Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Tribute to my Wife

Can you believe it has been 9 years since we stood in front of that crowd of friends and family and said the "I Do's". The older we get the more I realize that we only have one life to live. What we do today can never be redone tomorrow, but as I look back at our journey together the last 9 years, I have no regrets of that decision to join our hearts and lives in marriage; I only wish we had done it sooner. You make me so proud, seeing you pour your heart and life into myself and our children. You are one of the most selfless people I know, taking care of others before yourself. I thank God every day that I get to have the privilege to have you for my wife. Some day you will reap the benefits of all your hard labors.
I Love You! ,Your Husband

PS She is going to have a fit I put this on here but she deserves to be bragged on, don't you agree?

A Song to Share

I have heard this song many times, but for some reason, this morning I really heard the song and the message it has.
Matthew West~ "My Own Little World"
(sorry the picture is too big for the blog, if you click on the song title, it will open in another tab, bigger)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Our Summer for the Last Month

Well, so much has happened the last month since I last posted, so enjoy the mass amount of pictures!
I had so much I wanted to get done and a whole bunch of fun things I wanted to do this Summer, now its soon over and I did not get them done! Don't tell anyone, but my Homeschool portfolio's from last year are still not done! Where does the time go!?

The month started out with Father's Day. We surprised David with a much needed new grill.

We love you Daddy!!

We also decorated some cookies for him

For the last week in June and the first week in July, my sister came to visit. I took advantage of the extra help and turned her into my slave for awhile, well, not that bad, but I did feel she got over-worked.
We froze 35 quarts of green beans.

We also slaved away doing 42 quarts of corn. We also squeezed in two batches of pickles.

It was not all work and no play, we did spend a day doing our favorite thing, shopping in Augusta!

Relaxing after a hard day!

Lynette brought along a fun activity of making bead key chains

Trey was proud of the frog key chain

We all loved having Lynette around and she is missed

We headed to PA July 1st and spent a little over a week there.
While there, we spent a day with my brother and his family in Myerstown PA.
The kiddos played so hard outside, that I did not manage to get a picture till we loaded everyone up and did a quick shopping trip together.

The girls had fun playing with Alia. They had a couple sleep-overs with her too.

Amber got to celebrate her 8th birthday in PA, having a party at each grandparents house.

Trey helping Grandpa Summy to grill

Opening birthday gifts

Game time! {the dvd sets are to help hide the cards (~: }

It worked out that Davids sister Marcia that is in nursing school in VA was around too! We had fun catching up with her! She was even brave enough to take all her nieces on an evening of shopping and going out for supper.

Marcia had brought home a new game that they all enjoyed playing

For the second birthday party with my family, my sister made all of us our own cake. We each had a birthday recently, my one brother was June 24, I was June 30, my other brother was July 3 and Amber was July 4.

Gift time #2

Ball time with Uncle David

The kiddos had fun getting 4 wheeler rides

Waiting for fireworks to start. I think Trey and Rissa both lifted three feet off the ground when the first batch went up!
Trey is attempting to give Tirzah a stroller ride. Don't ya just love her curls??

It was a good show!

Grandma Heisey got a new game for the kiddos

It was a hot week in PA, so the kiddos had fun in the pool one afternoon

David had fun doing some mowing for my Dad

Trey had been talking about getting a tractor ride with Uncle Brandon. He was scared at first, but he ended up liking it.

One evening we went with all of my family to a truck and tractor pull that is a yearly fun thing that we like to do.

This truck is a lady driver and she is known for the 'fireworks' that shoot out while she pulls.

On the way home to SC, we stopped in Greencastle PA to visit my Grandma Martin. It had been a year since we last visited her, so it was good to have a quick visit with her! We did manage to see my other grandparents too when we were visiting my brother. They surprised us with a very quick visit, and of course I forgot to dig my camera out for that.

Amber was proud when she completed her lego project that was a birthday gift from Grandma Heisey

Amber and Daddy getting ready to go out for her belated birthday supper date