Headed south

We will be heading to Kentucky tomorrow morning. I am just trying to clean the house and finish packing. I am looking forward to the trip.

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend. Well, I am supposed to be running right now, but I am putting it off as usual.

See Ya!
  • carawatsonfranklin
    Have fun and be safe!!
    by carawatsonfranklin at 05/22/08 11:37AM
  • saricbradley
    Have fun with the family. Hope your trip goes smoothly. I have great little travelers so we don't mind the car trips...
    by saricbradley at 05/22/08 4:18PM
  • bravedave
    See ya in a few--
    by bravedave at 05/23/08 7:37AM
  • cdillman23
    I hope you have a wonderful trip!!
    by cdillman23 at 05/27/08 11:37AM
  • sureshot79
    Hi it's Jamie (Allen)- Amber's sister. How are things?
    by sureshot79 at 05/29/08 3:55PM
  • littledieman
    sorry my cell died while we were chatting! I didn't even realize the battery was low. So I hear they're putting up a fonz statue in milwaukee on tue. the 18th and all the old Happy Day's cast will be there (http://tv.yahoo.com/happy-days/show/30884/news/urn:newsml:tv.ap.org:20080527:tv_happy_days) are you going? :)
    by littledieman at 06/01/08 8:12PM

"...there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." Luke 15:7

Prayers were answered! There was much rejoicing last night when my older sister, Jessica, repented of her sins and turned her life back to God. I am so happy!! I have missed her so much over the past five years and can’t wait to be able to pick up were we left off.

I know sometimes we doubt God’s plan, but we must remember God knows best and his plan DOES work if it is followed as he intended. Praise God!

I hope you are all having good weeks too!!

  • littledieman
    Yay! Wow, Jaime, I'm so happy for you and your family and for Jessica. Does she still live in the Milwaukee area?
    by littledieman at 04/24/08 1:08PM
  • curlie
    I am so happy for all of you, Jaime. :)
    by curlie at 04/24/08 1:25PM
  • joe
    gracias! :)
    by joe at 04/24/08 1:36PM
  • carawatsonfranklin
    That is wonderful!! We all rejoice with you!!
    by carawatsonfranklin at 04/24/08 2:35PM
  • maddieandiansmama
    That is such great news!
    by maddieandiansmama at 04/24/08 4:03PM
  • email
    by email at 04/24/08 4:09PM
  • saricbradley
    I have chills! Wonderful news!!!!
    by saricbradley at 04/24/08 4:17PM
  • sar
    I'm so happy!
    by sar at 04/24/08 5:54PM
  • graminator
    No one told me that 'sister' who had returned was Jessica! I'm so thankful! Give her my love ...
    by graminator at 04/24/08 9:51PM
  • deusvitae
    I'm very, very glad to hear this. :)
    by deusvitae at 04/25/08 11:39PM
  • batidw
    Wonderful news! I'm very happy for Jessica and the whole family.
    by batidw at 04/26/08 6:42AM
  • courtney
    Thank you! What great news! I'm so happy for your sister and your family!
    by courtney at 04/28/08 1:00AM
  • racheldean
    That is wonderful, very happy for you all.
    by racheldean at 04/29/08 1:45PM
  • bravedave
    Thanks for sharing that wonderful news.
    by bravedave at 04/29/08 7:59PM
  • flowerpower
    Hi Jaime! Thanks for the comments. Mooresville is just a little bit southwest of Indianapolis. Not too far from Plainfield. Sounds like some very good news. I'm happy for you. Have I met Jessica? I don't remember.
    by flowerpower at 05/01/08 10:05AM
  • crazy_mama
    What a blessing. I can't imagine how thrilled you all are. What wonderful news. So happy for your whole family and for her.
    by crazy_mama at 05/02/08 9:51PM
  • cdillman23
    Wonderful news!!
    by cdillman23 at 05/06/08 9:20AM
  • curlie
    by curlie at 05/10/08 6:15PM

How it went

A couple of entries ago I mentioned that I would be having a meeting with a member of the Lord’s church who had fallen away. The meeting occurred this morning and I feel it went very well. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and ask that you keep praying that this sister is willing to make the needed changes in her life. During the meeting we discussed the need for immediate repentance and not putting it off to a time that was convenient for ourselves. After all our life is but a vapor (James 4:14). There was good discussion and tears shed. I am hoping that I have left her with some things to think about in God’s word. I will be praying and I ask for your continued prayers. I am hoping soon that there will be much rejoicing when she returns back to the fold of God.

In other news Caitlyn has stood unassisted for a few seconds. I guess this means walking for her is only a couple months away. She still lights up the room with her smiles.

Caleb is talking so much now. He is getting to be such a big boy. He is so loving. He tells me he loves me now and gives me a huge hug just out of the blue.

Josiah is very much like his Daddy. When he likes something he is very passionate about it. There is no half way for him. His newest things are Star Wars and Chess. I know sounds kind of geeky, but he is still the coolest kid around to me. Jake bought Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III. They watch a movie together on “Guys Night”. He carried the movies around for days and would arrange all the Star Wars movies in order. A kids show he was watching showed some kids playing chess so he decided he wanted to learn. We have a chess board so I decided that I would try to show him. He actually is doing very good for a 4 year old. He is learning what moves each piece can make. Do you think Josiah will join chess club when he is in school? Time will only tell! Good thing he also likes sports.

So that is the what is going on here. I’ve got to run I have a very hungry baby girl that wants her dinner

  • graminator
    Good for you! On several levels ...
    by graminator at 04/08/08 5:27PM
  • carawatsonfranklin
    It's always exciting and sad at the same time when your baby reaches certain milestones. Grace loves to watch Star Wars with Dean, too.
    by carawatsonfranklin at 04/08/08 8:50PM
  • curlie
    Great news all around! Looks as if we'll be visiting WR this summer. We're just waiting to hear when they want us. :)
    by curlie at 04/08/08 8:53PM
  • jdieman
    Just to let everyone know, Josiah loves, that is LOVES, to play hockey and has been skating for two years now. As long as he prefers to put on hockey skates over dressing up as Darth Vader we're OK.
    by jdieman at 04/08/08 10:50PM
  • jdieman
    Nothing wrong, just as long as he doesn't dress up and go to conventions when he gets older.
    by jdieman at 04/09/08 3:36PM
  • racheldean
    I love your kids! Any chance you all are going to be at the meeting in Kenosha Friday? We are going to try and go.
    by racheldean at 04/10/08 11:03AM
  • jdieman
    We have the Lego Star Wars for the Wii also. Josiah loves to play it, even though it is a bit hard for him.
    by jdieman at 04/11/08 2:27PM
  • littledieman
    they're all so sweet - we miss them! Will you all still be stopping by in May?
    by littledieman at 04/12/08 10:53AM
  • cdillman23
    Glad the study went well! You will soon have a completely mobile baby!! They grow up so fast!
    by cdillman23 at 04/16/08 11:34PM

Attention Milwaukee County residents......

do not forget to vote Tuesday April 1st. There is an election tomorrow for County Executive. I just want to remind all you Milwaukee County residents. I would recommend a vote for Scott Walker. He has held the line on property taxes for his entire term despite opposition. All of us in Milwaukee County know we do not need ANY MORE TAXES. He is the only politician that I believe in because he has always followed through on his promises. You can't find a more honest person for the job. So get out there and vote.
  • sar
    Loophole Louie lost!
    by sar at 04/02/08 1:17AM
  • cdillman23
    Did you vote?
    by cdillman23 at 04/04/08 11:21PM

Note to self....................

Don't become one of "those Mom's". I can not count how many mom's I have heard complaining about Spring Break this week. At the kids haircut place, my coworkers, and the gym I take the kids to.......all you hear is "I can't wait till spring break is over and the kids are back at school." I have been thinking wow do they really dislike being with their children that much? I am sure spring break week can be challenging the kids are out of their normal routines and the weather has not allowed for much outdoor play but come on. I hope that I remember to enjoy my kids and to take advantage of the time spent with them to teach them and enjoy them. Someday they will miss that time. So when the kids are older and you hear me complaining remind me of this entry.

Things have been going pretty well. I had a good review at work and it looks like I should be working from home in the near future. I just got my hair cut last night I always enjoy that.
The kids are doing well. One of these days I will post some pictures when I can figure out our new camera.

I have a lot of things on my plate right now as far as helping others (this is Not a complaing it is something that I enjoy). My problem is that sometimes I am helping people with things and it weighs so heavily on my heart. I am not sure if that is a bad thing, but it can be kind of stressful so I appreciate prayers. I am meeting with a unfaithful Christian in a couple weeks to discuss her need to repent and turn her life back to God. I will appreciate all your prayers that the meeting goes well.

Have a great weekend.

  • batidw
    I don't understand how adults choose to have kids, and then don't want to spend time with them. I think she's right, the parents haven't taken the time to train their kids, so they aren't fun to be around. I will pray that your meeting goes well.
    by batidw at 03/29/08 9:36PM
  • cdillman23
    I hope that your meeting goes well!!
    by cdillman23 at 03/30/08 2:20PM