Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY 4th! I LOVE AMERICA!



Happy Birthday Turbo! July 4th!










http://bit.ly/lZhWr I love this Dr. Hyles poem on America..Check it out!!! It pretty much sums it up why we should be glad to live in the United States of America. Land of the free...home of the brave! Take time to be grateful! (oh and we are really glad to have had our beagle, Turbo, a year July 4th!)

Hope you all have a super great holiday. I cleaned house, did laundry and got caught up on a lot of things I've had to push aside for weeks. :( Bre turned 17 last week!!!! I can't believe it. We had a super great birthday party for her and I cherish the moments with my children,family and friends.... more every single day. I took her birthday off work and we enjoyed a Mommy Bre day! It was awesome!!!! Lets see...what else?! Oh I got my car back! Yippy skippy and am so thankful for good friends that helped make it happen. Church has been great! We had secret sister revealing last week and it was awesome. My Bre had a great time which helped make it even more special for me! Oh and most important was my neighbor who's baby was on life support is not only doing great but they came to church Sunday and got saved!!! (he got baptized!)

Tylers doing great and enjoying being home for the summer. He started working with me last week :) Its such a blessing to get to see him working and have people brag on my son to me. I tell them thanks...as I'm knowing its all God! And its hard work!

Please pray for Billys work...he is barely working 32 hours a week. Although he has enjoyed getting to build our deck or work on doghouses....he needs to be working.
Well thats the May Fam!!!!

I have been blessed...God's so good to me!!!!
ps. Hope to have more pics to post soon!!!!





Friday, June 12, 2009

Time flies when you're having fun....or Not!!! :)

I cannot believe its already June 13th......I feel like it was just Christmas and now we are halfway to Christmas...again! Craziness!!!

I'm enjoying Tyler being home...and summer getting here. My job is going really well. So much to learn and so many different personalities to get used too...but its a great job. We found out today that.....our store was finally profitable this month for the first time in over a year. (Wow! I started May 5th and the new General Manager started the week before...so we are taking personal pride in this accomplishment) A lot of changes were made and I think its paying off!!!

I also wanted to add ...I love my mom and am so thankful God has allowed her to be my mom and to celebrate her 60th birthday this week. She is an absolutley incredible Christian lady and my hero and role model. I'm blessed beyond words.

Pray for my car to get fixed soon...(transmission went out) I MISS IT SO BAD..... is that bad?!? I appreciate the Mays allowing me to borrow their car but its just not mine. Unfortunantly, I'm going to sell my car after its fixed. (Billys done with the Mitsubishi car& repairs ...I'm pretty mad they didn't recall my car in the first place..knowing about transmission problems) :(

Well....thanks for being my friends and having patience with me. I'm terrible about keeping in touch! :( I never want to be too busy for my family & friends!

Later peeps......Til next months post....haha jk

God is good..all the time! Keep on Keeping on! I have been blessed, God's so good to me!

Monday, May 25, 2009

WOO HOO!!!

Tylers Home from college (thank God for Tyler & Billys safe travels)!!! I have a day off work today....cookout with Billy, Tyler, Bre, Michael and my parents, and ladies meeting tonite with my friends....the holiday doesn't get any better than all that!!!! :)
Thank God for those that have given their lives and are serving our country... so I can have my freedom today with my peeps!!!! Here's a poem I found online...enjoy & be thankful!

I watched the flag pass by one day.It fluttered in the breeze.A young Marine saluted it,and then he stood at ease.I looked at him in uniformSo young, so tall, so proud,He'd stand out in any crowd.I thought how many men like himHad fallen through the years.How many died on foreign soil?How many mothers' tears?How many pilots' planes shot down?How many died at sea?How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? No, freedom isn't free.I heard the sound of TAPS one night, When everything was stillI listened to the bugler playAnd felt a sudden chill.I wondered just how many timesThat TAPS had meant "Amen,"When a flag had draped a coffinOf a brother or a friend.I thought of all the children,Of the mothers and the wives,Of fathers, sons and husbandsWith interrupted lives.I thought about a graveyardAt the bottom of the seaOf unmarked graves in Arlington.No, freedom isn't free.
I LOVE MY NEW JOB!!!! Thank you to all those that have prayed for me, given me gifts/notes...etc. I really do appreciate everything. I am working for a handicap equipment company that sells vans and makes them handicap accessible. The customers have been so sweet and theres nothing like getting a paycheck WHILE being a blessing to someone. I think God has me right where I belong.
Check out my churches website and go to our favorite links! My friend Angie has started a coupon blog you are sure to enjoy!!!! My friend Heather sell soaps, lotion, soy candles, sprays...you will love it!!!! www.hylesbaptistchurch.com
HAVE A GREAT DAY...til next time.....I have been blessed!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Live well, Laugh often, Love much!

xoxo THATS MY HUSBAND!!! :) xoxo

Me & Bre in Durham, NC 4/18/09


Missionary Sunday 4/19/2009 I LOVE BALLOON SUNDAY!!!!!

(extra balloons ...sending the plan of salvation...We must reach them while we can!)


Well.......its almost the end of April and I cannot believe how fast time has gone. Tyler will be home in a month and I'm so excited. We had such a great visit at Spring Break with Tyler, Kayce, Michael & Bre here at the house. The older I get the more I realize how much I cherish having all the kids around. When that young missionary couple came to our church a couple weeks ago, it sure made me realize how much I hope and pray my kids stay close by. I want them doing what God wants for their life but I know he gives us the desires of our hearts and being near them is MY desire. Aren't I selfish?! :) At the ladies meeting in Durham, NC this past weekend I realized next year will be Bre and I's last ladies meeting together. (unless she lives near my house after she gets married and we can go together still like me and my mom!) She graduates in June next year and plans to attend Hyles Anderson in September next year. Pray for her :) Pray for Tyler at college :) Pray for the plans we are making to go to Brittanys graduation in May! So excited for her!

I still haven't found a job. I am suppose to get a call this week from two different places that I had phone interviews so pleeeeeeease pray it all works out SOON. (the one job is 7 minutes from home and I'd be able to come home for lunch! AWESOME) God has been so good and met all of our needs and I'm so thankful we've made it this far. (thank God for the tax refund, friends & family) If you had told me in November (after my surgery) that I would still be out of work in April...I would never have believed it. But as my preacher said, I can, we can and GOD CAN!
Well .....must go clean and make lunch for my Bre. My fantabulous sister in law Cheryl is here visiting from Minnesota and may come over later with my wonderful in laws.(I LOVE THEM!) I am so blessed to have a wonderful family!!!! And I have super great friends that I love so so much and encourage me more than they know!!! (special thanks to Ann Hoopsick for all her help...what a blessing she's been to Bre & I!!!)


God is still good ...when the waves roll high

God is still good...all through the night

When I've done all I can, and I don't understand

God is still good

Clouds of doubt may darken my way

But showers of blessings will come anyday

He'll bring me through and I'll stand and say...GOD IS STILL GOOD!!!!!

I CAN...WE CAN....GOD CAN!!! JUST GET OUTTA THE BOAT....
*~*~THATS MY PREACHER & MRS.TALLEY*~*~




Friday, March 27, 2009

~*~I LOVE MY FAMILY~*~

~*~Turbo wanting to get on the trampiline~*~


~*~Awww..he loves outside soooooooo much~*~

~*~Bre, Michael, Kayce, Tyler & Billy watching Hyles Andersons Valentine Banquet Play~*~


Well its Friday again......I cannot believe Tyler has come and gone. Where did the week go?!?! I hate that I was sick while he was here for Spring Break. :( But we still had a super great time. After he got to the college last night he text me 'thank you mom & dad for a GREAT spring break at home. ' :) So glad he has a place to come home too. Wonderful grandparents, wonderful church, great friends. God is just soooooooooo good to us. My highlight was hearing him preach Wednesday night. What mom wouldn't be proud of their 19 year old son preaching at the church he has grown up in? Thanks to my preacher & my dad for allowing that to happen. He was able to hang out with both GODLY sets of grandparents,his dad & sister, his girlfriend, his best friend, his puppy Turbo and dog Prancer...it just doesn't get better than that, huh?! And man o man did he fall in love with Billy's drums. h aha I swear the kid can do anything he sets his mind too. He had NEVER played in his life and picked up the drumsticks and played along with his Ipod. Too awesome! (he had played maybe 3 hours at the most when he let me record him playing this video)


The house seems so quiet right now. Billy's at work, Bre's at work, Tyler's at college, the animals are all sleeping and I am updating my blog. Hmmmm! You can seriously hear a pin drop in our house. Is this my new reality? Bre graduates within the next year, and I'm well....going to have empty nest syndrome! AHHH!!!!

Keep praying for me a job. I went to a great interview yesterday and hope to hear from them by Tuesday. The guy introduced me to other employees like I was already one of them. :) I'm trying hard not to get to excited about it because the disappointment hurts to bad.

Well thats me...in my quiet little nest for now.........I love you all!!!!

Oh and how adorable is my nephew Trenton singing. Tyler and the boys at church made a CD and Trenton fell in love with the song Joshua. Soooo when mom came by my house with Trenton Wednesday he sang Joshua to Tyler. And well....he did so great he sang it in church Wednesday night with the boys!!!!! SOooooooo precious in his litle black suit. Hope you got to see him. If not enjoy my little video!!!!! :)

video video

Friday, March 20, 2009

CHECK THIS OUT!!!!

My husband is building doghouses...and selling them for $125!!!! Does anyone need one?! or can you please pass it along that he is selling them?!? He has another one that is awesome!!!! (green with a front porch on it and windows--Victorian looking but I don't have a picture of it) He is hoping to take custom orders (Nascar house, or a doghouse like the owners home)
I'm sooooooooooooo proud of him!
He's trying to buy a pickup truck now so he can buy wood and be able to deliver the doghouses...please pray he finds one SOON! (he sold his car to Codi at church and is borrowing my dads vehicle for now!)


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Tyler is home for Spring Break. His girlfriend Kayce is in her cousins wedding tonight.... so he is with her at the wedding. (he just text me 'weddings are SO boring...they are doing pictures now') haha Funny!!! He looked all cute in his suit headed out the door...I love him! Oh and speaking of Tyler...I have never seen anyone love to sing more than he does. He has listened to CD's...showed me new songs...and has sung all day long! Patty told me she came in from work last night (at 12:30 this morning ) and Tyler, Pete and Sam were...... SINGING!!!! This was after traveling all day and just getting into town..(Tyler was dropping off Michael) Those boys!!!! Kayce loves to sing too. She made Hyles Andersons tour group and will be traveling with them this summer. (and coming to our church to sing in June)

Thank God it looks like we will have GREAT weather while he's home! Breanna's very excited to have Michael home for Spring Break, too.



Please pray for me to get a job soon. I have another interview Monday and am so sick right now. I certainly wouldn't hire me looking or sounding like this! haha :) The Dr. told me she thought I should be feeling a lot better by tomorrow or call her for an antibiotic. I received a call today from a company I interviewed at twice already and they may have me back for one more interview. He wanted me to know they have narrowed it down to two and I'm one of them! I'm just praying God opens and closes doors as HE sees fit. (Mondays interview is with Karey Morgan's boss Sherry... husbands work) It seems like a great company, too.



Thanks for all your love and encouragement to me! I love you all!



Just keep swimming :) Happy Spring..... :)






Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Whats Up & Hyles Angels Sleepover :)


WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME AT OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SLEEPOVER
SATURDAY NIGHT! THE GIRLS WERE WONDERFUL!!!! We had a scavenger hunt at the park, went to chik fil a for the school fundraiser, played Twister, watched a movie, jumped on the trampoline, ate chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream for breakfast and headed to church together on Sunday. It reminded me of the huge responsibility our preacher & God trust me with to teach these girls. I've had soooo many girls come through my class and if I can help prepare just one...then I've done my part. As they jumped on the trampoline, I was reminded of all their different personalities and thanked God he didn't make us all alike. Thank God
there's only one me! LOL I immediatly thought
of all the girls that have been through my class
over the years. (to name a few.....Misty, Kayce, Brittany, Kasey, Karey,Amanda, my Breanna and all the girls that are now in the teen group ) If I can make a difference in just one ..I've done my part!

Continue praying for my job hunt. I was so upset Friday when I found out I didn't get the HCA job I wanted but God knows. (everyone keeps telling me HE has the perfect job waiting for me....I so hope they're right! And I really hope the perfect job isn't this part time daycare position I've been offered...AHHH!!) LOL But it would be money coming in and I will be grateful for that!!! Thank you to all my wonderful friends who listen to me whine, cry, vent......I love you guys!!!!

I was blessed with a $100 Walmart gift card given to me Sunday anonymously, $35 Walmart gift card from my fabulous secret sister, $20 anonymously in a very sweet card to me, $50 given to me to send Tyler, and $20 given to me by Diane Farmer to send Tyler) Does God Love Me or what?!?! I already bought tons of groceries with the Walmart cards!!!! :) We have the GREATEST church and friends in the world and I can't say thank you enough for all the love and kindness they've shown to me and my family!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Just keep Swimming! (which reminds me....we
had a great ladies meeting last night and Amber
did a great job with the food and meeting.She's awesome! Over 30 ladies were there on a Monday night...which is excellent!!! We are drawing new missionary groups in April so if you're not in a group...we'd love to have you !!!Heather gave an EXCELLENT devotion on
"Are you building a brickhouse?" I know I have some sand in my brickhouse that is making me weak...thanks for the reminder, Heather...you're the best..Me & my Bre love you)





































Tuesday, March 3, 2009

YIPPY SKIPPY...WINDY...SNOWY MARCH :)














What a blast its been! We are missing Tyler horribly!!! He's always been here for our snow days and Bre's sure missed him. I've tried hard to be her playmate :) but I know I don't compare to his sillyness...... Turbo has also been a lot of fun for her. We've been sending him lots of pictures. (not to make him homesick but to let him know we miss him and brag on our snow!) ha!

My parents and sister lost power and came to spend the night with us last night. WHAT A GREAT TIME....made some fun memories!!! :) Their power came on this afternoon...and although I'm happy for them...I'm sad they will be leaving us :( Thank you God for the snow and the time to sit back with family and make some memories!

Hope you've all had a great time. Love you! God is good...all the time!

ps. please continue praying for my job search! Its been so hard to not have the income coming in but I've LOVED LOVED LOVED the time with Bre homeschooling....and now the Snow Days home with my family!!!! What a blessing we've had...during a trial ........

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February





Soooooo sorry its been so long!!!! February is about over and I can't believe it. There's been so much going on lately. We've had the joy of having some friends over for dinner and a movie, babysat another friends dog, (we love Chewy!) had Valentine banquets to attend, went to Carabbas for my Valentines, had company over with Bre, and of course I'm still on my job search. Its so very frustrating. I'm praying for God to lead me in the right direction and I have to keep reminding myself HE KNOWS where I am. Joy has been such a blessing to my family and I can't say thank you enough for the gift card, money and money for Tyler. Her 'JUST BECAUSE' note reminded me how much sometimes people just need to hear those two words!!!!!!

Tylers struggling some at college. Please pray for him! I have so much stress already that worrying about him is not helping!!!!! I love and miss him so much!!!!!

Billys work has been slowing down. But thank God he still has a job!!!! He is working some swing shift hours so please pray he keeps his job. When he does work he has such long days driving a couple hundred miles a day to Culpepper, or Harrisonburg and then stop 15 other places inbetween. I love and appreciate him and his patience with my job search.

Breanna has been sick with the flu bug..... :( but she is feeling better today!!! She has had a fantabulous February. Michael flew home from college to take her to the Valentine Banquet at church. She was so excited! She is working everyday at the daycare and is such a precious sweet daughter!!!!!
Church of course is the main focus of our life and things have been EXCELLENT. Its really been fun and there are some VERY exciting days ahead. Everythings been right on time and I am so glad for preachers encouraging sermons. MUCH NEEDED THESE DAYS! :) I love all my friends from church and am so blessed to have each of you!!! Thanks friends for encouraging me!
So thats me and my family these days!!!! I love you all and hope you have a super great weekend. And remember.....If he brings you to it...he will bring you through it... (trust me..I'm clinging to that these days) WINDY MARCH....HERE WE COME :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

***WACKY TACKY DAY***











What a fun day! Bre and I went to lunch with Christine today at her school. We took her Taco Bell and suprised her! She walked around the corner and did exactly what Bre said she'd do...yelled " PAMMY!!!!!!!! BRE BRE" and came running to us. It was so precious! Then we were able to sign her out of the cafeteria (thank God! It was loud in there)haha and went to the Courtyard for lunch. (she was allowed to bring a friend so Riley ate with us) They were soooo cute!!!! Thank God for the BEAUTIFUL weather today. We had such a great time. The goldfish in the pond were loving the weather! It was Wacky Tacky day for Christines class (as I'm sure you can tell) and of course she looked the best of everyone. (Brittany Jr) She got a special recognition award today for being good, etc... and her picture was posted on the bulletin board in the hallway. She loved getting to show us that, too. It was flashback city for Bre seeing school like that again. (she has only been to public school 4th grade and guess what?! I only went in 4th grade, too) We got to see music class and gym class going on and of course the cafeteria. So fun! Hope she enjoyed it as much as we did! I cannot believe how fast she is growing up. We went to Caitlyns birthday party on Saturday and I just couldn't stop thinking of holding her in the hospital when she was born. I'll have to find that picture and post it soon! PRECIOUS! Of course, they are getting older but I'm not! Ha ! Who am I kidding?!? 40 happened!!!! haha

PS ...PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR ME A JOB!!!! NEED SOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo BAD!

Until next time......... :) Love you guys!