Monday, August 31, 2009

A Cutie and Some Cuties!

Trent's very own creation of what he calls
a flower; 6 chicken rings & catchup,
that's all it takes to make this little one
a cute and happy camper!
...and slowly but surely the baby doves are
beginning to take 'color' to become the
beautiful birds we know they'll be within
a couple of more weeks.

Blessings today and every day,
Matthew 21:22

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself
and God our Father,
who loved us and by his grace gave us
eternal encouragement and good hope,
encourage your hearts and strengthen you
in every good deed and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NIV

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And more exciting beginnings

Katie's first day at "Big" School was yesterday
and Trace started the 4th Grade!
...and Zachary started Kindergarten...
his favorite part was "recess":)...
...and Trent started back to Brain Gym
last week....

Jack IV went back to Miss Janet's and I'm
certain he's missing his sister Ali being there
with him!

School IS in full swing once again.
Praying for all of these children to have
a great 2009-2010 school year.

Love them all,

And whatever you do or say,
let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus,
all the while giving thanks through Him
to God the Father.
Colossians 3:17 NLT

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Giveaway On Pass It On Baby!

Please go here to enter 'your story' and a chance to win!

And this is also a great opportunity
to learn more about a wonderful 'giving' organization.

Praying Heather & Elizabeth are blessed
for all they are doing to help those in need.

And please go here for a chance or multiple
chances to win
a wonderful monogrammed rug during
"Our Creative Life's" Anniversary Celebration!

Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart,
all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.
Mark 12:30 NLT

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's never too early...

To get started on your Christmas shopping
as in the case of a lady who called one day
this week to get her order in, yes in AUGUST!

And please come back soon as there are several
giveaways in the works!
One here, one here & one here!

A prayer for today:
Bless our absent friends and loved ones,
and keep them in Thy holy will.
Remember in mercy the tempted and tried
and afflicted ones,
and sustain them by Thy grace.
Bless those in authority in our State
and nation with wisdom to know and
strength to do Thy will.
Sustain those who labor for the establishment
of Thy Kingdom at home and abroad,
and hasten the time when men may know
and obey Thee.
For Jesus' sake. Amen.
August 21 - God's Minute
-Rev. Howard A. Kramer, Cleveland, Ohio

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend,
Matthew 21:22

"You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your Holy habitation."
Exodus 15:13 NKJV

Ali Grace goes to school

Hard to believe but true..
Ali Grace started Kindergarten yesterday!
Major 'cuteness' I'd say and yes I'm a
'little' prejudiced:)
...and here she is with her Mom.
Holly said Ali had a GREAT day
then crashed in the car on the way
home. I'm sure these 'new' hours will
take a lot of getting accustomed to.

And since she and her younger brother
have always attended day-care
together, they'll miss each other dearly.

Praying all 3 of the Grands who'll be
attending "BIG" school for the first
time this year will have wonderful
experiences, meet lots of great
new friends and learn by leaps and bounds!

Hope to have 1st day of school pictures
of Zachary and Katie on Monday.
They both seem extremely excited
about going to 'BIG' school.
But their Moms...not so much.

Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

I will instruct you and teach you in
the way you should go.
Psalm 32:8

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thankful you were born!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful Dad...
...and 'little boy' (at heart)!

I am very thankful you asked me to marry
your Dad many, many moons ago
so we could have the relationship
we've had throughout the years.

I'm very proud of the kind, genuine young man
you've become.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.
You deserve ONLY the very best!

The Lord is my light and my salvation-
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life-
of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 NIV

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

For the birds!

Last night we were thrilled for yet another
baby dove to hatch...
..and knew it wouldn't be long before
another would soon grace us with its presence...
..then first thing this morning we welcomed
another beautiful baby into this world...
...therefore it was time for naming the babies!

MK asked me to hurry and email her a picture
since she is on a long road trip with her two rambunctious
boys and she needed a new 'topic' to keep them
distracted/entertained, etc., instead of the normal,
'Are we there yet?' being said over and over.

So I immediately told her to tell the boys we need names
for the baby doves and below are Zachary and Trent's
suggestions so far....

Toot and Puddle (off of a Cartoon)

Pretty and Please

Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Dee and Dum for short

Hope and Hope (from Trent)

Gentleness and Kindness (Gent and Kind for short)

BB and Pellet (as in bullets)

Big Momma and BoBo (birds off of Fox and Hound)

Z said, "That's ebuff because
you will have a hard time choosing."

Well done, and I will have to think about these as well
as give a lot of thought to Zachary's last comment....

I immediately wrote MK back and told her to keep
name suggestions coming.
Hopefully by the time they
send me every other name in the book,
they'll have made it to their destination
safe and sound.

Kids can think of and say the darnedest things:)

Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cancer Cannot...

To encourage anyone facing this fierce disease,
please keep the above things in mind and
read Isaiah 41:10 which will be
a constant reminder to "Fear not..."
Blessings today and always,

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for He founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
Psalm 24:1-2 NIV
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