning I had a banana with about a tablespoon of peanut butter. For a snack I had an apple. For lunch I had carrots and celery with hummus. I then got hungry again about an hour later and had another apple with another tablespoon of peanut butter. For dinner I had a big salad made of romaine, carrots, celery, avocado, and I had one hard boiled egg, with Goddess dressing. I know the egg is not vegan or raw. When reading about Raw and Vegan the most important thing is 90% coming from plants. Obviously with raw that needs to be raw plants. I needed some more protein today so I decided it was ok. My goal is to have 90% be raw vegan. I also must confess that I had my coffee with alittle cream and stevia in it. I am not ready to give up coffee or creamer. I have been in a little fog and a little cranky. I also have a headache now at the end of the day. I'm sure this is the sugar withdraw. However, it might be that time and it was raining today so we were all inside. That might be why I'm cranky ;)
I have not had the big detox effects yet that everyone talks about. From what I've read though this sometimes doesn't happen until around day 3. Praying for big results this week! I have done goo with water. I am one water bottle away from a gallon and it's only 7:30. I will get that in! I read somewhere that you should have the gallon in  by 4 so I will work on that tomorrow :)