December 29, 2010
December 26, 2010
December 25, 2010
December 22, 2010
December 20, 2010
December 17, 2010
December 15, 2010
I've told them this Anne of Green Gables quote many times:
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," but to no avail.
Today, while reading my Bible, I was reminded that we are actually called to be copycats! : )
"Be imitators of God as dearly loved children." Eph. 5:1
"Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." 1 Cor. 11:1
"Beloved do not imitate what is evil but what is good." 3 John 6:11
Christ following copy cats! : )
December 12, 2010
December 9, 2010
December 5, 2010
December 2, 2010
December 1, 2010
November 30, 2010
And I learned the hard way that it is better not to eat a big breakfast and a cup of hot chocolate right beforehand. ; )
I had Kodak moments to catch!
Then I decided to take pictures over my shoulder lest I mess up my saddle again....
I tried to kick harder and said "Ye haw" and "Giddy up" and other things that meant nothing to Cash, my horse. Apparently he only responds to yelling that sounds German, a whole lot of hissing and kicking with spurs. Who knew?
November 27, 2010
November 22, 2010
November 19, 2010
Tonight, the girls will be going out to eat, shopping, reading at Barnes and Noble and drinking something yummy. Tomorrow for Joy's birthday, they will be going to breakfast and horseback riding! Saturday night we'll be having a family party with the birthday girls' favorite meal/s. So, the menu is going to be chicken enchiladas and smoked salmon among other things.
Our friends have found a house! I'll get to see it on Sunday after church.
Both of our boys have enjoyed all the meetings with the realtor. I imagine realtors must write off desserts fed to perspective buyers sons and their best buddies. -So far they've been to McDonalds, Panera and Applebees. LOL
(have a I mentioned that they are from Texas? LOL That is explains it right?)
Tonight they moved into a furnished rental house. They will have fun staying there until they get the house because it is one ADORABLE little cottage with a pool. (some days are still really warm here, so they may even get to use it)
November 18, 2010
November 15, 2010
November 11, 2010
November 8, 2010
November 4, 2010
November 3, 2010
October 30, 2010
Well, I'm about to have the immense blessing of having her live in the same state and almost the same county and I can hardly believe it.
We've been praying for God to direct them in this next season of their lives and although we've often hoped they would end up here, it has never worked out. But this time the Lord has sent them our way and as I said, I can hardly believe it.
But, it is true and she will be here soon after driving all the way across the country. (her hubby will follow in about a month)
She's had a few delays and my kids are about to drive me crazy if they don't see hers in the next hour or so, because they've been hoping to see for the last 24 hrs. Thankfully, my hubby has loaded them up and taken them out for slurpees. I guess this makes the kids and I even, because I've driven THEM crazy with all the cleaning, since she and her kids are staying here while they relocate. I can't offer them a big spacious house, at least I can offer a cozy, CLEAN one, right?
Can't wait to see what great things the Lord has in store for these precious servants of the Lord. And for the first time, my hubby and I will have a close up view! : ) Hooray!
October 26, 2010
October 22, 2010
October 14, 2010
October 9, 2010
-You couldn't guess if you tried, because in this case, my reality seems to be better than fiction! ; )
The road to the house where the party was at turned out to be blocked for road work. (how come no one mentioned that on the invitation?!) And my GPS was showing that it was the ONLY road to this house. (which turned out not to be accurate, lucky for all the other guests) And the people throwing the party were to busy doing just that to text us back.
So, I parked and we decided to walk the rest of the way, which looked to be just around the corner, but it totally wasn't!
And then walking turned into jogging ...because we were late and the boys didn't want to walk in at the same time as the birthday girl and ruin the surprise.
And since jogging isn't something I do well in flip flops, we parted ways when there was an 8th of a mile left to go.
I headed back to the car and that is when it started to hit me that I didn't exactly (or even remotely) remember the name of the street I left my car on! UGH!
That meant the GPS in my hand was no longer of any help.
Then I found out that the cell phone in my purse was dead and no longer of any help.
So, there I was walking around a thankfully (or I may have panicked) very nice subdivision hunting for my car for awhile!!! And it was starting to get dark!
~Explaining to some neighborly people I borrowed a phone from, that I was not really lost, but that I had just lost my car was an interesting experience....
(and I'm hoping they don't think I was on drugs! lol)
After many prayers and more walking, I spied it behind a big bull-dozer and all was eventually well!
It was a good reminder that I'm never alone and that "He leads in paths of righteousness for His name's sake" -even if it does take awhile. : )
Here is Joy and her team the Fig Newtons! Happy and muddy!
All the youth leaders were suppose to play so I'd been praying against injuries for those of us in the 40 + yrs. old crowd just in case. ; ) As it turned out, there were so many teens on the teams, that some of us adult leaders weren't needed to play. (God is good, People!) lol!
October 1, 2010
1. Joy and I taught a knitting class this morning. We are knitting sweater hats for the homeless in our city and for missionaries in South Dakota to use for an outreach! Yay!
2. Joy and I went to a class on Jewish Feasts. We learned about Sukkot, blew some shofars, did some Jewish dancing and all the kids made their own little sukkot with graham crackers and frosting and gum drops.
3. Took Joy to dance.
4. Ran an errand for my hubby
5. Picked Joy up from dance
6. Went home and fixed a quick dinner
7. Took oldest sons to the movies
8. Rolled paint on the walls of a small bedroom
9. Went to Barnes and Noble
10. Picked up boys
Home and ready to call it a day now. Or call it the whole weekend...except that it just got started. LOL!
September 30, 2010
September 28, 2010
September 25, 2010
September 23, 2010
September 20, 2010
+ the day spent swimming here:
+ a little something from here:
September 18, 2010
You are at a restaurant and it actually takes you awhile to figure out that the 1st place Rays are playing the Yankees on a big screen TV
September 14, 2010
September 11, 2010
-the field is half the normal size or the lawn in front of a church
~And if you are Joy, you handle the shock with GRACE and make your momma proud! (while whispering about the possibility of getting a refund) LOL
Bless her heart!!!! I had NO idea! Obviously their soccer teams have a ways to go before they'll be playing against the Christian high schools nearby. ; )
They are a sweet bunch of folks though and I think we should stick it out. The "QuirkyLeague" as my hubby has dubbed, could be a blessing in disguise. We'll keep you posted.
September 8, 2010
September 3, 2010
We went to a bonfire and the kids gave surfing a try and then
they roasted some starbursts
AKA "shish-ka-bursts" as they called them! We warmed up late that night at our friends house with Mexican hot chocolate and a nice visit with my sister.
And then it was time for a road trip with 7 teens, loud music and LA traffic to
Then we headed to Mt. Palomar! It was a long, beautiful drive up 5000 ft in elevation!
We had another fun dinner with my parents and the next day they took us to