My Medifast Journey Began on April 27, 2011

Friday, March 26, 2010

The hill may stay the same... BUT Seasons do change

So I was browsing through all my bloggy friends and came across Joanna Goddard @ A Cup of Jo with a post called "Same Hill Different Day". Go and check it out. There are three pictures taken at different times of the year, but all in the same spot. I was inspired to share this with you.

While looking at the pictures, the thought came to me, of our lives as Christians. You may be in an area of life where the scenery hasnt changed in days, months, years... and are thinking... "One more day like this, ("In this place, With these people, At this Job, etc" ) and I will bust!"

Are your spiritual glasses broken? Has the right here and now taken a toll on your faith? If you keep your eyes on defeat, you will be defeated. ... so If you keep your eyes on the ground you will never see the season around you change.. dont let the devil steal your vision and rob you of YOUR blessing! The scenery may not have changed... but look around... has your season changed?
"Blessings on You"

Friday, March 19, 2010

What Mom?? What??!!!

Here is a picture story for you all to enjoy ~
okay okay well its some pictures with me ad-libing!  :o)


Shhhh.... There's Moms water... Maybe just MaYBE ~ if I am really, really quiet I can get a quick drink............    

Just one little taste.....

((thinking)) this water is so good and so cold!
I wonder what she puts in MY bowl... Mines NOT this good!!!!

What MOM??? WHAT???!!!

"Blessings on You"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exciting News! Two optional "extra entries" for the CRICUT!

Hey guys!!! Check this out!! Jason and Jill at Women Who Do It All are giving away a Cricut!!! Head on over there and check her blog out and read about the giveaway!

Exciting News! Two optional "extra entries" for the CRICUT!

"Blessings on You"

Relief work, Missions, and Presentations

Last month was my first month talking about reaching out and helping another country. My heart has always been for Foreign Missions and I have been blessed to be involved in 2 overseas trips to do mission work. With that... it had become my life. When I came back from Kenya, Africa I lived, breathed, talked, dreamt Africa and honestly my heart has never stopped in a way thinking of and learning something new from the things God allowed me to experiance and be a part of. With this said, I have wanted to do something here that would benefit the Foreign Missionaries and the people that they are called to in a way that would make an impact... whether organizing and prayer chain, fast chain, sending money, letters, etc... just something. I just wanted to be involved in this and showing others that there is more than the normal (to them) daily routines... So when the earthquake happened in Haiti... I of course with so MANY more saints went into a prayer mode for these precious brothers and sisters. While of course telling my husband we needed to adopt an Hatian baby (this was still while they had the adoptions open and pushing them through...) then wouldnt you know just as soon as my husband said yes for real...they closed all adoptions... well I came across the items that CSI was asking for and I was so excited because I thought man I can do this.. and then maybe if I could get the church involved that would be awesome! So I talked to Pastor after much prayer about this (you know how it is when something is sooooo dear to your heart) and he was excited about it and asked me to get a presentation together and present it to the church! I was so happy that this was happening! and THEN he came back later in this same service and told me that he would like for me to get something together every month about what was going on in the mission field and anything I would like to add. I was totally giddy by then! Jesus had heard my prayer again! I had asked before and well... it wasnt God's timing for me to do this... and then God moved for me when it was his time! Im so thankful to Him! I know this is just the beginning of great things!
I gave my presentation on Feb the 28th. While they were watching the video I made,  There was not a dry eye in the building. I had made up a packet to show the congregation, and I gave them what the Lord gave to me. I only choked up once... it was so awesome! Everyone wanted to be involved and we are going to send 50 personal care kits!. Which is more than double our goal! We are getting together on this Sat at 11:00am in the Fellowship hall to put them together! Im so excited! Im so excited to see our youth involved in this and  Im so glad for what the church globally has done for this cause! I will post on here the pictures from Saturday's effort as soon as I can!

"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
This is a picture of The Chicago River, on St. Patrick's Day ~ How cool is that!
(would love to see this one day!)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
     Everyone wearing green, and doing something festivious??? This has to be one of my favorites! One because... Its way too much fun to celebrate, Second because..... I have Irish in me, and of course my name is Irish! Mom said she named me after the Shannon River ~ who knows... maybe she told me that to get me to shut up when I was young... lol anyway good thing my middle name isnt river! HA HA yeah mom and I would have had talks about that one! lol 
Anyway I usually make an awesome St. Paddys day dinner... but well since we have church tonight its looking like keilbasa and sourkraut for me and sandwiches for the kids... (since they dont like stuff like that) Oh well... :) I have to be creative... Not really sure what has been up with me lately though.. I have had stuff to make decorations for the last few weeks and I just havent gotten around to it so I managed to draw a three leaf clover and hang it in the window along with my green swirly things that are actually supposed to hang outside! AHHH where has my head been??? (me going in circles!) lol
Well now that my window (that everyone sees) looks really ghetto I guess I can try to do what is in my head next year! At least though I have to say... I did wear green... green shirt, green scarf, and my cute little green clover hair clips! I have seen all but ONE person (other than myself) dress normal... My coworkers didnt even wear green!!! What is this world coming to???? LOL  I mean there is nothing on tv either! No Old Irish movies or anything worth viewing!!! My sisters are for sure having a blast in Hot Springs... with the parade going to be going on tonight everyone and everything is deked out with green! Oh well! Guess that is the difference in Manila and Hot Springs... I guess that is what I get for saying that I was going to live in a Big City when I was younger!!! Oh well!!! ~ LOL ~ ANyway ~  I can have a party all by myself! ~ what am I talking about... I AM A Party all by myself!!! Haha!!!  Well you all dont forget to kiss the blarney stone today...

                      Here ~I made one for you!!!

Now to go and get ready for Church!!!! Everyone have a great rest of the day!!!
"Blessings on You"

Grosgrain: Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey guys! Check this out! What fun to wear one of these while cooking/baking!!!

"Blessings on You"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Organza Flower Tutorial - Sew4Home

Hey you guys! Check this out!!! Im totally going to try this!

Organza Flower Tutorial - Sew4Home

"Blessings on You"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well here I am sitting here in the bed at home on a Sunday Night... I missed church this morning and tonight... not to mention play practice! I hate being sick.. I passed two Kidney stones last week and the 2nd on on Friday morning at work.. so I havent felt up to par since then.. Say a prayer for me please! I really really hate that mean old devil! Trying to keep me out of church and OF course I would miss two wonderful services! Chris texted me just a few minutes ago and told me that Bryan  (on of our fairly new young people) just got filled with the precious Holy Ghost!!! Im so happy! I may be at home right now, but I feel Jesus all over me! I love Jesus so much! and Im sooo thankful and proud of our Young People! I love them so much!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Until Next time ~

"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Well I still have straight hair... when I straighten it that is. Mom didnt make it this weekend because she was sick, but Im kinda glad that I didnt get the perm. I really really love my hair curly, but I want it to get a little bit longer before I perm it again.... and well I think I look so cute with my hair straight here lately. I do need some new updo styles for non permed hair... HELP! LOL Anyone have ideas please leave me a comment!

On Saturday I will be in a promo video for the Dr. Diet Program. They called me last Friday and told me how proud they were of me and my results and wanted to know if I would consider being in their new video. Of course how could I miss a chance! :o>
 As of last Sat I have lost 40lbs with the program and Phentermine since last May! Im super excited! I know it is coming off slow BUT it is coming off and I feel so much better and am healthier! All in all since last April when I went on Herbalife for a month before starting the Phentermine I have lost 51 lbs! Thank you Jesus!!!!
Well its Tuesday and its rainy... Im ready to go home and curl up with a book and read the first line and fall asleep! lol thats what happens everytime I start reading at home! Ha ha oh well.. I think Im going to make my awesome recipe for the Low Carb Taco Bake, and suprise my wonderful hardworking husband when he gets off work with it! Until Next time~ Love to all my blogging friends!

"Blessings on You"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

So its Thursday! ~ Im so glad that the weekend is almost here! 
 My mom and her new boyfriend and sister Jeri are coming back this weekend
and Im finally getting a perm!!! YAY me! Im excited! I will post pics when after the perm is done!

  With everything that is going on in the world... Earthquakes here and there, war, famine, sickness....etc..  all I can say is Jesus is coming soon!!! Are you ready? If not please get ready! Everything in your life depends on you living for Him with all of you! 
 Bunches of love to all my bloggers!

"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!
Lets Celebrate by eating green eggs and ham!!!

My sister Jeri and I went to Sams on Saturday. While we were there we of course had to look at everything, so we came to the book isle and found a whole section to Dr. Seuss.
 She found the Green Eggs and Ham book and she made me recite it... since I can still do that almost from memory! She is almost 18 but I can still remember her along with Gabby and Mary running in the room with the book and asking me for the like millionth time to read it... So I got very well versed in Dr. Seussism's :) Although I still had to get her to tell me a couple words, I remembered most of it!! ~ Umm not sure if its really awesome or totally weird that I can still recite the wonderful world of Seuss!??? WhatEVER... Yes It is way awesome!  Ha ha so anyway here we were in the middle of the isle and I was still reciting away and Jeri was almost doubled over in laughter... Umm Shani cant read a childrens book without dramatic expressions and crazy voices to go along with it . So here I am trying to keep it down to a whisper  ~ then shaking my head and saying in a rather loud whisper... "That Sam I am, That Sam I am, I do not like that Sam I am!"  Okay OKay so I was really born to be a Storybook Reteller kind of Person! Do they even pay people to do that? LOL
Any other person would be embarrassed but we had so much fun! Whoever said that reading was fundamental definatly knew what they were saying! The beginning of the word says "fun" LOL .....

 So on this day whether you want to wear crazy colors, eat green eggs and ham or get all of your antique collection of Dr. Seuss books out of the closet, sit in the floor and read them all over again. Remember to live life! Enjoy it! Dont take things too seriously unless it is the concerning the Lord.
Open up love someone! Take time to smell the flowers along the path where you walk everyday!

 Here are the Top 15 Dr. Seuss Quotes ~

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

"I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam I Am!"

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues!"

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose."

"From there to here from here to there funny things are everywhere."

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

Read a book and watch it come to life!!!
LOL ~ this was taken a few years ago! In the childrens book section of Barnes and Noble in Chattanooga TN... Yes they are alive! WATCH OUT!!!
PS ~ Happy Birthday to my dear friend Melinda Poitras!!! Love you girl!!!
"Blessings on You"