Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Updates On Our Gang!

Well today was a "Griff day". I kept Griff at his house and he was an angel. He is 100% boy and can be as mean as a snake -but he is also one of the most loving little boys in the world. He got up early today and watched cartoons and then took a 2 hour nap. We went outside on a walk and had our "learning to talk" time. I have taught him to count to 5 and say so many things in the past few weeks. I love little ones and being able to teach them things is such a feeling. Griff starts back to daycare week after next and it is going to be sad for me. He lovessssssss staying with his Nana- although I know daycare will be good for him. I just wish I could be there too! ha...
Carson is with his dad this week and I miss him so much. Can't wait to see him when he gets back HOME!!
Noah and Nick have been practicing football for a couple of weeks now. This week they have practice 3 nights and are worn out from it. Only one more week before school starts so they all had better enjoy the next week. Hopefully I can take them all to do one last "fun" day before school starts.

Here is the daily verse that popped up.... It is really amazing how often each verse seems appropriate for things going on around me at the time.

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich. - Proverbs 28:6

Will update soon !!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21...

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. - 2 Corinthians 4:15

Today is Danny's birthday..... the years are zooming by.. He had an eventful day _ I guess!! He worked in the yard and went to the boys football practice. Nothing he enjoys More than helping with whatever sports the kids are in at the time. Football season just around the corner....

Please pray for a very close friend of Noah and Nick's. His name is Matthew and he was in an auto accident yesterday. He was med flighted and has a fractured skull and lost his arm right below the elbow. Matthew is 13, played football and was on the wresting team and it is going to be a tough road for him. He is in good spirits and the boys talked to him today. Just breaks my heart for everyone involved as I know this will be a challenge for Matthew the rest of his life. But- like other things that have happened all around us- it could have been so much worse.

I kept Carson and Griff today and Jessica and Halle Grace came over for awhile. Griff is growing up so fast and talking non stop. He loves Carson so much and hugged and kissed on him alot today.

Tomorrow is a busy day with lots of things going on. Updates soon!
Continue to check for update on KateMcrae and pray for her and family. Kate begins her chemo treatments tomorrow.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. - Mark 11:25


We had such a blast on vacation -but back to the real world....
I have been busy with the grandkids (love my job!) and several other things going on.
Gotten hooked on silly "farm town" and just haven't posted.
Please continue to keep katemcrae in your prayers.. I can't even imagine what this family is going through. Her parents have such strong faith and it amazes me !

Nick stayed 3 days with us last week and I really enjoyed it. He came one day and just never was ready to go home.. Finally on Friday I told him we both needed a break.. Noah was here a couple of nights and I had Griff during the day. (and Halle Grace one day for a few hours) We had an awesome week and hopefully this week will be as much fun. Nick has already ask to come back for awhile. School will be starting soon so I guess we better enjoy these last few weeks.
My friend Connie and I went to a good friends birthday celebration at "The Melting Pot - BridgeStreet one night last week. I took a few pictures but haven't downloaded them yet. We had a great time and loved seeing old friends (not old in age- Ruth.. ha!) and catching up a bit.
Then last night I went to another birthday celebration for my favorite 15 year old! This girl I love to death and have known since she was a baby. Her older sister happens to be one of my very best (most dependable) friends in the world. I have enjoyed seeing miss K. grow up and I am proud of the young lady she is becoming!

Going to post a few beach pictures and hopefully will update later this week.

Life is good and God is good!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I am back!!

Well- due to comments by some people - I had decided not to "blog" -but you know- I have decided these people are not to control my life or make my decisions and I am going to do what makes ME happy.
Alot has gone on in the past few months - and I realize if I had blogged regularly I could have kept up with it myself... ha! I can barly remember what happened yesterday.. so by blogging my REAL friends and family can keep up. So- if my blog bothers anyone- they need to just stay off of it.. : )
I really need to just pray for people who don't understand and I am going to TRY to do that....
The way I actually got into "blogging" my true friends know.. And my reason to get back into it- lead me full circle to my reason I started it. I still daily check updates on my "blog" world and for days have had such a heavy heart for someone I have come to know through this. So today I ask special prayers for a special little girl and her family. Please spread the word and pray for Kate McRae... Please follow this link and read the journal (from the beginning)

This family is taking a path they sure never expected to. I so realize God IS in control and at any given moment could take any of our loved ones away from us. It doesn't matter how much money you put out there, how many lies you tell, how evil you can be .... God is more powerful and controls it all. It scares me so and makes me realize how much closer to him I need to be.
Kate's mom has an amazing amount of faith even during this difficult situation they are going through.
I am sorry if this blog has people wondering where I am coming from (or going) just keep checking back for updates.. : )
On another note- tomorrow my family is off for a 7 day beach trip. I can't wait to have some "down time" with the gang. And afterwards I will update with new pictures... Halle Grace and Griff have grown so much and changing daily. The older boys all are just growing up- but will post new pics soon!!!!!!!
Happy 4th of July and again please pray for Kate and visit caring bridge...
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. - Romans 15:5-7