Monday, October 12, 2009

Vehicles, Vehicles, Vehicles

What do we do with them and sure don't know what to do without them! It seems when one goes the other has to follow! LOL
Did Junior church on Sunday again had 5 children. I'm doing a theme I've done before but at another church called "Fall into God's Word" it's a fall theme about the Bible. But it seems I add to the theme's I've done before each time I redo them! I'll try to post pics, they have to be from my phone because I lost our camera!
Those of you that read this blog please pray about an opportunity for a children's ministry conference in the area where we live. It's going to be brought before at least two Ministerial Associations possibly 3 in the area (McDonald, Imperial, Robinson)these Associations include different pastors from different churches these towns I named are just the main place it includes several smaller towns in these areas . I feel God is helping in the planning of it. It's been a thought running around in my head for awhile. If any of you would have ideas for speakers please contact me. Also if anyone has ideas for vendors etc. please let me know. I'm going to try to get a website for it up and going soon. My pastor hopefully will be taking a packet of information God helped me put together to one of the meetings hopefully this week! Please pray God will help us in this endeavor! Also if anyone is close to the Pittsburgh area and would like to join us I will let you know the details when we really get our first one put together!
Well, I'm a bit tired so I'm going to sign off!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Happenings

Well alot of water has been rushing under the bridge (not just running actually rushing!). I'm back to doing junior church on Sunday mornings now. Kinda like I used to do before I was married. It's quite different not getting to sit with my hubby in church anymore well for the next two months then I get time off!
I guess one reason why I haven't been on here is I forgot my login info and I've been on Facebook more often than here!
I don't really have time to post everything that has happened in the last few month being that it's been interesting. My husband will be having a surgery on his foot to correct a bone issue that has caused him excruciating pain over the last several years. We just went and had e-xrays and found out what was happening. Although I know God is able to heal him and who knows maybe when they go for the cat scan it'll be healed! I'm trusting God! It's been quite discouraging cuz when it rains it pours! But O well God is still in Control of everything. ( I just need to remember this!)
Well I've got to get back to work, maybe I'll post a bit more later!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Need to catch up on here a bit!

Well it's been over a month since I last posted! I guess you could say I've been too busy! Well actually facebook has taken over! LOL
Well let me see what has happened in the last month....... I've worked......I've cleaned.......we've traveled to Nelsonville and back.........worked some more! O ok. Well My few veggies plants in the front yard are doing very well I'll soon be harvesting tomatoes and peppers! I never did get the rest of my garden in at my friends house just too busy!
This week started Clinton Camp so I've been running back and forth between clinton and McDonald where we live it's only about 15-20 minutes so not that bad of a trip and it's nice to be able to come home at night to our own bed instead of staying in a cabin that always seems to be a halfmile away from the bathroom when ya need it! LOL I love camp! I really do.
Well i suppose that's all for now. Can't think of anything else to write at this second!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Enjoying a day off!

Well today is my last day off now till the weekend so I'm trying to use it wisely in cleaning and laundry! LOL Bud was mowing the lawn and saw a black and yellow snake (YIKES!!!!). I hope it's gone because I need to work in the flower beds as well as get some more garden stuff planted! So much to do!
Yesterday for youth we only had 3 young people plus and Bud and myself but we still had it anyways. If we cancelled for all the times we only had a few the devil would always win! We can't let him do that! We also only had 3 for children's church but we had a good time anyhow! The kids were trying to get out of me later what happens in the continued story of Pilgrim's Progress and I just told them they would have to come back next time! LOL They went Oooooh!
Bud was all excited that the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley cup! They're the only Pittsburgh team he'll root for! And we only live 20 miles from Pittsburgh! LOL
Well just wanted to update on here a bit! We'll be going to help out at a youth camp the end of next week for the weekend. We're gonna get to go canoeing! YAY!!!! Bud is in charge of the youth for the closing weekend of camp! Seems like our summer is filling up so fast with stuff to do. We've got 2 youth get together's this weekend one on Friday one on Saturday. Keeps us hopping! Well I gotta run! TTYL

Monday, June 1, 2009


Well yesterday was the kick off sunday for Junior Church we're doing a theme on Heaven called the New Jerusalem Tour and had 7 children present and hopefully more to come!

Then for youth we had 10 young people plus the pastor's wife, myself and hubby! We've only been having around 3-4 usually so that was a big encouragment and they all seem excited to get into it and we're planning some youth fun things like a bonfire/singspiration and a table game night and stuff and then at the end of June will be the South Eastern Ohio youth camp in Nelsonville that we may have a few that might go to that so that'll be a new experience!

It's so encouraging to see God move! He's been working in both of our lives and I know especially in mine He's been showing me places where I need to move up and to do better. He's a great big wonderful God!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Musings from the Library!

Well I guess it's been awhile since I updated here don't have much time anymore!

I start doing junior church tomorrow so I've been preparing for that (in between being sick!). I'm doing a theme I did before but I'm enhancing it and hoping it will be better the second time through it's called "NEW JERUSALEM TOUR" it's all about the sites in heaven.

Last weekend we spent at our families cabin back up in the mountains here in PA. It was fun except the pump on the well quit working so we had to haul water from the creek about a half to a mile down the road! It was fun though. We went wading in the creek it was so cold my skin turned red! Although it did feel good because it was hot all weekend. Then on Monday we attended the Reitz family reunion I hadn't been there for 2 years so it nice to see everyone.

Last week Bud was sick for three days and missed work and now I think I've got a touch of it. I've been up and around but not feeling so great! We've been sick so much I think we keep giving it back and forth! Maybe I should start sleeping on the couch! LOL (just kidding!)

Well i guess I better not stay on here too long I have some more visual work to do for junior church tomorrow I just wanted to update a little!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend!

It was good to get away and visit my parents for a few days. We'll be heading back home to PA today and back to work tomorrow. My mom has been trying out some new Taste Of Home recipes and a casserole cookbook I'm gonna have to get it has some delicious looking recipes in it!
My home church in Salem here had good services yesterday Pastor Grabill with God's help does an awesome job!
I also joined face book this weekend and didn't realize how many people I knew that were on there!
Mom and I plan to go garden shopping today. And I'm also to be getting my wedding photos! I'm so excited It's been almost 5 months that we've been married. I guess they've been done for awhile but no one could get a hold of us!
Well that's about all for now I'll update again later. Not much to write!
I will be starting Junior church in a few weeks and our church is in revival with Bro. Joe Smith this week. Hopefully I can make it with mine and Bud's work schedules!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Warm Weather here we come!

Well It's been awhile since I posted on here so guess I better update. It just never seems I have enough time to do everything!

Bud and I were sick with some kind of flu bug this week guess we share and share alike now! We're better now but he was off from work 2 days with it and I was off 1 day (didn't hit me as hard as him!)

My tulips are finally blooming and they're so pretty, I really need to post some pics on here but it'll have to wait till Mother's day weekend I guess!

I'm still working 3 days a week like normal. I have the weekends off well from Friday till Tuesday off. That's like having a mini vacation every week except it's usually filled with housework and errands as well as a piano student on Fridays.

It's to be in the 80's all weekend so we're gonna see how warm our house gets since we don't have air conditioning. We've already turned the furnace off due to low oil so it's been pretty chilly I think it was 50's in there when i got up this morning but we'll be glad for that when it gets to the 80's!

I'm wanting to put in a garden but am not sure where to put it the land that we live on is in a weird shape and there's an open lot next to us that belongs to the golf course which is behind us. So I may just put it at the back corner of our house and if it's on their property they are not using it anyways!

This weekend is the church singspiration at 2 pm it's fun to do. I think we're planning one just for the youth at the end of may we'll have it on a saturday afternoon and then have hot dogs and stuff afterwards. Our friends Eric and Becca usually come too and Bud and I and Eric are going to try to start a group together. I'm sure it will be fun. Bud and I are to sing for a youth get together in May also. We all love music so much.

Well I better scram I've got lots to do today! TTYL

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A snow storm in April!

I woke up this morning to snow covering the ground here in PA! But it's April! (And it's still snowing!) I'm ready for spring.

There has been so much going on around here it's hard to put everything down. Kevin (my youngest brother) graduated from Marine boot camp 1 1/2 weeks ago. He's now in North Carolina for combat training!

Keith my older brother will be graduating from Recruiters training in May and then will be moving to Florida with his wife and girl.

Well I'm working today and my lunch break is over so gotta run maybe I'll update more!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Visiting with the In-Laws and a Birthday!

Today is Bud's birthday he turned 26 (says he's old! LOL). We came to visit Bud's family for a few days. We've not been down since January so it was nice to get away! I think we're coming back next week for another visit and a concert I think!

I went out today and got Bud his favorite kind of cake, Ice Cream cake from DQ!!!! We're having tacos for supper at A. Sharon's.

It's been relaxing so far and we're having fun but we'll be heading home tomorrow for work on Thursday.

I like it down here it's very relaxing and it's so warm!!!! I'm not sure what the temp is but it's quite warm!

Kevin graduates from boot camp next Friday. I really wish I could fly down and see him but can't afford that right now. He starts his crucible tomorrow so if any of y'all think about it pray for him it'll be the worst 3 days of the whole boot camp it's where they earn their, Eagle, Globe and Anchor. Also Keith is in recruiter training in San Diego, California and he needs prayer too. If Keith does not pass this training he will get deployed immediatley to Afghanistan! Otherwise he'll be stateside for 3 years and really that would be great especially for his little family in the last 3-4 years he's been deployed 3 times all for 6 months tours, 2 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan.

Well I guess I'm gonna get off here and get back to visiting with family! (seems still a little strange that I have in-laws now! LOL It's great I love them!) TTYL

Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend Happenings!

Well our weekend was pretty full. I cleaned alot on Saturday. Sunday we had our pastor and his wife over for dinner which went very well despite all of my woes about it! We had ham and sweet potatoes and corn and salad, (didn't have desert because they were going to a b-day party afterward and so they would get cake there!).

I'm actually writing this from work I found out I was allowed to get on the internet while on my lunch break so that's how I'm doing this.

It was so beautiful over the weekend and then I got up this morning to cold weather again UGH!!! I want it to get warm to stay! I'm anxious to start planting things and making the outside of our house look nice! (not that it doesn't but y'all know what I mean!)

Bud's work is going to 7 days a week at the end of March Ughh! (well he won't be working Sundays though he's already put his foot down on that a couple times and they're pretty good about it!) A commisary in Cleveland closed (He works for Brueggar's Bagels and I guess they call it a commisary!) So we'll both be staying pretty busy even though my schedule hopefully won't change that much.

The youth and I discussed names for the group and came up with S.W.A.T - Servants With A Testimony. We're going to try and go out calling this weekend. We've got the faithful 3 now and we really need to get more in not just for numbers but because it's what we're called to do! I did get some encouragement at church yesterday during a song and the Pastor's sermon was pretty good too! 2 of our youth boys and their grandmother sang the song "God on the Mountain" and it talks about how that even in the valley He's still God! That's so true and sometimes it's really easy to encourage someone else but when we get there ourselves it's a total different story and we don't see the way out but during his sermon yesterday the Pastor said "a valley is just a mountain turned upside down." I really like that phrase!

Well I've got to get back to work! TTYL

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Beautiful Spring days!

I've been sweating up a storm cleaning my house with the doors and windows open it's got to be like 70 degree outside! Beautiful just gorgeous!

I've been staying busy being a housewife and now I've been working my new job for 3 weeks I'm finally starting to get used to and am not quite so sore! LOL

Well can't stay on for long. If y'all think of it pray for my husband and I we are in need of some encouragement with the youth group who has dwindled down to 3 young people coming! They need encouragement also! We have been praying God will intervene for us and really get a hold them and set them on fire for Him! We also want a revival in our own hearts and not only want it but desparately need it!

Well have to go! TTYL

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Weekend!

Had a baby shower for my cousin Regina who is due in April with a baby boy! Turned out pretty good. Aside from a few mishaps along the way. I had baked a cake and was going to decorate it for the shower and brought it out to Mom and Dads along with fruit for a fruit tray. I got all the fruit cut up and stuff and got ready to mix up the fruit dip and had washed the beaters and was putting them back in the mixer not thinking about it being plugged in and accidentally hit the power button and it sucked my bad left hand right into it. By the time I got it stopped and got my hand pulled out one of my bad fingers (the ring finger on my left hand) had a pretty bad cut (probably could have used a few stitches) on it right near the fingernail. Along with two other cuts one lower on that same finger and one on the middle finger next to it! It hurt pretty bad. So I guess I'll remember that it's not a good idea to try and add fingers to the mix! LOL O well could have been much worse if I hadn't been able to get my hand out in time! It's still pretty sore today but pretty much stopped bleeding and starting to heal up!

Well, my hubby and I are heading back home to Pa this afternoon probably pretty quick so I guess I better go and get our stuff together! (I had fallen asleep at the kitchen table after we ate the cake that I did finally get decorated (ended up decorating it for my parents birthdays which were in February! LOL).

Well Better go. Got lots to do this week but glad for a day to relax before going back to the grind! LOL

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Praises to the Lord

I want to publicly praise the Lord for supplying me with a job! I got the job at the bulk foods store and it's only like 10 miles from home so it's not that bad. And they are working with my schedule otherwise also!

Well I know that this post is short but I have to go grocery shopping and get home and clean the house and such! (wifely duties LOL) Bud's working right now and won't be home for a couple more hours yet I suppose (since I never know when he's coming home because they work odd hours!)

We were to see my parents yesterday and enjoyed our visit even though we had a bunch of business that took us there so we were running all day! LOL

Well gotta go my time's up here at the library! More later!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Short Sweet and to the Point!

Well this post is gonna be short but just giving an update on what's been happening in our world.

My dad got released from the hospital on wednesday late so my parents came and stayed at our house for the night. He's okay and getting back to normal. However we also found out that my aunt who is a school teacher in stoneboro is very sick. She had an emergency surgery on wednesday I believe and she's still not out of the woods. Please pray for her (Bonnie Ritchey is her name)!

I went and put in an application at a minnonite bulk foods store that's about 7 miles from our house and it sounds pretty promising! Also my aunt called last night to say that the school wants me to bring in some flyers and business cards for piano lessons and they'll pass them out! And then I got an email about a nanny job thats just three days a week which is all really want! So continue to pray that the Lord works things out!

Well so much for short and sweet! Gotta go!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What a whirlwind week!

It's been beautiful weather as far as temp goes this week so far! I've had the windows open twice I would today too but we're not home!

My dad has been in the hospital this week due to an upper resparitory infection that we thought was a heart problem again. He's been undergoing stress tests today but has been in the hospital since Monday night. Thank the Lord for giving him a touch so that he is starting to feel better.

Bud and I have been doing all kinds of running around trying to get our new vehicle which is a Grand Jeep Cherokee! PA laws are nuts and they're driving us nuts anyone else have an issue with that! Have to go through so many loops and laws and regulations! LOL O well such is life and the government!

I've finally got 2 piano students so that's a little income for me but not nearly enough please continue to help me pray that I either get more students or I get a job!

Well I better go got lots to do today with all this running. My hubby is in this library somewhere just don't know where!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Visiting with In-Laws

Bud and I went to Logan this weekend to visit his family! We had a blast.

Bud preached the Sunday night service and we sang.

Saturday we went shopping (me and the girls!) we went to Texas Road house to eat and then went to the mall. I got a new shirt and skirt and stuff from Bath & Body works.

We had Christmas with them on Friday I love the gifts I got, a candle melter(with wax melts), Recipe cards, picture frames, and a liner for a recipe basket I got as a wedding gift.

They were videoing me yesterday while I was sleeping because I was snoring they said they were gonna put it on U-tube! LOL Then Bud had to use that as an illustration in his sermon last night! LOL I guess that's the first of many family illustrations!

Well, we're heading back out to Pa today. So I guess I'll go for now I'll update later. I still don't have a car since our little accident so I won't be able to get out much still till we can get to my parents and get their car! LOL


Monday, January 5, 2009

Everyday Happenings

Guess there's not really much to add to my blog since last time.

Mom and Dad came down on New Year's Eve and spent the night at our house and then stayed all day the next day, mom was helping to sew curtains for our living room, I still need to finish them but haven't found the time to yet.

Bud had Thursday and Friday off last week so it was nice to have him home for a couple days.

Please continue to pray for my job situation, I have a lead that I'm working on just finished a resume tonight that I'm hoping to get into the agency and hope that everything works out!

I think we're going to my parents tomorrow for over night since Bud has Wednesday off. Mom's missing her kids pretty bad with Kevin being in boot camp and I'm now an hour and half away and Keith and his family are clear back down in NC!

Well I better get moving I have to pick a few things up at the grocery store and get back home!