Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have to tell you about our two cats. The orange tabby is Jimmy and the all black one is Leix, do not ask. Anyways, we adopted Leix from the Nebraska Humane Society a couple of years ago and Jimmy moved in last year on Super bowl Sunday.

Well, the two of them really do not bug each other. Every once in a while they really get into some fights, but all in all they are good boys. Leix loves Melanie and he will follow her around the house. While she does school, he will sit in her lap.

Jimmy on the other hand is a loan wolf. He does not have time for any of us, unless we have food in our hands. But I have to say, he is an awesome mouser. The mice do not stay long in this house. We had cats when Melanie was little and Melanie started showing signs of being allergic. Well, a couple of years ago, she ask us for a cat and we told her that we would not put her through that pain. She prayed and showed no signs of being allergic. So, we got Leix. Actually, if you place Leix in the sun, he looks more of a chocolate than a black cat. It has been fun and sometimes I laugh so hard. I think about God and all of his wisdom in pets. We are so blessed to have two fun cats and two dogs. Everything relates back to God and I would not have it any other way. God bless all of you and have a safe weekend. Love Tanya

Friday, October 15, 2010

Well, I just wanted to let all who remember and some who may be interested, that Jeff is blogging again. Not sure how long, but you might as well head over that way and check it out. if you would like to check it out.

Jeff is my awesome husband, he is one of a kind. I hope you enjoy. Tanya

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Well, it is that time again, the farmers are harvesting their fields and the air is turning a little more crisp. The night sky looks like millions of diamonds and the sweaters are coming out. I just love this time of the year, the leaves are in bright colors of yellow, red, orange and brown and the trees become naked for the winter. I have really been praying about change in my life, I believe change is important in my life. I never want to be the same person I was long ago. But as I have been praying, I am realizing that there are some questions in my heart that I will never get answers too. And I realize that these questions are very important to me, I do not believe that if I do not get an answer I will turn away from God, but I really wish that I had been at a place to ask my mother when she was alive.

I believe that it is important to be honest and just ask the questions. No matter how much it may hurt the other person. Silence is not as golden as it is claims to be. And most of all secrets, secrets can destroy a family, friendship, marriage and parenting in a matter of seconds. It is not good to hold on to things. And really, I believe that recently I have looked at the character I have become. I am not impressed with who I am, I could be more honest, less guilty and full of shame and more loving. And not one of these characters can I achieve on my own, they have to be achieved through Christ Jesus. I have also realized that some of my actions or behaviors stem right back to my relationship with God.

For example, when envy invades my heart, am I truly envious of the person or am I envious because I see blessing from God going to that person and I feel that I have not been blessed? How about anger, is it towards that other person or do I have a lack of trust with God? I believe God gave us His emotions, but they come right back to Him. It is interesting, I have seen God in a whole new way and I want every part of me to be worshiping God. It is amazing what I find when I open my heart more and more to Him, He was made to be worshiped and He deserves all my love. So, this fall is going to be different, I will trust in the Lord, worship with all my heart, soul, mind and body and lay all my questions and cares at His feet. Amen.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I can not believe that it has been so long since I have posted something on my blog. Well, here I am and with better news then my last two post. We have had a busy month, with school starting, Melanie's birthday and our twenty year Anniversary. School is going good and both kids are already counting down winter break, can you believe that.

So, Melanie turned 13 this last month and boy do we know that she is a teenager. She is so special and she is just a little lady. I am so shocked that she is now in her teens. Luke just recently got his drivers licence and he has been driving all over the place. We had Melanie's party at the park and it was really windy that day. We could not keep her candles lite. It was funny.

Jeff and I celebrated our Anniversary the same day as Melanie's party. We have been married for twenty years and I tell ya, it has not felt like it. The time goes so fast and before you know it, the kids are out and on their own. I am not looking forward to this year, Luke will be graduating and going out on his own. I love having my kids with me always. Of course, Jeff is such a big kid, and I guess I will not miss all of my kids. He always makes me laugh. He is so funny. I am so glad that we met, I never regret joining the Military and going to Germany. God had it all planned. When I think about it, I am so blessed to have a husband and two wonderful children. I hope that all of you are enjoying your beautiful fall days. I sure am, they have been such cool days. Wonderful outside. I am doing good and I hope to be able to share more news soon. Talk to ya all later, God bless ya from Tanya