Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
I was goofing off online for a while, and found a really cool site that had a million glitter graphics. :)
This was Gabey's favorite, of course!
This one is for my hubbie!
This is for Chrissy!
This is for Taffy, Chrissy's bird.
This is for my mom.
This is for Daddy and Patty
This is for Bobby.
This is for Shelly.
Have a Great Day and....
Sunday, July 29, 2007
He cracks us up. He heads to Shelly's cubicle, and then pushes us out! HAHA.
He tells Chrissy, "Go over by Mommy!" He wants Shelly all to himself. I love it.
When we got home, it turns out there had been a water line break in front of our neighbors house, and the water was off. I'm so thankful the Lord kept us away, with Gabey's counts being down, I wouldn't have wanted him to accidentally have bad water.
We headed right out again, and spent the evening with Chrissy at her apartment.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Running is still his favorite thing to do. :)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
This is a fun Bible Drill my sister sent me. It's a new drill each time. I'm sure you'll do great!!
She also sent me a sweet poem about not giving up....
The Fern and the Bamboo.....
One day I decided to quit....
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. ....
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?" His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water.The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo".He said.
"In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed.
I would not quit."He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.
But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots.Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."He said to me.
"Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,you have actually been growing roots?
I would not quit on the bamboo.I will never quit on you.
Don't compare yourself to others."He said.
"The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern, yet, they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come, "God said to me.
" You will rise high!"
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
so many things that gabey was afraid of before, he's fine with now. i'm so happy to see it.
he used to freak out in the tub, every time. it had become just something to get through...
a while ago, i changed my tactic, and instead of pouring water on his head, i just rinse him with the washcloth, he's got such short hair anyway. i promised him that i would not pour water on his head, and it changed everything.
well, now, he has a blast in there, and stays in forever.
jeff was cutting his own hair with the clippers, and gabey was watching him, and all of a sudden, he said...
"me too!" so jeff was able to cut his hair with the clippers, and gabey just stood there, grinning, and talking about the funny sound, and how it tickled. i was just dumbfounded. i told jeffie, we should have tried this a long time ago. lol. he used to be deathly afraid of the clippers, and i had stopped using them on him.
he looks so handsome. i wanted to take pictures so bad, but my camera isn't working, i think i need better batteries. it's not too much shorter, but it looks so cute.
I can't believe how good of a time I had. We laughed so hard the whole night.
The food was awesome! We had footlong hotdogs, and Chrissy's awesome macaroni salad, and my Grandma's potato salad (with vinegar, onions, and lettuce). Daddy made a yummy cucumber salad. Plus, Bobby brought watermelon which was a highlight of the evening. It was so juicy, and we were laughing so hard at the chorus of slurps we all were making.
We talked about the Lord, and had some wonderful conversations about our favorite Bible passages, and just had a blast with it.
Chrissy made the most awesome cake! It was a checkered table cloth with a plate of edible hamburgers piled on top, and a line of little M&M ants trailing up to the food!
I had such a great time, my heart was just so full. Thank you, my family! I feel so blessed to have such a tight knit family, and such wonderful times like these.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I just want them to have a chance. :):)
Because they're wild though, I'm not sure how I would trap them. It would be really hard to get them while they're hiding in the garage, because there's so much stuff in it. So I'm kind of waiting a little.
The mom seems really healthy like she has a home. She comes from the same direction every morning. I'm hoping she'll parade her babies back home with her. I haven't seen them since yesterday morning. Who knows.
I think they've been a mixed blessing. I'm sure they've taken care of our moles. ROTFL.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I looked it up at the APL, and they would charge 60.00 for us to bring them in. (which would also mean, us figuring out how to catch them.)
I can't have cats. We have a child who can't be around sickness or infections! We haven't been able to go in our backyard. I don't want to surrender them over to be killed by the warden.
He also was pointing out all these things in the yard that are building code violations, and that attract rats and things. I have enough to worry about. He was very nice, and wasn't trying to be mean. He was telling me these things for our safety. It's just been a long evening. Pray for the best, please.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'm enjoying looking at them while I can. :):) The mom is black, and the babies are one black, two smokey grey, and one with grey and brown. The mom must have just wandered in and had them, and we never noticed, LOL.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Gabey has been so hyper lately, so we went outside a few times today so he could have the run of the yard, instead of tearing around the house. lol.