Wednesday, January 15, 2014

so it has been awhile

So it has been over a year since I last blogged and man has it been a busy year.. both of the kids had birthdays... my dad remains cancer free.. Nathan became perminant at his job .. hunter started kindergarten.. I started teaching at early arts... the list can go on .. so I will be spending some time updating on a lot of things hopefully .. I have decided after much thought that I am no longer doing my crafting business... I love it don't get me wrong but I have strayed from the reasons why I started sewing and making bows.. I started it for my lil girl .. to make things for her and I lost sight of that .. so I am putting everything up and if I do something it will be for a friend or my lil girl only .. no more selling items.. also between the frustrations of the post office losing packages I just don't want to deal with the hassels anymore.. so with that lets hope this year will be a lot less stressful and more fun with my kiddos... Hunter is now 6 and ava is 4 ... I just don't see where the time has gone... Hunter is enjoying kindergarten after a ruff start at the beginning ... he also has a girl friend who is very sweet and much like hunter... ava is still at early arts and now I am teaching with the early 2s class and LOVE IT .. cant say enough how much I enjoy being there and around those kiddos.. so this will be short .. just a sweet sum up to all the millions of things that have been going on .. hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Josephine Joyce Boggs

Baby Josephine Joyce Boggs passed away July 6, 2012.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Eckard Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., with Rev. Jason Boggs officiating for his daughter. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service, from 9 - 10 a.m.

born: 7/6/2012 died: 7/6/2012 parents: Brandy and Jason Boggs

Please keep our family and Jason and Brandy in your prayers.. thanks so much

Thursday, July 5, 2012


So i havent written in awhile things have been pretty busy here... but tonite i write because my heart is heavy and hurting for my cousin in law and her husband... today at her normal appointment she found out her lil girl had no heart beat ... Josie would have been born sometime next week but now she is in Jesus's arms ... I am sitting here like everyone does questioning .. asking the whys .. and especially why them? I find myself asking why do Christians that are the ones that give their life wholely to Jesus are the ones that have their faith tested the most. Jason is a preacher... he married me and my husband right after he had just married Brandy. He works with Thrive Church in Ohio planting churches and is the preacher of that church. So why them? Why does God test them the most it seems .. why not test someone who is laking in their path to God? I know i will never have the answers to this but I just hurt so bad for them.
When we had gotten the news earlier that there was something wrong I remember asking God that no matter what the outcome was that we give all Glory to Him... I hope in the days to come we are able to do that and continue to do that.. Even though our hearts are heavy and we had so hoped to live an earthly life with Josie we must press on .. As I told Mama Lou .. we dont need to worry ... Mama Anne is rocking her right now and Woody is singing to her (these are lou's parents) ... I even hope to think my mother is up there loving on her too until the day we and Brandy and Jason are able to finally hold her whole and complete. 

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. 
I thought about you yesterday and the day before that too. 
I think of you in silence.  I often say your name. 
But all I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part. 
God has you in His keeping.  I have you in my heart.
I shed tears for what might have been.  A million times I've cried. 
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly.  In death I love you still. 
In my heart you hold a place no one can ever fill. 
It broke my heart to lose you but you didn't go alone 
for part of me went with you, the day God took you home.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

my lil business part 2

So I wanted to share some more pics of kids modeling my items ... so this is just a post of pics ... well ok i can tell about my first ever craft show i attended.. it was at my old church mount view baptist and they had their first annual bazaar to raise funds for their mission trip this year.. it was great.. got to meet alot of new ppl and got to also see some friends from highschool.. also i didnt do too bad either .. sold quiet a few of my bows.. sorry didnt get pics i know i know but my phone was dead due to it trying to find a signal and also my kids were with me so i had to keep up with them and such.. but anywho here are some more pics 

Friday, April 27, 2012

One Year Ago

One year ago everyone's lives in alabama was changed... I remember the day like yesterday.. we had been told all week to be prepared for bad weather but we never thought it was going to be like it was... i remember waking up at 4am to the tornado warnings... luckily it was north of us ... then at 9am we went back under another tornado warning .. at that time in the shoals we had a funnel cloud over our town.. it caused trees to fall down and alot of small damaged happened in our area... i remember all of a sudden grabbing my kids and huddling in the corner of our house and the house was shaking ... mins later my friend crystal called me crying and panicking .. she said trees were down everywhere 5 mins down the road from my house and that she couldnt get to her house .. she and her two kids came over ... i was calling nathan who at that time was at the ferry working letting him know we were ok and begging him to hurry home when there was a break in the storms.. lil did we know we were in for much worse... nathan got home around 1pm ... me, him, crystal, and the four kids were steadily watching the weather .. around 230 we went under a tornado warning again.. we again huddled in the corner ( to let you know we have NO SAFE spot in our house really ... i remember nathan going outside to look around and all of a sudden it got really dark .. hunter asked me why it was nite time during the day and i suggested we sing songs.. the house started shaking a lil again and i looked around the corner to see nathan saying take cover.. lil did we know at that moment a funnel cloud was over our house trying to touch down.. moments later the darkness lifted but many were not safe... an ef5 tornado had touched down in hackleburg and lvled the town .. it then moved onto phil campbell and destroyed half of that town... as that tornado was going into lawrence county we were watching a tornado (another ef5) on the tv hitting cullman county , when all of a sudden they said another tornado was on the ground in tusculoosa (ef4 which hit birmingham also).. as we were listening nathan said you got to call your dad now.. i called my father and screamed at him to take cover now ... i remembering hanging up with him worried sick and scared not knowing what was going to happen... the ef5 tornado that hit hackleburg and phil campbell tore thru lawrence county and destroyed many of my friends homes .. it came within less then a quarter mile of my fathers house and if he wasnt taking cover he could have watched it from his front porch go across the field in front of his house... shortly after 4 our power went off and we didnt know who was safe and who wasnt... i finally got ahold of my father and found out he was safe.. i told him about where it had hit .. after it left lawrence county the tornado continued on to tanner and then madison county.. this one tornado tracked for over 120 miles ... it left many ppl without power for weeks due to it tearing up the major power lines belonging to the ferry.. nathan and many others rushed to the ferry that nite to work on getting generators hooked up to keep the stacks cool since there was no power at all... the next day me and my kids went to take clothes and help my dad get his food to our house so it wouldnt get bad.. i drove down the road and i was in tears immediatly..everything was gone.. Hunter just kept saying mommy what happened .. so i explained to a 3 yr old the best i could... we both cried and cried .. i took some pics which i will share but at one point i just couldnt take anymore because so much had been destroyed... In total that day we lost over 200 lives from the tornado outbreak... please remember these families as they are still recovering today from these storms.. here is a video of the damage in lawrence county and some pics i took 
 this is the field in front of my dads house where the tornado tracked through
 this used to be sunny's bbq .. it is completely gone and still is =(

Here is also a video i took myself of the damage pls excuse the jumping around i was driving at the time i believe this is on 157 going towards moulton as it crossed the hwy going towards langtown
And here is a video of when the tornado first started and the damage in hackleburg 

Sunday, April 22, 2012


So it has been busy since i had my surgery... I am doing really good from the surgery still no pain.. i got released on april 3rd so now i am back to doing normal things yay lol. I did have a problem 2 weeks after surgery where the antibotics during surgery killed too much bacteria in my colon .. so i had to be on meds for that .. and then 2 weeks later i got the dreaded stomach virus not once but twice!!! So now i am much better after that ... I have been busy working on my lil business... I have my first craft show this weekend and I am totally excited about it... I will take lots of pics and post a blog about it later on in the week. So I have been busy working on orders and getting stuff done for the craft show and i feel like i am very behind. So it seems i will have some late nites in my future this week. Another thing that is happening is my husband is prolly going to get laid off. ... the job he was on has finished and i am very thankful that he had a job this long... two years is a good time to be at one place in the electrician trade. So we are looking at all our options. He can now travel since he is a journeyman so that is one thing we are looking at and also he is trying to get a permanent position at a company ... so it is whatever god wants us to do .. we shall see. I am also starting to look for a job ... i am going to look openly everywhere and see what i can find.. so i dont know what will happen with my lil business it may get put on hold for a bit .. i dunno .. that is something i will see .. only god knows ... i have learned over the years to just go with it ... god will work it out some how and he does... i am so thankful now for the year we lived off of unemployment .. it taught us a lot of things .. yes it was hard and i sometimes thought we wouldnt make it but here we are today... so anything is possibly .. just gotta have faith... well i cant think of anything else to update on except miss zoe grace will be a year old tomorrow .. we will be having her bday party tonite... i am so thankful god put her in lora and justins life... i cant believe it is a year already that she has come into the family ... so this party is more then just a birthday but a big celebration... so i hope everyone has a good week and i hope to post some more stuff this week .

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cancer sucks part 13

Sorry I havent posted an update lately .. been really busy... My dad is supposed to have a PET scan in two weeks I believe... he has finished his radiation four weeks ago. He has been really tired lately.. I am a lil worried cause he seems to not be eating enough and losing some weight. I keep telling him five small meals .. just a snack nothing too big but he is so stubborn and just doesnt listen. He still also has the tickle in his throat and also now he says if he takes too big of a bite it seems to hang up in his throat so now he takes even smaller bites while eating. This doesnt comfort me any either. I am trying to think positive. I am just waiting for the scan to happen. He also had to take a series of B12 shots and his iron has been low too. But otherwise he is doing good. My dad is still active and doing things so that is great. Will update when we have results from the PET scan. Thanks again for all the prays.