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more than enough

1 Corinthians 1:4-18   
I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge— because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas"; stil…

Road Trip Finale

Day 8:  Thursday, June 10th
Hunted dinosaurs this morning.  The museum was very interesting...incorporating speculations of the past with what has been found in the present, then using both to make predictions for the future.  I read their info...I just don't always agree with it.  The museum had hands on things for us to do..."digging" for bones, finding hidden objects, figuring out clues to answer questions...and many things of interest to see...fossils of all shapes and sizes of differnt insects, animals and plants, Native American clothing, weapons, and beadwork, animals one will find in Utah, and so much info on dinosaurs.   One of the funniest things was when Alex started striking the same poses as the dinosaurs.  It was hilarious!  He did a great job at copying them.  Tim got some dinosaurs in the giftshop and so the next part of the roadtrip we were listening to dinosaurs interact with Toy Story characters.  His imagination never ceases to amaze me. :) We drove thr…

Road Trip 4

Day 6:  Tuesday, June 8th
Alex is making plans already for when we get home...he always looks ahead.  Tim's looking forward to home, too...the new Toy Story 3 movie comes out soon.  He's so excited about it!  They have been so wonderful on this trip and I am proud of them for it.
The boys played with their new friends camping beside us this morning.  When the neighbors left to go bike riding, the boys and Grandpa Roth went to the lake for some swim time.  They played on the playground before heading back, too.  Funny thing happened, as the boys and Grandpa were walking back up to the camper, the kids next door got back from their bike ride.  Great timing!  They played for about an hour or so before it was time for us to head out for our next adventure.  The boys were sad, but they didn't know our next adventure was just down at the lake...jet ski time!  Alex's eyes got so big with excitement when we told him what we were doing.  Tim's sadness went away quickly, too!…

Road Trip 3

Day 5: Monday, June 7th Yay!  I finally slept past 5 am...must have been because it was finally warm enough to sleep comfortably.  I like to be warm.  Moab is warm.  I like Moab. :)  Had some leftover pancakes for breakfast and they were yummy!  I've got to work on my pancakes at home...everyone else's just always taste better than mine.  That's why I like to make french toast.  Anyway, everyone went to play putt-putt golf (Alex loves that KOA's have golf courses) and left me to myself.  Living 3 adults and 2 boys in a 31 ft. motorhome, I didn't mind some alone time. Once back from golfing, we packed up and headed out for Arches Nat'l Park again.  Morning sunlight brings out a different glow to the rocks.  There were alot of people out and about in the park today.  You drive through the park and they have pull offs along the way so you can take pictures, get out and hike/climb, or just stand and enjoy the view of God's handiwork.  Some paths require off road …

Road Trip 2

Day 3:  Saturday, June 5th
I keep waking up early local times, like 5 AM early.  Always wonder why I wake up early on my own while on vacations...must not want to miss anything.  Had plenty of time to get the boys ready to go to a medical clinic that was open on Saturdays in Estes Park.  We were seen first @ 9 and by 10 we were back in the motor home with the good news that it wasn't strep.  Of course that means it is viral and they have to just let it run its course, but the worst should be behind them already.  It makes me feel better knowing...time to move on to bigger and better things to think about on our trip.  For this night, we found a campsite at Good Sam's which was close by Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park and in Estes Park.  Quaint little campgrounds with a fishing lake, a river running through it, a pool to enjoy, and a snow capped mountain view right outside my door.  Having made the reservation while the boys and I were at the Dr.'s office, when we were picked up we…

Road Trip

Beginning in Rapid City, SD, (after a connecting flight in Minneapolis, MN from Atlanta) we headed out in a motor home in a loop covering over two thousand miles through South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.  Visiting several national monuments and other places that caught our attention along the way and staying at KOA's to rest,  it has been a trip to remember. 

Day 1: Thursday, June 3rd
Today we left for our journey West.  Awoke @4am to leave for Rapid City, SD via Minneapolis, MN.  Got out on the 2nd flight (flying standby, of course, is always a gamble) and were thankful for it!  A different story in Minneapolis, however, for we were basically there from 10 am to 10 pm. A very long day!  Alex and Tim both weren't feeling well.  Tim had a fever and slept most of the day with the exception of moving from end to end of Minneapolis' airport to change concourses no less than 4 times.  The airport there is rather large and you have to walk everywhere...a tram takes you…

more of summer's beauty...

summer's beauty


The other day, Tim comes walking out of the kitchen holding the little yellow sponge that came with my flattop stove.  He asked me if he could "use" this for something.  Surprising myself, I knew exactly where he was going with this question...I guess it was the gleam in his eye as he spoke.  Before answering him, I asked him a question.  "By using, do you mean pretending it's SpongeBob?"  He smiled and answered affirmatively.  I told him to wait until we went to the store and I'd buy him a yellow sponge to make a SpongeBob out of it. Well, yesterday was the day.  I had to buy a package of six sponges to get one yellow one.  Not even giving it a second thought, I gave Tim the package once we got home.  His eyes immediately lit up and he was so excited that there was a pink sponge in the pack, too.  The pink sponge was going to become, why didn't I think of that???  Last night, the sponges came to life.  Tim proceeded to use all six sponges …


I had a wonderful birthday this year!  Now, really, I can't remember a "bad" could a day all about me ever be a bad one? :)  So wonderful that I was too tired to write this post on Monday night from all the fun we had throughout the day.  The weather changed my original plans for the day, but it turned out perfect in spite of that.
My day began with getting to sleep in until 8...that's pretty late and pretty rare for me these days.  Then I was treated to breakfast at IHOP by the family.  The rest of the day was spent leisurely shopping, preparing for vacation, and having fun together in the pool.  
My day ended with a bang....fireworks in the backyard.  This just may have to become a birthday tradition.   God has blessed my life with great people...some family, some friends, and some both family and friends...who have wished me "Happy Birthday" this year.  Thank you!!!  My life wouldn't be the same without you in it.