September 13, 2011

Vacation and Vote for Art's Chili Pepper

Hello, Dear Readers.

Last night, I was amazingly surprised to find out Art's Chili Pepper was nominated as one of the top 25 Big Family Blogs by Circle of Moms.  I am so super excited.  And I don't get excited about much.  Just teasing.  I get excited by a lot of things, but I am REALLY excited by this.

So would you all please click on the link or the button on my side bar to pop over to Circle Of Moms and cast your vote?  You can vote once every 24 hours until October 3rd.

After you vote, I would be eternally grateful if you would perhaps consider adding a button to your side bar or posting about Art's Chili Pepper on your blog.

And while I have your attention, I want to let you know it is that time of year again.  That amazingly wonderful, I can hardly contain my joy, time of year when the Wachter gang heads out for 18 days of rest and relaxation.  Friday is the big day so I won't be around for a while.

Before you panic, though, Allen has downloaded the blogger app to his i-phone (okay, ladies, I am tired this morning... instead of "i-phone", I typed "eyephone" up there... no, kidding!) so, if I can actually get it to work, I will periodically post some pictures to keep you updated for those who just can't live without Wachter news for three weeks.  You know who you are.  ☺

And the rest of the time, I am looking forward to sun and sand and reading and visiting with our friends down there and fishing, and finishing the book of Revelation. With the fourth row in the Suburban now, space is limited... as if it wasn't before, so it may take a little longer to pack up the car this year.  Allen gave me a Kindle so I could save space by not taking a suitcase of books (yes, I read them all).  I wasn't really sure about the whole electronic book deal and I still am not sure I like it.  But I do think I have figured out how to work it.  I have downloaded several KJV Bibles, but haven't found one I like interacting with yet.  I would be very grateful for suggestions from those of you who have found one you like.  This week I have been reading Prayers for Troubled Times... it is so good, if you are looking for something to read.

So there is the update.  Vacation and  Vote for Art's Chili Pepper. 

Ha, I was so excited, I almost forgot to tell you the really fun something I wanted to tell you.  While I am away, I have asked several bloggers to guest post over here.  Some are familiar to you, and some will be new faces whom I believe you will find to be a blessing.

I have asked them to focus on three questions:  1- What was your greatest challenge?  2- How did you see God in it?  3- How did God give you victory in that trial?  So you won't want to miss it.

On a sad note, over Memorial Day weekend, my dear friend Miss Lorene told me she has, for the third time, been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is a truly amazing woman who loves God and His people.  You can read more about her over here.  She has been such a gift to my family since we met in 2002 and I would appreciate your prayers for her recovery.  Most of all, though, I would appreciate your prayers that this would lead her three wonderful sons to know the Lord.

Until next time,



  1. Praying for your friend, voting for your blog, and wishing you loads of fun on your vacation!!!! :)
    P.S. The blog voting ends on my birthday, so that must be lucky for something! Haha! :D

  2. I'll be praying for your friend!
    Congratulations on being nominated!! I'll be sure to be voting!! & of course I hope the vacation is relaxing and wonderful!!

    -Many Smiles!!

  3. for you is going to be so......EASY! :> )

    Heading over now. Have a WONDERFUL vacation, sweet Kat. I pray that you will all be refreshed and renewed!


  4. I voted for you, and have a great vacation! :o)

  5. Hey girl. Voted for you.

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Praying that she will find victory again over this cancer.

    Have a wonderful time!!