Welcome! My name's Jennifer & I live a pretty furry life with a few critters that call my house home. I ramble a lot about my kids, my critters, trips we take & stuff that strikes me. I post a LOT of pics & my posts run all over the place. I try to stay consistent on when I post but sometimes life gets in the way. So, if you don't mind reading about different topics, with small lulls in between, then I hope you'll sit a spell.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up ~ Sept. 13&14


Saturday started out as a lazy day but then ended with a fun day at the "lake". Farmers Lake to be exact. A spring fed pond they concreted. It's not one of our favorites b/c of the concrete and you have to pay but in this case, John's work paid for us as they were having a company picnic there.


The weather was overcast and a tad too chilly for ME to go swimming, but McKayla jumped right in and then of course wanted Daddy to join her. I stayed nice and warm and watched all the fun they were having from the shoreline.


I even managed to catch a video of McKayla "jumping" off the diving board. ;-)

video

After swimming, we headed to the pavilion where they had hamburges and hotdogs, with all the fixins', slaw and chips and two yummy deserts to chose from.

On Sunday, we had our usual early morning sermon. Once again, I have my notes and whether or not they make any sense to you, I still like to share. :-)

We read from Luke 8:22-26

22Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over the other side* of the lake". And they launched out.
23But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
24And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.
25But He said unto them, "Where is you faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!"
26Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

If the object of your faith is inefficient the outcome of your faith will be inadequate.

1. Where is your faith?
Life. Faith in Life. Refer to Luke 8:24

2, Where should it be? 

A faith based life - A constant state of conscious dependence.

Why do I need a constant......

1. I can't discern the danger that surrounds me.
2. I can't endure the crosses.
3. I can't escape the mortality that pursues me.

When feeling overwhelmed with what life throws at me, remember: This ship will not sink, this storm will not last. Just as it did for the disciples with Him.

*the other side - always, in scripture, means Eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

My thoughts may be jumbled but they work for me and I hope they'll work for you too. :-D

After service, we came home and had a lazy afternoon until Awana's class. Yesterday's theme was camo, so McKayla wore her pink, grey and white camo pants with her pink t-shirt. She ALSO completely recited her Bible Verse (John 3:16) and was awarded her vest AND her new book for Awana's! Yay McKayla

So there's the end of my Weekend Wrap-Up. Hope you enjoyed! And did you notice my new graphic? My most amazing, wonderful, stupendous Mom made it for me PLUS one for each season! Check them out!

You rock Mom! Love ya bunches! (and not b/c of the graphics, just cuz LOL)

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Friday, September 5, 2014

Furry Friday ~ A "Praying" Friend


I'm once again sharing a not so Furry Friend but as I'd said when I 'created' this series; it doesn't matter if your furry friend is furry or feathered, scaly or slimy.

So with that said, here's my Furry Friday post showcasing a little friend that came to 'visit' the other night.

He's quite cool if you ask me. The only insect that can actually turn his head. I have to admit that it was a little disconcerting to have him following me with his eyes but kinda cool at the same time.

I will apologize for the blurriness in a few of the pictures. I hadn't realized there was that much of a temperature difference between inside (where my camera was) to outside (where he was). I didn't want to miss getting shots of him, so I just started taking pictures hoping some would turn out good and I think I succeeded. :-D






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Good Day to be a Princess



The Saturday before last (August 23), was my birthday, but was also a birthday party for McKayla's best friend from Pre-K (and are now in the same Kindergarten class together).

It was a party fit for a Princess. In fact, the girls were called Princess all day and they absolutely loved it. :-)


First up was choosing from a large selection of dresses:



And one must always test how well your dress twirls. :-)


Then it was time for make-up, fingernail polish and to have your hair made up.

I really like mirror shots. :-)





Then it's time to show off your new dos.

 



McKayla and the birthday girl.
 
Once everyone had their faces and hair done, it was time for cupcakes and tea. Sadly, I didn't get pictures of that. :-( But you can see where the Princesses sat while they ate. :-)


After tea and "cake", it was time for all the Princesses to pose for pictures.


And then it was time to present the presents to the main Princess.


After presents where given and opened, it was time for some dancing!




It was a very fun, exciting day to be a Princess and McKayla is now talking about having HER party their next year....surprise, surprise. LOL

And I'll leave you with one last picture. Two Moms and their beautiful Princesses. :-D

Yes, we were begged and pleaded with to put on a dress so we could be
beautiful too. Who could resist? Not every day you get to dress
like a Princess and get away with it. :-D

Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekend Recap

This past weekend wasn't quite as busy as last weekend (which I realize I have yet to blog in detail about. Whoops!)

On Saturday, we went swimming at a new swimming hole, mainly b/c our normal swimming hole is quite the drive and there was a threat of rain/thunderstorms. We had hoped that by going to one a tad closer, it may afford us a little more swimming time. As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about and spent all day swimming. It did rain a couple of times, but no thunder was heard or lightening seen. We did get a few giggles out of the people that raced out of the water, soaking wet, to hide under the picnic pavilion or their cars. Seriously people? Were you afraid to get wet? LOL

On Sunday we had another great sermon on Christian Traditions.

We read Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all they work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

and Mark 2:23-27.

And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
And he said unto them: Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was ahungred, he, and they that were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiather the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man made for the sabbath.

And just a few of my notes, which may not make any sense, LOL:

Sabbath is Saturday.
Lord's day is Sunday.

Letter of the Law or Spirit of the Law.
1. Refocus your faith.
2. Replenish your spirit.
3. Refresh your mind.
4. Recoup your body.
5. Regroup your family.

Sunday after Church, we headed south for the Cabbage Patch Nursery:

Here's a teaser pic, but you'll have to wait for the detailed (well, as detailed
as I can get) post later on in the week. :-D

So not quite as action packed as last weekend but still just as memorable and enjoyable. :-)

(Just a quick note pertaining to the title of this "series", after consulting with my graphic designer (aka Mom), we've come to the conclusion that making a catchy graphic with the words "Weekend Recap" just can't be done. SO, a new name, along with a graphic is in the works. Not that anyone cares, just thought I'd mention it. :-D )

Friday, August 29, 2014

Furry Friday ~ Birds


This week's installment doesn't include my personal pictures but those that my very dear friend, Vanessa shared with me specifically for Furry Friday. And it's a good thing too b/c I was at a loss of what I'd share! LOL So thanks Sis! You saved my hide on my own blog! Haha

She took these pictures while on a fishing trip on Lake Texana and Guadalupe River. And she got some ah-MAZ-ing shots!





Thanks again for saving my hide Sis! LOL
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about my adventures! Hope to see you next time. :-)