Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I am not sure why I am posting this tonight I suppose I just needed to vent for a minute. My friend and I have started a diet and exercise plan our 2nd workout was tonight. We both survived! So keep us in your thoughts we will need all of the positive energy we can get.....trust me on this one. May my next post on weight loss be me telling you that I lost some of it!
Posted by view from my front porch at 10:13 PM
Friday, April 10, 2009
So here it is 5 months later.....I can't believe I have not put a post on here since November! Well I guess doing everything you intend to all of the time just does not always work out as planned. To be honest I am not sure what my plan was/is. I have wondered often how many people read these anyway. Then I second guess that thought with...I read blog posts all of the time! I love to read other peoples ideas and thoughts. The wit, advice and sharing that goes on in this blog world is amazing. So with that being said I will continue my little blog journey and pick up where I left off....seriously November! My oh my I have alot of catching up to do!
Posted by view from my front porch at 12:51 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
There is a time in a marriage or a relationship when you have... That Perfect Moment. My first date with my husband was on Thanksgiving. I invited him to our Thanksgiving dinner and every year at this time I think about how we got started. We have been together 10 years this Thanksgiving. There have been so many perfect moments in our life together, but I recently had the one that stood out more than any others in the past 10 years. There are many that I could count as perfect like:
When I first met my husband and I knew he was the one.
The day he proposed in a way that only he could, on our farm in the midst of cows. Sounds strange but it was so perfect he could have never done it any other way.
The day we got married I thought there was no way I could ever be happier.
The day he finished building our home that we have lived in now for almost 9 years.
The way he looks when he is so proud of our boys.
How it feels being wrapped in his arms, so safe and comforting.
All of these times in our life have been perfect and wonderful. After you are with someone for 10 years you think you have done it all. Then it happens you have, That Perfect Moment. For me it has been seeing my husband grow and change. There is a time when what is really in your heart comes right to the surface and there is no denying the love and vulnerability that comes with it. Some people bury their fears and emotion their entire life. Then there are those that face them head on and become a better person for doing so. There is nothing that can compare to the way it feels when after all of this time you look at your husband and know that at that exact moment you love him more than you could ever imagine possible. We all go through the motions in life get married, have a family, be a good spouse, work and pay bills etc. Then there is the time when it all comes together and you know without a doubt that you have found your purpose, you are with your soul mate and the life that you live is exactly where you are meant to be. I have never been so in love with my husband or so grateful for the life he provides for our family. If you have not had your moment, you will. If you have, then you know exactly what I am talking about!
Posted by view from my front porch at 9:36 PM
My sister in law introduced me to blogging. When she was showing me how to do it she also shared a blog with me called Nie Nie. The story behind Nie Nie definitely gets your attention and pulls at your heart strings. Her words are amazing and really make you think twice about all the little things in life that we take for granted. In reading her posts I have been reminded of many things. With Thanksgiving coming up I wanted to share with you my top 10:
1. Never take 1 minute for granted.
2. 1 person CAN make a massive difference in the world.
3. You can never say "I Love You" to much or give to many HUGS.
** By the way I LOVE YOU! Here ARE 101 HUGS for you today! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOOXOOXO
4. No matter what religion or non-religion you are Heavenly Father loves and believes in you whether you choose to love or believe in Him or not.
5. Do not wait until tomorrow.
6. Enjoy tripping over shoes, backpacks, blankies and toys.
7. It is okay to have a voice and stand up for what you feel is right.
8. Everyone DOES have a Soul Mate.
9. If you hear someone calling you Mom or Dad you are truely blessed.
10. It's okay to still have a tea party and play with dolls even if your 36!
Posted by view from my front porch at 6:24 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This is a story from my family blog. I just love this story so I wanted to share it!
Last night my son had a friends birthday party and my husband took care of everything and got him to the party. When I got home I asked my husband how it went. He started telling me about how proud of our son he was. When they were getting the present together for his friend, my son said he wanted to make a card all by himself so my husband let him do it. When he got done my husband read the card. He could not believe how nice it was. When I got home that is the first thing my husband told me about and he said some of the things that were on it and how proud he was of our son for being so sweet. The only thing was that he wished he would have made a copy of it to show me. We sat and talked about how great our kid is and it was a shame I did not get to see the card. While we were talking I noticed a pile of papers on the table. In the pile was a birthday card my son had got from Grandma and Grandpa in July. I opened it and started reading it. I asked my husband if this is what the super sweet card to his friend said. He looked at it and we both started laughing. When we finally were able to talk again after laughing so much the first thing I said was "you should know better than that he has your last name!" When my son came in I said "I heard you made a nice card for your friend." He then replied "yeah I copied it out of my card because I could never spell all of that right by myself!"We are still laughing about this!
Lesson to us...1st-Never think an 8 year old can come up with all of that nice stuff by himself.
2nd Even if he did he would not share it with anyone.
3rd If the spelling is correct he cheated!
Posted by view from my front porch at 6:04 AM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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