Thursday, January 31, 2008


What Joshua has been saying......
1) Mommy, I want a baby sister. Let's try, okay.
2) Yesterday we were at the store and Joshua sees some cups and goes over to them. Mommy it's a cup for Austen...he was tickled with himself. As we are walking away he runs back and says, Oh, lets wrap this up and give it to Emmy. Then remembers something...goes to get another cup let's wrap this one up for Sydney! Yeah, lets do it!
3) Let's raise our hands, Dear Jesus I pray you heal Austen.
When I get tall I am want to go in a spaceship to mars or I can do that when I get tall?
4) Or this....I want to put my swimsuit on and go down the slide..yeah I want to do that. (Yeah right buddy...he won't even go in the water!)
Austen has been surprising us with some words as well. Of course, my mind is drawing a blank but here is few; Coat, bite, Mom, Dad and bye...he say these very clearly. He also waves goodbye, Is starting to give kisses and loves playing chase.

Friday, January 25, 2008

What are you after?

Do you ever find yourself reaching for just enough extra to extend to your children? I do. They are little people whom we are responsible for, whom are be molding by us everyday. I don't want to give them the leftovers, an empty bucket. I want them to receive an extension of what the lord is filling me up with. I want to be so filled by him, to be overflowing with his grace, love and mercy that it pours onto and into my children's lives and the lives of those around me. Think of the difference, now that's what I am after!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

But why a beauty to unveil?

I have been reading a fantastic book called, Captivating-unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul. I found this especially powerful and wanted to share it with all the woman who read my blog.

One of the deepest ways a woman bears the image of God is in her mystery. By, "mystery" we don't mean "forever beyond your knowing" but "something to be explored". "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter", says the book of proverbs, "to search out a matter is the glory of kings" (25:2). God yearns to be known. But he wants to be sought after by those who would know him. He says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart".
Is not the trinity a great mystery? Not something to be solved, but known with ever-deepening pleasure and awe, something to be enjoyed. Just like God, a woman is not a problem to be solved, but a vast wonder to be explored. This is so true of her sexuality. Few women can even want to "just do it". Foreplay is crucial to her heart, the whispering loving and exploring of one another that culminates intercourse. That is a picture of what it means to love her soul. She yearns to be known and that takes time and intimacy. It requires an unveiling. As she is sought after, she reveals more of her beauty. As she unveils her beauty, she draws us to know her more deeply.
Whatever else it means to be feminine, it is depth and mystery and complexity, with beauty as it's very essence. Now, lest despair set in. let us sat as clearly as we can:
Every woman has beauty to unveil, every woman. Because she bears the image of God.

I just love this. Contrary to what the world believes, we are not mysteries or something to be solved. We are the crown of creation, we were created to explore and be explored, we bear the image of God!! When God created each creature on earth each one was more intricate than the next. Then he created Adam who was great but he created Eve. Something I had never really pondered before, woman was the finishing touch. WOW! There is something uniquely powerful about us woman. God longs for romance and since we are the image bearer of God we long for romance too. There is radiance hidden in our hearts and the world needs to see it!!

Back on track....

I weighed in at WW on Thursday. I have worked out 2 times since Saturday a and I am back to tracking my food again. I am going to attend a meet or two a month now because I found a new friend who just started doing WW and goes to the meetings just down the street from my house..woohoo! It's feels so good to be making healthy life choices again!!
Today I am going to work out a bit and then take the boys to the pool at Firstenburg...they have the coolest pool ever...which I hope will encourage/persuade Joshua.
Off, to start my day! Well, at least the getting dressed part, we have been up since 6:30am.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Firstenburg Community Center

We are the proud new members of Firstenburg. They had a buy one month get the next month free deal which ends today. They prorated the rest of January and we don't pay again until March. The best part of all is that Joshua and Austen are FREE since they are under the age of 4.
I can't wait to start working out again!!!


My face has been having lots of little breakouts lately and I started looking into different products to purchase (since I have never had this problem before) Most of them with a higher price tag than I wanted to spend especially if they didn't work. I decide to just take a look at Target. I fumbled across Biore, with acne treatment. I have been using it now since Saturday and my skin feels and looks GREAT!! My husband even has noticed a difference. It's price point is about 5-6 dollars a product, smells yummy and works!!
What I bought:
Blemish fighting ice cleaner with salicylic acid acne treatment, triple action astringent which cleanses tightens and clears complexion (also has salicylic acid acne treatment and skin balancing moisturizer.
I am no sure which of the two acne treatments has been clearing my skin or it has been a combination of the two but I certainly feel astringent working!!!
Guess I am just a bit excited to have clear complexion again!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008


I’ve been tagged with the following 12 questions. Then I’m supposed to tag 2 other people and add a question (#14) of my own.
What are:
1. My 2 favorite scrapbook topics: Well, I am not yet officially a scrapbooker just dabbling now. What I have done is my boys and family!
2. The 2 best places I've been to: Hawaii and Canada
3. 2 things I do everyday: change diapers and clean up one mess or another
4. The 2 things everyone knows about me: I like shopping and I have to drink coffee every morning.
5. The 2 places I wish to visit: Texas, because one of my best friends just moved there. Otherwise, I can't just pick two places the vision my husband and I have for our family is to travel many places with our two boys!
6. 2 things you may not know about me:
7. My two favorite foods: SUSHI, Thai and Mexican. Guess that's 3...opps.
8. My two favorite musical artists: currently Colbie Caillat and One Republic.
9. The last thing you watched on television: Hmm...Curious George and the news (We had a tornado pass threw yesterday. Crazy!)
10. The one thing you can always count on to make you feel better: Snuggling up close with my hubby!
11. My two favorite outside activities: Walking/hiking and going to the park with the boys.
12. If you had the time, what would you do to keep fit: Hip hop classes.
13. How you would spend a perfect day: To be greeted with a latte from starbucks after getting out of the shower (on the days I get showers!) Then drop my boys of somewhere for the day. While, I go have lunch with girlfriends. Then meet my husband for a matinee. After which leads us to the bookstore for coffee and a good read. Followed by dinner at todia and then to roots to meet friends for happy hour. Last but not least to SLEEP IN!!
14. Pet peeve: Expensive Car maintenance. Urg....we are picking up our car tonight for a grand total of $1,600 dollars. Guess it could be worse.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Some interesting knowledge to ponder.

Let me start by saying, Every woman has been perfectly created, the way they are. We were made for romance, discovery and adventure. We are irreplaceable. We are glorious, powerful and captivating!

Did you know Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14?

If Barbie was a real woman, she'd have to walk on all FOURS due to her proportions!

The average women weighs 144 pounds, and wears between a size 12 and 14.

One out of every 4 college-age women has an eating disorder.

The Models in the magazines are AIRBRUSHED. NOT PERFECT!!!

A psychological study in 1995 found that 3 minutes spent looking at a Fashion Magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty and SHAMEFUL!

Models 20 years ago weighed 8% Less than the average Woman.

Today they weigh 23% less......

Beauty of a Woman
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman
With time, only grows..

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either!
16 YEARS OF AGE Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE Wish I could talk it over with Mom. . .

My prayer is that we will live freely knowing, we don't need to even attempt to live by one more set of standards we fail to meet or by things we ought to do. But, rather by who we already are, woman. Who's hearts matter.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I would like to announce the newest addition to the Davis's household. That's right!! Joshua got his first pet today, 2 black fish, pluto and oink. Pluto seems to be adjusting to his new home although oink we aren't so sure about. Guess the next few days will tell.
Austen seems to be on the mend. Today was the first day in 5 days he truly wanted to eat and play. I was beginning to get worried...I can't tell you how many times I called the advice nurse (well maybe not to many times but it sure seemed that way) and each time they assured me it could be a bug (if so why has no one else gotten it?) but it's likely his molars are causing flu like symptoms. I have never heard of such a thing? Thankfully, he is getting better!

Friday, January 4, 2008

1 year molars

Austen has been having cold/flu like symptoms since New Years eve and it turns out he is getting 3 molars all at once. He hasn't been in any discomfort until yesterday. Poor guy! I wish there was something more I could do for him.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

It's 2008!

Can it be already? Will I live more purposefully this year? Will I stick to the vision/priorities I have set for myself? One thing for sure is I will take each day as it comes. I plan to spend less time fretting over the small things ie slow movers, slow dressers, potty accidents, finances, mess makers and everything in between. Life is far to short and the little moments we have with our children and family are far to precious. So, this years energy is going to be exerted on having FUN while teaching and training my boys!!!

Eating nutritionally and living naturally on a budget is my vision for my family