For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son, that whosoever shall believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Did You Miss Me?

I know I have been gone for a while.  I have not posted anything in two weeks.  Things have been pretty crazy.  I have started back to school.  So between being a full-time parent, wife and career woman, it has been pretty hard to keep up with my blogging.  I don't know if anybody has even missed me except for one person and that is my mother-in-law.  She told me that had been checking my blog everyday and there was nothing new.  So, I didn't mean to disappoint but you gotta do what you gotta do.  So this post is dedicated to my mother-in-law and I hope she enjoys it as her and my father-in-law have been stuck in the house for a while due to his health and the weather. 

Week before last my oldest daugther Kaitlyn was saved.  This was an answered prayer as she has been asking questions for almost two years now.  It was after AWANA two Wednesday nights ago.  I was so excited, proud, blessed, etc. 

We were without power from yesterday at 3:30 until today at 11:30.  I got a lot done around here that has not been done in a while.  The power going out never bothers me as we still have heat, hot water and can cook.  We just don't have the modern technology.  The kids don't like it too well, but it is good for them. 

Kaitlyn spent the night with granny Thursday night because she was almost positive there would be no school on Friday and she was correct.  So her and granny made homemade sugar cookies and Kaitlyn made granny's day by telling her that she needed her own cooking show and she should call it "Granny's Cooking Show."  So if this happens anytime soon, I will be sure and let you all know. 

Here is Papaw enjoying one of the cookies.

Two weeks ago my father-in-law and my husband's aunt celebrated their 70 and 60th birthday.  My father-in-law was born on his sister's birthday.  So he was her birthday present on her 10th birthday.  We celebrated by surprising the both of them at Ryan's Restaurant.
Here is my father-in-law Johnny.  He had no idea.  He thought we were just taking him out to eat.

Here is aunt Billie.  She was surprised as well. 

Here is their cake which I thought looked very nice and tasted wonderful!!  Thanks to Cheryl for doing such a good job on the cake. 

Here are the birthday boy and girl!!

Here is another sister aunt Barb.  She is between Johnny and Billie.

Scott and Bliss Akridge

This is my brother-in-law (AKA Missionary Baptist Preacher) dancing to Happy Birthday Elvis style.  Shh!!  Please don't tell his congregation!!

This is my husband's uncle Carl and his new bride June.  They make such a cute couple and they are always afraid they are going to break my camera.  Well, this is the 3rd picture I have taken of them and my camera is still working fine. 

Uncle Timmy and McKenzie.

Brother Tom and Mrs. Brenda

This is my sister-in-law Tina and brother-in-law Jason.

Brian and Melinda. 
Aunt Pam and Ma
Aunt Billie with all her grandkids.
Papaw and Granny with all their grandkids. 
The birthday boy with his balloons. 

I don't have any pictures of the kids getting out in the snow and playing because Kenleigh has had the croup this week, so I didn't want to get her out and have a relapse.  But I did go out myself and get some pictures yesterday.  It was so peaceful and quiet and so pretty all the snow we got.  The kids did enjoy watching all the snow from the window.  We got approximately 6 inches of snow. 

Here are some pictures of the snow.  The one on the left is of the highway out in front of our house.  The one on the right is beside our house down towards our pond.

This is my husband's shop and his tractor.  Kaitlyn told him this morning she thought he had a flat!  HA!
So pretty!!
And this my friends is our coffee maker/perculator that we use when the electricity is out and it makes the best coffee.  When my husband and I moved into his grandparents old house, this was left and he says I wanted to throw it out.  I don't remember that??  Anyways, we kept it and I am so glad. 


  1. I love the new header picture so cute. I have been MIA for a few days too. Glad you are back. That is so awesome about Kaitlyn giving her heart to the Lord. Woo Hoo! So exciting! Looks like a fun birthday celebration too.

  2. So proud that you saved that coffee pot. They DO make the best coffee. Hope you guys have enjoyed the snow. So proud of Kaitlyn for being saved. :)

  3. Yay for Kaitlyn! I know that put you on Cloud 9. Y'all had a huge crowd for the birthday parties and I bet they were surprised. We got snow but thankfully never lost power. No church today as everything is iced over! I think hubby's tractor tire looks flat too! HA!

  4. Lori.. I love the header.. precious.. beautiful girls you have! She's saved.. AMEN! Of course you have been missed. What a fun bday party.. mmm.. reminds me.. I haven't had bday cake in forever. Pretty snow... I love when it's quiet, snow is falling... everything seems so peaceful. However, I a just as happy to see it melt away.. HA!
    Enjoy your Sunday.

  5. Way to go Kaitlyn!! What a true blessing!!

  6. Hey Lori, Welcome back! I know exactly how you feel w/going to school plus keeping up w/family and other obligations. I'm in my last semester. There are times when it's totally crazy, but it's all worth it. Rejoicing w/you over Kaitlyn's decision. WooooHooo! Love the new pic. Blessings, SusanD

    BTW, I'm having my first giveaway. Please stop by and enter. Tell your friends too.

  7. Hey Lori! Congrats to Kaitlyn! The angels are throwing a party in heaven!!! I saw John 3:16 as I happened across your blog and was hooked! You have a wonderful blog! God has surely blessed the Mitchells. He is so awesome!


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