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)



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Homecoming / Spirit week............

The week is started out with a Parade... Games and Bon-Fire.
The rest of the week will be filled with Cougar Spirit fun ... as they get ready for the Homecoming Game and Dance.

Here's the Freshman Float leading the Parade....................


And the Seniors rounding things up.............. This is the Cheerleader/Dance Team


And this is the Football Players and our Mascot.... who happens to be Patrick...... LOL


Cheering and Game playing around the Bon-Fire.............Fun night!

Have fun...  Stay Safe and God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Asked to the Homecoming Dance............................

So... It's up to the girls to ask the guys this year. The guys have always done their best to be creative with their invitation. Well ... It's the girls turn... And this is what Patrick's girlfriend K. came up with.
She asked Patrick to play catch with her...she threw him this ball....but it took the second throw for him to realize she had written on the ball.

btw..... He said yes!



hugs....love & blessings 
.::Tam::.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Somebunny loves the bunny.........

David sure loves our new fur-baby!
He had to get him out to play this morning before school.   LOL



Thanks for stoppin' by...............
have a great day.
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Family (FurBaby) member.........

I would like to introduce to you................ Buster... our new pet.   Isnt he just the cutest thing?!?
As you can see.... David loves him! 
I stopped on the way home from work ... and picked up this little sweetheart of a bunny from the lovely lady that took Patrick's Senior pictures.   He's was a surprise for the boys!  They were... and they love him!



Have a great day....
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day #3 of the PG Tournament............

Well............... the team didnt do so well today.  But thats okay.... it was a great time... and Patrick caught the eye of several recruiters... which was the whole reason for this trip!
Our games are over..... it was nice meeting so many different kids from so many different places!  Good luck to all you boys!  
I'm super proud of Patrick!!   He came... He played.... He got noticed!   And had fun!

We'll be staying one more day to try and catch up with some of  Ken's family that lives here in Arizona... then we're heading home.  


CageRats!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day #2 of the PG Tournament.......

Here we are on the San Diego Padres fields for our next set of games!
Great weather ... great ball games.... fun times!


Okay... Patrick takes the mound today.   Go Get'em buddy!!!

hugs ... love & blessings to all...........
.::Tam::.

Friday, September 20, 2013

We're here in Arizona........

Well.............. we landed last night ..... got a good night sleep... and here we have a lovely view from our Hotel room window.   We're getting ready to head out to the first game of the Tournament!


The team warming up.   There's Patrick........... long toss.  
Go CageRats!   Good luck today!


WooHoo ........... CageRats win their game on day 1.    Great job boys!


God Bless......
.::Tam::.
*proud mom*

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's official.............

Patrick is on the Roster....................
We're going to Arizona!!!


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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So grown up............

More Senior picture proofs................
OmGoodness................. he is so grown up................ and these pictures are fabulous!  Angela is an outstanding photographer!!!   Angela Stevens Photography










Wow...........
its amazing how fast our babies grow up!!!
God Bless you all...................
.::Tam::.

Patrick pitching in the Dominican.......

Hubby put this video up recently.... though I would share too!  :)
This is a short video of Patrick pitching against a team in the Dominican.
3 up....... 3 down!  



Thanks for stoppin' by............
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The beginning of the end of High School............

Outfits picked out...
Patrick's Jeep washed and waxed...
Showered...

Ready for photographer for Senior Pictures!

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Well..............Angela teased me with one proof...............
OMGoodness............. this  is awesome.... I cant wait to see the rest!

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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another Baseball opportunity..................

Well....Patrick is at it again!
He's been asked to play in the Perfect Game EvoShield National Championship Tournament in Arizona.

Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting rep...ort service. Perfect Game provides showcases, tournaments, online video, national rankings, player profiles, scouting reports and college and professional opportunities to the nation’s top prospects and their families. Where talent goes, professional scouts and top college recruiters are sure to follow, and Perfect Game can offer the best in baseball increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.

The 5th annual PG/EvoShield National Championship (Underclass) swings into action on Friday with a full slate of 48 games on the opening day schedule. Games will be played at the Goodyear Ballpark Complex (spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians) and Camelback Ranch (Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox) in nearby Glendale. Monday’s semifinal games and championship game will be played at Goodyear.

~favor.... Prayers for a safe, successful, and fun trip would be appreciated!~
Another big step for my boy!


God Bless...........
.::Tam::.
**proud mommy**

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Love..................

Your Life is All About Love
This world tells us the path to success is lined with signs like... Be bigger. Try harder. Do more.

But that path is nothing more than a treadmill that will wear out our hearts and lead us nowhere.
Trust me, I've tried it.

So what path are we called to instead?
Walk in the way of love. Ephesians 5:2

Love is the biggest dream, the grandest goal, the most glorious way ...to spend your one precious existence.

So what does that mean today?
Simply get up and say, "God, today I want to love You, others and myself. Please show me how."

Love is enough for this one day.
And it's enough for your one life
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Hugs.... LOVE.... & Blessings
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blessed are the poor..................


Luke 6:20-26 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 "Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24 "But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 "Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. "Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 "Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   When you encounter misfortune, grief, or tragic loss, how do you respond? With fear or faith? With passive resignation or with patient hope and trust in God? We know from experience that no one can escape all of the inevitable trials of life – pain, suffering, sickness, and death. When Jesus began to teach his disciples he gave them a "way of happiness" that transcends every difficulty and trouble that can weigh us down with grief and despair. Jesus began his sermon on the mount by addressing the issue of where true happiness can be found.    Jesus' way of happiness, however, demands a transformation from within – a conversion of heart and mind which can only come about through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit. How can one possibly find happiness in poverty, hunger, mourning, loneliness and persecution? If we want to be filled with the joy and happiness of heaven, then we must empty ourselves of all that would shut God out of our hearts. Poverty of spirit finds ample room and joy in possessing God alone as the greatest treasure possible. Hunger of the spirit seeks nourishment and strength in God's word and Spirit. Sorrow and mourning over wasted life and sin leads to joyful freedom from the burden of guilt and oppression. God reveals to the humble of heart the true source of abundant life and happiness. Jesus promises his disciples that the joys of heaven will more than compensate for the troubles and hardships they can expect in this world. No person can live without joy. That is why someone deprived of spiritual joy goes after carnal pleasures.      "Lord Jesus, increase my hunger for you and show me the way that leads to everlasting happiness and peace. May I desire you above all else and find perfect joy in doing your will."

Blessings
.::Tam::.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall Baseball...................

Love Baseball!!!  Summer Leagues are over...  Fall Leagues have begun!!!
Here is Patrick up to bat!

And Michael up to bat.
Patrick and Michael are playing on the same team for Fall ball.  It will be good experience for Michael.  It will help get ready for Jr Legion next year!

— Ephesians 5:1-2 —
Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
 
God Bless
.::Tam::. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Redeemed"



Thank God Redeemed!!!

I love you God!!!!!
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

God is always there......

Have you ever felt as though your life is upside down? Joseph would certainly be able to relate! His brothers sold him to some Midianites, who oak him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar... One of Pharaohs officers. Then he was thrown into prison when Poriphars wife wrongly accused him of indiscretions. He found favor with the chief jailer but was forgotten by others whom he helped and who coul...d have helped him. Even after more than two years in jail for no reason... Joseph continued to trust his sovereign God.
One day... God turned his life in a new direction. Joseph correctly interpreted Pharaoh's dreams and was suddenly promoted to the second highest position in all of Egypt. Years later...when Joseph faced his brothers for the first time since they had sold him...he could have been bitter. Instead...he forgave and loved them.
When you are experiencing an upside down life...remember that God is sovereign and is working out his plan.

Lord... Thank you for weaving my circumstances together in Your good plan and purpose! In Jesus name... Amen
 
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, September 2, 2013

State Fair weekend................

~State Fair Weekend~
Mini vacation in Kearney after a long day at the Fair in Grand Island!
....Relaxin' in the hot tub....


~State Fair Weekend~
Fun on the water slides!!


~Last day of our Fair Weekend~
Michael Starting the morning off with a big splash!



~State Fair Weekend~
Lynyrd Skynyrd concert
Patrick having a good time!
Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
—Psalm 119:133
God Bless
.::Tam::.