Thursday, June 30, 2011


Josh got his cast off today!

Because daddy thought it would be ok to wrap it in a trash bag to go swimming. All was well until he comes to me with a bag full of water and a wet cast. So this morning daddy took him back (explaining that it was his idea) to get a new cast. Oh, it's going to be a long 4-6 weeks.

With our new cast. Let's try and keep this one dry.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.  Hebrews 12: 1-3

Ok- this blog is really a journal entry for the kids when the ever need a little pick me up when they doubt God is with them. So kiddos listen up.  I love this verse especially when I have doubt. God can be so subtle or right in our faces when we ask for His guidance and strength. The last two days I have felt Him get right in my face when I needed Him the most. But no matter what or how He answers I know He hears me. I  get "God Bumps" when I can actually see Him answering my prayers that I have to share. Yesterday morning I was going through school things and trying to figure out curriculum and schedules asking Him if this really what He wants us to do. When I feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure it all out I begin to doubt and praying to Him asking if this is what He wants for our family. Yesterday afternoon in the mail I got a home school magazine. One I never subscribed to or even heard of. It was full of articles with moms talking about everything I was feeling and once again reaffirming why we do what we do. I have no doubt that it was Him answering my prayers from that morning. Also yesterday I was doubting my ability  (yes it was a day out doubting) to teach a new women's bible study at church. I was asking Him if He was sure about this. Later on in the morning I received  a phone call from a lady at church just thanking me for answering His call in starting this. She had been praying for guidance in her life and she feels that this is what she prayed for.  Then this morning I was out for my run. The sun was so hot this morning and I was burning up. The last 1/2 mile was killing me and I was asking why am I doing this. I shot up a quick prayer asking Him to give me wings to reach the final stretch. All of a sudden a huge breeze shot up all around me pushing me towards me towards the end. As soon as I finished the wind died to a stand still. I know it was Him giving what I needed in the time I needed it. So, I have felt like Moses the last couple of days when God told him he would be the ones to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses questioned God about it.  When God calls you to do something He knows what He is doing. When in doubt pray for strength and never lose the faith. He is right here with you.  He will give you what you need at the time you need it. Press on!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Tonight we wrapped up another season of softball. We had award ceremonies tonight. Liv's team got second place for minor league girls. We are so proud of not only how great she did playing on the field but of how she supported the new girls on the teamGreat job Liv!

Taking 2nd place

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Good reading

One of my favorite things about summer is sitting down with a good book. I just finished best seller Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. He is retelling the story of his four year old sons visit in heaven while he was in surgery. It was sooo good and just reaffirms how wonderful heaven is going to be. I read it in two nights so it is a quick one to read if you don't like reading. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 12, 2011


Daddy got the kids bow out this weekend for a little practice time. They were so excited to be target practicing again.
Livy showing off.

Josh can't wait to shoot a deer with dad in the woods.
Nate was so excited about shooting like Liv and Josh.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


My summer goal list seems to keep getting longer. I don't know if I will get everything accomplished, however my major job is underway; getting Nate potty trained. He is by far taking the longest to get trained out of the three. Either he really doesn't care or after the third I'm not so worried about it. I keep telling myself he won't go to college in diapers. Today is day three and he seems to be getting the hang of it. Hallelujah! My next goal, I would like to run in a mini marathon this year. If I can just keep getting myself up out of bed and run before the kids get up is my biggest challenge.
I'm a big boy now!

Josh reaching his goals with his new Cars racer he was able to purchase himself from doing his jobs. Way to go buddy!!

Monday, June 6, 2011


My very dear friend Brittany sent this to me today from one of my favorite preachers James McDonald. How often we try and question God when things happen and in the end all that matters is "Did it bring Him the Glory?" Love ya Britt.

When It Storms

May 31 2011
Been thinking a lot lately about the disasters that keep raging around us, the tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and devastation that have brought a tragic end to so many lives…and turned survivors’ lives upside down. And thinking about how those and more personal storms—car accident, cancer diagnosis, marital breakdown—can leave us begging for answers to “why?” as we cling to the hands of a sovereign God.

The jury is out on a lot of things we’ve been seeing and have yet to face, but the glory of God is a done deal. In the end, we’re all going to agree, “I see it now! Even that was for the glory of God!”
The glory of God is what will make sense when nothing else does. The glory of God is why we don’t roll up and quit when times are hard or even when disaster strikes. It’s why we don’t say, “Well, I’m not going to be able to preach for a month because I’ve got my own stuff happening right now. I’m going through a personal trial; I’m not going to be able to lead my small group anymore. I’m kind of going through some hard times. I hope you’ll understand that I’m not living like a Christian right now because the pressure’s on.” That’s epic fail.
But it’s an epic win when we press on to bring God glory through the very things that could undo us—because then He gets even more glory. “…You have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6-7
God allows His children to go through the same things that people who don’t know Him go through, so that we can handle them differently, so that we can bring Him glory by displaying His supernatural signature.
The reason we get to draw another breath is for the glory of God.