Sunday, March 28, 2010

Perfect Pairings ~ Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10

{ "Perfect Pairings" is a fun and easy way to blog. Just find a picture you like and then pair it with a scripture...or, vice versa, think of a scripture and try to find a picture to fit its theme. Then, post your link in the comment section below. What a great way to share a picture, and at the same time, honor God with His Word! }

Friday, March 26, 2010

Food Revolution

I am passionate about NUTRITION.

And, I truly believe that God has called us to take care of our bodies.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own...
I Corinthians 6:19

As a Mother, I feel that we have the awesome privilege of nurturing our children and teaching them how to care for their own bodies.

Jamie Oliver, a famous celebrity chef, is also passionate about nutrition. He has created a new t.v. show called, FOOD REVOLUTION. There was a sneak peak that aired last Sunday, and the two hour premiere will be on tonight, Friday, March 26th. Don't miss it!

p.s. Jamie will also be on Oprah today discussing this topic. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010


A few highlights from the 2nd half of the Ruleys Spring Break:
"GIRLS DAY" w/ our dear friends Lindsay and her Alli
Owen getting him some love from Adorable Alli!
Couples Nite Out w/ my bestie from college and her hubby
Sushi, Wine and Great Friends = BLISS :)
A long awaited visit with Miss Harper Lauren I've never met a young girl who immensely loves to hold a baby like my Abby Ella sneaks off to the backyard to drive Hampton's sweet ride Next Day
Owen and Miss Annie...could there be a cuter couple?!!
Will doing the "Tickle Monster" on Abby The Fulton Fab Four + 3 of Mine
(Ella was at a friend's house)
Kate w/ her baby boy Mac Fun in the *Sun Wish we could do this more often... The world's greatest underage babysitter Time to say farewell...SO wish they lived in T-Town!
My Big Sis Kim snagging a hug from Ella Bella
73 degrees one day...32 the next
Indoors = lots of games and crafts
The girls created two trays of delicious delicacies for us
We generously offered to let them do the tasting :)
It's not a stay inside, keep warm, kind of day without a game of BANAGRAMS
Ran upstairs to put some laundry away, and this is what I found when I returned:
PITTER PATTER goes this Momma's heart...
sometimes an abrupt change in weather can bring very good things to your life

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ladies Man

Keep your girls locked up!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SpRiNg BrEaK I

So, we're just a few days in...but, we've already had so much fun on Spring Break!
Here are a few of our Happenings:

Ella's Barber Shop

Abby's 1st time to Roller Skate ~ I couldn't resist getting out there and showing her some of my old moves...don't worry, I refrained from backward skating & putting a comb in my pocket!
Abby getting the hang of it all...
(Okay, for some unknown reason, this pic wants to turn sideways...even though it is not this way in my saved folder. STRANGE!)
Abby & her closest pal from school
Okay, here's a little glimpse of the DRAMA that can occur at my house...just take a lookie at how animated my little ladies can be!

Fortunately, the animation is typically ALL SMILES :)
And here's another little Ruley who doesn't hold back in front of a camera :)
(This is him on the way to his 1st Dentist appt)
Abby Lou is the 1st to be checked out by our favorite dentist...
and little man is the Finale ~ no fear on his face!
Wonder what he's thinking about??
Probably all the candy he'll be eating when this is all over. :)
Next was the Matilda Jane Trunk Show at our house
We just love looking at it all...'s almost as good as chocolate.
Owen macking on precious P. before she headed back home
Okay, I'm not trying to brag...but I have to tell you, my girls are the SWEETEST SISTERS in the whole wide world. Their relationship is everything I dreamed it would be!
They dug through drawers to find outfits that were just alike to go play outside in. They wanted to be "twins" & wanted me to take a picture of them so they could remember it. I the most blessed Momma ever?!!!
Can't wait to see what the rest of the weeks has in store for us...Lots of dear friends, cousins, sisters, food, and FUN!!

Stay tuned for a SpRiNg BrEaK II post!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Perfect Pairings ~ Nehemiah 8:10

This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the JOY of the Lord is your Strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

I heard Joyce Meyer say last week ~ be very protective of your JOY, because that is what Satan is really after. He could care less about your house, your car, your job. etc. He knows that it truly is your JOY in the Lord that gives you strength. So...if he can snatch that up, he has everything he needs.
Refuse to let him do so.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

If you Love Blue Bell Ice Cream....

If you are a fellow lover of BLUE BELL ICE CREAM...
You simply must know about how to get a $1.00 off coupon for your favorite ice cream at the click of a button!
(Sign up, but unclick that u want e-mails; then, click on the coupons link)

And, if you REALLY want to get the delicious frozen treat at an even better price ~ just look through your local grocery ads for Blue Bell ice cream on sale (i.e. Reasors, Food Pyramid - in the Sunday ads), then show it to the WAL-MART clerk when you check out, and SHAZAM! You've got your $5.75 carton of ice cream for just $3.50!!
($4.50 price match - $1.00 coupon = $3.50)

!**!!**!*i scream u scream we all scream 4 ice cream*!**!!**!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What happens when a 10 yr old boy stays up too late...

Will crashed out on my bed this afternoon with some folded laundry as his pillow.
(Psst: check out which pieces of clothing it was ~ Mom's panties!!! LOL!!)
Greg and I were in stitches! :)

Guess he & his best friend had a little too much fun last night at their sleepover.