Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall Fun

I cannot believe that the end of October is upon us! It seems like school just started last week! We have been so busy working on fall projects and now I must begin preparing for Christmas crafts.  Parents so look forward to all of them.  This week, we did paper mache'! The kids loved it! We painted them and cut out little faces to make our very own jack-o-lanterns.  Here are just a few.



Things have been busy around the house as well.  I had several cards to make for upcoming family birthdays and my mom needed some things crafted.  Josh has been enjoying the hunting season (although I am totally against killing Bambi!!), Brandon is buried in the books and all the others are enjoying college or work life.

My list is getting so long of all the things I have to do before the holidays.  I must get started on making ornaments and Christmas cards within the next few weeks.  Hope all my blog friends are doing well! Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Enjoyable Week-end

It's been such a calm and relaxing week-end.  On Friday, my husband and I strolled the streets of Mayberry at the Autumn Leaves festival.  I love homemade arts and crafts!!! There were so many beautiful fall decorations displayed.  All in all, we had a wonderful time.

Our son, Josh, arrived Saturday evening for a few weeks.  It's always nice when he visits.  Although I have to admit that he is just like his dad.  It's like having two of them in the house! LOL   I am still praying for the day that all of our children are together and we can spend a day together as a complete family.  I have placed all my trust and faith in God.  I know He will provide.

Today I spent a few hours shopping alone.  Yes, me....shopping!! LOL  I needed to start stocking up on Christmas supplies for card and ornament orders.  I also had to grab my Breaking Dawn Part 2 merchandise that was just released.  I still can't believe this will be the end! :o( 

Enjoy the fall season everyone.  It's my absolute favorite! Have a great week.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

There Must Be A Reason.....


I woke up around 12:45 am with a startling nightmare again! I jumped up in a panic and of course, turned immediately to snuggle in my man's arms.  The bed was empty!!! So I got up to get a drink of water and low and behold, he was laying on the couch.  I guess Fat Boy was trying to kick him out of the bed...lol  But he knew the second I walked into the living room that something was up.  I am so blessed to have him understand what I've went through.  He doesn't tell me to get over it or preach that it's over.  He just listens and holds me tight.  Thank you God for such a wonderful husband.  We have our moments (but they help us grow).  I'm a firm believer that if you don't have struggles in a relationship then you are not growing together.

It took me quite a while to give in and succumb to sleep again.  Even though he was holding me and reassuring me that it was just a bad dream.  I didn't understand this startling nightmare.  It just seems as though for some reason my subconscious wants to remind me that he will always have some kind of control over my life no matter how hard I fight it.  He's present in scenarios that I should be comfortable and happy in....as though he's stalking me with that evil eye of his to hover fear over me. 

I'm not afraid of him anymore.  But I don't enjoy the anxiety that these nightmares are putting on me.  All I can do is pray God's protection over my dreams and that it doesn't put any fear back in me. 

Well, it's a three day week-end for me.  Our son Josh is coming to visit for a few weeks.  That will be enlightening and I'm sure full of surprises as well. 

Time to snuggle up with my wonderful husband and watch the VP debate now.  Supporting Ryan all the way!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dreary Monday

I kid you not, it looks like it could snow outside! Just last week in was in the high 70's and now we are down in the low 40's.  I think we are going to skip fall and go straight into winter!

It's always challenging to function on a Monday but with the cold, rainy weather it's made everyone around here a bit lazy.  The house smells of delicious chili on the stove top brewing for dinner.

The week-end wasn't so bad after all.  After telling myself that I wasn't going to dwell on my dreams, I focused on using that energy elsewhere.  You guessed it, Mountaineer football! Ray was busy working on his truck most of the week-end.  I talked to Brady via Skype.  I just love that program.  It is so wonderful to be able to see our children as we speak to them.

I thought I'd share a photo of Brandon during Spirit Week.  He is such a handsome young man, if I do say so myself!

Have a blessed week everyone!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Restless Night

Well, I guess the nightmares have decided to come back again.  Last night was so excruciating.  I was exhausted before going to bed and had no problems falling asleep.  Much to my regret, that didn't last long.  I woke up around 12:30 feeling uneasy and was a bit hesitant to go back to sleep.  I guess my conscious must have been warning me ahead of time.  But I rolled over and cuddled up with Stitches and fell back to sleep.  I woke up around 4 a.m. with such a pounding migraine and emotional mind frame.  I knew he was present in my dream.....his evilness, his controlling attitude.  I took a few migraine pills and laid back down but never really submitted to sleep again until around 7ish.  Once again, he was in the midst of my dream. 

It puzzles me how I can go weeks and sometimes even months at a time without the evil one weighing on my mind and creeping in to invade my sleep.  It's like a reminder that what he did will always be there and he refuses to allow me to move on from it! Like he still has control over some part of me.....my mind via my dreams. 

I have so much prep work to do today for upcoming fall projects today and right now I just want to rest.  I feel anxious about the idea of even lying down now.I just have to give it to God and trust in Him.  He has helped me make it this far.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christina Perri "A Thousand Years" Music Video - 'Breaking Dawn' Soundtrack

I LOVE this song!!! And I can't wait to hear Christina's second part of the song in the upcoming movie!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Got My Breaking Dawn Tix!

I'm super excited today because I picked up my Breaking Dawn part 2 tickets.  The girls and I are going to the Twilight Marathon!! I can't wait!!!! It's going to be such a fun time.  Last year, we laid around all afternoon watching the Saga with our blankets and pillows waiting for the crowd to entire for the Breaking Dawn premiere.  I'm sure it will be even more fun this year.  The only down side is that this is the end of this terrific series.  :o(  What will we have to look forward to next year around this time???


Monday, October 1, 2012

Rainy Monday

 It has been one of those depressing rainy Monday's. School was fun though because we had the local fire department visit and share fire safety tips with the kids.  They even got to get in the fire truck.  The boys absolutely love events like this.  It was a hard day to keep them occupied though since we couldn't utilize the playground due to the rain.  Indoor play on a Monday with a special event always equals anxiety....lol

Brandon seems to be doing better.  He still needs to be covered in prayer though.  He is such a compassionate young man.  He will just have to take it one day at a time and deal with his grief as it arises.  I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make his hurt disappear.  But only our Heavenly Father can do that.

Praying you all have a blessed week!