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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Family Times

I guess my absolute favorite times are when all our family is together...we got to spend lots of family time over Easter. Amy and family were here for 3 days...ALL the kids and grandkids were here on Sat. Everyone gathered at our home and we had a "photograper" from Teen Mania come and capture our family picture. Yes, here we all are! I just love having everyone come...we didn't do lots of fancy cooking this time so it was pretty relaxing. The day was beautiful and the kids got to play outside.
Everyone headed home pretty much after lunch on Easter needed naps, Smiths needed to get back home to Little Elm- but Sam and Lisa stayed and helped us with the "clean Up"- and then for a boat ride and later for some cards. It was a wonderful weekend!

This past week we spent 4 days in Dallas- at our Home based business convention- Mannafest- the annual gathering of Mannatech. This is a nutritional supplement company which has been a blessing for us in our health and income. We were pleasantly suprised-after a year of doing nothing but gathering income checks each month- to have been awarded a Dell laptop computer. Thanks to all our downlline. We want to get busy again and share the message of this great company. You can visit our website at: for more information.
On Sat. morning we attended a marriage conference with Amy and Brian that was put on by their church. Dave Harvey taught from his book "When Sinners Say I Do". Great principles from the Bible about showing mercy to our spouse and acting in kindness when they sin against us. I highly recommend the book for all married couples in any stage of marriage. We are at 44 years, 9 months and 8 days and falling more deeply in love each day! All praise and credit to our wonderfully compassionate GOD! You can go to their church website and download the messages. Their church is Grace church- a Sovereign Grace church in Dallas/ Frisco. The messages are on a side bar "Marriage seminar."
I'm only encouraged my my site meter...seems as no one really wants to comment on my blog anymore. Is ANYONE reading this or just stopping by? I welcome comments so I know you are there. Thanks for everyone who takes time to "visit me". I love company!


Lisa H said...

Well, it looks like you got a comment already! I would delete that one if I were you before anyone accidentally clicks on that link.

Lisa H said...

I'll leave you a real comment too! We had so much fun at Easter seeing all the family too. Good times! :)

Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

You know if you post I read :O)

I would just love to be with your family. What a beautiful bunch!

I'm believing that someday the Behren's family will all be together for something other than a wedding...just fun time.

Speakin gof your family, I see Lisa's new profile picture posted here. How cute is that?!!!!!

Brandi said...

I read your blog Mary Beth! I love seeing the pictures of your family. We miss you guys so much! Maybe one day we can come see you! You and Dave look great!! And the Smith children are growing like weeds! I can't believe how big they are. I miss them!!!!

Lacy said...

I read your blog, too! I've had problems commenting in the past but it should be good now! This is Lacy (and Jeremy). I love reading your blog! :)

B. M. said...

I feel so old!!! All your grandkids are so big - and I used to babysit them. Ahhh!!! Tell them (those that might remember me) hi for me, will you?
Many blessings,

Amy Leigh

DWIGHT said...

surprise surprise!!! Awesome picture. Congratulations on a life filled with love. Praise God for garage sales and after christmas markdowns. Thats a lot of presents to wrap. Thats even a lot of food to cook when you get together. Cindy