Saturday, January 24, 2009

Perfect Shot...

Oh, he is fine...I know what you are thinking though (probably the same thing that Josh was yelling at me when I pegged Jaydon..."Ugghh, Brittany! Why did you hurt him"). He ran by, I threw the "plastic" ball and there ya have it...a perfect shot! Probably could not do it again if I tried! Jaydon thought it was AWESOME!!!

Proverbs and Dora

Friday night, as I was folding laundry and talking to my mother-in-law on the phone (reflecting on the family's week of strep, bacteria infection, and sinus infections), I heard Jaydon and Kye come running into the bedroom. Jaydon pulled up his favorite little sofa and Kye climbed in her laundry basket (that is where she gets when she is sick...I have no idea why). Jaydon proceeded to tell her that if she would sit still, he would read a Bible story to her...this defiantly got my attention at this point. I wanted to see what he was up to (I could only imagine)! He has his little green Bible that I think they passed out in Abilene one time...not sure how he ended up with it but he says that it is "his". Anyways, once Kye got situated, Jaydon said that he would read from the book of Proverbs (this is where his daddy reads to him from at bedtime). The story for the night...from Proverbs mind you...was about Dora and boots!!!

I love watching you work Lord!!! Thank you for giving me and Josh such interesting children! My life is never boring!!! I love them soooo much!

Birthday Memories...

Jaydon and I spent the afternoon at the Discovery Center here in Amarillo! Jaydon was invited to Andrew's 5th birthday party. He had so much fun trying out the experiments,meeting and playing with new friends, and eating Katy's alien cupcake masterpiece...

As I was looking around the party, I flashed back about 25 years...

Yeppers...that is me and Katy in that picture! Can you believe it! Katy and I were born two days apart and our boys were born 7 days apart. Is that not ironic?!? There are not many friends you have in life that you have shared birthday parties with, went to Sunday school together, played as double partners and now...25 years are able to share you children's birthday parties together! I am so glad that God has given Katy and I this opportunity to live in the same town...literally about 2 miles from each other...and share these sweet memories together! What a wonderful day to reflect back on those memories!!!

Thank you Katy (and Andrew) for a wonderful day! I love you sweet friend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Oh my...we are sick! Kye has strep, Jay has a bacteria infection in his nose and I have an ear infection, sore throat, and a sinus infection...aaarrrggghhhh! We are exhausted!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


This was in my devotional tonight...what an amazing though!

"JOY comes by putting Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last"

Tomorrows prayer...

Well, I have to admit, I did not vote for Obama, but tomorrow I will be in prayer for him as well as our country! The bible says to 'pray for your leader' and that I will do! Visit to learn more about the prayer wall for Obama!

His mercies are made new every morning!

I am totally exhausted and I will defiantly explain more later but before another day went by, I wanted to post the fun pictures of Jaydon's 5th birthday party that we had here in Amarillo this weekend! He is so blessed and loved.....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

40 Tips for Better Life 2009

40 Tips for Better Life 2009

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the
ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My
purpose is to __________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.

7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily
fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon,
broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing
energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past,
negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in
the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are
simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but
the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college
kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their
journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will
this matter?'

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.
Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the right thing!

36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!)

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am
thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly
don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most
of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Please share this to everyone you care about. I just did.

Ok, unless I miss it, I did not see "PRAY" on here...sooooo I will add it myself!!!

41. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!!! ( I would consider this me#1)