Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting ready for the holidays, New Arrivals, and a heart breaking Weekend Recap!

How about that for a title!

Sorry I have been M.I.A. with fun, creative or personal post the last week! Sorry for late posting coupons; that usually are a little more timely, and for the lack of cheerfulness as you walked through the doors this week at Bellamia or my home.


Thanksgiving morning met me with a huge grief as I walked out to my car and realized that it had been burglarized. Just a few things were taken, but one of which was very dear to me and brings tears to my eyes and hurts my heart to think; my laptop. Most of you know, I could really care less about the laptop in and of itself, but what it contained, oh, what it contained!!! Every single picture of my girls for the last 5 years along with videos are gone. Back up zip drive and who knows what else (still thinking of things to this day!) was in the bag that was taken also. My console, glove compartment, girls school bags, EVERYTHING, was completely rummaged through. The scary part; 10ft from where we lay our heads at night. Our neighbors were robbed as well, and two of Tim’s co-workers vehicles in the same time frame had the same thing happened. Cash, electronics, hand guns, GPS’s, even my umbrella (well, it was raining that night!); they are going for it all! We all live in separate neighborhoods a good 15miles between us all hit within 24hours, so for all you locals beware of what is going on in your neighborhood at night.


To say I am a little paranoid and extra cautious is an understatement. Early this morning I was leaving my house to go to the gym and saw a light across the street at a neighbor’s house. I realized it was coming from their trunk. Their trunk that was wide opened at 4:30 in the morning! I wouldn’t even leave to go to the gym. Instead I waited until I saw their lights on at 6:00 to go over and tell them. They didn’t seem to concerned as I told them that two of their neighbors were robbed last week and that I noticed their trunk opened and was concerned for them, and the fact it was about to pour down rain so you might want to close it. She casually stated as she glanced over, “oh we must have left it open last night, who are you??".

Yep, I am sure that I have been marked in their books as the crazy neighbor! Sorry in advance people, but if you live anywhere near me and I stop to tell you to be careful and extra cautious it is probably because I can’t yet shake the fact that as I sit in my passenger seat of my car someone else was there. Some creep that put his hands all over my things and stole pieces of my life and intruded on my personal space was there!!

three girls must.

My children with their precious childlike faith stated “Why don’t we just pray that God will return your laptop!”. I will honestly say my immediate response that went through my mind was “huh, yeah right! You guys have a LOT more faith then me!”. Just the next day, I emailed a blogger friend that has been a great encouragement to me and without telling her what my children said, told me she would be praying that my computer would be returned to me.


Needless to say, the Lord once again showed me my heart. The fact that I worship a God that raised His Son from the dead, and believe whole heartily that He did that for me, but doubt that He could return my laptop safe and sound to me made my stomach turn. I am thankful for a Loving and Merciful God that forgives me in my times of unbelief.


So where am I today, still very very heart broken, a little paranoid and SLIGHTLY bitter against a person(s) I don’t even know, but praying God will forgive my sin in this, restore my joy, fulfill the void of memories, protect our home and personal identities, AND if His Sovereign will to PLEASE return my laptop to me! Some of these pictures are a few that were saved in my flickr account and taken this past weekend. Enjoy and don’t forget to be, extra careful, cautious and aware this Christmas season!










shop pom 2



pull toy


bla bla





Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Coupon!

Doors open @ 9am tomorrow! See you then! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For the Holidays......

xmas pj

Pers. Dress

xmas pj 2

Christmas Pajamas are in and flying out! Hurry in for your size soon because we will not be re-stocking these before Christmas!!


Monday, November 22, 2010


Please See Post below for our Special offer Pre-Sale event for our Special customers because we are so THANKFUL for you!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


To be honest, there was a period in my life when I had a hard time being thankful. As a woman, especially a mom, there is great tendency for me to believe I shouldn’t be thankful for things like, Tim taking out the trash, because HE SHOULD, or my children unloading the dishwasher, because THEY SHOULD, or my mom or in-laws babysitting our children, because THEY SHOULD.
Even as far back as Eve believing she deserved to taste that piece of fruit, I believed I deserved my family and others to serve me. Even worse, when I let those thoughts loose in my mind, it creped to my heart and soon, I believed that I deserved all the good things that was going on around me because I simply didn’t believe that “Every good and perfect gift is from above.”, therefore, I wasn’t thankful.
As a mom and wife, we carry a lot of responsibilities, so of course we make an easy target for Satan to sneak up and tell us that we don’t have to be thankful for all those petty things your family is doing, you have done them a thousand times and no one has ever thanked you. I remember wondering if I would ever come out of that sin. I would pray about it, but my mind would still go off to the “well, THEY SHOULD do that or me” attitude. I read a book a few years ago that made me laugh and cry all on the same page! Barbara Barker’s words in the book Faith Points jump from the page when I read,{ and I can’t quote it because I don’t have it in front of me as I am driving back from Mobile, but it was to the effect of} “ I would pray and pray and pray for God to soften my heart and make me thankful but I wouldn’t be if I didn’t start practicing it!”. What I got from that was, God will soften my heart, but I have to stop continuing to harden it in the process, so start saying thank you.
I had a friend once tell me that “sometimes you just have to stop praying and start doing”, meaning, put your feet to your prayers. I started doing things like thanking Tim for things even if I didn’t think I had too, or my children even if they should obey, or my mom or in-laws even though they offered. I will never forget the day I felt truly thankful. When I would walk into the sanctuary at church and cry just when I looked at the cross hanging because it reminded me of the sacrifice that was made on it for me, not because I deserved it, but because I didn’t deserve it. God’s word says to “be thankful in all things”, that means the good and the bad.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful, though many times I fall in to the deception that I deserve it or better. Praise God that his mercies are new every morning!
I am very thankful for you all and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, because you have much to be thankful for. We will be closing at 3pm on Wednesday, November 24th, to get my home in order for the large group of family member that will be joining us this holiday! Below is a coupon for you to enjoy!! Please note that all items wrapped purchased using this coupon or any other discount will be charge a $2.00 wrapping fee per item. Enjoy and see you soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend recap......

emily in tree

Whew!! Not even sure how to write this post! Tim has traveled about a third of this year and it has not been fun flying solo here on the home front. Some times it would be for days and others for weeks. It was not.fun.at.all.

jill in tree

Right before he came home we had already decided we needed to run away!

liz in tree

Not just the two of us but the whole fam.

girls in tree

If we stayed around home you know the honey do list would come out and so we decided to escape to one of our favorite places...............

sun rise

If you know someone who doesn't believe there is a God, then I recommend you taking them to the coast.

I have seen many sunsets and sunrises but it still amazes me every time I get to experience one on the beach.

We had a fabulous time and the weather was just perfect. This really is my favorite time of year to go to the beach but we have never been in November where the weather was this beautiful.

I should have learned from the last time I told the girls they could pack their own bags...

lizzy asleep on couch

Two out of Three of my girls heard me say to do so, one heard they needed long sleeves. The result, two girls with clothes, one with out any and one with Christmas attire and of course mismatch pajamas. At least the two older can share, and at one point Jillian even had to borrow my shorts, yes; my shorts, whoop whoop!

I took 856 pictures, yes, you read correctly. The girls had fun playing and I had fun capturing them. There is no possible way I can tell you in detail of our weekend so I will just leave you with the pictures and let them tell the story! Not 856, I did manage to scale it down a bit! Enjoy!


in inlet

three girls


tim goofing off

tim and moon

jillian watching sun set

sunset 3



liz in the mismatch pjs

lizz at sunrise

girls and tim

lizzy running


girls and tim on beach

lizzy wet

sand house

emily reading

lix on bike




sun rise

jill at market

beach 2010 267

jill in seaside

beach 2010 460

seaside nighttime


tim on green

liz laughing

emily butterfly face


butterfly wings

jill hola

jill sanddollar

three girls must.

liz must.

jillian mus.

liz asleep

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Related Posts with Thumbnails