Sunday, March 11, 2012

Project 366: Day 23 [March 10th]

I've been excited about today for awhile now! We had three birthday parties lined up and we were ready to 'partay!' However first thing I wanted to do was paint my nails. They looked terrible because I hadn't painted them in weeks. I bought some new nail polish at Wal-Mart that was only 97 cents....... 97 cents! 

NYC 105-- Starry Silver Glitter. It so gorgeous! I didn't like it on my nails plain, though, so I put L.A Colors 'Color Craze' on underneath of it.

Then everyone else got ready.... I thought Tayler was absolutely adorable today! I love that little dress!

And then we were off. First stop was the skating rink for my little cousin Chloe's 6th birthday party!

Tayler was having a blast walking around and seeing everyone. They kept saying, "Is she really big enough to be walking??" Yes and Mommy is struggling with that. She is little Miss Independent. I am not allowed to touch her when she is walking.. haha!  But apparently Daddy is ;)

Then we had a Birthday luncheon with all of our immediate family. March is an extremely busy Birthday month! You remember me talking about that yesterday? Well, in our immediate family there's my birthday on the 6th, my dad's on the 12th, my sister's on the 21st, my sister-in-law's on the 27th, and Tayler's on the 31st. So, as opposed to everyone having to meet up multiple times this month, we just decided to have an incredible birthday bash at Steak-N-Shake :) Everyone exchanged gifts and we ate some yummy food!

Above is one of the gifts Marie and Corey purchased for me! How sweet is that?? It even has a place for the chalk so I can write what our meals are each week. PLUS, it matches our kitchen!! :) I definitely need a spot to see the meals each week. Usually I save them on the computer along with my grocery list and I have to check it every day, haha! It is going to be so nice to see it as soon as I walk into the kitchen! :)

And my sweet parents got me a Hobby Lobby gift card! 

You know you're getting old when your parents buy you gift cards to decorate your house.... and you're absolutely ECSTATIC ABOUT IT! I cannot wait to get all of our rooms painted so I can purchase the decorations we want! Thanks Mom and Dad and Corey and Marie! :)

After lunch with everyone, we were off to birthday party #3. Remember a year ago when I posted about my 'preggo pals?' There were 3 of us in our city that were due within weeks of each other. Preggo Pal #1 had her baby boy on March 1st, Preggo Pal #2 had her baby girl on March 15th, and then I had my baby girl on March 31st. Well, today was Preggo Pal #2's baby's birthday party! It was a Princess Leopard theme and was absolutely adorable!

Tayler had a blast in the ball pit they had there. She didn't want to get out.. until Daddy let her walk around, haha!

We had a blast there! Well, Tayler was cranky most of the time, but soon... she fell asleep! :) I think everyone was worn out! We had a loooong day!

Oh and I forgot to share this. My sister-in-law Marie made this treat for all of us yesterday.. It's push-pop cupcakes. Is that not incredible?? You just push it up and keep on eating! A simple treat, but amazing! Thanks for that, Marie! We loved them!

And I messed around with my camera a little bit tonight. I haven't posted any pictures from it just because I'm still learning about it and what not, but I took this picture last night and I thought it was pretty.

We had a wonderful night... we all curled up and watched 'Sweet Genius.' 

And now for the lesson and prayer:

Lesson #13

Initiate sex with your husband. Don't just respond; initiate. We believe that you should have sex on a regular basis. If a husband or a wife is deprived, he or she can be subjected to a satanic attack. Read 1 Corinthians 7:5. When either of you deprives the other, temptation comes. A husband can feel put down for who he is when rejected sexually.

And the prayer for today is:

Pray that your husband use practical skills to build your family and make wise decisions for your welfare. Pray that he will serve unselfishly. (Gal. 5:13; Phil. 2:3-4)

The scriptures that go along with this prayer are as follows:

Galatians 5:13-15 (The Message) It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows. For everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That's an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? 

Philippians 2:1-4 (The Message)  If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Jesus, thank You for everything You do for us. You are sooo good to us! Help my husband make wise decisions in everything that he does. Let him be unselfish (although he is in my eyes.) Bless him in all of his daily dealings.

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