Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Time!

I love this man!

Ashton is a wonderful hairdresser - Auntie Esh, aren't you proud?

Hubby set up "camp in the back yard" - sooo much more fun for me! haha

2 weeks until fair!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Huddle

Are you on the sidelines?


God please give me to strength and ablility to stay AND play hard in the game. Amen

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Good Morning! What a beautiful Thankful Thursday it is! I can not seem to keep a fluid thought today so I am randomly going to type what I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my mom and the nice e-mail she wrote to me this week.

I am thankful for my daughter going to camp and those that are with her, loving her, teaching her and taking care of her this week.

I am thankful for my daughter and all that she contributes to this family. With her being gone, I feel it so much - thank you Jesus for #1 and the beautiful women she is becoming. I pray this week she draws close to you and learns more about You.

I am thankful for answered prayer!

I am thankful for James MacDonald's messages lately - wow - what a call to step it up.

I am thankful that my dishwasher broke, yes, you read right. Though it may not appear that I am thankful because of all my whining about it, I am. It has made me evaluate our commitment to not go into debt anymore. Hubby and I have been trying to climb out of debt and have not charged a thing since October (sad to say that is a record for us). God has blessed that and has cut our debt it half in that time. Back to the broken dishwasher........Were we going to go into debt and run down to the local Sears? Or could I stand at the sink and wash my dishes and trust that if God wants me to have a dishwasher he will provide? It has also put me in my place thinking about those in third world countries.......ya, not so bad to have a broken dish washer, hu? Hubby and I have laughed because we have been having some great conversations at night while I wash and he drys - I am thankful.

I am thankful for much more but now I must go wash dishes - haha! :)

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have so much to be thankful for! I see how God is molding and making me, pruning and gently leading me - I am so thankful.

I am thankful for a Sister in Christ that called just to check in on my spiritual condition. How cool was that? I am so thankful for real Christians that love to get real - LOVE IT!

I am thankful for an awesome playdate that I had today. 6 Super Awesome Mama's, 2 Loving Grandma's, 16 beautiful kids and a water slide = an awesome afternoon!

I am thankful for our church family. They Rock!

I am thankful for Thursday mornings when I get together with a girlfriend and we walk up a very steep hill. I am always sure I am not going to make it but I do and I love the feeling afterward. Ya wanta hear something cool? My girlfriend and I are reading through The Power of a Praying Parent book - she reads out loud while we walk - she has a massive talent, hu? We walk fast and I would surly break and arm trying to do that.;)

I am thankful for getting a little update on a sweet little boy we already love so much in Africa, thanks Shawnda!

I am thankful for our social worker - she was an adopted at age 8 from Ethiopia and she has adopted. She had such insight on many different levels. There are a lot of opinions out there about adoption and being able to ask her questions was priceless!

OK - I could go on and on but my hubby and kids are beginning to circle me so I shall go!:) What are you thankful for?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Avoiding Folding

Hi - I am avoiding folding a rather large (and by large I mean enormous) pile of clothes. So I thought "I have not blogged for a while, why am I doing useful things like folding when I could be posting pics of our summer!" :) She is so dang cute! Ugh, it kills me how fast she is growing!

Soccer in the back yard! I am no soccer buff but I am sure this is not how you play!?!

We have had some pretty awesome weather around here. This was just an evening thunder storm building. God's work of art is amazing!