Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Is Risen!!!

Sin, where are your shackles?
Death, where is your sting?
Hell has been defeated.
The grave could not hold the KING!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

"I never knew you were so into St. Patrick's Day!"  was a comment from my sister recently.  The truth is, I'm not.  Or at least I never was.

Around here, we don't need much of a reason to celebrate.  We'll take whatever we're given!  I was so encouraged though, as we looked into the story of St. Patrick.  If you've never taken the time to learn about his life, do it!  He was a man who after escaping from years in slavery, returned to the country he was held captive in to reach them with the gospel.  What a great guy to celebrate!

Here's our festive crew! 
Auntie Anna looking lovely as usual!
Our littlest leprechaun
Our biggest beauty!

You betcha we're Irish!!!
There's nothing better a party at home!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gracenotes Giveaway!!!

It's been awhile, but our company gracenotes is doing another fun giveaway!!!

We've been testing and trying out new formulas and we've come up with a brand new lip balm recipe that we are CRAZY about!!!  To introduce our revamped lip care we are picking three winners to win a lip balm of their choice and also a GRAND prize winner who will receive this great gift package!

The winner will get to choose their own design and flavor preference.  Speaking of flavors, we've also introduced two new lip balm favors;  Frosted Strawberries and Brown Sugar.  Mmmmmm!!!

To enter~

1.  Leave a comment on our facebook page

2.  Leave a comment HERE on my blog

3.  Write us a note under "Contact Us"  on our website

You have the opportunity to get three entries if you do all three!

We will be drawing a winner March 22 so HURRY and enter!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Brand New Miracle

I met my friend Theresa when I was in fourth grade and she was in fifth.  I remember her walking in the doors at our home school co-op.  Never did I imagine that I would be meeting one of my best friends.
She was in my wedding.  I would have been in hers had I not been HUGELY pregnant at the time!  The Lord has led us here and there over the years but He has blessed us with a friendship that transcends distance, time and many different roads. 
Theresa has enriched my life so greatly and a few weeks ago she gave me one of the greatest gifts I could have imagined.   She asked me if I would like to be there for the birth of their first baby.  My eyes fill with tears even thinking about it.
Last Tuesday night sweet Baby Paige finally decided to make her grand entrance and I got to be there to witness it!  I also got to take some pictures which if you know me, you know that thrills me!  Here are just a few from that amazing time.


It was incredible.  Beyond words.  Theresa was the epitome of AMAZING!!!  I keep raving about her to everyone I see.  The birth was so beautiful.  Paige is perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  I think I've still got a buzz from the wonder of watching something so awesome. 
After having five, this was the first birth I was privileged to witness.  I'll never forget that amazing miracle!