Our Family

Our Family

Friday, September 30, 2011

More Family photo's, and juicing is done!!

Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions, Proverbs 10:12

Got blessed with a few more yesterday! Love this one of the little girls, I'm going to have it done on canvass, and put it in their room. Again a HUGE thanks to Teresa, if you haven't done so check out her blog teresamarie-photography
My girls and me! 
My feet look deformed, but I love this picture anyways!!
 Here's my two oldest, they both are such a joy, (most of the time)!!
 Sadie, one of the loves of my life!!! She is soo full of life, appreciates everything, she reminds me of my dad!
 And the main Love of my life!!
Soory if I'm boring you with all these family pictures, It's just a thrill anytime some one captures your family for you! I've been soo blessed having my sweet friend Lynda take photos of our family for years! Without her, I'd have just a few, you know how mom's are never in the photo's because we are always behind the camera!!! Well she has captured many of me with my kids! Amazing! I thank God for these two amazing women who capture moments, that's what life is about the memories! On another note I'm soooo done with this juice fast! It was great for my health, I feel clearer, my skin is glowing, that's what John said anyway. But truth is I eat pretty healthy most of the time, so I missed eating! OK time for lunch making, outfits, hair, have a great day, Shirley

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Family Photo shoot!/ Juice fast day four!

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:15

Hello, yesterday my sweet friend Teresa Curry did a fun, unique family shoot at my house. She is so creative, thinking out side the box! She took hundreds if not thousands of pictures these are the only teasers, that she gave me late last night, these are untouched! Theresa is offering a $250.00 special till the first of the year, this price includes photo session as well as photo's!! Check out her blog here teresa marie 
Love these ones of the little girls in my bed, playing1 
All grown up our Sagey
Can't wait to see the rest! She took pictures of Chloe riding her rocking horse, the girls playing in their kitchen, the big kids alone, John and I together, Sage and I baking, all four of us girls reading in my bed, sooo creative!! ! Super fun, I'll post the rest once I get them.....
So I am on day four of this juice fast, yesterday I went to my sweet friend Kim's house for a visit, she had made homemade peppermint, chocolate ice cream!!! Of course I could not be rude and turn down a bite!!!! So just one bite, I truly could have eaten the whole container! Then her super generous husband had to offer me a slice of Kim's homemade wheat bread!!! Being the lady that I am, I obliged!! Yummy, so needless to say there were moments of weakness yesterday happening! I then came home and had to polish off my homemade bread! This gave me enough energy with juice to run 5 miles, and lift weights!!
I'm back on track to finish this!! Only going to Friday though!! Probably from here on out going to juice once a week all day, it's really hard to do with little ones, I'm in the kitchen a huge portion of my day!

After the shoot yesterday I made peanut butter cookies, the kids raided my dough! I had to get this shot, so funny!

Our juice yesterday
 My handsome hubby juicing!
 Us doing cheers
 Kim making her weekly bread, she was saying how making her own has dropped her grocery bill!

 I had a little peek on my way out, it smelled sooo great!
Off to my Thursday Bible study today, then a client, alright have a blessed day, Shirley

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day three juice fast

Isn’t the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Isaiah 58:6-7
"Up and down", is how I would describe this juice fast! One minute I have a ton of energy, the next I hit rock bottom! Yesterday I woke feeling great, I juiced carrots, celery, swiss chard, asparagus, cucumber, and an apple. But the problem is it only last for about an hour then I feel famished! So I tryed carrots, and a pear, with asparagus, it was really yummy! That kept me going till lunch. John is doing amazing! He feels good most of the time, but weak the other times. This morning I blended up a scoop of protein powder with ice and water just to get me started! 
Coco playing store in the morning

 The bottom of the play house was a restaurant the top a nail salon!
 I have a CONFESSION!! For dinner last night I baked the "kids" a loaf of bread! When I took it out of the oven I asked John, "should I have a piece", he said "Go ahead", that's all I needed it was in my mouth in 1 second!! It tasted soo good!! But to tell the truth that's all I needed was a taste then I was satisfied.
These are miniature loafs the girls have me making them something daily in these little pans! Torture
 Tell me you wouldn't be tempted either?????
Excited for today, my friend who is starting her own photography business is using our family as Ginny Pigs subjects for a fun photo shoot at my house so stayed tuned tomorrow I should have lots of great, beautiful photo's of my family!!!! God bless today and every day!! Shirley

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is tough!!

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalms 100:3

Good morning, I'm on day 2 of just juicing, let me tell you yesterday I was ready to throw in the towel! I was soo tired, weak, and hungry! Poor John had to baby me all day and keep me encouraged. It's hard with the little ones getting meals ready, as well as snacks all day long!! HUNGRY!! Yesterday I ran out to the library to get some books, magazines, I poured over the recipe section, thinking when this is over I'm going to make everything in this mag! I know super dramatic, but I'm being honest!!
These two innocent girls, were Begging a famished Mommy to bake miniature cakes with them!

 Nope its not their birthday, but they love to sing happy birthday and blow out candles!
Praying for strength this day to go on with the juice fast, I do feel clearer, more energized this morning! I'm going to try to juice a little more today, I think I didn't do enough yesterday, thus the lack of energy?? Also there's no way I could have worked out yesterday, but I think a long walk and light weights will be fine. Alright God bless today, Shirley

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cousins visit, and a juice fast!

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

This weekend came and went so fast! My relatives came from Bishop to visit, it was a fun, relaxing time, except for Saturday, Raquel and I went on a marathon shopping spree! After having her last baby she needed to update with basically a whole new wardrobe!! And who better to help her out than me!! 
Raquel and Feather with her loot!
Here's Raquel and baby Feather, I put her in the baby Bjorn while we shopped Saturday, it felt soo nice having a little one snuggled up to me! 
 Sadie and Chloe with their cousin Usu
 Chloe playing with her baby cousin, after they left, she asked me why they had to take the baby??

 Mariah Bethany, and Sadie
 Sage and Coco
 Sadie holding her baby cousin
 OK NOW...... Last night John and I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and both loved it, I highly recommend!!! We both were so inspired with what rebooting your body with mass nutrients can do, physically as well as mentally, we both decided to go this week with just juice!!!!

John washed and juiced all this for us this morning! I'm excited, I've done things like this before, so I do know first hand the health benefits from juicing, years ago my Dad and I would do Wednesday juice fast, for over two years we did this. It was our thing we did together, when I moved away to Santa Barbara. We'd call and check in with each other, and just think of one another. Love you Dad!!
I'll keep you posted I know it is not going to be easy, I woke this morning and my first thought was oh yummy can't wait for my coffee, and Ezekiel bread, with peanut butter and fruit!! Then oh man were juicing, might as well sleep in 10 more minutes!! Have a great day, Shirley

Friday, September 23, 2011

Driftwood hunting/ track meet!

So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. Psalms 61:8

Hello sorry it's soo late this morning!! John got home, and we had breakfast together, drank coffee, and needed to de-brief each other! So back on track.... This evening my Uncle and cousin, her kids are coming to spend the weekend with us! Were excited.. So I'm doing my weekly deep cleaning, a friend stopped by with a diaper bag for my sis-n-law, not just any diaper bag a beautiful custom made one! I asked if I could sport it around town until baby was born?? I hope I didn't scare her too bad, I'm in workout clothes with huge ear phones on, and an apron.  Any way yesterday was a blast we took a group of church ladies to the beach to collect their own driftwood for a project Peri and I are doing.
 Miss Peri G. Giving in depth instructions!
 Cami, the preachers sweet wife!

 Me searching!
 I found it!!
 Lucky for Coco she had a friend, they played so sweetly together, she asked for her this morning!
 Coco getting dusted off
 The loot
After the driftwood field trip, I had to rush home and meet a Craig's list lady, I sold my white vanity!! Then on to little John's Cross Country Meet! He did sooo well, he always give it his all, I teared up when he passed us, so proud of him! A huge thanks to Lynda R. She took the most amazing shots!

 Daddy was gone on business, his girls missed him!
 Had to throw this picture of my boot and Chloe girl, I had to laugh, it reminds me of the chair I'm currently coveting, and the throw I want!!

We then took kids to shusi, it was nice to be all together! 
Ok time to blast my Ipod, and keep scrubbing, washing, polishing, dusting, have a great day! Shirley