Monday, April 30, 2012

how's your Monday?

Monday's..... always a day of lotsa laundry, getting back in the swing of things!!! Recovering from the weekend!!

We have a few more weeks of school, then away with summer we go!! The calendar is basically full!! Hard to believe!! Lots of fun things going on!!

Have a great week!!

P.S. if the "anonymous" person that reads Kristen's blog reads our blog, can you find something else to do or if you have a "beef" with our family, feel free to email me,!!! You definitely need some help!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

flashback friday!!

Thought I would do a "flashback" Friday!! So many photos I could share!! Looking back through these makes me laugh and cry! Longing for ALL of us to be together! I can't even comprehend all the good times and memories we have made, all the moments together, the laughs, the smiles, birthdays, farm stuff, and oh yes ALL the photos I took!!! But as I ponder all the changes, one thing that has not changed is the Lord!! Looking back at some of their books, it's really a story of his faithfulness in every season of our lives! Now that makes me really wanna tear up!! No matter what life brings, the changes, the trials, and the joys, He is so steadfast with his love, provision, protection!! To see little "bodies" that have become adults now and seeking him..... that's what we have prayed! They are in our homes, our arms for a short while then THEIR journeys begin! I am blessed! I am humbled! I am thankful!

I heard a song yesterday......"what a Wonderful Life!" ...... that's what I have!!!

Have a blessed weekend and maybe get some old photos out and "flashback!!"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

the rose!

I have talked and shared about this rose almost every year!! It's the rose bush some friends gave us in March of 07 after Joel went to heaven! The first year, 07 it bore ONE rose! The second year it had two roses. I thought that was neat, for twins!! In 2009, 2010 and 2011 it either had ONLY one or two roses!! This year it bore 9 roses. Like Kate pointed out, nine sons, but one of the buds fell early on I guess like Joel! But it has 8 roses in bloom on it right now! Big orange flowers! Just beautiful!! It has been encouraging to see God use His creation to bring comfort!!

......I wonder if one year He might allow 13 roses to be on it???

Hmmm.... I think God likes "bushes.... Remember the burning bush!!! Hehehehe!!!

He comforts the grieving and brings forth and multiplies his mercy's many a fold!! Praising Him today!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

garden 2012

Thankful for all the rain this year, looking good so far!!

Monday, April 23, 2012


Guthrie 89'er parade over the weekend+rodeo!! Also a few of the guys played in the 89'er old style baseball game! Now that was funny!! I got some new tenny-shoes, they are slightly green!! Hahah!!! Lotsa sunny days this week, so us gals are liking that!! Garden produce is tasting yummy!! And last but not least I didn't realize Elijah's new truck went so fast..... Hahaha!! I got pulled over!! 74 in a 55!! But somehow I just got a warning!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

another season.....

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven
... a time to break down,
.....a time to laugh.

Season's...... i have discovered we have more than 4 our house!!! hahaha!!!! We have seasons it seems like everyday!!!!! Seasons of change are happening faster than I can blink my eyes! I never thought it would happen, but today is monumental!! We are taking one of the 4 sets of bunk beds down in the boys room today!!! Hence: "a time to break down!!" hahahaha!!!! And its really funny to me, " a time to laugh!!" I do have a bit of saddness but its just so unimaginable that today has come and it strikes me to laugh!! I might cry on my pillow tonight but that will be another season!! The season I'm in this second makes me laugh!! 

With a loaded down Ford Ranger and about everything he owns is heading to Maryland!!!! The land that obviously has something that Oklahoma doesnt........girls I guess!!! hahahaha!!!! ROFL!!!!!! Seriously, he is heading up there to stay indefinitely for adventure, Gods adventure!!!! Pray for him and for safety!! still here, our roots are deep in this little farm, so life continues here in Coyle USA!! 

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!!!

Made some awesome cinnamon rolls, a date night, getting some sun, and there he goes.....Maryland bound!! Oh, and P.S. Elijah hitched a ride to Conway Arkansas to buy him a new truck.....that guy says he only likes to keep a truck about a year and then boom.....sells it!!!! It s little outta the way for Daniel but it worked!!!! 

89'er weeknd herer in Guthrie Oklahoma !!!!! wahoooooooo!!!!!! big stuff happening!!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What's up!!

*also please pray for this little girl!! I don't know them, but in one sense I do..... a child with cancer!! When you go to the site click on "latest updates."
"Jesus loves the little children!!" is the web site!! Thank you!!

We have free kittens!! Our green beans are up!!! Planted a whole bunch of marigold seeds on the north side of the garden!

Enjoying this awesome weather!! Getting lots of vitamin D.

Keep praying for Sue!!!

.....and I love taking photos with my iPhone!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

the garden......

  I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

Thursday, April 12, 2012

friday fotos!

On Wednesday I thought it was Tuesday all day!! So the week has flown by without my knowing about it!! Haha!! I definitely look at the weeks in "2 week" increments, that's how I grocery shop and after the first week is up I think "whew," I only have 7 more
days to stretch the food until payday again! So for me a month goes
by quick!! April is half over, them May and summer is right upon us! Hosanna has the "days" left of school on the chalkboard!! I think they are getting antsy!! Well, I am too!! Ready to just get up in the mornings and not HAVE to do something!!

Thankful for the guys work as always! They are working in town this next week! Garden salad is a must everynight!! So good!! Our roses are going crazy!! Fishing is high priority right now!! Some beautiful country mornings, Hosanna can vouch for that!!

Continue to pray for Sue!! And Caleb and Kristen as they plan for the wedding!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

a great week!

Have a great week "reflecting" Jesus!!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012 family photos!!

I knew it was coming....taking a photo without everyone in it. It was hard!! I know this won't be the last one either and I am not complaining at all in the sense i would change something!! I wouldn't!!!!!!!! I am just saying from a momma's heart, it's just another bridge to cross of having older children! God is faithful to each season of life and I am sooooo thankful that He carries us through!! We missed Caleb and Kristen being here with us!!!! So thankful Daniel is back safe!!! (for a little while anyway!!)

Hope you all have a blessed day!!!!