Sunday, August 31, 2008

Christian Alphabet Poem

Christian Alphabet Poem

A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of "Camp Complaining"
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Q uit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o "thank" is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e'll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Courtney Clowning Around

Short, Curly, hair

Those glasses remind me of Barbie.

Here is some pictures of Courtney clowning around. She looks cute clowning.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Brooke loves Books

I got this idea from another blogger, but I can't remember who it was. Their picture was very good and had huge tree in the background. I think I got to close up and did not have enough scenery in the background, but they turned out o.k.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pet Rescue

I posted awhile back about me and my neighbor doing a pet rescue. Somebody dropped a black cat, and it made my house and Kari's house its home. The cat had kittens, but she had them under our other neighbors house. Kari and I got the kittens and moved them to Kari's house. Well mommy kitty, moved the kittens back to our neighbors house. I am sure it was not a easy job because she had a good little way to carry the kittens.
Kari asked our neighbor if we could leave the kittens until they was a little older.
After 4 weeks we made the rescue again. The three kittens are now in my garage, and my husband is about to flip. He don't like it at all. I told him that it would only be two more weeks and we could give them away. :)
Kevin still don't like the idea at all. The kittens are beautiful. I think they are some of the prettiest kittens I have ever seen. Considering they have not had any human contact for four weeks, they are very sweet. They are fluffy little cuddle bugs. If any of you locals want one let me know. I wish I did not love animals so much. Kevin wanted me to put them back where mommy kitty had them. I am like then we will have three wild cats running around and then they will have kittens and we will have a street full of Cats. I am VERY allergic to cats. I can't have them inside my house. I have sneezed a great bit this afternoon. Hopefully we will find good homes for them soon.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Better and a brag Moment

This is going on the fourth week that I have not felt well. The antibiotics finally started working and this junk is hopefully leaving me. I am so ready to feel good. I have not had much energy at all for almost 4 weeks. The past 4 days or so I had headaches so bad that I would have to go to bed with a heating pad on my head. I was not getting much relief.
I have not been able to sleep well. Yesterday was a terrible morning to wake up. My head was killing me. I did not think I would be able to make it to church. I felt I had to press. I did not have fever so I prayed that God would help the headache and that I could go to church. God moved and I was able to go. Church is my life and I go to receive a blessing. I have to take a moment to brag on myself. I don't normally do this, but I thought of this and realized it is something to brag about.
My parents started going to the church I attend when I was very young. This September I will have attended Sunday services for 32 years. WOW that is good I think. A person can miss up to 4 Sundays a year, and it will not count against you. When I say count against you that just means you can miss 4 Sundays before you loose the perfect attendance. People get sick and people take vacations, so sometimes you have to miss. I was thinking about how long I have been able to attend, and I think that is a good record to have. I am thankful that God gave me that desire to be in service.
There are many times that I have gone to church feeling like every problem in the world is on my back. Many times I have been going through a strong battle and I did not feel like going to the service, but I pressed.

Hebrews 10:25 declares: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Faithful, consistent church attendance is required of God's people because God has commanded it.
I understand that sometimes people's job, sickness, vacation, or something out of our control will come up. I just want to make sure I am caught up when those times do come.

I also found out that we get encouragement from the services. If we go into the service with the attitude I am going to worship God and receive a blessing, then God will help us to receive that blessing. I heard one man recently say. "Sometimes we come into the services and all we can think of is how big our problems are. Well when we worship God all we can think is how big our God is."
Don't tell God how big your problem is, tell your problems how big your God is. I thought that was a pretty neat thought. I hope you did not mind my little brag moment. Again, I don't normally do that.

Today I want to thank God for the good day I have had. My head has felt pretty good. I have had more energy and did a few things that I needed to do.
I hope my strength will all come back this week. I have tons of things I need to catch up on.
Yes, blogs is one of those things. I am getting behind on seeing your precious little ones. I try very hard to make sure I visit regularly. If I have not been by your blog and commented the past few weeks forgive me. The days I feel good, I end up over doing it and back down the next day. I will get caught up soon............I hope. Until then blessing to you all.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

School Picnic

Here is some pictures from the school picnic.
We had a really nice time. The weather was nice. Brooke is making ice cream in the one picture. It is pretty neat. The coordinators mixed up milk and sugar and the flavor that the child wanted. They put it in a zip lock bag and sealed it. Another coordinator or teacher would put salt and ice in a bigger bag. Then the child would shake the bag until the liquid became ice cream. It was pretty neat. Brooke loved it.

Brooke shaking up her Strawberry milk to make ice cream.
Ice Cream is done. (Pretty Neat )
Haley, Erica, Courtney, and Emily. We went walking on one of the trails.

The girls are making a wish at the well. ( I wonder what they wished for???)
Sadie and Brooke
Sweet Girls. They love each other so much.

Pretty Brooke. The wind was blowing so her hair was messed up.
Leah helping tie Sadie's shoe.
Look how the wind is blowing Brooke's hair.
Emily, Courtney, Brooke, and Erica
Brianna, Skylar, Anthony, Jacob, and Jaden. I am sure I have their names spelled wrong.

Brooke saw the Jonas Brothers

I went to town and was pushing Brooke in the buggy. Suddenly Brooke yells very loud, "Mom there is the Jonas Brothers." When I say yelled, I mean yelled. (VERY LOUD)
I am looking around to see who she is talking about and who must look like the Jonas Brothers. Of course others that heard are looking to see where the Jonas Brothers are at also.
Brooke did see them.......but they was on a magazine. :)
I started laughing. I have a three year old that is a Jonas Brother fan. Oh my, What am I going to do? I think she likes them because her sister does.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Calgon Take Me Away

My feet and whole body is so sore. Kevin had the Junior Sunday School children down to play ball and eat hot dogs. My body got a work out that it is not used to. I think we had 24 kids down here. Boys and Girls. They all seemed to have a really good time. We need to get together more. Our back yard is perfect for playing soft ball. I did take a few pictures, but I am to tired to download them.
Kevin and I decided if we do it again we will have to have some parents help us. We both are wore completely out. With 24 children trying to play ball, we really needed a couple more dads to help us. The children did really good though. Many don't ever play ball and they was very good. Courtney was excited because she caught two balls in the air and got two people out. Of course she did not like it when she got out. LOL Bless her heart, she is so sore that she can't move. I told her that in the morning she will be very sore. We played for almost 4 hours. Once the sun went down it was really nice, but still HOT.
At one point I had to come in the house to get something, and I almost passed out. I don't know if I got to hot or what. I had some really sharp pains in my side. I had to lay down in the floor and did not think I was going to get up. Brooke was with me. I said to her, "Mommy don't feel well Brooke." That little girl about made me cry. She started praying for me. I guess God heard her, because I soon felt better and went back out to play some more.
I have not got my strength back from being sick. I hope I did not over do it tonight. Kevin really wanted his class down because there is several that will be leaving juniors in September.
Well I guess I will go. I am so ready for my bed. Sleep, awwwwwww

Luke we really missed you tonight. Kevin was disappointed because he really wanted you here since you are leaving his class. You was thought about much.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fun Friday

Mommy and Brooke playing.
Mommy and Brooke time.
Erica and Courtney

Brooke washing the dishes.
Brooke and I fixed lunch for Erica and Courtney.
Enjoying the lunch that Brooke made.

Yesterday Erica came down to play with Courtney. Brooke was sad and wanted a friend. I felt sorry for her. She kept wanting me to play with her. I did, even though I did not feel the best in the world. I had a Doctor's appointment because my throat and head still felt so bad.
I put a smile on and played with Brooke for probably a hour. She loved it. We cooked, washed dishes, fed our teddy bears, and cooked lunch for Erica and Courtney. Of course we took some time for some pictures. We had a nice time. In fact I felt some better when I got through playing. I did go to the Doctor for a strep test. The test was negative. My throat was blood red. They don't really know what is going on. My Doctor did guess work and put me on antibiotics and said to come back next week if I was not better.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Several have ask about my blog going private. I have decided for now I will wait. I appreciate each one who left comments, sent emails, send messages by others, or spoke directly to me. Your words of kindness meant very much. I was really going through mixed feelings about my blog and I still am, but those words of encouragement was what I needed at the time.
Several of you made comments about how you loved my blog and how you thought I was a great mom to my girls. That meant a lot to me.
I am sure we all go through days of not feeling like good parents. I think my girls are special, but I don't think my blog is anything special. The design is beautiful, thanks to my sweet friend Connie.
Thanks again for the sweet comments and words that you each sent my way.
I got a message through Heidi one Sunday morning that somebody told her to tell me. Thanks to that person because that meant a lot to me. I really needed to hear that because that helped in my decision not to go private for now.
Thanks to the lady I saw in the mall that gave me kind words about my blog. I had no idea that you even looked at my blog. That was really sweet what you said and it made my day.
Thanks to all the emails and comments. Sometimes kindness is what we all need to hear from time to time.

Mother Theresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much.

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Be ye kind one to another tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ sake hath forgiven you.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Well I was tagged again. Actually I got tagged two times for two different things. One I was tagged to list 5 songs that I am embarrassed for people to know I sing. I don't have any, so I guess I will skip that one.
The other tag was from my daughter. She tagged me many days ago, but I have not felt like thinking about it. Since the tag is short and from Courtney I will do it.
Here are the rules:
-List the rules on your blog. (Done!)
-Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
- Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

1. I was attacked by a dog when I was four. (Why do I love these beautiful creatures so much?)

2. My first job was working at a day care center.

3. My favorite color is pink.

4. I was best friends with Kevin four years before we dated. ( a very strange and sad story, but had a happy ending)

5.I can remember faces, but not names.

6. I HATE TO COOK. (I think if I did not have such a picky husband, it could be fun)

7. I enjoy taking pictures but I really need a better camera. ( A Cannon Rebel would be nice.................Kevin????)

So that is seven facts about me. I could name many more, but I am glad I don't have to think about it anymore. LOL
I am suppose to tag 7 people, but there is three problems with that. 1. Most of the ones I would tag, have already been tagged. 2. Most people don't like tags, but they feel a little honored I guess. 3. Most don't do them anyway.
I have a fourth also. I hate having to copy and paste their names. Surely there is a easier way. I will list 7 people. I am not leaving them a comment telling them they have been tagged and I am not putting a link to their blog. That is to much work. Sorry Courtney, but I had to break the rules.
If you don't want to do it I understand.
Kelly, Mitchi, Lori, Staci, Leah, Vanessa, Luke,

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Brooke wanted me to play Memory with her tonight. I got all the cards out and we started to play. All I can say is I got beat. That child is so good at the game. Of course she did go out of turn. She would get so excited when she knew where one was at that she would grab it before I could even play. Why can't my memory be like that? I think it is a sign of getting old.:(

Under the Weather

I am ready to feel good again. I have been sick for 6 days. I have not ran a fever, but I have not had any energy. My throat is so sore and my head hurts. Over the weekend my voice left me and I could not talk. Yesterday I felt some better. I went walking last night and I must of over did it. I got up this morning and I felt like I had been ran over by a truck. My throat was on fire and my voice was about gone again. It is rough not being able to talk. I think sometimes we take things for granted. We don't really know how blessed we are until it is taken from us. I know that I am going to be much more thankful that I can talk. It has been rough trying to talk and only half of the words come out.
I am so ready to feel good again. If you can pray please pray that I can get my strength, and voice back to normal. Also that my throat will stop hurting and that the rest of my family will not get this.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Courtney and Brooke
I love you!!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

School Days

Courtney with her Math Book.

Somebody got a new Desk.
What a pose!!

Ready for school.
Brooke working in her book.

The Summer went by way to fast. School days have started. I am sick so it is not the best time to start school, but we did. I am letting Brooke do some Pre-K. She loved it. The bad thing is I have forgot the fun things I did with Courtney. I need to buy a Curriculum book to remind me.
Courtney is in 5th grade this year. I have a schedule for the girls, but it was hard to stay on it. Courtney was getting through way to fast. The first few days of school are hectic anyway.
It is very different trying to teach two kids. I had Brooke starting her phonics at the time Courtney was starting math. The problem is we can't hear because of Courtney's dive CD. I am sure it will all come together. I am feeling pretty rough today, so that has not helped matters. My sweet husband has been so helpful. He cleaned up the kitchen for me while I started school with the girls. Kevin is so good to me. When I hear some of these other wives talk about their husbands I feel really spoiled. I was shocked at the women who have said, "My husband never helps me."

Friday, August 01, 2008

Camera Fun




"Maybe we can find him."
"I don't think our Prince will be up there."
"I guess we will have to wait until the time is right."