Monday, April 30, 2007

Yes Jim, Spring has arrived in MI

The first three pictures are of my back yard!

This is what I see when I look out my sliding glass door.

The next two picture are a different angle of my back yard.
This is taken behind the garage; we put our pool back here.
This is our garage; The downstairs hold's two cars, plus it has a full workshop area. In the upstairs of the garage, we have a weight room plus a wrestling mat for the boy's. On the left side of the upstairs is all my unpacked boxes from 3 years ago when we moved in. The red Ford Ranger is my truck; this is what I deliver my paper's in. The green Van is our my back up plan if anything happens to my truck.
This is a front view of my house. What I love most of all about Spring, is the day's when I have the time, to just sit on my front porch swing and enjoy the outdoors.
This is our garden area; My husband has it tilled and ready for planting. I also love the jungle gym; it is nice for my children and my Grandchildren.

Lastly, all of my Tulip's have bloomed.

I think, I've said this many times before! I love Spring and everything that goes along with it.

Friday, April 27, 2007

My eventful Weekend!

I am going to be very busy for the next few days!

Tonight alone, I have to go to my house cleaning job and make sure it is neat and tidy. My employer had work done on his house while he was on vacation. They come back from vacation on Tuesday so I have to make sure the house is spotless for their return. JIm called me yesterday (The man that was doing the work on the house) and told me he was done with his job so I could come and tidy up.

I then, have to go to my church cleaning job and make sure it is clean for a wedding tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I work in the early a.m. I then will be going to Bo, Josh and Jack’s soccer game at 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. It will be off to the wedding at 2:30 p.m. I am serving the punch and making sure the drinks are full for the guest at the reception. I will help with clean up after the wedding and of course, I have to make sure the Church is ready for Sunday morning.

Sunday, I work in the early a.m. I then will lead Worship. Sunday evening my Nephew Jeremy and his wife Terra and children are coming over for dinner. Jeremy and Terra are doing well now.

My mom sent me this little funny!

I'll be back on Monday with much to blog about!

Blessings to you all and a Blessed weekend too!


I don't do windows because ...

I love birds and don't want one to run into a clean window and get hurt.

I don't wax floors because ...
I am terrified a guest will slip and get hurt then I'll feel terrible ( plus they may sue me.)

I don't mind the dust bunnies because ...

They are very good company, I have named most of them, and they agree with everything I say.

I don't disturb cobwebs because...

I want every creature to have a home of their own.

I don't Spring Clean because...

I love all the seasons and don't want the others to get jealous

I don't pull weeds in the garden because...

I don't want to get in God's way, HE is an excellent designer!

I don't put things away because...

My husband will never be able to find them again.

I don't do gourmet meals when I entertain because...

I don't want my guests to stress out over what to make when they invite me over for dinner.

I don't iron because...

I choose to believe them when they say "Permanent Press".

I don't stress much on anything because ...

"A Type" personalities die young and I want to stick around and become a wrinkled up Godly old woman!!!!

REMEMBER . . . .

The lost Lens

These pictures are of my back yard. A.J. and John were goofing around in the back yard a few days ago. A.J.'s glasses "somehow" (I heard many different stories) got knocked off of his face and his lens popped out and of course disappeared. It was dark out when this happened so they couldn't find the lens. I took A.J. to get new glasses but it is going to take 7 to 10 days before his new glasses will come in. A.J. is blind without his glasses. He missed two days of school because of this mishap. It has been raining here for the last two days so it was hard to look for his lens. Last night the boy's finally found his lens. PTL, they found it. A.J. went back to school this morning. We only have to get the boy through one more month of his senior year. You would not think, that it could be this difficult.

Trying to find A.J.'s glass lens the last few days reminded me of this Bible verse.

23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter the kingdom of God."

Thursday, April 26, 2007

He is Worthy of our Praise


A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by His little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked Like.

Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was Printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it To Shelby and said, "Go into the other room and see if you can put this Together. This will show you our whole country today."

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, Correctly fitted and taped together.

The father was surprised and asked How she had finished so quickly. "Oh," she said, "on the other side of the Paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He Belonged, then our country just came together."

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Matthew 22:37-38, Mark 12:30)

Do you love Jesus with all your heart? Do you love Jesus with all your soul? Do you love Jesus with all your mind? Do you love Jesus with all your strength?

We are commanded to love Him that much! He is worthy of my Praise!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What does God expect from me as a Wife?

I have really been thinking about a comment that Jim at JIM'S LITTLE BLOG: I have "Sevens on Sixes," what do you have? left regarding the "Email of the year".

Living for the simple things in life: E-mail of The Year

Jim said,

"This is a good one for the women! But are you sure there actually are any women like this?"

It really got me thinking this week, just what kind of a wife am I? What does the Bible say about being a Godly wife and marriage partner. I thought I'd better disciple myself and see how I can grow in this area.

This is just a few things that I am responsible for as a wife:

I believe my role as A wife is very significant. I can be a tremendous help to my husband if I obey what the Word of God has to say about wives. I can offer wisdom, insight and understanding to a situation. I need to be my husband's companion, supporter and admirer.

For my husband to feel successful as a man, I must respect him.

I believe I am to be his companion.

"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames (him) is as rottenness in his bones." Pro 12:4

We as Wives, have the power to build and support our husband's. I also have the power to shame and belittle him. To support means much more to my husband than I realize. I can make my man or I can break him.

What does the Bible say about withholding physical intimacy from my husband?

2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

34 . . . she who is married cares about the things of the world -- how she may please her husband.

Withholding physical intimacy from my husband as a way of punishment or revenge is wrong. God desires for me to be a giver as His representative -- and overcome evil with good.

God expects me to treat my husband as Christ would treat my husband.

Colossians 3:12-17 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

God expects me to treat my husband as Christ would treat my husband. I want to learn to be abetter Christ-like example in my home. I want to treat my husband better then I would treat a brother or sister in the Lord. With this kind of relationship I will love my husband as God commands me to.

What does God say about being a Godly wife?

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:33 ... and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Titus 2:4-5 That they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

I Peter 3:1-2 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.

What does the Bible say about Marriage?

Matthew 19:4-6 And [Jesus] answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

God expects and commands that when two people marry that they should no longer be controlled by their parents. When a man and woman marry they are to remain together till God separates them by death. They are to forsake all others and remain sexually faithful to each other.

Marriage was established by God on the sixth day of Creation. (Genesis 1 & 2.) The woman was created from the man and for the man. The woman was the first to sin (disobey God's command). Because of these things, to the woman [God] said, in Genesis 3:16, "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."

I Corinthians 11:8-9 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.

I Corinthians 11:11-12 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. For as the woman was from the man, even so the man also is through the woman; but all things are from God.

We are to be companions, not competitors.

God designed both husbands and wives for equality and submission. (Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.) The moral, intellectual, and spiritual capabilities of men and women are equal. We are of equal value in God's sight. Jesus died for both the husband and his wife. We are equal in our ability to develop a relationship with God.

The Bible is clear about what God expects and commands about how wives are to treat their husbands and how husbands are to treat their wives.

Women are different than men. I will never be able to change my husband into being and thinking just like me. Criticizing, nagging, and lecturing will not help.

One of the most helpful things I need to practice in my marriage is to "not returning evil for evil" (1 Peter 3:9). Things are going to happen or be said that will offend me or hurt me. When that happens, I have a choice: do I lash back and hurt him, or, do I walk in love. I need to respond in a loving manner. I need to trust God to direct my husband if necessary. If I have a problem, I need to learn to turn to my husband, without nagging him.

Thank you Jim for causing me to dig into God's word.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The LaundraMat

My dryer is not working so it is off to the LaundraMat for me this morning. My daughter will only dry her clothes on air dry and for some reason my dryer did not like that. The week before she left she did all of her laundry and it is now not drying. I called the repair man yesterday, I just have to wait until they get out here to get it fixed.

I did get more spring cleaning done last night. My next stop was my boy's room; I worked on it until 9:30 p.m. last night so I could finish it.

Funny little story:

On my route yesterday, I was trying to come up with an idea as to how I could get my three younger boy's to throw their dirty clothes downstairs in the laundry area and keep their room clean. I don't want to yell at them or pull teeth to get them to keep their room clean. I think I came up with the perfect solution.

We were sitting around the kitchen table eating a wonderful spaghetti dinner my husband cooked for us last night.. I went around the table asking each boy about their day. I then told them I was going to clean their room and make it spotless. I told them all they had to do was keep it clean. (I’ve told them this before) They seemed very excited that I was going to clean their room. I explained that all I expected of them, was keep it clean; which included throwing their clothes downstairs and making sure the room stayed tidy. (They only sleep in their room because we have a game room for the boy's in the basement) They seemed to go along with everything I said until I added, their best friends could not come over and spend the night nor could they go to their best friend’s house if they did not keep their room clean. (I let their friends come over at least once a month) My twins looked at each other out of the corner of their eye with a funny look on their face, I looked at my husband and he had a little smirk on his face. I didn't miss a beat, I went on to ask them if they understood what I was saying? (I wanted to make sure we were all in agreement) I put it in their lap; if they keep their room clean they have freedom to have friends over, if they don't I won't fight with them, or nag them to death. I'll just let them know they didn't follow through with what we agreed upon. I have wonderful boy's don't get me wrong, I just need to teach them to pick up after themselves. I'm sure when they get married their wives will be very grateful that I taught them to take care of their belongings. My husband is so good about this, his Mama taught him well. That is just one of many things I love about my husband.

Jimmy, John and Bo's room.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Because of Your Love

Listen to song here.
We are preparing to lead our congregation in a new worship song this coming Sunday.

What awesome words to sing to our Awesome God!

Because of Your Love

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

As we come into Your presence We remember every blessing
That You’ve poured out so freely from above.
Lifting gratitude and praises For compassion so amazing
Lord we’ve come to give You thanks For all You’ve done

Because of Your love We’re forgiven
Because of Your love Our hearts are clean
We lift You up With songs of freedom
Forever we’re changed Because of Your love

Yeah, Yeah
As we come into Your presence
We remember every blessing
That You’ve poured out so freely from above.
Lifting gratitude and praises For compassion so amazing
Lord we’ve come to give You thanks
For all You’ve done

Because of Your love We’re forgiven
Because of Your love Our hearts are clean
We lift You up With songs of freedom
Forever we’re changed Because of Your love

Because of Your love We’re forgiven
Because of Your love Our hearts are clean
We lift You up With songs of freedom
Forever we’re changed Because of Your love

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Words and Music by Paul Baloche & Brenton Brown
© 2006 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music and Thankyou Music

Spring cleaning week!

I've been busy, busy, busy cleaning up my house. I started my Spring cleaning Friday evening. I started with my front closet. I donated or threw away two big garbage bags full of clothes and junk. Rebecca/Aaron's room, is all clean and looking good. My next stop is my boy's room! I will work my way around the whole house in the next few weeks. When I am done with the house I will move to the garage and then to the outside of my house. I will finish up by planting fresh flower's in my flower beds.
This is A.J.'s room. Alll neat and clean.
This is my front closet that I spent all Friday evening on.
Different shot of the front closet.
This is the front view of my closet.
This is my living room. I really don't have a lot of spring cleaning to do in it. I clean it real well every Monday morning. It stay's pretty clean because we have a game room for the boy's down stair so we really just watch movies in the living room. I refinished my wood floors myself. It is time consuming but real easy.

Great Cleaning tips

* When you dust, start at the top and work down.
* Take all your cleaning tools, avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.
* Clean as you go! It takes a lot less time to remove new dirt than old.
* Leave baking soda on carpeting over night will absorb musty odors
* Make a checklist of chores to get organized first.
* Wash walls from the bottom up, to avoid streaking.
* Use old socks as mitts for cleaning difficult wood work.
* Wash small knickknacks instead of dusting.
* To removing heel marks , take pencil eraser and rub them off.
* Don't mix cleaning products. Ammonia and bleach are toxic.
* Remember common cleaners such as windex and comet meet this don't do rule.
* Allowing cleaners to set for several minutes will ease the cleaning job.

Interior Walls

* Wall cleaner, mix 1/2 c. ammonia, 1/4 c. white vinegar, and 1/4 c. baking soda to 1 gal. warm water.
* For cleaning textured walls use nylon socks instead of a sponge or cloth to avoid leaving material chunks behind.
* To dust wall paper, tie a dustcloth over your broom and work from the top down.
* To remove pencil marks & other non-greasy spots from non-washable papers, use an art-gum eraser .
* To remove greasy spots or crayon, apply a paste of cleaning fluid and fuller's earth and cornstarch. Let the wall dry and brush off residue. Repeat the treatment until the spot is gone.

Exterior Walls

* Use a water hose to spray the outside of your house. This will remove siding cobwebsand dirt.
* Textured siding ? Attach a car-washing brush to the hose to remove dirt.


* Make your own spray cleaner. Fill a spray bottle with 3 tablesoopns ammonia, 1 tablespoon vinegar & the remainder with water.
* Dust blinds by wrapping a cloth around a ruler. Spray cloth with a dusting spray and run the flat end across each blind.
* Shine windows using old newspaper.
* Clean windows on an average temperature, preferably overcast day to avoid streaks.
* Dry windows outside in one direction then inside in the other direction. If you see a streak, you will know which side is the ofender.
* To clean window sills, pour diluted rubbing alcohol on a cloth and rub the entire surface.Then dust off the sill with a clean cloth.


* Rubbing alcohol can remove the dull haze from mirrors.
* Use rubbing alcohol to remove spots from bathroom fixtures.
* Glass shower doors will sparkle if cleaned with white vinegar.
* To clean the shower, use a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, and 1/4 cup baking soda added to one gallon of warm water.
* Lemon furniture oil will remove water spots on metal frames.
* Rusty tile marks can be removed with kerosene.
* Running the shower on hot for five minutes will steam the dirt loose.
* Grout need cleaning? Wash with 2 tablespoons chlorine bleach in one quart of water. Dry thoroughly, then apply several coats of lemon oil. Let dry one hour between coats.
* Dull walls will shine when washed with vinegar and waterand plished with a dry cloth.
* Lighter fluid will remove most stains from porcelain sinks and bathtubs.

Kitchen See Kitchen 101

* Pour club soda on counter and clean with a soft cloth, rinse with water then wipe dry.
* Baking soda or club soda will clean and shine stainless steel sinks easily.
* Remove stubborn water spots from a stainless sink with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.
* Spots on stainless steel also can be removed with vinegar.
* Rub stainless steel sinks with lighter fluid if rusty .
* For a sparkling white porcelain sink, place paper towels across the bottom of your sink and saturate with household bleach. Let sit for 8 hour & rinse. Never use bleach in colored sinks.


* An open box of baking soda will absorb odors for a month or so.
* A few drops vanilla extract on a piece of cotton placed in the refrigerator will eliminate odors.
* Wipe refrigerator with vinegar to prevent mildew.
* Use your vacuum on the front of the coils and motor to remove dust and dirt


* Stop yellowing of white appliances. Mix 1/2 cup bleach, 1/4 cup baking soda and 4 cups of warm water. Apply with a sponge and let set for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
* Wax large appliances with car wax to make them shine and to remove small scratches.

Wood Floors

* Floor cleaner is a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water. Damp mop with a mop squeezed nearly dry. It is safer to mist the mop with the cleaner than to apply to floor. Do a section at a time and throw an old towel on the floor and scoot back and forth with foot to dry and prevent streaks. Standing liquid from mopping, spills, and pet accidents can damage floors.
* The greatest damage done to wood floors is from grit. Mats at doors are necessary to collect grit and it's important to keep these clean. Frequent dust mopping in high traffic areas to collect grit is the best prevention. This should be done based on the amount of traffic, which may require dust mopping several times a day in an active household. The brush attachment of a vacuum can be used (no beater bars). Felt and furniture protectors should be installed on furniture. Never scoot furniture on wood.
* Put a piece of waxed paper under your dust mop. Dirt will stick to the mop and the wax will shine your floors.
* Use a paper bag over spilled candle wax then lightly iron
* Removin Stains
o Water Stains
+ Rub the spot with No. 2 steel wood and rewax. For more serious water stains, lightly sand with fine sandpaper, clean the spot with No. 1 or 00 steel wool and mineral spirits or floor cleaner then refinish and wax.
o Cigarette Burns
+ If not severe, the burn can be removed by rubbing with steel wool moistened with soap and water.
o Heel and Caster Marks
+ Rub vigorously with fine steel wool and floor cleaner. Wipe dry and polish.
o Ink Stains and Other Dark Spots
+ Use No. 2 steel wool and floor cleaner to clean the spot and surrounding area. Thoroughly wash the affected area. If the spot remains, sand with fine sandpaper, re-wax and polish. Stubborn stains may require that you replace the affected area.
o Chewing Gum and Wax Deposits
+ Ice until the deposit is brittle and crumbles off. Pour floor cleaner around the stain so the fluid soaks under and loosens it.
o Alcohol Spots
+ Rub the spot with liquid or paste wax

Vinyl Floors

* Sweep then damp mop using a gallon of water and a dash of dishwashing detergent.
* No-wax floors eventually need waxing, this will help to prevent further deterioration.

Cleaning Carpets

* To clean dry spots, loosen soil and vacuum away prior to moistening it.
* When taking out stains, always use a white cloth.
* Wax dropped on carpet or upholstery? Set a clean, absorbent cloth over the wax stain and hold a hot iron on it. Then remove the cloth.
* Coat mildly greasy stains with aerosol shaving cream, use a hair dryer to speed dry. Then vacuum.
* Sprinkle a greasy stain with baking soda, cornstarch or talcum powder. Leave on at least 8 hours, then vacuum.

Did you know that Bounce, the stuff you use in the dryer has many cleaning uses?

* Eliminates static electricity from your television screen. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
* Dissolves soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a used sheet of Bounce.
* Freshens the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in the closet.
* Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.
* Eliminates static cling from pantyhose. Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce over the hose.
* Prevents musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
* Freshens the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
* Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.
* Eliminates odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
* Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
* Eliminates static electricity from venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resetting.
* Deodorizes shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight so they'll smell great in the morning.


* For heavier stains on marble, take three or four cakes of Ivory soap, cut them up and dissolve in hot water until you have a "slurry." Paint this on the marble and let it sit for five days or so. If the gunk starts to dry during that time, wet it down. At the end of the period, wash it all off.
* To remove lighter stains, sprinkle salt on a fresh cut lemon. Rub very lightly over stain. Do not rub hard or you will ruin the polished surface. Wash off with soap and water.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy 9th Birthday Josh

My oldest Grandson turned 9 on Tuesday; My family went to B.C. and Jessica's for lunch today for my grandson's birthday party.We had hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, plus baked beans, Macaroni and cheese, a fruit tray and macaroni salad. Yummy!!!

The kids were riding four wheelers and their dirt bike most of the day.

After my husband left for work and Jessica's parents went to their home we took Jenna outside to run around.

I sure enjoyed my day with my children and grandchildren.
Happy Birthday dear Josh, Happy Birthday to you!

Josh received
Josh received
4 games for this DS
1 carrying case for his DS
Money to buy an Nintendo wee

Hey little Jack, you sure look cool in Grandma's sun glasses. : )

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A great morning at the Soccer Field!

We had a great day at the soccer field today. The weather was great! It was sunny and about 66 degree. Josh and my Niece Sam are on the same soccer team. I get to see so many of my family members at the soccer games each week.

Bo is the soccer player on the right, he is running to get the ball.
Make a goal Bo.
Jack is the little boy that is curled up on the ground in the middle of the soccer field while the game was going on. I know I should chucke but it was a bit funny. The other children played around him. These are 4 and 5 year old children.
This is Josh in action!
This is Josh going after the ball.
Get the ball Josh!
Josh played really well today. Way to go Josh!
This is Jack's first year. He is a little shy but this is his first time playing in a sport.
This is my beautiful Niece Samantha.
Thank you for smiling so nice for Grandma Jack.
Josh wasn't very happy that I asked him to sit next to a girl, even though the girl is his cousin.
Josh and Bo, what good friends they are.
I had to take a picture of my adorable granddaughter Jenna and her beautiful mother Jess.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Spring is in the Air!

Is there any better time of the year than spring? Not for me.

It was such a beautful day! I enjoyed my paper route so much, it didn't feel like work but a day to enjoy what God has given us.

The things I love most about spring is the sun comes out from hiding, the snow melts, the grass changes from brown to green, and you can feel the air getting warmer as each day passes. I love the smell of Spring, it has smells that are like no other season. If you look around at people, they seem happier and more up-beat during the spring. I know I am more upbeat in the Spring. Spring brings new life!

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

When Jesus Christ comes to us he says, "It is time for something new." He does not say that it is time to shed certain practices from your life or to add religion to your life. It is time for a totally new beginning, new life, new hope, new strength and a new vision. It is time to be made a new creation. That is what the gospel says.
This verse reminds me of spring, the old dead leaves, flowers and grass have died and in spring we see a new life.

Spring brings weddings, (I have three to attend in the next 4 weeks) graduation parties,(I counted 8 that I need to attend) (I'll be having one for A.J. on June 2nd) and picnic's in the park.

Spring is my favorite time of year for sports. For one reason only: I love being outdoors in the fresh air and the bright morning sun. This spring I am a Soccer Mom and Grandma; Tomorrow is Bo, Josh and Jack's first game. I have been a mom of many sports; Baseball, Football, Wrestling. I have to say I really don't have a favorite. Baseball was always one that I loved because I got to be outside in the sun.

Another great sporting event during the spring is The Masters, the grestest golf tournament in the world. It’s a beautiful golf club that hosts an amazing tournament every year. Every pro golfer’s dream is to win at Augusta National some day. My husband and I use to watch golf on T.V. every year when we first got married. I just loved watching Greg Norman play golf. (I loved his accent as well: ) Greg Norman came close to winning The Masters but could never pull it off. I guess for me I loved his aggressive golf game, and charismatic demeanour. I remember they called him "The great white shark".

This Spring I’ll be out golfing, or at least going to the range to hit some balls. A friend of mine and I are going to go to the driving range and hit some golf balls. If nothing else we will get a good laugh! I might even be able to talk my husband into going golfing with me. Before my twins were born, each spring my husband and I would be out on the golf course golfing. I can't golf very well but I love being outside in the fresh air and the sunny weather.

Did I mention that I love spring?

Fun Pictures!

Bo did you shrink?

Jon, don't you think your a little big for that riding toy?
Sweet Jenna!

Smile for grandma Jenna.
I love your earrings Jenna!

My how Jenna has grown.
My silly little grandson Jack.
This is Josh and Bo with their wrestling coach..