Saturday, July 18, 2009

Niagara Falls....oh how I love thee...




Let me count the ways.


I love thee for the showers you brought upon my face,



for the power and awesomeness I felt when I was near you,





For the grace and majesty you showed. Grace and majesty that proves you were made by an awesome creator...the same Creator that made me, this "beautiful disaster".
Thank you for the memories Beautiful Niagara Falls. Thank for the smiles and giggles you brought to my children's faces, the sense of awe you brought to my in-laws, and the reminder of God's unfailing love and Awesome power. I will treasure my memories of you FOREVER!!!
Until we meet again.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ten Years Ago....




I married my very very best friend!!!
It was truly the best decision, next to accepting Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, that I have ever made. It has been a hard 10 years. We have had our ups and downs as we struggled to adapt to children, new cities, new states, new jobs, etc. We always put the extra effort in to make our marriage better, stronger, and most important in our lives.
Greg,
Thank you for sticking out everything with me. I wouldn't want to do this without you. You are my better half, my very best friend, my confidant, my perfect partner. I am so glad you are the father of our children. I couldn't ask for anyone better. God blessed me beyond belief and I am forever grateful.
I love you. Happy Anniversary! Here's to the next 50 or so.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Praying for baby Luke


I am asking you all to pray for baby Luke and his family. My husband has known Rachel (Luke's mom) since she was ten years old.
Please visit her blog here and send her your love and prayers.
Thank you all so much.
Brandy :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A whole lotta catchin' up to do...

Thanks so much to those of you checking in on me. Things have been truly crazy. As I sit here writing this the dryer is buzzing but I am fighting off the urge to save my clothes from wrinkles in order to actually finish a post.

The last several days I have laid awake in bed writing various posts...in my head. What is wrong with me. I had some really good ones but because I never wrote them down, they will probably never be.

Instead, I am going to play a little catch up on some posts that need to be updated a bit and tell you a little bit about what has been going on in this busy life of mine.

First of all, remember this post. I dropped the ball and forgot to follow through. That'll show me.

Here is what that mysterious picture really is.
Introducing.....my attempt at being more of a girly girl. If you have read some of my previous posts, you know this is something I am working on. I NEVER carry a purse. Having two children, I needed something. My dear friend Rhonda and I get together on Monday nights and this is something we came up with. The pattern is loosely based on a pattern we found but there were a lot of things we did not like about it so we adapted.
What do you think?
I am not a big Eiffel Tower person, but, this fabric I LOVE!!!!




I love black but I wanted a little bit of "happiness" inside so I went with a beautiful pink for the inside. It doesn't show well in the picture but there is some green in the pink fabric so I went with green pockets for a little more "happiness". No one will really ever see it but me.
I love all my pockets. Different sizes and depths. Skinny pockets on the sides for pens but I sewed them shorter so nothing falls in deep that my fingers can't reach.
We also cut a piece of plexi glass for the bottom and made a sleeve for it so that the bottom looks better. I can pull the plexi glass right out of the sleeve and throw the whole thing in the washer.
Cool, huh?


One of my favorite things about this purse is that I happened to find a Bible that matches the inside of my purse. It is even my favorite version. This is perfect because I love having my Bible on hand but I have a heavy monster one that isn't really conducive to traveling with.

I would love to hear what you think. I am currently making one for my mom who requested patriotic colors. I love her!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BECKY FROM Infarrantly Creative. She had the correct guess for the contest. Go check her out and send her some love! She has fabulous crafts and tutorials. Not to mention, she is an adorable red headed stylin' mommy, with two fantastic children. She loves her husband, and more importantly, loves the Lord. Yeah!!!

I will be posting an interview with her as soon as I get the questions to her and she responds back.

Well, I need to go ahead and shut it down here for now. We have some crazy lightning going on right now and I would hate for anything to happen to my computer.

Off to fold some laundry.

Love you all,

Brandy :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Matthew update

Just wanted to share a quick video to show Matthew's progress in speech after only two weeks. This is just a small sampling. The best thing was the morning he ran downstairs (was carried down the stairs) and then straight to the back deck yelling "Play..Play...Play!!!" That was not even a word we had worked on. I love it. Enjoy!

video

I will be back with more soon, including a post with pictures of all the craft projects I have been doing lately. Life has been extremely busy but, after 2 1/2 weeks, I finally have the leaks in my house fixed and am able to use my own washer and dryer. Hooray for the little things.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PLEASE PRAY!!!!!

Things have been completely chaotic at my house the last week or so. I will get back to writing very soon but until then...please lift Bentley and her parents up in your prayers. She is currently undergoing heart surgery at a tender 9 months of age. Go HERE to read her story and follow the twitter updates as the surgery progresses. Most importantly, pray!!!

Lord Jesus,
We thank you so much for sweet Bentley. The miracle you performed in her life is so evident. Lord, we ask that you guide the human hands that are working on her today. Touch each person in that operating room and give their hands undeniable calmness that can only come from you. Be with Bentley's family, especially her parents. Let them feel your arms around them and give them a sense of peace that is so strong they cannot help but KNOW You are with them. Finally, place a hedge of protection around sweet Bentley. Heal her body Lord Jesus. You are the Great Physician and we thank you for that. I ask that your will be done in this situation. Thank you for all the prayers going out for Bentley today. Bless each person that takes the time to lift this family up in prayer.

In your sweet precious name,
Amen

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Me Monday

Oh my goodness, I am so thankful for this Not Me Monday. I have so much to get off my chest of things that happened this week, that is, if they actually did happen. I mean, seriously, if these things actually happened, I so would not be telling anyone about them.

If you would like to join this crazy carnival, head over to MckMama's site. It is really great therapy...trust me.

So, this week started out as any other...yeah right!

I did not wind up taking my beautiful 2 year old son to the emergency room, the pediatrician, and the surgeon in a span of 3 days so they could all see that he ripped the stitches in his scrotum. He does not have a gaping hole there. We did not spend $130 in co-pays for each doctor to tell us, "YIKES! That's not good!" (Gee, ya think?) We do not have to continue to deal with this gaping hole as it heals on its own.
We are not 100% THANKFUL TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER that our beloved son does not have to go back into surgery. Ahhhhhhhh!

On a much lighter note....I did not go to change out the laundry (put the washed clothes into the dryer) only to smell a strong urine odor. I did not discover at the bottom pile of clothes a used dirty diaper that had been washed along with our "clean" clothes. I did not spend a good 15 minutes cleaning out said washing machine because the diaper had completely fallen apart in the washer. There was not diaper particles ALL OVER my "clean" clothes. I did not have to rewash everything again. I AM NOT happy that there was only urine in that diaper. Sheeesh!

I did not fall up the stairs holding my beloved two year old and injure my back, shoulder and elbow. My middle name has not become Grace. I do not have a serious issue falling UP the stairs.

I know there is so much more that I could share, but I am feeling exhausted by all of this honesty (you know, telling you about the things that really did not happen). I think I need to go take a nap.

Oh, one more thing, I did not sleep in until 10:15 this morning on accident. My children were not still sleeping. I did not completely panic because I have so much to do today, including getting my 6 year old on the bus. I am not writing this post instead of doing the things I need to do in hopes of getting somewhere in the top 200 of MckMama's list this time so I have new readers leave me comments. I absolutely do not heart comments from my readers.


Love you all,
Have a blessed day!!!
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL!