~Womens Conference~ Thank you Jesus!!!!!!

I had an AMAZING time this weekend, Thank you Kristle for ginving me the opportunity to go, learn more about God and How to make more out of our Friendship. You are an amazing friend and I cannot express how much you mean to me....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

This weekend I attended an Amazing Girlfirends Womens Conference with a group of friends, It was so moving, so enlightening! I learned that in order to have a relationship of any kind, be it friendship or with a spouse you first must have a healthy relationship with God. You cannot judge anyone by their differnces the only one who can judge is Jesus. You must not fall into temptaions of evil and partaking in evil to others.

I took a class about intimacy in your Marriage and that you have to protect you husband from temptaion, and you must be the one who temps your husband. You must create a hedge of protection in your marriage, and also be appealing to your husband.
"Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to Prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control"
~ 1 Corinthians 7:5 

  "Love is patient, Love is Kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Its always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always presevers." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 13:7

I also took a class about bringing up your children in Gods word and teaching them to have a relationship with Jesus. As parents we must help our Children know Jesus, and know Scripture. We must teach it and live it. Be an example of Gods word so they can be examples too.

     "Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these"" ~Matthew 19:14

   "Jesus said,  "I tell you the truth, anyone who will not recieve the kingdom of God like a little Child will never enter it"" ~Mark 10:15

I took so much information away from the conference, so much to reflect on and use. I was not brought up as a Christian, or practiced any faith. I was "married into it" as I say. My husband comes from a very strong Christian background and when I was pregnate with Charleigh he would pray for me and through the pain of my pregnancy, and this is when I first saw the works of the Lord Jesus. Chris has shown me his faith and what it can do, and I believe because of this we have the strong marriage and family we have. This past January I decided that I too wanted to be a part of this faith. I have commited my soul and body to Jesus and his works. I still have a lot of questions and a LOT of learning but one step at a time. We found a wonderful Church to join and we love it. We are slowly becoming involved and Charleigh will be going to preschool there. I cannot wait to see what purpose the Lord has for me and I am really excited about accepting him in my life.


A Blessing in Disguse?

            So the past few month we have been working with PAT (Parents as Teachers) Its a program for the girls that track their development progress for their age group. Charleigh is above and beyond her age group and is really a witty little girl! She is very smart, and its too funny some of the things she has to say. Last week we had a meeting at our house with our Parent educator Mrs. Stacy. She used to be a teacher for 9 yrs at the catholic school here in Manhatta. Charleigh is at the point of being able to establish items that are similar or different and tell why. Mrs. Stacy showed Charleigh a pair of shoes, one pink and one blue. Mrs Stacy asked Charleigh "Are these the same or different" Charleigh said the same and she told Mrs. Stacy they were the same because they were shoes. Mrs. Stacy asked if she would wear them together as a pair and Char said no, because they didnt match. After that she showed Charleigh 2 blue shoes and asked the same series of questions, When Charleigh was asked "Well would you wear them together?" Charleigh said in a very matter of fact way "No, Im not a boy, Im a girl" It was too funny! I love that she is associating colors with gender and she is only 3!

           Now Rylee is a whole different story. As most of you know Rylee was premature, and very small, when she was a baby the doctor had told me that Rylee would be behind developmentaly of children born at full term. I had never told anyone, except a close friend, that even when I was pregnate I had a feeling in the back of my mind that there would be something wrong with Rylee, like something wrong with her development....when she was born early  I could still tell that she was going to be behind others.

           A couple months ago we did the screening with Mrs. Stacy to see where each girl was on the scale....story of my life! If you know me and my daughters they are very little girls, tall but skinny minnies! They were never on the scales for their weight and the doctors always questioned about their eating habbits, you know my kids eat like cows!  So I was excited to see just how smart Miss Charleigh was, and she was all the way at the top of the chart....but I of course already knew that :)

          I was aprehensive of Rylees test, she was right where she was supposed to be in Social/Emotional, Fine Motor and Gross Motor Development, but pretty behind in her Language and Communication Development. So much so that Mrs. Stacy had recommended a Speech Pathologist.  I feel horrible, like I have failed her. Why did I have to think she was going to be behind? Why did I let her get behind? Maybe if I didnt think like that when I was pregnate she would have been fine, Like her sister. I know Im not suppose to compare her and Charleigh but it is so hard they are on 2 different ends of the scale. This past week we went to dinner with a couple that has a daughter that is 1 month older than Rylee, She was talking so much, counting Items, making animal noises, pointing to animals and identifying them....none of which Rylee is even close to.

       I think that Mrs. Stacy was sent to us, not knowing that her daughter is Rylees age, was born just as Early as Rylee  & is at the same development as Rylee. She told me that it is crazy how much her and Rylee are a ike in there progress, coincidence I think not. I think Mrs. Stacy was sent to us, to help us with Rylee, and that we will help our girls together, I think Mrs. Stacy is a blessing in Diguese!


Cupcake Party!!!!

I have been planing Rylee's 2nd Birthday party and I have decided to do a Cupcake Theme!

I am going to make a BIG TOP cupcake as her Birthday Cake, and then a bunch of little cupcakes for all the guest to decorate. I am making her a Hot Pink shirt that will say Birthday Girl on the front and Rylee on the back. Her tutu I am making is Hot Pink and Black and Charleigh will have one too. Charleigh's Shirt will say big sister on the front and her name on the back. My Friend Kristle is going to take Pics of them in their outfits :) I am so excited!!!!

I have decided to make Cupcake Pops and Cupcake sugar cookies for the goodie bags, That will be an adventure!!!

Cupcake Cookies, Mine will be less Christmas-y

Cupcake pops :)


6 more weeks of Winter?

This winter sucks! Its so cold and that little vermit groundhog dude saw his shadow....6 more weeks....really?

My classes have been going good. I like the classes I have but they get a little boring and repetative. Charleigh has been in gymnastics for a month now in the yellow class and she loves it! We are enrolling her for preschool at our church for fall! I cant believe my baby is going into PRESCHOOL!

Speaking of growing Babies! Miss Rylee turns 2 in a month!!!! AHHHHH! We are having a cupcake party and lots of our new friends :)

Well not to much happening this month....but maybe something spectacular will happen that is worth blogging about :)