Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Friend of ours found dead.

Creston News Advertiser reported a friend of ours found dead, he was a known epileptic in our town yet the police felt it necessary to TASER him. DUH! He is as gentle as a lamb and wouldn't hurt a fly! There is no way that those police couldn't have restrained him. If that was even necessary?? I am just appalled that this even happened. Another black Mark for our "glorious" police department! Please pray for our church and family of Ron in this time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

JUST found a video of the performance for the 4th of July!

My girls were in the talent show on the 4th of July and I just found a video on our newspapers web site!!! I was so excited to see it because I didn't get it recorded myself!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yet another good poem... Your Highest Vocation!


Dear happy homemakers, a wonderful breed,
God’s purpose for you is to raise a godly seed,
Children that are obedient, holy and pure,
With mother at home, they’ll be happy and secure.

Secure in God’s love and protected from the world,
Guarded from evil and grounded in God’s Word
By a mother who has embraced her calling divine,
The prophetic word God gave from the beginning of time.

You’re now planted at home, you’ve found your “glory”!
Left your job behind - that was another story!
You’ve now been promoted to a much higher career!
You’re in God’s perfect will so you don’t have to fear.

You’re nurturing, nourishing and building your nest,
Under your husband’s covering, you’re totally blessed.
God has promised to provide, He is Jehovah Jireh,
He will always be faithful, He is not a liar.

You are an “arrow polisher”, daily sharpening your arrows,
You’re not pecking on the ground like little sparrows,
But soaring like the eagle, your stature is high,
You’re changing the course of the nation as on God you rely!’

Dear mighty mothers, stand up and be strong,
Don’t be fooled by the enemy and the worldly throng,
Don’t be deceived by the “mindset” of this society,
Embrace your motherhood, it is your highest priority!

Don’t be conformed to the humanistic trend,
It only leads to heartache in the final end.
Be a non-conformist, stand against the tide,
You don’t have to be governed by this world’s pride.

Instead be transformed by God’s living Word,
He is restoring His truth, will you be stirred?
Will you be part of this end-time restoration,
To bring forth the godly seed and change the nation?

God is preparing a people for Jesus’ second appearing,
He wants an army of arrows, trained and unfearing,
Straight arrows to go forth from the parents’ bow,
The deceptions of Satan to overthrow.

May you experience God’s anointing and His daily renewing
As you become part of this revival which is all God’s doing.
You will be part of heralding the coming of the King
As you build God’s army – and His praises will ring.


HELP! Another good poem I found!


"Sometimes, dear Lord, it seems as tho' the children never stop!
They ask and ask, and ask again, until my ears near pop!

"Mum, fix my shoe," "Help brush my hair." "I want another drink."
"Come quickly, Mum, I think the cat has fallen in the sink!"
Demands, demands, and more demands, Help, Lord, it's getting tough.

I know that mothers should be kind, but this one's had enough!
What's that, Lord? You mean to say These children are in Your plan?
To help me learn to grow into A more mature woman?

Dear Lord, I know You gave and gave, Had so much patience too.
Help me to see a mother's job can make me more like You.

By Jenny Hodgkinson

No Substitute! Loved this poem!


Swings for arms,
Bottles for breasts,
Advice from the 'experts'
Who think they know best.

'Binky's and monitors
And all sorts of clutter
Think they can take
The place of a mother.

Pre-schools and daycares,
And babysitters, too,
Think they can do
What mothers should do.

Oh listen, dear mother
To words that are true -
No one or nothing
Can care just like you.

Your children are blessings
Loaned from above,
More than money or things
What they need is your love.

By Cynthia Flanagan.

I was published!!

Well I decided to share my joy with you all too after I saw Keren's post on being published. JR actually ran across it when he was reading the magazine! I never expected it ever. YAY! It is in Above rubies and here is the link ( )to the Magazine but I can't seem to find the article online but it is in the mag! Issue 74 page 12 if you get it! It is about how to keep children quiet in church. I shared my secrets bags of tricks. We bring real stuff! like a roll of masking tape and washed up vaseline jar and several other real things.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Very nice motel in Denver!

We were blessed to find a coupon for $65 for a Marriott (I think) and we also got $20 toward our evening meal and free breakfast buffet (which was $8 each) which was a huge smorgasbord of fruit and waffles and all manner of yummy food! It was so nice and ended up being like like $30 when it was said and done with all the discount! And I will say it was the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept on in my life!!!

Enjoying our breakfast!

Waterfall in the motel!

Trying to get them up out of those comfy beds was quite a challenge!

Honestly it was for us too but we didn't take pics of that! ;)

That was such a blessing!
The music was a bit loud for them that night!

Smile Girls!

Smile Mark!

Lex enjoying worship!

Mark getting into the worship,too!

We had so much fun out there!

Some NYR photos!

ome kids in our youth group we camped with!

Stage and MT view!


Praise and worship band!

Beautiful Photos of my Beautiful KIDS!

My stud Mark!

Lil E's curiosity!

Hannah Enjoying the fragrance!

Gorgeous lil MONKEY!

Lex's gorgeous blonde locks!

I love having great subjects to practice my photography on! Took these on a trip to Des Moines with daddy and Gpa Dave! Was a nice day to take pics. Great lighting and all.

Talent show for the 4th!

The girls entered the talent show for the 4th of July.



Pics of them doing it and very nervous.

They didn't really want to do it, but with some prompting they did.

Not sure if we will do it again unless they are a bit more prepared! They did have fun though and I guess that is the point!

Unfortuantely I can't figure out how to flip these photos!

Trampoline Fun!

Lex figured out how to do a flip!

Again and again!

All sorts of fun!

Adriana's HAIR,FUN FUN!

Potty Training at it's finest!

We are introducing Ethan to potty training! Thought we would share some fun photos!

"Where's your toes?"

What now?

Had to have a drink!


Hannah's Main Squeeze!

This is a pic of Hannah and her "friend" from school Garrett! They are at their pre-school program. They started their first year of school this past year and will be in class together all through school! He is also going to MHCS!

They could easily end up with red head kids in 30 years!!!

Dance Recital pics FINALLY!

This is Tumbling!

This is more tumbling (Lex is in front)!

This is clogging!

This is Mighty movers! Hannah and Lex both in this one!

JR on the 5 o'clock News! (awhile back)

We got a KCCI grant to get a memorial garden for the 3 killed a little over a year ago here. JR was the one who wrote the grant so he is the one they interviewed on the news. Kinda neat really! I hope this will help those who are mourning to grieve their loved ones.

In this photo is Denise (Kali's mom) and Chris Lowe's mom. Also in the back is Adriana (a friend of ours).

This is a neat project and JR did a great job on it last minute too!!

Hannah Got Stitches!

Well most of you may have already heard that Hannah got stitches, but I thought I would post pics of where exactly they are and such!

She actually got them out on Friday but won't get the butterfly strips off till they wear off! But I am afraid the wound will scar pretty bad.. we will see! A dear friend of mine suggested that I get Vit E gel caps and poke a hole directly on the wound to help it heal. I will post pics again when we get them off and again in a month or two to see how it heals. Pray for her. A scar like that on your face can hurt your self esteem down the road. Anyway just a mama's worries! LOL

For those who didn't hear, she was with a friend of mine at the park and slipped and hit her head on the steps and cracked it opened of coarse it was on a Sat and we were in MO so we had to go to the ER and that scared her more then actaully having it done. She was really brave! She only fussed a bit when tehy put the numbing shot in. Then she sat perfectly still the rest of them time! They swaddled her like a baby! She was so quiet on of the nurses thought she had fallen asleep!

I just hope she heals well without too much scarring! My brave lil Monkey!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I will post pics soon!

I will post pics from our trip ASAP! I am waiting for our pics from WM! I took 9 rolls so there will be plenty to choose from! I can't wait to share them with you all! YAY! CO was beautiful as always!!

Happy Anniversary JR!!

Just wanted to tell my hubby Happy Anniversary publically! Thanks for the best 9 years of my life! You have been a great husband and father! LUV YA! Angie