Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Heart Day.

Kids with mum mum and pop pop


Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Carson is totally into Adventures in Odyssey audio stories on-line. I am loving it.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Me: My hip hurts
Carson: why?
Me: I am not sure maybe I am getting old.
Carson: Mommy you are only 22.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Motherhood is the single most loving, rewarding, terrifying, life-changing, heart-changing, soul-changing experience. It fills you to the point of overflow and drains you at the same time. It is gloriously humbling. It is true love, no matter the way it happens - by way of birth, by way of adoption. My heart breaks for my child. If you're a mom, you know.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The grades are in for the second quarter

Carson did well this quarter.  He either stayed the same which is an O or a St however he did go up in two core classes and down in one special  (Spanish go figure). Overall, its been a good year in second grade.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why does my word NO come with...

why not
you said
I thought
I want to
my friends
Cinderella did
I can
I am going to
just one time
ok how about
only if
tomorrow I can


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The winter stomach bug

has knocked on Carson's door.  Yep! He came home sick from school at 2:00pm today with a stomachache. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Busy Saturday for Carson:
Cross fit this morning at the gym,
time at the barn working with his horse,
a little xbox,
face timing with Noah, and
the best part of the day....a date with Best (dinner and a movie).

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sing, sing a song

Carson started voice lessons on Sunday.  He has an amazing little voice. My eyes were filled with tears when I heard him singing with his voice coach.   

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 of 2014

Carson's top 10 in no special order:

1. learned to lope his pony.
2. mastered his back handspring
3. went on his first upside down rollercoaster
4. learned to ride his bike
5. started taking the school bus in the morning
6. prayed with his sister without being asked
7. learned to shoot a paintball gun with his Poppop
8. got two full bags of candy during halloween
9. went to the Marvel comic show
10. wrote kyndel a beautiful note after she passed away   

Monday, November 10, 2014

My favorite little girl

Thursday, November 6, 2014

What if?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Point your finger all you want but...

God sees and knows all things.

No thought can be withholden from thee. Job 42:2 For he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Psalm 44:21 Whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Psalm 139:7-8 The eyes of the Lord are in every place. Proverbs 15:3 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. Jeremiah 16:17 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Jeremiah 23:24 Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men. Acts 1:24 God ... knoweth all things. 1 John 3:20     

Monday, November 3, 2014

one rude stranger.

stranger "He is really cute."
me 'Thanks.'
stranger "what is he?"
me 'excuse me?'
stranger "what is he? like...hmmm, where is he from?"
me  'He is my son and he is a gift from God.'
end of story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Christmas list

xbox 360
bow and arrow
paint ball gun (for kids) lol
speed skates
baseball bag

I am in trouble with a list like this...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Carson dropped something 'chips' on the kitchen floor and he yelled, "Kyndle."  Carson looked at me and said, " I am sorry." Before I could reply tears were flowing out of our eyes.  We stood in the kitchen hugging and weeping together. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I miss her

following me around the house.
always waiting for me.
soft fur.
feet walking through the house.
waiting for me to come back after a ride.
hanging out with me at the horse farm.
hanging out with the little ones while they played or watched movies.
being next to my bed in the morning.
eating all the food the little ones dropped on the floor.
sloppy kisses.
hanging out in the bathroom while I took a shower.
big brown eyes.
walking around the house showing off her bone or new stuffed animals.
hanging outside while I work in the yard.
walking down the hallway.
I just miss my Kyndle.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Psalm 34:13

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am protected. Are you?


Verses About Protection From Evil

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 54:17   no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”
Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 91:1-3   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
Psalm 121:7-8   The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
2Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Bible Verses On Protection

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Ephesians 1:11  In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Daniel 12:1  “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.
1John 5:18  We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
Psalm 138:7  Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

I miss her so much...


Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Carson's first day of second grade. Of course Cinderella had to get in the photo.

Monday, September 29, 2014


 morning's just a moment away
And I'm without you once again
You laughed at me
You said you never needed me
I wonder if you need me now

So many dreams that flew away
So many words we didn't say
Two people lost in a storm
Where did we go?
Where'd we go?

We lost what we both had found
You know we let each other down
But then most of all
I do love you

We played the games that people play
We made our mistakes along the way
Somehow I know deep in my heart
You needed me
'Cause I needed you so desperately
We were too blind to see

But then most of all
I do love you

Play Music


Monday, September 22, 2014

Carson is off to a great start this school year.  While he is suffering from some testing anxiety.  He is hitting the mark with his grades, behavior and relationships. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Best !

Happy birthday to my handsome nephew!

I hope you have a wonderful day. We have so much fun together.  I love hanging out with you.  I love riding in your car with the top down.  I love riding the rides on the boardwalk with you. I love our time together. But most of all, I love you!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy 8th BIrthday Carson

Dear Carson,

Today is your 8th birthday.  I can't believe you are that age already.  Where has the time gone??  You are truly a blessing to daddy and me.  We are watching as you grow up so fast and we are so proud of who you are and who you are becoming.  You are so smart and funny and kind and strong. 

God, we pray for Carson.  We ask that you continue to fill him with wisdom and compassion and strength.  We thank you for blessing us with him.  Continue to draw him close to You and direct his steps.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tonight Cinderella said, " I think something is inside Kyndel. I hear this beeping sound."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 hours on the beach today (yes there are beaches in NJ, John Carney). The little ones had a great time.  Carson jumped the waves while Cinderella was busy making friends.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just the highlights

Hershey Park, Wildwood boardwalk and Storybook land all within one week. Phew! Of course I did not remember to bring my camera to any of the parks. At Hershey Park, Carson rode his first upside down rollercoaster.  He loved it. On the Wildwood boardwalk, Cinderella went on her first haunted ride. Finally, at Storybook land Carson was our tour guide as Best takes him there a few times a year.  Overall, we had a great time. 
We do not want the summer of 2014 to end....

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A note from a Guatemala team member sent on Monday night.

We arrived back home safely late last night at around 12:30 am.  The trip was amazing.  We built 2 homes, delivered over 50 wheelchairs, hand delivered food and clothing to app. 15 families living in remote areas (many live at the base of a volcano!), and prayed for and with countless men, women, and children.  God was clearly at work all week as people gave their lives to the Lord, others rededicated their lives to the Lord, and many received physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  A number of our team members experienced spiritual warfare and physical illness, especially during the latter part of the week, but your prayers made all the difference as everyone felt much better by the time we headed home yesterday morning.  So thank you again for your prayerful and financial support and being a part of bringing glory to our God. Praise God for GretaJo who started this journey seven years ago.