Thursday, July 7, 2011

July is here where did the begining of year go???

Our family has had a rough 2011. With our Granny Sue (my mother in Law) passing in April. Our lives have been so busy we have hardly been able to enjoy the benefits of homeschooling. Lately it has been more a chore then an enjoyment. We are at Pawpee's(my father in law)in Hemphill Texas on weekends. My father in law isn't adjusting to being alone very well. We go to make sure he has his medicine set out for week and at least he is eating home cooked meals 2 to 3 days out of week.Better then sausage biscuits or just junk easy to grab things.

We have had another tragedy in our family this wonderful great 2011. Our beloved Yoogalee (Sharpei/Chow)was run over by a truck. She wasn't out from laying under truck when it started which wasn't like her she always ran from loud noises or tried going by by. She will be so dearly missed she was one of our children. The kiddos are still having problems adjusting to her not being here. They are comparing her to Granny Sue. They are glad they are together. I guess thinking everything and one goes to heaven makes life seem better. But ultimately it isn't so. But for now it is ok for them to think this because it makes the gaping wounds feel better.

We have had a birthday this month not excluding Americas but my Makenzee is 8 years old. Where did the time go. She is in third grade and she has learned the joy of reading. She is my tom boy but she is a classy diva when needed. I look at this picture and go where is my baby. For her birthday we made her pretty cake from scratch. I offered to let her pick her own cake at store she started to cry. Momma I hate the icing they have and they cakes are not as good. So how could I say no here is what we did.We found a beautiful picture and took it to Walmart who then the bakery printed picture on edible paper. We got home to our cooled yellow cake made from scratch. We made the butter cream icing before we went to store. She was so proud of her cake we made. She said of Momma it is beautiful. I just love how simple things make my children happy.

We are trying to get our kids in habit of laying in bed before bedtime and get a book try to read to wined down from our busy days. Well it is starting to pay off I didn't even tell my children to go read last night. We went grocery shopping yesterday and they found a couple of books. Well after we eat dinner hung outside with Daddy. They came in and get ready for bed. well here is what i found just look at the picture. Yes i am sure your wondering were my Lileigh was well she didn't make it past getting ready for bed she was out like a light we had a good and keep yourself busy kind of day.

We thank God everyday for our blessings. We are blessed to be together to have another breath each day and to know we have a forgiving Heavenly Father. I know with the whole some values we are raising our children with that they will turn out to be some special grown ups who have a passion for Christ. I am so Thankful for my daily blessings even if I didn't ask for what shouldn't be. Thank you father God for loving us so much! =)

Thank you for stopping by and Pondering,
Above him were seraphs, each with six wings ... and they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."
Isaiah 6:2-3 (NIV)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein