Friday, April 29, 2011

5 QUESTION FRIDAY....THE ROYAL EDITION! may be frivolous and unimportant but we are going to recap and debrief today!!

1.  Did you or did you not watch and if you did or DVR?

2.  Which channel/coverage did you watch?

3.  What is your verdict of the dress and the hair?

4.  Do you think the queen's choice of yellow was a wise one?

5.  What was your favorite moment of the day?

Thursday, April 28, 2011


This is my favorite picture from our Easter weekend in Hershey.  On Sunday afternoon, we held our Easter egg hunt.  We had to do it inside because of the rain.  I just love that all of them are smiling (and looking at the camera-that never happens).  Lanay peeking over CM's shoulder is just precious and Camden and Maddie's smiles of anticipation are so adorable!!  Love it when a picture turns out!! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior.
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord.

Up from the grave He arose,
with a mighty triumph o'er His foes.
He arose a victor from the dark domain
and He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Robert Lowry 1826-1899

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Vainly they watch His grave, Jesus my Savior.
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord.


Friday friends,

Our fun 5 question Friday game is on hiatus until next week!  See you then.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Today while I was at work I read the story of a little girl that was recently brought in to our emergency shelter.  There are many sad cases that come to our agency but her case caught my eye as she was almost the exact same age as my little girl.......10 years old.  The surprising thing about her situation and the thing I'm having a hard time letting go of tonight was the reason she was there.  Usually kids come to the shelter because they have been hurt in some way but the police had to bring her to us as she had physically assaulted her mother......beat her mother up.  I just can't wrap my mind around what had probably led a 10 year old to that place, to the place of raising her fists against her mom.  God only knows what her young life has been like up to this point, how many times the physical or mental abuse has been against her.

I gave my little girl an extra hug tonight and told her how thankful I am for her!  My kids have never gone a day in their lives without me telling them that I love them and that God loves them.  How I wish that were true for all the kids in the world....but sadly it is not.  I'm thankful that there are places like Children's Square U.S.A. to take in these kids that need help but that seems a little hollow so I'm praying that the Father will draw all of these children close to Himself.

Friday, April 15, 2011




(which is our junior high group at church) 


and yes....a few tears were shed!


They're back.....

1. What is your favorite springtime tree?

2.  What is your favorite springtime flower?

3.  Little House on the Prairie, The Walton's, or Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?

4.  What is the best "as seen on tv" gadget you have ever bought?

5.  What is the worst "as seen on tv" gadget you have ever bought?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


  • Yesterday I was looking for some cute flip-flops (although I still think of them as thongs!) for CM.  Both of us love, love love our shoes!!  I was in the girls' section looking at all of the cute shoes with the ribbons and flowers and beads when I realized...all of these shoes are too little for my baby.  She has graduated into women's sizes.  It's hard to believe those small, little, chubby feet have grown so much over the last 10 years. 

  • We were talking about how the kids will go into public school when they get to high school and Little C says.  "I don't want to go to public school that would be like going to military school."  Um.....not quite son.  Then he said, "If I go to public school I won't be able to praise God."  We were quick to tell him that he can praise God anywhere but I thought that was so sweet.

  • This is now the home of the superior medallion recipient in 5th grade poetry!  So proud of CM and how well she did in the District Speech contest last week.  She scored 99 out of 100 points.  We are proud of her in all of her accomplishments but I think speech is such an awesome life skill to have and to develop and something you can use throughout your whole life.

Friday, April 8, 2011


for these three for giving up many hours of my time over the last three months,

and for these two who watched my kids and ran my household for 4 days,

so I could help with an event I love and serve women that I love!

Table by Jenny Hofer and yes she folded all those little birds!

Friday, April 1, 2011


1.  What is your favorite new car out on the market?

2.  Have you ever changed your own oil?

3.  Do you participate in this farce of a holiday...that is April Fool's Day?  (Not my favorite day if you can't tell!)

4.  Pepperoni pizza....Do you like your pepperonis on top of the cheese or under the cheese? (Hey this ain't brain surgery people!)

5.  Did you just cringe when I used the word ain't?  Be honest!

This is kind of a weak addition of 5 question Friday.  I apologize for has been a very LONG week!

Happy Weekend!