Saturday Photo Hunt – High

This is a Catholic church we visited in Eger, Hungary last August 4th while on a mission trip. That’s our family in the middle of the picture. It was beautiful and certainly had a lot of HIGH places!!
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Fill in Friday

So I was visiting Forever Daisy’s and saw this fun meme so I thought I would do it. It’s called Fill in Fridays. Here goes:

1. Some relationships are meant to last a lifetime.
2. John Mayer (may have been??) is the last concert I saw; it was full of a lot of cuss words.
3. I will be planting my garden starting soon.
4. Oh no! I forgot to send thank you cards again!
5. I’ve recently started trying to be compassionate to other people’s souls when I think about handing out tracts. It makes me not so resistant to do it.
6. My daughter’s laugh never fails to make me smile.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I will probably be over at my in-laws, tomorrow I have an appointment for a Lasik consultation, and Sunday I will go to church and a suprise party!

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10 Smile Tuesday

So here we are again. I can’t believe it’s been a week already since I’ve blogged. We have been pretty busy around here lately though, so lots can explain it though. Some of my smiles can to so here goes…

1. Lunch. On Thursday after storytime at the library my best friend took the peanut and I out for lunch to celebrate my birthday. That was a nice suprise and always such fun to spend time with her and her daughter, who is the same age as the peanut.

2. Coloring Easter eggs. Yes, it was messy with two 2 year olds, but still a sweet time and a walk down memory lane. It had been years and years since I had done that and it was fun to watch the girls do it for the first time.

3. Time with Maddie. The peanut’s cousin is 6 months older than her and they just love, love, love each other. On Saturday we took her to my parent’s house with us and the girl’s just played and laughed, well, and fought some too. But it’s just so neat to see them growing into little girl’s that love each other.

4. Sunday’s sermon. Wow! Wow! Wow! My parent’s preacher really preached the gospel and the need for evangalism in his sermon. I was bowled over by how good it was. I know it touched my heart, I hope it touched many others too!

5. Easter bonnets. I got the girl’s Easter bonnets from the dollar spot at Target and they were so adorable in them! Very few people where them anymore so it was so cute to see everyone’s reactions when they walked into church. And, how proud the girl’s were of those $1 hats!

6. Easter egg hunt. The peanut has never had one before and it was so fun to watch her in a bit of confusion but still thinking it fun, to go on the hunt! Maddie searched like a pro though and had a blast too!

7. Easter dresses. How fun to dress up the girl’s in their prettiest dresses of the year. They looked so fancy and fun! The peanut’s dress is one of those you’d only wear for Easter or a wedding so this was probably it for the dress. 😦 It was so cute!!

8. Dancing. After getting ready for church I came out to find my stepdad dancing with the girl’s. It was so adorable to see the laugh’s and giggles on their faces!

9. Biscuits. It was just the easy way with bisquick, but the peanut and I made them for the first time and she loved it. She is becoming quite the cook lately and independent to boot. There was a lot of, “I do it!” going on!

10. Water softner. We have well water, for which you really do need a water softner and we haven’t had one since moving in this house. Well, this past week we found out we have to get one, and it was going to be over $1000 for it. We had it ordered when Michael talked to a guy at work and he said he had an almost new one that he bought and then decided he didn’t like soft water and we could have it if we wanted it. I’m still in disbelief over that!! I’m so thankful for God’s provisions!!

What are you thankful for this week?

10 Smile Tuesday

So here we are again. I can’t believe it’s been a week already since I’ve blogged. We have been pretty busy around here lately though, so lots can explain it though. Some of my smiles can to so here goes…

1. Lunch. On Thursday after storytime at the library my best friend took the peanut and I out for lunch to celebrate my birthday. That was a nice suprise and always such fun to spend time with her and her daughter, who is the same age as the peanut.

2. Coloring Easter eggs. Yes, it was messy with two 2 year olds, but still a sweet time and a walk down memory lane. It had been years and years since I had done that and it was fun to watch the girls do it for the first time.

3. Time with Maddie. The peanut’s cousin is 6 months older than her and they just love, love, love each other. On Saturday we took her to my parent’s house with us and the girl’s just played and laughed, well, and fought some too. But it’s just so neat to see them growing into little girl’s that love each other.

4. Sunday’s sermon. Wow! Wow! Wow! My parent’s preacher really preached the gospel and the need for evangalism in his sermon. I was bowled over by how good it was. I know it touched my heart, I hope it touched many others too!

5. Easter bonnets. I got the girl’s Easter bonnets from the dollar spot at Target and they were so adorable in them! Very few people where them anymore so it was so cute to see everyone’s reactions when they walked into church. And, how proud the girl’s were of those $1 hats!

6. Easter egg hunt. The peanut has never had one before and it was so fun to watch her in a bit of confusion but still thinking it fun, to go on the hunt! Maddie searched like a pro though and had a blast too!

7. Easter dresses. How fun to dress up the girl’s in their prettiest dresses of the year. They looked so fancy and fun! The peanut’s dress is one of those you’d only wear for Easter or a wedding so this was probably it for the dress. 😦 It was so cute!!

8. Dancing. After getting ready for church I came out to find my stepdad dancing with the girl’s. It was so adorable to see the laugh’s and giggles on their faces!

9. Biscuits. It was just the easy way with bisquick, but the peanut and I made them for the first time and she loved it. She is becoming quite the cook lately and independent to boot. There was a lot of, “I do it!” going on!

10. Water softner. We have well water, for which you really do need a water softner and we haven’t had one since moving in this house. Well, this past week we found out we have to get one, and it was going to be over $1000 for it. We had it ordered when Michael talked to a guy at work and he said he had an almost new one that he bought and then decided he didn’t like soft water and we could have it if we wanted it. I’m still in disbelief over that!! I’m so thankful for God’s provisions!!

What are you thankful for this week?

Oh I could write a sonnet, about your Easter bonnet

Oh I could write a sonnet, about your Easter bonnet…

You say it’s your birthday…

Yep, it’s my birthday. Oh my gosh people, how did 33 sneak up on me so fast? It seems like yesterday that I was celebrating 16, now I’m over twice that age. WHAT??? Over twice the age of a 16 year old? Man, it goes by so fast. Too fast I tell you.

For some reason this birthday has hit me harder than any birthday has in the past. I think it’s because I feel like time is slipping away to have another baby and it just hasn’t happened for us. It’s been really hard on me lately as everyone around me seems to be getting pregnant and having babies. Yesterday my best friend told me she’s pregnant. She was resistant to tell me because she knows I want another child and it’s hard for me. It was so sweet of her, but I want her to know that I will share in her joy. After all, that’s what the bible tells us to do, and she’s my friend. I am genuinely happy for her.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this being sad thing lately. I do it way too much with the why me thing. Just like my ring. Why me? Well, why not me? In fact, if I got what I really deserved, it would be death. I have so many things to be grateful for in my life, and I want to be faithful in telling God thank you for them.

Here is my list of 33, one for every year of my life:
1. Salvation
2. Life
3. My husband
4. My daughter
5. My home
6. My church
7. Freedom of Religion
8. Living in the United States
9. Freedom of Speech
10. Employment for my husband
11. God’s provision to pay our bills every month
12. My sister
13. My mom
14. The rest of my family
15. My husband’s family
16. My best friend, Carrie
17. The ability to read
18. Chocolate, I know, I know…but I really do love it!!
19. Hot showers
20. My blog friends for being so supportive
21. MOPS
22. Music
23. My car, I’m totally serious, I love transportation!!
24. The opportunities I’ve had to do missions
25. The opportunities I’ve had to travel and see more of the world
26. Myspace, totally lame but it has connected me with many old friends
27. The military, who really sacrifice a lot for us (and are not paid accordingly at all!!)
28. My pastor, who seriously brings the Word every Sunday
29. My former pastor for teaching me so much!
30. Bible Study Fellowship
31. My dogs, who drive me insane but I love them!!
32. My pictures, they provide me with some really warm memories
33. My camera, with which I’ve been able to capture the life of my little one!!

What are you grateful for today?

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