Friday, January 27, 2012

Purty as a . . .

All the fun of going to College brings out the REAL YOU.

Doesn't it?
Well Golly, Your as purty as a pick ture!
Like a 3-D er, Egh!
Naw just Rooomies havin' some FUN!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

51 days

There are 51 days and the Lord is blessing us with a wonderful addition which really is a multiplication.

I Love the moment of the soon to be the Present which will be a PRESENT to our family!
This moment is precious!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Surprised! YEP she sure is!!!!

Daughter Surprise Weekend
She never knew.

We worked out all the details:
Fiance: CHECK
Responsibilities cleared: DOUBLE CHECK
Coaches: CHECK
Invitations: CHECK
OCC B-Ball Game Location: CHECK
Family Ready: CHECK
Plan of attack: CHECK
Shhhh, here we go.


Personal surprise

Now . . . . Off to catch a bite (CHIPOTLE) & set up for next surprise

SURPRISE (number two!)
The Tea Set from her Great, Great Grandmother,
Cake from Anna R. and "Jingle Juice" from Cynthia's recipe;
made from Mentorship Sisters

Surprise (number three)
Her LOOK from another special sister: Amy P. Mark Kay

Who says Friday the thirteenth is bad luck? For one VERY SPECIAL PRINCESS and FOUR OTHER PRINCESSES it was FULL OF BLESSINGS! Giving and watching the RECEIVING!
Off we went to the game in Omaha, NE (Fri. 13 January 2012) to see her game. To have a fun filled weekend of surprises! It was so worth every effort. We so enjoyed the moments of the thrill of anticipation and SHOCK! What a thrill! She never knew! She LOVED it so much it became one of her status remarks on Facebook ~ "BEST DAY EVER!"


Friday, January 13, 2012

More? How?

12-13ish- 2008
December 24, 2011
Three Years Later
Same Month

Then there were MORE
December 24, 2011

More said? No.
Just January JOY reflections past
all in 2011!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Today 65

An amazing wonderful Joy is the JOY of how fast time really does fly by.
I am so grateful for the the opportunity of sixty five wonderful days and he is going to be walking our little girl down the isle into the arms of another to care for her from that day forward.

We are so deeply moved for this moment!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The desire of my heart

When I met him, and his family I was so excited because I wanted a family like his.
I am still thankful for that desire.
He has a great heart,

as the Lord has allowed us to be stretched and He given us a wonderful family.
I am so Thankful for the man of my heart, my first True Love
and the children we have been blessed to grow in memories
And for the Joy they create!
I praise the Lord for JRP & L;
the way they love the Lord and our princess.
I am so thankful for so much,
how over all these years we have become very close.
The Joy of our family is a gift we cherish.
Philippians says:
Rejoice in the Lord Always and again I say REJOICE!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

THE KING brings us together!

Who would of thought that driving up to OCC one fall
would brings these five princess to meet & reveal how our
first Son-In-Love from
Ozark Christian College

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The joys of a full quiver full + OUR SON!!!

"Children are a heritage from the LORD,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court." Psalm 127: 3-ff

Copy right : Nova Hughes

May the lord continue to Bless You as he continues to bless us.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New, new or new

So many NEW that makes my heart and voice sing "WHEW!!!" So much "To Do" and not a lot of time to DO IT!

But what a JOY to be able to get to do! All the joys of so many celebrations and Joys for 2012!

Friday, January 6, 2012

What . . . how many

Christmas 2011 with Her family as "FAMILY"!

Dreaming of their Wedding Day - Engagement Photos
Copy Rights: Beauty of Grace by Jessica Cash
Fall 2011

Wow how time flies! We are on the eve of 70 days left before we inherit out Son-In-Love for LIFE! Our first SON!!!! It is so close! I am just as excited for that as I was for the joy of our first born to arrive and see that B E A U TIFUL FACE!!!! YES!!!!
Philippians 4:8
Where it all began Early Spring 2011 with the poser fun!
unedited and full of fun
One of these is NOT like the others
We're thrilled to be getting a brother!

"Awww Jordy and HR!!"

71 Days it is HERE!

We are putting leg work together with the wonderful family she is gaining at the same time!

and Thank You R and P for his heart grown to mature as a Man of God!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

True Joy

Goodness Gracious God is GREAT!!!!

So many times there is so much to be grateful for! In our western culture I still cling to the mighty hand of God's outstretched hand! One thing that is really bothering me lately is the fact that there are so many diseases. The one I HATE IS CANCER!!!! I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!!
It is a dividing rod in so many ways and now I have heard of two possibilities of prescious people who have been going through it's vile venom!

I realize that God is in control of life. I know he is more than gracious! I believe he is still soverign and I know that he is the comfort of all comfort. I know so many times I take for granted the health given unto me. I rest in his arms and through some troubling news once again of this wicked aliment with a dear loved one, I will continue to lay my head in HIS LAP and pray, pray, pray. I LOVE YOU Abba, Father, MY GOD, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit and in you I will TRUST and BELIEVE even more in YOU

Psalm 139 You have shown me your ever loving arms and the way that you are in control! Thank You Abba, Thank You!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Four . . . no not golf

Remembering that "Four" is a golf term and we had four daughters for 10 years. Then the Lord blessed us with a wonderful package during a wonderful year working in the school district with amazing co workers that I am still very close to and will ALWAYS Cherish! Matter of fact I am currently caring for the One I had been praying for an open womb!

Four teachers since that time have had precious children. Ang, Julia, Adriana and now Shelly. Yup we all worked together in the same wing. We laughed a lot, started a book club, had a prayer club, and had the Lord Bless all our wombs with children. Although I was teased for my matured life producing once again and now the last isn't all that far removed from having hers near the same wonder years. ;-)

Four more Son-In-Loves being prayed over to be answered just like the ONE we are gaining soon, yes VERY SOON! ;-)

Four - Kent is the eldest of four and I knew I wanted four or more because of them.

Four - My Mommy has four sisters. Just like my girls have Four SISTERS.

Four - One of the Lord's significant Numbers! AMEN!!!

Philippians 4 is loaded with words of WONDERFUL NEWS! Well for that matter sixty-six books of the BIBLE have many ways to celebrate "four".

I am living the years in fours! Teee heeee!!!!

Kent is double fours! Hahahaha

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wow can you believe it?

There is so much to complete
Yet there really is plenty of time!

There are greater things at stake than "things"
A walk that is eternal with the ONE and ONLY SAVIOR
Are you WILLING?

I know that life is really short
so today I hand over every breath in PRAISE
of the one who continues to allow me to take another one.

Three days into the new year and praising him that
he allowed me to come into HIS PRESENCE as his PRESENT to all who
will follow. Do you want that same gift?

Here I am on the precept of knowing that we are getting ready to experience
our first wedding and our first Son and our first family dynamics changing.
For that I will sing Praise
knowing that he KNEW it would take place.

I believe Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to get to heaven.
I believe that Jesus Christ came so that we may live.
I believe that He is the Savior of the World.
I BELIEVE in Abba, Father, God created the world in SEVEN days.
I Believe in the Holy WORD of God, THE BIBLE to be absolute TRUTH.
I Believe He came and is coming again.
I Believe He is the I AM.
I Believe that because of his GRACE and MERCY we have the most wonderful gift right at our disposal, if we choose to FOLLOW HIM!
I Believe there is Heaven and Hell.
I Believe that scripture is God Breathed. It is inherent. IT IS available to EVERYONE though not everyone will choose to follow him.

Won't you come with me to church? Won't you accept the gift of eternal life? I so desperately want to know that you will be in Heaven with me.
Love the Lord your God with ALL YOUR HEART, ALL YOUR SOUL, ALL YOUR MIND and ALL YOUR STRENGTH. And LOVE your neighbor as yourself!

Well . . . what do you believe? A lie or the ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

Monday, January 2, 2012

The joy of Family!

It is just a little treat from us to you!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


There is only Praise for this new year! There is FOUR NEW CELEBRATIONS taking place under our "family roof" in 2012 and we sing praises to the LORD!
Philippians 4:19
I have grown to Love Family More because of the tragedy of separation. I have grown to learn the need for me to forgive more than I will ever understand. I have learned JESUS is all that is worthy of Love, regardless and with out expecting anything in return. I've learned the joy of receiving the gift of a Son-In-Love and many answered prayers of and for him, his parents, his sibling, and his grandparents over the course of twenty one years specifically! Knowing and believing he is answering the prayers of four others as well!
I've learned that absolute truth has high costs. 2011 has been amazing and hard. It was also realized due to sadness one year and heart the past two Christmases there were no letters/card/pictures taken and sent out so . . . This year it will be NEW YEARS CARDS to those I have current addresses for.

I have learned to say, "I am sorry, I was wrong, will you forgive me and I LOVE YOU much much more frequently!" and I have also learned the beauty of life and how short it really is. I have learned that the Lord is working on my heart more and more everyday. Although the lessons learned have been stretching, HE is continually teaching me to look for and pray for the good that there is in people. HE is their Savior, not me. So this new year of 2012 I just give him my life. I know that I am not perfect and have never claimed to be, I am a sinner in need of a Savior and that I can ALWAYS PRAY no matter what or who tries to dictates differently. For His is the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords. He is the I AM. He is Jehovah Jirah. HE IS THE SAVIOR of the WORLD! I Believe in HIM and will continue to LOVE HIM, and FOLLOW HIM.

This is a NEW YEAR!
But MY HEART IS HIS and will continue to be HIS.

I still pray for you, your health and your futures. I will continue to pray for each and everyone of you because . . . I LOVE YOU and I WILL ALWAYS CARE! For my immediate loved ones ~ ALL IN COLORADO, ALL IN ILLINOIS, ALL IN ARIZONA, ALL IN IOWA, ALL IN MISSOURI (yes to OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY) I LOVE YOU!

May He be with everyone of YOU!
Philippians 4:19
Jeremiah 33:3