Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day !!!!

Today I'm remembering all the men and women who have served or serving our country. Like the song says I'm Proud To Be An American. I learned a long time ago when I was just a child the true meaning of Memorial Day. My Mom's mother's brother which would be my great Uncle was killed in the line of duty. I know he was young and never was married or had children.

I also remember my Grandpa my Dad's father had served in World War I. I remember going to the parades in Millersburg and watching as there was only two or three left in Holmes Co that had served in that war and they were given a special honor. They got to ride in the parade and always were spoke of highly. I was always excited cause that not only was my Grandpa but he was very special to me and the stories he told me about the war, I always tresured.

Then of course my Dad that served in World War II. I was proud of him. I can remember always going to the cemetary and planting pretty flowers. I always planted the colors Red, White and Blue as close as I could find. I remember one year going to the cemetary on the Thursday before Memorial Day and my Dad's grave didn't have a flag. I called the man in charge of it and he said it prolly just got missed but he seen it was taken care of. So from then I always checked and I remember the day of my Dad's service the honor I felt the day those men folded the flag and then gave it to my Mom.

My Mom's only brother was also in the service. So many of our family and friends have been there. My hubby Paul served four years in the Army when he ws first out of High School.

So today I want to remember the real reason for the day and with all the picnics and BBQ's , time with Families and all the fun of maybe watching a parade. Memorial Day is very special for me. Even though with the move it breaks my heart that I can't go and plant flowers or check on my Dad's flag but I never forget everytime I see a flag flying just what it stands for and I'm proud to be an American.

God Bless

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yay for Sunshine and a Verse

Well first of all ........

Look who showed up and we are so glad but the sunshine. Yay for the sun. The past few days and weeks have been pretty yucky. Snow , Sleet and Rain but of course it can't be sunny all the time. It's just like life ya gotta take the good with the bad. I know that we are glad to see the sun and warmer temps. Sounds like the upcomming week will be filled with a lot of SUNSHINE !!!

We don't have a lot planned my hubby Paul always has to work a lot at the end of the month. Yesterday he worked 10 hrs and today whenever he gets done. He went to work at 8am so it could be anytime prolly 6 or so. He is off tomorrow so we will prolly just relax at home and maybe have a little cookout.

Remembering what the real holiday is for Remembering our past and present servicemen. So I thought I would leave you with this verse.

Have a fun holiday weekend and stay safe.

God Bless

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Six Word Saturday - Carly

Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.

My Carly is thirteen months today !!!!!!

So hard to believe , seems like we just had her birthday party and now another month has passed by so quickly. She was walking just a little before her first birthday but as soon as the day came and went she's off and trying to run to keep up with her brother and sisters.

I love her so much my little rainbow and today we were playing around before we went to pick the kids up from school. I caught this awesome picture of her playing with a hat and being so CUTE !!!!!!

Have a Happy 6WS and a Awesome upcoming wk. Stay safe over the holiday weekend.

God Bless

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekend Funnies ( May 28th - 30th )

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to join in on Weekend Funnies. So I decided to join in and give this a try. I always love a good laugh or a smile. So here are mine for this weekend. All you have to is click on the button at the top to join in if you would like.

Have a great and safe Memorial Day weekend.

God Bless

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thoughts .........

Today I ran across this while I was looking for something else online. I read it a couple times and it really made me stop and think about me. Wow , looking back at some things I have went through and I wonder how did I do it. I'm a christian and I know I'm never alone even when I think I am. God has seen me through a lot some good and some bad but I'm still me and life is good. I'm so glad that I know God and I can see how with his help things work out even through some of the trying times.

God has blessed me with so much in this life , Family , Friends and You.

So I thought I would share this with you.

God Bless

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Peaceful Moments ..........

God Bless

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Home Safe

Well Paul's flight came in just a little early by 15 minutes. So he got here safe and sound. It was time for me to go get the kids at school when he got in so I told him he could go home and wait for us. He told me if he got close he would text or call me if he had time to pick us up. Wasn't sure how the traffic would be getting out of Reno.

Well just as I got all the kids and was ready to turn around the other way on the sidewalk Ridge yelled Hey Mom there's Dad. I was talking with a couple people and had checked my phone. Here he couldn't wait to come and see us. Carly was asleep so I had to wake her to put her in the van. She was a little unsure of everything. Well we got home and unloaded the van and wouldn't you know it there Carly was tagging around Dad. He helped the kids with there homework and I had made a meatloaf for supper so all I had to do was put it in the oven.

We had a good supper and just enjoyed all being together again. Paul took the next 2 days off to rest up and do some stuff around here. It will be nice having him home a couple days maybe I can get a couple closets cleaned out , LOL

He had a good visit with Jessica and Justin and we are glad he is back home.

Have a great Tuesday !!!

God Bless

Monday, May 24, 2010

Momentous Monday


Today I'm joining in on a new blog hop that I found from A Moment Cherished. Just click on the button if you would like to join in and link up.

It was this past Thursday , my husband had left early morning at 5am to catch his flight in Reno. The children except for Carly wanted to get up to tell him Goodbye. I woke them at 4:45am and there sleepy heads sat on the couch and then they told Dad goodbye. It was shortly after he had left , my Jennifer was talking to the kids in the living room. It was cute since she is younger than them , they are 8 and 10 yrs old. She was telling them that wow Mom really has a lot to do now since Dad is gone. We are going to have to be really good for her. She sounded like she was about 16 or so and it sounded funny coming from a little 6 yr old. Then Jennifer came to me while I was getting breakfast and told me , Mom if you get scared and you need someone to talk to you can talk to me. Then she said if I'm at school you know you can talk to God anytime. What a little blessing !!! My little helper always.

So as I type we are waiting for his flight home today and praying for a safe one.

Have a great Monday !!!

God Bless

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our Chilly but Fun Weekend

Well the weekend has come and gone. For the most part it went fast. Hard to believe tomorrow is Monday. The kids are excited and well so am I. Paul will be home from his little trip back to Ohio.

Friday we got pizza and well the rest of the weekend was pretty much okay except for it being cold and windy. We even had a little snow Saturday nite and woke up this morning w/ a dusting. It's sorta depressing but we still had a good time. The kids were extra full of energy today for some reason. I know prolly cause Mom didn't let them go outside. It was so windy out and it made it feel colder than it was. Ridge and Jennifer already have a cough I just didn't want it to get worse.

I talked to my Mom yesterday and I know Paul went to visit her. She was so very happy for that. He looked around to about the snake problem but couldn't see a place they could get in. She has stuff outside to kill them but she hasn't seen anymore either. She has another place coming this week to help her get a idea where the problem might me.

We did have a great time this weekend. We got somethings done early since it was cold and messy out this weekend. Most of all we had a good time together. Dad should be here by the time everyone gets out of school , so I know they all will be looking forward to the end of the school day tomorrow. We talked to him on the phone and you could tell tonite they were excited.

So until tomorrow ..........

We are praying for a safe trip.

God Bless

Happy 1st Birthday Vayden

Today I would like to wish a special little boy a very Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven !!

Happy Birthday Vayden James Stewart !!!!!!

If you click on the button below it will take you to his Mom's Blog. Stephanie is a wonderful and strong lady. She has started My Very Own Angel since her son left this earth. It is a wonderful ministry and so helpful to anyone that has lost a child or loved one.

Today I'm praying for peace for this wonderful family today and always.

God Bless

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Friday

Happy Friday , Happy Day !!!!!

Well this week went fast and I'm sure the weekend will go fast to. My hubby made it to Ohio fine. He had a slight delay in Las Vegas but other than that it went great. He is having a good visit with his children. He misses us and the of course we miss him but he will be back Monday evening. Carly is doing a lot of looking for him but doesn't say much.

I have a lot of things I wanta get done this weekend. Our weather isn't supposed to be that great either. Lots of wind today and about 63 degrees. Then Saturday and Sunday rain and possible SNOW !!!! Yucky. I have some crosstitch to get caught up on and do some extra cleaning while Dad is gone.

Well tonight we are getting pizza for supper. Yummy !!!!! The kiddos will be happy and they get to stay up late too.

So have a wonderful Friday !!!

God Bless

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday/ Giveaway Winners/ Please Pray

I caught someone sleeping again ........

My Giveaway Winners ...........

Holly - $25.00 gift card at Wal*Mart

Kristie - Wind Chime Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Crystal Theresa - Wind Chime Dance like Nobody's Watching

To everyone else that entered

Karen , Desiree , Trennia , Betty , Sarita and Kristi , I have something special for all of you. I'm giving you all a Subway gift card for lunch on me. Just because you all mean so much to me. So if all the winners could email me your addresses to I will get all your prizes to you.

I would like to thank my Jennifer for drawing all the names. Love ya little girl.

Also I would like to ask all my readers to please keep the Patterson Family in there prayers. Little Chrissie left earth early this morning to dance with the angels. I have been following this little girl for the past couple months. She was a tough little girl and now lives with Jesus. Sending {{HUGS}} and Prayers.


Have a great Wednesday !!!

God Bless

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Emotions and Please Pray

Emotions are running wild here these days.

A lot has been going on happy , sad , worried , wondering .......... etc ......

Things for the most part are good.

Kids have been having lots going on at school. End of year testing , field trips and just normal daily stuff.

Paul my hubby is leaving this Thursday to go back to Ohio for a visit. It was supposed to be to see Justin graduate from college but I know he is finishing and will get his degree just not sure of all of the Why's that he can't march in Graduation. I called the college but they really couldn't tell me much. I thank each one of you that left me comments about college. Paul says when he gets back there he is going to find out Why ??? At least he is still getting his degree. Yay Justin !!! I would like you to keep Paul in your prayers he will be gone Thursday til Monday evening. I hope he has a good visit w/ Jessica and Justin. He hasn't seen them for 3 yrs. I wish I could have went but I didn't want to take the children out of school and miss all the stuff they have going on. I'm excited for just my time w/ the kids. We don't have a lot planned but I'm sure we will have a good time. :)

Also I would like you to keep my Mom in your prayers. She called me Saturday and told me what happened last Thursday. She found 2 snakes in her house. From what she told me they were around 30 inches long , that's too big for me. We had one when I was about 13 or so. We live sorta in the woods so we always seen a lot of them. She didn't find them together one at 5pm in the evening and the other at 9 pm that nite too. I guess they are milk snakes and will not hurt you but still it's the idea. She has someone coming to check her home tomorrow. I feel bad so far away and can't help but Paul is going back to Ohio this week so he is going to go and check out the house too.

Also My sister Colleen and her family are traveling to New York next weekend May 28-31st for her husband's niece's graduation from college. With everything that has been going on there lately just makes me a little nervous. They will be right around Times Square anyway.

I thank all of you so much for praying. I'm just giving it all to God and trusting that everything will work out for everyone.

Don't forget my giveaway ends tonight at midnight PST. Make sure you check back tomorrow for the three winners.

P.S. My blog layout may be changing if I can find something I like. It's time for a change , LOL.

Have a great day !!!

God Bless

Monday, May 17, 2010

Momentous Monday


Today I'm joining in on a new blog hop that I found from A Moment Cherished. Just click on the button if you would like to join in and link up.

It was Thursday while walking my Jennifer to afternoon Kindergarten. It was a beautiful day out and warm and Jennifer was running ahead of me like usual. Well just before you get to the school there are a few places where there are lots of dandelions. She is always picking them for me. She sat down in the grass and picked a whole handful of ones that went to seed already held them as high as she could and blew them. I asked her what are you doing making lots of wishes. She said No Mommy I'm sending all the babies in Heaven a kiss from there Mommy's since they weren't here on earth. A tear ran down my cheek and I hugged her so tight. I know as a Mother I sometimes wonder what little ones are thinking. It's really something that she would stop and think of them and all the Mommy's that have lost. A child's love is great and so caring. I know it's one moment I will always cherish.

Have a great Monday !!!

God Bless

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Variety Show was a Hit

Well the Variety Show was great Friday Night. They had to change the name from Talent to Variety Show. The kids were all Awesome. I was so very proud of all of the children that were it. It's a good thing I had my tissue in my pocket there was a lot of songs that made me cry. I do that really easy anyway.

Well I do have to say My Ridge was just Awesome and it was great to see him step up and try it. He is already planning for next year.

The Kindergarten classes did a song in the afternoon Friday. When they put it on for the school. So Jennifer was involved in that. She didn't sing Friday night because they are saving it for there Graduation which is set for June 7th. So hard to believe this milestone is almost done for her. This school yr went so fast. I'm excited and sad.

So I copied the program they had a lot of different and great ideas. Once again it was Awesome !!!

Each Child that was in the show got a free small mini pizza from Papa Murphy's. So last nite for supper we enjoyed Pizza. I just happened to have one for 75% off and it got me out of cooking , LOL

Well have a nice day !!!

God Bless

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.

Blessed beyond belief and loved unconditionally.

Just looking back at the past week and more with my children and some of the events we have had this past week. Makes me feel so blessed to be a Mom and to be loved so much by a child. I can still remember the day when a Dr told me I would never have a child. Boy did God have other plans for me. Thank you God for all you have blessed me with.

Have a Happy 6WS and a Awesome upcoming wk.

God Bless

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Muffins for Moms

Well this morning we attended Muffins for Moms. It's really neat they always do it right around Mother's Day. They also do one in the fall called Donuts for Dads. It's nice because if your parent can't attend your babysitter or anyone who takes care of you can come. We had a good time before school and I took some funny pics of the kids.

Ridge trying to drink coffee and be a cool cat.

Carly looking at everyone and being good.

Marie and Jennifer riding on a new type of Teeter Totter. Probably really safe then the wood one I used to ride, lol

Jennifer swinging and having a blast !!!!!

Jennifer being her silly self.

We all had a good time together before school.

Tonight is the BIG Talent Show and just yesterday I found out Jennifer is in it too. I'm excited to see it and proud of all my kids.

Love you Ridge , Marie , Jennifer and Carly.

God Bless

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hanging with My Sisters

Yesterday was a busy day but of course it seems like everyday is. I went and picked the kids up from school. Ridge had to stay after practicing for the Talent Show. So it was just the girls and I. It was a nice day out so after we got home , we let Carly play a little in the yard. Then Marie wanted to give her a ride in the wagon. Wasn't sure how she would do since she sometimes doesn't like being in her stroller. She would rather be free like the rest of them.

Well she did fine and I loved hearing her laugh. So they played and I finished supper. Here are a few pictures I took w/ my camera phone.

Jennifer and Carly !!!

My Girls being so silly !!!!

Just one other exciting thing that Carly did yesterday.......... that cute little girl in the wagon.

Dad keeps his Game Boy in our bathroom on the back of the toilet. Needless to say Carly went here and she usually only messes w/ the toilet paper. She decided the Game Boy should go for a swim....... so the Game Boy ended up in the trash. Oh well I told Dad the joy of children , never a dull moment......

Have a great day !!!

God Bless
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