Saturday, March 31, 2012


One day at the mall before Christmas a lady at the mall stopped us to ask if she could curl my hair with a iron she was trying to sell.  I said she could curl Creighton's, but not mine.  She did. It looked great, but was not about to pay the fortune she was selling the straightener and/or wand for.  So I just kind of noted it in the back of my head to be looking out for.  I found a great deal on a wand and I purchased it because it was really easy and Creighton loves the curls!

 I did that in about 10 minutes in a super hurry before school one day for her.
 This is her AFTER school in the wind.  STILL CURLY!
 It lasted for like 2 1/2 days still very curly....
This one I took a little more time on, but still learning how to use it
 The first day they are very tight and you can see the separation lines pretty bad in this one.
 But this is the next day and they are more relaxed and SO pretty.  She eats it up!

 I even did her pigtails and it was cute and lasted for several days here too.
I love Charleigh's curls in the back so much and so does she can have curly hair too.  I've used the wand on Charleigh's not-so-curly front/side pony to make it a tight curl and it works perfect! Making the front match the great!  woohoo....LOVIN' CuRLS

Tough Morning

One day we had our friends The Gore's over for a sleepover, yes, the whole family!  The night went fine.  The next morning was a bit chaotic on all kinds of levels.  First Charleigh started running a super high fever. Then she puked. No church for us. So that thwarted all kinds of plans.  So in the few hours that Daddy was gone at church, we had all kinds of mayhem happen.
 Jackson fell into the window pane outside in the fort. His tooth thankfully was already out (a few days prior, naturally) and it didn't do any damage to any teeth, but his poor gums were badly beaten. It could have been SO much worse had it been in either direction!
 Then Creighton fell outside and bumped her back pretty good.
 And poor Charleigh was still just not doing well at all.  She had RSV. :(  But even when she's sick she's still as cute as a button flashing that sweet smile of hers!
It was quite the rough morning for all of us.  Our friends the Gores haven't been back since :'\ Thankfully we have a long history and are due another family sleepover again soon :) (right Dana?)

Melt my heart with a bowl of cereal

One morning Jackson made himself breakfast and then I came in to find this one the counter:
Melt my heart! (even though I do not eat chocolate wheaties) The note said "mom    jackson" Love my orange juice and the thought! (he even remembered not to pour milk so it didn't get soggy!) love that boy!!!

Charleigh got her nails done...

Well painted anyway:)
 We were waiting on Nonna and she was running late so Miss Michelle painted her nails! She was thrilled!! Of course they were red, because EVERYTHING is red in Charleigh's life currently! :)
Happy that cheese ball!

40 days

Dear Jackson, Creighton and Charleigh,
December 31, 2011 dinner was Daddy's last meal until Feb 9th, 2012. He didn't have one speck of food for 40 straight days. It was a LONG time period and Daddy was literally starving.  He shed over 40 pounds during the time frame.
 Mommy made Daddy a chain (and a 40 day chain was LONG just to make, I can't personally imagine not eating for that long!).  We got down to day 40! Woohoo....
 Look how great he looks!  Although losing weight was certainly an added bonus to his fast, Daddy did not fast to lose weight.  (Nor was he losing weight because he was sick or had cancer, as many tried to conclude).  He was fasting because he wants revival among the youth of this upcoming generation! That was the main reason. There were a few personal reasons as well, but he fasted for the leaders of tomorrow.
I know that change is happening and I am so proud of Daddy for playing such a vital role in that.  Not many people can stand before you in honestly say that they have fasted at all, and most cannot say they've done a long term fast. Those that have successful completely a 40 day fast are minimal.  But it's not about pride or boasting that I write this post.
 (the first meal he was able to have was 5 boiled and peeled tomatoes, only)
Your Daddy is serious.  Your Daddy loves the Lord and he loves us. He takes the Word of the Lord seriously. He is dedicated to his calling of serving students, leading students and loving them.  He has walked the road before and can help if/when you feel the call to do a long term fast. He trusted that the Lord Jesus would sustain him, even when everyone else doubted. His faith is real. I wanted you to know.
The Word speaks of WHEN you fast, not if. I pray that you all will be able to make spiritual disciplines a large part of your every day once you are firmly standing on the Rock.

Lots of love,