Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I Am a Christ Follower, Wife, Mom, & Boss

In that order... it's what I am! 
Christ Follower: My role in life is to do all things to glorify my Heavenly Father.  Everything else should come second and should align properly with what the Lord calls me to, do as a servant of His. Some days, I fail greatly. Thank you Jesus for grace. Other days, I am thankful I have His word to rest on and I know/believe it's what truthfully the ONLY thing that gives me the ability to walk in His loving kindness, strength, humility, and righteousness. I cherish the gift it is to be called a daughter of the King. And I try to share the good news with many who I come in contact with, in various ways. To find out exactly what I believe and what our home stands for click here

Wife: I love being a wife to Darren. We are high school sweet hearts and were married in Paradise Island, Bahamas. He is my stability outside of Christ.  He is a HUGE gift to me in so many ways.  He loves me in ways I never knew a man could possibly love his wife.  He loves the Lord.  He is so dedicated in everything he does.  He is a hardworker.  My favorite quality about him is his integrity & passion in all that he does.  Those qualities are hard to come by these days.  If there is ANYONE you can trust, it's him.  There are too many awesome physical traits that he contains (I'll spare both him you the embarrassing ones, like a cute tush and luscious lips, haha) but his smile always steals my heart.  His laughter is contagious.  

Mom: I am a momma to three kids: including a set of boy-girl twins.  My role as a mother has certainly sanctified me. I am growing more and more everyday.  I am not perfect, so I try to learn from my mistakes. I rest in God's grace and count new days as an undeserved gift for sure.  I try NOT to compare my mothering to other moms because comparison is a thief in disguise.  I love my kids the way that it feels right.  I discipline them unto the Lord.  I raise them to fear the Lord and hopefully, one day, they will.  I know parenthood is a blessing, even though some days, I consider running away.  LOL! Regardless of the hard times, I cherish and love all of those sweet, funny, special times even more.

Boss: I am a LIPBoss.  I became a lipboss in April.  Anyone who has been following my journey with SeneGence, knows I sell it because I love it.  I don't love it because I sell it.  All of their products are AH-Mazing. I can say that because I have currently tried 90% of everything that they offer. Everything we offer is LONG-Lasting. Once applied, you are golden for the rest of the day.Their products are also anti-aging and they work to improve damage, already caused to your skin, by free radicals such as the sun. SeneGence's goal is to provide long-lasting, all natural, products with the best compensation package for their distributors. To become a lipboss is EASY.  The cost is $55.00: no kits, no hidden fees, no parties necessary.  The BEST PART about taking the chance and becoming a distributor is this...

IF YOU DECIDE to end your journey with SeneGence (and you won't, trust me).... our company buys back EVERY SINGLE ITEM you still have in stock... less a 10% restocking fee.  

SAY WHAT!?!?! It's true.  So, contact me for more details.  I'd love to have you on my team. This role has allowed me focus on my role as a mommy, but it also provides me with a fun, flexible, working position of meeting other women, sharing these great products, and even speaking of my love for the Lord, all while talking about make-up.  

And well... that's me in a nutshell... Christ Follower, Wife, Mom, & BOSS!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Glenvar High School Cheer Camp - 2017

Every year, for three years, Lilah has joined her cheer team at Glenvar High School for 3 days of cheerleading camp.  The camp is "put on" by the Glenvar High School cheerleaders.  It is one of their fundraisers.  
Lilah enjoys it every year!
This year, Lilah was able to be taught by some of her favorite "older girls": Cami and Taylor, who go to church with us.  We have known them since Ty was 4 years old (almost 9 years).  It's so hard to believe.  
I have also gotten to know so many of the High School Cheerleaders, thanks to social media OR other various ways!
She takes this so serious and concentrates so hard, you can barely see how happy this camp makes her.  
The highlight of Lilah's cheer camp nights were when the cheerleaders would hold her high in the air and let her fall back.  It gave momma a slight heart attack, but she was in good hands.
At the end of the week, they perform three cheers and one dance in front of all of the parents.  BELOW: Lilah's cheer squad performs.  I took this footage with my iPhone, so I apologize for the poor quality.  
 
I also brought all of my lipsense, one night, and offered the cheerleaders an opportunity to test it out.  
Afterwards, these two cheerleaders, Brooke and Lexi, sent me a "wow" video... hehe.  LOVE IT!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day!

On July 11th, Chick-Fil-A had their yearly tradition known as "Cow Appreciation Day!".  If you've never heard of it, basically, everyone is invited to dress up like a cow, anyway they desire, show up to Chick-Fil-A, and order a meal.  Whoever arrives with JUST a cow face, receives a FREE entree (only).  Whoever arrives in FULL cow mode, receives a FREE meal.  
We've done it for several years, but this year ONLY Jax was willing to make a costume.  SO... ONLY Jax was going to be able to participate.  
He used one of his daddy's wife beater t-shirts, cut out black cow spots (from google images), and wrote "Eat Mor Chikn" on the back of his shirt.
I used my lipsense products to create a few special touches.  I used the "Onyx" ShadowSense to write "Eat Mor Chikn".  I used "Kissed For A Cause" LipSense color for Liley's cow nose.
Every time "Kiss For A Cause" is purchased, $1 from the sale goes to the Susan B. Komen foundation.  
Jax was kind enough to share his costume with Lilah.  SO, Lilah and I went in first.  She sat inside to eat.  Then I went back out, grabbed Jax and ordered his FREE meal. I enjoy this tradition together. Ty was too cool to participate even though people of ALL ages were doing it.  He's not a conformer.  He's a leader.  HAHA.  Thank you Chick-Fil-A for your generosity to our community and so many other communities throughout America.  
Thank you SeneGence for creating such an AWESOME product that has so many multiple uses because of it's LONG LASTING qualities.  If you are interested in any of SeneGence products, please contact me directly.  Allow me to be your Lip Boss.
Immediately after eating our free mea,l at Chick-Fil-A, I took the twins to 7-Eleven, since it was 7-11-2017, for a FREE slurpee. This is also ANOTHER tradition we take advantage of EVERY YEAR.  I didn't get one, but I did grab one for Ty.  
These are memories that I know my kids will never forget.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Planting God's Word In Your Heart!

Sometimes sibling rivalry can be intense in our house.  They have major LOVE/hate moments.  I know ALL of us as parents go through the same thing.  IF not, you might want to check with your doctor to make sure your children are breathing OR you aren't suffering with DENIAL.  This week, our household will focus on Romans 12:9-12.  Darren and I consider it a tribulation to have to endure sibling rivalry and there's NO denying it certainly tests our patience, so that part of scripture is for US! Haha. If you want to print this to be displayed in your home or for your children, click here.  Enjoy!