Thursday, December 31, 2015


The year is almost over. Another year ahead! I have to say 2015 has been a tough year but it definitely had a few snippets of happy. Daniel and Erin's wedding, and now they are expecting!! Health is a huge blessing and seeing my kids become successful adults is a highlight. I know several are searching and looking to find their passion in life and what they are suppose to do. Always praying for them!! I have soooo many "want to's" for the coming year. Only God knows if they will happen. Hoping we can survive with Terry's job change. Performance jobs and commission work is a tough world. I can't say I feel very hopeful. Maybe someday the finances won't be such a struggle. 

I have my list of things I have written down and with my little iron job, I'll see what can happen!! Ha! It's so fulfilling to make a list and go back later and mark it off! I looked in the back of my bible at a list and I was able to mark 3 things off. One thing was the headstone for Joel and it came about because of the coffee shop job I worked at for 8 weeks! And the other two things happened because of our wonderful kids and their generosity! 

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year's Eve! Going to cook some burgers and do a movie later! Hope I can stay up to bring 2016 in!! Haha!! 

Thanks for being with us all these years!! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

have a very merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Happy advent things are happening. Baking, crafting, eating, special places and much more. The kids love advent!! I love planning it!! 

Keep praying for Terry's job situation. He did end up taking the salesmen commission job. Monday was his first day. This whole week is training. So tough as it is, he will work 40+ hours this week and only get compensated $150. Please pray next week he will have sales and began building his clientele. Tough. 

It was so wonderful to have Daniel and Erin on the farm. And so thrilled for new baby in the womb. 

Nine years ago, we were in the midst of our greatest trial....Joel and his cancer. Each day is cemented in my mind. I love Christmas and hate it at the same time. 

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

more grands!!

Finally, it seems the dominoes are falling!! More grandbabies!!! Kristen is due in March and Erin and Daniel are expecting their first baby in June!! We are soooooo thrilled!!! 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

going to miss you Roo!

Roo and his momma and daddoooo have gone to Maryland for the holidays and for the winter. They won't be back until April!! Going to miss them so very much!!! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

keep hoping....

This is likely going to be a discouraging post. I heard a song that says "your worlds not falling apart, but into place," I can only pray that is what is happening because it feels like it's falling apart. Terry at this point has only had two responses to job opportunities. One is an assistant manager at braums, a hamburger restaurant with hourly pay. And then other is an office supply salesman and its on commission. I can't even believe this is happening. We are 50+ years old and possibly working at a hamburger place. I promise, i feel like I have lived 100 lives. I'm praying God would please show up! 

Thanks for praying. Thanks for listening.

We did pick out a lovely tree and it does bring cheerfulness to our home! That's what really matters!!