Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Just washing his hands!!!

Soooooooo the other day I take Odin to the splash pad in the Scottsdale Quarter. As I mentioned in a previous post in an O adventure at Scottsdale Quarter, it's a very ritzy outdoor shopping center. Well before we head over to the Splash pad, I figure it would be a good idea to use the restroom BEFORE hand this time!!!
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So while Im in my stall here little O, who is '"supposed" to be washing his hands say, SORRY Aunt Mary, I'm not in trouble, I'm NOT. I'm like, great, WHY would I have a reason to think that you are??? So when I come out of the stall he is standing at the sink, just waiting for my like a PERFECT LITTLE GENTLEMAN, he is holding the whole entire sink faucet in his hand and is like, let me help you Aunt Mary, you just stick your hands under the water and let the water go over your hands.
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Now I'm pretty impressed with this sink set up, so this is how fancy-shmancey things are in SCOTTSDALE, we have a whole entire faucet that comes out of the wall, kinda like a shower head. So I get some soap and let him be a gentleman and hold the faucet over my hands as I wash up...AWWWWWWWW Scottsdale, this is THE LIFE!!!
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Then as I'm washing up, I NOTICE something, if this is some kind of fancy faucet, WHY is it hanging from wires out of the wall??? I gasped, ODIN!!! That's WHY YOU WERE SAYING SORRY, YOU BROKE THE SINK!!! He's like, it's ok, Aunt Mary, you washed your hands, I helped you, GOOD JOB!!! I'm like, LET'S GO!!!!
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I'm like, WOOOOOWWWW!!! I can't even go to the bathroom without my child breaking a SINK!!!! A sink you guys, he broke a SINK!!! Who does that??? AHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA!!! Am I like the WORST BABYSITTER EVER???
Heeeeeeeeeyyyy NOW...
before anyone starts passing judgment on my babysitting skills, I just wanna say this...
BUUUUUUT HIS HANDS ARE CLEAN!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

God is good, sooooo GOOOOOOD!!!
(Even better than PHO!!!)
Have a great week enjoying the deliciousness of God's goodness!!!
" This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Who's up for a PHO night???

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Guess HOW LONG I'd been there???

This was my guest bed in Hanna's room when I'd arrived for the wedding!!!!
GUESS HOW LONG I HAD BEEN THERE UPON IT LOOKING LIKE THIS????
If you guessed a week, YOU ARE WRONG!!!
IF you guess a day, YOU ARE WRONG!!!
IF YOU GUESSED 1 HOUR,
YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG!!!
IF you guessed 10 minutes, 
YOU ARE CORRECT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Have you heard of the Amazon?

Sooooooooo as I said yesterday, we had the Nix, missionaries to Peru at our church Sunday morning. Well Bro. Nix had his wife come up and speak for a bit about their country. She gave a very intriuging talk on Peru, telling us all about the country enticing us with the beauty of the mountains, monkey island, BUUUUUUUUT especially with their food. Since then i've been looking up authentic Peruvian places to eat at here in AZ. 
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I found on YELP a 4.5 star, Peruvian family owned little place here that I plan to try in the future called, El Chullo, they even have the traditional Leche cookie and their purple corn drink...who's up for a food adventure??? ME!!! AHAHAHAAAAA!!! I'll have to see if I can get anyone to go on an adventure with me...My sister is only game if I can guarantee her its NOT going to be TOO AUTHENTIC!!! AHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! 
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 Anywayz, aside from all that, Sister Nix mentioned that they have the amazon jungle there. She then said, has anyone here ever been to the amazon? I was sitting there like, AMAZON? This sounds familiar...hmmmmm...AMAZON... seems like i've heard of this place before... Perhaps I've even been... then it just hit me...
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OMW! 
Liiiiiiiiike THE AMAZON PRIME???
LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE
TOTALLY BEEN THERE SISTA!!! 
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IN FACT, I was just there yesturday, and the day before and the day before that and the day before that and I took a break today because it's church, buuuuuuuuuut I was thinking about going again tomorrow too!!! 
 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. This blog post MAY contain some slight exaggerations on the amount of times I have visited the amazon...sooooo don't judge me based on the selfless desire to make you all smile...because really, this MAY contain exaggerations!!! Emphasis on MAY!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Yesturday, our church had the Nix, missionaries to Peru at our church. Bro. Nix gave some really thought provoking statistics concerning lost souls. He said that every time we blink our eyes, somewhere in the world, two people die and go to hell. That statistic is one that causes us all to do some self examination.
 What are we doing, to stop those souls from going to hell???
It may seem like an impossible task to reach every single lost soul in the world, BUUUUUUUT we can make a difference to ONE!!! We can reach out to ONE soul and make a difference in ONE life!!! We can pray for God to help us reach them!!!! There is more power in prayer than in any other form of reaching out! This week, PRAY to reach souls!!! This week, make it your goal to reach ONE of those souls that are on their way to hell!!! Sometimes, we worry to much about coming on too strong, BUT, if you really believed someone was going to die in a fire, would you be overly concerned about how you cautioned them OR what you just DO IT???? REACH THEM!!! GOD HELP US TO REACH THEM!!! Have a great week!!! 


♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 5, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll this'll preach!!!
Man or woman, go to Jesus for your joy this week!!! 
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrew 12:2)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Mary Update!!!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyy guys. I'm back from the wedding trip to the bay!!! It's been sooooooooo busy, i'm working on some posts and hoping to get them up soon!!!
Btw: 
SWEET 36
ANNNNNNNNNND rocking it!!! 
That moment you realize your addicted to boba and there's NO TURNING BACK!!!
Also, if your in AZ I highly recommend Tea Stop off 40th street and bell...My favorite is the Jasmine Milk tea with honey boba and coffee jelly's! This is the only place that the milk tea doesn't make me nauseous!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Birthday Month!!!

Once again, celebrating my last days at sweet 35!!! 
The older I get, the better in life I seem to feel!!! Spiritually, emotionally and physically!!! God has been good to me!!!
Living for God is the best life!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

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Happy Monday Everyone!!! Strive this week for excellence in all you do!!!“Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.”  (Daniel 6:3) Daniel was chosen because he had an excellent spirit!!! Never settle for GOOD when you can be excellent!!! Push yourself to develop your character; to be more like Christ. 
" This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, July 5, 2019

God your my...

So the other day I was praying, and I was trying to think something really awesome to tell God he was, that was also REALLY accurate in my life. Liiiiiiiiiike, you know you can say stuff like, your the lily of the valley, or my bright and morning star, buuuuuuuuut how often, if ever, have we even seen a lily in the valley or a bright and morning star???
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I was thinking about how David would pray, the things he would say, his rock, his shelter, his mighty strong tower, his hiding place, his deliverer, his shelter, I'm like Hmmmm...Of course God IS all those things to me, buuuuuuuuuuuut I wanted to think of something he was to me that wasn't just something David said, so I'm thinking, and I'm thinking...OKAAAAAAY what really is just something that I just need and am sooooooo thankful for that God can be to me???
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Then it hit, me I'm like, "God your my, my, my, my"...AM I REALLY GONNA SAY THIS??? Yes, I will...
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"God your my, my, my...
MY AC!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Yes, I REALLY said that, and I meant it too!!!And God knows just how high of a compliment that is coming from an AZ girl!!! 
"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God..." 
(Psalm 42:1-2)

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Sooooooooo what is God to YOU??? maryfranceswriting@gmail.com

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th Of July!!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You know your the ghetto WHEN...

You know your in THE GHETTO...
WHEN...
It's the end of JUNE
and the ice cream truck rolls up
blasting the music to...
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! True story my friends!!! Happened right here in ARIZONA!!! AHAHAHA!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I believe that ONLY IN THE USA is it possible for people from the HOMELESS SHELTER TO BUY STUFF FROM THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!! I'm like, HEEEEEEEYYY, can you buy me one too???

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Birthday month!!!

Enjoying my last days as...
SWEET 35!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Haaaaaaaaaaapppppy MONDAY!!!!

Happy Monday!!!
Happy Monday!!! Happy July!!! Happy BBQ's!!! Happy Wedding Month too Brandon and Hanna!!! Happy Bridesmaid times to me!!!! Happy AAAAAHEM...birthday times to ME, MJ and S'Martin...Heeeeeeeeeeyyyy I'm turning SWEEEEEET 36 guys...JULY 18th...Gifts and birthday greetings are HEARTILY ACCEPTED!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com (Heeeeeeeeyyy did you know that you can send gift cards through email;) Also, Happpppy HERITAGE to all you guys going to the conference, due to an exciting wedding, I will NOT be there...Think about me though and MISS ME!!! Hee, hee...annnnnnnnnnnnd know that you shall see me again at West Coast 2019!!! Ooooooh annnnnnd Happy weight loss to you and all!!! Oooooooh and Happy 11th birthday TODAY to my little man, the king of my heart and my little prayer alarm!!! I LOOOOOVE YOU!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Febuary Update!!!

On our way to ONTARIOOOOO!!!!
For Courtney's SURPRISE 30th birthday party!!!
Listening to Anne of Green Gables on the way!!!

Me freaking out cuz there was snow capped mountains!!!
I TRIED PHO!!!
Sooooooooooooooooooo GOOOOOOOD!!!






Soooooooooo I finally got to used one of my beloved Lush bathbombs...our houses bathtub is just old and ghetto feeling...I can't do that!!! LOL Buuuuut it's a good thing we don't have a nice tub cuz if we did, baths would be in competition with the hiking hobby!!!! AHAHAHAHAAHAA!!!

Sooooooo this was my coffee HEART BREAK, because I wanted latte art...I was literally 💔😝😞

Brandon joining us through facetime!!!! LOL
Literally, THE BEST DONUT EVERRRRRR!!!! 
UPLAND DONUTS!!! 
So Hanna found this place on YELP...which I LOOOOOOVE YELP...
It's this little hole-in-the-wall place that looks super ghetto, buuuuuut their donuts are like, WOOOOOW!!!! For anyone in the Southern Cali area or traveling through, I highly recommend this place! The best one is a WARM MAPLE BAR...OMW!!!! It's worth the pound you will gain!!! LOL
With Simon during party prepping!!!
I escaped the decorating for the kitchen...this is wear I belong...I would rather sweat over a hot oven, slave over the sink then DECORATE...ugh!!! LOL
Getting ready to surprise her!!! 
BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!



CHEATERRRRRS!!!


Annnnnnnnnnd we found a CLEAN Italian market in Upland...BOMB sandqhiches too!!!




Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd in O's world...
THIS IS CALIFORNIA!!!!
The trampoline at the mall and the Jacuzzi!!! LOL 

Saying goodbye!!!




Annnnnnnnnnnd NOW I'm HAPPY!!! 
Beautiful latte art!!!