Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Monday, December 17, 2012

Missing Nebraska

 A friend from Omaha sent me these pictures today and it brought back many fond memories of our days in Nebraska and Iowa. This top one is of Kharis sitting in the tire swing at our church. So thankful the Lord placed us there for a season. It was a wonderful church family and we miss them dearly.
This picture of Brecken is of her swimming at our dearest friends the Cherry's. They became family to us and we have many great memories of spending time with all of them. Can't wait for May when we will all be back together again.

This is a picture of Uriah sitting on our Pastor's lap. I think it was at a graduation but I am not sure. I just love this picture because this is who Pastor Larry was, a man who loved children. The children in the church would flock to him and he would never turn them away. Remind you of someone? Jesus loved the little children , well so did Pastor Larry.

Thanks Valerie for sharing. Missing all of you back in Iowa and Nebraska. Can't wait until May when we come to visit.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy 16th Birthday

I can't believe that 16 years ago today I gave birth to my first child. She was a little girl and mommy was so excited. She had thick black hair and big brown eyes. Her father and I were in awe. Well 16 years later we are still in awe. She is a beautiful young lady who loves the Lord and seeks to live her life according to His will. I am so blessed and so thankful to call her my daughter.

        Happy Birthday Emily. I love you and am so very proud of you!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

We're Seeing Pink

We are happy to announce that these cute pink shoes will come in handy at our house. The Lord has blessed us with another little girl. She will be making her arrival sometime during the end of March beginning of April. We are all so excited to meet her.


Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad. Hope you have a great day and a great year. You are an amazing grandpa to all of your grandchildren. Loved this picture of you and your youngest grandchild (Uriah).

                                                                  Happy Birthday

Here in Colorado

Well we have been here in Colorado for almost a month now. We are pretty much settled in and back to life. 2 weeks after we moved here we went on vacation for a little over a week. We are back from vacation and back to real life. Schooling, cleaning, laundry, playing, etc...

The children have settled in and seem to be adjusting well to their new home. We are trying to get ready for the Christmas season, but not really feeling it this year.

My oldest is turning 16 in 9 days. Where has the time gone. She is such a blessing and a help to her momma and her whole family.

Well that is all for now. I will try to blog more, but I am not even sure if there is anyone still out there.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Been A Long Time

I am not even sure if anyone still reads this blog. I have been wanting to blog but always feel like there is nothing to blog about.

Well things are definitely changing at our house. We are MOVING. Hubby got a great promotion so we are moving to Denver the end of October. We are busy, busy , busy getting everything ready but also very excited about this new adventure. I will keep you all posted with how things are going.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

6 Big Sisters

This is what happens when you are the little brother of 6 big sisters. They give you crackers and you wear whatever they put on you.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Noah's Ark

Just a couple of nights the kids grandparents  were in town so they got to see the lovely family in action. Lately during our dinners the conversations have been very interesting. The 3 year old was being obnoxious as usual and saying no about not sitting in his chair. Grandpa being the jokster that he is said, "Noah. Well I thought he was a Bible character." This got the children all talking about how he brought the animals in 2 by 2, then they started naming off all the animals that were brought on the ark. The 8 year old says," horses, and bears, and mules."
I stop her and say,"No. There were no mules but we are not going to talk about this again."

I was not going down the road of animals mating this time.

So The almost 10 year old pops up and says in a serious, but cute, matter of fact voice,

"Noah built an ark and God sent the animals in 2 by 2. Not 2 males not 2 females, but a MALE and a FEMALE, to repopulate the earth. The End.

I guess she has it all figured out.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

         Wow it has been a really long time since I posted. Life has been changing for our family. Daddy did not get his dream job and we were all very disappointed but we kept our eyes up and waited to see where the Lord was going to lead us next. We sold our house in December and rented it back from the buyer until May1st. In Feb was when we found out that we would not be moving across country, so we knew we needed to start looking for a place to rent closer to Daddy's work. When we first started looking it was pretty depressing because with our budget it was looking like we would be living like sardines. Then one weekend I was really disappointed after looking at one of the houses. I knew we were going to have to get rid of the piano and it would be a really tight fit. After discussing this we decided to up our rental budget by $150. Later that week my husband was offered a different job position at work, he decided to take it because he would be working 8to 5. First time in almost 17 years. Boy were we all excited about this news. Then a couple of days later his boss called him to tell him he was also going to give him a raise. What?? Could this really be happening at a place where Daddy was sure he would never move up. It was and it was all God.

         Now on to the house. We had gone to church on Sunday and Marc had asked for prayer for us to find a house we could afford in our rental budget. We stayed for our usual fellowship l inch and then had an appointment to look at a house that was about 10 minutes from church. We looked at the house wrote a check for the deposit and moved in about 3 weeks later. Now we live 10 minutes from church and about 20 minutes from daddy's work. God is so good how he works all the details out. A year ago I would have never seen us living here and I never thought my hubby could be happy with the company he was working for. We persevered this trial and the Lord blessed us many, many times over.

         One more little note. A cute note to say the least. Last night during dinner our 8 year old was telling Daddy about a mule that she saw at her friends house. He went on to tell her that you could only get a mule if the a donkey and horse are bred together. The conversation goes on with the questions of how come mules can 't have babies? Then well how do they mate? As it keeps going I am thinking to my self I really don't want to have this conversation right now. Our little 5 year old finally chimes in with ," If they can't have babies they could adopt." We all laughed and were thankful for a little change of topic. But then again the 8 year old asks, " Well how do they mate daddy?" "By clicking their heels together." This was her answer and this is how the conversation ended for now...... We will discuss it at a much more appropriate age. For now in our family we have come to the conclusion that mules can adopt if they can't have babies, and that they mate by clicking their heels together. Nice way to end the dinner conversation.

I'm glad to be back and I hope I haven't lost all of my followers.
Have a blessed week.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Here is the little guy with his cake. He wasn't real interested in it. most of our kids devour their first cake he just looked at it and ate a little bit of the frosting.

This was precious little guy 1 year ago. Where has this year gone?
His big sister Brecken also had a birthday the same week as his. Hers was first and her surprise was a visit from her Grandparents and......
Horse lessons. What a great week we had with Gram and Grandpa. Celebrating 2 birthdays, going to the movies, going to the first horse lesson, and just spending time together as a family. Thank you Gram and Grandpa we all had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Levi's first trip to the Dentist

Levi had his first trip to the dentist a few weeks ago. He has waited for this day for a long time. Every time we go he asks is it my turn mommy. We wanted to wait until he was 3 so that he would sit still.
He did awesome listening to instructions and sitting still. The biggest problem we had was getting him to stop talking long enough so they could clean and examine his teeth. Not sure when my little boy decided to grow up, but I guess that happens. They don't stay babies for ever.
This is the new Levi after being at the dentist, don't you just love his green teeth.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not much to say

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I posted. Everything went smoothly on the closing of the house and we made arrangements for us to stay in the house until May 1st. So our life has not really changed that much yet. We are beginning to look at houses closer to Daddy's work for the time being. He is still looking for another job and we are just waiting on the Lord to show us what direction he wants us to go. It has been a little up and down the past few months. We thought for sure Dad would get the job that is his dream job. Made it all the way to the last interview and then found out a week later that he was # 6 and there were 5 positions. Heartbreaking to say the least. We are trying to be still and listen tot he Lord because we were sure this is where he was leading us. We are thankful that Daddy has a job and we will just wait and see what happens next.

So that is about all that has been happening in our neck of the woods.

We had a birthday a couple of days ago. #5 turned 8 and she will be taking horse lessons for her birthday. Grandparents are visiting for her birthday and the soon to be 1 year old birthday. I will try to post some pictures and try to blog more often.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The first thing 2012 has brought us is a sold house. Well we officially got the offer in 2011 but everything is going smoothly so we have the sold sign and it is official we are moving.

Now the interesting part is, where to. Please be in prayer for our family as we travel into this adventure not really sure where we will be. We should have some more news in a bout a month and then I will let you all know. Scary but also exciting.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 What will it Bring?

I can't believe it is 2012. Where has this last year gone?

It was an exciting year for our family. The Lord blessed our family with another healthy little boy to love, Uriah Beau joined our family on March 3rd and what joyous day that was.

Daddy graduated in May with honors and the search for a new career began. Still searching but praying we are closer and that there will be a possible job change in the future.

Our oldest daughter began her first year of High school this year. Very exciting for all of us . We have been homeschooling from the very beginning and have enjoyed the benefits of teaching our children.

The end of the year brought us some exciting news so hopefully in a few more weeks I can share what that news is. For now please be praying that Lord continues to work out all the details and that we would praise Him with whatever answer we receive.

Happy New Year May the Lord be first and foremost in your life.