Thursday, February 28, 2008


OK - I know that spring really isn't here YET!! BUT . . .we had a beautiful springlike day today. It was warm and sunny and the sky was so marvoulously BLUE. I really like this time of year. It just screams with renewal!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

WOW!! What a crazy week. My mom came and we reorganized and tossed out and redid our home! WE were MANIACS. Thanks to Jill, Chad, Marchelle, Kim, MOM and the kiddos. We ended with a garage sale which had GREAT potential but alas - was not meant to be. We woke up early and eager to sell, sell, sell... and were met with SNOW. We went ahead and had it but will have to have another one. Not many people showed up. So, when it warms up I will try again. I do love what we did in the house. Fresh beginnings are GREAT.

I am sitting right now in Mr. Stewart's 2nd grade class. Hanging out with B - this is his first day back to school since he broke his leg. He is doing great.

Thanks for all your prayers for us - DON'T STOP.... Stacy's funeral service was of course packed. She and her family are dearly loved by so many. Tom was amazing and stood up in front of everyone for almost 15 minutes talking about their life together. I was amazed that he could do that. His girls were so beautiful and had such sweet smiles. Please keep praying for them.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

God's Perfect Plan

God's perfect plan included taking my friend Stacy, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, home to be with Him early this morning. She leaves behind a sweet family who is leaning on God and begins a new phase of thier life. Please pray for their continued reliance on the Lord and for comfort and peace that passes all understanding.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kings, Queens and Bees

So, today was a bit of a GOOD day!! A was nominated for the 7th grade Queen of the Valentine's Dance and SHE MADE IT!! And her friend C (friends since 2nd grade!) was elected King - of course they were supposed to dance but thanks to the kids crowding out the dance floor - they weren't able!! Both I am sure were super glad for that fact! Who wants to dance with Boys in the 7th grade!! (okay - maybe girls want to dance with boys in the 7th grade - I am just hoping mine doesn't want to for a LONG time!!!!)

C won the spelling bee in her class and got to participate in the school wide Bee - she made it to the second round and then flubbed on "menu" - I am super proud of her.

B is coming along on his new crutches and is a bit of King himself.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Broken Anythings!!

Well - within the first hour of B being on the slopes - he broke his leg! We had a good time but I am EXTREMELY tired. I am working on a video to post of our trip - STAY TUNED!!

Until then - here is a pic of my new snowboarders - don't they look like they were born for the board!! (thanks to Mrs. J for her pics)

Friday, February 08, 2008


This picture is not from this weekend - since this weekend hasn't really started YET!! We are getting ready to head to Angel Fire for some snowboarding and skiing! Pray for warmth and noooo broken anythings! Have a nice weekend -

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Praying for LIFE

For those of you who are praying for my friend Stacy who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - here is her website. Her husband has been updating it and there are also pictures of her and her family. Maybe you want to drop them an encouragement through the guest book. Keep praying -

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Has anyone noticed that it has been 2 weeks since my last post? I am aware that alot you use my blog to check in on our sweet little family. So, let me update everyone who has been a tad bit worried or are missing hearing about us.

I am tired - and thus have had a very SAD week. It is just the nature of grief - to come in waves and THANK you GOD for that!! I liken it to labor pains (ok - is everyone tired of hearing me use that analogy?) you get a break between the contractions so you can rest and get ready for the next contraction. There is much to be learned during the contraction period - this is the time when many tears are shed. I saw somewhere that someone (how is that for informational?) did a study on tears and that emotional tears have a different chemical makeup than tears that you shed while peeling onions. Haven't you just felt better after a good cry - they say it is because you are expelling toxins in your tears. So, who really knows the validity of this somewhere/someone study - but it seems to make alot of sense. Don't worry about me though and don't feel like you want to take my pain away - because I WANT the pain. There is a BIG purpose for the pain - in that pain I cling to God with my every breath and draw closer to Him and I love that!

We are going to go skiing this coming weekend - so maybe I will have some fun video to post. So stay tuned. . .