Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jim the horse

This dear horse is loved. His name is Jim. Seth fell in love with him when he was less than 2 years old. Every time we went to Grandpa Holder's he had to visit Jim...not any of the other horses, or the dogs...just Jim. Last summer grandpa sold Jim because they were/are planning to move soon and let's be honest, horses are a lot of time and money. Anyway, a certain 2 year old (at the time) was pretty sad. We thought he would forget about him though. Ummm...more than 6 months later, that hasn't happened yet. Anytime we talk about Grandpa Holder, he asks about his horses and about Jim. After a weekend at Grandpa's house (I'm sure repeatedly asking about Jim) he was sent this picture and it is now printed and hung on our fridge. This morning he went over to it and told me, "Jim really misses me" -- "yes, I'm sure he does buddy" -- with tears in his eyes, he looked up at me and said, "I miss him too."

Jim...the horse.


Good friends of ours got married March 12th. It was great celebrating with them (minus the bum snow storm that decided to come that weekend)! We were priveleged to be able to lead them through pre-marital counseling and then Dan 'officiated' the ceremony. I realize many of you know that Dan is a principal, so I will explain that this is an official wedding, no Dan is NOT a pastor, but through our church he was able to officiate the wedding and it IS legit. :) Anyway, the ceremony was wonderful, the bride was stunning and God was glorified.

The bride and groom along with my hubby (yes, his microphone may remind you a bit of a Garth Brooks concert, but I assure you he did NOT bust out in "I Got Friends In Low Places" or anything crazy like that)

The 3 of us meet and hold each other accountible...our first pic together. :)

We needed a pic together because after having kids we realize how few pics we have of the 2 of us together.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


So, a week or so ago I was getting ready for the day and what I saw in the mirror was shocking. GRAY HAIR! I saw 3 gray hairs, not in the back or hidden underneath, but right smack in the the front where I can look at it everyday when I get ready! After I got over my shock I decided I'd read and remember:
Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
I may or may not decide to cover up these random BEACONS of gray on my head, but for now they shine like the stars right in front! Does that officially mean I'm getting old?? Nope, it just means I'm gaining a crown. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Girl Time

Once in a while it's fun to get away and not hear the word "MOM" every other minute of the day. Don't miss the fact that I said..."once in a while"...!! This year we decided to THOROUGHLY surprise a dear friend, Angie, who was turning 30. Robyn and I took her out for lunch, I gave her a birthday card at the end of our meal (while unbeknownst to Angie, Siobhan was on speaker phone so she could hear the reaction)...she opened the card...and in it was a certificate for a Girls Weekend Away -- to Breezy Point -- leaving -- NOW!!!

Her reaction was priceless. She had a bad week and so after reading what we were doing she couldn't stop crying. She couldn't believe it was happening and was thrilled...although she couldn't stop crying so it was a little hard to believe. :) We went to my house, loaded up my stuff and away we went on a fun-filled girls weekend away!!

Here are some fun shots from the relaxing weekend...
Thanks ladies for another fun weekend!