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