Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yard Work is Hard Work!

Yesterday was a day full of yard work!! While Mark cut the grass, Mj and I planted flowers!! Mj had to take a couple breaks because he was working so hard he had to have lemonade!!=) We were all covered in dirt by the end of the day and had burnt shoulders, but our yard looks wonderful!! Hard work pays off!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Thank you to all those who gave their lives and for those serving in our military now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lunch with Daddy and an Afternoon with Puppies

Mark's on jury duty this week, so I took Mj down to Harrisburg to eat lunch with Mark by the Susquehanna River. It's such a beautiful day today! It was nice to spend some time with Mark and just be a family enjoying God's creation! Mj loved watching the boats and a huge freight train went by on one of the bridges! Then a firetruck drove down Front Street and Mj was thrilled because the fireman waved at him!

After that Mj and I headed back to Nanny's house to play with Molly's puppies! They are now 6 weeks old and getting cuter every day! We all have our favorites!! Mj and the puppies had a photo shoot - which is always fun!=)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

10 years...

...since highschool! Wow! I feel old!! I thank God for my teachers at MVCS. I spent 13 years of my life there and my teachers impacted my life!! Thank you for your dedication, your love, and your examples!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

You Might Not Know...

...These 8 things about me

Loraena tagged me to list 8 random things about myself you might not know.

Here are the rules: Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Here are my 8, in no particular order : )

1. My husband and I have know each other since elementary school. In fact we had been dating 6 and 1/2 years when we got married!!

2. I'm very competitive. I may seem sweet and nice, but put a ball in my hand or a card game and I'm a whole different person!=)

3. In highschool, I worked at Hershey's Chocolate World as a Reeses' Peanut Butter Cup Costume.

4. While working at Chocolate World, I gave Cal Ripken Jr. a candy bar after he & his family rode the tour ride.

5. My feet are always cold (my husband can verify this). It doesn't matter how hot it is outside, my feet will be like ice.

6. I grew up near Hershey (I could smell the chocolate and peanuts), but I'm really not a big chocolate eater. I love fruit with my desserts - give me a strawberry cheesecake and I'm happy!

7. I have a bad habit of biting my nails! (I'm working hard not to for my sis-in-law's wedding coming up!)

8. My dream car is a '68 Corvette Stingray, but any Corvette would do!!=-)

I have to tag 8 people??!!! I don't know if everyone will feel like participating, but I hope you do and look forward to reading your answers.

Thanks for tagging me Loraena!

I tag these people:
Jon & Tara



Wednesday, May 16, 2007

More Miami Pictures!

I love the palm trees!! They're beautiful! Horseback riding! The Fortney girls love the beach!Fun at Lyd's shower!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Depth of Mercy

Depth of mercy, can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear,
And the chief of sinners spare?

Jesus, answer from above,
Is not all They nature love?
Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,
Pardon and accept me now.

I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face;
Could not hear His gracious calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

Whence to me this waste of love?
Ask my Advocate above!
See the cause in Jesus face,
Now before the throne of grace.

If I rightly read Thy heart,
If Thou all compassion art,
(Can You hear my prayer?)

Wilt Thou not the wrong forget?
Suffer me to kiss Thy feet?
(Kiss They nail-scarred feet!)

Whence to me this waste of love?
Ask my Advocate above!
See the cause in Jesus face,
Now before the throne of grace.

There for me the Savior stands,
Shows His wounds and spreads His hands.
God is love I know, I feel,
Jesus weeps, and loves me still.
He sees all and loves me still.

-Charles Wesley

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

I'm very thankful for my son, Mj! I love being a mom to him. I know I make alot of mistakes, but God is gracious and merciful! I had a great example in my Mom to know what a mom should do and be. I wish she could've met Mj and that Mj would've gotten to meet her. Of course, she'd spoil him wrotten!=) She'd love being a Grandma!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Benny!!

Today is my brother-in-law Ben's birthday! He was very excited to go to the Phillies/Cubs game yesterday! I haven't heard yet who won! I hope you have a fabulous birthday Benny! We love you!
And 7 years ago today Mark and I got engaged!=)

Friday, May 11, 2007


This explains my life right now! I'm glad I'm busy though and not bored! I substitute taught at LCA yesterday and today. I haven't been able to all year, so it was nice to see the kids again. Tomorrow we have a teen activity which should be quite fun and Sunday's are always busy with church. Next week is my student's recital. They are all stressing out about it, but I think it will go well. Hopefully, I'll find time to blog and post some pictures.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


I love my sis Lydia! She's the best sister (in-law) anyone could ask for! She's funny and crazy, caring, and loves the Lord! I'm so excited for her upcoming wedding although I will miss her so much since Marcus is moving her down to Miami!

We were able to throw her a surprise bridal shower yesterday and she was totally surprised - it was great! She got alot of very nice things and we were able to have a fun time as her friends and family!

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Well, we had a super time in Miami!! The beach was wonderful - warm water, palm trees, sand - what more could you ask for?! We got to eat at a Cuban restaurant. Lydia's shower was so nice! Poor Marcus had to put up with 3 women and a baby all weekend!=) He even took us to a mall!!!! I did get a little tan!=) We had a great time! Here are some pictures and there will be more to come when I get Lydia and Leah's pictures from them.

Underneath the palm trees at the beach!
The Fortney girls (and Micah) at Miami Beach!My saltine cracker sandwich at a Cuban restaurant!Lydia and Marcus!My nephew Micah loved the dolphin by the pool!

Mj came to pick me up at the airport! He loved the observatory there!=)

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