Friday, September 28, 2012

Princess, King and ..... Handbags

In our home

I guess


wears this crown ....

and Myron holds the title

King of the Ipad.

as for me .....

Well ....

I have always wondered

why I am so 

drawn to big purses.

Now I know!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

One Week and One Day


picture  of

Sweetness ...



progress on the deck





Saturday, September 22, 2012

The BEST Is Yet To Come ...

Read the last chapters in Revelation today.

It excites my heart to think of all

that is in store for believers!

The new heaven and the new earth

will be AMAZING!

There will be no more tears. 

God Himself will wipe them all away.

There will be nothing left

to make us sad.  There will be no more death

and all the things that caused us 

sadness in the past 

will have passed away.  (Rev 21:2-4)

Once again ... the LORD says,

"It is done". (Rev 21:6)

Our final home will be 

beautiful and immense. (Rev 21:9-21)


is yet to come ....

We will dwell in the light of His glory

He will be our lamp and we shall

gaze on His face and 

rejoice in His radiance ... FOREVER !!!

 (Rev 21:22-27)

Happy Birthday Cody!

Cody celebrated his 

9th Birthday this week!

We joined their family for

 some fun and tasty snacks

 ...we all especially enjoy 

Jalon's cooking.

This time he made some mighty 

fine tasting chicken wings.  

They were done in his

oil fryer and they were ummm ummm good!

Cody love anything 'sports'

and anything ' Lego',

which made shopping for

his birthday a piece of cake !!

He will look good in his

Bison shirt as we 

cheer them on to victory!

 Cody and Sam

who were missing the

other boys, Nolan and Eddy.

With the  birth of Lucy 

our count stands at

Girls = 11

Boys = 4
 Not sure what the

kids were doing on

this picture ...

but they were having fun!!
"To this end we always 

pray for you, that our God

 may make you worthy of His calling

 and may fulfill every

resolve for good and every 

work of faith by His power,

so that the name of our 

LORD Jesus may be 

glorified in you ... according to the

grace of our God

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

I love you Cody Orman!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Holy ... Holy ... Holy ...

Reading now in one

of my favorite books

in the Bible.  

Revelation 1:3 says,

"Blessed is the one 

who reads aloud 

                                       the words of this prophecy..."

I love these verses ...
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne 
and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, 
numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 
 saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb
 who was slain,

to receive power and 
wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
 And I heard every creature
 in heaven and on earth
 and under the earth 
and in the sea, 
and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” 
and the elders fell down and worshiped.

These words stir up thoughts 

of what it will be like

to finally be at His feet,

 worshiping Him.

They stir up thoughts 

of what it will be like

to finally see Him ... high and lifted up.

Which brings to mind the lovely song,

"I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me.

I can only imagine 

What it will be like 
When I walk 
By your side 

I can only imagine 
What my eyes will see 
When your face 
Is before me 
I can only imagine 

Surrounded by Your glory,
 what will my heart feel 
Will I dance for you Jesus
 or in awe of you be still 
Will I stand in your presence 
or to my knees will I fall 
Will I sing hallelujah,
 will I be able to speak at all 
I can only imagine 

I can only imagine 
When that day comes 
And I find myself 
Standing in the Son 

I can only imagine 
When all I will do 
Is forever 
Forever worship You 
I can only imagine


I can only imagine [x2]

I can only imagine
When all I will do 
Is forever, forever worship you!

Love my life here ... but can't wait to be forever
with the One who loved me and gave Himself for me!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

random pics

Jeshanah, Julia
and JoAnna.

We've spent a lot of
time outdoors this summer
as the weather has been
so nice.

That  -  is a lot of potatoes!

Do you know 


who could eat that entire 

plateful of potatoes??

I think I do!

This picture is a little

more clear ....

but the one above shows

how cute the 2 sisters

looked pregnant.

Here are some of the

grandkids .....

peeking at Sam

while he is giving thanks

for their picnic lunch.

Selah always peeks !!!

These three girls along with

their two brothers came and 

stayed for a weekend.  

So did these three!

 I won't tell you how many

Pizza Rolls these three

and Jeshanah and I can eat!

It's a lot!
 The girls just 

L O V E 

to play with


dress up clothes 

when they come.
 And these three

like to see if they can

"get grandpa down"!

Its been such a

beautiful summer.

I often do my reading outside

in the morning.

Sometimes Chloe and Lydia

join me and we share

a snack together.

So thankful for each and every one

of the grandchildren the LORD

has blest us with!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Babies come

when babies wanna come!

Expecting to have their baby

on Monday ....

Julia and Matt were pleasantly

surprised when the baby

decided to come on Sunday.

Here I am all ready for the big event.

It is an amazing experience

to witness your children

giving birth to a child of their own.

So thankful they allowed me to be there.


Lucy Faith Jacques! 

She weighed in at 

6 pounds, 10 ounces and is 18 inches long.

This is just moments after

she was born.

She has tons of very dark hair

and is a bundle of sweetness!

And here we are.

The ever-so-proud

grandma and grandpa of Lucy.

We have already been praying

that she will come to know

the LORD Jesus as her Savior

while she is a young child.

That can save a lot of heartache.

It is so fun to have a 

newborn in the family once again.

Here she is ....

all dressed up and ready to go home!

Matt and Julia are on a 

journey of a lifetime ...

And we will be praying

for them all the way!

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Birth

about the soon coming
birth of the babies
of Julia and Matt and
 JoAnna and Andrew.

Myron thought the
girls and he should have a
"belly shot" together!!

So here it its!  

Julia and Matt's baby
is 'scheduled' to be
born on 
Monday, September 17th.

That is a good day
for a birth ... 

And we can hardly wait to hold
their little blessing in our arms!

JoAnna and Andrew's little one
will come along in October.

BUT .... for today .....

we had the thrilling experience

of witnessing two

"new births"!!

Our friends, Mustafa and Brenna, 
have come to understand what the
LORD Jesus Christ has done for them .... 
and have trusted Him as their Savior
 and thanked Him, for His unspeakable gift!

No matter how much you see it ...
just like the birth of a new baby ...

the thrill and joy of seeing 'salvation' come 
NEVER gets old.