.Camp Out Birthday Party.

.first of all I need to give this girl a BIG hello! her blog is amazing - and to her I am grateful, because she is the reason I am having this theme for my son's 4th birthday this year.

So how cool is this?!?!?!? I have already started jotting down notes on how to make everything, what to buy, and just how awesome it will be! He is going to love this - plus he totally adores the outdoors! I also found another idea blogging around over the past couple of months - to serve beverages such as Lemonade out of Ball Canning jars. Or to serve Izze soda pop...or something in glass bottles with a crazy straw...so inspiring! :)


Winter Wonderland

I woke up this morning to a b-e-a-utiful blanket of 8 inches of snow. *smiles* I have loved this week. Entirely. Gonna venture out later and make a snowman with my little munchkin. I have made some "New Year" resolutions that I plan on sticking to for the rest of my life. I have started working out again - after 4 years - I do 30 solid minutes each day of a mixture of sit-ups, crunches, stretches, arm circles, yoga poses, and stepping (using stairs). I feel so much better. I have also implemented a new diet. Well, it isn't really a 'diet' persay. It is just eating healthier, and having portion control. I am so proud of my little family totally adjusting to it so well. I have also made it a #1 priority to not only work out and eat healthier ever single day, but to read my Bible. And have a closer, more personal, relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am just so thrilled about this new year, and this new journey of life we are all taking on at the Stanley home. I hope everyone out there in the blogging world is doing well. I know for me and my house, we WILL serve the Lord!
Also - we have committed to tame down the t.v., internet, radio time. I have decided NOT to spend all of my waking hours on FB or here, or sitting around watching t.v. all day. Ha. I hope that maybe even some of you out there, can enjoy this freedom too. Let me tell ya, I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on ALOT of reading, spending time with my family and just loving and living my LIFE. This beautiful life that GOD has blessed me with.


long time no blog

Wow. It seems like forever since I have blogged. Ha! Having a 3 1/2 year old and a 3 month old will cause that though. lol. I have been doing great - very busy - but great. However, the past few days haven't been 'super'. E.J. got sick a week or so ago, and now I have it. Uggh. No flu. Just cough & cold. But that is more than enough. Blah. I had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year's. I hope you all had a great one too. *winks*
My new years resolution was this: To maintain a healthy weight, walk every day, eat healthier, live a healthy lifestyle, be more committed to my relationships (friends), and spend more time tending to my children's needs instead of my house chores. And last, but sure not least - in fact I should have put this one first - to grow more closely to my Father in Heaven, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have been reading "Reshaping it All" by Candace Cameron Bure. It is an amazing book. I suggest any woman to read it - especially Christian women. It is about living healthier, losing weight and keeping it off, and just loving your life. I know I love the book.
I will update more - and try to post some more pictures. I would like to start a 'picture a day' thing. We will see if I can keep up. LOL. Till another time. I bid you farewell, blogging world.
*edit* I SO cannot wait for Spring. I am so excited for flowers, iced tea, sidewalk chalk, and walks in the park!! Who else is with me? *smiles*