Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update on prayer request

I thought that I would post the latest on the situation on our street. Please not only continue to pray for this family but also all of us who live here in this area. It is a bit anerving

Christiansburg death ruled a homicide
A medical examiner has determined that a Christiansburg woman's death the past weekend was the result of asphyxiation and ruled the case a homicide, town police said this afternoon.
No one has been charged, and the investigation is ongoing.
After getting a 911 call just after 7 a.m. Sunday, police found Ann G. King, 50, unresponsive at her home on Cumberland Drive.
According to a search warrant affidavit filed Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, King’s husband, Charles Patrick King, 51, called 911 to report a problem with his wife. Officers arrived to find a woman face down in the floor with no pulse. Large red stains that appeared to be blood were on the floor, according to the affidavit.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ask you to pray

This morning on our street one of our neighbors Ann King was murdered in her home while her husband left to deliver papers. When he returned home he came in to find his wife. No other details have been given at this time. They are however keeping a tight lock on who is allowed to come onto our street which is a dead end. Please keep this family in your prayers also all of us who live on this street. This is a scary situation and one I hope is an isolated occurance.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This weeks blessings

So this week has had my sinuses flarred all to pieces. I have felt pretty rough for the last couple of weeks. Oh the joy of spring.

This week however I have many blessings.

*The beautiful weather this weekend God has given to us.

*Celebrating my hubbies birthday on Thursday.

*The wonderful spa day we had today for my sisters bachlorette party.

*Just seeing the way my boys have loved this puppy (Radley) we got. They have really stepped up and taken care of him

*Spending time with my guys and being able to just sit and laugh.

Oh Thank you God for all your blessings

Spa day

Today I was able to have a wonderful spa day. My sister is getting married in 2 weeks, 2 weeks from today to be exact. As a matter of fact as I type this I think she will be married at this time in 2 weeks. Anyway, today as part of her bachlorette party she planned a spa day. OH MY GOSH!!!! I got a facial and a deep tissue. That was heaven. I totally understand why women (with money) go on a regular basis. I was not expecting the facial to be all that it was. I was a bit nervous because I have never had any of this done before. I walked in the room and the girl put me at ease. She began talking with me about what would take place. She asked me about my skin and what issues I have. She asked me about what I use. I laid down on the table nervous.... Oh my goodness, she began with the treatment, which lasted an hour. I was not expecting to get my shoulders massaged, my arms. Then she moved down during all this and massaged my legs and feet. I have not been so relaxed in so long if ever.
We went to Azario spa, they were great by the way and if you are ever in Roanoke and want to pamper yourself I highly recommend this spa. I have nothing to compare it to but I loved this one. The ladies had put out fruit, vegis and cookies for us to snack on. By the time we left all the fruit was gone.
I later went on and got a deep tissue massage. My shoulders were very relaxed she massaged me head to toe front and back. My sister got a hot stone massage. She enjoyed it but I will say that we all enjoyed the facial... I will be doin it again.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekly blessings...

Well this week has been a little rough for me I have been very under the weather. And I know the Lord is seeing me through. I have had some stressful moments and I am trying extremly hard to do what an old dear friend suggested. Rather than letting the stress get me down and cause me to react, I am gonna "Praise Him in the Storm"
While at times I have been having some anxiety issues I have had many blessings.

* On Thursday evening we brought a new member in to our family. Radley (after voting of 40 names we each chose 10 each and narrowed it down) he is a full blood yellow lab. He is the puppy of a lab that was rescued. He is great, we have all fallen so in love with him. We began training IMMEDIATELY. Potty training is going great and he listens so well. He is right now about 8 weeks old well probably closer to 9 and healthy.

*Having a husband and sons who look after me when I am ill. They just let me be. They let me rest, they don't ask anything of me. I love them dearly and so thankful for the family I have. God has truely let my cup runneth over.

*Friends that send wishes and that pray in times of need whether it be a stress situation I am dealing with or sickness.

*Getting together tonight with old but good friends. Some of these ladies I haven't seen in 10 years. The sad thing is a few of us only live within 15 miles of one another.

*Sitting there with all my friends tonight and all of us joiining hands to pray. That was awesome.

*Also hubby got to go out tonight with the football coaches. They are having a time of fellowship. Knowing that they are all Godly men is wonderful too.

I hope the Lord fills you with little things this week to be thankful for....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Meet Radley

Well We have a new member of our family. Meet Radley, he is an 8 week old yellow lab. We have been on the search for a dog for a couple of months now. We sat down as a family after our hound ran off as to whether we wanted another dog. Also about where the dog would live. We have always had outdoor dogs but decided that if we wanted to have a pet that animal should be a part of our everyday life. He came to us on Thursday evening from a liter of dogs that were born from a rescued lab. He is full blood just no papers so we got him free. Which the paper thing is no big deal to us. We don't plan to breed or anything. Actually by summers end he will be fixed. We did research on several types of dogs and as a family this is the one breed we could agree on. I had a black lab as my first pet. Also we had a black lab/dalmation mix. They were both really good dogs.

He had his first puppy visit to the vet today. He is gonna be a big guy. He weighed in at 9lbs at 8 weeks. I know he will be big but we live in a home where he will have plenty of room. Besides we all agreed that we really would prefer a larger breed of dog. I know we are up for a big challenge as far as his chewing and such. We are all determined though to really work with him and be good puppy parents.

I think after talking with the vet and all we know about labs we made a good choice for our family. We love him to death already and cannot wait to see him grow and the blessing he will be to us all.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 09

Well Easter 09 has come and gone. First and foremost I hope we all remember that Christ is risen not only on Easter but year round. We had a nice Easter weekend. Spent it all with family and friends.

This is my baby boy Dylan in his new clothes he got shoes too but can't see them. He is such a cutie. I never was able to get one of Zack in his new clothes before he changed TEENAGERS!!!! This is at 6am we were getting ready to go to Sunrise Service, where afterwards we had breakfast. Came home and all the guys crashed for about an hour. Then we headed back to Sunday School and 11a m service

So here is myself in my new easter top. I didn't do a whole outfit this year. I wanted a top I could do with different stuff. Anyway....

So Jerome, Henrys best friend came to visit. I got em to pose for a picture for me. The fun never stops when they are all together

So some of the Sunday school classes had an Easter Egg hunt. These next few kids are some of my beautiful kids that I get to teach.

She didn't want me to take her picture

Isn't she adorable

He is so handsome such a little man. The tie didn't make it all day.

This is from a 5 year olds perspective.... not very flattering for me.....

And the hunt begins

Go girl.....

There is more to have... all that candy

He was happy with what he found

She just walked back and forth.. so pretty

All my kids love to pose he is so handsome too....

checking out the eggs.

This is Henry and his brother. Not a clear picture but they were sporting their new hats they got for their bday. 1971 and 1972 models. They both have April bdays

Daniel, Tommy and Dylan we had just got done eatting at the inlaws and now listening to Jerome try to con Daniel out of his money.... Daniel kept saying his dad is a cop.

Who knows what this coversation is all about with theses three. We had a good day. I didn't get any pictures from my moms everyone seemed to be running around in 100 directions. Julie was trying to get some things done for her wedding which is now less than a month away. Dad took Grandma home. Mom was all over the place.
Hope you al lhad a great Easter

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fridays Favorite Five

I am nearing the last half of my spring break. I cannot believe that it is already Friday. That means it is time for Fridays favorite five list.

* My break for the last week and not having to go back to work til Tuesday. It has been a much needed break for me.

*I started donating plasma this week and it has been really rewarding. I even got to meet one of the patients that benefits from the medicine plasma is used for.

*A dear friend helping me get real direction and a real plan for me to help drop this horrible weight I have put on.

*Watching Zack learn to drive my van. While it was a blessing at the same time it is a little sad my oldest is growing up.

* Easter.... my Lord and Savior gave His life so that we may all have life everlasting through the blood of the Lamb

Happy Easter all

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thanks for the prayers

Henry went from hardly being able to move on Sunday and now he is fine. Thank you for praying for him. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Please pray

Please pray for my better half Henry. He went Saturday and cut wood. When he and the boys got home they contunued working til dark busting what they needed to. Yesterday after church he beagn complaining with his back. We aren't sure what he has done but I know from experience back pain is a bear. Thank you ....

Donating plasma

Today I did something new. I went and donated plasma. I have donated blood many times over the years as has Henry. I had saw a commercial a couple of weeks ago about donating plasma. It intrested me. Not to mention they pay you. I know that sounded a little sleezy to me at first. So I prayed alot about it and did research about the process. I was not to put off by any of it.

I went up this morning to Roanoke Plasma Center and donated for the first time. They put you through a physical and lots of questions. That was fine with me, better to be safe then sorry.

I was very relaxed and the lady that put my needle in was really good at it. I have had some over the years that have jabbed me to death. She wasn't however very friendly. That is not neither here nor there. It was actually very intresting to watch the plasma seperate from my blood. It actually looked like apple juice!!!

They say you can go up to twice a week as long as you leave one full day between donation days. I am not so sure my body can handle that much. But hey going here and there and donating and make a little money to boot I can handle that

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fridays Favorite Five

Ok here is my first favorite five of April. This seems to be the only thing I post these days. Really so much more has been goin on in my life. Here we go....

* Having our monthly fellowship with my sisters in Christ. We had our monthly night out and it is so nice to have that time to just sit and talk about whatever.

*Zack brought home a grade that he pulled up and he had been working very hard and it all paid off.

*Thankful beyond belief that I am off til the 14th....

* Seeing the flowers and things bloom. Knowing I can get outside and be much more active

* Watching Dylan just nail all his hits in the batting cage. Seeing how happy he was about it in the end

I hope you all have a blessed week....