Friday, June 19, 2009

In case your wondering..../Happy Father's Day

In case you are wondering where we have gone...we are in Myrtle Beach! It was a very last minute planned trip, but a much needed one. Let me start at the beginning of the week. Jason had to take the varsity basketball boys to camp at UTC for 3 days, mon-wed of this week. So, that left me by myself going crazy with kids. However, due to a last minute cancellation and a very good friend, I got a call on Monday with an offer I couldn't refuse! I almost called Jason to squeal about what a great deal and vacation I had secured for us, but I thought, how fun would it be to suprise him when he got home on wed.? And that's just what I did. I had everything packed and loaded in car with driving directions along with a Happy Father's Day card waiting on Jason when he walked in the door. The kids and I said "we love you, now go get in the car"! (This is a huge deal for me, I've never pulled off a suprise with out him finding out in the 16 yrs we've known each other). Off we went! We left at about 6:30 wed nite and I drove for a little over 8 hours straight! That was ok though because Jason and the kids slept most of the way. Even though this is Jason's father's day gift, I need the get-a-away too. We are having the best, most relaxing time. It's beautiful weather here and the kids have been fairly well behaved.

Now onto Happy Father's Day. Most of you who've been to a crowed beach know that you see allll kinds wondering up and down the sandy shores. This week I've seen men who are tall, short, fat, thin, handsome, and some who hit every limb on the ugly tree on the way down. Looking at all the men passing me by I have thought to myself how blessed I am that Jason is my husband and the father of our children. He is not perfect, but he is perfect for our family. He is more than I could ever ask for and much more than I deserve, but God somehow brought us together and has guided us every step of the way through our marriage and blessed us with two beautiful children. I love him with all my heart. My soul is for Jesus, but Jason has the rest of me! I don't tell him enough how much I appreciate him and everything he does for our family, but I don't know what we would do without him. He has more than honored the vows we took almost 14 years sickness and in health, in good times and bad...he has honored me all the days of our marriage. He is a christian role model to our children. He loves the kids all the time, but is a disciplinarian when he needs to be (which is a lot with Cohen sometimes). I can't say enough good things about him, I am truely a blessed woman. Thank you God for bringing Jason and I together, and thank you Jason for being the man you are.

Now, back to the beach. We had a little excitement today while we were swimming. Look closely at the pic of the water. See that dark line a little way off the shore. Well, that is a large school of fish that sharks were chasing! The lifegaurds made everyone clear outta the water in a hurry when they saw them. The most we've ever worried about on our trips to the gulf of mexico were jellyfish! With that being said, I think I do prefer the Atlantic Ocean here over the Gulf. The sand is still white but not powdery (so it doesn't stick to EVERYTHING) and the shells here are AMAZING! With that being said, it's dark now and the kids are ready to get the flashlights and nets out to go crabbin'! We will see you all back on the mtn. soon!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Setting the Record Straight!

Hi everyone out there in blogland! Boy have I missed you guys. It's been well....interesting to say the least around our house the past month. I don't really know where to start. There have been so many rumors started and spread around this tiny little town about me the past few weeks I can't begin to address them all. I can't get into details, but I just want to say that they are ALL lies. I have been accused of something I would NEVER, EVER do for many reasons. First and foremost, I love the Lord and though I am a sinner I would not and did not break a sacred commandment. second I love my family more than anything on this earth and would not do anything to hurt them or put them in jeopardy. Anyone who really knows me knows the truth by now and I do not hold a grudge against those who have spread these rumors (Thank you Luke McKay for your message yesterday at church). All I ask is that you speak to ME personally before you speak of things you really have no idea about and if you hear someone else speaking of things they know nothing about to defer them to me. Sorry to get into that, but, I had to get that off my chest! I also wanted to say thank you to my family and friends who have supported me through this mess. If it were not for you guys and the good Lord giving me strength, I think I would crumble into a million pieces. Even through this sadness and confusion, God has blessed me and my family far beyond what we deserve. I am so grateful to get to spend time with my little boy, who's about to start kindergarten soon, and my little girl, who has always been a mommy's girl. And I have gotten to do so much work at the church, all for HIM. I ask you all to continue to pray for my family and for our VBS this week. I hope that the Lord will claim some more victories in lives for HIM this week. May the Lord bless you all!

PS- I just wanted to send out a special thanks and love to my husband, my sis Freda, deanie and wayne, aunt kay, gail, crystal, all my cousins and my friends-Lisa, Jenny, Tammy, Deedra, Kim, Keri, and bro. Luke. I can never repay you all for your love and support, but I promise I will never stop trying!