Monday, February 9, 2009

Grandparents, Wii, and a treat from Jesus at Hobby Lobby

I sure hope your weekend was fabulous! We greeted Chad's dad and step-mother around 5:30 on Friday afternoon. They brought along their little 5 month old miniature dachshunds, Reece and Remi. Chloe and Emma were in love, Paddington...not so much. He was unbelievably quiet and just let them take over his toys and his bed.

After dinner we introduced the grandparents to our Wii.

When bowling got old, Granddaddy and Zuzu decided they would have a boxing match. It was rather funny. :)

Saturday we were up early. Chloe was on one of our church's Bible quiz teams. (for Awana's) Saturday was the big day and we enjoyed watching her team tie for first. We suffered through 2 tiebreaker rounds and Chloe's team came in 2nd place in their book. They did GREAT! Our church however, came in first place. We are so proud of our kids. Their hard work payed off but more importantly, they have hidden the Word in their hearts.

Saturday afternoon we divided up. Chad, his dad and the girls came home for an afternoon of playing outside, Wii and naps. (Well...the men took naps.) Chad's stepmother and I did a little shopping.

The VERY generous gift card they had tried to purchase several times on-line as my Christmas gift never arrived and they were never charged for it. SOOOOOO...Susie suggested we just take a little shopping trip while they were here. And we did.

We started at this great little shop around the corner from my house and I found a beautiful picture that sits on an easel behind my couch. It has honeybees on it. I have this new love for honey bees. Anyway...I love it and have an idea to hang it in front of our window.

Next we hit the Starbucks and then it was off to Hobby Lobby. Let me tell you..we hit Hobby Lobby on the right day. I found SO much and all but one piece was 50% off. You would not believe all the stuff I came home with! It was incredible. Susie found some great pieces for her mantle too. It was definetly a good shopping day. :)

We got home and Chad and his dad hung my new hurricane sconces for me. I love them and then I realized....I have NO candles to go in them. Oh well...they still look pretty. I'll grab candles later.

I do have to share this one little thing. Several months ago my mom and I were in Hobby Lobby. We saw this

I fell in love, but with money and business being the way it is right now, I could not and would not ever purchase a "want" item such as this. Saturday when we walked in, the above picture was more than 50% off and I just about died. I can't believe they still had one. Thank you Jesus!!! If that had been the ONLY thing it would have been more than enough, but He just continued to amaze me. He was reminding me in a fun and very unexpected way, that when we position ourselves to hear Him and to see Him....when we are serious when we say show me yourself today God...He will. Sometimes He even chooses to show off for you in Hobby Lobby. It was quite a treat, one that I won't soon forget.

Isn't it just like Jesus to surprise you with something unexpected? I was blown away, but more than anything, I came home eager. Eager for Him to show me something else and eager to love Him more.


Patty said...

What fun!! I love the picture of them boxing! It sounds like a wonderful weekend. Seeing your home makes me miss you more!!

I love the delight Jesus gave you!! How perfect. :)

Love and Hugs,

Three Fold Cord said...

You are not going to believe this...I HAVE THAT!!!
Ijust got it thsi Fall when I was given money to redecorate my living room. GOod choice girl.
I knew I liked you ;)

Julie said...

I do love it when those things happen!! That is a beautiful picture.

I loved seeing the picture of the grandparents and the wii. That's a great view!!

Thank you for reminding me to look for Jesus in the small things. I need to see HIM!!!!

Fran said...

I'm with Patty...seeing your home, made me want to jump in the picture and plop right down on the couch! :)

And, poor Paddington. All I gotta say about that.

I'm so glad the weekend was so nice.

God is soooo good. And, He is a complete blast!

Love and hugs,

Sheryl said...

Sounds like you had a really good time. I'm so glad.

That picture and frame were beautiful.


Still Learning said...

What a great weekend. I love Wii boxing too, great workout.
I need to go into a Hobby Lobby, everyone keeps talking about it but I don't have one anywhere near me. The curiosity is starting to get me.

Glad you had such a nice time and found some good loot too.

Heather said...

I LOVE that cross picture!! And Yes, that is just like Jesus to bless you like that! He is good to us! Enjoy all your new things!

Melinda said...

I do love a surprise! The ones from Jesus are the best!

Love you friend!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Love when God surprises us!!!

My parents loved the wii too! THey bought their own even but I don't think they play it much! :)
Much love,

BethAnne said...

Love the cross pic....thanks for reminding me that Jesus is even in Hobby Lobby......;-)

Fran said...

Go read the blog...just for you!
Hope y'all are having a good day!
I love ya,