Tuesday, August 31, 2010

wonderful beachy days...

well i didnt post anything the entire vacation, i had plans to...

just to busy with all the "rest and relaxation".
however i do have pictures.
see...more tomorrow

Saturday, August 21, 2010

packin' up

little behind on any updates... :)
Finally we are getting ready to go on a much needed vacation.

i am very excited about being "beach bound"..

however i am not excited that matthew will not be able to join us, and that karlie will be staying with a friend.

matthew...is still following the Lord, having a blast while traveling around
( Virginia Pennsylvania and now in California)singing and learning management skills. he is planning on coming home in a couple of weeks.
providing his "sick car" is all better..
Please Lord, touch that thing..

karlie ... seams like another one of our children, she would love the beach and the water, but she wouldn't love the heat and the area does not allow pets. so she is going to stay on her regular schedule for the week.
we are still excited, and i will be trying to post some thru out the week.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

one special "airman"

one thing that i haven't mentioned so far is this special guy.

he is our KatieBeth's boyfriend of 3 years.

this past July he completed his first year in the Air Force. i have to admit that when he told us that God had given him peace about going... i was some what uneasy. since none of my immediate family, and no close friends were in the military, i only could think of negative things that i had heard happened to others that chose that path.

such as... untrustworthy, arrogant, unfaithful to the Lord, etc. so i did what any "good" mother would do, and encouraged them to go their separate ways for a while...pray.. and see where the Lord leads them.

well... none of the above happened... and YES i was wrong..(imagine that).

he has remained faithful to the Lord,(which is the most important thing) he still has a sweet attitude (well except when playing cards or games... then his LOUD dad comes out in him..sorry Scottie ..NOT!) and he and KatieBeth are still together.

we have been blessed that the Lord placed him at a base not far from home,so he is able to come home quite often.

we love him, and we are so proud of him for following the Lord, while serving our country.
we love his wonderful family too... (yes even his dad, Scottie).. :)

Monday, August 9, 2010


does my Heavenly Father know how many hairs are in my head? ... and even the "real color" ..ha

YES He does.
does He care if a little sparrow falls?
Yes... He does

Luke 12:7

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.


He is a specialist in all the "things" we go thru.. or carry.. or worry about.. or maybe we dread.. and even "things" we are excited about...

those "things" that seem like mountains.. HE can build a tunnel thru them in a matter of seconds.

we don't have because we do not ask!

James 4:2b..
"ye have not, because ye ask not"

Saturday, August 7, 2010


...is this not the cutest dog ever!
she just got her "hair done" ! (not one of her favorite things..ha)
we love ..love.. love our little Karlie
4 1/2 pounds of Joy

Thursday, August 5, 2010

happy birthday Dale.. we love you

"my dale's" birthday.

we celebrated at a local restaurant with Scottie, Michelle and Jordyn..

and then home for some fun and games!... well Michelle and I had fun as we LET the guys win at playing ROOK.. since it was Dale's birthday and to keep them from whining ... :)

Josie also came over so she and Karlie could have some fun together.. they are best friends.
(Karlie is on the left..Josie on the right)

the only thing missing was this wonderful son of ours.. he wasn't able to come home this weekend.. but we hope to see him very very soon.

We love you son!
(always doing something to make us laugh... )

thankful thursday

today i am thankful for ...

GENUINE people!

i do not do well with those who "play the part". most of the time i can spot those that are "fake" very quickly and...then i try to RUN! ..

i love the statement in Sheri Rose Shepherds book "His Princess"..

"the more real you become, the better you will relate to others..no more pretending"..

"for do i now presuade men, or God?or do i seek to please men? for if i yet pleased men, i should not be the servant of Christ"

Gal. 1:10

Our Heavenly Father wants us to be real with Him.. therefore we should be real with others...everyday in everyway.

Monday, August 2, 2010

"my promise...

i have to say, so far i have written mainly about things that i really love, and that truly are "my favorite's". it will not always be that way.. altough today these are two more of "my favorites"...

1.. my very favorite PROMISE from my Heavenly Father...
"i will never leave thee, nor forsake thee"...Hebrews 13:5b "

2.. my reminder of one of my favorite places.. "The Beach"
(which i will be at in a couple of weeks... so excited about a much needed vacation)

(the picture was taken in my bathroom, which is done in a "beach theme")

i love creation, and the awesomeness of GOD.. i am so thankful that he has given us so much beauty to enjoy while here on earth.