Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It is well

As I sit in my beautiful home with the outside being a rainy, gloomy kind of day, I realize it really is well with my soul. The last few months have been trying to say the least but I am finally able to say "It is well". I will follow the  path You want me to go down, not the one I think I should go. I am so abundantly blessed. Through this, I have found my way back to a much closer relationship with Jesus. Looking out my windows, I am reminded how good God has been to me. Yes, it is raining A LOT, but it is warm, dry and cozy inside. He has been coming after me and I don't think I even realized it because I was so busy with life. I have definitely been slowed down. I have time to listen now. To just rest in his arms of love feels so good. We all need to slow down so we can listen and experience this wonderful love of God. Believe me, I know it is hard to slow down. We lead such busy lives and I know this has been said thousands of times but we need this. Just clearing our minds so we can soak up His goodness even if just a short time everyday.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Blink

What? July is gone for this year? No, can't be. I just blinked and the summer is about over. But I have more pictures to post. I can't keep up. Well, here are pictures of July 4th from the square in our little town, ice cream, shooting our own fireworks and having a great show right here in our backyard.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Busy, busy, busy

The kids have had already a very busy summer but that's a good thing. I love that I get to be more of a part of the summer with them since I have "retired". We have had camp which pictures are already posted, birthdays, FASDOGs, swimming, and much more.
 At the Janet Huckabee Nature Center
 
 Spending those tickets makes decisions so hard
 water park fun

 
 Miss Prissy Britches
 After FASDOGS. This is a program at the school for all athletes, boys and girls, for speed and strength training that starts when the child is entering the third grade. Noah went last year and this is Jonah's first year. They both love it. For the boys this sometimes leads into playing football which for our guys it has.
 Birthdays are a special time in our family. We celebrate sometimes for days.
 T-ball swimming parties are such fun too including getting that trophy,
 And let's don't forget facepainting. It's a lot different now than when I used to do it.
 Let pad camp begin

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A few more and I'm done

I love going back and looking at all the camp photos that everyone has taken. They are priceless. So I'm going to post a few more and then I'll move on to something else. I'm kind of getting behind on posting pics. First off Jamie is helping his kids make their camp shirts.
 Group pic of kids camp
 getting ready for s'mores. Yum
 worship time. I love seeing these kids pour their hearts out to God.
 Future camp director
 Papa and his girl
 Jonah loves climbing this wall at the swimming pool
 
 Game time before service
 hiking