Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Wonderer

sometimes I wonder...

I wonder if I am fulfilling the plan that God had for my life. Am I doing the the things and being the person that he created me to do and be.

Just wondering......

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My " Ya Ya Sisterhood "

I have been truly blessed with the sisters in my life.


There is no Friend like a Sister


There's no better friend than a sister -

There's no one more loyal and true . . .

and even when sisters are different . . .

their likeness come shining through!


Perhaps it's a family resemblance

that strengthens the bond they share . . .

or maybe it's just that sisters

live life with a similar flair!


A sister remembers your childhood -

She knows more than you will admit

of times you were Little Miss Perfect . . .

and times you were just a little “s...tinker."


She's seen you in some situations

when silence just wouldn't suffice . . .

and managed somehow to get by

with those sisterly words of advice!


And when some encouragement's needed . . .

a sister will always be there . . .

to listen . . . to laugh . . .or to lean on . . .

to comfort, or simply to care.


T
here's no one who's more in your corner . . .

and no one you're more grateful to.

There's no better friend than a sister . . .

and no better sister than you.


taken in part from "There Is No Friend Like A Sister" by Mary Engelbreit



These are three very special people in my life. They are, my Mom of course, without her this post wouldn't even be possible. On the left Margaret and next to her Mitz. They are as much alike as they are different. I have seen them both come against some insurmountable obstacles. Just when you think "This is it, she just can't take anymore" they come up with this inner strength and tackle whatever they have to, to get through the crap life sometimes hands them. That inner strength comes through time spent talking to God. We had two great role models in our parents who taught us that anything is possible with God. They are both great mothers. Not only to the children they gave birth to but to stepchildren, foster children, adopted children and for Mitz , children-in-laws and grandchildren. I am so proud of my sisters and the great women they have become. My greatest wish is that I could spend more time with them.

But they buggered off and left me all alone. HA HA HA

See what I have to put up with!!!


Well I am not totally alone. God blessed me with some wonderful sister-in-laws.

With these girls I always forget the "in-law" part!

These lovely ladies took over the job of raising my brothers,
when they married into our crazy family.
And what a fine job they did.!!!!
They each made me an Auntie, which is a role I love.
Each one of them has a very special place in my heart and I love them all so much!.

"Seven Brides For Seven Brothers"

Orla- (Peter)



Christine- (John)


Margaret "E" - (Henry)


Carol - (Art)


Colleen - (Jake)

Maggie - (Abe)


Carolyn - (Dave)




And then...

My Friend...My sister
This is my friend Val.

She does not have any sisters and since mine are far away we decided that we would be sisters. I have also seen her overcome challenges that would have made most women give up. She credits all of who she is to God. She is one of the strongest people I know. She is a wonderful mother and wife, and just recently became a grandma to two little boys. She encourages me to be the best that I can be and then to accept that. She accepts me for who I am and helps me to dream of becoming more. I can go to her house for coffee and rant about whatever is bugging me and go away feeling encouraged and ready to face whatever comes my way. Sometimes I'm back the next day ranting and raving about the same thing. I'm slow and someimes it takes a while for me to get it all figured out. She prays for me and my family. I can ask her to pray about anything and I know that she will.


"Thank you lord for my sisters"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday afternoon

Margaret said I didn't have to have come up with anything real "Wow"to make it blog worthy.
So here it is.

I was bored this afternoon and decided to go shopping.
I went to X S Cargo and looked at one of these.A CD alarm clock.
I would really like one of these so I could wake up to something pleasant. like maybe a nice worship Cd instead of Toby Kieth yelling "How do you like me now?" in my ear.
But I didn't buy it because I was thinking "maybe I'll get one for Christmas this year!


Then I went to Valu Village.
I walked all around the store looking at all the junk. I wish they would put out as much Christmas stuff as they do Halloween crap.
Oh well!
I did find 1 and 1/2 bathing suits. Not sure when and where I'll wear the 1/2 one.... But it was a nice top and I'll find bottoms some other time.






Then I headed over to to Peavy Mart.
I like looking at all the farm toys and the Christmas decorations there.
I almost bought something resembling these for the grand kids



but opted for the old fashioned kind instead.




Just kidding !

These are to keep my hubby's toes nice and warm this winter.


Then I went here for supper with my friend Linda.

that was my day!





Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Can you see yourself in some of these people ?

Great Grandma & Grandpa Braun or Berg
(this could be Grandma Braun's parents. )



Great Grandma & Grandpa Andres



Grandma & Grandpa Andres



A much younger Grandma & Grandpa Andres
(with Uncle John )



Grandma & Grandpa Braun


A much younger Grandma & Grandpa Braun
( I believe this is their wedding day)

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Happy Birthday to Me!

I turned 50 yesterday. I still can't believe it.
I had a very quiet day. Went to church in the morning. Marv had to work in the afternoon.
My kid's and my Mom came over. The kid's made supper for me.
It was deeeeeelicious! Roast beef was done to perfection. (The way I like it anyway.)
I had a nice long nap with Thomas and then a short one with Chloe.
Sat in the Hot tub for a while and went to bed.
Now the other half of my life begins.



These are the flowers that my hubby gave me.
Apparently a little girl in the parking lot looked at them
and told him " Good choice".



Thomas had to go home to bed before we had cake.
Too bad, I would have like to see him dig into all that chocolate and icing!
I guess we'll have to wait for his birthday.







For your listening...Uh...pleasure?
Here is a sample of what it sounds like at our house when someone has a birthday.

video

I think they may have openings if you want to book them for your next shindig!
...Ya Think!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

He is God

(A friend sent this to me and I thought it was a good place to start my newest effort to blog on a more regular basis.)

He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!

He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be ...
unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!

The world can't understand him,The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him, and The leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him, The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
and The people couldn't hold Him!
Nero couldn't crush Him, Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him, and "Oprah" can't explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.

His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!

I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful, the ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders,
the overseer of the overcomers,
and is to come.

And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.

His goal is a relationship with ME!

He will never leave me, never forsake me, never mislead me,
never forget me,never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!

He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.

He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!

My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...

He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul.

Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!

Monday, April 21, 2008

R - Rockin' Years

You have to go and listen to this
before you watch the video below


Marv has been singing this to Chloe when he rocks her in his rocking chair since she was born.

video

I hope this shows up better for you than it does on my computer. I need a new monitor.