Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

...well, today isn't my birthday, but Wednesday was and I had one of the BEST birthdays every! There wasn't any party or big ta-daa...just hanging out with friends and a family dinner. I spent Tuesday night at Sherry's house just hanging out with her and the kids while Ricky was manning the fire station. Then Wednesday, I went with them, Braden, Austin, and Jessica to a free movie in Anderson. And when we got back, Sherry suggested we take the kids on a picnic. So she scrounged up some sammiches ;) and off to Chau Ram we went -- even though it looked like the bottom was about to drop out of the sky! We had a GREAT time!! Megan wanted to "hike" one of the trails, so off we went...and if you know anything about Chau Ram, then you know about the bridge. Well, me and that bridge didn't get along so well -- it is a suspension bridge and the kids were rocking it and I was freaking out! Sherry was laughing at me so hard she about peed her pants! LOL. Anyway, I got some cute pictures of the kids and we had fun just hanging out and laughing at each other!!

Later on, my sister and BIL took me out for a birthday dinner and mom joined us. They asked me where I wanted to go, and I decided on Applebee's. We had a great time there too. Got some great shots of me holding Caleb -- and I have to admit, I look GOOD in these pictures! ;) haha. Like I said, this was really one of the BEST birthdays I have had -- there wasn't any hoop-laa about it...just some good clean fun with the people I love!!!

Braden and Seth


Megan and Braden

Seth, Megan, and Braden


walking across the bridge.

holding hands.

Sherry laughing at me.

ready to walk the trail.

follow the leader.

kids playing on the rocks.

Chauga River

Chauga River

Caleb and I


standing up on the table.


chewing on his fingers.

look at all that drool/sugar!!


I AM A CHRISTIAN. I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, & mind. God has really blessed me more than I could ever imagine, but the truth is that Satan HATES me!! I face struggles & temptation every single day of my life; but no matter what happens, I still strive to do the will of God. Because I put my faith & trust in God, He has provided relief for me & my family time & time again! God never fails to comfort & remind me of His promise that “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). There have been countless times that I did not deserve God’s grace & should not have been granted mercy. But He has granted me mercy & forgiveness, as well as goodness & grace -- all for the purpose of sharing it with those I meet along the path of life. Some days are better than others, but you always have to remember to keep pressing on! Keep praising HIM & He’ll never fail to bring you through the storm.