Thursday, July 21, 2011


Life, these days, is filled with pleasant surprises.

*I found a $10 in my pocket the other day. That was a good one. Isn't it always nice to find money in your pants.

* Grace has become a puzzle girl. Kay loved puzzles at 4 years old and I am delighted to see Grace start doing them as well. It started out with big old floor puzzles. Now she has moved to 24 piece puzzles. This is such a great thing for her to be able to many skills involved. She has come so far in just a year and a half. I didn't think she was ready for the smaller puzzles but she proved me otherwise.

*Answered prayers. God sure likes to keep me on my toes. I pray for things that I think are important or needed. I pray for His will but sometimes just want Him to do things my way in my time. He likes to answer my prayers in His way. I like His way better. Wish I could always remember this. More to share here but it is not yet time...

Life is full of them, surprises. Some are not good surprises, some are better than average. But I like them, at least these days...

Friday, July 15, 2011

in 10 short years, she went from this...

to this...
Happy Birthday to my oldest!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

another family complete

The Cassada family recently returned home from picking up their 2 boys from Rwanda. Their welcome home video is just amazing and brought back so many memories.

Take a few minutes to go watch their video here. Let your heart be warmed.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!