Friday, July 24

Glorious Ruins Concerts

My band, Glorious Ruins will be performing two concert (so far) in the Dayton area this August.

August 15th
South Dayton Presbyterian Church
1180 E Alex Bell Road
Centerville, OH 45459

(seating is limited for this concert, so please RSVP by either)
phone ~ (937) 433-1022
email ~

August 16th
Basore Road Grace Brethren Church
5675 Basore Road
Dayton, Ohio 45415

Tuesday, July 21

Prayer Need

Please keep Tim in your prayers this week.

He has TWO scheduled interviews.

- Wednesday morning, 9:00AM

- Thursday afternoon, 2:30PM

Either one of these would be such a blessing to us, so please keep Tim in your thoughts and prayers as he interviews for the first time in over 5 years.
Thanks so much!!

Saturday, July 18

What they get JUST for being CUTE!

My MIL gave us a coupon for a new donut shop that just went up down the street from us. We had never heard of them before, but figured a 'Buy 6 - Get 6 Free' was too good of an offer to pass up - even if they were only so-so!
So, we ran a couple of errands and took the kids there after we were done. They walked in with there eyes big and mouths open

- they KNEW where WE were!!!

The lady at the front asked if they wanted a special surprise . . and filled two little bags with donut holes! The boys were SO happy! Peter and James both told her 'Thank You'! and Tim and I made our oder - amazing donuts!! I'm a 'fritter freak' and just LOVE the apple/cherry fritters . .and they had one that looked like a giant rose! It was so good! So, while we were wrapping up our order, the lady threw in another bakers dozen of the donut holes for the boys - what a special treat! She was super kind! We will definitely go back soon!

Thursday, July 16

Creation Museum

We have received so many wonderful words of encouragement, cards, letters and even monitary gifts during this duration of Tim's job loss. So many wonderful, gifted and generous people have gone above and beyond to help us in anyway possible. One of those (of many) gifts was a couple days ago. . . .
In our church mailbox was a card saying, "you've been through the ringer, go have some fun!" with a $100 bill in it. We don't know who it was from, there was no name on the card, just a generous person, full of God's love.
Tim and I talked it over - we could either
1) Go out somewhere really nice (and $$$) and 'blow it' on a super great date . . . .OR
2) Take the whole family out to someone special, far away, and make a whole day of it!

So, we choose the FAMILY DAY!

We packed up the boys early in the morning, (not telling them where we were going) and headed out to Kentucky to the Creation Museum!!!
A most WONDERFUL place to go!

The boys just loved the museum - and we just beat the stormy weather! After we were done inside, we grabbed a bite to eat at 'Noah's Cafe' and then headed to the museum shop - we had enough $ to let the boys pick out a toy of their choice - and OF COURSE, they both picked out dinosaurs!
The museum, itself, was pretty packed - so these pictures are pretty much from outside of the museum - but cute, just the same!!!

Peter, looking out at the gardens.

The Wibbly-Wobbly Bridge . . . Peter really liked it!!

Tim - however - wasn't super excited about going over it with James in the stroller!

Mommy and Petree!

Petting Zoo Fun:

James wasn't so sure about this whole 'touching animals' thing . . but he got the hang of it!

Ahh. . . Baa-Baa to the rescue! (James always loves him a good baa-baa!!!)

Peter has never seen a camel before, so he kept referring to it as a 'BIG SHEEP'!

He did get to feed it, though - and that was pretty cool to him!

James - on the other hand - not so thrilled with being that close to a camel!

James, 'baching' at the chickens and roosters.

We had a lot of FUN!

Monday, July 6

Happy July!!!

This month we celebrate the freedom of our country.

We should always be in prayer for our country, and for her leaders.
Tim and I do not care for how our leaders are leading our country. It grieves us to see where our money is going to and supporting.
We, however, know that the Lord is in control, so we choose to celebrate our TRUE freedom