Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Your primary goal should be to live in an ongoing state of surrender, acknowledging that without the intervention of the Holy Spirit you will be defeated by the power of sin. If there is a singular theme that emerges from the entirety of Scripture, it is this: Through relationship with God, man is finally capable of doing that which he was incapable of doing on his own. That's what walking in the Spirit is all about. And that's what character is all about...Character is the by-product of dependency...Character is the will to do what is right, as defined by God, regardless of personal cost."~Andy Stanley~
Each year I post pics of how the kids have grown next to Santa. Here's 2007.
Here's the 2008 picture.
And here's 2009. Look at the hip action Addie has going on. Whew how they've grown!

My two big-ins at Christmas. I'm so proud of them both.

Here's some snow action from a few weeks ago. I couldn't leave Paulie out of the picture. I think she's smiling.

This is what you call a hillbilly sled. Oh well it worked!

Too cute!

Too handsome!

Taking time out to poise for a pic.

Too funny!

Well I haven't posted much lately especially pictures so I thought I'd better get some uploaded. I know that's what most people are looking for when they logon. Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Trying to get into the swing of things

I'm out of the loop on keeping up with my blog. At one time I blogged at least weekly if not several times a week. Not having internet connectivity for so long has left me out of the loop. I feel like I've lost my abililty to write..

I'll provide a few updates..
Addie and Alex are growing way too fast! Addie keeps telling Alex she's older than him because she's bigger than him. I've explained several times that being bigger doesn't mean you're older. They both had a good Christmas and recieved way to many gifts. A bit spoiled I have to say.

Joseph is getting ready to start his second semester at NWACC. He passed all his courses last semester! A few of his friends didn't fair so well so I'm tickeled that we have one semester down. He's still planning on getting a degree in Criminal Justice.

Jonathon is now officially a part time Deputy. He works part time dispatching and part time as a deputy. He's enjoying the change and I think he'll do great at it.

Johnny and I are still trudging along. Trying to keep up with everything. Overall we feel very blessed to have 4 wonderful children, food on our table and a roof over our heads. God has been so good to us. I look forward to this new year with new anticipation on what the Lord will provide just around the corner. Each day is a new day that the Lord hath made. I am going to rejoice and be glad in it.