Streams of consciousness and an exciting announcement!

I think I’m suffering from a self diagnosed disease called DCLD.  It’s serious really.  No medication for it either.  It stands for “Disney Cruise Line Depression.”  It’s where you think about soft serve ice cream, crystal clear waters, three men who wait on you hand and foot, parties till midnight…all the time.  *SIGH*  Seeing my room dirty wouldn’t be as hard if I knew Rajan was coming soon to make my bed and give me monkey inspired towel art.

I really love Homestead Creamery Egg Nog.  If you are a fan of the nog and have never tried it…oh boy.

I read two books over break.  One was a Nicholas Sparks book called “See Me.”  I LOVE his books.  They are SO predictable, but I really love their charm.  I was not a fan of this book though.  Too long.  Way too many details.  I got lost sometimes in the plot line.  I’m blaming his divorce from his wife.  Who, like a true gentleman, very tactfully acknowledged in the back.  Nice move Nicky!

This break we made lots of forts, colored, drew, read a crap ton of Dora the Explorer and Frozen books, watched even more Phineas and Ferb, and ignored chores.  I mean really, when Ellie looks at you and says, “You hold me?  On da cowch?  Pweese?” you really can’t say no…

We closed out the 2015 like a bunch of old people.  Ellie and Phoebe were the first to crap out.  Once the ball dropped…so did we.

We reviewed our goals and surprisingly the kids kicked our butts.  Ellie grew with flying colors, Phoebe took care of her dolls, Reagan rode a dirt bike and Max took 5 pictures in 5 interesting places.  Between the four of them, out of the 17 goals they set, only two were unmet!  Go kids!
Jason and I…well, we didn’t do so hot.  2016 is starting off strong though!

One really cool thing I just realized the other day was a goal Jason and I set together.  We decided that we didn’t dream anymore.  Not like the episodes that play while we sleep, but the BIG God sized ideas that we get that can only come from Him.  We lost our ability to dream.  That made us sad.  So we decided last year that we were going to start dreaming and believing God for God sized things.  So we went on this cruise right?  A cruise that we’ve talked about for YEARS doing and never followed through.  The name of our ship?  The Disney DREAM.  WHOA!  So cool…
Goals have been set for this year and we are super excited for what God has in store for our family.

Which leads me to a new exciting thing I’m starting NEXT week on the blog.Phonto  I wanted to do another book study but I know the weather can kind of put a wrinkle in things.  Even if you aren’t a typical book study or Bible study kind of person, give this a try.  Even if you want to read along with us but silently sit on the other side of the screen…that’s okay!  You can be as participatory as you want!
Priscilla Shirer is such an amazing person with a huge wealth of knowledge.  In this book she will guide us through how to pray powerfully through every facet of our lives.  Prayer is such an important part of our lives.
It’s our communication mode with the God of the universe!
It changes things.
It can change us.
Here’s how it will work.  Starting January 11th, for eight weeks, we will have a reading assignment each week.  Each week I will post the upcoming week’s readings along with discussion questions.
There will be prizes too!!!  Eeeeekk!!
So go on!   Just find the book on Amazon, Walmart, or any christian book store and sign up for the book study!  You’ll be glad you did!!
Click the link below to sign up!
Here’s to 2016 being full of power and love and authority! 

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