Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Considering the impact this message would have on Mary's ordinary life -- she'd have to explain to her family and her fiancé that she was pregnant -- her response is powerful and such a witness for you and me. She told Gabriel, "Yes, I see it now: I'm the Lord's maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say." How could she so quickly and easily put aside all that this surprising news would mean and surrender her will to God's?
How did Mary come to that place? I believe that in her journey up to that point there were many of obedience where she had experienced and witnessed God's faithfulness. Perhaps places where she said, "Yes, Lord," even when it was difficult or did not make sense. Choosing to say "yes" on ordinary days prepared her heart to say "yes" on this extraordinary day!
You and I have those ordinary moments in our lives too ... moments that in and of themselves do not seem significant but when weaved together create a heart of obedience. One day God will ask us to trust Him for something extraordinary. Where will our heart be? Will we be ready to say "yes" to God, even when what He is asking seems impossible?
Hmmmm.... just something to thing about!!
Friday, December 05, 2008
I made the fried egg sandwich wrong,
no clean underware ! ( if they would carry their OWN laundry down it might get washed) ,
didn't make the right sandwich in the lunch...fine make it yourself!
aaannnddd it is cold outside and it is not cool to wear a coat????? How dumb is that? Sooooo, I hope you freeze to death!
OK enough venting.... and one day they will miss me and appreciate me when they have to:
make their own breakfast
do their own laundry
make their own lunch
and someday it will be cool to wear a coat when it is cold outside.
Their turn is coming!
This is what I look like when I am FRAZZLED!!!!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Thank you, Bernie.
Fw: No matter who wins the election in November . . . .
Thursday, September 11, 2008
You have wanted to do this since you were old enough to say so....and here you are!
Thanks to ALL our Military!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ahhhhh, sprinkler is working great!
I know this is boring to some of you....but hard work makes you really appreciate whatever you are working on. So just wanted to show you.
I will only post one more photo and that one will be GREEN GRASS! Can hardly wait not to have a backyard full of dirt!!
The top will have grass, the middle will be a stamped concrete sitting area with a fire pit, and the bottom will be the horseshoe pit/ target practice for the bow.
don't worry only the 10, 20, and very carefully 30 yard practice!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Me trying to cool off!
The before photo
Demolishing the back yard!
Me helping with sprinkler system.
It has been very HOT here for several days. I prefer humid heat better than the dry heat here. At least when it is humid you sweat more.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Check out this video! All I can say is WOW! Truly amazing woman!
just click on the youtube address.
Monday, July 21, 2008
To Kill a mocking Bird was one of them. A little while later Jerid asked:
" What was the name of that book we were talking about?..."To shoot a pigeon?"
Took us a minute to figure out he was talking about To kill a mocking bird!!!
That is Jerid for ya!
Man did we laugh!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Every morning while doing dishes I was blessed to watch this little family and reminisce on so many wonderful memories with Grandpa & Grandma out on the farm. Best memories I have as a child!! This fall I will glue the bird house to fix it up a little and hopefully next summer another little bird family will move in!
Friday, July 04, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
But ya know what? I feel worth more than that! I have three great kids and a beautiful daughter-in-law. Not any amount of $$$$ can replace that. All the joy, love, happiness, and yes some difficult times, laughter, stages of growing up, sacrifice, and all the fun is WAY more of a wonderful reward than $175,000. Words cannot even express! So the world can have the $, I will do what I have to do to be able to stay home, if that means shop at the thrift store, drive older cars, and having less elaborate vacations....that is OK. I am at home and that is where I want to be! So even though I make $0000000.00 a year, I am the Richest Mom anyway!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Before you hibernate, you are supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.
When you are a girl bear, you birth your children ( who are the size of walnuts) while you are sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly, cubs.
I could definitely deal with that.....except newborns are precious!
If you are mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you are a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yup, I'm gonna be a bear!
Thought this was cute...Author not known.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Have you ever heard a mom say that?
Immediately the hair bristles on the back of my neck and sirens and lights go off in my head. "Just" a mom. How can moms say such a thing? I myself have been known to say it like that.
I assure you it is the most important job in all creation: to create order out of chaos, ensure the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of our children, and shape the individuals that will contribute to who we are as a community and a nation. I don't think we should ever use the words "just" and "mom" in the same sentence again.
Let's unpack that little word, "mom." What exactly is her job description? She's a wife, mother, friend, housekeeper, interior decorator, laundress, gourmet chef, short order cook, chauffeur, painter, wallpaper hanger, seamstress, nurse, guidance counselor, the list goes on and on. She may not get a salary, but the fringe benefits are invaluable: hugs, kisses, and buckets of love. And hopefully, one day a child that will call her blessed in their own special way!
Even though we change hats from one minute to the next, we can assure our children that our love never changes, our support never tires, and our commitment is to be the best mom we can.
We are not perfect moms but we're MOMS.
This Mother's Day, my hat is off to moms! Thanks for all you do to raise the next generation for Jesus!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Couple parts could do without but I recommend this one!! Has a great ending I was laughing and crying at the same time at the end!
27 dresses.......good, but not bragging about that one.
Thoroughly enjoyed my girly day.... need to do it more often!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The best and most beautiful things in life cannot been seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart! Helen Keller
If you can dream it, you can do it! Walt Disney
No one can make you feel inferior, without your concent! Eleanor Roosevelt
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend! Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Happy 50 years! Tony, Gary, Randy & JeriLyn & all of our families!
I have always wrestled with my kids......I would "slam them down" sit on them and ask them "Who's toughest?!" and would not let them go until they said: "Mom is toughest!" I have to admit as of the other day my last son can now make Me say, "Jerid is toughest!!!!!! Let me go!" All the while I am screaming my head off, telling him to be careful not to hurt me! The greatest feeling for a young man is to be able to "beat up his mom." So, no more kids at my house.....my last is becoming a great young man.
No raising mamas boys in this house!
Sure glad he knows I'm still the boss even though he can throw me around ! :-) Well, as far as One Tough Mother.......... there is not one at my house any more! And that is a wonderful thing!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Maj. Michael Sterrett, a 40-year Army veteran, has been stationed for the past six months in Tikrit.Isabella Sterrett and her classmates sent him Thanksgiving cards, and she makes pictures at school that she sends to him.To keep Wednesday's visit a secret, Isabella's kindergarten teacher, Susan West, had the entire class gather by the front steps to greet a "mystery reader" for the class. They also were given small American flags to hold, but were not told why.Isabella led the students in waving the flags and singing "God Bless America" beforehand.She was startled to see her father."Daddy!" she yelled as she ran into his arms Wednesday afternoon.The 40-year-old Army officer is on a two-week break from his second tour of duty in Iraq."I almost can't explain; it was spectacular," he said after holding and hugging Isabella for a moment. "It's wonderful to get to see her and spend time with her."The moment was equally touching for Isabella. She said he's a "good daddy."Isabella knows only that her father is helping people in Iraq with building."I can't imagine being 6 years old and knowing about (war)," her mother said.Maj. Sterrett said he's seeing progress in Iraq and that it is not uncommon for Iraqi schoolchildren to greet him."It's pretty exciting, because we get to go down and talk to local leaders there," he said. "We've seen quite a bit of progress."
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Keebler Grasshopper mint cookies. Should not buy them or look at them!
I will call a friend......tomorrow.
I will bring a treat to the neighbor...tomorrow.
I will spend quality time with Dan.....tomorrow.
I will clean the house....tomorrow.
I will do the laundry...tomorrow.
I will ____________....tomorrow.
I've decided that I am going to make today my "tomorrow" by moving into action. Instead of wasting precious time, I want to look at what I've been putting off until tomorrow and put it in action today.
Will you join me? What changes, goals, or intentions have you been putting off until tomorrow? Take a look at your current "to-do" list and make it a "to-day" list. Not only will you have a sense of accomplishment, but you'll also make a difference today.
Today is tomorrow!