Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Birthdays, Visits, and Beaches!

Hey, Everybody in Bloggyland! I hope this post finds you all well and filled with hope! It has been such a busy week and lots of good things a-foot! I had teaching Thursday night with our young girls, (which went very well - love those girls - it is the 10-12 age group). I was able to teach Saturday at our Ladies meeting, and we had an AWESOME time in the Lord! Everyone had great things to contribute and there were these two new women, a mother and a daughter, and they were such a blessing! The mother is 83 years old and has been walking with the Lord since 1948. She was such a pleasure to listen to and hear from and she prayed for us in closing and I hope they will be here a long time. We need mighty women and men of God who have been with God for a long time and are not timid in their walk or their faith or their life. I believe people like that are contagious. I just hope one day I will have something like that of an impact! I pray!

bounce house fun

bounce house

Then later Saturday my great nephew had his 3rd Birthday party, and you will see pictures scattered throughout. He was SUCH a good little birthday boy! No meltdowns and LOTS of people, lots of activities and lots of children and grown-ups having fun!

birds and beaches

And yesterday we went to the beach - it was beautiful! And Bible Study last night!

Oh, and a little (tiny) bit of gardening going on, and a great visit for Mother's Day with my Mom and Dad Friday night. Hope to post on that soon!

AND....things are looking up in some wonderful ways around here. I just have so much to blog about and no time right now. Honey's arm is doing really well. I know I am not keeping up with comments and visits or even posts right now. I hope you all know I am not usually erratic like this. AND soon things will be back to a more normal pace. I really hope you all bear with me!

My youngest is doing really well and things are good with him in lots of great ways that give me much joy to see for his sake.

Love to you all!



Nicki said...

Glad things are going well!! The beach looks GREAT!!! Oh I want to go soooooo bad!!

luvmy4sons said...

So glad you checked in! Sounds like things are great! Lovely pics! Hugs to you!

Knit-Wit said...

Things have been crazy busy around here as well. But busy is good. Your pictures look fun. A trip to the beach would be a lovely thing right now.

Carole said...

Great post. Love it.

Denise said...

Nice to see you posting. Glad things are going so well sweetie.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Glad to see that things are going well and that life is going sweetly by on the beach. ;)
Take your time.

Cecily R said...

Great post, great pictures and a great great nephew!!

So glad to hear things are going well!!!

Renee' said...

Just stopping by to say "hi". Glad to hear everything is going well. Happy Mother's Day!

MelanieJoy said...

Looks like fun! Just wanted to say hello! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Regina said...

Happy belated Mother's day!
I hope your day was blessed!

Joyful Days said...

Hope your Mother's Day was joyous!



Sharon Brumfield said...

Just checking in.
Missing you.

MelanieJoy said...

I'm with Sharon...just checking in too....to see how you are!

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Yay! I am so happy for you! What a fun week you've had.
I love the pictures taken at the beach. I have yet to get the perfect "beach birds" photo.... :D I'll keep trying!
~Blessings to you ♥

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