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, November 29, 2011

Need a little extra...............

Ken went in for a routine bone marrow biopsy the other day. Please keep him in your prayers as we wait for the results to tell us if he is still in remission or not.
THANK YOU!

have a wonderful week!
hugs... love & blessings
.::Tam::.

Monday, November 28, 2011

For Sale ....

at Slattery Vintage Estates Winery.

This is a Crochet kit/project bag.... complete with a pattern... yarn to create it.. .and a bag to carry it all in. Made several of these in different colors with different patterns and yarns in them.

Here we have a variety of scarves ... each a different color and pattern.



And here is a little girls goodie bag.... filled with lipgloss.. nail polish and a sweet pair of gloves.

Put out about a half dozen of these... all different colors with a nice variety of glosses...polishes and gloves.


I sure hope it all sells... could use a little extra Christmas money... and would help get my name out there to sell more.


Well... off to get a coffee refill.....

have a great day

God Bless

.::tam::.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

1st Camp at Creighton University.........

You may remember some posts back.... I had mentioned.... ............. okay .... bragged about Patrick getting a letter from the University ... inviting him to sign up in their baseball recruiting system and to sign up for some of their camps.
Well.... yesterday was his first camp.... and he LOVED it!

This is the 'Indoor/Outdoor' baseball facility where the camp was held on the University campus.

Here is Patrick there in the middle..... with the other boys that had been invited to the camp.


And here's our guy................. #73 showing off his stuff ... making a great throw to first base!

I'm so glad he had a good time! He's anxious to attend another camp. There are two more in December.

I'm so proud of him! ♥


hugs.... love and blessings to all

.::Tam::.





Saturday, November 26, 2011

A few more hats for sale..........

Here is a hat I made for those that like to where their hair up in ponytails.............
It can be worn without the ponytail..................
or with the ponytail........................ fun huh?!



Here is a Teddy bear applique' earflap hat.................



And this is an Owl hat.......................



Hope everyone is staying warm!

how was your Thanksgiving? Ours was great!!!! Made too much food and ate way too much of it! :)


have a safe weekend!

God Bless

.::Tam::.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

God Bless you all..................



Have a wonderful day.... Thank your friends and family for all they are and do.

Thank a Soldier for keeping you safe!

Thank God for EVERYTHING!!!



love you all

Happy Thanksgiving!

.::Tam::.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Up for Sale...............

Morning my friends.......................
I have decided to use my facebook page as some advertisement for selling some of my creations along with my online shop.

So.............. here is are a couple of my first items...............


They are in my 'For Sale' album found here.......... For Sale
Thanks so much for stoppin by.............

God Bless

.::Tam::.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Extra Credit Science project...............

Oh my little man................... he came home this weekend explaining that he wanted to do an extra credit project.... all we needed was a bucket... balloon... empty bottle and hot and cold water...... hmmmm.... I have this all at home... no running to the store!!! Lets do this thing. :)
Okay... now pay attention..............
place a balloon over an empty bottle.................... fill a bucket with REALLY hot water....... hold the bottle down in the water and watch the balloon stand up.


oooooooooooooooooh.... how cool!


Now be quick.......... have cold water running and ready.... empty bucket and fill with cold water.... place bottle with balloon down in the cold water and watch..................... the balloon becomes empty.



Now how neat was that?!

Whew.................. well.... I sure hope he gets an ~A~ on his extra credit! :)

have a great day.......... and a wonderful week!


hugs...love and blessings

.::tam::.


Never too old for Legos.............

My grandson Matthew was over visiting and brought his legos. Umm.... David and I sat down and played with them while Matthew played with the matchbox cars.... heheheeee
David did most of the work... I just kinda held things for him. Not bad ... huh? :)



have a great day!
build something with legos................ :)

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jr. High Winter Dance...........

Thats my Michael... over there on the right in the green shirt. Yep... I stayed to chaperon.... :) No girl is gonna kiss my baby! hahahahahahaaaaaa They have cooties ya know!
Michael had a good time.... hung out with friends... danced around a bit and just goofed off!

I'm glad I was able to take him. Gonna experience as much fun as you can in Jr/Sr High... there are some seriously fun memories to be had there! Being a kid is so much fun when you have the chance to really just be a kid! I want my boys to do just that... be kids! Enjoy these last years of school.... cuz being an adult will be on them sooner than they realize!

Love you Mikey!
Glad you had fun at the dance! :)
<3 mom




God Bless
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wrestling season...........

Its that time again.... practice has begun! Our first meet is on 3 December 2011. Its our own Cougar Classic. We took first place last year........... the boys want it again this year! GO...FIGHT...PIN!


hugs...love and blessings
.::tam::.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Little show & share.............

This here is a lovely dishcloth that I had the honor of testing for a sweet lady! I really like it and think it came out nice!

Here are a couple "friendship" squares for my daughter and I to add to our Friendship'ghans!
Thank you ladies on the 'ville for all the beautiful squares!




thanks for stoppin' in........

have a wonderful day!

God Bless,

.::Tam::.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where is the blessing?

Where do you find the blessing?
When you prayed and do all you can
When prayed and cried at night
Without that extra hand
Where do you find the blessing?
When your life is twisted and turned
And the pain
Just won’t go away
You’ve listen to the gospel station
And sung every song
Where is the blessing?
When you’ve prayed, and prayed and called on his name
Where’s is the blessing when you were forgave
And vowed never you’ll do it again
When you’ve overcome the emotional stress
And victory is yours in the battle of the mind
Where is the blessing?
When you’ve dropped the bad and gained the good
Is the blessing there
And you can’t see it
Of is the peace and happiness
Of a victory
The blessing is when you take charge of
Your life and give to the lord.
You find the blessing with each
Step you take within each and everyday
Where do you find the blessing
The blessing is hidden waiting for you to find
But most of all it’s a gift from above
When you’ve done your part of the job


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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Field Trip to the Zoo...................

What a fun time. It was a bit on the brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr side today....but it was still a good time!
Here is my little man David with his cookie monster jacket in the mist of the group I tended to. We walked all over and had fun! I let the kids run and play... as long as they could still see me. If they lost sight of me... they had gone too far. They said I was the best group mom ever.... OMY.... hehehheee...
Yep................... David playing with the butterflies in the Butterfly House. Oh did he have a good time!

Check these cuties out! I Love them! There were several different types of turtles and tortoises... it was awesome!


Whoa.............he's a tall one.... hahhahaaa He was a gentle sweet guy.... kids enjoyed learning about him.


How handsome is he!!! Came right up close so we could get a nice long good look at him!

Omy.... the gorillas were is a good mood today.... showed off and were silly the whole time we watched them!




have a wonderful evening!

God Bless

.::Tam::.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Believe...............


'The happiest of people don't necessarily have
the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.








God Bless


.::Tam::.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Nebraska Shuffle..............

I love my family!!! They are the best ever! So much Fun!!! My Aunt...her daughter and her daughter and a friend all came to visit this weekend. While here... the girls did some serious "shufflin'" The last day of their visit... a bunch of the family met for lunch at Valentino's. After lunch... the cousins all had one last good "shuffle" together.

Here are a few snap shots I took..........




And here is the awesome video the girls made and posted! The last frame has Patrick Michael and David in it.... with my nephew Spencer... and a shot of my most wonderful Aunt Joyce and my mom shufflin' across the back.


Thank you Hailey for bringing this fun to us ... and I'm so proud of my boys for steppin' in to bring joy to me with this wonderfully fun memory!
Like I said... I love my family! You all ROCK!.... err...I mean "Shuffle" :)

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

Friday, November 4, 2011

Serving the purpose of God............

The world may not recognize your potential, but the Lord does. He loves you unconditionally and wants you to discover His unique purpose for your life. God’s process of perfection has two facets:

1. Teaching and Guiding

“Tutoring” is one aspect of the Father’s perfecting process. In many ways, the Holy Spirit is your teacher, and the Bible is His textbook.

Before Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, the law was in effect. God designed it to instruct mankind—to provide a moral boundary and to serve as a “tutor to lead us to Christ” (Gal. 3:24).

Furthermore, we were all given an additional gift: the conscience. Romans 2:14-15 tells us that the Lord created the conscience to teach each person what’s right and wrong. In this way, even those without access to God’s commands would be “a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them.”

But after a person becomes a Christian and starts growing in faith and knowledge of the Word, God applies the law to his heart. The Holy Spirit will call to remembrance what the Bible says, or He will send people to teach or bring God’s commandments to mind. He also helps the believer understand scriptural principles and reveals the Father’s purpose and desires. You will never outgrow your need for the Spirit.

The law tells you that you must obey. And the Holy Spirit gives you the desire to do so. He works in your life continually to nudge you in the right direction. And like any good educator, He will test you to reveal areas of weakness and growth. The Spirit already knows your heart and how you will respond. The test is for your sake. God wants you to know yourself better.

2. Discipline

Another way God leads us to our full potential is through failures and struggles. In allowing free will, the Lord gave you the freedom to fall short of His purpose for your life—to fail, make mistakes, or sin. But through these shortcomings, the Holy Spirit can mold you into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Many people set unrealistic goals and, when they fall short, have a sense of worthlessness. Others decide on objectives but then never put them into a workable plan. When their goals aren’t met, they can feel frustration and self-doubt. God, however, has no responsibility to help people reach man-made targets. If you and I don’t allow Him to help us set goals, the Holy Spirit may rebuke us so that we choose to be guided by His will rather than our own.

Mistakes are innocent wrongdoings. In making a blunder, we have not willfully chosen to do wrong, although our actions may have terrible consequences. This does not diminish the pain mistakes cause. The Lord allows these types of errors as part of the teaching process. Ultimately, our goal should be total reliance upon the Holy Spirit for guidance in day-to-day decisions and activities.

Sin, on the other hand, is a willful act of disobedience against the Father, and it separates us from fellowship with Him. The Holy Spirit will prick our conscience with an ever-sharp needle until we acknowledge our rebellion. He will convict us repeatedly and with increasing fervor so that we might turn from wrongdoing and back to the Father.

Falling short of our potential means missing God’s unique destiny for our life. Perhaps we don’t recognize what the Lord has created us to be, or maybe we resist cooperating with His plan—through neglect, lack of effort, or outright rebellion. The Holy Spirit is never satisfied with some human preference for the status quo. He draws us to the full perfection of Jesus Christ and the hope of a bright tomorrow.

Your True Destiny

So, how do you reach your full potential? The answer is simple—it must begin with handing your life over to Christ. Through teaching and discipline, the Lord molds and perfects us for His purposes. The Holy Spirit works in our lives, changing us so that we will accept and follow God’s will.

When you truly grasp the Lord’s commitment to helping you fulfill your destiny, hope is inevitable. Rekindle your passion today by regaining sight of your God-given capacities as well as His promise to develop them. Our heavenly Father is in charge of fulfilling the potential He has given you—trust Him to do exactly that.

hugs...love & blessings
<>< Tam

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our First Snow of the year.............

Isnt it pretty!?!



It stuck for a while... then melted and turned to slush. It was pretty to watch!

God Bless!

.::Tam::.