Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August *Summer Time Seeds* hook case.....

is on the move to its new home! :)
This month's RAOK is a hook case with a Watermelon theme.
I sure do hope that the one who receives it... likes it!





hugs....love.... & Blessings
.::Tam::.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fall Baseball has begun..............

Patrick pitched a GREAT 2 innings!!
17 pitches... 6 outs!

hugs...love... & blessings....
.::Tam::. proud ma'ma

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day at the State Fair...........

Conestoga Cougars Marching Band.
Great job kids!!! You looked and sounded Awesome!!!!

Flag Girls...........

Patrick playin' the saxophone.
Awesome drum team!
Sound GREAT you guys!!!
Ready..........? 1...2...3....4...

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A Praying Mantis best day ever!!!
This little fellow spent the entire day at the Fair riding around on David's shoulder. Enjoying the company and attention!
David shared his chicken and sprite with the little guy. YES.... chicken and sprite.... hehehee



hugs.....love.... & Blessings
.::Tam::.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Shhhhh............

This is Theodore................ (a dwarf hamster) peeking out of his 'hide-a-way hut' I made him.
David spent some of his Birthday money on a new friend! He is just so cute! David loves him to pieces!


hugs .... Love... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

God Is Our Strength......

It is a fact that the Lord is our light and our salvation. So why should we be afraid? Since the Lord fears nothing, why should we fear?

The Scripture also declares that God is a 'very present help in trouble' (Ps. 46:1) If we cant trust the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God of the universe to help us, Where can we turn? But we can trust Him!!!

God is able, indeed He is anxious, to deliver us from all sorts of trouble. He wants to give us strength to overcome the temptation to sin that separates Him from those He loves. He wants to give us the courage to confront our problems (instead of avoiding them or denying them) and then to find the practical wisdom and help we need to deal with them.

What do you fear today? Failure? Rejection? An illness or physical danger? The uncertainty of the future? Whatever it is.... ask God to help you turn it over to Him. "The Lord is my light and my salvation... whom shall I fear?"


hugs... love... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My baby is 10yrs old today................

My goodness............ where does the time go? I can not believe my BABY is 10!!! *sigh*
Well... here he is after opening his blanket! He LOVES it! I LOVE him!!!


Happy Birthday baby! Mommy loves you!
hugs... love... & blessings
.::proud mommy::.

Monday, August 23, 2010

They grow up so fast................


Mommy loves you!!! Happy Birthday sweetie!!!
I'm so proud of you!!!


hugs... love & blessings,
.:: proud Navy mom::.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The 'Birthday'ghan .........................

is DONE!Thank you so much Melani for donating the squares to David's afghan. He LOVES it!!!




hugs...love & blessings
.::Tam::.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Day of School.....................

Can you believe it? Summer vacation is over and its back to school!
*sigh* I miss my boys :(
Where does all the time go? One minute they are just starting kindergarten and the next they are finishing up Elementary and starting High School!

They are so handsome!!!
I hope they have a Fantastic first day!!!!

Hugs... Love & Blessings
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

David's afghan............

is coming along nicely! I want to have this done and in the mail to get back to us by his birthday!
I really love these bright colors and the designs of the squares! Its going to be a great blanket for David!


hugs....love... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Show & Share.............

Good Morning all..............

Just takin' up a post to show off a few things I've been workin' on.
This is a purse / tote. Its called 'Kittens in a row' All thats left is the handle and lining!



This is a surprise afghan for David! He's watched Michael get a couple blankets and dozens of cards and other small gifts in the mail to cheer him up with "Get Well Wishes"
He's not jealous... but a bit bummed that he doesn't get anything. Sooooooooooooo..... I had made a wish in a crochet yahoo group for 12 - 12" primary colored squares. I use these squares for charity'ghans and such. Well....... after receiving these AWESOME squares..... I just knew they needed to be made into an afghan for David. I emailed the lovely lady that made them... explained my desire to make the blanket for David and she was so sweet to let me use these squares for him. I'm going to finish putting them together........... pop them in the mail back to our house with a card explaining who the squares were made from and how I put them together for him for his Birthday! I cant wait to see his face when he gets a package in the mail like Michael has. :)


This is a charity square I made for a lady over on the 'ville... who's husband is ill. He loves the Dallas Cowboys. She is making him a Comfort'ghan and asked for squares in Cowboy colors. I hope he likes this one.




hugs... love... and blessings
.::Tam::.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Knowing God.......................

It is possible for a husband and wife to live with each other for 50 years, eat at the same table, and be aware of each others daily activities but never really understand each other?

In the same way, we can spend our lives attending church, reading books about the Lord, and even talking to Him, without every truly knowing our Creator.

The Bible repeatedly urges us to know God. That involves reading His Word to discover what the Father reveals about Himself. And then we need to spend time in His presence so we can experience Him in those ways.

For example, Matthew 1:23 calls the Lord Immanuel, which means “God with us.” Jesus promised, “I will not leave you as orphans . . . I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:18-20). Scripture also describes Him as our “very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). In other words, God isn’t some distant, future rescuer (Ps. 32:7). He is here and involved right now. And not only does He defend us; He is also the rock where we can find shelter, stability, and strength (Ps. 62:2, Is. 40:31).

Through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, the Father offers us salvation and a personal relationship with Him. Then He brings us on the journey of sanctification, where He uses life’s circumstances to teach holiness. And through the privilege of serving Him, we are able to know Him more.

Even if you have received God’s gift of salvation, it is possible not to truly know who He is. Stop right now and ask the Holy Spirit to increase your knowledge of the Father (Col. 1:9).



hugs... love & Blessings.......

.::Tam::.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back at the fair............

The animals were the boys FAVORITE... so we sat for another show... and man were they glad we did. The got to have some play time with this precious little honey-bear (Kink-achoo)

Isn't this little guy just the sweetest?!


Getting a piggy-back ride from Michael.
Just hangin' around with Patrick. :)

Patrick's girlfriend (K) is in 4-H Her and her sisters and brother had many things on display... won lots of ribbons and even have some going to the State Fair.
Here is their 4-H sign they made.

Pictures that K took. Nice work! This is going to State.

Art work of K's. She used a pottery wheel to get this look.

Pillows that K and her sisters made. All won ribbons... K's is going to State. Hers is the Big Blue one.







hugs... love... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Last day at the Fair.............

Yep............... Went to the Wildlife show AGAIN... heheheheee

Saw new animals this time. Like this sweet little Fox! Just want to squeeze him!


This Barn Owl is so pretty!!!

This sweet little Parrot is a good helper and he does his part in recycling! hehehehe... He's showing how he cleans up and throws away this plastic bottle. :)

This adorable baby showed us how he can wave Hello. Too cute!

This sweet little monkey was so fun to watch. She is a retired Circus monkey. She threw water balloons to the kids in the audience. The ones that didn't pop the kids were allowed to toss back to her and she would catch and throw again! So cute!

This is Roo............ He is just the funniest little thing! We saw him in everyone of the shows we watched and he was so entertaining!

Patrick and K getting off one of the Fair rides (The Zipper)
Whoa............... little dizzy! :)


We finished our night with a Derby Car show. These cars were loud. *whew*
It was fun to watch! The bumped and banged into each other as they raced in a figure eight track. As they came around the corners close to the fences... they would kick up alot of dirt clods into the audience.






hugs.... love... & blessings
.::Tam::.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cass County Fair time..............

A Wildlife Encounters show was one of the big hits at the fair for us this year!

This is one of the cats (African Serval) He was amazing and beautiful!
Here he is on the back of some friends of ours. The trainer is showing us how high he can jump.

Here is Michael and David and a few other volunteers enjoying the fun of having this sweet Lemar crawl across their arms and feed from their hands. He's sitting on David pretty good......hehehehe... he has alot of treats in his hands.

Oh.............here he is sitting on Michael. What a big smile on Michael's face!

This volunteer is enjoying a sweet little brown bear! He's a new father so his instincts of holding the baby bears head while he feeds him his bottle are adorable!





hugs... love... & blessings....
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Purging has begun..............

Dumpster ordered and delivered.......................
Time to get this house ready for winter!
Startin' at the top and workin our way down! The boys rooms are 98% done. Need to finish some painting in Patricks room and put down the new carpet .... then his room is DONE.
But its lookin' good so far...................

He finally got his weights upstairs in his closet! Much nicer! He likes having them here and not in the basement!


Michael and Davids room is so much nicer. We really purged this room!




stairs... shoe / coat area and hall are next!!! :)
hugs... love & blessings
.::Tam::.

Monday, August 9, 2010

More Friendship Squares.............

These were sent by a lovely lady over on the 'ville to my daughter and I for our Friendship'ghans! The purple one is mine and the black/white one is my daughters.... aren't they awesome!?!

These are a few squares I made for my very dear friend in Florida for her friendship'ghan!
I love them! I wouldn't mind making myself an afghan from this pattern! :)




hugs... love... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

PeeWee Celebration ...............

at a Royals Game!
Michael's team had their end of season celebration at a Royals game. Before the game we enjoyed a fun tailgate dinner with trophy awards after.
The boys then went onto the field with the Royals players for the National Anthem right before the game. We then all enjoyed a great game won by the Royals 4-3
The evening ended with a wonderful firework display and a concert in the parking lot with Rebecca St James.



Getting ready to go on the field.
Michael is out in Center field with a few other of his team and Royals players.
Michael's Trophy Plaque!


hugs.... love & Blessings
.::Tam::.