Friday, March 23, 2012

Huge prasie report!!!!!!

I found my ring!! It was under my tub in my bathroom. How it got there noone knows. We are just so happy it is found :) And there is good and bad news about the camera. We did remember where it was. But after calling the restaurant. We recived the call that they didn't have it :( So, it is likely that someone with sticky fingers at the restaurant took it. The great thing is NO ONE was in my home! Praise the Lord! Ohh the relief and the peace. It's Wonderful :) Ok just wanted to share the GOOD NEWS~~~


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Becasue I feel the need to "share" my life..........

And I do not have facebook to tell the world what is happening. I apologize in advance for the updates you will be getting here :) Anyhow it's been an interesting couple of weeks. The kids are done with school for the 2011-2012 year. We are taking a week off then we will start summer school. Kids aren't crazy about that idea but we don't want to lose everything we gained. So, while I am concentrating on Owen and Lucy's reading. Colin and Tanner will be doing grammar, journaling, math, typing, spelling, memorization and reading. It won't take them very long about an hour a day. That will leave plenty of time for all the fun that is to be had. We have some fun trips planned for our break. We will go camping as a family, all guys canoe trip, life group camping trip and visiting the Ocean. We got a new dog her name is Remi. Short for Remmington. And NO we did not name her that it's the name she came with. She is almost 3 year old beagle and perfect for our family!! She is very loved by ALL:) I would share a picture with you...........BUT my camera and diamond ring got stolen:( Yes that's right, someone came into our home and took some things of ours and those were among the items. I can replace the ring even though it was my Anniversary gift for 10 years with My Love. And yes the camera can be replaced as well. But those pictures, well they cannot be. It makes me sick to my stomach that someone would do that to us. And according to detectives and police it was someone we probably know. Isn't that sad? Well we are sad. But the Lord knows and we rest in his peace. So for now there will be no pictures just ramblings...........

Enjoy your day my friends,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Letting go.................

That has been the cry of my heart since the beginning of the year. Lord help me to let go of ALL things that don't matter. Things that don't bring you glory and honor. Little did I know back in January what it meant. But I knew there would be changes. And wow the changes have been huge. From relationships, groups and personal matters. These past few weeks have been a little difficult, but oh so Good. I had to let go of baggage that was weighing me down. There are relationships that will never be what you think they can be. And I am so ok with that. Reminds me of the relationships that have Always and will Always be there. I used to think you had to have a lot of friends and people around at all times. I have realized that for me that was just another thing to keep up with and something to hide behind. I'm DONE with all the games. I have a few realy good, true friendships that I appreciatte. Are they perfect? Well, that's easy........NO! But they are a blessing to me. I feel so free, good and HAPPY! One of the things that was HUGE up Facebook. I know some of you are like. So what! But for this socially charged girl it has been so Hard. But something that I have been dealing with for a long, long time. You see I didn't spend hours a day on there. Nor did I update my status 15 times a day. Or put links to 12 different great words of God or song. Or comment on every friend's status. Or check into every place I went or thought of going........Now those people have issues....JK :) But what I did do was much much worse. You see what I did was when I did get on for 5 a few times in the day . I ZONED OUT. I made my family feel as though they were not important for those few minutes. Now yes it was short amounts of time. But guess what? I don't care that much about what my friends are doing saying posting singing,whatever. I care about my kids, husband, family and friends:) And to think that I have given so many minutes to a cyber page to "keep up with people". Well it makes my stomach hurt. I don't have that much time left with my kids. I remember them being babies and now Colin is 13. When did that happen? Well it is happeneing every day. And I refuse to waste any more time on things that don't matter.

(the girl who has more time for the real things in life)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Post sponsored by the number 13

This past month we celebrated Colin turning 13. A year ago Bryce and I started talking about how important of a birthday this would be for him. And what it meant to us as his parents. Bryce really felt like we should have a big celebration and honor him. He also wanted to call him to a "Standard" as a Man of God. And WOW. It was an incredible night and not just for me and my family. We gotsome amazing compliments and testimonies about what the night meant to a lot of people in attendance. So here's the story if you will. Bryce had a few men go out to breakfast, lunch and dinner with he and Colin. He asked the men to share life lessons, experiences, failures and victories of their own. All the meals were a great light and testimony to God's faithfulness in these men's lives. Then Sunday the 19th we had a big dinner reception for Colin. We had the meal catered and the decor simple but elegant. Bryce talked to him about all of the "Standards" that they had been talking about. 1. Serve and that the greatest thing he will do is serve. His Lord, family, friends and neighbors. 2. Protect his home and family one day. 3. Integrity to walk the right road. Because you see so many people lack integrity. We want to make people like us so we often do what we need to do and not necessarily the right thing to do. 4. Character, in life he will need to be a Man of character. One that people will be able to trust and respect. And the last one that I added was LOVE. Because without Love we are nothing and can do nothing. The Bible says the Greatest of these is Love. So we charged him with all the Standards. Then there was open microphone time where people got up and shared memories or advice. It was special my brother spoke so beautifully to Colin, I cried because my baby is 13. Russ Buckwalter our friend and his employer spoke of the great worker he already is. Ed Carel a friend that has seen Colin grow up encouraged him in being a man of God. My father in law told him how precious he was and how much he loves him. Others spoke great scriptures and advice to Colin. Robert Johnson recited a poem that means so much to Bryce and Colin. Even teenagers got up and said wonderful things. After that time we had a special prayer for Colin. Not just so that his life is good. But that because he chooses to follow Christ his life will be GREAT. And NO, that does not mean that it will be easy! Then we had a slide show and a time of presents cake coffee and tea. It was so great. I am so thankful for a Godly husband that saw the need to charge and challenge Colin to be a Man of God no matter what it takes. I do have some pictures but instead I am going to show you all the slide show we showed at the party!! Well I can't figure out the slide here are some pics of Colin from baby till now :)