Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Checking in...

Well, I am sorry I haven't been giving you play by play posts of mine and Carole's April vacation. From the time we came here we have been busy, busy! Yesterday, we went to Mackenzie's house were we celebrated Mackenzie's birthday. It was a Spa theme so they did facials, and pedicures...and had the most yummy orange smoothie type drinks.

We also have been enjoying our Mimi. Like always!! Tomorrow Lord willing we are getting our hair done. So that will be fun!

Right now, I am eating an Italian sub while listening to the tv in the back round and ignoring the big check list in my head of things I could be doing.

I am sorry this isn't the most exciting post but hopefully. I'll have more to share tonight or tomorrow!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A ramble post anyone?

I haven't given all my bloggie friends a rambling post in.....a long time!!! So, I know you are just dying to hear what's been going on in *My life* So I thought well what better time than the present.

As I sit in my bedroom with the shade open the sun pouring into my room, my hair up in a pony tail and the fan blowing towards me I think about how fast time really flies. It feels like there was just snow on the ground. I was wearing a winter coat and we had to be careful walking on the ice.

And now the sun is here, the hot weather is here, the ticks are here....Yes, well I could live without the ticks. But all in all Spring is here! In every part of the word!!

Carole and I are heading down to our Mimi's tomorrow. My April vacation from school is here and we are planing on having a marvelous time with our family and friends. I am sure I will have time to pop in here and give you play by play of things we will be doing.

My mom is now five months along. We are more than half way there! As you can see by my past posts the mural is coming along beautifully! It is so exciting to see it progress into another of mom's master pieces! She is so talented!!

I am enjoying folding laundry these days! Can anyone guess why? Well, when we buy baby clothes from the thrift store we wash them. And so folding baby clothes is a whole lot more fun then folding my own clothes!!!

I will pick a pair of pajamas up and cradle it in my arm and think in just a few short months a baby will be in this and not any baby my baby brother!!

I can hardly believe it but when I come back from April vacation. I will only have one more month of school before summer vacation! Can we say that this school year went fast??

Carole will be graduating high school this June!! dear little sister is growing up so fast! Sniff...

I bought this beautiful comforter set at Walmart for twenty one dollars a couple of weeks ago! It's so pretty!!

Okay, I should end for now...I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday. more thing my baby brother is already a BIG Southern Gospel fan he loves... "I'm Saved." By the Down East Boys.:) He kicks very hard when we play his fave kind of music!!:D

Friday, April 24, 2009


Here is a few more pictures of the on going mural my mom is working on for my baby brother!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

And the winner is.....

I had a bunch of tiny baby bottles in honor of my baby brother coming soon and I placed them in a basket I wrote down each person who entered and gave them each a color. I then I picked two bottles....

I picked a yellow bottle and that color was Katie!!!! Congrats to Katie!!!
I then decided to have a runner up and that bottle was pink and pink was....Steph!!! Congrats to Steph!!! Also Steph is a big sister again her mom just had a sweet baby girl!!

Girl's please send me your home address to piecesofmyheart08 at

Thank you all for entering!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good news or bad depends on how you look at it...

I have decided to prolong my give away contest...

Only a few of you have entered and I know from past give aways that more of you usually enter. If you rather not enter this time that is fine no feelings are hurt. However, I was thinking it may be partly my fault from not advertising that much this time. So those of you who have entered or want to enter I will ask you to post it on your blog. Tell, your bloggy friends to come on over!!

The give away will end for sure on Monday at 2:00 in the afternoon. I will try to post the winner soon after.

So....go on my give away post and enter as many times as you want....have fun!!

An update on the baby's nursery...

....Also don't forget to enter the give away it's ending sometime tomorrow.....

How are you liking the mural??? I should mention my mom is doing this all free hand. This all her!! God has given her such a talent!!

These are the paintings of some of the story characters on the big book. So do you recognize any of them??

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Pictures!

Here are some Easter pictures I promised you a few days ago. I was having a very hard time posting them. So, yesterday when I had a little time at school I posted these! I hope you enjoy them!! Also please don't forget to enter my give away on the post below. You have until Saturday!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Two years

On this Tuesday evening I think back to the day I started all of this....two years ago today I started a blog. At the time I had no idea what I was doing. Who would see it. Who would read it. I didn't even think I would do it for long. I thought it was going to be fluke. I didn't realize the friends I would make on here. How many different people would invite me into their homes via blog. Or how much of a blessing having this blog would be to me.

I had no idea when something exciting happened in my life one of the first things that would come to mind was "I need to let my bloggie friends know." I didn't realize I would be able to rely on people I never met to pray for me and my family. I didn't know that a little nook on the web would be such an important part of my life.

Who would of guessed?

I can't believe I have been now at it for two years two whole years.

So I couldn't have a blogaversary post without announcing a two year blogaversary give away!!

On this Tuesday evening I am going to ask my bloggie friends that I know and some who I don't even realize read this little corner of mine to leave a comment on this post and let me know you like to check in my corner on the net from time to time.

Also....about the giveaway start entering now the contest will end some time Saturday. Like all of my contests you may enter as many times as you like...

I would love for you to post it on your blogs and let your bloggie people know there is a give away going on over at Pieces Of My Heart.

However a twist to this contest I am not letting you know what you are trying to win!! But if you like reading my blog than I think you will like the grand prize!!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

One thing we are having a hard time finding....

We went to the award ceremony for the art contest Mackenzie had won best of show in today. She looked just beautiful and I will have some pictures up soon. I will also try to post pictures of me and my sister and brother in our Easter attire maybe after church and before dinner tomorrow afternoon.

Now...back to my title we went shopping after the ceremony and we were once again trying to find a decent maternity section in just ONE of the stores we went to every store either had VERY little or NO maternity section at all. My poor mommy! It was just so annoying!! She is growing out of her skirts for church and she can't find one maternity skirt that isn't way above the knee that is. Yes, they actually make mini maternity skirts for pregnant women go figure!

Well, it's getting pretty late and I want to look some what human for tomorrow so I guess I will end for now!!

Have a wonderful Easter!:)

Friday, April 10, 2009

For Me!

I wrote this in my junior year of high school.

I could hear the whip hit His back countless times.
The blood was more than I could stand. As it stained His skin.
I could hear them laughing, cussing. Raging. Causing Him pain.
How they loved the sound of His suffering.

When the crown of thorns had been placed upon His brow
The thorns had pricked His precious skin.
The crimson blood stained His face and tears escaped.
I could hear the hammering of the nails…
It seemed it would not stop. The sounds were too much to bear.
My eyes could not leave the hammer that kept on moving.
The nail just kept on digging into His skin.

The agony was heavy as they hammered His feet to that tree.
Such suffering He endured.
For me.

I could feel the crowd grow restless. The air was thick with their angry screams.
A soldier came from the mob and spat on my Savior.
But from Jesus came no hate. His face only showed love.
"Why?" I thought to myself. " Why would Christ do this for me?"

Then my heart understood. I was a prisoner of my sin.
My Lord has purchased my freedom with amazing love.
As I finally recollect the price he had to pay.
With the words, "It is finished." He died upon that old tree.

I could not help my trembling as I saw Him. Lifeless.
For me.

Three days later I heard the talk around town. "Jesus had risen!"
My heart could not stop leaping as I stumbled through the crowd.
This same Jesus, rising in the clouds, would leave me with a promise.
He will come again.

For me.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I am so tired. However, I needed to show you an update on the mural.

BIG NEWS: I found an Easter dress today!! It's always so hard trying to find an outfit I like for Easter but I found one and I really like it!!:)

Oh, also while I was out I found this adorable lime green purse it was so pretty! However, it cost $38.00 it's better than the original price which was $89.00 but I just couldn't purchase a purse over $20.00 it just was not going to happen...but...sigh I so wanted it!:)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

She still working on it...

It's just the coolest that there is going to be a sweet little infant in this house in just a few months. When I look at mom I sometimes just giggle. Her back is arch in just a way while she turns to look at me and I see that growing belly staring at me. It's so much fun!! Yes, here is another glimpse I saw when I came home from school today.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Okay, not what I thought..

*Teacher* ((ME)).............."So, class Easter is this Sunday and we are going to learn the true meaning of Easter."

We learned about the Crucifixion of our dear Christ. How He rose again three days later and that He is coming again.

We talked about Salvation and I was sharing about the time when I got saved. They are only four and five years old but they are so smart!

Anyhow, I was really getting into the lesson they seemed to be grasping what I was teaching and I was getting so excited.

After Bible a student came up to me and said "Miss_______ can I tell you something?" "Of course!" "When I get home I am going to write a list." "A list?" My mind started working "Wow, this is great! They are really getting it! Is he going home and writing a list in his adorable straight as a ruler hand writing about the many ways he is thankful that Jesus died for him?...Or write about the real true reason of Easter? mind couldn't go on any longer for he spoke up again. "Yes, I forgot to write a list for the Easter bunny he won't know what to get me."

*Sighing heavily* Not exactly what I was hoping for...

UPDATE: This is what the mural looked like when I came home from school today.:)

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Baby's Mural

This mural is already turning out beautiful and my mom just started on it Friday!! And from the time I took this picture a few hours ago it has already changed Tigger has his black stripes and looks just about done and I think piglet is being worked on as I type. There will be a big book next to the Winnie The Pooh and friends where different story characters will be popping out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Would you like to help??

Today was a very exciting day my mom started painting the mural in the babies room!! Even as I type that out I want to laugh. The babies room??? Is this really happening?? My mom is having a baby??LOL

A few times today my mom and I were discussing this very thing. "Can you believe it?" Our conversation would go. "Who would have thought last year when you were doing your
grandaughter's nursery you would be doing your own sons the next year??"

Well, the fact of the matter it's true and I for one am thrilled beyond words.

And so I wanted to ask my bloggie people to help us out.

We are thinking of story characters to go on the mural and I was wondering if you could give us your favorite character from a story book.

I will be waiting to see what you come up with...

By the way my personal favorite is Arthur the books and the show!!:)