Things that make life worth living

This is just a short list:

A winter rose
A sleeping baby

Tree's that are over 50 years old with big giant canopy

kittens and puppies

a warm fire on a cold night

a spouse that really does treat you like a best friend

a beautiful sunrise

a beautiful sunset

the smell of fresh cut grass

the smell of fresh clean towels & sheets

laughing so hard you cry

new socks

remembering a good smell from your childhood and letting it take you right back to being a child

chocolate :)

Seeing your child born

the feeling of sand between your toes on a beach

the smell and sound of the ocean

the feel of babies skin

puppy breath

Santa Claus through the eyes of a child




the sunshine on your face

the feeling you get when you do something good for someone in need



Shop talk


 Power tools!!! I absolutely love power tools.

New pictures on a random day

Today I thought that it would be cool to go out and take some new pictures of the guys and Bethany... just because.  Well you can't tell by these pictures that it was a total fiasco!  Of course they didn't want to cooperate at all.  The best part was when Jerry became insistent that we leave..... he seemed panicked at the fact that it was time to go.....right now.....because we were not in a safe place....  he was totally freaked out!
there are homosexuals trolling around here... we have to leave right now!

Lol... it was so freaking funny.  Evidently while me and the kids were off taking pictures there was a man who started walking up to Jerry and when he saw us he turned around and left.  That was all it took... Jerry started noticing all these single men driving around... "trolling around for each other"  Needless to say we left... laughing all the way home.

Oh well,  I did get to snap a few great picturesBethany Conner Caleb Chandler IMG_0152 IMG_0151 IMG_0150 IMG_0149 IMG_0148 IMG_0147 IMG_0146 IMG_0145 IMG_0144 IMG_0143 IMG_0142 IMG_0141 IMG_0140 IMG_0148 Caleb

I miss Haiti

It has been a little over 3 months since I returned from Haiti and yet I can still smell the plantains and the sweet foul smell in the air.  I miss Jephte and I think about him daily.  I wish he wasn't so far away.  I wish I could afford to go evey 3 months.  I wish I wish I wish.  I pray that I will be able to return to Haiti this year.  I pray that some how, some way, if it's Gods will that I will be able to bring him here some day.

Taking care of the children at Blue Mountain"]

Favorite Quote

"To Laugh often and much; To win the respect of intellignet people and the affection of children;  "To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;  To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;   To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived........

This is to have succeeded."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are a few of my favorite things