Friday, August 28, 2015

The Junk Ranch

The Junk Ranch is an amazing junk show that happens in this area (within an hours drive) twice a year and we, Karen, Becky, Jenny and I, are going to be a vendor there. We are really excited and think this is going to be just awesome. We were vendors there about a year ago and learned a lot about doing a show like not taking simply everything you have. The show has really grown in the last couple of years with lots more vendors and tons more shoppers. Of course I will have to do a little shopping myself. Here is a sneak peek at what we are bringing.
You gotta check The Junk Ranch out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

She's not gonna like this

I know this is probably going to embarrass her but since this is my blog and I'm the mom, I can do this sort of thing and hopefully get away with it. I love my baby girl.
and so does this group of kids....
and this group....
and this group....
She is quite the busy young woman, working full time, being the youth pastor and student ministry pastor and aunt. But this is where she thrives...........
Now just some randomness!

She has a heart of gold as they say and loves God with all her heart and I think it shows through even in these pictures. I am one proud mama.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Just some sweetness!

I thought I would just post some sweetness today. Miss LilyAnn is growing so fast and getting so mobile it is amazing. She now has two teeth, will be 6 months old next week and is just about to crawl. She smiles all the time and of course I think she is just adorable. She will be one healthy little lady as she has started eating "baby food" which is fresh veggies straight from her parents garden.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tears of Joy!

Sunday was one of the best days of my life. I have several of these days: my marriage to my best friend, adopting my first two wonderful kiddos, the birth of the next two wonderful kiddos, having each of them asking Jesus to be in their lives and then when they were all baptized. Now my first grandchild was baptized. When we were at teen camp this past June, Noah was there. After one of the night services, he came to me and told me he wanted to be baptized. My heart just melted. So this past Sunday his Papa got the awesome opportunity to baptize him. I cried through the entire thing but I think most of the church did too. And it is so awesome that the teens are so close to my grandkids. In fact, one of them posted on Facebook that her "little brother" was baptized. I am just a big 'ole puddle of tears. God has been so incredibly good to me. It is amazing!
Thank you Jesus!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Just some random pictures from the summer so far. After all, this is my journal and pictures are what I like.

Friday, July 17, 2015

My poor baby!!!

Jonah slid down a water slide at a church event, gashed his little head pretty badly but he was such a brave kid. I think Mom and Dad and Nana and Papa were more upset than he was.
But even that didn't keep him down. He is ready to sell you some tomatoes.
But that was a week ago. Now he is ready to get all of those stapes out of his head.

And get to go back to the water park. Yeah! Seriously, we just thank God for protecting our little Jonah. It could have been so much worse. Thank you Jesus!!!!