Saturday, June 28, 2008
Puppy has to have strict training right now to get back to pottying like she is supposed to. (got a call while I was in the grocery store this morning.."where are the clorox wipes to clean up the puppy crap?"
Pray for Keith to have wisdom and strength as a pastor and shepherd. Pray, pray!!
Daddy can still use alot of prayer.
I'm so thankful for you guys!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We then enjoyed dinner treated by our regional director. We had dinner with 6 great couples at a place called Lancelot. I had tuna sushi for the first time and it was really good. The food was delicious, I will be going on a serious diet when we get home. But the best part was sharing vision, encouragement, insight in ministry, our strengths, weaknesses and what we love about Acts 29 network. I love it! Of course this week has been awesome, but the love, encouragement, passion for the gospel, desire for husbands to love their wives/wives to love their husbands and respond in submission...it all is so overwhelming! I cannot put into words what this week has meant to our marriage and our ministry.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
12:45 am we come back inside and she is still upset and shaking from being all by her little self (she has been held constantly since we got her, just like a baby) so, I decide to sleep on the couch with her so she doesn't wake everyone else up. She LOVES it! She is up under my neck and then later on she is under my arm all snuggled up. She did really well, so tonight she can sleep with Robby. She slept until 8am with me...just like a baby!
She is such a cutie and loves to play...right now she is sitting next to Ivey chewing on her shorts.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Robby has been wanting a dachshund for sometime now and we finally found one that was affordable. So, this is his early birthday present...Lady. She is really a cutie! Especially running behind our greyhound.
yes, I guess you could say that we like pets! Everyone in the family now has their own. Keith and I share Streak.
But, I am starting to feel like the woman who has 10 kids and when she is out in public, people make cruel comments to voice their opinion and disdain. Why? Is it a crime to have more than 2 pets??? It is not like we allow them to roam free through people's yards or have stinky smells coming from our home. We love our pets, take good care of them and they provide us with love and alot of fun. Since we are home everyday, they get lots of attention. So, why do others feel like it is a crime? Comments such as: "that's quite an entourage you have there", and "you've got a regular animal farm going" and "we came to see the newest member of your petting zoo". They all have their rabies shots, are wormed and healthy, what is the big deal!! Can anyone enlighten me??
Sunday, June 15, 2008
It is also such a blessing and pure miracle that I am blessed to celebrate Father's Day this year with my Daddy. There have been times over this past yr during his battle with cancer that we didn't know how much longer he would be with us. Daddy looks great, he is sweet as ever (Mom says he is a bit cranky at times...who would blame him having chemo and all) and I love seeing him like I did on Friday - he was sitting under a huge oak tree in their yard enjoying a Johnny V's burger. It made me smile. These days he stays out in the hot weather more than in the house because he has gotten really cold natured. I was wondering where he was the other day and Mom said he was out in the swing taking a nap because he said the house was freezing. (too funny)
I pray that all of us who still have our Daddy's with us, won't take a moment with them for granted. Hope you enjoy your Daddy today!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Well, here are some pics from Ivey's first show. Everything went so well! She got 3 ribbons...2nd, 3rd, and 4th. She had alot of fun and cannot wait to do it again...hopefully in cooler weather. All of the grandparents were there to cheer her on, along with Carley, Uncle Jeff and our boys. A great day and I now know she is obsessed with her horse. I am so glad to see how God has brought more confidence out of her and given her back the love for horses that she lost a bit of during her accident (dog attack). God is still healing all of the wounds, but thankfully He is healing Ivey...inside and out.
On another note...Ivey got the guitar case and now Robby was given $20. God blessed Robby at VBS with this gift, I don't know why other than God wanted Robby to know He was loved and cared for as well. God is SO awesome!!! (The man that gave the gift said it was because Robby was the middle child) Keith was standing there and he wanted to say, " I am a middle child too!" LOL
Right now I am all alone except for a sleeping baby who leaves me in one hour. Our kids are spending the night away at Keith's parents place. THey were invited to come and swim and celebrate Tanner's birthday. Woohoo...I hope and pray that we can have a date night and the house to ourselves for just a little bitty bit... :)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Ivey is practicing hard for her first show this Saturday!! Pray for her as she prepares, for her nerves and most of all to have a blast!!
This is what Streaks likes to do when she can have the couch all to herself, which is usually when we don't know she is on it!! What a life!
Here is Keith's latest accomplishment at the 567 CAfe. This is his desk/office space where he has his books to study. He made these bookshelves from scratch! They look great!! He secretly wants to be a carpenter:)