Sunday, May 20, 2012

What a Week!!

Wow, it has been an insanely busy week for us!!

Tuesday: 1st Grade Field Day :)



Wednesday: A field trip to the Farm






Friday: Nugget Girl's Last Day of 3K


She was presented the Social Butterfly Award :)

Saturday: Cheerleading registration where we signed both girls up!!


I am convinced that I have a chemical imbalance.
This time of year screams "Goodbye"... we watched our Senior video today in service and I wondered how long it would feel like until I was watching my girls in those videos.  Or how just a short time ago I was doing the same thing.. excited about what the future held, and how I think time has flown by so quickly.  
It makes me cry just thinking of it <---- that's the imbalance part :)

My Nugget girl is going to Pre-K.. and after this week Sugar Mama will be a 2nd grader... 
I start Summer School this Tuesday and I am also imbalanced because I know, just KNOW that I will blink my eyes and my Summer will be over and I'll be sad knowing my Kj will be going to preschool while I go to school.  This too makes me cry :/

I'm off to see my dr. for some hormones :)

Today I am Thankful for: 

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

I am unbalanced and sad.. but it's for a season, and once it's over we'll be better off as a family :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012


Happy Mother's Day!!

This is a picture of my 3 sweet girls that we put together for the grandparents.  Mama J has a tendency to get a little miffed if we spend money on her for any occasion.  These pictures coupled with a frame cost me less than $20 because the frame was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off :) 
My sister, brother and I got together and each took pictures of our children with the words We, Love, You...

We did the same thing for my MIL with only my children since the Husband is an only child. 




This little Turkey was the hardest to photograph of them all :)  But what else can you expect from a person who's 15 months :) We did finally get an okay one, but it is so reflective of her current age I wouldn't have traded it for anything.

Both Mother's loved their presents and Mama J even got all teary saying "You couldn't have given me a better present".. which is a far cry from the "I know your sister is coming to give you something today, you better not have gotten me something for Mother's Day", that I got yesterday.  <--- See Miffed :)

I hope you all have had an amazing day and that you have been spoiled rotten.

Today I am Thankful for: 
My own Mother: The person who taught me to be a mother and whose presence in my life is priceless. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday!!

My Little Addi-Lou-Who.  You are now 4 years old!! 

This is your birthday - 

6:30-Wake up time :)


How old are you today?



The breakfast of champion 4 year olds- donuts :)


You celebrated at school with cupcakes and then came home where you chose Chick-fil-a for dinner with ice cream of course!!

On the day of your Princess Party: 



Look who came all the way from her Tower in the Kingdom.. The long haired Princess :)



As always you had a great time.  You celebrated with the girls from your classroom and partied so hard you were exhausted when the party was done.

Some things I want to remember from this time: 

You wear a 4T and a size 9/10 shoe
You love to sing, your current favorites: Justin Bieber-Baby, The Band Perry-If I die young
You still love Toy Story, but Tangled is running a close second
You are so funny!!  You laugh all the time
You are just starting to talk about God's love and it pleases us to no end!
You can "spell" your name out loud and write it with a weird symbol for the S 
You can count to 20 skipping from 13 to 16 and then keep going
Kj is one of your best friends too.  You have the benefit of being close to O and K!
You have changed our lives immeasurably.

You are so spirited and steadfast in what is right and wrong.  I want to teach you a little self control but to keep that passion in your heart because I know it's exactly how God created you to be!!  You are our middle child that: colors on all the walls, paints the floor with neon blue food coloring, paints your arms/legs with mascara, etc, and life has NEVER been boring since you got here!!

Happy Birthday my Nugget Girl.  I love you to the moon and back!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Welcome To.. Me...

It's Link up day at Kelly's Korner.. Today is all about meeting people in the blogging world that live around/close to you!!

So, Hi!! This is Lively Situation...

I live in Middle Georgia, But South of Atlanta.. 
Here we are a house full of girls, with the husband who does not stand alone, but next to our drooling bulldog.. Dooley.

Me?  I'm a 29.. almost 30 (gulp!!) gal who has 3 girls.. almost 7, 4, and 15 months.  I am currently a professional student with my first glimpse at the end of the tunnel with an acceptance to nursing school in the Fall!!  

I LOVE, LOVE, to read, sing/dance, watch weird shows on television, watch Bulldog football, spend time with my girls/husband, sew, school, school supplies, chocolate, etc.

I am controlling, and overwhelmed most often.  I am uptight and like to disguise my controlling by calling it "being a planner".. I worry about the smallest things and never blink at the big ones.  I'm overly cautious when it comes to my emotions but invite perfect strangers to confide their life stories in me.

Mostly, I'm saved by the Grace of God.  I am controlling and uptight but my life is rooted in the Love of God and the light he has called me to shine in my life.

I hope you'll read through some of these blogs and get to know me a little better.  

Either way, thanks for looking at this Georgia girl :)

~Christina 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Just a Little Friendship...

Remember the good ol' days when a friendship was built over shared crayons, or a need for a partner to push you on the swing?  The ease and innocence of children makes friendship a way of life, instead of a relationship that requires work. 

I struggle with this.  I mentioned it here.  I have made a sincere effort in making those connections.  I started volunteering in the nursery at our church and even joined a discipleship group with 5 other women.  In this discipleship group we've been going through a book that points out toxic thoughts in our everyday life that affects the way we are called to worship.

This week: Friendship

As I was reading I started to feel less and less proud of the steps I had taken.  Not because they weren't good steps but because I started to realize that while I have started to build relationships with these women I am not being the kind of friend God called me to be. 
According to this book we can only have a small group of people with which we are intimate. 
We can have many people that we share the small things with: our family life, stress about kids, our crazy extended family, but for those people we would open up to about EVERYTHING... they are in short supply.

But God calls us to have those relationships because we should want to bear the burdens of our friends.  We should take their pain and feel it so strongly through the love we have for them that we seek God out.  Each person should have a person that can confess their sins to.  A person that when we struggle in our Christian walk we can call and say.. "I need your help".  But can you imagine if all of your facebook friends were to do that to you?  Your shoulders couldn't handle the weight of that grief, but you know a few of those friends you could call, and they would be there and help you through anything.

But our first friend.. the friend that roots all other friendships should be with God. There are moments of intense loneliness that we seek out God's comfort more than other time in our life.  When we seek him, seeking to love him and be loved in return, then we are able to give the friendships in our lives all of ourselves. 

The true aim of friendship is fellowship.  When we are truly invested in our friends we will want to share God and all other aspects of our lives with those friends.  But it's okay for it not to be that deep with everyone.

The part I have the hardest time with: being that vulnerable with another person.  Because true fellowship/friendship requires the risk of putting yourself out there.  You have to trust another person to hear you and still love you on the other side.  Talk about love!!  But God will lead me and you in the right time to invest in new relationships or nurture the ones we already have.  We just have to listen.  But the sad part is that the ease and innocence we once enjoyed on the playground won't be there.  We will have to put ourselves out there, love and be loved, expose our weakness and vulnerabilities, etc.

But I know in my heart that when we love as God called us to love we will never regret it. 

Today I am Thankful for:

The realization of true friendship, and that though I am almost 30 there is still time to build and foster those relationships.. but my God friendship is the most important.