Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm so puffy!

Well, last night we had our "Farewell Party" with very dear friends at Church... I woke up this morning and my eyes are all swollen and huge! Needless to say lots of tears were shed. I saw all these faces and could not help but to think of everything these people have meant to me over the past several years. We have lived life in close community with these people, developing deep friendships. We've shared all aspects of life... Babies have grown into amazing children, Teenagers into unbelievable young adults. Young adults have found love and gotten married. I can't even begin to count the number of pregnancies and babies we've joyously welcomed. We've seen families restored and lives completely changed. Not only have we celebrated, we've also grieved together. These losses many of us have experienced have proven to deepen our friendships. I had no idea that over 5 years ago when Providence started that the most meaningful relationships would emerge. One dear friend poetically called a particular period during the past 5 years as a "Golden Age" and well, in reflecting on my life as a whole, I can definitely say that the last 5.5 years is a "Golden Era" in my life. I will treasure all these memories in my heart. I will tell my children stories of these amazing friends God gave us.

Living life with the people of Providence changed my life.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

So much to little time

Well, we have a house in California... well, we have a house picked up we are working to finalize the lease agreement now. It's great, 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, and an amazing deck out back with a built in fire place, built in grill, and a HOT TUB...yes a brand new Hot tub!

So now I have about 2 months worth of "to do's" before we leave in 9 days, but, I did take a couple of days to visit my family before moving so far away... I went with the kids by myself to western OK for a couple of days to see my Grandma. Then a stop by my sisters, my brother and mom stopped in while we were there. Over all the trip was very quick, but lots of fun!

Sunday James will preach one last time at Providence and then Sunday night the church is hosting a "Roast" in his honor. I am really looking forward to this as I think it will be right up James' alley!
Not sure who enjoyed whom more, Natalie or Grandma!

Jameson checking out the cousin's Bat....I think he needs one for his birthday.

Trying to catch a frog with the cousins, froggy got away.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mush brain mom? I think not!!!

My dear friend posted this to her blog... I feel honored by it because my brain sure feels like mush most days! Thanks K for posting this!

For the Moms out there.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

More JUNK?? what?

So a couple months back I wrote about a junk sale... well we made nearly $400 from our own junk, and we hauled a pick up load PLUS the back of my friends SUV full of stuff off to donation. Well, we have cleared out more junk and are having yet another sale tomorrow. It will be smaller but still enough stuff worthy of a sale...

I'm praying the "scattered showers" are scattered away from my house!