Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A trip to Dolly wood

Last week my dad, Michael, Josh, Katie, Ada, and myself took a trip to Dolly wood!! I did not have camera since mine is broke so I figured I for sure need to blog about our small but expensive trip!!
 The morning started with getting the kids up and letting them know we are about to take a trip!!! Josh was so excited on the way to Tennessee he could not hush!! Katie was very excited too but she was able to go back to sleep. We finally get there and I am so very thankful for my dad because those tickets were so expensive and God knows we could not afford those at this time. Without my dad, I would not have been able to do anything for my kids this summer. I love him and am so thankful for him in our lives.
 We get inside the park and it was so so very hot and I also was feeling bad for my dad because I know his foot was hurting him but he still had fun!! He rode the roller coasters like he was a kid. Those were memories I will always cherish and I know my kids will also.
 I got to say I was very proud of Ada!! It was so hot and she did really good. She did want out of the stroller but she did really well. Poor Katie had a little bit of a hard time because she was to small to ride the big rides but she made the best of it.
I hope to maybe next year buy season passes to Carowinds because I know they enjoyed the rides so much.
Thanks so much to my Dad for caring for my babies....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things looking up

 Things seem to be looking up for us!! A hiring place called Michael and the interview went really well. His boss at the place he got laid off of gave him as a referral to this place to that is great news. Two jobs they are trying to get him on at and they both start at a dollar more that what he was making at his last job.
 Naturally I am a little worried with school shopping coming up but I am not giving up my faith. Everything has really worked out so amazing for us. I don't think my faith has ever been so strong. When you are at your lowest and God just reaches out and helps you, I don't see how anyone could not let there faith just grow stronger and stronger with the power of God!! We are going to keep praying and trusting in God and just see where it leads us.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mighty to Save - Don Moen - Lyrics on Screen [HQ]

Wordless Wednesday... Spagetti anyone??

I am so thankful

In just a few more days Michael, Katie, and myself will be getting baptized! We are all excited! We have really worked hard to get where we are in our lives. It is not easy to give up a way of living that you have just become use to. The hardest thing for us would had to be and sometimes still is having faith. It is so amazing how GOD has been to us, just to show us we are doing the right thing. Last night Michael and I were talking about how we would be right now if we did not have God in our lives and I would be a wreck. I am a worry wort!! I sometimes cannot believe that I am not worried. I am just very cool about everything. We have been really broke this week. Michael has not got a unemployment check yet and also has not received his last paycheck but GOD has took care of us. We have managed to pay our bill and we are not starving.
 I have never felt like GOD was truly there for me, but I do now and I am so thankful to him for showing me his love. I don't want to bash Jehovah's Witness but growing up I never felt like I was good enough or that GOD loved me like he did everyone else. I pray for all the children that have to grow up the way I did. I just hope that they too can find out that it is not all about preparing yourself to the end of the world. I hope they to are strong enough to walk into  a church with a open mind and see that you are not going to get screamed at and told you are going to burn forever in a lake of fire. I have been going pretty steady for two years and not one time have I been told that I am going to hell.
 Thank you so much GOD for showing me a brighter way of life. Thank you for answering my prayers. You did hear my prayers of me asking you please show me the way. Thank you so much!

Monday, July 5, 2010

still being tested

It seems we are really being tested left and right are everything is just going wrong!! So far the second week on Michael being laid off the water pump went out on the van so we just have the Saturn to drive that has no air, I went to get my medications and had to pay full price because apparently mine and the kids medicaid had ran out, Michael's check did not go in when it normally does, so we are broke because that check has to be mailed, and my camera broke.
 The water pump went out and the belt broke on our van!! My dad said he will be able to fix it pretty cheap so I am not to worried about that because I know my dad has always taken care of my cars and if he says not to worry then I trust him. This weekend we just had to pile up in the small Saturn that has not air but at least we had a back up car!! I do realize how lucky we are to have my dad!!
 The Medicaid going out, I am just hoping after I go and apply again my kids will at least get it back. Josh has to take allergy shots twice a month and four different medications everyday for his allergies and asthma. I do take meds daily but I would much rather just be happy if I can get it for them. My fingers are crossed on that situation and I am praying. Josh has got very sick and even got pneumonia before without his medications.
 We was expecting his last check this past Friday to be in the bank but it was not there!! The money we did have is what I got my medications with because I thought his check was going in. They are mailing it and of course this is a holiday week! That just messed us up so much because of the bills we pay on that day so I will not be surprised if Charter does not cut the cable and Internet off before we get his check. That is not the big worry though it is just scary when you have NO MONEY!!
 And the last but not least, is my camera broke:( that just hurt my feelings. When you have kids a camera is a lot. I still enjoy looking at all my pictures of my babies because it is memories you cannot get back. This is not a life or death thing but just something I cherished and with our money situation I don't know when we will be able to get another one.
 All these things are going wrong but I am just glad we did kinda prepare ourselves for things to go wrong when we decided to live our lives for Jesus. I got to say that Michael and I have got down but it is amazing that we still felt so incredible when we went to church. We really are staying strong and we do know that everything will be okay. If God was not on our side I don't think we would have such a calm feeling inside as we do. I am so thankful that I do have God on my side now and we do have the people in our lives that we do have. I can't imagine going through these challenges we are facing, without hope. It is sad to look at the unemployment status and know that  most of those people don't have God in their lives. We are just so thankful to have something to look forward to.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Josh's Baptism

The 18 of this month Michael, Katie, and myself are supposed to get baptized and I just seen that I had not blogged about Josh's baptism and how proud I was of him.
For about two years Josh has been telling me he wanted to get baptized but I wanted to be sure he knew what he was doing. I talked to our new preacher about it and Josh had already spoken to him so I felt he was ready. I sure don't want to hold my kids back from wanting to live for the Lord.
 He was so happy!! It was so touching to watch your child do this, I had tears going down my face. I am very proud of my little man!!!! I feel so blessed to have such wonderful kids and it is an even greater feeling to know that they are happy worshiping God!!
Afterward we took him out to eat and he was just so proud of his Bible that he took it inside to eat with us:) I love my baby boy!

Kenny Chesney - You Had Me From Hello W/ Lyrics

This has been mine and Michael
s song from day one of our relationship. I had to share when I seen it with lyrics. I love you Michael!!

Five Question Friday

Five Question Friday!! 7/2/10

Welcome to 5QF!! New comers...glad to have ya!! It's about dang time that you found your way over here!

Who's ready for a little Five Question Friday action?!!
community, and leave your best question suggestions!!)

1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?
Not paying bills!!
2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?
  Yes U am for the most part
3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?
"Get her done" I hate that saying
4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?
 I think anytime you see a strong independent person standing up for what they believe, you see America!
5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?
 The third we will go swimming and to the battlefield and Sunday we are going to church and then a church block party