Friday, December 29, 2006

He is the Man !

( this is hubby, with daughter in lap- and her best friend)
This is the day we said " I do ". Today is our anniversary - and I am so in love with my man.

You - have brought me much joy
You - have made me a better person
You - really are the man of my dreams
You - make me proud to share your last name
You - make marriage better every year
You - show me what a true man of God looks like
You - are the best daddy I know
You - are my biggest fan ( and I am yours ! )
You - are the man
You - are so devoted to us, thank you.
You - are everything to me and so much more.....
You - ROCK !
Happy 16th Anniversary, to the most amazing dude in the world ! I love you.

Your- Happy, Content, Crazy about You- wife xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Okay, so I got up first thing this morning (yes , early !!) and went through my entire kitchen and threw out ALL THE SUGAR. All of it. Yup. Every last bit.
Are you proud of me??

All the cookies
All the fudge
All the candy
All the pies
All the cake
I absolutely HAD to. Really. It will call my name throughout the day........
I so totally ate my way through Christmas. I cannot believe what a hog I was.
It was fun though, I will admit !!!!

But I'm back with it. Okay? I am working hard here baby ! Keep me in line here guys !

Now if I can just keep away from the garbage can......

btw : to my secret pal in Arizona ( I didn't have to throw away your cookies - we, ( I ) ate them all !!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

An Update

Such a heartbreaking story. The last few days we even watched the helicopters fly over our house.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - With yet another snowstorm barreling in, rescue teams gave up any hope of finding two missing climbers alive on wind-whipped Mount Hood and abandoned the frustrating, 9-day-old search Wednesday.
"We've done everything we can at this point," said Sheriff Joe Wampler, choking back tears after returning from one last, fruitless flyover of the 11,239-foot peak.
As the weather permits, officials will now look for the bodies of Brian Hall and Jerry "Nikko" Cooke, he said.
Wampler said the men's families made the decision to end the search.
"It was pretty much their conclusion. The chance of survival is pretty nil. I don't think I can justify putting any more people in the field with the hope of finding them alive," the sheriff said.
The men's families had no immediate comment.
Three climbers in all were reported missing in the snow on Mount Hood on Dec. 11. One of them, 48-year-old Dallas landscape architect Kelly James, was found dead in a snow cave on Sunday. Volunteers continued scouring the mountains for signs of James' climbing partners, Hall, a 37-year-old personal trainer from Dallas, and Cooke, a 36-year-old lawyer from New York City. But climbing gear found on the peak suggested the two may have been swept to their deaths over a precipice or buried in an avalanche.


Please keep these families in your prayers.
We also learned of a family that lives nearby, lost EVERYTHING in a house fire last Sunday night.......
I recently read on a friends blog how there is so much sadness this time of year - and how she chose to keep her focus on Jesus ( sorry Amy-in-Germany, I'm not quoting you all that great here am I??) My prayer is that you are having a wonderful holiday season, treasuring all that you have. If this is a hard time of year for you, for whatever reason, that you would find your strength in our Creator.
God Bless.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Oh what a beautiful morning.........


I love that song......some cowboy rides his horse singing it - I am SO embarrassed to say that I can't remember which cowboy?
Sorry.

I am such the morning person. I LOVE to be up before anyone else... no, I am not insane... I love it ! Another benefit to being up so early is that we have the most spectacular sunrises ( I took this picture on Dec. 4 - not April 12 !)
The picture does not do it justice - you'll just have to come over and have coffee with me and see it for yourself !!!!

Could I ask you guys to pray for something? There are 3 missing hikers on Mt Hood ( 30 miles from our home) who desperately need to be found today. They are forecasting horrible weather this afternoon and tonight; 65 mph wind here where we live - 80 mph + up where they think the climbers are. They've been missing for 5 days now. They actually picked up a cell phone "ping" last night at 11:00, there is still hope. Tomorrow they are saying more snow.....just a bad situation all the way around..........please pray for these men and their families.