Monday, May 30, 2011


Vince put this video on Facebook of Jason

It's nice to know that the Jesus Jason was singing about is now his comfort. God is more compassionate than we are. He's more forgiving. How many times have we been mad at someone so long that we no longer no why we were mad in the first place? Take the time today to forgive them. We aren't promised tomorrow. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Do you remember the moments that changed your life? 
I do. 
I remember the moment I knew my Grandma was really dying. Mom had been going over to their house every night, and I finally asked my Dad why she hadn't been at work. He told me Grandma wasn't doing well. I was 17, it was a Monday night, we were in front of a cubicle by the entrance. It was then that I knew. I saw her the next day. The day she died. I didn't tell her good bye b/c I knew it was the last time I'd ever see her, but I couldn't do it. 

Nov 7, 2006 I walked in the front door after getting a bunch of phone calls from different people. Jesse told me, "There was an accident, Grandpa and Evelyn died" When I fell to the ground, it was Jason who picked me (and my purse) up. 
I was at Kewpee when I got a text that Josh had died. 

I was at my kitchen sink when Mom called to tell me that Jason died. I can still hear her voice, I can hear her screams. I remember what she said to me. I grabbed both kids and drove like a wild person to my parents house. I didn't realize until much later that I never took my apron off. The next few days were a blur, but I won't forget the moment I knew. 
As bad as those memories are, I knew the moment I was a child of the King. I'd gone to the alter, just to the right of the pulpit. I cried, I had snot coming out of my nose, and no tissues around! I felt a huge hand on my back but didn't stop crying out to God to see who it was. I remember Bro Lonnie telling me that I needed to get baptized. 

I knew the moment that they put Nehemiah in my arms, that I would never be the same, I knew I'd fight the world to protect this little boy, and I'd love him no matter what. 
The moment I held Virginia that life was going to be different with two. I had my Prince, I now had my Princess. 

I can't wait for the moment that I'm the Mom of three! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Family Picture May 2011
Do you like V's non-matching footwear? This girl LOVES shoes!! She prefers her boots, but she isn't too picky on what's on her feet. She also has to have her hair done before going anywhere. Oh...and at least a necklace. She also loves bracelets.

Nehemiah is doing great at potty training, but now he's decided that he needs THREE coins when he goes. He gets one for going, and if he tells us he needs to go without our prompting, he gets two coins...but he's decided he needs three. At least he can count, right? ;)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Award!

My friend Lindsey gave me an award, I think the first blog award I've ever gotten.

With this award I am to tell you seven facts about myself, and pass the award onto 7 others! 

1. Growing up I wanted to be a high school math teacher. Until I was a senior in high school. It was then I decided I was done with school and wanted to be a stay at home Mom like my Mom was when we were growing up. 

2. Without my glasses or contacts I'm basically blind

3. I still own the first car I bought. The cars I drove before my Hyundai were given to me. The mailman gave me a '79 Lincoln Continental, which my parents traded in for an Intrepid. I took over the payments when I was out of school....but my parents paid for most of it. 

4. I'm pregnant with my 3rd child, but newborns make me nervous. I love when they aren't as fragile. I don't like feeling like I'm going to break them. 

5. Growing up, my sisters and I traveled a lot, but the only time I was out of the country was the times I went to Canada. 

6. Virginia is a very girly-girl. She loves necklaces, bracelets, bows, shoes, purses. But I don't know where she got it. Alex guesses from my Grandma Barnhart. I only wear my wedding set. Necklaces make me feel like I'm choking. 

7. I feel prettiest when my eyebrows and nails are done, two things that haven't happened in a long time. 

I chose: 

1. My sister, Stephanie at The Buckeye Calderon (Now she has to update...right?)

2. Becca at Holsapple Family

5. Leah at Baby Belgium

6. Andrew and Natasha at Us four, Adventures Galore!

7. Jeni at The Agape Tree

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


31 weeks! Not much new pregnancy-wise. I still feel huge, but baby has dropped, YAY!! :) So I don't look quite as big!
Kids are both silly. 
Nehemiah was in trouble this morning. I was getting frustrated with him b/c I'd told him to get dressed, but he was too busy playing. When I finally raised my voice he said, "Please don't be mad at me, Mom" How can you stay mad then??

Virginia earlier was throwing a fit and it much have annoyed she put herself into the corner!! 

We went to WalMart earlier to pick up a couple things and as soon as we walked in, Virginia yelled, "Need money!!" 

I had the kids in the tub tonight and told them when they got out they could have a Popsicle. Nehemiah forgot and went to get himself a banana, but Virginia wouldn't forget that Popcicle! She stood under the freezer door yelling, "no, Nehemiah!! No banana!! Popcicle!"