Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hello blogging world! I am back from my little blogging break but before you get excited I have to give you some sad news. I will be changing a few things about my blog. Well, really I am actually closing this blog which is really sad to say. I am still not fully decided about it. It makes me sad to stop this blog all together because I started using this blog just a month after I was married and all during my two pregnancies. So many memories have been made and documented here. 

So yes my blog will be relocating to anther page, I will be just taking it a few steps towards a different approach.  I will share the link for my new blog here so feel free to come visit me whenever. It is a baking blog and geared more towards the sweet tooth :)  I will also have a post here or there about regular life as well and the babies. 

Until we meet again, 
Much love
~ Marie

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blogging Break

So sorry everyone I have been so absent lately. I can't seem to get a grip with this blog and thus I have come to the conclusion that I should take a wee blogging break. I can't stand that I haven't been able to keep up so I will hopefully get everything in motion again some time soon and jump back in. I don't know how long it will be for but I will miss you all and still try to pop in on you whenever I can.
Here are some last minute pics of our fun in Florida. 
The babies are getting so big.

Bye Bye for now :(
~ Marie

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Makeup Tutorial

What have my sister and I have been up to these last couple of days????
 Well, I have to admit we are a little addicted to 
Elizabeth and I  created this web site this past year which is dedicated to eye makeup. Its called
Since being in Florida for the time being it has been so delightful that we are able to be together and now start creating and publishing makeup tutorials which is something we are always complaining about that we can't ever seem to do with us both being in two different states.
Here is one of the tutorials that is just up on the page, but I thought I would share the pics here on my blog for everyone to see as well.
Elizabeth is the model just incase you were having a hard time figuring that one out :)

 Also so sorry I have dropped off the face of the earth these last few weeks. I have been going through a writers block or I should say a blogging block, so bear with me and I am hoping those inspirational juices will soon start to flow again. Sure miss you all and looking forward to catching up.
LOVE you all dearly
~ Marie

To view the winged eye tutorial click here

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Zane has started his potty training which is something he takes very seriously. He wants to be out of those diapers soon which his daddy and I are all for :) He loves his potty and when he goes in it he says "mama poopoo" with such pride :) Only some very mild accidents thus far. I have been fearing him taking his diaper off while in his crib, which he still hasn't done yet but does know how to do. Hopefully he will not repeat the awful stories of his mama and aunty who loved to finger paint when they were his age Ha!!!!

We are still in Florida which has been really  nice . While Elizabeth and Benjamin get ready for Benjamin's deployment in July, Honey Man will be managing Benjamin's side businesses, which is web page development. 

Elizabeth and I have been trying to get ourselves encouraged in teaching the babies to read and have been keeping up a little schedule of playing and teaching the three boys their reading, which is basically us going through a small amount of flash cards with words on them every so often throughout the day. As well has some math cards with dots and also some encyclopedic knowledge cards with great big pictures of  animals, plants and other great new things to learn about. When they see something that they have learned or recognized for instance, the word Kangaroo And when we show them a kangaroo on youtube, their little faces break into a delightful smile of recognition and delight which really encourages their mama's :)

For Father's Day we are all headed on a road trip to Key West. Because Key West is such a pricy place, we will be staying in a little condo at the Navy Base which is right on the beach. 
So on the road we will go and I will try to document it and take some photos to post when I get back.
Much Love to you dear readers.
~ Marie

The LORD bless you and keep you: The LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24   

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Proud Sister

My eldest brother Nathan just graduated from film school, I am so excited to see where the Lord will take him now that he is all finished. I should say that I am also so proud of my sister in law as well. She was the one at home with the two small boys while he worked full time and went to full time school, they both have been going and going non stop up to this point for along time :) 

With that being said Nathan after working 2 years on his first feature-length film, starts filming on July 30!

TSOL (pronounced "soul"): is the name of his film 
Shot in the scenic Sangre De Cristo Mountains, this movie is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young man fighting for his life-- and his mind. After awakening from a horrific airplane crash, Chuck finds himself stranded and alone in the mountains. His friends are dead and he has no food or water in which to sustain himself. Chuck begins a journey to find not only civilization but also himself. He battles multiple demons of thepast-- the death of his mother, the unforgiveness of his father, and his own dying faith.
Through encounters with wild beasts to hallucinations of his dead friends, Chuck struggles, eventually discovering the meaning of life.

 Please visit his Kickstarter site by clicking on the image below, so as to get an idea of what this film is about,  as well as seriously thinking  about backing this film, we would so appreciate your help, to become a backer it would only cost $10.00 to get a signed DVD. Those of you who would post the video on your blog and facebook we would appreciate it SOOO much!
You can watch his trailer just visit his site by clicking on the image below.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Praying For Our Sons

Well, today is the fist day of my commitment to pray 21 days for my boys.
I have joined a lovely group of women who have committed 21 days on behalf of raising up their sons to be Godly men through prayer. The book is called Warrior Prayers which is by Brooke Mcglothlin,
I joined through my dear friend Daisy who is the leader of our group via blog world. If you have boys and would love to join us feel free to click on Daisy's link above and leave a comment for her :)

So far for today's devotion/ prayer time which covered Obedience 
 I enjoyed reading through the scriptures and praying them for and over my sons.
Here are just a few,,,

May Zane and Ezra obey Jesus' commandments, and remain in His love
 (John 15:10). 

Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, may Zane and Ezra obey the LORD our God so that it will go well with them 
(Jeremiah 42:6). 

May Zane and Ezra return to the LORD their God, and obey with all their heart and all their soul all the commands God has given 
(Deuteronomy 30:2). 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cowboys And The Bubbles

 This little Cowboy of mine is just loving his new found delight....
BUBBLES, yes he is inthralled with them, can't get enough of them.
 His other delight???
His Cowboy Bootscan't go anywhere without them. When hew wakes from his sleep in the morning, has to have them on, when he wakes from his nap in the afternoon, has to put them on.
 This little guy would be happy wearing his boots with or without his britches :)
 Did I mention that we happen to be out of town at the moment?
Yes we saddled up and left the ranch to go a visitin the other Cowboy who happens to be double cousins with this little 
 So we are having a hoedown down here in Sunny Florida visiting the family.
Yes sometimes the two little Cowboy cousins have some difference of opinions when it comes to sharing bubbles and such, so I tell my little Cowboy, "If your cousin outdraws you boy, walk away. There’s plenty o’ time to look tough when your outta’ sight." :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ezra 5 Months

Look who is touching his toes!
He is now starting to twist and turn too, 
 which now means keeping my eye on him all the more, this
 little chunk is growing too fast for me :(
I am loving his lips, gums and chunky legs.
Happy 5 months my little Ezra
You make me so proud my little boy, you are my joy my delight.
Psalms 127:3-4 
 Children are a heritage from the LORD,    
 offspring a reward from him. 
  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior    
 are children born in one’s youth.  
~ Marie

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, 
softened 1/2 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
1 egg 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
Preheat oven to 375°. Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.  Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.  Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.

These cookies are so much fun,
you might want to make a double batch if your like me, (I can't get enough of them)
They were super easy to make and also very easy to consume :)
~ Marie

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Big Boy

Ezra looking out the window,
just enjoying the rain,
like a big boy,
with a little help from daddy

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dining Room Paint

Honey Man and I painted our dining room set just a few weeks back. This set my mom gave to me and got for free from a dear friend, who's mother was wanting to get rid of some furniture. At that time I was only 16 but my mom knew I would be needing a dining room set when I got older and I am so glad she stored this for me, such a wise and sweet mama I have :) And  a sweet daddy for storing it all these years. I still have to get the breakfast buffet which is too large for our house right now.
This set was in very nice condition just needed to be stripped and stained which would cost a small fortune which we are not quite ready to pay yet. So late one evening I had just finished painting a dresser with this black flat paint and I thought, why don't I paint the dining room furniture!! So Honey Man and I stayed up way past our bed time to get it painted while the babies slept. The next day we did a second coat and then later finished with a little bit of distressing.
The paint has freshened up the dinning room
and changed the whole feeling of this part of the house.

Amount for expenses:
paint $7.00
Brushes $ 3.00
Total $10.00

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Birthday for Him

 We had fun celebrating Jon's Birthday on Monday. I ordered some of his gifts online so they were a little late in arriving which has given us the pleasure of  celebrating his Birthday all week.
He ordered his favorite carrot cake from me and we were eating off of it all week. We were sad when it was all gone. Maybe he can make it for me for my Mother's Day present :) 
Happy Birthday my Honey Man!
I love you.


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