Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Pancakes, Coffee, and a Smiling Face

This morning Brooke and I adventured to Ihop. Its amazing what a good pancake can do for you. Its funny what faces bad coffee can cause. Its interesting to hear the conversations of two girls that haven't had girl time in a while.

Our server was so sweet. If I had the cash I would make it a point to go there on her shifts just to be able to make conversation with her, and see her wrinkly but smiling face. What a great woman.

After Ihop we made a "quick stop" in Family Christian bookstore. Our quick trip turned into like an hour and a half or something. I could live in that store. I found some cute thank you/encouragement cards and blank cards that have a P on them like my grandma always used to send me. I was always jealous. In fact I found one of the notes she sent me last year when she was just beginning to get sick. It was always nice to have an ally in Christ across the country. My aunts and uncles and grandma have always been soo encouraging. I need to start sending them notes again. Thats why I bought them. They deserve reciprocated encouragement.

I decided today I miss my Grandma, but that it is ok. I taught stephen how to play spite and malice. I plan to teach him more fun games soon that my grandma always loved to play. I would love to get my hands on one of her old decks of cards. She had the coolest cards. I wonder who ended up with King Oil? I hope its still around. My goal is to learn how to make her sugar cookies when my dad and cindy come into town. Dad dont forget the recipe! We have to conquer the recipe! My Grandma was such an amazing woman, Ill miss her, but she has left so many influences on my character that she will never be forgotton. I strive to love my family, and serve my family as she did.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Meat to Chew On

"... rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be OVERJOYED when his glory is revealed... If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name." 1 Peter 4:13-16

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth" 1 John 3:18

"Now if we are children, we are heirs- heirs of God and coheirs with Christ-if indeed we share in his sufferings that we may also share in his glory" Revelation 8:17

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,"
Phillippians 3:10 (this chapter is bewildering.. I want to be able to say the world is rubbish to me, I have given up all things for Him. I want to have 3:10 be my life anthem)

"But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
1 Peter 2:20

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Hey Pops! Posted by Hello

Mumma and bruddah. Posted by Hello

I wuv my sister... Nice hat Berz. Posted by Hello

My baby girls. Left is Ada, Right is Z.  Posted by Hello

Enter the dark side of the Jessica. Posted by Hello

My ballerina Niece Jessica. She's way feistier than she seems.  Posted by Hello

Cowboy Albert. He's trying to be like me. Why I I will never know. Posted by Hello

My sister's fiance Billy. He will obviously fit in very very well. Posted by Hello

My Hula-ing Nephew BIG AL. Posted by Hello

My beautiful big bro. Good face drew! Posted by Hello

Isn't that just the perfect representation of us! Gorgeous, just Gorgeous! Posted by Hello