Thursday, June 30, 2005

have a festive forth , we will be away

We are just going to be out of computer range for a few days , back on Monday the 4th , everyone have a happy independance day.

Monday, June 27, 2005

"schools out for summer" yeah

Yeah, J is done with Summer school, 150 bucks and 1/2 credit later, we are on the road to better days I hope. He passed, so off he and D are going on Saturday the 2nd of July to WY and camp buffallo Bill BSA camp. They are very excited and will spend monday the 4th in the park ( yellowstone) then the rest of the week doing scouting things.

They are meeting up with 2 scouts who are coming as lone scouts from florida, all our guys are looking forward to this. We created a cool t-shirt and will have them tomorrow I will post photo's as soon as we can odel them. The boys are the " flaming purple monkeys " and that is the logo on the shirts, should be a riot as the shirts are bright yellow and the monkey purple and flames red!!

Friday, June 24, 2005


this comes from the journaling prompts at :

Fun Stuff
Five by Five
Quickly, without giving it too much thought, write down five things you can see from where you are sitting.
Now, tell us five things about each of those five things

Fan- hot days in the 90's, moving the swamp cooler air, noisy, breezy-glad to have them.

Ink-mixed and regular colors, cans 5lb's and 1lbs, at the counter, for customers, my everyday.

invoices-part of bussiness, keep track of money and product, 2 copies each, yellow and white, alphabetize

dafodils- sunny yellow, make me smile, on my pens the guys won't use, given as a gift, springy.

cherries-red, lusious, sweet,my favorite summer fruit, the one i don't like to share.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Renovare was the title of the conference on “ The With God Life”. It was a conference for the Dynamics of Scripture for Christian Transformation. The event was held downtown at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center, on June 19-22. I was invited to attend this conference by a generous donation of my tuition (thank you) and I accepted and took a few days away from work.

St. James made a sponsoring donation to the conference and was listed in the guide book that all attendees received. The list of featured speakers was quite impressive, many are authors and editors of a new study bible based on this “The With God Life”, and many have written books of their own. Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Gayle Beebe, Glandion Carney, David DeSilva, Todd Hunter, Michelle Lee, Brenda Quinn and Virginia Stem Owens all were speakers, taught classes and answered multitudes of questions. They were quite a diverse group with a few Quakers, an Episcopalian or two and many others. Over 1700 attendees came from all around the nation and the world, to gather in fellowship and learn more about “The With God Life”.

The general sessions were full of the Spirit, the Renovare team presented drama, dance and music that was lively and enthusiastic. Sunday evening began an hour of gala entertainment style – history of the bible! There were humorists and youth as well as many talented dancers, singers and musicians. The state of the art Multi media presentations were inspiring and breathtaking; it was a feast for the senses. There were great lessons and good conversations with the fabulous presenters too.

The break out lectures on each day, morning and afternoon were very well thought out, presented, and were on interesting topics. There were so many wonderful topics to choose from it was a hard decision. The lecture breakouts I attended were excellent and gave me a new perspective on scripture, the spiritual disciplines and service to my congregation. I took tons of notes and would like to dwell on them a bit before coming up with a few new things for everyone. I attended: Habits of the mind, Habits of the soul- on integration of Faith, the life of the mind and the expression of art, Presented by Donn Thomas an excellent singer songwriter and musician; Following His Calls- on recognizing god’s life invitations in scripture and tradition, presented by Michael J. Sheeran, SJ – the president of Regis University here in Denver; My Kid Meditate? On the disciplines of Christian meditation and study for young people, presented by Valerie Hess a Music director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder ; and Lastly but not leastly; How to Eat Your Bible, on God’s word as food for your soul, presented by Joel Warne an Author of a books on meditation and small group meditation.

I feel blessed by God, and the person whom made this opportunity possible for me. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot – made a few new acquaintances, got a few questions answered and opened up a whole new way of thinking and studying the word of God.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

just a quick note to say

I will post more soon, and a little feature on the renovare conference - it is outstanding and overwhelming. I have learned alot- taken tons of notes and met people who are just facinating. I look forward to sharing a little bit of my experienced with you.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Happy Father's Day

Harmon Killebrew
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys.

David Gottesman: Fatherhood Quotes: Fatherhood Wisdom
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik

He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures ... but he was never in them.

Erma Bombeck

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Irish Prover

Thursday, June 16, 2005

an outcome?

we made J put his money where his mouth was tonight....he was mad....but he did it. Maybe it will be a lesson learned maybe not.

Here we go again

J- why do you do the things your do? how Can I be a good parent and not want to cry when I hear you say to me, you would rather go live in a homeless shelter than live in my house if I make you face the concequences of your actions? I am very downhearted today, this child of mine making me make the hardest choises I have made in my life time. I hate that you just want to hate me so, with love on the other side of the same- I wish I could be free and easy, but in order for you to be the best man you can be I have to shape you now, I have to enforce the concequences, the boundries-- it Sucks for me, I wish I could be your friend, but in the end I can't.

I am sorry dear readers to burden you - but I have to put this down somewhere.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

digi background by Mo J again thanks  Posted by Hello

the background and the rick rack and the black buttons are Mo Jackson and the flower and the cinderella overlay from Sabby Princess. My photo's Posted by Hello

Friday, June 10, 2005

mo jackson's orphans Posted by Hello

9000 ft plus and so beautiful the view of the indian peaks- colorado rocky mountain high Posted by Hello

chapel at Tahosa Posted by Hello

meme alphabits!

I found this on another blog Mimi's Books

and changed it to be me!
A is for Age – 41
B is for Booze – Mudslide
C is for Career – currently, Office Manager
D is for Dad’s name – Alan
E is for Essential items to bring to a party – something to drink
F is for Favorite songs at the moment - Liking me some Toby Keith as Good as I once was!
G is for Goof off thing to do – surfing the internet
H is for Hometown – I would consider Colorado Springs as I finished HS there.
I is for Instrument you play – none- do Sing though
J is for Jam or Jelly you like – Smuckers Cherry Preserves
K is for Kids - 4 - son and daughter, and two step sons
L is for Living arrangement – old home in a suburb of Denver Proper
M is for Mom’s name – Jacqueline
N is for Names of best friends – not in any order- Kathryn, Karen, Shelley
O is for overnight hospital stays – 4- 2 kids, one uterine fybroids, one hernia repair
P is for Phobias – SPIDERS!!!!!
Q is for Quote you like – Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another “ What! You, Too ? Thought I was the only one. “ -C.S. Lewis
R is for Relationship that lasted longest – Being a MOM to my kids - 14 years!
S is for Siblings - 2, 2 brothers
T is for Texas , Ever been? – yup- San Antonio was great, too bad my great auntie is not alive any longer
U is for Unique trait – artistic trend
V if for Vegetable you love – peapods, soybeansand waterchestnuts in ANY chinese dish
W is for Worst traits – procrastinate on things I don't wanna face!
X - is for XRays you’ve had – CAT, elbow,ultrasounds ton's of those.
Y is for Yummy food you make – liking my Cerole shrimp dish at the moment - make lots of good food
Z is for Zodiac sign – Aquarius

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

veiw from directly behind the chapel at Camp Tahosa BSA , over looking Tumblesome Lake Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Snow in June! Saturday morning at Weblows Weekend this was a shot across the meadow of the knife and axe station it was a wet and steady snow until after 1:30 in the afternoon.  Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Off and Running this weekend, will post again on Sunday

I am going to Webelos Weekend at Camp Tahosa ( BSA )

I am taking Son J and Step-son D, and we are helping from friday to Sunday! should be a fun adventure. I will post photos and other items next week.

A Random Spark for the

Of all the tangible gifts you've received — those you can touch, feel, hold in your hand — which is your favorite? What does it mean to you? From where or whom did it come?
And how about your favorite intangible gift — for example, a smile, a kiss, a skill, or a compliment.
Looking for more writing prompts?

Thanks Angie P for posting this link on her web site the "Blog of Me". Seems like this kinda goes with the Chic chat topic this week.

one of my favorite tangible gifts came from S- ( loving wonderful husband) , When we were still dating he bought me a CD player and adaptor for my Car at the time, and a CD of Tanya Tucker- with a song that meant so very much and was popular on the country radio at that time, but it really represented the way I felt about the things he did then and still does today ( not as frequently) Little Things , so tangable and intangable gifts each one as good.

Little Things(Steven Dale Jones/Michael Dulaney)

Love can't be measured with diamonds and gold
Before you spend your money I oughta let you know
If you wanna get to me, try the little things

Don't need that mansion on top of the hill
Too many rooms with nothing to fill
You can't furnish me, with the little things

Rub my back, make me laugh
Hold me while I dream
All it takes, to make my day
Is to tell me that you love me, little things

It doesn't matter what mood I'm in
I always melt when you begin whispering
All those little things

Rub my back, make me laugh
Hold me while I dream
All it takes, to make my day
Is to tell me that you love me, little things

Rainy walks, a midnight talk
Dance me on your feet
Hold me close, don't let go
All I'll ever need
Is a single rose, a kiss hello
That smile upon your face
The tender way, you say my name
Takes my breath away

Little things
Little things
Little things


You Are Jesse McCartney!
You are Jesse McCartney! You've got a beautiful soul, but sometimes people just don't take you seriously. It's not like it's your fault you’re super cute. Don’t worry, just keep doing what makes you happy and sooner or later they'll realize that there's nobody else quite like you.· Not Jesse McCartney? Take the quiz again!

chicky chat

Questions For May 31st
Booty Call!
1. How Often Do You 'Get It'?: not as often as when we were dating, LOL

2. Do You Wish It Was More Often?: Yes , but I think that being busy doesn't help.

3. Do You And Your Man Have A Special 'Date Night'?: no, we are so lucky to be able to have down time away from all the kids, so we enjoy time together at the movies and at home.

4. How Does He Know Your In The Mood?: Most of the time I think I would have to tell him, :)

5. How Can You Tell When He's In The Mood?: He likes to cuddle up, in the bed and then he will ask too.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

tired all the time??

my wonderful Husband has been, come to find out it is apnea ( sleeping)

He was waking himself up to 75 times nightly well he got a machine to help him breathe more regularly. so I hope sleeping will be better for all of us!