Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let's Say Thanks!!

Thank our Troop Members for FREE through Xerox... All you do is pick which postcard, type in your name and home town and the kind people at XEROX will send your post card to a member of our military stationed overseas. HOW COOL is that.. SHOW your support.

Let's Say Thanks

Have a great Day. And thanks Jill for the idea and link..


Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I'm supposed to be packing the van, but I had to escape from that work to put up a quick blog post. I'm glad Dan has NO clue how to do anything on the net except peek at ebay and look up info on the cars. I've had this blog for years and he hasn't a clue what the name of it is... anyway, he doesn't know I'm here instead of out there..

Anyway.. as we near the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I wanted to make a post. I want to tell everyone how much I care and Love them. I have so many awesome family and friends that mean so much to me.

I have my mom who laughs with me and we're able to just sit and chat and spend such great time together, obviously where would any of us be without loving moms? Sorry for making you feel guilty earlier Ma', I know you still love me. ;)

My wonderful in-laws are such awesome grandparents to my children (so are you Mom!! But this is their line).. J-bear can't wait to see you two. He has absolutely missed Grandma reading to him in her chair with a warm snuggle. He's missed Grandpa crawling on the floor to 'get him'. We've all missed you immensely and can't wait for you to return home. (Oh by the way, if there's dishes in the sink, DAN did it!!)

My big sis and my sisters-in-law, wow, I don't know what to say about them. God really knows and has a plan for you when he provides your life with these built in great friends he gives. I just love having all these big sisters (yeah, I'm the youngest in the group, but I'm glad that we all have a unique relationship despite our age differences).

I also have a Secret Sister to be Thankful for. She has spent the last year praying for my family. She has provided me with wonderful words of inspiration through out the year by the way of cards, notes, music and awesome gifts. I thank you for my basket of goodies I received Sunday. I enjoyed reading the card with the 'message' you gave about all the goodies. Thank you so much for all you have given.

And my dear sweet friend in Georgia with Baby A. I look forward to seeing you in January. I miss you so much. Know that when we're sitting around our table with our family and friends I'll be thinking of you, Chris and Baby A and all that we have to be thankful for this year. Baby A is such a dream come true, not only for you, but for me. To know my best friend has a wonderful baby girl in her life now, an absolute answer to prayer, just gives us so much more to hold in common and bond over. (I can't wait for our next coffee morning. 'Tis sad that we have to wait so long to enjoy it together).

Of course I won't forget Dan and my wonderful boys. Growing up I never imagined marrying and having 4 children (I always thought 6!!).. I didn't imagine they'd all be boys. I pray these boys grow to be strong men, strong in their faith. Grow to know their time here is limited, and this is not their home. Each of them gives something. D gives his time, he works hard to be the helper I need. B works hard to do things we need done. L is our love, he spreads so much love in all the cards, drawings and such that he creates to tell us how much he loves us. And J, he's our cutie right now, he says things when you need a smile or laugh. He loves you and tells us often. He also loves everyone he says. These boys are just so sweet and I am so Thankful for them.

And what's a post without pictures??

So Rejoice in the Lord Always...

And Love one another...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Give Thanks in Everything, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.


Monday, November 24, 2008


Poor guy. He just happened to be in the path of a moving train track piece.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

1 week later..

Exact SAME location..

Last Thursday..This Thursday.. BRRRR.....

I don't know about you all..but I sure like that pretty ORANGE/Yellow FALL background.. Sniff, Sniff, Sniff..


Monday, November 17, 2008

Hello snow, Goodbye Fall..

We'll sure miss you. The gorgeous colors you always share.
The happiness we get from a tickle..
We loved the hats that you would bring..
We could lay in your warmth daily..
Playing in your leaves brought so much fun..


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Reflections of Christ..

Here is an AWESOME Godtube video. View it and take it all in. Though you'll recognize the song, really listen to the words and feel them. Take in the reality of Jesus through these artists' eyes.

Amazing use of light to reflect the Light that still shines. Reflect on these images. Feel them. Feel the love, power and grace that Christ has given for you. Be moved. Be inspired.

Here's the web-site if you'd like more information.

You can view the gallery here.

There are some powerful images of Jesus' ministry in there..and powerful words in the song they chose:

O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be.
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, Lord take and seal it, seal it for they courts above.

Hope you enjoy. Grace and peace be with you.



So J comes to me the other day and says in such a sullen voice, "Mommy, I'm sad. I'm very sad." So I ask why is he sad? His response: "Because I really want one those pieces of candy".. He was wanting a couple Hershey Mini Kisses. So I made a smiley face with them and let him pick which ones he wanted out by color.

And today, he really is sad. My J-Bear isn't feeling very well. He's planted himself in Daddy's chair, all covered up with his favorite green dinosaur sweatshirt on (wearing the hoodie of course) and his green cuppie..
Check out that eye..Poor little guy. The good thing is, he should be feeling great for our Thanksgiving trip to visit Aunt Linda and Larry. Aunt Linda has a wonderful surprise for him, but I'm not telling because I don't it to get back to the little guy. So just make sure you check out the blog after Thanksgiving.

We're praying to see Grandma and Grandpa at Aunt Linda's too. They're down with Uncle Eddie in Florida. Unfortunately Uncle Eddie won't be making the trip to Georgia. We will REALLY miss him and we pray he gets all better real soon. We miss you ALL so much. After J talks on the phone to gma and gpa he thinks they're home and wants to go up to their house to see them. He LOVES and adores them.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FINALLY, I can post again!!!

We've celebrated another birthday here.. Little J is now 3 years old. Can you all believe that? I know I can't. It really feels like Dan and I just left to go that birthday party that we never made it to. Seriously. (For those who do not know, J was almost born in our mini-van. No pain before we left, drive about 30 minutes and BOOM labor hits, water breaks and well you know you have very little time after your water breaks especially with a 4th baby.)

He has been such a wonderful addition to our family. We've called him Baby J since day 1..Literally. I call him Joe-Bear, Baby J, I've thrown in a JJ, Bug, JoeBug..well he has lots of 'pet' names. I'm so glad that he will not be of age to begin school until 2011, I get all that extra time to take in this little guys cuteness and love.

I have an adorable post for next time. Right now I just wanted to share Baby J on his birthday.

Brotherly love and FUN..

His favorite birthday present came from Grandma M..
Elmo and J rolled around and were buried in the leaves several times. Can you see the leaf fragments in his mouth..Poor guy was spitting them out for quite sometime afterwards.
Check out how dirty he was. L gets home from school around 3:45. We went out to play to soak in our last day of warmth for a little bit. We were out there, MAYBE an hour!! He got this dirty JUST in the leaves..
And the beautiful sky on his birthday..

Love you, J-Bear..


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Free Falling..



Saturday, November 01, 2008



Red Hair, Orange Shirt and Fall Colors all around..

Sweet J in the leaves this afternoon...

And for that individual who wanted to see a LEAF in the you go..We love you Uncle Eddie!!