Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 92 Hannalee's nap and JJ the Bull Rider!

WOW!!  Twenty followers now!  Welcome, Old Friend!! :)  And I mean "old" as in I've known you a long time....over 25 years??  Oh my.....

Today Hannalee wouldn't give up the nap...even though she was tired.  So I MADE her lay down on top of me while I was laying down too.  It was the only to get her to STOP for 2 minutes and then fall asleep.   It was quite the undertaking when I had to get up, get her off of me and lay her back down...all without waking her up.  But she did ....only for a second.   Sweet thing!!! :)  I love you Hannalee Elizabeth.  The Bible describes Elizabeth as someone who "lived her life with zest!" Oh boy does this one!! God named her. I just birthed her!! :)

JJ and Coy....if there's bull riding, dirt, or mischief  to get in...they find it!
I'm afriad to let these boy cousins be FRIENDS and run around 
together when they are 

Dear JJ and Coy,

The Bible ALWAYS has good advice........remember that!! :)  

Love you

Exodus 21:28 NIV

"If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 91 Yes 8 people.....

....really can fit in this storm shelter. We didn't really think so at first. So we had to actually try!!!! 3 of them were kids. JJ is in there. I'm in the back, middle. These are some of Dusty's crazy, fun family!!! They are a hoot!!! And we are always a "herd" when even just a few of us get together!!! We decided that if we had to, we maybe could put 2 more people in here..... but we also decided if there were too many people at their house during a storm....we would all be asked to leave!!!! ;)

Happy birthday Meddie!! We love you!!!

Psalm 55:8 NIV

I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."

Day 90 Mowing down the wheat crop

Yes....he did...he had to MOW down his wheat.  It was a rather sad day I thought....never knew it to be so bad that my daddy had to mow wheat...that's just wrong.  All spring JJ kept saying he couldn't wait for wheat harvest because he's been looking forward to driving with Papa John in the combine..specifically with the lights on in the dark!!   That's been his plan all winter and spring.  But alas, we showed up one day to hang out and visit and low and behold there was the wheat field...but NOT with a combine. But rather Papa had the tractor and MOWER.  I'm still floored.  But JJ and Hannalee at least got to drive with him and mow.  JJ kept working with Papa and then me and Hannalee and Meme got on the Gator!! Hannalee is a pretty good driver!  She can drive over the cattle guards and all!!  

Psalm 147:14 "He makes peace in your borders; he satisfies you with the finest of wheat."  

So this year's crop was NOT the finest of I really thought about THIS Scripture...

Acts 27:38 "When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea..."   Might as well have done least it's hay! :)  

Love you daddy!!  

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 89 MAMASITA!!!!!!!!!

We met on a mission trip to Guatemala.....two grown women have NEVER giggled as much as we did that first trip!  We've both been NUMEROUS times....she more than me lately but she drove 2 hours out of her way to come (plus the other 5 hours she had to drive from   KC to OKC) and see me and my sweet family.  And it was on the day before of the tornados!!! A little crazy but all was well!!

I love you sweet friend!! thanks for the effort to come and see me!! Meant the world to me!!  

Joshua 22:3 NIV

For a long time now--to this very day--you have not deserted your brothers but have carried out the mission the LORD your God gave you.

Day 88 End of Rainbow Lane for JJ

It was a sad day for me.  My sweet boy is officially a kindergartner!  I cried. A little when I dropped him off for the last day and a little more when we sang "The Goodbye Song."  


But he's SUPPOSED to grow up, right?! :)  Right.  

And I'm grateful!!!

Psalm 119:7  
"I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, 
When I learn Your righteous judgments."

Jack and JJ--they are great buds!!  Riding the carousel at the park.

My sweet boy!!!  They had to wear red for the red class and blue had to wear blue.

Our friend Annslee!!

We love you Annslee!!!  Nothing like putt putt and friends.

A few of our Rainbow Lane teachers

Sweet friend Kristi!  Out of the corner of my mouth I'm telling her.....


Day 86 My Lilies are back

We planted these in our flower bed at the end of the season last year.  I bought them from Walmart and really didn't think they would come back.  But waa-laa!  Here they are!! I love surprises like this! 

I LOVE THEM!!!  Lilies are better than silly ol' roses ANY day in my book!!!  

Luke 12:27  
"Consider the lilies, how they grow; 
they either toil nor spin; but I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself 
like one of these."  

Day 87 We have a new swimming pool!!!

Oh me.....I sooo wish!!!  :)  But this is the best I could come up with was 101 and we were at Nana's house.  The kids begged her to turn on the sprinkler....she did!  Later, JJ looked right at Nana and said so sweetly and sincerely, "Thanks for doing this!" It was cute.

These are really horse feed buckets...for you city slickers!! They are usually in the back of the horse trailer for all of the rodeos the big kids go to...Kennedy got them out so we could play in them.  What a hoooot!!!   Love their sweet hearts. 

You can find God in everything and everywhere...even in the water of a horse bucket! :)

Proverbs 11:25 
"The generous man will be prosperous, 
and he who waters will himself be watered!"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 85 Catch Up! Not Ketchup!! :)

These are a few that I'm behind on...I'll add more.... 
once I find the camera.  AGAIN.  
Our neighbors down the road were robbed in broad 
daylight last month.
I think I hid the camera from them.  
Apparently from me too!! :(

Hannalee, Papa Jerry and JJ....I'm not sure if they all meant to
pose just like this with their legs or not?! :)  Cute!!!

Why I'm a mom!!!  
Happy Mother's Day!

JJ and Jack at church Cubbies program!

JJ at his cubbies church program

Hannalee at the park!!!

Dusty's last day of teaching Kindergarten!!! They always have gone to
the sand pit!!!!!  Hannalee and JJ and in there somewhere!
Dusty is now the Reading Intervention and Gifted Teacher! wow!!!  
Finally!! Not teaching 25 kids alone with no help, breaks, or aids!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 84 Where in the world??

I let the kids play in the sprinkler of course.  I was sitting at the dining room table with about 6 windows to look out watch them.  I realized it had gotten waaaaayyy  tooooo quiet.  So I looked out. 

I looked here.

And here....

And here.

But I couldn't see the kids!!!  Where in the world were they?  I didn't see them anywhere in the backyard.  At all.  A little nervous...I walked out in the sprinklers myself to take a closer look.

THIS is what I found!!!!

They were cold in the water and found shelter in the sandbox....lid and all!!!

Psalm 91:1 NIV

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 83 Kids cookout

while we were in OKC.....the kids spent the night with my folks....this is what they did! :)  Thanks mother and daddy for keeping them--played with cousins and had a very first ever cookout down at the creek!! WOW!!!!

Day 82 On your mark....get set....

WAIT!!!  The OKC Memorial Marathon was SUPPOSED to start at 6:30am Sunday morning....also known as my sweet husband's birthday.  But it was also the day I've  trained for since Thanksgiving...the 1/2 marathon!!  Just before start time at 6:00am it was lightning...delay of game for 30 minutes....rain was still in the area....and was for THE ENTIRE RACE!! THE ENTIRE RACE I TELL YOU. My 13.1 miles were soggy and say the least.  Forget a very sore knee, but the shoes and hat (and everything in between) were cold and wet.

In fact, all 25,000 --yes 25,000 -- were wet and cold! Some ran the full marathon (26.2 miles), and I ran the 1/2 marathon (13.1).  This was my third time to run the 1/2...the two previous times were "BK" over 10 years ago...before kids.  So I thought I needed to do one that I'm 40.  I think I'll take my three medals, frame them, and call it good.  It takes a lot of time, effort, and energy to train for one....and I could NOT have done it without the help of my mother and mother in law keeping the kids extra or from Dusty early in the mornings before school even at 5:00am and late afternoons when he'd rather rest too.

the view...of 25,000 took me over 10 minutes to get the start line!! get to the start line!! CRAZY I tell you!!!


Dry and getting warmer.

And this was the Scripture in a text that my sweet husband sent me...about mile 11 or so.  Thank you!!

1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.