April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Easter! We had Easter with my Dad & brother today and will celebrate with Dave's family tomorrow for lunch. We will be celebrating FIRST tomorrow at Church, the true meaning of Easter! This is our first Easter without my Mom, and I am missing her...but this song reminds me of how it was for her last April... How awesome! Enjoy the song and Have a blessed Easter........
I Will Rise.....
By Chris Tomlin

There's a peace I've come to know

Though my heart and flesh may fail

There's an anchor for my soul

I can say "It is well"
Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead


And I will rise when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain I will rise on eagles' wings

Before my God fall on my knees

And rise I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near

When this darkness breaks to light

And the shadows disappear

And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won He is risen from the dead


And I will rise when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain I will rise on eagles' wings

Before my God fall on my knees

And rise I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,

"Worthy is the Lamb"

And I hear the cry of every longing heart,

"Worthy is the Lamb" [x2]


And I will rise when

He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise on eagles' wings

Before my God fall on my knees

And rise I will rise

April 10, 2009

A "Home Run" day.......

We had a great Thursday... A friend of mine invited Michael and I to the baseball game. Even though it rained, we had a great time! We had "chips & cheese", dippin'dots, cotton candy and more... He played in the children's club and got to throw and hit baseballs. He was so excited! I had great time hanging out with my little guy :) (It was fun hanging out with good friends too!)

Matthew finished his diorama project on the Ocean this week. He presented it yesterday and was so excited! It turned out great. We are glad it is finished and now we have a 4 day weekend off of school! YAY!

Since my kitchen is not back yet, we still are eating out...So our friends Kristin & Dave offered to watch the boys for a few hours last night, and Dave and I got to enjoy a dinner out and ALONE :) We went to this cute place close to home, had great food and awesome martinis! It was so much fun...Thanks guys, we owe you a night out now......
I hope to post again before Easter, if I don't get the chance, I hope all of you have a blessed & Happy Easter!
I know how grateful I am that God gave us his son Jesus, and that he died on the cross for our/my sins!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
1 Peter 1:3

April 8, 2009

Pray for me...Pray for others

I participate in "Pray for Me... Pray for Others" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to add your prayer request. Wednesday is now known as "Pray for me...Pray for others" on the Riggs blog - and they want blog authors to post their prayer request and then post a prayer request that they have for another person/family/situation.

Pray for Me
That I survive the rest of our remodeling :)

Pray for Others

My friend Jessica is going to be induced tomorrow, so we can finally meet Charlie, praying for a safe and wonderful delivery!

Angela from "Bring the Rain" is facing the anniversary of the loss of her precious baby Audrey, pray for her and her to have some peace.
Alan the husband of our school principal, received his liver transplant, now we praying for his recovery.
Our friends from church/school Joe & Cindy, his Mom has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Praying for successful treatment!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him
1 John 5:14-15

April 7, 2009

Gotta love remodeling....and my boys

This is just another reason that I have not posted in a few days...We are finally moving forward with our remodeling. The installation of our new hardwood floors started today. We are getting new granite counter tops and a new undermount sink too! For now we are keeping the cabinets... So my wonderful husband and been working like crazy for days to get the kitchen ready for the new floors. So I have things stuck in bins all over the house and no kitchen to cook in :(
I am glad our Easter here is not until next weekend....my Dad is coming Saturday for dinner, but we will BBQ.
Even though things are crazy right now, I know I will love it when it it is done :)
Now if I could just pick my paint colors!

Today I attended Matthew's field trip to the zoo, it was a beautiful sunny day, but very cold. When I was getting ready to leave this morning, Michael was upset( he is velcro to his Mommy). He wanted to know why I had to go with Matthew. I explained that I had to do things with both Matthew & him, that they each get their own days with Mommy. Michael said, "Mommy,don't you know that I am special, have you seen my "palace"? He pointed to his mouth, and then said "Matthew is special too, because of his "palace". Matthew's "palace" is actually Matthew's cleft lip and palate. I just thought that this was such a sweet and innocent thing to say. In the last few months, Matthew has started to ask more questions about his cleft, and we have always told him that God made him special.....

I had a wonderful time on the field trip with Matthew, he is such a good boy and love his school and friends. We had fun looking for ocean animals that relate to Matthew's diorama assignment, due on Thursday. We finished it tonight and it turned out really cool! (I will post a picture later). We are now in "full swing" baseball season, both boys are playing, Matthew is on two teams, and Michael just one. So that is where you will find me for the next couple of months.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
*I will be updating tomorrow too, my friend Lucy had her precious baby boy...he and Mom are both healthy-still waiting for his "stats".
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13