Tuesday, January 30, 2007
This was the last thing I did. It is a pocket planner that I got at Walmart for a couple bucks and then I altered it. I like how it turned out. I had my checkbook cover altered, but when some VERY BAD person decided to steal my purse last year they took it with them. 8-) I will do another check book cover soon. Then I will share that with you!! Aren't you excited? I do sell these if anyone is interested. haha Nothing like pushing your own stuff!! The first picture is the front and the second picture is the back.
My Mother-in-law was planning on coming over today to workout with me, however, the roads are really bad and now I'm not sure she is. Most of the schools in our area were canceled today. Wish I were in school so I could love the feeling of having a snow day!! 8-)
Talk again soon.
Back to you...
Julie - so GREAT to see you here. I'm so excited for you and your new addition to your family. He is beautiful. Are things going okay for you? How are things going at school? How is Mollie loving her new baby? Come back soon. Love ya!
Leanna - thanks for stopping by. I'm always excited to see your comments. You are faithful to come back to my homely little blog! 8-) Luv!
Melodie - I know that you miss the snow - I miss our warm weather, too. I think it would be great to have warm weather year round, but I'm sure I would miss the cold after a while.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
This is the card I made for Gerald's 30th birthday. Thanks for the food at The Barn, Gerald. It was delish! By the way - can I burn your CD that we got you?!?! haha He doesn't even look at this so don't know why I'm asking here.
Missy and I are going to go shopping today - probably all day - or as long as we can. Mom is keeping at least one of my kids and Aunt Judy is keeping Caden. We will have a lot of fun.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Back to you....
Pam - you know, I do make scrapbooks for other people. All you have to do is ask. I'm cheaper than most, too!! 8-) I would love to work for ya! Thanks for your compliments. Tons of luv!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Hope you are all doing good. Aunt Paulette - did you get those cabinets all finished? If so, you need a full week break!!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Derek and Lori got Sweet Potato Chips for their appetizer. They were good. Different, but good. Dusty and Pam for mini-cheeseburgers for their appetizer. So cute. And very tasty! Nathan and I both got the BBQ Cheddar burger. It was incredibly scrumptious.
They got me gorgeous flowers and they were put in to a pottery vase that Lori and Pam picked out specifically for me. It is heart shaped. So pretty. They even picked the color to paint it and painted it themselves. Much more of a memory. They also got me a hilarious card. So funny!
Lori's parents, Mr. Chuck and Ms. Nancy (This is what we are trying our best to get the kids to say), kept the kids for us while we went out. The kids absolutely adore them and all Chuck and Nancy do is play, play, play the whole time!! They are incredible people.
Thanks so much, Friends, for a very fun birthday dinner.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
After that we played tag and then hide and seek in here. We had an incredible night with the kids. So much fun - without spending a penny! Don't have any pics of tag and hide and seek. Nathan was scaring us so bad I was freaked to carry my camera around!
We wish a great day for you!
Back at you....
Melodie - thanks for the message. We appreciate your thoughts for the family. Thanks also for the TM the other night to Nathan. That really helped him!
Leanna - It is hard to see one's you love hurting so bad. They are doing as good as can be excpected though. Thanks for your continued thoughts for the family.
Monday, January 15, 2007
We had a nice time together last night. We are all sorry that Neal and Bev and their family weren't able to be with us.
Continue to pray for the family - they have a hard week ahead of them.
Hope you all have a great day.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The viewing and funeral will be held at Grandpa's church. Grace Missionary Church. Here in Massillon. Viewing will be Wednesday and the funeral will be Thursday. Not sure of times yet.
Please continue to pray for the family.
We are having all the family here tonight for a snack. Nathan and I did the same with Grandma when she passed away 3 years ago. We feel that it is important to be together at this time and we don't mind having the traffic through here at all.
Anthony. Yes, I MAY get tired of the harrassing on here, however, I must also agree with you. Thanks for being faithful and interested. I do this for all of our family and some have never even bothered to look. 8-) Thanks for taking the time!
Michelle! Hi, there!! I am so happy to see you around. Thanks for commenting!! Hope you guys are doing okay. Everything going good for you? Seems like forever since we have seen all of you. Wonder why??? See you back here soon!
Friday, January 12, 2007
Last night I went to Women of Worth. With Lori. She is my faithful friend. She has gone the last three times and seems to really enjoy going with me. I love having her there. We have such a good time. Some serious conversation and also some serious LAUGHS!! It was fun.
I have to do laundry today. I don't have a ton though. I did a lot of it on Tuesday.
I was looking back over some Christmas pictures the other day and found this one. I think it is cute - but kind of funny. They are all lined up there so cute. Jada had gotten a new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Uncle and Aunt Marci and kids (yes, they call him Uncle), and they all wanted to watch it so I got my laptop out and they sat so still. I believe these are the closest in age kids here. From front to back - Jackson (2), Braxton (3), Jada (2), Shelby (4), and Treyton (4). At one time all of them were one and under. And yes, the VAST majority of them are mine - the oldest and the youngest ones!!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Last night was church. It was our annual Crisis Pregnancy Center service. It is so unreal some of the things that girls/women go through. It moves me every time. Lorena Glick and one of the ladies from our church, Betty Fisher, spoke. They are both very involved with the Center. While that was going on - our Children's Ministry team had children's church for the kids. That was different - but cool.
After church, we brought home one of Treyton's buddies. He stayed the night and will play here today. We will take him home this afternoon. They are having so much fun. They got to sleep in the tent last night. They were ecstatic. So cute to see them playing together so well. Thanks, Cameron, for coming to our house.
Back to you...
Leanna - thanks for stopping back by. How are your parents? I sure hope they are better!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
These aren't really great pics, but at least you can see the fun they were having. Jada refuses to slide there in a skirt because the screws in the slide shock her legs. It is so crazy why all play areas do that. I remember that even when I was a kid.
I have to get meat out of the freezer for dinner tonight. Any good recipes or ideas you would like to share with me? I am always up for that. Would love to hear.
Back to you....
.....Nathan - You are so cool. Thanks for posting on here. Total surprise - even though you were posting here in the same room as me on the laptop. 8-) I hope that isn't the last. Love seeing you on here! XO
.....Tamra!! Hey, Friend. It has been an age since we have seen you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope things are going good for your family. So nice to see you here - visit often.
.....Anthony - I find it odd that I don't remember all that stuff you were talking about. I just remember you as the crazy person that won't stop talking nonsense. Hey, isn't it true that a couple years ago you made a resolution to be a little more serious. Sorry that didn't work out for you. Keep encouraged though - it is never too late to start!! lol
.....Also - if any of you that post here have a blog. Please leave it here when you post. I love looking! And I try to post to other fellow-bloggers often.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Monday, January 8, 2007
Today is your day on my blog. I want to try to tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me.
First of all, you are absolutely gorgeous. I honestly think people would probably think you are younger than me. You look like you did 10 years ago. You are beautiful.
Not only are you beautiful on the outside, but you are an incredible person - on the inside as well. You are a wonderful wife to a great husband, a fantastic mother to three awesome boys, and now you are a faithful missionary to a needy country. You are someone that I look up to - someone that decides to do something and does it with all her heart.
Thank you for being exactly who you are. As a sister - thank you for changing my diaper all those times and for combing my hair and feeding me!! 8-) As a sister-in-law - thank you for accepting my husband and making him feel like a part of our family. As an aunt to my kids - thank you for loving them. You act like they are never bad. You accept any behavior they have to offer. And you always excitedly receive a new picture of them. As a friend - thanks for scrap-booking. Thank you for the phone calls. Thank you for being interested in my life.
I miss you today. I'm sorry we are apart. We are rarely together on your birthday, but 4 hours and 4 days are two VERY different things! It's okay though - I wouldn't change it. I love knowing you are where God wants you to be.
I love you, Melodie. You are the best oldest sister a person could have.
Your baby sister,
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Friday, January 5, 2007
I have the itch to take pictures. Why? Who knows! I just love taking pics. I don't really have anything to take pics of - the kids get sick of it and Nathan is at work. If I could take the kids to the park then I would be able to take pics of stuff there. I could bundle them up, I suppose, but what fun would that be? It's not all that cold, but with Jack still being pretty sick..... Oh, well. I better just settle for another day at home!
I did get the house all cleaned yesterday. LOVE that feeling! I need to go get the pork chops out of the freezer for tonight. I will brown them and then put them in Chicken Broth in the crock pot for a few hours. Yum!
Back at you...
Collette - It was so nice to hear from you. I will pass your messages on. Thanks to my incredible sister for bragging on me - love her to death, but I'm not sure about all she says! 8-) I checked out Shari's page. LOVE her style of SBing! Will comment there, soon. Come back - I was excited to see you here.
Thanks, Melodie! I love it, too. Glad to hear someone else likes it as well!
Anth - I posted back to you on yesterdays post. You know, if you get all freaky on me, I have the control to block people. LOL! Scary, huh?
Pam!!! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for calling last night. I was feeling pretty boxed in, but you helped so much. If I remember right, you have pulled me through some other tough moments!! 8-) Thanks! See you Saturday!