When life handed me a Canadian Husband, Two Energetic Kids and a Dog with ADHD,
I made myself some Organized Chaos!

About Me

I am a daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister, wife, mother, friend but most importantly I am a Child of God.  

My husband is a Canadian.  I say that because it is very important to him.  He likes to remind me all the time that he is Canadian.  I am pretty sure that is something I wouldn't forget.  We met in 2000 when in Peoria, IL  while he was  playing in hockey.  I wish I could say that life from 2000 to 2012 has been nothing but flowers, giggles and little hearts but we have really grown through our relationship.  He has a great sense of humor, smart and he challenges me.  Which can be a great thing and a frustrating thing.  I fall more in love with him daily.  We don't have a perfect marriage but we work hard to make it work.  I am grateful to wake up next to my best friend every day.  

My oldest son 11.  In this blog I will probably call him T3 or TanMan.  He was born early but he was a healthy little boy.  He truly made me feel like I was the  BEST MOMMY EVER!!  He slept all night at an early age and he wasn't too bad through the terrible two's and horrible three's.  T3 has grown into a crazy preteen that loves sports, history, friends and loves God.  He is my first born and I love him so much. 

My baby is 8 years old.  I usually call him Moose.  He is all me wrapped up in one little body. Except he is way smarter than I was or should I say I am now. He was my daredevil and thankful we have tamed him down a bit because we had our own parking spot at the ER at one point.  He keeps up on our toes and thinking. Moose loves hockey.  Watching it or playing it doesn't matter he loves it.  He is my baby and I love him so much!  

Then there is Riley.  She is our Shar-Pei/Golden Retriever Mix Puppy!!  We love her so much. Riley has been a handful from day one.  We have gone through so many HORRIBLE or maybe CHALLENGING moments with her but as a family we got through them and well, she is still with us and we love her so much.  

I am so blessed to be in a home with these three boys and crazy dog.  I love them so much.  

But with all of those blessing I have in my life the biggest blessing I have is God's Grace.  I fall short in my daily life and He still holds His hand out to me.  Here is a little bit of what I believe.  

The Bible to be the inspired, perfect, trustworthy
             II Timothy 3:15-17
 II Peter 1:21)

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit 
Genesis 1:1
Deuteronomy 6:4
Matthew 28:19
John 10:30

Jesus was born to a virgin
Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 1:23
Luke 1:34-3

Jesus sinless life
Hebrews 4:15
Hebrews 7:26

Jesus died on the cross
I Corinthians 15:3
Ephesians 1:7
Hebrews 2:9

Jesus resurrection
John 11:25
I Corinthians 15:4

 Jesus sits on the right hand of the Father
Mark 16:19

We need to be saved and renewed by Jesus and the blood He sheds for us.
John 3:16-19
John 5:24
Romans 3:23
Romans 5:8-9
Ephesians 2:8-10
Titus 3:5

Christians are examples of the love of God in this world.
I John 4:16-17