Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Being raised in a military family, and living right outside of Ft. Campbell, KY...
I was very touched by this video!
We all need to give thanks every day for the brave men and women that defend our country!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


This will be my Wordless Wednesday post every week for as long as Mike is with us!
Feel free to grab the button and pass it on.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Do you have a "Lifesong" ?
I mean one that you always turn to when things are going bad?

Things in these parts are becoming increasingly hard with my brother.
Progression is rapid at this point, and Hospice told me last week that I HAD to make Mike's funeral arrangements! That was, by far, one of the hardest things I've ever done!

This is my lifesong. It has been ever since I saw Ray Boltz perform it many years ago.
It is giving me loads of comfort right now!

What's your life song?

Sleep In Peace Sweet Angel

Please remember The Freeman Family in prayer today.
Their little Kayleigh went home to be with our Lord this morning.

I am heartbroken!
This family has been such an inspiration to me, and a true example of what faith is, and what it can do for us....if we only let it!
They are broken and yet they rejoice in the fact that their sweet angel is now dancing on the streets of Glory!

Rest in peace sweet angel!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day

We had a super Mothers Day yesterday!
I think I got 100 text messages starting at 6:00 yesterday morning!

Thanks to everyone that called , texted, or stopped by for a visit.

Chuck and I kept Lyric this weekend. We haven't had much free time lately, so this was a real blessing! Her new word of the day was "Perfect" ! lol

Everything was just perfect to her!

Kristy an Phillip came by and brought me the most awesome jewelry box. ( I actually did not have one)

It says says "Love" on the top of it, and you can put photos inside the letters! NICE!!

Then Chuck and Lyric took me shopping for these:

Yellow Knock "Out Roses! I heart them!

I love to plant my yard in the spring, and am really working on putting in more shrubs and roses as background plants. I figure it will pay off more in the long run. Knock
Out Roses are the greatest thing I've ever seen! Disease resistant and self cleaning! Plus they don't get the blackspot that is so common in the humidity here! So now the front of my house is graced with 5 new rose bushes!

I loved them so much that I bought some for my sister, Patti, and took them over to her.

While we were out, Kristy called me and said her BF Mindy (my "other" daughter) was having a cookout/birthday party for her 4 year old daughter Zoe. She asked if we wanted to come by for some BBQ. Well.....since BJ and Catherine were here, and we were planting the above awesome roses....I passed, but thanked Mindy any way.

About 30 minutes later, Kristy and Jacob pulled into the drive with a huge honkin' plate of what is quite possibly the best BBQ I have ever eaten!

There was chicken, ribs, porkchops, all kinds of sides, and the absolute best guacamole I have ever eaten in my life! Mindy had sent me a Mothers Day plate to go! She said I shouldn't have to cook on Mothers Day!

Thanks Mindy and Tony! You made me a very happy (and very full) mother!

(I NEED that recipe for the guacamole)

Mindy sent me a few pics of the party....thought I'd share!

Kristy the party girl!

My grandson, Jacob, in full party gear:
Zoe, the birthday girl:

Party Gear baby style!

Hope you all had an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What Do You Think?

This is my grandpuppy, Petey!

Petey LOVES Chuck!

My grandson Jacob LOVES Petey!

As you can see, Petey is a pitt bull. I know... I know.....
I had the same reservations when they got him as a pup. However, Petey has been raised to be a big baby. Sort of a lap dog, as you can see by the pictures!
Lyric runs and tumbles with him all the time. He's NEVER shown any signs of aggression, or tried to hurt anyone.....until last night!

My son in love, Phillip, is trying to sell a riding lawn mower. He has it in the front yard with a sign and phone number on it. Last night, Kristy and Jacob were home alone. Kristy was in the shower, and Jacob was in his bedroom. Their front door was open, but the storm door was latched. Jacob said he heard someone knock on the door, and Petey started barking, so he went out to see who was there.Gosh did he get a surprise! When he got in the living room, there was a man on the porch holding Petey by the harness and beating him in the head! Petey had bitten the man on his leg!

What we don't know is how the man got in, or how Petey got out!
Petey can not open the door, and the glass was not broken out.
None the less, Petey got the guy!
Jacob grabbed him and put him up right away.
All we can think is that maybe the man opened the storm door to holler in since he didn't see anyone in the living room. Stupid move, since there are "Beware Of Dog" signs all over the front of the house and the fence. There's really been no need for them up until now, but he's a pit....the kids weren't taking chances.

Kristy said the man dropped his pants right there in her yard, and showed her the bite. He was pretty bruised, but the bite had not broken the skin. He told her that the dog just bolted through the door after him. They offered to take the man to the hospital, but he refused them. He said he'd go by himself if he thought he needed to go.

So, you guessed it, the police came over to the house last night around 11:30!
The man went to the E.R. and they had to call the police since it was a pit bull.
The police wrote the kids a citation for harboring a "vicious animal" and for not keeping him contained! How much more contained can a dog be than in your house??
Anyway, they have to go to court on the 27th because of this!
We have NO IDEA what the guy was even doing there. He's not talking about tht!
Was he looking at the lawnmower, or trying to break into a house that looked empty? None the less....the man was on their property.... and Petey was in the house! Nothing matters to the police except the fact that Petey is a pitt bull and he bit someone!
The way I see it....Petey was just doing his job!
He could have done major damage to the man if he had wanted to!
He did bite him, but only bruised him!
We all know what Pitt Bulls are capable of.

Anyway, after 10 years with no incidences at all, the state is requiring Kristy and Phillip to have Petey put to sleep before their court date, and to pay all of the medical bills this man incurs. How fair is that?? Just wanted your thoughts on the matter.

Friday, May 1, 2009


The Freemans are having a really hard time today. They got some bad news about Kayleigh's prognosis last night.

Please stop by their blog and let them know you're praying!