Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cocoa's Costume

Yes, I painted my puppies nails.She did such a great job of laying there and just letting me paint them. :)

Cocoa's Butterfly/Angel Costume for tomorrow. :)

Isn't she so cute???

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Ok, So while I have time I thought I would blog for a moment. My hubby just left to the store to go pick up food for me to cook. :)
Since writing the above my hubby has returned, I made dinner and a cake for church. 

This week I have been sick. I somehow got a really bad cold. I was in bed from Sunday till Thursday. It was horrible! I am so glad my hubby was here! He took great care of me! I am so thankful he was here!!!!
Due to me being sick all week, I did not go to field experience.


School has been a lil crazy these past two weeks. Its only going to be crazier till the semester ends. I should probably be working on homework!! So many final projects due. Guess what? I found out that for sure, I only have one more semester of actual classes (Technically two because I am taking one class in the summer, but its a 16week class stretched over the summer vs. my normal 5 classes per semester. To me, I only have on more semester. LOL!) and then my internship and I am DONE!!!! I graduate DEC 2012. :D I am sooo very happy about that!

Today I painted Cocoa's  nails. I don't participate in Halloween usually (More about that probably on Halloween), but this year I am handing out candy and tracts. I painted her nails and got her a lil costume that's nothing special to wear because all the neighborhood kids love her.

Midnight has discovered that he likes going outside. It scared me today when he went outside and disappeared. We found him on the other side of the building.. silly kitty!

I dont know if I posted this, but one of my guppies had babies last week. Only 5/7 survived. But then today another guppy had babies and we were able to save one of them from being ate. I am not sure how many she had... we just found the baby in the tank and placed it in the baby net.

So the last time I posted, I think I wrote about cooking for the church. I ended up making 1 large pan of lasagna, one large pan of baked ziti and one large pan of baked spaghetti, plus we made garlic bread, and two large salads. It turned out great! everyone was fed and everything went as planned. Nothing, went wrong which was surprising.

I finished reading the book burn by Ted Dekker. It was a really good book!!! I couldn't put it down. I lost much sleep over that book. LOL!

Its been very nice outside this week. Although I haven't been able to experience most of it due to being sick. I started feeling better Thursday night. We have had the windows open since Thursday night, today we have had the door open. The whole house smells like pumpkin because I have had pumpkin candles lit in every room in the house for hours. Its making me want to make some pumpkin bread.. I might sometime soon. LOL!

Anyway, Thats all I have time to write!
Happy Weekend everyone!!!!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Yes, I am still alive! Last week was crazy! The school semester is almost over! I cant wait for a break!

Mikel is going back to school starting tomorrow. He has 4 classes left to receive an AS. Tomorrow he starts his college algebra class. I am so proud of him! He plans to major in computer networking. :)

Hopefully I will have more time to blog this coming week... (and give a better update) But for now, I am going to say goodbye and goodnight bloggy friends!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hear it on Sunday Use it on Monday ~Living Sacrifices~

Romans 12

Living Sacrifices
 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

What does it mean to offer our bodies as living sacrifices?
It means to give ourselves to God. We surrender and submit ourselves to God. (James 4:7)

James 4:7

English Standard Version (ESV)

7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

What makes our sacrifice holy and pleasing to God?
The sacrifice that Jesus made for us. By Jesus purifying us, and refining us we are made holy and pure in the eyes of God.  (Malachi 3:3)

Malachi 3:3

English Standard Version (ESV)
3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

How does one renew their mind?
By reading God's word. (Hebrews4:12-13)(2 Timothy 3:16-17)(Josh 1:8)

Hebrews 4:12-13

New International Version (NIV)
 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
New International Version (NIV)

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 Joshua 1:8
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 

How can we test and prove what God's will is?
If we have read His word, we will be able to test and prove what God's will is.

Jesus died on the cross for us, that we might offer ourselves as living sacrifices and submit ourselves to him. He did all the work, he died for us, purifies us, and makes us holy and righteous in God's eyes. All we can do in return is submit ourselves to Him, surrender ourselves to Him, let Him take over our lives (He is in control anyway), give all we have, all we are and everything to Him! 
Because, He died for you, He loves you, He did everything so that YOU could have a relationship with Him.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Long post of Random Things

Ok, So I started this post on Friday, then the computer crashed and I lost a lot of it... So here again, I am working on it. :) 

~Field Experience~
So I am now at 56.75hrs of field experience. :) That's a little over half way through. :D This week for the schools here is fall break so no field experience this week. 
In the next two months I will be teaching three lessons. I haven't decided yet whether I want to do reading, or math 5th grade, or math 4th grade. I am leaning more towards two reading lessons and 5th grade math...
This week in field experience I got to do a lot of assisting the students. I sat outside of the classroom just me and the students and helped them work on their tests and their assignments. The students we have sometimes just need to be reminded repeatedly to go back to work. Some of them have to have someone sit beside them reminding them constantly to get back to work. One of our students is really cute.. He will sit in the corner and cover up his face with the book, all the time telling me he is reading.... When I walk over to him and tell him he is not allowed to sleep.. He smiles at me (one of those big irresistibly cute smiles) and says but I'm so tired.... (Sorry, cute little boys make my heart melt... I am so afraid of having a son. LOL!) It was so hard not to smile back and to tell him he has to read his book.

I have midterms this week so last week was spent turning in projects and then studying... Which is why I didn't blog as much... But I thought I could take time out today to blog. :) My classes are going good, I have an A in all but one class. I am happy about that! 

It is pretty cool here in AZ. It was 63 degrees when I woke up... 90 is the high for today. I love looking up at the sky here. There are sooo many stars in the sky! Also, with it being cooler the sky has been blue with white fluffy clouds. I <3 it! LOL! The skies look amazing in the evening as well! One day last week it was so much cooler out I got to wear long sleeves.

Lets see, this past week has been a little crazy because Mikel has had to be at work at 4:30am... However this week its 7am which is a little better. (last week he was pretty grumpy because he wasn't getting enough sleep.) 
So I thought this was very cute!

 This Sunday is our families week to make the lunch for church. We are making Italian foods; a pan of baked spaghetti, baked ziti and lasagna with salad and bread and butter. Its going to be a lot of work for just me and my hubby to make all that food for the church... but we can do it! 

Last weekend... that is Sunday, we finished building our bed frame. I am so happy our bed now has a bed frame. :) 
Before and After of the wood we finished
Mikel getting ready to drill and put the screws in.
The Screws are now in and everything is attached.
Everything done
Everything done and set up in our bedroom
Set up in the bedroom

Bed all set up and made with my handmade quilt from Holloway's Country Home
 (Holloway's ~ Also known as my grandma's shop)

 ~TV/Movies~ I am excited that Psych's new season starts tonight! I really like watching that show. I really want to watch the movie Courageous.

Monday we got some new fish and two crabs... I LOVE the crabs they are sooo cool!!!! 

Opaline Gouramis
Algae Eaters
Gold Gouramis
Honey Sunset Gouramis
Feeder Fish (for crabs to eat)

 Cocoa was sick last week. She ate a bunch of people food... however, she is now starting to get back to normal. She was having a lot of digestion problems....

Midnight, today I found attacking one of my stuff animals... I was kind of surprised because he was eating it... I guess he thinks hes part puppy. LOL! I wish I had gotten a picture of that.. Midnight has decided that he is supposed to be on my shoulder when ever possible. The other day he jumped from the couch to my shoulder while I was standing... Silly Kitty!!!


I am currently reading through the bible using the Old and New Testament reading plan. I am also reading some out of psalms and proverbs everyday. I am only on day 13 of the old and new testament reading plan (I read Genesis 31-32 today), whereas I am on day thirty  of Psalms and Proverbs reading plan ( I read Psalm  30 and Proverbs 30 today).
You Version is awesome, it allows you to choose many reading plans and if you have a phone (any phone that allows you to download apps) or ipod you can download the app and read your bible on the go. I love it! If you want to see what I am reading here are the links:

My goal is also to read Monster by Frank Peretti and Burn by Ted Dekker. 

What are you reading this month?


We went to the neurologist today.... He said that he just thinks its the scoliosis...  He said there is nothing neurological and referred the hubby to a reumatologist (in case he does have the genetic disorder). The MRI was clean. So that's good! We are still  awaiting the results of the genetic testing.. Pretty much, we got no where... He is still in pain and they don't know whats causing it. :(
So far he has been to physical therapy that helped only a little and now to a neurologist... Hopefully we figure out something soon! 
He really wanted this chair... It was super soft.

 BTW. I upload my pictures and put them on here as small... But if you click on them they will open a new window and be way bigger. Just thought I would let you know in case you didn't know. :)

Well, I think that's a total update on everything!