Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wilbur, Ashley and Wedding Bliss

Mother/Daughter time....so sweet.
photo by Reid :)

Macy and I have been reading Charlotte's Web for the last few weeks. We read about a chapter a night. She is really enjoying it. It is so much fun when you can start reading them chapter books and they actually get it. They remember what you read the night before. Last night I asked her what she remembered from last night and she told me she learned that manure means cow poop. Well, I thought she was listening! HA! Anyway, we will continue on with our story and hopefully years down the road she will remember our special times together reading about manure.


Now, this part of my blog is dedicated to my sweet and special sister. She is special in so many ways. She is one that always has your back, no matter what. I am so glad that God gave her to me to have as a sister and a friend. She is not afraid of anything. She loves God and wants Avery to know how much God loves her. She is so brave and I wish I could be more like her. She takes the most awesome pictures you've ever seen. Her talent is way beyond her years. You know, she is only 30. Such a young pup. I look up to her in so many ways. She gives great hugs...you know...the ones that linger....like she really wants to hug you/me. She takes life one day at a time. She is an awesome mommy and makes it look so easy. She has waited on God's answer for a child and now Avery in one sweet little miracle. She loves her family. She likes Red Diamond sweet tea. She cries easily and has big sweet tears. She is beautiful. Her big brown eyes could stop traffic. She loves Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton. ha! I'm glad I have her to talk to and we talk on the phone quite a bit. :) She is honest and trustworthy. She tells in like it is and that is a good quality to have. I could go on and on. And although her birthday was in August, I didn't properly give her the credit she deserved...right, sis? :) Um, I guess August was crazy and I had a brain lapse. Who knows, but I do know this, I love her with all my heart and I'm glad she is my sister and I'm glad she's my friend. So, Ash, Happy 30th birthday. I hope your year is one that you will never forget. And just wait 31 is even better. HA!

Ash and Avery

And one more thing.....yesterday was our 13 wedding anniversary. Can you believe it? It seems like yesterday that I wore that beautiful puffy sleeved, beaded, tiny bow in the back, tulle filled dress...that cost hundreds of dollars. Troy was looking smashing in his black tux...that cost 50.00. How fair is that? Well, I remember that day being one of the best days of my life. It was a beautiful wedding full of pink, pink and more pink. Just ask my sister who said she looked like a big bottle of pepto bismol. And I guess, looking back at my pictures all these years later, she did. But hey, in 1994 that was the thing. Puffy sleeves was what it was all about. So, in honor of our big day, we wanted to escape to Hawaii or go on a cruise or something but that won't be happening anytime soon. So, we went out for lunch to the Aquarium and afterwards fed the stingrays. I got a good laugh out of Troy freaking out that they would kill him like they did the Crocodile Hunter. He cracks me up. It was a fun day, thinking back and being thankful that we have one another. Who would have thought that all those years ago of meeting in the halls of Smithville High School that we would be married, have 2 kids, a mortgage, a car payment and all the love we have for each other. Sappy, I know. So, Happy Anniversary to us....maybe we can go on that cruise on our 15th????????

Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Lace!

On November 24, one of my dearest and sweetest friends turned 30! This girl is one that once you are friends with her she will change your life forever. She is kind, she is honest and she loves her family more than words. Her boys are her world. She is such a humble servant for God. As per my sis, she is so going to Heaven, Magna Cum Laude. :) She has taught me so much about how our Heavenly Father loves us. How much we mean to Him, no matter what and I am so thankful for that. She has taught me so much through her actions. She is an awesome example. She always puts others first. Her favorite scripture is Deuteronomy 33:12. Look it up...it is awesome. Her laugh is contagious and her smile is even more so. She can brighten up a room in a minute. She is an awesome cook and loves to wear aprons....which as rubbed off on me. She holds her home together with love. She is so well organized that when I visit her house I want her to come home with me and whip me into shape. She has moved to the country (sniff sniff) and has planted a garden and grown pumpkins. Where does she find the time? :) She is beautiful inside and out. We have the color pink in common! :) She has a sweet and tender heart. She LOVES coffee and all kinds of creamers. And if my memory serves me correctly Pralines and Pecans is her favorite. She is one fantastic OT. And although she now lives far away, she will always be a part of my life. So, here's to you Lacie! I hope your 30's are as rockin' as you are! I'm so thankful for you and for our friendship.
Oh, did I mention that she LOVES s'mores?
Happy Birthday, girl!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Princess Macy

For the past week, my baby has grown...a little. She has now started bathing herself. I run the water, she washes her hair, with conditioner and bathes! I know it sounds silly, but it really makes me sad. I mean I am glad she is so independent but I miss that baby stage. She is growing up so quickly. I just love her! She is so much fun to be around!

Last week, on the first night she bathed herself , she wanted to dress herself in her pj's. So, she had me go downstairs to wait for her. This is what came down the stairs. She never stops wanting to be Mommy's little princess! Wet hair and all! Did I mention she picked out her pj's too? ha! She slept in that tutu all night long.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I just spent who knows how long trying to post some pictures below. Anyone else get frustrated with blogger and can't get their pics and words centered? It is really frustrating. Maybe its just me....is there a secret? Anyway, enjoy the pics even though they aren't centered. I don't have time to fix them anymore! HA!

I never got around to posting about my sweet grandparents. We celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and my Poppi's birthday all in one weekend. It was back in August but still blog worthy! I have been so bad about posting things and I guess since its almost 2008 that can be my resolution! HA I think that is my resolution every year.
Words cannot even express how much these two mean to us. They are the rock of our family and every single one of us want to be like them when we grow up! They are a constant reminder of how good God is. We are so lucky to have them in our lives.

Here are the best cousins in the world! We missed Jordan and Matt-Matt so much. We thought about holding their picture up in their honor! HA We love being together and have so many wonderful memories with MANY more to come. Love you guys!

Here are the cousins and all their sweeties! Aren't we a cute bunch??!

Here are my Mom, Aunt Jo-Jo and Aunt Giggi with Nana and Poppi. What an example they have all been in our lives!

And, the party isn't complete without a little table dance from Riley and Macy!

Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love
Than the smile on their face.
They've a supply of precious stories,
Yet they've time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.

I believe that God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Birthday or Bust

This past weekend a bunch of us girls drove 6 hours to surprise one of our best and dearest friends. She will turn 30 at the end of the month so we thought if we went up there the first weekend in November, she would never suspect us coming. We left on Friday at lunch to make the 6 hour drive. After MUCH traffic in the big city we made it. So excited to see our friend. We miss her terribly! We thought we were going to be late because of the traffic but actually made it in plenty of time to "pink it up" in her living room. Life isn't comlete with out a little pink, right? ha! Well, we did, for a fact, surprise her. Of course, with the help of her sweet husband. And it was the best ever! I think I was just as excited as she was. I was so happy to see her. I read her blog this morning, through tears, remembering the fun time we had, the laughs, coffee, food, country breakfast, more laughs, singing (yes, we sang in the car...to the group Chord of Three...ever heard of them??) driving 6 more hours, and just plain having fun being together. It was a fabulous weekend. I want to go back. If you want to hear about the story through her eyes and see more pictures, go to Lacie's blog....her link is on my sidebar.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Tom Cruise, look out!
Mirror, mirror on the wall.....
Sweet Snow White
Cousin Mindy came to Trick or Treat with us. It was so fun!!

I had to post a few pics for my mom. I do have a few more pics that I'll have to download later. Just in case my other 3 readers want to see my kids and Mindy! Oh, Mindy went as Grandma Salas...that's what Macy said! HA HA.....Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ok...I clicked on my cousins website and her site got a new look! Its PRECIOUS! And Reese...just beautiful! You need to go take a look. You can click on Jenna's site by clicking on her link on the side of my page. She won the new layout through a contest....well....I love contests, so, I added my name as well. :) Go to http://fabulouskblogdesigns.blogspot.com/ and enter to win. It couldn't hurt, right?? Thanks, Jenna!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Race for the cure

Our shirts in memory of sweet Paula.

Good Morning Houston!! It started out to be a muggy,wet morning
but ended up clearing up and being a nice day. Me, Reid, Matthew
Christian, and Holly braved the non-competitive 5K race. It was
fun to share the day with our boys. To show them that this disease
is serious and claims the lives of millions of women.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It was a packed house. :)

SURVIVORS! How awesome is that. It was rows and rows
of pink survior flags. It was so touching.

Mommy and Reid. Reid ran 3 miles without stopping. He
beat me by 20 minutes. He was waiting for me at the finish
line. And he proudly wore pink for the special day.
He rocks....let me tell you! It was a sweet, but sad day to see friends
running for those who are surviors of Breast Cancer and those
whose loved ones have lost the battle. For all the women...we
salute you and we love you. And Paula, we miss you.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

School Days!

My first day of school sweeties! Ok ok, I know...its October already. Well, it has been a month of hustle and bustle...ok, no excuses! I just got around to posting pics. So, here are my babies. Rooster is in the 5th grade and LuLu is in Kindergarten. They are both loving it and doing great! Rooster even made all A's on his progress report and LuLu made all E's! EXCELLENT!

I couldn't resisit...they looked so cute walking to school. You can't even see the school it was so packed that morning. I had to park blocks away. I guess everyone wanted to walk their kidos in for the first day.

Aunt Ashley and Avery came to spend some time with me since I was a little teary all day. I didn't know sending my baby off to Kindergarten was going to hurt my heart so badly! And sending my son to his last year of elementary. YIKES! Where has all the time gone? So, after school we HAD to get some ice cream. Yummy!

Avery really, really wanted some ice cream. The kids loved seeing her and spending some time loving on her. I enjoyed my day with her and Ash. We had a fun lunch at Jasons Deli. Avery loved all the attention and I loved all the snuggle time without having to fight my kids to hold her! ha

Mom and her kidos! Don't you just love LuLu's blue lips. Oh, the days when you didn't care that you had a blue ice cream mustache!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Fall ball fun

Macy....say cheese! You look so cute!
The girls....we love being together

This was supposed to be a serious one!

Now, a fun one! I look really scary! My hair is really scary!

This is me and Macy bored to death while we were waiting for Reid. He had baseball practice...which usually takes hours! It does gets a little boring. So whats two fun and crazy girls to do? Luckily, I had my camera. We had fun passing the time. As you can tell!

In all the fun Macy and I had in taking pictures of ourselves, I forgot to take a picture of Reid doing his "practice" thing. I know...I'm a bad Mom. So, here he is all ready for a game. Isn't my baby the cutest? I just wanna pinch his cute little cheeks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


As I was tucking my sweet daughter in bed tonight I was hit with a deep question. I know...she's such a deep thinker. ha! As always, she asks me about Grandma Salas. She loved her so much and remembers her so well. It amazes me. She passed away about a year ago and asks about her almost every night. Along with Leon, Papa Johns toothless neighbor. Why she asks about him is beyond me. We met him once. He left a big impression on her one night when we were over there. She asked him about his tooth and why he only had one. I was so embarrased. I can't believe she even had the guts to ask him. Shes my outspoken one! But for real, he only had one tooth. I mean come on, pull it out for petes sake. What can you possibly eat with only one tooth? Anyway, thats besides the point. She prays for Grandma (and Leon..who died of a heart attack) every night. Her prayers are so sweet. So tender. She asks God to make them better so they can come back. I think they learned about Lazarus at church. :) If only it was that easy.

Tonight she asked me again, when will Grandma come back? She asked when we go to Heaven, how long will we be there. I said forever. It will be awesome! She said she doesn't really want to go right now. She said she didn't think there would be snow, pumpkins or Halloween. That girl! When has she ever seen snow! HA I told her how wonderful Heaven is and how God is preparing a place just for us. I went on to say that others go on before us to help get it all ready and wait for us with open arms. Grandma is waiting with open arms...just for us. We all miss her and love her but know that God is taking very good care of her. And God is taking care of so many other loved ones. I told her how wonderful that it will be. She didn't seem to excited. Yet. But for me. Oh my. No pain. No worries. No sickness. No debt (ha). No tears. No busyness. No evil. Only the best our Father has to give us. What a reunion....God is SO good!
How do you answer a 5 year olds answer about Heaven? Did I say the right thing?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Time flies....

I just tucked my baby into bed, read books, prayed, kissed and then as I left...cried. Why am I taking this Kindergarten thing so bad? I just feel so sad. I stood in her room remembering where her baby bed once was and how I would rock her at all hours of the night praying for her. Now, she has big girl stuff and now I step on Polly Pockets and Barbie shoes! ha Oh, I know she will do good. I know she will make friends. Its just I have been with her 24/7 for the last 5 years and tomorrow I will come home alone. I know it sounds pitiful and I know this time tomorrow night I will be fine. Really I will. Time just goes by too fast. Please keep her in your prayers as she starts this new adventure of her life. Because, watch out Kindergarten...here comes "LuLu".

As I tucked my other sweet baby into bed, we talked, we prayed and yes, he still gives me kisses. ha ha And thankfully he is full of excitement. His clothes were laid out in perfect order. Shirt, shorts, belt, socks and new Nike Shocks. He has been my little fashion bug lately. He has always loved shopping. HA This is the first year in a long time he hasn't cried from worrying about the first day of school. I think his teacher is awesome and he is really excited about having her. I just know it is going to be a good year...I can feel it in my bones. Or I guess I could say my mommy "gut" feeling. He also has friends in his class this year. Last year, remember...BAD! So, this year we have people we know and a great teacher. We are blessed. I also ask that you keep Rooster in your prayers for a good year, good choices and good times. Man, I love that boy.

I will post first day of school pictures soon. I love those first day of school pics, you know, the ones in front of the house with the backpacks on and ready to go. Mom used to always take one of us when we were little. I love those. :) Oh, the memories!

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3

Friday, August 17, 2007

Coffee makes me happy

I saw this picture while "surfing" the net today. I loved it and had to post it. It is totally me. Truth be told, I have only liked, no loved, coffee for about a two years. I always swore that I would never drink it. My Mom always said I would and I said not on your life. My mom and my Nana drink it religiously and not only in the morning. They have afternoon coffee as well....with Mable across the street. Doesn't that sound like fun? Well, it is and Mable and Nana together is good for the soul. They have been best friends for over 30 years and have been through alot together. Well, that's for another post. HA Anyway, back to my dislike of coffee.....I even hated the smell of it. I never in a million years thought when I was in my 30's that I would become my mothers child and drink a whole pot of coffee BY MYSELF. Well, I do and so do my girlfriends. And we love it and we are proud of it! HA Coffee rules. Coffee gives you energy. Coffee smells good. Coffee makes me happy....well, with Pralines and Cream creamer (thanks, Lacie!) So, I guess you could say I am a coffee addict and love every minute of it! And now I am waiting on my sister to adore it as well. Just give it time, sis and you will come to love it!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sissy!!

a little swimming at Port A

Oh, Happy Day! Today my sissy is 31....I am glad she is well into her 30's....just like me! HA HA I love this girl and wish her one of the happiest birthdays ever. She's a awesome sister, fabulous aunt, spectacular mother and best friend. I don't know what I'd do without you. You are special to me and I hope for your big day you can GET DOWN COW! I love you. :)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Happy 37th birthday!

Sweet memories at Port A

WOW! 37 years young...Really, Where does all the time go? It seems like we were just married yesterday. HA

Happy Birthday to my hubby....I love you....you don't look a day over 21. :) This guy means the world to me and has for as long as I can remember. He's an awesome husband and the best dad in the world. So, in honor of his big day, he's out playing golf. :) Happy birthday, baby....you ROCK!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Am I crazy?

Whew...I did it. It's done. I registered for my 2nd Half Marathon AND I treated myself this year and made reservations at the hotel right outside from the start line. I am really excited about running this year. Last year I was a newbie, this year....well, still feel like a newbie but getting better. HA! I really want to better my time this year. Last year, my time was bad but hey, we stopped and danced with the bands, hugged family members, ate oranges & M and M's and stopped at Valero to pee. HA! We were all having a great time and we just wanted to say we finished! Well, I still want to say I finished but with a better time than last year. Who would have ever thought I would ever be a runner. Well I am. My name is Heather and I am a runner. Boy, that feels good.

Now, I am trying to get my honey to run with me...we'll see.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

good day/bad day

Today was great...out to lunch with some friends, to Kohls to shop a little, Walmart for some groceries and to Sonic for a Diet Cherry Limeade! What more could a girl want? :) Well, Macy wanted a slush and the slushy machine was broke...that kind of ruined her day. Well, guess what ruined mine......a DANG ticket.

As we were driving home, I cut through a sub-division to get out of the traffic and accidentally ran (or rolled through) and STOP sign. oops. So, I knew what I did, I deserved the ticket but I didn't deserve the treatment I got when that mean, old, grouchy, police man got out of his car. Now, I'm sure he gets really tired of stopping women who run stop signs, run lights, have fender benders...whatever.....get over it. When he got to my window I politely asked for a warning....it went something like this:

ME: "Sir, do you think you could give me a warning, today?"

HIM: "HPD doesn't give warnings."

ME: "Ok"

HIM: "Registration and License"

(um, did you hear a please?? I don't think so) and he walks back to his car. Then Macy starts crying thinking that I am going to jail and she will never see me again. I guess he takes about 10 minutes....I guess he can't type fast who knows...or maybe my rap sheet was too long....NOT....but come on, how long does it take to write me a ticket. Maybe he's clueless. I think he is.

HIM: "What were you doing in this neighborhood?"

ME: "Coming home from Wal-Mart."

HIM: "Oh, your cutting through?"

I'm thinking...you should be a detective. Um, yeah, Sherlock, I cut through. Is that a crime?

ME: "yes, sir"

Still trying to be nice a friendly, christian attitude. But mad as all get out.

HIM: "Well, you can take defensive driving because our records show you haven't had it in about 3 years."

And I thought...it looks like you haven't had it in 3 years either....no, thats mean! sorry. HA HA


And that was it. No, hi, bye, nothing....you think he could at least be nice for a minute. As I drove away I was mad that I didn't say anything to him. Why didn't I stand up for myself? That makes me mad when I do that. It wouldn't have changed anything but I would have felt better.

I think the thing that really upsets me is that Macy was crying. We have always told her that P.O.s are nice and to always find one if she is lost, or whatever. But, now she is scared of them. She says they are mean. And you know what, today, I think they are mean too. Some people skills is all he needs. Maybe he doesn't have kids, or a family and is just mean like that. Who knows his situation. I ran (rolled thru) the sign, I deserved the ticket but I didn't deserve to be treated like I just robbed a bank. OK....I guess I should get off my soap box and cool off.

Anyone know how to get out of a stupid ticket? Because obviously niceness doesn't work in this big city.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tag your it

I was tagged by sweet friend Holly to complete a little fun "Did you know?" I think these are so much fun. I will try to remember things...I have a horrible memory. I might have to call my sister to ask her some questions. She remembers EVERYTHING!! Too much if you ask me! Just kidding, sis. HA

Jobs I have had:

1. Gindlers Department Store-Main Street, Smithville. The one and only clothing store in the town. I started working there, I think, when I was a Freshman. I started out wrapping presents and making bows. I got really good at it, if I do say so myself! HA During the summers and after school my Mom worked there with me. We had a fun group of ladies there.
2. Senior in High School....moved on up to the First State Bank. Did a little of everything.
3. College-Wonderland School and Daycare. Watched afterschoolers and worked in the baby room. I really loved that job. I worked there until Troy and I got married. I met some wonerful ladies at that school.
4. NationsBank. Worked there after marriage and until Reid was born. I was a teller and worked in Customer Service. Big Whoop. :)
5. Back in S'ville. First State Bank again. another big whoop.
6. Stay at home mommy...my most favorite job in the whole world!!

WOW! I have had a lot of jobs. I feel really old. :)

Films I can Watch Over and Over Again:

ALL TIME IS RHINESTONE! :) The best movie ever! HA


1. You've Got Mail
2. Steel Magnolias-a tear jerker!
3. Divine Secets of the YA-YA Sisterhood
4. Ghost- I cry everytime at that stinkin' movie
5. Bring it on. JUST JOKING...Thats for Lacie....ha ha ha ha ha Worst movie EVER!
6. Beaches
7. All the Madea movies! That just cracks me up!

TOO many movies to name....

Places I have Lived:
1. Smithville, TX
2. Lubbock, TX
3. San Marcos, TX
4. Smithville again, TX
5. little town outside of H-town

Favorite TV Shows:
1. Young and the Restless....secert obsession! HA HA not so secret anymore~ HA
2. Man vs Wild....thanks Lacie
3. Greys Anatomy
4. Biggest Loser
5. Amazing Race

Favorite Foods:

1. Coffee-can't live a day without it
2. Mexican Food
3. Crystal Light Rasberry Lemonade

right now I am on a little bitty diet so everything sounds good. Um, even my arm sounds good.

Websites I visit daily:
1. Blogs
2. E-Mail
3. BAF
4. MySpace....shh...another secert obession HA

Places I would rather be:
1. Hanging out with the girls over anything. I love a girls night out. I am always up for one! :)
2. the beach with my family
3. on a cruise with my honey
4. at the pool with my kidos

Hey, Holly, thanks for the tag that was fun. :)

Now I tag some of my favorite family members! HA


Saturday, July 21, 2007

I got all my running gear out last night, drank lots of water all day long, got my fuel belt ready, running skirt out, sports bra clean....you get the picture....and then realized my sweet hubby had to work the next day. I hate that! He works that stinky shift work. While the pay is good, the hours stink! So, I got to sleep late this morning. I did wake up about 3 times to potty, since I did drink so much water the day before. One of the times I woke up was 6 am and I thought of my girls running their little hearts out....near and far....and then I rolled over and went to sleep. Sorry girls. Hope you all had a great run.

So, since I missed my run, I went this evening. No, Mom and Ashley, it wasn't dark. I went right before dark....thank you! :) Now I feel good and feel like I have done my "quota" for the day. Even though I was bored and my ipod got stuck around mile 2ish. I hated that. I was really jamming and getting into it when.....nothing. So the rest of the way was quiet. It was nice, though.

Now I stink, so I'm off to the shower! TMI...maybe?

Oh, if you wanna hear a funny story about a certian moonwalk going down with certian people in it, go to my friends blog: http://myadventureinlife.blogspot.com/ its good for a laugh! Thanks Deanna! HA HA HA

Oh, one more thing...a Very Happy Birthday to my super sweet mother-in-law. I love you and hope you have a great day. We are thinking of you. Come see us soon! We miss you and Van...y'all have been in Colorado way too long! HA Aren't you sick of dominoes yet??? nah! :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sweet babies

Sweet baby JAXON

Sweet baby Avery

As you know, our family has grown by 2 and we are so happy. I just had to post a couple of pics of these beauties. I am a proud aunt. Reid and Macy are so excited to have little cousins. Both of these babies are so sweet and so special to me. I just love them so much. I can't wait to see them and love on them. I am gonna spoil them rotten. I think I just might start this weekend when we go to the beach! HA I know Avery wants a slurpee and Jaxon might want a tootsie roll pop....

Today I took my kidos to the waterpark here in town. We went with some friends and really had fun.....that was until it started raining. Good news....RAIN CHECKS! Now we get to go back again...for free! :) Why is it that the rain only starts after you lather them with sunscreen?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Go Blue Crew!

My official training for the 2008 Houston 1/2 Marathon starts tomorrow! I am really excited about it. The Blue Crew will take off in the morning at 6am for a easy 3 mile run. Did I just say an easy 3 miles? Oh, my. I am a little nervous because I haven't been at it like I had been a few months ago. Life just happens and some things take the back burner. Like my running. It always seems to be the mothers things that take a back burner...but that's for another post! HA

I have never been a runner. And what possessed me to start, I'll never know. But, I'm glad that I did because not only did I learn to be more disciplined I have also met some AWESOME friends. :) We always have coffee after our morning runs. Sometimes when we feel like we just can't run another mile we think of the cup of coffee waiting for us at the local coffee shop. But above all I feel better when I run. I feel healthier when I run. I feel like I can conquer the world when I run. My days are better when I run. I know now what that runners high is that everyone talks about. I used to roll my eyes (where no one could see me) but now I'm like....YES...I know that feeling. And then when you have those new running shoes. Oh, I love it. HA I think buying new running clothes is one of the perks! :) Its a girl thing. And yes, I have a pink running skirt......

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rock on!

Growing up I always hated the game tag. You know the one where everyone chased you around the playground? Well, I was always so scared someone would push me down or be mean to me. HA :) But this game of tag is FUN. My sweet friend Silken sent this to me and tagged me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger! Thanks girl....I need to be better about my blogging since I haven't done one since my Wordless Wed. HA! This is hard to choose who to tag...let me see...today I tag:

1. Ash-my sis who is a great blogger and a good writer just like my mom. She has a new baby so hasn't blogged like she should! She is a rockin' sister! And between you and me she always wanted her name to be Anita. :) I love you, sis!

2. JD-my sis-in-law who is a new blogger. She has a new baby too so she better keep up with it so we can hear all about sweet Jaxon! She is a rockin' sis-in-law! I love you SIL!

3. Lacie-I know you have been tagged a bunch but you are my rocking girl friend who I miss SO much! Since you have been tagged so much just means everyone loves you! :) You are so special to me and a sweet friend. I love ya girl!

4. Deanna-You tagged me and so I tag you back as a Rockin' girl blogger. You are a sweet friend and I love our talks on the phone while we clean our houses! HA....I love ya, girl!

5. Jenna-my cousin who is a sweetheart. I tag you...your a Rockin' girl blogger and I'm lucky to have you as a cousin and friend. I love you, cuz!

There are so many more to tag but I'll let others have a turn!! HA! Rock on...and have a great week!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

My sweet friend lost her battle with breast cancer last night around midnight. Thank you for your prayers for her family and for her to finally be at peace. She is in the arms of her Father and we have the utmost faith in that! She was a wonderful Christian woman and example to all she met. And we all know that one day, soon, we will see her again. My sweet friend has seen His glory....she is victorious!

Please continue to pray for her husband and daughter as we know these next few days will be so hard.

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8

Monday, June 18, 2007


Please pray for a friend of mine. She is losing her battle with breast cancer. She has fought the good fight but her body just can't take any more. She is a strong woman who fought this fight with grace and dignity for over 4 years. Please pray for peace for her and for her husband and 6 year old daughter, who doesn't understand why her mommy is so sick....or what is going on in their lives right now. They are going thru a storm right now and need our prayers. Thank you.

Praise You in This Storm
By: Casting Crowns

I was sure by now,God,
that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again,
I say amen and it's still raining as the thunder rolls I barely hear
You whisper through the rain, "I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when

I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone
how can I carry on if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls I barely hear
You whisper through the rain "I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands
and praise the God who gives and takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
My help comes from the Lord,

the maker of heaven and earth

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6