Sunday, March 10, 2013

Exercise Makes Me Smile

"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. "
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Yes working out makes me smile!

I am heavier than I have been my whole life, besides being pregnant, but I am not
happy with how I look.

Before Christmas I was working out and slowly losing a few pounds and then I got busy with the 
holidays and had a surgery and it went down hill.

I have been going again and sometimes it is hard to get the ambition to go, but it feels
SO GOOD, once you are done!

I always think why did I put it off. I am hoping by the end of the year to be looking good again. 
Wish me luck!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gifts of Thankfulness

My children on Wednesdays have been going to an after school church group called
The Lord's Joyful Singers.

The children sing, play games, do crafts, and learn about God.

I think it takes a lot of patience to be a teacher and especially for children between
 the ages of 4-10 after a long day of school!

Last Wednesday was our last one for the school year because spring always seems to get busy and people in the past miss a lot of meetings.
 I have been working on teaching my children to write thank you and show appreciation to people!

The kids helped me pick out these cute planters at Dollar General for $2 a piece. We also picked out seeds for the flower Impatiens for $1.50.

Our $3.50 gift a piece turned out real cute!

The saying ties it all together. I picked the flower Impatiens on purpose and the planters to emphasize growing! : )

Things That Make Me SMILE

What makes you smile?

When you are having a bad day or having a hard time in your life, you HAVE to find
something to make you smile. 

My Goal:
Once a week share something with you that makes me smile!

Below is a picture of my mom and one of my great nieces.
I have been unable to work for the last few weeks and it has been difficult for me. You see it is calving season for my family and one of my FAVORITE times of year.
Even though it takes A LOT of work the enjoyment of seeing a tiny little baby calf is great.
I have not been able to help with it, so I had a chance to drive my dad around and things 
were not going the best that day for them. Which made me feel worse because I can't lift
a calf or anything to help.

But from a distance I could hear laughter and giggles!
A child's laughter is priceless!
Seeing her great grandma laugh and having fun with her,
even more priceless!
I stopped the pickup and took this pic on my phone because I wanted to remember to smile!