Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I know it has been forever since I updated my blog! Things have been kinda crazy around my house, but I figured that I needed to at least post some pics from Christmas! It was so fun seeing Christmas through the eyes of a three year old! Chase's excitement over opening gifts and hearing the story of baby Jesus was so fun! She loved playing with the little manger seen I had for her! We had a great time with friends and family on Christmas day... It was a day full of great Christian fellowship! I was also able to go and spend part of my Christmas with Danny and his family! All in all Christmas was a blessing!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I have been waiting for weeks now for the Ginko tree in Chase's front yard to drop it's leaves so I could get some pics of her playing in them!!! It finally dropped them! We had so much fun playing in the leaves! I was able to get some good pics! Even though I don't really enjoy the cold weather, I do enjoy the beautiful colors the Lord paints in the Fall!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The other day when I served Chase her lunch Mom gave her chop sticks to eat with instead of a fork! The look on her face was priceless!, but shortly after the look of shocked confusion passed over her face, one of determination and challenge was seen! She worked diligently for about 20 minutes before asking me to help her! The cool part was she was able to get food in her mouth with them before she even asked for my help! :) Here are a few pics we took of her!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I love fall weddings!!!! This year I was privileged to be in a fall wedding!!! My best friend Mary Frances Agnew was married on October 18!!! What a fun and beautiful day!!! It has been so wonderful to be the best friend of such a wonderful and godly lady! The Lord's hand was on this couple from the beginning! It was an honor to be a part of this wedding! Congratulations Mary Fran and Will!!! I Love You Both!!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
October 14 was Chase's 3rd birthday!!!!!! Boy, was she very excited when I picked her up that morning!!!!! I think she reminded me and everyone she saw every 10 minutes that it was her birthday!!!! To Cute! We made cupcakes with pink icing and star sprinkles!!!! She was so excited that she got to help, and then we had a great time playing! I got her a pair of adorable rubber boots to wear outside and down to the barn!!! She was thrilled and loved them!!!! What a blessing to be able to help make Chase's special day fun!!! I Love You Chase!!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I am very blessed to live about 3 miles from one of the worlds best and largest fairs ever!!!!!!! It has everything from rides to arts and crafts exhibits to horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, a wonderful petting zoo, more unhealthy food than you would ever be able to eat, tons of venders selling so many different kinds of things from all over the world, and it also has a Circus!!! What an exciting day it was to take Chase to experience all this!!!! It was so fun to watch her little face light up in wonder over the different tricks at the circus... To see her eyes sparkle with excitment over the animals at the petting zoo... Then to see the peaceful look on her face after she fell asleep in her stroller while I looked at all the seamingly boring things for her!!! All in all we had a wonderful fun filled day!!!! The only thing we didn't do was ride the rides... Her Daddy and Mommy took her to them!!! To which I was very thankful... I am not to fond of rides, but would have taken her to them had her parents not been able to!!!!! Thank you Lord for the wonderful weather and time you gave us this week for the fair!!!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This post is about a week and a half over do... My computer was being worked on and I just got it back!!! Last week I took Chase and my cousin Josh to the hay field where my brother was working so they could have a ride in the " BIG" tractor!!!! We had so much fun taking our rides and then watching the hay baler!!!! It was so pretty and peaceful out in the hay field... Plus there was a wonderful breeze and the smell of fresh cut hay was just heavenly!!!! It was such a blessing to sit under a shade tree and watch the wonder on Chase's face as she took it all in!!! She had never seen such big tractors and she loved running in the big field!!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1 was my first day keeping Chase full time!!!!!! I was so excited!!!!! I went and picked her up at 8:45 am and when I walked in the door she came running and squealing through the house so excited to see me!!!!! My family was having a Labor Day party at our house with friends and family, so needless to say we had so much fun!!!! My Grandfather cooked up a bunch of fish and we had tons of other yummy food to go with it!!!! After lunch we had a great time playing outside and some people went swimming in the pond!!! I am posting a few pics of Chase having fun! She had a great time playing with Josh, my cousin!!!! Thank you Josh for playing so nicely with her!!!!! She also got to play the piano with Mary and was excited that Mary helped her play Jesus Loves Me!!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
My family and I had the awesome privilege of spending Tuesday evening with a wonderful Christian family!!! The Morris family has been huge source of encouragement to me for many years!!! It is so nice to get to spend an evening with a family who loves the Lord and who have children who are respectful and are striving to grow in their spiritual walks also!!!! Thank you Lord for good friends!!!! Here are some pics of some of us while we were making bread on a stick!!!! It was pretty fun!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
It is OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to start keeping Chase full time on Monday, September 1!!!!!!
The Lord has blessed me so much and I can't wait to start keeping this precious child!!!!! I would ask for everyones prayers... One of the main reasons Chase's grandmother and parents want me to keep her full time is that she is behind in her speech and in some other areas. She seems to do so much better with one on one teaching. It is my desire that the Lord will use me to help this little girl, and also be able to teach her more about Jesus!!! I have already been able to teach her some simple songs about the Lord!!! Another blessing is that they want me to keep her until she starts real school! So that means for like the next three years I will have the opportunity to influence her for the Lord!!! So, please keep me and Chase in your prayers as we begin this great new adventure together!!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
The past couple of weeks the Lord has really been teaching me to trust Him fully with everything in my life! I was asked about a month ago if I would be interested in keeping Chase full time instead of just two days a week, like I had all summer! I told Chase's Grandma that I needed to pray about it and I would get back to her... So I took a week to pray and think it over, and the Lord gave me such peace about taking this full time job! So I told her Grandma I would be glad to keep her! Well, Mrs. Bev ( Chases Grandma ) talked with Chase's parents and I found out last week that it was a definite YES that they would love for me to keep her!.. I was so excited and couldn't wait to start the following week... But as I am learning, not everything runs as smooth as I would want it to go!!! Austin, ( Chase's Dad ) called me to let me know that the day care Chase was going to required a 30 day notice before pulling the child out of their program! BIG CHANGE OF PLANS!!!!!!! I was nice and calm on the phone while Austin was telling me all this, but boy let me tell you when I hung up with him I started to panic!!!!! What was I going to do?! I had my car insurance coming up I needed to pay, I had promised my sister I would take her to the beach for a weekend, I have to pay for gas, my AAA was expiring and needed renewed, I have a bridesmaids dress to pay for, plus I need to get it altered... I tell you peoples I was a mess!!!!!! So I started praying!!!!!! I told the Lord... " I don't know why in the world all this is happening, but I know I need to trust you!!! Please Father give me peace about all this and help me to know you are going to take care of me!!!" I got out my bible and opened it up and there are so many scripture verses in there about the Lord taking care of His children!!! Well, a few days later Dad came to me and said " Let me call Gieco and see if I can get you a cheaper rate on your car insurance." After calling them and getting a quote he asked me how much I was paying the other company and it turned out to be about 200 dollars cheaper to go with Gieco, plus they have a road side service plan for only a dollar a month and it is a better plan than AAA!!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! Then my friend who's wedding I am going to be in told me that because Davids Bridal messed up and didn't order our dresses when they told us they would, they gave us another discount on the dresses and the price is drastically lower than I was expecting!!! Now for the best part of it all... I got a phone call from Mrs. Bev today... She wanted to let me know that Austin had talked to Chase's day care about giving 30 days notice and found out there was a long waiting list to get into the school... So, in stead of making us wait 30 days, we only have to wait 2 weeks before she is allowed out!!!!! I was Praising the Lord!!!!!!!! So now I can take Mary to the beach!!!!!!! God is SO GOOD!!!!!!! I hope by reading this rather long post that you will be encouraged!!!! The Lord Loves You and will ALWAYS take care of You!!!!! It might not always work out how you want it to, but He will make sure that you are taken care of!!!! Matthew 6:34 says... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own troubles.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I was walking out to the pasture this morning to feed my horses and I happened to glance to the side of the well worn path between the barn and the pasture and noticed this beautiful little cluster of purple flowers... I am not talking about just a small cluster of flowers, I mean a really tiny cluster of flowers!! So I stopped to look at them closer. What I saw amazed me!!! Here in the midst of all the weeds and dead grass was a masterpiece that my Lord had created!!! All the tiny little flowers were so detailed and perfect!!! As I was looking at them it was like the Lord spoke to me through His handiwork and said... I can make the tiniest of flowers perfect and beautiful, trust Me to make you into a beautiful masterpiece to! I am so thankful for the tiniest of reminders that the Lord loves me and wants to help me to grow and be more like Him!!! I did get some pictures of the flowers and I hope you are able to tell how incredible they really are! My prayer for whoever decides to read this post is that you will let the Lord make you into one of His wonderful and beautiful masterpieces to!!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I was keeping my sweet Chase the other day, and after playing tea party, reading some books and blowing bubbles out side we came inside for some play time before lunch! Chase was playing qietly on the floor with her baby dolls and I was working on the computer... After awhile I felt the presence of a little girl leaning against my leg... I looked down in to her sweey face and she was rubbing her belly... She sweetly said," I Humry Isa!" Well I scooped that precious little girl up and gave her a hug and we then went right downstairs for some lunch!!! It was 12pm after all! I did feed her a good lunch before the pudding, but had to take some pics of her eating her dessert!! She was just sooo cute!!!!