Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Need some Valentine photos, well you've come to the right place....well actually the place you should be is behind my camera....but that will come later. Just uploaded some sweet photos of these two sweet siblings on the photography blog! My first clients, that I did not actually know, before their session; and it went really well. Besides the fact that 2 year old little brother chose not to take a nap that day and happened to be asleep in the car when they got there, all was great. It took him a little while to shake off the sleepies, but then he was a perfect little model. He did such a great job with the flowers. His sister, L, just a gorgeous little 6 year old with beautiful curly hair, big sparkly eyes and a beautiful smile. She was also the perfect client! What a blessing!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
13Someone out of the crowd said, "Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance."
14He replied, "Mister, what makes you think it's any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?"
15Speaking to the people, he went on, "Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot."
16 -19Then he told them this story: "The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop. He talked to himself: 'What can I do? My barn isn't big enough for this harvest.' Then he said, 'Here's what I'll do: I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll gather in all my grain and goods, and I'll say to myself, Self, you've done well! You've got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!'
20"Just then God showed up and said, 'Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods—who gets it?'
21"That's what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God."
When do you think you have enough? If we wait until we think we have enough, we will never respond to this question. I'ts not what you believe that counts, it's what you believe ENOUGH to do!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
When I asked Neil if we could have a birthday party for him, since it is his 40th birthday....I knew he would say Nahhh! But I thought he might agree to having some friends over for dinner, but he still said Nahhhh! As I kept trying to encourage him to allow me to throw a celebration in his honor, this is what he finally said....."The Hole In Our Gospel"! I immediately knew what he was referring to, and I couldn't argue with him. In other words, he didn't want to be frivelous and spending the extra money to have a party, in his eyes was being frivelous! He said, "I just want to spend it with you and the kids!" I get all goose bumpy thinking about what a sweet wonderful man he is. I am a truly blessed woman!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I can't believe our Christmas break is almost over, and I can't believe I have fallen so far behind on blogging. I can't believe that I am now 43 years and 1 week old, I can't believe how long this website is taking me to build. I can't believe how much I already miss my 4 big kids when they haven't even gone back to school yet. I can't believe all of my children slept late every single day of break, and I can't believe how much I am DREADING getting up early again. I can't believe it snowed, not once but twice, during our Christmas break; and I can't believe how cold it has been. I can't believe that I am almost finally finished organizing the piles of photos, notes, schoolwork, etc. that has been accumulating on my desk; and I can't believe how much I threw away. I can't believe that I cried AGAIN when I read, for the umpteenth time, the sweet letters that Addi received at her confirmation last spring. I can't believe how messy my closet has gotten, and I can't believe that my shop is even messier. I can't believe that 2 of my daughters got their ears pierced, and I can't believe they went ahead with it after my speech on how I thought they were wasting their money. I can't believe that Cal loved Christmas as much as he did this year, and I can't believe that he loves his new bike. I can't believe NPayne bought me a Mac Book for my bday, and I can't believe that I still haven't figured out how to use it yet. I can't believe how ready for summer I am, and I can't believe I just said that....because I can't stand being hot. I can't believe how much fun the sledding hill at Six Flags is, and I can't believe that everyone in my family loved riding it. I can't believe that Cal went to the movies with us, since he hasn't gone since my dad use to take him....4+years ago. I can't believe I cried AGAIN when I found my dad's death certificate today, and I can't believe how much my heart ached after 4 years. I can't believe that my mom sends us and I LOVE YOU email every single night. I can't believe how much I love my family.....actually I can believe that, but sometimes I still can't believe that I'm the MOTHER in the house! I can't believe that sometimes I look around and think to myself....I'm the one in charge here, and I can't believe that I am! I can't believe how God has blessed me by placing such special people in my life. BUT I CAN BELIEVE.....that I can never express how grateful I am to Him, but I'll keep trying!