Friday, March 30, 2012

Like OMW...

Soooo last week I was at Chandler Mall, Chaperoning my brother and his girlfriend on a date, (Being a BIBLE;) and sooo I ditched them...LOL...and was walking around the Mall and ALL OF THE SUDDEN,   I saw this girl walking towards me and like OMW...

SHE WAS AN APOSTOLIC GIRL!!! 

I was soooooo excited!!! I didn't know who it was but I was ready to make a new friend!!! THEN right as I was about to say HI, I realized it was ME!!! I was looking at my reflection in a HUGE mirror in one of the stores!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LOL!!! 
 What can I say??? AT LEAST... 


I RECONIZE myself as an...
APOSTOLIC GIRL!!! :)

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

They say...

They say you are what you eat...
cRaZy

Cuz i don't remember eating
 
ANYTHING HOT lately!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A scented rose....

Sooooo I LOVE roses!!! Roses are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! BUUUUUT have you everrrr noticed that there is a HUGE difference between...
 store bought roses and...
home-grown roses???
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We have some absolutley BEAUTIFUL roses in our front yard!!!
Oooooo I just LOOOOVE to go out front and take in their lovely scent!!!
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Buuuuuuut YOU JUST CAN'T do that with store bought roses!!! For some reason, store bought roses have no scent...which to me, makes them slightly less beautiful! Now don't get me wrong, They're STILL beautiful, just NOT AS BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't help but wonder WHY??? WHY don't store bought roses have a scent??? Are they FAKE??? Nope, they're not fake...they are REAL!!! Touch them, hold them, look at them...THEY ARE REAL ROSES...buuuuut...they have NO SCENT!!!
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Sooo, being the incredibly studious person that I am...I decided to do a research paper on the matter...AND...NOT...I googled it online...LOL...and according to GOOGLE the reason WHY store bought roses no longer have a scent is BECAUSE...over time the rose fragrance was bred out of them so that they could grow crop that would last longer!
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This really got me to thinking about us as Apostolic Christians!!! that I think that sometimes, we get SOOOO Apostolic looking, that we forget our scent. Don't get me wrong, we're REAL Apostolics, we believe Duetoronomy 6:4, ONE GOD, Jesus name baptism, we have NO DOUBT about our doctrine, we believe holiness through and through...buuuuuut somwhere a long the way, we either forgot or NEVER really discovered our Apostolic scent!!!
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OUR TESTIMONY!!! It doesn't matter if your 4th generation Apostolic, or if you were raised by a drug addict...We've ALL GOT A TESTIMONY and we need to know it!!! When I was a baby I was sprinkled in baptism by a Catholic priest, the titles father, son, and Holy Spirit called over me....buuuuuuut I THANK GOD...that there was a man with a burden for NYC that brought THE TRUTH to my Momma!!! AND when I was 6-years-old, I was filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and REBAPTIZED in immersion of water, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!!! Just like the Bible says in Acts 2!!! Thats my scent!!! Thats my aroma!!! And I don't ever want to stop smelling of it!!!
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I hope, that I don't ever become SOOOOO APOSTOLIC, that my Apostolic scent is bred out of me!!! I want my [future] children to one day know, they may have been born into this, BUT THEY were born SINNERS...destined to hell...BUUUUT... Jesus died for their sins!!! God did something for them!!! And THEY HAVE A TESTIMONY!!!
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We've all got a testimony and when we know our testimony and we share our testimony, thats when we go from just being JUST a rose to being a scented rose. Not only are we different on the inside and on the outside, but there is a savor, a smell that comes off of us. People will want to be around us more than others, simply because we can't shutup about the Goodness of God!!!
Are you JUST A ROSE???
OR are you a SCENTED ROSE???
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“They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.” (Psalm 145:11-12)
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♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Unbloggable blog moments...

Tonight was BIBLE COLLEGE and OMW!!! THE FUNNIEST thing everrrrr  happened....Bro. Garrett was introducing the speaker annnnnd...I was being a brat to Jac because I had A NOTEBOOK and she didn't...AND THEN OMW...I was wearing a HOT PINK SHIRT...and I think my face matched my shirt...we were laughing SOOOO HARD...buuuut I can't even BLOG ABOUT IT!!! NOOOOOOO!!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!! 
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We came home and told my sister and she was laughing soooo hard to...she's like WAIT, where was KIM in the middle of all this??? I'm like OOOOO she wasn't there....AHAHAHAHA....it musta been God, cuz  me and Jac almost sat closer to the front and THEN Jac was like waaaaait...lets move back a little!!!  It wasn't like at my church...I ALWAYS sit FIRST SEAT, ON THE FRONT ROW!!! BAHAHAHA!!! 
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Its at moments like this that I seriousley think I need a ladies only blog or something...bahahha!!! OMW...this reminds me of another unbloggable-blog moment...Ima have to share BOTH!!! I can't wait till our Ladies Of Legacy meeting with our church on Thursday night...I'm going to have ALL the ladies in my church HYSTERICAL!!! 
Get ready LPC LADIES...


Mar Bear's GOT A STORY!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

My driving...

Mary Driving Moments Episode #1
First of all....I just wanna say that I do NOT speed!!! I go EXACTLEY the speed limit OR five under!!! ANNNND I really don't care about alll these people that go speeding past me...there is NOOOOO way I want to get a speeding ticket!!! LIKE, OMW, that would be money taken out of my babelicious fashion fund!!! And like, WHY would I want to waste money on a TICKET, when I can waste it on MUCH more exiting things??? HAHAHA!!!
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Okaaaaaay...moving along...Soooo you know all the stuff people say about woman drivers??? Weeeeellll...WHEN it comes to me...they are ALL TRUE!!! AHAHAHA!!! I'm a total airhead!
Fo RealZ!!!
I don't even know how people can multi-task while driving!!! I mean eat??? Text??? Talk on the phone??? WHILE DRIVING??? That right there is some EXTREME TALENT!!! I mean...i'm having difficulty just THINKIN AND DRIVING...at the same time!!! AHAHA!!!
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Like I'm totally serious...driving is HARD WORK!!! Duuuuude its COMPLICATED!!! Cuz like, i'm used to daydreaming and stuff...buuuuut with driving you have to stay totally focused!!! Normally, whatever i'm doing...whenever I get a brilliant thought...which happens QUITE OFTEN...;)... I can be washin the dishes or WHATEVERRR... and i'll be like OMW...I should blog about this...and I will stop in the middle of it AND..I will write down my thought... REAL QUICK!!! Buuuuut...you can't do that with driving...cuz if I do... NEXT THING...i'll be bloggin about...IS>>>MY FIRST CAR ACCIDENT!!!
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Soooooooooo
HOW do you know if its YOUR turn to turn???
Your sitting at the light and your like OMW, should I turn now or WHAT??? Here is a little bit of MARY WISEDUMB...When unsure of what to do...the answer is SIMPLE...just sit there and WAIT from someone to honk...THEN YOU KNOW!!! LOL! This plan was working FINE in my mind, UNTIL, someone asked me, WHAT about if there is NO ONE behind you at the light? Then how do you know when to turn? Do you honk at yourself?! LOL...Like OMW...I like totallly did NOT EVEN think of that!!! (I'll let you all know if I figure this out!!!;)
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NEEEEEXT...
How do you know WHICH side of the street your supposed to drive on???
I mean like in parking lots and little side streets N stuff!!! Now I know this MAY sound BASIC...buuuuuut...it is NOT a trivial matter!!! It is VERY important to know!!! TRUST ME...I KNOW!!! AHAHA!!!! AND sooooo...I kept trying to figure this out while driving with KIM!!! She kept saying,  MARRRRRY!!! you gotta stay on the RIGHT!!! THE RIGHT!!! And i'm like OMW!!! How can I remember this????
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FINALLLY...it all clicked when I was with Kim...and she was tryin on clothes, and she was repeating her pastor's guidelines for modesy, "If its TOO TIGHT, its NOT RIGHT!!!" (CAN I GET AN AMEN???) Sooooo as soooon as she said it I was like, OMW thats HOW i'll remember...when I'm driving, i'll be like, IF ITS NOT RIGHT, ITS NOT RIGHT!!! OR If its RIGHT, ITS RIGHT!!! AHAHAHA!!! Plus, I will then think about modest clothing and dressing RIGHT!!! LOL (Not that I'm havin issues people!!! Bahaha!!!;)
If its right, its RIGHT!!!
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Weeeeelll...its been EVENTFUL...lately...I am sure there will be MANY more Driving MOMENTS...I would like to close this post by saying...
WATCH OUT!!!
There is a new lady driver in Arizona...
 and YOU NEVER KNOW...
she just MIGHT be driving...
 on THE SAME street as YOU!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bouquet catch...

Sooooo as you all may or may NOT know, i have like, always, always, ALWAYZ, wanted to catch the bouquet at a wedding!!!! AND yes, I KNOW that it really doesn't mean ANYTHING, buuuuut STILL...I WANTED to catch it, as you can read about HERE AND HERE!!! LOL! You will KNOW that I am NOT one of those older single girls that RUN from the bouquet toss!!! I run to it...full force...10000 MPS... with OPEN arms...ready to embrace...and usually...the bouquet goes running from me in the OPPOSITE direction!!! LOL!!!!
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Soooo this last wedding, my brother's AZ wedding, was going the SAME...as USUAL!!! All of us girls gather around...READY...I'm standing IN THE FRONT....OF COURSE!!! LOL

And HERE it is...being tossed WAAAAAY HIGHT in the air...I am ready...ARMS OPEN...ready to do a lady-like FLYING LEAP through the air...
Annnnnnnnd...it JUST keeps right on soaring...PAST ME....RUNNIN away...as ussssual!!!


Buuuuuuuuuuut then.... when it SEEMED like it was OVER...and i should probabley....like any NORMAL girl...be giving up...I saw an opportunity....and BECAUSE i'm not like a NORMAL girl....

I saw that the bouquet has surpassed all the other girls and was lying on the ground...while the other girls just STARED in shock or something at it...Sooooooooooo I made a RUN FOR IT!!!!!!!

Annnnnnnnnd NOOOOOOOOO.... maybe I didn't actually CATCH the bouquet...buuuuuut....
I GOT IT!!!

For the first time EVERRRR, in all of my 28 years of singleness....
I GOT THE BOUQUET!!!!!!!!
I GOT IT!!!!!!
Don't be JEALOUS!!! ;)

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. This time it was ALL white...hmmmm I wonder what THAT means???? AHAHAHA!!! (Inside joke from the last bouquet that I didn't catch!!! Read HERE)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

IF your single...

 I was just on Adrienne Garcia's blog, Married My Love, and saw that she had post this SPECIAL for ME!!! Thank you for postin that for me...I appreciated it!!! Awwwwww!!! I LOVE IT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spiritual???

I was having a conversation with my sis the other day...weeeeeellll ACTUALLY, its been a lil while, I was waiting so that NO ONE would really know WHAT and WHO I was talkin about...LOL...buuuuut I was talking about something I was wanting to go to and the REASONS WHY....and My sis says,
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 Sooooo basically, your NOT going for SPIRITUAL reasons??? ME: Weeeellll I wouldn't say THAT!!!
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I believe that finding the RIGHT MATE...
 IS SPIRITUAL!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Picture day!!!

My neice came home from school the other day with a little bright pink sticker on her shirt that said, TOMORROW is picture day!!! Sooooo you know what the means...PREPARE TO LOOK GOOD!!! Right?!
 I was laughing tho....soooo its like EVERY morning I wake up and i'm like...hmmm...WHAT SHOULD I WEAR??? I prepare to LOOOK GOOD...because
Like OMW...its PICTURE DAY!!!
WITH ME... EVERYDAY...
IS PICTURE DAY!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Driving...

Weeeeellll i have officially been driving for about two weeks now, and trust me...i have lots of bloggin material from THIS!!! LOL....buuuuuut above all else I can honestly say that...
 DRIVING...
has brought me waaaaaaaaaay...
 closer to God!!!
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Now don't get me wrong, i'm not saying I wasn't already prayin an stuff...buuuuuut...lets just say that 1 Thessalonians 5:17, "Pray WITHOUT ceasing." Has taken on a WHOLE NEW MEANING for me!!! Driving is helping make my prayer warrior DREAM...
COME TRUE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

That Awkward Moment...

In an Apostolic Girls Life...
WHEN YOU REALIZE...
 you have a better chance at finding Waldo...

 than finding a HUSBAND!!!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
And that my friends is WHY....

Is anything to hard for the Lord?
 (Genesis 18:14)

 

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

LOOOOOK....

Who's spending the night with me tonight!!!

 This is Esther's lil baby brother Jamal...
ain't he soooo cute?!?!

Esther is always sooo good to him...she takes such good care of him and she said that at night she plays the Bible CD that I gave her and sometimes he will ONLY fall asleep IF she puts the Bible on!!!
Awwwwww look at us!!!

 I got Esther, Jamal, and Deedee!!!
Sooooo tonight I am Chocolate babies Mamma...
I am HAPPPY! ♥♥♥
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy 18th Birthday to...

Little Miss Denae Joy Abbott!!!
I can't believe my lil Nae-nae is 18...an ADULT NOW!!! Awwww!!! I soooo remember when we all found out that your mom was pregnant with you...we all like flipped out!!! LIKE OMW!!! Sis. Abbott is 40-years-old and she is gonna have a BABY!!! It was VERY exciting!!!
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 Then I remember when you were born, I remember it was Wednesday night Bible classes at your guyse's house off of Pima, and your dad was soooo excited about his lil baby girl!!! I remember we were all in the unfancy living room, the one with the deer head, fireplace and also known as your dad's office, and he lifted his lil newborn over his head all high and proud and announced to all of us kids, THIS IS MY BABY!!! 
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Weeeelllll i have to think of a few funny stories to share...remember PUDGE??? That scrunched up lookin face you would make? And then you always had to carry around the FUZZ...AHAHA...I can't remember what you would call it!!!?? Oh and lets NOT forget how you were soooooo scared of my grandpa!!! "I don't want to see Grandpa! I don't want to see GRANDPA!!!" And he would just give you a big toothy grin and let out a GROWL!!!  Ahahaha!!! 
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Also, I remember this one time, my mom and I were over at ya alls house, and we were helping your mom do something, and I was ironing angel costumes and you and Danny were at the kitchen table doing your homeschool work, and when you all were done, you were like 7 0r 8 at the time, and you turn to Danny in this super-mature voice and are like, what are you doing when your done with your school work today?" And he is like I don't know, Why? And your all like, "Well, I have some running around to do and I was needing you to take me!" And Danny was like, "Running around? Like WHAT?!" (Cuz we're thinkin, what could a 7-year-old, possibly need to get done?!) And you respond back, ONCE AGAIN, in a super mature voice, "Weeelll, its Rocky's birthday, and I REALLLY need to get him a present!!!" (Rocky was the Abbott's beloved, spoiled, fat, but the coolest dog ever, golden retriever) It was sooooo FUNNNNY and CUTE!!!
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And THEN this is my favorite of ALL memories!!!! i had spent the night at the Abbott's with Devi, and you know we're doing our teen-girl-stuff...I'm SURE...talkin about guys...since I was there, WE KNOW...thats what we were doing...and Denae walks in, she is about 6-years-old at this time, and she has a few bucks that she is VERY proud of. She shows it to us, THEN she informs us that she is going to hide it, to keep it safe and make sure NO ONE finds it!!!!(We're just like okaaaay whateverrr, we're teenagers, we HAVE PURSES... she is suuuuch a child;)  So she goes into Devi's bathroom, takes the toilet paper off the TP holder, opens up the middle round part of the TP holder, shows us that she is putting her money in there, puts it all back together, puts it back up and then tells us that NO ONE will be able to find it!!!
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A few hours later, Denae comes to us sobbing!!! MY MONEY!!! I can't find it ANYWHERE...Its GONE!!! She is like HYSTERICAL...We're just like, ummmm Denae, remember, THE TOILET PAPER HOLDER???  She is just like, OH! Ahahaha!!! She had hidden it soooo weeeelll EVEN SHE couldn't find it!!! BahahahahA!!! I must say, that WAS a very good idea to hide your money!!!! 
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Sooooo many memories...REMEMBER  your JOKE faze a few  years back??? And your dream in life was to write a joke book??? LOLOL...I was always your biggest fan on the jokes you know...THEY ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH...even if everyone else got sick of hearing them!!! :) Now here you are ALL GROWN UP...with two CD's of your own produced...I'm soooo proud of  you!!! (Buy her CD HERE!!!) I NEVER thought that day, when your daddy held you up waaaay high over his head...THAT...
 ONE DAY...
You would be one of my BIGGEST competitions with....
 THE GUYS!!!!

HAHAHAHA!!! J/K! ;) ;)
REALLLLY, I never thought that one day you would be helping me find a man...doing my hair, Sitting together at conferences and laughing our heads off having a grand time!!! I NEVER thought that one day I would be hanging out with YOU more than with your big sis!!!! I guess really, I just NEVER thought that, the lil baby, YOU... would end up being one of my really GOOD....
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 FRIENDS!!!

Thanks for being my friend and for all the good times together!!! Love you soooo much!!! Happy Sweet 18th birthday...and as your big sis told me...and it had BETTER stay a sweet 19, 20, 21, and sweet whateverrr...till the day you get married!!!  Xoxoxo
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Don't forget...

I've been hearing a lot lately about the Kony 2012 thing...a campain to stop a horrible terrorist in Uganda from turning children into murders, soldeirs and sex slaves. After reading and seeing and listening to the horror going on, I couldn't help but cry. All of the sudden,  people have been telling me about Kony 2012! To spread the word, to blog about this and...And this post isn't directed to anyone imparticular, just in case your one of the people that have mentioned Kony 2012 to me...:)...AND...
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 I suppose that knowing that my love for children and my love for African people, I would join, I would promote, I would sponsor...and while I thought about it, I can't help but wonder, WHY its sooooo easy for us to get involved in this propaganda that, YES, is a good cause, BUT, we forget about OUR OWN!!!
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DID YOU KNOW...
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There is a 15-year-old thats...
 going to have a baby...
 A13-year-old just had an abortion...
A 14-year-old just drank bleach...
 trying to end their life...
A 9-year-old was raped by her uncle...
She is a child prostitute...
He is a drug dealer...
He beats another kid...and you say, lets get him and beat him back...but did you know...HE BEATS..because HE was beaten...all his life and thats ALL HE KNOWS!!!
A 7-year-old just said she hates her life... 
she wants to die
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Do you think about them?
Do you cry for them?
Do you pray for them?
There are...
 KIDS RIGHT HERE IN THE USA...
THAT NEED US!!!
They hurt, they cry, they steal,
 They hide, they curse, they break,
they're dirty, they're filthy, they stink.
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Yet we find it hard to go near them...to touch them...to love them...ugh they're just to much...to far gone...to much work... So we send our money, and hope that someone else will do our work...a bunch of liberal minded someones that don't even have the answer!!!!
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 I'm NOT trying to take away from what anyone is doing for anyone in far away countries...its is ALWAYS good to help the hurting...BUUUUT...I am forever thankful that a pastor in Missouri had a burden for New York City!!! I am forever thankful, that he sent a man from his church that was willing to answer that call!!! I am FOREVER THANKFUL, that before that man answered the call to a foriegn field, he answered the call to a city in his own country!!! I am forever thankful for the lady that witnessed to the lady down the street from her...MY MOM!!! Oh how I am soooo thankful for that!!!
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 I thank God for missioniaries and the people that answer the call to far away places...BUT some of us need to get a burden for people RIGHT HERE!!! YES... I hope and I pray they get Kony!!! Yes...help the kids overseas...BUUUUUT...in all your helping, in all your doing...
don't forget about the kid down the street...
they NEED Jesus TOO!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LIFE...

When Life rains on your parade,


get out the Slip-n-Slide.
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My driving AND my flirting!!!

Sooooooooo your probabley wonderin WHAT...
my drivin
 and flirtin...
 may possssibley have in common??? Allow me to tell you!!! :D
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Soooooooo people have BRAVELY been letting me DRIVE lately!!! I'm like OMW wow!!! Like, i know i'm 28-years-old, buuuuuuuuuut, I guess you could say that i'm kinda sorta a LATE BLOOMER!!! Two years ago, for my 26th birthday, I told my family the ONLY thing I wanted was a DRIVER'S LISCENSE!!!!!!
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Soooooooooo my LOVING family bought me one for my 26th birthday!!!! Your thinking, OMW you can buy those things????? YES!!! You CAN!!! Its called ABC DRIVING SCHOOL!!! LOLOL!!! So I got my licsence...buuuuuuuuut for the past two years...NO ONE HAS LET ME DRIVE!!! like OMW I have NOOOOOOOOOOO IDEA WHY!!!! AHahaa!!!
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Soooooo here I am at 28, ANNNND....I DROVE TO THE MALL FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY ALLLLLL BY MYSELF!!! I bought a scarf...which looks soooooooooo cute on me...wearin it to church on Wednesday...don't worry you'll be seeing pics sooooon!!! ;)
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ALSO today, My sis let me drive to Walmart with MJ ALL BYmyself! When I got back I said, "Were you praying?!?!" She said,"YES!" I said, "So WAS I!!!" (:
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AnywayZ, last week when I was drivin with Jac, when we got back to my house I said okaaaaaaaay so WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY DRIVIN??? And Jac says, your not bad, its just really, rough, like we KNOW EVERY MOVE your about to make!!! AHAHAHA!! I busted up laughing!!!
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THEN...I'm like OMW!!! Thats EXACLTEY like my flirting skills!!! I'm not a bad flirt, its just kinda ROUGH... NOT SMOOTH! Bahahaahahaha!!! Very obvious and YOU KNOW, EVERY MOVE, I am making!!! AHAHAHA!!!
*No one start name stories!!!! LOLOL!!!
Like OMW you like fried chicken?!
Willl you marry me???
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Apostolic girl pickup line...

I kinda saw this funny-cute pick-up line...AND THEN...I rewrote it for us APOSTOLIC LADIES!!! I thought this was PERFECT for all us Apostolic girls...wantin to prove our submissive hearts!!! AHAHA...of course...some may say it was being forward..buuuut IDK...I soooo think this is TOTALLLLY Ladies Of Legacy material!!! ;) SOME DAY i'm sooooo gonna say this....
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"Honey, baby, sugar, sweetheart, biggest, buffest, best lookin, strongest, manliest hunk of handsomeness, I just wanna say...
Your Burger King and i'm McDonald's... 
YOU have it YOUR way and...
I'll be lovin' it!!!"
♥♥♥
Wooooot! WOOOOOOOOT!!!
I dare all you married ladies to say THAT to YOUR HUSBAND!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Being SIngle...

Duuuuude...
I got a REALLLLY LOOOOONG story!!!
 God's takin his time writing mine...Thats cool...
I like the attention he's spending on me!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

IF I was a mosquito...

THIS WOULD SOOOOOO BE ME!!!
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Baby mosquito came back after 1st time flying, Her mom asked her "How do you feel?" She replied:
"It was wonderful...
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Everyone kept clapping for me!"
AHAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooo ME!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Latest news on Bro. Abbott!!!

Got a good report from Denae tonight, she said she is sooo happy to have her daddy back AND it looks like he will be getting out of ICU soon!! They closed his incisions up and he is on the road to recovery!!! AND next time she was with her dad she was gonna tell him that i said HEEEEEEY!!! (NOT HEY! but HEEEEEEY!!!) I'm sure he has been lying there just WAITING to hear that!!! LOLOL!
p.S. KEEP PRAYIN!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)

THIS IS ROMANTIC!!!

Thinkin ALOT about the Abbott's this week with all that has been going on...I wanted to repost this from a couple of years ago...This along with MANY other things is one of the things the Abbott's have taught me about LOVE and Marriage!!!.
It happened after a long, hot summer day. We were finally all done cleaning up from our church yard sale. Everyone else was going home until church that night, but I decided to just hang out at the church with the Abbott's until prayer that evening. But since it had been A REALLY HOT day, I wanted to freshen up and fix my hair. So I walking through our foyer, to the ladies room, when Bro. Abbott calls out to me...
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"See THIS Mary, now THIS IS ROMANTIC!!!" Soooooo I look over and there is my pastor just kinda lounged back on a chair, Sis. Abbott is sitting in front of him and he has his feet in her lap and she is MASSAGING THEM!!! Sooooo I am like uuuuuuhhhhhh YEAH!!! But in my head I am like EWWWWWW and I know my pastor was telling me cause he KNOWS that I am a HOPELESS romantic and I am thinkin, yeah, yeah, TYPICAL guy, thinks its ROMANTIC cause his WIFE is doing something for him...HA!
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So I freshen up. Do my hair and about 20 minutes later I come out and walk back through the foyer. This time what I saw made me catch my breath cause it really WAS romantic!! Now, there was my pastor massaging his wife's feet! I was like AWWWWWWWW! I just thought it was SOOOOO sweet! Not because it was the wife that was now getting the massage, but because they were both WILLING to do this for each other.
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I don't think the Abbott's ever even realized that I walked through that second time, because they were lost in their own little world. But they taught me a lesson that day. I learned that love is NOT all about flowers, chocolate and long walks on the beach. It's NOT about what I'm gonna get from my spouse, but what am I going to give to the person I love. Obviousley being single, I am NOT an expert on marriage, BUT, I believe that one of the keys to a strong relationship with anyone, is learning to continually serve each other.
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Even as the Son of man came not to be served
but to serve...
( Matthew 20:27)

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lookin in the mirror...

Soooo I was lookin in the mirror on Sunday...at church...AFTER the service...And I was just admiring the handiwork of GOD...and I turned to my brother and I 'm like MANNN...God did a GOOOOOD job when he made me!!! And my brother just kinda looks at me and shakes his head... and i'm just like...okaaaaaaaaaaay you soooo know its THE TRUTH!!! God did a GOOOOOOD job when he made me...
FO realZ...LOOK AT ME!!!
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ANNNND like right as soon as I say LOOK AT ME...my foot gives out and the next thing I know I'm trippin and ALMOST fall flat on my face!!! My brother just starts LAUGHING at me!!! AHAHAHA! OMY!!! It was pretty funnnny...he's just like..yeah i'm looking!!! HAHAHA!!! I guess thats what I get for being FULL OF IT!!!
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled..."
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Heeeeey what can I say...
God did a GOOOOD job on me...
buuuuuuuuut...
 He's STILL working on me!!! ;)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another update!

(This is a text I got from Denae earlier today) Update on Bishop David Abbott: the ventilator was removed this morning and he's doing well breathing on his own. He's talking more and more, and a lot of what he says is really funny. Please keep praying, we serve a miracle-working God!
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Also, I talked to Denae on the phone today and she said that her dad was very adamant about his hair being combed. She says that he said he wanted his to be combed and NOT ONLY did he want it combed, but a specific way too!!! LOL! That sounds like BRO. ABBOTT!!!
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I remember when we were in the Philippines from my brother's wedding, he bought a barong to wear to the church service their. A barong is the Filipino dress shirt and it is MADE to wear untucked...BUT Bro. Abbott kept tucking his in...I saw a lot of the Filipinos looking at it...it looked soooo FUNNNNY...but he said he just DID NOT feel right about wearing his dress shirt UNTUCKED...especially TO CHURCH!!! AHAHA!!! Sooooo the hair combing...yup that sounds like HIM!!!
I hope all you men out there comb YOUR extra good today!!! :)
ANNNND...Keep praying...his spirits are up but he is NOT out of the woods yet!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Update...

We got an update from our pastor, Bro. Abbott, (David D. Abbott) on his father, (Elder Bishop Abbott) He says, My father is doing better this morning. He is off the ventilator and can communicate some. He is still not out of danger. They are not able to close the surgical area yet because of the possibility of too much pressure building up in his abdomen and endangering the transplanted kidney. THey will have to close it slowly a couple of stitches at a time. Thank you all for your prayers! The next little while here is critical!"
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Denae says, "He's doing good today. (He's in ICU and in critical condition, but for his circumstances, he's doing well.) They were able to take the ventilator out and he is breathing well on his own."
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All of the Abbott family are saying that today AND tomorrow are STILL CRITICAL DAYS!!! Keep PRAYING!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Good MORNING!!!

Gmorning EVERYONE!!! I havn't heard anything about Bishop Abbott since last night but will update as soon as I hear! Please remember to be in prayer for him TODAY!!! We know that everyone has to go sometime, and there is NO DOUBT in my mind that Bishop is ready to see his savior, BUUUUUT, I just keep asking God to give us a little more time with him!!! There STILL some souls that need to be prayed through to the HOLY GHOST!!! I wonder JUST HOW MANY souls Bro. Abbott has helped pray through to the Holy Ghost???? I know I'm ONE of those souls!!! Anyone else out there that Bro. Abbott prayed through to the Holy Ghost???
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Before you go to bed!!!!

Before you all go to sleep tonight...
PRAY AGAIN for Bro. Abbott!!! 
Denae says about her dad... 
"I just want to tell everyone thank you for your prayers.
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We couldn't make it without you!
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Right now he's doing all right, but he's far from being well
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 PRAY AGAIN EVERYONE!!!
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DON'T STOP PRAYING!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Bro. Abbott!!!

Just talk to Bro. Andrew Foster on the phone and got a more recent update on Bishop Abbott, He says, that Bro. Abbott needs a miracle. Surgery is finished. He is fighting against sepsis and related complications; He is in very critical condition right now!!! The doctors aer not making any promises either way for him...Our prayers are VITAL at this moment!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Bishop Abbott update!!!

I just got a text from Denae that says..."He did really well last night! The nurse said my dad woke up in the night and he asked him, "How ya doing?" and he gave him a thumbs up! Thank God, the riskiest night is over!"
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Ooooo Praise the Lord!!! God is sooooo goooood!!! I was sooooo happy to read that!!! I told Denae, I have the biggest smile on my face right now and I just screamed!!! and she said, "Haha!! Yes! We're pretty happy too. There will be alot of ups and downs, they said, but last night was the riskiest, and he did well!"
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Woot! WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! Yaaaaaaaay!!! I'm soooo happy!!! I'm just hoping that this means that i'm going to get to see him soon!!! My prayer now is that he gets DOCTORS ORDERS to STAY HOME!!! :]
♥Mary Frances :)

Urgent prayer!!!

If EVERYONE could Please remember Bishop Abbott in their prayers...he is in desperate need of a miracle in his health!!! This is the update as of last night: They have found the perforation in the bottom of the colon, but it is right over the transplanted kidney. He is under heavy sedation tonight until a transplant surgeon can also be there tomorrow for the surgery around noon. He needs prayer overnight as the risks are sepsis or hemorrhaging.
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EVERYONE please please pray!!! I love this man soooo much!!! He prayed me through to the Holy Ghost when I was 6 years old and has been one of biggest, aside from my mom, influence on my whole life. He's been like a father figure to me. When I was a kid I used to dream of what it would be like for him to be my dad. He is an awesome man of God. He is and AMAZING alter worker, he has a gift of being able to pray pretty much anyone through to the Holy Ghost. WE NEED HIM!!!
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I will update as I hear...PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...Keep him in your prayers...today is CRITICAL!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I think

This pretty much sums ME UP!!! (:

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lol...WOW!!!

All I know is that this takes EXTREME talent!!! And I'm NOT talkin about just in artwork...BUT SELF CONTROL and temperance!!! Cuz...
There is NOOOOOO waaaaay tI could sit there holding an oreo for THAT long and NOT eat it!!! LOLOL (I wonder if it was Double stuff???)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Extra time...

I was telling my sister the other day...that, EVEN THOUGH...I really want to get married...and yeah, I have for a while... YET, when I look back on all the extra years I have had for singleness, I don't regret them at all. The truth is that I have truely had, AND still am having, and AWESOME time being single!!! I mean if I had gotten married all these years ago...it just seems like I would have missed out on SOOOOO much of life.
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I told my sis, I'm just so thankful that I have had all this extra time to be a kid...er...I MEAN a young person!!! My sis was like UH I heard you say KID!!! I'm like okaaaaay weeeellll its TRUE!!!
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Once your married, a certain amount of maturity is expected of you, that you just don't have to have while your single!!! :)))) I'm glad I still get to be a KID...
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its FUNNNN!!!
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PLUS...if you think about it...this is the ONLY time in my life, that it will be totally OKAY for me to have a crush on like 25 guys at one time...and its TOTALLLLLY okaaaaay...cuz i'm single...and ya' know, THOSE are the kinds of things I just don't EVERRR want to take for granted!!! I treasure this SPECIAL TIME in my life!!! ;)
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AND God knows that if ANYONE needs some EXTRA "kid time"...
IT IS ME!!!

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I just thank God, for looking out for ME!!! 
He knows ME even better than ME!!!
(Which is just cRazY AWESOME...cuz I stalk my own self!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I like your hair...

Soooo the other day KIM comes crashing through the front door to hang out...CRASHIN THROUGH...is just how Kim ENTERS...LOL...soooo she comes crashing through and starts exclaiming over my hair!!!
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Oh YOUR HAIR MARY!!! It looks sooooo goooood!!! Its soooooo CUUUTE!!! I LOOOOOOOVE IT!!! What did you do to it??? I'm like...
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UH...NOTHING!!! Like, I just washed it...
ITS NOT EVEN BRUSHED YET!!!
Kim's like I KNOW!!! Thats why I LOVE it sooooo much...
It reminds me of MY HAIR!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
AND THAT is WHY I am NEVER bored around KIM!!!
♥Mary Frances :)