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)



Saturday, August 31, 2013

State Fair..............

Off to the State Fair again this year...........
Patrick helped carry the Marching Band Banner.
*** as you can see... he was wishing the band would get it together so they could get moving....LOL... it was like herding kittens***



The Band/Music Teacher .... Mr Rose wearing one of his students glasses.   What a fun teacher!



This Lamb's wool was safely dyed with kool-aid and shaved in a fun flower/butterfly patter for a fun display at the fair.
fun times!!!
have a great weekend all!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ken...............................





Hugs ... Love ... Blessings and many more years together
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Solitary Place.....

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.  ~ Mark 1:35


When Jesus spent time with His Father, He chose a secluded, solitary place for prayer.  A quiet place helps you slow down to hear God speak.  Noise drowns out deep thoughts.  In the solitude and silence of a quiet place, you can think about the meaning of Gods Word and its application in your life.
Where will you find undisturbed time away from distractions?  Where can you commune with the Lord?
Maybe your back porch would offer a quiet place for you.  Sometimes even the corner table of a coffee shop provides just the privacy needed for alone time with God.  Or maybe you can find a picnic table in a park.  Wherever you find your quiet place, you will discover a river of blessings as God renews your heart through communion with Him.

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Birthday ..................

To my youngest.....David!
Wow.... the time has just flown by.............. I cant believe how fast David has grown up.  One minute... the littlest one... the next..........taller than me and a teenager!  *sigh*

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Last day of being a "kid"
David gets the coolest birthday gift in the mail yesterday from one of the sweetest ladies .... Our Florida friend .... Sue


 ~Birthday Fun~
Decided to celebrate the last day of being a "kid" .... Last night..... by going to The Amazing Pizza Machine!
It was lots of fun!


~More Birthday Fun~
Big brothers help David celebrate!
Bumper cars are always fun!


~And more Birthday Fun~
Guitar Hero..........Go Patrick ...... LOL


~And more Birthday Fun~
Uhoh.....Dad is rockin' it..... LOL


~And still more Birthday Fun~
Patrick and David in Laser Tag


~And more Birthday Fun~
Michael had to try out Spaghetti Bowling.... Too funny!




~And still there is more Birthday Fun~
Ending the night with some racing.
On your mark.....
Get set.....
GO!




~Birthday Cake~
Tonight we celebrate with Cake after a nice day of Church... Brunch ... and birthday gift shopping.
David got to pick out what he wanted for his birthday......... then home to have Cake.
A great way to end the day!
Happy Birthday David!



~Birthday Wishes~
My sweet birthday boy!

Mommy loves you David
God Bless
 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

~Water Bottle Cozy......................

 Made this Thursday night.... Put it to the test yesterday at work...............PASSED!
It kept my hands and table dry from condensation and my ice lasted longer .... keeping my drink colder longer!   :D

Have a great day.....
thanks for stoppin' in and checking out my fun creations.
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, August 23, 2013

~Happy Birthday...................

To my awesome Navy son!   Hope you have a Fantastic Day!!! 
I am so proud of you and miss you so much!
Happy Birthday Baby............mommy loves you!!!

Hope to see you soon!
God Bless
.::Mom::.




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

~Wine Glass Holder/Necklace...............

 Its the new craze.................... :)
So I decided to make one for the fun of it.    As soon as I showed the picture to friends .... I was getting orders for them!   Too funny!  But oh so cool!  
Thanks for stoppin' by.........
have a great day!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Relationships...........

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

Relationships are an important part of life. We begin a relationship with someone from the moment we are born and most of us will continue in relationships of some sort until the day we die. God encourages relationships. The Bible is full of them. It is obvious that from the beginning of time, people need people. Even God Himself said about Adam in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a companion who will help him.” Jesus, too, did not do life alone. He had His family, friends, and disciples to love, help, and encourages Him throughout His life here on earth.

Today, I want to take a look at the different relationships in our lives. I also want to point out the importance of prioritizing them. Friends, if you want to lead a balanced life with purpose, it is crucial to order the relationships in your life God’s way.
Number One: Your Relationship with God. This should be the most important relationship in your life. Don’t say that you don’t have time– you do. We make the time for what is important to us, don’t we? The way to get to know God better is to spend time in His Word. Try spending at least fifteen minutes of uninterrupted time with the Lord every day. More would be better, but do what you can to develop the habit. God’s Word will teach, equip, cheer, encourage, and guide you.
Number Two: Your Relationship with your spouse….if you are married, of course. Just like it’s important to spend time with God, it’s also important to make time for your husband or wife. I have found that this relationship is the one that takes the most effort for many. We love our husband or wife dearly, but we also take them for granted the most. It’s easy for me to allow my children, friends, or just busyness to get in the way of time with my husband. Set aside time each morning and evening to communicate with your spouse in some way. Hug and kiss often and say “I love you” whenever you get the chance. Let your actions show him or her and others that you respect and honor them.  You're a team... you're partners.  For your family it is you..your spouse and God.... and thats all.  On Gods team.... you can conquer anything!  One thing that a husband and wife should start doing again is dating. Just like before you were married...... go out on dates. It takes time, effort, and often money, but it’s worth the investment. If money is tight, create a date at home or go to the park or for a walk together and dont forget to PRAY together!!! Whatever it takes, spend time alone together, and make it a weekly habit.
Number Three: Your relationship with your children….if you are a mom. When I became a mom, I did not know what I was in for. I had no idea the extent of sacrifice it would take to raise my children. It’s worth every bit of it too. I once read that kids spell love – T I M E. I believe that with all my heart. God’s Word tells us that children are a gift from Him. We are to treat them like that, a gift. Motherhood is a high calling….possibly the highest we will ever have in our lives. It requires time and special attention. They are only with us for a short time, so let’s make the most of it.
Number Four: Your relationship with others. This includes everyone reading this. Our relationships with other people could include family, friends, business associates, mentors, neighbors and more. These are important, and in order to develop, grow, and nurture these relationships, time is needed. I happen to be blessed with many friends and cherished family members. Although I don’t have time to spend with them each day, I always want them to know how important they are in my life and how much I love them. That takes effort on my part, but what I receive back is priceless. If you find yourself lacking in this area, create special moments with these special people in your life. Make a phone call. Mail a card. Send an email. Invite to lunch. Have a party. Create a “girls’ night out” event. Pray for them.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 tells us that alone we can be attacked and defeated. This says to me, that we need people in our lives. We weren’t meant to go this life alone. It is often someone close to me who reminds me that I’m special when I’m feeling defeated. When I am alone, I often listen to the wrong voice if I’m not careful. The people in my life offer me love, encouragement, and fulfillment that tell me otherwise. I often refer to them as Jesus with skin on. This verse goes on to say that “two can stand back to back and conquer”. Then there is my favorite part. It’s when God is a part of our relationships. “Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
Dear Lord, Bless the relationships in my life and help me to prioritize them according to Your perfect plan. Above all, I pray that we would grow closer each day. Help me to know you better so I can better give myself to others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.



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

Friday, August 16, 2013

~ First Day of School ~

 Wow………First Day of School………… are you kidding me? *sigh*….. the last of my babies … and look how big they are…look how grown up… so mature… so handsome… so not babies…………….. *whaaaaaa*  L

Michael a Freshman
Patrick a Senior
And David an 8th grader

This mommy is going to be a cry-baby all day!  

Have a great first day boys!  Mommy loves you so much and is so proud of you!!! ♥♥♥

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Time for some Show & Share...............

Good Morning everyone……………………
Hope your day has started out awesome!  
Today is going to be a busy day.   Good handful of errands to run to get ready for school.  
We will start our day out by getting all three boys their school physicals … then off to pick up Patrick’s Jeep from the mechanic… and drop mine off.   Then over to get new school shoes… then off to get school clothes… some supplies…. And then stopping to have dinner together and home to relax!
I cant believe they start school this Friday……….. L 

Anyway… wanted to take a few minutes to show off a couple things I’ve been working on.

This is a blanket I made while on our trip to the DR.  I had to finish the last three rows at home because it was too big to work on ...on the plane.




This is a Baseball ear-warmer/headband.
I was asked if I could make this from a picture a friend showed me…. Then when I did… orders for them started getting placed.   So looks like I’ll be busy for the Fall Ball season.  I also have been making Softball ones.  J


Well… off to get our day moving…………
Thanks for stoppin’ in!
God Bless you all…..
.::Tam::.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

~ County Fair..................

Kids Day at the Fair................
Buy a Ride Bracelet and ride all you can from 1-5pm.............
And my boys did just that!


Break time for David................time to enjoy a Corn Dog!   YUM


And you know we had to have a Funnel Cake and  Fresh squeezed Lemonade!!!



Hmm..... Michael waiting in line with friends to go on the Farriswheel... :)


Awww.... Patrick and K. waiting in line for the SLIDE.


Whoa............................................


The Fair comes to an end with the Parade..................
Patrick does a good job holding the School Banner for our Marching Band!

Great weekend!!!!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Coming to the end of our DR trip...........

Well...................... this is the last of our trip.....
Its been busy... fun...an eye opening experience in some cases... a great time of making new friends... but mostly just the best time every!!!

Thank you to everyone for they love...prayers and support to make this happen for Patrick!

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Dominican Republic Update

Today was excursion day out to Island Saona. The baseball team and 2 softball teams and all the parents went on a boat trip to the Island, spent the day in the water, had food and then a catamaran trip back to the main land. It was a beautiful day and lots of fun had by all.

After returning to the mainland, we had the post tournament banquet. Good food and awards from the coaches to the players. Patrick was honored as Most Valuable Player!

Patrick I am so proud of you! Way to "Pound the Iron" this week.

Tomorrow is some site seeing and shopping. Then Sunday we fly back to Miami


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Getting ready to head our to Island Saona.............


~Team USA Baseball & Softball~
On the speed boats .... Stopping for some picture taking .... Then off to the Island.


~Beautiful waters & shores~


~Natural Swimming Pool~
We made another stop.....all jumped off the speed boats and went swimming.


Patrick found "Patrick Star"......wonder where SpongeBob is?     LOL

We made it.................. Island Saona

Patrick drinking a coconut!


Baseball dads and coaches eating and having a good time!


The kids found a pufferfish... so they are building a pool to play with it in..................


~Catamaran ride back~
Kids are pooped!


Parents are having fun!
Go Ken!


Uh Oh..........kids couldn't be outdone............ gotta join the fun!


~USA...USA...USA~



~Banquet for Teams USA~
Baseball coaches Jeff Barry & Tony Dress handing out awards......



  .....Patrick receives MVP (most valuable player)!
I'm so proud of him!



~Coach Tony...Ken...Coach Jeff...& Patrick~
4 Awesome guys!




Patrick's MVP award....his Medal....& his bat signed by the team!


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~Last day.....just relaxing~
Patrick Kayaking with a buddy



~Great last day~


~adiĆ³s Republic Dominica~


~Hello Miami~


~ Kansas airport ~
Patrick gets his first Starbucks....mocha frappuccino for the ride home!!!



WooHoo..... Kansas McDonald's!
Yep....happy guys!
"real ketchup"....lol


And there you have it my dear family and friends............Our wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic.
I think I finally got caught up with my emails.... my blog... my laundry... and my life!   *Whew*
Now its time to get busy getting ready for school!   OMy... where did my summer go?!?
Okay.... off to tend to a couple more loads of laundry...
You all have a Fantastic Friday!
Hugs...Love & Blessings
.::Tam::.