Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's been a while

As you can see, I have been out of the blogging world for a while. I have managed though to change the background of my blog to the current season!

We got moved into our beautiful new home! There are still boxes that have to be unpacked. I have the most important things unpacked, but there are those things that you do not use on a daily basis that I have neglected getting finished. I would probably be better off if I just took some of the things to the Salvation Army..... This week I will get out of procrastination mode and get organized. After all, it was decided that our family Christmas would be at our house since we have more room!!! :o)

I will try to post pics soon of our new place. I am so thankful to God that we have a nice, clean and dry (literally) place to live. God is so good.

Until next time,

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thank you, Lord for all your many blessings!

I went to church this morning as I do every Sunday. I have to admit that when I arrived there, I was not feeling so wonderful. I wanted to be there. My mind just was not really there and in tune with what was going on around me. I was actually even feeling a little sorry for myself. As we started to sing, I joined in. As we voiced our prayer requests, I spoke out what my requests were. As the service progressed, I started feeling much better. The pastor's sermons have been about witnessing to those around us and those of us that wanted to, came up front for prayer. At the close of the prayer, one dear Christian woman said for me to come over to her and asked the ladies to gather round. She and the other women had prayer with me. My heart has been heavy lately concerning a few things in mine and my husbands life. One of them is our housing situation. I PRAISE GOD for that dear lady in my church who has a knowledge of the power of prayer and took me under her wing this morning. God already started answering prayer BEFORE I got out of the church doors. I want to walk through all the open doors God leads me to.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8 NIV

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Sunset Drive

When I last posted, I wanted to add some pictures but I did not have any to add. Today I went for a sunset drive to catch some of the beautiful scenes around where I live. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed the drive.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Autumn in New York

I love this time of year. The leaves are really starting to be beautiful. I was cleaning at one of my jobs this week and I opened the front door and the scent that hit me in the face was a scent that I wish Yankee Candle could capture. It was that spicy outdoor fall smell. It was awesome. A neat thought just came to me. I think I was smelling God's potpourri!

I was driving last night at sunset. It was amazing to see how beautiful the sun was as it was shining on the colorful leaves. It was glowing. I wish I had a camera at that moment. I do not think I could capture what I was seeing though. I would have to be an expert photographer. And that I am not.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I miss you, Dad

In a few minutes it will be 7:00 p.m. That is the time (one year ago today) that God called my dad home to heaven. I miss you so much, Dad. It must be wonderful to be with Jesus.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Me and my husband

This was taken this past week when we went to the "Big E".

Summer's End

Ok, as you can guess, I am not the world's greatest blogger! I find that in the summer months I am not at my computer nearly as much. I get online and check e-mail and look at a few things, try to keep up my facebook account and that is about it.

This summer we have gone camping several times at our campsite. The camping season will be over with on Oct. 16th and we will have to pack up and bring our camper home.

We wanted to take a trip to Maine this summer but it never seemed to work out. Hopefully we can go next summer. I would love to go and see the lighthouses up there. Maine is one state I have not been to. For some reason I have longed to go for a few years now.

I got to see my daughter, Krystle, a couple of weekends ago. She now lives in Ohio and attends college there. She had not been home in 10 months. Of course, I had made a few trips to Ohio to see her. 10 months is too long to go without seeing my girl! Krystle will be 20 on the 25th of October. I cannot believe it!

We went to the "Big E" this past week. For those who do not know what that is, it is The Eastern States Exposition. The state fair for the New England states. It is held in Springfield, Mass. It is about an hour and a half drive for us. I enjoyed it alot. I will go back next year for sure.

Well, until next time...
John 3:16

Friday, March 28, 2008


Here are some pictures that I took while visiting the capital of Richmond.

Enjoying time with my family

I have been in Virginia for almost 2 weeks. I flew here to see my brother, Todd and my sister, Leslie. My husband bought me a plane ticket to come here for my 40th birthday present.

I first spent a few days with my brother's family. After they picked me up at the airport, we went to visit the state capital in Richmond. We walked around and I really enjoyed seeing how spring was in full bloom. Something that had not happened in New York yet. Then, my oldest niece and nephew left on a missions trip to Guatemala and my sis-in-law went to see her family in Indiana. So, I went to visit my sister, Leslie and her kids and have been here for over a week.

I have been having a good time with my nephew's Kyle and Kristofer and my niece, Katie. I have been doing a lot of cooking/baking. The kids (and my brother) seemed to like the cookies I made yesterday. I have taken the kids on several trips to the library. Katie and Kris like books alot. Kyle even got some and he was reading last night. I think it is important for kids to read alot and I really like seeing Katie read so much.

Today is my last day here. I fly home early (6 am) tomorrow. I will miss everyone but I have to go home now and get back to real life. :) aka--WORK!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I will always remember this day...

March 2, 2002. 6:36 a.m. You were born. You were born sleeping.

A baby girl. Jenna Faith. That is what we named you.

So tiny. Too tiny. The littlest fingers and toes I have ever seen.

I held you. Daddy held you. We kissed you good-bye.

I cried. Daddy cried. We never heard you cry.

Jesus holds you. Grandpa holds you--in the sweet by and by.

Today you turned 6 years old, my sweet little girl.

We wanted you so much, but Jesus needed you more.

Won't forget you. Can't forget you. I'd never even try.

I will see you. Yes, I'll see you. One day in heaven... In the sky.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

40 Years Old

I can hardly believe that I celebrated my 40th birthday yesterday! It is weird to think that I am now 40. I do not feel any different. I do not feel as devistated as I did when I turned 30. Turning 40 has not been so bad. Now I just have the next milestone to look forward to-- turning half a century old! :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I am remembering that three months ago today, my father went home to heaven. I have been thinking about him alot lately. I miss him. I cannot imagine what it must even be like where he is. I know that he is not worrying about anything from his former life here on earth. I know that keeping my eyes on Jesus will get me to where he is.

What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face- the One who saved me by His grace;
When he takes me by the hand, and leads me to the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day, that will be.

Looking forward to that day,