Friday, May 30, 2008

I have been tagged a few times too many! I am sooooooooo
soooooooooooooooo, ohhhhh
bad at getting them done.
I actually got this one done !
The bee-U-tah-ful
sent this one my way.......
Oh joy, don't fall asleep as your reading:

Favorite person (outside family)? impossible to answer!
Favorite food? anything sweet (mmmmmm.........)
Quirks about you? not sure.......
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? He'd say; "your hot". 2 words.
Any regrets in life? NONE - I'm saved by the blood of Christ, I am a NEW creation!!!!
Favorite Charity/ Cause? anything or anyone who has a passion for orphans....
Favorite Blog recently? oh, sheesh........once again; too many to choose from......
Something you can’t get enough of? my husband..........;o)
Worst job you’ve ever had? I hated working......I couldn't wait to be a momma!
What job would you pay NOT to have? any job. I LOVE being home with my kiddo's......
If you could be a fly on the wall, where? in our daughters orphanage when she was there.......
Favorite Bible verse right now? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Guilty Pleasure? buying shoes for Ellie......
Got any confessions? I talk to Him about them e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y ........!
If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? ugh. I don't know.......could I use it to build a cool fountain in my backyard?
Favorite thing about your house? my childrens laughter, and my front and back deck: outdoor living rooms!
Least favorite thing about your house? brace yourself.......our mauve carpet...........*gag*
One thing you are bad at? spending too much time on my computer.....
One thing you’re good at? working in my yard.....
If you could change something about your circumstances, what? that I could have lots and lots of energy all day, all the time.......yea....
Who would you like to meet someday? all the awesome people in the Bible, when I get to Heaven........
What makes you feel sexy? the way my husband looks at me.......
Who is your real life hero? my man.......
What is the hardest part of your job? if you call parenting a job.........(it's my life and I love it) then, being more of a patient mama .......
When are you most relaxed? when I'm in my yard....pulling weeds. yup.
What stresses you out? being late.....
What can you not live without? JESUS.
Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? aren't there more important things going on to worry about......?
Why do you blog? it's fun......and I love the folks that you get to 'connect' with.......
Who are you tagging? whoever wants to do this.....but let me know, will ya?

Your still here?
Well. Well. Well.
Thank you so much for reading a bit more about lil' ol me.
Have a fantastic weekend!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

how you see it

Good day!
So, here's what I was doing this time last week.... (when the weather was 90, right now this morning it's only 47....ugh)...
Staining our deck.
Oooooh yea.
It's going to look soooooo good when I'm finished.
If that ever happens, because I live in Oregon
(which I love with all my heart)
We just see a LOT of rain!

This side is done....
This side is not.....
Everything in life is how you look at it, you know?
So in talking about ALL the rain we see around
here - look at the beautiful result;

Rhododendrons bursting with blooms!

See what the Lord does?
He gives us glorious rain to water the earth, or our nursery for that matter -
yes, I said glorious - remember, it's how you look at things...
"I don't care what the weather is mom, I love yooooooou...."

We can always make a choice in how we view life and our circumstances.
I choose to see the glory in it all.
Come on now, just try it - it will put a smile on your face.....not to mention,
brighten others up around you too!

"we choose to see what trouble we can get into next...."

"oop. just kidding mom..."

"hey, she's not looking - lets EAT one...."

Had to throw in open duck mouth picture....
(actually, they're letting the dogs know their gonna get it...)

Love. Joy. Peace.
Patience. Kindness. Goodness.
Faithfulness. Gentleness and Self Control.......
The fruits of the Holy Spirit;
that's true beauty in a womans heart (and face!)
Make it a beautiful weekend.
Pray for someone else today.
Smile. Even if you don't feel like it.
Blessings ~

(ps. lets continue to lift up the Chapman family.....)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


AP. May 21st- Tennessee authorities say the 5-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman has been struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle driven by her brother.
No words..........please pray for this precious, precious family........oh how my heart hurts...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Cuteness all wrapped up, even down to her favorite farm boots......
Thank you Jesus, for my children.
Blessings ~

Friday, May 16, 2008

Okay. So here's me looking at what used to be a lake.
Probably not terribly exciting to you, I know.
But, this lake, Roslyn Lake, has been part of my childhood,
teenhood, and teenhood a word?
I'm not going to make this post all sappy on ya, don't worry.
The powers that be (huh?), say that the lake is no longer needed, so
they've decided to drain it and ......well, I'm not sure - build houses
or something on it.....

There's a lot of memories out there....


Time to insert cute kid picture.

Our oldest two walking around in the lake bed hoping to find
someones lost treasure....

Another cute kid picture....

This post is going no where really fast!
So, Ill leave you with this mornings view of our nursery.
life itself
the weekend
nice weather
that you all still read this blog, even when it's lame......
Choose to make your weekend beautiful.
Blessings ~

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Please pray for the people of China...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Can I brag on my hunk-o-muffin?
I'm going to anyway.
He is the man.
Oh, how I love this guy.
Oh, how this guy loves us!
Look what he brought me yesterday.....
Not just one, but two - two beautiful hanging baskets!
Ah, the beauty....

AND, and, and, and
he brought me a hanging bag too.....

I'm sorry, but what girl doesn't LOVE flowers?
If you don't - don't tell me, I don't want to know.
Yum, yum, yummy.

Some of our nursery stock starting to bloom.....
Lovin it all.
Make it a wonderful day.
See the beauty all around you.
Choose to see the good in your man.
Don't always focus on his faults, YOU probably have a few yourself!
Don't we all?
Give your kiddos an extra hug.
Say a prayer for someone else today.
Blessings ~