Thursday, April 30, 2009

OH! MY! WORD! I'm TOO Old For This!

But, I did it anyway. Hey, everybody's doing it.....
But are they 52?????????????????

Day ONE is done. I feel it. BIG TIME!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Label Fun!!

Don't you love the things you learn from blog friends? A few months back I saw a tutorial on one of my very favorite blogs:Fly Through My Window. (When you visit her blog, look at the column on the right side. This tutorial is listed under *labels: step by step*). Darby has lots of great tutorials, but this one was showing how she made labels for her gifts. I was hooked! So, I decided to make my own. After a few tries, I realized it wasn't that difficult. I wasn't sure what Darby used to cut out her labels, but I tried using scissors and I couldn't get them to look good. So, I went to Michael's Crafts and bought a 3" circle cutter....PERFECT!!!

A friend's daughter is getting married in May. I am attending a shower for her this weekend. This sweet girl loves to cook. She loves experimenting with new foods and recipes. We have an Amish country store about 30 minutes from here, so.............I made the trip, bought the spices, my daughter-in-law and I made the labels, and, well, take a look. Let me know what you think. Darby is a genius! (click on pictures to see a better view of the labels).

The labels are also great for a gift wrapped package, on canning jars or to seal an envelope!!

Done. Finished. Hooray!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Brother!

My brother, F, and I are 13 months apart...he's younger.:( Today is his birthday! Just wanted to do a shout out and wish him a happy day! Hope you get to spend lots of time on the boat today. Remember, every year is a blessing.
I love you brother.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love Being A Nonny...... Times Two!!!!!!!

E.C.'s mom is having another baby!!
Proudly wearing:*I'm The Big Sister* shirt!!

She's going to be a great big sister!!
Nonny and Poppy can't wait!!

side note: remarks from E.C.'s daddy after my recent pedicure:"What do you mean you had a pedicure????? Don't you know baby # 2 is on the way? Why are you spending money?" He thinks he's funny.:)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



My First Award!!!! I was nominated by The Company She Keeps for my very first blogging award!!! Here are the rules: List 10 UNCUTE things about yourself!! Ugh!! Well, here goes:

  1. My fingernails always look bad.
  2. I can't write in cursive. I print EVERYTHING.
  3. I interrupt people when they are talking.
  4. My pajamas are comfy, but SO unattractive!
  5. Worry is my middle name.
  6. I eat too much sugar.
  7. And drink too much diet coke.
  8. My legs are ugly.
  9. I can't draw a straight line...even with a ruler.
  10. I am OCD about too many things!!
I want to pass this award on to 2 Kids And A Goat, Grahamcrakas, Just A Beach Kat, and Gatherings. Thanks friend, for this first ever award!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

He Didn't Get The Memo!!!!!!!

OK, so, we were in an Italian Restaurant tonight....EATING dinner. Did I mention we were EATING??? And this man blew his nose. Right there at the table. And I mean LOUD. Honkin loud!!! Tell me people, did he not get the memo? Did his mom not tell him when he was growing up that you DO NOT blow your nose in a restaurant? DISGUSTING. I asked my husband what he thought, and he tells me that his dad blows his nose in a restaurant. He's in my family. UGH!! He's 83...I think he gets a free pass...but it's still disgusting that some people didn't get the memo. Is it just ME?????????????????????

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Goal This Summer

34 years of pictures!!!
Sorted and organized.
Before September 2009.
Hold me to it.
Let the fun begin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

We Are Home...........

.............and we are having E.C. withdrawals. It was really hard for us to leave this time. She is 17 months and we feel like she really *knows* us now. Her little personality is precious! We kept her while her mom and dad went away on a little mini vacation for 24 hours. She was an angel and we loved our time with her. Nonny and Poppy sure do love you E.C....and we'd give you the moon if we could. See you in a few weeks. We'll get you another big sugar cookie and let you ride in the car at the grocery store....and anything else you want...............

Saturday, April 11, 2009

He Is Risen

So blessed this Easter. So thankful He has risen. So thankful for what his death did for me. So very thankful for His grace. This is one thankful Nonny.................

The Easter Bunny Came Early!!

AND THE WINNER IS.............
Yeh for Tonja!!! Email me with your choice of initials, font and color!
This little bunny congratulates you!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

100th Post GIVEAWAY and 100 Things About Me!

On Tuesday I noticed...OH MY WORD. Three more posts and it will be my 100th!!! So, in honor of 100 posts, I will have a give away!! (The winner will be picked in a random drawing from This is what the winner will receive:My daughter monograms these great *waffle* towels. I use mine in my kitchen and at my bathroom sinks! You will win two of these and can have them monogrammed in any color,with one initial or three.

Leave a comment to enter. I'll end the contest on Saturday morning, April 11. You do not have to have a blog to enter. Just make sure you leave me an e mail address so I can get in touch with you.

Now, in honor of 100 posts, I will post 100 random things about me!

  1. I am 52.
  2. That means I have lived longer than I WILL live.
  3. I have never thrown up. Never.
  4. Jesus is Lord of my life.
  5. Nothing, other than Him, means more to me than my family.
  6. My grandaughter is one of the greatest joys of my life.
  7. I go to the YMCA every weekday morning at 5:00 a.m.
  8. You can't really tell it, but I know that the exercise is good for me.
  9. I have been married almost 34 years.
  10. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday.
  11. I don't like animals.
  12. I have a dog. I like him.
  13. I love Camp Lurecrest.
  14. I adore weddings.
  15. Receiving Christmas cards in my mailbox, with pictures on them, makes me happy!
  16. Summer is my favorite season because I love hot weather.
  17. Multiple births have always fascinated me.
  18. My nieces/nephews call me Miss Angelove.
  19. E.C. calls me Nonny.
  20. They could call me anything and I would love them.
  21. I love diet coke. In a styrofoam cup. With a straw. I am not picky.
  22. I am addicted to blog reading.
  23. I work for my husband. Well, with him, but for him.
  24. Pink is my favorite color.
  25. I cannot stand being cold.
  26. Anything below 75 degrees is cold to me.
  27. Heated seats make me happy.
  28. I am a list maker.
  29. I have been known to add things I've already done to a list just to mark them off.
  30. I love that I truly know God's grace.
  31. I love gas logs.
  32. And homemade ice cream
  33. I wear pearls
  34. A gardenia is my favorite flower.
  35. I am a southern the core.
  36. I want to take a trip to Maine.
  37. In a car.
  38. With my hubby.
  39. I work with some great people.
  40. I loved being pregnant.
  41. I gave birth to three children.
  42. I wish I had given birth to five.
  43. My favorite girl's name is Trilla Belle. Noone else likes it.
  44. My favorite boy's name is Oliver.
  45. Pedicures make me feel good.
  46. My finger nails ALWAYS look bad.
  47. I have no sense of direction. None.
  48. My *Beach Buddies* bring me joy.
  49. I am usually the planner in our group.
  50. Well, in most any group for that matter.
  51. I remember the words to most songs.
  52. I NEVER know who sings the songs. Never.
  53. I love reading Karen Kingsbury books.
  54. And Francine Rivers.
  55. And Nicholas Sparks.
  56. I just plain love to read.
  57. My favorite bible verse is from Psalms.
  58. *Be still and know that I am God*.
  59. Cinnamon toast and homemade macaroni and cheese are my comfort foods.
  60. The only food that I do not like is oatmeal.
  61. I know my parents love me. That's a good thing to know.
  62. If I could choose one thing to do that I can't do, it would be to speak another language.
  63. My son-in-law speaks three. UGH!
  64. Thinking of 100 things is hard for me.
  65. I actually had to look at other lists to remind me of who I am and what I like.
  66. I am never without lipstick. I feel naked without it.
  67. Love me some gummy bears. But only one kind. Haribo.
  68. I really do not like to fly.
  69. But I would fly anywhere to see my family.
  70. Laundry is my favorite chore. I DO NOT let it pile up. Even when all the kids were home.
  71. Love me some ACC basketball. Go Duke!
  72. I will choose coconut or lemon over chocolate.
  73. Never met a doughnut I didn't like.
  74. I don't like water. I drink it. But I don't like it. Even with lemon. Even with ice.
  75. I do not like it Sam I Am.
  76. Massage.........ahhhhhhhhhhh.
  77. Love a hot bath.
  78. Saw E.C. 's birth. One of the greatest moments of my life.
  79. I will be forever grateful that her parents allowed me that privilege.
  80. Being a Nonny brings me joy.
  81. I am addicted to children's clothing stores.
  82. And children's shoe stores.
  83. Smocking and monogramming make me happy.
  84. I call my alone time with God...Cabin Corners. Comes from my days at summer camp.
  85. Being a mother-in law is great.
  86. I love my son-in-law.
  87. I love my two daughters-in-law. (Is that the correct way to say it?)
  88. I want to be a mother-in-law that they are proud of.
  89. I love fresh fruit.
  90. I miss my big sister.
  91. We all do.
  92. I never knew how much joy a daughter would bring me.
  93. Or two sons.
  94. My marriage gets better every day.
  95. My husband is better to me than I am to him.
  96. I need to change that.
  97. Jesus is Lord of my life.
  98. It's what I want people to know most about me.
  99. Giving to others makes me happy.
  100. I am a rules girl. So I had to do exactly 100.

Wordless Wednesday/Sweet Sisters

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

I'm in Love...Want To Know Why?????

  • he drops me off right at the front door of church when it's cold
  • he almost every night
  • he cares deeply for our children and their spouses...and E.C.
  • he sets the alarm clock...every night
  • he buys me diet cokes, in styrofoam cups,with extra ice...for no reason
  • he turns my heat seat on...before I ever get in the car
  • he has driven me seven hours to see E.C. countless times without complaining
  • he never complains about my computer obsession
  • even though I complain about his television obsession
  • he stops at every children's shop on the Magellan from here to everywhere
  • he says making me happy makes him happy
  • he is better to me than I am to myself
  • he ends every prayer with *thank you for my beautiful wife and all she does for me*

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Baby Girl Has a Virus!!

E.C. had her first stomach virus yesterday @ 17 months.
She caught up on her Barney watching and seemed to feel a little better last night.
I think she misses her Nonny!!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Husqvarna Mower

Apparently this is a big deal. He's as happy as a clam!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Oh Happy Day to A!!!!!!!

Today Our Precious *A* is 12!!!!!!!!!!

Hard to believe that Kiki's *baby sister* is 12 today! Not sure we knew when she was born just how much SPUNK this girl would have!!! We sure do love her spunk and the FUN she brings to our family!! This is a niece that makes me smile!!

Miss Angelove and Uncle Mike adore you!!! Happy 12th!!!
(P.S. You never really were a *bow* kind of girl, were you?!!!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Dry Socket

It's consumed me for exactly one week today.
It hasn't been pretty. It's not fun.
But, I'm almost better.