Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct" Thomas Carlyle

Monday, December 28, 2009

One Last Christmas Post

When my youngest was little, he could not WAIT for the Christmas decorations to come down from the attic. Seriously, he started asking in November how long it was until we could put everything out.

Every year it was his job to put out the nativity scene. He carefully placed each figurine and took his job very

So seriously that he labeled the box we kept it in.

I still have that box.

I want to always have it.

He's 28 now.

I wouldn't trade this for the world.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

And The Babies CHANGE Too!

Christmas 2007
Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

We had the pajamas ready.

But she didn't come QUITE soon enough.

A few hours before the above picture was made...

We welcomed another cousin into our world....

Welcome sweet baby girl.

Another pair of Christmas pajamas....

Another lollipop....

A whole lot of love.

This is Christmas.

She was born on the 24th.

Two days before her brother turned TWO!!

Today is this precious nephew's number TWO....

Happy birthday my precious JJ!

Miss Angelove ADORES you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The REASON for all this.......................

Luke 2:6-12 (The Message)

6-7While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.

An Event for Everyone
8-12There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you're to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger."

A baby changes everything.

In this case

He changed the world.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Look What I Got...Sort-Of!!!

My daughter-in-law

(who is also my blogging buddy)

gave me a great gift for Christmas!!

My blog in a book......

(Well, it's on it's way...but this is what it will look like)

How is THAT for one of the greatest gifts ever...?!

She scored some big brownie points!!!!

Thank you J and J!

I love you much!


Saturday, December 19, 2009


Oh, and we got two inches.


Friday, December 18, 2009


Here in the part of North Carolina I live in, we see a dusting of snow every year.

A Dusting.

Well, honestly, a couple of times we have had a few inches.

Fast forward to today.

Weatherman is calling for inches.

Like 5-10 inches.


When my daughter lived in PA, they could handle that.

Here in NC, we aren't prepared.

We shut down.

Like for days.


Will we have this:

Or this:

Stay tuned.........

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Card 2009/The Grinch

The Grinch.

It's Poppy's FAVORITE Christmas movie.

He knows it by heart.

The topper on our tree....


Mr. Grinch himself.

Thus, Our 2009 Christmas card.


I'm joining THE CHRISTMAS CARD CAROUSEL.Click and check it out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BB's and Prayer

Tonight I have my BB's (Beach Buddies) over for Christmas!

Nothing like a group of close friends to celebrate with.

One of my BB's has this precious grandson
He is in the hospital with RSV.

If you think about him, pray for him.

He will be fine, but it is so sad to see a little one sick.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Two Little Christmas Girls

The Hands and Feet Of Jesus

A little background info on this post.

A few months ago I ordered cookies from this girl.
She had to ship them a long way and though the cookies tasted GREAT, they were broken. She felt SO bad and was gr
acious enough to send me my $ back. (I did not accept). Fast forward to today. I received two boxes in the mail, FULL of her wonderful cookies.

Just a treat. Quite an unexpected blessing.

The hands and feet of Jesus in the form of cookies.
Not a broken cookie in the bunch. (Her packaging is new and improved).

Isn't God good to us? He gives us unexpected blessings in the most unlikely ways. I pray that I will be open to seeing how I can be His hands and feet.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

This Is What You Get When Nonny Takes You To Ta*get

M&M Cookie and Princess Gummies.

Boy did we have fun!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

To the BEST dad (and granddaddy) in the world.


I Love You!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas is Coming and Where Did My Candle Go?

It's starting to look like Christmas at my house.

I took this picture of my mantle tonight.

When I just loaded it to my blog....

I noticed one of the candles is missing from the
JOY candlesticks.

Back to the drawing board!

Friday, December 04, 2009

OH NO, Somebody Just Said It's Almost CHRISTMAS!

I've been stuck in *babyland* and I haven't done a THING about Christmas!!! I don't have a tree up. I haven't bought my gifts. I am SO far behind. I remember years when I had all my shopping done by December 1. YIKES!!

Today I leave *babyland* for a few days.

I will get my tree up and buy gifts.

But it won't be nearly as fulfi

How about you? Are you ready?