The Frey SEVEN

The Frey SEVEN

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Just my random thoughts this morning.... I really need to shut off the TV and maybe even facebook and read more. There are some pretty horrible things on TV now...I can't believe some of it. Books...Knowledge is power. :) And I'm happy that Eli and Zahavah enjoy sitting on their beds flipping through books at such a young age. Yeah!

I love my kids. I remember the day and where I was when God laid it upon my heart to stay home w/ my children. Its the best decision I have ever made (its also the hardest job ever). And Brett has been awesome with thinking its a great idea, standing beside me and helping me through the tough times. I wish all moms had the desire to stay home w/ their kids. Its what American (actually all nations) children need in todays world.

I have a horrible time being able to let go and forgive pedofiles. And don't be a fool...they are closer than you think! Its the one area that I can honestly say...Lord help me to forgive those who purposely sexually abuse and assault children b/c I can't. And I'm also glad its up to God and not me. He is a just God and I trust him. Its actually physical abuse too, and murder...its all so heavy and sick. On the news and in the paper u hear and read about it. And I think..."How can they kill their own child or sexually assault their own daughter?" And then I quickly recall that we live in a sick and fallen world and Satan is alive and well. But forgiveness in this area is something I'm still working on.

I love sunshine!!!!

I love sleeping precious babies.

I love adoptions...what an amazing act of love on the biological mother's!

I love Jesus...I don't claim to know it all, nor understand it all...but its worth every breath I take to live for HIM alone. I love family. I am happy to live so close to mine, even though we don't always get along. Its family and nothing is better.

I truly miss my family that has passed on this past decade...My Uncle Pete, My Aunt Brenda, Grandma Great & Grandma Judy...they were very close family members and their presence is very much missed during family gatherings. What lays heavy on my heart is that they didn't get to meet Zahavah, and some didn't get to meet Eli. My Aunt & Grandma Great loved babies and they would have "ate her up".

Marriage was created to make you HOLY not HAPPY. Its tough sometimes, but its a life worth living. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams with Brett and my family. We know we are fortunate and talk about it often. We want to share our blessings & our eternal gift with those less fortunate & unaware of God's AMAZING grace.

I think an affair has a horrific ripple effect on family. I do understand that marriages are incredibily difficult and there are times of loneliness etc etc etc., but in the end its a very selfish act and I don't think its one worth pursuing.

I need to run more! My current excuse is (cause the only time I can go is early in the morning before Brett goes to work) its too dark & charleston isn't that safe! Gym? Thats a possiblity but I'm thinking Wii Fit! What do u think?

I'm done rambling, I need more coffee. I hope someone was enlightened.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Random photos from this past week! ENJOY!

This is not from the past week, this is from Brett's college homecoming! Its rare we get a photo of us together!
Me, my two babies & our new dog Twink.

Zahavah and Twink are the best of friends. She sticks her hands in his mouth and he just licks them...all day long...and she laughs everytime. Its really cute.

Brett wanted to snap this shot as he was cutting away his hair. Him and Micayla had a fun time w/ different cuts along the way. I am just glad the chin hair is gone.

Brett and the little ones had fun raking the leaves up & playing in them. I always love to take photos of this. Eli notices me, but not baby Z.

Look at those meanies...covering her up!

She likes it!

Such a BEAUTIFUL fall day. I love their little faces!

One of my favs.


Eli loves his sissy.

Z likes to eat gourds. Yuck.

Eli learning how to use my rubber brayer. I really enjoy art time w/ him.

I make things too, today I made 50 Christmas cards to sell @ Salisbury's Womens Christmas Tea.

Eli does make bigger messes than I do!!! But I don't mind. He is exploring, learning and having fun!
He doesn't look proud in this photo, but he is!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Last Day woooohoooo!

1. This makes me sick! I bought a baby walker off amazon some months ago and now Zahavah can walk well...we only got a few months out of it and paid like $65 for that thing! Its going to the garage sale pile. :(
2. Spirit of Africa CD.
3. Dead plant...trash.
4. 2 mops...trash.
5. A small cooler...garage sale.

So now that I am finished...I really need to have a garage sale...b/c I don't want to have this stuff sitting in my garage all winter. Its amazing how full my garage sale bins get over the winter months just with clothes and toys my kids outgrow...and as it is right now...they are full already. Come one, come all to my fall sale. I'll let you know when!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

short and sweet...

trash trash trash...all collected in big boxes and taken to the house is getting clutter free! YEAH!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Only three more days of getting rid of stuff!

I really only got rid of two groups of things today....a huge stack of CDs & a good pile of hats and gloves that we don't need! Wednesday is the last day of my ridding! I'm not like Flylady...I'm not doing it everyday...holy cow I can't imagine!
Writing it on my blog has been a good way to hold myself accountable to remember to do it! Not in a good mood, as I just realized I chipped a tooth today...grrr! And my teenager is lying!

Friday, October 2, 2009

And a towel, a walking toy and four CDs! Just keeping running across stuff that I don't need!
Sick of hearing about me decluttering? Well, I am posting it on my blog to hold myself accountable...or else I probably wouldn't do it! Anyhoooo enough about that.

Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family! He moves in on Sunday. He current name is "Twink," although Eli and Micayla like it, we do not! So here are the names in running...let us know which you would pick!

1. King (from the movie CARS)

2. Ink

3. Zeke (pronounced Zeeek)

Thats all we have at the moment. The lady in the photos is who he is living with now, she is his foster mommy.

Four days in one, the weekend is going to b crazy!

Friday & Saturday
1. See Spot Run DVD
2. Throwing away a picture frame w/o the glass.
3. Disneyland Limited edition pin.
4. 54 cross stitch colors
5. 11 different knitting needles
6. A bunch of different knitting books for hats, blankets etc.
7. A cherished Teddies cross stitch book w/ magnetic lap pad.
8. 7 different children's books
9. A sewing magazine.
10. party streamer

I cleaned out my kids art area...oh my! I will never have to buy markers or playdough again! I threw away most stuff...dried paints, broken crayons, papers, some broken coloring pencils etc. etc. The only things I was able to keep and possibly "resale" is a protractor & a pencil sharpner! :) It feels good to declutter!

1. Stuffed bear
2. sequence cards
3. 2 votive candle holders
4. A school supply box
5. A small glass plant pot

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Can't wait till the month is up!

1. A landscape picture frame
2. a huge sheet of gift tags
3. A children's book about butterflies.
4. 4-1 inch three ring notebooks
5. A ton of baby shower gift bags.
Probably should have kept some of these items b/c they are useful, but they have been in the basement for over a year and no been used, so they are going!