Friday, December 16, 2011

Chirstms cards!!!!

It's just 9 days away from Christmas day!!! it's so hard to believe that it's just about here.
Our little home is all prepared and the stocking that I finally got done (after saying for 3 years that I would do some) are hung!
Last year a dear friend gave us a Christmas advent calendar for this year, we have just loved doing it each night with the kids, so much so Hubby is going to build one that's just a bit bigger for the years to come.
This week week we also had our Cookie exchange, ( and I for got to take pix. :( sorry! ). it was a great time with lots of  families, some singing and lots of yummy food!! We loved it so much that we will start doing it each year!
We are getting really excited about our next big trip, we're heading to GA. to be with Hubby's side of the family for the Christmas week.
So enough of an update for now. remember in my last post how excited I was about Christmas cards?
Well in the past few days the kids just about can't wait till the mail man brings the mail. they race to the box to see if we have received any cards. yesterday we got 5!!! they were so excited I just had to share it with you!!! 
Here's some pictures I took of them! 

Thanks for the blessings!!!!

Just love Aiden's face in this one!
In our kitchen we hang all of our cards for the weeks to come so that we can enjoy each one, and pray for the families as we look through them!
 We want to thank each of you that have sent us a Christmas card and up date!
Have a blessed day, I'm off to spend time with my kiddo's.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

With December here I can't wait to go to the mail box and find those wonderful little Christmas cards and letters from our friends and loved ones. I was so excited to receive our 1st one today, and hung it up to wait for the rest of our cards!!!
I feel like Christmas cards are kind of a thing of the past, but I love them!! and that it means that someone took the time to think of our family and wants to bless us. it just delights me so much!!!  I look forward to scrapbooking all the pictures to look back on in the years to come too!
So with our awaiting excitement to have a card or two in our mail box each day I couldn't wait to get our Christmas card and letter out.  So today was the day, They are all out!!  we'll hand deliver a few to our church family and friends here in the next few days and weeks.
  I want to share our Letter with you my blog friends too, and if your on Christmas Card list, you'll just have to resist the the "want" to read it and wait till yours arrives. ; )
So here is our "2011" Christmas letter!

Merry Christmas!!!
It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is here already. Our year has just flown by.
We’ve had a very blessed year with lots of Joys and Sorrows too. The Lord is always faithful through it all to grow our love for Him in a neat way!

Liam ~ Now 4. Loves to ride his bike and climb trees, higher then Mama really likes! He is growing tall and into a little man. He is a joy and a blessing to have around!

Elhanna ~ Our happy healthy little 3 year old is rarely seen without a pencil and paper in hand. She is becoming quite the “Little Mama” always with a helping hand, or telling the boys what to do.

Aiden ~ Now 19 months, with his little sparkling blue eyes and smiles galore; there is never a dull moment with him around. He helps this Mama remember that, “A clean house isn’t always best.” He is a precious little treasure.

Jon ~ Is very busy at the church, studying and teaching. He loves to spend what little free time he has in the garage, or “shop” as he calls it, building as many projects that this little wife can come up with. He is such a great Daddy, Always giving of himself even after a long hard day at the office! I’m so thankful the Lord gave him to me to be his helpmate!

Me~ This fall an interesting one for me. In Aug.I became really sick, and tired all the time. We were very quick to find out that we were blessed with another “Little treasure” to arrive in April. So, my time has been spent in getting as much done in the mornings and a nap time in the afternoon. This pregnancy had been the hardest yet. But so thankful that we are in the second trimester and feeling MUCH better! Between rough times I have managed to get a few projects done!

May 2012 grow you ever closer to our Savior.

Jon, Carra, Liam, Elhanna,
Aiden & Baby
                                                    And here is the Pix from our card!

We just got back from visiting my side of the family in IN. and I thought I share just a few pix with you!

Our Nativity with a  real 2 week old baby Jesus!

Our kiddo's with my Parents!
It has become the tradition each year to do a family pix with all 35 of us!!
 ( counting our baby boy on the way!)
My parents are so Blessed!! This is just my siblings and their families, and my parents, :)

Have a Blessed day!
I'm off to wrap some gifts before the kids wake up! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where have I been ???

It has been for ever, and for that I'm so sorry but I promise that I do have a really good excuse. About 9 weeks ago we found out that the Lord had blessed us with anorther little "Treasure" !!
It wasn't more then a few days latter that my Morning sickness kicked in and boy! it was terrible, the worse yet out of all three "Blessings" so far.
Feeling sick just about all day and trying to keep up with all the house work and fun that comes with 3 kiddo's, lets just say that our lives fell apart. the house got messy, dishes piled up till there weren't any left to be used. and you know how I am with clothes and how few we have, so they ran out. it was just not a very good season for the Moorman family.
But I'm sooooooo thankful that it's over and I'm feeling just about 100%. I still have yucky moments, but not nearly as bad as our first Trimester! 
I'm so excited to share with you our first Tummy pix!

I'm 17 weeks this pix. and it's been such a joy to watch the older kiddo's learn to help out more and to
"take care" of Mama while I was sick.
Our Dr. says all is well and that baby is growing just fine, we are so excited for the 21st to arrive, we have an Ultra sound and Lord willing we'll be able to find out what our "little Blessing" is and check and make sure that it really is just "One Little Blessing". with being so sick and everything the thought of twins right now is a bit overwhelming, but trusting the Lord that He knows whats best for our family!

We don't want to rush away the Holidays and the winter season, but April 16th just can't be here soon enough. we are thrilled and amazed at our God and the blessings He has brought into our lives this year. 2011 has been a great year and we're looking forward to what He has for us in 2012!!!

With the the holiday season right upon us, don't forget to take time to count your blessings, and Thank the Lord for how He has blessed you this year.  We have been making a list of 5 things each day. it's been so fun to hear the kiddo's share and see the love for thankfulness grow in their little hearts!

Here's just a sneak peak of what our Christmas card pix just might look like, we shot them today after lunch!!  
 Our Christmas tree is up and we leave for IN. to be with my side of the family in just a few weeks. Can't wait to be all together!
So that's just a bit of what's going on in "My Little  Bleesed World" over the past few months and I hope you can for give me for being gone for so long! ;)
Have a blessed day! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Pounding!!!

So sorry it's been sooo long, life has been a buzz around here. You'd think that summer was still here by how busy we've been.
But so thankful for the fall and all the changing colors and just the season in it's self. and with the FALL comes the month of October, witch is Pastor Appreciation month!!!
This morning our church family blessed our 3 families with a " Pounding"  It's where they pound us with lots and lots of Love, Gifts of Groceries, Gift cards and Notes of Encouragement!
They also had Lunch planned for everyone, it was a great time of fellowship, and Boy! did we come home "Blessed !!!"
Here is just a little peek of what we were blessed with !!!

 We are so thankful for our Church family and just how much they love the Lord through giving and blessing us as their Pastoral staff.
Thank You Pleasant View Church family for the HUGE blessing of encouragement and love this morning. we are so thankful for you!
October is not over yet, so if you haven't taken the time to "Bless" your Pastoral staff. this would be a GREAT time to do it. and coming from a wife of a Pastor it means so much to your leaders to hear from you words of Love and Encouragement and just a simple "Thanks" from your flock!
Have a blessed evening!
I'm off to have a family Movie Night with my family!!! Just maybe a Christmas movie is in store. :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

We'll miss you!


This has been a long hard week for my family. On Thursday my dear Grandpa Ralph Zeigler (my Dad's Dad)  passed away from a massive heart attack.

As we've been helping the children understand whats going on we've asked them some memories of Great Grandpa,  and here's what Liam had to say.

"Great Grandpa loved... Horses, and Tractors"

That's so true that's what he loved his family, their farm and their ponies!

He will be greatly missed by all of us!

Please pray for my family this weekend as they prepare for the funeral.
But most of all for my precious Grandmother Delores. his death leaves a huge hole in her heart and life. and for my Dad and his 4 brothers.

Thanks so much, we covet your prayers

Friday, August 26, 2011

Faithfulness Farm Old-Fashioned Bake Sale Giveaway

A precious blog that I follow Faithfulness Farm is doing a great giveaway right now an Old-Fashioned Bake Sale Giveaway !  I'm so excited for you to meet Gail and gain some wisdom and some very yummy recipe's from her blog!
So head on over here's the link right to the giveaway Faithfulness Farm but don't just stop there, take some time to look around and enjoy her blog a bit!

The Splender of my King !!!

Hello Dear Friends!
  My friend Danielle over at the The gaertegang just did a post of her beautiful flowers and it so inspired me to do the same!! you should go check out her blog it's a great read.
I am just in awe of the Lord and His creativity in creation. this week all my flowers have just seemed to pop with color. I just can't get over how Awesome our King is to create all of this for His glory and that we get to enjoy it too!

                                                I think this neat, check out the bee in the center!


Our Morning Hike!!

This morning we went to Swallow Falls State park for a little Hike, it just about 20 min. from our house, and boy was it was such a blast!
Jon and I use to hike all the time when it was just to two of us. but to go with all 3kidd'os was a HUGE Adventure.
Liam loved all the rocks and logs to climb on and Lanna did her best to keep up with him, but she is very careful  with each thing she does and is very "Tareful" ( Careful) as she says!
Aiden was in the wrap most of the time, but squealed with delight as he watched L & L take their little adventures here and there! but when he got out was very quick to do what big brother was doing with just a little help from Daddy!
Here's just a few shots from our day!!

L & L!

                                                                  I just love this one!

That was our day!
We praise the Lord for such a great place to live with fun things to do just a few min. away!
Have a great evening,

Friday, August 19, 2011

And the WINNER is?

I have had so much fun doing this giveaway with Amy from Mary Kay! Amy thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this great giveaway!!!
And now for the winner!!!!
 Comment # 3!   Chrissy over at
Congrats! Hope you like enjoy it!

Thank you everyone for entering and commenting about all the great products from Mary Kay.
If you ever need to order check out Amy's web page Here to order!!!
Have a blessed weekend!
I'm off to look for some fun things to have Jon build/make for our Fall festival. A friend and I are having a little booth, Can't wait!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mary Kay Giveaway!!!

TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set

Good Monday Morning to you!
Just about every day we ladies put make up on and go about our days.
 I grew up with my Mom using some Mary Kay make up and night creams. I can still remember the smell of the one she would use at night on her face, and the sticky feeling it left on my lips after I kissed her good night! But I always thought that Mary Kay products were for older grown up ladies, but Boy am I wrong!!
I went over to Amy's  Mary Kay sight and I was amazed, and  Yes! you can call me "old school" for not realizing how much make up has changed since I was little, and that tells you just how much make up this busy Mama really uses now too! :)
Amy has offered one of my great followers a wonderful gift of a TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set a $55 value!
Here's what Mary Kay has to say about the 2 step set!

Instant Results: Fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve beautifully smooth skin – immediately – with this simple, two-step set
Try it! Love it!

These results were experienced after just one week.**
85% saw improvement in skin texture.
73% saw a reduction in fine lines.
71% saw smaller-looking pores.

Amy is so excited about this giveaway that is she is also offering 15% off of your order when you use the keyword Carra at check out!!! 

Head on over to Amy's web sight  here to do a little shopping and get that 15% off and FREE shipping!!!!

And now for the giveaway!!!
Open to US residents only so sorry.
 Here's how to inter!
Leave me a DIFFERENT Comment for each one letting me know ...
 ( with your email in the comment. )

 1. Go over to Amy's Mary Kay sight here  and tell me what you like most from Mary Kay, or that you would like to try!  And Be or become a follower of our blog "A Shade Different" with Google Friend. ( you have to do both for your comment to count, so make sure you do both!)

2. Blog or "share" about our giveaway, and leave me the link for 2 entries!
3.  Go over to Amy's blog and purchase something great and come back and tell me for 5 entries!!!
     ( for 8 entries total!)

The giveaway will end Thursday (the 18th) at 9pm. and then watch Friday morning for a winner!!!
Amy, Thanks so much for doing such a great giveaway for me, and I look forward to more fun in the future!

Have a great week,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mary Kay Giveaway to come!

Hey there!
I just wanted to give you something to look forward to in the next few days!!    

A Sweet Friend of mine that I traveled with in Life Action is going to giveaway a GREAT  Mary Kay gift to one of my followers, it's so great I wish could get in on the fun! So stay tuned " Lord willing" Monday I'll be posting the giveaway!
Until then head over to Amy's 
Mary Kay sight and doing some shopping and go here for some really great Mary Kay tips!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Family Pix!!

Good Morning!!! I Just wanted to share a few family pix with you.
Some how last Sunday morning we all ended up matching and so I thought it would be a great time to get a quick shot at our Church Picnic!!
In our family it always seems to be the first pix that is the best and then everyone gets distracted and doesn't smile well. But because the kids were so excited about the picnic they were all just a but wacky, so here's the best two shots for now!!!  

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thirty One gifts!!!

Hey Everyone!!
I'm doing a Thirty One Gifts Book party for a friend of mine out in Cally. and wanted for you to be able to get in on the Fun of it!!!
The new Fall Catalog just came out this month and EVERYTING in it is 15% off!!!
so head on over to Laurel's web sight and go for a little shopping spree!!!


Saturday, July 30, 2011


6 years ago today I married a man that I loved with all my heart. that day I thought that I could never love him more. Boy was I wrong!!!
The Lord has grown my love for my Sweet Hubby in ways that I never imagined.
I'm so thankful for him. He is such a great Daddy and wonderful Pastor.
I love you Jon Moorman!!!
July 30th 2005!!!

6 years and 3 Little Blessings latter!
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Look what we found!

A few weeks a go I was cleaning out the little barn and I opened up a dresser drawer and found these little babies!
At first I thought it was just an old nest, but as I was taking it to dump it out came a little baby and I SCREAMED and dropped to drawer.
Lets just say mice and snakes make this Mama do some Crazy things. I can't stand them.
But these little babies were so cute I didn't have the heart to "get rid " of them.
 So the kids watched them till Daddy got home to " Get rid" of them for me.  

Here's what Lanna  thought of them!

                                                    Aiden wasn't sure what to think of them!
                                               " Awww, there so Tute" is what Lanna would say!

Needless to say when Daddy got home he "Helped" me with our little babies, and Lord willing we won't be finding any more any time soon! :)
Have a great night!

Elhanna Joy!!!

Our Sweet Little Girl turned 3 today!
She is so mature for her age she seems just a bit older, but I'd like to keep her little as long as passable!!! :)
At 3 she can...
Count to 15, say all her ABC's, help with house work. (she loves it. and often does things without being asked) watch baby A. for a few minuets for me, make her bed, feed the cat, and knows many bible verses!
She is such a JOY in our lives. defiantly lives up to her middle name!

We celebrated this evening at dinner with our family before Daddy had to rush to a meeting, so here's some shots form our day!

Daddy brought Lanna some Balloons on his lunch break!

The Dinner table!

Her Jello Cake!
( We"ll have a real one Sunday at her party!)

New Boots!

New to us Bike! ( A $5 GS deal!)

She was so excited about having a bike all of her own! she's been riding one of Liam's old ones!

That was our day!!!
So thankful for a new year to spend watching this Little girl turn into a little Lady.
We are so blessed!
Have a great evening!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Old to New #2

Just wanted to share another Old to New with you!
I found this ? not sure what it's called. But we call it the "Shoe box". at a little primitive shop.
I loved it and for $25. I liked the oak look, but had other thoughts for it!



It sets right inside our front door, and it's the perfect place for all our shoes!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Old to New!!!!

The other day I was at a Garage Sale and found this little tray!!! I've been looking for one for a while for our table! and was thrilled with this one but knew it needed just a bit of paint!!!


I love the way it turned out and all for $1 and a bit of paint and stain we had here at the house!
I'm off to our ladies meeting at church!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

And the winner is...

Good Morning!!!
Thanks so much to everyone who stoped by for our book giveaway.
I loved reading all your stories about your kiddo's and what little treasures you've been blessed with!

So here is our winner, Danielle from the Gaertegang!! She has a great blog to follow too!
Danielle I sent you and email!
Have a great day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I have winner!!!

Just wanted to Thank everyone who told me their favorite story about their kiddo's
I have a winner and I'll let you know in the morning!!!
Have a blessed night!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Loving the Little Years Giveaway!!!

Good morning!
A few weeks ago a friend of mine said I needed to read this book called
"Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches "

To be honest my first thought was, " With a 4, 2, & 1 year old, when do I have time to read anymore?", but she assured me that it was short read; and it is!!!
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic is a precious book for those of us in this season. It has short short chapters for those of us that just have a just few minunts to ourselves
( mine, in the bathroom. :)).
Rachel has five children five and under, including twins, so she has lots of experience with "Little Treasures".

Here's just a few quotes I love from the book!

"Christian childrearing is a pastoral pursuit, not an organisational challenge . . . If you are focused on the upkeep of the house and the schedule, as long as your child is not interrupting, you don't worry about it. If you are being pastorally minded, you will stop whatever it is that you are doing to see how your daughter is up in her bedroom."

". . . if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details. Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces."

" Fat souls are better then clean floors."

I appreciate Rachel's wisdom and want to try so many of her ideas that I will likely have to re-read sections to remember how to execute them. One of the concepts that she talks about is that we teach our children to be obedient because obedience leads to freedom, and that is something we want to model about God’s character.

Loving the Little Years is available from Canon Press .

All that to say, I am happy to be giving away A copy of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches here on my blog! All you have to do is become a Google Friend Follower of our blog if you're not already, leave me a comment telling me so, and leave another comment telling me one thing that you love about the little one(s) in your life! The Giveaway will end on Sunday at 9pm. I will announce the winner on Monday, the 11th! ( 2 comment's in all )
Please include you email in one of your comments so I know where to finda ya!!

Thanks Canon for a fun giveaway!!!

Have a blessed day!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rodeo Time!

Last night we took Liam and Lanna to the Rodeo! They had a blast just watching the Cowboys and Cowgirls. but I think most of all the the bulls chasing after the clowns!
The weather last night was very cool for what we have had and so the bulls were VERY ornery.
One " Might Mouse" so much so that after his ride to took off... No really he rammed the fence and then JUMPED it! and was lose in the fair grounds. it was quit the event!!! the kids were so into to it! the Cowboys were everywhere trying to contain " Might Mouse" But even after a attempt to lasso him he got away and when we left they were still chasing him!!!!
Liam loved that. and Said " Can I go help? " :)

Here's just a few pix from our evening!

Lanna Loved it!

Liam, WAY into it!

Their T~shirts

It was a very fun evening.
But again as I was sitting there in the grandstand the Lord was working on my heart. " How many of these people Know my Lord, How many of them will spend eternity with HIM,

Here in our own little 3 stop light town who has a true relationship with HIM?"

But the Bigger question... if the Lord would bring the opportunity would I be ready to share the HOPE that I have in HIM? Hummm. I have some heart checking to do this afternoon when the family naps this afternoon. I'm excited to see what the Lord has for me!

But would you be willing to ask your self that? Am I ready and willing to share the gospel at any moment? Just something to think about!!!

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A little tour!

Well the sun was out for just enough time for me to get some shots, so as promised here is a tour of our little yard and garden!

This by our front side walk!
I love the Mama Chicken and her "3" chicks!

The other side of the side walk!

I'd been wishing for a Colonial flag for a while and Jon found one!
and I love the little door that he made me out of reclaimed boards.
(Oh, the sign on it say" Little is much when God is in it.")

Here is our little garden!
when I left for IN. everything was so little, not so any more:)

Our mail boxes!

This is Naomi's (our landlords) garden, her garden is just wonderful!!!
and her Larkspur is just.... WOW this time of year!!

Well that's it for now, we have a few more flower beds here or there, but the computer is slow tonight that's why the pix are small, so this will have to do.
But before I go I want to share a bit more from my heart with you!

The Lord was convicting me yesterday as I was working outside, I was so excited to do this little tour that I let the house work go INSIDE for a few days, and things are a mess. all because I was wanting to get the OUTSIDE looking cute and all ready.
That's what we as Christians do sometimes. We strive to keep things on the OUTSIDE looking good. making sure that we're all put together, the kids are clean and neat. and when asked how were doing we reply " Fine thanks!" But INSIDE where no one can see, were falling apart. there is sin in our Hearts, it's as dirty as can be, and we're not walking with the Lord.
So as you think about your life this week what does your INSIDE look like!

Hope you enjoyed the little tour!

Have a great evening.