Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ahhhhh, the weekend! THANKFULNESS!

 I just want to express how thankful I am for EVERYTHING that God does for me and my boys, friends, family and for all of those who believe! It's not just about attending church on Sunday morning, it's about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and you know, that you know, that you know that He is in your midst, because you feel HIM, you can see HIM work, and things that happen are not of coincidence, but by HIM, through HIM and for HIM! 

I am so very thankful for my job, my students and the great people that I work with! Friday was the Lion Rally (for students that had great behavior during the 6 weeks) and I was the emcee for  BINGO! We had so much fun! The kids loved it (and so did I!) :)

I just can't leave a good quote alone and not post it to share with all of you!  






Monday, January 21, 2013


“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” 

A New Year. A New Space. A New birth. A New Place.



All Q'd up!
 I had the most interesting time at Zack's first Power Lifting meet! There were like  9 teams (boys and girls) there and it was really quite amazing! Strenuously structured, openly organized, and enormously entertaining.  Competitors had 3 categories of lifts in different weight amounts, chosen by them, to compete for the greatest number of pounds in their weight class.  Regulation lifting suits, constricting knee wraps, and fierce concentration allowed for successful attempts at reaching their goals.  Here's Zack in one of his categories!  

He acquired 13th in the meet, which ranked him 4th in his region!  I am so proud of him!!! This is his first year to compete. I have never seen anything like it before and look forward to his next meet.  GO ZACK!!! 

Well, it's true...I am legally one half a century old! Here's the invitation that I designed and boy was it a great celebration! Close to 75 friends shared in the jubilee! Karaoke kept everyone quite entertained and it was just perfect!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so thrilled and forever honored to have my parents share in my 50th with me!  I will NEVER forget it!!!  They are so much fun and have touched the lives of so many of my friends!  I truly am the embodiment of both of my MAGNIFICENT parents and for that I can honestly say that I am SO BLESSED!


The picture of the 90 year old gal that Rita used to make my amazing birthday cake from!! (look like anyone you know??)
SWEET TALIA sure made the party exciting with her GREAT dancing skills! What an amazing young woman! Jake is truly blessed to have her in his life!



Mom sure had a great time with GREG! He was quite the life of the party!!

Gina and Duane

Pam, Greg and Angie 

Nancy and Vicki

Go, Beth, Go!

Dad and Angie, cuttin' a rug!

Greg, gettin' into character!

My Mother will never be the same!

Some pretty GREAT gals!

Git it, Vicki!

WAYYY too much fun!!

Poor, Kyle...he and I share the same birthday. Kyle is from Vernon and is at WT where Jake is. He's a wonderful guy and I am so glad that we could share our celebration together!

Talia and I serenaded Kyle with our duet of Happy Birthday!

Cole, Morgan, Zack and Jordan (Morgan is Zack's girlfriend and Jordan is her sister.) Beautiful girls, inside and out!

Gorgeous new bar stools from my parents for my birthday!

The new guest room! It's amazing and oh so perfect for me!

 Of course, the Christmas holiday wouldn't be complete without some duck hunting!  Cole and Zack and Penny with their limits!

Further hunting trips down to the river allowed for the removal of a couple porcupines.  Unknowingly to many, the nocturnal nuisances are devastating to standing timber and other native brush by stripping the bark from the tree and ultimately killing the tree.  

Zack helped out at one of the local youth hunts.