Saturday, March 22, 2008

Because He Lives!!

We serve our RISEN Saviour!

and...another one in oldie but definitely a goodie!

Because He Lives

God Sent His Son,
They Called Him Jesus;
He Came To Love, Heal And Forgive.
He Lived And Died To Buy My Pardon;
An Empty Grave Is There To Prove My Savior Lives.

Because He LivesI Can Face Tomorrow
Because He LivesAll Fear Is Gone
Because I Know He Holds The Future
And Life Is Worth The Living Just Because He Lives

How Sweet To Hold A Newborn Baby,
And Feel The Pride And Joy He Gives;
But Greater Still The Calm Assurance:
This Child Can Face Uncertain Day Because He Lives.


And Then One Day I'll Cross The River;
I'll Fight Life's Final War With Pain.
And Then, As Death Gives Way To Vict'ry,
I'll See The Lights Of Glory And I'll Know He Reigns.

Friday, March 21, 2008

New Again ~ Sara Evans & Brad Paisley

A friend shared this song w/ me earlier this week. It's sotouching however not suitable for young viewers.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thank you God

This is the WEEK that the LORD has made!! Actually this past Sunday was the Day that the LORD made! I'll explain in another post!

As of today...Ben & I are on Spring Break...Jacob's starts after school tomorrow! I am thankful for some time at home, not at work, and w/ our boys!

I am so grateful for Jesus' Amazing & Redeeming LOVE!

I am looking forward to getting together with friends over the weekend! Excited to spend time w/ the Schworms!! Kelly too! YAY!

I am looking forward to spending time w/ family next week!

I am thankful for patient & understanding photographers. Unfortunately I have no cute "brother" pictures to show. We are trying again next week in hopes that little Ben will be in a better frame of mind!

My pansies look adorable & my tulips are trying to poke their way through! Today is the FIRST day of spring! God is beautiful!

I have another cold sore so I am thankful for the expensive Abreva.

I am thankful for beginnings, fresh starts, & new life.

What are you thankful for?! Rejoice and Be GLAD!

Monday, March 17, 2008

one day...

I want one of these!

I want my hands & feet to look like this or this! whew Mama, thanks to you, I have a LONG way to go!

Silly me! Now I need to stop wasting time and get some stuff done!

Also thought I should repost our flickr site.

And here's a look at my boy at school!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Marvelous Light

This one's for you daddy on behalf of the boys! and wonderful for Easter too!

I once was fatherless,
a stranger with no hope;
Your kindness wakened me,
Awakened me,
from my sleep

Your love it beckons deeply,
a call to come and die.
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take your life.

Sin has lost it's power,
death has lost it's sting.
From the grave you've risenVICTORIOUSLY!

Into marvelous light I'm running,
Out of darkness, out of shame.
By the cross you are the truth,
You are the life,
you are the way

My dead heart now is beating,
My deepest stains now clean.
Your breath fills up my lungs.
Now I'm free. now I'm free!

Lift my hands and spin around,
See the light that i have found.
Oh the marvelous light Marvelous light

Friday, March 14, 2008

These are a few of my Favorite Things

1. scrapbooking
2. ribbon
3. beads
4. boys (mine!)
5. my Bible
6. sunglasses
7. pumpkin patches
8. buttons
9. flower pots
10. polka dots
11. cook outs
12. metal buckets
13. blogs
14. my little boys w/ their glasses
15. granny's potato salad (today is her birthday)
16. sweatshirt blanket
17. ice tea
18. flip flops
19. giggling & cuddling with our family
20. rain
21. satin hands
22. sunshine
23. JM's smile
24. snail mail
25. chocolate chip cookies
26. walks
27. gingerbread
28. ice cream
29. monster trucks
30. lime green convertable bugs
31. blue jeans
32. containers
33. swimming
34. going for walks
35. Christmas Lights
36. sharpees
37. Jacob's contagious laugh
38. fresh salsa
39. vegitable gardens
40. new recipes
41. Ben's Cowlick
42. fall
43. baby squeaks
44. candles
45. magazines
46. bedtime stories
47. JM's eyes
48. freshly mopped floor
49. roasting marshmellows
50. stepping stones
51. my daddy's wink
52. worship music
53. open windows
54. pizza
55. fall leaves
56. fresh snow
57. girlfriends
58. Target
59. Chik Fil A
60. Jesus
61. country music
62. mowing the grass
63. outdoor movies
64. playgrounds & parks
65. ice cream
66. St. Patricks Day
67. JM's pillow (I need to get my own!)
68. recycling
69. snack mixes
70. JM...squeaky...10 years!
71. Diet Coke
72. bargains
73. decluttering
74. ice water
75. hot shower
76. hot tamales
77. sleeping in
78. koozies
79. green, orange, turqoise, & brown seperat or together
80. candy corn

OKAY...I was trying to get to 100 but I am taking a break here. I'll try to resume my favorite things list another time!...soon!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I am Thankful!

God is so good!
His promise & provision are Amazing!
I have the best family EVER! I LOVE my boys!
I am so thankful to be healthy during this germy season.
We had a most delightful cuddle session tonight! I am so glad they enjoy that time with us.
Insurance . . .
This weather has been glorious! We have played outside and gone for walks & bikerides! Glorious I said!
Laughter is the best!
Spring Break is almost here.
Jesus is ALIVE! (just writing that put a song in my heart that the boys used to sing in choir. i'll have to remind them of it!)


Monday, March 10, 2008

Love my BOYS!

Today Little B & I were talking about all of his favorites and it got me to thinking how similar our boys are and how much they differ. I also thought it would be fun to "journal" all about them! So here it goes!
Jacob 6 1/2 years old

Loves: riding his bike, reading, Legos, playing games on the computer, going to parks, creating art

Favorite Foods include: Mommy's Chicken Pockets, Pizza, Steak, Tacos, & Dadu's Famous Cheese Crackers

Favorite Movie: Cars , The Incredibles, & The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

Favorite Books: Magic Treehouse Series, The Bear's Vacation

Favorite Songs: Marvelous Light, Mighty to Save

Friends include: Daniel B, Brody, Scott, Jacob, Sam L, Sam H

Ben 4 years old

Loves: playing outside, Cars & Trucks, the Vaccuum
Cleaner, cleaning, baking, pre-school,

Favorite Foods include: any SNACK! Goldfish, Gummies, popcorn

Favorite Movie: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

Favorite Book: Scooby Doo Pirates Ahoy

Favorite Song: Marvelous Light

Friends include: James, Hannah, Ainsley, Riley, (yep 3 are girls) His best friend is Jacob!

and for the most amazing Boy in my life and MY best friend:

John Mark 33 1/2 years old

Enjoys: spending time with US!, watching movies, playing his guitar, going out to eat, hanging out with his buddies, teaching

Favorite Foods: pizza, steaks & mashed potatoes
Favorite Movie: Most

Favorite Books: the Bible, Messy Spirituality

Favorite Songs: You Are God, Marvelous Light

Friends include: Jeff, Gus, Gary, Tim, Gary, Darren, Scott, Aron

Favorite Restaurants: Apollos, Buffalo Wild Wings, Moes, Outback, Superstars

Sunday, March 9, 2008

God of this City

another great song and video to go along with it. enjoy!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday

a day late . . . again ~ this time I forgot

our GOD is good
i LOVE my little boys
SQUEAKY (he reminded me that I forgot to post Thankful Thursday ~ yesterday!)
FUN at Penelope. . . 20% off EVERYTHING in the store until tomorrow
yay for Lynchburg . . . driving there to night (by myself :) ) and listening to this!
i'm FINALLY feeling better! and even more thankful that NONE of the boys have gotten strep throat . . . or any other nasty germ for that matter!
we have really really been enjoying the warm weather this week ~ really good for the boys ~ thus really really good for me!
Trader Joes is coming to Short Pump!

that was a random selection of thankful things!

Make it a good one!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I just found out that March is National Craft Month so. . .

The ribbon isn't really ugly like it appears in the picture! It's a fun, "flowy" ribbon! I'm just not a good photographer.
I had it hanging on JM's guitar for him to randomly find. He found it!

I'm hoping I find time to do LOTS of crafting and scrapbooking!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

3rd post in 1 day!

Here are a few pics as promised! Little Ben was so proud to have everyone at his art show. My parents drove up 2 1/2 hours just to see his sweet art and JM's parents came too. I think more than anything Ben was just so excited to be doing something he remembers Jacob doing.

Here he is looking for his sponge painted leaf. Where o where can my leaf be?!

Monster Truck Favorites!

Here are a few of our favorites from our fun afternoon at the Monster Truck Jam.

To see more go to

I'll be back later w/ Art Show!

Sing Sing Sing Sunday!

We will sing, sing, sing
And make music with the heavens
We will sing, sing, sing
Grateful that You hear us
When we shout your praise
Lift high the name of Jesus

What's not to love about You?
Heaven and earth adore You
Kings and kingdoms bow down
Son of God, You are the One
You are the One we're living for
You are the love that frees us
You are the light that leads us
Like a fire burningSon of God,
You are the oneYou are the one
we're living for

We stayed home today b/c of the strep funk that I have but still wanted to bless the Lord this morning. (yep...the boys even broke out in a dance...ON THE BED) :) This is a beautiful song. Enjoy!