Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm Tired, But...

Today is one of those days. You know, when you cry UNCLE!! Enough already!  I can't take it  A N Y MORE!!  I've had it. I'm done. 
Our family is going through some tough times but God is so, so loving and a Father who never grows tired or fed up. 
Unlike me He forgave before being asked to be forgiven. He stands open armed waiting for me to fall into them sobbing with grief. Unlike me He loves me when I'm proud and unloving. Unlike me He loves me and shouts it from His Word where as I go days, sometimes longer without telling someone what He's all about.
Today I want to tell you....
Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday Clayton!!

 No cake!????!!!
Hold still Clay while we sing "Happy Birthday" to you :)
 We took over ZenZen Yogurt 
These boys fought off "The Incoming"
Just in case anyone thought of crashing this scene!

Here's Clayton's gift from Bobbie & Poppy....
The coolest fish tank ever?
Found it on :)
Yes, that's a real fish! 
Are you impressed? Huh? I was impressed. 
The story is,
Clay had asked for a Beta Fish for his birthday so this caught my eye.
 Uncle Nanie & Cara got him the fish. He was just a "little" excited.
He promptly named it, not sure if it's a he or a she, "Rudy"!

My first grandchild is 10 years old today. Wow! 
I am so blessed to have this boy in my life. He brings more joy to my heart than I can begin to tell you.

Happy birthday Clay. I love you with all my heart!


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Minna!

Today is "Our Sweet Melissa's" birthday.

We celebrated as a family at a restaurant. Brilliant idea Min!! Somebody else got to clean up the mess ;)
I made the family favorite "Chocolate on Chocolate Cake" per her request with double the frosting, yum!

(I did post with the recipe back in July).

 Gregory got his own special chocolate cupcake (galactocemia friendly) with an oreo on top! Evidently ;)

I loved making this canvas for her. This is a special song between her and Gregory.
It makes me cry!
I love you so much Minna.
God bless you with all the happiness ever!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Water Is Fine

My favorite place to be on this earth is on the water. I don't know if it comes from my childhood or if it's just something that's innate in a person.  
My happiest childhood memories are spent on or in the water.

I'm not sure if I got out of the car cause I was car-sick or wanted to see the water. Either could have very well been true!

My big sister and I were hardly ever apart. I loved that.

Oh the sweet memories.

Either way I love being at the lake or even the pool. 
It's August and summer is on it's last leg.  We Zonies get a little extra time to enjoy the water works though (haha)!
So, it starts in January like this....  
 Note the jacket, beanie the sweatpants? 

Now it's March. Gorgeous day on Saguaro Lake.

 The sun is going down so time to head back, getting chilly ;)
Kyle is so excited about going swimming. She braves the first swim of the year in our pool. The water isn't 92 yet so Me and Poppy will hold off ;)

Melissa & Gregory in the pool in Payson
 Father's Day!
Boys will be boys

 Launches, my favorite!

 The bigger you are, the lower you go. Sorry Clay!
Love this next one.
Looks like he's walking on water!
He doesn't though :)

Fire in the water

 Barbie! Time for you to learn to swim!

Peaceful.  I think that's why I love it.

Thanks for spending time with my memories ~ then & now.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shhh...Be Still!

Life has a way of throwing curve balls. Things you don't expect. I woke up this morning with a heavy, irritated, impatient heart. Ugh. A feeling disaster , people are hurting, I hurt. What to do, what to do...
I went to The Word. One verse jumped right off the page.

Psalm 46:10

New International Version (NIV)
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”


It feels so good to give it to God.  He's the one that has it all under control.
I think part of being still is being in prayer.

I wanted to dig a little deeper and found this article about the subject. This short article really spoke to me. If you have a little time, copy and paste this site in your browser.

I hope this helps you too. Let me know if it speaks to you and if you have other encouragements you'd like to share.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Bird

It's been quite the party week for all of us. Our granddaughter Kyle turned 7 on Friday! We had a Mermaid Party here at our house with all of her friends last weekend then celebrated at her other grandparents on her actual birthday.  
She's amazing.  I love so many of her qualities.  She's a ballerina, gymnast and she has a very artistic side.
But I mostly love her kisses ;)
 Me & Kyle at about 8 months old
 Kyle with the original "Birdie" (Grammie)
 "Mermaid Kyle" 7!
 Mama Bird & her Birdie


Happy birthday our little "Birdie"
We love you so very much!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Scouty Pants!

Today is my youngest grandchild's birthday. Scouty is 4 today!  He's been talking about it being his turn for a birthday for about 6 months.  He wants to have a "Puppy Birfday"!  Well, Wednesday isn't the best day for a  Puppy Birfday party so we'll be celebrating on Saturday, the day after his big sister Kyle's birthday. Somehow Heather & Mike managed to have all of their babies in August so we're a little busy on the weekends through out the month.  
Scouty!! You did it! You're 4 now big boy!!
Bobbie & Poppy love you sooooo much. You make us so very happy.
 9 months old


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