Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Review

All and all it was a good weekend at the Mitchell house. The girls and I had made some treats for Clint to take to work on Friday and from what I hear they were a hit! I was pretty excited about that since I had come up with the idea all on my own. I took those Snyder's pretzel nibblers, (free from couponing) rolled them in melted chocolate and then sprinkled them with crushed peanuts. Since it was my creation I got to name them.

What do ya think of my Lincoln logs?
Clint got home from work early on Friday and then we went to community group. It was a great night at group. The women and men broke off from one another and the women discussed the first chapter in Feminine Appeal. We had a great discussion that lead to a very intimate and honest time of sharing. Definitely a time of bonding and a time of mentoring one another. It sounded like the men had a great time too. We are blessed with an amazing group!!
The Herald newspaper had offered Amber and I tickets to the Silvertips Hockey game and since she was busy Clint and I had a date night. The game was fun and FREE and it was awesome to spend some time with my hunk of burning love!

Speaking of my hunk of burning love... I am so thankful for him! Here he is on Sunday evening in the dark and rain outside fixing something. He is such a hard worker and pretty darn handy to have around. I am also so thankful for the wisdom and guidance he gives me. I would be running around like a basket case 99% of the time (as apposed to my current 50%) if I didn't have him to help me balance and prioritize the things in our lives that will most honor our loving God.

Sunday night my sweet Evie had her first taste of mush. She quite liked it I must say! I was hoping it would extend the amount of sleep I would get but it did not prove to be the case. Maybe tonight...

She immediately grabbed the spoon out of my hand and was wanting to hold it in her mouth. SO CUTE!

Today we ran some errands and I was able to get a coat I had my eye on for quite sometime now at a fraction of the price!!! Sometimes it really does pay to wait. Then we cashed in one of our gift cards for a yummy lunch at Red Robin. I LOVE Red Robin!!! Clint and I split our meals cause everything looked so good and we couldn't decide what to get.
Well I better sign off now as the Family move night is about to start without me...

Friday, January 15, 2010


So often I find myself driving down a one-way street in my relationship with God. I am heading in His direction and sending much His way, yet so often I forget to stop and listen and see what He might have for me. Relationships must go both ways. Otherwise there is not really much of a relationship at all. I need to remind myself to slow down and stop at the station to fill up on his word. I need to take every rest stop I see along the way and quiet my heart to listen to what he has for me while resting in Him.

Lord, I thank you for forgiveness of my selfish ways. I want to drink your word daily. I want to crave it and need it like it is the air that I breathe. Help me to be obedient to your call.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me
I do not choose the colors
Yet He worketh steadily

Of times He weaveth sorrow
and I in foolish pride
forget He sees the upper
and I the underside

Not until the loom is silent
and the shuttles cease to fly
will God unfold the canvas
and explain the reasons why

The dark threads are as needed
in the skillful weavers hands
as the threads of gold and silver
in the pattern He has planned

Title and Author-Unknown

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baby Girl

4 months ALREADY?!?!
Time does fly when you're havin' fun! Evie is just a sweet baby and we love her to pieces. In the last 4 months she-
practically doubled in size
smiles all the time
coos and chatters (sometimes in her bed at 3am)
chews on her fingers while drooling all over
rolls and rolls back to front and front to back like our very own little steam roller
likes to bat at, grab and chew on toys
loves her siblings and soaks up all the attention they give her
Even if it means putting up with this

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My buddy and me

Yesterday my buddy, Gus and I had some special time together. With 4 kids it is not very often I get to spend time with them individually, so I very much treasure the time when it comes. He picked our first activity which was a game of hide and seek.

See how good at hiding he is. (so cute)
Before going to the pet store to check out all the cool animals...
mom decided her buddy needed a treat!

My buddy and me had so much fun! I just love that little guy. He is so sweet and so much fun to be with. I look forward to the next time we can hang out, just my buddy and me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Decades Diner

The dining experience at Decades Diner is like no other. The atmosphere is fabulous, the service top notch and the food, well the food is a mystery! Just take a look at the menu...
Do you have any idea what Round Moo or Coop Cakes are?!?! Or what about Thin square or Purple Sparkle?!?! You might just be surprised at what turns up on your plate.

The dining experience!

The after party!

The out takes!