Friday, November 12, 2010

fun times

I thought I would post here to see if anyone still reads blogs or if FACEBOOK is the way to go. We try to post on Facebook all the time but I can come back to blogging if you prefer.. just let me know.

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Come see us at the Clarkston High School craft show tomorrow from 9-3
Next weekend at the Holly Faire in Clarkston heights Fri - Sat
and watch for our Christmas photo shoot the first weekend in December!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

crAZy LoVe

I have to brag on some friends that GOD has showered me with... they show me CrAZy LoVe everyday and I mean it.
Traci, her willing heart, sweet sweet spirit and constant smile blow me aways and lead me to Jesus. Holly with her get it done attitude and willingness to get down and dirty and then dress up like a lady and go out on the town, you ground me. Malea- always willing with a smile to help out in the store even when you are in pain. Stacey, Stacey, what can I say, you are mad talented and full fun fire, you made this move possible. Annie, Wendy, mom and morem you dedication, heart and love carried us this week.
JAMES- we are going to rock this new space!

So...I am just going to be honest.... my new job, mike's ankle, mom/dad going to Jay's/Minne and the move to the new store has sent me to the edge and I am going to fall off. I need rest, I need to know that oh yes GOD is in control, I seem to have lost my way and its dark.... I am really trying to remain in joy.... but well you know how it goes sometime!!!
thanks for praying.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

what do you know another blog post this week

Mike made it thru surgery, instead of a 30 min procedure, it was 1 hr 45. I almost got panicky. They did a great deal of repair to the torn ligament and he made it thru, one screw removed, two and a bolt inserted. A cast for 4-6 weeks and non weight bearing. WOWsie, we need some grace with that healing Lord.

Work was good tonight but each time a patient passes on, its hard, I pray for the family and for the person. We are all affected.

The store is looking like a store again! If anyone wants to pack boxes and unpack boxes, we could use your help on Saturday.

Hopefully going to a Beth Moore study tomorrow. I am learning so much and want to really go and soak in under her teaching.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

quick hello

I am supposed to be doing some work or sleeping but instead my mind is racing 100 miles an hour
I have been on three days off from my "real job" and working like crazy at my fun job
The store is now empty, thanks to some really cool dudes and a big moving truck.
The paint is almost done thanks to Dana and more dudes
Tomorrow the tile will be set and the carpet will begin.
Hopefully by Thursday nite we will be a "store" again
My van is full of slot wall, and trim and boards, we have the furniture lined out and ready to be
placed. then the fun errr horror begins as we pack and unpack and decorate.
Its very exciting and awfully overwhelming as well.

I want this store to be a safe place again to create, and design and remember. To bring in photos that make us proud and make us smile, to make pages and projects about those we love. That is why we have a store.

In the meantime Mike is having surgery again on his ankle. My dad will come home from Chicago and then leave again for Minne in just a few days. I know that Mike has a great surgeon and God is in control its just one more hoop for us and Mike. He is also preparing to go to Wisconsin to a speciality hospital for OCD. There are only 2 hospitals of this kind in the US. I hope that he is willing to make this work, we are at the end of our rope as a family.

I will be working starting tomorrow straight thru till the 5th of July. I will have to depend on GOD, and my hard working friends, pals, customers, and saints to get us packed, moved, unpacked and running at the store....

Now... the other exciting, keeping me awake idea.... we have a dream... I know you have heard this before and waaalaaa we opened a scrapbook store.... well... the next logical step for us is a RETREAT CENTER where we can host scrapbooking, quilting GETAWAYS!!!!!!!!! stay tuned

Friday, May 7, 2010

job update....

I will do my best to just give the facts.
1) I got my notice on Monday. I accepted a "Transfer to the Boise area, Region 3/4" and begged to not be placed in the Processing center aka call center.
2) got a no response from the Div Admin that my only option was the processing center
3) emailed program mgr asking for clarification
4) waited for a few days no response
5) HR girl calls to talk.... had I wanted to talk to her in the first place I would have originally emailed her.... not happy
6) called program manager again
7) still no answers
8)find out today that cubicle mate to the left has been assigned to the job I wanted and he is still on probation and I have almost 7 yrs of service
9) get a phone call offering me an interview at a local hospital. (pays almost half but its a foot in the door and I wouldn't have to commute 6 hrs away)
10) call about another job prospect today with a reputable local company.
11) completely spent emotionally. On the verge of really angry as I was lied too over and over by the HR people.
12)thankful its the weekend.

My interview for the hospital is Monday at 10:30, I would need them to offer me the job that week as I have to back out of my transfer option by 5pm on Monday the 17th
thank you for listening and joining in my petitions.....

Monday, April 26, 2010

Job/family update

I wanted to do a quick update in case anyone has come back from the CrAzY loVe blog party that linny hosted.... We were given our verbal notice on April 6th and were told April 18th we would have it in writing. In the meantime many changes have taken place and I can't but hope that God is moving mtns on my behalf... we were then told Friday we won't know till May 3rd.... I am reminded deep down that this is just as much as the process as the answer for me.. its about me Trusting God and dwelling with Him and not trying to do something on my own. This Psalm says a lot to me, I hope it is good for you as well Psalm 27

4 I'm asking God for one thing,
only one thing:
To live with him in his house
my whole life long.
I'll contemplate his beauty;
I'll study at his feet.

5 That's the only quiet, secure place
in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,
far from the buzz of traffic.

6 God holds me head and shoulders
above all who try to pull me down.
I'm headed for his place to offer anthems
that will raise the roof!
Already I'm singing God-songs;
I'm making music to God.

7-9 Listen, God, I'm calling at the top of my lungs:
"Be good to me! Answer me!"
When my heart whispered, "Seek God,"
my whole being replied,
"I'm seeking him!"
Don't hide from me now!

9-10 You've always been right there for me;
don't turn your back on me now.
Don't throw me out, don't abandon me;
you've always kept the door open.
My father and mother walked out and left me,
but God took me in.

11-12 Point me down your highway, God;
direct me along a well-lighted street;
show my enemies whose side you're on.
Don't throw me to the dogs,
those liars who are out to get me,
filling the air with their threats.

13-14 I'm sure now I'll see God's goodness
in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
Take heart. Don't quit.
I'll say it again:
Stay with God. -The Message

Thanks for stopping by and praying, its not over and I so appreciate you being on this journey with me

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Long time no post. Please forgive me.... I seem to spend time updating Facebook and neglecting this lovely blog that has been so important to me...

My dear pal Linny at A Place call simplicity... is having a party. I decided to play... here are a rules..... please do a blog post asking for prayer. In case you are feeling shy about sharing your prayer need, you can start your post by telling your bloggy friends that your post is in response to this Crazy Love Challenge.

My request is pretty simple. April 8th me and my 16 co workers were notified that our jobs were ending in our little town on May 18th. We were all offered jobs in Boise which is 6 hrs from home. We would have to learn a new business and be placed in a call center setting with very strict and unpleasant work issues. Though I am grateful for the continued job. It isn't going to work out for my family. My husband suffers from serious major depression and can't be alone for long periods of time. Moving 6 hours away isn't really an option when we are rooted here, own a home, I own a scrapbooking store and more. There is a chance that I could work just 2 hours away in No Idaho Coeur d'alene and do my same job. Our boss is trying to get some positions approved. My hearts desire is to stay here, make the same or better money and have excellent health insurance. I am open to what God has. My second choice is Coeur dalene and my last choice is Boise during the week and home every other weekend.

I want what God wants. I want His best. I am listening to his heart. It would be such a stretch for us financially to have two places to live. I want to support more orphans and give more to those God wants us too. Just today I stepped out and helped two families... I hope that I was listening to him heart. We didn't have the funds but I knew that I needed to give.

Would you pray with us? Would you pray that a decision would come soon, that there were be Peace, that the Father would speak clearly to my family my management team and more.. Thank you. I look forward to praying with you all playing this Crazy Love game. I can't wait to report back a praise!!!!!