From Our Family to Yours!


My New Ride

We got a Ford Edge to replace our totaled Jeep. It's a used, 1 owner 2007 model. Complete with the front to back sunroof and the touch screen navigation. Yep, I like it.


Happy Birthday Austin!

To a handsome little boy who has lit up our family's world even more. We love you so much and hope you have a very happy 4th birthday. I can't even believe my little nephew is 4 today. He's grown up in the blink of an eye. A very real reminder not to ever take even one second for granted! Enjoy your day sweetie:)


Goodbye My Trusty Jeep

My Jeep was a good vehicle. It protected me in a wreck that could have been much worse in a different (smaller) vehicle. Tuesday afternoon I was heading to Michael's craft store when I wasn't even off of our road yet. It was drizzly, and I saw it coming. There was no place I could go, no time to move out of the way. The lady driving a Toyota Tundra had looked down and was not paying attention to the car stopped and waiting to turn in front of her. She was speeding. She slammed into that car, rear-ending him and pushing him up the road, and apparently jerked her wheel in my direction, then slamming into me. Hard. She spun me 180 degrees and pushed me up into the middle of someone's yard. I was shaking, in shock, bawling, but alive! I couldn't get out because of the door being crunched in. It pushed my seat up and over, and another inch would have pinned my legs. I somehow climbed across and out the passenger side. I was taken by ambulance for neck and back pain where I was checked out and x-rayed and realeased with muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories for severe strains. Jason just so happened to be at his "field op" this week, but was able to come to the scene, but was made to return (that's the Marines for ya!). So, my wonderful family once again pulled together, and my Momma and Grandma hit the asphalt headed to take care of me. They got here around 1:00 am and stayed with me until this morning since Jason's field op is over today. They were heaven sent! They cooked, cleaned, rubbed my back, toted me around to get everything done that follows a wreck, and just took wonderful care of me. What a blessing they are, and I hope they know how much that means to me. How much they mean to me. How much my whole family means to me. I can't imagine a better family. I love them all so much. Well, I think it goes without saying, that the Jeep was totaled. The axle and frame were bent beyond repair. We still have so much to do, but we did have gap insurance, so that will cover the remainder of what we owe after we get the settlement from the other party's insurance. Thank the good Lord. But, with all that said, I walked away from this nice and sore, with just some bruises. After this, I don't think I will ever be able to drive a small car. The Jeep protected me from a more serious injury, that I am sure of. RIP my dear jeep. You served me well;o)

Pictures from the junk yard


Got Tagged

So, I'm doing this little survey at the request of my youngest sis. These are always fun little things to do.

1. Who are your favorite authors?
God, Nicholas Sparks, Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker

2. What is your favorite movie?
The Notebook, Top Gun, Fireproof, most all Christmas movies.

3. If you could live any where in the world where would it be?

4. What is your least favorite food(s)?

5. What is your least favorite movie?
Superbad...it was the foulest, dumbest movie I have EVER seen...and I didn't even sit through it all, I couldn't!

6. Who is your favorite actress or actor?
Kirk Cameron, Rachel McAdams, Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin

7. What do you do when your bored?
Read, Scrapbook, Knit, Watch TV, Nap, Bake, Shop, Clean...too much to do to be bored!

8. What is your favorite color?
Pink and Blue

9. Least favorite color?
I don't think I have a least favorite. I LOVE color.

10. Who are you going to tag?
Anybody who wants to do this:)