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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Another dream a little dream post...

This is the car we are looking at buying next summer.  We've done a lot of research and much to the chagrin of the "Honda" side of the family, we are looking at this Buick for our possible future vehicle.  When a well known German car dealer told John that the American-made cars have really caught up to them, we continued our love of American made vehicles.  No, we are not snobs about it(hope no one sees us like that), but we like this vehicle.  This is kind of like my dream post:) like I did years ago.  Lots of dreams have come and gone, but we still like to dream:).
Funny, we looking at this old post...these are a few of the dreams that became a reality...
 I received these for Christmas one year:)
 I bought two of these for our new front porch...and for a deal!
 My sister in law gave me a white one of these a couple of summers ago:)
 We didn't get this exact table, but we did get a very large table...I still love this table and would like to upgrade one day when the kids are older:)
This is not a reality yet, but I'm thinking of doing this in our circle drive...a smaller version with a large boulder and some good Texas tall heather like grass--as my friend Alisa had the inspirational idea for!

Mark's B-day in October...

 Mark's such a happy kid!  He's so grateful and just plain nice!  I'm sure he got this from his dad!  John's just so even and friendly to all.  He turned 10 this year! 

Our kittens lately...

 That's momma cat...the kittens are ready to find homes.  One of my students is taking the gray and white one; we are keeping the runt--it's the black (with white on it's face).  Any takers?

My niece! Esther...

I just thought I needed to add my niece in here...she's growing up --she's a year now!  Although her parents are divided between UT and A& least in this last picture, the grandparents got to request the outfit.  I will give it Cristina, though, she bought it and another one with UT on it:).  Go Mom!  I get to see her in about 2 weeks!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Sometimes life is tough.  A few weeks ago, I received a word from the Lord about teaching and I was thinking it was really encouraging.  Lately, I'm reminded of the purpose of a word might be for you to have something to hold on to during hard times.  That doesn't exactly make me smile...maybe laugh cynically, but not smile.  I have questioned some things lately.   I believe I am where I am supposed to be, but often I fall lately--it feels almost weekly.  I wish I felt like He was chiseling away the grooves in a diamond...but I am feeling just weak.  I know my eyes need to be on Him, not on my heart being hurt or feeling pain.  Part of that is put to practice in the use of less words.  I do use way too many of them.  It's a choice to use words properly...may I make that choice moment by moment.