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)



Friday, August 31, 2012

Our first Family outing.......

Last Sunday after Church we enjoyed out first family outing together since Ken was released from the hospital.     Had a great time watching the Stormchasers win a their game!   Love Baseball :)

God is Good!!!
hugs...love & blessings
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Made it another year..................

Happy Anniversary Ken!
Thank you for the sweet note on my facebook wall!!!!
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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

Just a couple of things I've been working on lately....................
This is a Crocodile stitch clutch.   I still need to line it and put in a zipper.


This is a baby blanket I made for one of Ken's friends. 
12 point round ripples are my 'go to' baby blankets.....
really easy to make and perfect for newborns.


Thanks for stoppin' in.........
have a great day everyone!

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Reason to Celebrate.............


My Navy boy is home for a couple weeks!  YAY!!!!   Came home to spend time with his dad since he got out of the hospital and came home today........................

Had a lovely Welcome Home Party for Ken at my moms house...............Thank you mom for hosting the party!!!

What a great Birthday Present for David................. His daddy is home!

HaPpY bIrThDaY dAvId!   Hope you had a great day!



God Bless you all!!!!!
What a great Saturday!!!

.::Tam::.

Friday, August 17, 2012

First day of school.............

A new school year............ 2012-13

Are you kidding me? I cant do this!
Junior, 8th & 7th


They dont need me anymore.... Patrick takes them to school now.


And there they go........ whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :,(
come back........please?!
 
I'm a basket case already..... Omy I'm not gonna make it through the day!!!!!!  
I can water the crops next door with all the crying I'm doing!!    My goodness.   My last three are growing up so darn fast.  
 
okay... ending this post.............
I'm startin' back up with the tears again................... geez
Off to tend to laundry..........
 
 
hugs...love & blessings to you all!!!
.::Tam::.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

UPDATE......................

My husbands post from his CaringBridge site........................

Praise GOD!  We received the results of my Bone Marrow Biopsy today, I am 100% leukemia free!

Additionally, they do a test to see how much of my bone marrow is my donor, and how much is me.  A ratio of 90/10 meaning 90% of my marrow is donor and 10% is me is an excellent result. But for me I am at a 95/5 ratio!!!!  This means my transplant was 100% successful!

Today is a day to give Praise to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He has walked with me and most times carried me through this journey.  He has brought the love and compassion of my entire community to bear on me and my family.  I am eternally grateful to HIM, my donor, my family, my friends, and all the complete strangers who have poured out blessing after blessing upon me.

It's taken 22 months to get here, not only do I see the light at the end of the tunnel, today I have exited the tunnel.

To all, Love GOD, Trust GOD and never give up, for you were given a spirit of Love and Power, not fear!

To my lovely, SUPERHUMAN Wife, Honey, I did it! I LOVE YOU, I'm coming home!

Ken

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Thank you so much everyone for all your love and prayers!
Love to all..........
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gettin' ready for school..........

So... the boys have new school clothes.... new school supplies... shoes... and backpacks.
The last thing to do was spend a little time getting their 'Ride' ready.

Today............. the boys and I went to the next town over to the car wash.   Washed... vacuumed... dusted/armor all'd  and  waxed Patrick's Jeep.



It looks Great now!  :)
It was fun to spend time with the boys!   A little elbow grease and singing to the fun tunes being played at the car wash made this job go by quickly and end is satisfaction!
Brought back some great memories of me and my daddy doing this very same thing when I was a kid. 

Spend some time this week making some happy memories of your own.
God Bless you all!!!!
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When all fails.................Pray

That's right, when the banking systems fail.....The mortgage systems fail.....The educational systems fail.... The economic systems fail........ relationships fail........ marriages fail.....When our plans fail.... When witty ideas and inventions are not good enough..... Even when health fails.... PRAY!
God said, if we would turn from our wicked ways, humble ourselves, seek His face then.......I will hear from heaven and heal their land.   All of the systems mentioned above are parts of our land.  Not just the geographical standing, but our personal property and concerns as well.  Our land is whatever we are concerned about, whatever we have invested our time and attentions to.  The things that fuel our economy and workforce are all a part of our land.

What makes us prosperous?   What makes us feel a sense of security and success?   When those things are jeopardized, we begin to feel anxious and confused.  Our faith should not be in man's systems, but in the Eternal Creator God.

When all fails, don't keep trying systems, but turn and seek answers from the one who has all the answers.  Pray without ceasing.... Pray without reservation or doubt...... Pray to find the ultimate solution.....Pray to find your way out.   Prayer changes everything and prayer is the conduit that unlocks the mysteries of God's intent.

You see, everything that GOD does is predicated on His desired outcome and not ours.  That is why many times our plans have holes in them, and they lack the continuity of God's Divine influence.   When God's blessings or hands are not on it, failure is eminent.  Nothing is done without His knowledge, and yet there are times we are allowed to stumble over our own bright ideas.

When all fails....... reminds us, that things will  happen that will cause us to be discouraged, however, only see it as a delay and not a denial.  Maybe God's intent is for you to regroup with His Divine Agenda in mind.   

In all of your endeavors stay focused and keep your eyes and hears tuned to the Heavenly Frequency, and pray your way through every situation that comes in your life.   When all fails..................Pray!



God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Praying..................


Today is Biopsy day for Ken.
If you wouldnt mind please.... Prayers for a clean and healthy report would be very much appreciated!!!

Thank you all!
love & hugs...................
.::Tam::.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

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

Hey all...............
wanted to take a minute and show off my latest crochet item.
A dear online friend created the pattern for this and several others of the like and took time to create an online class for those that wanted to make one and share her pattern with us.

Well... I jumped at the chance because he is so darn cute and thought he would be fun to make for gifts.
Check him out.....................

My Christmas Grinch Lovey.......


The design is called a "Lovey"..... kind of a snuggle doll/blankie for a baby/toddler.
I thought he would be cute on my bed during the Christmas Season.  :)

Anyway............thanks for stoppin' by
have a GREAT day
God Bless you all

.::Tam::.

Friday, August 10, 2012

County Fair...................

So took the boys to the County Fair last night............... from 1-5pm was "Kids Night"  ... which means buy an arm band for a set price and ride the rides as many times as you want during that time limit.
Well...........  the boys rode the rides... over and over and over.............while I sat in my lawn chair (not watching or I would get sick from the spinning) and read a book.  

Patrick and K are on this thing............OMy  
They are in car #2..........whoa!

 They were laughing when they got off..... guess it was fun!

 Okay... bumper cars..... thats fun!   Michael and David crashed into EVERYONE... heheeee

NO WAY............ it was all I could do to take this picture of David spinning and spinning and spinning............... whoa.
He's actually at the top of the picture facing me while I snapped this.

Goodness... it was even hard for me to take this picture of Patrick and K on the spinning swings.   Did I mention they were spinning.    Oh.... I dont do spinning.
Arent they cute... facing each other holding hands..... :)

Patrick and Michael are on this thing... WAY at the top!!  One of K's sisters squeezed in there with them.
Omy......... they are so high up.   Okay... cant even look at this picture anymore.   *whew*

Well................ it was a good time at the Fair!   Boys had fun...............while I..... well....... had a lovely Lemon-aid and read my book.

Have a great day everyone!
Thanks for stoppin' in!
God Bless you all!
.::Tam::.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Legal...................

Well...... with all that has gone on this summer... we finally found the time to take Patrick to get his drivers license.  
He passed!!!!   He's a legal driver now.   He'll be taking his brothers to and from school this year.  No more need for mommy................. *sign*   :(  I dont know if I can do this!
My goodness... they grow up WAY too fast!
Blessings to all!
have a Great rest of the day!

.::Tam::.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Good day to bake............

Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!
David helped me make a batch of cookies today.   I have to say... They came out GREAT!  :)
Got some work done on the house today too... Trash day on Saturday... so doin' my best to fill those cans!!!! 
I think tomorrow I will make a batch of Butter Cookies.... yum
I'm also thinking Salmon burgers and butter parsley noodles for dinner  tomorrow!

well... off for a coffee refill and some crocheting!
have a great evening all!!!

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Busy yet successful Sunday.....







Church.............. wonderful service!!! 














Lunch......... with 4 of my boys... hubby and dad-in-law!  









School shopping........... shoes... book bags... supplies... almost all the clothes they need.

Hope you all had a successful Sunday!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, August 3, 2012

7th Grade orientation.....

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Yummmmm..........


Homemade Apple/Strawberry Jelly that I made yesterday!  
LOVE IT!    
I have to say... pretty proud of myself over this one!  :)   The boys LOVE it and so do I!
I think I'll be making this to go along with muffins or breads for Christmas gifts this year!  :)

Hmmmm...... wonder what other jelly I could make........... heheee
thanks for stoppin' by......
have a great day!
God Bless
.::Tam::.