Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Money Saving Mom

   One of my favorite blogs is Money Saving Mom. Crystal, the author, does an excellent job of posting great bargains and coupon deals as well as just general information that is helpful to almost anyone. She has authored a new book entitled The Money Saving Mom's Budget. It's release date is not until January 2012 but you can pre-order it at the following link: The Money Saving Mom's Budget.

Dear God,

   I have the joy of teaching 3-year-old Sunday School at my church. This past Sunday we were seated on the carpet and had just finished our Bible time when one of the co-teachers asked if any of the children wanted to pray. Of course several volunteered and we made our way through the precious little prayers. When we came to the fourth child I guess he felt the need to keep it short and he prayed. "Dear God, amen." Of course the other teacher and I thought it was sweet and quite comical. Well... Sunday evening rolled around and we had a guest speaker in our evening service. At some point in the service,  he asked how often we go to God in prayer with a willingness to listen? Later that night I was thinking a bit more about that question and the sweet little prayer from Sunday School that morning came to mind. It was a perfect example of what our prayers should be made up of sometimes. Dear God, and instead of us being so consumed with asking God for things, we should allow Him the opportunity to speak to us! If we are so busy talking and rushing through our prayer time then we are probably missing what God has to say to us!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Fun!

     The weekend before Halloween we had the pleasure of attending our church's Fall Festival. It was so much fun! They had a lot of activities and the boys had a blast. It was hosted by a family from our church. They live outside of Tupelo and have a big yard where everyone had plenty of room to roam and explore. It was quite comical, as we got onto the Natchez Trace to make our way to the festival, Carson says, "Collin! Look we're in the country!!!" I guess I take my country raising for granted!
     The festival had all the things that come to mind when I think of fall: bonfires, including s'mores,  hayrides, carnival-type games, including bobbing for apples, hot chocolate and apple cider. Carson also got to go fishing which lasted less than ten minutes, ha!

      Their attention was captured by the horses who were saddled and ready for riders. Carson was eager to ride while Collin could only be convinced to ride with Mom, which I was very excited about!

When I say the boys had a blast, I mean all the boys! Bart was one of the first to bob for apples
 so maybe he didn't get too many germs.

I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and watch the boys experience some new things! God has truly created a wonderful world!