Monday, April 28, 2008

Even God's Handiwork shall reflect His Glory
I am so happy to enjoy my flowers again.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Aaron was thrilled to held by his cousin Savannah

Even cousin Stephen received some happy smiles

No little boy is happy without building something. Cousin Raymond enjoyed helping the boys build a fort.

Welcome to our fort.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I've Been Tagged!
Let's see...rules first. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names.
What I was doing 10 years ago: :) Working, being a mother, enjoying life to the fullest...
Five things on my to-do list today:1. Cook 2. Babysit, Go to the Library 3. Laundry 4. Pay Bills 5. Update my blog
Snacks that I enjoy: Regular Potato Chips, Pizza Rolls, Honey buns
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:1. Buy a new church and parsonage2. Make sure I was completely debt free 3. Pay off all of my family's bills 4. Buy an expensive car and house 5. Give to Missions.
Three of my bad habits:1. Interrupting People2. Talking too much and too loud 3. Eating too much.
Five Places I have Lived:1. Milan, Michigan2. Petersburg, Michigan 3. Zanesville, Ohio 4. Philo, Ohio 5. Pt. Pleasant, WV
Five jobs that I have had:1. Factory Worker2. Babysitter 3. Substitute teacher's aide for special needs children 4. Teacher's Aide at a Christian School 5. Took in Ironing
Five people I want to know more about (A nice way to say TAG!)....1. Ruthann A. 2. Genene B. 3. Norma Watson 4. Leah P. 5. Chris B.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Aaron petting his friend ~ Boots
Steven must be missing school. He found a workbook to practice with.

Sweet smiling Timmy

Naomi shared her radio with Aaron
All too soon Friday evening came and Phillip, Merrie beth and children were on their way back to Kansas. We miss you already. It is good to know you are in God's hands.

Happy 8 th Birthday
Jason and Steven
Jason was very creative with the party hats!
One of the twin's birthday gifts were kites

On Thursday Jason and Steven turned 8 so their father and grandpa took them for a couple hours of simulated golf then on to the Dairy Queen for Banana Splits. They ended up at Lowes to pick up supplies to do a household project for my Mother. The twins chose pizza for their birthday supper and ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. They had a wonderful time. One of their main high lights while visiting was exploring the woods on my mother's property. You would have thought they were Christopher Columbus discovering the world. The difference between the flat lands of Kansas and the hills of southern Ohio was extraordinary to them!
Ready for Church

Savannah, Jason, Steven, Luke, & Timmy

Jason, Savannah, & Steven

Jason played his recital piece for Grandma

Luke "playing" too
One of the most Blessed moments during our vacation was Wednesday night listening to our son preach the Word of God and worshipping with his family.
Vacation Snapshots

Jason & Steven and Nanny's dog ~ French Fry



It was great to see our son, daughter-in-law and grandsons from Kansas once again. All the boys had grown so much. Steven looks so mature with his new glasses. They enjoyed hiking through my mother's woods so much. None of the children (not even the baby) were hesitant with us and as long as we had food in hand anybody could be Aaron's best friend. The weather couldn't have been better. My mother and I cooked all the comfort foods of home for them. Our son Phillip and my husband went to a facility where they could play golf with a simulator. The week went all too fast.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lord Willing
We will be travelling to my mother's home tonight. My husband has gotten a week's vacation from his job. Our son, daughter-in-law, and their family has also taken the week off so if God provides all of us protection we will be with our family from Kansas soon.
Regarding the refund for the tickets from Skybus my bank wasn't very encouraging that we would receive a refund for the 2 tickets purchased with my debit card, using the excuse that the tickets were purchased more than 3 months in advance. The other 6 tickets I purchased for Merrie Beth and the 5 children were reserved with my credit card and the card company informed me that the request that they sent online to Skybus went through. Now we trust these refunds come through in God's timing. God IS Good! Be in touch when vacation is over.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Man plans......God Laughs!
Well if you read my previous post you know that I had plans for traveling. I arrived at my mother's home and Phil unloaded my luggage. Luggage enough for 2 1/2 weeks. We had just decided to retire for the night and the phone rang. My sister had just been informed by the news that SKYBUS had gone bankrupt, which happened to be the plane I held 8 tickets on. This was their announcement: Dear Skybus Customer:We regret to inform you that Skybus Airlines will cease all operations effective 12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5. As a result, your Skybus flight has been cancelled.Skybus will not be processing refunds directly. To arrange for a refund on your reservation, please contact your credit card company directly. If you purchased flight insurance for your reservation, please refer to your insurance confirmation from AIG for information on filing a claim.Skybus struggled to overcome the combination of rising jet fuel costs and a slowing economic environment. These two issues proved to be insurmountable for a new carrier.We deeply regret the impact this decision will have on our customers, as well as our employees and their families, vendors, suppliers, airport officials and others in the cities in which we have operated. Our financial condition is such that our Board of Directors felt it had no choice but to cease operations.
So I returned home to Michigan to begin the process of having my reservation refunded. God has given me a Heavenly peace in the midst of this sudden change of plans. I can only credit Him and those who prayed. Knowing that God's Way is the Best Way has kept my Spirits buoyed. It is not my place to grumbled or complain about how He directs my path. If the Lord allows my son to be able to get the entire week off work during the time that Jason and Steven are on Spring Break then we trust they will be driving to Ohio instead of flying. We are trusting God for the details for He knows Best!

Friday, April 04, 2008

I'm leavin' On A.......

Today I am traveling to my mother's and then on Tuesday my sister-in-law will take me to the airport in Columbus and Skybus will take me to Kansas. Friday I will return with my daughter-in-law and five grandsons. We will take over my Mother's home until she prays for Blessed Quietness. My son will fly into Columbus to join his family on the 16th and then sadly they will fly back to Kansas on the 19th. My husband and I will return home on the 20th hopefully with lots of pictures. I'll miss you all but I'm excited to see our son and his family too. Keep us in your prayers, please for traveling safety. We will think of you often. God Bless till we meet again online. Love you ALL!