Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Happy Mother's Day, Happy Anniversary! What a busy weekend!

We have had SUCH a busy, busy week!
May 8th was Ronnie's 32nd birthday, May 9th was MOther's Day and my best friend's 12 year wedding anniversary!
It's been fun though!
We spent Saturday around the house with Ronnie working on the pond most of the day.
Sunday we went to church and then to my Mom's house for Mother's Day. John's mom was also there and my mom's best friend and her children came also!
Then Sunday evening Lisa dropped Stephen and Alyssa off to stay the night!
The kids have had a BLAST playing together!
And....we ate fudge cake for breakfast this morning!! hee hee lol.
Here are a couple of pics of the children...and some of my pets enjoying their new home!

Pillow fight!

Building a roller coaster

Watching movies

building another roller coaster!

I love my peaceful backyard.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Here is the condensed version:
We moved across country-back to Florida!!
-The trip was horrid, BUT....I can't complain b/c God's hand was in every situation. He kept us from accidents, tornados, etc....but at the time, it was just very very frustrating.
-I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new home. ROnnie and I are actually thinking of buying it! I love the area we are in....we're only a few blocks from downtown and it is so beautiful here! My backyard is like a little mini park. Lots of shade, a HUGE oak tree, a pond with a little bridge and a fountain. My back patio is dynamite. Neither the home nor the neighborhood leave anything to be desired. It's PERFECT!
-Boomerang 2.0 has started!
-We only have 13 teaching days of school left until we complete almost ALL of our curriculum!! I am SO glad that the move didn't put us behind! And....we are already into part 2 of Ky's 3rd grade Math....I am slowly getting over my annoyance at this....SLOWLY. (If you don't know what I can pm me and I will respond :) )
-It has been GREAT to see everyone here! All of our friends and family have come out of the woodwork! I love it! We have had dinner guests 3 out of 5 evenings this week!!!
-Ronnie's bday is tomorrow!! <3 <3
-I am takingover the children's ministry at my church and am SOOOOOO excited. I miss my kids from CCF in NV SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!! I can't wait!
-VBS here is the SAME as VBS in NV!! Yay for High Seas!!!!
-We are going on a picnic today down on the Gilbert Park!! Can't wait!
And.............. Lisa just called (it's 7:20 am here...I love that we can do this now!) her and Alyssa are coming over right now to birdwatch with me in the back yard!!
I will try to break down some of these bullet points into actual blogs with photos soon!
I have some incredible pictures from the road trip--and some not so incredible ones too, lol.
If you go over to Lisa's blog....she has posted somen photos already!! Her blog address is:
here. PLEASE let me know if this link does not work!
LOVE TO ALL!!!!!!!
P.S. I'm not spell checking this post, so I apologoze in advance for any errors!! ;)

Blessed beyond measure,

We often-times read this verse in scripture and don't really stop to ponder it. We just kind of say "yea, I am or will be blessed beyond measure".
This verse came to mind on Wednesday while I was....being blessed beyind measure!

When we were preparing to move back to Florida I literally sold everything. We brought no furniture, no household items....nothing. The grand total of what we brought consisted of my sewing things, Ronnie's garage and Kyle's toys.

I did bring one set of pots and pans also. As soon as we arrived my best friend brought me over 4 plates, 4 forks, 4 spoons, etc and some spare plastic and glass cups, and a few other misc items. (yay!!)

I still needed to buy EVERYTHING for a household. everything!  things you take for granted that you have....a shower curtain, cookware....I went to bake chicken and realized I have no bakeware!!!
suff like that. is how awesome God is..........
I got an email Wed from Lisa about a lady in our homeschool group who is having a HUGE moving sale. She's moving to NC and wants to take nothing but her furniture and essentials for the home.
Her husband is a chef!! so they have tons of kitchen items!
I called to talk with her and let her know that my husbands first paycheck won't be for two weeks but that if she had anything left at that point I would like to buy whatever household items she has.
.......................ready for this???........................
She called me back about an hour later and told me to come over THAT night and go through everything that they would be putting in their yard sale. Her and her husband had spoken and decided that they would rather see the stuff go to someone who actually needs it that someone who wants to haggle over a quarter!

I couldn't believe it! I got there and was completely and utterly overwhelmed with their generosity! She gave me a complete set of dishes, bakeware, tupperware, organizers for the home, food, bathroom items, homeschool items....boxes and boxes and boxes of things that we need!

We filled up the entire back of Ronnie's truck AND all of my Liberty!
Would you ever think this type of thing would happen???
I was almost in tears at the sheer thought of the blessing!!
It's like "here you go, Lisa....your needs are met".