Saturday, July 24, 2010


I can't believe I haven't posted any pictures except for the header picture of little Jonah and he is already 16 days old. Isn't he just one of the cutest little guys around. He was two whole pounds bigger than his older brother Noah. But they look a lot alike Jonah is just chubbier. Being a grandmother is just the greatest thing ever. I knew I would love it. 

Jonah and his daddy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Stay at Home Missionary

Today I am linking to Joy at thestayathomemissionary. I have followed Joy for some time now and she always inspires me. Although my children are grown and mostly moved out, I hope that as they were growing up that they felt there were a blessing to me. Yes there were time that I did feel so worn out and frustrated that I felt like I was just "enduring" but my kids were never a hardship. Children are God's greatest blessing to us. Thank you Joy for your inspirational words to all of us moms.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Whirlwind summer

Wow!!! what a summer this is turning out to be. So far I have taken 8 days off from work only to work my tail off during those days off. The first 6 days was for church camp. Our church does its own camp at Robber's Cave in Wilburton OK. It is great and I love it there is also very tiring. Another girl from the church and I do most of the cooking with 3 full meals a day plus snacks which after I counted how many meals we had cooked made me even more tired. We had 50 campers for the kids camp so that's 50 people times 3 meals a day for 3 days = 450 meals. Then for the teen camp we had 100 campers for 3 meals a day for 4 days = 1200 meals. ACKKKKKK!!! That just made me even more tired. I guess though if I didn't love doing it, I wouldn't do it. I just need to be in better physical shape next year.
We got back from camp on Monday, I went back to work on Tuesday and the next weekend was the Fourth of July. Went to my sister's on Saturday and celebrated....celebrated more on Monday...went back to work on Tuesday and Thursday for newest grandson...they came home on Friday...stayed and helped with baby Jonah and Noah who we had had since Wednesday night...kept Noah Saturday morning since Jamie had 10 year reunion...helped with Jonah and Noah all day Saturday...slept in Sunday morning (whew!)...and am now back at work and maybe back to a regular schedule for a while. I am so glad even though I am tired, that my son and his wife allow me to help them so much. I am very blessed to have such a great daughter-in-law. As I said, Wow! what a summer so far.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New grandson

I can't wait!!! We will have a new grandson by this time tomorrow. I can't wait to meet him. Jonah Norman Brown. Wow, what a blessing he is going to be to our family. This will make number 12 great-grandchild for my parents and number 3 for Gary's. They all would have loved playing with each and every great-grandchild just as much as they did their grandchildren. Mother, Daddy, Jimmie, Milton...just look at what you guys started. Isn't it great!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July and misc

I hope you all had a great holiday. We are so privileged to be able to celebrate our freedoms. I pray we never take it for granted. We had a great time at my sister's as usual, hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit, homemade ice cream, fireworks, tubing and great fellowship. I love being with my family. Tonight we are going to do the same with some great friends. God has blessed us so much.
Another blessing happening to our family this week is Jonah will be arriving on Thursday. Can't wait to meet the little guy. Noah has been so precious and I know little Jonah will be just as precious. Pictures will be forthcoming soon after he is born.