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A Seussical Birthday Party!

It may be 2 1/2 months late, but better late than never right??  On, May 13, 2011 God blessed us with the best gift ever and on May 13, 2012 that amazing little baby boy turned 1!  Amazing how fast a year can go by.  I remember his birthday.  Going swimming while realizing I was probably in labor.  Telling Mr. Fox to stop by Chic-Fil-A on the way to the hospital and then waiting 16 hours to meet him.  I remember the sleepless nights {a whole YEAR of them}, the long cries when nothing I could do seemed to work, the worrying when he first got sick.  The excitement in watching him roll over, sit up, crawl, and walk for the very first time.  Looking at him on his first birthday made all the ups and downs {especially the downs} so worth every second.

We have a ritual in our house where we always read a story before naptime and bedtime.  I have a slight obsession with Dr. Seuss.  Maybe it’s the rhyming or the funny words and characters, but I LOVE them.  I am pretty sure Mr. Small Fox is sick of hearing about Fox in Sox, all the different feet you meet, and if there are one or two fish and whether they are red or blue.  However, I don’t care…until he can pick out a book he can deal with it:).  So, to celebrate his first birthday I decided to put together a Dr. Suess themed birthday.

It started with Pinterest.  Thank.You.Jesus for Pinterest!  I got all my ideas from there and kept everything simple and fun.

Birthday Dessert Table

Yummy Snacks!

The dessert table was by far the best!  Complete with AMAZING Cat in the Hat cake {made by a friend}, Cupcakes, Jello Sugar Cookies, Yertle’s Chocolate Turtle, Gold Fish, and Swedish Fish.

Plan to do this every year with a different book!

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Goldfish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Swedish Fish

Yertle’s Chocolate Turtles

RedVelvet Cupcakes {Out of a box…classy I know}

Jello Sugar Cookies

Poodles With Noodles {Pasta Salad}

Nink’s Pink Ink {Pink Lemonade}

Hop on Popcorn {Kettlecorn}

Wings {Mr. Fox’s addition}

Veggie Tray

Fruit Kabobs

Pita Sandwiches {King Soopers}

Looking forward to what next year brings!  Love you Tons Mr. Small Fox!

It’s Just a {Little} Gossip…a review

Yowzers, is all I have to say!!!!  I recently got the opportunity to review a book that a friend of mine wrote.  I don’t even know where to start.  I received the book this morning and I couldn’t put it down.  Luckily Small Fox was napping because my eyes were literally glued to the page.

“It’s Just a Little Gossip…Letters of a Broken Friendship” hit me straight in the gut almost knocking the wind right out of me.  It is the honest, naked truth of how “just a little gossip” can ruin a friendship, but how all can be healed through Christ Jesus if we lay down our own agendas and follow His.  How simple that sounds….right?

We all gossip in some form or another.  Whether it’s harmless gossip {is gossip ever harmless?} among girlfriends or the gossip that surrounds us in the media.  It is something that is a part of our everyday lives, but what is the big deal as long as no one gets hurt?  There is no harm in “just a little gossip” if you don’t get caught, right?

Getting caught is just what this book is about.  What happens when your friend catches you gossiping about her?  What happens when “just a little gossip” lasts for years {years and years}.   What happens when you hear that still, small voice of God whispering to lay it all down, forgive and move on?  Do you listen, do you follow Him, or do you ignore His voice because the pain is just TOO much?

Follow Sarah and Rebecca’s tale from heartache to healing.  See how “in all things God works for the good of those who love Him…” {Romans 8:28}.  Evaluate yourself with their study questions.  Pray for conviction, healing, strength, and guidance throughout this book with the helpful and heartfelt prayers at the end of each chapter.  Challenge yourself each week by participating in the challenges that Sarah and Rebecca have provided to help you draw closer to God and deeper into meaningful, lifelong friendships.

I can’t wait to share the tales of trials and triumphs that I encounter as I dive deeper into this book and search my heart for what God has for me.  Please visit <a href=”http://www.sheshares.org“>She Shares Ministry</a> for more information on the book, where to purchase, the authors, and TONS more stuff.  Also “like” She Shares Ministries on Facebook for uplifting words and much, much more!