Monday, December 31, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Anyway, I requested last week-end off, and my boss graciously abliged. Friday (Dec. 7) was Becky's 18th birthday, so on Saturday Phil and I (along with my father, Cheryl Watters, Amber Plemmons and Ashley Frye) made our way to the Big City. We managed to fit a lot in. We went out to eat before and after the school's big pageant. We do like to eat!!! We met some new friends, and met up with some we already knew. What a wonderful time we had!!! We celebrated Becky's birthday and her friend, Sam's as well. We thouroughly enjoyed the pageant. It was a time of, not only reflection on the Birth of Christ, but of basking in the Holy Spirit's presence while enjoying the talents represented that night! How thankful we are that He came as a Babe in a Manger, died on the Cross, rose again, ascended into Heaven where he is preparing a Place for us. For He WILL come again to receive us unto Himself. During this very busy time of year, among all the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping presents, the programs , and let's not forget the FOOD, let's remember why Jesus Came in a Manger. Merry Christmas to all!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Fall is one of my favorite seasons (until the next season comes along of course). Maybe that's because God created all these, and whatever He puts His hand to is always a beautiful work of art. Now, Phil takes a look at all these leaves in our yard and sees "work". Our entire yard looks like this, and the huge trees in the yard still have some leaves on them. I think Phil is going to "start" on this project tonight. Yesterday, we were outside saying good-bye to our son, Seth and his wife and child (who happens to be our delight). Emma decided that it was time to have fun in the leaves. We managed to get a few good pictures of her tossing the leaves in the air, as she was running everywhere. It was great fun. Then, all of a sudden, she just went up to a tree and gave it a hug and a kiss. I did capture this (surprise, surprise). Needless to say, the politically involved family that we are, got a big kick out of this, followed by a huge political discussion. Obviously, we have some training to do here. Maybe it's time to start explaining some things to Emma?! But, of course, she isn't of voting age yet, so we have time. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Happy Fall!!! Most of all, Happy Thanksgiving!! There truly is much to be thankful for!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
The month of October was designated as "Pastor Appreciation Month". Just let me tell you about MY Pastor. He just happens to be my middle son, Michael. If I would tell him the following things in person, he would say, "Oh, Mom. Stop it!". So, here goes. MY Pastor is the best in the world. Surprised?? I know this because, I know him. When Michael takes on any responsibililty, he dives in head first. He takes his responsibilities seriously, and He believes that when God commanded us to "go into all the world", it's simple, we must. He takes his role as "Pastor" very seriously. I know that when he delivers a sermon he has spent many hours in prayer and preparation, and then he delivers what God has put on his heart with Love and Compassion. The congregation of our church tried to shower Michael and Ruth Anne with love for the ENTIRE month. I think we may have "smothered" them a little bit, though. They didn't get many "free" evenings. They were invited out many times, sometimes to a fancy restaurant, sometimes to a home and sometimes just for ice cream. They, also received some gift cards, but, most of all, I hope they felt our love and appreciation.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday evening was a rare and wonderful one indeed!! It's the first Friday that I have had off of work in forever. I had missed my best friend's birthday, because I was working, so we (Cheryl Watters and I) decided to celebrate Friday. The beautiful town of Tecumseh (where I live) was having it's official "Turning on of the Lights". They make a great big "event" of it. The shops are open late, you can go from shop to shop collecting recipes (By the way Cheryl, I left mine in your car). and listen to Carolers singing Christmas songs. Just in case you would get cold, which we did, they had barrels on the main four corners with nice warm fires in them. We stood around them and drank our coffee. Well, Cherly didn't, she doesn't drink coffee. She doesn't know what she is missing!! While we were there, we happened to run into her son, Jason and his wife and daughter, Katie. They walked around with us, which was nice, then Jason was my drinking buddy. (You know what I mean. Coffee-drinking buddy!!!) We had a wonderful time. I think our favorite store was the store upstairs, above the Daily Grind. It was beautifully decorated with all Christmas!!!! The Holiday Season is such a fun, wonderful time of the year, isn't it? We can get so busy with the hustle and bustle of it all that we could easily forget the important things in life, such as wonderful friends and family. Thanks, Cheryl, for being my "Bestest Friend" in all the world for the past 20 yrs. or so. Happy Belated Birthday!! You're the greatest!!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
It does seem as though the "enemy of our soul" has been disturbing "us and our's" with some oppression as of late, but I am thankful that our God is Good. He fills us with His peace, contentment and the wonderful "Joy" that we can have in serving Him. Once, again, "The Devil is Defeated Again". Praise His Wonderful Name!!!!!
We have, finally, found a cord that will enable us to post some more pictures. So, be patient, pictures will be arriving soon!!!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Panic Attack!!! Hyperventalation!!! Tomorrow is the day!! We will get in the van (which is loaded to the hilt) to take my "Baby" to college. I thought that I was ready for this, but obviously I'm not. I can't even sleep very well. Is this normal? As you can see in the picture (sorry, it is a little dark) our house was a mess trying to get this little girl ready to go. Why must girls take sooooo much stuff? I hope that her room-mate has enough room for her stuff. Becky did talk to the young girl who is to be her room-mate the other day. They seemed to hit it off. They were talking as if they had known each other forever. That is a good thing (I think). Well, I just thought that I would update, and show you the chaos that our household has been in for a few days. Pray for us as we travel tomorrow. Thanks.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
My Dearest Michael. My middle son. My Friend. My Pastor. Your Birthday was yesturday!!!Happy Birthday to you!!! (I'm singing, but I know you can't tell that unless I inform you of the fact.) I hope that your birthday was a good one. I thought of you all day, and thanked the Lord several times for the priviledge of being your mom. I love you very much. Thanks for being a son that any mother could be proud of. I'm sure your dad is proud of you too, but I happen to be the one writing this. Love, Mom XOXOXOXOXO
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Emma was dedicated to the Lord at the Adrian Lower Light Church, by her pastor (who just happens to be her Uncle Mike). She slept through the whole thing. This is probably a good thing. She happens to be a pretty busy little girl (she is Seth's daughter you know!).