Monday, May 31, 2010


Graduation Day...can you tell it was a bit windy?

Portia as a rabbit in her opera

Paris had to try on Portia's costume. She really got a big kick out of herself.
Time to breath..... It's been a very busy month for Portia. She has had an end of year dance recital a school play/opera, field day, bowling day, swimming, a 4th grade BBQ/yearbook signing and 4th grade graduation. She has had lots of end of the year assignments to get those grades up. She did it though, she buckled down and worked hard sometimes even well past her bed time. I'm very proud of her! She has really showed me that when challenged, she can and will rise to the occasion. She won a metal for her science project, got several A's and B's (mostly)on her report card. This year she has learned to write in cursive and memorized all her multiplication facts. She has really improved in her reading skills too. WAY TO GO PORTIA!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

In The Arms Of An Angel


We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.

All we have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake, for which we will never part.

God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Your girls are growing so fast, a shadow of you they cast.

I tell them that you love them and one day together you will be.

On that day your picture they will no longer only see.

Christine Leeanne Bird Gough Went home to be with the Lord on May 29th 2005

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The More I Seek You ~ Gateway/Kari Jobe

Sometimes I just want to sit at Jesus' feet and breath.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Today I took my petition to the "Throne of God"

DeWayne's cousin Blaine Gough has leukemia and is in the hospital now undergoing treatment.
A wonderful, kind and generous man that we both esteem very highly. A man that has gone out of his way over the years to help Dewayne and I get our start in this world as well as for countless others. A man who dearly loves his family and speaks only good of them. A man that for as long as I can remember has always sung the praises of his wife, Lynda and his kids. A man who's eyes sparkle when he talks about his grand kids.

Today I wrote this prayer for him and I took it to the throne of God.

A Get Well Prayer for Blaine

Father, hear my heartfelt prayer today for the healing of Blaine Gough.
A man that I care deeply for.

I pray for Your mercy , Your compassion, Your grace and Your love in making him whole and well again. Make the work of those treating and helping him be full of Your perfection, and grant him a quick and complete recovery.

Father, cause the bone marrow transplant to be successful.
Allow the leukemia to not only go into remission but to be completely eradicated from his body.
Then I pray Lord that You will restore Blaine's immune system quickly so that he may return to the life that you have so richly blessed him with.

Lead and guide those around him to provide what he needs: encouragement, assistance and support. Lord, I pray that You will wrap Your loving arms around him, giving him comfort, strength and peace, drawing him ever closer to You, as You lead him through this trying time.

May Your perfect will for Blaine's life continue to unfold, and may the "glory" of Jesus be revealed!
In Jesus' name I pray;
Father, I thank you that I can come boldly to your throne and that you "will" hear my petitions.
Because of the completed work of Jesus Christ, on the cross. "It is Finished" Come quickly Lord Jesus.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More of "Mr. Maximum's Great Adventures"

OH Mr. Maximus...........I'm so glad that Paris has you to share peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with.

and teaching Paris to say thank you

and help her wash her sticky hands "Here, let me get that for you"

one favor deserves another, right? Mmmmmmmmmmm

Paris dresses Mr. Maximus before herself, she is such a good little mommy to take such good care of Mr. Maximus
"Do these wings make me look fat?"
Really though Mr. Maximus, I think you made a better cowboy then you do a fairy. Just sayin!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Portia turns 10

Our beautiful, sweet and kind Portia Pie is ten years old today May 2nd

Friendship braclets kit
A homemade birthday cake


A pretty birthday girl with a sweet smile

Balloons that PaPa and Paris went to get and some new clothes for summer she has out grown nearly everthing from last summer

Happy Birthday Portia, I sure hope you had a good day. We love you soooo much! You are such a sweet girl with a kind heart. I know that God has a wonderful plan for your life.