Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Colton's baptism Sunday night...

Will try to find words for it soon...but for now a pic is worth a 1000 of 'em

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tag, I'm It!

A sweet friend of mine, Aimee (whose blog is private) tagged me recently, so here goes...

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

10 years ago I:
1. was expecting my first born, Kenzie Grace.
2. was teaching English at Rider High School...ROHO!
3. thought I was busy, oh, was I wrong...what did I do before I had kids???
4. scrapbooked every Friday night.
5. had no idea I would ever live in Macon, GA and have 3 kids...

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. laundry
2. bake a cake
3. clean up house and get ready for the week
4. make snacks for Monday night staff meeting
5. finish grading my student's journals

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. corn chex
2. sugar snap peas
3. chex mix
4. pretzels
5. cheese

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy Jerry a new truck.
2. Renovate my kitchen.
3. Help my sis buy my parents house, and help my parents find a house to suit for retirement.
4. Give more to Verge to help build Piedmont an awesome facility.
5. Build out the basement/workshop of our house for an apartment for grandparents, so they could come and stay a good while in their own "spot".

5 places I have lived:
1. Amarillo, TX
2. Bryan, TX
3. College Station, TX
4. Wichita Falls, TX
5. Macon, GA

5 jobs I have had:
1. Mom
2. Salesperson, Dillard's Linens Dept.
3. High School English Teacher
4. Auditor for Bulk Mortgage Loan Dept.
5. Candle Maker

The rules say I have to tag 5 people.
I'm tagging Shannon, Kerri, Steph, Lanier and Greg...

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Wives

Being a pastor's wife comes with many challenges. Church work is often physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. It is one of those jobs that you can never leave at work. It requires long hours and work on the the weekends. Don't get me wrong; I am absolutely NOT complaining. God called me a long time ago to be in ministry, and He absolutely has provided everything I have ever needed.

But lately, I've had several ask how I'm doing, or how things are going with how busy all of the staff is; sometimes I really don't know how to answer the question, but today I was reading a friend's blog, and she had this posted, so I thought I'd share...

Here are some ways that you can pray for our ministers' wives... (Amber, Amanda, Valerie, Holly and myself)...pray for us

-to be supportive
-to know when to have important discussions
-to form trustworthy friendships
-to grow personally in our relationship with the Lord
-to have just the right words at just the right time
-to know when to critique and when to praise
-to have wisdom in parenting children
-to have patience on Saturday (often a very stressful day)

Colossians 1:9-10 (from the NLT version)So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better.

That is my prayer that through all of our relationships at PC that above all, we will learn to know God better by knowing one another. Thanks for being on the journey with me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

At Our House

Here are a few glimpses of my favorite moments at our house...

Little brother thinks he's as big as bubba... Asher's determined...
Finally, got him down!
Brothers and best friends...
Kenzie giving Daddy a makeover at her "spa"

A simple rainy day..."Mom, can we play in the puddles?" "Sure..."
Am I in trouble? Not so sure he likes this, but...
Oh, yeah! Mud is awesome!
I am so blessed!


Colton has been loving football this year. I mean, really, it is his passion. How a tender-hearted boy could be such a beast on the field...I have no idea. We played our last game yesterday, so I thought I'd post a couple of highlights of the season...

This was our first touchdown...

And this was just a great play...

He tackled two boys...

He causes the fumble...

He goes over the boys to recover the fumble...And he's got it!


Recently, Kenzie and I were joking around and being a little sarcastic with Colton and Jerry...kind of a boys v. girls thing. I leaned over to Kenzie thinking I was going to be the cool mom and showed her the "whatever" sign with the two thumbs and two index fingers, and whispered to her that we would do that to the boys and walk off real "cool-like"...

Well she looked at me and said, "Mom, that is so yesterday. Here's how you say whatever..."


I guess I'm not "cool like that"