Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Great Fall Cleanup

Like everyone, I’m on a mission to to declutter our whole house. I am starting today!! I am in the process of decluttering every closet, drawer, shelf, every space in my house!!

You all know how much I love STUFF. I just don’t want the stuff we don’t need, use or treasure to weigh down our lives.

So…I came up with a plan. I want to tackle the problem areas of our home that are kind of bigger than life.

One area is the garage. It has not really been decluttered since we moved in, but I have a plan to change this!!I am not sure how we accumulated so much stuff??? CRAZY

And also on my plan is -- our master closet. It is bad. It is life threatening to even go into the closet. No joke!!!

Another area is my kitchen cabinets, can't even talk about them.

I only have given myself about one month to complete these tasks. But I am determined to get our WHOLE house under control before the holidays hit. And this time, they will stay that way – I have absolutely no doubt in my mind.

And just so you don’t think I’ve completely lost my organizing style, my kitchen pantry is good and my laundry room is organized : )

I will be sure and take before/after pictures so that you can see the changes and improvements :)

It amaze me how a decluttered space seems to make my life go smoother. I love it.

So that’s my plan for the Great Fall Clean Up at the King house.

Is there a space that is putting you over the edge? Join me in my Great Fall Cleanup!!

The Power of the Cross

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Some of my favorite words in the song is:
Now the daylight flees, now the ground beneath
quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life.
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh to see my name written in the wounds,
for through Your suff'ring I am free.
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live
won through Your selfless love!

This, the power of the cross;
Son of God - slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Praise God for sending His son to die for my sins that I may obtain everlasting life.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Motivation

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me.

John 14:1

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hollywood, CA

While visiting Jody last week in San Diego, we went to Hollywood, CA one day. It was lots of fun and we got to see and do lots.
We left San Diego early Saturday morning for the almost 2 hour drive to Hollywood, CA. As you can see the girls enjoyed the ride, they were still a little tired from their busy week.

We got to see the stars that are along the street. This was cool to find our favorite stars. We went on a sightseeing tour of Hollywood. We got to see where Michael Jackson had gone to elementary school, lots of mansions of the stars, several places where movies had been filmed (one of mine and the girls favorite was the garden/outside area of the movie "Princess Diaries 2", the LA Ink store where the show takes place, shops, and lots more. The only thing we did not see was the HOLLYWOOD sign on the hill. The day we went was cloudy and you could not see the sign - this had not happened for 2 years and had to happen the one day we were there - oh well.

We had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. However, we did not run into stars while we were eating -well none that we recognized :)

We visited the wax museum that had bunches of stars. They look so real!!

We also toured the Kodak building. This is where the Academy Awards are presented each year. We walked the trail that the stars walk to receive their award. Our tour guide did a great job, he really knew lots about the special night. We sat in the auditorium and we walked across the stage to accept our award! I am so glad that we got to do this tour. It will be so cool to watch the awards ceremony this year and see what it is like that night compared to what it was when we saw it.

We had a great time in Hollywood, CA. I am so happy we got to do this day trip!! It did take us more hours to get back to San Diego than it did to get to Hollywood - thanks to LOTS of traffic and rain :(


Last Tuesday night we had a bonfire at Papaw and Nana's house. We had a fire that Aubrey spent a lot of time "playing" in and keeping stick in it. We had hotdogs and chili for dinner and then had smores for dessert. It was great spending time with family and enjoying the Fall evening :)

Picture Day

Thursday of this past week was picture day for the co-op that we attend (it was actually make-up day for pictures). Pictures for the yearbook were taken and also Fall pictures. It was such a beautiful day and the location was wonderful for a fall day. Thank you Mrs. Donna for taking the girls pictures - I can't wait to see them :) I took some pictures after we finished with our official pictures of the girls and where we were.

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to a pumpkin patch. We had a great time. We rode a hayride to the pumpkin patch, picked our pumpkins after walking all around the pumpkin patch!! Taylor had a fried Oreo that she said was delicious and Aubrey had a UT Orange Slushy (we were hoping to help the VOLS to a victory). Aubrey and her cousin Kaleigh went through a monkey corn maze :) The weather was beautiful and it was great to spend time with family.

Happy Fall

Sorry I have not posted any pictures in awhile. I going to try and catch up some tonight :)

First, I wanted to show you this pictures of Aubrey raking leaves.

No, this was not punishment - she likes to rake leaves. Don't ask me where this comes from, I have no idea (most be her Dad because he usually rakes the leaves). Anyway, we got home from church tonight and she asked if she go outside and rakes leaves!! She was so excited when I said yes and look at the smile on her face :) Of course Maggie had to help her!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Motivation

...may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is.

Ephesians 3:18

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Motivation

Love...always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Motivation

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD.

Philippians 4:6

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Fear/No Worry

"I will have no fear of bad news. MY heart is steadfast TRUSTING the Lord." Psalm 112:7

This was my devotional theme yesterday from "Jesus Calling". For the last few weeks, I have not had a good night sleep because of worry and fear. I wake up and have all kinds of things going on in my mind. During the day, I just start thinking about things and worrying and having fear :(

I pray that if you are in a place of worry like I have been, to cast those over to the Lord. I am tying to do this. When those doubts and fears come in, replace them with what God's word says. This is something I need to do on a daily basis, hourly in fact.

Remember that fear is never from the Lord. Satan will put those fears in your mind. If he can get you to believe them, then you will begin to act them out and he will have you in a place where you are in bondage to those fears. When you are in bondage to them, you can't fully see what the Lord has for you and the goodness and peace he can bring to you.