This is Connor and Caleb and Isaiha. They were the ring bearers. Connor said that they were ring bear's. Caleb said that he wanted to be a candle biter:) Aren't they too cute? Their 4th birthday was two days after the wedding. We were all too tired to party too much with them so they had the left over wedding cake. They were ok with that cuz they got cool gifts, like cowboy shirts and hats, bikes and Hunter Dan figurines. Can't believe they are four already.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is a picture at Mindy's wedding. It is my daughter and our friend Casey. Casey's brother, Riley, was (and is) with Jay. During the ceremony after the readings were done and the vows were said, Louis's brother stepped aside and was going to sing "This Ring" for Mindy and Louis while they lit the unity candle. Just as the music started to play, the microphone quit and so we sat in silence for a couple of minutes while they fixed it. It was during this quiet time that a small airplane ( like Jay's) flew over us. It was rather low and it circled us and flew away. It appeared and dissappeared at just the perfect time. There is no way you could have planned that. It was God saying, Yes I am here. Jay is here. Riley is here. Steve is here. We all looked at each other and wondered how this could be. There is only one way and that is that God wanted us all to know, we are never alone. I am so thankful that Steve's family and Riley's family and all of Jay's family was there to share this with us. What an Amazing God.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
OK so it took me an hour to figure out how to get these pictures here and now I don't know how to move them where I want them. AND Taylor needs the computer to do a homework assignment. I will try hard to figure this out because I have soooooo many really cool pictures to show you. So come back and visit me soon. I can't wait for you to see what a beautiful day it was, my very awesome family and friends that made it special and all the little details that I know you will like.
Isn't she pretty?
Isn't she pretty?
Friday, September 19, 2008
The last couple of days I have been out of town in a hospital with my mother and father in law. He had to have a new pace maker put in and a new wire connected to his heart. Casey and I went there to sit with Jay's mom so she wouldn't be alone. I was glad to be there with them. I love them to pieces. He is doing pretty good today and so we decided to come home. He should get to go home tomorrow. While I was there I was thinking. If this doctor can put a little machine inside your chest to make your heart work properly maybe I should ask him if he can fix mine. You see, my heart isn't working quite right either. Since Jay has been gone it just isn't the same. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes when I hear his pickup pull up in front of the house, it skips a beat. Sometimes when it's nice outside and I hear a airplane fly by it beats faster. When I think about this Christmas tree harvest coming up it feels like my heart gets too anxious and scared. I wonder if there is anything that Mr. Doctor can do for me. Maybe it's just an over full heart. Full of love and gratitude. Maybe it's the doctors boss that I should be talking to. God, thank you for this heart of mine. Fill it with love and thanks. Give it a good dose of confidence and please show me the way to get thru each day.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Last weekend my sister came to help me with Mindy's wedding. She used to be a florest so it was her job (along with many other jobs) to make the brides bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets and all the coursages and boutonniers. They were awesome. So this week end after Taylor's football jamboree on Saturday morning, we drove 5 hours to Lakeview to help her in her concession wagon at the Lake County Fair. Her booth sells Indian Taco's. They are made by stretching bread dough and deep frying it. Then you top it with refried beans, taco seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, salsa, sour cream, olives, jalepeno's and guacamole. I don't know the population of Lakeview but I am sure that every person who lives there came by on Sunday at least once and had an Indian taco. It was insane. I too had to have one.... And a piece of fried bread.... And a deep fried ice cream. Fatty fatty two by four couldn't get thru the kitchen door. I think I will eat only vegetables for a week. (sure) Taylor and I headed home this morning after visiting with my Grandma. She is the cutest 93 year old Grandma I know. After sayin good-by to my mom and dad we headed up the road for 5 hours back home. Home is where my heart says AHHHH.