Saturday, March 29, 2008


In three weeks we will finally have the clan which is Nick, Amanda, Bryson, Ezekiel, Arianna, Cory, Shannon and Cian and our resident Cristal all home in Michigan for the first time in over 2 years that has happened. THEN---to have our newest grandson and grand daughter meet each other for the first time. AJ is 6 1/2 months and Cian is 5 1/2 months old. We are ecstatic to get them all here. As you can see we went grocery shopping today and it was reminiscent of days gone by when all our children were still at home and it would take two grocery carts to feed them. It was just like old times doing it all over again. We have enough food to feed a church army. LET THE BAKING BEGIN!
April 22nd they all will be flying in from Georgia into Flint and from South Dakota to Detroit so we will be driving here and there to gather them all together.
Please pray for safety and good weather (HA-this is Michigan?)

Sunday, March 23, 2008


What a glorious day! Easter brings out many Spring feelings, many Spring colors and most of all it brings out the remembering of our true Saviour who died on that cross and gave us eternal life. He died that we would have the opportunity to spend the rest of eternity in heaven with him and to do that we must ask Jesus to live in our hearts and I praise the Lord today and everyday that each of our children will be with us in heaven. our wonderful daughter-in-laws will be with us also. How much better can it get? My prayer everyday is for our wonderful Grand children, Bryson, Ezekiel, Arianna and Cian to truly understand this one day and give their hearts and lives to the Lord and serve him as their parents do. Papa and meme are praying for you little children each day. :)
We are also thankful for furniture! It arrived on Saturday so no more lawn furniture.
I have attached pictures of the furniture that the Lord has blessed us with.
I also am attaching some pictures of Kevin, I and Cristal together on Easter.
Kevin returns to work tomorrow so remember to pray for him still. He is doing and feeling great so far.
A big victory is that it is one week today that Kevin has not had to take a pain pill that he has had to do for the last 6 years. PRAISE THE LORD! GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS ALWAYS! We just have to be patient in waiting sometimes for his answers. I myself have been learning this for quite sometime.
God Bless Everyone!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Here is Kevin relaxing in our lawn chair in our living room. I get to sit in the office chair. Tomorrow we are expecting all new living room furniture so we were able to donate the furniture we had to get prepared for the new to move in. We can hardly wait because these chairs are not comfortable. We thank the Lord for the supplying of new furniture.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Where is Spring?

The winter of 2007-2008 will be long remembered as one that would never quit! For a week now we have actually gone without receiving snow. :) I think we will actually have a heat wave this week--around the mid 40's. Out in Spearfish, SD I have noticed they are in the 5o's. What? It sure seems backwards BUT we have had sun everyday :) so I praise the Lord for that. Little by little, we can see the snow trying to melt.
Six weeks from today ALL of our children and grandchildren are flying to Michigan for a week. Kevin and I are so excited. The snow HAS to be gone by then so we can enjoy the warmth of spring. Please dear Lord let it be gone and warm. :) Our grandsons, Bryson and Zeke will be staying a week longer with us after their parents fly back home. Boy, are we excited. We will have two little babies to have around for a week to hopefully spoil some more. Our house will be full and busy but it will be filled with much LOVE and excitement.
Kevin will be returning back to work on March 24th. He has been doing great. Still has to wear the brace (he was looking forward to getting rid of it and bending) but the doctor said not yet. He will even wear it to work for a bit. He is getting out, will be getting onto the treadmill and the doctor even said swimming would be great for him. He is finally off tons of medicine that he had been on and doing good. He is still working on the sleeping area because his body is wanting more but he is working it out. It is good to see him back to himself. We praise the Lord for the healing that Kevin has had and will continue to receive.