Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Official

We're officially new business owners. We signed the paperwork on Saturday. We invited our church to come down on Sunday after our morning services to anoint the building. We had about 20 people come down and anoint us and the building and pray over our new business. It was such a blessing to have everyone come down and support us. I have two more weeks here at work. Needless to say things are busy! My mom, brother and Joseph went down this morning and planted new flowers next to the building. I'm anxious to see how it looks. Of course I won't be home until dark so I'll have to wait until morning to check it out.

I'm looking for volunteers on Saturday. We're replacing the septic system on Saturday and while the men work outside I plan on cleaning inside. If you feel led to come help us I'd be tickled to see you there.

Keep us in your prayers. The next few weeks/months are going to be busy!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Business Owners

For those that have been patiently waiting to hear our good news and for those that have heard rumors thru the grape vine. Johnny and I are planning to purchase the Valley Inn Cafe! We're really excited about the change in our lives and feel like God has orchestrated it to glorify Him.

For those of you that are not in the local area here's a picture taken from one of the web map sites.. It's not the best picture but it'll have to do for now.

We hope to finish up the paperwork this week. My last day at JBHunt is scheduled for October 2nd. Keep us in your prayers as we make this new transition in our lives.



Monday, September 14, 2009

Wonderful Birthday

I had a wonderful birthday. I took off work on Friday and spent the day working on my deck. We're approximately 99% done with painting the trim. Then we'll start on the actual deck itself. That should be as tedious and we should be able to finish it much quicker. I received several great birthday cards, Joseph bought me some new perfume and Jonathon bought me some new candles (both of which I really needed) Johnny took me out to eat and Jonathon and Shawna and Joseph and Ashton plus Addie and Alex joined us. It was a blessing to be able to share by 40 th birthday with all my kiddos. Jonathon normally has to be at work at 2 but on Friday was working 3rd shift so he was able to eat dinner with us.

Here's what I found upon returning home from dinner. Special thanks to the "unknown" coffin giver! Anyone need a Coffin?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Yep 40. I will turn the big 4 0 tomorrow. Does it bother me. Nope! Doesnt' bother me at all. I'm taking the day off tomorrow to hopefully work on painting my deck. It's raining today so hopefully it'll clear up tomorrow so I can work on it. If not I'll shampoo my carpets. Doesn'ts sound like a fun birthday but I always feel so much better after doing home improvements or seeing my clean carpets (which doesn't last long with two 4 year olds and two dogs). Since I'm taking tomorrow off my co-workers decorated my desk today and brought in food to help me celebrate my 40th. I am blessed to work with a great group of people.

Alex is healing well. He has to wear his shoulder brace for about 2 more weeks. Each day he's moving his arm and shoulder more and at times he forgets he's hurt. He was in time out Tuesday when Johnny picked him up at preschool for throwing rocks. Yesterday when I left for work he told me he wouldn't be throwing rocks anymore. Last night when I got home Addie informed me that she didn't have to go to time out all day. I guess the two of them have become quiet the handful at daycare and they have been spending too much time in time out. I've been telling them they should never have to go into time out if they do what they are suppose to do and listen to their teachers. Oh what a fun age!

Joe is starting his 3rd week of college. He's really NOT enjoying it. I hope he sticks with it and gets in the rythm of everything soon. Jonathon came by and ate dinner with us on Monday night. We don't get to see him often but do enjoy it when he comes to visit. Alex and Addie both love thier big brothers so much and you can see the feelings are mutual.

I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend filled with many blessings.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Here's my flowers I planted in hay bales. I haven't messed with them much and would do it different next time but over all I think it was a good change up and I'd do it again.

After! A big difference huh?
Here's Miss Addie. Yep she fell asleep in the toy box last night.

And here's our little man poising with his baby. He's doing well but his shoulder does hurt him from time to time. Keep him in your prayers.

Blessings to each of you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Lil Sis

This morning when Alex woke up he was laying on his stomach. I could see he was struggling to get up so I told him to roll over on his back and set up and it'd be easier. I watched for a minute to see what he did. What I saw was Addie rolling Alex over and helping him situp. I then watched her help him take his pj's off. I told her what a great sister she is to Alex. It was just so cute to see her taking care of him. She can tell he's not himself and is really being so sweet to him.

What a blessing!