Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus - Elizabeth Singing

Elizabeth singing Happy Birthday, Jesus. This may be part 1 of 2 if she learns it well. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The Werner family Christmas tree for 2009. Merry Christmas to all our
friends and family!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Elizabeth and the Jigalo

Here is Lizzy doing her new favorite dance... The Jigalo! Posted from my iPhone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brandon Skydiving (23rd Birthday)

I was able to go skydiving for my 23rd Birthday! This video was taken from the wing of the plane. Hope you enjoy (I know I did)!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Leadership Retreat 2009

The first weekend in October Brandon and I went on a leadership retreat with the amazing young people that make us so successful. This year the leadership team consists of 6 people who serve hours and hours each week. We pray many blessings on them! The retreat this year was a blast! We were at the Hill’s Farm House but on the way there we had a small delay getting the key so we had an unexpected lunch stop at Chipotle’s which was an amazing restaurant that I very much want to go back to.

Dessert was had at Lushberries…so much fun…and to top it off we took the scenic route and made a stop by Pop’s on route 66.

We relaxed, spent time with the Lord, played games, watched movies, fished, and just had a plain ole good time!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NEED YOUR HELP! DYI project underway!

Yes, I have once again started a project outside of my given talents. We are doing some room swapping and I have the closets done and am ready to embark on the painting of the girls’ room. I want it to be cute but something we can keep around for a while. I found colors I thought I knew I wanted to do but now I am second guessing myself. I was going to paint the doors on the closets white and get the girls a white bunk bed. I am somewhat hesitant to paint the doors for various reasons so was wondering if maybe I should skip the white and try to incorporate more brown. I thought I had found the bedspreads I wanted but then when I saw them a second time they looked a little brighter than I wanted. I did see some plain brown bedspreads at target on sale for ten dollars. Boring, I know. But is it possible to spice them up with some throw pillows. Maybe a pink circle one and a few others with some stitched flowers on them or something? A cute throw blanket? Anyways I put together some pictures on paint of the color schemes I am thinking about. I am putting up a pole and I don't want to influence your votes with my thoughts. But as you can clearly see this is NOT my cup of tea...although I am actually having fun!

Here are the doors in the room. There are two that go to the closet. Currently the walls are tan.

Option #1:
This is the green wall with as close as I could get to the shades of pink that I like. This is it with the white.

Option #2:
Same green theme with the brown accents.

Option #3:
I didn't have time to fix this picture so imagine the dark green gone. It would be a light pink wall with the other colors accenting the room. Also these colors are not exact. The pink I would choose I think would be softer.

Take a minute to cast you vote on the poll and if you have any other helpful tips please leave me a comment!

Have a great day!

P.S. Please pray my wedding ring shows up. I am missing it! :(

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bound and Determined!

I am bound and determined to get this super fun event posted. I have set down to do it many times over the last week and a half and at last here it is!

What a great place, the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, in Seminole. Last Thursday the girls and I went there with my family. It was nice to have a family day; my parents, sisters and the kids. Laughter, childhood innocence...our family has been reminded recently to enjoy every moment because we do not know when we will take our last breath. It may be unexpected. Live each moment as if it were your last.

We all had a great time adults included and I laughed so hard I almost cried when Aunt Amy bravely showed the girls how the slide wasn’t scary and while doing so found herself a little panicked! Let's just say the girls didn't do it after Amy. (Click on the picture to enlarge it in order to enjoy the full effect of the experience! :) Love you Amy!

A couple times we found ourselves still playing while the children had moved on. I was a great time!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Day with the Girls

We had a great day with the girls today! I love being able to spend
time with them. As they continue to grow older, these days seem to
become more and more valuable.

Today, Katherine took some of her first steps! I am sure more updates
are coming about this milestone :)

We grilled some chicken for lunch and had a family meal. Later that
evening, Liz and Katherine went with us to get dounuts (for the first
time) and ice cream. I took some pics with my iPhone then decided to
make this post. Hope you enjoy them!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oh the Joys!

Wiping 101

I am just grateful I found this pile on the floor not in the toilet!
Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.

Recently I have been asking the Lord to renew my vision and passion for the long and wonderful journey of Motherhood. Truly the hardest physical thing I have ever had to do, yet I remain out of shape; and one of the hardest mental things I have had to do also. I have always been grateful for the example my mom set for me and have often mentioned it here. But with more children the 75 times I say no in one day, the dirty clothes, meals with food appropriate for each family member, stuff you have to haul when you even run the smallest errand is all at least doubled. I could go on about the difficulties but I choose not to. All mothers reading this know exactly what I am talking about. I greatly respect so many of the mothers I know running the race well. After all i only have two children. :)

Never the less it is easy to find space for self pity.

The Lord is my strength! I trust Him and am HELPED! What a blessed road to travel….always being forced to be dependent on Jesus Christ, having to trust Him, having to run on His strength. And you know what, this verse is exactly right. When I do that my heart greatly rejoices!
My heart greatly rejoices!!
My heart greatly rejoices!!!
Aren’t you grateful for the Lord’s faithfulness!? Hallelujah!

These lyrics by Chris Tomlin’s song say at lot for me.

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I am learning to cling for dear life and enjoy the ride. Not dwell on all the things I can’t do with children but find new things I can do with children and learn to love the new things and maybe let go of some old ones, for this season.

Monday, July 27, 2009

So Much Fun!!!

Well I have just finished one of the most fun things I have done in a long time….Cake Decorating!!! I am officially not a professional but I had a blast anyways and plan on practicing more and having a great time being an amateur! Recently I met a new friend at church. Her name is Sarah. After meeting I became her facebook friend. While browsing her facebook I noticed she makes amazing cakes! So when Brandon and I had her and her husband over a couple weeks ago I asked her about using fondant. While we were talking about it she informed me you can make fondant out of marshmallows and powdered sugar. Who knew?! I took her up on the offer when she said she would come over and show me a few things. I invited my sister Amy to join in on the fun. (Even though I think we might be having cake wars now.)
So here are the finished products of the day! What do you think? (Ignore all of the flaws. :)

Notice my cooking skills of making a mess! My clothes are covered in powdered sugar.

So like I mentioned I was a total blast making the icing and learning how to do it and Sarah was a fabulous teacher and showed me how to do it and then she would mess it up again so I could do it. Awesome! Yay for cake decorating!

On to the family update- Things are going well. Katie-Kate has become a somewhat common nickname around her for the cutie patootie Katherine Faith. Nicknames just are so not predictable! She is barely crawling and when she does she has horrible form. I would describe it as looking somewhat like a crippled crawler as she drags one leg behind her while limping along with the other. It manages to get her to the place she really wants to be however, which is on her feet! She always goes to the nearest place she can attempt to pull up. Unfortunately those things are not always sturdy things! I do wonder if she might take her first steps early. The bumps and bruises have already begun and she begins her great adventures of motion!

Fourth of July was a lot of fun. We celebrated at the church picnic on the third. It was super hot and so I sent Katherine home with my mom. She would not have enjoyed the heat and it would have been nap and then bed time for her anyway. I was grateful for the Nana option so I could enjoy the picnic with Lizzy. After the picnic we went out to Tuterville and stayed the night there. Brandon’s parents and brothers came out too so that was a super great time! Liz didn’t much care for the home fireworks and went to bed after only a short time. She LOVED the big fireworks display we saw at Crossroads church on the 5th. They also had lots of moon bounces and cool animals and such. Again we were accompanied by my parents and Brandon’s family so it was lots of fun. Sorry but all of the good pictures (besides this one) are on our parents cameras.