Sunday, June 29, 2008

He is coming home today!!!

Oh, I can't wait for him to get here!!! And I know that I will have to restrain myself from grabbing him and hugging him as tightly as possible!!! He texted me yesterday and told me that him and a group of kids went for a 5 mile hike up a mountain with and (and I will use his words) "an awesome old man"...hehe He was a bit upset that he missed the group he wanted to see, 1000 foot crutch, but he was very excited that Jeremy Camp was playing and he would see him. And I was on and I watched the rain in the area where he was, and I kept praying, "Lord, please don't let it rain on them"...and you should have seen the rain. It was like the parting of the Red Sea, or the rain would go right around them!! It was AWESOME!!! and I was praising God!!!

Well, when he gets home and I get all the details, I will surely pass them along!!!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday's update

Well, Coty called last night and he is having a blast!! He told me that he has taken alot of pictures, and he may have to go through them and delete some of the ones that aren't so great, so that he can have more room. I am praising God for protecting him and being with him, He is so faithful!!! I will update again, but for now I know that he is having a great time!!!

As for me, I am having a yard sale, but right now it is on pause. There are some rain showers coming through the area, and I have everything covered up. But while I am not outside, I am cleaning up in the house, which is good for me. I haven't done too well this morning, but the showers should be gone in about a half an hour or so, and I will be back outside.

Well, I have to run right now, I will give you an update when I can...


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

He's there!!!

Coty arrived at Creation about an hour early, Praise Jesus!!! We were texting back and forth the whole way up there, and he was telling me how beautiful the trees and mountains were. And he also told me that he took alot of pictures, so I will have bunches to show when he gets home.

I just wanted to give you a quick update!!! I am so happy that he arrived safely!!! Thanks for your prayers!!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Asking for prayers

I am asking for prayers for my son Coty, he is going to Creation, and if you could pray for his safety, I would greatly appreciate it!!! He is so excited to go, and I am excited for him to go. I told him to save his cell phone for only texting, so that he can save his battery...hehe

He is leaving Wednesday morning and will be back Sunday afternoon, and he is going with the youth group at Church. I pray the Lord will be with him, and touch his heart and brings him closer to the Lord!!

Thanks for reading and I will be updating about Coty's experience, as soon as he tells me!!!

Blessings to you!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I am from...

I saw this on Life in the Lost World and I really loved it and I have to write my own " i am from..."

So here it is...

i am from Charlie Brown cookies from The New System Bakery

i am from walks up to the Avenue on warm summer mornings

i am from running through puddles after a warm summer rain

i am from my Grandma's apron, my Pappy's cedar chest, and my aunt's heartwarming smile

i am from drawing on the front steamed window during Thanksgiving

i am from Eleanor, Joesph, John and Pearl

i am from the beginning of cable and MTV

i am from learning to tie, while Grandma watched the Beverly Hillbillies

i am from baking the Thanksgiving turkey upside down and Pappy's goat milk

i am from using radiators to warm and dry our clothes after a snowball fight

i am from catholics, methodists and native americans

i am from hampden, hampstead, glen rock and red lion

i am from green eyes and wavy hair

i am from my Pappy's boldness and my mother's determination

i am from walking through the cool creek feeling the smoothness of the rocks under my naked feet

i am from playing wiffleball in the back alley and using the neighbor's car bumper for 3rd base

i am from being a survivor, and never a victim

i am from having three beautiful boys and being blessed with not one of them being born under 8 pounds

i am from seeing God's Hand in my life, so many times

i am from respecting your elders, and thinking of others first

i am from how a death could give me life

i am from Old Bay, Etteman's, Berger Cookies, Mary Sue Easter Eggs and Spatini

i am from family from the history books, and those who are in my own private history book

i am from wearing my grandmother's wedding dress, and the only one who has worn it since her

i am from Milk-o-Mats is where we got our milk on Sunday if we happened to run out

i am from having family on just about every block I could walk to in my neighborhood

i am from stores actually being closed on Sundays, and there not be a problem with it

i am from a city that seemed like a dot on a map when I was little, and now is a well known town (but I liked it better when I was younger)

i am from strong stock and weak moments

i am from slow, lazy days and years that fly by in a blink

i am part of a family that has deep roots and but stand alone

i am....

Got some great news!!!!

It has been over 12 days since my last cigarette, and I really have no urge to smoke at all!!! Hubby and I have been using Chantix, and it is great!! I have quit before, but not like this, I truly have no urge to smoke another cigarette, and it is AWESOME!! Don't get wrong, it was reallllllllly hard in the beginning, but with an enormous amount of prayer and willpower, I have not smoked for 12 days!! The biggest thing for me to do is to be constantly doing something, because if I sat still, I wanted a cigarette. Hubby and I decided to start this when we went down the ocean for our vacation, and it worked great!!! We both have stopped. The decision, besides truly wanting to quit, was it was getting down to the point where we had to decide whether to buy cigarettes or to buy gas. And at that point, I knew that we really needed to stop, and we have.

Hubby and I have noticed a difference in our life without smoking, and we both have probably put on a few pounds, but I would much rather put on a few pounds then to continue smoking. And since we have quit smoking, things don't taste or smell the same as before. So I don't know if that is a good or bad thing...hehe

Well, I had to give the great news to ya!!! And I should be back to posting regularly after today!!


I had to share this with you today, you have probably seen this one before, but I love it!!! Have an awesome day!!!