Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas present

Call me strange,but I absolutely love hunting. We got to go Christmas eve and day. The best part is I hunt with my hubby and boys.
We have had a blast this week hunting, hog trapping and hanging out. If you have boys you must find a way to enjoy the things they do. Below is my first official buck, he's small but we all have to start somewhere and well we are all about the meat people not just the horns.

Hope you had a great Christmas, as for us; we are headed back to the farm to hunt. Today I get to take one of my dear friends who has NEVER been hunting. I am so excited. Thank you God for helping some one invent the sleeping bag and hand warmers. AMEN!

Second deer I have gotten with my bow and arrow, no guns for me.
At church I am called the deer slayer.....not sure I like that one?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus

Merry Christmas to all of you who are so sweet to click and endure my blogging. I didn't get that family letter or picture out this year.But all is well. We are all happy, healthy, and praising God everyday .Grandparents are good, kids are growing and good and I have the BEST marriage on the planet.(love you babe)
 God has been so good to us this year.Remember to tell Jesus Happy Birthday tomorrow and count your many blessings as I will.

Love you all and have a great New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's official

It's FINALLY official, I can call myself a Texas Bow Hunter. I finally got a doe last night. Then we got HER home and it was a HE. Yes , that's right a young button buck they call them. It's where the antlers never grew. So they look like doe's. I really don't care I GOT A DEER all by myself with a Bow & Arrow.

I have been working at it since October when archery season first opened. I have seen TONS of deer, missed alot of shots, but in the end patience pays off. Below you will see the VERY blurry pictures the hubby took, maybe blurry because he was so excited for me and himself.

Yes he hit the mother load too and brought home the bacon you can say!!!!! A 200 lb. hog. Now you should have seen us trying to load this huge monster.It was quite the show and we both are going to start working out.Pictures below.Enjoy this week and get excited Saturday is Jesus's Birthday!!!!! YEAH!

 So hubby say's on the way home, you know I'm gonna take your picture right....
yes, dear thats why I wore makeup to the blind. LOL

I do so love this man.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Full Heart

You know when you think things are bad, you know the BAD nothing going right BAD. Then a friend or family member calls and your the sounding board, which your glad to be,but you realize in that moment, life isn't that bad.

I try and remember that when life is storming around me,I have forgotten to look up. You see only God keeps you going, worries look around,sorry looks back, and FAITH looks up.If your looking up you never see the storm.

We must believe.Belief creates faith. Faith my friend is powerful. To let go and know your not in control, only God is. Nothing happens without Him knowing it, NOTHING. The grains of sand doesn't move unless He tells them too. He knows every hair on my head, as well as the ones on the floor.

He is so big I can't even wrap my mind around it. I just know when I am stressed it is putting a question mark where God has put a period.(quote from a church speaker on a Sunday many years ago). If we believe He is in control and loves us enough to care for us, why oh why don't we let Him?

This has been a long hard lesson for me to conceive, much less learn. But as each day comes and I know He allowed me to take one more breath I must have a purpose.

 show me your way, you perfect will for me.
I want to walk in obedience,stand faithful in your sight.
Teach me your ways and not my own.
Lead me in your righteousness
and not my sinful flesh.

Thank you Father for creating me to serve you and
to a shining light for you that you may be glorified.
I walk in your strength and not my own, without
you nothing is possible. Thank you for this day, I will
rejoice and be glad in it.

In Jesus name, Amen!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday

It is my oldest son's birthday today
Sweet Gerry is 19
I am just not old enough to have a 19 year old.

 I never get pictures of Gerry , he dodges the camera at all cost.
 Except these few from his senior party
 Doesn't he have a pretty smile
and this one is one of my favorites. He loves Millie,This is Gerry's bosses daughter and she loves him just as much. Where else could you go to work and have a 3 yr. old ride in the tractor with you all day???

Happy Birthday son We love you, and are so proud of you!
Love Mom & Dad

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sisters & Church

I have the most AMAZING set of sisters, spiritual sisters that is.
I am blessed to be apart of a marvelous church located on
a country road that leads to a cotton field.
North Groesbeck Church was a God send to us almost 7 years ago.

Our children were baptized there,
my husband speaks there(all the men do, we have no set preacher)
My husband leads song service there some
I have lead the youth group a few times.
Where we just finished  a marriage enrichment study
for 12 weeks.........Never done that one before WOW
It's a great church.

What's even better is my church sisters, oh how I can't do without them girls.
I love them all but I have a few close to my heart ones as well
You know the kind that speak the truth in  love,
listen when your down, then lift you up.
Find the scripture when I can't
give advice when I need it
PRAYS for me constantly

It's something sometimes I can't even describe.
Its just a God gift.
And those gifts are really great blessing from above.

I have seen amazing things happen in that little white building in the country.
You truly feel the presence of God and the family that congregastion is to everyone who enters it's doors.
Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tax returns and girlfriends

Well I am so proud, yet so sad at the same time.
My 15 yr old got his FIRST JOB!
My baby will have a tax return this year.....this is a new feeling for me
yes, another 1st in our lives
I am excited because he has been trying for weeks to get a job
so he can earn money on his own for his first car.
He will be LEGAL to drive in May.

As with any first day's around here we take pictures and
of course we blog them for the world to see,
and we blog them for the scrapbook I will make again
in the summer for my family.
Enjoy the quick shots I got of the boy
in uniform as he ran from the camera......

The other first happened last night as well.
The eldest child called and wanting to bring a friend by who was in town
The friend was a girl, I think now is officially the Girlfriend
HE actually brought one home to meet the parents....
Another first for my boys and mom is taking it ok so far
but no more first for a while guys......
She is sweet and they are funny together, we shall see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Moments I want to capture for my boys to read later

If you think about moments, once we have one it is gone.
 We never get that moment back.
I had a moment yesterday.

Hubby wanted to go hunting, I didn't???? what??? I
 know I love hunting but not in the mood to hunt today.
He was FINE with it, he would love to go by himself.

You see we have been hunting every chance
we get 3-4 times a week since October.
So you see that's alot of days right?
We hunt separately, great reflection and quiet time with God.

My SWEET, ADORABLE,LOVING husband has been going
with me all those times and NEVER seeing any animals......
all the while I saw ALOT and I mean ALOT of deer.

Well to say I had a moment yesterday is an under statement, it was HUGE.
You know all this time the hubs has been taking me hunting, never
getting frustrated,always positive all the while never seeing anything.
Just sitting in the blinds for hours for ME!

I went hunting last night just for HIM. We both sat together in my blind this time.
I took my knitting(whole other post) sat in the corner of my blind so happy
 I could just look at him and know he was all mine,and I got to take him home....
 He's so handsome,such character, such a man......I better stop there on that.

I got to watch from my view 5 deer come in,run in actually....
I motioned and told him ,here they come. He was so excited he was shaking,
they got in view and he shot. Yes one doe down. we thanked God for the
 safe and successful hunt, and we waited. She was still running around and
 we were hoping to track and find her.

We did and I was so proud for him, that excitement for a man is like no other.
It's not a man thing ladies, it's achievement I saw in his eyes, pride,
 and love for me just being there and supporting him.

It was just a moment I chose not to miss.
Admire the man in your life, tell him what you admire about him.
He will love it and eat it up.

 I love you babe!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Poem from the husband

For My Great & Beautiful Wife

My darling,my sweetheart, you are, so divine
I am grateful to our God that He made you mine
You are my best friend, & I love you dearly
Your beauty is on the outside & on the inside clearly

As the arrow of love pierces my heart
I want you to know, I have loved you from the start
The presence of God is in your deep
The bright glow about you darkness won't cheat

The words from your lips are spoken from the Lord
Are like none other many have ever heard
You speak truth in love to all you greet
In christian honor you hold a special seat

Your love & understanding is unconditional to see
I am eternally blessed to have you with me
I want you to know this I pray
You are the best gift God has given me
This November day

by Kyle Eddins 11/10

I found this on the kitchen table one morning, had to post it.
I so love this man!

Monday, December 6, 2010


As you can tell it has been a while since I posted and a lot longer since I changed things up.
Now I am not settled on this background or these pictures, but I am for today.
What do ya think?

PS- I have left Facebook world permanently, so you know how to reach me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I love hunting!
So I decided to make this thing called a tent blind a little more me.

I sat one day for hours, reading and thinking.
I love scripture, it gets me through a lot of my days.
So that's what I did. I wrote some of my favorite
verses ALL OVER my tent,on the inside of course.
So that way while I am waiting for the deer, I can read the Word.
I love sitting out there alone for hours just visiting with God.
It is so peaceful and addicting!
I'll be adding on soon. Enjoy the pictures.

 Corner view
 Top of side
 The floor
 View from my tent, where the hogs have been root'in
 So we got rid of a few of them, the boys got one each 250lbs plus ones here
He loves making faces in my pictures, he doesn't think I will post them.
He was wrong.Happy hunting. If you can't find me that's where I am!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vacation and God's Plan

Last week I decided to go ahead and take vacation this week. I had one friend having surgery and I could go out and help her a day or two when she got home. That was my plan.It didn't happen Then On Thursday(yesterday) I would head off to my walk to emmaus trip til Sunday.That was the plan. It didn't happen either.

My granny who lives next door to me got very ill Friday(last week). Called the ambulance, went to ER, had test ran. She needs BLOOD, and has a UTI. Staying the night in the Hospital .That was the plan. Well test results come back, sending her to heart hosp. in Lubbock. WHAT ! NOT THE PLAN. Get there and waiiittttttt.

Not her heart at all, it's a GI problem. Bleeding ulcers in tummy.Give blood, meds and some rest and on Tuesday(this week ) we are home ,but granny still weak and HOW could I go off for four days when I am her caregiver. I can't......So God always has a plan.......He knows when it is my turn for  the  walk . I am thrilled I can take care of granny and she is doing great. I am blessed and God is teaching me patience's and faith all in one.Hard test to pass but He assured me I could pass it. I am also blessed to have the friends I do. They have called, came by, send notes,texts,FB, and brought me dinner. I am so loved, and I so love each of them. THANK YOU SWEET GIRLS!!!

So Thursday (yesterday) I got to spend the morning 4:30am in a deer blind FREEZING with the hubby who was in his own blind, got back to see about granny, rested, had lunch with the girls, saw them off to the walk. Then rechecked on granny and headed to the deer blind again for the evening.

The hunting is a blast for me because I get to spend hours being still and with the LORD. I will take pictures of the inside of my blind. It has scripture written all over it. I take my Bible study and really get time with God, and just talking with Him......so peaceful.

Anyhoo there is my vacation week.I would not trade any of it for anything. God is good

And He is Faithful.... 1 Corinthians 1:9

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

By: Oswald Chambers
Nov 012010
Do you not know that . . . you are not your own? —1 Corinthians 6:19

There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is intimately aware of and shares in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. God divides the private life of His saints and makes it a highway for the world on one hand and for Himself on the other. No human being can stand that unless he is identified with Jesus Christ. We are not sanctified for ourselves. We are called into intimacy with the gospel, and things happen that appear to have nothing to do with us. But God is getting us into fellowship with Himself. Let Him have His way. If you refuse, you will be of no value to God in His redemptive work in the world, but will be a hindrance and a stumbling block.

The first thing God does is get us grounded on strong reality and truth. He does this until our cares for ourselves individually have been brought into submission to His way for the purpose of His redemption. Why shouldn’t we experience heartbreak? Through those doorways God is opening up ways of fellowship with His Son. Most of us collapse at the first grip of pain. We sit down at the door of God’s purpose and enter a slow death through self-pity. And all the so-called Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed. But God will not. He comes with the grip of the pierced hand of His Son, as if to say, “Enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine.” If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boys - The Teen Chapters

As I went into my youngest son's room tonight
 to put the things he had left in my car away....
This is what I found.
Poor Mr. Pig has the throw ups?
or so it seems.

I went ahead and picked  his mess up so when he gets in LATE from the
out of town football game he won't have to do it
I noticed a $10.00 bill in Mr. Pig.

Why didn't the boy just get it?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just a Glimpse

Working at a Crisis Pregnancy Center I see lots of things. Some sweet some not and you wonder.....

What are people thinking these days? Why won't people get involved to help others as Jesus instructs us too.
At the Center we don't just help mothers, save babies, we minister to our clients.

Everyone is called to minister, if your not, then you should be.
We have a place for you.Come Volunteer we train, it's easy.....you are NEEDED

This photo warmed my heart, so I had to snap the pic as I had my husband race up behind it so I could get it

I read a lot of stickers on cars/ trucks but this one I love!

It's not a choice it's a child, GOD'S child.
Any Questions?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What a MAN!!!!

My man is on vacation this week, and for the first time in either a while or ever he has been all about me.
I am so soaking it in. I was off work Wednesday and we both decided not to go hunting. We would just take the day and spend it together.

Our day started off a little late because we slept til 9:46 AMEN!!!!! and then I hear these words. "Are you hungry?"  YES!!!!! I do my morning thing and after a bit I hear "Hey babe breakfast is ready". WHAT!

Yes he cooks too. You will see the proof below and yes this house runs on paper plates.I love you babe with all my heart and I loved spending the day with you yesterday.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Boys are F.U.N.

I recently bought this cute tile for my kitchen
 to use for a grocery list reminder.
It was cute and cheap and well dry erase, so easy.

I bought groceries on Sunday .
 A HUGE amount of groceries.
Not once did I tell the boys to write down
 things we were out of on the tile 

This morning I found this.

After I accused the only son that was at home
 that I recognized the handwriting
he said, well I only wrote poop, your other son wrote nuts.

Good thing these are separate items,
 I have no idea which isle in the store to look for poop-nuts on!

We have all had a laugh over this one.
Boys are gross but they sure are fun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last weekend

Last weekend we took the RV to the pasture.
 Yes that is Pasture with a capital P and COWS.
Just me and my man!

You know us rednecks never travel without comfort
or recliners.

The cotton way over there belongs to family members.
Love the view from the top of the farm.

Here she is ,home sweet home for the weekend.

My battle scare from a war with a fall and a tree.

Hubby snapped this, he loves me in camo.
We are headed to the deer blind then and NOW!!!!
See ya.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What have I done?

REVISED to post: Not sure what I did but proble fixed. If your confused read below. Thanks Renee for wanting to help.

I ONLY changed the background a few weeks back and ever since  then,I have no friend list on the sidebar to tell me or shop me when all you sweet people make new post.

I have it on the dash board when I sign in. It shows up fine on my work computer.......What have I done.

I love to read your blogs while sipping my coffee...somehow I fell your lost out there and I can't find you. HELP anyone.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Cover Boy

Yes, that is my man on the COVER .
It's the magazine for the company he works for.
It's their quarterly newsletter ( I call it magazine).

Doesn't he look like a cover boy? Yes he does I agree!
So industrial , so rugged,so manly, sooooo.....ok
 gotta keep this blog clean from
 my thoughts here.
Young readers come here.

 Here is a closer view.
I am so proud of him.This is a nation wide publication!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Let me start out by saying about 2 weeks ago, I looked down at my hand to see why something was poking me. I gasp at what I saw................It was my wedding ring with a stone missing and the prong broken.
I was so sad, I think my lip dragging the ground is what made Kyle my loving husband say"it's only a ring not our marriage or my love for you, lets get you a new one". WHAT!!!! I was so attached to the one I had and it was perfectly NOT round and so beat out of shape, and worn so thin it was hanging on til it's last days.

We ordered a new one,( the eternity ring) I got it today. This picture doesn't do it justice.

He opened the box, got down on his knee and said
Will you marry me again?

I love this man of mine.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hunting is coming!!!!

Yes, I like to hunt, no I love to hunt.
The handsome hubby  bought me a bow this time so no more guns.
I love my bow it's little and well cute!
 Enjoy the pics of our hard work last week setting up both deer blinds.

before the tent was added

and after. Yes, that is me in it, blurry and all!
My view from the blind, that is on the side of a cliff.
 Did I mention I don't like heights very well?
 Do you
see that hunk of a man down there, so glad he is all mine
ok back on track now, I was focused on the
 handsome man there sorry.

View from the feeder.

Oh aren't I pretty, sweaty and all

and this would be kyle's blind, it's on the other side of the farm.
and not on the side of a cliff.

and this pretty girl who heard the corn bags
and started to charge me for a sweet treat.I had to get a stick,
but isn't she pretty , pregnant and all?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Things in the camera

First of all sorry to all my readers, I have been gone way to long.
I will not let FB take me over anymore.

I also would like to announce to all my sweets friends out there
 I am now a BIG GIRL coffee drinker!
No lattes real coffee, but I still have to put everything known
to man in it to make it taste good, but hey I am doing it.

My Hubby is so proud!

The following are just random shots of me, Kyle, and the farm
working we have done to prepare for deer season,
and a few of the sweet cows that watched us. They like to eat
our corn...UUUUUGGGHHH! (not happy with that)
Enjoy your weekend!

OK this one doesn't match at all and it has been on my camera
forever, but I felt cute that day.....

unloading all the stuff

sweet baby calf

see I work too?!*>
ok I work some and with the camera

what I found on my boot right after that!!!!!
Kyle using my gardening tool to scratch up
some dirt to plant peas for the deer.

I was just tired and sweaty
The BEAST....he is massive. I love to just stop and
watch him.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I am just amazed these days about what grown adults put on Facebook.A lot of them are friends with kids, a lot are friends with my kids.............why? I am really careful about what I say because I know a friend who other friends commented can see it even if I am not their friend.....hate that feature. No such thing as private is there.

All in the name of networking.....as I read what the adults write I am no longer shocked about how their children behave.So much of the time we spend telling our kids what to do, but we don't show them. So in turn they act like the parents.

I am really sad to see that when the tough get going the parents bail the kids out,.what happen to you got suffer the consequences of your choosen actions?

There is a HUGE difference in covering it up and bailing them out , than loving and supporting them through it.These days we want to have everything the others people do and the best and the latest to make us happy.

Happy kids??? What about training them up to be HOLY? I struggle with this too. My kids aren't perfect and neither am I. We can't do this parenting thing without God. Without His instructions. Where do we get that? The Bible, are we in it daily? I just want hurting people to wake up and know God is the only way to make it here on this earth and if we are not living for Him, this life is pointless.

We only get one time around.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy-UnHappy You Choose

Happiness is temporary
Joy is Eternal.

We choose what and how we let satan steal our joy.
We are Victorious over evil
We are the daughters of the KING.

Start your day with praise.
This is the day that the Lord has made I will REJOICE
and be glad (full of joy) in it.

Claim it, Shout it

I am the Daughter of the KING!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

That Man I heart So Much!

I love my husband more than anything except GOD.
We had a blast together yesterday in the heat
at the farm and have enjoyed a great Bible Study
we will be facilitating in September as a couple.

This poem was one he wrote on the way to work
Sept.15th 2005 and then emailed it to me.
God is doing a mighty work
in this man and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

I know I haven't done anything "little" in a while,

So I wanted you to "Have a Coke and a Smile",

As the carbonated soda flows past your taste buds,

your supposed to feel (FULL OF LOVE).
Goofy I know but makes me smile everytime.
Farm pics to come soon!!!!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

what a day so far

Managed to get the house semi-clean, okra made, and 3 loads
of clothes OUTSIDE ON THE LINE...
they smell so good!

I have saved a ton on money from not using
 the dryer this summer.

I have been pickling okra for about 2 weeks now.
The Family seems to like it, and it's so easy.

As Matthew says,
"Here's the factory"

And while I was at it I cooked the Hubby some
Paula Dean Gumbo........

The house smells so good.