Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I am using this year to help me study God's word.

The first being the Scripture Reading Plan I am using provided by the Journey church. I like it because if you get behind it is easy to get caught up. :)

The second is what I am using to help me memorize verses. I have always wanted to memorize Philippians and shared that desire with my husband. He directed me to this site which has a VERY helpful guide to memorizing Philippians!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Awesome Giveaway!!

One of my favorite bloggers is joining with HP to give away an amazing computer!!! Check it out! Kelly's Korner Reviews

Monday, November 30, 2009

Random November Pictures

Emma started sleeping in a big girl bed when we went home for Thanksgiving. She liked sleeping on the "butterfly" bed. :) She did really great!
Thanksgiving all alone! Emma was a bit hungry before everything was finished so she began her Thanksgiving alone! :) It was pretty cute to see her sitting there eating.
These boots were made for walking...
1st time to chew gum. She was SO proud of herself!! It even went in the garbage can when finished! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday

We had lunch at the Fish House ( my favorite restaurant in PNS) with some friends and her twin boys: Levi and Elijah! :) They are about 4 months older than Emma. They are SO sweet and cute AND much calmer than Emma! :) We enjoyed our lunch with them - a great time with great food! :) YUM!

Our Christmas Traditions

  • We normally put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving, or somewhere around that time, depending on our travel plans, etc. This year we are moving, next week. I'm hoping to get at least a little tree up once we get moved and settled.
  • We get a picture of Emma with Santa each year. Her very first picture with Santa she was sleeping and the last two, she was crying...I think this year she will be crying as well. I wish she would get over her fear of "dressed up" people. Halloween helped us a little but not totally.
  • I always got an ornament each year growing up and have continued that into our married/family life. For Emma I get things that remind me of her that year. For example, last year she got a fish ornament and (I cheated and got two) a shoe ornament. She loved the "fishy Backyardigans" and she loves SHOES! This year I got her a tiara ornament because she LOVES princesses and was a princess for Halloween.
  • I try to have a tree in all of the bedrooms. Emma's tree is decorated, the trees in the other rooms are not. I try to decorate the bathrooms and hallways etc. with something Christmas.
  • Christmas Eve is filled with Christmas Eve services at church. One present (if not more) for each person. We also eat Enchilada's! When I was serving in China Josh came to visit for Christmas that year and I made Enchilada's on Christmas Eve. We have continued that tradition each year. :)
  • So far for each Christmas Eve/Christmas we have been at our home. I'm sure that will be where the majority of our Christmas's are spent since Josh is a minister. I like it that way.
  • I look forward to the traditions we continue to develop has a family. I love Christmas time!

I will try to post some pictures later! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fun at the Traylor's

Pastor and Mrs. Liz had us out to their home one afternoon this week. Emma enjoyed being outside (and inside) exploring everything. She would take off running from inside the house to the outside. She LOVED it! She is still talking about "the lake". She showed off her strong will a few times (alot); once, by running down the pier? and jumping into the paddle boat while everyone else was on land...thankfully she stayed in the boat until I got her! Thursday was the first day that Emma slept in and got enough sleep since we have been here and I must say her behavior and strong will has been MUCH better. This little girl doesn't do great off her schedule.
Thank you Pastor & Mrs. Liz for letting us come visit you at your home. We had a great time! :)
Feeding the fish old bread.
"Cheese" Pastor teaching Emma how to hold the whole biscuit in the water and let the fish nibble. I'm not sure she ever really did it!
Fishing with Pastor...or watching Pastor fish! :)
Riding (and talking) in the paddle boat with Daddy.
The fish Pastor caught to show Emma.
Emma has been concerned since then because the fish had no name!
Up close (kind of) and personal with Mr. Fish.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Emma's Actual Brith Day!

Emma's actual "birth' day fell on the Saturday of the Disciple Now at our church. We took a cake up there and got Emma her own big cupcake to eat. She was a bit embarrassed by all the people singing to her but definitely enjoyed her 'pup'cake! :)
Emma's 3rd Birthday 'Pup'cake! :)
Blowing out the candle, Daddy had to hold her and let her lean down. :) Excitement!
First few bites. :)
Enjoying each sprinkle one-by-one
mmmmm, that icing sure was good :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birthday Party at School

The Cupcake Pops I made for Emma's School party.
I'll have to take a better picture of them next time.
Emma calls them 'pup'cake pops! :)
Showing it off. Checking it out before taking a bite.
1st bite.
Eating with friends.
Messy, Messy! ;)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Emma's Stats

Two-Year Old Check Up Height: 3'0" Weight: 29 lb 30z Less then a month later Height: 3'1" Weight: 30 lb 0oz Three-Year Old Check Up Height: 3'5" Weight: 37.8 lb (gained over 4 pounds in less than 4 months) All that to say, Emma was MUCH easier to carry last year. I can't carry her for long...she is too heavy and too tall!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We went Trick-or-Treating with friends from church. What fun!
Sweet Emma sat down next to a couple handing out candy on their front steps. She wanted to help them hand it out and eat some! ;) Trick-or-Treat, Give me something good to eat! :) We are STILL talking about the lady with the sheet on her head! Trick-or-Treating with one of my favorite students. She LOVES him and he loves her back. I wish he was mine! Picture with Mommy I'm so disapointed we didn't get a family picture. Josh was "Facebook". :)
Walking with Daddy.
I love this picture!
All that Trick-or-Treating made the little girl HUNGRY!
The 50 cent corndog special from Sonic.
Full belly, worn out girl!
The pictures below are from the Fall Festival at Bayleaf that we attended the night before. It was PACKED! They always do a great job but it was so crowded!!!
Emma and our friend! :)
Emma and her buddy from church.
Dancing to the Music