Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun Week

I've baked cookies.

Fingerpainted with chocolate pudding.

Rocked a sweet baby.

Bathed a crying baby.

.....and played at the park

It was a good week.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Different Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was DIFFERENT this year.


But Different.

Everyone was *scattered* this year.

And I don't love that.

So, today, we celebrate.

We eat and give thanks.

Some of us will be together.

We are healthy.

We love each other.

We have a new baby.

And we know that in 2010

our faithful prayers will be answered.

And for that


We will give thanks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Brand new baby girl!

More tomorrow. Tonight I am tired. I am blessed. And I am so

Very Thankful.

Welcome our precious 8 lb granddaughter.

This was her sister two years ago.
Uncanny how much they look alike.

Thankful this Thanksgiving for this

And so much more.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thank God For Teachers

My daughter-in-law, K, recently took the National Boards.
(for professional teaching standards)

She waited for months to get her score.

Friday was the day.

She passed!

With flying colors.

If you are a mom

or a Nonny

You should thank God for teachers like her.

They represent only 2% of our teachers.


I am proud of her.

You should be too.

She is making a difference.

We Love You K.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


If you are reading this blog

You Are Blessed.

My friend, Joy,recently did a post on how blessed we are.

She gave me an idea.

She reminded me how very blessed I am.

Joy said her Sunday School Class made up gallon ziplock bags of *goodies* to give out at stoplights to those who are holding homeless signs. (Often I am too quick to judge their reason for begging. I have decided it is not up to ME to make that determination. I am giving in good faith.) In those baggies they put canned fruit, crackers, bottled water, etc. and handed them out when they saw the need. My friend, Renee', and I decided we would follow Joy's lead. We got some gallon ziplock bags. Inside we put beanie weanies, canned fruit, crackers, peanuts, a drink and a plastic spoon. We were SO excited that we will have the opportunity to make a difference.

In my car, I now have four bags of goodies.

I am Blessed.

Try to do something to make a difference.

In the meantime, you will be blessed.

Monday, November 16, 2009

First Homecoming Dance

This is K.

The oldest of the younger nieces.

Her first homecoming dance.

Isn't she beautiful?

I love you K!

Love, Miss Angelove

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Faces Of Sesame Street Live!

This was her face the entire show. She never moved a muscle. She was completely enthralled!

What a Great Day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I Wonder If These Two Know How Much We Love Them?

Sometimes we fail to let people know how much they mean to us. These two (youngest son and daughter-in-law) do SO much for us. They live close by and that makes them available to do things our other kids can't do because of distance. We are so grateful that they love us and would do anything in the world we need. (Whether that's mowing the yard, or bringing us yummy desserts.)

I don't want to ever take for granted the love they show us.

And besides, I did a post for the other two kids for their anniversaries.

I forgot these two.


This is a make-up post.

I wonder if they will forgive me?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Has It Been THREE Years?

Yesterday I asked the hubby

"Do you know what we were doing t
hree years ago today?"

(Like he could forget)

He said "Loading up a truck with dried and fresh flowers".

We knew then that it was a GOOD thing.

Happy Three years A and G.

We love you dearly.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Dear Friends

My dear friends, Bill and Beverly.

Bill lost his mom last night.


Bill's mom knew Jesus.

They know she is in His arms.

But they are sad.

And they miss her.

Please pray for my friends.

They are so very dear to me.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Cousins Having Cousins

These two cousins
(my daughter, G and my niece, J)
are about to give birth to cousins.
How fun!

We celebrated them today with a family baby show
Amazing how the circle of life continues.
May God bless these two
and THEIR two newest blessings.

Friday, November 06, 2009

This Is What LOVE Looks Like

Just like this picture

It doesn't


look like this.

But TODAY it does.

And that is a good thing.

Our sweet neighbor died yesterday.

He was 89.

They had been married over SIXTY years.

As I passed their house early this morning,

I prayed for her.

I cannot imagine how lonely she must feel today.

For her, today, love looks a little different.

For me, today, THIS is what love looks like.

And I am grateful.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Amanda at One Sweet World challenged me to make a Top Ten list. I LOVE lists and often form lists of things in my head (weird, I know). However, when I start to MAKE a list, I can never think of my favorites. After I post the list, I will remember lots more. Oh well....I will give it a try.

Top Ten Baby Names
(in no particular order)

  1. Sawyer (boy)
  2. Belle (well, actually I LOVE Trillabelle but I love any name with Belle in it!) (girl)
  3. Graham (boy)
  4. Oliver (favorite for a boy)
  5. Berkley (boy or girl)
  6. Cruz (boy)
  7. Piper (boy or girl)
  8. Merritt (girl)
  9. any DOUBLE name (girl)
  10. Sullivan (boy or girl)

How about YOU? What are Your favorites?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Ice Cube Trays and Creme Rinse

I gUesS
I'm telling my age here. But, is there anyone out there who does NOT know what these ar
Especially the metal ones?!!

A few years ago I showed one of
these to my
ten year old niece.

This was her guess as to what it was:

"Ummm, one of those trays you put beads in at the *make-a-bead necklace* store?"


And, what about THIS:

I asked my daughter years ago if she had ever heard of

"Something you wash dishes with?"

Oh dear, I am showing my age.

How about you?

Do you or your kids know ice trays or creme rinse?

Just say Yes.

It makes me wonder, what will THEIR kids not know???