Friday, November 30, 2018


Sooooooo it was literally THE CUTEST thing everrrr tonight!!! We all went to a little kids Christmas play and as we were walking in, there was a group of people there for another show and OF COURSE little O just has to talk to everyone on our way into the theatre! Hi! I'm Odin, what's your name? So he sees this husky, older gentleman, wearing khacki slacks and a plaid shirt and who just happened to have a white beard and he greets him as usual and the man says back to him, I'm Santa Clause!
Odin just stops in his tracks, his WHOLE FACE JUST LIGHTS UP in sheer shock and joy and without saying anything he just walks over to the man and throws his arms around him in a HUGE ODIN HUG!!! 
The look on his face was liiiiiiiike NO WAY, I'M ACTUALLY MEETING SANTA!!! Everyone was laughing soooooooo hard and it completely made the mans nigh!!! It was literally THE CUUUUUTEST, FUNNIEST THING EVERRRRRR!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

Sooooooo before Thanksgiving, buuuuuut after Halloween, my little nephew O was talking to me and he started on his own accord saying that Halloween was YUCKY!!! My sister said she never said anything to him but when they would go to the store and he would see the Halloween stuff he would say, ewwwwww! I don't like it,  HALLOWEEN IS YUCKY!!! Which, in case you didn't know, it IS indeed YUCKY!!!
Well one day when I was getting him ready for school in the morning, I asked him, Odin, do we celebrate Halloween?! He said, NOOOO!!! He shakes his little head, we don't celebrate Halloween! Halloween is YUCKY!!! Then he points to our fall pumpkins on the kitchen table says, 
Isn't that the cutest thing everrrr!!! 

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!
"Did you know???..."

Thanksgiving: Remembering to GIVE THANKS, 
                      for all that JESUS HAS GIVEN!!! (Mary's definition)

"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)

"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11)

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, November 26, 2018

1 thing about ME!!!

The other day I was texting a some what newer friend and I just randomly was like, Ooooh I'm so glad we're friends, your such a great person! She was like, HUH?! Cuz, we were talking about like whatever, cooking or clothes or guys the things of God;) and I just randomly start texting that i'm so glad we're friends! So she's like, HUH?! 
So to clarify, I'm like, Oooooooo yeah, sooooooooo there's ONE THING you should know about me if we're gonna be friends, I'm EXTREMELY RANDOM annnnnnnnnnnd I ask A LOT OF QUESTIONS...I mean, A LOT!!! Then as an after thought, I was like, well I guess that's technically, TWO THINGS ABOUT ME...NOT ONE!!!
She says, lets just make it...
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving humor 2018!!!!

Annnnnnnnnnnd I'm also grateful for humor and laughter!!! Sit back and enjoy a little as you all digest!!! Hee, hee!!!

Don't forget to set your scales back ten lbs. this week.

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Cabinet Battle #1 Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

This has to do with Thanksgiving RIIIIIGHT????

I'm kinda confused? Is it cuz Columbus discovered America or the pilgrims??? Did they come with him or what? Okaaaaaaaaaay don't judge me all my teacher friends, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE...Courtney, Crystal, Jedidah, Liz, Jayne, Lauren, Nicki, Brother A. Foster, Mommy Poo..LOL...MAAAAAAAN, I know waaaaaaaaaay too many teachers!!! Anywayz, don't be judging me for not being sure if that joke has to do with Thanksgiving...How am I supposed to know when THE IMGAGINATION STATION hasn't taken me there yet???????
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay that reminds me, I"M SOOOOOOO THANKFUL FOR ADVENTURE'S IN ODYESSY!!! God bless you Mr. Whitikar for discovering the wonderful town of ODYESSY!! OOOOOOOOH and he was a teacher too...HOLLA!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thankful for...

I just want to say that I am soooooooooooo THANKFUL that I'm able to do stuff liiiiiiike…
The whole Turkey Trot crew from LPC!!!
Me, T, Janellie Bean, Sister Abbott, Sister Everlene, Christopher, Judah, Odin, MJ
Annnnnnnnnnd the most spirtited dresser award for the whole event would have to go to MY case you couldn't tell, that's him right there in the turkey costume...JUUUUUUUUST KIDDDDDDING… SIIIIIIIIKE!!! AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAA!!! I sent out that pic and someone asked me if that was pastor...we all just busted up laughing so I just had to make a joke about it!!!! 
Annnnnnnnnnnd THIS my friends, 
 is WHY I lost weight...
Sooooooooooooooooo I can wear a turkey tutu and sequin skirts to 5k turkey trot runs!!! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What are you making Aunt Mary???

Sooooooooooo this past Saturday eve I was making pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies for our church's Thanksgiving feast the next day. (Finally got my hands on Sister Kathy Karlson's famous cookie recipe..waiting my WHOLE LIFE FOR IT!!! Hee, hee!!!) So i'm just working away when my nephew Odin walks up!!!
He says, "What are you making Aunt Mary?!" 
I'm about to respond back to him that I was making cookies, BUUUUUUUUUUUUUT... before I could actually even respond back to him, he interrupts me and says,
 A MESS??? 
Are you making
 a mess Aunt Mary???
I just busted up laughing, IF YOU KNOW ME IN THE KITCHEN...then YOU's getting crazy!!! There's two three things about me you should know: 1. I don't work quickly 2. I don't work neatly 
Why YES, little O, that's EXATLEY WHAT I'M making 
I'm making a DELICOUS MESS!!
Kinda liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike ME!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, November 18, 2018

LPC Thanksgiving Feast 2018!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllll I started the day off at about 5:20 am, so by the time it was time to start waking up kids, I figured COFFEE #2 was in order!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd then THE WAKING UP BEGAN!!! Thankfully most of the children were awake and getting ready when I knocked at 8 and told them I'd be back in another 30 minutes. Only One child had to be completely woken up and ONLY one person had to take a shower...MAAAAAAAAAAANNN I remember the good O day when NO ONE was late from taking a shower...NOW here we are 12 or 13 years later and everyone is all AMERICANIZED...Thankful YES, buuuuuuuuut NOT for the waiting!!! LOL It's like a mixed feeling...JUST HURRY UP AND GET OUT HERE!!!! AHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Annnnnnnnd this lil cutie-patootie that will be joining us in a few soon as she's potty trained!!! I learned to make that rule...Ummmmm I love babies buuuuuuuut, I can't watch and change them all in one service and still actually get something and be a part of the service!! 
 My lil Deedee!!! I've known her since she was born!!! Always my baby!!! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I want CORN!!!

Corn Cob - Food Objects
Sooooooooo the other morning Little O was begging me for corn for breakfast! Corn Aunt Mary, I want to eat CORN!!! I was like, REALLY? You want corn?! WOW!!! I mean the kid NEVERRRR begs for his veggies!!! Actually, I think THE ONLY veggie the kid eats is FRIES annnnnnnd sometimes you can sneak some stuff onto his pizza, soooooooooo really CORN???

I was excited that my nephew was asking for CORN!!! I mean, it may NOT be the healthiest veggie around, buuuuuuuuuuut still, it was a VEGETABLE!!! (WOOOHOOO) Soooooooooooo I search the pantry but to my dismay, there is NO corn! I'm like, SORRY O, buuuuuut we don't have any corn!!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll that just freaked him out when I said NO CORN!!! He was like YES AUNT MARY!!! CORN! CORN! CORN!!! I'm like, Odin, I just looked, we do NOT have any corn!!! CORN! AUNT MARY, PLEASE! CORN! I'm like, Ok Odin, GET ME THE CORN AND I"LL GIVE IT TO YOU!!! 
It was the INDUSTRIAL size thing of uniCORN pop tarts my sister had bought for the Sunday School Kids!!!
 this is O's version of CORN!!! 
(Aren't they so cuuuuuute?!)
so the kid had HIS CORN!!! 
Btw: DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE POP TART IS 200 calories??? A serving is ONE, buuuuuut you all know you gonna eat 2, cuz that's what comes in the package...which is just wrong that they put 2 in a package buuuuuut a serving is ONE...liiiiiiiiike seriously??? Anywho, one package of pop tarts is 400 calories!!! SOOOOOO RIDICULOUS!!! Buuuuuuuuut maaaaaaaan I want a pop tart right now!!!( thankfully, we don't got any!!!!)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

What the devil can't do!!!

I was thinking about what ALL that the devil will do take away someone's testimony. I was thinking about when people leave church or mess up their lives in the world. I was thinking about ALL that the devil can do to mess somebody up. The devil can take away our joy and our happiness. He can take away our innocence and purity and corrupt our minds. He can take away our peace of mind and hope for our future... He can take away our morals and ethics and righteousness. He can take it ALL AWAY...and leave us empty and broken...he can do all that...IF you let him...
BUT despite ALL that the devil CAN take from you, there is ONE THING that the devil CAN NEVER take from you!!!! What he can't EVER take away from you, is WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY DONE FOR YOU!!!!
The devil wants to ruin you. He wants to destroy you. He wants make you think that you can't make it. That you've backslid, you've failed God, your turned your back on God so why even bother. Why even keep trying? He wants to take away what God's done for you...BUT he can't. The devil can't ever change what God has ALREADY DONE!!!  
If you have ever obeyed Acts 2:38, repented of your sins, been baptized in Jesus name, YOUR SINS were washed away and the devil can't EVER change that!!! God has already FORGIVEN YOU!!! He has already filled YOU with the HOLY GHOST!!!  He has ALREADY brought you salvation!!! He has already redeemed YOU!!! There is NOTHING the devil can ever do to change that!!! He can tempt you to sin, but he can't take away what God has already done for you, because, God ALREADY did it.
What it comes down to ultimately is one thing...CALVARY!!! It doesn't matter what you do or what you have done or what anyone says...the devil can NEVER take away CALVARY!!! Jesus has ALREADY died for YOU! Jesus already paid the price for every sin ever committed. He already took our place and became our sacrifice and there is nothing, nothing, NOTHING the devil can ever do to take that away!!! 
"...It is FINISHED..." 
(John 19:30)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

LPC Street Team!!! #RESULTS

We've been hitting the four corners on the intersection where you turn for our church! Bro. Martin and Sis. Lucero came up with the idea right before WCC, for our revival services to make signs and go stand out and invite people to church! I was looking at their signs, they are super nice and creative and it just hit me, I was like, I know you guys won't be offended if I ask, buuuuuuuuuuuut you guys USED TO go graffitting didn't you?! Martin started laughing, he was like, YOU KNOW IT!!! BUUUUUUT Lucero was the one that really was good!!! 
That's what God will do, He'll take your skills that the devil used for himself, buuuuuuuuuuuut God will take them and use them for HIS GLORY!!! He'll use  your skills to bring souls to Him!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd S'Martin got his MEGAPHONE!!! 
Martins all, I see you in you there in your Sedan, Jesus wants to save you! Or, your prius may drive itself, BUUUUUT IT CAN'T drive you to heaven!!! You say your drinking is ok because it's LEGAL, buuuuut the Bible says it's wrong, just like it says murder is wrong! Would your think it was ok to murder if it was legal too?! I'm like, PREEEEEEEEEEACH!!! 
We realized today, THAT, God built me with a megaphone inside of me!!!! AHAHAHAHAA!!! Martin was out there preaching up a storm today!!! I'm telling you all, I was ready to start running the aisles crosswalk!!!

These three ladies came today because of #LPC STREET TEAM!!! You have NO IDEA how exicted we were!!! ALL the more to go out there MORE!!! 
Martin testified to the church tonight!!! I was SOOOOO PROUD!!! Bishop Abbott was like, that was some testimony, just wait till he start preaching!!! Hee, hee!!! 
Pastor said, this is a young man, that 6 months ago was addicted to drugs!!! 

I am soooooooooooo EXCITED!!! I can't wait to see what God does next!!! I'll keep you all posted, in the mean time, you all go get a microphone ANNNNNND HIT THE STREETS!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Duuuuuuuuuuuude I'm sooooooooooooo HYPERRR!!!

I'm sooooooooooooooo excited!!! We're are about to leave for KNOTTS!!! This should be an EPIC trip in THE PARTY VAN...two people are barfing I'm like off the wall SIKED and drinking a vitamin drink annnnnnnnnd Stultz and Rafael are LAAAAAAAAAAATE!!! We're driving straight in and going to church tonight @7!!! ANNNNND it's casual!!! I can wear my NIKES!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! you know how good you can run the aisles in NIKES!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
Oooooooooooh annnnnd I can fit on all the rides now...Sooooooooo ready to hang up side down!!! Although I ended up thinking the Supreme Scream was rather boring!!! AHAHAHA!!! ACCELERATOR HERE I COME!!! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WCC after party!!!

Sooooooooo I just wanna start off by saying I was pretty much DEAD on Saturday!!! I fell asleep at 5 am and awoke at 8!!! 

 We went for a second trip to Hi-top Coffee....
Buuuuuuuuuuuut my eyes were too tired to get any really good pics with my amazing drink!!!

 Trying to get a pic with Hanna buuuuuut we just looked sooooooo out of it!!!
 We picked up Mesgana from Spanish service and then started heading back to the bay...
Aunt Mary sending winks to lil O, so I guess my nephew really missed his Auntie-Aunt Mary, he even told his mommy that I was his bestie!!! Which is usually strictly reserved for mommy, the dog, Regan or DOOnae! (Denae Abbott)
We then went to TEAZERS...
The iced honey-lavender latte!!!
Having a blast Hanna fell outta her chair cuz she was laughing so hard at Brandon!!!!
Lashone refused a drink, said tea wasn't her thing, but we all made her try our drinks...she said they were al NAST, buuuuut mine was THE NASTIEST!!! She gave it the official NASTY AWARD!!!
Still tired!!! Buuuuut trying to get a cute pic!!!
For the first time, I can HONESTLY say, I can't imagine Hanna with anyone else!!!