Day 30: This Month’s Achievement

There have been many achievement’s this month.  

One is having completed this challenge.  I missed only two days.  I had hoped to make them up, but having been in the middle of no where, with VERY limited internet, I feel like I did the best I could!  😉  I have enjoyed it VERY much, and I would encourage others to try out July’s challenge!  It gives a more diverse topic selection, and it brings in loads of new views and followers.

Having to write about something new each day has forced me outside of my usual comfort zone, and it has prompted me investigate subjects that I was unsure of.  It has been a great learning experience that I am grateful for!

Outside of the world of writing, I must say today was a big achievement.  I am DEFINITELY one of those “I’ll write it here but am WAAAY too shy to say it out loud” people.  I have been struggling with this my whole life.  I have been working on getting past this for the past few years.  

In May, I was baptized, and my husband and I joined our church.  I was petrified standing in front of the church. 


Today, we had VBS (vacation Bible school) training.  I am in charge of elementary school games (which scares me all by itself).  I was supposed to do a game demonstration.  EEK!  

Well, I DID IT!!  I did not completely freak out or freeze.  It probably wasn’t my BEST performance, but the 20-30 people in there were, by far, my largest audience EVER.  And I got through it without turning bright red!!!!!  


YAY ME!!!  

THIS is a HUGE accomplishment for me!  I am, now, not terrified of VBS, anymore!!  

June has been a GREAT month.  I am looking forward to seeing what July will bring next!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: We must break out of our shells!  Once we are out, we must STAY OUT!!!  There’s a WHOLE world out there waiting for us!!***





I am pleased to announce I received my first award nomination today!  This is especially pleasing, since the person who nominated me is someone I JUST “met” a couple days ago!  THANK YOU Valerie, Atlanta Mom of Three!



The RULES for accepting the award:

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog(s).

Post the award image in your acceptance post.

List seven random facts about yourself.

Nominate others for the award and notify them on their blog.

So here it goes!

My 7 random facts:

  1. I like to read.
  2. Sometimes I think we should retire, here, at the beach; other times I want to live in the middle of no where…  Like, barely have power, middle of no where.
  3. I like to camp.
  4. I ALMOST joined the Navy the same time my husband did.  Now, I live vicariously through him.  😉
  6. I am a secretly self proclaimed baker, photographer, crochet-er, and writer.  😉
  7. My idea of a good time is crafting with the kids.  🙂  

And my nominees are:


Write So Fluid: Crazy awesome blog full of information for writers of all type’s and qualification’s.  

Beyond Blessed Blog: Definitely one of my favorites!  So nice, and inspirational.  Also, very simple and to the point.  Feeling a lot of love from this blog. 

Terribly Write:  This one is fun!  Ever read something and cringe at all the grammar issues??  At first, I was afraid she’d read my stuff!  lol  Check her out and you’ll understand.  😉   

The Laundry Room:  Family life at it’s best!  My first experience with a friend blogging…  Boy did I think SHE was cool!  😉

There are, of course, many other GREAT blogs on here!  Some I have given shout outs to before, so I won’t overdo it.  😉  They are all in my “Awesome Blogs” section.  Check them out!

Thank you and Congratulations to all the nominees!

UPDATE: Running/Blanket

Two totally different subjects!  😉

I ran today.  The stroller is KILLING ME!  We ran without the stroller in the mountains, while we were vacationing, and it was GREAT!  Running on flat ground with the stroller STINKS!  Either way, I am getting better!!  🙂 5K on the 20th…not too sure, but I’m getting there!  Skinny me, here I come!!!  Run, Run, Run!

To all you out there who want to run, but can’t get up and do it (like me): JUST GET UP!!!  You will feel a WHOLE lot better.  Everyone has to start SOMEWHERE!!

On to the next topic with my ADD…

Spiderman blanket:



Wedge number ONE done.  Nine more to go!  😉  Derek is SUPER excited.  Anyone who has a little boy who LOVES Spiderman should click the picture.  It’s a REALLY easy pattern!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Carpe Diem!*** 

Day 29: A Piece of My Writing

Trials and Perseverance: Giving God the Credit



I don’t remember at what exact point I asked, but the BIG question came out: Why did mom die and our aunt had not?

THIS is the statement that would set me up for the rest of my life:

*****My father said, “Your aunt still has a little baby that needs her.  You and your sister are big enough to go on without your mom.  Her (my mom) work on Earth is done, and now she will go to work for God in the Kingdom of Heaven.

I remember thinking, “ok then”.

I had said, in the beginning, that I was made to go to church when no one else went, and that my Dad spoke about God, and His role in our lives, regularly.  Well, apparently some of it sank in.  God is everything, and we can do NOTHING without Him.  He makes the rules; not us.  It’s His plan; it’s not our plan.  These things were drilled into my head from as young as I can remember.  I’m not sure if I was told or if I concluded myself, but I also have always believed that it’s not my place to question God.  What would be the point?  God’s plan is not for us to know.  We must follow Him with blind faith.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: I need to get back to work!!***


Whew!  That was scary!  :-/


McCrazy Dazy!!

Whew!  What a day!

This morning started out PERFECT with baby snuggling!  🙂  My Favorite!  

Then, we got up and got some breakfast.  I even managed to get some cleaning done!!  

And then…   I sat down to blog.  :-\

My darling boys needed to share Daddy’s water.  


When they were done they thought Mom should hold it.  


After their thirsts were quinched, they decided to get back to playing.  On the couch.  On either side of me…  Derek looses a toy while playing…  “MOM!  Can you please help me!!”

Sure bud!

I put the computer to the, side and I pick up my keyboard (you know, the plug in type…my husband had to buy last Christmas after I spilled coffee on the laptop keyboard) to move with me as I get up to look for the toy…

Does anyone remember what I DIDN’T move??!?  WATER!!  YES!  The whole cup of water splashes onto the NEW keyboard.  😉  That’s me!!!


At first it seemed fine… Prior to leaving for shopping I tried to check my “stuff”. The keyboard was no longer “fine”.


The funny thing about all of this is that the day seemed to be extremely exhausting, at the time. Now that I am sitting here typing this, the only crazyness I can think of is the water… Me and water. *Sign* again…

I got a new keyboard while I was out at the store, so all is well on the McCrazy blog…

Note to self: Water resistant keyboard may not be SO water resistant… :-/

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Water. (not +). Electronics. Learn from me!!!***


ON A BRIGHTER NOTE!! I got my camera back from Sony today!! WHoo HOO!!! I was SO excited!! SO… Here’s a couple new pictures!

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AND, I started a new crochet blanket for my boys! A spider web! The big one is SO excited!!!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Roll around in the happy; kick the crappy!***

Marvelous Things

Recently my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to do an ‘anniversary shoot’ with Ashley of Ashley Lauren Photography. It was so much fun to see Ashley again, to meet her fiancé, and to celebrate what a blessed year we have had so far. Over the past year the Lord has taught me so much about myself, what it looks like to truly love, and most importantly- about Himself. One of my favorite lessons I have learned about life is that if I want something to be marvelous, I have to make it marvelous. So much of life is about perspective and being thankful for what we have.

Life is beautiful.

Life is marvelous.

Like a marriage and like your relationship with the Lord, life takes work. You get out of it what you put into it. My husband and I have worked hard at our marriage…

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My Blog Links

I just wanted to give a heads up…  

Any word that is a different color is likely a link. Most pictures are, also, attached to links.  These links may simply take you to Amazon to buy the book I am blogging about, or it may take you to another blog with information regarding a topic I am blogging about.  It may take you somewhere totally silly.  You just really never know!!

I wanted to invite you to click them and see what you can see!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Explore the unknown.  We never know what we may be missing!***