Saturday, July 31, 2010

ROAD TRIP 2010!!

Headed to Colorado!!
We are "shootin from the hip".... leaving earlier than we had originally planned and just going to see where we end up this 1st night.....

See ya soon!

Friday, July 30, 2010

He and I Met Face To Face.....

Over at she is hosting a "Show Us Your Life: Give us your testimony" today. I had posted this on Easter last year and thought it fit her theme for the day. So I thought I'd do a on to see how I met Jesus face to face........................

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I was saved by Jesus at VBS the summer of 1981. I was 9 years old.
But it wasn't until March 21st, 2002 that I actually met Him face to face.
Today at the Easter Service, Pastor Craig spoke about how today there is still HOPE and we can still turn our lives around if we only trust in Jesus, have a personal encounter with Him, and accept Him as our Lord, Our Savior.
Being Easter I am so thankful and in awe at the sacrifice He made for us! and Rejoice! that He Has Risen and lives in me today!
After that moment at VBS, I knew I was a christian, I prayed, I went to church, attended all of the usual church activities, things in my life were usually pretty easy.... no problems, no devastation, no real needs...just coasting along with MY "Life Plan". I graduated HS, then college, got a great job, caught the man of my dreams and became his wife, had two amazing girls...praying the whole way and sailing smoothly along, but never really meeting HIM face to face. I knew He was there, but He was kind of like my Bible, took Him out only on Sundays, but otherwise kinda just sat Him on the shelf, unless something out of the ordinary arose and I "needed" something. Pretty selfishly, I was thinking I was handling all this life stuff pretty good on my own......
Then came March 21st, 2002. My youngest daughter became gravely ill, went into respiratory failure and was on life-support for 4 days. By His Grace, she recovered and today, is a 2nd grade softball playing spitfire! God made Himself so real to me in those days that I could literally feel His presence, almost actually seeing Him holding her sick little body. In the early hours of her illness, it was chaotic and unsettling, but as the days wore on, we got word that people from all over were praying for her, and I, myself, was literally on my knees in the floor at His feet praying. Gradually, my Hallie and I had a calm over us that was indescribable and remarkably life-changing. I could hear His voice in every decision that was made for her and He was so comforting, loving, and reassuring.
Shame on me for waiting for a near-tragic event to take place to actually take the time to meet HIM face to face, but I am so glad that He was there as He promised He would always be once you ask Him to live within you. God IS SO Good. Though I had placed Him on the shelf throughout my rather dull life, He came and held us up during those darkest hours and literally made His presence known. From that day on, my life has changed in a great way...I changed jobs, we found a new church home, and best of all, I changed the way my relationship was with the Lord that I had invited into my heart on that summer day in Vacation Bible School when I was 9.
Trust me, I am no Saint, no "religious guru" that can recite bible verses on cue, I have faults and they are many, I sin and sin often, but now my Jesus is a dear friend of mine that travels through life beside me, not behind me. I speak with Him regularly about everyday, He is not just an acquaintance that I call up every now and then when I find it convenient or if I find myself in a fix.
So this Easter, I am giving thanks and praise that I have had a VERY close encounter with Jesus and that He walks with me on this amazing journey of life, and that through His incredible sacrifice and love for us all, I know that He always will. Many Blessings this Easter!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Headed to the Mountains!!

We are packing for some cooler Colorado camping! We have some camping, some white water rafting, some hiking, and some resort relaxing on the agenda................

I love a good vacation!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Why! O Why!?

Can't the cooks at restaurants just wear a HAIR NET?! yak!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Pumpkins?

The girls had a few seeds they wanted to plant.....

So we said, "Why Not?"

Now we have been OVERTAKEN by pumpkin vines.....
and we have 3 pumpkins in JULY!!

We just might have to open up our own little Pumpkin Patch!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Lovin'......

Great Friends....
Lots of Fun......

Summer Storms......

Super Silly Sisters.......

Lazy Lakehouse Days.....


Monday, July 19, 2010

Fabulous Father's!!

Father's Day Recap......
We spent Father's Day weekend at my super sweet in-laws lakehouse..I am very blessed to have a family of fabulous father's in my life!

Happy Father's Day to MY most wonderful dad! Thank you for being my hero and for teaching me to be who I am today! I love that you are such a "Silly Papa" to the girls and crack them up ALL THE TIME!

Happy Father's Day to my dear Pepa!! I love you to pieces!

Happy Father's Day to my ever so kind Father-In-Law!! Thank you for being such a great "Sweet Ole Papa" to our girls and all of your grandkids!
Happy Father's Day to the father of my two girls, Glen! Thank you for being the greatest, most loving father! I love you and I love the way you love us so much!

Happy Father's Day to all of our great friend Father's!! You all are amazing dads with the most amazing wonderful kids!!!

I love all the Fathers in my life and hope you had a terrific day!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

20 YEARS!?

I went to my 20 year High School Reunion at the beginning of June and we had SO MUCH FUN!
We laughed, we danced, we caught up with friends that we hadn't seen in TWENTY YEARS, we danced some more, and then we laughed even more until the clock struck midnight! I hope we don't have to wait another 20 years to have this much fun!!
Thank you MICHELE for all of your hard work and a WONDERFUL NIGHT!!