First Game 2009

Getting the flag.


Fran Tarkenton #10

Here are a few shots of Luke's first football game, which included his first interception!

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Are you ready for some football?!!!

Here are a few shots of Luke's first flag football practice.


Well, my friend and her house situation worked itself out. There was just a mix up in paperwork and communication and they get to keep their home...PTL!!!

Continue to lift up my other friend as hospice came to their home today.


My Savior, My God,

My heart is really hurting for my friend who is about to lose her mom to cancer. I know it will be their loss here on earth and heaven's gain. Please wrap your arms around my friend and her dad and brothers. Bring peace and assurance that she will soon have a body that is cancer free and in the arms of our heavenly Jesus Name.

I also want to lift up to YOU Lord, my other friend who received a letter about losing her home. We're hoping their is a mix up in the paper work and that they will be able to keep the home that they built. I pray for a good sell week for her husband and side jobs for him as well. Please be with this wonderful mom of three precious children as she teaches and attends to the needs of her family. I am so grateful that you brought her into my life to be a blessing and a visual of your provision. Be with this dear family and please continue to provide their Jesus Name.

Lord, I ask you to be with my boss that broke her arm on her walk last night. I pray for quick healing and restoration. I pray that she will not be in any pain and that she'll receive the greatest care. I ask all these in Your Name...Amen.

God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He's so good to me.

He answers prayer,
He answers prayer,
He answers prayer,
He's so good to me.

I love Him so,
I love Him so,
I love Him so,
He's so good to me.

God is so Good

One of my favorite songs is God is so Good. He really is so good to us, but will we still think that when things don't go as planned and when difficulties in life surround us.

I have a sweet friend that I teach with and she is in her mid-twenties and her mom has been battling cancer for about 10 years. Well, over the weekend she was given a few days to a few weeks to live. My friend has two brothers in high school. I am so glad I teach in a Christian school where we can shower her in prayer with other believers. We as teachers have devotions and prayer every morning before school starts and we are lifting our needs up to the Father together as a staff.

I have another friend who also had plans changed suddenly. We became good friends while serving overseas. Our sons are the same age and we just hit it off when we first met in Poland. We saw each other several times after that.
Then our plans changed! And we had to leave the country we felt was our home. A few years later my friend and her family had to leave the country that was their home. We both came back to the States wondering...what's next Lord?

Matt and I came to the conclusion that God just SIMPLY wants us to be faithful with what He has put before us...That's it!

So here is a piece of inspiration that my friend had on her blog. It spoke to me, and I hope it lifts you up.

"The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me" Psalm 138:8

Sometimes it may involve a crooked path.

The pathway is broken and the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why you brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I will go through the valley if You want me to
Now I'm not who I was when I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
I will go through the fire If You want me to
It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my own
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'll never go alone
-If You Want Me To.
Ginny Owens

Labor Day Weekend 2009

We had quite the fun weekend! It all started on Friday when we headed to the beach right after work. We rode our bikes, stayed for a couple hours, then rode to our favorite Mexican eatery, Fiesta's. As we arrived at Fiesta's Luke heard a hissing sound, it apparently was from my rear tire.

By the time we finished dinner my tire was flat. Matt had to ride home get the Jeep and then put my bike, Luke's tag-a-long and our boogie boards all in the back of my Jeep. Of course we had to put the rear seat down which meant Luke and I had to share the front seat, luckily we live not too far.

We then had to rush through our showers and head out to Ryan Mearig's first high school football game, which we were already late to because of the flat tire.

On Saturday we enjoyed a long day at the beach. On Sunday, right after church, we headed back to the beach.

On Monday, again back to the beach. Luke literally would spend an hour straight on the boogie board.

We are so fortunate to live close to the ocean. I don't think I could ever tire watching the waves and sitting on the sand and just the smell alone is so calming to me. What an Awesome God we serve and I love viewing His creation.

Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales are my favorite snack/candy!

My friend Katelynn went to Texas and brought back these Texas sized Hot Tamales.

Here is a pic to compare the two.