Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Long Time...

Hi, everyone. Wow, its been a looong time since I posted on my blog! Sorry about that...what a summer we have had! Busy, busy...much more so than I thought it would be! We went to NJ for 3 weeks, came home in a rush and planned for 3 Sundays of VBS for Life Pentecostal Church, did VBS for 3 Sundays (what a LOT of work!) and then raced off to get ready for the school year! Amazing!

God has been good...we are well, we are happy, and we are back into the swing of things.

The girls started school on Wednesday. Merry is in 3rd grade. I cannot believe it! And Kelsey started 2nd grade. Where has the time gone? They are both still on the small side, compared to the rest of their classmates, but I expect that a growth spurt is just around the corner. They certainly don't look like they are 7 and 8 years old!

I'll post pics soon...I hope you are all well and happy out there in blogland.

Leave me some comments to let me know you survived the summer!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


When I get to Heaven, I'm going to have some questions.
Lots of them.

Things like: Why do we have mosquitoes? Is there really a need for huge, furry spiders? And why do my girls have such screechy voices at times?

Then I'll have another question: Why do such bad things happen? Is it really necessary to go through some of the trials that take place?

We just had a good friend pass away. He was only 31 years old. He was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue somewhere around February, and it just happened so fast! He leaves behind a family, a wife, siblings, an eight year-old step-son that he adored...why?
Why is it that sometimes God heals and sometimes He says no?
My heart hurts.
Shawn was a great guy. He was a good friend to my husband, and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He suffered so much these past few months that I'm glad he doesn't have to suffer anymore...but why did he have to in the first place?

I know I can't see what God sees...and I'm glad. I'm pretty sure I couldn't handle it. I'm just wondering why...
And someday I'll ask.

Shawn, you will be missed. You were a great friend, and although we didn't want to see you go, we know you are safe in the arms of Jesus. No more pain, no more suffering, no more you can stand whole and in peace with the Lord.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Merry is my happy little girl. She is very rarely down. This photo really depicts her character. She is a bouncy, talkative, happy little girl. Usually, when she is this happy, she is singing. She will be eight years old in just a few days. I cannot believe that my firstborn is eight! Where have the years gone? She's getting taller and a little gangly, but she is still one of the tiniest girls in second grade. I'm trying to talk myself into buying her clothes more like her classmates wear. Its hard because she is so small, and I want her to remain innocent and naive, in some ways. I don't want her to grow up too quickly.
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Sisters and Friends

I think springtime pictures are such fun! I love the brilliant green of the grass and the bright pinks and oranges in the girls' dresses! They are so sweet! I love that my girls are such good friends. I guess those first two years of their lives were worth all the stress. Now I'm glad I had them so close together!
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I am probably a little biased, but I think that this picture of Kelsey is gorgeous. Her whole face lights up when she smiles!
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I love this photo. Scott has been teaching Merry how to ride her bike without training wheels. She is almost eight, but very tiny, and has been afraid to try until this spring. He was consoling and encouraging her in this picture, and I love how she has her hand on his shoulder...such love!
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