Friday, April 30, 2010

ClOwNiN' aRoUnD

Elementary Music Concert 4.29.2010 Clowns
Special thanks to my neighbor Doris for the mop head!
video

Amen, Sister!



Tamara Lowe at Christ Fellowship

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Multitudes, #262-276

Bless the Lord, O you His angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding...Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Psalm 103:20,22

Oh what a beautiful Monday, rain and all...

Lord today I thank you for;

sunny days to paint

brother in law's who share equipment

sister-in-law's who recover from surgery quickly

mother-in-law's who surprise visit their grandkids

(who am I kidding? all those in-law's. I love 'em, thank you Lord for giving me my awesome extended family!)

the health and endurance of a co-worker of Ryan's, Lord watch over him now as he continues his battle with the bully

little j as he continues to get better even when he doesn't seem sick

dear friends and road trips and being hoarse from talking the whole way

wally or walter and all the amazing navigators of this world... even those who encourage small scenic re-routes

chocolate covered 'health' bars to get us through the scenic detours

two dollar-winter coats and free jeans :)

finding the items on the list and more

anniversaries even if they are spent rock-a-byeing kids and cleaning up sick children messes - gift cards to ensure that someday, somehow we may actually be able to celebrate with each other...

Sunday night meetings that lead to a brainstorming session on how to help a dear friend with much needed repairs

Monday mornings spent under the quilt with a cup of coffee and the computer

holy experience

Friday, April 23, 2010

a peek into the past

got an email today from a friend with a small request

couldn't find the words I needed so I went digging

read this

and cried

the LORD has been so good to me, SO GOOD TO ME

THE paint




We have some awesome helpers. They come quite cheap, well not really. Their work is sort of shotty, though:)

oh and the color...Town Hall Tan... otherwise known as BORING

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Literally

I asked Maleah to take some photos of the paint for my blog.







Next time I think I will be more direct.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tulips


all I have left from the eight times I have moved these tulips are these red ones
they are still pretty enough to make me smile
every year I say this, but I need to plant more...
for my friend Bobbi

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Multitudes, #250-262



holy experience

For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever. Psalm 100:5

Today, oh beautiful Saviour, thank you for all that You have given us, but especially;

the Son and the sun to warm my soul and my skin

green on the ground and on the branches

tulips that have bloomed :)

days of bargain hunting

paint on the house, and on shoes

celebrations of joy and love

lots of wedding chocolate cake and borrowed spaces to store it

an extended family that keeps growing... a wedding and a new baby soon and then another wedding

spaces that look beautiful

dancing the night away

putting the worn out babes to bed

chocolate cake for breakfast :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

oh PRAISE the One who paid my debt

I loathe doing the dishes. I procrastinate until we are down to the last fork and plate. It is really awful how much I avoid them. I beg the children to do them and offer bribes of money and ice cream but with the nice weather we have been having I can't get any one to commit. So, I have been forced to do them myself.

To help me get in "the zone" I crank my under the counter cd player up with some rockin tunes from audio adrenaline and kryptonite. I always turn it up loud and sort of lose my self in the song and the suds. I have had the same cd in for so long it has begun to skip. The music was a gift from someone when I was sick.

Anyway, last night I was washing and singing and something came over me. It was...I know it was the Holy Spirit, but it was so beautiful and amazing I don't want to ruin it with words that cannot fully describe the moment. I was so moved, my body was completely covered in goose bumps. I knew right after it happened that I wanted everyone to feel like this. I wanted to climb to the top of the mountains and shout it out loud, "HE washed it white as snow!"

It is so hard for me to imagine someone not knowing about Jesus. My life would be so empty, so completely worthless without God. I pray that everyone everywhere can hear about the debt that Jesus paid. I pray that everyone can feel His amazing love.

I googled the song and it seems I am not the only one who has had "a moment" with these words. I hope you can enjoy this one even if just for a moment.

As for me, I think I need to do a lot more talking about Jesus and for the time being a lot more sinks of dishes :) All to Him I owe! Amen.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Too good to pass up




Ryan got me a fire pit for Christmas a couple of years ago. He got an awesome deal at Lewis Drug. But this one is cheaper. AND it's pretty. AND they take PAYPAL. SCORE!

If you are in the market for a fire pit, I dare you to pass this one up. Double dog dare...

Remember to pick site to store for no shipping fees!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kindle for PC

Did you know that Amazon.com has over 5,000 free Kindle books?

And did you know that you do NOT have to own a Kindle to read them? In fact, you can download and read one right now on a device you already own!

Kindle for the iPod/iPhone
Kindle for the PC
Kindle for the MAC
Kindle for the Blackberry

You can go here to start finding your own free books!

Happy reading! I just downloaded seven books it took only about 5 seconds apiece.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Multitudes, #238-250

holy experience


Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the strom clouds. He gives showers of rain to men and plandts of the field to everyone. Zechariah 10:1 NIV


Today, Lord, I am so very thankful for all the wonderful things you have created especially

glorious sunshine that seeps into my soul and warms me from within

a handshake and a smile and a "Let me think about it and get back to you" from my pastor

clean rooms even if it did take them all day, but there was no yelling:)

wind to dry my clothing on the line

the hint of a full summer

a wedding weekend, the first of a couple in the family this spring

a happy family now that the sun is up and the grass is green again

music that blares from the kitchen cd player while we do the dishes together

little ones drying dishes

trying to find shorts and flip flops again

the sound of a lawnmower and a tiller


Amen, and thank you Lord for all you have done...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

swimming

couldn't hear the sermon today because this was swimming around in my head....

sunshine sunshine sunshine sunshine sunshine sunshine sunshine

snot snot snot snot snot snot snot snot snot snot snot snot achoo

laundry laundry laundry laundry laundry laundry laundry laundry laundry

baseball schedule baseball schedule baseball schedule baseball schedule

spudfest plan spudfest plan spudfest plan spudfest plan spudfest plan

vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs vbs

should be listening should be listening should be listening should be

sit still wipe your nose put your feet down cover your mouth when you cough are you listening sit still wipe your nose put your feet down cover your mouth when you cough are you listening

homework piano lessons homework piano lessons homework piano

dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes dishes

till the garden till the garden till the garden till the garden till the garden

tomatoes peppers onions tomatoes peppers onions tomatoes SALSA


God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what God does. We've finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting Him set the pace not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade. Romans 3:27-28 MSG

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

It's the most wonderful time...


VBS SIGN UP IS HERE!!!!!!!!!

Get ready to set sail on a High Seas Expedition! Explore the Mighty love of God in a fun-filled, God-centered Vacation Bible School! (Click the link to hear the songs)

There will be lively worship, Bible stories, games, songs and loads of laughs. Join us Sunday May 23rd through Thursday May 27th from 6:30- 8:30 pm at the Montrose United Methodist Church.

Ages four years through 4th graders are invited to attend.

There is a $5 fee to attend, let us know if you need assistance the community has scholarships available.

Hosted by St. Patricks' Catholic, United Methodist and St. John's Lutheran churches.

Let me know if you would like to register your child/ren!!!!!

Monday, April 05, 2010

EE Hunt, April 2010







I think that Scotland does such a great job of celebrating community for Easter. The local retirement home dyes hundreds of eggs and then leads a group egg hunt by dividing the kids up into age groups. Each child gets $2 of Bunny Money to spend at any business in Scotland. Then if you find the "golden" egg you get an extra $5 to spend. My kids bought ice cream bars and popcicles with their bunny cash. They had a ton of fun :)

Monday Multitudes, #213-237

holy experience


After a few weeks hiatus, I am back in the saddle:) Thanks for not scolding me...

He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11

Thankful for more than I can type today.

Family, near and far.

Adorable second cousins whom I have never met before in Flourbluff, TX.

Baseball practice in March in Corpus Christi.

Seashells and sand dollars.

Sandy beaches and sunshine.

Pecans that fall from trees in Haltom City.

Mexican food that tastes so delicious in San Antonio.

Rental cars that stay in one piece in Fort Worth.

Family that forgives and forgets in Texas.

Scraps of yarn that crochet egg holders, camera cases and video game holders.

Snow that melts in one short week.

Home sweet home.

The smell of my children and my husband.

Laundry that can hang on the line.

Sunshine on my face in my own backyard.

Enjoying the outdoors like it is the very first time we have experienced it.

Holy Week.

Invitations to church.

Family gatherings and celebrations.

Easter egg hunts.

Brats on the grill.

Kites in the sky.

Sleepy children and parents.

Monday mornings after a long and most wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Spring



These are my favorites. This weather is too nice. I have gotten nothing done in the house these past few days...