Sunday, March 29, 2009

Too cute not to try

My friend, Emily, told me about this website with a recipe and instructions for these adorable little cake balls. The kids and I just had to try them.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Please allow me a moment to brag on my husband...

My cousin, Melinda

The original invitation

My (manly) artistic husband

The finished product

Here are some pictures of a gift that I gave to my cousin, Melinda, for her wedding shower today. I need to brag because Steve basically did it all by himself. It is made up of some lettering I ordered from Uppercase Living and the rest is a collage Steve made using two of Lindy's wedding invitations, and one save-the-date card; oh and also a white 12x18 frame. Let's just say it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and Melinda was speechless and she didn't even want to put it down. Thank you honey, I give you all the credit. I'm so grateful for you and how much you help me with so many things. I Love You, Stephen Randall!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Christine and Drew's baptism.

Christine's Testimony

Drew's final draft of his testimony

Drew's first draft

Our Youth Pastor, Kullen Welch

A couple weeks ago Steve and I got to experience one of the proudest moments of our life; while we were surrounded by dear friends and family, Christine and Drew were baptized. They both had a very strong desire to do it and I was so amazed when they sat down to write their testimonies. I have to say that I have been so blessed and humbled through it all; and most of all grateful to the Lord for putting His love in their heart.

Randy's property.

My cousin, Randy, has a beautiful property up behind Lombardi Ranch so I had to get some pictures. It's so nice and peaceful up there; I could easily get used to it.

This was the day after my grams funeral so my brother was still in town.
Matt and Randy are on each end.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Salt of the Earth

This is a copy of a letter my gram wrote to her family and asked that it not be opened until after she died. A copy of this was put in each program at her funeral.

My brother and my boys

My brother helping my dad after the burial

All but two of her grandsons were pall bearers.

Words can't express how wonderful my dear grandma Margaret was. She was the cream of the crop, the salt of the earth. I'm so glad she was able to meet her Lord after such a full and wonderful life of 93 years. The really neat part of her going to be with the Lord was being able to see so many family at her service; and a bigger treat was that my brother was able to come from Hawaii for 3 nights. The most amazing thing about my grandma was reading her prayer journal after she died. She prayed for everyone and I mean everyone. What an example of a prayer warrior.