Sunday, September 16, 2018

GOOOOOOOOOOOD CHURCH!!!

We had amaaaaaaaaaazing church!!!! The presence of God fell and Odin was on his face sobbing and crying out to God in prayer!!! Afterwards he said he felt JESUS!!! I'm believing God is going to fill him soon with the Holy Ghost!!! 
It's mind boggling that even a special needs child can feel God and believe, yet the scholars have the stupidity to doubt it!!! 
" ...Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Mathew 18:3)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Welcome Little Richie!!!

Sooooooooooooooo guess what you guys?????
 I'm OFFICIALLY a...
 AUNTIE...AGAIN!!! Hee, hee!!! 
 This lil dude almost weighted 10 pounds...OUCH!!! 



♥Mary Frances :)

July Update

First of all...that was a cuuuuute outfit, I need to wear that again!!! LOL 
The Thumb- a really GOOD BBQ place inside of a gas station...seriously, this place is soooooooooo cool!!!!!!! Plus there's a store to go shopping in...it's like the BBQ version of Cracker Barrel!!! 



Friday, September 14, 2018

OFFICIALLY GOING TO WCC!!!

Soooooooooo we're OFFICIALLY going to West Coast Conference, ME, O, T and MJ!!! We're driving to Ontario, picking up Courtney and making her drive the rest of the way, then Hanna's going to come in like the last dayish or so!!! I'm soooooo EXCITED!!! We'll be missing Wednesday night buuuuut we'll be there the rest of the time!!! I haven't been to WCC since 2015...I was looking at pics...I feel like a different person since then....Soooooooo much has happened!!! I EVEN HAVE FAKE TEETH NOW...HEEEEEEEEEEYYY!!! 😉🙌
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They put me in charge of reserving the room...I was like OMW, I'VE NEVERRRRR reserved a hotel room before, I feel, SOOOOOOO ADULTISH!!! somehow I managed to get us in at the main hotel, which is shocking since I heard in the summer time they were already filled! I just wasn't able to get the WCC rate, she said there were rooms available still with the WCC rate, buuuuuuuut that they were being locked in some how by the conference, she said I COULD speak with the people in charge of the conference to see if they would unlock the rooms. I was thinking, weeeeellll, it's NOT like I have any of them on speed dial on my phone to speak with them, soooooooo it's looking like FULL PRICE!!! LOL Unless anyone wants to help a sista out with unlocking...Much appreciated!!! hee, hee!!! 
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Sooooo on my list of things to do is 1. TEAZERS I've literally thought about that place sooooo much since 2015...I'm going there EVERY AFTERNOON...possible more!!! 2. Tokyo Steakhouse, can't make it through WCC without going there, annnnnnnnd I THINK O will LOOOOOOVE IT!!! 3. Mexican Restaurant that Sis. Abbott always talks about...Not sure what it's called, buuuuuut gotta try it!!! 4. Sequoia National Park on the way home!!! And hopefully get in some hiking and epic pics with God's beautiful artwork!!! 
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Okaaaaaaaaaay sooooo I'm still getting over the fact that in 2015, we ACTUALLY ditched going to a NATIONAL PARK to go to FRESNO ZOO!!! I'm sorry people, buuuuuuuuuuut we have AMAZING ZOOS here in AZ, annnnnnnnd guess what, I NEVERRRRRR EVEN GO TO THEM...not about to go to them in place of a National Park in another state!!! I just really enjoy nature and the out doors...okaaaaaay getting that disappointment outta my system and MOVING FORWARD!!! BAHAHAAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Happy Brain-boosing Wednesday!!!

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!
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"Did you know???..."
What scatology means???? YEEEES, that is a REAL WORD!!! 
Soooooooooo we were playing games at the church a few Sunday nights ago, and the word was SCATOLOGY! If you you've never played  BALDERDASH, it is an incredibly FUNNNNN game where you make up definitions for extremely rare words, then they all get read and  you have to guess which one is the actual definition. The thing is, is that SOMETIMES, the definition is really crazy, sooooo you NEVERRRR know which one could possibly be right!!! 

Btw: I would like to add in that I WON the game, 
EVEN THO Stultz said it was UNJUSTLY...Psh✋
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Weeeeeellllll THE WORD WAS SCATOLOGY and Denae came up with THE AWESOMEST definition everrrrr!!! 
Every time we play this game, there is usually ONE definition that wins the BEST DEFINITION EVERRR AWARD from me annnnnnnnd DENAE ONE THIS TIME!!!! She said: Scatology: The Study of getting rid of boyfriends!!!! Get it??? Like, SCAT, get out of here? SCAT??? AHAHAHAAAAAAA!!! 
Good one Denae, 
GOOD ONE!!! 
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. If you want THE ACTUAL definition of scatology go HERE, but it's not nearly as exciting as Denae's!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

June Update!

Soooooooooooo I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY behind on my monthly updates, sooooo here is JUNE'S!!! WE also went to Roswell and AMA this month, which I did a separate post HERE!!! 
 Found a flag dedicated to Italia!!! 
Got in some Bible Journaling!!! 
A hike on an overcast day...I was hoping for it to start drizzling, buuuuut no such blessing that day!!!

When one of your kiddos gets camper of the year!!! 
Annnnnnd he got THE HOLY GHOST TOO!!! 
Soooooooooo proud of Jaquari!!! 
Odin went to his first little play at the Children's theatre!!! 
It was Peter Pan and he did great!!! 
With Captain Hook!!! 
The crocodile, which he screamed for whenever he went across the stage!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuut his favorite was the doggy Nanny!!! LOL 
Wednesday night with the kids!!! 

Kids Choir!!!
MJ and her Takis!!! 

Love this musical!!! 
FACIAL TIME!!! Hee, hee!!!
Annnnnnnnnd some time well spent with my little men!!! 
Always my lil loves!!! 
These two, BESTIES FOR LIFE!!! 
Annnnnnnd that wraps up June!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, September 7, 2018

God is doing GREAT things!!!

Just wanted to share with you all some of the great things God is doing here in Arizona!!!
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Probably one of the most exciting this is that Rafael received the Holy Ghost!!!
After several years of faithfully coming to church and seeking the Holy Ghost, the very end of this past July I believe it was, HE FINALLY GOT IT!!! Our church rejoiced with him!!! 
A couple also came and got baptized in Jesus name, Bro.Martin had just been baptized in the titles Father, son and holy ghost, buuuuuuut after his baptism, during his own studying of the Bible, he realized that he needed to be baptized in JESUS NAME, he began looking up churches and God led him to us and Lucero were REBAPTIZED one week later IN JESUS NAME!!! 





Him and Lucero have both received the Holy Ghost...it's so so exciting to see what God is doing in their lives!!!



There have been more as well that have received the Holy Ghost but I don't have pictures of them all...Praying with people doesn't always coordinate with getting pictures...BUUUUUT it's soooooooo exciting!!! Can't wait to see what God does next!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Classic Mary STEALING Moment!!!

The Mystery Of The Stolen Pack Of Juicy Fruit Gum   

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As we walked out of the little drug store in the small town of Cave Creek where we lived, my mom reached her hand into her jacket pocket and pulled out a sunshine yellow, 5 pack of juicy fruit gum. She gasped, who put this in my pocket she asked looking at the three of us kids. Everyone just stared back at her blankly. I had no idea how the pack of gum had gotten in there, maybe it had fallen in, I just shrugged. My brother shrugged, my sister, without missing a beat said, "Mary did it! I saw her!"  I was shocked when my sister said this, I didn't remember putting the pack of gum in my mom's pocket, buuuuuut I was 5 at this time and my sister was 8, she knew stuff. 
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If my sister said I had put the juicy fruit gum in my mom's pocket, then I MUST have done it. "My mom looked at me, Mary, did  you put this gum in my pocket? "Yes, I did." I said quietly. "That's stealing!" She informed me, and inside the little drug store my mom marched me to return the stolen goods. Being only 5, I can't quite recall what happened after that, but I sure did learn a lesson about stealing. For the rest of my life growing up I would tell that story to people. I only stole one time in my whole life I would say, it was a pack of juicy fruit gum, my mom made me bring it back in the store and I learned my lesson, I've never stolen again.
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One day, in my early 20's, I was telling this story again, "I only stole once in my whole life, it was a pack of juicy fruit gum I stuck in the pocket of my mom's jacket..." As I'm telling this story, my big sister interrupted me, "Mary, you never stole that gum! I'm the one that stuck in mom's jacket pocket and then when she asked I just said it was you!" I started at her shocked! Then I was like, I did NOT remember putting it in her pocket! I've always wondered why I didn't rember stealing it! My sister was like, why didn't you say that when you were a kid then? I was like, BECAUSE my big sister said I had done it, so figured if she said I had done it, I must have done it! She was like, you didn't think I would lie about it so I wouldn't get in trouble? I was like, honestly NO! The thought of you lying never even entered in my naive little mind. 
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She was like, and I thought you were taking the blame for me so I wouldn't get in trouble!  I simply thought IF my big sister said I did it, I must have done it. We had the biggest laugh about it, I was like, heeeeeeey, SO that means i've NEVER stolen anything in my life.

 I still learned a valuable lesson that day tho, two actually. First of all, taking stuff that you didn't pay for is stealing, and secondly, if you don't remember ACTUALLY STEALING SOMETHING, you may wanna do a little investigating before simply accepting that your a thief, starting with the person that said you stole it!!! 
AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 
Seriousley, ONLY I would steal something,
 THAT I didn't ACTUALLY STEAL!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, September 3, 2018

PROOF that God thinks about ME!!!

Succulents
Succulents are God's proof that during creation, He specifically thought about ME...
Mary, Mar Bear!!!
(Are these soooo CUUUUUTE???)
 SUCCULENTS!!!
Even the name is superrrrr cool...it just sounds like how you would describe something exotic and delicious...it was sooooo SUCCULENT!!! She has a very succulent personality!! The pear was soooooo juicy and succulent!!! 
 I know God was thinking of me when He created succulents for ONE REASON ALONE...they only have to be watered, ONCE A MONTH!!! Now IF you know me, you know that I tend to FORGET THINGS! How am I supposed to remember to water a plant EVERY DAY???? Or even EVERY OTHER DAY???? Usually, they end up DEAD!!! Buuuuuuuuuut I like to imagine, that when God was making all the plants during creation, that He thought, NOW, one day, far off from now, BUUUUUUUUUUUUT one day, I'm going to make someone named MARY!!! She's going to be this amazingly brilliant creation, that loves flowers and nature, buuuuuuuut will also be forgetful, I should create something that she TOO can enjoy and take care of....sooooooooo BOOM...God made SUCCULENTS!!! 
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What about you??? What did God create that you can't help but think GOD  was thinking of YOU when He made that???
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"But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows." (Luke 12:7)
Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I'm NOT creepy!!! I'm...

Sooooooooooo IF you know anything about me, it's that I ALWAYS know stuff!!! Ok NOT ALWAYS, liiiiiiike, I'm NOT a know-it-all, I'm NOT saying that at all, buuuuuuut, people will tell me stuff and I'll be like, Oh yeah I had heard that! OR they'll tell me about a cute guy, and I'm like Oh yeah, I seen him at, or I like this girl I was wondering if you could help me out, Oh yeah, I heard her favorite color is whatever OR...blah, blah, blah! Just like all this random stuff I have and people will be like, HOW DO YOU KNOW EVERYONE AND HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS RANDOM STUFF ABOUT THEM??? Honestly, I don't really know because I only keep in touch on a regular basis with like 2 people...As my sis and niece and others like to say, Your soooo CREEPY MARY!!! AHAHAHAAAA!!!
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Buuuuuuuuuut after last Monday's devotional, WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DEVIL IS CHASING YOU! Let's look at the scripture used...
"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him." (2 Choronicles 16:9)
I would like to say in defense of my extreme knowledge of people's lives, that I'm NOT CREEPY!!! I'm simply STRIVING to be...
GODLY!!! 😇
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYY!!!👅
♥Mary Frances :)