Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Mother's Prayer

To my Children:

My sweet baby on loan from above.

No better treasure could I more love.

I stand here beside your bed as I pray

I lay my hand on your head and I say:

May you grow up to serve Him

all of your days.

May He lead you and guide you

in all of your ways.

May His hand bless your future with

friendships that last.

May you cherish your youth

and not grow up too fast

I stare in wonder at your tiny frame.

Just to think that God knows you by name.

He knows every hair on your beautiful head.

He knows your thoughts before they are said.

May God grant you peace

in the midst of a storm.

May God give you strength even

when you’re forlorn.

May you answer the door when

Jesus comes knocking.

May wisdom guide when

your mouth is talking.

May discretion protect you

and keep you pure.

May you never stumble

or fall for a lure.

May your heart remain humble

to the very end.

May uprightness and truth

be what you defend.

May the world not ensnare

or change who you are.

May the light that's within you

shine like the stars.

May angels surround you

body, spirit, mind.

May favor and peace be yours to find.

May rejection and pain

never reach you.

May your spirit grow bold

for what you’re called to.

As you rest in God’s care I will rest, too.

Knowing that Jesus is watching over you.


Song by Rachel Aldous

Monday, July 23, 2012


The past couple of weeks Reanna hads been busy with summer camps.  She started out with a week of Volleyball camp and then on to Basketball camp.  It looked like she really enjoyed it. 

 Learning to Spike the ball....


 Now for some bball!!  We didn't get a whole lot of pictures.  We had to miss the first couple of days as we were gone for the funeral but she still was able to learn some stuff. And daddy said she even won one of the games they played and made some baskets in the scrimage.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


This past Thursday my Grandpa Larry passed away (July 12, 2012 at 12:25 ish am).  For the last few weeks he had been battling cancer (probably longer than that--however he just was given the diagnosis).  Times were not always easy with him, but then I remember the good times.  RIP Grandpa.  We love you!

Him with one of his favorites--High Brow Husker
 These pictures were taken a week before he passed.  We spent 4th of July with him.  Some amazing things took place that week before.....So many reconciliations happened and most important he accepted Jesus into his heart. 
 4 Generations

All of his grandkids were able to be at the funeral...here we are!
 And this includes the great grandkids
 We got a picture of just the great grandkids and we put Larissa's belly in there as she is expecting
great- grandbaby #5

 Thank you so much to our friends and family for all your thoughts, prayers, cards, visits, memorials and flowers.  It means so much to us.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

4th of July

With my grandpa being sick on the 4th we spent most of the day in Concordia.  However we did get a little play time in that day, between the park, 4 wheelers and some fireworks, we enjoyed the day.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Swimming Lessons

Reanna finished up swimming lessons last week.   She is my little fish :) 

Hunter and I went and watched sissy.....he is just chillin
 Jumping on the starting boards that the swim teams use--don't know what they are called....:)
 Our friend Charlie was taking lessons at the same time, caught him jumping off the diving board.
 There goes Reanna, it is really hard to take pictures when they move so quickly but here is what I got.
Last day of lessons with her Level 2 Completion certificate.