Saturday, December 31, 2011

gOoDbYe 2011

dontcha just love new beginnings???
i do...

tonight is the last night of 2011
we have been through so much this year...

we have moved to a new community
our children have started public school for the first time in four years
we bought a golf cart
we have truly slowed down
we are beginning to savor life a bit

god is so good
he is...
forever faithful
always soooo patient
with us

i am so grateful that he is all of those things
where would I be without him
he is the creator of new beginnings

how lucky we are
he created 
a new minute
a new hour
a new day

none of us is promised anything
we only have this moment
embrace it
cherish it
live it

but this evening, i am looking forward to a new year
i want to take some of the good things from 2011
i want to leave some of the not so good things in 2011
i want to make some improvements in 2012

thank you god for new beginnings

may he bless and keep you thoughout 2012

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

oH hApPy DaY!!!

Just received the iPad2 for Christmas from the Company I have with my brothers
It is a really cool device!!!  
So, I'm trying to learn the ways of my new toy.  
I will be back shortly.  
I have a lot to say.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


we moved in september...

we moved
from a house we own
that was built in 1927

to a rental
that was built in 1800 and something...

we moved from a small town
to a speck in the road

my kids went from
being homeschooled

to public school
for the first time in four years

we still own our house on Getty
we just painted it
for the special person who will buy it
its beautiful
it has a new kitchen
new bathrooms
a new roof
new siding
it will go for sale in January

the rental is awesome
it is on an old fort
it has tons of history
it is big enough for all our stuff
it has a screened in front porch
it has walls two feet thick made from solid stone
it has a really ugly kitchen and
bathrooms that aren't necessarily convenient
and I.LOVE.IT!!!!

what i'm saying is that we have made some big changes....

and guess what...
i have NEVER felt god's presence more

he is good

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
-Romans 8:28

Monday, December 12, 2011


i want to thank my emily
she has worked hard...

very hard...

to bring my blog to today's look

she is awesome...

she is cleaver...

she is busy...

she loves me...

she wants me to have a special place...

just for me


today i am thankful for my beautiful talented girl
God really knew what he was doing when he blessed me with her
the creator of the universe KNEW he would be able to love me perfectly through her

i love you beautiful girl!!!!

thank you