Thursday, May 29, 2008

Forgiveness

These are two quotes from the book "Rachel's Tears" written by her parents. It really touched me!

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"if we do not forgive, we end up in perpetual anger and bitterness and eventually offend others with our words or actions."
"Unforgiveness blocks God's ability to flow through us to help others."
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"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Matt 18:35
"So my heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses." Matt 18:35
"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them, if you retain the sins of any they are retained." John 20:23

Praying for Shirley

Piper is 8 months old! I can't believe how big she is getting! I don't know what I am going to do with her. She is a mess! :) I think she may be getting another tooth. It sorta looks like it. She is such a big girl. She is not quite crawling yet but is scooting & rolling everywhere! She can throw such a good fit too! If she doesn't get her way she tells you about it. I have scratch marks on my face from her grabbing my face & kissing me! Oh I love it!
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I have been reading the book Rachel's Tears. It is about Rachel Scott, a 17 year old girl who was killed in the columbine shootings back in 1999. It really goes into detail about the situation. She was a girl who had a great relationship with God & she truely cared for people.
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I just want to thank my Lord Jesus for dying on a cross for me & all the people I care about. He died the ultimate death for me & I thank him for opening up my heart to him.
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I am praying for Shirley Allen. She is not doing well! She has been apart of my life for years.

Piper meets Mudder & Aunt Tammy

Piper & Mudder......look at Piper's legs!
Aunt Tammy, Piper, & Uncle Gary.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tulsa Trip

Memorial Day Weekend we took a trip to Tulsa with the Hardcastles. We stayed 1 night & had lots of fun! It was quite an adventure. On the way up there Piper pooped out her diaper (when we were almost at the zoo). It was BAD! She had a brand new outfit on that I had to throw in the trash. We got to the zoo & had to take the car seat out & I used all of Piper's baby wipes trying to clean her & the car seat. People were walking by us saying EEEWWW! GROSS! Well, what can ya do? It was memorable!

We first went to the zoo. It was fun!

Brandon & Beau


Ames' family

After the zoo we went & ate at Los Cabos. We love that place! Then went to Bass Pro Shop.
The next day we got up & went to Incredible Pizza. We ate SO much! Had lots of fun there! Piper was pretty good on the trip. She was almost 8 months old.




ALL OF US!


Finally we went to Big Splash. That was fun! Piper liked the wave pool better than she did the kiddy pool. I think she like being in her float.

The girls!


Piper & Kinley!


Our lifegroup got together for a fellowship. We all brought food & just hung out at the Cavallo's.
Amy, Jeff, Barb, & Glen
Shannon & Lawson

Lori & Chance


Amanda & Cully


Jason & Mandy


Toby & Rachel


Jared & Cassen


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lanee& Cody's wedding

My cousin Lanee got married May 4th. Her are a few pics of her wedding that I did not make it too but she is beautiful!

My grandpa & Grandma!

Here is my uncle Jr., Lanee's dad.


Lanee with her dad



so pretty!




Lanee & Cody....too cute!





Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mike Huckabee Nature Center

After church we decided to go to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center & the park in Fortsmith. We also ate at chili's. It was such a beautiful day! Piper got to swing, wade in the water, & ride in a stoller around the lake.
Kinley & Piper inside the big birdhouse.
Me & Piper wading in the water. She loved the water!
Kinley & Ashley
Piper swinging
Brandon & Beau
The ladies!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My first mother's day


My precious husband got up before church to make me breakfast for Mother's Day!

My roses Beau got me. He got me 3 of them that represented the 3 of us. I know how sweet hu?!

I absolutley love my family!

I love my baby girl!

Our 1st Mother's Day!

Shannon & Drew


Lawson, Shannon, & Drew