Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lessons Learned in May and June

Is it July already?

I guess it is. I missed June in there somewhere.

So what have we learned in May and June?

1) Mandy says, "You should always carry business cards."

I spoke at a Ladies' Tea for Mother's Day. It was put on by my friend Laura for the ladies at her church. She always does such a jam up job baking and setting a beautiful atmosphere. There were about 50 women in attendance. And I spoke about leaving a legacy for your family. I had one lady speak to me afterward. She said she wanted me to come to her church and speak. I never even thought about giving her a business card or my phone number.

2) Mikaela says, "It's amazing how different things are when you set out with a more positive attitude."

Mikaela took a trip to Kansas City with her Ethan and his family. Leading up to the little trip she was getting a bit distracted about going to work every day. Maybe it was just looking forward to the trip. Anyway, after her trip she set out to have a better attitude about work she found that it made her day so much better

3) Daniel & Tina say, "Stop at every intersection, even when you have the right of way."

Just after they replaced their Jeep, Daniel was involved in a hit and run just down from their house. This family has entirely too many accidents. The insurance company has totaled this one as well. So it's back to car shopping."

4) Mandy says, "Michael is an awesome preacher."   
Michael says "Mandy does a great job, too."
Kids say Nothing!
Michael and I both had an opportunity to speak over Father's Day. I spoke at the Father's Day luncheon. Michael preached a great sermon on Sunday morning!
We also noticed that yougn people need to learn better how to communicate when they are together. Here's a picture of our "kids" at a church "fellowship".
Brett, Daniel, Mikaela, Ethan, Tina

5) Mikaela says, "Rest is important."

After her trip to Kansas, the others at work took their turn at vacation and then her co-worker moved to a different department. Until last week, Mikalea was working pretty steadily. That wasn't really the problem though. She just wants to spend every moment possible with her beau and that  causes her to stay up later than she should. :)  We've all been there I think!
Aren't they just so cute?

6) Our kids are awesome. And they love each other a lot.

Brett, Mikaela, Austin (grandson), Brian, Daniel

Look forward to chatting with you next month!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017


Actually, We ARE Blessed.

We could list all the things that have gone wrong or trouble us, but why not take a different perspective? God has been so amazingly good to us. And we praise Him for that.

Here are a few reasons to Praise Him ...

1. Salvation. 

We celebrated Easter this month. I often wonder, "Why it is that we are so closed mouth about this the rest of the year? Where would we be without Him?"

2. His Protection. 

Austin was in a car accident this month. The Jeep was totaled, but Austin walked away unharmed!

3. Family.

Everyone was together for the week after Easter. What a joy to enjoy one another in the same place.

4. Extended Family

Tina was even blessed to have her kids and their families visit. Then they all headed to Florida for some time on the beach and at Disney.

Austin, Cody, & Loran

5. New Home.

Daniel and Tina are still loving their new home in the Historic District of Savannah. Of course, having a home brings other blessings too, such as sanding the floors!

6. Great Neighbors

Our sweet neighbor, Sheena is studying to be a stylist. She was asked to help Miss Tennesee for the next level pageant. Sheena has to turn in a portfolio, so she needed a volunteer face. :)  She asked Mikaela to give a few hours of her time. Here are the results ...

7. Great Friends, eh um, I mean boyfriend.

Mikaela & Ethan ~ Easter 2017

8. And we can't forget the GRANDPETS

Brian's AJ

Brian's Chester

Daniel & Tina's Lexie

So, What are your blessings this month?

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Love & Blessings!

The Farmers