Saturday, December 18, 2010

what a year!!!

I haven't blogged in ages!! I guess I didn't feel I had anything productive to blog about.
These last four to six months have been very difficult and trying! I feel so unchristian like because of all the whining, and worry that has gone along with it. Thankfully, God understands! This whole house thing has taken it's toll on me emotionally and financially!!! I know that will all get better in time! I already feel 100lbs lighter! The financial situation will take a little longer. God is good!! The couple who bought the house seem to be a good Christian couple! They have been amazing from what I've been told!!
I am so ready for Christmas now though! I get to hang out with the kiddos and enjoy some time together! I am gonna miss having the extended family around though!!
Thanks for all of your prayers and support!
Merry Christmas to all!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Past Few Months

Yes .... obviously, I've been running so I haven't been blogging!
Usually I have nothing to blog about but there has been a lot happening lately. April has been a busy month!
We started the month off with Keith's knee surgery. I've you've been keeping up with me on Facebook, you've heard all about it. He had damaged cartilage in his right knee so the Doc went in to repair it. Keith ended up with the micro fracture surgery so he is non weight baring for 8 weeks. He will have to return to work on May 6th on light duty.
The kids have been busy! Christina has been in two spelling bee's, got in the gifted and talented program at school and has had one field trip and we are scheduled for another the first week of May. Jacob got accepted into the National Elementary Honor Society! They have both done very well in school this year! I am so proud of them both. I knew once Jake got the hang of things here he would be fine. Jacob is also playing baseball again this spring, even though our practices keep getting rained out. I bought him a net so he can practice pitching, apparently Coach Freddy was impressed with this throwing, especially since he's never pitched before. I just want to have fun!
Christina and I are working on a float for the 1st grade float parade this week. I will definatly have to take pics of that!
I guess I had better get the kids ready for bed! Busy busy Monday ahead!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year; A New You

Wow, what an interesting few weeks this has been. I've run the gamete on emotions. Joy over spending time with my family over Christmas; contentment over the last year passing and a new one coming around; sadness over finding out that a dear friend and mentor has suffered a tragic health event and has now passed on. We had an awesome time with the Lord this morning during worship. Of course as I have had the day to reflect and think back on it. Maybe the Spirit was so sweet because I had walked through the doors expecting something from God today. I can't say that I have ever actually walked into a church service with a truly expectant heart. God is so amazing, even in the small things. During Sunday School this morning I found it interesting but strangely comforting when our teacher mentioned funerals today during our lesson. This may sound morbid, but it kind of makes sense if you think about it. A funeral for a Christian is actually more of a celebration. We celebrate our loved ones life and influence here on earth as well as their home going. I had never taken into consideration how much someone else's funeral can make you look at your own life until Brother Steve said it today. I guess as we age these things seem to hit closer to home? The more I've thought about it, the more I see how that can be true.
I suppose my question is ... as we enter into the next year how do you want to be remembered?
Do you want to be the one everyone sees dragging your baggage from past events around from place to place or do you want to be the one who sheds each piece of luggage one by one dropping it behind you and leaving it there?
I want to drop it all, grab my sword and my shield and run out into the battle field leaving it all in the dust behind me. Thank you lord that you do have a plan for our lives. May we learn to trust in you and let you guide us through the journey!

"I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Resolutions

Every year I make some and every year I am lucky if I stick to one of them.
My main goal for this year is to work on getting myself healthy. What a job that alone is going to be. UGH I know I can do it though. I need to work on reading my Bible more and stick with a devotional. This is the one I struggle with the most. I say this every year and every year I stick to it for a few weeks or months then my ADD kicks in and I allow other things to take over. I also need to work on getting more organized and get us on a budget plan. YUCK! I'll be diggin out the old Dave Ramsey books!!