Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Camping :O)

We are camping this week,, went out last night & set up camp,,I came home for a few hours to get ready for church to night....I will have you some wonderful pictures, when I return.But until then here is a sneak peek,of,

Camping in the Fall-*I love Fall,Ya'll

Yesturdays sunset....

This mornings sunrise...It was in the low 50s this morning,
My sister said it was cold,I say cool,
I'm always hot,though.

Fishing at 7;30am,in in pjs & a jacket,

Twins can be alot alike,& not alike,,

Coffee,bible reading,fire-before work.
He must be cold ??

School time,at camp,how fun,
they didnt think so..:(

If you are wondering how we are staying warm ??
other than the fire,
This is it !! coffee & hot choc,

Trudy wants to be warm too !!

He did catch one,

A bass,he was so proud..:)

Now,does this mean my boys are redneck
Shorts - boots ??

It does'nt matter to me what they are,
My kids are the BEST !!

..I hope you will enjoy your week & weekend like I will be..

Please leave a comment ,I love them..

Monday, September 28, 2009

Very sad..flooding-09

As of Saturday,we had our last day of rain ..:(

It had rained for about 2o-25 days..

Some days was 10mins,others was all day ,DOWN POURS !!

This is the results of all that in our area:::
Franklin Ga,,,

This is Brush Creek park 2min,from my house by car,

or you can walk through my back yard to the right & get there (it would just a while walking through woods) yes thats a picnic table,thats how far the water was up-on monday 21st...

On thursday they had the park shut down ,you couldnt even get through the gate...

This is the Chattahoochee River bridge in Franklin, (town part)
You have to cross this to get to the ONLY groc,store we have in this small town..

The trees to your right, before them is supposed to be the bank to the river& under those trees is the picnic tables for the ball park..(our only ball park)

They closed the bridge on thursday also,we not sure why?

The ball park;;;;

Thats the trees in the picture,,

And thats our score board !!!

Again our picnic area....

This is one of the roads that takes you to the elementary school..

This is the LaGrange area,at one of the many,many boat ramps we have(we do all our business in LaGrange)

I stopped to take pictures & before I could get out of the car,these ducks was running at me..

Makes me wonder if they are having a hard time finding food,or their nest was over taken by the high waters..

We gave them some bread ,,poor babies ;(

I do not have any pictures ,But as bad as that seems to the people that live around here,The Atlanta & Carrollton area got it bad,,schools are still shut down,houses flooded away,

people have died,a 2 year old was swept away out of his daddys arms,roads are closed & even some of our interstates are shut down, & Six Flags flooded.

If you have ever heard of Atlanta,you know its not a place you would think floods,My mama said she dont guess she's ever heard of it flooding.

Its very sad would you please pray for this area,families need help..

*******When we have nothing else but GOD,,GOD is enough !!********


Thursday, September 24, 2009

It went wonderful part two..

Well, I kinda left you all hanging the other day when I posted about the funeral.

So I now have time to give the story..

Jim had been worried the whole time about everything......

The night U,Spencer died they ask him to pray,the closing prayer at funeral-he said he would..

He was hurting because of the passing away,he was close to him,how fast it all happened,& not at peace on him being saved..We talked about it everyday & his thoughts got better each day..

On that wed,after he past away, Travis(his son) came by our shop to tell Jim the family had talked & they also wanted him to preach,(say a few words) they said whatever is on your heart??(None of his family has ever heard him preach)..(sad)(his first funeral)

He told me about it as we got ready for church that night ,,He said ,U,Spencer gave me a home when my daddy ran me off, he has never looked down on me ,no matter what I had done, he would help me work on a car ,at the drop of a hat..

How do I get up & preach & honor him -without hurting my daddy?(they have never been close)(we see him 3to4 times a year)

I said what I thought was right ,dont you leave the funeral wishing you had said something & you didnt....(I'm all for telling those you love ,that you love them,,his family is not like mine)....

We talked each day & seem like the LORD gave us more & more peace everyday..about it all...

I ask if he didnt want to do it, he said no,I'm honored that they would ask me ,but I dont want to say the wrong thing??

On friday we had the went well,, the family was having such a hard time..

On sat,was the funeral, I told him on the way,just keep in mind God had to take someone for me to see I was lost,he can use all of this no matter how much we are hurting ,he just nodded..

There was 3 preachers,one who opened ,the 2nd talked about him & said some things all the kids wanted him to have say about him...Jim was the last,He did wonderful it was all GOD,,as soon as he started to talk...He read the vs,
out of Prov,18;24,..Aman that hath friends must show himself friendly;and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother..

He startd to tell how U,Spencer was always his friend all his life,& started to give some of his testimony (that his family has never heard)(let me take that back he has 1 uncle that has)

I sat by his daddy ,& as Jim talked it HIT me ,,God took someone for him to see he was lost also,his grandma,5 yrs ago almost..

I had never thought of it till now,,,WHY??

I begin to cry even harder,& thought all these years Lord I never have studied my on husbands testimony..I'm Sorry to my LORD & to you Jim..

He told them how Jesus has been his BEST FRIEND for 5 yrs & if they dont know him,how he can be a friend to them also.....

His daddy he cried the whole time ,I watch his cousins look at him like,, this is not the Jim we know, he has changed!!

I have got to say he did a wonderful job, But I also have to say Its all Because of him....

We could not have even been able to go ,much less Jim preach ,if it was'nt for our Lord..

After the funeral we went ate with the family,everybody told him how they want to come hear him preach,& how he did such a good job,, he would say its just the LORD..

His cousin Tandi gave him a copy of a journal she had kept during her daddys sickness,,
Title; "My Thoughts During My Dad's Journey"

He did not read it that night,,,on sunday morning while he studied for sunday school he picked it up ,,I noticed he was crying..

He got done & said you got to read this,then find me something to put it in so dont nothing happen to it.....

In it was everyday of what he went through & how she wondered about his salvation also,
She said the only two people that talked to him about it during his sickness was her husband & Jim.

Some of what she said.... july-17"God has away of working things out" july-31st"I feel GOD is working on different people through this challenge" aug -11th "I knew I had to trust GOD,NO MATTER WHAT?" aug-26th " I was filled with joy"-- ''So GOD had proved himself again- he is ture to his word" sept -2nd "How much more can mama take?"--"LORD please help mom & dad!!"sept 5th--(back to the er he never went back home) sept-6th "i know GOD is watching over him & my family" "I am thankful for his mercy & grace." "Lord where would we be without it ? I dont want to find out !!" sept-13th "Thank you for loving me enough to carry me" Monday in the morning of sept -14th "Dad made the comment--I mine as well get it over with --I am unsure of why he said it??."--"We left to go to mamas to clean up for her" "Travis called my heart dropped."-" I crawled to his bed & prayed for God to take care of us.''-- "I prayed for understanding." sept 15th" GOD has taken the sweetest man I know home with him.-I had him for 32 years. It will be hard, but rest assure he is waiting for me !!! I love you daddy!!

"July 16th-Sept 15th- 09 "

About 15mins after that his daddy called him, he started to cry again while talking to him ??
I wonderd what they could be saying ??
He hung the phone up & said "For the first time in my life my daddy said he is proud of me."
I began to cry,,,,
(I dont know what that fells like;;my family has always said things like that to each other)

He walked away from me praying, "LORD you are doing it ! you said you would"
Makes me wonder ;these past few days,,, what did he pray for??

I said all that to say this & hope you can understand,through death or what ever it may be GOD needs our praise,he will get the Glory out of everything,he can even give you peace about someones salvation ,just as he has done us,,

I love you more today LORD then I did last week,I love your peace in the times of trouble,

" The LORD giveth he taketh away,,, blessed be the name of the LORD"


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It went Wonderful...

The funeral for Uncle Spencer was saturday,,
it went great I thought,,

They had 3 preachers,one to open the service up,one that talked about Uncle Spencer,(what kind of a man he was).. & then Jim ,,they told him to say whatever was on his heart,,,
He did a great job,,the Lord took over as soon as he started to speak,,

Thank you for the prayers,,
I will tell more about it another day,,

God has been working in this family!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


I did'nt know what title to give,,
I also did'nt think I would be posting this,this soon after my post on friday,Jims uncle Spencer just past away about a hour ago,its almost 7;00,but it feels like time is standing still ...Jim is not taking it well, he wont talk,,please pray for us..
Jim told me this morning, a few weeks ago when he went to see him, that he did ask he he was saved,u-Spencer said yes,& he was ready to go,,,,but today Jim is very upset,,because our Bible says you will know by their fruits???
(is it wrong of me to hold on to what u-Spencer said)
---My heart is broken---Jim has got to pray at the funeral please pray for him,

Friday, September 11, 2009

Updates & Prayer...

Today on this Friay, I do not have alot to talk about(WHAT did I just say??)
Let me take that back,I dont have alot I think you would want to hear about,
So I'm going to give some updates,and ask for you to please pray for each of these,
(1)My friend Krista 32, that I posted about a few weeks back,
she had a heart attack,they did not think she would live through that night,but GOD answers prayers!!& when she was sent home 2 weeks later,only 45% of her heart was working,they said it was so bad that she would have to be so careful the rest of her life,she called me last friday,GOD has let her heart work 60% now & shes doing good..
Thank You for that prayer,

(2) Jims uncle Spencer,that has the 10 brain tumors & two on his lungs is not doing good,

(He is the one on your left with his mama,Jims daddy,&uncle Lowell in back)(taken christmas-08)
We are having a hard time with it, but the bad part of it is ,we dont know if he is saved?
Jim & I dont have the words we want to say,,we are having a real hard time with that part of it..he has about 10 grandkids,6 kids..please pray for him..
(3) And now for my MawMaw,I was'nt going to post about her till we knew more but I can't wait. We found out last thurs,that she has skin cancer,they did a test on a spot on her nose & said it was a type of skin cancer,may or maynot be from the sun,??Its not the slow growing kind or the fast growing kind,but the medium growing kind ??
She has a place on the inside,that they are checking now,but she wont know anything for bout 2 or 3 weeks..
She is more than my MawMaw she is my FRIEND...
I love her so much, she is the only mawmaw I have left on this earth.
I know she is at the age that you can say she has lived her life, & she is saved, loves the Lord & lets everyone know she does,,,,,BUT I'm selfish & want her to be with us many, many, more years..

There is not a time I dont call her or I'm at her house that she's not talking about what she pray's for & how many prayers she has had GOD to answer for her,
Since I have been saved (5yrs) we have had the best talks,,
Its like she knew I would be someday & now she is getting it all out,
She so funny,always is dressed to a --T --(as people say) even when working out in the yard..for real..She loves to be pretty..
She has taught me so much.. Other than prayer,she taught me to love flowers, her & pawpaw are Mr& Ms Green thumbs & will tell you what you need to do in your yards,for them to look right..too funny she is..!!;o)
She is my mawmaw I love her with all my heart,& she is my friend.
She is the mother of 2, the grandmother of 6,the greatgrandmother of 11,..
I want her to be around for my grandkids to know.....
Please pray for her, U,Spencer & Krista,that the Lords will ,will be done..
.........I love ya'll ,Thank you for the prayers......
...I don't know what tomorrow holds,but I know who holds tomorrow !!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day 09

Happy Late after noon, on this Labor day everyone.
Last night after church was over , & since everyone was off today, we had a few folks over for fellowship & pizza .

This morning after saying we was'nt going to do anything that had to do with work ,we got up after sleeping late & cooking breakfast, we decided to go fishing ,:O)

So we rode out to Liberty hill(reckneck land.ha)
West Point lake & a few other place's that we love to go to at times,
Nothing like family time ;o)

These two pictures of my boys remind me of the movie
"A river runs through it "

Like father like daughter ....daddys girl !!

What is a day of fishing without coca-cola & peanuts..?

Me & Cheyenne for a while walked around ,
and this is some of the beautiful things we saw,

I have never been able to get a picture of a bumble bee,

Starting to l;):)k alot like Fall **

I love Fall wild flowers,,

So before we was done for the day,
We had to get in a little mud riding & hill climbing,,

We got home just a while ago,had a wonderful time,

and now its bike fixing time for daddy,
****Hope you all had a great Labor Day****

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

100 spring & Summer days,

Take a look back with me on our spring & summer days of 09.

Since fall is almost,almost here,to us summer is over,school back in,it rains bout 4 days out of the week, my windows are up,(love that part), the weather is wonderful, leaves are changing.

So as we get ready for Fall in Ga,hope you enjoy our spring & summer,

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