Monday, August 10, 2009


Wow, it has been forever since I have blogged. Since connecting w/ Facebook it seems easy to forget about blogging. Also it seems like once I sign into blogging my mind goes blank & I have nothing to blog At night is when my mind really starts working & I think of things to say but as soon as I grab for my laptop it has all been forgotten!:)
Since my last blog my Husband & I celebrated our 6th Wedding Anniversary on July 5th. I guess even though we are still a young couple, making it past the 5 year mark makes me feel like we've been married forever! To look back & see where life has taken us makes me excited about our next years to come. I could have never planned nor dreamed of what my life has been & that's really the beauty of serving God, it's always better than what you imagined!
This past month seems to have just flown by. We were in Idaho for Idaho's District Camp Meeting & Tim was the speaker for Sr. Camp, the following week I volunteered w/ the Nazarene Church for Vacation Bible School each evening & that was a blast! Right after VBS it was Western District Camp Meeting. We were only able to go the last couple of nights but WOW...what an awesome camp! It is a must to get the Cd's! No sooner we get home from Camp Meeting & my hubby has left for Texarkana to spend time w/ his nephews before school starts.
Lets see...the last time he was away I painted our bedroom, got bedroom furniture, & had a light fixture hung. What can I do while he's away this time?:)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our House

We have been in our house now for 9 months & I'm loving it! In the beginning of our move I had taken alot of pictures, especially the before & after pictures. We have been tackling one room at a time & soon it will be our front & back yard!:)
Our latest project was changing out the chandelier in the dining room...Wow, thanks to our dear friend & neighbor Ken we got the old one down & the new one up. Not until your a homeowner do you ever get excited about a light fixture...LoL! We have very high ceilings so it was a little crazy of Ken changing the light fixtures. The chain hanging from the middle of the ceiling is 15ft I said, thank you to Ken!
So, we also got our guest bedroom painted. I'm having a hard time calling it that since the entire time we have lived here it has been referred to as the "Blue Room":) Now we have a guest more sleeping on a air matress in a blue
Last but not least has been our bedroom. This room was painted a soft green & while Tim was gone to the Philippines I painted & we got our bedroom furniture!:) I have so enjoyed shopping & getting good deals for this house. Craigslist has become a close friend...LoL I have learned very quickly that w/ a house there is always a project to be done!:) We are very thankful that God has blessed us w/ this home!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference

Living one day at time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His will;
That I maybe reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Just a word of encouragement! It doesn't mean your going through something bad to be encouraged by this prayer or scripture. This prayer to me gives direction on taking one day at time & wisdom to handle hardships. The scripture is a promise from God if you surrender to Him. Life is beautiful when serving God!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

This past Sunday after service we celebrated Memorial Day w/ the church at our house w/ some of our neighbors & had a BBQ. It was a blast & the food was delicious! On Monday we did more BBQ w/ my was a day of swimming, eating & relaxing! We did enjoy the weekend but also took time to think about what Memorial Day represents! Thank you to all our soldiers who have fought for our freedom!

On Friday we were excited because we finally got a mattress for our bedroom set. Since moving into the house we are just doing a little bit at a time. We went from a queen to a cal's wonderful!:)

Today was our Kids Super Church for Pentecost Sunday & we had kids w/ their parents come visit! It was a beautiful service, everyone did a great job! The puppets were hilarious...I think the adults enjoyed them just as much as the kids! It's a beautiful thing when you work for God's kingdom & He blesses you for it. Today a visitor, a little boy, asked to be Baptized next Sunday. He wants his parents to be there for it! Thank you Jesus!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friendship & Chocolate

This past Saturday was our Ladies was beautiful & fun, just a little hot! Originally our Ladies Tea was suppose to be May 2nd but due to the rain it had to be postponed. So instead of rain we got 100 degree heat...can't win! Our Ladies Tea almost turned into a pool party, LoL! Next year we are having the tea inside rain or shine!:)
We used the theme "Friendship & Chocolate" fitting for a ladies day! We were honored to have Sis. Summer from Woodland be w/ us to speak. She did such a wonderful job! The ladies brought delicious food, soo many sweets & fruit w/ Chocolate! We did have hot tea to serve but I think the Vanilla Lemonade was a better choice!:)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bryce's 7th Birthday!

Bryce turned 7 today...Wow! Time goes by so quickly. Yesterday we celebrated my Nephews 7th birthday in Napa & to his surprise he got a dirt bike! He was so adorable trying to ride it! Did have one little mishap...He drove straight into my Grandpa's car...LoL!!!!:) This was his first time to ever be on something like this & he was already learning how the gears change & how to use the clutch & all that other fun stuff.
My little niece Ella was not impressed! Although she did tell Bryce he looked really cool. I just had to share this picture I got of her while she was sitting on the front porch watching Bryce learn how to ride a dirt bike...I just love her hair, but look at her little feet!:) It's summer time & ready to go bare foot!:)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Alrighty, in the next two weeks it's going to get a little crazy around here! Tim has left for the Philippines & will be gone for two weeks. During his departure I have a list of things I wish to do to the house!:) So far, I will be painting our bedroom! Finally purchased bedroom furniture & will be picking that up & moving it upstairs on Saturday...which I am very thankful for the guys who are helping me out on this!:) Our front yard is getting a makeover...which desperately needs to be done. We have very tall bushes that come up the walk way of the house which I despise...they are being removed, yeah! I told Tim that when he gets back the house is going to look different:)
We were blessed to have Missionaries Adam & Maya Hunley w/ us in service on Thursday night. Wow, an incredible couple w/ such a beautiful vision for souls in the Middleast! Very sincere about the work of God. It's always so refreshing to be w/ people like that. Had a wonderful time getting better acquainted. Got to visit w/ them again on Friday night at Youth Convention. Friday night's message was awesome & the altar service was so impacting! So glad we got to be there for at least one service of Youth Convention.
Well, I'll try to give an update about the Philippines when I get word from Tim. Until then...