My Family


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

my girls are coming home and the honest scrap award

i am so excited to be having amanda and olivia coming home today. they have been in tulsa with my sister for over two weeks and i am so ready for them to be back home. i am sure that they had a lot of fun. they have already told me some of the many things they got to do while they were there. but hopefully they are as ready to be home as i am for them to be here. i can't wait to see them.

last week, my wonderful, sweet, blogging friend, rosel, at off the beaten trek, nominated me for the honest scrap award. she is so awesome to have as a friend. she is faithful to come and visit me always. i love having her over. i am always in awe at the wisdom and insights that she shares when she comes to visit and every time i visit her. please go meet her. you will not be sorry. you will be forever taken with her charm and stories about her walk with the Lord and how He leads her to make a difference in so many people's lives. a few days later kat at heart to heart also blessed me with the same award and then the next day i was triple blessed by jennifer at the life and times of mommy. i can not say enough about both of these friends either. i am amazed at the friends that i have made here in the blog world. kat and jen both bless me every time that they visit and they visit me often. i love them for that. i love making my way over to their place as well. that is what friends do, you know. please stop over and meet them. they are absolutely great friends. i am sure you will love them as much as i do.

in accepting this award, i need to do the following:

1) say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.

2) share "ten honest things" about myself.

3) present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.

4) tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.

ten honest things about myself:

1. i am the oldest sibling of three in my family. i have a younger sister by two years, named connie and a younger brother, by seven years, named brian.

2. i have lived for the Lord my whole life. i have never strayed into the world or turned my back on Him, though i am still learning to trust Him.

3. i love to drink coffee and talk about deep, meaningful things, developing relationships and connecting hearts with people.

4. i am terrible at cliche' conversation. i can never think of what to say to people when i first meet them past "hi, how are you?" but once you get me talking, watch out!

5. i and my family just recently help to plant a church in our home town. it is absolutely a wonderful experience.

6. i went to rhema bible training center and graduated from there in 1990.

7. i went to oru in 1991-1994. but, i never graduated from there because i started having babies and i have never returned. :)

8. i lived in oklahoma for 11 years. 1988-1999 We loved it but felt the Lord lead us back home to where we were from after our youngest daughter was born in 1999.

9. i love to cook and hate to clean up afterwards. now i have teenage daughters to do that for me. :) what a blessing!

10. i love my life! God has blessed me so much! and continues to do so each and every day!

now i get to pass this award on to seven of my friends who i would love to know more about and i know that you would to once you get to meet them. so please stop by and visit them. you will be glad to meet them. they are wonderful friends and great communicators.

1. sharon at joy in the truth

2. loren at the magoo news

3. Adeye at no greater joy mom

4. mich at "mich"

5. julianne at mom on a mission

6. amanda at popping out one letter at a time

7. hope at my hope is in the Lord

all of these friends of mine would love to have you visit them and meet you. they are wonderful friends to me and they would welcome you with open arms.


Joyful mom said...

Two awards in one week---what did I ever do to deserve it? I am so humbled and so honored.

Thank you so much, sweet friend. I am so excited that I get to give the blessing away to a few blog friends. I LOVE giving things away--such a blessing.

Love and hugs

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

You are just the sweetest! Thank you so much for this lovely award. I do appreciate it. You blessed and encouraged my heart! :)

I will try to get the "7 things" post done in the near future!

I think someone should plan a bloggy friend reunion/meeting somewhere in the US and we all go!

Mich said...

Thank you so very much! I am honored. I really enjoy reading your blog for you always manage to send encouragement my way.

I too will try to post about it real soon, however I am right in the middle of the 3 day, "100 facts about me" posts does that count? :)

RCUBEs said...

Sister, I'm humbled here by your kind words about me and my blog. But glory be to our awesome God Who is the Source of my inspiration as I blog, and I know to most of us.
Congratulations! May this blessing remind us that it also came from Him for us to share among us. It's amazing when we share, the more the Lord's blessing multiplies, kinda' like Jesus' miracle when he fed the thousands with only a few loaves of bread and a few fishes. Take care and love and prayers to you.

Loren said...


Thankyou so much! I love learning these things about you....I think if you and I got together we could make a whole weekend of it LOL we both love to talk about deep things and love the Lord wow! what an awesome time we would have! see, I never knew you went to Rhema or ORU!! I have some friends who went there....Jeff Ray, he played baseball for them, and his wife Lynne'. I can't think of her maiden name tho but she was from north dakota :) They met @ ORU.

Anyway thankyou for this award, for your prayers, and for your friendship!
Enjoy your girls being home!!! I am sure they missed you just as much as you have missed them :)

be blessed my friend

Beth E. said...

Congratulations on your award! You and I are very similar in one area...I am also the oldest of three. I have a sister who is two years younger and a brother who is 6 years younger.

Thanks for sharing about yourself!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So great to learn a little bit more about you! Enjoy having your girls back home. I'd love a break right about now.


Jennifer said...

It's fun to hear about you, Christy Rose.

You say: "i love to drink coffee and talk about deep, meaningful things, developing relationships and connecting hearts with people."

I say: "Amen! Wish we could do that in person together! But for now, it's great to get to know you here."

Mary at My New 30 said...

Awww, I'll bet that you do miss them bunches.

What a positive and uplifting list!

Heart2Heart said...


I wanted to congratulate you on your award and being blessed triple the times as well.

We will seriously need to get together over coffee and talk about cooking but not the cleaning. So much like me, I had to laugh. I know we would be amazing friends too!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

momstheword said...

Loved the post. It's always so nice to learn more about the woman behind the blog!

Congrats on your award.

Amen to God's blessings! He is so faithful and loving~

Carrie said...

So fun...I have yet to post this award and the Lovely award from you {I haven't forgotten} Great to know more about you! Hope you get to be with your girls soon! Enjoy your day!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Congrats on this award! I cannot think of anyone better to get it!

Enjoy your girls....soak up every minute!

Oh, and I love your #3 and especially your #10.


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Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

You are just so loved!!!!
And honesty is definitely one of your many endearing traits! : )

E @ Scottsville said...

Fun Fun Fun!

Did you see that Amanda changed her blog name? It's not longer "Proud Mommy of Four". It's really cute! Go see.


LisaShaw said...

What a treat to learn so many more things about you Christy. I'm so glad your girls are returning home. Enjoy each other.

Blessings and peace!

Anonymous said...

Dear Christy Rose,

I’ll just imagine having coffee with you right now.
I bet you never regretted having a family instead of graduating.
It seems that many a good cook does not like to clean the kitchen. My older sister by 1½ years was probably the best cook in our family, but she left the kitchen a disaster…and guess who got to clean up after her!

Thank you for thinking of me.

chili pepper said...

You have such a beautiful family. And it sounds like you are busy working for the Lord. No wonder you love your life!