Monday, December 14, 2009


Wow I haven't been on this blog for such a long time. The last time I was on here I tried to change my wallpaper and blogger wasn't cooperating so I gave up.......anybody out there? if so let me know.
I don't know where to start to catch up Jayce is twice 6lbs now and Ty too and so much fun.
Savannah is playing basketball and so that is just another activity to keep us busy and she is doing great and loves it it is so fun to watch the kids play.

Dalton has had his sixteenth birthday and is a ps3

I guess you can tell that my life is full with grandkids.

We have two new couples coming to church right now and are happy about that. God is blessing.
We are having a Christmas program this next Sunday morning called "God's Gift" and then lunch at the church and an afternoon service and then dismissed for the day if anyone is in the neighborhood feel free to stop by and fellowship with us.


God bless all who read this.

Friday, September 18, 2009

and introducing.............

Jayce Coleton Cabales
born on September 17th at 10:59 a.m. and weighed in at 6lbs and 1.8oz and clearly a cutie we love him already.
Ashton is already taking the big brother role of loving and caring for his baby brother , he wanted to take him home as soon as he was born.

The Lord has clearly blessed us with precious little ones that we intend to love and nurture and teach the ways of the Lord.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I finually got a picture of Mr. Tyler Cayden Hays to download on my blog wooo hooo We're so proud of him and he has grown so much and I wanted to take some more pictures of him but I wanted to show what he looked like when he was smaller first.
I know that this is old news because most anyone that would read my blog has probably already seen Ty in person or on LeAnndra's blog but anyway I am proud of him and wanted to brag a little
I know I haven't blogged in a while and it seems like there is still nothing to say what a boring we just haven't done much we get up in the morning and decide what we need from town and plan our daily trip to walmart and to eat lunch does anyone else have trouble finding things to fix for lunch? it is the hardest meal for me the rest seems so easy but lunch is so hard for me.
I can think of a lot of things but can't seem to eat them or I don't seem to have all the ingredients for them so we just give up and go to town I don't know what we will do when the grass quits growing and Slug doesn't have that to occupy probably take lots of short trips.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to watch the General Assembly on the web this is the first year since 1995 that we have missed going so getting to watch on the web has been soooo great!
It was almost like being there I have not missed but one session so far and it has been so good.
well maybe more next time thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Some summer events

Okay to begin with I have had the hardest time trying to post these pictures I don't know if it was blogger, my computer or my ability to use a computer...........but it has took days and my computer has threatened to shut down completely but finally here we are except for one picture and I will try again or maybe on another post. Picture above is of some of the tomatoes and beets that I was able to can this summer. Summer is swiftly passing. School starts here next week and the General Assembly is only a month away. I love fall but I dread winter so that puts a damper on fall to me.
Isaac looks a little ornery in this photo however I wonder what Savannah and Aleah were up to behind him.............hmmmm.

Maybe this one will give a

Savannah is playing with Lillie. I hope they all enjoyed their visit as much as we did.
We also added another member to our family on July 28th, another boy, Tyler Cayden Hays. We are so blessed!

I tried soooo hard to get a picture of Ty and Ashton but it just wasn't going to happen so maybe next post.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Well this is old news but we did find a "burro" at Arizona however we didn't find the origional taste that we once had out there. this is one of the scenes that we found it is at Clifton-Morenci area , a couple of mining twin towns that are built on hills and are so neat.

We went up to Pinal mountain (tho not all the way to the top) , we went to Roosevelt Lake and couldn't get down to it like we used to. We also went to some indian ruins that were very neat. It was funny that they were right by where we used to live and we never knew that they were there.
Tammy got sick so they weren't able to come and meet with us after all so we enjoyed it all by ourselves and it was very interesting and fun. We would have rather they were able to come and see it but maybe next time. After we was home for about a week we left to go to Colo. to pick up Jamey and the kids and bring them here and Arkansas for a 2-week visit . We took them to Ar. on our way to our regional convention and they were able to be at most of the convention as well. It was great. Her parents will bring her here this next Sunday and we will either take her back home or Dustin will come here and pick her up depends on when little Ty decides to come or the Doc decides that it is time and helps it along.
In the meantime I am resting and enjoying my home. I was able to can some pickled beets tonight. I hope they turn out okay.
Well I will close this out and get to bed so I can meet tomorrows task with renewed good night all.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Well tomorrow we are heading to Arizona to meet up with Scott and Tammy and do some sight seeing and to hopefully find an origional burro to eat.............YUM.
We are tired and ready for a vacation and Scott kinda wanted us to show him some of the places we used to live and go when we lived there. So be it far from us to
A lot of people don't like road trips but we love them it is soo relaxing to us maybe because in the early years of our marriage we were in construction work and we traveled all the time and we loved it and still love to see new sites and just take our time and do whatever we want when we want. Sometimes since we are the tight schedules really make us ready to go.


Thursday, June 18, 2009


Okay its 5:45 A.M. and I have been awake since 2 I really don't know why I finually got tired of trying to get back to sleep so I just got up and made coffee and decided to blog. I can really get wound up when I have a lot going on and things hanging over my head to get done so I guess that plays a big part in my insomnia. I also get really burdened for people that are going thru hard times and wake up thinking of them and praying for them.
These scriptures really spoke to me yesterday about waiting on the Lord when we need help and a miracle so I thot I would share them.
The Lord spoke to his people when they had been taken captive and were waiting for deliverance and His promise to come.

Zechariah 8: 16-17
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates; And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate , saith the Lord.

Surely this will work for us too as we wait for His promises and we will be ready to receive when the time comes.

I hope everyone is having a great summer we are loving getting out and enjoying the great weather and staying busy.

Until next time tata for now.

p.s. I'm waiting to get some pictures before finishing my childhood memories.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy birthday Heather thanks for helping me to get this glitter graphic on my blog. Maybe I can get it in the future sorry to all those that had to have a generic Happy Birthday message.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What I have been doing

What have I been doing? I have been very busy and I haven't had any inspiration for blog writing either so I just put it off.
We went to Alma, Ar. last Saturday to meet some old friends and have lunch with them and we had sooo much fun. We haven't seen or been in contact with them for seven years and it was so good to see them and kinda catch up on some news. We plan to visit more soon when things settle down for us a little bit more. June and July seem to be so booked up but maybe we can squeeze another visit in in the middle of all the chaos.

We are also resealing our kitchen cabinet tops and they look so good better than when they were new we must not have done them right the first time and I'm so glad that we finually caught

We had great services Sunday. We had visitors from Wichita, Kansas and we really enjoyed the saxophone playing and the fellowship with them.

Summer seems to have brought a whole list of activities and responsibilities to do and keep us busy and it has been fun.

We have the shop finished except for the paint and Slug is like a kid with a new toy. He spends every day outside as long as it is daylight. How I (and he) longed for these days during the winter months. Hopefully next winter he can just get out there in that shop and stay busy and not be so bored. I can keep myself busy in the house forever, its big and it keeps me busy keeping it up.

Well thats about all that has been going on with us the Jareds are coming this Sunday to visit and they haven't seen our house yet so they will come out and spend the day with us we are looking forward to that.

We are having a baby shower for Derek and LeAnndra on the 20th so that is the next big project.

I got a new camera and it is a nice one hopefully I will learn about it and be able to post some good pictures in the future. In the meantime happy blogging to everyone.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Aleah is three today and such a little lady we miss you Aleah Pop just said that he wishes he had you sitting on his knee this morning.

I haven't blogged for a while so I will just say hi to everyone and post some pictures later and maybe get around to some stories.

until then tata

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Here you can see where it is setting from the house.

This is the new shop that we are having built. We've been in our house for a year and are just now getting it built. What a blessing its going to be I think its 24' x 30' it will have two overhead garage doors and a regular walk in door on this side facing and a window in the back


Sunday, May 10, 2009


At Church , for Mothers day, we asked everyone to share a favorite memory of their mother or the best advice she ever gave them.

So I was thinking about it and decided to share my favorite memory of my "Mama" with my readers.

On basketball game days the kids that rode the bus would stay in town to keep their parents from bringing them right back into town to catch the bus to the game.
Most of the kids were our friends because the four oldest of us kids were all born within 5 years and there wasn't a lot to do in a small community but school activities so the ball team was made up of us and our friends.

However, one day Mama looked toward the school ground (one block away) and saw two other kids walking around on the school ground and asked "Who is that walking around on the school ground?" and we said "Rose and Steve Parks" which other that one more were the only black kids in our school.

Mama said "well you kids go to the school ground and bring them here for supper because they can't play ball on an empty stomach."

That day my mom taught me to love and share with people of all races and that though we may not have a lot we should share what we have.

Until her death she always had plenty to eat and anything that she needed. She had a moderate income and was able to live in a nice apartment until her time to go home. I personally believe that her needs were met so well because she was always willing to share what she had and would not allow anyone to be hungry if she knew it.

I will never forget that Mother didn't say a lot and give a lot of instructions but I learned very young when I displeased her by her expressions. That day she taught me a lot by actions instead of words.

I hope everyone has a GREAT MOTHERS DAY.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Homemade Ginger Ale

I found this recipe in a magazine and tried it and loved it and it is sooo easy so I wanted to share it with all my readers. I hope you enjoy it.

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh ginger peeled and sliced like coins

Put all three ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil stirring so that the sugar melts. Reduce heat and boil for 8 minutes and then set aside to cool. When cooled pour through a strainer and you have ginger syrup (it will keep in the frig for two weeks)

Put ice in a glass and pour 1/4 cup ginger syrup in over ice and then add club soda to fill glass ( I use a rather large glass and it is plenty sweet to me so you will have to suit your own taste)
and I also use Perrier water because it is a natural carbonated water without preservatives or chemicals.

Wah-lah thats it! a delicious homemade ginger ale so good for digestion and upset stomachs.

My body don't accept chemicals and preservatives very well so this is better for me and it taste
great and I really like homemade things that are easy.

Last night I made grilled steak, eggplant parmigiana and salad. I know most of you will say EGGPLANT??????????? I thought that too......but it turned out delicious! It was very Italian and I can't have pizza so I really miss having some of the Italian food. I was VERY surprised at the results. YUM! I will gladly share the recipe if any one request it. Or if you come to my house I will make it for you.

Until lata tata for now or as Ashton says Tootles

Monday, May 4, 2009

One horse town

Okay I will start my journey back into my childhood. I want to describe the small town that we move to but first I want to tell a story about Pryor.

One day Mama was going to move from one house to another in Pryor and she drove my brother, sister and me by the new house which was very close to the elementary school and told us that when school was over to just walk there because she would be busy and it was only 2-3 blocks from school.
So after school we met and headed to the "new" house. When we got there we were amazed because Mama had already put things away and there was a bowl of fruit on the table. WOW a treat! We never had fruit! So we all three grabbed a piece of fruit and went outside to look for Mama eating our fruit.

But when Mama drove up she parked in the driveway next door and when we ran over there she was so embarassed because we had actually gone into the neighbors house and eaten her fruit.
Mama apologized to the neighbor and offered to pay for the fruit but, the neighbor thought it was funny and wouldn't accept payment. However, I'm sure she locked her house when she left after

Okay brother and sister (names will come in later post) you can't call me an air head on this one I was the youngest and only six years old............haha Even tho you were only seven and eight I was the youngest!

Okay, how can I describe the "one horse town" that we moved to. It reminds me of The Little House on the prairie town and house that we moved into. The town was very behind time...........which I loved it was so country and peaceful and safe. There were about two to three hundred people in it and you could walk anywhere you wanted to go from one end of it to another. The people were very loving and friendly. We called all of the older ladies Granny or Grandma and their last names.

Most houses still had outdoor toilets and wringer type washing machines. I am really not that old but these people hadn't advanced like some had.

So I got to experience both life

We had two general stores, a post office, an ice cream parlor, an old "haunted" hotel, a railroad depot, a feed store in which the owner lived and never washed his clothes.. When he felt that the khaki suit that he wore was dirty enough he just throwed it away and bought a new one (or vice versa) I hope we had a school with grades 1-12 and there were a couple of small towns that their schools only went to the 8th grades and so when they got to the ninth we were one of the schools that they could transfer to. And that was about it.

When I first moved there one of the stores still had a wooden sidewalk and a post rail to tie horses to.....I never remember seeing a horse tied there but I do remember a black man coming to town in a wagon pulled by horses.

Everyone knew everyone else and made it a point to know their

Well that is all I will post today you will get more of the picture of the town in later posts.

coming up next..........the introduction of characters.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Okay I have decided to post some short stories about my childhood and I know they won't be the same as they are when me and my siblings are together and we are saying "remember the time".....and we share stories and laugh so hard about them.

Our parents divorced when I was six years old and we moved into a two room house with my grandparents whom I called Grandma and Grandpa. They were virtually strangers to me so it was a very strange and stressful transition for me, however, my Grandma would soon become the most important person in my life.

Up until then my Mama,Daddy and brothers and sisters were my life and I had lost my Daddy and exchanged him for grandparents and a new town ( more about this later) and house that were strangers to me. First,.. I was a "daddy's girl" I followed him everywhere he went if I could, I was like his shadow. So I really wasn't interested in this change.

Where the laughter title comes in is there are lots of reasons for us kids to be bitter and mean as some people are and blame it on their childhood but we chose to have fun and laugh about it all so we do still to this day. Proverbs 17:22 says. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: and a broken spirit drieth the bones." So I'm glad that we can laugh about our calamities, maybe thats our only

Coming soon...
This is the way I see it! and introduction of characters.

Big Chief, little Chief and Dagwood.

The grasshopper and the chickens and the potato bug zoo.

Bike ride over Diana's head,knife in the snow, ice skating, brother tied to a chair, catalpa tree, and softball team.....etc. and hopefully much more.

To be continued.............

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pray for the Millers

Just thot I would let you know that they are going to try to wean Brother Miller off the ventilator today anyway they will start the process and if that doesn't work they will have to do a trek and that will be permenant. The doctors are saying that tho he seems to be responding to the family he isn't to them so their very skeptical.

We all know that it is in the hands of the Lord and I know that when it is your own family member its harder to place them there but in reality their always there! We just have to release them to Him. So if you would please keep them in your prayers that God's will will be done.

Monday, April 20, 2009


I thot I would give an update of what God is doing....Brother Miller is improving they have taken him off a lot of the meds and he seems to be responding to their conversation and breathing mostly on his own. We serve a great God! It looked like it was hopeless but God came through for us. AND..........

Saturday I got a call from "Darlene" saying that she wanted a ride to church and wanted to start back to church and get right with God...........I was skeptical but I went to pick her up yesteday morning and on the way home she was asking me some questions and I told her to come to church again last night and we would visit with her and pray with her..........AND......she got gloriously saved!!! what a thrill and blessing it is to see someone so bound to be freed!

We can't praise Him enough.

Other than that theres not much to blog about (of course I couldn't top that anyway) we have planted our little garden and if I may say so myself it is sooo cute we have tomatoes, okra, 2 kinds of squash, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, peppers and asparagus all in one little spot.....that is so fun to me to see all that grow and its fun to eat too...........and BTW Slug has potatoes and some more tomatoes down at the farm so we have lots of work ahead of us with all the mowing and brush cleaning and burning that we still have left over from last year.

I love spring and summer but I wear myself out having

Please keep the Miller family and Darlene in your prayers and til later I'm outta here God bless all readers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Whew what a weekend........

Okay where do I start.....we started Friday with a call from one of our members calling for prayer and then the next call was from his granddaughter saying that they were taking him to the hospital by ambulence because he was unresponsive so they ended up having to lifeflight him to Tulsa so we headed out there from the Pryor hospital and missed them because of a mix-up in Pryor in a pacemaker machine in the helicopter so then Saturday "Slug" took off early to visit him and of course he is in ICU and didn't know that he was there. So I went to pick up my mother-in-law to take her to her 89th birthday lunch and met "Slug" there and then shopped for groceries to fix for our BBQ that we were having at Heathers that afternoon and then after the BBQ I came home and prepared for the sunrise service and continental breakfast that we were going to have.

I didn't sleep after 1:30 in the morning because I was concerned about Brother Miller and his granddaughter sitting up with him alone and worried that I would forget something for the breakfast and service so finually at 4:30 I got up and got thing ready and at 6:30 we were on our way to church and got a call from "Peggy" (Brother Miller's granddaughter) and she said that they almost lost him in the night so as soon as the service was over we headed to the hospital to be with the family.

They got some really bad news that he may already have brain damage due to the oxygen not getting to his brain during the time that he was passed out and unresponsive. He did suffer a heart attack and is still unresponsive with many machines hooked up to him and tubes as well.

Peggy called this morning and said that there was good news and that he was breathing more on his own that he had since the heart attack. Please keep this family in your prayers.

It rained for close to 24 hours on Easter but the Lord was with us and we worshipped Him and thanked Him for the great victory that He gave us. Actually we had a Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Heathers and I liked that better because on Sunday we just focused on the Resurrection and if I may say so

Monday, April 6, 2009

My favorite quote...........

My favorite quote at Easter is "why seek ye the living among the dead' In St. Luke chapter 24 verses 1-7 it says "Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead?

He is not here , but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

In the song "He lives" it says "I serve a living saviour, he's in the world today"

Many people, (of whom I am one) have experienced the Resurrection personally. Its not hard to believe this story of the empty tomb because we have witnessed it ourselves. And we know He lives even today because we have met him face to face.

Easter is a very sacred celebration, one that is the very basis and proof of Christianity and I'm very proud to be a part of the celebration.

We at the Pryor Church are planning a sunrise service with a continental breakfast following. Pray that we have many visitors and a witness of the resurrection to everyone that comes.

In other news, we were able to attend the Youth convention in Russellville, Ar. over the past weekend. It was great! Our regional overseer Brother Dewayne Smith came to our service on Sunday night with his son Brandon. It was good to visit with them and of course we went to our favorite mexican restaurant Las Fuentes for a great meal and fun fellowship. What fun we had!

Well in case I don't get a chance to post again before Easter I hope everyone has a blessed Easter weekend.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Out like a lion

Well you know what they say about March "In like a lamb, out like a lion" and vice versa. Well it came in like a lamb and according to the weather forcaster it will go out like a lion, roaring, snorting and spinning. But at least we can say that it is going out! We got some much needed rain , it has been very dry here and the rain just seemed to pass us up every forcast but we got a good rain yesterday without a lot of storms so I am thankful.

Not much is going on here, I have been sewing and trying to get more organized. I am making a dress for Savannah . Actually she and I decided weeks ago that we would make a dress together, I will take a picture of it when we're finished it was a fun project to help her learn how to sew. She is very creative and is interested in anything that she can get me to do with her so I thot that would be something that she could use in the future. She is also taking piano lessons which I hope she keeps up , she seems to have a knack for it however this time of the year she would rather be outside hunting

We had good services at church this last weekend we were happy to have LeAnndra's Mom and stepdad to visit with his three children. They are here to work on Derek and LeAnndra's house and get it ready for the new arrival (which we found out the sex of but I will let her display that)

Clint and Vicky will leave soon to go to Shreveport, La. to work for a couple of months, we will miss having them around, their stay at home was short and Clint worked so many hours we hardly seen him. They were able to come to Sherries birthday dinner at Goldies tho and we all had a good time and visit . It was short but enjoyable.

Scott and Slug are raising rabbits together and Daltons sheep had twins and they are REALLY cute and playful so that keeps them busy feeding all the animals. So when "certain" kids come to visit they can pet the animals. ( we have a regular zoo here)

Well thats all for now maybe more later............tata for now

Friday, March 20, 2009

What is a blog?

What is a blog? When I first heard of blogs my granddaughter sent me her blog address and I wondered what is a blog? so I took a look and these were my thoughts.

(1) It is a diary that everyone may read

(2) It could be used to make money and advertise your products online.

(3) It is a great way to keep up with family that are far away.

(4) You can share your every activity even down to the meals that you eat and who cooks them and make people that read feel as though they have spent the day with you. what fun!

So what is a blog? a fun site for friends and family and even some strangers to visit and learn more about you.

It is a great way to share your feelings and experiences and writing skills (of which I have none) lol

I have so many thots about my childhood and the small town that I was raised in that I may start to share some of them soon get ready to laugh!

So I thot since I haven't posted for 2 weeks I should put something on here so here it is. I'm still here there is not much going on except I am elated about SPRING anyone else?

until lata I'll be reading your

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I still haven't learned how to post pictures so their all over to the side.........anyway

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fun times

Okay we're back home and I have to say that we had a great time. We went to Colorado Springs first to visit Dustin and Jamey and the kiddos. Our stay there is never long enough because no matter what we are going to miss seeing them as often as we want to. We enjoyed visiting the Colo. Springs church and seeing everyone there again, Church of God folks are just like family you feel that you have known them forever and feel so at home with them.

After we left Dus and Jameys we headed south for a long drive. We had some WONDERFUL mexican food at Raton, New Mexico for lunch and then drove to Las Vegas, New Mexico and looked at the old depot there and an antique store.

The next day we headed south to Las Cruces and then east and we went thru a beautiful area of mountains. We stopped at a town called Cloudcroft and it was so neat a normal functioning town that was built like an old town. You felt like you were actually in the clouds. Snow was still on the side of the mountains and people were sliding down the mountain. (a new way to ski I

The whole trip was fun and relaxing but I was so glad to get home I decided that.
No matter what you see
or where you may roam
I've found myself
theres no place like home.
Okay back to our normal routine we started out by getting our drivers license' renewed . Mine was pretty simple but not so with my husband he decided that since he wasn't going to work anymore that he would drop his CDL so you would think that it would be a simple thing to do but no, we had to drive to Claremore and go to the Department of public safety to do that . we took a number and waited. And as we were sitting there I realized that they never ask you to change your weight or haircolor or anything (I guess the picture takes care of the haircolor) so I told my husband that they put my weight at 115 again and I haven't weighed that for a while. So of course I started to have fun with that and said that I could just see some highway patrol pulling someone over and fining them extra for not having the right weight on their license. And I figured if it was me he would say "and you aren't near this tall" and I would say, "well if I was that tall the weight would be right" so of course I got tickled and had to go to the car and leave my husband to wait by himself....good thing his number was next.
Okay so much for my sillyness I'll blog more later when I stop laughing.............heehee

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lost Goose

Okay we decided to break up winter and take a little trip to the southwest and maybe catch some warmer weather and instead like a lost goose we headed north!! to see Dustin and Jamey and the kids. those grandkids can really influence but the Lord willing when we leave here we will take a shorter trip south. Maybe I can post some pictures when we get through. Anyway we are having a GREAT time visiting with the kids and "Pop" "Slug" "Bro. Monahan" Heehee was able to dedicate little Lillie while we were here and that was really neat. I'm sure you can see pictures of that on Jamey's blog soon.

Colorado Springs is beautiful with no snow and sunshine it is beautiful anytime but we don't come when the weather is bad so we're glad to get to come and see them a little more often.
We were able to see the garden of the gods and that was beautiful and I can't wait to see it in warmer weather when I can get out and enjoy it .

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and I'll try to post more later. God Bless all

Monday, February 16, 2009

Good weekend

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We did. Saturday we just shopped and spent the day running around . Sunday morning we had a real good Spirit of worship and Derek and LeAnndra came home with us for lunch and it seemed that we hadn't turned around twice til it was time to go back to service. Brother Johnny Wilson and Sister Johnna Willson came to the evening service and Sister Johnna gave a presentation and slide show about the Mission trip to Africa that she and Sister Connie Wilson, the Hawkins, and Brother Ard went on. It was very inspiring and interesting. It seemed like we were there meeting those folks and being in service with them.

Today was pretty good for a Monday I felt better than usual so I did laundry and baked my bread to try to get ready for a trip. We are contemplating taking off and just driving thru West Texas and just ending up where we decide to stop no particular destination or plan. We are a little crazy but we like that sort of thing. It seems relaxing to us.

Well if we take off I'll try to take some pictures and post them as well as comments of where we end up.

Until then God Bless all

Friday, February 13, 2009

Talk about a challenge

Okay you talk about a challenge my husband can't have sugar and I can't have gluten, dairy, or soy so try to cook meals and desserts with that! Well last night we wanted dessert and I found this recipe using corn starch instead of flour for Lemon Meringue pie so I made a "crustless" lemon meringue pie using half sugar and half splenda it turned out great! My husband was so excited he loves dessert cause when you shouldn't eat sugar you seem to crave it. Okay also a sister from our local church sent me this recipe via e-mail and I've tried it with the variations that we need and it is good and soooo easy especially for one or two people so I'm gonna include it. Hope some one can enjoy it too.

Microwave "cup" cake

1 coffee mug

4 Tbsp cake flour (plain not self-rising) or gluten free flour

4 Tbsp sugar or splenda

2 Tbsp cocoa (I use carob powder instead)

1 egg

3 Tbsp milk ( I use vanilla rice milk)

3 Tbsp oil

small splash of vanilla

3 Tbsp chocolate chips or you can use nuts, or coconut (the choc chips just makes it more gooey and chocolatey)

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with fork.

Add egg, mix thoroughly.

pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well.

Add chips if using.

Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts.

Cake will rise over top of mug-do not be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little (I don't I turn it out on a plate and add marg. or butter to it)


Quick and good I hope some of you can enjoy it and feel free to add variations it seems to work any way that we tried it. It sometimes is a little chewy and I even used applesauce instead of the oil and it seemed to make it more soft and moist and you don't have the extra fat.

Buy heart cups and make a quick sweetheart dessert at candlelight how romantic.

Well until lata have a great weekend attend Church and God Bless

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have been thinking about how to describe the convention and there seems like I don't have the right kind of words to describe except it was an oasis in a dry place. The theme was "a revival of blessings" and that is exactly what it was, from start to finish. In fact we didn't have a scheduled class at the end because people were still in His presence and worshiping Him. One of my favorite things was that Bro. Jared asked us to stay there for lunch and after we eat instead of just visiting with the ones that we sat at lunch with to move around and fellowship with as many others as we could. So it seemed that we didn't even break for lunch but the blessings just carried over to the next session. WHAT A GREAT TIME!!!

We had good attendance and several visitors which seemed to just get right in and feel at home in His presence and that was a great blessing to all.

Well we're having spring time weather here, warm temps, rain and storms. I hope that this doesn't mean that winter will be in spring.............yuk!! oh well I'm just glad that we're having some warm now.

There is a lot of sickness going around here and from what I hear most everywhere else too but pray for us here it has hindered our attendance at the local church not to mention that I'm sure people are tired of being sick. Hopefully spring will help a lot of that but we need the Lord's healing most of all.

Well until next time.............

Thursday, February 5, 2009

not much going on

Well there is not much going on here just still trying to spring back from that virus that is jumping around and finually landed on us in spite of all our trying to avoid it we are much better except for our energy levels. and I suppose it could have something to do with the date on our birth certificates.

We have busy getting our taxes done and finually got that done WHEW WHAT A RELIEF!

Our district convention is this Saturday and I am sooo glad I need church and fellowship.
I think our theme is something like revival blessings and I can't wait for it. A feast of preaching, singing and God's blessings. I'll give a report after it is over.

Until lata have a good weekend.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

better clear this up

Well I guess I'd better clear up the previous post. I actually am NOT feeling like running away.... most of you that know my husband know that I would be a fool to run away he takes good care of me and I have no reason to run away. I was thinking about my sister and how she used to want to run away and I wanted to add soooo much to that story about the town and time that we lived there (I could write a book ) and it would be a comedy!! Any of you that have heard my brothers and sisters talk about our fun times understand. Any way it was late and I needed to go to bed so I spared all the but it was fun thots and Jamey thanks for the open door I really appreciate it and it would be fun (lots of hand and foot) but so far I'm making it.

I spent two days down in bed sick and my husband took good care of me and now I'm all better and cooking for him instead of him cooking for me.. He broiled pork chops , spinach and opened a can of peaches and it was soooo good.......early in our marriage I was sick one day and he fixed those three things together so it has been a tradition with us and tho they may not seem like they would be that great they are maybe its the love that their fixed in. Thanks, Babe!!!

So I hope no one feels like I was unhappy and wanting to run away I was just having fun at my sister's


Until later..........

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ever want to run away?

When I was a child the ultimate way to get back at your parents was to run away. I was very content in my childhood and in my own simple way just thought that life was grand. My sister on the other hand was easily disgruntled and always wanted to run away, I saw her sitting in the yard one day and as I approached her she asked me if I would run away with her........being the realist that I was I began to envision life away from home and asked her "what would we do for food?" and "where would we sleep?" We lived in a small town of about 200 people (and almost as many dogs) and no other towns close so I also asked "How far do you think we would get before dark and have to come back?" I could imagine getting just across the river bridge which was about 5 miles from our home and not even close to another town or anything but darkness and loneliness.
I guess she couldn't come up with any answers to my questions because we never left.

Sometimes lifes burdens and cares can get so heavy that we can't face bearing them any longer and I guess that's where we get the phrases "Calgon take me away" and "Beam me up Scotty theres no intelligent life down here" and my favorite "I just steal away and pray".

I'm so thankful that we have a Lord to call on when things get to heavy to carry alone.
I'm not feeling heavy and like I want to run away but I thought of a friend and was thinking that the load may be heavy and it brought back the thoughts of my childhood and how we always thot of running away but we can never get away because as I asked my sister we always have to have food, shelter, and family so prayer seems like the answer to me. Good night.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not an opinion but fact

Well today is the big day for America, Inauguration day, and I like many others will be watching and looking forward to "change" and I know that no matter what it will be change. The thing that caught my interest and hence the title of this post is the fact that the Minister was criticized for saying that he would pray "in the name of Jesus" well I like what he said "we are Christian Ministers and thats how we pray" I for one will stand up for Christianity and it looks like we are going to be challenged more than we ever have before. We ARE Christians and Jesus taught that when we pray we ask the Father in His name so to do any thing else would be a disobedience to Him. Its the same ole thing that has happened in the past the Devil hates Jesus and wants to stop him and hinder His work so he will try to intimidate his followers and make them think that they can't infringe on the "rights" of others . Isn't it a fact that we were here first? And our rights are important too. I think we have been very patient and lenient (more so than pleases the Lord) and its time we stand up for what is right and that is not just an opinion but a FACT.

Hope you all feel the same way and we will see a better America for it.......however the Bible will be fulfilled and I have complete confidence in the Lord for the future whatever happens.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Okay I know I'm computer illerate so I need some help I took a picture of me (actually my husband did) and saved it to documents on the computer and then when I went to edit photo to put in on my blog it downloads it to the place it shows the photo but won't gets halfway and just stays there til I stop it. I have tried this several times and it won't work. Any help will be appreciated......................thanks.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Anyone for a cup of tea?

Ok ay I woke up this morning and came into the living room to sit in my chair and drink my coffee, the thermometer said 15 degrees which is better than the 6 that was forcast (we may get that tonight tho) and as I glanced out the window I noticed that it was snowing and coming right on would have been pretty if it had been heavier and stayed longer even tho it barely covered the ground it didn't last long even in these temps which is a mystery to me.....anyway here in Oklahoma the winters aren't really pretty the trees lose their colors and turn brown and the grass turns brown and sky is grey and the sun hides it face from us as tho he is ashamed of us for some reason.............blah! However It is soooo cozy to sit in our warm houses on days like these and drink a cup of hot tea and stare at the at least we have that to look forward to. So here goes ENJOY!

Some common ingredients in herbal teas are listed below, along with some of their notable benefits.

CHAMOMILE- calms the nerves, induces sleep, and eases cold symptoms.

CHICORY-purifies the blood, improves the health of the liver and digestive system, and suppor ts the cardiovascular system.

GINGER- regulates blood sugar, improves circulation, eases cold symptoms, and eases stomach upset.

HIBISCUS- lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, regulates pH , detoxifies the body, and is high in vitamin C.

LEMON BALM- is calming, soothing, cleanses the skin, and is an anti-depressant.

LICORICE- helps with cough and sore throat, and improves digestion.

MINT- helps alleviate stomach upset and headaches, and is relaxing.

RASPBERRY- aids as a general tonic for the female reproductive system, especially useful with PMS symptoms, and is an antioxidant.

ROSEHIPS- is an antioxidant, helps prevent bladder infections, eases headaches, and is an excellent source fo vitamin C.

( THIS WAS COPIED FROM "would you like a spot of tea?" by Kelly Stripling, Certified Biblical Health coach

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Well here we are into the new year and half way into the first month...doesn't time fly? Does it seem to anyone else that we all used to get our Christmas stuff put up earlier? We drove by a house today and the tree was not only still up in the living room but the lights were seems like we're all so busy that we can't get around to decorating or undecorating making the holidays last longer and longer. Oh well , I guess it will all get done in time I have all my Christmas decorations put in containers but not stored away in the attic so hopefully in a day or two it will get done and when I try to think about what has kept me so busy I really can't come up with a great excuse.

Anyway if January is halfway gone it seems like I'm goin to have to play catch up all year to keep up with the

Well this is a short post and for sure not too interesting but at least I got a short post in.....maybe more later........tata for now.