SOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE!!!♥Mary Frances :)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Weeeeeelllll Thanksgiving Day 2017 was ANOTHER AMAZINGLY AWESOME-FUNNNNN DAY!!!! It started off, as I previously told you all HERE, with the Fountain Hills Turkey Trot.
Then I went on a lil hike, my favorite go to place is at the end of 32nd street...
This year, I'm very excited about my two pies I made!!! I made a Pumpkin Pie...FROM SCRATCH...Like, I baked the pumpkins and scraped them out and EVERYTHING...the only thing that would have made this pie MORE home made was if I had grown the pumpkins and grounded my own spices!!! LOL It turned out GREAT, the only disappointment was my crust, I was trying something different than just boring O crust and made a pretzel-pecan crust, but I was NOT pleased with the results of that, I think I'll try a graham cracker crust next time!!!
I also made a pie I had seen in Southern Living magazine called, "Over-the-moon-chocolate pie!" Its a someone what complicated and VERY rich pie, with four layers to it. First Graham crust, then marshmallow layer, then this rich chocolate concoction, then this amazing marshmallow merguine, it was soooooooooo GOOOOOOOD you guys!!! And my official taste rater gave me a 9.5 out of 10...that's REALLY HIGH you guys!!! I will FOR SURE be adding this recipe to my vault!!!
Next the kids did a Turkey piñata that Aunt Theresa got for them all!!!
Could we just take a second for a moment of silence for my Thanksgiving dinner outfit...I mean...I really LOOOOOOVED IT!!! My nephew was like, buuuuut Aunt Mary, I don't see Thanksgiving in YOUR HAIR!!! I was like, Ummmm...I ONLY have a whole entire FALL GARDEN ON IT!!! I mean, REALLY WE WANT MORE??? Buuuuuuuut I guess he was looking for a TURKEY, LOL!!!
Then it was chow time!!! Of course we did our annual tradition of going around the table and saying what we're thankful for!!!!
ALL THAT FOOD, annnnnnd this is Odie's plate...NO TURKEY FOR THIS KID, feasting on PRINGLES!!!
Then we cleaned up and the kids did a GINGERBREAD turkey together!!!
Then we all play FIBBERS together, which seems to be our official family game...
Annnnnnd of course I am very, very, VERY THANKFUL to be AUNT MARY!!!
Annnnnnnd I'm very thankful as well for my WHOLE FAMILY!!! One of my mom's final words to us all before she died, aside from first and for most loving God, was that we stay a family and that we love and be kind to each other, and for the most part, (OK WE'RE STILL HUMAN;) we've done that! Despite our differences, We're still a family and we still spend our holidays together!!! XOXO
To be honest with you all, my afternoon hyperness of running, hiking and coffee wore off and I was NOT in the mood for shopping...buuuut I still went, hee, hee!!! Check out my sweat shirt tho...it ACTUALLY LIGHTS UP...HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!
All in all, it was a GREAT DAY!!! Wait till you all see my PIZZA PARTY OUTFIT COMING UP SOOOOON!!!
#Cuteclothes #festive #Non-teacherMissFrizzleofPentecost
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Remember with me LAST YEAR'S Thanksgiving and Turkey Trot HERE!!!
Monday, November 27, 2017
HAHA This is soooooo TRUE!!!!
Hat visor, sunglasses, YET he's STILL using his own hand!!!
How often in life do we try and do things ourselves?!?! We dont have to try and do it alone this week, God has given us EVERYTHING we need to make it!!! Pray, read your Bible ANNNNNNND GO TO CHURCH!!!! Have a blessed week!!!!
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121:1-2)♥Mary Frances :)
Posted by Mary Frances at 5:17:00 PM
Friday, November 24, 2017
I just wanna say that i'm thankful for all the EXTRAS in life...the things that DON'T really matter...YET THEY DO!!! THE FUN STUFF!!!
Oh WAAAAAIT, ONE MORE THING...
Coffe with coffeeeee flavored BOBa
Salted Caramel Canoli cake from AJ'S!!!
Did I mention CUTE CLOTHES???
Annnnnnnnnnnnd FLOWERS FOR MY HAIR???
Thank God I don't live in a FLAT STATE!!!
Cranberry Bliss bars!!!
Not be shallow or anything buuuuut...CUTE CLOTHES!!! ;)
Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!!
Sequined Converse!!! (Heart eyes!!!)😍
(I almost forgot!;)
AHAHAHAHAHA!! Buuuuuuuuut REALLY, it would have been enough IF God had just provided me with all the things I need!!! He could have just given me bread and water, the boring O GYM and plain clothes and that would have been ENOUGH, He gave me ALL THE THINGS I NEED in such a fun and exciting way, I APPREIATE THAT!!! like the song goes, It would have been enough if he brought life, it would have been enough if he brought joy, it would have been enough if he brought peace, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut HE PUT LAUGHTER INTO MY SOUL!!!!
"O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good..."(Psalm 136:1)
♥Mary Frances :)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
I did it you guys, I RAN (Ran/jogged/power-walked) MY FIRST RACE!!!
I didn't come ANYWHERE close to winning...
IF there was a BEST-DRESSED-RUNNER AWARD...
I SOOOOOOOOO WON!!!
In fact, I would VERY HUMBLY like to give myself that award...bahahahaaaa!!!I did it up right!!! My #thankful in gold glitter shirt, with my black sequin skirt, that my sis-in-love so kindly cut and hemmed for me so I could wear it in MY FIRST RACE, annnnnd my Hobby Lobby turkey headband!!! People LOOOOOVED IT!!! As soon as I walked in someone that worked there came over and asked if they could take my pic for the website! I was like, SUUUUUUUUUURE!!! LOL!!!
Our WHOLE GROUP of trotters...Next year we expect some of the LPC MEN to join us...COME ON PASTOR...I see you running the aisles... YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Whoop, Whoop!!!
Odie did GREAT and he LOOOOOVED the turkey!!!
Especially when he got down and talked to him!!!
Happy Birthday JUDAH!!! Sweet 13!!!
Getting ready to run...
More than halfway done!!!
And when I got to the HOME STRETCH, I heard my peeps cheering for me!
Then we all went and chowed at DJ's bagels because they have THE BEST everrrr...even better than Chompies BAGELS!!! NYC APPROVED BAGELS!!!! Nom, nom, nom!!! Ooooh annnnnd I got THE BEST ICED COFFEE EVERRRR THERE...The Hawaiian Beach latte...YUMMMM!!!
What, what, WHAAAAAAAAAAT????
YES, Annnnnnnnnnd then I went hiking, IF ONLY cuz I had NOTHING else to do...annnnnd cuz I've ALWAYS wanted to go hiking in a sequin skirt!!! AHAHAHA!!!! Now I'm just finishishing up baking my pies and I've had 3 iced coffees and am SOOOOOOOOOOOO HYPERRRRR!!!!♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Wait till you guys see my BLACK FRIDAY OUTFIT!!! Once dinner is over...it's OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS TIME...me and the sis and kiddos HIT THE STORES!!! Whoop, whoop!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllll here we go, TURKEY TROT TIME!!!
My first everrrr RUN!!! It's NOT a marathon, buuuuuuuuut it is a 5k which is 2.5 miles!!! I'm superrrrr excited about this!!! I did a practice run last week in Fountain Hills..2.5 miles...Ran/jogged/powerwalked it in 45ish minutes...NOT to shabby considering in high school I ran the one mile in about the same amount of time!!! and the good news is I shouldn't be coming in LAST place since I checked the times for last years race and there were people that ran it in over an hour...SO PHEW!!!.
Oooooh and WAIT til you guys see my special outfit for this run...JUST WAIT!!! Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
Monday, November 20, 2017
I just wanted to tell all the married folks that read my blog about a new workshop I just heard about...I know, I know, I'M NOT MARRIED, buuuuuuuuut, I KNOW A GOOOOD THANG WHEN see it, annnnnd THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING WORKSHOP!!!
Duuuuuuuuuude liiiiike, I could seriously spend soooooooooo much money had Hobby Lobby!!! Bows before bros, you can NOT tell me a sign like that is NOT of God!!!! BAHAAAAA...WHEN I GET MARRIED...I soooooooooooooo WANT THIS, not on just a mug, buuuuut framed on the wall!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!♥Mary Frances :)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
I was thinking about puppets the other day, i'm not into puppetry, but I happen to have a few friends that are and I always enjoy watching a GOOD PUPPET SHOW!!! BUUUUUUT I was thinking about how it works with puppets. If you see a really LAME puppet show, its NOT the puppet's fault, its the PUPPETEERS fault! And you don't have to have an AMAZING puppet to have an AWESOME show!!! A really GOOD PUPPETEER can do a good show with ANYTHING!!!
I've seen awesome puppet shows with SOCK PUPPETS before!!! Yes, SOCKS!!! Was it the socks that made the show awesome??? NO!! It was the puppeteer, MAKING THE PUPPET SOCKS do awesome things. You know WHY??? Because IF your a good puppeteer, you don't need the biggest and the best puppet around to do a great show, because YOUR skills as a puppeteer will make whatever you are using good!
This got me to thinking about our own lives. If we put our lives into this world's puppeteers, we'll end up involved in all the wrong things. Hollywood, drugs, imorality and ultimately a life of misery and emptiness! Thats the devil's puppetry in your life...DESTRUCTION!!!
However, IF we'll put our life into GOD'S HANDS, he can make something beautiful out of our life!!! Sometimes we think that God can't use us because we're a NOBODY! We think WHO AM I that God could use for his glory? I wasn't raised in church, I come from a broken home, i'm the only one in my family living for God, my dad's gone,I feel inferior, i have no experiance, I don't know how to dress, I don't know how to act! Maybe you feel like that one lone dirty sock, with a hole in the toe, it doesn't matter!!!
God has a plan FOR YOU!!!
Its NOT the puppet that is amazing...its an AMAZING PUPPETEER!!! You don't need to be an amazing person to do great things, you just need to put YOUR LIFE in the hands of an AMAZING GOD!!! :)
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."(Jeremiah 29:11)♥Mary Frances :)
♥Mary Frances :)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Amen annnnnnnnnnnd AMEN!!!
Soooo true!!! I was asking one my friend Hanna once, HOW AM I SINGLE BUUUUUT SHE'S MARRIED??? Not to be rude, buuuuuuut, I Just DO NOT GET IT!!! She said, the question Mary is NOT How is she married and your NOT??? THE QUESTION IS: Would you be willing to marry the person SHE MARRIED??? I was like, Oooooh YEAH...TRUE!!! #itsmyfaultimsingle
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!♥Mary Frances :)