Friday, June 29, 2012


Instead of this....

I will see this

Instead of this.....

I will see this.....

It is going to be a hot one, so I am reminding myself of the really cold days ....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last of the 40's

Today is my first day of the last year of my 40's next birthday will be the Big 5-0.  I not a big sentimental kinda of girl.  But yesterday I started thinking how fast my life is, like everyone else who pays bills.  I told the kids, if you could pay your bills once a year, life would go a lot slower, you wouldn't have to be worrying about the next house or car payment.  Back to my sentimental thoughts, I always thought 50 was old, now that I am 49, I don't think that at all.  I feel very young at heart, but my body does say every once in a while," hey you can't do that as easy as you use to.Don't kid yourself."Also as I have thought about this being my last year in the 40's. I think do I have regrets and what are they, are there some regrets I can change now, is there something I want to do differently, is there something new I want to try. I am in the middle of my life, I might live to be 99, I really hope the Lord comes back before then. I would rather ride out on a cloud when the trumphet sounds. Josh asked me how I liked the 40's.  Honestly, I kind of enjoyed my 20's having children is stressfull, my 30's were great, hardly no sickness or pains, the 40's have been kinda of difficult, I have learned alot about myself these last 10 years, I am thinking the 50's are going to be pretty good.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Alot of Riding

Joey and I left yesterday morning at 7 drove to Virginia to mow at the mt house, his mother and her sister were staying for the weekend. So that is 2 hrs up, 2 1/2 hours mowing and 2 hours back.  I rode a lot yesterday.  I had to be back for a 2 o'clock  insurance appt. then worked  till 5.  Went home and made plum jelly till 10:30 last night.  Today I am tired.....Getting back to my point on the riding.  Joey and I have always enjoyed this time together, we do alot of talking about theological things usually during this ride. Plus it keeps him awake, he likes to nap while driving....Yesterday our discussion was on working out your Christianity. Once you are saved you don't automatically become perfect and holy.  It is a work in progress.  Sadly, many Christians who have had a relationship with Christ for many years act as a baby who doesn't want to give up their soft baby food for real meat.  They really don't want to know more than the basics, they want to go to church, be told how to live and what not to do but don't want to see what the Bible, and how the Holy Spirit directs them individually.  I know that in the end it is up to me and me alone to listen to God and his leadings.  That I have to want more just like everyone else, and when you ask God to show you more growing lessons he will. He will feed you all the real meat and potatoes you can eat on.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


First Big Pool Trip
We took our first pool trip of the summer, Harper is never whinny, but yesterday she was.  Josh told me she did not sleep well the night before and it showed.  I tried to get her a nap that morning so that she would be in a good mood for her first pool day.  After about 3 tries she finally let me and Audrey pool her around in the water. I think it was just a little over whelming. We will try again next week.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's day

Best DAD Award!!!!
To say I am jealous of my daughter is an understatement.  She has the best Dad in the world. As a daughter there are certain bonds between a Dad and their daughters. I always told Joey after Audrey was born it will be easy for you and Josh, but a daughter is something you will have to work at.  Most men don't know what to do with girls. Joey took her shopping which he hated but did it anyway. He took her hunting some, Audrey gets bored easy. But they found a love of exercising together that worked. Praise the Lord I don't always ( hardly ever) have to do this with her.I think when she finally leaves the nest, they both will struggle with not being together. To say I am jealous of my son is and understatement also.  He and his Dad are the best of friends, they work together alot, they eat lunch together almost everyday, they hunt together.  I finally told Joey the other day he had to quit calling Josh at home at night, he saw him during the day, leave him alone at night.  But Josh will usually end up calling him instead...It is wonderful to have a Godly father figure, I think my children assume most Dad's are like theirs, I have tried to tell them they are extremely blessed...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jamie Grace - You Lead (Lyric Video)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

New believer

Our church in the summer doesn't have small groups, so Joey and I decided this summer to have a single mom that went to school with Josh over every other week. Last night Cory and her son came to dinner so that Joey could get to know Phoenix (I love that name). His mom says he needs  male bonding. Joey took him to see the race car and tried to find worms to fish with. Cory became a new Christian about 2 months ago.  Her life has been hard, she doesn't have the spiritual family support so all this is new to her.  She said her grandmother took her to church some as a child.  But when you have a conversation with her you realize that she truly is saved and excited about it.  Joey and I have this conversation on a regular basis. "how many church people we wonder if they are really saved" because we never seem to see it in the way they live. I know from experience that being saved at a young age cane make you get in a complacent life style, you take a lot for grant it.  I asked her if there were some questions she had and she said she didn't know enough about the Bible to ask the right questions.  We have decided to bring out the old one on one discipleship book, it covers everything about the basics of Christianity.  This is very exciting for me to watch a new believer excited about learning about our Savior.  I have another lady in class that is older than me who became a believer about 4 years ago. Now she runs me ragged, she is alot smarter than me, and comes from a catholic background.  Those two components alone make me have to work harder with her, than I think it will be with Cory.  But when they learn, so do I.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I do not go to Doctors unless I am sick. So I never have regular check ups.  This week I have hit 2 I thought I had a funny looking mole or something on my leg and with Audrey already having 2 surgeries for funny looking spots I figure it could run in family plus 20 years ago I had some skin cancer removed.  However this time all is well, nothing out of the ordinary.  then I went to the dreaded OB-GYN.  Thank goodness I like Dr. Rueland or I would probably never go.  He makes me laugh, like this one time, he and I are the close to the same age.  We were talking about how hard it is to lose weight at this age, he was saying Tracy it takes will power and exercise, in the same sentence he said have you tasted those snicker ice cream bars, they are to die for. Alot of help he is....
I went ahead and had some blood work done, and now I know.....I am pretty healthy except I have high cholesterol and very low vitamin D levels. I called my mom and told her once again I am following in your footsteps.  My sister never ever has physical ailments. She thinks that all I ever do is make-up my pains.  We laugh when I call to tell her the newest form of pain I have.  Today I started on vitamin D, fish oil, cinnamon because Leigh Anne read this was good for you, and cranberry chews.  I never take pills excepts for Tylenol, so we will see how they do. It is now 9:30 am and I already taste salmon dredged in cinnamon.  YUK!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OK, Mam-maw what do you want now.

Get ready here it comes.....

I am trying to get her to fake cry.. Here is the beginnng... Pretty good.....

Aren't kids wonderful

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Once again

Once again, I repeat once again, Audrey has something going on in her body that they haven't figured out.  Since his child was born she has been sickly, weird things, habitual things and and just plain ole normal things.
She was so excited to go on a bridesmaid weekend to Wilmington this past weekend.  On Thursday night she started to experience stomach and back pains. She had gotten sick after supper that night and thought she just ate to much.  For the last 8 years or so, she gets sick alot after she eats, so we didn't think much of it.  Thursday night she tossed and turned and was in pain, so Friday morning I made her a Dr's appt. before she left on her trip.  They check and said she didn't have a kidney stone (like we thought), they decided it was a ovarian cyst that ruptured, so on her way she went.  With out the consent of her Dad and Wesley.  I said she  is 25  she knows how she feels.  She got sick a few more time but by Saturday night she was emotionally and physically wore down. I told her we would drive down and get her but she said she could tough it out one more night.  At 3 am I got the call that she was heading home, I met her at hospital at 6:20, Her cousin-n-law made very good time getting her home, pulling over a few times for her to be sick on the highway.  They did test and blood work, urine check, x-rays and ultra-sound, IV and  decided she had a virus and sent her home saying she has a virus.  She decided not to eat all day Sunday except for broth and liquids. She stayed home from work and tried to eat 2 small meals on Monday since her stomach and back wasn't hurting. Today, it has started back, not as bad as the weekend but not normal.We are trying to figure out what is going on I know it is not a virus, but we are now in the process of eliminating other areas to narrow it down.  Audrey has never had the best eating habits and I think it had caught up with her.Sometimes being skinny ain't all its cracked up to be....Yeah!!! for the big girls......

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jamie Grace - Show Jesus (Lyric Video)

I got this CD for Mothers Day, I love it. This is just one of the songs...