Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What I've Learned in 2008

I've been thinking about all the things I have learned this year and thought that sharing them with you would be a good post for the first day of 2009. So, here are some of them, in no particular order.

1. Garbage disposals are made to dispose of potato peelings. Perhaps ours is just broke.

2. Homeschooling really isn't so stressful, speaking only from the kindergarten perspective.

3. Jonathan can't have artificial colors, preferably nothing artificial, and definitely NOT Hardee's!

4. I can work Manly Man's drill!

5. Making window treatments isn't as daunting of a task when you do it The Nester's way.

6. Jacob is a total wild man...I already knew it, but it became way evident this year.

7. Three numbers on the scale don't make me a better person, or a worse person. They are just numbers.

8. Manly Man loves my hips...especially after having two children!

9. I have great calves, and I can say it and believe it. (I am not trying to sound boastful....I am learning to focus on the things that I really like about myself so that I don't beat myself of for other things.)

10. I need Jesus in all the little things (as well as the big) way more than I realized.

11. I can make bread. (Thanks Teesa!)

12. I can't get healthy without God.

13. Manly Man is so forgiving.

14. No matter how many times I ask people not to over do on gifts, they will do as they please.

15. My boys have learned a lot of habits from me...some good, some not so good.

16. I enjoy running.

17. God wants more of me and more for me.

18. I miss the city of Greensboro way more that I realized. I thought I just missed the people, but I really miss the city also!

19. I really enjoy Andrew Peterson's music.

20. Having friends is one of the most amazing and wonderful blessings!

21. Having friends takes a lot of work.

22. Vitamins really do help.
23. Blogging is a great outlet, but can become consuming.
24. Manly Man and I really need regular dates or nights away from our sweet boys.

So, just a snippet of what I have learned this year.

New things are coming for me and my family in 2009. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December, In Pictures

I am feeling totally stressed and totally overwhelmed! I can honestly say I haven't enjoyed this Christmas season at all this year. I have missed Jesus this year. So, I won't post until after Friday. I am taking time for my Savior, and my family. Until are a few pictures from this season so far.

Much love and many blessings!
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Friday, December 12, 2008

That's Unique!

My mom sent me this picture...called it a redneck tank top.
Do you see what it is?
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More Post-Thanksgiving Updates, Part 2

Here is Jonathan's gingerbread house...he had a great time. It was really hard for him not to eat the candy...I had other candy with us to help out with that. Great job Jonathan!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Post-Thanksgiving Updates

Here is Jacob with his new gun that Manly Man got him. He loves it. We have a tradition of building gingerbread houses, usually on Thanksgiving day, but that didn't happen this year. We were a day late for Jacob's, and two days late with Jonathan's. Jakey did a great job! I love having these in my house each year as part of our decorations!
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Friday, December 5, 2008

A Hunting We Will Go

Jonathan got to go on his first dove hunt on Friday! Manly Man took him and he had a great time! He even went into the field to "fetch" (his words) two doves that Manly Man shot. Jonathan said, "they are bloody!" But, he did it! He picked them up and carried them back to Manly Man. My little boy. Just a year ago, he went deer hunting for the frist time. (He isn't carrying a shot gun or rifle, just his toy gun!) Jacob got to go to Waffle House with Manly Man, get a new toy gun, and go to the park. Then he got to hang with me. Stay tuned for details!
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Thursday, December 4, 2008


Manly Man updated his blog today with some potentially wonderful news. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Check This Out!

Went into Target tonight to get some Christmas lights, (that is another story), and this is what I saw when I walked in the door!

Are you kidding me?!?!?!?
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I'm Not Too Late!

It's been a while huh? We had friends in town for Sunday through Wednesday last week and had a blast! It was really fun to be with Adam and Kendall, college friends, and their baby, Crawford. The boys loved having him here too! We ate yummy food, had a great time hanging out and catching up on things. Adam killed his first deer with Manly Man that Monday and we were all REALLY excited for him.

This Thanksgiving was a very unique one for us. We had friends over, instead of family. It was so much fun! We ate lots of great food, and I didn't have to cook it all! Manly Man did fry the turkey again, and for one time a year, we can ignore ALL that grease! We went for an evening stroll after eating with our friends and then had pie! It was wonderful!

We had great plans of getting the house decorated on Saturday, but the rain changed our plans. Sunday too. But, stay tuned for the happenings on Friday....
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