Friday, August 29, 2008

About My Nephew Lorin


Here is the website to go and keep in touch with Lorin. Read his journal and see his courage. He was diagnosed with cancer last week.
www.caringbridge.org/visit/lorinmerkley

On January 31,2009 there will be a benifit for Lorin put on by the London's Run foundation. You can find out more info by going to... www.londonsrun.org
London's story is at www.caringbridge.org/visit/londonsolomon
What a wonderful little girl!

STORM

Last night we had a really bad storm. It took out our tree in the front yard, so we will have to replace it. In this video it was at the low point in the storm. I was to afraid to go out and video tape after that.
video

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A day shared



Today Madison turned 8 years old! She shares her birthday with her cousin Nik and she loves that she does. She calls him her Birthday Bud! Happy 8th Birthday Madison and 18th Nik!!!
Next week Madison is making a very special choice in her life and that is to be baptized. We are very proud of her and her decision to follow Jesus Christ and be baptized.

What Courage...


Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”



To have so much love and devotion to Our Heavenly Father is wonderful. To know that you hurt so bad, but know you will beat this, is amazing! For the courage you show, I learn....I love you, Lorin.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Now That's Tired; Take 2.....


I guess it is contagious...if you scroll down you will see Rosealie asleep in the jumper. This is Chloe, she was jumping and all of a sudden,she was out! Wish they made one for Adults, I'd be glad to get in...!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Puppy


We have a new puppy...he is a 8 weeks old terrier. His name is Nash,named after our favorite Phoenix Suns player. He has already made a life time friend in Madison.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Two Tag (got this from Sherrie)

Two names you go by : Mom and Chris

Two longest car rides:From Tennessee to Arizona and from Florida to Arizona (wouldn't trade the Florida trip for anything..it was FUN, there is a WHOLE different side to MOM than we all know...hee hee hee) I am a sandwich! (right mom?)

Two of your favorite things to do: Make cards and long baths

Two things you want very badly at the moment: Pool and better health

Two animals you have or have had: A doberman pincher named Harley and a rat named mobey.

Two things you ate today: Chesse roll from Taco Bell and crackers

Two people you last talked to: Brittany and Rosealie

Two things you're doing tomorrow: Taking Madison to school and laundry

Two favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and next Thanksgiving!

Two favorite beverages: Strawberry,Bananas juice and Dr. Pepper (which I don't drink anymore)

First Day of School






Here is Madison on her first day at her new school. She wasn't to sure about having to wear a uniform. But after shopping and seeing that they really didn't look half that bad on her, the uniforms where alright! So glad it started today, I don't think I could go another day being told that this was the most boring summer for them ALL! But I am so glad that she like school so much that she wants to be there. (she had to kiss Rosealie goodbye before she left, Chloe was sleeping still)