Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Our trip started out about 8:00 P.M. Sunday: October 16th. Well, that is when we arrived at the airport. Our plane didn't leave until 12:00 o'clock Monday morning, but then, I woke up at like 5:30 Sunday morning, so I really don't know when the adventure started. But I do know that that was a loooooooong night and we didn't make it to Atlanta till 8-9:00 Monday morning...and I didn't get to sleep til late that night! :D But it was worth it. We got to hang out with the Copelands, and we got to see Sis. Zaida and Alex, but...it was a VERY long two days.
On Monday we went up to a neat, old German village where we even saw a working mill that has been there since...uh...a long time ago. LOL Seriously, you guys, it was really old, but I don't remember exactly HOW old. (And know I'm not THAT old either. You know...so old I can't remember anything.) I asked Mom and Dad and they don't remember either, so I feel better! On the way back we saw a neat old-time looking store (Which I heard is really not that old, Sis. Copeland! *wink*), horse drawn carriages, and even an Indian burial ground.
On Tuesday we got up early and drove all the way to close to Russelville, AR to be with my grandparents. We went to church with them on Wednesday, but other than that we really didn't get out much and had a real good time just hanging out at Granny and Papa's. One other thing we did go out for though was family pictures. This is one of the first times (that I can remember) that they came out relatively well in a relatively small amount of time. ( I will have to attach some of them later)
On Friday we grilled hamburgers out on the back deck for my birthday. IT. WAS. COLD. Ya'll forget that we have been living in really hot weather lately, and to come back to 50-60 degree weather, well...let's say we never went far without our jackets.
Then Saturday morning we got up early and drove up to the Boswell area to Pawdy's deer camp for an all day birthday celebration...ON MY BIRTHDAY. Do you know how long it has been since I have got to celebrate my birthday on the actual day of my...well...birthday. :D It has probably been a couple of years. Needless to say we had fun. Like the lots of family+a great marshmellow fight+a couple of fourwheelers+some stay-up-late-kind-of-silliness kind of fun. I'll let you draw your own conclusions. I got lots of cards...and money! WOOT-WOOT! To all my family, you know the whole reason I invited ya'll was the money...right?!?!?!?! :D HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I am SOOO JUST KIDDING! Oh, and Joe, once again, thanks soooooo much for the baking soda in bathtub.
But we did have fun and I got lots of gifts. Well, a few (not counting the money). But one of my favorites was the cookbook that everyone did for me. Everybody brought some of their favorite recipes and combined it into one cookbook. That means that I have like almost 100 of the best recipes, from some of the best cooks. And I know they are good because I have already tried some of them. So if anybody needs some good recipes, just let me know. I got breakfast, lunch, supper, and dessert covered.
That was the first week of our trip, and I have some Agatha Cristie (actually a computer game), or maybe some phase 10 or Ratuki (Yeah, Krysten!). Anyways, I will do my best to update my blog sometime next week.
Until then Bloggie friends,
(Wow, that was a really good summary sentence, but...it really was no big deal!) Anyways...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I'm am still trying to figure out if it is a compliment! :D But to all my dear friends who read this blog, never forget!
Monday, September 26, 2011
You all need to go check out Mary's Blog, she has some of the funniest posts ever. But...she has some thought provoking stuff too. So check it out.
Thanks again, Mary,
P.S. So sorry I just now found out. :D
Friday, September 16, 2011
So we were doing the rounds, dropping people off after church, and along the way we were teasing Josiah. Why? Well, whenever he shuts the van door he always sticks his head WAAAAAY out, then starts slamming the doors. No worries, he always pulls it in RIGHT at the last minute. But we were telling him that one day he was going to miss it (or should a say: mistime it) and get his head. Mom was very sympathetic: "...and when you do...we are all gonna laugh!"
So on the way back Mom decided that we could do hamburgers for lunch, but, we needed hamburger buns. So we stopped off at a gas station, and I was going to run inside and pick some up. I jumped out of the van, turned, glanced to see if anybody was there (there wasn't), and slammed the door.
...Ok...let me rectify. I TRIED to slam the door, but encountered resistence: Lydia's head. Only I didn't realize it was her head. I didn't realize, that is, until I heard. AH! AH! AH! It was like short, sharp screams. It was a frightening sound. I ran back to see what it was and found Lydia holding her and and making her weird "AH!" noises.
Needless to say, she is still alive today. She is actually more than alive...she is just fine. But it shook us all up a bit. LOL
Moral of the story: Don't make hamburgers for lunch on Sundays. If you do...someone will get hurt. JK The true moral of the story is look before you slam a door. Or maybe...don't slam doors at all!
Vanity: A Costly Obsession
'Til next time,
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Anyways. Until next time.
Stuff to look for in the days ahead:
The day I smashed Lydia's head in the door
The baby guineas
lots of other great things!!
Friday, September 2, 2011
I am also FINALLY home. To...ummmm...Kayla's Mom...cause I can't remember you name!! URG...hate it when that happens. I made it home without any problems...except sitting in an airplane for an hour and a half before taking off!
Anyways...new stuff coming soon! :D
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Well, in other news, the aprons are off! If you have no idea what I am talking about, don't worry about it. But, RIOT is looking more and more possible. Now, I haven't bought my ticket yet, and I haven't landed yet, and I am DEFINITELY not at RIOT yet so...no promises yet!!! LOL But, it IS definitely looking more and more possible. And I will say this...I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!! Getting the aprons done and sent is definitely a load off my back. Thank you to all who have contributed to my fund! I really appreciate it. I better not start listing names because inevitabley (sp?) I will forget someone!
Great things have been going on in our church and youth group. New people are coming, and unfortunately some are going, but on thing is sure: No matter who is here or not here, God WILL raise up a church in Honduras. He is already doing it! :D There have also been a couple new daughter works opening up, more contacts and possibilities...I am excited! The best part is, I get to be a part! I can't really imagine not being here. So...FUTURE HUSBAND, if you are reading this, TAKE NOTE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm only kidding, Dad!
Well, I think it is enough for now! Oh, and, post ideas would be appreciated! Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Original I know, but at least its not name@gmail/yahoo/hotmail.com...talk about originality!)
'til next time,
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The other day we had a church workday at the...well...at the church. (Where else would you have a church workday?). One of the jobs that was given to me throughout the day was to pull weeds. Ha...one of my favorite jobs....not...but it made me think. (and if you're part of my family you are probably thinking: uh-oh...LOL...don't worry...it's a good thing this time....I think)
Have you ever noticed that weeds can grow anywhere??? They are the most annoying of all plants...and they pop up in the most annoying places...normally right where you want to plant that garden of daffodils. They grow without you feeding, watering, or caring for them. I mean seriously is there any other plant that lives for our despising looks and lethal chemical concoctions? Most PEOPLE couldn't survive the way we treat the weeds that grow in our gardens. I wonder if they would die if we were to constantly water and care for them.
While we were picking weeds the phrase on everybodies lips was: Make sure you get the roots. Why the roots? Well, they say (although I couldn't say if it's true), that weeds can regrow from those roots. It doesn't matter how many stems and leaves you pull off the top. It doesn't matter if you can't see anything above ground, if the roots are under there...hey...it's gonna come back!!!
Is that the way it is in our spiritual life/garden? Wait, what???? Yep, weeds in our spiritual lives. You know those things that pop up right where you want to plant your daffodils of good works. You've just cleaned a big area in repentance, God has given us the courage to change, and you walk out to that big cleared out area...and right smack-dab in the middle is a big clump of grassy weed of stubbornness...or...well...you fill in the blank. Most of us at this point just want to scream!!! I mean, do you know how hard it is, sometimes, to weed those things out in repentance?!?!?!?!? Ummmm...like I said....it's everyones favorite job! Ha
Before we go on...let's break this down. What are some types of weeds in our lives?? I will give you a personal example. I have this thing called dreams. LOL I am pretty sure most of us...at least the girls...have those. I believe that God gave us the ability and the permission to dream...but...we have to be careful with those. Because sometimes there are moments when those dreams don't intersect with the divine plan of God for our lives. Then it becomes a weed. When you get ready to plant that I-will-wait-on-the-Lord seed there is that weed of but-I've-always-dreamed and... Yep, there it is rearing it's head. So what do we do???
Pull it out! Oh, and where do we pull it out?? Come on...don't tell me you've already forgotten. HAHAHAHA Pull it out by he roots. It's not enough to get most of it. It's not enough get all that's on top. See we learn to pull the most obvious parts so that nobody can see...but underneath the roots are still there. It may be unseen for the moment...but when you least expect it...POP...there it comes up again!!!!
Another thing about weeding...it isn't a one time job...unfortunately. It isn't enough to go over it once...sometimes you gotta go back and do it again. Many times just because it is hard we don't do it. It takes too much work and it's just a little weed anyway. Ok, leave it a couple of weeks and THEN try to pull it up. It's already ten times harder to get rid of it. If you have the it's-too-much-work mentality, then you'll never pull it out and it will take over your garden...or your life.
There is one good side to the continual weeding. If you don't have weeds...then the good works (or daffodils) that you've planted can grow. When there are no weeds in your life, then your good works...or even the Holy Ghost doesn't have to fight to live and be seen in your life.
So, in closing, it's not in vain. The weeding will pay off. Don't give up. Rather, when you see your little daffodils starting to fade away...HEY...hurry and get out there and weed!!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm Okay - Rabona Gordon from "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
The house is a mess, the dishes are dirty.
I'm too old for this stuff, I'm well over thirty!
The car is not clean, my hair is a wreck,
And I've already spent Friday's paycheck.
The laundry needs washing, the kids are too rowdy,
And I never have time for a leisurely: Howdy.
With all that I do, its never enough,
It's nevery quite finished, it always looks rough.
I looked in the mirror and what did I see?
A harried old stranger, where I used to be.
The hurrier I go, the behinder I get,
Today is tomorrow, and I'm not caught up yet.
My kids are growing at such a fast pace,
That I'm missing their childhood for the sake of this race.
I work and I clean and I cook and I say
Hit the books, clean your rooms! There's no time for play.
Well, the Lord for some reason, chose ME with care
of three of His children, but I'm rarely there!
I've GOT to slow down lest theres nothing to show
For my role as their mom when they pack up and go!
I'm only one person, but look through my door,
What appears to be one, divides into more.
I'm a chauffeur, a cook, a planter of trees,
A teacher, an umpire, a mender of knees.
Sometimes, I forget that deep down inside,
There's a lady with feelings, and last night she cried.
She gets tired and lonely, and feels taken for granted,
She wants to see blooms from the seeds that she's planted.
Then amidst all the turmoil in the mind-bending pace,
My little ones look at me square in the face...
And just when I need it, they, all in one day,
say: Momma, I love you, and then...I'm OKAY!
So for you Moms sometimes think it isn't worth it! Just remember to be OKAY! Easier to say then to do, I'm sure! I love all you moms! This world wouldn't be the same without ya'll!
P.S. If that poem was of encouragement I would love to know...just leave me a comment! *wink* I gotta get my comments somehow!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I was unable to reattach the pic. Sorry, folks!!
This picture was taken on: 10/20/2008
'til next time,
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
|Can you guess how old this picture is?|
All you have to do is try to guess how old this picture is! OR about when it was taken! (I know you are all thinking: Um... Humor me, please. ...if you want!)
The answer will announced on Monday!