Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Happy 17th Birthday Kole!!! I'm so proud of this kid. I could do an entire post about his amazing accomplishments because he is one focused guy, but I won't, I want to talk about this kid's heart and his character.
Kole took his Spring Break and his own hard earned money to go to Uganda and pick up his new sister and do a mission for Redeemer House and help out at several orphanages and love on some kids and work.
Kole has an amazing heart. He is steady solid guy and he loves the Lord very much. Kole is strong and sensitive at the same time. He is strong in his convictions and sensitive to others. He is a hard worker and is as dependable as the day is long and honest as honest can be.
I love this kid and I'm so glad he is our oldest son, he has set the bar pretty high for the 2 younger boys coming up behind him.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
No-one can ever accuse my man of not giving his ALL in ALL he does.
|This is Charlie's dad....Grandpa Bill...with Charsie at her 6th grade graduation|
|This is my dad...we call him Papa...he is giving Lashae a big hug for her 18th birthday.|
Saturday, June 18, 2011
|Left: Sydney...going to college and VERY involved in Young Life** Middle: Brooklyn...going to a christian college and headed to India for studying abroad ** Right: Lashae...working at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch and soon getting married to Chaney.|
Friday, June 17, 2011
Esther said it best last night when she said.....Lashae has 2 blessings...I said yes indeed, but what do you mean....she says...she has had 2 bridal showers in one week. It is true...our entire family has been blessed AGAIN!!! We had a bridal shower that her brides maids gave her last Sat., and then last night a dear friend from church and from Bible study gave her a Bible study ladies shower and oh my ....what a blessing.
|These are 3 of the 5 bride's maids...Syney, Lashae, Brooklyn, and Charsie. Each of these girls ARE THE BEST EVER!!! They are such good friends and sooo good to eachother, and totally in love with Jesus!!!|
The shower Saturday was wonderful, we had friends and my oldest sister came and brought her 4 boys for the weekend, and we always have a BIG GRAND time when we are together. The kids played until they dropped.
My sister's 3rd son...Corvan....had an accident on a 3-wheeler and ran his hand and foot into a pole....oh that precious boy...he was soooo brave.....he ended up with a 5 hr. stay in the E.R. and 8 stitches, and several x-rays, and FINALLY some pain medicine. The Lord is good and if we have to make trips to the E.R. I'm so glad the Lord gives us sisters...we prayed...we laughed...we cried....we got mad (because they were taking so long to give the little guy something for the pain)....we laughed at ourselves...we looked like the hill billy moms from the sticks....we had just came in from a walk and were cleaning up around the place and cooking for the bridal shower, so we were a mess to say the least.
|Marlece...my sis being a typical DORK and Lashae cracking up...somehow, I don't think Casey ( who is on the right) thinks its nearly as funny!! HEHEHE What a fun group!!|
This is how the boys got Corvan from place to place...so he could still play the next day and didn't miss a thing.
|Here is the Bible study shower...The beautiful lady behind Lashae is Denise..she put the shower on in her home and has been such a blessing to our family for many years.|
|The beautiful bride holding up the cake that Denise provided for the shower. It was almost too beautiful to eat...but we did anyway!! My mom is on the left...Lashae's Meme!|
|Lashae with her sisters!|
Friday, June 10, 2011
Charsie came in from doing chores in tears...she was mad and totally frustrated because as she was feeding the horses they decides to escape out of their pen. They began running around like a herd of wild horses. They are quite a herd when they are all together. They are a bunch of beautiful, strong, healthy horses, but they each have a history with scars and issues.
We also have a horse that was given to us because he is a great horse but he has issues...and just needs a little extra TLC, and an extra measure of patience to work around his issues...He could be dangerous to someone if they are not paying attention and know how to work with him and if you work with him and work around his issues..he it a great horse that does his job well.
Then we have another horse that was sold to us for $1.00...she is a beauty and a sweetie, but she has a club foot, which you would never know because with the proper care it will never even affect her.
Then we have a horse that was injured as a colt and his owner at the time just doctored on him and nursed him back to health. He is perfectly fine other than he has an outrageous scar that runs the length of his butt.
I was laughing at how silly we looked, all these broken up people rounding up these scarred up horses that we take care of and love and provide for and enjoy and use and realized this is such a picture of life...
2 Corinthians 12:9-11
The Message (MSG)
My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.