Monday, April 29, 2013

A few things I learned in April

It has been quite a month, and  I have been way too busy
But I thought I would reflect on a few things I learned during the blurry days of April

1~ The friends you grow up are most likely the friends you will have for the rest of your life!
My dear friend and childhood neighbor lost her mom this month so we all gathered for the funeral and I hosted my friend Paula for a few days. Between the services and time helping Jeanette we got caught up on life. We talked until two in the morning ,laughing so hard my stomach muscles were sore for days. Even Steve said he just loved having her here !
We literally took up where we left off so many years ago. We have all been friends for over 30 years and they were bridesmaids in my wedding. These girls are my core.
They know me...they get me ...they accept and LOVE me..and I them!
They are such a blessing! 
And I hope this will be us in another 20 years!

2~ I have no concept of working full time and keeping up on life. I simply don't know how people do it! And never mind how many moms with young kids seem to manage life and laundry while working full time. {yes Kaci this is you}
I am a wimp!
I am wiped out and hardly have time to think !
To all you ladies who juggle a home, kids, a husband and job , I salute you!
You are truly a hero to me!
I am counting down the days until I am working my normal few days a week, near home and can return to a more calm life. And have more time for family and friends

3~ This little boy is my joy! Simply put he is always on my mind and in my prayers. I wonder what he will be like when he is older. I already pray for his wife and his sweet tender heart.
I pray he will always walk with the Lord and know how much he is loved. Steve and I spent time with him last week and fell even more in love !  He is so special and precious just like his momma and dadda

4~ This world is crazy! The bombings, the lack of conviction, the economy and life in general is so stressful for so many people. I am more than thankful for our quiet life and pray for peace for our nation and the victims of crimes that occur every single day. I pray that people will realize our need for God and His statutes. We have wandered far from Him and His word and are paying such a price as a country for doing so. I am thankful that the Lord continues to teach me daily about living my life in His Grace , with His heart for people   

I love you all !!
I hope you all find moments of joy and love this week

Fight for JOY ! 
Choose JOY ! 
I remind myself of that every day , because usually if i look for it...I can find it

Love and kisses Karen~ 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Christos Anesti

He is Risen....
And  what a fun celebration with my family
Ashlyn decided to host this year and she did such a amazing  job !
Our girl can put together a party with sweet details and great food and make it all look easy. And she does it all with a one year old busy boy under foot
It was so nice to be with her family, it has been years since we all celebrated a holiday together
The Greeks decided it was too far to travel and were very missed!
A few fun images from a wonderful day
Sara's been calling me to complain my blog is the same every time she logs on so I just had to put up a few quick pics { thanks for always stopping by Sara! Auntie Loves you  } 
 My talented daughter in law hand painted this darling tablecloth was so stinkin cute

Uncle Chad loving on B
 Its exhausting being this adorable ...
 The newly engaged ....Kimberly and Russell
 My handsome boy ...And left Right Center winner!

 LOVE them...and love the views out of their house...ahhhmazing

Fun Fun Fun....
We certainly embrace our crazy