Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Go Cards, and Merry Christmas!

This past Saturday was Lil' Adam's second wrestling match. I missed the first half of it because I was at a Christmas tea with the ladies of our church, which happened to be alot of fun and I can't wait for next year. While I was at the tea, Big Adam texted me that Lil' Adam won his first match! I was so excited. So after the tea I headed over to his match. When I got there, you could see that Lil' Adam was so excited, he was really pumped up that he won, and it gave him a boost in his confidence. His next match came up and he did great. The match had to be decided, and Lil' Adam didn't win that one, but he did an awesome job. The other kid kept getting him pinned down, but he would slide right out of the pin.

It was his last match of the day. My sister, Jacqueline was there, and this was her first time seeing him wrestle. The match started, and the other kid kept doing for Lil' Adam's face, which I hadn't seen before. I was kneeling down next to the mat so I could get some pictures. Lil' Adam was pinned, but he slid right out. They were both on there feet, and the other kid rams into Adam taking him down, Adam got out of it, and they started in the middle of the mat again. The kid would let Adam up again so he could take him down, this time harder. They get more points for a move like that. Only this time, Adam didn't get up. He was laying on his side curled up, facing away from me. My heart went into my throat. The coaches went onto the mat, and rolled Adam over. He got his breath knocked out of him. After about a minute, Adam gets to his feet, and he goes back to the middle of the mat to finish the match. They start, and the whistle on the mat next to them goes off. Both boys thinks it is there whistle, so they stop and are at there feet. They think it is over. The ref signals to reingage, but Adam doesn't see it. The other kids catches Adam off guard, and rams into him, lifting him up, and slams him to the ground. This time, Adam doesn't get up again. He was laying on the mat. My first imstinct was to run on the mat and make sure he was ok. But I remembered what everyone kept telling me. All the guys at work, kept telling me not to go on the mat or my son would never here the end of it. So I sat there watching for what seems like forever, but I am sure it was no more than a minute. I could tell Lil' Adam was crying, so I knew somehting was wrong. As I sat there and watched the worst kept coming to into my mind, but I knew I just had to pray. So I sent a twitter, because I knew all my friends would pray with me. Finally Adam stood up, and the coaches helped him off the mat. He came and sat down with me and Big Adam and my sister. He was taking deep breaths trying to get his breath back, and he said his hand was hurting, so we got ice, and headed to get some ice cream because ice cream makes everything better. Adam was just bummed. He went from all the excitement of winning his first match, to not wanting to wrestle anymore. He showed me his hand, and he had alittle bump on it. We kept an eye on it, and he took a nap.
When he woke from his nap, his hand was even more swollan. You couldn't even see his knuckles. So I took him to the immediate care center. They said it wasn't broken, but she was surprised at how swollan it was. They sent the xrays to a specialist. Monday morning I kept him home from school, because his hand was still swollen, so I was going to get him into his doctor. The specialist called, and said his hand was fractured. So we went to the same specialist we went to a year ago when he broke his thumb on the same hand. So when the dr asked him what color cast he wanted he said Red (or course). Adam looked at me, and said, "Go Cards and Merry Christmas!"

So as of right now, Adam doesn't want to wrestle any more, but we will see how he feels when he gets his cast off in a month. As his mom, I don't want him to wrestle. It wasn't something I was overly exicted about, but it was somehting he wanted to do, so I suported that, and I encouraged him. So as much as I don't want to see him out on that mat again, I don't want him to quit either. I want him to get out there, and conquer that fear.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Vision Ministry Center Cardboard Testimonies...This is why we do what we do.

Cardboard Testimonies at New Vision Ministry Center from New Vision on Vimeo.

Sunday was an amazing day at NVMC. I came Sunday expecting great things. I have been working with the first impressions team, so at 1st service I stood in the back. Second service came around, and I was going to sit with my family, but I saw that seat after seat was full, so I grabbed my things, and I stood in the back with my husband and sister who gave up there seats as well. NVMC was full to the max with people coming to seek his face. Our faithful ushers and greeters put out more chairs so we could find a seat for everyone. I watched as the video played a message from Pastor on God's Love for us. Then one by one people walked on stage with cardboard signs showing what god brought them out of. It is because of his love.

Addicted Filthy Mess now Clean with God.
Hit Rock Bottom, now standing on the Rock.
A couple, lived together, did drugs together, now We pray together, married here 9-7-08
Hell on Wheels, now Holy Roller.
Brain Tumor "05 now winning threw Christ "08
Raised Muslim now Born again Christian
Raped at Age 10 now More than a Conqueror
A family of 4, (father)Loved Drugs, Alcohol, all kinds of sin, (mother)Marriage over, betrayed again and again, (son) Hated father, wish he would die, (daughter)Family in turmoil, don't know why now....(father)kicked out devil, God now lives in my heart, (mother)Restored our Love, now found a new start, (son) Love Dad now, He's someone to look up to, (daughter) Broken family restored with God's SuperGlue!

Then my Dad came on stage and help his cardboard sign that read, Drowning in Alcoholism, then he flipped it over, Now Sober is Christ!!! Wow, what God has done. I thank him for changing my dad's life, and for working in my friends lives. One by one, my friends at NVMC walked on stage and gave there testimony without even saying a word. These are all people that are special to me, my NVMC family.

As I stood in the back, I cried. Then Wings of Worship took the stage, and there was Anna Garcia, and Pastor David in the front. They just didn't get up there and perform mime, they ministered to hearts that day. They touched lives without even saying a word.

So many times we try to find words to express ourselves, when more often it's our actions and hearts that minister to people.

Sunday was a true testimony of why we do what we do. We invite our family and friends so that we can share with them what God has done in our lives. Our Pastor and leaders at NVMC pour so much out of themselves because it is what they have been called to do, and they have a heart to reach the city that is lost and hurting. Our volunteers give of there time, and serve because they know that people matter to God, so they matter to us. Our parking crew gives there time so that not one person pulls out of the parking lot instead of coming to church. Our Children's workers teach our children about God so that we can attend service and be touched without worrying that our kids are being too loud. That is why we do what we do. We do it so that we can share God's love with others, there is no other reason.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lots to update you on.

So Friday Adam had a wrestling scrimmage. This was the first time Adam and I got to see him wrestle. So my patents, my nieces, and Will and Lexi joined us to see Adam in action. As soon as I saw the first match, I was nervous. It was more aggressive than I expected. There was a lot of throwing around, and loud thumps. Made momma nervous. So when they called Adam's name, he walked out onto the mat, and took his position. Then it was on. It went so fast, and so slow at the same time. We were all cheering for him. I am not really sure of the rules, I need to learn about that. Alex yelled out, "Adam don't concentrate on anything but this!" It was so cute. They wrestled for 6 minutes, and then at the end, the ref raised Adam's hand signaling that he won the match. I was cheesin from ear to ear. This is Adam's first experience with School sports. I took a video with my phone, and I am working on uploading that to my blog. But until then, here are some pics. Adam was in grey. I walked over and told Adam how good he did, and some of his friends asked if I was his sister!! I am telling you, that was the best compliment I have received in a long time.
As we walked to the car, Alex told us, that if anyone hurt his brother, when he gets bigger he will beat them up.

Saturday, we froze!
I set it up so that we could have family pics taken outside on Saturday. Well, it was freezing cold. We went to the KFC Building here in Louisville. They have a pretty park, and apparently it if for there employees, because as we were wrapping up, security came and kicked us out. At least we got out pics done. But like I said, it was cold. Outside pics in November, wasn't my best idea ever.

Rockin around the Christmas tree.
Saturday night, I met my friend Erin at Garden Ridge, and we shopped for Christmas ornaments for my tree. We have a fun family tree with colored lights, and all kids of ornaments. But I have always wanted a theme tree. So we went with a peacock theme, because I love the colors in peacock feathers. Well I got it home, and the peacock stuff didn't look very christmasy, so I took those back, and went with black, white, and silver. And it is beautiful. I love it. Very elegant. Here are some pics.

Thankful for..
This morning Alex showed me a paper he made at school.

If you can't see it, he is thankful for his Family, Friends and God. And he drew God with a Big heart.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Little Adam's first Wrestling match is tonight. It is an inner squad scrimmage. Momma is alittle nervous. But he is very excited! We haven't seen him wrestle before. This is new for him, and we haven't seen him practice, so this is a new frontier for us. I will take lots of pics and post them over the weekend. I hope he has fun, and I am praying no one gets hurt :o)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

i will serve you while i'm waiting

About 60 days ago, our 70 days of ridiculous miracles started. Pastor asked us to make a list of Ridiculous Miracles we were believing for. I had a hard time with my list. I would write something down, then I would say, “With God, this isn’t really ridiculous”. You see, I have had some ridiculous miracles happen. My family was saved, me and my husband started serving god together, my father was baptized, my father was healed, my friends lives have been impacted and they have given there hearts to the Lord. God has sent special people into our lives. God has taken care of us Financially when there was no way. These are all things that seemed ridiculous before they happened, but then they happened, and I saw that nothing is too ridiculous for God, and because he has me, I know he can make it happen.

All this time, there was still something that I was believing for. I wanted to know my place. I saw people serving God in a place were they felt was right were he put them. The past 3 years that I have been at NVMC, I have served. I didn’t do it for a paycheck, I didn’t do it for recognition, I didn’t do it expecting anything in return. Having a relationship with God, and feeling his presence is an amazing experience. I didn’t want to leave church. I wanted to be there all the time. I remember Little Adam telling me one time, “Mom I wish we had church everyday!” So I started to serve because I wanted more of it, that feeling of being close to God. I have served ever since. I have been in the Choir, served in the children’s Dept, the nursery, First Impressions, Vision Care, Vision Athletics and any and all special events we had. I do not do it for man’s applause. I am telling you this because all this time, I wasn’t sure what his plan was for me, I wasn’t sure of my purpose. I knew I had one! I decided to serve him while I waited for him to show me my purpose. I didn’t serve him asking for something in return, but I do believe that I wouldn’t be were I am in him if I did not serve him.

(Deuteronomy 11:13-15 KJV)
(13) And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, (14) That I will give {you} the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. (15) And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

I served were there was the greatest need, I served when I wasn’t sure what he wanted me to do, I served him while I waited.

Are you serving him? Don’t wait to serve while you are waiting on him. Serve him, and it will change your life.

Serving him is my way of worshiping God! I serve him by showing others that they matter to God!

God is good. God has given me my purpose. I am passionate about it, and know he has placed me were he wants me. So in the 70 days of ridiculous miracles, he has given me mine.

While I'm Waiting :
By: John Waller

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Alex Says

Tonight Alex said, " I feel like I am about to give birth!"

lol, he cracks me up.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What will you sing?

I haven’t Blogged in a while. So here goes.

These past two Sundays have been amazing at Church. Two weeks ago, November 2nd, I went to first service, and during the first song I felt God’s presence. I know that he is there even when I don’t feel him, but this morning I felt it. I had some worry that I was carrying around. I kept telling myself that I wasn’t worried, but I just pushed it aside. So I felt God telling me that I can’t just push it aside and pretend it isn’t there, I have to give it to him. I went up to the alter for prayer during praise and worship. When I got back to my seat, Pastor Curtis and the Choir started to sing my favorite song, “To the Glory of your name.” This song has always ministered to me, and taken me to a deeper place in my worship. (I would love to have a live version of this on CD, hint hint) The song lyrics seem simple, not to knock Pastor Curtis’s writing ability, because we know he is gifted. It is a true worship song, and you really don’t need a lot of words for that, just to come from your heart. The song is more than the lyrics, it is the music, and it is a song that ushers in the presence of God. I really felt this was for me, because I hadn’t heard Pastor Curtis and the choir sing this for a while. Then came the Word. Pastor gave a word that I feel God had given me a glimpse of early that week. I really enjoy blogging, and sometimes I will think of something to blog about, and I will record it in a voice recording on my phone, so I can write about it later.

Here is my recording on 10/28/08 word for word:

What you put into you is what comes out of you. All day I find myself singing and humming songs that praise God. What you put into you is what is in you, and what comes out of you.

On Nov 2nd, Pastor talked about how we want God to help but we don’t want to walk in his word. We fill ourselves with things that go against the Word, and his will for us. We do it in the name of entertainment with the songs we listen to, the movies and TV shows we watch. These are some of the notes I took on Sunday:

· Every word you speak is powerful.
· What comes out of you magnifies what is on the inside of you.
· Watch what you listen too.
· Lyrics can live in your life.
· When you got junk in your life, you will sing his song.

When you got junk in your life, you will sing his song. Because I fill myself with his word, and songs that glorify him, I can sing his song.

When junk comes into your life, like a bad Doctors report, losing your job, death, or bills you can’t pay, WHAT DO YOU SAY? Do you ask God why it had to happen, do you worry how you will pay the bills, do you feel alone, and like no one cares, do you vocalize how everything bad is coming against you?

Or can you say or sing, “I call you holy, your name is holy, holy you are and holy you’ll be”, “Here in your presence, we are undone, here in your presence, heaven and earth become one, here in your presence, all things are new, here in your presence, everything bows before you”, “you were there, you were always there”, “You are God Alone!”, “When I think about the Lord, it makes me want to shout, Hallelujah, thank you Jesus, lord your worthy, of all the glory, of all the honor and all the praise!”

This past Sunday Pastor reminded us that you never know who is watching you. If you are at the Bar, cursing out someone, or gossiping you never know who is around the corner. We have to be more like him in our everyday walk, not just at church to put on a show for everyone, or if we bump into someone from church in public. Because it doesn’t matter what man thinks. We do need to be mindful of what we do, we are a reflection of him, and of our church. Ultimately, it matters what God thinks, and he sees you even when your alone, he knows your heart when you put up a front for others to see, he knows your thoughts when you keep your thoughts to yourself.

When I am in the car, or walking threw the grocery store, cleaning the house, or working, I hum and sing Christian music. Most of the time I don’t even realize that I am doing it. The funny thing is that it might not even be a song I have heard in a while, but it is in me. It is in my heart, my mind and my spirit. It’s not the music, it’s God. It’s his word that lives in us. What is in you is what will come out of you. If you have hate, anger, un-forgiveness, and judgment that is what will flow from you. But if you have love, acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion, that is what will flow from you. What do you want to reflect to those who are hurting and need to know this amazing man names Jesus, that came and died for our sins, and washed away our old things, and made us new in him.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Church Hoppers

Yesterday at church, Pastor told us about this group called Church Hoppers that go around to Church's un-announced and check things out. No one at NVMC knew that they visited our church a few months back. At NVMC, we know we have a good thing, but it is nice to hear it from someone who has no ties to NVMC. At NVMC, we are a church for people like you, so come and see!! Consider yourself invited.

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Here are some of the things they wrote. Check out article here.

The Church Hoppers
Music, marriage and a mosh pit

There was a lot going on in New Vision Ministry Center’s sanctuary.

Robotic lights pivoted on shiny metal trusses that hung over the stage. Huge woofers pumped out Gospel-infused rock while lyrics flashed on video screens.

But the Church Hoppers’ overwhelming first impression of the church was people. Folks were crammed into the modified gym up to the rafters, filling the room with expectation. It felt like a rock show. As the band played, the under-18 crowd surged forward to stand in front. Simple worship choruses flashed on the screen: I want to jump higher than before … I want to shout louder than before … I want to worship deeper than before … I wasn’t sure what jumping and shouting had to do with God, but it sure got the congregation energized as — yes — they actually bounced and screamed. In the midst of the passion and intensity, something happened to Zach. He tried to explain later: “I felt a Presence that I haven’t experienced in church since I was a kid,” he said. “It was actually kind of scary, like ‘I shouldn’t be enjoying it this much.’ I was clapping; I was feeling it … and yet I was really at peace with myself.” My skeptical side figures Zach’s experience was the product of music and emotions. But my Christian-idealist side hopes maybe he was sensing the presence of God.

The wedding in worship
I grew up in a conservative church where worship songs came from the hymnal and the preacher was in no danger of succumbing to excitement. So I’ve always been suspicious of Bible-thumping holy rollers. Yet I’m not completely cynical. Somewhere inside, I wish I could find as much faith in God’s power, as much passion for Jesus as they have at New Vision. There, it seems like anything could happen on a Sunday morning. Yes, I mean anything. Halfway through the service, Pastor David Boggs explained that a couple in the church wanted to get married, but they couldn’t afford the ceremony. So he conducted a wedding in the middle of worship, with a thousand cheering parishioners as wedding guests. “I sure didn’t see it coming!” said Zach later. “But hey, it’s celebration, and we’re all here anyway. It was really nice of the pastor to do it.” I actually choked up as I watched this couple exchange vows in the middle of a Sunday service. Boggs went on to preach from Romans 12:2, where the Apostle Paul instructs his readers to let God’s wisdom reshape their thinking. “Don’t look like the world; don’t act like the world — it’s messed up,” said Boggs. “We’ve got to learn to make decisions with the mind of Christ. There’s no addiction, there’s no boyfriend … there’s no job, there’s no financial problem, there’s no spiritual problem that Christ can’t conquer … I want this church to mature to the place where we all have the mind of God.” The pastor challenged his flock to renounce their sins, then move forward with the conviction that God would bring blessings as they followed him.

God may not bring “explosive growth” to the members’ mutual funds, but perhaps that’s not the big idea. Their passionate convictions might still help them through hard times — even a recession.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Starts Tonight

Road Rage

So last night, Jenn and I took Alex and Nate to the Zoo for there Halloween Party. We were about 2 miles from the zoo when we notice the right lane was starting to back up, we went up alittle bit and figured it must be for the zoo, so we merged over into the right lane. Jenn said the lady behind us was throwing her arms around, must not have been too happy. We sat in traffic for a bit, and finally pulled into our parking space. I was getting out of the car, and the car next to me was pulling in. As she pulled up, her window was down, and she said with a sarcastic smile on her face, "Oh look, we get to park by you too, after you cut us off." At first I was in shock, her kids were in the car, what kind of example was she setting for them. Then I tried to explain to her that we didn't know the line of cars was for the zoo, and as soon as we did, we tried to get over. But I couldn't even get it out. She rolled up her window, and ignored me. So we got the stroller out, and got the kids situated, and Jenn said, "and look we all got here at the same time". Really, did it make that big of a deal, did it inconvenience the lady that much to be upset to try to ruin a fun experience. Jenn was right, it wasn't that big of a deal. So after I wrote down there license plate (just in case Jenn's car got keyed or something :o)) we were off and had a fun night. As you can tell it still kind of bugged me, I don't like to think that I am the cause of someone being upset. But I have to realize that it really wasn't that big of a deal, and some people can find any reason to be upset. So I am blogging about it and letting it go. lol

So this morning Alex and I were dropping Little Adam off at school. There was a line of cars behind us. Little Adam said he forgot to have me sign something, so I pulled over and turned on my flashers. There was plenty of room to go around me. So I signed the paper, and Adam was getting out of the car, when a car behind me honked at me. Alex said, "No body honks at my momma!". It was so cute.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Alex Says

Alex gets a little frustrated when his big brother interrupts him when he is talking. Well last night, they were both in the kitchen, and Adam and I were sitting in the living room. Alex was talking and Adam started to interrupt him. Alex looks at him and very calmly says, "Adam, I will give you 20 cents if you stop talking." Me and Adam were cracking up.

This past week has been a very busy week. I was blessed to be able to attend every night of Camp Meeting this week. With work and Camp Meeting I didn't have any time to go to the grocery, so we ate fast food everyday this week. It got old very fast. So right after church on Sunday I went to the grocery. When I got home, Adam and the boys were not home, so I unloaded the car, and put all the groceries away. When Adam and the boys arrived, the first thing the boys did when they walked in was look in the pantry. Alex opened the door, and looked, closed the door, opened it again and said, "I am in food heaven." Yeah, it was pretty sad before, we had pretty much ran out of everything.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stress Busters

We have a special website at work that keeps us up to date on the transition of GE Appliance Park. We have had some announcements made in the past 48 hours, and because of that they posted a blog, "Coping With Change -- Daily Stress Busters". I thought some of these were interesting, and I just added some random thoughts of mine on some of them.

Have a massage. (Exchange massages with your spouse.) (um babe, I am going to need you to get on that.)

Change your routine when it might help refresh your life. Get up a few minutes earlier and go for a walk? Take a different route home from work? Wear your rings on different fingers? Order something different from a menu? Have dessert before your meal? (I like the dessert before your meal one, and I might switch up my rings, and see how it makes me feel :o) )

Learn to recognize the difference between complaining that reinforces stress and constructive criticism that helps. (Throughout this whole process, I have focused on my faith, and trusting in God. I try to keep people up to date on what is going on because it effects more than Adam and me. Alot of you out there have family or friends at GE also. I work with alot of people that has let this consume them, and distract them. Let me be honest, there have been times, but that is when I renew my mind, and I know that we are in his hands no matter what happens. I trust him beyond my own understanding)

Have fun. (I can say that in my family, we do have fun. Some of my most relaxing times have been just me, Adam and the boys hanging out and having fun.)

Choose an appropriate level of emotional involvement. Choose your attitude. (um, and appropriate level of emotional involvement. I am emotional. 90% of the time, I like that about myself. I think that it is one of my qualities. Some see emotional as a negative trait, not me. I think it is one of the things that make me special. :o) I am sure my husband would love it if I didn't cry at most movies. he always looks at me, and says, "Are you crying!" My most recent episode was watching last weeks ER when Dr. Pratt died. So instead of choosing an appropriate level of emotional involvement, I will choose to change my mentality, and just trust him!)

Remember happy times. Stroll through photo albums. (I love to take pictures and to look threw my pictures. The pictures are so much better than just our memory. It triggers the memory, and give detail to our memory. I can get lost in photo's and loose track of time, guess cause it's so relaxing)

Learn to relax, using prayer, meditation, yoga. (Prayer is a huge thing for me, and music. I recently got an iPod and downloaded some praise music on it, and I love listening to it. It helps me to renew my mind. I believe what we put in our head intentionally and unintentionally effects our attitude and mentality.)

Be gentle with yourself. Cultivate a pleasant environment. Surround yourself with what you like whenever possible, whether it is flowers or colors or pictures. Make a space for yourself where you can relax, alone or with others. (My space at work has things that I like and enjoy. There are pictures of my family, One of our invite cards from church, some motivational sayings, a craft project my son made for me, some frogs (not real ones, I like frogs), a bottle of sand from the beach(the most relaxing place on the earth), and some cards from my family and friends. Someone made a comment once that my desk was cluttered, this coming from a man that has nothing on his desk. These things are just things, but they remind me of something important to me, and that is relaxing)

Monday, October 6, 2008

That is my big baby.

This is what u will find Trinidad doing most of the time. He was actualy guarding the pork chops in the oven.

Camp Meeting...Be there

This week at Church is Camp Meeting. It is going to be awesome. Hope to see you there.

Visit for more info.

NVMC Camp Meeting
October 8-12, 2008

Set aside this week and make time to come to NVMC’s very own Camp Meeting. Make sure you bring a friend or loved one and be prepared to SHOUT! We will have dynamic speakers through-out the week. Speakers will include Pastor Darlene Bishop, Pastor Tony Stewart, Pastor Clint Brown, and Bishop Sean Teal.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Make sure you’re close to God so you know the crazy vision he’s given you is, in fact, from him and not that burrito you ate last night.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My heart this morning.

Before we go to bed at night, I go in each of the boys rooms and we pray. I started to do this, so that they can learn how to pray. I have learned to pray by listening to others pray for me and listening to them pray for other people. I have seen my prayers change as my relationship grows with God.

As my relationship with God continues to grow, my prayer time is more intimate, it isn't a list of things I want from God, there is no other way to describe it other than it is a conversation with God.

Last night, I fell asleep before I could pray with the boys. Alex was sure to point this out to me this morning. He said that since we didn't pray together, he prayed by himself. He was having a hard time getting to sleep, and he said he prayed to God that he would give him a good night sleep. He said the next thing he knew, zzzzzz (he was making snoring sounds). I told him I was so proud of him for praying on his own. I explained to him that because he asked God to help him sleep, God answered his prayer.

I wonder if Alex would have prayed if I hadn't been praying with him, or if he didn't go to Children's Church were they pray with the kids. If he had never heard anyone pray, would he have prayed.

Along time ago, during a very difficult time, I heard someone ask someone very dear to me if they had been praying. Another person jumped in, and said, "he doesn't know how to pray." Can you imagine what that would do to a person. Would he think there was a right and wrong way to pray, would he now pray at all. There is power in words, and thankfully someone else stepped in. The person that asked if he had been praying explained that there is no wrong way to pray to God, you just talk to him.

When I was saved, and started to pray I didn't know I just had to talk with God. I thought there was a right and wrong way to pray, and if I didn't know how to do it, I just wouldn't do it at all. It wasn't until I heard others pray that I learned that they were just talking to God. I didn't have to learn how to pray, I just had to learn TO pray. I am still trying to get comfortable praying out loud with others. I pray with the boys, and as a family. Like I said, I am still growing. The boys have heard me pray, and they are learning to pray. I pray out loud with my boys and my family, and I am learning to pray for others.

My Blogs usually starts with one thing that has happened (like Alex praying on his own), and I think about it, and what God is trying to teach me. Threw this, I believe he has showed me that I need to pray for others. I have family who isn't in church, has never grown up in church, at NVMC, we have people coming everyday that do not have someone to pray for them, and they may feel like they don't know how to do it. They will learn from us, Just as I am learning.

One of my family members came to church this week, and said to me, "I felt a warmth in my heart tonight. I have never felt that before." I knew that that was God touching her heart, she didn't know what it was, she just knew it was amazing and that she had never felt that way before. What did he say last night, "Things have never been like they are right now!" They are coming people. People who are hurting, and feel alone, and have lost all hope. They need God, and we need to be there to help them, and encourage them when others tell them, "There is no God", and "he hasn't changed you". I am so ready, and there is nothing I love more than seeing God work in peoples lives. Are you ready?

Tomorrow, about this time...Somethings gonna change!

Friday, September 19, 2008

He has Us

To reach (our goal), we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, not lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., physician

I think this applies to our walk with God also. At times it will seem easy, as if we are going with the wind. Along my sail with God, there have been those times were it was easy to believe in him, I could see him working in my life, and I could feel his presence. Then the wind turns, and you get a bad doctor report, or a friend or family member turns from God, you loose your job, or a tragedy happens in your family. I think in those times God tries to show us that he is there, but perhaps due to our Mentality we can't see it. Even if we can't see or feel that he is there, he is, and believing in that is Faith. Giving God the glory and not the enemy. The other day I was with a friend at the hospital, and another friend said God gets the Glory, not the enemy. And I thought, I have heard it a ton of times, but I had to be in the midst of something for it to hit me. The enemy doesn't have any power unless we give it to him. So we will rejoice in God, because he has us. We need to stay faithful, get in his word, (Sail and not Drift), don't lie at ancor.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Our Pastors

I can't honor Pastors and not mention another couple that means alot to Adam and I. Pastor David and Christel. The Vision that they have for NVMC has helped me and my family come to know God. Words can't describe how much I appreciate there support, encouragement and friendship.
The first time me and Adam came to NVMC as a couple Pastor came in the back before we left and introduced himself, and gave us some NVMC t-shirts. We were then a small church of alittle over 100 and you knew when visitors were in the house.

There are so many memories that stick out into my head that remind me of the love and kindness showed to me and my family.

Before my dad started to come to NVMC he was having alot of back trouble and had to have another surgery. Pastor David, Pastor Luke and Pastor Randy came up to the hospital and prayed with my father and sat with my family for the surgery. They really cared.

When I volunteered in the office, if Pastor saw me stuffing visitor bags he would stop in and ask how everything was going. He genuinely cares out the people of NVMC.

Those are a just few of the things that impacting the heart of my family.

I want to thank Pastor David for reaching out to Adam, and my family and being a great friend to him. Thank you Pastor for caring about me and my family just as I know you are about everyone at NVMC. Thanks for everything you have done for us, and just know that words cannot express the gratitude we have for everything you all have done.
I want to thank Pastor Christel for being a great example to the wives at NVMC, and for the women and NVMC. You have such a warm heart. Thanks for always taking the time that you do to share and encouraging word. You are a strong women of God, and I thank him for putting you in our life. (some one has to make sure David doesn't take Rocky and Scooby to the pound). lol Seriously thank you for all you do, it really doesn't go unnoticed.

Thank you both for being great friends, and for not being afraid to shake things up alittle bit.

Celebrate Pastoral Staff Blog Day

Today I want to honor the Children’s Pastors at, Demetric and Jennifer Norwood. Jennifer(Jenn) and Demetric (Dee) are not only the children’s pastors at, they are also very dear friends to Adam and me. Adam and I first meet Demetric about 2 years ago at the College and Career Scavenger Hunt.

My first thought of him was that this guy is too friendly. Lol. He looked like he was going to Alaska with his ear warmers. Dee and Adam get along really good and have a lot in common, so do Jenn and I. I met Jenn at the Impacting the Heart of the City Conference. Jenn and Dee are from Texas (hence the reason for the ear warmers in October). Dee was here on business when he stumbled on NVMC. He was on his way to another church, but was running late, and decided to stop in and check out NVMC because he had seen Pastor on tv. Dee says that from the moment he walked in the door he knew this was his church home. Can you imagine your husband calling you from half way across the US, and saying, “honey we are moving to Kentucky”. Lol. Well he did, and they soon relocated to Kentucky.

Over time Jenn and Dee have become very good friends to us. Not too long after we meet and started to get to know each other Jenn and Dee took the role of Ministering to the Kids of NVMC. They really get on the same level as the kids and have fun teaching them about God, and they have a passion for it. They are encouragers not only to the kids but also to their friends, and anyone they come in contact with. They have a level of integrity that as there friends we see in their everyday life. I see them as a couple that not only teaches the word but lives by it as well.

Adam and I are so blessed to have Dee and Jenn as our friends and as our children’s Pastors. I see a change in my kids. This past Sunday Alex was telling us that they learned about “changing your mind”. The kids are learning about Mentality just like we are in “big” church. As a family we are learning and growing together because of great leaders at NVMC who are passionate about teaching us Gods word.

A few funny things...
Thanks to Jenn, on occasion, I sound like I am from Texas. I have discovered that Texans pronounce there I's alittle different than us folks from Tucky!

For the longest time Dee thought I was hispanic..which was kindof funny cause I am mostly Irish. A big difference. lol. But I wasn't complaining since Adam is Puerto Rican and the boys take after him, maybe I don't stick out like a sore thumb with my husband and sons.

I asked Alex if he had anything to say to his Pastors. He said that he has fun with you all. I think that is a great compliment.

I want to thank Jenn and Dee for being great friends. For being there for us, and having fun with us, and for helping us teach our kids the word of God.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where were you?

It was a Tuesday, my first day back to work from maternity leave. I was working when we got a phone call saying that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. We keep a small TV in the lab, so we pulled it out and I remember seeing the second plane hit. When we found out that it was terrorism, I just wanted to be with my family. We kept the TV on all day as we worked, and I will never forget those images. The scary part was that it kept happening, one attack after another, and you were on the edge of your seat praying there wouldn't be anymore. We kept Little Adam away from the TV, because he was too young to know what was going one. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law lived in DC, and my brother-in-law worked for the government and we didn't know were he was working that day. We called our loved ones, and were releaved to know they were ok. There were so many other families, thousands who didnt' feel relief that day. There heart ached, and my heart went out to them. Someone discribed it well, "it was like time stopped that day". Everything stood still. The people sitting infront of the TV's, and the sky was empty. So today I remember 9/11, and all those effected, and pray for comfort, and healing.


Ok, so I have to brag on my husband because he is an amazing man.

The other day when we got home from church, he looked at me and said, "I want to tell the boys the scripture that Pastor talked about today. About how God didn't give us the spirit of fear, but of Power, and love, and of a sound mind." He explained how this can help them when they are scared to know that God didn't make us to be afraid. It makes me love him more and more everytime I hear him talk about God, when he reminds me of Gods word, and teaches our kids about God. Adam is an amazing husband and father, and I am so thankful for were God has brought us as a family and as a couple. I am thankful to the Men of New Vision for not being afraid to be real and for showing other Men how to embrace God and live his word.

NVMC, I love you guys!!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

He can't have my testimony

Sunday, along with my family, we shared our testimony with NVMC.

I know that God has truly done great works in my and my family. I know that he has truely blessed us. When we were first asked to share, I was excited to get the oppurunity to share what God has done, because I know it was all God. As the day got closer, the nerves started to settle in. I get really nervous in front of alot of people, and NVMC, ya'll are alot of people. :o) Amen. As I was talking with my family about Sunday and what we might be asked, I started to think, can our testimony do anything, can it really touch anyone. I soon realized that it was the enemy trying to take my testimony. He was trying to put doubt in my mind and tried to dirstract me. As soon as I realized this, I started to pray. I wasn't going to think about what might be asked, I wasn't going to worry if I would have the words, I prayed that God would gaurd my mind from the attacks of the enemy, and that God would give me the words that he knew others needed to hear.

As I stood in service Sunday as we worshipped him, I felt his presence. I knew that he would give me the words that I needed. I looked up and saw my parents walk to the alter for prayer, and I started crying because here they were again, depending on God. My husband put his arm around me, and I remembered, we are in this together. My mind was overwhelmed, in a good way. I felt all the emotions agian and was reminded of the feeling when my son was baptized, when I redeticated my life, when me and my husband responded to my first alter call together, when my father was healed, and my family joined the church, when my father was baptized, the first time we prayed as a family, when I heard my husband minister to my son. God is good, and all that has happened because of God.

I want to speak to those of you who are praying for your family and friends. Never give up. No matter where they are at, God can do all things. He is trying to use you, so move out of the way and let him. Let your family and friends see the love that you have because of God. Don't give up.

We are so blessed that he brought us to NVMC. Having been rejected by another church, God showed me that that is not what it is about. It is not about Rejection, or pointing fingers. It is about Love, Acceptance and forgiveness. This is what NVMC strives to give, That is what can reach people, That is what reached my family.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Alex asked me if I got my paint job changed. He meant my hair. lol

Here it is. Something alittle different. No red. Just dark brown and copper. I like the change.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My TNT Group

Here is a pic of our Team In Training group. Some of us are going to Phoenix in January and some are going to Disney. This pic was taken at our kickoff.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

God is Good!

Earlier this year my Pastor gave our church a Challenge to trust God with our Tithes, and be faithful for 3 months. Adam and I took that Challenge. Having not grown up in church we didn't understand how to turn that part of us over to God. But we wanted to give it all we had.

So we started Tithing on everything, and we started to see God work in our finances. I am a worrier, I guess I thoguht if I worried about it I could find a way to make it work. God was trying to teach me to count on him, and trust in him and not worry about it. So I tried to do that. There was one week in particular that we were tight. So that week, I didn't worry about it, I knew it didn't add up, but I know what the word says. We have been praying for checks in the mail and finding money. That week several hundred dollars appeared in our account. Part of me wanted to not doubt it and not question it, but I am the kind of person that if you give me the wrong amount of change, I don't see it as a blessing, I give it back. So I checked, and it was our Money!! Woohoo. Threw out those months, I we weren't wasteful, and because of that if we were in a bind, God worked it out. There were several times that checks arrived right on time, and we recieved our tax stimulus check. There was talk of layoffs at work, and the day the layoffs happened, I got a raise. A very nice raise. God is Good.

Then GE made the announcement that they were putting Appliance Park up for Sale. I have blogged about it here, FAITH, so you can read about that on my blog. You can imagine all the rumors, and attitudes at work. It was a huge test. It went from we are out of jobs, to get ready to move to China. We started to look at our options. Our biggest option was to move out of State to a better job market. The devil would love that, to get us away from a church that has changed our family, and taught us how to have a relationship with God. But we have been praying for jobs and better jobs. And about a month or so ago, GE announced that instead of selling the business, we would spin off into our own company. We won't be GE anymore, we will be a new company with a new name, but we will still sale GE appliances, and we will be in Louisville, and we will have jobs, and GE will offer more Jobs. Jobs and Better Jobs!! I was reminded of this this morning when I saw a friend form church who does security at GE now. He has recently been hired on.

There are times that the worrier in me starts, but I have to remind myself what GOd has done, and that is just the tip of the iceburg.

Adam just got a promotion and raise, and has a position that he enjoys more.

I am so happy that I have a pastor that was not affraid of talking about tithing, and gave us that challenge. God showed us that we can trust in him, and he will be our provider. I really believe that our faithfulness to him is the reason for our blessings. It is nothing we have done, just what he asked of us.

I was reflecting on this this morning and had to share.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I am running with Team In Training for LLS

Dear Family and Friends,

On January 18, 2009, I will be running a mini-marathon in Phoenix, Arizona! That’s 13.1 miles, and yes all at once. Luckily, I am not doing this on my own. I have joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Through this program, I have great coaches, mentors and teammates whose support will help me cross the finish line. I have a desire to make a difference in this fight to cure blood cancers.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was rated one of the top ten charities for having the highest percentage of funds raised that directly benefit research and patient services. I’m proud to be a part of TNT and fully support there mission: cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma and improve the quality of life for it’s patients and their families.

An estimated 823,349 Americans have blood cancers.
Every 5 minutes someone is diagnosed.
Every 10 minutes someone dies from blood cancers (an estimates 52,310 deaths in 2007).
There are approximately 50 different drugs being used in treatment.

We lost my mother-on-law and my grandmother to cancer. LLS has done so much for Cancer research and this is my way to help out, and make sure that no one else that I love has to face this disease. One of the greatest contributions of the Society is toward research. Significant progress has been made in the treatment of this disease, and researchers are now optimistic that they will find a cure within 6 years.

My personal goal is to cross the finish line having raised $3,600 and I know it’s possible with the support of family and friends like you! Please consider donating.

As I walk the 13.1-mile mini-marathon, you will be with me in spirit, and your sponsorship will inspire me to walk stronger and faster to the finish line. Whatever you can do to contribute matters…it all adds up! With over 75% of your donation going directly to research, you truly can make a difference.

If possible, please send your donation by September 12th so I can monitor my fundraising efforts. However, I will continue to accept donations until the day of the race.

Please visit my website at and make donations online, this is a secure site. Please forward this email to others who may be interested in donating. Sadly, there are so many people affected by Leukemia and Lymphoma, and there are a lot of people who would like to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and email me for my address.

Thank you so much for your support and generosity!

Angela Rivera


Thursday, August 14, 2008

a thought...

It is sad that someone can be so lonely while surrounded by so many people.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Day of School

Adam's First Day of Middle School. Can you believe it....I can't. He was so excited.

He rode the bus for the very first time. We are dropping him off so he can ride to school with Ashley who is a sophmore this year (can't believe that either). When we dropped them off at the bus stop, it was just me and Alex. So I took him to his school, and it was wierd just taking Alex. For 6 years Adam went to that elementary school, and for the past two years they were there together.

So the First day of school was great, other than me thinking of them every second of the day, but that is not so bad.

Alex says he likes school. He has lots of friends in his class, but he still missed his brother. The first day of school he said he had 5 girls chasing him on the play ground. Oh brother.

Adam loves Middle School. Such a relief to me. He has his own locker, gets to change classes, and he is in Orchestra. He plays the Violin, and is saving for an Electric Violin. He going to school with some of his friends, and has made some new ones. Yesturday he got a good ol' circle yes or no note from a girl. His dad was so proud. lol. But Adam has always told him, If your in sports you can't have a girl friend, cause they will mess your game up. lol.

Alex doesn't have home work the first week, but Adam had his first homework last night. He had to add fractions. Brought back memories. Least common denominator. Not fun. I am good at math, but it wasn't fun having to go threw and check to make sure they were all write. This could get challenging.

So right now, they are both loving school.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Family Fun Time

Last night it felt so good outside. So we all went out into the back yard and threw the ball around, and played with the dogs. I got some good pics of Laila and Trinidad. Looks like this weekend is going to be nice. Looks like we might have to take a trip to the park.

Check out the pics I posted on my Flickr account.


Check out Trinidad's Doggyspace. Oh yes my friends...there is a myspace for dogs, and I am all about that.

Trinidad's Doggy Space

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Puppies!!

Happy Birthday to you, woof woof...
Happy Birthday to you, woof woof...
Happy Birthday dear..
Lucy, Rocky, Scooby, Noelani, and Tyson...woof woof
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

One year ago today Laila and Trinidad had Puppies. It was an amazing experience. We helped Laila give birth to the pups, we watched them come into this world, and we got attached to them over the next 6-8 weeks. We took care of them, and played with them every waking minute, and some sleeping ones. They all have good homes, and we get to see them and hear stories about them. We love our dogs, and we have a special place in our heart for the puppies. So over the next week, we will be visiting the puppies and taking them there Birthday Presents.

Enjoy the pics.

The Puppies are Born!



Scooby and Rocky

Check out theses posts from last August.
Puppies Have Arrived
The Boys Name the Puppies
Were are the puppies at??
Caught Red Handed

Monday, August 4, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Twitter Account

I had to set up a new Twitter Account today. So to my twitter peeps, I am now..Angiegirlrivera

Friday, August 1, 2008

Alex says...

Alex: mom I think I need to go to the gym to work out so you can see my scabs.

Me: scabs?

Alex: (Pointing to his stomach) Yeah Scabs.

Big Adam: Your abs?

Alex: Yeah, that's what it is.


To Twitter or Not to Twitter

So day 1 without twitter. Felt kind of lonely not having my twitter peeps to share little things with. There were so many times I reached for my phone to twitter and it wasn't there. So I started to think, does it really hurt anything.

The reasons I considered stopping..
Am I giving too much info to people. - Sometimes I feel I put too much of myself out there. Is this another one of those times?
Is it effected me actually blogging. - I love to blog. Blogging I do for myself, not for others, and not for comments. I do love that people read my blog. I think it gives people more insight into who I am.

Why I twitter...
Sometimes you just need to tell someone something that doesn't necessarily require feedback. Some of my favorite twit times are the on going conversations on twitter with my twit peeps. This morning on my way to work I notices gas went up to 3.89. hello, wasn't it just 3.69 or something. That is ridiculous, I reached for my phone to twit, but forgot I deleted my account. (Remind me, why did I do this again)

There are things I blog about that are too long for twitter. There are things like the shock of gas at 3.89 again that I wanted to twitter about that I wouldn't blog about.

It fits me. I blog, I load almost all my pics on Flickr(some public some private), and I twitter. I really don't mind putting myself out there, until someone hurts me, but I always bounce back. If you read my blog and don't like what I blog about don't read it. If you don't want to see every picture I took from summer vacation, you don't have to look, and if you don't like how I twitter, don't follow me. Remember it is to give you insight on who I am, not what you perceive of me, or what others tell you of me. Some will like me, others won't. That is ok.

I like to hear what everyone is up too, not to be nosie, but just to know what my twitter peeps are up to.

Is it really that big of a deal? No, I enjoy it, it doesn't hurt anything or anyone, so twitter peeps, I am back.

Alittle insight on me,,,I analyze, can you tell. lol

Thursday, July 31, 2008

So Long, See ya, It's been fun.

I deleted my twitter account today. It was fun while it lasted. Making some changes, so I thought I would say goodbye to Twitter for a while. See ya'll tweets in the real world.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Salsa = Fun Times

So we went Salsa Dancing with a friend of mine, Erin and her boyfriend Bobby. Erin and I went shopping Saturday for a dress to wear since the lesson was part of our date night. So we wore our dresses and heels. We quickly discovered that that was probably not such a hot idea. Salsa is a workout. So next time we will be better prepared. But we did have a great time. We learned the basic steps, and learned a turn and some spins. We are going back this week, and I will take more pictures of us actually dancing. Before you know it, we will be pro's. We will at least have fun trying.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Middle School

We registered our oldest son for middle school yesterday. I can't believe my son is going to be in middle school. Middle school life is such a huge difference from elementary school. He will have his own locker, and he can't take his book bag to class, he has to keep it in his locker. So I am worried he won't have what he needs in class, or that he will forget his locker number. The mother in me is going to worry about everything. But I am sure he will be OK. I really liked how they addressed the kids more than the parents. They asked them questions, and explained things directly to them. I think that really helps them feel more responsible. It will be like sending him to school on his first day of kindergarten all over again.

Monday, July 28, 2008


iphone vs. Tilt


Are you Cuil?

A new search engine launched today. Cuil (Pronounced Cool) claims to search 121,617,892,992 web pages.

I love Google, I use Google several times everyday. It is the home page on my Mobile device.

I will give Cuil a try to see how it out performs Google.

Is Cuil Cooler than Google. We will have to see.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Last night, Little Adam asked if he could get on the computer when we got home. I told him he would have to get on the laptop because our PC is pretty much shot. He said, well we have had it for a while. I told him it is like 6 or 7 years old. Alex said, it's been 6 years since you got me, almost 7. You got me a long time ago.

Mission to Get Organized

You know my mission to get organized, well I finally got the Calender up. I bought one of those desk calender and tore off the month of July and put it on the frig. It has all of our important dates on it, and I added any other important dates to the other months and put it away. It is much better than a dry erase calender, because I can write events months in advance, and don't have to worry about anything getting erased. This way, we can all write down things we need to remember, and we can all see it. I feel much better already.

What to Wear

Saturday night we are going to take a Salsa Lesson with a friend of mine and her boyfriend. This is a first for all of us, and should be pretty entertianing. What do you wear to take a Salsa Lesson??? On TV they dress up, I don't want to be out of place. Any body know??

To cut or not to cut, that is the on going question

I almost lost the battle yesterday. My husband was this close to taking the boys for a haircut. I have a feeling it will come to that before school starts. Little Adam has curly hair, and you can really see it now that it is getting longer. I am going to take him with me Saturday when I get my hair colored to see what my girl (that is what we call our hairstylists) thinks we can do with his hair. He is going to Middle School this year, so we have to make sure is is pimped out and looking good. lol

Monday, July 21, 2008

Planning a Birthday

We are planning a birthday party for Alex, and I have a big problem. I love to entertain, and would do so much more of it if my husband loved it as much as I do. I love the crafty, Do-it-Yourself decorating, and just going all out. We have done everything from a basic birthday party to a Carnival Birthday Party (which was my favorite). I am having to hold myself back because Alex is going to be 7, and while I am sure he will love anything we do, I have to make sure it is more on the big boy side, and less on the cheesy side :o) I love giving them a day that is there day. So i am going to log off of Martha Stewart's website, and take Alex to Card and Party Outlet so he can pick out his birthday theme.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Delemia in the Rivera House

The boys have been going to the barber shop to get there hair cut with Daddy every Thursday since they got there first haircut when they were 1 or 2 years old. The boys have decided they want to let there hair grow out some so they can do something different with there hair. This is a big deal, because it is driving my husband crazy. Little Adam's hair is curly, and you can see the curls since it is getting alittle longer. Alex's hair is straight, so he will be alittle limited to what he can do. So right now, momma is trying to keep there hair fixed so daddy doesn't freak out, and take them to the barber shop. Two weeks ago, was Adam's first trip to the barber shop with out them, and Adam's Barber, who he has been going to since he was little, was shocked to see the boys weren't with him. So we will see what happens. I asked Adam to give me 6 weeks. 6 weeks to let there hair grow out alittle so we can do something and see how they like it. We don't know what we are going to do yet, so we will see what we come up with.

Alex's First Haircut

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The rest of our Vacation

Our last day at the Beach. We drove over to Destin, and the water was clear and the waves were high.

Then I got stung by a Jelly Fish. Adam insists it was just a fish bite. lol So we played in the sand alittle bit.

That night we went back to Pier Park and Did some shopping. We went back to the Beach Shop so the boys could spend there money. They had there picture taken with a baby Gator, and then we went to ride go-carts. The next morning we were on our way home.

The End