Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer 09 is over

This summer has gone by FAST! Ive posted some of our favorite times from this summer. Below is a picture of me & my boys August 2008 & then August 2009. ALL of us have gotten bigger...unfortunately for me! BUT that is a changing! :)

They LOVED playing in their sprinkler!

Many a morning the boys & I cuddled on the couch to watch Sid the Science Kid or Super Why

Swimming @ my sister's in TX

Rylan playing outside while I rock in my chair & drink coffee.

The boys got their first dog...DAISY!

Brady in VBS @ CBC & Chauffeuring Rylan in his jeep.

My best friend Ashley welcomed 2 more sons into her family this summer. They adopted Grisha from Ukraine & just last week she gave birth to Jacob!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Things are still busy around here but in a MIGHTY way! :) God has been working on me in certain areas where he'd like to use me and I am waiting and listening to do His work!

Brady started K4 & Rylan began MMO yesterday at our church. It'll be nice to have 2 days to really get some stuff done! Hopefully in September I'll be able to start some ministry work God has called me to, but first I have to get some things around my house done!

We've got to get our foundation FIXED, rooms painted, floor finished etc etc! I have done REALLY well at getting SOME things organized and keeping them that way! :) Now Brad just needs to hop on board! LoL!

I've been working out 3-4x a week and my eating habits have gotten better! Working on my goal to be in a single digit clothing size by my 30th bday in April! Wish me luck...forget luck...just pray! :)

I am also doing publicity for our church's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group & I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have a degree in PR but never used it because God called me to teach and then by His grace called me home to my boys! It's been so fun and a lot of HARD work putting together fliers, brochures, & newsletters. I feel the Holy Spirit is going to do some mighty things this year through this group! Please join me in praying for the women who will come. Also if you are a MOP :) try and come!

Much love!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Losing it!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!! To HIM be ALL the glory the honor & the praise!!!

Can ya tell Im happy??????

The last year has been a trying one for say the least! I have been working on two major issues in my weight (struggles with food) & my past. Well God in the last 24 hrs has spoken to me, giving me revelations & peace in some MAJOR areas!

Ive been doing a Bible Study the last month dealing with some of my issues from my past. This has been incredibly hard and I have hated going and doing the work...its hard to face and relive it and admit all the faults I have in it! So on my way last night I was talking to my dear friend and I told her that I know there is a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow...its just that this rainbow seems all black & white & gray & Im ready to see some colors!

Well God showed me many wonderful colors last night!

If youve read my blog or my facebook you know this summer has been one thing after another! From sick babies, to a sick momma who always seems to stress me out :), to my brother trying to get help for his addictions, my weight, my skintag procedure, Brady's tonsillectomy, ....on and on and on...when it rains it POURS!!!

I told my husband earlier this week that I have felt SOOOO overwhelmed & that I was barely keeping my head above water & I was so scared that any moment I might give up & drown. THEN God gave me this verse:

Do not be afraid for I've ransomed you I have called you by name;you are Mine! When you go through deep waters I'll be w/you. When you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression you will... not be burned up the flames will not consume you! For I am the Lord your God the Holy One of Israel your Savior! Isaiah 43:1b-3a

Arent those just AMAZING words!??! God told me He wasnt going to let me drown! Immediately I began to cry & thank Him for being my LIFE SUPPORT! Then I could feel me losing some tension & grief & shame & other things I felt from my past be released! Oh wow isnt God so FAITHFUL!?!!!

THen today I weighed in at my First Place Bible study to find out that I have lost 8lbs!!! This month has been hectic and I was so scared to get on that scale because I just knew I had gained 5 more lbs in the last month but no I had lost 8!!! I feel so free & excited for what GOd is doing in me! His love NEVER fails! He is always good & He keeps His promises!

I still have a long journey to take, but man o man I cant wait to see what HE continues to reveal to me!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you & not harm you. Plans to give you HOPE & a future! Then you will call upon Me & come & pray to Me & I will listen to you. You will seek Me & find Me, when you seek Me w/ALL your heart!" Jeremiah 29:11-13

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Rylan before his tubes in May

Brady before his surgery to remove tonsils & adenoids in August

My boys shopping in style @ Kroger in July

Brotherly Love in May

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friends who pray

This summer has been nuts! Well to be honest since late April my life has been nuts! If it werent for the ever presence of God I would be locked up in Whitfield by now! Thankfully the Holy Spirit has held me up, not mention some awesome friends who check on me often and keep me lifted up in prayer. Which reminds me of one of my favorite Bible stories:

Exodus 17:10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

I LOVE knowing that no matter how hectic my life may get, I have true CHRISTIAN gal pals that I can call on and they will lift me up to Jesus. They are my Aarons & Hurs for sure! God is always with us, His Spirit is always there no matter what it is we are going through. We need to keep praising him through our storms, keep our hands lifted high to exalt His name & when the going gets tough, call on our friends to help us keep them lifted, when all we want to do is just sit and cry. God is awesome everyday!!!

Much LOVE to all my Aarons & Hurs!!!! And when you need me to lift your arms, you know I'll be there for you!!