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, February 28, 2012

Fun Recycling idea.............

So anyone that knows me ... Knows that I drink ALOT of coffee!!!!!!!!! :)
Well.......... check out what I am staring to do with my creamer bottles. It is so darn handy! You can see whats in the container.... the lid is a handy flip top... and it keeps things tidy and fresh!

Here in this picture is a Large bottle still in use with creamer... .the Skittles are in the Medium bottle.. but you can also get Small bottles!

To think of all the creamer bottles I have thrown away.... *sigh*
Well.... not anymore!



have a great day...

happy recycling!

God Bless

.::Tam::.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Baseball Season is here....................



Had a Potluck / Sign-up meeting yesterday! Oh how I cant wait for that first game!





hugs...love...& blessings

.::Tam::.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jr High Wrestling Meet............

Woo Hoo.....................Check it out.... My awesome little Michael got his 1st Pin!




Through his excitement... Michael gives credit to his coaches for his 1st Pin.




Michael's Coaches.... (the two guys in yellow shirts) The one on the right is his big brother! What a proud moment!!!!

GREAT DAY ..... Way to go Jr High Wrestlers!!!!




hugs...love & blessings


¸¸.•*"Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ"*•.¸¸ Tam¸¸.•*"Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ"*•.¸¸



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Little Show & Share....

I've been playing in my cotton lately..... :)
This dishcloth and scrubbie set are for a super dear friend that has been such a blessing during this time with hubby's relapse.


This pretty green set is for my sis-in-law.


I have a pretty cream/tan set on my hook now for my mom! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by!

have a wonderful day!!!!



God Bless

.::tam::.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Lord will provide...........

“Abraham, Abraham!” … “Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
Genesis 22:11b-12


One of my favorite stories of the Bible is recorded in Genesis 22 where Abraham’s faith is totally tested by God. God commands him to offer up his only son, Isaac, as a human sacrifice.

Whenever I read about this historical event, I picture the scene in my mind … Abraham stands over his son, distraught in anguish, as sweat pours from his brow. For a moment he turns away to gain composure, then clinches his teeth and lifts the knife high into the air, pausing just long enough to secure control of his quivering hand. Suddenly, he hears a voice from heaven say, “Abraham, don’t touch him!” (my paraphrase).

Instantly, tension melts into relief as he drops the knife and burst into tears of joy. I can almost hear the clang of the knife’s blade as it falls against rocks. Abraham scoops his boy into his arms and kisses his face repeatedly. Under his breath, he praises the Lord, “Thank You, God. Thank You.”

God’s command, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and…sacrifice him,” must have pierced Abraham’s ever-faithful heart. Sometimes it feels as if God pierces my faithful heart, too. Perhaps you’re feeling pierced today and battling to maintain your hope in God.

Let’s face it, when everything seems to be against us it hurts, especially when we’ve been faithful.

•It hurts when you’ve been a good spouse, but the divorce papers appear anyway.
•It hurts when you’ve sacrificed for your friend only to be rejected in your time of need.
•It hurts when you deserve the promotion only to discover it went to someone younger.
•It hurts when you diligently save only to lose your lifelong savings in the stock market.
•It hurts when you’ve raised your teenager in church and he walks away from God.
Sometimes I want to scream, “I can’t sacrifice anymore, Lord!”

It’s when I reach the end of self-effort that I realize what God is after—my undivided heart.

The same was true with Abraham. God never wanted Abraham to sacrifice his son. He wanted Abraham’s trust and his surrendered heart. It’s what the Lord longs from you and me, too. He wants us to trust Him no matter our situation.

So, where did Abraham get that kind of trust? He got it from God’s promise. Before Isaac was born, God promised Abraham that countless descendants would come through his son. If Abraham were to eliminate Isaac, God would still fulfill His promise. According to Hebrews 11:19, Abraham believed if he killed his son, God would raise him from the dead. Notice Abraham’s faith when he said, “I and the boy [will] go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you” (Genesis 22:5).

Abraham not only took God at His word, he fully trusted Him with the situation. You and I would do well to do the same. The Bible is full of God’s promises to provide for us in times of sorrow, hardship, weakness, and fear. Standing on His promises during adversity gives us the support we need until our troubles pass.

Dear Lord, teach me Your promises. Help me to hide them in my heart so that they may become the support and help You intend them to be in my life. In Jesus’ Name........Amen.




God Bless.........
.::Tam::.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

State Wrestling..................

Well.............yesterday was the last of the 3 days of State Wrestling. WOW is all I can say! Talk about an extremely emotional weekend!
I am so very proud of the 6 boys that made it to State... and the boys that didnt!

So..................... 3 of our boys took home Medals............ one 3rd place...... and 2 - 6th place! How awesome is that!!?

So sad to see High School Wrestling come to an end......... I'm gonna miss all those boys!
But excited for Jr High Wrestling to start!

´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸Conestoga Wrestlers ROCK¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸


hugs...love & blessing
.::Tam::.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday.............



1) Gods forgiveness and Love

2) Coffee

3) My husband!! He loves grumpy ol' me like noone else!

4) My beautiful children! They are one of the best things that has ever happen to me!

5) My 8 grandbabies.... they so precious

6) God walking right there with us as He guides us through the plan of our lives He has for us.

7) Coffee.......... :)

8) This beautiful weather! What a gorgeous day it is! Sun shinning... air is calm and the show is glittering from the sun!

9) Awesome friends that lend their hand in time of need! (even when we dont think or realize we need it)

10) Being blessed with a crafty hand... so that I can create gifts for donating or for friends and family.

11) A giving heart

12) The healing power of God when my kids get hurt!

13) Every new day!!!

14) Coffee................ are you kidding me.... you knew it would be here several times... :)

15) The trash guy! He has alot to pick up from us this time round... I've been busy.

16) Lunch Dates with my hubby!

17) Memories of my Daddy!

18) Hubby emptying the dishwasher because he knows I hate to do it!

19) ALL of my family!

20) Our Family Calendar/Journal. It holds all the memories we've made... the fun we're having and the plans we have for the future!

21) Each and every new day with my husband!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God for today with him!!!


love you all.............

Be Thankful today............. even if its the littlest of things. A little gratefulness can go a long way!


God Bless

.::Tam::.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Just had to share..................

LOOK AT THIS CARD................. LOL ...... its huge!
Hubby loves me alot............... he needed a huge card to tell me so.... :)
So you see.......... I got the card and a dozen beautiful red roses for Valentine from my Valentine!


Now this is what I made my Valentines!
Cinnamon Roll Hearts! They all thought they were pretty cool... and Yummy!


Thanks for stoppin' by..........
hope you had a great Valentines Day like I did!


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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...................

Have the most wonderfully blessed Valentine ever!!!
hugs & love
♥~ Tam ~♥

Monday, February 13, 2012

All part of His plan..........

Good Morning all..............
Well as you all know... Ken had gone into a relapse back in November of last year. He spent 30 days in the hospital undergoing a round of chemo to get him back into remission. As of right now he is still in remission and starting the process of getting ready for a bone marrow transplant.
They have tested his two brothers and neither one were a match.... so we now wait for one to be found on the donor registry.
Anyway..... wanted to share the update with you all.......................

Here is what Ken wrote on his Caringbridge site.........

Hi All,

Well the tests have been done and neither of my brothers is a match. While that is very disappointing its not the end of my process, it just means we have to go the "unrelated" donor route. Since the unrelated donor route can take up to 2 months to find a donor and get the transplant scheduled, I will have to go through a maintenance round of chemo. We want to try to make sure I don't have a relapse before the transplant can be done. I just learned this all today, so I have no schedule yet as to when the chemo will be done or what drugs I will receive. I am hoping it can be done outpatient like my consolidation therapy.

I feel great, I am up for all that needs to be done to get me to and through the transplant.

GOD's plan apparently is for someone out there to be blessed with the chance to save my life. I feel blessed that there is even that opportunity for them,

Love you all!!
Ken


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So........... if you would............ prayers would be appreciated as we wait for a match for Ken to be found!
God wont let us down................ He's been with us every step of the way with all of this. We just need to be patient in His plan!



Thank you all so much for your love and support!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

District Wrestling Tournament................

Wow................ What a weekend!!!! The whole team...parents and wrestlers were worn out! The emotions were high.... the boys fought hard and the parents were nervous wrecks!

Patrick didnt make it to State this year... but he sure gave it his best shot! I am so very proud of him!!! He showed a determination that was just amazing!!! I've said it before and will say it again........ Wrestling is the hardest sport there is.... both emotionally and physically!




Six of our boys made it to State!!! Our Wrestlers ROCK! Congratulations guys!!! You did good!



God bless

•¨¯`• ♥ Tammy ♥ •¨¯`•

Friday, February 10, 2012

Freebie Friday..........


Java-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (5 rolls)
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules or crystals
1/2 cup Hershey’s® premier white baking chips
1/2 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Chopped Pecans


DIRECTIONS
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Place cinnamon rolls in pan; reserve icing. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.

2 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 tablespoon of the milk uncovered on High about 20 seconds or until hot; stir in coffee granules until completely dissolved. Stir in reserved icing. Microwave uncovered on High 25 seconds. Stir in baking chips and remaining 1 tablespoon milk. Microwave 25 seconds longer; stir until chips are completely melted. (Microwave in additional 10-second increments, if necessary, until chips are melted.)

3 Stir pecans into icing mixture. Pour over rolls. Serve warm
ENJOY!


hugs....love & blessings
•¨¯`• ♥ Tammy ♥ •¨¯`•

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A long day.................

for Ken.
He started his day by dropping of the boys at school... then he's heading over to the hospital for his daily IV drip ... then off to another hospital for a long day of tests... consults... and appointments.

His brothers will be tested today... the blood work is being sent here to see if we have a match for Ken.

So................... If you all wouldn't mind............. our family could use some extra prayers today.
Pray that all the tests and such Ken is going through will come out good... and that one of his brothers is a good donor match!!!

God Bless you all!
.::Tam::.


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~~~ PRAYING... PRAYING... PRAYING~~~
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Amazing group of kids.........

Look at what our kids in our school/community did.........................................







All proceeds will go to the Carlton Family to offset medical expenses. Winner will be announced at the end of half time of the Varsity Boys Basketball game at the High School. To purchase tickets contact Coach Schroeder. Tickets will also be sold at the Basketball games that evening. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN



~*~ Thank you so much Coach and kids!!!! The party was too fun... and the donation was amazing! ~*~


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

.::Tam::.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

1st Place ~ ECNC Tournament..........

What an amazing night! Despite the fact that we were all packed in there like sardines and at times struggled to see our boys wrestling due to the mat arrangement.......... You could still here our parents/fans cheering for our boys! And they did NOT disappoint us!
These boys earned and deserved their 1st place trophy!
They won this Conference with a nice lead in points!!!!


Patrick did great!!! I am super proud of him... he has improved alot since the beginning of season!

Nice PIN..................

Way to .....Go....Fight......PIN!!!



hugs...love & blessings

.::Tam::.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Just in time for Valentine's Day........



Thank you so very much!
Have a Fabulous Friday... and a Wonderful weekend
God Bless!

.::tam::.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Won ~ Fort Calhoun Duel Tournament

Great job again tonight Wrestlers!!! You are amazing!!!

What a fun night. Our High School Principle and Wrestling Coaches set up an amazing scene for the Duel Tournament tonight!!!

Conestoga vs Fort Calhoun......... on one mat.... under a single spotlight!


Patrick did great! PINNED the guy he was up against! I am so proud of him!


Hugs...Love & Blessings

.:::.Tam.:::.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just because he loves me............

My beautiful little bouquet of roses from my wonderful hubby that I appropriately placed in a coffee mug vase!
Thank you honey! ♥♥♥ LOVE YOU!! ♥♥♥