Monday, May 20, 2013

24th Wedding Anniversary!!!

It is my 24th Wedding Anniversary!!!
I can't believe how time flies when your having fun...
or trying to do God's will, loving my husband, being pregnant, changing diapers, 
cleaning up after kids all day, homeschooling, nursing, doing dishes, washing clothes, trying to cook,
and now trying to eat well and workout! 

13 kids, 3 houses, lots of cars and vans...owning our own business, starting new jobs, working from home...I am so glad God put us together!

I was 21 when we got married, then pregnant on our honeymoon, and pregnant again 6 months after our first was didn't seem young then! I wouldn't of changed a thing. God was with us each step of the way!!!

Can't believe I still fit in it!
Every year I try to get in my dress...the kids used to like it...well, now the big kids think it is weird...but the little kids still think it is are some comments from my kids: "they even put shoulder pads in wedding dresses???" "you actually fit in it this year!" "Please take it off, this is so weird!" "were those the shoes you wore too? Oh, never mind, they didn't have heels back then!"

God has blessed us so much!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Letter to My Big Kids:

1. STAY close to God…
A) Remember He is your best friend
b) Say your daily prayers: morning/meals/night-(guardian angel prayer, act of contrition, rosary)
c) Talk to your guardian angel frequently
d) Read your bible
e) Remember you can talk to God whenever and wherever
f) Ask Him to protect you before you drive
g) Daily mass is the key to a closer relationship and wisdom to HIS will-do a spiritual communion if you can’t make daily mass
2.  Keep good company with well respected friends
3. Study hard/work hard-when you are in school work your hardest. When you are at work be diligent and a hard worker
4. Respect-those around you and your surroundings
5. Don’t drink until you are 21 and when you do drink don’t drive and don’t ever get drunk.
6. If you date (after age 18- protect your purity with all you got! Your virginity is your gift to your spouse on your wedding night. Remember our rules and don’t put yourself in any situation that you may compromise your values.)
7. Reputation-guard yours and respect others. Don’t cause others reason to talk bad about you and don’t ever speak mean of others. Remember what Gram would say, “IF YOU CAN’ T SAY ANYTHING NICE, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!”
8. Stay close to your siblings…they are your lifelong friends! Be a good example and guide your younger siblings!
9. Social Media is useful, but be careful what your post and read…remember that real people and real relationships are important, talking in real life is crucial.
10. Drive safely, be aware of your surroundings and don’t text and drive. 

Anything else I should say???

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother in Love:


Not everyone has an awesome Mother In Love like I do...
she is one of my best friends and Right arm! 
I have been blessed I know and I appreciate her more than words can tell!!!

You are always there for us!!! 
You are a fun friend! 
You are smart!
A wonderful daughter and sister!!!
We love you so much!!! Thanks for being fun, exciting, adventurous, 
hospitable, exciting, kind, helpful, good listener, 
and the BEST GEAMA ever!!!