Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Praise God, From whom all Blessing flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Hope you all have a wonderful day of giving Thanks to God for all He has done, for without Him we would be nothing!
~Nate's Mom

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flowers and a Truck

Randy's "new" toy

My garden hasn't done as well as I expected it to this year, but I was tickled pink when this beauty raised her head!

~Nate's Mom

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Thinking

It's late, 12:15am to be exact. I sit here at my computer looking at Facebook, checking my Google reader, catching up on the latest news on the Drudge Report and getting sleepy, yet I don't go to bed. I open up my photo files to upload pictures of Randy's new truck to my Facebook page and come across a photo I took of our dear friends, Randy and Heather when we braved the blizzard of 2008 to see Dave Ramsey. Little did I know that night what would happen the summer of 2009. It has been a hard summer for we have lost one of our dearest friends. Tears still flow 6 weeks later when I think of him, when I think of my friend Heather who has lost her best friend. She has been amazingly strong and I don't know if I could be that strong if I were in her shoes. There isn't a day and sometimes it seems like a minute that goes by when I don't think about what happened, when I don't think about my friend that is hurting, when I don't think about the smile on Randy's face or the twinkle in his eye. Life is very strange. I can drive myself crazy trying to figure it out but this one thing I know, God is good. He's never failed me and I have to trust in that and in Him. He knew back in 2008 what would happen. He was preparing the way and helping Randy to get things in order. Sometimes I wonder why it was Randy, why wasn't it my Randy or even me? It could have been me or even you. Are you ready? Have I done all I need to do to be ready for that day? Have you? God help me to live each day ready! I sure want to see Randy again and with God's help I will.

Randy, we miss you and we will meet you in heaven. Look for us at Jesus' feet!

~Nate's Mom

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

You Go Girl!

Helen Thomas earned my respect today!

~Nate's Mom

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Church Camp 2009

We had a great week at camp! The services were wonderful and I enjoyed spending time with friends and meeting new people. Here are a few pictures:

My little home away from home. Randy worked so hard to get it done for camp and it was great!!

Our little kitchen

I wish I was a good photographer, this sunrise across the wheat field was so pretty!

The Patriotic side of the campground
~Nate's Mom

Garden Week 5

After a slow start the garden is finally taking off! I was worried at first, but after spraying for bugs, early blight and fertilizer things are looking up!

~Nate's Mom

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Garden Week 1 And A Storm

These ominous looking clouds headed our way - the sirens were blaring and we headed for the basement

They produced this hail

Sounded like someone was throwing rocks at the house!

Our little garden stood strong and didn't buckle under the onslaught - Beets are growing as you can see above (if you look real hard)


Two tiny little carrot leaves - if you squint and turn your head sideways you can see them in the center of the picture. ;o)

Four little corn stalks

The box received it's face lift and now matches the shed.
Stay tuned for a week by week update on the garden project. I know someone out there must be interested!
~Nate's Mom