Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
VBS is going very well. Tonight will be our last evening. We have been studying Peter and his faith, relationship with Jesus, forgiveness from Jesus as well. Tomorrow will be our program, the students are having fun as well.
Also tomorrow will be the "Gulicks" biannual Reunion. We have a reunion every 2 years taking us to Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma. This year it is in Fairview, we are looking forward to getting with some very special cousins that I have not seen in a few years.......
Most of all this week we are waiting on "PA" (preapproval from CCAA). It can come any day now and we are waiting patiently..... I want to share my little Emily with all of you, it is so hard to wait now. We now who a daughter is and that makes the wait even more difficult. This week has also been very difficult for our dear friends, Connie and Clayton. Please lift them up in prayers! We love you all, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
To the final stage:
From This: Notice the not so updated light fixtures! We changed those too, one of my happy moments in life.
To This: This taken after 6 hours of stripping wallpaper..... Never want to do that again except for one very special friend.....
To This: TA DAH!
From This: This one is the most dramatic!
To This: notice the mounds of wallpaper!
To This: new paint
To This: the final picture, and we are done!
This is one is just for the new light fixture! I'm so excited to have it, and the girls said you can see, just don't look directly into the light because it will blind you! I tried and it does :) We will enjoy this bathroom for many years to come.....
Thursday, July 9, 2009
So we headed to Enid to buy paint and supplies, but the big purchase was the primer that would paint over 25 year old wallpaper. Was very excited that we did not have to take wallpaper down. While we were in Enid we ran into some dear friends (Tina, Ty, and Aidan) and they went to Lowes with us, bought the stuff and for some reason they wanted to help. We came home, taped off the walls, and began to prime wallpaper........ Why we were surprised when it didn't work is beyond me. But it didn't and as much as I didn't want to we were stripping wallpaper........ AHHHHH! The project ended around 10 o'clock, and we will paint tomorrow.
Kaylee, Tina, Ty, Ashley and my sweet husband David, thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I will show before and after pictures later!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We had a great time at my parents celebrating with my parents, and brother and his family, and my Grandma! We had tacos, and played Rock Band, dominoes, and shot fireworks for at least 2 1/2 hours! We caught up on old news and learned new things as well. Really enjoyed the time, oh yea by the way, I got 100% while I was singing on Rock Band!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo, I rock!
Amber, Kaylee and Desiree' (my nieces)
Playing some Rock Band, look closely! Me and Kaylee on guitar, my mom playing the drums and Kuyler J. singing his heart out!
My Dad, Blaine (nephew), Aranda, (SIL) and my mom waiting for the show to begin.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
SOMEDAY WHEN THE KIDS ARE GROWN, the kitchen will be incredibly neat. The sink will be free of sticky dishes, the garbage disposal won't get choked on rubber bands or paper cups, the refrigerator won't be clogged with nine bottles of milk, and we won't lose the tops to jelly jars, catsup bottles, the peanut butter, the margarine, or the mustard. The water jar won't be put back empty, the ice trays won't be left out overnight, the blender won't stand for six hours coated with the remains of a midnight malt, and the honey will stay inside the container.
SOMEDAY WHEN THE KIDS ARE GROWN, we won't run out of toilet tissue. My wife won't lose her keys. We won't forget to shut the refrigerator door. I won't have to dream up new ways of diverting attention from the gumball machine . . . or have to answer "Daddy, is it a sin that you're driving forty-seven in a thirty-mile-per-hour zone?" . . . or promise to kiss the rabbit goodnight . . . or wait up forever until they get home from dates . . . or have to take a number to get a word in at the supper table . . . or endure the pious pounding of one Keith Green just below the level of acute pain. Yes, someday when the kids are grown, things are going to be a lot different. One by one they'll leave our nest, and the place will begin to resemble order and maybe even a touch of elegance. The clink of china and silver will be heard on occasion. The crackling of the fireplace will echo through the hallway. The phone will be strangely silent. The house will be quiet . . . and calm . . . and always clean . . . and empty . . . and filled with memories . . . and lonely . . . and we won't like that at all. And we'll spend our time not looking forward to Someday but looking back to Yesterday. And thinking, "Maybe we can babysit the grand kids and get some life back in this place for a change!"
Could it be that the apostle Paul had some of this in mind when he wrote:
"I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am."