Tuesday, December 30, 2008


One hundred comments! We finally made it. Thank you to all who left me verses and comments. I enjoyed all the silly ones as well as all the rest. Thank you, Bethany, especially. Of course, turn about it fair play. :)
Should I make everyone go through it again next year when I hit two hundred??? I probably won't. That could take a while!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A note to say I am still here...

Hello everyone! I know you all thought I had fallen off the face of the earth. I really haven't. I just haven't taken the time to write any new posts. I have tons of them to do. Including a wedding, an ice storm, Christmas, etc.
For now I will just tell a little of today. We have had tons of ice for the last week. We were all getting SO tired of it. Since we live at the top of a hill it makes it very difficult to go outside. It you step outside in any direction you have to go down. If you go down, you have to come back up. It was getting pretty frustrating. Well - Today was almost 65 degrees! It was SO wonderful. The ice was all melted by the time we got up this morning (it started melting yesterday afternoon). We spent many hours working out side today. We had to move many wheelbarrows full of wood from the shed to the porch. I can think of easier things to do than push a full wheelbarrow through very soft mud! We eventually got the porch loaded.
This afternoon a family from our church came over and helped us cut up a bunch of the branches that were in our yard from the ice storm. We lost branches all over the place. Richie used the chain saw and the rest of us hauled all the wood to the designated spots. Of course, this whole time we were slipping and sliding in MUD. Did I happen to mention that it was very, very muddy today?
We got a lot of work done today. We thank the Lord for the wonderful warm weather. It was gray, windy and a little rainy but the temperature felt WONDERFUL.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ear Piercing Excitement

When I was little my parents told my sisters and me that we could get our ears pierced when we turned 18. My dad always wanted us to have things to look forward to. He didn't want us to grow up all at once.
When I was little we went to the mall at Christmas time every year. That was about the only time we ever went to the mall then. We love to see all the decorations. The year Beckisue turned 17 my parents decided to let her go ahead and get her ears pierced for Christmas. Since she is the oldest the age changed. We now had to be 17.
Each of us ended up having to wait until we were just a little over 17. It is kind of funny how that worked out. Beckisue of course waited because she wasn't given permission until after she was 17. Then Monica had to wait because Beckisue did. Older sisters just work that way. :) Then when I turned 17 I decided to wait just because I wanted to. Actually it was a long story that I won't bore anyone with. I finally made the decision to have holes punched a few months later. Amanda had to wait because we were in the middle of remodeling our house when she turned 17 and mom didn't want her to get an infection from all the dirt and stuff.
So, guess what? Stephanie turned 17 a few weeks ago. But tradition holds. Everyone decided that Stephanie had to wait too.
Stephanie and some friends from church have been making plans for weeks. They all wanted to go together. Things didn't work out how they had planned but but two of them did get to go together.
They both decided it didn't hurt nearly as bad as everyone had told them it would. They were both quite relieved.
So that makes the last of the Cosby girls to get extra holes in their head. :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1 Year - 100 Posts

I started my blog one year ago today. Just on a whim one night I decided to do it. I wasn't going to tell anyone about it for a while. I wanted to get the hang of doing it first. Right away I saw a comment on my first post. I was like "What in the world!" I soon discovered that there was a link to my blog from my profile. So much for keeping it secretive. I didn't mind though. I went ahead and told my friends.
So now - This is one year later and my 100th post. I started thinking about ways for people to leave comments on this post. I have seen some really cute things done, but I wanted to do something different. I came up with a really easy one for everyone. Leave a Bible verse. Anyone you like. Your favorite, one you have been thinking of lately, one that you open your Bible and put your finger on.... :) But if you comment more than once (which of course you are welcome to do, or else I won't have 100 comments) you have to leave an other verse with everything you say. It shouldn't be complicated. That is what copy and paste is for. :)

Facing the Giants

I think my family was about the last people I know to watch Facing the Giants. We finally watched it Sunday night. Wow! I really liked it. I had heard some people say that it was kind of a "prosperity" movie. Get right with God and everything will go your way. I didn't really think so. Though, yes, that is what happened, that isn't what they were trying to teach. "If we win we praise Him, if we lose we praise Him." That is how all of life should be... now matter what!
They really got one thing life like. That is when everything was going badly, and everyone started undermining the coach. No one went to the coach to talk to him. They went to the assistant and started building him up and tearing down the leadership. Oh! How realistic that is.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy 90th!

My Grandpa Jones (my mom's dad in case no one could figure that out) turned 90 today. What a blessing to have both of my grandpas live so long!
When my family talked to him tonight he was all excited. He went to renew his drivers license and they didn't charge him. It is a state law that after 90 you don't have to pay anymore. :) How many 90 year olds can pass the test though?

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Innkeeper

This is a poem by John Piper. I found it a while ago and have listened to it many times. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have! It is an amazing poem.