Monday, December 31, 2007


I did it!! I am so proud of myself, in a good way! I figured out how to pick a new scenery and I even added links!! Whew!! Thank goodness it is done! If you love to cook you need to check out the link to the pioneer woman cooks. She also has a blog called confessions of a pioneer woman. She is hilarious! She takes awesome pictures. She is one of the blogs that Bryan likes to read! I will sit and laugh at her humor. Check her out!

Tonight we have watch night service and all night partying! We will play games and stuff. We'll see if Bryan and I make it. The kids are really excited! I love to play games so I am looking forward to it too.

I do not have any new pictures uploaded yet. We'll try later.

Happy Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trying something new

Seeing if this new template works ~ ugh!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Day Off Work

What a wonderful day this has been. I finally got a day off work and it could not have come at a better time. My wife and I needed to finish, actually start, our Christmas shopping since that special day is quickly approaching. So we got the kids ready for school and left a little after 8:00 to get them there on time.

Then we met The Brugger's for breakfast at Perkins and had an enjoyable time sharing, laughing, and of course, eating. What a great way to start the morning. (I have not eaten breakfast for months). Then we were off to start the difficult day of shopping for everyone. We started at the Thrift store to see if we could get any good bargains on clothes for the kids. Aisle after aisle of clothes, I could hardly wait to get out of there.
From there we went to straight to the Grand Old American store--Walmart! I was very concerned about the huge crowds and the long lines and since we were not there by 4:00A.M., I was afraid the coveted and best gifts would be gone. We rushed to get a cart and began looking feverishly for presents that we knew everybody else wanted. We had to knock over one old lady, but she got in our way, and we really didn't care- we needed to get that present. We finally found it and were so thrilled.

Thankfully, after that close brush with disaster, the rest of the day went smoothly and we were able to get most of the shopping done. No worries though, we still have several days left to get other things.Hopefully, the kids don't read this post, they might discover some of their presents, oh well! What a day! By the way, we are still taking donations to cover the cost of this particular post and the contents thereof. The day ended with us going to church to go Christmas caroling at several of the Nursing homes in the area. It was a good way to end the day and make someone smile this blessed Christmas season!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Our New Home and Update

Guess what? We are finally back online after our extended absence. The move is complete and we are settled in to our new home in Marion, OH. How exciting to post again and update new information. (By the way, this is Bryan posting for Marsha.) However, I noticed not much has changed since we have been away on other blogs, Brenda is still posting pictures with fancy graphics all over them, Trisha is still posting pics of Nic, and Char is still complaining that God only gave her 24 hours to get alllllll her stuff finished. You could give her 36 hours to get it done and it would not get done. Anyway, I guess that's what blogs are for.

We moved on November 14th to Marion and what a day that was. In the middle of packing the truck, we noticed that Copper (our new puppy) was missing. My heart sank as low as it could go. Tears were in my kids eyes and almost in mine. I prayed, "Lord, not today! She can't disappear today!" but she was gone. Packing stopped and an all-out search party was started. Up and down streets hollering and praying to God and He ANSWERED! She was about three streets down tied up at a construction site. Oh how I thanked God for showing us where she was.

Then later on in the day, I looked up and a policeman was writing up my daughter and a couple of her cousins for playing on the train tracks. Great, we get arrested on our last day in Cincinnati. It's not like you can't hear the train whistle or the train approaching and move a couple of feet so it can pass. Anyway, they all got a warning and he left the scene-hope he feels better.

Both of my boys had a bad rash on their skin, and it had been there for several days, and I admit it wasn't getting better. However, one of my nameless sisters convinced everybody that those rashes could be serious and "life-threatening" if not checked out immediately. So off my wife goes to the emergency room with two kicking boys to make sure they would survive the night. Again, God answered prayer! as they were diagnosed with the dreaded disease of impotagoviralosusdangerouso or something like that.

Finally, we arrived in Marion about 7:00 P.M. What took us over six hours to load took the men of the church about 1:15 minutes to unload. Amazing and wonderful!! Thank the Lord again. Well here are some pics of the new place.