Saturday, June 23, 2012

Father's Day pic of the fam!

Friday, April 20, 2012

You think you're ready.....

.....until it's time to say goodbye.

We will miss you Cody!

(When the vet said he had cancer I thought I would be ready when the time came, but it was harder than I thought it would be.)

Remembering happy days like the one in this picture with Rebekah!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Thanks to Jesus for dying for my sin and for rising from the dead! Happy Resurrection Day, everybody!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

11 Random Things....

Pic of Mark and I at a "50's" Party.
I was challenged to do a post about 11 Random Things and I think it will help jump start my writer's block. Thanks, Tiffany!
Here are 11 Random things about me.
1. I love white-powdered donuts and Pepsi together. (It goes back to childhood!)
2. I was a Cheerleader in High School.
3. My Vocal Instructor told me I had to pick between Cheerleading & Vocal Performance.
4. I chose my vocal teacher's wise advice.
5. March is one of my favorite months.
6. I have just recently taken on yet another job!
7. I don't like to shave my legs! I only do it when absolutely necessary!! (On a bet from a friend in high school, I once went a year without shaving my legs.)
8. I've always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a sporting event.
9. I like basketball.
10. I like Kansas University, even though I live in Missouri.
11. I love dark chocolate and a good cup of coffee and together they make me very happy!
Okay - now I will answer Tiffany's 11 Random Questions to me.
1~ What is your favorite childhood memory?
I used to have a play house as a kid....spent hours "playing house."
2~ What song is playing in your car right now?
I've been listening to a lot of variety. Even checked out Adele lately.
3~ Do you sing out loud when you drive?
Most definitely. Usually with one hand in the air and tapping my foot, too.
4~ What is the one place on earth you would travel if money was no object?
I'd go back to the Holy Land. Didn't get to see everything.
5~ What is your favorite book?
It changes every week! :)
6~ What is your favorite movie?
Probably "Remember the Titans"
7~ What seems more scary to do ~ Scuba Dive or Sky Dive?
Sky Diving seems more scary than Scuba Diving.
8~ What is your favorite thing to do with your spare time?
In the month of March, it's watching "March Madness" with my fam.
9~ What are you passionate about?
Music/and Leading People in Worship Through Music
10~What are you afraid of?
I don't like Spiders and Snakes.....:)
11~Are you Happy?
Happiness can come and go but true joy can never be taken away. "The joy of the Lord is my strength!"

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm a Better Reader than Writer

I've got writer's block right now and I've also decided that I'm better at reading blog posts than writing them. So, I will probably just be reading and commenting on other people's blogs instead of writing posts myself, unless the writing bug returns and the block stops....:)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 10 Personal Play List

Here's what I am listening to right now.....

10. Hold Me Together - Royal Tailor

9. Stronger - Mandisa

8. Happy - Ayiesha Woods

7. Son of God - Starfield

6. Just Let Me Cry - Hilary Weeks

5. Motion of Mercy - Francesca Battistelli

4. Like My Mother Does - Lauren Alaina

3. If I Only Had Today - Hilary Weeks

2. Keep Changing the World - Mike's Chair

And the # 1 song on my playlist right now:

1. MOVE - MercyMe

What about you? What are you listening to these days?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


B - O - T - H of Y - O - U!!!!!!!!!

Amanda and Tiffany - you are both winners....look for a card in the mail real soon, and thanks for being such good blogger friends!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm Having A Give-Away!!

One of my passions is music, so I thought I would give away an i-tunes gift card to one of my fellow bloggers. Just leave me a comment and I will enter your name in the random drawing. I will draw the name on Monday, Jan. 23, so leave me a comment before that date. In your comment, tell me one of your passions in life.

Have a blessed week everybody!

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Are You Reading?

This is what I am reading right now. It's by Laura Hillenbrand. She is the author of "Seabiscuit" - which is another good read. I'm about half way through. It's the story of Louie Zampirini. He was an olympic track and field hopeful but then was sent off to fight in WWII. I haven't finished it yet, but it's pretty good so far.

In your opinion, what's a good read?

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Borrowed Prayer

Dear God,
Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart, and my life.
Remove the have nots, cannots, and do nots.
Erase the will nots, may nots, and might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots, and should nots that obstruct my life...and most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all of the “am nots.” that I have allowed to hold me back.
- Unknown

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Letter to Father Time

Why are you moving so fast? 2012? Are you kidding me? It seems like just yesterday I was rocking babies and kissing boo boo's. And now my "babies" are 26, 24 and 17? And I'm a grandmother?? When did that happen??
Please slow down!! There are a few things I still have left to do:
There's a song in my heart I have yet to sing.
There's an especially kind word I have yet to utter.
There's a warm embrace I have yet to deliver.
There's a laugh in my belly that has yet to escape.
There's a dream in my life that has yet to become a reality.
A woman who doesn't want to take you for granted!