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Jun 23, 2009


When we lived in Idaho, we went shooting quite often. We would get old plates and put them all up on a hill and shoot at 'em with my hubby's gun (I don't know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun!). Now that we are going back out to the middle-of-nowhere, I think we'll be doing a lot of this!

Jun 19, 2009

Thank you for your prayers, but Brandon's Great Grandma passed away last night. She was more than ready to go on. I don't think I have ever known anyone who has passed away before. It's really sad that she is gone. But, I think what is more sad is that I don't know if she went to Heaven. She was a great woman and a great grandma, I would like to think she did. I am kind of fearful to find out. She will be missed!

I tried my best to explain to Kyle that Granny Mac is now gone. Just this morning he has asked me if Obachan (my Mom) and his Grandma (Brandon's Mom) has died. Explaining death to a 3yr old is kinda hard, but I felt that he needed to know, especially since he actually knows and remembers her. We showed him pictures of him and Granny Mac and tried to tell him that she is gone. He told us we had to get on an airplane and go see her. *sigh* :(

Jun 18, 2009

He did it!!!!

Remember this test that I had asked you guys to pray about??? The one my hubby had to take earlier than he was supposed to? The one that is super duper hard to make?? Well, my smart husband made it! His first time trying, too! Brandon made Tech!!

Sometimes I get these deep down strange feelings.. and most of the time they are right. I got the feelings when I was pregnant with both my kids. I just KNEW what sex they were. I was right! Last night, before Brandon and I fell asleep we were talking about the results coming out tomorrow. I just KNEW he made it. I just had that feeling. Of course, I didn't tell him that, just in case my little feelings fail me one time, haha.

For those who don't believe in the power of prayer... here's my tongue sticking out at you! LOL. Okay, maybe not, but prayer does work!!!!! Thank you all for praying, it means a lot!

I just want to scream I am so excited!! I've always been proud of my husband, but him making Tech. his first time makes me even more proud. I love you, Babe, and I am so, very proud of you. And so very proud to be your wife!!!

Jun 17, 2009

Granny Mac

Granny Mac and Leah 06/08

If you all could say a little prayer for Brandon's Great Grandma, we'd really appreciate it. I guess the doctors have said that she has less than a week to live. She's almost 90yrs old, so we knew the time was coming soon, but it's still hard. Please pray for Brandon's Grandma and all his Aunt's, it's gotta be really hard on them! Granny Mac has been battling a few health problems, but I think she is now just giving up and doesn't want to live anymore. :( I'll keep you all updated! Thank you!

Granny Mac is all the way on the left-hand side (in black).

Jun 15, 2009

Whole Wheat Waffles

Pictures taken -5/04/09

Money Saving Mom's Favorite Whole-Wheat Waffles

Yields 6-8 waffles.

1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup oil or melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl. Lightly beat together wet ingredients in another. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Pour batter onto lightly-oiled waffle iron and bake until done.

These really are delicious! We love them. I usually double the batch and then freeze the waffles. When we're ready to eat some, I take it out and pop them in the microwave. As you can tell from the pictures, Miss Leah enjoys them a whole lot, too! ;)

Jun 10, 2009


I'm happy. Very happy. I can't imagine how a lost (non-Christian) person feels. I wonder if they feel a certain emptiness, a certain void...?

I grew up in church and even in a small, private Christian school. So, going to church was just something we did. Once I got married and moved away, things changed. Finding a church that I loved was impossible, especially here in Florida. In Idaho, it was such a small place it was easy to find a good Baptist church. I kept comparing churches to FBC in Misawa. It was the only church I knew! I wish we would have gone to the church we are attending now a long time ago. The two years of church-hopping was pretty much miserable. I hated not being a member of a GOOD church. I hated getting disappointed every time we went home. I hated the emptiness.

I love our church now. The main reason I hate to leave here is because of our church. It is great! Our Pastor doesn't just preach the fru-fru feel good stuff .... he preaches the goooood stuff. I know a lot of people go to church just so that they feel better about themselves. I like to be encouraged, too. But I also want to be convicted. If I'm not convicted how am I going to change?

I'm so happy that I am saved and that I am absolutely positive about where I am going when I leave this earth. I'm so happy that my kids are in church and are learning about Jesus at such a young age. It's amazing how having a great church, that you are a part of, can change your aspect on life and the place you live.

I learned a song a loooooong time ago and I can't remember all the lyrics. Someone help me out! If you know this song, please leave a comment and help me finish the song. I really like this one, but can't for the life of me remember the whole thing!!! It goes like this..

I've got *clap* happiness,
I've got *clap* peace of mind,
I've got the *clap* joy of living
I've got real contentment...?

Jun 4, 2009

Four Years

Happy Anniversary, Babe!! The past four years have been the best of my life and I hope to spend many, many, many more with you! I love you!!!

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