Introducing..


Cali was born September 30th! 6 pounds of Love. She came into this world with a bang. At our last doctor appointment she was head down and ready to go. Well, the following Tuesday she decided it was time to come. Little did we know that she flipped sometime between Friday and Tuesday. I was contracting so bad and my water broke before they realized she was breach. Two hours later she arrived via c-section.

She has been an absolute joy to have on our life. She is my first and last baby that I get to breastfeed. It has been a challenge but so worth it. She has already learned to roll over. She is growing so fast.

She completes our family!

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Pregnancy update


Hey guys. Thanks for reading my blog.

Tomorrow I’ll be going into my 25th week of this pregnancy.   It’s been full of highs and lows.  Recently I went to the doctor and she told me I was gaining too much weight. 27 pounds so far. I get it, I totally do. I love  strawberry Fanta or Sunkist, OJ, ice-cream, sugary cereals, Hershey bars, peanut m&ms, etc. Since finding out I was pregnant I have “treated” myself… A lot! Most of you know I’ve been battling my weight for 5 years. I guess I kinda went crazy when those two pink lines appeared. My doctor told me I could only drink water from now on. (sad face) I understand why.  I guess my binge eating days are over.  Laying off all the sugary drinks will drastically help my weight gain. Other than that baby Cali is doing great.  She’s definitely a ninja.  Some nights I wake up at 3am and she is wide awake kicking and moving. I love that feeling.

My other kiddos are so excited. Funny conversation in the car the other day…

Brayden mentioned the baby living in water and he said, “she’s floating in there with her head above the water.” I turned to him and said, “No. The baby is actually in a pouch that is full of liquid. She doesn’t breath air like we do yet.” Ariel said, “She’s a super baby!” Brayden says, “Does she have gills?”

I laughed so hard. This has been so much fun. Everyday Ariel ask if the baby is awake. She’s is going to be such a good second mother. I can’t wait for her to arrive. We are definitely counting down the days.

I love being at home. I’m blessed with a great husband. I love being there for him at any moment. My kids definitely need someone here to set them straight every moment of every day. Some think I’m crazy but the two years I worked I noticed how my kids have changed…for the worse. I have basically had to retrain them. The beginning of summer was hard. It’s getting better. They both are growing up so fast. I’m glad I get to see every moment.

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-Lisa

Pride, humility and marriage


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If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

 

I love the old saying,

“Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?”

Everyday I sit and listen to conversations around me. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are very disrespectful.

Never put your spouse down in anyway when he/she is not around.

Never talk about your problems to anyone who is not a Godly person. If you find a Godly person, make sure that they will give you a biblical answer. (If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone who is talking to you, is talking negatively about their spouse, be bold enough to explain that this is not respectful to their other half.)

Most importantly PRAY about the situation first and be willing to change.

Matthew 21:22 –And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 7:7,11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching …

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, …

Luke 11:8-10 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend…

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

Most of the time, if there is a problem in the relationship, YOU had some sort of dealings in it too. It’s not always the other person. Pride is the biggest killer of relationships.

Toward the end of our three month separation there was a time where I could of hung on to my pride and not taken Shane back or vice versa. During this time he told me flat to my face that he didn’t love me anymore. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting on the Fire truck because I had gone up there to try to talk to him. The eyes I was looking into at that point was not the same eyes of the man I married. Heck, the eyes he looked at for a year, were not the eyes he married. If I remember correctly I told him the exact same thing months before. We were both broken, tired, and worn out. We just wanted to be happy. We had some good influences and some bad. Thank God that pride didn’t rear his ugly head and win the battle we was in.

Proverbs 18:12
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Be willing to fight for your marriage and never stop fighting for it. August 11, 2015 will be 5 years and we still have to fight for our marriage. The devil is still trying to tear us apart every chance he gets. Never let anyone come between you and your spouse. Never let any situation be bigger than your love for each other.

If you learn only one thing from this blog today, please make it be this….

There was a time when you loved your spouse more than life itself. The way they made you laugh, the kiss on the forehead, the booty smack every time you walk by (inside joke)…Remember those things and tell Satan to get under your feet! Pray for yourself, pray for your spouse and allow a heart transplant to take place. When that happens God can now fit you together spiritually and you both can become one. That, my friends, will be the BEST relationship ever!

Blessings,

Lisa

A different angle


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I like looking at life at different angles. It shows life as a big picture.

Sometimes in our daily walk we take perspective for granted.

It’s the little things that really matter.

Do you focus on the Angels that surround you daily?

Can you discern the spiritual?

What are some things you focus on in your daily walk?

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Blessings,

Lisa

Let me introduce myself……again


Wow…My name is Lisa and I own this little blog. (Haha)

Hey Ya’ll! It has definitely been a minute since I have actually written something worth reading on here.

My last update post (here) explained that all the things we prayed for, we were receiving them. My Husband got the job he prayed for and so did I. Exciting right?!? It was very exciting at the time because God gave us in which we prayed. During this same time I had a dream that I was going to have a baby girl. Shortly after starting my new job we tried to have another baby. One whole year and nothing. Eventually we had given up and started back on birth control. Why was He giving us everything else except what I saw in my dream.

I like to call those last 2 years fun but a learning experience. Let me explain..

Life was going great. We were back in love and finally becoming financially stable. At first, like any other job, you love it. It’s awesome learning all the new things! After a while it starts to consume you in every aspect of your life. Which I guess is great however I slipped further and further away from God. That peace was slowly slipping away…with my job at least. I began to feel like I wasn’t in my calling. I felt like I had jumped on the bus called life and Satan was driving. I was busy. Too busy. Some would call it “lazy”…some would say “that’s how life is.” Well I’m not up for living a busy life. I want to live a life that is peaceful and plentiful. God has prepared something for me that I love doing. Something that will not bog me down and stress me out.

Let me fast forward through softball, football, and basketball. Busy little bees. My dear Husband was working loads of hours and I was working full time plus having 2 kids active in sports. It was beginning to wear me down and our relationship. Our life was chaos. Then, in the midst of the chaos God says, It’s time.” December 28, 2014 changed our life in so many ways. Did we know it at that time? Of course not. This “thing” we did we had done so many times the year before and nothing. Six weeks later that dream had came true.

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God definitely has a sense of humor. We wasn’t laughing. We were scared, worried and in complete shock. Our youngest is 8 years old. We are practically starting over. Nobody could believe it. My MIL thought we were joking. Nope, all this sickness is not a joking matter. After the shock wore off, Shane and I completely fell in love with the idea of having another baby around.

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Now, if you remember in my dream it was a girl.

We are pleased to announce Cali Shay will be born around October 4, 2015!

All the time God is good and God is good all the time!

Since finding out I was pregnant, Shane and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to stay at home again. It’s best for our family. Family cannot run itself when the adults are always working. I think biblically its the woman’s responsibility to raise the children at home anyway. (Another post at another time) Plus, it gives me more time with God and with all you wonderful people in this blogging world! I really enjoy blogging and photography. Let’s see what God has in store for us next.

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Blessings,

Lisa

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