Sunday, August 30, 2009

Briana's 12th Birthday

My baby is 12!!! I just can't believe it. She is just getting so big and it breaks my heart and makes me proud all at the same time.

Briana's first day of Middle School

Briana's first day of 6th grade. She was so excited and didn't seem nervous at all unlike me. I just can't believe how fast time seems to be going by and how big my baby girl is getting. I pray that God always holds her in the palm of his hand and guides her down the path he has for her.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Colts vs Vikings Game

Some sweet neighbors here in Indy gave us some preseason Colts tickets since they could not go. I have watched football my whole life on TV and I must say it was amazing to actually see a game in person. The new Lucas Oil Stadium is very nice as you can see in the pics. We had such a good time even though the Colts lost the game 3-13 we still had fun. Troops actually repelled the flag down as the National Anthem was sang and the half time show was all about our troops. This was an experience I will not soon forget. I cherish these memories always.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Today is the launch of(in) courage. They are asking the we share what gives us encouragement. I have given great thought about this and as I ponder my life and all its uncertainty and unknowns and blessings....My wonderful husband and daughters and how it is love that has made us all FAMILY... and my wonderful friends that are always there for me to push me along or pick me up and to laugh with or cry with. To all the wonderful encouraging christian music that I listen to daily...To the masterpiece of the landscape of this world by Gods hand.. I come back to the same answer for me, of what encourages me and that is my wonderful Savior,my Father, my FRIEND my Hiding Place...Who gave his life for a sinner such as I who loves me unconditionally. Who is always waiting to talk and to listen and to just sit in silence and hear my heart when there are no words. His amazing GRACE and MERCY never cease to amaze me and in all my time of doubt, fear and uncertainty I find great comfort in his words Philippians 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Sometimes I get caught up in trying to live life in my own strength and he soon reminds me that my way is not his way. Like the words from a song "he's still working on me." I thank my God for all he has blessed me with and for all he continues to open my heart and eyes to and for all the wonderful people he brings into my life.