Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The longer I live,
the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me,
is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
than education, than money,
than circumstances,than failures,
than successes, than what other people
think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance,
giftedness, or skill.
It will break a company…a church…a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice
every dayregarding the attitude
we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past…
we cannot change the fact that people
will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the
one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10%
what happens to meand 90%
how I react to it.
And so it is with you.
We are in charge of our attitude.
Charles Swindoll

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


OH MY!!! We went camping 2 weekends ago and had a bear come through our campground. One of the families that were camping with us had the bear scratching on their tent for about 20 minutes before Sam, the dad, yelled for Rod and Jed to get their guns and spotlights. It happened about 3:30a and I and our 3 kids slept through the whole thing. Rod said they were making a bunch of noise and it scared the bear off. Glad to know that the kids and I can sleep through anything, LOL!

Jenn's Trip Here

My friend Jenn and three of her kids came for a visit and here are some of my favorite pictures she took while here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Here are some pictures from our last camping trip. We went up with some Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and had a blast. We floated down the river, eat INCREDIBLE food and had fun playing with each other.
We are goin camping next weekend and I hope we don't freeze to death since it is already getting down in the high 30's low 40's.

Water Park

One night while at the boys soccer game, I over heard a conversation about a water park near by and ask the ladies talking about it. Well two days later we went. We had a lot of fun! We invited some friends to go with us that had not heard or been either and we stayed for about 4 1/2 hours. There is a 50 foot water slide and Leland and Chase were the only ones brave enough to go down it and they LOVED IT!! Next summer we will go more often.

Baby Shower

I through my sister a baby shower, 2nd girl in 9 years. She had no girlie things and so I thought it would be fun to have a shower for her. I made this diaper cake. It was my first and not has hard as I thought it would be. We had fun at the shower, but I FORGOT my camera!!!


Nolan loves to have his picture taken with me. I don't know why, because I always look TERRIBLE in the pictures. But at least he will have pictures of the two of us when he gets older.


My Friend Jenn came up from Vegas to visit for a week and it was great to see her and 3 of her beautiful children.
This is her and her daughter Kasey and the picture below are of her two little ones and my three.

We went up to Campus to the Gardens and it was a beautiful day up there. We miss them dearly and wish we could see them more often.


The boys played soccer this summer and had so much fun! They loved every minute of it. In one game Nolan scored is first goal at the same time Leland, while out on the side lines, lost a loose tooth (not his first). It was funny! They are looking forward to next summer when they can play T-ball and soccer. Paeton said she wants to play soccer, but we shall see if she really does when the time comes.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


HI!! I am still here and alive, just REALLY busy!

I have a lot to post about and a lot to catch up on all of your post. Hopefully in about 2 weeks I will be able to do both. I have been working my part-time jobs and have 2 more weeks until I get a break.

I have been busy harvesting our garden and trying to get our kitchen cabinets stripped and repainted.

Be patient and I will have something new soon.