Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is what Iv'e been doing... How 'bout you??

Ok so it has been longer than what I would really like to admit since I did a post, so here's some pics with a bit of info next to each... Wow this is alot of stuff!!!

First We had Isabellas Bday party.... We made the cake and cupcakes! One of our friends helped and supervised the decorating. Thanks Felicia!

Then the Monday after that I was given 3-5gal. Buckets full of tomatoes of which I decided to can... have I mentioned I have never done that before?? Again I had some help with that from my friend Felicia! She truly has been a Godly Titus 2 women to me.

Then after getting 15 Quarts of tomatoes canned, I got the bug... I really had fun and my husband got excited about me canning. Still am trying to figure that one out. Anyway, my mother in law had a pear tree that she wasn't going to pick or do anything with... so anyone who knows me knows I get the best deals possible. Sooo......

Yes in deed these are the BIGGEST pears I have ever seen. They were as big as softballs and bigger!! We now have lots of pear preserves, pear sauce (like apple sauce) and pears slices!
Thanks mom!!
I am not going to post pics but I should add that we also were given 25 gal. of apples for applesauce! Yes I know I am officially CRAZY! Oh, oh... but then this was all getting done the week our church had revival services every night! LOL!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tonight after church we headed to our after church snack spot. We always have a group from church that ends up there. We always have a blast. But tonight we headed there and thought that we were going to be the only ones. But to our surprise another family from church ended up joining! Here are some pics of our Bella and her eatin' buddies. They love to help her!

The little cutie behind Bella is 'pretending' to be camera shy! His mommy and I both know that's a laugh!! However his big sister, Sara, had NO problem being silly for the camera!

I am so thankful for Christian friends that are not only encouraging by the way they want to be like Christ, but also LOADS of FUN!!

Speaking of Fellowship and LOADS OF FUN, here's some pics from our ladies retreat this past weekend. Here we are all ready to go!!!

We got to the camp and had enough time to get settled in before our first workshop for the day. Half of us went to a work shop on money saving tips (coupons, sales ect...), which by the way was right up my alley. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE finding steal deals! The other half, just in case you were wondering went to a workshop and made beaded bracelets. Those were really pretty!

Instead of going to the 2nd workshop time some of us went to the Zip line! Loved that...

This is Megan... She was soooo excited to go on the zip line she was jumping up and down all the way there!!LOL!! Here's Darlene striking a pose! Gotta love the hat!!

Speaking of the fun....

And so the war of FUN begins!! While our Pastors' wife was at a workshop we all got back from the zip line and decided have some more fun...
Here's our self proclaimed activities director!

After the evening service we all played a game that I was very new to,but it was sooo fun! This is now on my MUST HAVE game list. Here's a very end of day pic with my friend Rebekah.. we are so much alike in alot of areas. She is such a blessing to my life and I thank the Lord for having our lives apart of each others. Thanks for the hug, the understanding ear and the servants heart! You are truly a Proverbs 31~

Well not only are we sweet and innocent.... we also have a blast plotting together. To be honest this was the funniest thing in the world. We did this to Darlene and Michelle(our pastors' wife) and decided not to leave some of the others out!! He he heee!!

We all had such a great time, and enjoyed all of the pranks - late night fun.... if you want to see some more really great pics just go over to Darlenes blog .

I was blessed by the Word of God and how it affects our hearts. I am thankful for the opportunity to have gone, for a husband that wanted me to go, and for a great friend(and boss) who let me off of work so that I could go! Love ya! But most of all I thank the Lord for all of the things that He revealed to me, the safety that he gave us and the new friendships formed. Last pic.. Rebekah and I played a good ole game of tether ball.... well lets say she's a pro and leave it at that!