Monday, March 19, 2018

The last bits

Just posting the last bits of winter (if you can call it that) pictures. Maybe snow next year.
You can tell it's not very cold by the way the kids are dressed. I'm sure there are people in the northeast that would gladly give us a few feet of their snow.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I am one blessed person! If I didn't say anything other than that it would be enough. But I am blessed in every way you can be blessed. No my life has not been perfect. I've had my share of loss but even through that God has been there with me and my family supporting us. My mother had a favorite poem I'm sure you have read where it asks the question of why at one point there is only one set of footprints. I love the answer: that is where I was carrying you. Such a comfort. One particular way I am blessed is that I get to see my grandchildren almost every day. We live close enough that they can and do walk to our house. I do know I would not like any of my kids living hours and hours away and that I wouldn't get to see them but a couple times a year if even that. I am so thankful to Jesus for his blessings.

Monday, February 26, 2018


Where do I start! Gary had the flu this past weekend and needed to find someone to speak for him on Sunday. He asked Jessica and of course she said yes. That alone is amazing to me because I never would have thought Jessica would be very comfortable speaking in front of the entire church. She speaks to our youth every week but that is an entirely different setting. She has been our youth pastor I guess about 13 years now. She does an incredible job with them and truly loves all the kids that pass through her youth group. Jess is actually a rather quiet person BUT once when she was in elementary school I did get a note from her teacher stating that she was talking too much in class. Jessica?! Her Papa just couldn't believe that but if you have ever taken a trip with her, you'll soon find out she just can't be quiet. She is either telling a very long story or just singing. So naturally when she was a teenager she became one of the worship team singers in her youth group. Then there came a time when she felt God's calling on her life to not sing anymore but to speak to youth which she has been doing ever since. Jessica has spoken a couple of times in the Sunday morning service but yesterday was incredible. She is one of those few people that you know without doubt that Jesus is the most important person in her life and she loves Him with everything she has. If you ever want to see what a true Christian looks like and lives like, just look at her. I know Jess wouldn't want me saying this and NO she is not perfect at all. If you are reading this and get the chance to hear her from yesterday's service, do it. It was so annointed. You can hear her at Victory Church, then go to the videos. I am proud of all of my children, they are all amazing. But right now I am very proud of her.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Someone had a birthday this month. Well, actually several someone's in our family have birthdays this month but I am talking about a very special little girl who is growing up way too fast. She is three. Wow.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Worth a thousand words

Yep, a picture is worth a thousand words. This is our Lily.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Best friends?

Although this cute little Australian Shephard is Jessica's dog, Hope, I think her and Isaiah are destined to be best friends. It's a mutual affection.
This was after Hope had been chasing Isaiah around the room. Slowly they both finally laid down....
 Until they were both asleep. Awww.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fooled Ya!

More pics from Christmas Eve.....
 Finally Norman Christmas. We had 30 family members with 10 missing and 14 of those were under age 11. Lots of food, fun and talking.