Thursday, March 12, 2009

So Much For Spring being Sprung...

Project 365 March 12, 2009

Wow.. It was so cold! And it was really cold in my house today. That is what happens when you make a mistake and turn the heat off because it was so warm last week! Shiver Me Timbers!!!

Happy Thursday!

P.S. Please pray for Eric Fliyah. He is 20 years old and was taken to the hospital Monday only to find out he has cancer. They thought it was lymphoma, the latest news is that it could be a germ cell tumor. It is a large mass that has cause liquid to surround his heart, and causing him to have trouble breathing. He starts a hard chemo tomorrow.. even if you don't know him... please oh please just lift him up in your prayers. He is a great young man who loves Jesus and believes he will get through it!!! Thanks!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Has Spring Really Sprung??

Project 365, March 11, 2009

I don't want to get to cocky with the whole weather thing... driving down the road I am noticing some pretty big buds on the trees... my tulips are sprouting all over the place!! Dare I say "Spring" I think we could all use a little sunshine. I think sun helps you recover... Don't you?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

She's So Far Away...

Project 365 3/10/09

I seem to spend a lot of time looking at Bethany's empty bed.. (BTW Joey slept there last, she won't like this picture..) But I know she is going through such a rough time right now and I don't know how to make it better. I try to give advice on things I don't understand. I love her so much and know that God is going to do such great things in her life, the things she is going through are temporary, but I know they are huge and very hard for her. What is a mom to do... BUT SEND A CANDY CHEER PACKAGE!!! :) I Love Her So Much!!... And have I mentioned she graduates from college and nursing school next month!! WOW!!
I can't possible be old enough to have a daughter who could be about to get a bachelors degree.. I am sure that is what you are thinking... All I can say is that you are right!! :)
But I would not change a thing in this amazing young woman's life!!!

Retreats are SOOOO much work!!

Project 365 3/9/09

To get ready to go to a relaxing weekend of scrapping with the girls should not be this hard... Page packs after Page packs... and I am still no where near ready for the weekend!!

Joey Had To Have His Chicken and Noodles!!

Project 365 3/8/09

He really does not eat like this, except when he has been eating at Baldwin (School Cafe) way too much! Would you believe he took a tub home with him too!!

And I had to get Taylor over here to feed her too... it is her favorite!!

Family Game Night!

Project 365 3/7/09

Family game night was fun... Although Bible challenge seemed to be a lot funner to me before Joey started theology and old testament in college!! I still won!! :) Then we played another game that forced me to drink water and whistle Jesus Loves Me at the same time. In the end the girls won, even though the guys were much better at Charades!!

Joey doesn't have to challenge everything does he?

Begging won't help!!

Praying won't give you a win!!!

What is he so excited about... WE WON!!!

Time To Catch Up!!!

I really got behind... even missed a few days. I am pretty discouraged about it.. but I am going to try to stick with it!!
3/1/09 Church was great. We talked about hope and getting encouragement from His word!!
Project 365 3/3/09
Oh Chipotle... My friend Gwen met me there for lunch today, it is great to get to see her during the day!!!
Project 365, 3/4/09
Please tell me this dog is not seriously into this basketball game!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jeffery Allen McDonald

Project 365, February 28, 2009

I knew what to expect... I asked Abby to get a picture of Jeff for me, and I specifically said, I want a good picture, not rock band, not gangster... I want a good one!! I should have known this is at I would get when she ran back upstairs....

In all seriousness.. Jeffery is an amazing young man. He is so full of heart. He is a Junior in high school. He is the best big brother his little sisters could have! Jeffery has been through so much, but always has a smile for me. I love him so much, I know that great things are in store for him... hopefully nothing that would involve a profile picture, that silly kid. The least he could have done was use the project 365 date as the number on his profile!!

We Have Our Boy Home!!!

Project 365, February 27, 2009

It is so good to have Joey home for the week. Lucky for me this time he got daytime hours at Charlies, so I will be able to see him!!! Everyone is happy to see him back.. especially the puppy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I am back!!

Project 365, February 26, 2009

Wow... she even changed my music! To think about how long it took me to figure out how to get it there! One thing Abby has been screaming about with this blog (other than the fact that I broadcast her life) is that I seem to take more pictures of Sadie than Gracie... So Here She Is.. Gracie is the sweetest dog. She helped our family heal after losing our 9 year old golden retriever. She did not replace her, but she brought life back into our house, and for that we are grateful!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Suddenly I feel sorry for the celebrities who have their life all over the world...

Project 365 February 25

So, my mom decides to write my entire life on this blog, so I decided to put in a little word of my own. For one thing, my mommy is the most amazingest person EVER!! And about the
whole bike incident--that was my dad's fault, he said he had my bike ready. to go.. But anyways in all fairness.. I thought I should fill you in on my mom. She is always there, no matter how difficult the situation to encourage me and help me make decisions. I don't know how many times we argue about stupid stuff but I know that our relationship will never change. I am so proud to have Patricia Ann Bocook as my mother. So i guess on this broadcast of someone's life, you learned the most sappy suck-up story ever... but i guess i could have summed it down to four small, simple words...

Move over please...

Project 365, February 24, 2009

I was really tired... I just wanted her to move so I could go to bed!!

The Angel I Talk To...

Project 365 February 23, 2009

I don't make a habit of talking to inanimate objects, and I don't really have this obsession with 'angels' like you might think. A few years before my mom passed away I began buying her angels, I am not even sure why. But my stepdad gave me this angel back for my birthday. She sits on my dresser and I seem question her alot.. she never talks back, it isn't like I have two way conversations with her... I just mention things to her, that I might talk to my mom about if she were here... so yes, I am insane.. but it makes me feel better. So there.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We are Fireproof... Are you???

Project 365, February 22
Pretty much had the best day ever... Joe came home and we spent time talking and enjoying each other, then he took me to Red Lobster, where we proceeded to eat way too much lobster and steak!! To walk it off we went to a few stores, then I went shopping with some friends... Gwen and Alicia (again...btw..they were there Friday night too!!)

Skip to best... Movie Night with me an hubby. He got me "Fireproof" for Valentines day, so we decided to watch it. At first we thought it was going to be a cheesy flick, especially when the love of my life began critiquing the whole fire scenes... but boom we began to watch out marriage play out right before our eyes!! This movie was awesome.. We loved it.

Believe me, we have been to the point of no return, and with God's grace He healed our marriage and made us whole! I can't imagine our life without that time in the desert/wilderness. Joe is my best friend, the first person I want to talk to in the morning whether is at the station, or laying next to me and the last I want to talk to at night.

If you think you are at the end of your rope... tie a knot and hang on... Cuz God can do a new thing!!! My prayer for marriages everywhere is that you first cling to God, let him join you back together. If you need HOPE I am here, let me be that for you....

Fireproof your marriage today!!!!

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow
It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade
Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray
The journey from your mind to your hands Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand You just might be sinking
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day
*Oh be careful little eyes what you see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see*

A Night Out With Gwen and Individual Thick Cheese Girl..

Project 365, February 21, 2009

Gwen, Alicia and I decided to go to B and B Scrapbook store in Powell, thanks to an invite from my friends Missey and Kim! It was quite the drive, but we had a lot of fun. It was a change of scenery for us and inspired us to spend the next day shop hopping!!

Lots of laughs and memories to make!

Time with my girl...

Project 365 February 20
Great news, Taylor came home and I spent the evening with Abby working on her Mission trip book. Here are a couple of Abby's layouts... too cute, she was loving the paper doll cartridge..
These kids go to "Indian School" in Navajo Nation.

A Concert For Abby...

Project 365 February 19

I missed her concert so I coult visit Taylor. Abby is very understanding. I got a private concert in my family room!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is all I wanna see...

Project 365, February 18, 2009

I am exausted. Mentally and physically. I have so many life changing decisions to make that I have not got a clue how or when to do it. Please pray for discernment for me!! Now, I think I will watch my ceiling fan until it puts me to sleep!

God Bless!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

She Looks So Grown Up Now...

Project 365 February 17, 2009

Isn't it funny how a few inches of hair can change the age of your child. But she is beautiful, and that smile can brighten the darkest of days...

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Mad Scrapper...

Project 365, February 16, 2009
I went scrapbooking today with my new bestest friend and her mommy. Maddie is her name and scrappin is her game!! She was wipping out pages like nobody's business!! We did not take the best picture, but the picture will still help me remember what a fun day we had and that I totally should be out of bling and ribbon... :)

If Only It Were That Easy...

Project 365, February 15 Bath Day

I can tell you one thing... bathing these two is not only expensive, it wears them out!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Project 365, February 14, 2009

Joe got me beautiful flowers and two cards (as usual, a funny and a serious one). He also got us a couples devotion book titled "I will love you, Forever" Inspiration for a deeper, richer marriage, and the movie Fireproof (he is a firefighter). I love him so much!!

Where I spend most of my waking hours...

Project 365, February 13, 2009

Im my real life I investigate fraud for the Medicare / Medicaid area of a program safegaurd contractor.. You meet all kinds of people this way... None that you would want to take home to mamma!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hmmm. Which one to use....

Project 365, February 12, 2009

Well, we could talk about what I did for lunch today... which involved smashing and smooshing...

Or we could talk about a much funner subject... Deven and Sara and their Valentine boxes!!
Are they adorable or what!!???

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Funny Moments...

Project 365, February 11, 2009

No enlightening messages or thoughts today… just something funny. I came home to a clean house and sat down. Sadie could not stand it because I was ignoring her, so one by one she brings each toy out of her crate and lays them at my feet. She hates it when we put her toys away… just thought it was funny!
BTW.. no worries, I am better today… I love that I have a hubby who can get me through anything. He is such a gift from God.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Her Smile...

Project 365, February 10, 2009

Today has been a really hard day for me. Memories are so thick in my mind. I try to focus on the here and now, but somewhere it gets lost. Sometimes it wears me out to smile all day when I am just not feeling it, then by the time I get home, the very people I love the most, who need that smile get the short end of it. I know I need to move on, go forward, there is so much out there...but I miss what I leave behind when I do that. Maybe I just need sleep... I can tell you if I am struggling to smile at the end of the day, there is one sure fire way to get me there... it is her smile....I love her!
God. You are my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore I will not fear, though the ear gives way and the mountains fall in the hear of the sea though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging..I will be still and know you are God. You, Lord Almighty, are with me. You, God of Jacob, are my fortress. (Ps. 46:1-2, 10-11)
I choose to cast my cares on You, Lord, and You will sustain me. (Ps 55:22)