Friday, February 28, 2014

a few pictures I failed to post.

 A few pictures I failed to post in my last post. They could not be foregotten. They are to great. I wanted to post these for you all and for me when I print off my yearly journal. Apparently 2013 will be  a short one, right Becki. :-)  HA!!!
 here ya go. Hope it makes you smile!

Abe took a nice fall a couple months ago while he was playing with Daddy. He looked like this for a week or more. It was crazy. All I could keep saying was ADRIAN!!!!    I think this kid will give me  a heart attack before I am 50. Which is not that far away. :-)
don't pay attention to the hair it was cut the day after this picture. :-)

This picture is so great I had to post. Bryon Goodman was doing some work in Dallas and decided to come visit us all a night. The kids LOVED him. They had a good time. He played with them a whole lot. They thought he was pretty cool. I just love this picture,

my crazy girl, She likes to take out her "pretties" is what she calls them.  We are  working on that. I hate having to redo her hair every time we stop. She is getting better.

The infamous tree climbing drama. Jeremiah is our biggest chicken and he just does not do scary things. That is not the case anymore. Sam and him were spending the day together and they came across this tree. Sam set him in the base of the tree and went to get his other lens for the camera ( he thought to himself,  (no, no way he is to chicken to climb) so he walked away for a minute, maybe??? and turned around to this. 30 feet in the air. Not cool. And of course you can climb UP a tree way easier then climbing down. So Sam had to climb the tree. I still laugh thinking about it. He climbed up the tree, not as easy to do at 47 as it is a 4. As he was climbing Jeremiah wanted to climb higher. Sam yells, ...NO. STOP. DO NOT GO HIGHER. Sam said he was praying real hard. I asked him if he was scared. YES, was his reply. So he finally gets to him, grabs him and starts sliding down the trunk, Some nice people saw the dilemma and waited on the ground for Sam to hand Jeremiah down to them. It is a great image in my head. Makes me laugh knowing the story after everyone was safe. It would have been a NIGHTMARE had I actually seen it.  Great story to tell anyway. But Sam the photographer had to snap this picture before he climbed up to get him. Lots of memories in this picture. I think I will blow it up and frame it. HA!!!!  I asked Jeremiah why he did that, he said, because I wanted Dad to see I could climb the tree..... Aww!!!!! 

and here is our sweet boy wearing Daddy's 'shirt from when Sam was a boy. This picture was taken in Washington last month. Does he have the face of climbing up a tree and scaring his dad half to death. :-)

January and February coming soon.....

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

August and beyond

August---- Addie turned one. Still not walking. She is now finally. She started to say a lot of one word things. It is more then one word things now. She has lots to say with  a lot of feeling. And LOVES the phone. She is a girl.  
Daniel Wantulok came here and started working. He was having trouble finding a job in Colorado and bills were coming and no income so he came here to see what was available.  He found a job and the first of October he moved his family here. It has been nice having another family in Andrews. The boys have loved having cousins to play with. It is so nice having more workers at church. God knew we needed them.

September we were able to go to Phoenix , AZ to hold a short revival. Sister Marcia wanted a mini revival with her District overseer. :-)  We did that and had a great time and two great services and fellowship

                         This is a random picture of the boys waking dad.I like Abe's mischievous face.

 The joys of kids. Just wanted to share my little blessings. :-) messes and all. To think 5 yrs ago I had no idea my livingroom would look like this. God is good.

October at Ministers Convention we said goodbye to the Clarkson Family and welcomed our new Overseer and His family. :-) That was a good convention. Bro Jon did a great job. We had a pastor and spouse only class. It was great. We had a wonderful prayer for more workers, God has seen fit to send us a few more and more to arrive soon. Praise the Lord. God never leaves us hanging long. Trust in Him and he will be faithful. 
This picture just showed up on my camera after I set it down. I don't have many pictures of Bro V. I am glad I have this one. Even if he does look a little out of it. HA!!!
 Goodbye Clarkson's :-(
 Hello Smiths ;-)

Cathy and I together again. After 10 years God has seen fit for us to work togther in The Church of God and let our children have some time together.


She came just in time to go to Ladies Retreat with me. We had a great trip together, kidless. FUN!!!
Ladies Retreat was wonderful as always. Every song, prayer, devotions, fellowship was anointed. yes, Even the fellowship. I think I cried more at this retreat then I had in a really long time. It seemed like every meal became a serious conversation about God's blessings or struggles we might be facing. I am thankful for good friends that I can talk to and share my thoughts with.

This is my Birthday flower bouquet from my husbaand and Jeremiah. Jeremiah was determined that he wanted to get me flowers for my birthday. Sweet boy.

Cutie pies all dressed up for the Andrews Mustang football game. :-)

Addie too. 

This was Cathy's kids first ever HS footaball game. First football game ever. I think they had fun.

On to November. Thanksgiving we were able to go to Tucson Arizona . That was great. We had a good trip and a lot of fun times as always. I like Arizona. Angie and Scott are very hospitable people and they always make your stay with them relaxing. I needed that trip.

          ~~~~sigh~~~~ This reminds me of Becki's posts. :-) December. Christmas was spent at home. It is always nice being with your husband and kids, but not at Christmas time. It was kinda sad. Sam could not get off to go to Spokane over Christmas so we were forced to stay home. Sam and I neither one like being home for Christmas. We enjoy being with one set of parents.  But alas here we are....well not me, someone had to take the picture,  but the husband and kids. HA!!! on Christmas morning.

ok ok ok. almost done. 
In January it worked out to be able to go visit Sam's parents. It was a nice visit. It was probably more relaxing since we didn't have the pressure of the Holidays . When we were there we were able to visit  Jimmie and Marcia Brooks. Sister Marcia happened to be in Washington at that time so we were able to meet up with them for lunch one day. That was way cool. We got to say Good bye to  Brother Jimmie. He will be leaving to war here soon. . He will be back in December..  This was our 100th attempt of a "selfie photo". We were all glad we are all grown up and we DO NOT have to do this often. We all failed. This was the best we got with that Taco Time sign in the back. LOVE that place.


The kids in clothes Grandma Judy got for them while we were there. The boys are into dinasours right now and we found great shirts for them with a dinosaur on it, you can't see it, but it is there. Grandma had to buy them for the boys and little miss princess can't be left out. :-)

Addie and Grandma

Addie's attemp on the big wheel. She is still a tad bit to short. HA!!!

Addie playing in the snow for the first time. She loved it. Sam''s mom got this snow suit for Jeremiah when he was a baby. We leave it in Spokane. Addie could fit in it so she was a happy little girl because she was able to play in the snow with brothers and dad. 


Sam got to see some old friends. He liked that. This is half of the baseball team lineup from High school. These guys have not been together in 30 yrs. That was cool. They had a good time remembering their base ball years together.


Another friend from HS.

OK folks that is all. I will spare you and post pictures from January and February later. I will post more pictures and more on another day. Maybe in June :-)