29 October 2008

Sometimes He Lets It Rain

There is no doubt in my mind that our Father in Heaven loves each of us. As a matter of fact, I know He does.

But sometimes, He lets it rain.

Today is a hard day for my principal and her family. They said good-bye to Jessica - their precious daughter, niece, grandaughter, wife, and young mother of 3 beautiful girls.

Today in that family, He let it rain.

And even though the rain may continue for awhile, there will be a time when the rays of the sun shine through. That is because His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, understands the pain and the sorrow of this rainstorm and He is there for each member of this precious family.

He is there for each of us - even when the rains pour. And for that, I am grateful.

I love you, Sandy! You and your family are in my prayers.

Learn more about Jessica's story here at The Kaylor Journey.

Learn more about how you can help eradicate breast cancer at the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

23 October 2008

A Different Kind of Tag

Joy received this tag and then passed it on to anyone brave enough to do some self-reflection.

Well, I'm pretty brave so I thought I'd try it myself and then issue the same challenge for anyone who stops by here to complete this challenge.

After you complete the challenge, leave me a comment so I can visit you and read what 3 things you have listed about yourself.

Here goes... 3 things that make me a beautiful woman:

  1. I can make others laugh
  2. I am comfortable talking to anyone I meet
  3. I have the ability to come up with an idea and pull it off at the last minute

So, what about you? Go ahead, give yourself some credit and share a few things that show how much YOU ROCK! I can't wait to visit you~

21 October 2008

D's Choice!

I decided that my give today would be a "choose your own" gift (kind of like those "choose your own adventure" books that are so much fun to read when you're a kid).

And since D (my SIL) is the one who got me started with blogging and keeps me on track with staying current, I decided that she would be the person I give to today on day 6 of my challenge.

So, D.... you get to "choose your own gift" from the choices below as my way of saying thanks for keeping me on track with my blog and for putting up with me when I mocked you about blogging. I'm glad we're family and you can see beyond my shortcomings!

And now, will you choose...

#1 Super Scrapper
(includes: paper, stickers, embellishments, mini scrapbook)

or will you choose:

#2 God Bless the USA
(includes: patriotic decor and pillows)

Claim your gift by leaving me a comment with your choice. The world eagerly anticipates your answer (by "world" I mean the small group of friends and family who stop in here at B&K every once in awhile!).

20 October 2008

The Gift of Giving: Day 4 and Day 5

Day 4 = Birthday bucks for my brother-in-law...

Day 5 = Fall decorations for a good friend...

Get the details at my 29-day challenge blog

19 October 2008

Books, Time, and Milkshakes



and Milkshakes...

...how do they go together?

They are great gives that make people smile!

Giving a gift every day has been so much fun already - and it's only day 3! However, it is even more fun when you are purposefully plotting and conspiring for good with others!

For example, my "see-ster" (aka: my sister) whom I call "Mabel" (there's a reason!) helped me out tonight and we had a blast!

Now, B and I are formulating plans for future gives. This is fun since we plot and plan well together (probably one of the reasons we have such a strong marriage!).

Check out the specific details for my Day #2 and Day #3 gives in my 29-Day Giving Challenge by going to my challenge blog.

And if you have any ideas for a great give, share it!

16 October 2008

The 29-Day Giving Challenge... I'm in!

After reading about the 29-Day Giving Challenge at Saucy's blog, I made my way over to the challenge home page to learn more. Now, I am proud to say that I have joined up myself!

The point of this challenge is to give something away to someone every day for 29 consecutive days. What you give does not have to be something you buy.

In fact, the best gifts are often those gifts from the heart that cost nothing at all (except for some time and consideration!).

So, the challenge is on and I have completed Day #1!

What did I give on Day # 1?
Dinner and a Donation!

To read more about my daily gives, pop over and checkout my
29-Day Giving Challenge blog.

Better yet, don't just read... jump in and start your own challenge to give!

13 October 2008

Maddy's #1 (as in, 1-years-old!)

Our little niece Maddy just turned 1 (how did that happen?).

Check out the slideshow of Maddy and her birthday cake at our scrapblog!

We should all enjoy our birthday cake so much!

07 October 2008

An Award? For Me?!?

How sweet, I was given an award by D!

The excitement, the head-held-high, the honor, the... rules.

Rules? Did you say, rules? That's right, rules. I shoulda known, nothing in life is REALLY free!

And since I follow rules SOOOOOO well, here's my best attempt!

First, I have to answer the following questions with one-word answers (and one word only).

  1. Where is your cell phone? purse
  2. Where is your significant other? couch
  3. Your hair color? colored
  4. Your mother? kind
  5. Your father? silly
  6. Your favorite thing? sleeping-in-late
  7. Your dream last night? none
  8. Your goal? healthy
  9. The room you're in? messy
  10. Your hobby? procrastinating
  11. Your fear? failure
  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? anywhere-with-Brian
  13. Where were you last night? parentals
  14. What you're not? fake
  15. One of your wish-list items? children
  16. Where you grew up? Air-Force-brat
  17. The last thing you did? showered
  18. What are you wearing? clothes
  19. Your TV? on
  20. Your pet? Salty
  21. Your computer? works
  22. Your mood? sleepy
  23. Missing someone? Yes
  24. Your car? SPICY
  25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
  26. Favorite store? Target
  27. Your summer? short
  28. Love someone? definitely
  29. Your favorite color? red
  30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
  31. Last time you cried? yesterday

Now, I have to nominate others (supposed to be 7, don't know if that's possible...)

The bloggers that I'm nominating are (not a total of 7...Danielle took some of mine!)


02 October 2008

Quilting for Others

I love being part of something that touches the lives of others!

As part of a service project for our church, I was able to learn something new, I was able to laugh with friends, and I was able to provide a service that will help others during a time of need.

What could be better... friends, fun, and being an instrument of the Lord to bless someone else!

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