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Long time no See

27 Apr

Hello, it’s me! I’ve been unintentionally MIA for almost a year now. I don’t know why I stopped blogging, i just did. I stopped cold turkey…no warning, no reasons, i just stopped.  Maybe because everytime I’d get on my laptop to type, nothing would come to mind, like serious writer’s block, and i got discouraged then the busyness of life kicks in and before you know it…

….i put blogging on the back burner. 

Anyway, I’M BACK…at least i think i am!! LOL

Let’s see if i can give a quick update on what’s been going on in my neck of the woods lately…hmmmmmm…

Jeremiah got his license back in November! I have to admit, at first i was so nervous to let him drive anywhere outside of a 15 mile radius of our house without me or my hubby with him. But with my hubby out evangelizing so much, i would have to be the one with him in the car, and that wasn’t a good thing, because i was always so nervous & constantly telling him to slow down, You’re too close to the car, you didn’t do this or that or…. Oh my Gosh! It wasn’t until Josh finally told me that Jeremiah’s driving is terrible when I’m in the car b/c i make him so nervous! That was when i realized that i had to let him drive…alone…without his mama… That took a lot for this mama bear to do. I had to let my little baby..ahem, my 17 yr old baby, go out into the world of driving, all on his own. I had to learn that even though he’s only 17, he’s growing into a young man….almost an adult. He’s proven himself to be responsible and trustworthy, and I’m happy to say that although I’m still nervous to be In the car when he’s driving, he’s a really good driver. 

Now he just needs his own car! But he ain’t got no shame driving my mini van!! Lol

Jordyn has been staying busy with theatre and school. This month she’ll be playing Ed the Hyena & a lioness in The Lion King Musical! 

Josh is starting his own Pooper Scooper & dog washing business! He’s so excited! I’m praying this works out for him, because he needs something to do with his spare time, plus he could use the extra money because…….

This summer Josh& Jordyn are going with my hubby to BRAZIL and Little Jeremiah is going to S. Africa in November on a missions trip with our church! 

It’s so amazing to me to see my kids do things and go places that i never did growing up. Before i got saved, i rarely left a certain area in Austin, much less go over seas with my dad! (i didn’t even have a dad growing up!) 

Another cool thing that’s happened during my hiatus is that we celebrated our 18 yr anniversary in Feb! We celebrated in Chetumal, MX and Mahahual, Mx.

We had a blast! Mahahual is a beautiful place to visit!

Well…hopefully I’ll be on here more often! 
One last thing, Jordyn started a YouTube channel called The Spunky Magpie. We’re limiting her video upload so you might not see much activity there, but when you do, i know you’ll enjoy!She’s also starting a Blog: http://www.thespunkymagpie.wordpress.com. It’s not up&going yet, but it will be soon.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Life As I Know It

26 Apr

Wow…time sure has been picking up speed lately!

It seems that Life for us has been an adventure lately. We’ve done quite a bit of traveling, which has been fun, but I have to admit, I love being in the comfort of my home.

Back in March, our church took 50 people to Chinle,  AZ for a 4 day invasion team. We had an awesome time in the Navajo Nation!

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The week before Chinle,  my hubby surprised me with a flight to Cancun, MX to be with him there while he preached! He was in Sri Lanka and India for, I think 9 days,  before he flew to Chetumal, MX then to Cancun.  We really didn’t have much time together between trips, so this was a nice surprise! 

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I flew in on a Wednesday night, but I didn’t see him until Thursday afternoon, because he was in Chetumal, MX  finishing up a revival.  The picture above is where I first met up with him in Cancun, which explains the cheesy smiles! 

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We prayed for one of the tour guides who took us snorkeling. (Above pic)

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Many lives were touched during this revival.  There’s more to Cancun than the vacation spot that is advertised.  There are people who are desperate for change in their lives,  who want truth,  who want healing,  who want hope & restoration.  Thankfully, we have a family in that city who have responded to the call of God, and are faithfully sharing Christ’s love.

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Another thing that happened in March is that Jeremiah turned 16!

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We’re really proud of him.  He’s maturing in a lot of areas.  One is in his relationship with Jesus, which is amazing to see.  The other is with his education.  He’s really stepping up his game in both of these areas. A couple of weeks ago, both him&Jordyn took a TSI Assessment through our local community college. If they pass, they’re able to be in the Dual credit program they have.  With lots of prayer&practicing…they both PASSED! We Are beyond proud of them!  My husband told Jeremiah if he passes the assessment then we’ll enroll him in driving school.  So guess what I did yesterday?  Yup, he is paid and ready to start driving school on Monday! 

Remember earlier when I said time seems to be picking up speed?  This is one of the reasons why I say that! 

Although it blows my mind that I’ll have a 16 year old with a driver’s license, I know it’s going to make my life a little easier in the future.

Last weekend, me and 2 of my close friends went on another road trip to Chinle, AZ for a wedding. Tatiana arranged for us to go horseback riding the afternoon that we arrived. 

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Okay,  so I’m not the most adventurous person,  nor have I ever been on a horse without the owner next to me guiding it. So this was a huge thing for me to do. For the most part my horse, who I named Gene Winter, was pretty calm and obedient.  Until one of the other one’s started galloping and he decided he’d better follow in their lead and gallop right along with them.  Nope, I wasn’t down with that!  Scared the bageebers out of me,  to say the least! Tat & Claire had a blast laughing at me, while they were on their beasts
galloping along the canyon, without a care in the world!! All the while,  I’m on mine screaming for it to stop galloping and slow down, as I hold on for dear life! It was a sight to see, that’s for sure!  Tatiana captured a picture of me that pretty much explains how I felt about all of this! My face says it all!

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It started to rain towards the end of our ride, which was about 2 hours long.  The longest 2 hours of my life!!! But we finally made it back safe and sound and SORE!!!  We were walking like old ladies for the next few days. We had so much fun laughing at ourselves and each other, it was great!

It was pretty cold in Chinle that weekend , there was some snow in the mountains….and mud!

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The wedding was so beautiful! The bride and groom both gave amazing testimonies on what God has done in their lives as young adults saving themselves for each other. The bride made a commitment to Christ at a young age that she will serve Him, no matter what life throws her way. 

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I have to say,  this was one of the most beautiful Jesus people weddings I’ve attended in a very long time. In Christ,  it’s possible to date clean and save yourself for marriage. Don’t buy the lie that’s is old fashioned or impossible to do.  With Christ, All things are possible!