Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

It's your middle-of-the-week-brain-booster!!!
"Did you know???..."
That Goodbye ACTUALLY means, GOD BE WITH YOU!!!! ???? How totally and completely cool is that????  How often people  DO INDEED mention God without even realizing it!!!
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)


♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WHY THE NAME???

I was listening to Focus On The Family earlier and the man was telling a story about a little boy that was lost in the grocery store. So this little boy started calling out his mommy's name! He said, "Heather! Heather! HEATHER!!!" Finally his mommy heard him and came and rescued him from being lost. But after she hugged him and calmed him down she asked him WHY he called her Heather and not just MOMMY??? And the little boy said, because Mommy, there are A LOT of mommies in this store...BUUUUUUUUUUUT I WANTED...
MY MOMMY!!!
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Now, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with the point of the story that the radio was saying, buuuuuuuuuut this got me to thinking, when I was in college, writing for the college paper, I was writing an inspiring story and I was quoting the girl that the story was written about and I wrote, that she said she found love in the arms of Jesus. My teacher, who was a "Christian" said, how about, INSTEAD of saying in the arms of JESUS, how about we paraphrase her to say she found love in the arms of GOD! I was just kinda like, okaaaaaay buuuuut I don't really see WHYYYY??? I mean, after all, JESUS IS GOD!!!
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 She said, well because when you say God, people are MORE ACCEPTING of that, because almost everyone believes in God in some sort of way or the other. Muslims, Jews, Hindu, Budhists, Bahai, ...they all believe in God, so they won't mind reading God, buuuuut WHEN YOU SAY, Jesus, now your being exclusive, because most people believe in God, buuuuut they don't believe that JESUS IS GOD!!! Weeeeeeeeellll...this DID NOT SET WELL WITH ME AT ALL!!! I mean, I HAD NO problem just saying God, UNTIL she explained to me WHY! That's what I call watering down and diluting the message, compromising...annnnd YES...also the reason WHY I didn't make it as a Christian in a career of Journalism!!! LOL
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You wanna know WHY I like to say JESUS, soooo much WHEN I PRAY??? Because, this world is filled with "gods," buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut...when I have a problem, when I have a need, when I am afraid, when I need a shelter, when I need a friend, when I'm scared and alone, I DON't just want any ol god, I SAY JESUS!!!
BECAUSE...
I WANT MY GOD!!!
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Monday!!!


Crush 'em!
Goals for this week: 
1. Have a blog post up EVERY DAY this week, UNLESS Jesus comes back...NO even if he does come back...they'll be prescheduled for anyone that got left behind!!! AHAHA!!! 
2. Clean the house...sweep, mop, vacuume, bathroom, my room, my closet!!! 
3. Hit next weight loss goal
4. GO TO KNOTTSBERRY FARM AND RIDE EVERY RIDE BECAUSE YOU CAN FIT IN THEM ALL NOW!!! #norideleftbehind
5. No car accidents...not even scraping against a pole...Or knocking over a trash bin!!!
THATS IT FOLKS!!! 
I'll let you know next Monday if I completed it all!!!
(Well I guess you'll know about #1 lol) 
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

That MOMENT WHEN...

When you find out on THE LAST DAY of your summer baby sitting job that Ikea has a really awesome play area you can drop the kids off for an hour!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!! The look of...
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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???
So i'm the kind of person that plans all kinds of activities to do with the kids when I babysit, well we went to just about every mall in the area, libraries, free tours of stuff, free breakfasts, museums, drives, swimming, we cooked, baked, made slime, listened to AIO and Lamplighters, the whole shebang, buuuuut I realized that we hadn't gone to IKEA yet and lets face it, Ikea is a pretty fun place to go check out. So I told the girls lets go to Ikea on my last day! 
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So when I get their in the morning, the oldest sister of the group is like, Oh did you pick Ikea so we can drop my little sis off at the play area and not have to worry about her running around??? I was like, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT, IKEA HAS A PLAY AREA THAT YOU CAN DROP THE KIDS OFF AT???  SAY WHAAAAAAAAT??? She's like, YES, YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT??? I'm like, GIRRRRRL, If I had know that, WE'DA BEEN GOING TO IKEA EVERYDAY!!!! 
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Jk! Jk! Hee, hee!!! ;)


♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Monday!!!

What is MORE important, PRAYING or READING your Bible??? That is the question that Bishop Abbott asked us one day while he was preaching.
What is MORE important praying or reading your Bible?!
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He said, that so often we think that prayer is MORE important than reading your Bible and he said that while prayer IS indeed VERY important,  JUST REMEMBER, when we pray, it is, US talking to God, (OR with God)THE BIBLE is ALL GOD TALKING TO US!!!

Christian humor
NOT that God can't or doesn't talk to us while we pray, BUUUUUT praying still involves us talking, while the Bible is THE WORD OF GOD, and ALL OF IT IS GOD TALKING!!!  I think that it is pretty safe to say that they both go hand in hand and work together for the GOOD!!! The WORD of God will be enlightened even more to us when we pray.
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 Yet at the same time, We will find the very answers to our prayers IN THE WORD OF GOD!!! Furthermore, the Bible will even begin to show us WHAT we need to praying about!!!
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 Its Monday but we don't need to be down! Get your Bible and begin to read...JUST THNK, Today, YOU have the opportunity for God talk to you!!!! Start your week off THE RIGHT way...
PRAY AND READ YOUR BIBLE!!!
Happppppy MONDAY PEEPS!!!
 Have an awesome, fantabulous, BLESSED WEEK!!
♥Mary Frances :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Monday!!!

Happy Sunday!
Heeeeeeeey everyone out there!!! I just want to say that I am SUPERRRRR SORRRRRRY that  I have NOT been keeping up with my blog like I should be!!! It is NOT from lack of inspiration, I LITERALLY have SOOOO MANY THINGS I want to share with you all, it is LITERALLY LACK OF TIME!!! I have been working an extra nannying and LOTS OF BABYSITTING jobs this summer, buuuuuuuuuut all the kiddos will OFFICALLY be back in school come the 21st annnnnnnd I will be back to my REGULAR SCHEDULE ONCE AGAIN!!!! ONE MORE WEEK, Sooooooo hold on just a LITTLE BIT LONGER!!! 
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Have a GREAT WEEK all my readers out there!!! Remember, IT MAY BE MONDAY, buuuuuuuuuuuut SMILE, BECAAAAAUUUUSE....
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24) 
Mary Frances :)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Sunday!!!

That's RIGHT!!! Take it to the alter today and Kick it OUT THE DOOR!!! 
What to do when sin tries to enter your life
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Awesome JULY!!!!!!

Sooooooooo in this month, I DISCOVERED BOBA!!! You will see A LOT OF PICS with me ANNNNND BOBA!!! LOL




ODIE AND RAY...BESTIES!!! 
Regan calls Odin Odie and Odin calls Regan RAY...They are soooooo CUUUUTE!!! Total BUDS!!! 




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My 34th BIRTHDAY!!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllll you guys, it's time to do a post about my BIRTHDAY!!!  Lots and lots and LOTS of celebrating!!! The best part of sharing my birthday with my niece is that I usually end up with about 4-5 parties...which is JUST FIIIIIIIIIINE WITH ME!!! Hee, hee!!!
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The only thing I can remember about last year's birthday was that they called me to let me know that I had been approved for my weight loss surgery, which was ALL the gift I needed on my birthday...Here I am, 83 pounds SMALLER...read to share with you all THIS YEARS birthday!!! 
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So my day started off with opening presents with my sis and MJ, seriously, T spoils both of us!!! BIRTHDAY FREEBIES from Starbucks before work, which the kids LOVED helping me finish!!! 
When I got to work that day, the Greenbank kids had COMPLETELY SURPRISED ME!!! They jumped out and yelled surprise and had the WHOLE HOUSE DECORATED JUST FOR ME!!!
It was THE SWEETEST THING EVER SIGNS that said stuff like, "Best Babysitter everrrrr!" Pics of us all, banners, streamers, balloons, handmade cards, cupcakes, a special birthday seat, it was sooooooooooo cuuuuuute and I LOOOOOOVED IT!!! 
THEN I made BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST!!! 
Derek walks in and is like, WAAIIIIIIT...WHY is MARY cooking breakfast??? I'm like, BECAUSE lets face it, I MAKE BOMB PANCAKES and that's what I want to eat!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! He's like, OH OK! 
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Then we went swimming togother and were starving sooooooooooo we got Little Cesar's for lunch...
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After that we got REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HYPERRRRRR!!! 
Then we played this REALLY COOL game together that I now want...
I left the house telling them to MAKE SURE they cleaned the house before their parent's got home...I woulda done it buuuuuut, it was SOOOOOO HYPERRRRR!!! Like OMW you guys, we had such a blast!!!
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At night my sister made my dream come true by taking me to a place I have been WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE TO GO TO...
My sis and I got the enchilada and steak combo to split and we had a TON of leftovers!!! It comes with beans, corn on the cob plus a basket of mini Indian Bread and biscuits and salad! One of these days I'm  going to order the Rattlesnake, just so I can get the shirt that says, "I ATE THE SNAKE!" AHAHAHAHAHA!!! 
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Oooooh and the best part, THERE"S A SLIDE TO GO DOWN INTO THE DINING HALL!!! Of course you don't have to, YOU COULD take the stairs...buuuuuut WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT??? It's soooooooooo much fun...I'm NOT going to lie, I SCREAMED EVERY TIME!!! 
Then at the end they bring out cotton candy to the table, which I just loooove, mainly cuz it's PINK AND FLUFFY!!! Hee, hee!!! 
 
Sooooo if your vistiting AZ or have an out of town guest, I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND RUSTLER'S ROOSTE!!! It us on a hill and has a beautiful view, perfect for pics and there's fun stuff too do, live western singers, a bull to go see, a photo booth, the slide, etc...The perfect place for making memories!!!
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Lots of love sent my way on birthday!!! Thank you everyone for all the messages...SORRY if I forgot to respond...I read and appreciated ALL OF THEM THO!!! 
 
THEN we had a family party the following Saturday at Cheesecake Factory!!! 

My brother John made up BOTH party invites for me!!! 
I was soooooooooooo PREOCCUPIED at the party that I LITERALLY FORGOT to take pictures!!! 
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut this is what I got to eat!!! 
The NEW Coffee Cream Cheescake, which is AMAZING!!! MY NEW FAVORITE!!! if you LOVE COFFEE AND YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE, this is a MUST!!! PLUS its gluten free...soooooo as the waiter said, IT MUST BE HEALTHY...HEE, HEE!!! 
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For the meal T and I split the Chicken Bellagio..which literally, the chicken is so tender it just like melts in your mouth....Yummmmm!!! ANd when you eat the leftovers, the chicken is sooooooooooo GOOOOOD it doesn't even have to be warmed up...PLUS, I heard that you burn MORE calories IF you eat your food COLD...LOL!!!

Our annual swim party was AS ALWAYS A BLAST!!! 

I only got a few pics tho...the theme this year was DOGS...that's what MJ is into...and of course I don't care...LOL!!! 
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Birthday gift from God was that it was ONLY IN THE 90's THE WHOLE week of my birthday, sooooo that meant I got to GO HIKING!!! 

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Overall, my birthday was A BLAST with all the celebrations!!! I was blessed with A LOT OF GIFTS!!! I loooooved ALL OF THEM, buuuuuut a few of the Hilghlights would be a really cool picnic basket from my sis and Nike sneakers, A Dainty Jewell's Modest swim dress from the Greenbanks, A hydration backpack from Stultz, Wooton's mail cap from the Abbott's, money and gift cards from my family, AKA: SHOPPING,  and lots of gift cards from others and lots of other cutesy lil things!!! Thank you EVERYONE, I love you all MUCHO!!! Purrrrrrrr!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd it's August sooooooooooo that means that my birthday is OFFICIALLY OVERRRRRR!!! Unless you want to give me a gift...of course I'll take it!!! ;)))) Hee, hee!!! 
Mary Frances :)