Friday, October 31, 2008
But then it happened.... I was extra tired one morning and decided to press the snooze button...and it's all gone down hill since then! I just keep finding excuses to stay in bed those 20 extra min. in the morning...but this morning I woke up and my eyes went directly to my Bible. I knew that I needed to make time...but there was so much to do! So I picked up my Bible, stuck it in my purse, and hauled it with me to school. When I got a few min. - I opened it up and started reading. Here is what I found in Lamentations 3:19-23:
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness...
And I realized that God is giving me a new chance every morning...to get up, study His word, sit quietly and wait for His touch. I don't need to dwell on what I haven't done - I just need to wake up tomorrow morning and take advantage of this new "chance" he has given me!! As I just ran and picked up something for lunch I heard a song that has a great chorus (Sorry, I can't remember who sings it...) but the chorus is :
Everything is fine, fine, fine,
thru the sunshine and the rain,
I've got a piece of mind,
that you know I can't explain.
I make it a point to thank the Lord,
when I've got him on the line. '
I'm feeling good and everything is fine:)!!
I guess that is how I'm feeling today:) The kids here at school are bouncing off the walls because it is almost time to change into their costumes for our annual "Fall Parade!" After they show off their costumes, they have their Fall parties - so lots of sugar, pop, and all that junk:) Ha ha!! I'm in charge of pictures, so I better get in gear! Have a very happy halloween, everyone!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
At least I got a good one of Jace and his new brother, Kolten! Then we decided to move the shoot inside - but it didn't go any better!!
This was our last photo - look at Sebastian, can you tell how "done" everyone was with taking pictures?? Ha ha!! O well...I guess when you get that many young kids together for pictures it's never gonna be perfect:) Maybe I'll get some good pictures next time!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Max holding baby Kolten (Alex and Heather's son) at the rehearsal
Nick and Jaymie Toy, with their kids Sebastian and Anastasia Gil and Max at the receptionDancing the night away!! His favorite move was a breakdancing move...and DJ even gave Max a shoutout!!!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I also had a "lovely" conversation with Gil on the phone - ok, if you can't tell I'm being sarcastic...but I'm not even going into that! He has informed me that several people have told him they feel sorry for him that I have this blog and write things about him - and he can't defend himself. I feel terrible that people feel that way - but I don't feel that I have anything to apologize for. I did not start this blog to smear Gil's name - only to tell the truth about what I'm dealing with on a daily basis...and to let people know that my life is not perfect. Far from it...
I just wanted to share a few photos from this past weekend - Max and I went to Lincoln's bday party - his mom is my cousin, Chelsea Walls. Anyway - it was such a great party because the weather was perfect (yeah fall!!) and everyone just had so much fun:)!! We had chili and hotdogs, cake, brownies, and all kinds of yummy things:)!! The kids had tons of fun running around outside, riding Lincoln's bike with a squirrel tail tapped on it, opening presents, and blowing birthday horns:) Here are some pictures I snapped:
All the kids wishing they were on a 4-wheeler ride:)!! Looking thru the bday presents before the birthday boy even gets to!! All the kids blowing their birthday horns!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So parent/teacher conferences are over, today we get out of school at 11 a.m., and tomorrow I have a whole day to just do whatever I want (and whatever Max wants:)!! Tonight I want to take Max to the Pumpkin Festival in Odon...all the kids wear costumes and there are all kinds of games, contests, and great foods! They also do a free 8 X 10 photo of your child in his halloween costume:) The only problem is...Max is terrified of his costume!! It is a hand-me-down from his cousin Nick - a green dinosaur, but Max he very scared of it and says he is not putting it on! What a silly boy! I guess we will just go and enjoy ourselves anyway:)!! Here is a picture of Max in his costume last Halloween - a little doctor!!
Max and his cousin Hannah Beasley- Halloween 07
I hope everyone has a great weekend - don't forget the movie "Fireproof" is playing at Washington and Vincennes this weekend and it is supposed to be a GREAT movie!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
One of my best friends, Sarah Wise (Swartzentruber) and I...love her too:)!! Max and his buddy Allison at Denise and Paul's party:)!
Then yesterday Max had his cousin Nick over to play all day...so I went horse back riding with one of my friends and then ended the night with ice cream from Scoops...I doesn't get much better than that:)! This week is crazy busy with a conference I'm attending on Tuesday, Parent/Teacher conferences on Wed., and Fall Break:)! Hope everyone is having a good Monday - talk to ya next time!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
When the weight of the world bears down so strong
You leave footprints on the street
And there's too many miles to face
Without a few more hours sleep
The storm clouds overhead won't shed
Any rain to quench your thirst
I wanna be the one you reach for first
When your faith is stretched so thin
That you can see straight through your soul
And you can't find a nickel to buy a smile
Cause your pockets all got holes
You wanna shut the door and hide
Before the day can get much worse
I wanna be the one you reach for first
Fall into me
My arms are open wide
And you don't have to say a word
Cause I already see
That it's hard and you're scared
And you're tired and it hurts
And I wanna be the one you reach for first...
Wow - what a cool message to get from God:)!!
Also - like everyone else I have been tagged:) Here are my 6 facts about myself that most people don't know:)
*Me and Max sleep snuggled together every night:)! I know it's a bad habit, but with all the craziness going on in our lives - sometimes I think it is our way of "clinging" to some sort of comfort and stability...He wraps his arm around my neck and when I wake in the morning I am always pushed to the very edge of the bed with half my body hanging off the bed:)!
*I am obsessed with pancakes covered in peanut butter and syrup. I could seriously eat them for every meal!! Actually...I think there was one day when I did eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:) oopps!!!!
*I was in gymnastics for several years - could do all the flips and junk like that:) It was so much fun and there are so many times where I just want to do a random backhandspring out of nowhere - but I know I would probably throw my back out:)!! Ha ha!!
*Max is named after Gil's grandmother, Maxine Jones. She passed away a few years ago, but she was always sooooo full of spunk and ornery! And the name could not fit my little boy any better - he reminds me of her ALOT!!
*Every Wednesday morning after I drop Max off in Loogootee at my mother-in-laws I HAVE to go thru McDonald's drive thru and get a sweet ice tea with extra ice!! I drink it all day (it lasts all day cause I am a sipper:)!!
*My favorite thing to do to relax is soak in a steaming hot bath with a good book - I love to read and do it everytime I get a chance!!
Ok - I think just about everyone has been tagged, so I will just leave it at that:)!! Hang in there everyone - only two more work days until the weekend!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Then on Saturday Max spent the day with his Dad (who had his first 8 hour pass from the Lighthouse). They went to Jace and Sebastian's soccer game, played outside, and just had a good time in general! I spent that time having my second yard sale and then trying to get the rest of my stuff packed at the house. Then Mamaw Gina (Gil's mom) kept Max all night (since they don't get to see him often enough) - so I had a night out at Regina and Stoogie's reception/party:) We had a REALLY great time - it was like a little family reunion for me (since most of my family was there!!) Here are some photos from that night - Me and Alyssa - we were probably getting into some type of trouble:)! Jessica, Clay and Audrey at Kirkland farm!! We decided we "owned" this place:) Look at Stoogie in the background! My dad with my Uncle Darrell and Uncle Roger - singing their hearts out to a bluegrass song!! Stoogie and Gabriel being all buddy-buddy:)!!
Then yesterday me and Max went to church with Gil at harvest (there was an awesome guest speaker and we sang my favorite song...You are worthy!) Then we got hair cuts at Fiesta and ate Arbys:) After that we went home to watch the Colts game - what a good game!! Then me, Max, and Clay spent the rest of the night cleaning out me, Clay, and Gabe's vehicles:) They look brand new now:)!! Ok - so I have a couple more pictures and then I'm done. I must have been picture crazy this weekend!! But it was such a great weekend that I wanted to catch every minute on camera!! Max was sitting so perfectly still for his haircut! Time for the clippers - he always says this tickles! What a cutiepie - that's my boy!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend - talk to ya soon:)!!