Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brandon's Birthday!



Brandon is 19 today!!

Happy Birthday "little" brother!

God bless,
~Rebecca

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Psalm 91:14-16

Psalm 91
  • 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
  • 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
  • 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

What a wondrous promise from our God!

God bless,
~Rebecca

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Church Choir and Teen Service

A few Sundays ago my church held a teen service. This service is where the teens of the church conduct the service. In this photo my brother Collin is leading the congregational singing.
Other teens participate in announcements, special music, ushering and preaching


One young man who preached used the maps on the wall to illustrate his sermon.


Pastor ended the service with a sermon on John 3:16. He had a young girl come to the platform and quote the verse for us!






That morning I did a small solo part in the choir song, and my mom filmed it.
The song is "Praise Your name"
The young lady who does the solos was not at rehearsal the week before, and so Mr W. asked if I would do the solo part.
So, I tried it during rehearsal. This song was brand new to our choir. I didn't do so great during the practice, I was terribly nervous and didn't know the notes yet. Mr W. however thought I did fine and said, "Ok, you are going to do it!"

"Um...when are we doing this song?" I asked.

"Next Sunday morning!" he replied quite cheerfully... a bit too cheerfully

Needless to say, I took the music home and went over it several times!!

I must say thankyou to Mr W., I enjoyed doing the part that morning.

God bless, Rebecca

Friday, March 26, 2010

Announcing My Mom's Blog... Today's Surprise


My mom has just started a blog!

"I'm Just a Country Girl at Heart"

I have been helping her to set it up and get it going, and I hope you will check it out!


On a side note, I had an exam in my mission's class Thursday and I got 100!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!

I nearly keeled over when I heard my grade... lol.
I have the midterm in that class next week, but I am not going to hold my breath for another A+. Yet I will study hard!

I had a surprise visit today from Justin! Because of Spring break and other things I thought I wouldn't see him till next Wednesday. Then Thursday night he mentioned "stopping by" before work to visit today.

It was a great visit, and an unexpected one. I can't praise the Lord enough for this wonderful little surprise.

My youngest sister, who is soon to be 4, was napping while Justin was here. When Kat found out that she missed seeing him she was upset.

"I'm gonna ask Momma to call your Justin and tell him to call me in the morning," she said as I tucked her into bed tonight.

"Oh Really?" I asked, "What would you tell Justin?"

"I would ask,'When are you coming to see me?!'" she said quite emphatically.

lol.

God bless,
~Rebecca

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A REAL Man



“A REAL man, the kind of man a woman wants to give her life to, is one who will respect her dignity, who will honor her like the valuable treasure she is. A REAL man will not attempt to rip her precious pearl from it's protective shell, or persuade her with charm to give away her treasure prematurely, but he will wait patiently until she willingly gives him the prize of her heart. A REAL man will cherish and care for that prize forever.”
-Leslie Ludy




I have a REAL man.

~Rebecca




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Me`me`ere's Reception

We had the dinner reception for Me`me`ere's funeral at "The New Mill" restaurant.


We met many relatives, some we haven't seen for more then 5 years.

Especially these two "relatives"... I haven't seen them since 5 minutes ago!
(my two youngest siblings...and if I haven't seen them within the past five minutes...they must be up to something!)


More of my siblings...

Katey and Caleb with cousin M!

Katelyn hugging her very special cousin. They are about the same age.


Smile everyone!

Jeremiah and aunt C.

Matt with aunt C.

Some of my 2nd cousins, Benjamin, Jessica, Michelle and Alexandra.


Uncle Joel ane family
Uncle Joel is my great grandmother's youngest child

Uncle Louie and family!


My brother with one of our many relatives!


The man in green is my Uncle Mark!

My grandma... dad's mom!

Aunt Evelyn... great grandma's oldest child

Outside the restaurant...

Up on the bridge...


With the very neat water mill below!

My dad took these... said he had to take one of his "sweet gal".

Dad told us to wave at him... I am of course, looking in the wrong direction! lol.


I was looking at Jeremiah!


I took my parent's portrait since they were all dressed up and we had beautiful scenery and weather that day.

I like this one!!!


Thankyou to everyone who left comments and prayed for my family during this time.

God bless,

~Rebecca.




Saturday, March 20, 2010

1 Year Courting!!

March the 20th is a special day, for not only is it the first day of Spring, it is also the anniversary of when we started courting.
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary by getting together for my homemade donuts!


We actually celebrate the 20th of every month.
Justin is the one who started this tradition. (One I love!)
It is nice to be able to have one special day a month, I am thankful that Justin came up with the idea! He gives flowers and a card to me every 20th.
Mom says I am spoiled...
I say, "I know! I am one very blessed girl!"


Do you see Collin trying to sneak in????
brothers...


Praise the lord the donuts turned out fine! I made a double batch. I made 70 donuts!
Mom made an egg casserole, the Muzykas brought milk, and Chip&dip.

Jessica smiles for her picture!


My brother Collin, with Mr. and Mrs. Muzyka

My sister, Mom and Dad!

Mrs. Muzyka whips up the chip dip for us!


March the 20th is also.....

Free Italian ice day at Rita's!
I had Ritaberrious, and Justin had Banana Split.

This was my first time having Italian Ice from Rita's


Mom and Dad

Jessica and Mrs. Muzyka. Collin and Mr. Muzyka didn't get their pic taken.
(lol...they are probably most relieved!)

The flowers from Justin... aren't they simply stunning?????


We had a wonderful evening, and endured much teasing!
I am so thankful for this past year and all that God has taught me through it!

I also add.....


;)

God bless,
~Rebecca



If you have been reading my blog since I announced that I was courting let me know!



Friday, March 19, 2010

Time Flies When Courting!


I noticed that I haven't blogged as much lately, after midterms hopefully I will post more often!
School is going well, my missions class is a bit challenging but God is good!
This Saturday (tomorrow) is a rather important day... exactly 365 days since Justin and I started courting!

I still can't believe it has already been a year, it is exciting!

Because the 20th falls on a Saturday, and Justin works on Saturdays, we originally assumed we wouldn't get to see each other and instead he would come visit Sunday afternoon. But then, come to find out, he happened to get Saturday off, and then his dad got Saturday off...

So... the Muzyka's will be coming over for some of my homemade donuts Saturday!! The Lord totally worked out a visit for us!

Now, I just need to make sure I do not mess up the donuts!! LOL.

When Justin asked me to start courting last year, I had made homemade pizza dough for dinner that night. He was coming over for dinner and my Dad was going to pick him up at the dorms. During the drive Justin asked my Dad's permission to start courting. I remember looking outside the window as my Dad and Justin sat in the truck talking...and talking...and talking.

When they finally came back in it took Justin 20 minutes to tell me what the discussion was. He kept putting off telling me what my dad's conclusion was!!! At last he FINALLY told me that dad gave his permission, and would I let him court me?

Yes!!

So, we had the pizza... and while it was cooking in the oven I realized I had forgotten something VERY important for the dough.

After the meal I asked my family and Justin, "Uh, how was the pizza?"

"Great!"
"Delicious!"
"Wonderful,"

"Oh good, see I forgot the salt,"

"So that's why it tasted a little different," Justin said.


*sigh*... and that's how we started courting.

That wasn't half as bad as the cheescake bars I later made for him.... I put 2 tblsp of salt instead of 2 tsp....but that's another story!

;)

God bless,
~Rebecca

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mémère


My great Grandmother(or Mémère as is the french word for grandma)passed away this week quite suddenly. Mémère was 94, and the sweetest little old french lady you could have ever known. I will miss her alot. She was quite the woman! Spunky with a great sense of humor!

Mémère was my Dad's grandmother.
Here she is with with her granddaughter Jessica...


And Jessica's little sister Alexandra spends a moment with Mémère.

Mémère with just some of her family.


With just some of her children, I believe she had at least 12 children.... or more. My Dad's mom is the one standing.

Mémère, my mom (expecting yours truly) and Grandma (my Dad's mom)


My uncle Mark and my dad with Mémère.


The little girl in the jumper is me!


2006

2007


My sisters and I with Mémère.


All my siblings!!!


In 2009 mémère was walking in a hallway and her hip broke, she fell and it broke two more times. She was placed in the very nursing home that my church was holding services in. After several months her leg and hip healed and she was able to go home.

In mémère's apartment there were always pictures all over the place! The two children picture here is my brother and I.

My Dad's cousins made this big poster-board for her too!

This was taken in late 2009 this was the last time we saw her.

Please pray for my family and extended family. Thankyou, and God bless,

~Rebecca