Friday, September 3, 2010

Redeeming Myself & a Movie List

First for redemption:
My oldest Monkey and daddy have been gone for 2 days on a father/son adventure.
I miss them.
Like I want to cry miss them.
And he is by a long shot the Monkey that gets my blood a boilin'.
He's stubborn rolled up in strong willed and topped with moody.
But I miss him.
And Honey too.
They don't have cell coverage and I have NEVER been away from him this long without talking.
What if he's cold at night?
Overheated during the day?
If he forgets to drink enough water, or eat enough food?
What if they see a rattlesnake?
Or get lost?
Or, or, or.
I know they are having fun and God's watching over them, but my mama heart gets so sad, especially at night.

Let's change the subject! "Must See Before You Die" movie list,
because some friends asked me and it's a heck of a lot easier to post on here than remember in 10 different conversations.
I didn't include on here spy movies, but I love those too, they're all just kinda the same
(007 and Mission Impossible types)
Without further ado:

Anne of Green Gables Series
Pride and Prejudice (the BBC one)
An Affair to Remember***
The Count of Monte Cristo
It's A Wonderful Life***
Singing In The Rain***
Top Gun
Get Smart
Evan Almighty
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Meet The Parents
The Bicycle Thief***
Mr.Hobbs Takes a Vacation***
Rob Roy
Ben Hur***
Man In the Moon
Philedelphia Story***
the Proposal
White Squall
Gangs Of New York
Lonesome Dove
Far & Away
You Can't Take It With You***
Monkey Business***
Lover Come Back***
Gone With the Wind***
the Notebook
The Quiet Man***
Roman Holiday***
Princess Bride
To Catch A Thief***
The Game
Mr.Smith Goes to Washington***
Life is Beautiful
Dan In Real Life
The Parent Trap
Adam's Rib***
The Patriot ( Mel Gibson)
First Knight
Sherlock Holmes
Lord of the Rings trilogy
North and South (BBC)
classics have a ***

Well, there you go.
I'm a movie lover so I shared a lot. I'll keep you posted on if I come across another that needs to be added!
What's your favorite on my list?
Go rent one of these and tell me wacha think!

God Bless,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lets Just Be Honest Here...

I am done.
Like the stick a fork in me kind.
If I hear one more mom say she's sooo sad her kids are starting school I might get sick.
On her.
  I LOVE my kids.
They are my life.

But then there are days.
Like today.
When for 1/2 of a second you wonder what would happen if you simply left them to their fighting/screaming/whining selves in the middle of wal-mart.
Just left.

A smallish part of me wanted them to look around in terror and  realize
   " for the love of God, my mom left me!
She does everything for me.
How dare I act this way in the middle of a store??"

Yeah, that won't happen.

They are so cute.
Time goes by way too quickly.

That doesn't mean that James Dobson wouldn't throttle a few kids around here if he went through what I do on a daily basis.

I was a good mom.
I did everything right.
I have the charts, the schedules, the rules.

But guess what?

They are little sinners.
My Honeys Uncle told me that one day and I repeat it to myself quite often.
It helps, truly.
Because for the love of Pete if I'm screwed up why the heck would I expect these little monkeys to know better??

Where am I going with all of this??
I have no idea.
Cause that's just the kinda day I've had.

You know it's a hard day in the life of a SAHM when you just spent $75.00 on a whim at an online Christian bookstore on parenting books.

I need help people.
I need these two oldest monkeys in school.
And some hog ties for the littles.

 I'm keeping it real.
Family devotions have fallen off the truck.
Teethbrushing is done by noon.
My laundry has cleverly disguised itself as my bedroom floor.
I've eaten icecream, chocolate and potato chips over the last 3 days.
I would truly like to burn my bras.
My family had quesadillas for dinner tonight (I added beans for protein to ease the guilt, but no veggies).

In short - I'm on overload.

This weekend is all about getting back on track.
Being a mommy I am happy about and not the monster frightening little kids anymore.

God Bless,

***  I have no idea why my pictures are all of a sudden looking odd on here, I'll try to figure that a few weeks***

Monday, August 30, 2010

1000 Gifts...

I am joining in on Holy Experiences 1000 gifts, where every Monday I'll be adding to my list of gifts that God's given me until I reach 1,000!

holy experience

I am always grateful for the 'little things', hence the name of my blog...
1. Grace
2. a husband who works hard for our family
3. freshly picked blackberries
4. Monkey #3's drawings of mama and him holding hands
5. sleep (I'm keepin' it real)
6. the mist rolling in off the ocean...
I'm convinced modern medicine will determine it's a migraine cure
7. homemade chicken noodle soup
8. the promise of fall in the air
9. Beth Moore's books
10. my kids laughter
11. a weekend spent with my husband

God Bless,

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