Sunday, November 29, 2009

Soccer day

This is how I spend the day at my sissy's soccer tournament...


I just love these two! *sigh*

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My adopted daughter

So, I just wanted to let all my friends and family know that I have adopted yet another child. Her name is Jillian and I adore her. She is my Starbucks daughter (don't laugh)! She is part of the family, so I expect that you send her a hearty hello and warm wishes...

Love ya Jills~

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ballin Brit

Brit scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds in this game!

Just in case you were wondering! :0)

Day off

My bestie and I took the day off (from kids not work) and went to Hollywood to see New Moon. It was fabulous. I loved the movie, the theater, the bomb chili and sweet corn tamale, and especially the company. Thanks love for spending the day with me! Heart you! :0)

In case you were wondering...

Just in case you were wanting an update on my home. Here are some current pictures of the progress we are making.

What's that you say? It doesn't look like much progress?

Well, to you I say, "You're right!!!"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Dove

Here we are saying goodbye to the dove that symbolized grandma. There was a better picture of my mom holding the dove, but it was too painful to look at.

It's funny. When my mom tried to release the dove, she wouldn't fly off. She stayed on her hand, even when the other doves had flown away. It made us smile. Grammy always did love to be with her family.

It's so hard to say goodbye...

What a man

This man moved me.

There were many people at my grandma's funeral...

But this man~

Whose name I do not know~

He moved me...

He knew my grandma from her work. That was more than 20 years ago. He read her obituary and made the trip to both her viewing and her funeral.
She left an impression on him. That doesn't surprise me. She left one on all of us.

But this man. This stranger to my family... he made it a point to come visit us and let us know how special my grandma was to him.

That was a really nice thing to do. A really Godly thing to do. It meant so much to us.

Thank you... sir!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Wow, Satan sure has a strategy. Sometimes it's really effective. He is not omnicient, or omnipotent, or omnipresent, yet he seems to know just what one-two punch will do the trick to make sure we are totally out of commision.

On Thursday my beautiful grandma went to be with our Lord.

We have been busy planning, preparing, loving, sharing, crying, absorbing, redirecting, and just living.

We are barely keeping our head above water.

Satan must have thought that was funny. So....... last night he filled our home with water too. Half of our house was under what seemed like a foot of water. And to add insult to injury, it was toilet water...


I'm focusing on this

and this

and these two

So that I don't have to focus on this

or this

or all of this

Well, I'm happy to say that Satan will not win. We have each other, and we have our God.

Today my house is torn up. My grandmother is not with us but...

She is in Heaven and we will see her soon~

And I'll be getting new carpeting~ :0)