Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Have you ever had one of those days where you could not imagine how truly blessed you are? It's been a year since my dad died and God has amazing healing powers. We lost my dad but gained Sarah. I turned 40 and see everything clearer now.

Today was an amazing day. J was testing for his L1, 2nd degree black belt. He got a terrible sunburn on Thursday at the pool. (I will never take his word that he already has sunscreen on again - ha!) He was hurting so bad that he did not want to test. But he had worked so hard to prepare. I shared Philipians 4:13 with him, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." When we finished, J said, "I'm going to pass today!" God did not take away his pain from the sunburn, but He gave him the strength to get through it. J passed his form and board-breaking. Sparring is subjective so we'll find out about it soon. I've never been so proud of him.

At the neighborhood street party J got to ride the dunking booth. Sarah liked the inflatable bouncy castle. I hope to find pictures from someone who had a camera there. duh. hat-rack moment. It was so much fun to have my mom (and neighbor!) there with us. It was a hot-humid evening. Walking home you could smell the honey-suckle.

I marvel at how lucky we are to have the kids we have and the life we have. I see the hand of God in it daily. My wish is that you do too.

Memorial Day weekend

We attended a family reunion over the weekend. It was SO well done. The cousin incharge thought of everything, down to the life-size picture of my great-great-grandfather with whom we could get our picture made. J was constantly busy and loved playing with his cousins even if they just met. Sarah was worn out each day.

Last photo is of Sarah's first ice cream cone (with us).

Awards day: J received recognition for his outstanding reading and honor roll all 4 quarters.

Sarah learned how to feed Dolly her bottle.

Field day: Little Sister has to be just like her brother.

Scout family camp out. Mom and Sarah went home after supper. Dad and J stayed all night. It's amazing how many trains come through our town over night.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Workin' at the Car Wash

Sarah will wash your car if you're not picky about where the soap ends up. :)

On this Mother's Day I'm thankful to my mother for her patience with me and her unconditional love and to my spouse's mother who raised my husband to be a great husband and father.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Did you have on your KY Derby shirt? Well, thanks to our friends Tony and Carol, Sarah had her Derby shirt on! Did you stand as they sang "My Old KY Home?!?"

Although J and S went turkey hunting, Sarah and mom managed to hit the yearly Derby party. By teaming up with a friend "Lucky Shelly" I was able to pull Big Brown out of a pool and win a whopping $12.50. (I know you're jealous.) The highlight of the evening (for me anyway) was a derby pie I made using a new recipe (I lost the old one.)