Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Posted by Picasa So there's a lot of power in that word, Content. I am. But not in a passive, don't care what's going on way, but in a "Wow, God is so good to me" way. I think a lot of times we have to see something bad, or experience something bad, or hurt with a friend, before we remember to be grateful. But this Christmas Season, I have had this overwhelming sense of contentment. I am so happy, so blessed. To a point where I know I must remember my Father and give Him all the glory. Life is hard. People around me are hurting. God is still Good. I wish everyone could know Him in His fullness and truly say this with me. I know there will come days for me to hurt. To suffer. Because life is hard and unpredictable and different around every turn.
I don't want anything. I don't need anything. I have an amazing network of friends, from every walk of life. I have a Godly Family that seeks after the Kingdom in every part of their lives. I have a husband that puts his Love for the Savior above all else and loves me as he loves himself, just as God commands. He loves his Children. Deeply. I have a home. I get to stay in that home and raise my children. I worship freely in a church that loves this World and every hurting heart in it. I have a Pastor who preaches lovingly yet strongly from the Word of God and does not hide behind Political correctness or fear. He leads us to passionately follow after Christ and Him Crucified.... and leads by example in a transparent and real way.
I want to say on this Tell Them Tuesday, that every one of you that touches my life, I am so grateful for you. I could never love you enough to fully express that to you. And in a world of people that "keep to themselves" I am so blessed with more friends than any one person should be allowed to have!
God has done all this.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun with Friends

Thank you to Julie and her family for hosting such a fun time with friends. She fed us and filled us up with sugar and let us trash her house! It was great and the kids were so pleased. I am blessed with really good friends and I hope they know that.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reminded today...

Today I was reminded why I started this blog. A mom wrote about her last days with her daughter before she was unexpectedly taken from this earth and into the arms of Jesus. If you have a little one saying, read to me, dance with me, paint my toe nails...then do it. And cherish the moment, every moment with those you love. Not living in dread or doom, but in joy over the Life God has given and the Eternal Life through his Son...

Go and visit, meet this little girl. Pray for her mom and the twins who will arrive on this earth and never know their big sister....at least in this life.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tiffany and Jamie and so many others

I have the best neighbors in the world. but this past week one of them blessed me twice. My neighbor Tiffany kept my kids so I could run off to a Thirty-One Gifts show. My hubby was working late and she took on a house full of kids for me. 2nd, she invited my E to an amazing birthday party, over at Cookies and Tea for Me. I am not sure she has ever had so much fun. She pranced around for days after that party.

Thank you Tiffany for loving on my kids a little.....

My other neighbor Jamie is supportive of EVERYTHING I do. From buying from my company to showing up at all my fundraisers! She is there for it all. I really do have the best neighbors.

Saturday we were able to raise a lot of money for Child Evangelism Fellowship. Because of a lot of people like Kristina and her sister and her friends, Martha Pam and other ladies who served pancakes. Running on their feet for 2 hours. To all the guys who cooked and let us boss them around. And especially to Lindi who set the whole thing up over at Applebees.

I am truly blessed by so many in my life. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Still Tell Them Tuesday!

I have not forgotten Tell them Tuesday. I have just let my busy life, my full plate and my ever running over cup to keep me distracted. But this weekend a mother lost her 4 year old daughter, her only child, in a terrible accident and it reminded me about the shortness and preciousness of this life.

Appreciate and love those God has given you. Drink in the special, fleeting moments with those you love. Don't waste your time. But continue to set your hope on Christ. You must, because this life is such a vapor.

So today I thank my mother in law. She helped me out of a tight spot last night at the doctors office. And made going to the doctor with 2 little ones a special time. My girls were blessed with time with Grandma and even spoiled with some new toys!

Thank you Sandra for showing up in more ways than one.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Hubby with his daughters, and a weekend without his wife.

I have to say thank you to my husband. He sent me on my way to a 4 day MOPS retreat with 17 other amazing mommies. With my kids safe and home and in his great care, I was able to be refreshed, renewed and reminded how great my calling is.
I love him for giving me that gift. For letting me have a moment to hit the refresh button and come back ready and equipped to be a better mom. The worship and study of God's word, the fellowship with my MOPS sisters and the time to be silly with some friends was worth more than words can say.
Thank you Brian for giving me this past weekend. I love you.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Angel Mommies

This past week a few of my mom friends have been real angels. Stepping in with me to help another mom. Reaching out to a stranger in the Love of Christ and the bond of motherhood is such a sweet thing. So I want to thank Jaime, Lorna, Shara and Lindi for helping me out. Loving people is a gift that gives back in unseen ways.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank you for the memories Mesa!

Posted by Picasa Please show your love and support by visiting Mesa's new company at www.mesacolephotography.com she gave her time and love by doing these photos for me. This means so much to me. My parents loved the photos and will cherish the memories for life.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kristina...what would I do without her?

Thank you that you help me out with the girls anytime I scream help. Thank you for reminding me that young ladies can be cool and still love Jesus very much. Thank you for being such a sweetheart...and by the way, Happy late Birthday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We are so proud of you. From your drive in education to your passion for Christ. You are a great example of Godly womanhood and I hope my girls grow very close to you as they grow up. Thank you for your selfless love for all of us. For your giving spirit. You desire to think outside the box in gift giving and time spending. For your obedient spirit and gently care for others. You are so loved and will be missed. BUT I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE GOING TO BE NEAR MY BIG SIS!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

so many that I love and appreciate....GREAT FRIENDS WHO DO GREAT THINGS

My friend Lindi- far left is so great about helping me in a pinch. If I need to drop the girls off and run to do an errand she is so gracious to open her home. I don't know if she realizes how amazing that is to me.

My friends Sherri and Sarah are wonderful at throwing creative parties. Just the best fun!
And I have to say a special thank you to Sarah, She put attention on me and Sherri at her last party and really blessed me. She told everyone about events Sherri and I were going to be a part of, that are near and dear to our hearts. She is giving and creative and loving...I know Sherri would agree. She made sure everyone knew what we were doing and gave to both of our causes.
Amanda is my friend there at the very bottom, she knows she is awesome. I told you about Amanda recently.....I have really good friends. I wish I could share them with the world!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Special Thanks and Happy 8 years baby

This day has been great. I got a chance to run around and finish up some time sensitive issues without the kids! A dear young lady came over and kept the kids. Then I met my wonderful friend Julie for a pedicure...one that left me with the lack of ability to keep from drooling all over myself. It was heavenly! And then we had lunch....this gift was from Mesa and Julie for my birthday and it was just the sweetest gesture of love to me!
And tonight I will be celebrating 8 years of wonderful marriage with my best friend and hubby- Brian! I love you BP! Thanks for taking care of me and blessing our family with love and joy. Thanks for being such a great daddy....I love you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two Special things....

On May 15 I was able to celebrate with friends and family the 35th birthday of Brian, my brother in law Bobby and myself! We had a Birthday Bowl and just a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who came out or sent in money to support my favorite ministry-Child Evangelism Fellowship

And of course, I have to thank Joshi for changing me and so many THOUSANDS of people. I love you Joshi. Thank you Nadene for sharing him with us...we love you so very much.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Birthday Thanks!

On Wednesday before my birthday some great friends of mine joined me for a girls night out and blessed me with a great gift and CAKE! They were the first ones to celebrate my birthday with me!

Thank you to my friends and my Hubby for making me have a special birthday! On May 1 I turned 35 years old! I wanted to tell my friend Gina thank you for spoiling me on our retreat with Four Oaks. She just took really great care of me.

My friend Amanda came over and took care of my girls so Brian and I could go on a date. I returned to happy children, gifts, balloons, flowers and even a Birthday sign in my front yard. It's nice to feel loved.

My hubby gave me a beautiful ring for my birthday. LOVE IT!
On Sunday night I ended my birthday weekend with a great cake from our Bible Study leaders Mike and Pru- it was super yummy.

Thanks for my great Birthday!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

So Many to Pray for....reminds me to love more...

Joshua still needs much prayer.... And little Braden is in the hospital with an undiagnosed pain and fever. Going through test and hoping to go home tomorrow.

And little Kyle is very sick as well. Bad infection and in the ER today.....

Remember my friends today in prayer-

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A much needed break

I want to thank my dear family-Shara and Bobby Bankston for opening their beach house up to me last week. I went just for the day, but I did a lot of nothing and it was nice. Nice to chill, have no place to be, and have no one calling my phone!

They cooked me food and cleaned up after me and it was wonderful!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


At 12:00am this morning Ben lost his amazing wife, 3 yr. old Tahiri lost
her beautiful mother and Gina lost an incredible friend to Cancer. My
heart is hurt. This is Bens last post ----> Beloved at 12 a.m. this
morning Margo went home to be with Jesus. -She is in God's arms as we speak. Thank you so much for your prayers and your support. Margo left a message for all before she left this place. She told my pastor to not let her death affect people in a way that would push them away from God. She lived her life loving and serving the Lord and desired for there to be healing in other's lives. ... See MoreShe desired for there to be salvation for those who needed it as well. This was her desire and her last wish, that all would continue to develop their relationships with God and make that relationship stronger, and for those who do not know the Lord to come to know him and trust him. Let us continue to honor her life and her wishes by spreading the love of Christ and by striving to grow in our relationships with the Lord so that we too may be a spring of healing water that God can use to bless others and meet their needs. Much love and thanks,Benjamin
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Thank you Gina, I could not have taken that trip without you. It made the driving a pleasure and the visit a memory that will stay in my heart forever. Thank you for bravely stepping into Joshua's world with me and loving him and Nadene as much as I do!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary Jeff and Amy

I love my sister and her hubby, their love story is worth sitting down and hearing. They have been married for 5 years and I want to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. They are just the best Aunt and Uncle to my girls and Amy is the best big sister that Julie and I could ask for. Jeff and Amy are extremely giving both spiritually and physically and I just love them like crazy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

THANK YOU! to Sandra, Annette, Andrea and my wonderful Hubby!

Because all of my family pulled together to help with the kids, and even during stressful change at work, my husband and family helped me with the kids and allowed me to get away with some girl friends for a beach trip! It was such a great refreshing time for me, WITH NO KIDS! I just had a fantastic time and it would not have happened without them....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thank You

To all the men and women who serve, to all the moms and wives that stay home. To all parents who let them go....WE THANK YOU for keeping AMERICA free.