Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve!!!

Wow getting ready to be out with the old and in with the new. There is something about the new year. Like a fresh start. Let's wipe the slate clean and start fresh. That sounds so good doesn't it. One way to do that is to make sure you start with the Savior. Knowing for sure you are on your way to Heaven! No better way to start the year out! We were going to have a get together at my house but plans change. My brother and his family are out of town, my friends, the Martins, daughter is having f/u surgery on her finger (y'all are in my prayers), and my friends the Rivards just got back from Michigan. My sister is in town and Tal and Hunter are headed back today from PA!! YEAH!!! I am so happy they are coming home. We are headed to bring in the new year at church. Sounds like we are going to be having a good time.
I pray everybody has a great 2009 and remember Romans 8:26.

Monday, December 29, 2008


What a great Christmas!! We celebrated Christmas Eve with my parents, Aunt Diane, Uncle Roy, Tristen, and Aubrie. Had a great evening!! We got up Christmas morning had Christmas with just us and then later that afternoon we went back to my parents house and spent a few hours there. My sister and the "grand" Tanyon made it in on Friday evening. YEAH!! We then did a family Christmas with her and little man. It is so good to have them home. Tal and Hunter left on Saturday to go to their dad's. They will be back on Wednesday. YEAH!! Shawn and Amber are coming home today from a long vacation to Michigan. Hopefully they leave all the snow up there!!! Our missionaries/friends Vromans came in town. Dad had Darren preach last night. Great job!! Dad also preached about leaving the land of promise. When you leave the land of promise you land in a place of problems. Great day and Christmas was had by all!
Here are a couple pictures of the "grand" Tanyon. One of them is with Chris' dad who stopped in to see him and Tammi.
Have a great Monday and remember Romans 8:26

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve!!

Wow it is here!! I am at work right now but when I get off of here I am headed to my mom's. I love being there!!
Dad had church last night and I must say we had a great crowd there. Dad went around and people quoted new Bible verses they are learning. Grace Spain and Alexa Ryan both quoted quite a few verses!! Great job girls!! My dad had to be encouraged!
Since there were no clubs, my niece sat in church with us. I love her so much!! Here is a picture of her wearing my glasses. She really is an absolute joy!! Thank you JT and Janie for allowing me to be a part of her life. Love ya'll!!
Have a great Christmas!! Remember Romans 8:26

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I can't believe that Christmas is only two days away. Time has just flown by! I have a prayer request. My friend Danielle's little girl, Alina, has surgery tomorrow. They mean a lot to me and if it was my daughter I would want my friends praying for her. Also pray for my sister and the "grand" Tanyon. They are flying in on Friday. We need good weather all the way around for them.
Thanks!!! Remember Romans 8:26

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hunter's Acting Debut!!

We had our annual Christmas Cantata last night. The church was packed out. The choir was ready to get this thing over We had a great cast playing the play part. This year's cast consisted of Kevin, Heather, HUNTER, Jeremy, Tommy Ragland, Breanna, Angie, and Bud and Lou as the narrator. Everybody did a FANTASTIC job!! I do know some hands were raised for salvation. Praise God. The practice was well worth if just one soul was saved! :-) Great job done by all involved.
Dad also preached a great sermon Sunday morning. He preached on God with us. He is with us in salvation, He is with us in the storm, and He is with us in service, and He is with us in secret. I am so glad He is with me constantly. If we roll the stone back and let Him work. Great job dad!!!
Hope everybody has a great Monday!! Remember Romans 8:26

Friday, December 19, 2008


Yeah it is Friday. Tal and Hunter will be out of school for the next two weeks. They are very excited. They leave next Saturday to go to Philly. I am not excited about that but they are. My sister and Grand Tanyon will be flying in next Friday!! That I am very excited about. Shawn and Amber made it to Michigan safe and sound and this morning woke up to a blizzard. That is what the picture is of. She said she knew they would be snowed in for today. I wouldn't mind one day of being snowed in not much more than that. Hope ya'll have a great visit Amber.
Hope everybody has a great weekend!! Remember Romans 8:26

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Here is a picture of my niece and my good friend Shannon. I love them both dearly. I really missed seeing my nieces last night. Tal and Hunter had their winter concert at school. That was Tal's first time singing in that type of setting. She did an awesome job. My little man played the saxophone. He was nervous but did a great job as well. I was very proud of them. Due to the winter concert, I did not get to see or pick up my nieces. I have begun to look forward to Wednesdays when I get to see them and my brother and sister in law. Thanks Jt and Janie for trusting me and allowing me to pick them up and be with them. They are two great little girls.
Love ya'll much!!! Thanks Shannon for the picture. She knew that would mean a lot to me.
Have a great Thursday and remember Romans 8:26

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I totally understand the comparison with Santa and Christ. I know the reason for this season is to Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! I also know that He is the only one that sees us when we are sleeping and knows if we have been bad or good. I also sometimes think life is serious enough. We need to lighten up and enjoy this time of year. This time of year is the "CHRISTmas" holidays. I am glad God wants us to enjoy life. I think sometimes Christians put way too much energy to down play santa and all that goes with him. Chill out. Be thankful that you made it another year and a new one coming up. Be thankful for a new beginning. Quit focusing on other people and what they may celebrate or that they allow things about "santa" go on in their lives.
I enjoy this time of year and so does my family. I am excited as this is my nephews first Christmas!! YEAH!! Thank you Lord for sending us a great gift as Tanyon.
Have a great Wednesday and Remember Romans 8:26.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Knitted friends!!! That is what these pictures show. We went to dinner last night at El Paso for Amber's birthday. We were; however, missing a couple people (Janie and Danielle). We had a good time. We celebrated Amber's birthday a couple days early, because, she is going to Michigan. We didn't want to miss it. We gave her a gift card to Famous Footwear so she can pick out herself a pair of clogs!! That's right Shawn!!! LOL!!! We had a great time!!! Sure will miss you Amber!!! Hope you have a great birthday and many more we can celebrate together!! Love you lots!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Addition

Meet "Duke". This is the newest addition to the "Outlaws". He is Tal's puppy and partly Barry's. Barry wants to use him to track deer. He is absolutely adorable.

Friday, December 12, 2008


My niece Hampton is getting ready to turn "1" in just a few short days. Here is a cute picture of her at my friend Amber's house.

Friday Friends!!!

I just thought I would take today and post pictures up of my some of my friends and Tal's friends. I am also posting pictures of making Christmas cookies with Nana last night. Blayne, Ellie, Tal, and Nana made cookies. They had a great time making memories. Hope everybody has a really great weekend. Remember Romans 8:26

Thursday, December 11, 2008


We are one day closer to the weekend!! Yeah!! Have you had one of them days and then a good friend of yours or one of your little ones, just out of the blue give you a hug. It seems that one hug makes things all better or at least at that very moment. I thought about that when I saw this cartoon. I am so thankful for the special people that God has put in my life that give me those hugs.
Remember Romans 8:26

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Grocery List!!!

A very special friend of mine sent this to me today and i thought I would share it on here. Remember Romans 8:26
> >
> >
> > Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat
> > on her face, walked into a grocery store.
> >
> > She approached the owner of the store in a most humble
> > manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.
> >
> >
> > She softly explained that her husband was very ill and
> > unable to work, they had seven children and they needed
> > food.
> >
> > John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested
> > that she leave his sto re at once.
> >
> > Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir!
> > I will bring you the money just as soon as I can."
> >
> > John told her he could not give her credit, since she did
> > not have a charge account at his store.
> >
> > Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard
> > the conversation between the two. The customer walked
> > forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for
> > whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a
> > very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery
> > list?"
> >
> > Louise replied, "Yes sir." "O.K" he
> > said, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever
> > your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in
> > groceries."
> >
> > Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she
> > reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and
> > scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper
> > on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
> >
> > The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement
> > when the scales went down and stayed down.
> >
> > The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the
> > customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe
> > it ."
> >
> > The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the
> > groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not
> > balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on
> > them until the scales would hold no more.
> >
> > The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he
> > grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it
> > with greater amazement.
> >
> > It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
> >
> > "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in
> > your hands."
> >
> > The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and
> > stood in stunned silence.
> >
> > Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer
> > handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; "It
> > was worth every penny of it. Only God Knows how much a
> > prayer weighs."
> >
> > THE POWER OF PRAYER: When you receive this, say a prayer..
> > That's all you have to do.
> >
> > Just stop right now, and say a prayer of thanks for your
> > own good fortune.
> > Then please send this to all your friends and relatives.
> >
> > I believe if you will send this testimony out with prayer
> > in faith,20you will receive what you need God to do in your
> > and your families' life .
> >
> > So dear heart, trust God to heal the sick, provide food for
> > the hungry, clothes and shelter for those that don't
> > have as we do. Amen & Amen
> >
> > Don't break this, please!
> > Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.
> >
> > There is no cost but a lot of rewards.
> > May you always walk with Angels
> > God Bless!
> >

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Good Tuesday morning. The wedding this weekend was absolutely beautiful!! Kasey made a gorgeous bride!! What a gorgeous couple Kasey and Collin make. Dad did an awesome job!!! Tal was so beautiful. Here are some pictures from the wedding.
Remember Romans 8:26

Friday, December 5, 2008


Yeah it is Firday!!! We are 3 weeks away from seeing my sister and "grand" Tanyon! We will absolutely miss Chris and the boys, but still looking fwd to seeing my sister.
Be sure to keep my friend Jan and Karey in your prayers this weekend. Kasey says "I DO" to Collin tomorrow evening. Pray the wedding goes well. My dad is performing the ceremony. No doubt it will be absolutely beautiful.
Hope everybody has a great weekend!!!
Remember He is making intercession for us!!! Romans 8:16

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Life just goes by so quick. My friend Jan's daughter is getting married on Saturday. Kasey was in my first wedding, and now my daughter is in her wedding. Talk about circle of life. I just cannot believe little Kasey Morgan getting married. I am so happy for her. Sad for her mom and sister tho. She is a beautiful, kind, and thoughtful young lady. Good job Jan and Mike!!! Love ya'll bunches!!!
Kasey, wish you nothing but happiness!!!
Dad did another great job last night at church. He preached about God's inspired Word of God. God breathed it and there it was. He also challenged us to get a bible verse and claim it. I claimed, earlier this year, Hebrews 4:16. Since my dad/preacher has challenged us to claim a new verse this is mine:
Romans 8:16 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered
I am so thankful that he makes intercession for us and helps with our infirmities.
Have a great Thursday!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I thought today I would post some pictures that were taken at Portrait innovations while my sister was in town. I hope everybody has a great wednesday!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Good Tuesday morning to you!!! We are only 23 days away from CHRISTMAS and only 24 days until my sister and nephew return for a visit!! God really worked things out for her to come back. We will, of course, miss Chris and the boys.
I am so thankful that God has sent good "guy" friends to my husband. They were like little boys planning a sleepover last night. They are planning on getting together on Sunday and watching the Cowboys beat the Steelers. SHHH don't tell Shawn I said My husband is really looking forward to getting together with the guys.
Well that is about it today. Hope everybody has a great Tuesday.
Remember Hebrews 4:16

Monday, December 1, 2008

What a GREAT Thanksgiving!!

Wow what a great four day weekend it was!! Thanks mom for a great Thanksgiving!! The men hung out outside while we (the women) hung out inside. Then the football came on, so, the men took over the living room, and the women took over mom's bedroom. We crashed in mom's bed!! I love my parent's home!! The children played outside for quite awhile and then came in and hung out in the playroom. I didn't take any pictures with my camera but did get one of dad riding Zachary on the four wheeler. All in all it was a great day!!! Friday morning I met up with Amber, Amy, and Amy's mom and did a little bit of shopping. A great time was had by all! Looking forward to next year. Saturday we went to my brother and sister in law's home for another Thanksgiving feast. Janie did all the cooking. She is a phenomenal cook!! Thanks guys!!! My sister sent me this picture of Tanyon enjoying his first Thanksgiving. Tam said he had food everywhere....LOL
Now, it is Monday morning and back the grind. Hope everybody had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Remember Hebrews 4:16