Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our 4th of July Celebration!

Here are those pictures that I told you were coming! *smile* To celebrate the 4th this year, we had several families over to our new home and enjoyed a cookout, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and then topped the night off with a small fireworks display. We were hoping and praying that the rainy weather would keep away - and thankfully it did! Our family enjoyed the day and hope our guests did, too!

Abigail & Molly
Darrick - enjoying a sweet ride on the tire swing

Volleyball - way to dive for that ball!
My brother Griff with his wife, Bek, and little girl, Chloe
L-R: Gabriel, Ab, Darrick, Jonathan, and Craig
Emma Rose
Mom & Mrs. S.
Caleb & Christine - such a happy couple!
L-R: Bethanie, Cassie, me, Alyssa, Karie, and Sherilyn
Lindsey & Bre
A couple of *cool* guys
Isaiah, Griff, and Bek
Darrick & Abby
Justin - being Justin
He had two ropes with flames on the end...

Friday, July 17, 2009


When I don’t think I can make it, He holds me up…

“…Thy right hand upholds me.” ~ Psalm 63:8

When I am insecure, He is my Rock…

“He only is my Rock…” ~ Psalm 62:2

When I am troubled, or sad, He is my Refuge…

“My refuge is in God…” ~ Psalm 62:7

When I need correction or direction, He is my Shepherd…

“The LORD is my Shepherd…” ~ Psalm 23:1

When I need some place to go, He is my Shelter…

“For Thou hast been a shelter for me…” ~ Psalm 61:3

When I need help not to be worried, to not think about things, or be bothered about something, He helps me…

“Because Thou hast been my help…” ~ Psalm 63:7

When I am saddened and hurt, He is my Comforter…

“I, even I, am He that comforts you…” ~ Isaiah 51:12

When I need might, He is my Strength…

“…He is their strength…” ~ Psalm 37:39

When I need to rest, He is my Resting Place…

“Rest in the LORD…” ~ Psalm 37:7

When I am concerned about the direction in my life, He orders my steps…

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD…” ~ Psalm 37:23

When I don’t see this or that as being good or think God isn’t good, He is…

“O taste and see that the LORD is good…” ~ Psalm 34:8

When I don’t think He hears, He does…

“The righteous cry, and the LORD hears them…” ~ Psalm 34:17

When I feel alone, He is with me...

"Fear thou not, for I am with thee..." ~Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our little Chloe girl!

Here's a recent picture of my little niece enjoying a day at the pool! She's almost 7 months old.

Happy 4th of July!

*more pictures to follow of our holiday weekend*