Thursday, May 28, 2009


This is the time of year when I don't see my husband much. He is busy with Indy 500, spring concerts, graduation, and the start of summer marching band. He always finds a way to let me know he is thinking about me...

Monday, May 25, 2009

God Meets Us Where We Are

After a long day at work and an evening with the kids I decided to take a bath tonight. As I got in the tub I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. My mind was spinning fast about numerous things. It is amazing to me how God meets us where we are...even in the bath tub!! I had some quiet time and some prayer time. I even think a few tears fell into the water. As I was getting out of the bath I didn't feel like the weight was as heavy as when I got in. I was sharing the load with Him.

Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 (AMP)

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Balloon Fight

The cousins stopped by today. They sure had fun entertaining themselves...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fun Day

Yesterday was the last day of pre-school. Keaton was pretty excited about this day.
He got a monster truck tattoo on his face.
He competed in a big wheel race.

Here he is holding his first place medal!!
This is Miss Susan. She did a great job with Keaton this school year. I am very pleased with what they accomplished.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Makenna

Friday the 15th was Makenna's 8th birthday. She had a good day at school complete with cupcakes for her classmates. We let her pick where she wanted to go for dinner. She picked Texas Roadhouse (I was so proud...I knew Chuck-E-Cheese was on the tip of her tongue!!). After dinner I made an unexpected stop with Keaton at the doctor's office to find out he has strep throat. We had to cancel the birthday cook-out for today. Makenna was a little upset but we will reschedule it for her later. So, instead of fun family cook-out pictures for this post, just this quick update will have to do for now.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mercy And Grace

16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 (New International Version)

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Lilac Bush

This lilac bush is so pretty in our yard right now...and ooohhh does it smell good! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. You are the best. We love you!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Being Tested

I come before God (flaws and all) and tell Him of my anger, confusion, fear, and disappointment. Someone I love is hurting and their dreams are being shattered. It is so hard to trust that good will rise from this. It is in these moments that my faith is tested.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Luau

Tonight Monroe Central had a Spring Luau. It was pretty much a carnival with a Hawaiian theme.

They tried to win a goldfish but the balls just wouldn't go in the bowl. :(

They got their face painted. Makenna had a rainbow and Keaton had a yellow snake.
This was the favorite! They took the long slow climb to the top...

And then came down super fast screaming all the way!!

They had a good night.