Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Jumping the Brush
As far as weekend plans, we don't have much going on. Well, except Matthew and Mark will be at the barn on Saturday and Monday mornings. I may actually sleep in until 6am on Saturday:) We have church on Sunday and maybe a small family graduation party for our Kori. Monday is yet to be booked, however we have a few invites.
We may also attend this, a Buycott Arizona rally. I'm sure many of you have heard of the new 1070 bill that just passed here. Some states are boycotting AZ and others have chosen to Buycott AZ. In any case, and whatever your choice, I live here and choose to Buy Arizonan.
I pray you have a super and SAFE Holiday weekend! Make sure to honor our Vets!!! We still have Freedom in our country because men and women fought for that right!!! I am so thankful!
Considering This Week with Joy,
Friday, May 21, 2010
It's Friday Night and that means I get to share some things I'm thankful for. Tonight I will use pictures because my brain is a little too fried to think of many words:)
I am thankful that God has provided an at home business for me that produces a residual and on-going income for our family. This was awhile ago when I received my first check. Now they come regularly:)
I can say that I am quite thankful to know that I have been married to the same man for 29 years. And he still (kind of) laughs at my silliness:) Amazing!
This little fellow showed up on our back patio the other day and has taken up residence. He is sweet as can be and LOVES to be pet. He is on that same chair every morning, waits for us to come out and pet him and then disappears until the next morning. I don't know where he lives but he sleeps at our house. OUTSIDE!!!
Mostly tonight, I am thankful for Forgiveness. Forgiveness from family and friends, but especially from God. Everyday I need His forgiveness and I cannot imagine life without it.
Have a super weekend!
Considering Thankfulness with Joy,
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversation skills will be as important as any other.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
When you say, "I love you", mean it.
When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
Believe in love at first sight.
Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
In disagreements, fight fairly, no name calling.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
Talk slowly but think quickly.
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?".
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Say "Bless You" when you hear someone sneeze.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Remember the three R's: Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
SMILE when answering the phone, the caller will hear it in your voice.
Spend some time alone and with God everyday.
Considering a Few Friendly Thoughts with Great Joy,
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Though our weekend get-away didn't turn out exactly as I had planned it, we did get to enjoy 30 hours away from the city. We landed at Tonto Natural Bridge just north of Payson and enjoyed the cooler weather. We were unable to do any hiking because the state wouldn't allow our little poochy to go on the trails but we did enjoy the views.
Friday, May 14, 2010
What happened to that size 4 body?
We were married in the ghost town (now State Park) of Bodie, CA which my husband's family owned at one time.
Andrew's 1st Christmas with us.
At 6 months old Matthew only weighed 10 pounds. He loved his big brother.
We have landed on our knees more than our feet, but that has kept us close to the Lord and each other.
Christmas Time the next year.
1 day post surgery for Mark and Andrew ~~~ December 2003
We are here today because this is what God has chosen. We live, We love, We laugh!
We are not perfect, yet somehow We work!
And now We are going to turn off all computers and enjoy each other's company, make new memories and take more pictures so We can do this again next year when We celebrate '30'
Considering 29 Years With Great Joy,
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I am stepping through!!!