Monday, May 26, 2008

Embarassing moment.....

On Saturday, the girls and I went yard-saling. I saw these cups, and the lady said that they would make good ice-cream cups. I didn't notice what they said. Until last night, at our Youth Night at Church, I got a cup of homemade ice-cream, and sat down and this is what I saw....
I'm sure I will never hear the end of it :)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Allen's Birthday Party

Last night, we went to Captain's Galley for Allen's birthday party.
The food was really good!

Allen and his youngest brother Nathan
Allen and his niece Charity
Allen and his sister Amanda
Allen, his brother Philip, and Philip's oldest son Coty

Allen and his Mom

From Top Left: Hannah andGrace
From Bottom Left: Allen and myselff
We would have taken pictures of the rest of the crowd, but some of the men had just finished cleaning out Chicken Houses :)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Someone has a birthday today--- My husband,
Allen is 44 today and we are having a birthday party this evening at Captain's Galley. The girls and I bought him some new clothes which he will see tonight.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mother and Daughter Banquet

We had our Mother and Daughter Banquet on Saturday Morning, May 10. Karen and Linda did a great job of decorating the Fellowship Building. We had soup and sandwiches for lunch, and lots of yummy desserts. Shirley gave the devotional and her daughter sang several songs.

Karen had several games with lots of prizes. Everyone went home with a gift. Mae received a flower for the oldest mother and Angie received a flower for the youngest mother. So I have uploaded some of the photo's of the day, we didn't get everyone's picture but we tried.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The mother stood looking down at the baby girl asleep in the crib.
She smiled as the child awoke and reached her tiny hand to grasp that of her mother.
And the mother prayed....
"Jesus, take my hand
As I guide this little one.
Give me wisdom as she grows
To lead her to your throne."

The baby grew and when she began to walk, she would sometimes take a spill.
The mother would gently lift her up and say, "Just take my hand, I will walk with you."
And the mother prayed...
"Jesus, take her hand
Guide her steps from day to day.
When my hands cannot be with her
I will lift them as I pray."

The days passed and the mother's hands were very busy. She dried tears, bandaged knees, curled hair, tied ribbons, and checked homework. Sometimes mother and daughter would walk hand in hand into church.
And the mother prayed...
"Jesus, take my hand
Help me teach this little one.
May she learn to trust in You
And know she's loved by God's own Son."

One day, the mother held the daughter's hand as they knelt by the bed. The little girl prayed and asked Jesus into her heart.
And the mother prayed...
"Jesus, she is yours now,
May she follow you each day.
Help my hands to be the ones
To guide her in your ways."

The little girl grew up and became a teenager. She was very busy with school, church, friends, activities....and BOYS! She did not reach for her mother's hand as often as before.
And the mother prayed...
"Jesus, take her hand
I can't always be there.
Jesus, take her hand
Please keep her in your care."

The years passed quickly and one day the mother's hand reached out to adjust the tassel on a graduation cap. Soon, her hands were busy preparing for the daughter's visits home from college. And then one day, the daughter took her mother's hand as they stood together looking into the mirror at the perfect wedding dress.
And the mother prayed...
"Jesus, take her hand
As she builds this brand new life.
Jesus, take her hand
May she be a Godly wife."

The time came when the daughter herself became a mother. When the tiny baby reached out a hand, she took it...then reached for the hand of her mother, for now she finally understood.
And the young mother prayed...
"Jesus, take my hand
As I guide this little one.
Give me wisdom as she grows
To lead her to your throne."

As the years passed, the mother was not as vibrant and active as she once was. Her vision was not as sharp and sometimes she was not as steady when she walked. And the daughter would say, "Just take my hand, I will walk with you."

The one night, the mother released the hand of her daughter and reached out for the hand of Jesus.
And the daughter prayed....
"Jesus, take her hand
She is coming home to You.
Thank you for the memory
Of a mother's love so true."

Someday when the daughter arrives in Heaven, her mother will greet her with a smile.
She will say, "Welcome, my dear child...I have so much to share with you...
Come, take my hand."

Shirley Bright
Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Walgreens and CVS

Today, we went to Walgreens, CVS, and some other stores. Here is what we bought at Walgreens and CVS.



These products were buy one get one 50% off. Also, if you bought nine or more you would get back $20.00 Register Rewards to use on your next purchase.

The Subtotal for these items after buy one get on 50% off was $28.12

The New Total after we used coupons was $12.38. So we paid $12.38 out off pocket and got back $20 Register Rewards to use next time.



This is what we bought at CVS:

Our Subtotal was $116.07

We spend out of pocket (after ecbs and coupons) $11.48