Monday, June 30, 2008

Retirement Party

I called my FIL back to take some pictures of him twisting. (Song: Twist and Shout!)
My Father in law and his wife, Mary. They make a GREAT couple!

The present Kevin, Becky (my SIL) and I gave my FIL!

My Father in Law opening his present! He had no clue it was sitting right there all night long.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I think I have fallen in love :)

With a house! We are not really even looking....just seeing what the houses are going for and then I found this one. I fell in love with it! :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Was I freaked out this morning or WHAT!

The boys and I were in the kitchen cleaning and all of a sudden I hear this.....Hummmmmmmmmm BOOM!!!!!
I look over and see that the power strip for the fish tank is on FIRE!
I walk over to it...FREAKING OUT IN THE BRAIN!

First thought.......CALL 911!!!!!..............then I house will be gone by time they get here. Mobile homes go FAST! LOL

Then something spoke to me..............."reach over the flame...grab the power cord......unplug all the outlets and throw it out the doorwall"...................I am suprised that I do not have any burns. The flames were pretty high, but nothing but a coouple spots from smoke!
I know that I know....that was GOD!

A brown extension cords prongs are completely gone!
Very freaky morning!

Needless to fish tank is off right now!

Turns out there was water underneath the power strip....must have caused it to blow like it did!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Some Family Pictures to share

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My side

Since I have departed from my old church, I have been in a search and find mode for a new church that can better fit me and my family. I would be lying if I said that we have been searching and searching.........we have not. We have attended 2 churches in the past 2 months. At first I was feeling quite guilty. Being brought up in a church and family that if you are not attending church, you are sinning and "backsliding". TOTALLY WRONG!

Our absence at our old church brings out sadness within me. I miss seeing everyone, I miss being apart of something that I know is God's work, and I miss the fellowship with people I know.

It has also brought out something that I have been pondering for a while. My upbringing in the church. My oldest sister has been telling me for years that the type of church I was attending was not hitting it on the button when it came to Jesus and the way we live with Jesus. I just could not see it for a long time. I was being blind.
So, here is what I have found. My opinions........

Everyone in this world has some type of selfishness in them. From my experience just at my old church, there was (looking back) alot of selfishness within the church as a whole. Even within me, when prompted me to leave.

It upsets me to see what was a thriving church turn into a pit hole. In a way, I am upset with God for allowing something that was so dear and loved by many, turn into nothing.

When I joined this church, I was only "saved" for 3 months then asked if I would run the nursery. Then asked to run VBS.
When I went to step down from these positions the pastor played ,what I look back as....mind games. I won't get into details.....It hurts to much.

If we as Christians are wondering why people are not going to church but yet love Jesus.....this is why. Too much crap is going on INSIDE the church and nothing is happening OUTSIDE of the church.

Remember these:
"Actions speak louder than words"
"We live by example"

Now, my husband has been questioning the very thought of attending church again.

It took me...hmmm.....8 years to get my husband to attend a church... 8 YEARS! He did not want to attend because of the politics that play out within them. But, he went. We attended for close to 4 years. And then politics got so bad that he could not even stand to walk within the doors anymore.
8 YEARS!!!!!!!! Now he is doesn't want to give another church a chance because of this. He still loves God. A good thing....I love God still too! But, the ignorance of some people, just


I am sure this is upsetting for some to read.....this is my opinion remember, my thoughts......MY BLOG!

I am fed up with hiding my feelings. My feelings are something that makes me....ME!

After leaving my old church, I have felt so confused on how to live a Christ centered life. How to live outside the world but yet in it.......
Unless God does something amazing and soon......I think I might just turn catholic.......seems like less chaos!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Tomorrow morning at 8:30am my twin sister Sue is going in for a C Section!!! She is going to have the baby! I am so excited! I can't wait to see this little guy!

(The doctor's were saying the pain she was in was not healthy for her or baby, so they checked to see if the lungs were developed and now.....he is coming!)

Please keep her in prayer and the baby tomorrow morning! I will post some pics when I get them!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ever just have "one of those days"?

I am having one!

Jonny has been running around the house all day crying because his best friend is not available to play today. So I have been trying to calm down an upset 5 year old.

But let's start off with a wonderful phone call from my husband telling me he working on-call tonight. For all of you that do not know, On-call is when he has to be available for work all night long. It basically sucks!

Then, I receive a phone call that my dad pulled his back out this morning and is at home. He is fine...PTL!

Oh, and my sister Danielle is at the doctor's right now as I type this getting a cyst that is about 8 cm big on her ovaries looked at. Who knows what might happen.....

And, My twin sister has about a 95% chance of having her baby tomorrow. They are doing a test to see if the baby's lungs are developed, if so, then she will be admitted and have a possible C-Section tomorrow evening.

Me? You are is Jackie doing?

I am ready to SCREAM! My mother is being a big pain in my booty, my sisters are making me worry about something I should not worry about...that is God's job.
Church hunting is terrible. Jonny almost drowned in a pool on Saturday...and my mom has put that one in my face. But PTL! The friends house that we were at...there daughter saved him! God sure is keeping an eye out for my Jonny! But I am never hearing the end of it....
I did have a good weekend though.....we spent almost the whole day on Saturday at my friends house. Swimming, dinner, and a bonfire! Well needed since our morning went pretty crappy....we got a phone call saying that all the hard work we put into our pool was to waste. We needed to have it down by the end of the day..... BUMMER! So we have a garden! Tomato's, beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, peppers, and cucumbers.