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Blogging through the Alphabet – M October 13, 2013

M is for Me

I have a great tendency to be very selfish. I think it’s one of my biggest pitfalls…the way I get pulled away from God the fastest. I want to see what everyone is doing on Facebook before I do my devotions which usually means I eat into my time with God instead of putting God first at the beginning of my day.

I want to spend time reading My books, instead of reading to my boys. I don’t like chicken and dumplings so I never fix it for my husband (even though he loves it). Talk about selfish….as I looked over my last week there is one big thing I noticed…I put myself first before my family on a regular basis. I was actually kinda surprised at how much I put myself before others…I am a selfish person, and the whole time I was walking around thinking I’m a pretty good mom and wife and friend (can you guess what a close second Pride was on the list of daily sins).

So my goal for this next week is to focus more on others, and most importantly God then my husband and sons.

And I know this is a regular battle I’m going to have to fight but I have the most powerful person on the planet on my side to help me win, if I look to Him, and that is God. I know I will fail, but I also know there will be love and forgiveness when I turn to God and say I really missed it this time…it’s nice to know that Christ’s love for us is unconditional.

What are you biggest pitfalls and how do you plan to over come them?

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Jessi

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – L September 29, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Birthdays,Boys,Family,Life Experiences — jbuxton @ 7:40 pm
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L is for Late

My post is late because we have been celebrating my hubby’s birthday over here and well I wanted to share some of his gifts with you but if I posted on time then him receiving his gifts might be a little bit of a let down since I know he reads my blog. So there you go ๐Ÿ™‚ now onto the birthday events and gifts….

We have shared a lot of laughter since I’ve know him and we just celebrated his birthday. My hubby turns 30 today. I wanted to share a few of the things we did for his birthday and are still planning to do ๐Ÿ™‚

On Friday we celebrated his birthday with friends and family here and this was his invite for the party.

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I even got a pic of my 3 boys right before the party…

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Aren’t they cute!?

Part of Marc’s gift was this state art I made for him to put up in his office…

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I’m pretty sure he is really excited about it ๐Ÿ™‚

And then lastly for his big 3-0 I’ve compiled 30 memories for him to get all throughout today (because today is his actual birthday)

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Yes I know the first one on the pile is 3 that is because he already has gotten the first 2 memories

So there you go. This is how we celebrated (and are still celebrating) my hubby’s birthday.

And now you know why I had to post a little late…. Also be sure to check out the other blogs that I’m blogging through the alphabet with….

Jessi

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – K September 18, 2013

K is for Kids in the Kitchen

I really enjoy cooking but I’ve come to enjoy it even more now that my son comes to help me in the Kitchen. He loves to help me measure things for mixing up doughs or desserts. He also loves washing the veggies and then putting them into a bowl after I cut them up. Reece is my big helper in the kitchen. Do you have a kid that loves to help you in the kitchen?

Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way…

1. Don’t worry too much about the mess – Reece always gets flour all over or when he is washing veggies for me he gets water everywhere it’s just part of having a kid help you…

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2. Prepare all your ingredients before hand – I try and at least have everything we will need set out so that I don’t have to leave Reece with the huge temptation to play in the mixed items or measure anything extra into the bowl ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Let them be kids (Reece is never in it to get it done and move on to the next thing but rather to enjoy what he is doing then and there)

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4. Teach them along the way (counting how many scoops they just put in and how many ingredients you used)

5. Let them taste the finished product (Reece always loves to eat whatever he has made)

Do you have any other tips on kids helping in the kitchen?

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Jessi

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – J September 11, 2013

Filed under: ABCs — jbuxton @ 2:15 pm
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J is for July

Ha I know what you are thinking its already September and you are talking about July. Really I’m going to tell you about my sons 3rd birthday party that we did. I wanted to share with you some of the simple things we did and most of it I got pictures of but some of it a i missed because well I was just enjoying the party :). So here is how it happened….

We had a cars themed party for him since he loves cars…

So I went with a simple cake since my decorating isn’t that spectacular ๐Ÿ™‚

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I made some box cars for the kids to race with at the World Grand Prix (around my dining room table)

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I think they really enjoyed this part considering they didn’t do much else but race

We also had radiator spring

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We had Luigi’s tire toss (which really was a hit at all lol)

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And then we had Ramone’s body art which was some little tattoos that the kids could pick from…(which I don’t have pictures of)

And all the decor…

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So there you have it our simple version of a cars party ๐Ÿ™‚

On his actual birthday we took him to the aquarium which he loved seeing all the fish ๐Ÿ™‚

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And of course we had to get a birthday picture

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How do you do parties?

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Jessi

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – I September 8, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Food,home,Life Experiences — jbuxton @ 4:15 am

I is for International

As you may know by now if you’ve been reading my blog is that I am a missionary in the Philippines. This means that we lead international lives. We live with two cultures our own culture as Americans and the culture we feel God has called us to the Philippines.

So I want share a few things that I love about living internationally and some things that I love about the Philippines and Filipinos.

I love the tropical climate of the Philippines. This is probably because I get cold really easily and I hate being cold. I love the sunshine and and warm weather all year round. You are probably wondering what the temps are like here well during the hot seasons it can get up in the 100s F and during the cool season it can get down to the 70s (brrr). Most of the year we live in the 80-90 range. I love it. The reason this is the temps is because the Philippines is a tropical country and it sits right near the equator.

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I also love some of the foods here, so here’s a short list…

I love adobo

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I love mangoes

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I love lumpia

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Now there also many other foods I love here but these are a few of my favorites…

I also really love the Filipino people they are some of the sweets most friendly people I have ever met…

Well there you go a little international information about me ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jessi

 

My Fabric High Chair! August 26, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Family,Motherhood,Sewing — jbuxton @ 6:50 pm
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This is one of my most read posts so I thought I would re-post it…so here you go the Fabric Highchair…I’ve also found this useful for shopping carts, it helps my almost sitter to sit up in the cart or even a new sitter to keep his balance while you roll him around in the cart…

Yesterday I started on my notion that I could make a fabric high chair even though this would have only been my like 5th time using my sewing machine that I got for Christmas. So I took some photos as I was making this high chair. Here is how I started, well not really I went online and found a pattern and then I went to Hobby Lobby (which I love by the way) and bought some fabric and batting (fyi I just started sewing 2 weeks ago so I still have to build up my supplies). So after that I cut out my pieces of fabric and batting.

Then I sewed them together and turned them right side out ๐Ÿ™‚

I then sewed all the parts together and started to add the velcro when my sewing machine (which is not really made for big projects) started to give me trouble. I have a crafting sewing machine not a real one.

As you can see I only have one piece of velcro attached completely before my little sewing machine gave out on me (you can see it in the corner). So I called up my mother in law who so graciously let me come to her house and use her sewing machine to finish my project.

Then I had to test it out on the little one ๐Ÿ™‚

I think he likes it. And it will come in handy for our upcoming travel, also way better then trying to take his bumbo everywhere. I’m super excited that I got it made. Let me know what you think… I got my pattern from this site: http://whrrl.com/experience/story/18668492?wref=person_show_card

If you have any questions or comments let me know and if you have any other ideas of things I should try and make let me know I would love to hear your ideas!

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – H August 22, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Family,home,Life Experiences — jbuxton @ 4:45 am
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H is for Home

Home is not a building for me and after what has happened a couple of days ago this was reaffirmed for me. On Monday morning we woke up to lots and lots of rain so much rain that we were scared our house was going to flood and the forecast said we were going to get even more and that many houses had already flooded. It was around this time last year that our house flooded because of all the rain that had come through.

We pretty much were trapped in our house for 3 days and thankfully I had gone to the store recently so we had food and a crockpot to cook food in :). We made it through but I never wanted to do that again. So this year when the possibility of our house flooding happened again we moved all of our things upstairs and it our appliances up on tires and left the house for my moms house which is on higher ground.

After we went through all that I was reminded that my home isn’t my things or the house I live in but the people I share it with. My boys and my husband make up my home and it doesn’t matter where or how we live but that we remember its not all about the things that fill the house we live in but the people that we share it with.

I’m hoping it doesn’t take something as drastic as my house almost flooding again to remind me of that.

Please check out the other blogs that I am blogging with as we blog through the alphabet…

Jessi

P.S.
our house did not get flooded this time but the waters did come about 1/2 way up our driveway.

 

 
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