Friday, April 30, 2010

My God is so good!

The last 4 months has been a huge eye opener for me. I am realizing things about God & how much He loves me. I am such a big planner. I always have things planned out. Although I know that it doesn't matter what I plan b/c God has a plan for me. I plan thinking it will go accordingly. I have prayed & prayed & the certain thing I prayed for hasn't came true. I don't know why. Lastnight I cried for it. I prayed some more & I told God He is still SO good. I meant it. Today, for once I felt content. I am okay with it. I know with all my heart that God has something so good for me. I know that God really is SO GOOD!!! I am actually pretty excited for His plans. I am also very thankful for what I have. Very thankful!!!

"A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps." Prov. 16:9
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

disgusting!


My little Piper always thinks she is starving. I gave her a snack then I caught her eating cake out of the trash. Yucky!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy 30th birthday Beau!

Today Beau turned 30! Such a big day! Piper & I got him a fishing pole, tackle box, & some fishing stuff. Today I made him a cake. It was good!

My sweet Beau when he was little. I love this picture!
High School Football!
Our wedding day!
On our cruise.
Can't explain how grateful I am for this man! He is AMAZING! Love him so much! Hope his birthday was the greatest ever! You deserve it Beau Ames!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

We had a productive day.

Beau went to work at Burton's while Piper & I went to Wal-mart in Fort Smith. Beau then went to get Piper's new swing set that finally came in 2 weeks later.

I started helping him put it together. After about 10 minutes I was done!
Beau decided he needed help so he would have Jared come over & help him. Meanwhile he cut down a bush for miss Dorthy, our neighbor. Sweet lady!
I planted 2 tomatoe plants & some squash! So excited!
Piper decided she was going to help daddy. HA!
Then I took dinner to Dusty & Cora.
Planted some flowers.
Then Jared came over to help.
It got to dark. Swing set- Not finished.....
Got a lot done but still lots to do! Like clean my house for instance!

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6:4 Him

We went to Talihina yesterday evening & watched my dad & little sister's sing. It was great. They sing for the Lord. They did great. God gets all the glory.

"but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4

This first picture is funny b/c the preacher took the picture & Piper says "but I didn't say cheese". He said "o we will take it again." I said Piper say cheese this time. Then she says "I didn't say cheese again." So he took it again & she says "I said it that time". It was quite funny!
All of us.
My dad's 6 kids. youngest to oldest. :)
Sarah, Jamie, Britney, Shalena, Hank, me.
Sarah & Jamie
Shalena & Britney
Dad singing for the Lord.



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Refresher

We had the Women's Conference this weekend. It truely was a blessing! I got to greet which I LOVE doing!

I got to pray with a friend who has been on my heart so much. We both prayed for eachother & I think I may have been on her heart just as much. She said the sweetest prayer & we were both in tears. We are going through similar situations & it was AMAZING seeing God work through it all.

John 11:15 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."

Remember to pray for specific things

Recognize your weakness, that is where Satan will attack you.

What struggles do you have that keeps you from getting close to God? Are you willing to give that up to God?

How you think of your husband through the day is how you will think of him when he gets home.

Show your husband the love of God....Don't nag

Ask God: "How can I serve you Lord & who needs to know about you??

If you don't have God 1st as your bestfriend you won't be satisfied.

Don't expect your relationship with a friend to be like your relationship with the Lord. People will fail you. We are only human.

Make sure you are always reading through God's word (VERY IMPORTANT:))

Make eternal investments.

Be available & be a good listener.

Pray for times to be alone with someone who is not saved.

Recognize what God is doing in your life & praise Him for it!

Elroy-The God who sees me

Everything we do in the Lord is an act of worship.

Find people who are lost & build a relationship with them.

Encourage people in the Lord.

"Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has a given Spirit as a guarantee." 2 Cor. 5:5

We need to invest ourselves in other people.


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Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Beau is turning 30!

Tuesday (April 27th) Beau will turn 30. Tonight we threw him a suprise birthday party. There was alot of work & alot of love put into it. (PICTURE OVERLOAD........SERIOUSLY!)

I did a football theme b/c that is what he likes.
His cake that Monica made & I love this picture of Beau when he was little.
People waiting to suprise him.


Still waiting.
C, D, & P :)
SUPRISE!!!!
He was confused at first. He was like "what for me". He didn't know what was going on.
He thought Tony & Gina were just having people at their house for a cookout.
He didn't know how well thought out & planned it was.
Happy 30th Birthday Beau Ames! I love you so much!
We planned this for about 3 weeks. & he had no clue! I am so happy!
I wanted it to be special. I think it was.
Shannon, Mandy, & Kale.
Dean, Amanda, Drew, & baby Mackenzie.
Cora & Cassen
Cully & Lawson

Beau was so happy!
Love Rhonda!
lil Princess
Tony workin hard on the grill. He did a great job keeping Beau out today.
Jason & Cully throwin the football.
Linnea
Rod & Beau
He was very thankful!
Linnea & Piper
Playin outside
Time to eat!
Cora & sweet baby Mackenzie
Terral & Beau
Sweet Hudson :) He was hungry.
Sweet Jasper :)
Dusty, Cora, & Mackenzie :) New parents
Sweet girls! Rhonda & Shaina
Singin Happy Birthday!
Wonderful Hogeland's!
Cora, Mackenzie, Shannon, & Kale

Outside again.
Fern & Lauren :)
Tony & Gina were so wonderful for letting us have it at their house. They helped so much!
Piper, Drew, & Cameron

Thank you thank you Tony & Gina!
Piper loves her some Gina!
Beau says he really was suprised & he really didn't have a clue.
Thank you to everyone who made this day so special! It really is a big day & it meant so much to my sweet husband!! Thank you!
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