Saturday, June 20, 2009

Past couple of weeks in pictures

Here we are with our friends out to eat at Fuji's for John's birthday dinner!

And I fnally took my camera to the ball park where we have been about 2 nights of the week for the past month and a half. The way it looks now...this may be where we are come October and next summer as well. We have really enjoyed watching our friend's son play baseball and getting to know his friends on his team. What a fun group of boys. They did pretty well this year. Tournament started this past Thursday and will finish up this week.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Beautiful Sister

Today marks another birthday in June for a very special person in my life, my beautiful sister, Andrea. (I can't find a picture of just Andrea, most pictures I have these days are of these two together...however, that is reality)

It is hard to believe that my little sister is 28 years old. I still have that big sister mentality to protect her. There have been many things in her past that I could protect her from...strawberry ice cream and tomatoes to name a couple :-). However, there have been things that I could not protect her from...teasing kids, heartbreaks, and a really bad marriage. It is those things that she has been through that have made her into the strong confident woman she is today. I am so very proud of her. Although there are many single parents, this girl "takes the cake". Even when she is worn out and feeling the effects of raising that great girl of hers, she still keeps moving forward, relying on God to get her through.

She is beautiful...she is strong...she is a godly mother...she is my confidant...she is my sister!

Love you An...I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude Blog Award

Thanks Kelly! She has awarded me with an attitude of gratitude award. I thought this was really kind of her and I really need inspiration for a blog post so I am getting to write about this subject and pass the love on to others.

The Primm Family

The Arft Family

{The RULES of Accepting & Sharing this Award}
1. Put the above logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs (I'm breaking this "rule") that show an Attitude of Gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link this post and the person who nominated you for this award
6. Tell us how you've come to have an Attitude of Gratitude
So, here we go...

An attitude of gratitude has not always been something that I have had. It is something I strive for daily at this point in my life. In the past 4 months or so, I have worked with a mentor on identifying areas of my life that need work, ridding myself of past resentments and fears and moving forward into what GOD wants for my life. I am so grateful that God brought this lady in my life and grateful for God continuing to pursue me. His Love for me is overwhelming and I am extremely grateful every day for that love.
How I have come to have an attitude of gratitude? By giving over past hurts, habits and hang-ups to God and committing my future to do what He wants not what I want! Keeping my focus only on Him!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June is Full of Them

June is full of birthdays for me! Today is my hubby's 33rd birthday!

Happy Birthday John! I'm thankful for what the Lord has brought us through and how you are allowing Him to use you to touch others lives. You have a tender heart that cares for others and wants to help. I'm excited to see how God will use you in this next year!
I love you!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today is my Momma's Birthday and I wanted to dedicate today's post to her!

Anyone who knows my mother knows that she is a godly woman with strong convictions and she lives by those convictions. She is a teacher at heart and loves being in Christian education. She was dedicated to me and Andrea having a Christian education that she even took a few years off from teaching in the school to home school us. She has been and is my example of a godly wife and mother. I am truly blessed to be her daughter!

I Love You Momma! I hope you have a great birthday!