Sunday, August 21, 2011
how the footprints got there. When Kyndra was smaller and we took her to Menards with us several times. One of the highlights of our trips was when she was allowed to play in the shower stalls they had set up. She loved going in and out of the doors. Of course that's how the prints got int he shower! Kyndra was playing. One less mystery in life.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
We recently had a visit from one of our favorite people. Rachel was here from Oregon with her 2 little girls. We were so happy to see her and to get to know her babies. She is just like one of our own kids. Sometimes in life you think you will never see someone again. We never thought we would see Rachel's parents or even Rachel again. It was a very pleasant surprise to see her parents when we went out to lunch with Rachel, Gary and Cassie. Gary arranged to surprise all of us. He was pretty proud of himself.
I am getting more and more excited about my Mom coming to come visit. She will be here May 13th. Jerry is killing himself to get the house done before she arrives. I can't wait for it to be all done and to see Mom.
School is nearly out for the year and I feel really good about it. The kids are all reading and are all doing very well. I am proud of them and how hard they have worked.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Speaking of funny... today I asked Kyndra if she wanted a baby brother or a baby sister. She said she wanted a baby brother. I then asked her what we would name her baby brother and she said Bree. I explained that that was a girls name She thought for a minute and said OK we should name him Shadrack. How funny. As we were walking around the thrift store she saw a bunch of old records. Look Mema, Really big Cd's. Gotta love her.
Friday, March 25, 2011
One of the sessions I attended was entitled "Why You Hate To Pray" by David Gibbs III. He talked about the reasons we hate to pray and I suddenly understood something. I wasn't the only one. I am just like everyone else. Bro. Gibbs said, "The only way to have a great prayer life is to have a great prayer list." This struck home to me. I will be working on a great prayer list. I already have many things I pray for everyday but I need a more detailed list. A list that pinpoints the areas of life that really need help. I am so thankful that God showed me how to talk to him and I can't wait to get started on this great journey.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Kyndra had a third birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese last night. She is such a delight. She picked up the card from Beth and said,"Oh boy! A card....with no money." It is so hard raising a smart kid!
All I can say is I LOVE MY LIFE!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Have you ever wondered what makes a person devote much of their lives learning to be a doctor or face danger everyday as a police or fire person? Do you wonder why Pastors give up any chance for a normal life by being on call 24/7 for their congregation? What about someone who does something less heroric? What about a stay at home Mom? I was fortunate enough to be a working mom and a stay at home mom. We started out with me working full time plus at a start-up electronics company. I worked 8-9 hours plus an hour commute each way. I did that until Cassie was 3 and then we decided that I needed to be home. At first I felt home bound and isolated. Then I started to enjoy staying home with my girls. When they were both in school I got a series of part time jobs so I could be home when they got out of school. I got to stay home every summer with them and we had a wonderful time. I was able to teach them about gardening, housekeeping, grocery shopping, and lots of other things. We never got a new car. We seldom had an extra penny but it was worth every bit of the time I spent at home. Our girls turned out to be beautiful accomplished young ladies. Jessica is a wonderful wife and mother. Cassie is a great wife and I'm sure someday she will be a great mother also. Was it worth it? You bet.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.' Before Eve messed up Adam didn't rule over her! I guess God figured she needed practice obeying!