Monday, September 28, 2009

Wrapped in Love

Check out the shawl above... if you want to know where it is headed, go and check out the blog of my dearest sister friend Rebecca. (While your there, check out her blog... she is one awesome inspirational writer!) We are headed into some new territory and I am so excited about the journey. And if you want to join in... come on! There is plenty of fun to go around!!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another Birthday Down

Michael is officially 7 years old... and his Wall-E party was a huge success... he was bouncing off the walls all evening Friday as I put the finishing touches on his cake. (Emma does look nearly as happy as Michael!!)

God was faithful when he placed this little guy into our family... we love him dearly!!!! We know that he was definitely created to be a member of our household!!!! We had a great time... I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Have just started back to school has brought about some changes here in our household. Where I was once a stay at home mom who occasionally subbed at the local school, I am now a student. That doesn't just mean that I go to school and come home, it means I have to study as well. So I've had to make some adjustments. My good friend Kim not only goes to school, but owns her own business AND has children... not sure how she manages to find enough hours in the day.

When you begin something new, it can be time consuming, and everyone feels this to some degree. Be it the husband who is taking up some of your slack, or the children who aren't getting your undivided attention as they think they should. Everything begins to center around that thing that is consuming your time.... and today I wondered... why am I not as consumed with GOD as I am with my schooling???

The answer is simple... I have given him second place... heck... maybe even third or fourth! And that just makes me feel terrible... so now I have to do more readjusting... but this time... I think I have my priorities a little straighter!!!!

So I am wondering, have you ever been down this path? And if so... what did you do to bet yourself corrected??


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wonderful Weekend

Had the kids and grands in Saturday... a wedding to attend... a cookout for Rachel's birthday... and celebrating a holiday weekend. It was a great time... and here is the calm before the storm...

The kids were pretty content while Pappy cooked up some burgers... they were willing to sit in front of the TV and watch some Looney Toons!

Kailyn and Michael were busy riding Michael's 4-wheeler... and at first he was in the driver's seat. But... that was short lived. She let him drive through the front yard, had him stop, and she took over... and by the end of the evening, we had to line them all up for a good cleaning.... Camden was already in the tub, as he spent a huge amount of time rolling around in the yard!

Can you see the dirt on those feet? And their hands weren't much better.... so as I sat down with them for a foot washing, Rachel grabbed the camera and said, "Look at Nanny... she is lovin' em like Jesus!"

Must say, the water was pretty brown by the time I got to Michael... and it made me stop and think... I only washed 4 feet in that water (clean enough to get them all into the shower or the tub!). I couldn't imagine what a foot washing in Jesus' day must have looked like... or how good it must have felt.
Each one of the kids commented on the warmth of the water (wonder if they warmed the water in Jesus' day?! Doubtful...) they talked about how good it felt, and they loved the attention. And I have to tell you, I felt pretty good about doing this for the kids... it was so neat to watch their faces, to feel them relax under my touch... just a little insight into another time....
A great weekend... with one more day to go... looking forward to a little down time with my sweet husband... God is so GOOD!!!!