Monday, August 31, 2009
Like master, like dog, right?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Nolan and Ashlyn previously met and perpetuated their partiality in a pulp outside Pastor and Patti's home!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I also found some fun rings. I was thinking about using this ring and substituting it for my lost engagement ring...what do you think. I value your opnion. If the answer is yes, I can go back and buy it for only $.99.
Great Deal and Great Day!!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
When we were first married we, of course, like most newly married couple (yes, I am aware that many of you would say we are still newly married) needed to find furniture to put into our quaint little home. Since Eric had been at college and living in the dorms for 4 years he had acquired some pieces. One being a cushioned rocking, arm chair. And another being a very old couch. (if you have ever been to our trailor you know that sitting on this couch can be hazardous.) It was fairly comfortable besides the fact that you had to get about every fifteen minutes or so to push the cushion back against the back of the couch.
side note: I did scrub this lovely couch after we moved in, since it had been in a boys dorm for a few years.
Anyway, we had this wonderful tan/peach couch for our first year and enjoyed the time that it spent in our living room.
About two weeks ago R and A asked if we would like to have the couch that is in their basement. It was a lot bigger then our couch, but Eric and I figured we could measure it and see if it would fit. Well, since we didn't have a measuring tape (or we were too lazy to get one out) we proceeded to measure by me, laying stretched beside the couch then going home and laying against the wall to see if it would fit. We both decided to try bringing it home.
Thanks to the help of R and J we were able to get our dormitory loveseat from the college days moved out and put the fullsized couch into our small little trailor (is that repetitive, small & little?)
And, as Eric went off to work one day, I got started on the task of making this new couch of ours fit into our small living room. After much deliberation, and pushing a pulling I was able to find the perfect place for our beautiful new-to-us couch.
I even have a small side table to put between our couch and chair. Eric let me buy a new lamp too so when we have people over they can actually tell that the 'side table' is a side table. (which is actually just a small little (there I go again) box I got for Christmas one year)
Are you waiting on baited breath to discover what this new arrangment looks like... and of course, me being the picture freak that I am and always having my camera with me surely took pictures.
The answer, yes, I did. But my wonderful husband, who sells things on Ebay and Amazon as a side business, used my camera to take pictures of things to sell and deleted all the pictures off of it. Which, by the way, I said he could. So, tonight when I get home, I will proceed to take a few pictures of our new living room.
And if possible I will get a picture of our old couch too, which is now sitting in the parking lot of a thrift store in town so some unsuspecting individual can buy this grand, boys dorm loveseat without even knowing the hazards that it will present to them.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Isn't it awesome that we, as Christians can offer our requests to God, lay our burdens at His feet, and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God hears, knows, and is in absolute control of every situation. I have been challenged over these last few days to take advantage of the fact that...
...Jesus Christ is my great high priest. He goes before the throne for me.
When words are not enough, Jesus pleads for me;
what I cannot say, He says;
when I can only look down in shame, he lifts me up and shows me grace!
Not only have I been challenged in my prayers for my own spiritual growth...what about my prayers lifted up on others behalf.
On many occasions Eric and I have discussed our prayer life. It is both of our prayer that we, as Christians, first and foremost, but as individuals and as a couple would lift up the lives of those around us. What better way to build up those in the church or to bring in those who are not a part of the church.
Prayer will change lives!
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I stood still and said..."guys, my ring just flew off." The kids, trying to be helpful quickly grabbed their goggles and began a search for my missing merchandise. To our dismay and my chagrin their was no ring to be found.
I had given up hope. Until a few hours later after I had gotten home my dad called and says..." Sarah, I can rent a scuba tank...do you want to see if we can take that out to the lake and find it?"
So my lovely friends and family...Dad, Eric, and Jeff G., made our way back to the lake to see if we could find the general area where we had been playing ball and look for my lost ring.
An hour passed...and absolutely nothing.
As the sun began to set and it slipped down over the horizon
The three divers and myself gave up and said farewell to my dear engagement ring
...as it now lies on the bottom of Davy Jones' Locker.
(Yes, I did get my hair cut...for you observant ones who might have noticed)