Sunday, July 31, 2005
A Valuable Lesson Learned..........AGAIN
When you enjoy going outside and you are wearing shorts, jeans or capris.......
LARGE FLYING INSECTS cannot fly up the inside of them!
Colleen, Kaylee (sleeping) & Jake
Just wanting a handout!
Kaylee at Canyon Lake 05
Josh and Mikey with Kaylee at Landa 05
Shey, Mikey and Josh at Comal
Mikey and Josh do the Tube shoot on Comal
Paul and Colleen on Train
Mikey and Josh at Potters Creek
Kaylee at Landa Park
Tracy at Canyon
Saturday, July 30, 2005
JAKEB TUBING THE GUADALUPE
THE BIBLICAL VERSION OF THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed by thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
Forgive us our trespasses, as we
Forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
And deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the glory and the power
Forever and ever.
Just some of the deer
Dragon flies by the dozen
Dragon flies by the dozen
Originally uploaded by praynlady.
Kaylee running around in the Dragon Flies
J.G. at Potters Creek.
Kaylee, Mom and Shey in Lake
Whole gang at Landa ride the train.
The second week, we took our nephew Jakeb with us. He says he had a great time but he had to entertain himself several times because there was no one there to play with him. Except Kaylee!!! haha We took him to some different places on the river and also to Landa Park and we had a really great time. You'll never guess what else we did?! We ate, and ate, and ate. We met some really wonderful people there and had them over for dinner and then they had us over as well. We really enjoyed their company. Thanks "Griffins"! for adding some fun to our trip. We also ran into some friends there from our church. Hey guys, this shout out is for you, the Genre's, the Gryseels, and Mike S. It was great to see you guys and I wish we'd been able to see more of you. (Hey, there's always next weekend?!)
Kaylee has turned out to be part fish as well. She is following in the footsteps of her sister and brother. We could not keep up with her in the water and she played herself out almost every day. She was having a great time. I have included some pictures in this blog so it may be kinda long but thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the things we did! God Bless.
My Funny Joke of The Day
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'honor thy father and thy mother' she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shalt not kill."
This joke was sent to me by "beliefnet"
HOPE AND FAITH
If you have a special prayer request, please post it and I will add it too my list.
Kendra & John and Cooper Kordell Alexzander, Gwen & Kevin and kids, Bethina and Alex, Tom health issues, Brett going on mission trip and to Ireland, Pray for soldiers in battle, fighting for our freedom,Pray for those that were taken from us war, My friends, My hometeam, James and Darcelle, Jovita and baby, Candy and boys, Julie, God bless you Grace, The Mazac Family, Billie Beckworth, Chandal and girls, Charlies health, The Southern Flare Band (Charlies band), Mike Pullen and Krashawn Burton. Personal, Sandy Gaskill-health issues , Please pray for Tommy and Jessie James as they deal with the loss of their wife and mother, Pam. Olyn Stephenson passed away Sunday the 26th, Please continue to pray for my Aunt Dorothy. Please pray for my sanity. Please pray for all of those in the path of "DENNIS". Pray for my sister and her children as they leave to get out of "HIS" way.
Friday, July 29, 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE
So, in her honor.......
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Josie,
Happy Birthday to you!
And many more, on channel 4
and frankenstein on channel 9
CHOICE EMAIL OF THE WEEK
Rather cleverly done. This is in two parts, the prayer (in blue type) and GOD (in red type) in response.
Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
But -- you called ME!
Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
There -- you did it again!
You said, "Our Father who art in Heaven"
Well, here I am. What's on your mind?
But I didn't mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord's Prayer. It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.
Well, all right. Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name . .
Hold it right there. What do you mean by that?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means. Good grief,
I don't know what it means. How in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer. By the way, what does it mean?
It means honored, holy, wonderful.
Hey, that makes sense.
I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of neat if you got control
of everything down here like you have up there.
We're kinda in a mess down here you know.
Yes, I know; but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend your money --
all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read?
Now hold on just a minute! Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!
I thought you were praying for my will to be done.
If that is to happen, it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it. Like you -- for example.
Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups. Now that you mention it,I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very much until now,
but I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.
Now we're getting somewhere .We'll work together -- You and ME.
I'm proud of You.
Look, Lord, if you don't mind, I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does. Give us this day our daily bread.
You need to cut out the bread. You're overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this? Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.
Praying is a dangerous thing. You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME -- and here I am. It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying. ( . pause . ) Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
What about Ann?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me. I've sworn to get even with her!
But -- your prayer -- What about your prayer?
I didn't -- mean it.
Well, at least you're honest. But, it's quite a load carrying around all that bitterness
and resentment isn't it?
Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her. She'll wish she had never been born.
No, you won't feel any better. You'll feel worse.
Revenge isn't sweet. You know how unhappy you are --
Well, I can change that.
You can? How?
Then, I'll forgive you; And the hate and the sin, will be Ann's problem -- not yours.
You will have settled the problem as far as you are concerned.
Oh, you know, you're right. You always are.
And more than I want revenge, I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right . all right . . I forgive her.
How do you feel?
Hmmmm. Well, not bad. Not bad at all! In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest, you know.
Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with your prayer are you? Go on.
Oh, all right.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good! I'll do that. Just don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever.
Do you know what would bring me glory - - What would really make me happy?
No, but I'd like to know. I want to please you now.
I've really made a mess of things. I want to truly follow you.
I can see now how great that would be. So, tell me . . .
How do I make you happy?
YOU just did.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
MY COMPUTER HAS NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION
MAY GOD BLESS ALL WHO ENTER, AND GIVE YOU ABUNDANT BLESSINGS AND MAY YOU BE ABLE TO SEE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE.....BLESSINGS!
Friday, July 15, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
A pastor who was badly overworked went to the local medical center and was able to have a clone made. The clone was like the pastor in every respect--except that the clone used extraordinarily foul language. The cloned pastor was exceptionally gifted in many other areas of pastoral work, but finally the complaints about the dirty language were too much.The pastor was not too sure how to get rid of the clone so that it wouldn't look like murder. The best thing, he decided, was to make the clone's death look like an accident. So the pastor lured the clone onto a bridge in the middle of the night and pushed the clone off the bridge.
Unfortunately there was a police officer who happened by at that very moment and arrested the pastor for making an obscene clone fall.
THE HUMMER FAMILY
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
THINK ABOUT IT!!
I am working on a new project and this is the verse that I am working with today.
THINK ABOUT IT!
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen. 1:1)
Wow, He created this! This is where I live and where I will raise my children! Imaging how precious we must be, for Him tocreat all of this, knowing He would fill it up with His children! Almost like a nursery or a playground! (Well sorta) All of this for you and me. Incredible! Can you just imagine how God must have thought out so perfectly His plan of creation? He created a perfect place for us! (and we spoiled it with sin) We were not an after thought, we wer the ORIGINAL plan and He prepared a place for us just as He prepares a place for us in Heaven.
Monday, July 11, 2005
"SHRIMP de COOP" (My shrimp has gone nuts)!!
A recipe for shrimp lovers.
I have a tendancy to throw things into a pan and cook it. NO recipes, can't stand those. If I can make something up, it's ususally edible if not really great. Don't get me wrong, there are somethings that just don't turn out. Those, I usually send with my husband to work, telling him that it is a gormet item I worked hard on! LOL
This recipe is for the person who wants shrimp done just a little different and I wouldn't be recommending it if it didn't turn out great! It is DELICIOUS!
I cleaned 10 pounds of shrimp (so about 8 lbs)
?8 LBS SHRIMP
3 CUPS BUTTER (MARJORIN)
1.5 CUPS LEMON JUICE
2 T. GUYS SEASONING (Tony Cacheres works too)
1/2 CUPS FINELY CHOPPED PECANS (pronounced pa-kons)
1 T. FRESH CRUSHED GARLIC
ONION POWDER TO TASTE
melt the butter with the garlic, seasonings and pecans for a few minutes and then add fresh, cleaned shrimp. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 400 for about 25 minutes. Remove foil and change oven setting to broil. Broil for 5 minutes, remove and stir, then broil 5 more minutes and you're done. Serve over fresh greens or with rice or potatoes or just do it like we do here....Throw it into a bowl and chow down. If you like this one, let me know and I'll include a couple more of my home made recipes. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 10, 2005
The Perfect Prayer ?
9 There was a man named Jabez who was more distinguished than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. 10He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and extend my lands! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!" And God granted him his request.
I know that I an no more distinguished than any of my sisters (I have 3) but I know that this is a prayer that is close to my heart. Jabez was not a hero but he was a faithful follower and lived his life as God directed.
My prayer: God that you would bless me and watch over the lands on which I reside, Please be with me in all that I do, be with me as I come to you for answers to daily questions and guide me in the right direction. Allow me to hear You. Let me see You in myself and let others see You in me. Keep me out of trouble and I know that when I am in trouble, You will be there to catch me and forgive me. God, please take away the physical, mental and emotional pain that I carry. Father, bless my family and all who come to you. In Christ's name, Amen
I'M SHAKIN IN MY SHOES
Your Parenting Milestones Calculator results:
click on the above link and look for "Your parenting Milestones Calculator"
These are my results!
Mom's Age: 40 years old
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CHECK OUT THIS BLOG!
Check it out for a great laugh!
Thanks Peter for the first morning laughs!
Wow! God's grace! That is such an awesome thing to realize isn't it? By His grace we are free. Free to choose to follow Him, to serve Him and to live as He desires us to live. We cannot "earn" our way to heaven. God is in charge and He knows the desires of our hearts, and He knows the choices we will make before we make them. Wouldn't it be better then, to choose the right choices so that we do not have to pay for our mistakes over and over. God has already paid the ultimate price, His son's life for our sin. Incredible. Sacrifice. If we choose to make the right decisions, we are simply trying to live as He wants us to, and our right choices will draw us ever closer to Him. That is where I want to be. I, like any other, still make wrong choices but I ask God to forgive me and I forgive myself because I am human and will do as human nature suggests on occasion. I do believe, as a follower of Christ, that when Jesus died on the cross for all of our sins, that God forgave me immediately. Even though His son was hung on the cross and left there to suffer for our sins, God had the grace to forgive. We cannot fathom what that felt like because we are unable to achieve it. Thank God!
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Ain't that great to know!
THE "BUGS" WILL NOT PREVAIL!!!
Well, the end is near! The end of what was left of my sanity. As I deal with the normal difficulties in life (my life of course) somethings just have to happen to make it even harder. Now to some this post may be a little scary so if you're skittish or faint of heart, you may want to turn your head slightly or cover one eye while reading. Some content may not be suitible for children under 90.
My beautiful daughter with the beautiful long brown hair with curls and rings ............ has LICE. Check out the link, I'm not endorsing it but it sounded interesting.
Ok, so it's not the end of the world but it is a devastating thing. I am not so concerned about the fact of having them, it's the getting rid of them that bothers me. If you've never had the "bug" before, you have no idea what I'm talking about; if you have then you definitely know. You have to strip beds, bag up pillows , stuffed animals, dolls, you have to spray carpet, spray beds, spray furniture, and wash what you can in very hot water and dry in a very hot dryer and as if that's not enough, they (the manufacturers of certain over the counter products) recommend that you bag these items up and place them in the garage or somewhere for 2 weeks. Who can really do this I ask? I have no patience but when it comes to these "bugs" I will (TRY TO) do whatever it takes.
Kaylee has the most beautiful hair and it is really long. Another problem that I faced was the fact that she HATES to have her hair washed. Yes, before you say anything, we have tried everything from rewards to bribery, just a few,among the many ways we have tried to make hair washing time fun. Not working! So, I had to enlist the help of my Mother in Law and it took us about 2 hours to soak, rinse, pick, (lice) soak, rinse, pick (nits) and so on..... Kaylee was miserable, I was miserable and Mary was tired too.
It has been over 8 years since I had this problem. When Ian was just a few years old and was picking them up at Mothers Day Outove and over. Consistantly. Couldn't get rid of the the lil buggers before they were "caught" again. So, I did the only thing a very intelligent, exhausted mother of a 3 year old boy with tons of energy (much more than I) could do.........................I SHAVED his head. Best crew cut you've ever seen for a first time mommy cut! No kidding. By the way, it was before he was able to cut his own. Anyway, I realize that I would be a goner if I tried this on Kaylee (cutting her hair). I have already received threats along this line. I may be crazy, but I'm not nutz.
I did do one thing that helps out just a little. With what little strength I had left after all of this yesterday, I went immediately to the salon and had all, (well almost) all of my hair cut off. I'm not kidding. I think Mr. Clean is the only one with shorter hair, well, maybe Paul or Phillip, than me.
Kaylee hasn't any clue what is up, (yes, we sorta lied. But honestly! haha) we told her it would be a little painful to remove all of the "DIRT" from her hair and she would have to just be still and patient. Yeah right!!! A 2 year old?! Uh Huh! Well, she did great and it was funny to me that after all my concern about her and hurting her head and pulling her hair and such, she did better than me. I haven't found any in my hair but I treated it anyway because as soon as I realized she had them........
I STARTED SCRATCHING!
All is well but I am tired and she is none the worse off for the experience. I am truly (NOT) looking forward to day 7 when we get to do it all over again.
SOOOOOOO......Any tips, ideas, critisisms, votes of confidence, applause? Just leave a comment and I'll check back to see what's up.
Good luck and don't get the "bugs"!!
Kaylee, please forgive me for being so "bugged", I mean blunt. Mommy really does love you.
JUST A BIT OF HUMOUR
"So, I'm not really fat, I'm just extremely intelligent and when my head couldn't hold anymore, it started filling up the rest of me"!
Friday, July 08, 2005
Meet My Husband
My husbands name is Paul. He is a wonderful man and a great father and he loves his family. He is always ready to help someone in need, (especially when I volunteer him). He has so many different interests that it's hard to put them all in one blog but I'll try. Let's see, I would have to say his first one is his truck. He enjoys doing things to "soup" it up. It's a 95 Dodge Quad Cab 1/2 ton Sport with a cummins turbo. Secondly, he really likes to work on engines, old cars and thought he hasn't had the time or money, he has recently purchased a 67 Ford Fairlane to renovate. He is soon to help a friend coach a senior league in Football. I am excited about this one. Paul is currently reading up on things like biodiesel, creation and other interests. I believe that he has a photographic memory and anything he reads, he remembers. He loves reading magazines like 4X4, Four Wheelin', and so on. He loves to hunt. We do alot of this together as a family. Kaylee loves the deer lease and we love taking her there. Paul is hyped around turkey season and then for deer season, I try hard to beat him at the points game. He absolutely adores our youngest daughter and spends any extra time he can with her mostly cuz she follows him around like a puppy dog most of the time. Well, that just about does it. Paul is a wonderful man, husband and father. He works hard to provide for us and he deserves a "shout out".
Disclaimer: This is not a post looking for comments on who's husband is better, cuz mines the best, however, feel free to BRAG about your husband here as much as you'd like.
FUN FACTS FROM UNCLE JOHN'S ALL PURPOSE BATHROOM READER
Koosh balls were invented when Scott Stillinger, an engineer, was looking for a safe ball to play catch with his small children. Foam balls bounced out of their hands, and bean bags were too heavy. So he made a ball from more than 2000 rubber strings, joined together at the center!
Did you know:
Somewhere on this planet, July 15th is designated "COW APPRECIATION DAY" !
Now that's gotta be a happy beefday! haha
sometimes I just crack myself up!!
Thursday, July 07, 2005
LIFE IS LIKE A BREAKFAST BURRITO
My husband and daughter are both still asleep and it's after 8:30! Wish it were me! haha
Moral of this story: Life is like a breakfast burrito.....you have to have all the ingredients together at the same time to be perfect. God didn't intend for us to be perfect so He's just hidden a few of the ingredients for awhile.
BEING A FRIEND
These are only my thoughts and some opinions.
They do not reflect the thoughts and or beliefs of anyone else in this household!
I am not a very good one.
I am loved and I love but I am not a very good friend.
I believe I could be called a "user" friend. I am not happy with this but I believe it is true.
I am a great listener.
I am a great nurturer.
I am a supporter of the underdog.
I will take in even a stranger.
I am a great friend to have but not a great friend to be.
I have had alot of time to dwell on this and I have come up with the following reason:
(this is not an attempt to get a response of any kind from my friends)
I use my friends. I do not repay the great things wonderful people do for me. ( I try, but am not always successful)
I am needy. Not a complaint on my part, but a fact. Especially now!
I am a terrific person with a great personality and some people just can't handle that! haha
I can't leave my house to do for others and yet I expect them to be here for me when I need them. I know that right now I need help and I will not ask for it anymore because it is too hard to admit that I need someone else. I need to learn to let go and let God. I'm working on it. I do believe that all of my friends should know this.....I will be there eventually and I will rejoin the human race outside of my home and I will pay back any debt of gratitude I might owe.
Just wanted to share that. I feel better.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
An Excerpt From Roscoe
Feel free to check it out! Click on the following link.
Roscoe Speaks out!
My Friend Mike
ps. Mike, I need a pic of Karen.
SO LITTLE TIME!
What Makes a Blog Interesting?
Saturday, July 02, 2005
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
KIDS AND TV
I Got this in an email today and thought I'd share it with you.
There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner. As he went down the road , he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at it. He missed the squirrel as well. The squirrell dissapeared into a hole in a cottonwood tree. As he went further, he saw a large wild "Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining. A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first, aim high and stay focused." However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake. Still, the voice said again to him,
"I said, "Pray, aim high and stay focused." So, the man decided to listen to God's voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the rattler in the head and killed him too. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked the man into a pond. When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to feed his family. The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.
Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do anything, Aim and shoot high in your goals, and
stay focused on God. Never let others discourage you concerning your
past. The past is exactly that "the past."
Live every day one day at a time and remember that only God knows our
future and that he will not put you through any more than you can bear.
Do not look to man for your blessings, but look to God only. He has
prepared in advance for you in your favor.
Wait, be still and patient: keep God first and everything else will
Friday, July 01, 2005
Read this and think about it! Great post!
A Boy and A Tree
My prayer: God thank you for my friends, thank you for Paul, thank you for my family. God please keep my friends safe and remind them that they are constantly in my thoughts and prayers and don't want them to forget me out here. In Jesus' name, Amen
Our Loss, Their Gain
The point I was going to make is this, the author makes a statement within the writings about how selfish we can be. We wish God would send them back to us and we mourn for their loss but they are in new bodies, with Christ, and what would it be for them to return? They'd have to eventually die all over again, not to mention, we'd be dragging them from paradise with our Heavenly Father.
Think about it!!
My prayer: Father God, never let me forget the memories, my memories, grant me the peace and understanding to help others who have lost children. Thank you Father, In your precious son's name, Amen