Friday, July 15, 2016

My THM (Trim Healthy Mama) Journey

I am on a new Journey.  My weight loss of 3 years ago, has come back - with a vengeance.  No longer can I afford to buy the high priced "meals".  And once I stopped - Hello Weight.

THM is a teaching me all about food.  Good - yummy - food, that my whole family can enjoy.  I've only been on this journey for 5 days now... and have "messed up" many times - but - lo and behold, 3 hours after my mess-up, and I start again :)

I will try to blog about my journey - so that I can go back and see my struggles, and my victories and help myself to KEEP GOING!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A New Thing...

Most of our friends know that Shawn & I and our family are in a new place in our lives.  We have made a tough, tough decision to leave our church of 16 years, and find another place of Worship.  We didn't know WHAT God was doing - what was in our present or our future...but we are walking it out - in FAITH.

It's been hard.  We have Relations in our former church - great friendships - and a GREAT love for the Pastor and members alike.  But still....God has moved us.  I'm not gonna's different!  Visiting churches has been interesting!  There have been things we liked, hated, loved, felt indifference, missed, and have been excited about.  A gamut of emotions have passed through all 6 of us.

In the midst of it all... God has been faithful.  He has shown us love, grace, restoration, and hope.  God is the SAME God that he was in our former Church that He is in the new Church.  It's a New Thing in US that is different.  We are in a new place (in every sense of the word), and our future is still unclear..but God...

Now we are praying about another ?opportunity? God has placed in our path...That's the thing about God - He always knows how to shake things up!!!

If you are reading this - we just ask you to keep us in prayer as we make some difficult decisions...that we Always be in God's will....

Love to you all....

Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day Baskets

May Day...I had to share this about my kids.

 They wanted to do May Day Baskets for the neighbors. It ended up being the neighborhood. They made their baskets, stuffed them with tissue, and candy...and then went tearing out of the house this morning on their mission...about 15 baskets later, they all come running back in laughing & heavily breathing from all the running. 2 of them "caught", but the rest were successful.

About 1/2 hour later, I had a phone call from a neighbor several houses down, asking if our kids were the ones who left the MayDay treat, I said yes. This elderly lady started weeping on the phone, and thanked me for my children, explaining she didn't do those things with her children.

About an hour later, another elderly lady down the other part of our street a ways (who I have never met), came to the door with a thank you card for my kids - and went on to say that those baskets made her & her husbands day!

I'd like to say this was my was all the kids. You never know whose lives you will touch by a random act of kindness. My children make me proud.  Happy May Day!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


I love spring...when I can leave the windows open, feel the fresh air blowing thru, smell the grass and see the sunshine....there's truly nothing like it.

Today during our Girls Book Club - we sat outside and did our "lesson"...more like talk, giggled, etc. And we had a blast. I love working with these great young ladies, ages 8-13. They are some of the sweetest girls I know, and are so much fun to be around. JayCee and I truly do enjoy our every other Tuesday's with them.

Friday, April 02, 2010


I'm so excited for Easter this year! Not only do we get to celebrate the resurrection and promise of our Savior, but my older brother from Texas is home, my younger brother is living here now, and my grandmother is here from Missouri! My parents get all of their kids home for Easter together for the first time in about 12 years! Plus, I get to take some generational pics of Grandma, Mom, Me and JayCee! I'm so excited about that!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

While I'm Waiting...

If you haven't heard the song, "While I'm Waiting" by John really need to. Right now, the Karns' are in a "waiting" period. Knowing God is calling us to something "more" - but not sure what the MORE we are waiting. But while we are waiting, we aren't just sitting around, doing nothing...we will still be Serving Him...Worshiping Him.

Please clieck on the LINK below to listen to the song...

Monday, October 22, 2007


Isn't this the cutest picture? But when you get past the cuteness...look at the intensity on this dogs face! When is the last time we have prayed with this kind of intensity?!