Saturday, February 4, 2012

Birthday song

When my daughter does anything, she gives it her all. . .even if it's singing happy birthday to her mom.  I love her enthusiasm and zest for life! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012



Today was my birthday and it was a great day.  I don’t know if it was the beautiful 60+ degree weather (it usually snows on my birthday) or the fact that I spent ALL day shopping by myself, but it was great.  I spent most of my birthday money on clothes for Olivia, but that is just as fun for me as shopping for myself.  I got her so many cute outfits and a new jacket for spring!  Come to think of it, my great day was probably due to the fact that I got my braces off today after 17 months!  What a great birthday present! 

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My last picture with braces

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Okay, so it’s not a very good picture of me, so just look at the teeth. Ha!  This is actually with my retainer in!  Things sure have advanced a lot since I had a retainer in high school.  I hope you all had a very blessed day today. . .it is the best day of the year after all. Smile

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winner of the Giveaway

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway.  I seriously wish I had one to give to all of you.  I took all of the commenters and assigned them a number in the order that they commented.

1. Sarah

2. Julie

3. Kim

4. Brandi

5. Shawna

6. Cindy

7. Amanda

8. Angie

9. Jamie

10. R Jarvis

11. Stacie

12. Sarah

13. Jill

14. Shelley

Then, I went to and entered in 1-14 and. . .

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 14  Result:2

The result was 2!  Julie, you are the winner!

I have to contact My Memories Suite to obtain your promo code that will enable you to purchase the software package for free.  As soon as I get that, I will contact you.  Thank you for entering!

To those who didn’t win (don’t worry, I never seem to win anything either) you can still purchase the software at My Memories for $10 off with promo code STMMMS18517.  You can also click on the link on my sidebar and it will take you to the site.

Thanks again to those who entered and who have continued to read my little ‘ole blog for 4+ years.  I really appreciate it. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Somebody’s Praying

I put this video together a few weeks ago with the first Praying for Paxten pictures that I received.  Who knew that we would eventually receive almost 200 P4P pictures!  Paxten meant so much to so many people.  Blake and Libby continue to need our prayers and support.  Together, let’s carry them through this extremely difficult time.  Let God’s love shine through each and every one of us.  May we touch their lives the way they have touched ours. 


Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Weaving

My life is but a weaving, between my God and me;
I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper, and I the under side.
Not til the loom is silent, and shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why
The dark threads are as needful in the skillful Weaver’s hand
As threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.


Paxten Reede Pearson


March 10, 2010 -  January 29, 2012

Many of you have come to know Paxten.  She is the niece of my very best friends growing up and her family is like my own.  She was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2010.  She underwent a bone marrow transplant about a month and a half ago.  Although the transplant was successful, she suffered many post-transplant complications.  I’m so sad to tell you that sweet Paxten is now in the loving arms of Jesus.  She passed away earlier this evening.  Sometimes God does not answer our prayers the way that we want Him too, but He does have a purpose for it all. We just have to trust in that and in the fact that God does love us even when we are faced with unimaginable pain.  This is seemingly an easy thing to understand. . .until the thing you want most in the world is not to be.  I prayed and prayed for my son to remain on earth and yet that wasn’t God’s purpose for him.  I’ve spent the last four years trying to make sense of it all. It will probably never make sense to me. . .on earth.  God’s purpose is bigger than what our minds can comprehend.  But, God is in control and trusting in that is what faith is all about.  Paxten was such a special girl and her impact on this world will be felt for a long, long time.  Please continue to pray for her parents, Blake and Libby, and their entire family.  Keep them near and dear to your heart.

Here is a link to their caringbridge site.

There is also a facebook group set up called Praying 4 Paxten:!/groups/308943799148496/