Saturday, June 21, 2008


Here I am! I'm not really MIA. :) I've actually been busy doing bunches of stuff and have even gotten quite a bit of sewing done lately. YAY!!! Some days I haven't even had the computer on (wow for me, I like to check e-mail!) but I thought I would pop on here really quick to share a few pics of our smiley little girl who is growing up way too fast! She is already 8 ½ months old and is trying with all her might to crawl but she hasn't gotten the hang of it though she really enjoys standing up. She often tries to let go and doesn't quite realize that she can't walk yet. :)

We also just got one of our trucks painted and lettered. We are really excited and pray that God will use it as a means of top of mind awareness and advertising. We went with a branding logo from our mentor association that we are a part of so now we are, Chase Air 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating!

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Five Years Ago...

I've had this post in my drafts for awhile because I had wanted to put some wedding pictures in it but couldn't find my cd's and I was too lazy to scan ones onto the computer. ;) So finally I found one cd and I am able to post a few pictures.

Here we are five years later, it seems hard to believe that two weeks ago today we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. So much has happened since then, building a house, no job, first baby, new job, another job, another job, second baby, contractor school, license test, miscarriage, started our company, third baby and the list goes on...

God has seen fit to keep us together, strengthen us and grow us through the good times and bad. He has taught me many things and I am grateful that I can be a wife to Charles and a momma to the children He has blessed us with.

I really get a kick out of how little everyone looks. Five years can change people a bunch, especially children.

Now we have our hands full with our own blessings. :)

All in all now we are just an old married couple. ;) He affectionately calls me fuzzyheaded momma and in return he is fuzzyheaded daddy. He used to be my fuzzyface when he had the beard but now that it's gone we just kinda changed it. And lest anyone think that I was a domineering wife and made Charles shave, I didn't, really I couldn't. He did it all by himself (okay, maybe with a little encouragement from PTP) but I kinda enjoy the new look. :)

Love you sweetie!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Out of the Ordinary

It's so refreshing sometimes when something out of the ordinary happens. Last night was one of those times. I woke up from my Sunday afternoon nap (yay! I got one!) to hear the loud rumblings of thunder. I got up but it was very bright and sunny outside but the thunder continued to rumble. Then about 10 minutes later the wind came. Boy, it was blowing hard but it still had some sunshine. We loaded up in the car and headed to church. After being in the car for about 5 minutes it started to drip drop. To the south over the trees the sky was black with lightening bolts flashing. Creation is such a wonderful conversation piece to talk about God with the children, I am very thankful for it. As we neared the bridge you can see this enormous expanse of sky, the north side of the sky was this glorious light with bright white clouds and rays of sunshine beaming down. On the south of the sky it was pitch black with gray clouds and lightening. The horizon was literally cut in half and you could see both of these skies at the same time. Oh for a wide angle lens it was really awesome!

So as we crossed the bridge we crossed into the delouse. As we arrived at church the rain is just pouring down and even if you had had an umbrella (which we didn't) it wouldn't have helped one bit because the wind was blowing the rain where you got wet vertically and horizontally (does that make sense?)! We dashed about 15 ft up onto the front porch where you would think you would be dry but the rain was coming in sideways and the door was still locked! Brother Robert had just arrived before us and was hurrying around unlocking all the doors. So once everyone was inside we were just having a great laugh at each other because everyone was drenched and everyone had lovely wet hairdo's. We were all supposed to sing an extra hymn as we waited for Brother Chris to get back from preaching at the Williston graduation service, well, that didn't happen. Brother Chris arrived after 6:30 but we were all still drying off and drying up the rain that had come inside the stained glass windows. That wind was blowing hard! As we were there I just looked around and laughed to myself because we were just having a wonderful time of fellowship looking like drenched cats cleaning up rain water and thought that there was no place on earth we would all rather be than right there together at church. We were all able to thank God for giving us all safety in the rain and for being able to come together.

Lately we have been reflecting on the fact of just how grateful we should be for our church fellowship. Every time we see Brother Peter at church we are reminded that in many places people cannot meet together for church freely. We take it for granted so often that we have a fellowship and we are allowed to go to that fellowship without persecution three times a week. What a wonderful blessing God has bestowed upon us! Then as we look around and miss Sister Edna now that she has gone home to be with the Lord we are reminded that we don't know how long we have here and that there are those who are too ill to be able to come up to the house of the Lord and it makes it that more precious. I do not exaggerate when I say that every day, at least once, both C & C ask me or tell me when the next time it is to go to church, whether it's Sunday or Wednesday. Charles and I jokingly talked that we can tell what the children's priorities are by what they ask for: where is Daddy/when is he coming home, can we go to Nama's house and when can we go to church! I pray that God will help us keep their hearts tender to those desires always.

So I guess it really wasn't that out of the ordinary but just a refreshing time together with God just giving us a different atmosphere for our ordinary trip to church! :)