"... And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Friday, May 29, 2009

my 'Newton' girls

Yesterday we went out to eat then back to the Sheerer's house for Keri's birthday.  Tommy made an amazing cake (that he should totally enter into a contest) & we opened gifts.  I would say it was a very nice night.  I think it's so funny that when I look at all the pictures I took for the night I have 103 of the babies and maybe one or two of lance.  When their are kids around is there some type of gravitational pull from your camera to them????

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

how do ppl make it in life w/o sisters

KERI ~  I know tomorrow is your birthday .... but I don't know if I will be home all day ;)  So here is my wonderful post in honor of you!

amazing woman of God
caring mother
faithful wife
an incredible sister

very sneaky
pretty blunt
super competitive
breaks tension w/ 'too soon' jokes


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

my other sister

My other sister Mikes had her wedding shower today!!!!!!  Last year I flew down to Florida to watch Michaelin and Remy get married on the sunny beach!  They never had a shower or ceremony in Michigan, so some of the ladies from the church wanted to bless them.  The shower was beautiful (it was decorated w/ lights and everything) and everyone had a wonderful time.  Mikes even cried a couple times LOL ... it could have something to do w/ the baby on the way ;)  I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
a picture of mikes, remy & baby

Thursday, May 14, 2009

it's not midnight yet

My brother Chris is TOO MANY things.  He is an amazing dad.  He is the ONLY man perfect for my sister.  He is the hardest worker I know.  He has helped me out so MANY times I can't even think of them all.  He does not care AT ALL what people think of him.  He is hilarious.  He is so generous in so many areas.  He will tell you the FACTS about anything (even if he doesn't really know).  & finally HE LOVES THE LORD W/ ALL HIS HEART.  Happy birthday bro ... love ya ;)

who will sign?

I want to start a petition that bands all feeding of birds off of your balcony in an apartment complex.  If you have you're own home ... please feel free to feed all the birds you want.  However ... every time I leave my apt. there is bird droppings everywhere.  & When I go for a run .... I have to literally dodge the crap on the ground (and sometimes I have to dodge the actual BIRDS).  At first I just thought that maybe the birds like the ponds around my apt. complex .... BUT then I found the culprit.  She lives a few doors down from me and was feeding the birds bread off her balcony.  It seriously was ridiculous how many birds were around our place.  Put aside the fact that I hate birds and I KNOW they are out to get me, Let's think of our shoes!!!!  Who seriously wants to go outside and step in junk?  NOT ME.  I have decided to start a petition to stop this insanity!  Please support my cause!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

bragging rights

I feel like every single blog I post is either about Lance or my nieces and nephew.  However, I can't stop ;)  So here is yet ANOTHER post bragging on my favorite boy!  First I'll start by saying he planned the perfect birthday date!  We went to my favorite place to eat ... mongo, then to Kart to Kart which was my first time going (sooooooo FUN), then off to Romeo (yes, Romeo) to their high school to see High School Musical ;), we ended the night w/ a movie.  He knows me so well!  The next day was mother's day so we had a bbq over Chris and Lori's house.  Lance watched the kids so that all the moms could eat first.  WOW I HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN TO THE PART WHERE I BRAG ON HIM. ... here it is.  I wasn't feeling good yesterday and called Lance to complain about it.  When I got off work he was at our friends house about to start a bible study, so I headed home.  I walked in my apt. to find that he had cleaned the entire place (he came straight to my place after work to surprise me) ... which included dishes, taking out the trash, straightening the place, he made a pot of coffee for me & left on my table a bouquet of flowers (Iris ... my fav. ... and daises because the Irises would not bloom for a couple days) w/ a note that made me melt ;)  I am so lucky!  Sorry I talk about Lance so much on my blog ... but I have waited a long time for him :)
Ready to Kart it up
Lance w/ the kids ... look at Alina lol .... is she a model posing for this picture???? ... and Isaac .... is it nap time????

Friday, May 8, 2009

you see the ribbon ... right?!?!?

It's been a pretty long running joke in our family that I NEVER wrap my gifts to people.  Whether it's birthdays, Christmas, or special days, I just never get around to actually wrapping the gift.  Usually they will get the gift in the bag I bought it in or if they are super lucky ... a gift bag.  One time Lance said it was kinda cool that I had my own thing, but then took it back and said lazy cannot be my thing LOL.  Now, I know that I am not making myself look amazing right now and that this is not a good trait for me to be posting on my blog ... but I have to give a little background before I can brag on Lance.  He bought me 2 cards for my birthday and just LOOK at that wrapping job!!!!!!! 
Oh & and I just wanted to thank Lori, Keri & Aunt Linda for the wonderful posts in honor of my birthday!  I love you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

fun in the sun

found a lake by the skate park
enjoying the view
he is so handsome ...
... & a dork ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

the rules

When Lance and I went to John King's Books, I bought a book 'Billy Graham Speaks!'.  It's quotes, thoughts and excepts from Billy Graham.  It's pretty amazing.  Here is a lil preview ...


The Christian life carries with it grave responsibilities which cannot be met without following certain rules.

First:  You should read your Bible daily.
Second:  Learn the secret prayer.
Third:  Rely constantly on the Holy Spirit.
Fourth:  Attend church regularly. 
Fifth:  Be a witnessing Christian.
Sixth:  Let love be the ruling principle of your life.
Seventh:  Be an obedient Christian.
Eighth:  Learn how to meet temptation.
Ninth:  Be a wholesome Christian.
Tenth:  Live above your circumstances.

Friday, May 1, 2009