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Woman of many names... Wife, mother, daughter, friend, sister, ect. But the title most treasured... Child of God. Isa. 9:6

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Cards...

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As I typed a "catch-up" e-mail this morning to a old friend it reminded me of how far the Lord has brought the the Volpe4 and how faithful He has been to us! I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Him everyday as a ministry family and I love the place he has brought us.

I also want to add that I am thankful for Facebook. It has reconnected me to so many people I thought I had lost:)

Monday, November 22, 2010


for 7 wonderful years of marriage to Bryan! And thankful for one of the best anniversary gifts ever...Bryan sang one of my favorite songs call Lead Me in church yesterday morning. I had NO IDEA---it was a total surprise and it was so romantic! I love you, Bryan Andrew Volpe!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cake Creation

Here is the latest cake I have done. A chocolate cake with peanut butter filling for my youngest sister-in-law, Brooke.
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So thankful to have four of my brothers here to share the holiday week with.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010


   Don't get me wrong here....I try not to place to much emphases on how much money is in the bank...it never seems to be enough anyway:) However, my thankful post today is for a surprise check from God we received in the mail this morning. It didn't have God's signature on it...but it was def sent from Him.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


...to live is such a gorgeous place. It is a beautiful day here in Lexington. And though I am stuck inside today making a birthday cake...the view from my windows are far better than most!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


for prayer! When a friend is hurting and you just can't find the words and they are too far away to hold and hug, prayer delivers the peace that God is there with them when you can't be. My heart is breaking for a friend this morning, she will remain un-named for now, but please say a prayer for her---Jesus knows her name.

Monday, November 15, 2010


...to finally call my self a home-schooling mommy! Last week Cheyenne and I started working on her new pre-school workbooks. We started a little late, but Cheyenne is catching on quickly and is so eager to learn that I am sure we will catch up soon. I am thankful for a smart girl, who is like a sponge---soaking up every word of this new curriculum, and for the positive time that it is giving her and I together.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Health is being added to the list of blessings today. Yes, my kids( and Bryan) have been fighting off a cold for the past week or two, but I thank God that we have no serious health issues. We have a good church friend that is going in for heart surgery today. Even through this a major obstacle Joe has remained calm and confident though this time. He has been a testimony to all of us around him and I pray that if we ever do have such an extreme trial as his, that I could stand as strong knowing that God is in control! Please say a prayer for Joe and the Nieman family today!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


On this day we should all take the time to be thankful for those who have and are serving to protect this country and all that we cherish. I have an incredible amount of respect for all of our military branches and their families. We will never understand all that they have sacrificed to keep us safe. I ran across a prayer that I would like to share with you on this Veteran's Day.

The prayer, entitled "I ask", was written by a confederate soldier. It was recovered from his body in Devil's Den after the battle of Gettysburg.

"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
God made me weak, that I might obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given grace, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.

I received nothing I asked for.
My prayer was answered.

I am, among all people, most richly blessed."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


...for coffee. The time change has Ryker all out if sorts. He was up at 6:30am...and for a mama that is a night owl, 6:30 should only come once a day. But don't worry...coffee to the rescue;)
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


My next thing to add to the list (which is in no particular order) is this blog. It has been such a blessing. It was created to keep our family and friends involved in our life experiences...even if we were 700 miles away. It has become like a journal. It has helped me through some tough times and has also been a quick and easy way to share the wonderful times. It has become a bulletin post for need prayer and great way to share scripture and bible studies. And though it has been neglected at times...like good friends, we pick up right where we left of with out skipping a beat:)

Monday, November 8, 2010


Not much time for blogging this weekend. Spend one weekend with the Volpes and you would not be surprised why blogging must take a backseat...this leads me in to my blessing for today. On Mondays after busy weekends I am especially thankful for my job...a full-time stay-at-home MOMMY! I work harder than I ever have, and longer hours than I ever have, and I get paid (in money) less than I ever have...but the "perks package" out-weights all the rest:)

Thank Jesus, for the opportunity to do the job I was made for!

Friday, November 5, 2010


This was probably easily predicted but on day two you know I have to be thankful for the awesome family God has given me. And when I say family I am talking about those near and far, from Fla to Va. I am talking about the family I have been born into and all of the families that have taken me in as there own. I am talking about the friendships we have made that most certainly crossed the line to a love that we share like family. I am talking about the bond we have with our church family and and all of our brothers and sisters in Christ. And I am most definitely thankful for the family God built just for me. When Bryan and I joined together...almost 7 years ago...I called him my soul mate, but I really had no idea. We complete each other in ways I never thought. We bring out the best in each other. I guess God though just the pair of us was too boring, because He expanded our family with two of the funniest, wittiest...and loudest kids I know. I love all three of them more than anyone on this earth and I don't tell them nearly enough...I love you and I am thankful for you.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010


I have been inspired by a friend to dedicate the rest of the blog posts for the month of November to counting my blessings. Hopefully this will occur on a daily basis...but I know yall have heard that before:) 

My first blessing, my most important blessing...everyday of the year:
...is how thankful I am for my LORD and SAVIOR, Jesus Christ. With out His life mine would be miserable... and so would those around me! LOL! Jesus is my #1 blessing and the source of all of my other blessings! I love you Lord! Thank you!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Trigger Treat"

...that's what Cheyenne calls it!

These were taken of the kiddos and their cousin Zoey in downtown Lexington.