Tuesday, December 30, 2008
IT IS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ENDING ANOTHER YEAR AND BRINGING IN ANOTHER YEAR! WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AND WHAT WAS THE THINGS YOU ENJOYED OR DIDN'T ENJOY IN YOUR LAST YEAR? DID YOU HAVE MANY CHALLENGES? MANY THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR?
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY FAMILY AND FOR ALL THAT THEY MEAN TO ME. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR A GOD WHO IS ALL FORGIVING AND PROVIDES MY EVERY NEED.
THIS LAST YEAR I STARTED A NEW JOB AND TURNED OUT TO REALLY ENJOY IT. THE CLIENTS THAT I TAKE CARE OF (MOST OF THEM) ARE SO CUTE AND SHOW ME HOW MUCH THEY REALLY ENJOY HAVING ME THERE FOR THEM.
THIS PAST YEAR MY DAUGHTER STARTED HER LAST YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WILL GRADUATE IN MAY OF 2009. THIS WILL BE A BIG YEAR FOR US. SHE IS GETTING OLDER AND HAVING TO DECIDE ON WHICH COLLEGE SHE WANTS TO GO TO, WHAT CAREER SHE WANTS TO HAVE, AND BECOMING INDEPENDENT. GOD IS GOOD!
I HOPE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE HAD A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND YOU WILL RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MANY BLESSINGS ALSO.
TRY TO GRASP EVERY MOMENT POSSIBLE! ENJOY LIFE AND TRY NOT TO LET THE LITTLE THINGS BOTHER YOU.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
When I went into work it did not seem that bad. When I got out of work there was No Way that I was going to get on I96 West! The traffic was stopped on there and I was going to get on at the Fuller exit. Well, I happened to look over and see that the traffic was standing still. Not sure why? Probably an accident or something. So, I got out of the turn lane and went up to Leonard Street and took that way home.
It was kinda nice in a way. Not so busy. A few stops to go through, but once got past most of those, I was going down memory lane. I happened to be thinking that I have not been down that Street in a long time and then I seen some nice houses the more West that I went.
Anyway, it was nice to go a different way for a change.
Ever wonder why you decide to turn or change what you are doing? Maybe perhaps there was a reason to go that way. God must have been telling me something. Sometimes we don't always listen and then we think--What in the world did I do that for?
God Bless--Have a great day, week, or whatever it may be until I post again.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We certainly do have a lot to be thankful for yet why do we complain at times?
I have great health, great family, great friends, great life and most of all a GREAT GOD THAT MEETS AND SUPPLIES MY EVERY NEED. HE never leaves me hungry, thirsty, out in the cold, etc. I have a house to live in, a job to go to, a vehicle to get me to where I need to go. I also have a great church that I am able to attend.
I am thankful to all the service men and women out there that help me to live in the Free American that we live in. Praise be to God!
I have the capability to appreciate the things and challenges that I have went through in life and acceptance for the things I cannot change and learn to love the way life is.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
WE HAD A GREAT TIME, THE SHOW WAS A BLAST AND AWESOME. THESE VIDEOS ARE FROM ANOTHER SHOW SOMEWHERE BUT YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE SEEN. I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD AT MELISSA MY STOMACH HURT.
REBA AND KELLY HAVE GREAT VOICES TOGETHER AND DID A GREAT JOB! IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SEE THEM IN CONCERT AND I HAD A WONDERFUL DATE NIGHT WITH MY HUBBY!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ever think how great it will be to be in heaven?
I just wanted to tell my friends and family that if you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, you might want to do that.
I have lost a couple people that have been very dear to me and am greatful that they are in heaven and we will meat again someday.
We as Christians never ever have to say goodbye. There is only a time of separation until we all meet again. So, if you are my friend and don't know Christ, What are you waiting for?
Love you all!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Jack and Stacie. What a surprise for Stacie. She did not have a clue as to what was going on. She was shocked of the housefull of friends that showed up to celebrate with her.
Stacie with her wonderful daughter Julie.
That is quite the hat Stacie! Love the glasses!
Stacie and Gayle (daughter-in-law--Keiths wife)
Faith and Stacie, Long time friends, and people say that Faith looks like Stacie's Twin Susie!
Tom and I. We had a lot of fun!
The Piccard's minus one son Nick. Julie, Keith, Travis, Jack and Stacie.
Great party had by all.
Hey Keith's shirt looks like it says CHIGA. Instead of chita girl he is a CHIGA GUY! LOL Really, I know it says MICHIGAN!!!!!!!!! GO BLUE AND GOLD!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
A few Saturdays ago, we went out to Babbitts and picked up a few toys. As you can see, Shawn is excited to bring them all home.
Mine is the red Arctic Cat behind Mitch's Grey/Red one. The one Shawn is sitting on.
As you can see, Shawn is excited. He has been bugging us for a while to get one. We got a great deal on all of them. Now all boys have a Quad and now all of us can go out on some trails together.
Mason and Mitch went to visit their Mom for Mason's birthday and when they came home we opened the garage to show them what we got them.
We had to mark out the yard for them to ride because after we had rain and now that there are three boys on three quads, they tare up the yard more. So, we make some trails. LOL
What fun we are all having!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I just wanted to say that tonight the two boys wanted to call their Mom and talk to her. She did get the port put in her brain so they could put medicine directly into her spine. She is not doing well. She is very week. They did tell her today that she cannot drive anymore. I think that might be due to the fact that she has a port in her brain. She has to do into the hospital on Monday and she stated that she don't know for how long.
Saturday Mitchell has a football game and Mason's birthday is Sunday (8 yrs). We are planning on dropping the boys off to their Mom's after the game and then their Grandma (mom's mom) is going to come and get them and keep them for the night. The Grandma is going to try and throw a birthday party for Mason and their Mom will try to attend it.
That is the update so far and keep praying. All prayers are welcomed and much appreciated.
Friday Mason goes back to the Therapist. He is getting some counseling to deal with things going on in his life. He tends to be a little high anxiety and does not speak about things that are bothering him or how to handle stress. I believe this will be helpful to him.
Hope you all have had a great week. Sorry have not posted in a while. Been pretty busy.
Oh, work is going great! I love the new job. Starting to feel more comfortable and the girls are starting to be a lot more fun!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Just wanted to tell you that I started a new job this week and it is going well so far. I do like what I have to do for the job, some of the people I work with not sure about, but that will probably get better with time.
There are two girls that I work with and they are upset because I took the position and they wanted another one of their friends to work down there with them. Anyway!
Where I work is in the health field in a nursing home. But, it is a Day Center and we get people from the community and group homes and some people that live in the nursing home down in the day center. We provide some of them breakfast, then lunch and in between all that, medical help, vitals, wts, games, activities and time spent with us to "entertain" them or keep them occupied. We also have a pool table in there and games, and TV. They hardly watch TV as we have them busy with games, exercise, coffee breaks, meals, showers for those who need one.
So, all good so far.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This was at the top of the dune looking back to where we started walking from. That water in the background happens to be Silver Lake. You can see some of the vehicles taking a break and going back for some more dune riding.
This is Matt and Amanda. We rented a dune buggy for them and they had a great time riding on the dunes. This little thing is not that powerful they had to keep going on some of the smaller dunes. They did attempt this big one that we climbed to the top of. If he could keep it going, he could make it. What a riot to watch them.
This is someone in a really nice buggy flying over the steeped part. This was why I wanted to stay down and take a few pics. This was from half way up the dune. We could not believe how fast and how daring some of these people are.
This is a view from the top of the dune. Lake Michigan in the distance. This is the steep that they had to get up and go over. Some would get stuck at top, or just stop, some would rest up there or wait for others in their group. Some had to go down backwards because they could not make it. This was not the steepest one either.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Matt, Amanda, Mitch, Mason, Shawn
On the rocks below the lighthouse.
This next picture you can see why I was not in the picture of the first picture! LOL
Really, that is someone who was skydiving and his shoot did not open up.
No really, just something funny to look at! We all thought it was a hoot.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Camping was great! I will add that post later with some cool pics!
Update on my step-son's Mom. Yesterday we find out that they misdiagnosed her and U of M said that she has Leukemia. Not the Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her white cells are minimal to non and will need a blood transfusion. The boys don't know this part yet.
Mason, the littlest one does not even want to go to the hospital to see his Mom. I think it scares him. Last time he came home and said he did not feel good and went downstairs and slammed his door and was crying for a while. I did try to comfort him.
Anyway, so this is a change and since you all are caring and praying for them I thought I would update you.
Maribeth----I am happy for me about the news of my new job. I just have to go tell our DON now. I will miss working with you guys, but I am always staying in touch.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I just have a little tidbit of info for ya and a little requests.
My two step-sons Mom was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma T-cell NK. (Cancer of the lymph nodes). She has been in the hospital the last couple weeks and not doing very well. The cancer is in the bone marrow and getting injections into her spine and now her brain. Mitchell(10) and Mason (8-soon) kinda keep things held in and don't want to talk about things. Mason is a little depressed until we get his mind on something else.
I guess what I am asking is prayer for their Mom and the two of them.
Also, we are going camping this weekend up to Silver Lake at Jellystone, Yogi Bear campground. We will have a great time. I will show pics and write a posts after we all get back.
Everyone enjoy your weekend.
The cooler weather is great for sleeping and opening the windows for some fresh air!!
Short summer though!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
GRAND HAVEN HAS A MUSICAL FOUNTAIN. THEY PLAY MUSIC AND HAVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC ON CERTAIN NIGHTS. IT ALWAYS PLAYS AT DUSK AND IT IS PRETTY NEAT TO WATCH THE FOUNTAIN FLOW AND SWAY TO THE MUSIC. IT ALSO HAS VARIOUS COLORS THROUGHOUT THE FOUNTAIN SHOW TOO.
NOW FOR SOME FIREWORKS! THESE WERE ALSO DONE TO MUSIC AND THIS WAS A SPECATCULAR SHOW. JUST LIKE EVERY YEAR AT THE COAST GUARD FESTIVAL. THIS FEST ALWAYS PUTS OFF THE BEST FIREWORK DISPLAY THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.
AS YOU CAN SEE THEY SET SOME OFF ON THE WATER OR NEAR THE WATER AND THEN UP ON THE HILL ABOVE THE MUSICAL FOUNTAIN.
PRETTY NEAT HEY?
THESE ARE JUST A FEW PICS OF THE ONES THAT I HAVE. ALSO I DID COMPETE WITH A TREE BRANCH. OH WELL, THEY STILL TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD I THOUGHT.
HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED THE SHOW!
This is the ship from Canada.
Kara and Shawn at the bell in Grand Haven. This was on our way to the ship.
We were on the back of the ship and I seen the flag and had to get a shot of it. So cool how it was blowing in the breeze and in the background see the boats and Grand Haven lighthouse in the canal.
This is a couple of the service people starting the parade. I don't know their names but I am thankful for the service that they do for our country. This is Tom (in the State hat--which I raz him about all the time--I like UofM). Next to him in the white shirt is Bill, he is also in the CG. Actually all those people in the picture and then some are people that serve in the CG and their kids in the kids parade. My boys are Mason (orange hat), Mitch (red shirt), Shawn (brown shirt, red bike and a whole TWO balloons). He did not want to put much effort into decorating his bike. Oh well!
This is Amanda, she had to get some candy at the parade since the boys were in the parade. She did not want me to take her pic, but I did anyway.