Saturday, May 31, 2008
Our church family has been struggling along these past few months without a minister. We have a bunch of talented men who stepped up and covered preaching but we still felt incomplete. On top of all that struggling one of our dearest couples/friends/family/leaders moved away and we were really reeling in self pity and pain! We miss you Connie and Don, we have survived, barely. But, we have been blessed to find a young family that wants to be part of our church family. They moved into the "parsonage" today and are so excited to get to know us all. The good and the bad of us. And we are excited too. Pray that this is the start of a great big spiritual boost that is long overdue for many of us. Mostly me!
I was so proud to get to watch Reid's game a few weeks ago. He is quite an athlete like his daddy and his Uncle Bubbie. Whatever he chooses to do, he does it excellently. Not to mention that he is handsome, polite, kind, smart. He is finishing up a great school year. He aced the TAKS, even getting the principal's recognition for his high score. He was on the student council. He plays basketball too. When he finishes school next week he'll be officially headed to MIDDLE school. I can't believe it. But, before that he is enrolled at Camp Neena and I may never let him go home. I may open up homeschool! With no math. Anything to keep him from growing up too much faster!
Then there is my little blue eyed beauty. If she is the room then there is action going on. Her smile lites up the entire room. We were so disappointed to have had to miss her fancy, foo foo, dance recital a few weekends ago. Paps was sick and we couldn't go. But, she has promised us our own private recital when she comes. Complete with music and tututs. I may rent out the rec center! HA. I know it would be well worth it. She has soaked up every single minute of Kindergarten. She is reading and writing. She was a member of the Good News Club at school. Plus, she just realized today she has 2 loose teeth and she couldn't be more excited.
Speaking of tutus. Here is my latest little lovely dancer. She has learned to walk and has not slowed down yet. So, much to explore. And she does. She is starting to talk too and it'll melt your heart. She understands whatever you say or tell her. She is going through the "mama stage" right now and it's hard to get a hug but we work around that and get lots of loving on her when she is around. She is her mommy's buddy.
And my happy little contented princess, Jaxon! She is practicing her swimming skills for her turn at Camp Neena. She also has that million dollar smile and a contagious little belly laugh. And those eyes? OH MY. She's getting the teeth that her cousin Macy is losing! It won't be long and she'll be up and running with her cousin Avery.
Hopefully, my summer will be full of hugs, kisses and lots of visiting back and forth. And gas prices? For the love of Mike, not even that will keep me away from my babies!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
agree.....SUMMER IS HERE. The temperatures have been waivering at close to 100. No rain in weeks to measure. IT's HOT. School is officially over for most next week. With the later start of school this year in Texas, everyone is going to classes through the first week of June. Camp Neena is ready to kick off. I think Macy will be the first camper. We are looking forward to it. She's our snuggle bug. She has already gotton some ideas for us to do. For one, I know we will be catching frogs again. Or should I say, she'll be catching frogs. I am the look out. We set her up a small aquarium tank on the deck to put them in and then like last year, we'll let them go on the last day of camp. We have seen several different species of frogs around so she should have fun. Along with the geckos and chamelons. She loves her animals! Then she wants to go and get her nails done. Professionally. Not by me. She said she will sit as still as a staute. So, we will do that. Maybe the movies. Then mostly swim and I'll steal lots and lots of love.
This is what I have been doing for the last few weeks. PEACHES PEACHES PEACHES. And also, blackberries, boisenberries or as I call them dewberries. There is very little difference but they are SO SO good. My cereal bowl has been full of them. G's bluebell icecream bowl has been full and our freezer is getting full. I have given away more than I've kept. The berries need to be picked again today and so do the peaches. Most of the branches on the peach tree have clusters of peaches in no less than 7 per cluster. They look like grapes! If you bring a basket by, I'll be glad to help you pick!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008
And he's only a boy in a man's body. Please pray for my daughter in love's brother, David. He leaves tomorrow for a base station in Ramadi. It is a known focal point for terrorist activity against the United States forces. This is his second deployment. Pray that he is shielded from harm and that he and his other comrades accomplish their task and are sent home safely to their familes. Pray for peace in David's heart and for a covering of God's protection for him and his family while he is gone. Be safe David. Alot of people love you more than you know.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Do you know there are hymns for people who drive on the highways? If you drive: 45mph......... God Will Take Care of You 55mph......... Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah 65mph......... Nearer My God To Thee 75mph......... Nearer Still Nearer 85mph......... This World Is Not My Home 95mph......... Lord, I'm Coming Home 100mph........ Precious Memories
There are also special hymns for certain professions:
Dentist’s Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns Weatherman’s Hymn: There Shall Be Showers of Blessings Contractor’s Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation Tailor’s Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy Golfer’s Hymn: There’s a Green Hill Far Away Gossip’s Hymn: Pass It On Electrician’s Hymn: Send The Light Realtor’s Hymn: I’ve Got a Mansion, Just Over The Hilltop
I borrowed these of course!
Monday, May 05, 2008
Only one word can be used in your answer and it can NOT be used twice.
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your significant other? Paps
3. Your hair? Messy
4. Your mother? Beautiful
5. Your father? Strong
6. Your favorite time of day? Sunset
7. Your dream last night? unremarkable
8. Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream goal? organization
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your ex? HUH?
12. Your fear? losses
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
14. What you are not? perfect
15. Muffins? poppyseed
16. One of your wish list items? flooring
17. The last thing you did? Bills
18. Where you grew up? pending
19. What are you wearing? jammies
20. Your tv is ? On
21. Your pets? dead
22. Your computer? pride
23. Your life? B.L.E.S.S.E.D.
24. Your mood? lazy
25. Missing someone? kids
26. Your car? Dodge
27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
28. Favorite store? Steinmart
29. Your summer? busy
30. Your favorite color? red
31. When is the last time you laughed? constant
32. When is the last time you cried? rarely
33. Your life? Full
34. Your children? amazing
35. Your future? open
36. Your beliefs? firm
37. Your ego? jumbled
38. Your image? crazy
39. Your appearance? gawdy
40. Would you live your life over again knowing what you know? Probably