Friday, April 25, 2008


Hi Everyone
Just counting my blessings today:

1. Thankful for God always being there for me and forgiving me when I mess up (OFTEN!)
2. Thankful for my family who loves me even when I am crabby
3. Thankful for health for me and my family ... I have been thinking of this a lot lately .How blessed am I to be here and have my family be healthy ! I think of this young girl, Meredith Rankin and her young husband and even though I did not know either of them, I am captivated by their story and blessed by their testimony.
4. Thankful for the privilege of prayer. How lucky am I that I can go to my Father, a KING and bring my requests to Him.
5. Thankful for God's word. So many do not have this.. How unworthy am I?
6 Thankful for God's direction and working in my life.. Where would I be without His correction
7. Thankful for friends to encourage and help me to grow
8. Thankful for my husband. I know he is covered under friends and family but I am extra- thankful for him too :-D
9. Thankful for God giving us some of our wants along with providing our needs :-D
10. Thankful for each new day and anyone out there who actually takes time to read this and check on me and my little family!


Thursday, April 24, 2008


Okay, so I NEVER post links to giveaways or things but this one was neat. So for all you mommies out there , here is a link to a great toy giveaway contest!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thanks for praying.. She's in Heaven!

Meredith who I asked you all to pray for has passed away..

Please pray for her young husband Justin only 23 and her parents and family.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My little man

Riley had his second haircut.. He was sooo good in the chair.
What do you think????

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Praying for others

I have been reading a caring bridge journal lately of a young woman who is battling cancer. I found her through a facebook friend. She was diagnosed with cancer less than a month before her wedding in 2005.. She is only 25 now and her husband is 23.. They lived in Greenville, SC when they were first married and he was still in school at BJU.. Now they live in Indiana and hospice has been called for her final days... Her attitude and that of her family has been such a blessing to me. It has made me look at my problems and realize how small and inisgnificant they are. I am writing this to ask all of you to lift up Meredith in prayer. If you want to visit her site, this is the link I am deeply burdened for her at this point and for her family but they are all trusting in the Lord.. What a testimony!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Hey, I survived the week! YAY!
Many happenings this week, including our car deciding to be sick but we are on the way to fixing it now, after a lot of $$$$$. But God knows and He cares and I am so thankful!!!
On another bright note, I have noticed the last several days that Riley's face is clearing up! YAY! Now if I could just get him to stop scratching his knees, ankles, elbows so that they could clear.. Anyone have any suggestions. I have tried the scratch mittens but they are a joke to him...
Banquet plans are finally almost together. I have the program put together, I just need to print it out and the 85 bees are finally made .YAY!
That's it for me for now, Hoping you are all having a blessed day!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

just breezing by....

to let you know I am still out here :-D
Lots happening this week as I already said and now our car is in the shop!
Banquet plans are finally coming together (THANK YOU SARA! and ASHLEY!!! My right hand girl !)
Y'all should stop over at Sara Mincy's art blog and see the painting she did for me for the banquet. It's awesome. She is uber-talented.
Here is the link

Anyway, Just wanted to say I am still here !

Monday, April 14, 2008

Catching up

With Laundry and bill paying today..

This is a busy week for us.
Ladies Fellowship tonight,
Visitation tomorrow
Church Wednesday
Nursing Home service Thursday
Something to prepare for the banquet on Friday
Young Adults activity on Saturday
Church on Sunday

So, I am trying to get most of the household stuff done today! Can you say PILES of laundry!! I don't know why we wore so many clothes this weekend but here is my basket...

And the clutter in my living room!!!

Not to mention I need to start packing for our (eventual) move.. It is crazy lately.. We are still waiting on an answer. We have been trying to buy this house since FEBRUARY!!! CRAZY!

Here is a picture of that too :-D

So I am sure you are all thinking "GET OFF THE COMPUTER".
Absolutely right! I need to get at it. Hope you all have a Happy Monday!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


So how is everyone's ( all 2 of you who may be reading this) Sunday going?? We are having a fairly decent day but it is COLD here today and it might snow tomorrow.. IN GEORGIA!! Can you believe that???
Otherwise it is busy. We are still trying to get ladies to commit and buy their tickets for the banquet but so far.. only 5 sold.. UGH!
I am trying to do an art project for the tables but anyone who knows me knows that I am NO GOOD at art and these projects are meant for children and I am having trouble. I need a GLUE GUN!! HELP! And guess what I just noticed????? There is a spelling error!! On the pattern..GREAT!!
Here is a picture.. It's not finished because I can't find my glue gun but can you see the error???

Anyway, That's my day so far and I am about to be late for choir practice so I had better go!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday fun!

Hi everyone!

Today I am working on the mother/daughter banquet with my friend Ashley. It is coming together but it is coming up quickly and we need to get things together. So far, ticket sales are not going well. We have sold only 3 tickets so far.. I am hoping these are last minute ticket buyers but we need a count quickly for the caterer!

Our theme is "Sweeter than Honey"

here is one of the decorations we really like...

It is really cute don't ya think??
Anyway, that is my day. I am looking forward to getting organized and being ready.
THANK YOU SARA for all your help... You are such a blessing to me!

Friday, April 11, 2008

A relaxed day

I am just so enjoying today. We cleaned the house some and then Karyss and I have been baking ever since.. She got to use her Easy Bake Oven which she hasn't had much opportunity to use lately and we also made Jan's Ginger Crackle cookies (Dan's most favorite)

Here is a picture of my baking girl !

and another

Today I was reading in Philippians and I read
" Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" Philippians 1;6
I am so glad He is still working on me... Isn't that a song somewhere?

By the way, still no news to report on our house but I KNOW God is working on that too.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

just a couple of pictures

of my kids!

My beautiful little girl...... Growing up too fast!!
My son is walking!!!! Go RILEY!!!!

God is good to us!

Today, my mom and I were talking about seeing God.. I mean, seeing Him in our everyday lives. She was saying how when the snow melts and her flowers start blooming she sees God at work. For me, it is watching my children, especially Riley who was not supposed to walk, RUNNING around. What a great God we have and how well He takes care of us! How unworthy are we and yet He takes care of our needs and even our wants .... It is amazing to me how some can say there is no God..
This morning I read Proverbs 10:3. It says "The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish". What a blessing that is! He will always take care of us. I have been very forgetful of this lately. I have been relying on myself entirely too much and looking at circumstances rather than remembering that my Father is a KING!
How blessed we are.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thankful for my friends!!

I just wanted to say how thankful I am for friends. Recently we have been struggling with some discouragement and lack of joy. Mostly this is because of the whole mess with our house.. Will we ever get to move?? Will the loan stay affordable? What could possibly go wrong next?? It has been just a series of things with us lately but the one thing I have been able to count on is encouragement from friends so this is to say


Some of my friends I have never met in person, they are online friends yet they pray for me and encourage me and are such a blessing. Some I have met and rarely get to see anymore as our lives have taken us to different corners of the earth and yet I know I can count on them to be there when I need them.

I just want all of my friends to know that I am thankful for each one of you even when I don't say it or don't even keep in touch. You are a blessing to me. Thank you

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Enjoying mommyhood

So is that a word?? Mommyhood. I have just been reflecting on it today and I am so enjoying my children. Karyss is at that stage between little girl and adolescent and I am completely not ready to see her grow up. Last night I decided we needed some little girl time so we sat down and colored together for over an hour. It was quite a nice time. Even Riley wanted to get in on the action so up in his chair he went too with pictures and chubby crayons.. so cute to see. I am just so grateful to God for what He has blessed me with. My son is growing so fast and now that he may finally have some relief from his eczema and allergies then he can enjoy life a little more.

I have been reading some of my friend's blogs this morning and I am so enjoying that! Reading the stories of your kids makes me smile.


Thought I would post a couple of pictures of my cuties here. Enjoy!

My boy .. I love those curls and his shirt says it all for me :-D
See how she is growing up already?? My sweet girl.