Tuesday, December 13, 2011

sleeping kids!

 Virginia has been wanting to sleep in our bed lately, which makes for a terrible night sleep for Alex and I...tonight she started crying again to sleep with us, and I once again told her no. About that time Jana popped her head up and laughed, so I asked V if she wanted to sleep in the crib with Jana. Both girls seem to like this idea....let's hope this keeps both of them sleeping tonight!

I won this adorable hat on Listia and Nehemiah has asked to wear it to bed every night. He insists it's his nightcap. Ummm....whatever.

Ideas from the forest: Folding christmas trees

Ideas from the forest: Folding christmas trees: CUTE!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Miss Jana turned 5 months old yesterday, she's the sweetest baby I've ever met. And extra silly! Last night she didn't want to sleep, so she'd fake cry to get me to her room, then laugh when I got up there!!

Virginia is now talking all the time...she comes up with the funniest things. She loves all things Cinderella, so here she is with her new bow, wearing Adaliah's dress
Nehemiah is getting bigger everyday. He's learning so much in school. It's neat to watch him learn his shapes, colors, letters and such.

Sis does have her moments of sitting still, and she's a total Daddy's girl when he's off work!!
Saturday I'm doing a craft show and I'm really excited about it, I've never done anything like it, and I hope I do well. If not...I've had fun doing it! Here is what I'll have there!

Monday, November 21, 2011


!!Giveaway closed!!
Elisabeth Holsapple is the winner! Congrats!! 

Last week Alex and I were doing our devotions when I asked him to pray that we'd somehow have money for groceries, specifically, Thanksgiving dinner. I had $4 on Wednesday and it had to last until his next paycheck....we didn't know what to do but to call on His name. 
On a whim I posted some pictures of the crayons I'd recently made. 
Instantly someone asked how much they were and when I told her, she bought them all. 
Since then I sold some more and realized, hmmmmm....maybe people like these? ;) 

Last night I was sitting amazed as more people were ordering them when it dawned on me...I'd asked for this!! Sometimes as the blessings come, we don't see where they are coming from. Tears started to roll down my face at God's love. 

And now....to the giveaway!! I'm going to giveaway 4 crayons!!! 2 Gingerbread men, and 2 snowflakes of my choice! :) 

To enter.....tell me something awesome God has done for you recently. 

For any extra entry, blog about it and post a link on here. 

Be sure to leave your email address....so I can contact the winner!!!

I will draw a winner sometime on Friday. Winner has 48 hours to contact me after I email them! 

Good luck!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!: Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another letter

I wrote this on Jason's Facebook wall...but it was too long, so I'll post it here. 

Nov 11, 2006.....you were the one to hold me after Jesse gave me the news of Grandpa's death, you picked me up off the floor and hugged me. I don't think I ever thanked you for that. Now, I keep the pain to myself when I want to scream, to cry, to yell about missing you. I talk about you to friends, family, to waitresses who have no idea who I am, who you were. So many people will never know how amazing you were, never knew the smile you had, know that the best way to put you to sleep was to rub your ear. You loved that as a child. And not long before you left us, I was talking about that with you and Mom, and started to rub your ear....and you instantly relaxed and started to fall asleep....I find myself doing that to my kids, and thinking of you. They didn't know that you loved kids, and you'd do anything for your nieces and nephews. So many people didn't know you...but I was blessed to. Someday I WILL see you again....and I want at least a thousand years to sit and talk to you. To show my kids to you, to ask if it was worth it. I love you Jason, now, and always. For now, tell Grandma, Grandpa, Gramma Beth and Josh, we love them....and we'll be Home soon

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I will never!!

Isn't it funny that as soon as we hear those words come out of someones mouth, we almost laugh?
Maybe it's a young person looking at someone elses child, saying, "My child will never act like THAT!" 
Or a young woman saying, "I will never marry a man like MY dad!"
And we laugh. How many times must we say that, and wonder if God is laughing at us?
I vowed I would NEVER marry a man younger than me, he would NOT have a beard, and I didn't want him to preach!
And God laughed at me, and sent Alex my way. 
Now, in my defense, Alex didn't have a beard when we met, and he wasn't preaching. He was obviously younger than I was though. 
God worked around MY rules, by allowing me to fall in love with Alex before he preached, and before he grew a beard. 

I told myself I will NOT have a lot of children. Now, granted all the kids this picture are not mine, but three are. And really, I couldn't imagine life without them!!

I told myself, my daughters will NOT wear pants once they are walking, they WILL be in dresses and skirts. And God gave Virginia dry skin. 
To punish me?
To hurt my girl?
Or was it to show me not to be so proud and to humble myself and know that sometimes things don't go the way I plan them, that I need to rest in His arms. 

I know my children aren't perfect, but, what does one expect, their Mom isn't perfect. 
but you know, He's still working on me. 
And.....He'll keep working on me until He takes me home.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I just won 1 point on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 1 point on the SuperLucky Button!: Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jason Timothy Daniels 6/16/91~9/8/10

I Am From...
I am from wreckage, from a home broken from within.
I am from success, from a family that has set goals and achieved them.
I am from a paradox, from somewhere that is good, but not good for me.
I am from a small town, from friendly neighbors who gossip about me.
I am from religion, from a society that conforms to non-conformity.
I am from family, from protection, harm, encouragement, and discouragement.
I am from God, from a higher power that has set me in this test called "Life".
I am from love, from a love for all that is "Right" and "Godly".
I am from hate, from a hate for "things of this world" and for "wrong-doing".
I am from you, from the person who cares enough to listen to what I have to say.
I am from them, the people that criticize me and bring me down, so that I can rise above it.
I am from a higher calling, a calling that leads me to believe.
I am from believing, from a belief that Life is gerenally good, no matter how bad it may seem now.
I am from myself, from my inner beliefs that make me my individual self.
Written by Jason Daniels on September 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A year ago

A year ago today, I could still call you. 
A year ago today, I could still talk to you. 
A year ago today, you were still here. 

A year ago tomorrow, it would be too late. 
A year ago tomorrow, you took matters into your hands. 
A year ago tomorrow, you left your family heart broken. 

You left so many behind, a Mom, Dad, sisters, brothers, neices. nephews, a son, grandparents, cousins, friends, Aunts, Uncles. 
A part of all of us were taken away when you left. 
A part of all of us are waiting for us in Heaven. 

So many times someone will do something and we'll say, "Jason used to do that."
We'll look at Jordan or Jesse and be reminded of how you looked. 

You are another reason we long to go Home.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

cool website

Auctions for free stuff at Listia.com  

Listia is a neat website I just found that allows you to bid on things for free! It's kinda like ebay, but free :) Check it out, and let me know what you think

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I'm trying to decide something, and I'd like others input.
It's coming up on the one year anniversary of Jason's death. It's hard to believe, but Sept 8th, he'll have been gone for one year. 
The last week of Jason's life he spent a lot of time at the VW fair. One of my last memories of Jason is seeing him at the fairgrounds, and telling Alex to try a certain sandwich (Alex did...and he liked it)
I told myself I wasn't gonna go to the fair b/c I don't know how I'd handle it. I can remember the exact spot I saw Jason. My Grandpa Barnhart also loved the fair and spent a lot of time there while he was living. 
Now I'm wondering if not going is right. Should I go for my kids? Nehemiah and Virginia would love it. 
I know I can't stop my life because Jason stopped living. 
What are YOUR thoughts? Would you go to the fair, or not?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Matthew 19:14

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

my brother, Joseph took these pics for me :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time Poem

To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minute:
Ask the person who has missed the train, bus or

To realize the value of one-second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you
have. You will treasure
it even more when you can share it with someone

 I was thinking yesterday that in a month it'll be one year since Jason left us. Some days it seems like moments ago that I got the phone call. Other times it seems so long ago. 

So much has changed in a year. My family added a little girl, Miss Jana Renee and a little boy, Mr. Titus River. 
A year ago Virginia wasn't walking yet, now she thinks she's the Queen of our house. 

Nehemiah seemed so big last year, but now he knows so much more. I've heard him counting higher, and singing his ABC's. In another year....he'll be starting pre-school. 
Some days it seems like nothing much happens here, but I've realized that each day we're all learning something new. 

I enjoy the little things in life, a clean load of laundry, a sleeping smiling baby, clean dishes, a freshly swept rug, a kiss from my kids, watching them help each other. 
I'm trying to learn not to rush things.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New nephew

I am an Aunt again. 
Titus River Murray was born Wed Aug 3rd. 
He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces 
and is 20 inches long