Monday, January 31, 2011


My husband had to go to California for business last week so I ended up going with him. Actually, there is more to the story but I will have to save that for later. While there we went to the Santa Monica Pier. It was packed with people! I mean, what do I expect, it is L.A. Notice all the girls in shorts. Yes, it was 75 degrees outside. I looked like a tourist because I had long pants on and long sleeve shirt. Oh, I was a tourist! :) Anyway, these shots are taken with my point and shoot so they are not the best.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

So Tired....

" Holy Fire, burn away, my desire for anything,
that is not of you and is of me, I want more of you and less of me.
Empty me....
Fill me with You! With You Lord!"

We have been spinning our wheels over here for a long time.... one activity after the other....

I am so tired!

Unfortunately, when I get tired, I am not always the most loving, spirit filled, wife and mommy. Ugh! I hate that!
So, after no sleep again last night, I woke up and did my devotions. After spending some time in God's word, convicted, I might add, I decided to read "The Holy Experience." She is very deep and I feel like I am reading a devotional book when I read her. Anyway, at the bottom of the post is a quote from Amy Carmichael that cut deep to my marrow.

"If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted."

Ouch, that hurt! What I have been spilling over has not been "sweet water." I am often telling my children that there is no excuse for sin: ie: tired, hungry or sick... It seems as if the Lord is gently reminding me that there is no excuse for my sin as well.

I am so thankful that Jesus died for me on that cross at Calvary. I know when He was hanging there He was doing this for me 2000 years later. I am redeemed! I want to spill out His love when I am shaken.

Lord, please forgive me for unkind words that at times so easily spill out of me.

Proverbs 10:19
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking but he who restrains his lips is wise.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Last one of the hike...


Monday, January 24, 2011


Cool Dude!


Saturday, January 22, 2011


I have been missing now I am playing catch up on the pictures.
We went on a hike with the home school teens today. It was fun and a lot of exercise. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful! Great day!

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the sky displays his handiwork.
Day after day it speaks out;
night after night it reveals his greatness.
Psalm 19:1-2


Monday, January 17, 2011

365-17 & 18

Spent the weekend in the mountains. I love to watch the birds. This shot was taken from inside the cabin looking out my kitchen window. This particular day a Blue Bird graced our presence. Pretty cool, huh?

I have had some questions in regards to how much snow we have received. Well, I live in the city (city girl) and we very rarely get snow. We actually live in the desert. Ugh! Anyway, we have a small place in the mountains where we "get away from it." This is where the snow shots come from. It is a ski resort, so hence lots of snow. It is measured in feet not inches. Snow is nice when you can stay a couple of days and then leave. I think I would be as big as the house if I lived in an area where we got a lot of snow all the time. :)


Sunday, January 16, 2011


Madame Blueberry...
I mean yummo snack...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

365-14 & 15

Craft time for girlie girl!

Friday, January 14, 2011


I am so Blue..oooh...oooo...ooooo!
Blue nail polish that is...
Does anyone remember that song from Veggie Tales? Madam Blueberry? Stuff Mart! My kids used to watch those videos (dating myself). Loved it...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The first three pics are from our New Years Trip to the mountains. Lots of snow. Where we live we do not get snow. Well, on maybe once every two years. So, we were excited to see that the day after we came home it "snowed"! The dogs and the kids like the white stuff and were out playing in it right away. It seems funny to see palm trees with snow on them.


Friday, January 7, 2011


My sweet boy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life.
Matthew 6:26 & 27 NIV

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Are you cold yet Tracy?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

365-1 & 2

A new year and a new beginning! Just got home from a fantastic ski trip to the mountains with my family. We had A LOT of Snow!
So, of course, my pictures are of the white stuff. Happy New Year to everyone!