Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Recap!

This year we had the best Easter! We have come so far from last year. We are truly blessed and we thanked God for each moment of such a special weekend!!!























Hope everyone has a blessed night!
Lots of love...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday!

Today I just want to remember that Jesus died for me...that Jesus died for us! I want to focus on the cross and what all means. I want to be grateful for the sacrifice he made.......
Good Friday is not just a day we get off from school or work...Its a Good Friday because of what he did for us!
 
 
Hope everyone has a blessed Good Friday!
Lots of love...

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!


Today I am linking up with Jessica for Throw Back Thursday! I love old pictures! I can sit and look at them for hours. I even enjoy ones I don't know anyone in the picture. It is really cool to see all the changes and how styles have changed over the years!
With Easter this weekend, I thought it only fitting to post a picture of Jagger's first Easter!

My oh my, how we have changed! and that sweet face brings tears to my eyes! I look at these pictures and I swear I blinked and here we are 5 years later! How does that happen? It makes me sad and happy at the same time!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Interview....with the hubby!

I'm so excited that the hubby agreed to an interview! I am coping off one of my friends in the blog world...Mrs Kayla White at Mississippi Mrs! She is so sweet..you need to check her blog out!
I love my husband so much! So here we go......

Me: What is the name of my blog?
M: More Sweet Tea Please

Me:What do I typically write about?
Him: ....on your blog?
Me: yes?
Him: everything...

Me: What is a popular fashion item for women right now?
Him: (Laughing out Loud!) ...them tall boots you've been wearing!
Me: thoughts- he does not obviously pay attention to fashion!!! *cracking up*

Me: What's the best place to shop for women?
Him: Victoria's Secret.... (I'm telling you..he does not shop!)

Me: What do you know about pinterest?
Him: nothing actually

Me: What's a Hunter Wellie?
Him: a what?........ no clue

Me: What is our favorite thing to do together?
Him: watch a movie

Me: What does a perfect evening look like to me?
Him: *dying out laughing* the house is clean, no laundry, going to eat then a movie but that is only if we can stop at the local Wal-Mart/Target

Me: What's the Pantone color of the year for 2014?
Him: What is a pantone?

Me: It's actually Radiant Orchid!
Him: Oh yes, that was my 2nd guess

Me: What do women keep in their purse?
Him: Everything

Me: What do I do when I'm home alone?
Him: like no kids?
Me: yes
Him: read and sleep!

Me: What do you do when you are home alone?
Him: play guitar

Me: What is my favorite accessory
Him: you have a lot of jewelry...so jewelry!

Me: What's an acceptable amount to spend on a makeup item?
Him: no clue......like eye liner? Most makeup is expensive..
Me: ok...moving on!

Me: What is your favorite trait about me, not physical?
Him: sense of humor
Me: What is my favorite show?
Him: You go through phases....The nanny, revenge, greys,

Me: What is my dessert of choice?
Him: *dead silence*    .........chocolate cake!

Me: Anything else you want to add?
Him: naah. I'm good!



This cracks me up! I love knowing what men think and don't think!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love..





Monday, April 14, 2014

Friendship!

Friends...this word just makes me smile! I absolutely love our friends! Many times they are closer than family....there are things they know that no one else knows. They are there when we need to cry. They understand when we are hurting. They never judge us and they can always make us laugh- not just a normal chuckle....laugh until we cry!
I think it is so cool how God brings certain friendships into your life when you least expect it! I have had lots of friends over my lifetime. Some have come and gone..Some I am still close with. Some we have parted ways but they always have a place in my heart!
I love how our friends now are family to us. We do life together. Our kids love each other. We tell our secrets. We tell our opinions even if they are different. We encourage each other. We don't care if our homes are junked from the week of life. We are there no matter what.
This weekend was a huge reminder from God about friendship and that he has blessed us with some pretty amazing people!
So if you are reading this and you are one of our close friends or just an acquaintance, or maybe a friend that has come and gone, just know how much you are loved and appreciated for what you bring to our life! Another thing, if you are reading this and you have awesome friends, don't forget to tell them how much you care for them!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spending!

Well, Well, Well......In the book 7 (again if you don't know about this..google it! You will be blown away) I have made it to the chapter about spending! I knew this would be a tough one because as we all know everyone spends too much money! Matthew and I do our best to watch our spending. We really don't have any credit cards- maybe 1 small one that is paid off. We only have 1 car payment but even with all this we spend too much money! I told Matthew the other day if Dave Ramsey walked in our house we would tell us to sell our van and get something cheap that we could pay off quick - basically going back to the Camry days when we had no car payments what so ever! Man I miss those days!   He would tell us to get rid of the Iphones...go back to basic phones with no texting for $50 a month! we for sure would not be doing the $5 here, $10 there, $8 over there...we nickel and dime it too death! I just don't get it!
anyways in the book she goes on to explain that her and her family will only be spending money in 7 places during the whole month....bills, gas station, farmers market, kids school, limited travel fun, medical, and target(we could be best friends!)! Target is strictly for emergencies and she has to use it last case.....She states that she was looking over her statement for previous months and they had spent money at 66 different vendors..it was time for a change! It really got me thinking about how we spend our money...We don't have 66 different places but what are we spending? is it wasteful? does it bring honor to God? is it something we truly need? can we live without it?  I know money is a very touchy subject and many people don't want to be told how to spend it or what to do with it but sometimes I think about the day we stand before the Lord and will he be happy with how we have managed our money that  HE has given us? I think about what I am teaching my kids....Are we teaching them that things and money can make them happy? I feel there is a happy medium in there somewhere!
Here is something else in the book that blew my mind....
Annual spending on cosmetics $8 billion
basic education for all global children $6 billion

Annual US and European spending on perfume $12 billion
Clean water for all global citizens $9 billion

Annual US and European spending on pet food $17 billion
Reproductive health for all women $12 billion!

This all seems unreal to me..I just can't believe what goes on in our world, and trust me I the worst about turning my head to the things and just thinking, What can I do about it? but then I think ...I may be one person but I can "rage against the machine". I can be countercultural and say enough is enough....I am not buying wasteful things anymore. I am not spending just because we have it. I don't care if we can't keep up with the Joneses..etc...
I know you are probably thinking Oh my, Megan has went off the deep end! No...It has just truly made me think...
So, my challenge for myself is to be mindful of how spend and where our money is going!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What's Up Wednesday!!

What's up in our world.....

*right now I am sitting at the table listening to the Lowes man tell us about windows for our house!! ;)

*yesterday the boys and I went to Jonesboro for a dentist appointment. It rained on us the whole time. I finally gave up on trying to keep us dry... I live in "Megan's world" and in "Megan's world" she doesn't watch the news or know the weather! So yesterday I got dressed looking cute, no prepared for bad weather. I had flats on so my feet we soaking wet all day..my hair was frizzy and gross....the kids were soaking wet..we just looked like drowned rats! Oh well...we made it home safe!

*Hudson has been having bathroom problems....He gets so stopped up and then when he has to go, it is horrible..He balls up on the floor and screams out in pain! I called the dr yesterday and they said we can start using Karo syrup in his bottle?? We started it today so I am anxious to see if it works!

*Bible study was Monday night and it was absolutely amazing! I feel so blessed that God has given me Faithful Friends...I can't even begin to explain the work that God is already doing with this group of women!

*I'm not quite sure what is going on with Jagger but he is really starting to test Matthew and I. He has always been such a good boy and now we ask him to do something or quit doing it and he doesn't. It drives me crazy. It wears me out and I don't understand why he is doing this. I hate having to spank him and I feel like I am constantly getting on to him...I keep praying that God will help us through this and its just a phase....I am taking any suggestions or words of encouragement?!

*I am still cleaning out closets and junk drawers....why or why do we continue to have an over abundance of junk!

*I am looking forward to Easter. It is my favorite holiday! I love everything that goes with it. This year we are having so many cool things going on at church! I can't hardly wait....We are going all out on our Easter Outfits and I am really trying to teach Jagger that Easter is not about the easter bunny...Its about Jesus...and Jesus is the boss of the Easter bunny so Jesus makes the ultimate decision about what is left on Easter morning! :)

* I despise Playdoh...... the end!

*Why don't I have willpower over food..its really starting to bother me..I am trying hard to get rid of the weight from Hudson but its not happening....I really don't feel like buying all new pants... :(

*I'm really serious about the book 7...please buy it..I actually had a dream that I contact Jen Hatchmaker and told her that every person in America should get one! Its actually made me think about recycling!?? The Cohn family has never thought a day about recycling...Jagger just ask..what is recycling? Oh my....this will be interesting!

Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love