Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thought for today - The Holy Alphabet

This came to me by email and I thought it would be good to poast...Enjoy!

Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen. He is my Beloved, and I am very pleased with him. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not fight or shout; he will not raise his voice in public. He will not crush those who are weak, or quench the smallest hope, until he brings full justice with his final victory. And his name will be the hope of all the world.—Matthew 12:18-21

Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
X-alting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

**Author Unknown

As you probably know, life is not always easy. One of the greatest promises Christians have is in the joy and hope of Christ. We live not simply for today, but with an eternal perspective. As you go about your day today, think about all the ways you can be thankful. Try to live each day with gratitude!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Trying to Catch up!

Spring is in the air and all of a sudden it seems like life has just sped up more than ever. Winter was pretty low key for us. But lately, we have been pretty busy with work, school and school events for the boys. This past weekend was pretty fun and SUPER HOT (90 degrees +). We were all out and about Saturday. Mom, Michelle and I went to Nordstorm for the Spring trend show. It started at 8 a.m. (good thing we're early birds). We had a blast seeing all the new make up trends for this spring/summer. Then we went to our favorite make-up counters (Mom=Philosophy, Michelle & I=Bobbi Brown). We got lots of freebies and some really good tips! Then we headed over to Zack's school for their Spring Fling, ate lunch and headed home. Brent & Noah went to ride their motorcycles and headed off to the Dodger game with Unko Mitch. Sunday, Bryce was up bright and early getting ready to go paintballing with his buddies. The rest of us headed off to the beach to escape the HEAT! However, it wasn't much cooler there either. It was still a nice day. Zack enjoyed 2 hours in the water, boogie boarding. Noah on the other hand, said the water was WAAAYYY too cold! We had fun watching the Malibu Makos learn to surf. Our weather has been hot, really, really hot and our air conditioner seems be acting up. I guess I'll have to call our favorite AC guy...Chris!

This week we're looking forward to another busy week...Noah has a birthday party after school - laser tag -- oo, fun! Dodger game on Wednesday, open house for Bryce and Noah on Thursday, Lawry's Prime Rib on Friday to celebrate April birthdays. 40th Birthday bash for Unko Mitch on Saturday and Bryce's 17th Birthday on Sunday! WOW...i'm outta breath.

I'll post some new pictures soon.

A hui hou,

Thursday, April 3, 2008


What is his name? yeah, what's his name? Oh that's right...Steven Brent Ranck
How long did you date? 2 years
How long have you been married? Only 18 in Nov.
Who eats more sweets? Brent - for sure!
Who said I love you first? He did!
Who is taller? He is.
Who is the better singer? He is.
Who is smarter? She is of course!
Who does the laundry? She does with the kids' help sometimes!
Who pays the bills? She does.
Who mows the lawn? Manuel.
Who cooks dinner? Kim does!
Who drives? She does, unless were together then He does.
Who is more stubborn? He is for sure!
Who kissed who first? hmmm that was a joint effort!
Who asked who out? He did. We went on a double date with Jeff & Lina.
Who proposed? He did
Who is more sensitive? I am.
Who has more siblings? He does...2 sisters and a brother!
Who wears the pants? I do of course!

Cute, very cute, Tom...Thanks, that was fun! Now if only I someone to tag...