Friday, August 30, 2019

Hanna's Wedding!!! (Pre-wedding!)

Well I had a awesome trip to the bay this summer, it was SOOOOOO worth missing Heritage for!!!
So my sister and the kids dropped me off at the airport Monday eve, July 15th!!!
I was wearing my AZ pride hat, it says, Desert Hair, Don't care! With a adorable Sahauro on it!
As soon as I got there, I got my luggage and headed outside and began enjoying the weather!!!
If your from Arizona, I HIGHLY recommend getting a close friend in the bay, its the best summer escape, and free hotel if you have a bestie out there!!!!
Annnnnnnnd let the pre-wedding partying BEGIN!!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pre-wedding Classic Mary Moment!!!

Soooooooo IF  you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that CLASSIC MARY MOMENTS just happen...they just DO!!! You can't plan for them, you can't ask me to have one, they just happen, unexpected and surprisingly...just expect the Unexpected when you are with me!!! Sooo of course one happened on the trip to Hanna's wedding!!! As you know tho, weddings are NOT the place you want a CMM to take place...remember this one HERE...AHAHAHAAAAA!!!
So Brandon, Hanna's fiancé, NOW HUSBAND, had made it very clear that he did NOT want to see her wedding dress at anytime BEFORE the wedding...he was very adamant that he did not want to see her or her dress on the wedding day until she was walking down the aisle...he just wanted that special moment of seeing her that first moment in her dress as she walked down the aisle!!! Of course us girls were like, AWWWWWWWWW that's SOOOOO SWEEEEEEET!!! SOOOOOOO ROMANTIC!!!
Well, I went with Hanna for her last wedding dress fitting on the 17th, she was having me take some pics on her iPhone, (Blocked it out, you all don't get to see her dress till the day of the wedding POST....ahahaha...they're already married now...anyway) I was taking pics on her iPhone, buuuuuut lets be real, my Samsung has a WAAAAAAAAAAY better camera, sooooo I took some on mine too. I smirked to myself because, AS USUAL, the Samsung had outdone the iPhone pics. 
I was thinking, Oh I'm gonna send pics from both camera to Stultz and ask him which one is better, THEN I can prove to Hanna that the Samsung phone is truly better than the iPhone...better yet, I'll send it to several people, including Brandon...I would make sure I did NOT say they were from two different kinds of phones....I would just randomly ask, which pic between these two pics do you guys think is better??? 
HA! Wouldn't that be HILARIOUS when I could boast to Hanna that EVEN BRANDON had said the Samsung phone pic was BETTER!!! I was getting ready to write out the text with the two pics, buuuuuuuuuuuuut then I got distracted and started doing something else...Noooo clue what...buuuuuuut you know thoughts rapidly change!!! Annnnnd just like that, I was thinking about something else...
Later on in the week, yes, literally two days later, after my birthday, after the rehearsal and  LATE THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING, Brandon had said goodnight to Hanna and no communication between them he said after mid-night and IF they really needed some important message I was going to be the go between...which I';m thinking is a bad choice since I either respond to messages in two seconds or 2 days...buuuuut whatever, I'm like awwww he's sooooo cuuuuute about this whole not seeing the dresss or her until the wedding thing...THEN it hits me...
i'm laying there and gasped, OMW...I ALMOST RUINED THE WHOLE THING!!!! I WOULD HAVE RUINED THE SURPRISE IF I HAD ASKED HIS OPPINION!!! Annnnnnnnnnnd I never even realized it!!! Literally, the only thing that stopped me from DOING THAT WAS THE FACT I GOT DISTRACED!!!
 The only thing that stopped me from having a CLASSIC MARY MOMENT...
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut Phew! Gotta thank God for that ADHD!!!

♥Mary Frances :)
I don't really have ADHD, buuuuuut my big sis is convinced that I do!!! There's two kinds and one is where you can't stay focused on one thing for very long!!! IDK though...there are some guys from back in the day that MAY argue with that, buuuuut then there's others guys that would say its TRUE!!! It's either one or the other with me and really NO in betweens!! LOL 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Image result for People pray for cake
Sometimes God gives us what we want, without us ever having to do anything to get it...SOMETIMES...
buuuuuuut SOMTIMES...
 God gives us everything we NEED to make what we want, the question is: ARE WE WILLING TO WORK FOR IT??? What are you going to do this week to work towards your dreams in God's kingdom or just life goals in general??? What will you do this week with what God has already given you to work towards your dream??? 
As for me, books don't just write themselves ya know...
weeeeeeeelllll...I guess you all know what I'll be up to this week!!! 
Writers gonna write!!!

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Whoever wrote the praying for cake quote is obviously, NOT a baker, cuz if they were, they would know that BATTER is the eggs and oil and all the ingredients you need to bake a cake mixed together...sooooo yeah...probably man!!! ;) LOL 

Sunday, August 25, 2019


Yesterday morning I got up really, really, REALLY early to go hiking!!! I had planned this glorious early morning mountain top experience buuuuuut the whole thing was interrupted when I got attacked by a bee while hiking!!! YES, I said ATTACKED!!!!
I was soooooo scared!!! It wouldn't leave me alone it chased me halfway down the mountain, kept wanting to nestle in my hair! It stung my head and still wouldn't go away!!!! I dropped my hiking sticks and started running!!! I ran and ran and ran and ran buuuuuuuut it would NOT go away from my hair!!! Buzzzzzing loudly and madly the whole time!!!! I was screaming bloody murder loud the whole time, swinging my hair all around wildly and rebuking it!!! I think it finally died from the sting! (Bees die when they sting you...stupid losers...why did God make them to sting and die??? What's the point of protecting if they die doing it? Whats the protection in that???) Anywayz, That was my first ever bee sting!!! It was sooooooo scary!!! I hate bees and bugs in general even more now!!! I hope it burns in hell!!! I know bugs don't have a soul but I hope God makes an exception for that one!!!
Needless to say, that's the last time I'll EVERRRRRRR wear my hair down while hiking!!! Even for a selfie-photo session at the top of the mountain, which was in vain because I forgot to charge my phone the night before!!! 
Buuuuuuuuuuuut this is what I looked like after the run hike!!!
Yes, really, I wore my hair down in an AZ summer hiking adventure...just for a good photo...I know, I know, God was probably trying to teach me something...buuuuuuuuuuuuuut what remains to be found because my head is still PUFFED up from the stupid bee sting!!! ;) AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Just washing his hands!!!

Soooooooo the other day I take Odin to the splash pad in the Scottsdale Quarter. As I mentioned in a previous post in an O adventure at Scottsdale Quarter, it's a very ritzy outdoor shopping center. Well before we head over to the Splash pad, I figure it would be a good idea to use the restroom BEFORE hand this time!!!
So while Im in my stall here little O, who is '"supposed" to be washing his hands say, SORRY Aunt Mary, I'm not in trouble, I'm NOT. I'm like, great, WHY would I have a reason to think that you are??? So when I come out of the stall he is standing at the sink, just waiting for my like a PERFECT LITTLE GENTLEMAN, he is holding the whole entire sink faucet in his hand and is like, let me help you Aunt Mary, you just stick your hands under the water and let the water go over your hands.
Now I'm pretty impressed with this sink set up, so this is how fancy-shmancey things are in SCOTTSDALE, we have a whole entire faucet that comes out of the wall, kinda like a shower head. So I get some soap and let him be a gentleman and hold the faucet over my hands as I wash up...AWWWWWWWW Scottsdale, this is THE LIFE!!!
Then as I'm washing up, I NOTICE something, if this is some kind of fancy faucet, WHY is it hanging from wires out of the wall??? I gasped, ODIN!!! That's WHY YOU WERE SAYING SORRY, YOU BROKE THE SINK!!! He's like, it's ok, Aunt Mary, you washed your hands, I helped you, GOOD JOB!!! I'm like, LET'S GO!!!!
I'm like, WOOOOOWWWW!!! I can't even go to the bathroom without my child breaking a SINK!!!! A sink you guys, he broke a SINK!!! Who does that??? AHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA!!! Am I like the WORST BABYSITTER EVER???
Heeeeeeeeeyyyy NOW...
before anyone starts passing judgment on my babysitting skills, I just wanna say this...
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

God is good, sooooo GOOOOOOD!!!
(Even better than PHO!!!)
Have a great week enjoying the deliciousness of God's goodness!!!
" This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Who's up for a PHO night???

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Guess HOW LONG I'd been there???

This was my guest bed in Hanna's room when I'd arrived for the wedding!!!!
If you guessed a week, YOU ARE WRONG!!!
IF you guess a day, YOU ARE WRONG!!!
IF you guessed 10 minutes, 
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Have you heard of the Amazon?

Sooooooooo as I said yesterday, we had the Nix, missionaries to Peru at our church Sunday morning. Well Bro. Nix had his wife come up and speak for a bit about their country. She gave a very intriuging talk on Peru, telling us all about the country enticing us with the beauty of the mountains, monkey island, BUUUUUUUUT especially with their food. Since then i've been looking up authentic Peruvian places to eat at here in AZ. 
I found on YELP a 4.5 star, Peruvian family owned little place here that I plan to try in the future called, El Chullo, they even have the traditional Leche cookie and their purple corn drink...who's up for a food adventure??? ME!!! AHAHAHAAAAA!!! I'll have to see if I can get anyone to go on an adventure with me...My sister is only game if I can guarantee her its NOT going to be TOO AUTHENTIC!!! AHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! 
 Anywayz, aside from all that, Sister Nix mentioned that they have the amazon jungle there. She then said, has anyone here ever been to the amazon? I was sitting there like, AMAZON? This sounds familiar...hmmmmm...AMAZON... seems like i've heard of this place before... Perhaps I've even been... then it just hit me...
Liiiiiiiiike THE AMAZON PRIME???
IN FACT, I was just there yesturday, and the day before and the day before that and the day before that and I took a break today because it's church, buuuuuuuuuut I was thinking about going again tomorrow too!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. This blog post MAY contain some slight exaggerations on the amount of times I have visited the amazon...sooooo don't judge me based on the selfless desire to make you all smile...because really, this MAY contain exaggerations!!! Emphasis on MAY!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Yesturday, our church had the Nix, missionaries to Peru at our church. Bro. Nix gave some really thought provoking statistics concerning lost souls. He said that every time we blink our eyes, somewhere in the world, two people die and go to hell. That statistic is one that causes us all to do some self examination.
 What are we doing, to stop those souls from going to hell???
It may seem like an impossible task to reach every single lost soul in the world, BUUUUUUUT we can make a difference to ONE!!! We can reach out to ONE soul and make a difference in ONE life!!! We can pray for God to help us reach them!!!! There is more power in prayer than in any other form of reaching out! This week, PRAY to reach souls!!! This week, make it your goal to reach ONE of those souls that are on their way to hell!!! Sometimes, we worry to much about coming on too strong, BUT, if you really believed someone was going to die in a fire, would you be overly concerned about how you cautioned them OR what you just DO IT???? REACH THEM!!! GOD HELP US TO REACH THEM!!! Have a great week!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 5, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll this'll preach!!!
Man or woman, go to Jesus for your joy this week!!! 
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrew 12:2)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Mary Update!!!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyy guys. I'm back from the wedding trip to the bay!!! It's been sooooooooo busy, i'm working on some posts and hoping to get them up soon!!!
ANNNNNNNNNND rocking it!!! 
That moment you realize your addicted to boba and there's NO TURNING BACK!!!
Also, if your in AZ I highly recommend Tea Stop off 40th street and bell...My favorite is the Jasmine Milk tea with honey boba and coffee jelly's! This is the only place that the milk tea doesn't make me nauseous!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)