Thursday, July 31, 2008

We have a new boo-boo

Well, my little Coty got a splinter in his foot, but good. This happened Tuesday, so he is healing pretty well, but when he gets up and moves around, he hobbles. He was running and when he hit the porch, he slid his foot across and got a splinter in it. When he first did it, I didn't see anything, but I still took him to the doctor, because I was afraid of all that stuff that is in that deck wood. But the doctor said that he did have a chunk of wood in his foot, and it was so bad that he had to cut his foot open and get the wood out. And because he had to do that, Coty got 5 stitches :(

But like I said, he is healing well, so I will be tending to him the next few days. But I do have a pic of what his foot looks like after he got stitched up.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Eternal Ink

I just read this and I really touched me, so I am posting it on my blog so that you can enjoy it also...


I dreamed I was in heaven
Where an angel kept God's book.
He was writing so intently
I just had to take a look.

It was not, at first, his writing
That made me stop and think
But the fluid in the bottle
That was marked eternal ink.

This ink was most amazing,
Dark black upon his blotter
But as it touched the parchment
It became as clear as water.

The angel kept on writing,
But as quickly as a wink
The words were disappearing
With that strange eternal ink.

The angel took no notice,
But kept writing on and on.
He turned each page and filled it
Till all its space was gone.

I thought he wrote to no avail,
His efforts were so vain
For he wrote a thousand pages
That he'd never read again.

And as I watched and wondered that
This awesome sight was mine,
I actually saw a word stay black
As it dried upon the line.

The angel wrote and I thought I saw
A look of satisfaction.
At last he had some print to show
For all his earnest action.
A line or two dried dark and stayed
As black as black can be,
But strangely the next paragraph
Became invisible to see.

The book was getting fuller,
The angel's records true,
But most of it was blank, with
Just a few words coming through.

I knew there was some reason,
But as hard as I could think,
I couldn't grasp the significance
Of that eternal ink.

The mystery burned within me,
And I finally dared to ask
The angel to explain to me
Of his amazing task.

And what I heard was frightful
As the angel turned his head.
He looked directly at me,
And this is what he said...

I know you stand and wonder
At what my writing's worth
But God has told me to record
The lives of those on earth.

The book that I am filling
Is an accurate account
Of every word and action
And to what they do amount.

And since you have been watching
I must tell you what is true;
The details of my journal
Are the strict accounts of YOU.

The Lord asked me to watch you
As each day you worked and played.
I saw you as you went to church,
I saw you as you prayed.

But I was told to document
Your life through all the week.
I wrote when you were proud and bold,
I wrote when you were meek.

I recorded all your attitudes
Whether they were good or bad.
I was sorry that I had to write
The things that make God sad.

So now I'll tell the wonder
Of this eternal ink,
For the reason for its mystery
Should make you stop and think.

This ink that God created
To help me keep my journal
Will only keep a record of
Things that are eternal.

So much of life is wasted
On things that matter not
So instead of my erasing,
Smudging ink and ugly blot.

I just keep writing faithfully and
Let the ink do all the rest
For it is able to decide
What's useless and what's best.

And God ordained that as I write
Of all you do and say
Your deeds that count for nothing
Will just disappear away.

When books are opened someday,
As sure as heaven is true;
The Lord's eternal ink will tell
What mattered most to you.

If you just lived to please yourself
The pages will be bare,
And God will issue no reward
For you when you get there.

In fact, you'll be embarrassed,
You will hang your head in shame
Because you did not give yourself
In love to Jesus' Name.

Yet maybe there will be a few
Recorded lines that stayed
That showed the times you truly cared,
Sincerely loved and prayed.

But you will always wonder
As you enter heaven's door
How much more glad you would have been
If only you'd done more.

For I record as God sees,
I don't stop to even think
Because the truth is written
With God's eternal ink.

When I heard the angel's story
I fell down and wept and cried
For as yet I still was dreaming
I hadn't really died.

And I said: O angel tell the Lord
That soon as I awake
I'll live my life for Jesus-
I'll do all for His dear sake.

I'll give in full surrender;
I'll do all He wants me to;
I'll turn my back on self and sin
And whatever isn't true.

And though the way seems long and rough
I promise to endure.
I'm determined to pursue the things
That are holy, clean and pure.

With Jesus as my helper,
I will win lost souls to Thee,
For I know that they will live with Christ
For all eternity.

And that's what really matters
When my life on earth is gone
That I will stand before the Lord
And hear Him say, well done.


It's been a crazy few days!!

It has been a crazy few days around here...sometimes I have to stop and ask myself if I live in the "Jerry Springer" world!! I can't go into what is going on, but if you could please keep me in your prayers I would greatly appreciate it.

I just thought I would post a few things that are going on....Well, August is almost here, and that means that FOOTBALL SEASON IS COMING!!! I love FOOTBALL and I love this time of year!!! The boys will start practicing August 11, and I will be loving it!!! I love to watch them practice and play in their games. Both my boys do great and really enjoy football, but sometimes their mom embarrasses them with her yelling on the sidelines...hehe...They have told me many times they have heard me while they are in the huddle...LOL

So, while other kids hate to see August come, because they have to go back to school, I LOVE IT!!! I am so blessed that I am able to stay home and be at my boys' practices and games, and I thank God for that!!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Marco Polo

Do you remember this game we used to play when we were kids?? It was like playing hide and go seek in the pool. I used to love it!!

Well, yesterday, Allen and the two younger boys were playing it in the pool, and they were having a blast with it. Well, it was Allen's turn to be "Marco", and the boys had to stay away from him. So the game went on for awhile, and they did a great job staying away from him. As a matter of fact, Allen had been playing for about 10 minutes and didn't tag either one of them. And ya know why?? They got out of the pool!!! Bubba came in and told me what was going on, how they left daddy in the pool, and he was cracking up!! I am glad I wasn't out there, because I am not very good at keeping a joke, I start laughing and that would be the end of it!! Then Allen comes in, and says, "Think that was funny, huh?"...and I just cracked up!! He was a good sport and he told me toward the end he said, "You guys are really good, did you get out of the pool??" Oh, the boys thought that was the best!!! Oh, and to top it off, we don't have a large pool, our pool is an 18' above ground pool...LOL

Oh, it was a riot and I loved it!!! These are the memories that they boys will remember with their dad!!


Thursday, July 17, 2008


I have been blessed with this award from Terri

These are the rules:
1. The recipient must link back the the award's creator (
2. You must post these rules if you recieve the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to recieve the award after recieving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.

Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human)
2. Must love one another
3. Must make mistakes
4. Must learn from others
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world
6. Must love life
7. Must love kids

Kim - Kim is an awesome lady!! If you have a problem, you can talk to her about it and she will help you through it. She is a wonderful mother, wife and friend and I am blessed to be considered one of her friends.

Jayedee - In a phrase...Jayedee holds an unlimited supply of information!! If you need to know anything about anything, ask Jayedee!! I honestly believe that Jayedee could be left in the wilderness with her husband and family, and nothing but what she knows in her head, and she would survive!!

Daphne - Daphne is a very giving woman. Her son just recently married and it was a joy to hear about the couple from when he asked her to marry him, up until the wedding. She is such a dear, sweet lady..who loves to hear about others joys!!

Hope - Hope is such a sweetie, and once you get her started on her little ones, there is no stopping her, And who could blame her, they are so adorable!! And I have to take my hats off to her, because she homeschools them all!! Homeschooling is very hard and it takes a very dedicated mama to do it!!

She is passionate about her family.. and others.. she has a true love for Christ and isn't ashamed to admit it." Can't get better than that in my eyes!!

So this is my five that I chose, and I would like to thank Terri for giving me this honor!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Allen!!

Today is my husband's birthday, and he is 44 years old!!

This morning I was thinking, how blessed am I that I have been able to share 21 years of my husband's birthdays! I think that is such a blessing, that we are able to share our husband's lives, and know that we are the only ones that experience life with them. We have three beautiful children together, and a whole lot of memories, and I treasure it all!!

And since my hubby loves Jeremy Camp, this video is for him!!

I love ya, Allen!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008


Anyone who knows me knows that I love the Baltimore Ravens!! And I just found out that they have two live raven mascots of their own. So I decided to research Ravens, and let me tell you they are very intelligent birds, and they are very funny!! I was searching Youtube to post a video on how intelligent they are, and I found this one!!! I thought it was great!!!! Have an awesome weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been so busy cleaning up and decluttering!!! My target today is to finish my youngest son's room. I have been going through Living on a Dime and Hillbilly Housewife websites, and I have been very excited to declutter and I have been trying different recipes. And I have to tell ya, the recipes are not bad at all!! I made the Cream Cheese Fudge and Pocket Sandwiches, and they both were a hit!!

I would highly recommend both sites!! Whether you are trying to save money or just need some help getting organized, both sites would be great for ya!! I love decluttering!! I am getting rid of alot of their clothes, because I have realized that they have so many clothes, their bedroom is always cluttered. Since my boys do their own laundry, I have realized that if I take a bulk of their clothes away, they will have to do their laundry at least once a week, because they don't have a choice!! So in turn, their room becomes less cluttered, and they become more responsible for doing their laundry.

And because I am doing all of this decluttering and working on saving as much money as I can with the family budget, my mind has been clearer. I have been in such a depressed state, as a matter of fact, I can honestly say, Satan was having a ball with me!! I went to Church on Sunday and I sat in the back row and talked to the Lord, and shed a few tears. And I left with a lighter load, I truly felt alot better. And when I put my eyes back on Him, the depression and sorrow that I had been feeling were gone. So, doing what I am doing is really working for me!!

Oh, and by the has been 4 weeks without smoking....Praise Jesus!!!

Have a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Some more pics!!!

I am just going to post a few more pics from Creation, that Coty took. There are alot, but I will pick the best of the last today!!! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Creation 08

Well, I got to chatting with Coty and he told me about his time at Creation. The first thing he said is that it rained every day they were there...hehe...I got a chuckle out of that. Oh, and the pics that he took were great!! He got alot of pics of his way up there, and he took a picture of the sun setting, from the first night being there, and I think that is the best picture!!! I am going to upload of few, but please look at the last one he took, that is my favorite one!!!

Well, enjoy the pics, I know I did!!!