Friday, December 2, 2011

Rest of my month long Thankful Days

Not that I am not Thankful everyday....but to end the month of November with are the rest of my days :)

Day 10 thankful that angels protected me from getting run over on walk this morning :)

Thankful day 11...the date 11-11-11. What a perfect day to Celebrate Veterans. I am honored to have had family serve in the armed forces. To all the soldiers out there I Honor you for all you have done for the Country!!!!

Day 12 thankful for my husband being home and doing all the cooking :)

Day 13 Thankful to be almost done with my Christmas shopping :)

Day 14 thankful for being able to buy many people can not :(

Day 15 Thankful for the rain!!!

Day 16 thankful is my Day 11 exercise. I rolled my ankle on the first 1/2 mile lap...I shed a couple of tears and pushed through. I made my best time yet for the 1.5 mile :) Then gathered my children to do the last 1.5 mile walk together. It was nice !! I am thankful for God healing my ankle during my run :D

Day 17 Thankful for change.......Change of friendships, change of seasons, change of feelings, change of commitments, change of self........ change it keeps me growing :)

Day 18 Thankful...This one is going to shock you. But I am very very thankful for fly swatters. I am a fly killer and proud of it :)

Day 19 thankful for Homer as Darla Garza and their kids. My aunt and uncle. They came to visit before heading to Oklahoma. Owen loves puff daddy. And we love hanging out with them.

Thankful Day 20 Hanging out with family and laughing till your sides hurt.

Thankful Day 21 Getting 200 peices of clothing for only .07 a piece at Justus......

Day 22 thankful for friends and their stories. Today was great!

Day 23 Because I don't have enough going on today I woke up to a flat tire. So now kids and I are at tire shop. Next up walking. Then home to finish packing. Today I'm thankful there is a tire shop around the corner :)
Day 24 Turkey dinner and all the trimmings with precious family :)

Day 25 walking in the morning with one of my favorite people around. Mary Beth

Day 26 watching my kids swim in the Gaudalupe river jet skiing, tubing and fishing

Day 27 visiting Heritage Homestead as a was fun :)

Day 28 being home with my family .........

Thankful Day 29 naps...sometimes you just need them.

Thankful Day 30 Maralee Lewis corn chowder I am fixing to have :)

Well I sure hope I can continue to be Thankful Everyday for Everything!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


This is a definition I found online.

The part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant.

While walking the other day with Victoria Smith I noticed some roots. They weren't just roots but they were ROOTS. Roots that had managed to tear apart a cement sidewalk. Make it not flat and smooth but bumpy, hard to cross and all messed up. I told her to be careful as we crossed them. She's pregnant :) We mentioned how crazy they were...........We walked.....talked....then something happened to me. The Lord started to speak to me. YES through roots. Crazy but oh so good. So I thought why not share these thoughts with you all. My dear friends and family.

Your probably going WHAT..Hmmm..So....Ok...and that's ok. Just keep reading. These roots made an inpression on me. Can you tell? You see I saw them as an example. Of my life your life and the world. I saw these roots that were once this small seed. That had life given to them ie: food, sun and water. Those are some of the things we need to grow. When we are infants in Christ we need all of those things and more. We need people, support, love, understanding, and acceptance. And then we start growing roots. They go deep like deep deep down in the ground. They not only provide the tree with nourishment. But they are also the things that will one day hold up the tree. Whether it's a small fruit tree or a giant tree that is taller than buildings. The roots to trees and our lives are so very important. And this is what I heard God ask me "Where are your roots planted? " Are they in things, money, people, circumstances, pleasures, desires, wants, needs, or are they in me? I thought about this for a few days. Because you see if they are not planted in Jesus then our lives will be that sidewalk. They will crumble under pressure they will not be smooth, they will be hard, unpleasant, unappealing and UGLY. Now will they be perfect with Jesus. No that's not what I am saying. What I am saying is they will be deep. They will be so deep that when hard times, death, loss, insecurity, hurts and chaos come. Because they will come. We will be strong. We may lose a branch or two. But our roots will be so deep that he will sustain us. He will keep us standing. He will hold us up. He will cause the storms of life to not destroy us. He will be our everything. I know this from personal experience. Not only mine but friend's and families lives. I have heard more stories of how God has held up people in their darkest hour. I know for myself that he has made me a new creation. And that my roots are solely in him. I'm not sure if any of this has made sense to anyone but I could not keep it to mself. I sure hope you chose to put your roots in Jesus. He is waiting. He wants to be YOUR ROOTS!!

New International Version
Jeremiah 17:8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."

Job 29:19 My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.

Colossians 2:6-7 ESV Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Thankful day 4-9

Day 4 I'm thankful for grandparents that are willing to drive 9 hours to watch their grandson play basketball. :D

Day 5 thankful for C.H.E.S.S. basketball!!!

Day 6 so very thankful for our home church meetings every month. We all come together all 76 of us and share the word, a meal and great stories. I love these people. Missed all that couldn't be with us today.

Thankful Day 7 : This's perfect :)

Thankful Day 8....My best friend that packed her things and kids to come stay with me while my hubby is out of town. Isn't it wonderful to have friends :D

Day 9 Thankful for impromptu lunch date with a friend. Then park time with our kids. Sharing our lives together what a blessing :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3

Today I am thankful for my extended family.....Dad, Mom, Fred, Aminta, Devien, Belen, Dillonn, Veronica, J.A.M., Annika...........Dick, Cheryl, Russ, Deige and Randall :)

And of course all of my relatives, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and in laws....

Without our family we won't get very far!
I love my FAMILY :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 of 30 Days of THANKFULNESS

So I missed day....1

Day 1 my Salvation. I am nothing without Jesus. And he is everything to me.

Day 2 My husband and children. Bryce is the best gift I have ever recieved. My children well they are my heart beats!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


We have just had a really really tough week. But we made it. And we are all...well most of us...... smiling!! We got back from our dream vacation to Bryce bing sick. He got strep..he has gotten it a few times in our marriage and it normally put's him down. For a guy who never misses work he did 2 days. He went to doctor got a shot that he said hurt and anitibiotics. Some of you are gasping. YES I still hate antibiotics.....but my husband is his own boss. I had a doctor appointment the same day to go over all of my test results. It was a hard appoinment my Dr. told me I have a wheat allergy.....A WHAT? Yep a wheat allergy. She showed me the results. Not only were my numbers high they were in all caps and bold print. She asked me to saty off wheat for 2 months then see an accupuncturist and maybe reset my wheat tolerance. I had to go to the grocery store right after. Thinking that I was going to live on salads. I went to look for french fried onions to put on all my salads. Looked at ingreidient list put it back on the shelf and cried. I then got this overwhelming feeling. What am I going to eat? It was a hard sad night for me. I got home shared with Bryce my sadness and he set me straight. He reminded me that I could have gone back and she told me I had cancer and days to live. She just told me not to have wheat for 2 months. Really? I quickly changed my perspective. Then Wednesday night I got sick........with strep. I have never had the "beast" before. It put me down and hard! I too got on antibiotics. I know *gasp*. But I have never been so weak and sick before in my life. It took me a lot longer to get better. I woke up Monday morning and felt a little better. So glad too because Owen told me his head hurt. I went to touch him and he had a fever. He struggled with fever for 2 days even on meds it got up to 102.8. Then he stared throwing up. I thought at least it's something different. Then yesterday he told me his neck hurt. Well that was my worse symptom. So I loaded him up and went to the Dr. They checked him out thought it was meningitis. After blood work they ruled that out. But the blood work did come back with a very high bacteria count. So back to the lab we went for a more detailed blood work. My poor boy was so weak. I got him his medicine and then back home to rest. He had fever till about 2 this morning. It finally broke. He woke up happy and hungry :) Just waiting on a good report for his bloodwork.

Yes this week was hard and not one I want to repeat anytime soon believe me. BUT we are all alive and we love each other. Some others are dealing with far worse than a week of sickness.

This scripture has been good for me!

1 Timothy 4:7-8
Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

I am Super Blessed!

Monday, October 10, 2011

You all REALLY should do this sometime :)

So we made it back a couple hours ago and....... it was the BEST vacation we have ever been on! It was relaxing, fun, adventurous, wonderful and pretty much Perfect. I am describing our mini vacation we just experienced. We went to Arkansas and boarded a houseboat from Friday to Monday. It was the perfect amount of time, the perfect weather and the perfect company. All the adults and kids got along so well. The ladies each took a night and prepared a meal and cleaned up. We had a surprise birthday party for Emma. We ate like Kings and Queens. We went on cruises, took long hikes through the woods, jumped off the top of the boat(I say we loosley). I watched and took pictures. I did however get on the inner tube and float. The kids slid off the slide of the boat and enjoyed the hot tub. They ran off and explored the island's. They made a full fort house with a rock pathway, wall, bench, bed and nightstand. They fished and fished a little more. We sat around a fire every night and ate snacks had a little alcohol and just flat out had a Marvelous time. Tanner found a piece of orange foam that ALL of the children enjoyed. It was a raft, a target for rock throwing, a surf board, boogie board and a boat. It was so enjoyable to watch the kids play so well. We all got a nap if we wanted, slept in if we wanted, worked out if we wanted and just did what we wanted. Sound fun? Well it WAS.. And I think that everyone should experience this wonderfulness. Get a couple of families plan it and go. Here are some of our pictures. Enjoy them while I go switch my laundry :) Oh and I apologize for you having to see all of me :)
The Fergusson's......Doug and Betty Sue some of the best people on this Earth :)
Brotherly love...I have to capture it when I can.


Some of my Men. was Beautiful.......

Colin just a Chillin'


Emma the birthday girl!

Sam jumping so high he was in the clouds :)


Levi, Owen's brother from another mother!!

Russ and Cheryl under the moonlight that was incredible!!

Lucy and her first love...her daddy!!

Russ, Cheryl and I under the stars.....seriously they were amazing :)


Fire building.

The Slide!


The pilot's.

Falling through the chair!!

A wonderful fire!

Lucy and her new best Friend....DOUG !!
Oh's COLD!!!

All Aboard.....

Just some of the scenery we were able to enjoy

The Buckwalter's

The Miller's

The Fergusson's with their wonderful grandchildren. .

The whole gang!

All of the children....who by the way were dreamy!!

Jumping from the top of the boat.

Kitchen duty!

Fort benches in front of their fire ring.

Bed with writing tablet for notes.

The couch. The kids made all of this all by themsleves. They all worked together. It was really a neat house. I want them all with me if I ever get stranded. I would be taken care of really well.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shhhhhhh...........Don't tell my kids.

This is where we will be spending the next few days. The kids have no idea. We will be with 2 other couples and 5 more kids. Yep that's 9 kids and 6 adults. So happy there are 6 bedrooms. We will be on the 83ft. boat. There is a hot tub on the top level and a slide off the back of the boat. I am so excited. I have wanted to do this for a very very long time. We are all making a main meal, sharing snacks and looking forward to some much needed R & R. Ok remember don't say a word to my kids............I will post all the pics when we get back :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tis Terrific that TANNER Turns Ten TODAY!!!!!!

Today My Sweet Tanner Turns T………E………N.

My second son. Tanner Bryce Miller . I just can’t believe it. Where has the time gone? He was just my sweet little bear. He got this name because he slept….all……. day……….. long. We said he was a hibernating bear. He was such an easy baby. He had the rest of my heart the moment I laid eyes on him.

Here are the top TEN reasons why I LOVE TANNER :

1. He loves deeply
2. He is so cuddly especially at night
3. He thinks outside the box
4. He is my biggest food critic 
5. He is his Mama’s Bear
6. He loves to be with me in the kitchen
7. He is very easy going
8. He’s smart
9. He loves history ……all history…even mine!!
10. He’s easy to talk too
This list could continue to the moon and back. But in keeping with the ten theme I will stop there. I am sorry about the pictures being all out of sorts. Something is going on with my blog……But this is a day to celebrate not fix things….So this is what we are doing today.

Wake up: with horns to a decorated kitchen and chorizo and egg tacos (yes homemade tortillas) Remember he is my foodie
Outside play time
Lunch: cheese quesadillas
Park time
Dinner : homemade fried chicken ,potatoes, rolls, salad and broccoli.
Then it’s SCAVENGER HUNT TIME He has 10 clues to find his 10 gifts…..It’s gonna be fun. After presents we will have the ice cream candy cake we started making on Sunday. I am going to enjoy my Son all day today.

This is the Scripture I read over him this morning….Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.