Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Please Pray

OK I have been horrible lately with the blogging! It seems that I just don't have the energy most days between, work, kids, housework, Joe Braden's homework, Judo and Youth Group I am just running on close to empty! Today, I didn't feel like blogging again, but I have to. I happened across this blog today and had to have all the prayer warriors I could get to pray for Sarah. Go read up on their story, it is heartbreaking and they desperately need a miracle. May God bless this family!

Friday, September 11, 2009

PSF: Family Reunion Photos

Monday we had a family reunion and it was wonderful! Here are a few pictures!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I am linking up once again with Sonya to participate in Thankful Thursday. It is easy enough, just list the 5 things you are thankful for this week.

1) I am so thankful that I get to once again start up the Lady Bug class tonight and study God's Word with wonderful ladies.

2) I am blessed to have wonderful friends that I can laugh with, vent to, and cry with. What would I do without them!?!

3) My house is starting to get back in shape, from the 2 months where I couldn't do much!

4) That I got to spend much needed time with my family on the Labor Day weekend! We needed that time to reconnect!

5) Finally I am thankful that I got to see my Memaw's joy while she listened to her Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren sing Hymns of praise to the Father! I must say it was priceless and I am so blessed that I was there to enjoy that time!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

WW: Me

I don't seem to take many pictures of myself, so I thought today I would share! We had a baby shower honoring my cousin this weekend and these were taken there.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I am linking up with Sonya from Truth 4 the Journey today for Thankful Thursday. It is easy to do, you just share the 5 things you are thankful for this week!

I must say this has been a GREAT week and I have many things to be thankful for. God has truly blessed our lives and I can't thank him enough, to God be the Glory.

The first thing I am thankful for as always is the fact that God chose ME! He made ME in his image and chose to SAVE ME! Now that will always be on the top of my list, because without the sacrifice of his son we wouldn't have the life we have.

Secondly I am so thankful that my Baby is safe! I have been so scared and afraid with this pregnancy. I as a human worry, though I try very hard not to, it isn't easy. God has granted me peace throughout this time, and Tuesday the sight of my baby moving and active in my womb, I was elated! The blood clots are gone and all looks GREAT, but please continue to pray that all goes well.

The third thing I am thankful for is my family. They are such a great support and loving. We have all been put through the ringer with this pregnancy, but now we can all relax a bit. I am thankful that Joe and the boys pitched in to make my life easier and that they even did it without complaint. My husband is showing my boys what a real Man of God and Father should be!

The fourth thing would be the fact that my Sister in Law is doing some better. She was put in the hospital yesterday and gave us all quite a scare, but hopefully she is on the road to a full recovery! I was honored to spend yesterday evening with her boys and loving on them while Mommy was away. I know they will all be happy when Mommy is home! We love you Val!

The fifth thing this week is that I get to spend the weekend with family! I am so excited to see my parents and brothers tomorrow night! I am also excited to be able to go to a baby shower honoring my cousin on Sunday, and then a family reunion on Monday. God has truly blessed me with an amazing Christian Family and I am so thankful to have them in my life!

I hope all of you have many things to be thankful for this week also!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WW: My little crazy boy

Joshua is my CRAZY boy, he has been since birth! He is into everything, acts like a monkey, and has more energy than any one child I have ever seen! He for sure keeps his Daddy and I running most of the time. Since he turned 3 he is also getting a lot less shy around other people, which surprises me, but I am happy that he is finally beginning to open up. He is a bright spot in my day and I pray that we are raising him up to be a God fear little man. These pictures just show how much "spunk" my little man has.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nerf Gun War

The beginning of every school year, we have a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH for our youth group. Last year, Joe thought it would be fun to have a Nerf Gun war, and boy was it a HIT! The kids loved it and really got into the game. We do a capture the flag theme so they are in teams and using nerf as their weapons. Last year the boys didn't go, so we didn't have to worry about them wanting to participate, because they were at my parents. Well this year my boys were home and were convinced they were big enough to play with the High School kids! I fought them on this for a while, but finally I just gave in and told everyone to please be careful with them. They ended up doing GREAT! Joshua ended up being the official guy to tag his team back in, (once you are hit you have to stay where you are until a team member tags you in). Joe Braden actually won a game for his team slipping through the kids unnoticed to grab the other teams flag. It was a great experience for the boys and it was so good of the teens to allow it. I mean seriously these kids get so into it they modify the guns and buy machine nerf! It is just CRAZY!! Here are a few pictures, excuse the quality, I used my phone because I didn't dare take my camera into that WAR!