September 26, 2008

Thankful Thursday

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57

Dinner with Uncle Mike & a Piggy Back Ride

A quick slide down & a long walk up :)

Slides are cool!


My sweet boy

Michael is eating an apple!!!!

The "perfect" red apple

This sweet face

Apple Picking




A generous tooth fairy

September 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Waiting for the tooth fairy....

Hello, toothfairy? I lost my tooth!

No pictures please!

Maddie(One of the twins I watch)

Charlie(One of the twins I watch)


I love my Daddy's Ipod

September 22, 2008

Monday, My Mom & Memories

Make your parents proud, especially your mother
Proverbs 23:25

It is hard to believe that is has been 5 months ago today that I lost my precious Mom. I miss her very much, but I feel so blessed that I had her for 35 wonderful years.

God Saw You Getting Tired
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered "Come with Me"
With tearful eyes and hearts,
We watched you fade away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

One of the last "family" pictures
October 2007

Me, Grammy & her boys
Mom's 60th & Matthew's 6th
August 2007

Mom/Grammy meets Michael Daniel
March 2005

Mom/Grammy meets Matthew James her birthday present
August 2001

Dear God

If flowers grow in Heaven,
God please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mom's arms
And tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there's an ache within my heart
Because I am missing her so much today.

I love you Mom and cannot wait to see you again in heaven some day!

September 21, 2008

Sunday-Scripture & Prayers

Praying for.....

The Bible tells me so....

Vanessa & Isabella

Vanessa & Steve

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging."
Psalm 46

Vanessa, Steve & Isabella live in Florida and are very good friends of my friend Natalie's.
Vanessa is 25 weeks pregnant and having major complications. She was put into the hospital this weekend for at least the next 3 weeks and is on bed rest. I know that as a mother, not only is Vanessa worried about the baby girl she is carrying, but also about her little Isabella that she is leaving behind, while she is in the hospital. Let's keep her in our prayers....

Soccer Saturday, Fun & Friends.......

Emma & Matthew



Emma, Matt & Matthew


Matthew & Antonio

My little bug-boy

My "Super Star"

Tyler & Matthew

Two more great games of soccer today... I was able to go to both of the boys game, we ran a lot, but it was lots of fun. Then we went with Geema and some friends from school up to the church BBQ, Chef Mike had YUMMY ribs :) Then off to the neighborhood school carnival and home to have dinner with our good friends, Matt, Julie, Emma, Ellie & Matt. We had chips and salsa and cheese dip for a snack, then pasta, bread and salad for dinner, with a YUMMY pumpkin pie cake(see below), with homemade whipped cream for dessert :)
Another fun & blessed day!

Pumpkin Pie Cake

4 eggs, beaten well
1 16-ounce can (2 cups) pumpkin
1 14-ounce can Milnot
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Nonstick cooking spray
1 18 ½-ounce yellow cake mix
1 cup(2 sticks) margarine/butter melted
Chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix first 5 ingredients with electric mixer
Pour into 9X13 inch glass pan sprayed with nonstick spray
Sprinkle dry cake mix over top
Pour 1 cup melted margarine/butter over top.
(optional) Sprinkle walnuts over the top.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until top is brown
*Serve with whipped cream