Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pop's early Christmas present from Chad

My Dad recently received a early Christmas present from my Son Chad.

Chad had called Daddy ahead of time and ask him if he wanted the particular gift and Daddy declined....

Chad brought the gift to him anyway.

That's all it took..one look at "Booger" (previously named by his old owner) the bob tailed cat and Daddy was sold...

Booger is now full time entertainment in the Mosby household and Peyton Thomas has a new BFF...

And don't let Nana fool you she is just attached to this cat as Pop is!








Blessings!
M

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Day with Peyton

Today I got to babysit Peyton (I totally forgot how hard it is to keep up with a crawling baby...)
I took a few pictures and before you say anything...

Yes..those are baby dolls in the floor, don't worry he DID NOT like them...

Yes...he is sitting in Cassie Marie's baby doll stroller, it was the only thing I could find to set him in so I could feed him his baby food...which he regurgitated in the living room floor and then made like a swiffer mop and scooted right through it and cleaned it up..wonderful.

I do love that little boy...












Blessings,
M

Monday, July 18, 2011

God is Faithful...

Trust Him when dark doubts assail thee,
Trust Him when thy strength is small,
Trust Him when to simply trust Him
Seems the hardest thing of all.
Trust Him, He is ever faithful,
Trust Him, for his will is best,
Trust Him, for the heart of Jesus
Is the only place of rest.

Anonymous


The good ol'l 2000 Ford Explorer, (we refer to her as Bertha) She has taken our little family many miles...

Shortly after purchasing "Bertha" she developed a squeak, it did not affect her ability to get us from point A to point B but it did fiercely embarrass my children they along with the rest of our small town heard me coming waaayyy before I arrived (and on occasion I complained too) we took her to many mechanics and no one could fix the "squeak"

Shortly after the squeak started she began to lock the doors (while we were still in the truck, and wouldn't unlock them) once Husband and I sat in the Mall parking lot for 30min. unable to get out of the truck (I had flashbacks of the old movie Christine..If you've seen the movie you understand if you haven't...never mind)
We had to pull the fuse so her doors would no longer lock....

At the beginning of summer I loaned her to the boys, to go to the creek...they returned and the next morning when I got in the truck to go to work "Bertha" smelled "creeky" (not sure if that's a word) The hotter it got outside the worse the smell became....four days later I found a crawdad very dead, very stinky under the seat...It is still up for debate how that happen....

Bertha's tires were worn..wire hanging out of the tires worn (and my checking acc. was on empty...did I mention I have three teenage boys to feed..who can afford 4 new tires?)
Bertha hit 175,000 miles three weeks ago and my Son Chase said "Mom, you need a new car."
It was then That I explained that I refused to go into debt for a new car, that God would either have to drop a new car out of the sky or help Bertha to run 175,000 more miles....

Well....

My very hardworking Husband was recently put in a drawing for a new car at work....

He won the car....

I am still in awe at God's faithfulness.





And just in case you wondered "Bertha" will remain in the family...I've grown quite fond of her and I believe she just might make 175,000 more miles....

Blessings,
M

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guide you Home

These are some pictures I have been working on, they are all from here in my hometown...many of the homes and old stores are empty, but they all hold so many great memories for me, hope you enjoy!

Blessings,
M

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

For you my heart will forever be thankful...

"Watch it now."

"Because I said so."

"Get off the phone...I'm on call." (That was in the old days kids...long before call waiting.)

"Be careful where you step." (that could be advice given on life or when we were in the barn feeding cows...)

"Pull my finger." (mom's gonna love that I added that one..)

"Maria Hunt Mosby!!!" (yes my middle name is Hunt...)

"I love you."

Those were a few of the many famous quotes spoken by my Dad growing up. I still hear the last one everyday, and for that I am thankful...

It's very hard to put into words the Love that I have for my Dad, but I'll try...

Strong- I couldn't begin to tell you the strength he possesses within...he holds everything together.

Caring- I have never met a more caring soul...

Soft hearted- He may look mean, but trust me if you cry he will too...

He loves my Mom with all his heart.

He will swim to the end of the ocean and back for his girls and he loves his grandchildren like no other.

Dad, Thank you for all you are, thank you for loving me and Melissa everyday always...no matter what we went through you stood beside us hand in hand and said "we'll get through this."

And we did...

Thank you for teaching us to Love God with all our heart and to stand for those that had no one else to stand with them...

Your love and example in life has seen us through so much and for you our hearts will forever be thankful...Happy Fathers Day! I love you!!

M

Monday, June 6, 2011

Randomness...

Things have been really busy around here lately, The Salon is running wide open no slowing down in sight...I think most women will starve before they let their hair color go (no complaints here)

My sixteen year old son is running wide open since he got his license, and my mind has not rested since...if you have a child old enough to drive you understand if you don't you will soon enough...

Lots of Graduations Cassie is moving on to the 6th grade, and Chase will be going into the 9th grade so I will now have one in Middle School and 3 in High School (I am requesting prayer in advance...)

Cassie's first piano recital, she hit every note, the boys declined to show up for it because they said they had heard the song a gazillion times...they knew how it went already....

Garden time on Beech Grove Road and Husband and I got it all planted (except for peanuts...those go in the ground tomorrow..something new we are trying...) in one day
Cassie Marie painted markers so we would know what was where...the kid loves to paint!

So this post is to catch you up on whats been going on around here...and of coarse there are a few new pictures of Peyton too...














Shew!! That was alot of pictures!!

Blessings!
M

Monday, May 23, 2011

What's your goal?

I had a conversation many months back with a close friend of mine, the conversation hasn't left my mind since....

God never ceases to amaze me how words from others can change ones heart...

There was a point in our conversation where I ask her the question "So what's your goal?"

And her face softened and her eyes squinted almost as if she could cry ,she placed her hands on her heart and said....

"I just want to make a difference."

I can't really tell you what we said in the rest of the conversation because her words struck me so...
Over the last few months our conversation has played and replayed in my mind...Her answer to my question...those seven simple words changed the way I look at so many things.

I think many of us get up each morning with many thoughts racing through our minds like:

"Shew it's Monday...."
"I wish I had one child that knew where there shoes were...."
"How in the world am I gonna get off work to ball practice and cook supper in 20min?"

But how many of us wake with the thought "I just want to make a difference today."

God has called each of us to make a difference in someones life we all have opportunity's It's up to us to take the time..

My Daughter spent 4 days in the Hospital last week with a UTI, Strep throat and tonsillitis...It was a very long week, but because people choose to take time they made a difference in our life...They took time to stop by and pray with Cassie and I, they took time to send cards, flowers, balloons (which made Cassie so happy) I had one night that I ran home to cook supper for the boys and got a phone call as I walked in the door from a friend who had cooked supper for us and was bringing it to our house (which made the boys happy..) My parents took turns to stay at the Hospital so I could go home and sleep for a few hours and the hospital staff went above and beyond to make us as comfortable as possible....

Each one of them made a difference in my life last week. They showed Gods love by taking time...
God has challenged my heart through my friend's statement...

His question to me daily has been "Are you ready to make a difference?"
And I pray that my answer will pack as much passion and conviction as my friends did.

As you open your eyes in the morning I pray that your first thought will be "I just want to make a difference today."

Blessings
M

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A few Pictures from Easter

I took a few pictures..yes most of them are of Peyton, but he is growing so fast hate to miss a min. of it....How very blessed I am and so vey thankful for my family!













Blessings,
M

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Path

You give me your shield of victory,
and your right hand sustains me;
you stoop down to make me great.
You broaden the path beneath me,
so that my ankles do not turn. Psalm 18:35-36



When I look at this picture I think of what this place use to look like...and believe me it didn't look like this.
As you know my boys sleep, eat and breath motorcycles and they are forever searching out places to ride, they found this spot and out the door they went with anything that would cut down a tree or could be used to move dirt. I'll be honest I thought it was impossible...wasted time...no way they could clear a path.

Never underestimate teenagers.

They had a vision and started clearing a path, cutting trees, hauling dirt and now we seem to be the place that all the boys from miles around flock to with their dirt bikes...(my apologies to the neighbors)

So my question is are you looking for a path?

Searching to only find the path is over grown with stuff...people, lack of money, doubters, tall grass, stumps, rocks.

Maybe you have been on a path and as you walk it seems to get narrower, the weeds seem to be covering what was once your vision and you feel like you can't take one more step, there just seems to be to many rocks, to many people asking you "Where in the world are you going?"

The Bible Says God has given you his shield of victory, and his right hand sustains you...If he has called you (***NOTE*** He has called all of us) then he will see you to your victory, and with every step his hand will sustain you and hold you up.

And that path?

Well, that path that seems so impossible will begin to widen...rocks will be moved...buckets of dirt will be hauled away, trees will be cut, doubters will disappear...

That's how much he loves you...

He will always go before you...

"He broadens the path beneath me,
so that my ankles do not turn."

So if your looking at a path that you think you will never be able to walk down grab a bucket and something to cut some trees and watch what God will do!

Blessings!
M

Monday, January 31, 2011

Love my Boys!

We had the greatest weather here in Kentucky this weekend! Chad Allen and Chase couldn't wait to ride I ventured to the top of the hill to take a few pictures...Missed a lot of good shots, because My oldest (Chad) nearly made me have a heart attack, and because I closed my eyes a lot...here are a few..and Of coarse A "few" of Peyton Thomas too...





















So maybe that was more than a few...(grin)

Blessings!

M