Thursday, May 28, 2020

How to be a real and true friend?

I have learned over the years that each and every friend you have, has a family of their own. They have a life of their own and as you get older, your friendship changes. Being a real and true friend is staying in touch. Checking in when it has been a few days. Making sure they are doing okay. And then enjoying dinner together when we can make the time together. Celebrating each and every family member when it's their birthday... enjoying holiday's together when we have no other plans and can make it work. 

A real true friend never gives up on their friend. They are honest and tell you things you don't always want to hear. They love unconditionally and they are always there. They will drop anything to help you if needed. 

I have definitely found some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for. God has definitely played a part in bringing these people into my life when I needed them. And over the years they have proven how true and real they can be. I hope that I am proving that to them each and every day. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Describe your dream house...

You know what... I always grew up thinking about what I wanted in my dream house. But, you know... the older I get, I have learned to realize that it doesn't matter what the house looks like inside and out. What is important is the family that is inside the house. 

We moved into our HOME April 4th. It definitely isn't my dream house, but you know what... it's my husband's dream. He has always wanted this house. 

We have been living here for going on 2 months next week and it is perfect for us. I might not like some things, but those things we can update down the road to what we like

We are slowly doing things here and there to get it updated to what we want. It will take time, but I love living here with my family. I love the peace I now have in our home. I love how much safer I feel living here. It's great and I feel extremely blessed. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Are you hosting any upcoming events?

I am not the host of the 6 events, but together with my volunteer team, we are putting on 6 different Gathering training events for our MOPS leaders and moms. 

As the Volunteer for our area, we find the churches who will host our event and then we get there the day of the event and we put the event on. Together we have breakouts and are in charge of each breakout and then we help set up and break down the location. 

Our goal is to make sure we create a great training for each and every one of our ladies that comes. We have 11 team members and between us we usually go to 2 events each. I will be doing our event in Enumclaw and Gig Harbor with 2-3 of our other coaches. I am so excited to welcome these ladies to our Gathering and I am praying that they get so much out of each and every one of our training.

My job as support is to create each and every event registration and then post it live to our Facebook group. Then I print out the registration sheets and send them to each lady who will print them for each event. And then I log each and every one of the ladies who attends into our MOPS system. 

Our year has been a bit different with the Coronavirus. We have done all our events through a Zoom room and it has been different, but great to see all the smiling faces!


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Disney or Warner Brothers?


And now they have the Disney + and the new show "The Mandalorian", I will choose DISNEY EVERY SINGLE DAY! And it has a lot of shows my husband loves, as well as my kids. Great service.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Being a mother is the best thing that has EVER happened to me. Here are a few things about me being a mom... 

What's the most difficult part about being a mother?
People tell you all about being a mom. They tell you about how great it is and how tiring it is, but they don't tell you the in between. They don't tell you that some days you will be so frustrated as a mom, that you think you are failing. They don't tell you that it is hard and emotionally draining. But, despite all those it has been one of the best things in my life. 
What surprised you most about being a mom?
How quickly someone's moods can change. Like night and day. It is so crazy. And every stage it is a different kind of change. 
What (if anything) do you love most about the pre-teen age?
I love that my little mini me and I are so much alike. She loves a lot of the same things I love. We like to do some of the same things. It makes me so happy to be her momma. 
What did you love about the elementary school years?
I loved her trying to find herself. I loved the good and bad days. They were each teachable moments for her and myself... And you know what... WE MADE IT THROUGH! 
What did you love about the toddler stage?
I loved the cute and funny comments she would make. Some were not okay, but for the most part they all were great!
What did you love about the infant stage?
I loved the cuddling stage. It made me feel loved and needed. I was in charge of a tiny human and watching her learn how to grow each and every day was a special time for me. 
Where did you go for information and advice about raising kids?
From my mom, my friends and books. 
What did you hate about being pregnant?
The only thing I can remember was the last trimester. I had a bad cold so different things would make me throw up. Other than that, I did not have morning sickness. 
What did you love about being pregnant?
Growing a tiny human inside me. What a wonderful, interesting thing a woman can do.
When did you know you wanted to be a mom?
When I was a little girl. 
Why do you love being a mom?
Because she is the most important thing in my life. I am raising a young lady who will need me for the rest of her life. I will protect her and help her until the day I die and I hope that when I do die, she will know how special and loved she was. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

What do you believe makes a successful life?

I am a firm believer that the success of your life is definitely not counted by the job you have. To be successful, you live your life the best you can. You give your heart and soul to those who are in your life. You volunteer. You spend your days making people laugh. You become the best version of YOU and you share your knowledge with anyone who will listen. Be kind and loving. Never forget who you truly are. Never forget where you come from. Never forget that life is so so hard. But you can make it the best you can...